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by Andrew_Waite
Fri May 22, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Sideways RAM question
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Sideways RAM question

My games for the BBC Master, Planet Nubium and Nubium 2, keep the guardian sprite bitmaps and blitting code in SWRAM Bank 7, with the location in screen memory of each sprite in a parameter block in main memory, just below screen memory. To draw the sprite in PN1 a CALL is made from the BASIC part o...
by Andrew_Waite
Thu May 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel
Replies: 28
Views: 1789

Re: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel

0xC0DE wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:58 pm
I have never played Planet Nubium (spending too much time in my Acorn Electron bubble :mrgreen:) but I just gave PN2 a go in jsbeeb. Very cool game, well done!! =D> =D> =D>
Thank you. My childhood machine was an Electron, so it is great to see your demos pushing the Elk to its limits.
by Andrew_Waite
Wed May 20, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel
Replies: 28
Views: 1789

Re: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel

pure brilliant =D> =D> =D> How did you design your loader? Nice. Thank you, AJW. The loading picture is based on clip-art from the Internet, modified, colourised and resized with Microsoft Paint. I imported the image into the BBC Micro using the 'BBC Micro Image Converter'. The loading tune runs of...
by Andrew_Waite
Tue May 19, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Changing palette halfway up the screen
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Changing palette halfway up the screen

This thread (below) maybe of interest.

I have not yet figured out how to make an interrupt timed palette switch work for both interlaced and non-interlaced displays though.

viewtopic.php?f=54&t=16206
by Andrew_Waite
Thu May 14, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 329
Views: 42603

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

"The History of Calculating Devices"

From the 1980s series 'Great Experiments' with Professor Heinz Wolff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtMLlS6uUT0
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Which 8 bit computers could run BBC BASIC?
Replies: 18
Views: 514

Re: Which 8 bit computers could run BBC BASIC?

I have run Jonathan Harston's BBC Basic for the C64 on the VICE emulator, and very good it is too.

http://mdfs.net/Software/BBCBasic/C64/

Jon also has a port to the Spectrum.

http://mdfs.net/Software/Spectrum/BBCBasic/
by Andrew_Waite
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: bitshifters (new bbc master games)
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 136
Views: 13340

Re: Prince of Persia

by Andrew_Waite
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel
Replies: 28
Views: 1789

Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel

Version 1.0 of Planet Nubium Two is now finished! The new Version 1.0 brings a new loading screen and several bug and 'feature' fixes. The .ssd file for the new version is attached to the bottom of this post. I have tweaked the layout of many rooms. These changes are minor, so KarateEd's map still g...
by Andrew_Waite
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: bitshifters (new bbc master games)
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 136
Views: 13340

Re: Prince of Persia

Just to add to Kieran's to do list of games to port to the BBC :D I enjoyed playing Starglider back in the day on the PC. There is a C64 version of the game, written for the C64's 6510 that could perhaps be ported over to the Master's 6512. The game is in 3D as well, just like Stunt Car Racer. The C...
by Andrew_Waite
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Beeb FPGA port to Spectrum Next
Replies: 99
Views: 7767

Re: Beeb FPGA port to Spectrum Next

I have a Spectrum Next Accelerated on order, which means I get to watch green and yellow with envy all these folks on the internet who have received their machines as I wait for mind to be delivered. The Spectrum Next has a 28MHz Z80 mode. Any chance that the BBC Master's host soft processor can run...
by Andrew_Waite
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel
Replies: 28
Views: 1789

Re: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel

Hey Andrew, I think your map may have a couple errors on them. I think Departures, Delays and Cancellations only has 2 artifacts in it and..... Seen any interesting Hills and Valleys doesn't have any in it bringing your total to 70. I did a double check and realized somehow though I'd been to all t...
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel
Replies: 28
Views: 1789

Re: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel

KarateEd wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:37 pm
So, do I get a prize? Finished!!!

Good game sir.
Holy Cow Ed, I thought the game would take you longer than that to complete!

The 68 was there to test game completed routine. I will fix the 'feature' for the Version 1.0 release, or you can change 'ob%=68' in line 390 to 'ob%=0'.
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 329
Views: 42603

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Acorn machines come to Amigos Retro Gaming in Hurricane, West Virginia.

