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by flowsnake
Sun May 05, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Beebgames.com
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: Beebgames.com

Are any of the missing pages available on the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine? http://web.archive.org/web/2018*/beebgames.com The activity chart shows that they hit beebgames.com a bunch of times over the years. Picking a date in 2016 at random, and a publisher at random, it looks like the publis...
by flowsnake
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Sunrise
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Sunrise

Welcome aboard! Interesting that you got the Archimedes but sold it after a year and went back to the BBC for years. Just curious - why the move back? Nowadays I can get a computer for £5 that trounces the hardware specs of the BBC, so I can enjoy the challenge of fitting things into the limited BBC...
by flowsnake
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A bit of fun: Which version of BBC Micro is the best?
Replies: 36
Views: 1565

Re: A bit of fun: Which version of BBC Micro is the best?

I've never owned a model A or a B+, so clearly neither of these can be the best ;) I had a Model B from about 1984 onward, and briefly had a Master from about 1991-1993ish. Aside from some game compatibility I found the Master to be a superior machine in almost every way. All the really useful expan...
by flowsnake
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: hi - another one
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: hi - another one

Welcome aboard, and nice to meet a fellow cyberneticist :)
by flowsnake
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the UK :o)
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Hello from the UK :o)

Was the Time Machine one of the 4th Dimension games that was on an APDL reissue CD ROM at some point? Vague recollections of an adventure themed compilation. Would avoid the need to rip the floppies.
by flowsnake
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello. New forum user. BBC master
Replies: 19
Views: 782

Re: Hello. New forum user. BBC master

Great to see the old machine back in action!

To echo the comments above definitely consider replacing capacitors asap. They have a limited lifespan and tend to fail in unexpected and exciting ways.
by flowsnake
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Does anyone remember this adventure game?
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Does anyone remember this adventure game?

Maybe a trawl through http://flaxcottage.com/Educational/Default.asp will find it? Dragon World ( http://flaxcottage.com/Educational/ShowPackage.asp?p=351 ) is a candidate. I've not played this one myself but it's from 4mation who were a big publisher of educational games that were time-shared aroun...
by flowsnake
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, world!
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: Hello, world!

John (flaxcottage), who posted upthread, has an eduware archive, some of which is online: http://flaxcottage.com He might know more about the game you’re looking for. Good shout! After some untargeted furtling in the archive I chanced across 'Never Be Flash With Fireworks' [url]http://www.flaxcotta...
by flowsnake
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, world!
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: Hello, world!

CMcDougall wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:19 pm
you need to buy the real deal beeb 8)
Deep down, I think everyone knows it is only a matter of time before I succumb :)
by flowsnake
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, world!
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: Hello, world!

lurkio wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:20 pm
Welcome to Stardot! If you describe the games you’re looking for in this thread (or in a new thread in the Classic Games section of the forum), I’m sure someone will be able to identify them for you.
Will repost my query there too - if this is acceptable forum etiquette?
by flowsnake
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, world!
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: Hello, world!

Emulators are very good these days but nothing beats the smell of a warm BBC micro in the evening. :lol: Smells like... victory :) I'd love to have the physical boxen and gadgets again, and I am only one concussion-dazed ebay session away from acquiring all that I once coveted! My partner is somewh...
by flowsnake
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, world!
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: Hello, world!

Hopefully the Raspberry Pi is carrying on the tradition of the UK 8-bit computers and getting the next generation interested. :-k It most certainly is. With video games perceived as cool by today's youngsters, even if the word "cool" is no longer cool, there's a genuine interest out there. My own k...
by flowsnake
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, world!
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: Hello, world!

Welcome. Try the search on bbcmicro.co.uk for your games and maybe try a few new ones while you are there ;) Ask in this thread or start a new one, we have found some from pretty obscure descriptions. If you are quick, you could get them on the list for the next set of high-score challenges. I had ...
by flowsnake
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Jim's Computer Sheds, East Yorks, 15th September
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Jim's Computer Sheds, East Yorks, 15th September

Some excellent photos, and now I shall have to find a plausible pretext to ask Jim for a play with one of these analogue beasts!
by flowsnake
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Jim's Computer Sheds, East Yorks, 15th September
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Jim's Computer Sheds, East Yorks, 15th September

That's an impressive collection. I wonder if there are any analogue computers in that collection.Not that I have a practical use for one, more that it is always fun to fiddle with tech. I note this Jim Austin is in Yorkshire. Is this the same Jim Austin at the University of York? I was a grad studen...
by flowsnake
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, world!
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Hello, world!

Thought it was about time I say hello to you good people! My computing life started out with a BBC B sometime back in mid 80s when I had longer hair and shorter trousers. Like many of us, I self-taught myself the fundamentals of software development in an attempt to write games, and accidentally lea...