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by ctr
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2344

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2344

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2344

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2344

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2344

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2344

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2344

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 2344

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians
Replies: 41
Views: 1218

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.

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by ctr
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians
Replies: 41
Views: 1218

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: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Downloading ssds
Replies: 19
Views: 820

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: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Downloading ssds
Replies: 19
Views: 820

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1856

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1856

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...

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by ctr
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1856

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

I decided to have just one more go...

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by ctr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1856

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: 728

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: 1521

Re: Retro Software website down

Thank you! It is a useful reference.
by ctr
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Solidisk RTC
Replies: 5
Views: 237

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: 1521

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: emulators
Topic: Recording video from BeebEm
Replies: 5
Views: 297

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.

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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: 1521

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: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 1443

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

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

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by ctr
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 1443

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.

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by ctr
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 1443

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

Finally finished level 3. Also found another bug. On level two it will sometimes fill two squares together even when you haven't quite completed the border of one of them. If you come back later and fill in the tiny bit of missed border the square is cleared out again! However, I don't know if this ...
by ctr
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 1443

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

Slight improvement. (Sorry about the screenshot quality.)

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by ctr
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 1443

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

Isn't it just random to actually hit the banana? I've only hit it once and that was on a rather lowish score? I'm not sure. You get to choose the starting point (by hitting enter). There's possibly an initial left/right random choice but after that the thing seems to move deterministically. So if e...
by ctr
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 1443

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

Missed the first banana again but got the second one. My new technique is to close my eyes. I don't get the banana any less often but I don't feel as bad when I miss.

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