ARG review Oddball and Chock's Away in their brilliant and inimitable way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Agdnro7maVg
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel
Replies: 28
Views: 1789

Re: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel

What a superb way to map the game, Ed. Popcorn is already stacked next to my microwave in anticipation of seeing the original Planet Nubium on the Stardot HSC.
by Andrew_Waite
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel
Replies: 28
Views: 1789

Re: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel

Here are the credits for the chip tunes used in 'Planet Nubium Two', along with links to the original tunes on the 'Battle of the Bits' website. Tunes were originally written for the Sega Master System and converted to the BBC Micro by simonm and kieranhj. The Sega Master System and the BBC Micro ha...
by Andrew_Waite
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel
Replies: 28
Views: 1789

Re: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel

Here is a table showing the layout of the 44 rooms in Planet Nubium Two. ****NOTE : Table updated on 14th March 2020**** The number of collectible objects for each room is shown in brackets. There are 72 items in total, and 70 need to be collected to complete the game. When chip tunes are not playin...
by Andrew_Waite
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Planet Nubium : A game for the BBC Master
Replies: 42
Views: 7107

Re: New game for the BBC Master : Planet Nubium

I have made three changes to the original Planet Nubium game, to now reach Version 1.8. The .ssd disk image available below. The disk is bootable, or type ' CHAIN"NUBIUM" ' to load and run the game. Changes since Version 1.7 : * I found the flashing effect on my real Master when Rocketman crashes ir...
by Andrew_Waite
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel
Replies: 28
Views: 1789

Re: Planet Nubium Two - A Sequel

I have a brand new game for the BBC Master, and a sequel to Planet Nubium. The game is called Planet Nubium Two! The game uses a much improved Planet Nubium engine with more and larger sprites, and forty four all new rooms arranged as a large flip screen game. The game uses the awesome chip tune pla...
by Andrew_Waite
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel
Replies: 28
Views: 1789

Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel

The latest version (V1.0) of Planet Nubium Two is attached to this post along with a map showing the layout of the game.
by Andrew_Waite
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Kickstarter With Only Three Days To Go / Jetman - the complete published works all in one book!
Replies: 0
Views: 189

Kickstarter With Only Three Days To Go / Jetman - the complete published works all in one book!

A book of the complete Jetman comic strip that appeared in CRASH magazine! The 'ultimate' tribute to this space hero! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/47744432/jetman-the-complete-published-works-all-in-one-book?ref=project_facebook&fbclid=IwAR1mj6SEz-c-lkXqqHBl71je169UUxzq9qL4Ej3qaiRFYMndF1vjKW...
by Andrew_Waite
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 329
Views: 42603

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

"New! Games That Push The Limits of The ZX Spectrum"

New games that push this Rainbow Revolutionary to the edge, and keep it rocking in the 21st century...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEl4fecZeGE
by Andrew_Waite
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Game... "Flying Fingers"?
Replies: 14
Views: 1093

Re: Game... "Flying Fingers"?

Great to see the return of this series, Colin. I am hooked.
by Andrew_Waite
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 329
Views: 42603

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Nostalgia Nerd's review of the ZX Spectrum Next.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckYN_Tw ... -THzh_OsEc
by Andrew_Waite
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 21st Century BBC Micro?
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: 21st Century BBC Micro?

To my mind, a very nice project to extend the retro-user base of BBC Basic would be to port Richard Russell's Z80 BBC Tube BASIC to the Spectrum NEXT, as Jonathan Harston did with the ZX Spectrum.

http://mdfs.net/Software/Spectrum/BBCBasic/
by Andrew_Waite
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: general
Topic: HomeComputerMuseum in Helmond, The Netherlands
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: HomeComputerMuseum in Helmond, The Netherlands

YouTubers Octav1us and Nostalgia Nerd both visited the museum, their videos are below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8URSXa9J5qY&t=412s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8dexRPxeRs
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 329
Views: 42603

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Ben Heck is making an 8-bit SBC based on a Z80, 64k RAM, and an Arduino Leonardo for I/O and programming the OS into RAM on boot up. There are two parts to the series so far, links to both parts below. Looks interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL2Wrdqy63o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wg...
by Andrew_Waite
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 329
Views: 42603

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Retro Man Cave's superb interview with Prof. Steve Furber, who, with Sophie Wilson, designed the BBC Micro and the ARM architecture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5BcbwkCSsM
by Andrew_Waite
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 329
Views: 42603

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Amigos Retro Gaming interview with David Haynie at at Amiga Ireland 2020.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8fhzburF3E

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