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by chrisn
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Hampshire/South ABUG Giveway
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: Hampshire/South ABUG Giveway

I'd like to take the Start Programming with the Acorn Electron book, if that's OK? Oddly enough, I picked up an Electron earlier this year that didn't come with this book.
by chrisn
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery
Replies: 50
Views: 802

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Just getting started with this one, I'm up to level 2 but haven't been able to get to the second ladder yet. Best so far: 7430.

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by chrisn
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list
Replies: 72
Views: 2242

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Sad to have missed Cambridge, so looking forward to this one. Please put my name down for Friday through Sunday, with kit.
by chrisn
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Latest version of BeebEm
Replies: 34
Views: 5606

Re: Latest version of BeebEm

Many thanks Ken, this change sounds good =D> I'll apply your patches and credit you in the Readme. It might take a little time though, as I'm on my hols at the moment...
by chrisn
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R6 - Wet Zone
Replies: 52
Views: 1182

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R6 - Wet Zone

Too fast! If you can make it through level 1, then levels 2 and 3 are a bit easier. What I do is hold down the fire button, as it auto-fires, then concentrate on moving. Not sure I'll beat this, as I'm away for the next couple of weeks so not much time for gaming. Best so far: 306

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by chrisn
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Latest version of BeebEm
Replies: 34
Views: 5606

Re: Latest version of BeebEm

I have just posted BeebEm 4.15 beta 4 release to GitHub. https://github.com/stardot/beebem-windows/releases/tag/4.15b4 This has a few new features, contributed by Steve Insley: Added new DX video modes for full-screen (1440p and 4K). Fixed issue where BeebEm would always use the primary monitor when...
by chrisn
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048
Replies: 54
Views: 1291

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048

I did it...! 19,304

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by chrisn
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: beeben save preferences
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: beeben save preferences

Thanks! This is now fixed and I have published new beta release: https://github.com/stardot/beebem-windo ... tag/4.15b3
by chrisn
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048
Replies: 54
Views: 1291

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048

I was doing so well... ](*,) 15,504

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by chrisn
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048
Replies: 54
Views: 1291

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R5 - 2048

I haven't heard of this game before ... it's great 8)

My best so far, after a few tries: 3044

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by chrisn
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1255

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

Venger wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Absolutely cruising until the bloody rapid shot, 4 projectile ship took my shields out in about a nanosecond :oops:
That's exactly what happened to me this time. I got wiped out before I could react and hit the escape pod. And I'd done enough to make the next level too... 3131

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by chrisn
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Beebem on Github
Replies: 125
Views: 11400

Re: Beebem on Github

BeebEm v4.15 beta 2 is available here: https://github.com/stardot/beebem-windows/releases/tag/4.15b2 Only a few changes since 4.15 beta 1 from last year, the main one being improved teletext adapter emulation, contributed by StarDot user guesser. * Release Shift key on disk read after auto-booting. ...
by chrisn
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Beebem on Github
Replies: 125
Views: 11400

Re: Beebem on Github

bakoulis wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:59 am
Can anybody build it for me from the latest sources, please?
[-o<
Will do. It's about time I published a new release.
by chrisn
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1255

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

Ah, another favourite! A couple of tips for this game: Stay on the first sheet for as long as possible, as the enemy ships get increasingly tough with each level. And switch off the shield when not being directly attacked, so that your energy recovers faster. Best so far: 1276

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by chrisn
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust
Replies: 66
Views: 1502

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust

One final attempt for this round. I got as far as level 18, but missed the bonus on level 17 by crashing after shooting the reactor... 155,400.

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by chrisn
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust
Replies: 66
Views: 1502

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust

A bit better ... The invisible levels are hard, need to get better at using the shield as the turret fire is intense. The strobe effect though :shock: ...

My new high score: 148,650

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by chrisn
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust
Replies: 66
Views: 1502

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust

sgb27 wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:37 pm
Finally got past that nasty corner on level 12 after only the 2nd or 3rd life, so had plenty left for the invisible levels.
Wow, nice going!
by chrisn
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust
Replies: 66
Views: 1502

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust

Well done! I haven't had chance to try again yet. How do the invisible levels work, do you have to memorise the layout or what? The walls become visible when you use the shield, so you can keep hitting the space bar to know where you are. The first couple of levels are easy ... but the later levels...
by chrisn
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm in 16K
Replies: 15
Views: 483

Re: BeebEm in 16K

BeebEm doesn't currently have a model A mode, so I have just added a GitHub issue to capture this. Thank you. I did wonder about a recompile to allow this additional option. I realise its a potential 'can o worms' as someone could say well an 'A' might only have 16K but might have an ADC and/or -in...
by chrisn
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Uridium and other games not working on JSBeeb
Replies: 30
Views: 770

Re: Detecting BeebEm

Is it possible for one of the moderators to spin out the Uridium discussion to a new thread, or merge with this one, as we've drifted away from BeebEm as original topic?
by chrisn
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust
Replies: 66
Views: 1502

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust

I did it! \:D/ Now up to the third invisible level... 128,650.

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by chrisn
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust
Replies: 66
Views: 1502

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust

Yep, it's that narrow right turn for me, just after you get back through the gate with the orb. There's not enough space to go through carefully and slowly, I think you need to swing the orb through, but I lack the control skills to do that in reverse gravity. Still, I'm hoping with a lot of lives ...
by chrisn
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm in 16K
Replies: 15
Views: 483

Re: BeebEm in 16K

BeebEm doesn't currently have a model A mode, so I have just added a GitHub issue to capture this.
by chrisn
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust
Replies: 66
Views: 1502

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust

A bit better, but still unable to get past level 12 ... 108,750

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by chrisn
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust
Replies: 66
Views: 1502

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Alien 8

Wow, I love this game! How have I never seen it before? Starting to get the hang of it but did someone say REVERSE GRAVITY????? And that's before you get to the levels with invisible walls :lol: (not that I ever managed to get that far!) So, can I improve on my score from last time we played this? ...
by chrisn
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2790
Views: 268840

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Multiwizard wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:31 pm
tricky wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:06 pm
It will probably be in France when he gets around to opening it.
Xavier?
Ooh, I do hope so!
by chrisn
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2790
Views: 268840

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

BBC Master with UMI-4M MIDI, one famous owner ... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202694499502 :!:
by chrisn
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Thrust
Replies: 66
Views: 1502

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R3 - Alien 8

This is a brilliant game, but it doesn't really have a score as such (if I remember correctly, you have to find certain items before the time runs out). It'd be great to play this, to see how far we can get, but I don't see how it would fit the HSC format.
by chrisn
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R2 - Fortress
Replies: 52
Views: 1543

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R2 - Fortress

Finally I got to level 3 :-) Didn't last long there though... 54,050

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