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by richardtoohey
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Cleaning up game titles on Details pages
Replies: 13
Views: 408

Re: Cleaning up game titles on Details pages

Searchable tags work well for this sort of thing so that's a good plan. So you can also include other names, misspellings etc. and ditch words like "an" and "the". More than one way to skin the tag cat (I've used a keywords field with full-text index in some projects, had a separ...
by richardtoohey
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Easy question?
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Easy question?

Looks good!

Don't forget Mr Ee!
by richardtoohey
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Bank Holiday
Replies: 25
Views: 636

Re: Bank Holiday

chrisn wrote:
tricky wrote:I spent Monday writing a new program to grab scramble maps in software scrolling friendly layout with mode 1 friendly colours ;)

I do like where this is heading... :D
+1 to that!

@daveh - take it easy & get well soon. @jgh - good luck, hope all goes well.
by richardtoohey
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Any home for the Acorn System?
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Any home for the Acorn System?

So are we ... splitting the Atom ... [topic]? :lol: :lol: \:D/ [-X :-$ :-# :-#
by richardtoohey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Easy question?
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Easy question?

Beeb-em is here: http://www.mkw.me.uk/beebem/

b-em can be found here: http://b-em.bbcmicro.com/

Both probably have newer versions lurking on the forums.
by richardtoohey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Easy question?
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Easy question?

Hope they have fun ... kids today are VERY sniffy about the 8-bit classics of yesteryear. :(
by richardtoohey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Easy question?
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Easy question?

Emulator for what?

Acorn? BBC? Electron?

Multi-platform?

Assuming BBC ... not sure what will work on XP (hope it's not connected to the internet!) but beeb-em or b-em are the usual choices.
by richardtoohey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1195

Re: My Wife

Oh, Ed, what terrible news.

Words aren't much use.

Condolences on your loss & thinking of you.
by richardtoohey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB keyboard LEDs?
Replies: 26
Views: 1023

Re: RGB keyboard LEDs?

These Trinkets - "new" M0 ones - are great - no micro/mini HDMI, no power supply needed, no installs, no IDE, no yadda yadda. Plug into USB, edit/save main.py, your new code is running. Serial console, Ctrl-C and you drop into a command prompt and can play directly and interactively. Pins,...
by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB keyboard LEDs?
Replies: 26
Views: 1023

Re: RGB keyboard LEDs?

To those I've chatted to about various projects: this thread is evidence of how rapidly and wildly my scheming can veer from one place to another Your mention of the Adafruit Trinket sent me off to their site, and now I've got some Trinket M0s and I am learning about I2C and SPI and CircuitPython. ...
by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Printing from the BBC Model B
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Printing from the BBC Model B

RetroClinic's Datacentre provides USB and I think I got to the stage of making it notice the printer, but then I got distracted.

Obviously it would be an expensive solution (if doable) just for printing!

Still on my TODO list ...
by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Glitchy Master
Replies: 26
Views: 431

Re: Glitchy Master

crj wrote:Dumb question: what's an ABR?
Advanced Battery RAM. Or something like that ...

e.g. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5672

Mind you, that says it's the Advanced Battery-Backed RAM ... wouldn't that be ABBR? :-s :-k
by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Maze of Madness
Replies: 26
Views: 1171

Re: Maze of Madness

You're not in marketing, are you? :shock: :lol:
by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New here
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: New here

Welcome. Your story sounds so much like mine - BBC, disc drive, Beebug magazines (not too much typing because in the end my father bought the discs as well), and still got all the original kit (BBC, drive & Beebug magazines and discs.) (My dad is still with us, though.) Just have to pick up a Be...
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: TurboMMC removing a software diskimage
Replies: 26
Views: 625

Re: TurboMMC removing a software diskimage

Well, there is this, for example: http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... 26#p199205

:-k

So it's not perfect (what is?). But I'm getting a bit over the constant sniping at it. (My Spectrum is cheaper than your BBC B!)
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: TurboMMC removing a software diskimage
Replies: 26
Views: 625

Re: TurboMMC removing a software diskimage

II don't think anyone taking swipes at the TurboMMC (even if tongue in cheek) is particularly helpful or warranted. [-X That's what I was trying to get at, thank you. I've kept quiet when there's been sniping at TurboMMC over the last wee while but I feel like it's getting a bit over-the-top now. E...
by richardtoohey
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 105
Views: 3340

Re: Prince of Persia

tricky wrote:something for the weekend sir ;)
We've got this and 16shades levels of grey in another of your posts, I'm beginning to wonder what's going on! :lol:

Oops, off-topic [-X :-#
by richardtoohey
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: TurboMMC removing a software diskimage
Replies: 26
Views: 625

Re: TurboMMC removing a software diskimage

I'm quite happy with my TurboMMCs.

