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by PitfallJones
Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Buddha - a new 'Game' !
Replies: 7
Views: 2001

Buddha - a new 'Game' !

Hi All,

Here's a program that should bring you hours of enlightenment!

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Enjoy!

- PJ
by PitfallJones
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)
Replies: 84
Views: 11668

Re: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster

This is terrific!

Really nice gfx and fast!

B-em flickers all over the place but BeeBem is ok.

- PJ
by PitfallJones
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebSID
Replies: 921
Views: 84661

Re: BeebSID

Thanks for the feedback Guys, That original shift break problem was because of files higher in the directory having higher sectors, whereas a really BBC stores them in reverse like I do now. cat.png So the problem you are having now must be different - perhaps it is trying to load the first song too...
by PitfallJones
Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebSID
Replies: 921
Views: 84661

BeebSID#14 1982

Hi There, It's time again to fire up your BeebSID boards because here's a new music disk - the hits of 1982! A terrific year for music - there were some real classics like this one (courtesy of the Casio VL-Tone) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdccNAOvPHg beebsid14.jpg Enjoy! - PJ
by PitfallJones
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Subject changed - It's "Visiting UK on May 2014".
Replies: 195
Views: 15163

Re: Subject changed - It's "Visiting UK in May 2014".

ha! ha! that's excellent - looks like it's ready to catch fire any second!

- PJ
by PitfallJones
Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Wanted - Orbit Zero
Replies: 48
Views: 5769

Re: Wanted - Orbit Zero

! Brilliant Stuff ! - Thank you Arcadian. Man I've been waiting to see Orbit Zero for nigh on 30 years! Both wavs loaded straight into my BBC - Orbit Zero had a problem with block 5 until I switched to VLC and ramped the volume all the way up to 125% - that did the trick! Image1.png Pretty neat game...
by PitfallJones
Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Atom Software Archive
Replies: 1172
Views: 94995

Re: Atom Software Archive

Thanks for that - I hadn't enabled the diskrom option - It's all running very well now. Very nice menu system - very complete and easy to use. And those SID disks are great! :-) I like the volume bars. Do you just use sidreloc on the original sids to make them? I've had some problems with some songs...
by PitfallJones
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Atom Software Archive
Replies: 1172
Views: 94995

Re: Atom Software Archive

Hi,

How do I use this archive?

When I run the emulator it doesn't seem to recognize the MMC directory.

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My directory setup is as follows:

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Thanks

PJ
by PitfallJones
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebSID
Replies: 921
Views: 84661

Re: BeebSID

So PJ, How would I go about finding that *DISK call and change it to *CARD? I'm not really sure if that would work, perhaps it would but I'd like to give it a go.... Thanks, Ed......:-) You could load the beebsid.ssd file up in a hex editor - find the "DISK" characters and overwrite them ...
by PitfallJones
Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebSID
Replies: 921
Views: 84661

Re: BeebSID

Sorry the BeebSID Disks only work with real floppy drives because they do a *DISK command and memory clear after each song to re-init the disk system as a lot of the SIDs load in below $1900. There was a previous thread here: http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4029 and here: ht...
by PitfallJones
Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Software For All 1982
Replies: 4
Views: 1262

Re: Software For All 1982

Hi, It's terrific you managed to find and share this one. I always wondered about those Software for All titles as they had the full page adverts in the magazines really early on and quite a few of their titles have been missing from the STH archive. softforall.png I must say now I've seen it Cobra ...
by PitfallJones
Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: At Last! I've met a Dalek!
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

Re: At Last! I've met a Dalek!

That's a pretty rubbish Dalek I have to say - looks like the extremely rare shrunken headed version.

Here's one I happened upon recently:

dalek.jpg


- PJ
by PitfallJones
Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebSID
Replies: 921
Views: 84661

BeebSID#13 Michael Jackson

Here's a new BeebSid Disk#13 - unlucky for some!

Loads of hits from Michael Jackson from the 80s through to the beginning of the 90s - he certainly was prolific.

Enjoy!

- PJ

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by PitfallJones
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: general
Topic: A Beebfax Xmas from 1983!
Replies: 4
Views: 1397

A Beebfax Xmas from 1983!

Here's a blast of 1983 nostalgia all rendered in fantastic Ceefax-o-Vision. 83.jpg The year Maggie got in again, A reg cars appeared, CDs were first sold and Greenham Common was in the news. This end's the trilogy of disks begun for 1981 when the Beeb was born, and ending in 1983 - the year I actual...
by PitfallJones
Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: A searchable mirror of Stairway to Hell
Replies: 4
Views: 2117

Re: A searchable mirror of Stairway to Hell

That's absolutely Terrific! A really good idea.... I love the game search over at WoS and this is the nearest thing I've seen like it for the BBC. http://www.worldofspectrum.org/games/ The ideal thing you are missing is pictures! (and your year search doesn't seem to work either) You can get both fr...
by PitfallJones
Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4574
Views: 301952

Re: Today I recieved.....

