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by richardtoohey
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird
Replies: 50
Views: 1532

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R3 - Galactic Firebird

Not a bad little game this one. Smooth, bit of variety in the alien patterns and the different alien weapons.

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Have eaten too much Easter chocolate and that has had an effect on my cat-like reflexes. :wink:

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by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Help required for the new BBC games archive
Replies: 307
Views: 16739

Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Thanks, Lee, have done so and I'm going back to learning git to get the code ... then I can get back into things. :D
by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

I used the forum search :wink: and found this

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Think that's what you need ... but watch out in case there are any spoilers you don't want to read!
by richardtoohey
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: IBM PC XT meets the 21st Century!
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: IBM PC XT meets the 21st Century!

I had one of those BITD, but it was text-only when I got it. 640K ram, twin floppy, 10Mb hard drive, green screen.

Added a Hercules card and <gasp> had graphics.

All long since skipped. #-o :(
by richardtoohey
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Some real news from NASA
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Some real news from NASA

I've been reading about the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions as the 50th anniversaries are rolling around.

Not quite the same as life on other planets but NASA-related!
by richardtoohey
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Help required for the new BBC games archive
Replies: 307
Views: 16739

Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

There isn't really an admin back end for the bbcmicro site. I have to use SQL for most updates. I think writing a friendly user interface with user permissions, input validation and error checking will take more time than I have available This is on my TODO and promised :oops: list but time and dis...
by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: general
Topic: What's your favourite Acorn magazine?
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: What's your favourite Acorn magazine?

Beebug - probably because it felt "home-brew" and you were part of a club and there were lots of little hints & tips and things to try.

Also got The Micro User; a friend got A&B and after that there was no pocket money left (had to buy games, too!)
by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Beebug/Acorn C, View PDG
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Beebug/Acorn C, View PDG

I've got the View Printer Driver disc(s) and maybe some tapes if no-one beats me to it ...
by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: How much did Cybertron Mission sell for when new?
Replies: 13
Views: 766

Re: How much did Cybertron Mission sell for when new?

... and there might have been a disc version, maybe for £9.95 (or more)?
by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Chuckie Egg on BBC Micro Emulator
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Chuckie Egg on BBC Micro Emulator

I have seen Chuckie Egg do this (hang on the high score table) ... but can't for the life of me remember what triggered it ... :-k #-o

Sorry, that's not very helpful other than you are not wrong - it can happen.
by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: I know I've asked this before a thousands times BUT...
Replies: 24
Views: 1626

Re: I know I've asked this before a thousands times BUT...

=D> Good effort. I looked a few times but just couldn't build up the enthusiasm for trying to shoehorn everything into memory and move it around as required. And then having to make sure it worked when DFS/ADFS kicked in to load the next level ... :-& Maybe if it was a super game I would have ha...
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Plus One FE05 actually FEx5 -- am I reading the schematics correctly?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Plus One FE05 actually FEx5 -- am I reading the schematics correctly?

paulb wrote:
myelin wrote:I can't see the pertinent text in the Electron Advanced User Guide.
Think page 196?

Note that the ULA appears in every 16 byte block of page &FE. Writing to &FE02 is therefore exactly the same as writing to &FEA2 or &FE32 etc.
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero with Wifi and Bluetooth!
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero with Wifi and Bluetooth!

beebdidi wrote:they are not in Australia
:-k :?: [-X [-(
by richardtoohey
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: New Member

Welcome!
40track wrote:At the moment I just want to show the kids some of the old games :)
Good luck with that. Mine look silently and pityingly and then go back to their iOS devices & other devices with their hoity-toity 64 bits!

Kids today, by 'eck when I were a lad! :lol:
by richardtoohey
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Champion's Rd S6 - Nightmare Maze
Replies: 33
Views: 1151

Re: High Score Challenge Champion's Rd S6 - Nightmare Maze

GNNNARRR only got past 1000 once let alone in the high score table. Keep getting "stuck" one key tap away from changing direction in the pseudo-3D and while I'm hammering the keys trying to unglue myself along comes a monster. (Might be the emulator's or the game's fault but more likely to...
by richardtoohey
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: software
Topic: JPEG Images
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: JPEG Images

Hi. Someone will come along with a better answer, but I think (haven't used RISCOS in a while) that you have to set the RISCOS file type? This doesn't quite explain it, I'll see if I can find something better: http://www.apdl.org.uk/riscworld/volumes/volume4/issue2/files/index.htm So, if you receive...
by richardtoohey
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: B-Em
Replies: 272
Views: 10059

Re: B-Em

Thanks for your efforts. :D

I can give it a go on OpenBSD and Raspbian ... but are there any instructions or should I look for a README?