There are cheaper and possibly better and perhaps both cheaper and better options, but I've had no trouble.

Building my own has just led to ](*,) :-x :( :-({|=

YMMV.
by richardtoohey
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 105
Views: 3340

Re: Prince of Persia

=D> I'll give it a go this weekend. :D
by richardtoohey
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Pendragon's Electron User column - scanned page request
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Pendragon's Electron User column - scanned page request

Mustn't be lazy [-X (even if it means delaying lunch!)

Here it is again, with ALL letters available. :D
by richardtoohey
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Pendragon's Electron User column - scanned page request
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Pendragon's Electron User column - scanned page request

Is this the one?

Just a quick scan to PDF, lost a few letters on the right-hand side but there's enough there to make sense. Hopefully.
by richardtoohey
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1937

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

=D> tricky/Richard =D> Matthew
by richardtoohey
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Movie Maker Slippery Slug
Replies: 51
Views: 1213

Re: Movie Maker Slippery Slug

I might have a look, see if I can find the command-processing or keyboard-checking parts at least. 2x16KB ROMs ... I think BASIC and OS 1.2 are 16K each, so imagine how long it would take to understand those two ROMs (think they'd be doing a LOT more clever stuff, though.) People have disassembled b...
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Movie Maker Slippery Slug
Replies: 51
Views: 1213

Re: Movie Maker Slippery Slug

Didn't think I'd have cracked it, but worth mentioning ... :D Disassembly ... two 16K ROMs ... a lot of work involved in there, especially when we don't know what exactly the software is trying to do. So you can see it is shuffling some bytes from here to there, or that it is waiting for a key, or p...
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Movie Maker Slippery Slug
Replies: 51
Views: 1213

Re: Movie Maker Slippery Slug

Attached the ssd of the "do" letters animation from above. So extract mm.ssd from mm.zip. So go *MM 2 (for load entire memory) do (for the file name) Esc to go into screenpad R to run There seems to be about a 5 second delay before it restarts, not sure if that is built-in or something I'v...
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Movie Maker Slippery Slug
Replies: 51
Views: 1213

Re: Movie Maker Slippery Slug

Run through the steps along these lines: *MM Esc to screen pad Tab, arrow keys, draw a simple shape D for define Entry Name: BLOB Handles are drawn around the shape, Esc P to program, it shows Program BLOB at the bottom, type right it shows? Frames? Program steps? *DEFINE CYCLE 1 Frame 2 Define cycl...
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Movie Maker Slippery Slug
Replies: 51
Views: 1213

Re: Movie Maker Slippery Slug

I've got this ... I've tried some of the stuff you said (define shape, program, cycles, rotate, etc.), and tried typing lots of things ... mm2.png I type R (for run, maybe?), and it runs the animation (just shuffles around the screen) of my rotated 6 shape over and over again. If I choose 6 from the...
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Format floppy with MMC
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: Format floppy with MMC

Here it is working on a real BBC B. This machine has got *ROMS available so I can also see it working. mmc.png After that command, *CARD fails, etc. as though the ROM had physically been removed. So I think for your machine - try 12, 13, and 14, and see what gets knocked out of *HELP each time, or w...
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Format floppy with MMC
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: Format floppy with MMC

Was going to put some code up to show the ROM names ... but by the time I type that in, you copy it (somehow) to the machine ... there are easier ways. I'm taking this from a book, so it might be wrong! So looking at the ROMs, with IC51, MOS at the left-hand side, there are IC52 - ROM 12 IC88 - ROM ...
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: projects
Topic: UEF2WAV in .Net Core 2
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: UEF2WAV in .Net Core 2

Good work =D>

Not something I think I'll need, but good to see you making progress. :D