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by ctr
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1176
Views: 88434

Re: Acorn Art Thread

I didn't notice you'd got it working until I'd nearly finished changing it to run on .net core. So in theory it should run natively on macOS now. Note that the instructions are quite different.

The animated bus works fine using the old version on Windows and using the new version.
by ctr
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1176
Views: 88434

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Yes, it's this one: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/download/file.php?id=54199&mode=view That gif works fine for me on Windows 10. The failing line of code is the one I thought might have a problem with a static gif because it reads the inter-frame delay: byte frameDelay = (byte)(ushort)((BitmapMetad...
by ctr
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1176
Views: 88434

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Any idea what's wrong? Silly question, is it an animated gif? A non-animated one might confuse it. Or edit the compilation line in build.bat to read: %CSC% -debug -define:DEBUG -out:bin\img2beeb.exe src\Program.cs src\Properties\AssemblyInfo.cs -reference:WPF\WindowsBase.dll -reference:WPF\Presenta...
by ctr
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1176
Views: 88434

Re: Acorn Art Thread

In 2018 pixelblip started making animated images, and, again, somehow -- how?! -- a few of them were converted , by ctr, into a format that could be played on a real Beeb (or in emulation). :shock: =D> =D> I did a little tidying and uploaded my code to github: https://github.com/mungre/img2beeb The...
by ctr
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 4807

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Level 18! This thing is a time vampire.
by ctr
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 4807

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Finally did 13 with only one life lost, straight through 14, floundered on 15.
by ctr
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 4807

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

KarateEd wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:39 am
..and got to the funky 'stick' level. Almost got it done
That's what I thought!
by ctr
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 4807

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Still level 13. I can do the hard bit, but not the really hard bit.
by ctr
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 4807

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

I can't figure out how to get the tripod and still finish level 11, but I can get all the horseshoes now. 12 was OK, 13 requires a great deal of precision. Which I failed at.
by ctr
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 4807

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Level 11 is fiendish. It seems to have two things that need to be done last.
by ctr
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 4807

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

I wasn't going to play again today but then I was waiting for my dinner to cook...

Level 10: 120,560
by ctr
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 4807

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

I had this back in the day but it never appealed. Liking it so far though.

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by ctr
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians
Replies: 41
Views: 2544

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians

Only a small bump. I've been trying a different playing style - only shooting the attackers - and it's taken me a week to beat my old score.

5,360
by ctr
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians
Replies: 41
Views: 2544

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians

I got to level 4 but only 4,840. I guess flying ones score more?
by ctr
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Downloading ssds
Replies: 19
Views: 1670

Re: Downloading ssds

No, Apache can do content-type for you. You just need to tell it that ssd files have mime type application/vnd.acorn.disc-image.ssd (or application/octet-stream if you prefer). I haven't used Apache in years but a quick Google suggests you need to add this to a config file: AddType application/vnd.a...
by ctr
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Downloading ssds
Replies: 19
Views: 1670

Re: Downloading ssds

On Windows 10 it works fine for me in Firefox but Edge is guessing the type because the response doesn't have a content-type header. The generic content-type for "this is a binary blob so don't try to display it" is "application/octet-stream". Alternatively, Tom Seddon is using "application/vnd.acor...
by ctr
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 4141

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

Cheers. For me it was actually the first screen the second time through. I'd had an absolutely blinding run hitting loads of enemies with fruit and then I threw it all away! I've completed that level once before but my score was nowhere near as good.
by ctr
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 4141

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

fwibbler wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Had an amazingly good run (by my standards) and then lost all my lives(about 3) on the same level! :oops:
Ditto. I also thought this will give me a clear lead over fwibbler...

37,100
by ctr
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 4141

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

I decided to have just one more go...

17,800
by ctr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 4141

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

I didn't know this was a thing on the beeb. It's a bit tricky.

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by ctr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Xilinx lawyers
Replies: 15
Views: 1078

Re: Xilinx lawyers

It's worth remembering that this is a dispute in America governed by American law. The law is different in the UK. For example, "fair use" is not a thing, but the use of a trade mark in an educational video is not a protected use anyway. Of course, if you post content on American sites you can't ign...
by ctr
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Retro Software website down
Replies: 31
Views: 2573

Re: Retro Software website down

Thank you! It is a useful reference.
by ctr
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Solidisk RTC
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Solidisk RTC

Another random guess using only reads: a read of &BExx latches xx, then a read of &BFyy writes yy to cmos address xx. Stephen's method does look simpler though.
by ctr
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Retro Software website down
Replies: 31
Views: 2573

Re: Retro Software website down

That is good news. An upgrade from such an old version could have been a royal pain in the bum. Losing the theme is a shame but I'd rather have the content. Thanks again.
by ctr
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Recording video from BeebEm
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Recording video from BeebEm

I always use ffmpeg to convert beebem's avi output to mp4. The files are much smaller, are widely supported, and I've never noticed a problem with the audio/video sync. And ffmpeg is free.

Code: Select all

ffmpeg -i beebemvideo.avi newvideo.mp4
by ctr
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Retro Software website down
Replies: 31
Views: 2573

Re: Retro Software website down

Thank you for fixing this. I started scraping the site with a view to making a static copy of the forum but unfortunately there are quite a lot of posts in the forum threads that appear blank. For example, in here , here , here and here . From the context it appears to be any post with a code block ...
by ctr
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 3328

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

Nearly completed level 4 but I fumbled with only a couple of squares left.

49,390
by ctr
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 3328

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

Consolidating my fifth place with another small bump...

Also a short video of another bug (only 120K). I've no idea what caused it.

42,660

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