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... refurbished courtesy of Mr. RetroClinic.
by PitfallJones
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Atom Software Archive
Replies: 1172
Views: 94995

Re: Atom Software Archive

Well basically you have to disassemble each SID file by hand and work out what it is doing - so one song can take several days: From a previous Beedsid thread: I sort of do what sidreloc does but in a more manual fashion - the basic trick is change SID accesses and relocate addresses (page relocatio...
by PitfallJones
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Atom Software Archive
Replies: 1172
Views: 94995

Re: Atom Software Archive

The HVSC has them all - you should download it - it's a very good resource.

- PJ
by PitfallJones
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Nutcraka Music
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: Nutcraka Music

Bump!

It's been a few years - is the tune familiar to anyone now ?
by PitfallJones
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebSID
Replies: 921
Views: 84661

Re: BeebSID

Here you go - I think these are the original ones. They are all on the bbc disk as well with the header removed and addresses relocated. @kees Do you have a real sid file for that repton tune you did? @samwise beebsid5.jpg can you fix pictures not-displaying: this picture used to display and it's no...
by PitfallJones
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: So why that Avatar?
Replies: 49
Views: 2654

Re: So why that Avatar?

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It's a Jones!
by PitfallJones
Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mountain Panic available at Play
Replies: 63
Views: 7237

Re: Mountain Panic available at Play

Best game ever! Out does Castle Quest and Wizadore! Controls great, Lovely graphics and nice sounds - more sfx and an eerie background tune would have been perfect. That radio play was really good as well - it's really set the tone of the adventure well - and it was a brilliant idea to base a game o...
by PitfallJones
Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Backing up Sherston protected titles
Replies: 40
Views: 3880

Re: Backing up Sherston protected titles

Hi Flax, Great description of your methods. I had a similar experience when I found a copy of Wizard's Return. I made a picture of the sectors I found, here's the old thread: http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4049&p=35149&hilit=wizards+revenge#p35264 - PJ
by PitfallJones
Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Making The Most of the Micro
Replies: 12
Views: 1074

Re: Making The Most of the Micro

I remember doing it the first time around, and it blowing my mind :) Martin Ha! ha! Yes - please direct all enquiries about the magnificence of this program to: Ian McNaught-Davis Dept: MTMOTM PO Box 7 London W3 6XJ Wasn't there also a similar transmission where you had to build a board that includ...
by PitfallJones
Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Making The Most of the Micro
Replies: 12
Views: 1074

Making The Most of the Micro

Hi, I loaded the program transmitted at the end of the 10th episode of ' Making the Most of the Micro' - straight from YouTube into my BBC! Only 30 years too late :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvF2fW8KBcA And here it is! Has anyone got the 11th and final episode of this series they could upload...
by PitfallJones
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: List of nerdy documentaries and docu-dramas
Replies: 71
Views: 11824

Re: List of nerdy documentaries and docu-dramas

Wow - this thread is terrific! I was previously unaware of the talents of Miss Booth for instance. And I finally got to watch 'The Mighty Micro' (only 30 years too late) - amazingly insightful I thought - he got some many things right - a cruel twist of fate that he was dead before the final episode...
by PitfallJones
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Write your own Adventure Games
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Write your own Adventure Games

Hi,

Can anyone recommend some software that lets you write your own Adventure Games?

It could be pc based as well as long as there's a BBC Micro parser for it.

By the way - you can't search these forums for the string 'Adventure Game'

- PJ
by PitfallJones
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Old Games Discs (re-mastered)
Replies: 167
Views: 11878

Re: Old Games Discs (re-mastered)

I know I am a bit OCD Man you're not kidding - to the point of almost being annoying ! :-) Anyway in attempt to put your mind at rest - as the box says Crazy Tracer that's what it's known as (try Googling it) crazytracer_b_tape.jpg As software (and films and books) take time to create you can often...
by PitfallJones
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: general
Topic: Beebfax 1982 - An Ode to Ceefax and 1982
Replies: 39
Views: 5632

Re: Beebfax 1982 - An Ode to Ceefax and 1982

Hi Beebmaster, Wow that's a tremendous reply - I agree with Hoglet - if I was doing it I'd write a 'c' program that scanned thru all the directorys and copied and renamed all the files into one flat directory. I only use Windows but in that there are two calls called FindFirst() and FindNext() you c...