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by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12362

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

My Pi has arrived (spent a day or two getting lost between courier companies.) Now trying to work out which end of an SD card goes where, what is MicroUSB and getting the right cord, how to get the .img onto the SD, and all about HDMI (not helped by SWMBO trying to watch TV!) So far got a red light ...
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: BBC Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: BBC Newbie

Favourite game was Mr Doo - or whatever it was called LOL! Welcome, and if you mean Mr. Ee, it was a favourite of mine, too (I think there was at least one other version of it) Mr. Ee was fantastic - great gameplay, lots of different options, great sound & music. Not that it made me any better ...
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 10
Views: 927

Re: Greetings

Welcome! And yes, it's fun to work with the old machines again, and the challenge of squeezing as much in as you can given the constraints ... with most of this modern stuff it's all throw another gig at it (or in these days of the cloud, throw another server at it!) "unixtown" - you a Lin...
by richardtoohey
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Planned ports
Replies: 6
Views: 1745

Re: Planned ports

Thanks for the write-up, Andy. =D>

And I will try and get around to looking at your efforts, but only so many hours in the day (and I think my Pi has arrived ... but the courier company has lost it ... #-o ... hopefully only temporarily ...)
by richardtoohey
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Planned ports
Replies: 6
Views: 1745

Re: Planned ports

Hi, there. I do want to have a dekko at your stuff one day, but the list of things I want to look at is longer than my free time. :cry: So, for now - just curious how you are doing this. Literally disassembling Z80 code? Or are all these ones produced with a game engine - something like GAC (which I...
by richardtoohey
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem on the Raspberry pi (It is too slow)
Replies: 30
Views: 11234

Re: Beebem on the Raspberry pi (It is too slow)

And meant to say, from my readings on the web, that the Pi's CPU is NOT that powerful - I think I read it is like a ~400 Mhz Pentium (but was it a Pentium I or II?) The GPU is powerful, but not the main CPU. (But, hey, we're talking about $35.) Also, I don't think the OS releases are fully optimised...
by richardtoohey
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem on the Raspberry pi (It is too slow)
Replies: 30
Views: 11234

Re: Beebem on the Raspberry pi (It is too slow)

You can try my changes here ...

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... 609#p47487

Suspect it will still be too slow, but should give a bit of a boost.

My credit card has been debited, so hopefully my Pi is a day or two away!
by richardtoohey
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Just downloaded Arculator, what next?
Replies: 14
Views: 3901

Re: Just downloaded Arculator, what next?

The official STH forums line is here ...

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=3918

... which links you to that http://sales.riscos.com/ anyway.
by richardtoohey
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 6502 TRICKS AND TRAPS - Joe Holt - Byte June 1985
Replies: 13
Views: 2759

Re: 6502 TRICKS AND TRAPS - Joe Holt - Byte June 1985

Old Coder Re-types? :lol:

I'll keep chugging away, won't take long!

I've emailed the guy at 6502.org to see if he wants it as well.

Shout out if you notice any howlers and I'll fix up.

Probably not that useful to veteran 6502 coders but a nice piece of 6502 history.
by richardtoohey
Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 6502 TRICKS AND TRAPS - Joe Holt - Byte June 1985
Replies: 13
Views: 2759

Re: 6502 TRICKS AND TRAPS - Joe Holt - Byte June 1985

Done the first page and a bit, and a bit of the last page. I've flesh it out over the weekend. I'm NOT formatting on purpose - get the content done first and then it can be tarted up for whatever output (HTML for starters.) Any mistakes will be mine (or the "intelligent" :shock: correction...
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12362

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

Oh, that looks nice. Roll on next week for my (first?) one to arrive!

Thanks for the screenshots & keep the information coming ... you get to bleed on the cutting edge and then it's nice & easy by the time I get my kit :twisted: :lol:
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Raspberry Pi RISC OS demo / Mon 18th Jun / ROUGOL
Replies: 6
Views: 1441

Re: Raspberry Pi RISC OS demo / Mon 18th Jun / ROUGOL

helpful wrote:Yes some step-by-step instructions will go in the ROOL wiki (with thanks to Leo).
Sounds good, thanks to you all!
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 6502 TRICKS AND TRAPS - Joe Holt - Byte June 1985
Replies: 13
Views: 2759

Re: 6502 TRICKS AND TRAPS - Joe Holt - Byte June 1985

1024MAK wrote:Any plans to OCR these?
Dunno about OCR but wouldn't take long to type up if any interest (and that makes the content a lot more search-engine friendly.)

