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by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Eagle Empire by Alligata
Replies: 157
Views: 13825

Re: Eagle Empire by Alligata

I'm (slowly) getting there ... I loaded my 5.25" version onto my real BBC B - no worries. Saved to a raw sound file, play back to my real BBC Master ... at line 126 Bad program > So, it definitely is NOT a Master friendly game ... So the fact that the downloadable UEFs crash my real Master mean...
by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Eagle Empire by Alligata
Replies: 157
Views: 13825

Re: Eagle Empire by Alligata

Is that on a BBC B, then, that it works for you?

The images off the net and that eagle.wav you sent me crashed on a real Master.

(Crashes for me on emulators and a real Master.)

Thanks.
by richardtoohey
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Eagle Empire by Alligata
Replies: 157
Views: 13825

Re: Eagle Empire by Alligata

Hope they still work! Get them into PC as quickly as possible before they 'fall to bits' :wink: The disc arrived ... Disc fault ... NO!!! :( :x But then, I'd left the drive on 80T instead of 40T ... #-o :oops: It loads fine off my old disc, and I get NO crashes, all the way to the Mother Ship and b...
by richardtoohey
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Has BBC Docs disappeared?
Replies: 47
Views: 5318

Re: Has BBC Docs disappeared?

That's good to hear!

I was going to suggest the Wayback Machine ...

http://www.archive.org/web/web.php

... but that appears to only archive the HTML, not downloadable content ...
by richardtoohey
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: where to find games in wav format for Electron?
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: where to find games in wav format for Electron?

I used FreeUEF to create .raw files for BBC games.

Go look here for everything you'll ever need:

http://www.stairwaytohell.com/electron/homepage.html

HTH
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Assembler newbie's game dev diary
Replies: 13
Views: 1724

Re: Assembler newbie's game dev diary

Sounds good! I've got the same hopes/aims but I keep getting distracted ... I used to know enough 6502 to understand a bit of other people's code and move tape games to discs, hunt for game level passwords etc., and I wrote things like my own (VERY simple!) disassembler & disc editor, but always...
by richardtoohey
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Eagle Empire by Alligata
Replies: 157
Views: 13825

Re: Eagle Empire by Alligata

Thanks for that ... I'll try a few other options (I get Data? with that laptop at near max. volume, anything lower gives even less.) Looks like FreeUEF is errr "mistaken" when it tells me this: Writing a 44100Hz, 8bit, mono, unsigned RAW file named "sound.raw" That comes from ......
by richardtoohey
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Eagle Empire by Alligata
Replies: 157
Views: 13825

Re: Eagle Empire by Alligata

The next thrilling installment! The good news ... 1. My fudged FreeUEF *is* producing files correctly, but at a rate of 22050Hz - so long as I play back at the correct frequency, the actual files produced are correct (it still hangs, though; that's for another day.) 2. The .raw sound file I generate...
by richardtoohey
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Eagle Empire by Alligata
Replies: 157
Views: 13825

Re: Eagle Empire by Alligata

Yay! I was right!!! :D Oh, no, I was right!!! #-o I'm building up a stack of things to do - fix my FreeUEF, try and play the UEF to my BBC, and now try and work out why Beebem doesn't work with Eagle Empire. I slowly started stepping through the 6502 code, and it does a lot with timers (NOT that I k...
by richardtoohey
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Eagle Empire by Alligata
Replies: 157
Views: 13825

Re: Eagle Empire by Alligata

Slo wrote:Let me get the tape leads out and ill try it on my bbc/master and see how they run it.

Thanks - it will be interesting to see - is it just me that it happens to? :?
by richardtoohey
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Eagle Empire by Alligata
Replies: 157
Views: 13825

Re: Eagle Empire by Alligata

Yes! And I used to play it quite a lot on my BBC B, and I usually got to the stage where you blast away at the mother ship, and I just *can't* remember it being this crash-prone ... I can't remember it EVER crashing, in fact. The second screenshot here (thanks for telling me about pheenix) ... http:...
by richardtoohey
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Eagle Empire by Alligata
Replies: 157
Views: 13825

Re: Eagle Empire by Alligata

Thank you! :D Not near the real Beeb for a few hours so can't try right now, but that definitely SOUNDS a lot better than what I got out of my fudged FreeUEF - so that will really help me investigate that issue, too. Next: see if I can get the .wav playing from the laptop into the real BBC ... and w...
by richardtoohey
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Eagle Empire by Alligata
Replies: 157
Views: 13825

Re: Eagle Empire by Alligata

Anyone? I'm trying to make this UEF ... http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archive/tapeimages/Alligata/EagleEmpire_B.zip ... into a wav/raw file, and then I'll see if I can play it back to my BBC from my laptop. I know there are a lot of "modern" ways to get things into a BBC and I *will* d...
by richardtoohey
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Eagle Empire by Alligata
Replies: 157
Views: 13825

Eagle Empire by Alligata

Hi, guys. I loved this game BITD but it seems to die very quickly in emulators. In this thread ... http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=3731&p=32335 ... Michael said this ... Eagle Empire by Alligata sometimes crashes for no known reason. I suggest resetting the computer before ...
by richardtoohey
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC Micro 2
Replies: 7
Views: 1548

Re: BBC Micro 2

Yes, Python not a bad choice - cross-platform, lots of libraries, lots of documentation, and as you say, from a learning perspective - the interactive shell (and retrospection - easy to find out what objects and so on there are.) Lots to do, can learn programming, databases, use libraries (e.g. SDL)...
by richardtoohey
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC Micro 2
Replies: 7
Views: 1548

Re: BBC Micro 2

Yes, I wondered about the skill set chosen. There's a LOT to get your head around making a web page (if you take into account HTML, CSS, server/client, PHP/server-side language, database, web server, AJAX, DHTML, JavaScript, etc., etc., etc.) Not sure how you'd pick the "core" strands out ...
by richardtoohey
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm v4.14 for Windows
Replies: 23
Views: 3217

Re: BeebEm v4.14 for Windows

Hi, Mike.

