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by Pablos544
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Musical animation early days BBC Micro
Replies: 0
Views: 268

Musical animation early days BBC Micro

Hi guys, Inspired by the recent sold my BBC Micro I thought I'd look a little deeper into how my early school life developed around the BBC Micro and a handful of other computers. https://youtu.be/f-QYExaqJjw The video is a short musical animation inpired by certain milestones in my personal history...
by Pablos544
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I sold my BBC Micro now looking at BBC Master
Replies: 20
Views: 1118

Re: I sold my BBC Micro now looking at BBC Master

If I'm making up some maths/physics, I often try it out in a beeb emulator as it is just more straight forward. I agree. When you've got ideas you wouldn't mind sketching or prototyping there's abeeb on an emulator that's ready to go. Most of my best work comes from trying things out and that's exa...
by Pablos544
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I sold my BBC Micro now looking at BBC Master
Replies: 20
Views: 1118

Re: I sold my BBC Micro now looking at BBC Master

I just thought it makes no sense me playing GTA. Some overhang from American chat servers way back in 2002. Sounded way good back then. And that was just version 3, San Andreas. Lots of Gangsterey type dealing going on. oh The Days. When Bruce Willis was still cool. I suppose this is the outcome of ...
by Pablos544
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I sold my BBC Micro now looking at BBC Master
Replies: 20
Views: 1118

Re: I sold my BBC Micro now looking at BBC Master

It looks like the Watford 32K Shadow RAM card is still available here:- https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16147 The thing about Watford Electronics is they've always had a reputation for doing things a bit quick and dirty !! No don't get me wrong I'm sure this stuff works, but I wou...
by Pablos544
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I sold my BBC Micro now looking at BBC Master
Replies: 20
Views: 1118

Re: I sold my BBC Micro now looking at BBC Master

Hi, And yes I have to coding in other languages, but I just find them a lot more I don't know less friendly. What I love about retro machines is this naivety they approach life with and I think I relate to that lol :lol: If you prefer BASIC, you can still use it on modern computers. If you haven't ...
by Pablos544
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I sold my BBC Micro now looking at BBC Master
Replies: 20
Views: 1118

Re: I sold my BBC Micro now looking at BBC Master

I think it won't be long before I sell that setup and get ebaying for a BBC Master. Hi Pablo If you would rather get a Master from a forum member, thats tested and PSU sorted out, then send me a PM when you're ready. We can work a sensible price out. I've got several working standard Masters :lol: ...
by Pablos544
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I sold my BBC Micro now looking at BBC Master
Replies: 20
Views: 1118

Re: I sold my BBC Micro now looking at BBC Master

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure using a Pi Co-Pro is a decent way to make 'an old dog do new tricks' I just wanna keep my setup standard so when I issue version 1.0 of my Adventure Engine it's gonna have a ready made market of BBC Master owners out there of which I know there are a few. Also I don't mi...
by Pablos544
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I sold my BBC Micro now looking at BBC Master
Replies: 20
Views: 1118

Re: I sold my BBC Micro now looking at BBC Master

I knew this move wouldn't be taste of the day :cry: But seriously guys, I know the Acorn guys are very clever and the Co-Pro idea is a wonderful way around the issue giving the BBC fantastic clean swabs of memory. The Pablo solution (Pablo being a bit naive and foolish in his ways you see) would be ...
by Pablos544
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I sold my BBC Micro now looking at BBC Master
Replies: 20
Views: 1118

I sold my BBC Micro now looking at BBC Master

Hi Everybody, Due to hard up / money problems etc.. I had to make a choice about what I can keep this Christmas. As I'm sure some of you guys will know The BBC Micro has long been one of my pet interests for many years. Over the last two weeks I made a decision to kill it. :? why wtf Simple reason. ...
by Pablos544
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro Memories
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: Retro Memories

lurkio wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:37 am
Great pic!

And that's the best use of a Steven Seagal boxset that I've ever seen.

:D =D> =D> =D>
:lol: :lol: :lol: I've seen this guy on youtube.com a lot!! He's constantly saying bad things about ppl
by Pablos544
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro Memories
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: Retro Memories

Nice work Pablo! I agree about the creative side of our beloved Acorn 8-bits. The nostalgia fuels creativity. It does truly don't it my mate aerworuld. I think there's a lot to be said for this Art as Art and I think quite often people seem to miss it a bit that it's beautiful indeed. Then again th...
by Pablos544
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro Memories
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: Retro Memories

tricky wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:29 pm
I like it =D>
I thought you would. Must be why we get on together so well :D P
by Pablos544
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro Memories
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Retro Memories

Sup ppl. Thought I’d post this. Not exactly the Retro Art really as it was all done on an iPad as such, however it does as such represent a modern representation of Retro Art if you know what I mean. This painting is about the Retro Arts we as school children grew up with and got to know and love as...
by Pablos544
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I'm the new game reviewer for the Zzap!64 magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: I'm the new game reviewer for the Zzap!64 magazine

