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by chrisn
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble
Replies: 32
Views: 395

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble

Has anyone else seen this bug in the game? Playing on a real Beeb, the initial high score shows as 81AA280.

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by chrisn
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble
Replies: 32
Views: 395

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble

This is a great game! A bit slow compared to the original but still great fun to play. It's a shame it was never commercially released BITD.

Best so far: 387,050

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by chrisn
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: Request membership of the Stardot organisation on GitHub here
Replies: 69
Views: 14806

Re: Request membership of the Stardot organisation on GitHub here

I've never looked into it. I managed to add Cameron, so either people left the organisation on GitHub or the limit was increased. It looks like open source organisations allow unlimited membership: https://help.github.com/en/github/setting-up-and-managing-organizations-and-teams/about-organizations
by chrisn
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 120
Views: 7293

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

This is great! If you can get an up to date build working on Mac, and if you're interested in doing more, we could perhaps think about unifying the Mac and Windows versions of BeebEm, possibly also the Linux version too. I'm maintaining and improving the Windows version, so I've been starting to thi...
by chrisn
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1636

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Not quite at the level others have managed, but here's my best so far... 77,450

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by chrisn
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Latest version of BeebEm
Replies: 47
Views: 6851

Re: Latest version of BeebEm

It's still the same, rendering is scanline based, so it's not cycle accurate. I've been making other improvements to the emulator, but so far haven't had the time to study the CRTC timings. I wonder if it's possible to adapt the existing video code, or may be better to start from scratch.
by chrisn
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1636

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Getting better... 47,090

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by chrisn
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm and the Cumana 68008 co-processor
Replies: 13
Views: 2481

Re: BeebEm and the Cumana 68008 co-processor

I'll put the code on GitHub soon so anyone can review and make additions. Not really my idea to make yet another fork of BeebEm, but for now it seems like the best option. Sometime in the future it could/should be integrated in a master branch of BeebEm. Did you publish the code on GitHub? I'd be i...
by chrisn
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1636

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Using 4.14 and prolly need to download the latest release *. members have been working on recently. I don't think we've done anything to change keyboard handling in the 4.15 beta series, but I can investigate for a future release. A new high score, now that I've figured out how to get past stage 4....
by chrisn
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Latest version of BeebEm
Replies: 47
Views: 6851

Re: Latest version of BeebEm

vanekp wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:31 pm
If I try to write to a tape file it throws up a write error
Thanks for reporting this! There was a bug in the uef code caused by updating zlib, now fixed.
by chrisn
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1636

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Yes! Another of Tricky's amazing arcade conversions.

Here's a first attempt... 19,440

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by chrisn
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: Advanced User Guide (Remastered)
Replies: 21
Views: 1907

Re: Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

I just found a couple of errors:

Page 400, paragraph 3: "reading" should have a capital R
Page 308, line 270: LDX &16 should be LDX #16 (to read the lightpen register)

Brilliant work, btw .. this and all the other remastered books you've done!
by chrisn
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Beebem on Github
Replies: 133
Views: 13561

Re: Beebem on Github

How about adding support for SWIFT format labels files to be loaded and displayed like the OS ones? I have added this in the latest BeebEm release, 4.15 beta 5. You can use the -DebugLabels <filename> command line option to load a labels file into the debugger. Note that only SWIFT format is suppor...
by chrisn
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Latest version of BeebEm
Replies: 47
Views: 6851

Re: Latest version of BeebEm

I have just posted BeebEm 4.15 beta 5 release to GitHub. https://github.com/stardot/beebem-windows/releases/tag/4.15b5 This has a few fixes and new features, with contributions from KenLowe and dominicbeesley: Improved Computech IntegraB startup defaults, and correct the current year calculation. Al...
by chrisn
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Who's ready for... guess that game! ;D
Replies: 82
Views: 3999

Re: Who's ready for... guess that game! ;D

Is it Demolator...?
by chrisn
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 933

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly

I'm not doing very well with this one. At best I can complete one, maybe two levels. Some of the level designs are quite nice, but a few too many bugs in the gameplay make this frustrating to play.

Best so far: 1271

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by chrisn
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: All Elite versions on one SSD
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: All Elite versions on one SSD

It's on Ian Bell's Elite website here:
http://www.elitehomepage.org/archive/a/b8020001.zip
by chrisn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What ports are you using (and how)?
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: What ports are you using (and how)?

My model B has:

Tube (External) - PiTubeDirect copro
1Mhz Bus - Music 5000 + Music 2000
User Port - Music 4000 (was Smart SPI SD card adapter before I got the Gotek)
Disc Drive Port - Gotek floppy emulator
Analogue Port - Joystick (occasionally)
by chrisn
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1251

Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Please sign me up for a full table, the whole weekend. Thanks!
by chrisn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem State Files
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Beebem State Files

The position is quite likely to change between versions. The UEF structure isn't difficult to parse, it's sequence of chunks, where each chunk has a 16-bit chunk type identifier, followed by a 32-bit block length, then length number of bytes. The chunk number used in BeebEm for the RAM contents is 0...
by chrisn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter
Replies: 238
Views: 12871

Re: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter

I can report another successful build of the Atom RGB to HDMI board. It worked first time \:D/ I found a few minor issues with the documentation: In the BOM, the link for the 1x2 pin straight female 0.1" header is wrong, it should be https://uk.farnell.com/samtec/ssw-102-01-g-s/receptacle-2-54mm-sin...
by chrisn
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: My 'new' Acorn Atom
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: My 'new' Acorn Atom

Hi Gavin, good to meet you at ABUG, glad you're enjoying the Atom, they're great machines :D +1 to the suggestion of getting a ROM/RAM board and noise killer. I'm just now ordering parts to make up a noise killer board as well an RGB to HDMI adapter. Because of minimum order quantities, I'll probabl...
by chrisn
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R4 - Blitzkrieg
Replies: 35
Views: 965

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R4 - Blitzkrieg

I seem to be playing a slightly different colour version to you all (from tricky's Gotek menu). I'll download the ssd from this thread for next time.

Some improvement to my score ... 52,500

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by chrisn
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R4 - Blitzkrieg
Replies: 35
Views: 965

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R4 - Blitzkrieg

Looks like I have some catching up to do ... 28,600

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by chrisn
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede
Replies: 46
Views: 1333

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede

This game is just so much fun! I was on a roll here... 57,315

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by chrisn
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede
Replies: 46
Views: 1333

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede

Yes, there's definitely a rhythm to this game. At the start of the later levels don't be tempted to move upwards, as the centipede descends really quickly.

Just got my highest ever score... 44,340

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by chrisn
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede
Replies: 46
Views: 1333

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede

Getting better... 35,056

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by chrisn
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede
Replies: 46
Views: 1333

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede

tricky wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:22 pm
PS I just noticed that I nearly made it to my score from when we set the hi-scores for the game :)
I just managed to beat my previous high score \:D/ ... 28,544

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by chrisn
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede
Replies: 46
Views: 1333

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R3 - Centipede

A nice touch to include some of our names in the high score table from the last time we played.

Here's my starter score, hope to improve on this a bit... 16,206

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