There's also this one - for Pharaoh's Curse:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3500#p43116

Thanks for the new version!
by richardtoohey
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Basicode 2
Replies: 15
Views: 1817

Re: Basicode 2

Crumbs, there's more to this scanning lark than pushing a button and going to make a cup of tea!

But with a bit of ImageMagick, here we are - scanned Basicode 2 manual.
by richardtoohey
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Atomic Galaforce update
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: Atomic Galaforce update

I don't think I'll ever get around to playing the Atom version, but I do really appreciate the dev. diary ... always interesting to read how things were/are done!

Thanks.
by richardtoohey
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: RetroClinic delivers to New Zealand
Replies: 2
Views: 528

RetroClinic delivers to New Zealand

Mark has got a BBC B and a Master 128 safely to me in New Zealand. After reminding myself how reading from a TV isn't fun, I also added a refurbished Extron DVS204 so that I can use an LCD monitor. Had a couple of glitches - all worked out (not easy from 12,000 miles away!) Here's the Master 128 set...
by richardtoohey
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Graphic Adventure Creator
Replies: 35
Views: 2077

Re: Graphic Adventure Creator

I've got my original boxed BBC B 5.25" disc with manual if required (for scanning)- but sounds like already online ... and I've still got to finish my Basicode 2 manual scanning!
by richardtoohey
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2699
Views: 196858

Re: LOLPRICE

This guy has got a (broken) Master for $75 (about GBP 33 - see below) ... and I looked at his other listings ... http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vintage/auction-446957229.htm Book - The Electron Gamesmaster Start price: $500.00 OR Buy Now: $1,000.00 Ummm, would that be the same book I got at a ga...
by richardtoohey
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: searching....
Replies: 7
Views: 1648

Re: searching....

I'm a Apache/PHP/MySQL programmer by day, so give me a shout if I can help with phpBB (used it before, but a while back and not heavily.) You do want to keep it up-to-date, though - there's been a few nasty security issues in the past!
by richardtoohey
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: community projects
Topic: Packaging / media scans archive project
Replies: 34
Views: 5115

Re: Packaging / media scans archive project

I can help too - just got my first scanner - reckon most of my stuff is so mainstream (mostly Superior disc covers & instructions) it will already have been scanned ... but *maybe* just maybe a gem or two in there. I'll post up the Basicode 2 manual (see the other thread) once I work out how to ...
by richardtoohey
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Best Games for BEEB
Replies: 14
Views: 1585

Re: Best Games for BEEB

This post ... http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=490 Says this ... 4mation Software continue to enforce copyright of their BBC Micro titles, which include "Granny's Garden", "Dragon World" and "Flowers of Crystal", amongst others. Can't remember an...
by richardtoohey
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Basicode 2
Replies: 15
Views: 1817

Re: Basicode 2

Got my (first ever!) scanner and have scanned it ... but the files are a bit big, to say the least. So just to say that I haven't forgotten (I know the world is breathlessly waiting!) and that it is in progress - I need to tidy up & shrink the files and then will post them here. From your other ...
by richardtoohey
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Links to E-Bay Listings
Replies: 5
Views: 1358

Re: Links to E-Bay Listings

I guess in theory you wouldn't need to screen-scrape the pages (so you don't need to worry about the layout changing) ... http://developer.ebay.com/common/api/ ... but still some amount of technical work for "somebody" (who, exactly?!) to implement the translation of embedded eBay links in...
by richardtoohey
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Basicode 2
Replies: 15
Views: 1817

Re: Basicode 2

this might be useful? It's spectrum though The above page (thanks!) includes this link ... ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/games-info/b/Basicode2(BBCSoftware)_incomplete.rtf Which is a lot of the manual I've got, but with quite a few pages missing (including the two BBC pages which are o...
by richardtoohey
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:31 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Basicode 2
Replies: 15
Views: 1817

Re: Basicode 2

Hhmmm, I've got the manual ... but can't find the tape!

It's 48 pages ... so I'll scan it & post it here (if any interest & it's not online anywhere else ... and I've got to go get a scanner, so it won't be immediately!!!)
by richardtoohey
Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Question about Making Tapes
Replies: 17
Views: 1474

Re: Question about Making Tapes

Change the memory location? This is entirely from memory, BBC B with DFS 0.9. No DFS - PAGE is &E00. With DFS - PAGE is &1900. You can't load a file in E00-1900 because that is DFS work space, so you have to load it higher (or if the file is small enough, you might be able to squeeze it in a...

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