The Autotools are dark magic I delve into every now and then and then I wander off a sad and non-the-wiser man.

So is it ./configure, make etc. or a bit more?
by richardtoohey
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Today I hacked ...
Replies: 66
Views: 5883

Re: Today I hacked ...

=D> Master conversions are fun - challenging without needing too much work (especially compared to trying to find enough bytes to shuffle tape games around DFS!)
by richardtoohey
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: BBC Micro: Hiding Program Listings?
Replies: 15
Views: 746

Re: BBC Micro: Hiding Program Listings?

duikkie wrote:rem is &f4 after that they do &21 , printer off , a lots of &7f( delete) to hide the hole line, maybe clear screen &12.
VDU 21 would be VDU &15, and to clear screen is VDU 12 or VDU &0C. (Not trying to be clever but trying to avoid confusion.)
by richardtoohey
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: BBC Micro: Hiding Program Listings?
Replies: 15
Views: 746

Re: BBC Micro: Hiding Program Listings?

Ah, bit more information in Birbaum's Assembly Language Programming for the BBC Microcomputer . 2nd Edition, pp. 189, discusses RETRIEVE a program to try and restore a mangled BASIC program. It says a line is stored as 0D start of line (so that's the 13 at PAGE, &1900, above) 00 0A (two bytes fo...
by richardtoohey
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: "No room at line 10280" error - Football Manager
Replies: 83
Views: 3071

Re: "No room at line 10280" error - Football Manager

sydney wrote:Could we get Dave to replace the broken game with the good one?
Well, that would be the simplest solution, but where's the fun in that?! :D
by richardtoohey
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: BBC Micro: Hiding Program Listings?
Replies: 15
Views: 746

Re: BBC Micro: Hiding Program Listings?

Tokens are in the User Guide , pp 483, REM is &F4. VDU codes ibid p. 507 Will see if I can find something in there about BASIC program layout. (Not in the User Guide ... maybe Beebug somewhere ...) Here's some simple fiddling: 10 REM HELLO >P.~PAGE 1900 >P.?&1900 13 >P.?&1901 0 >P.?&...
by richardtoohey
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: BBC Micro: Hiding Program Listings?
Replies: 15
Views: 746

Re: BBC Micro: Hiding Program Listings?

Perhaps someone should take me through what happens when a program is loaded into memory, so I can best understand why, in REM statements, this would even have any effect. Don't worry too much about obscuring the listing for now, let's just make a listing beep with VDU 7. So your listing in memory ...
by richardtoohey
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: "No room at line 10280" error - Football Manager
Replies: 83
Views: 3071

Re: "No room at line 10280" error - Football Manager

It is a bit involved though... Yes, I didn't say it was a *great* idea. :oops: If you go down this path (and it works) ... I guess in theory once Beebdroid has loaded the fixed SSD then you can change your wifi settings back, and Beebdroid won't need to retrieve the game again (until you turn it of...
by richardtoohey
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: "No room at line 10280" error - Football Manager
Replies: 83
Views: 3071

Re: "No room at line 10280" error - Football Manager

someone else might have an idea though? Well, cough, I do have an idea but not sure it's a great one! :oops: I think you are saying beebdroid is going to e.g. http://www.stairwaytohell.com/blah/blah/game.ssd So you fudge your local set-up so that http://www.stairwaytohell.com resolves on your local...
by richardtoohey
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: general
Topic: A New Phase In My Life
Replies: 25
Views: 817

Re: A New Phase In My Life

KarateEd wrote:Guess who is retiring on February 17th?
Obama? The Queen? The Pope?

Man, this is too hard, give us some clues! :wink:

Hope you don't get bored, and make sure you don't look idle, otherwise someone will find you something to do!
by richardtoohey
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: turning on a model B after 20+ years
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: turning on a model B after 20+ years

Multi-lingual? Just make everyone else speak English and we're done. Maybe put everything in CAPS BECAUSE SHOUTING HELPS. :wink:

@Arkas - good luck with the machines. [-o<

Mark @ Retroclinic refurbished our BBC B from loft storage. :D
by richardtoohey
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: B-em for *BSD (FreeBSD)
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: B-em for *BSD (FreeBSD)

Not exactly answering your question but I've got b-em 2.2 compiling & running on OpenBSD. Not much required - making sure the right dependencies in place and a tweak to the configure file. I use FreeBSD but for server stuff (nothing with a GUI or desktop programs.) Would be interested in how you...
by richardtoohey
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Level 9 Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: The Level 9 Challenge

What's the bounty for the programming work? :wink: :lol:
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