Wow so you really were on the ZZAP!64 team?
by Pablos544
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: general
Topic: Maplin Electronics in administration
Replies: 110
Views: 8701

Re: Maplin Electronics in administration

This is getting a bit serious; the maplin.co.uk website is down :O
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by Pablos544
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Scramble for the beeb (going well)
Replies: 140
Views: 14203

Re: New version of Scramble for the beeb (going well)

If someone had sehen me a PC, visual studio and a couple of emulators I probably would have ;) ... That's an interesting question actually. I'm sure in your case your a gifted talent guy who can garners ingenious solutions no matter what he got however this does cast a larger question in my mind. H...
by Pablos544
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 207
Views: 14282

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

Hi. Can you book me for just Sat night? I wanna stay overnight and then be off in the morning that ok??? Cheers, Pablo
by Pablos544
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: REPEAT:PRINT "Hello, stardot. ";:UNTIL FALSE
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: REPEAT:PRINT "Hello, stardot. ";:UNTIL FALSE

welcome Paul and if you're from Manchester you must be hot stuff :P lots of good stuff at this forum !! I too loved the PET take care :D
by Pablos544
Sat May 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Did these games exist, or am I going mad?!
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Did these games exist, or am I going mad?!

I remember exactly this game for the Commodore PET
by Pablos544
Tue May 08, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro
Replies: 15
Views: 2769

Re: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro

New May 2018 Version!! Get a load of this demo https://youtu.be/NlaK8C82obQ =D> =D> =D> =D> Dave H :D Oooh glad you liked it Dave H :lol: I've always been an avid fan of Reader this truly is one of the greatest readers of all time and even by today's standards remains the way it should be in my opi...
by Pablos544
Mon May 07, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro
Replies: 15
Views: 2769

Re: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro

New May 2018 Version!! Get a load of this demo https://youtu.be/NlaK8C82obQ the little bug you see in the video should be ironed out with any luck by the time you read this. Unlike previous versions of retroReader this script is aggressively targeted at using Adobe Reader in Full Screen mode. Watch ...
by Pablos544
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: Legendary Speccy Assembler written for Windows
Replies: 0
Views: 631

Legendary Speccy Assembler written for Windows

Hi All, I've just read this on a fb group Z80 Assembly Programming On The ZX Spectrum 8) Apparently they've developed a version of Zeus legendary Spectrum Assembler for the Windows platform. The developer, Simon, also adds an IDE to this version, plus an integrated emulator. I thought with so much i...
by Pablos544
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 175
Views: 17617

Re: Windows 10....

Wonder why M$ now don't let you turn off auto updates, as previous windows you could, hence why my winXP desktop is always on the ready. You can it's just hidden from the User. The same option to configure or more how updates are done is available using the Local Group Policy Editor :- https://www....
by Pablos544
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Scramble for the beeb (going well)
Replies: 140
Views: 14203

Re: New version of Scramble for the beeb (just starting)

Looks great tricky :) I was hoping your creative talents would turn somewhere good soon. Scramble was one of my two, three, maybe four all time greatest games at the arcade =P~
by Pablos544
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: projects
Topic: New adventure game and BASIC (and now C) framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)
Replies: 53
Views: 3883

Re: New adventure game and BASIC framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)

Graphic are not on my radar - I would not know where to start! Hopefully I will be able to shrink the main program down and speed it up by replacing some of the stuff with machine code. That way if someone wanted to add graphics they could run it in a mode where that is possible... Might well be wo...
by Pablos544
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: New adventure game and BASIC (and now C) framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)
Replies: 53
Views: 3883

Re: New adventure game and BASIC framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)

It sounds very interesting this system of yours. I was hoping to do a PAW for the BBC Micro myself, with graphics similar to TKV. Yours seems like it's got some of the right stuff and it's going the right way, I hope you do well LardoBoffin
by Pablos544
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 2501

Re: My Wife

Sorry to hear this, probably chose the worst time to be off this board since I didn't know this had happened :( It's a tragic thing this really thinking of you you've been a great guy always there when I needed it I will offer prayers for your wife.. [-o<
by Pablos544
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: iOS edition of BBC BASIC announced
Replies: 38
Views: 3392

Re: iOS edition of BBC BASIC announced

I like this line from the App Store Codea entry
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/codea/id439571171?mt=8

"features..
Generate retro-game sound effects...." :lol:
sounds like we need to immediately rush out the door and buy one :lol: :lol:
by Pablos544
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: A special day for a very special computer!
Replies: 13
Views: 1379

Re: A special day for a very special computer!

richardtoohey wrote:..And then from that to a BBC B ... :D
LOL :D
by Pablos544
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)
Replies: 59
Views: 8578

Re: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)

Some disk filing systems let you use star commands as shorthand for loading and running programs with *RUN. So *CENTI would work if CENTI was on a DFS disk, but not if it was on a cassette. I don't know what the underlying mechanism is for this. Perhaps someone will explain it to us. :) Cheers, dav...