I'll add it to my TODO list ... one evening when I'm too tired to do coding I will type away.
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 6502 TRICKS AND TRAPS - Joe Holt - Byte June 1985
Replies: 13
Views: 2759

6502 TRICKS AND TRAPS - Joe Holt - Byte June 1985

Tidying up one of my paper mountains and found this photocopied article from BITD. Might be of interest to someone. Had a brief search and I can't find it on the net.

The are six pages.
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Raspberry Pi RISC OS demo / Mon 18th Jun / ROUGOL
Replies: 6
Views: 1441

Re: Raspberry Pi RISC OS demo / Mon 18th Jun / ROUGOL

Sounds great, but I might not be able to make it! :lol: If there's any how-to-do-its that come out of the meeting that you could post up or point to - that would be much appreciated - I'd love to try it out (I gave my RISC OS machines away to go to a better home, but a dinky box like the Pi wouldn't...
by richardtoohey
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: Hello!

Welcome & thanks for the lengthy introduction - it's pleasant to read other people's stories about how they got into Acorn computers and how it helped shape their lives. In regards to stuff working on the Master, it's worth looking at these scans: http://www.stairwaytohell.com/cheats/hacman/home...
by richardtoohey
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Pernod's Arcade Game Collection
Replies: 20
Views: 4724

Re: Pernod's Arcade Game Collection

Keep up the good work everyone. Include yourself in that! =D> I'm VERY late to the game, and my collection doesn't seem to be close to matching some of these other ones :mrgreen: , but I'll do my best. I've certainly got a lot of packaging/instructions, but I was definitely mostly in the mainstream...
by richardtoohey
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Pernod's Arcade Game Collection
Replies: 20
Views: 4724

Re: Pernod's Arcade Game Collection

I have one major collection still to post, bonus points to anyone that guesses what it is! I guess "Adult Entertainment" (did the BBC have any of that???) Hi pernod and a big thank you for all the great software you have posted here I second that =D> Got my tapes & discs to work throu...
by richardtoohey
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventure / Colossal Cave v2.5 BBC BASIC port
Replies: 6
Views: 3354

Re: Adventure / Colossal Cave v2.5 BBC BASIC port

It says "to make it run faster on all RISC OS hardware. " - so that might exclude Beebem?
by richardtoohey
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 36MHz oscillators and VIDC Enhancers
Replies: 48
Views: 5258

Re: 36MHz oscillators and VIDC Enhancers

1024MAK wrote:You win this months prize for the number of variations of pictures of a small PCB :mrgreen: :lol: =D> 8)
What's the prize? A 36MHz oscillator? :lol:
by richardtoohey
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Did I dream this or is it real? Electron reborn?
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Did I dream this or is it real? Electron reborn?

Seems a shame not to go a bit grander scale than making just one. +1 to that ... software emulators are nice, but some hardware is nicer (I guess at the end of the day it is still effectively emulation if using lots of modern "chips" instead of the old ones? Or am I just displaying my ign...
by richardtoohey
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Pernod's Micro Power Collection
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: Pernod's Micro Power Collection

You could wander for hours if you don't know exactly where you have to throw a certain object to finish! Believe you me, I did wander (and WONDER!) for hours! :lol: I've seen plenty of write-ups and how-tos to finish the game but I avert my eyes. One day I WILL try again (when I have that magic day...
by richardtoohey
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi Everyone!
Replies: 11
Views: 1041

Re: Hi Everyone!

Not very exciting, but I used to work in Croydon - at Hill Samuel, in that horrible tower on a roundabout right next to East Croydon station. My first job ... IBM mainframes, COBOL, EZTRIEVE, drifting to PCs, Clipper, VB ... then exit ...
by richardtoohey
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Pernod's Micro Power Collection
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: Pernod's Micro Power Collection

My faves (as well as Imogen - one of the VERY few games I ever completed, IIRC!) in no particular order ... BUMBLE BEE Dunno why I liked this ... just a Pac-Man style thing CYBERTRON MISSION GHOULS Great music/sounds but a bit too much pixel-perfect jumping MR.EE Wonderful game STOCK CAR Good two pl...
by richardtoohey
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: B-em v2.2 released
Replies: 8
Views: 1779

Re: B-em v2.2 released

Worked fine on Windows 7 Home 64-bit on real hardware. Haven't pushed it yet (Windows isn't my daily platform) but it worked "out of the box." Thanks for this release (and all your efforts and especially making the source open) - I've got to work out my Allegro issues before getting it goi...