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by Andrew_Waite
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Game... "Flying Fingers"?
Replies: 12
Views: 569

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: 316
Views: 39143

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: hardware
Topic: 21st Century BBC Micro?
Replies: 13
Views: 501

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: 315

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: 316
Views: 39143

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: 316
Views: 39143

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: 316
Views: 39143

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
by Andrew_Waite
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: *SAY "HELLO STARDOT"
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: *SAY "HELLO STARDOT"

Hello from another Hampshire based Beeb fan. If you like, add your details to the 'where are we all located' thread. I'm sure it's not called exactly that but you'll find it. It's a map I think. The "Where is everyone? An information gathering topic" thread? https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic....
by Andrew_Waite
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 316
Views: 39143

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Adrian Black on Troubleshooting and fixing a dead Apple IIc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8YVX75Qr-0
by Andrew_Waite
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Putting my A3010 back in service
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Putting my A3010 back in service

Download and play 'Hamsters'. A wonderful platformer where you chase and splat small brown fury creatures with a large mallet.

https://www.acornarcade.com/downloads/
by Andrew_Waite
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 316
Views: 39143

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Jan Beta is restoring an Atari 1040STF.

New Part 2 : Retrobrighting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTrmlBD9uDE

The Older Part 1 : The Electronics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F0Y4kwT5es
by Andrew_Waite
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: general
Topic: The passing of Chuck Peddle
Replies: 4
Views: 460

The passing of Chuck Peddle

Sad news. Chuck Peddle, the main designer of the MOS Technology 6502 microprocessor, passed away on the 15th December 2019.

https://wdc65xx.com/in-memoriam-of-chuc ... Z-sfwIJXjo

https://www.team6502.org/
by Andrew_Waite
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 316
Views: 39143

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

GadgetUK164 is restoring several Acorn A3010s.

Part Two : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhjGmUn4s-Y

Andrew_Waite wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:17 am
GadgetUK164 - starts to restore a stack of Acorn A3010s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5nOSKW7WuI
by Andrew_Waite
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 316
Views: 39143

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Jan Beta is restoring an Atari 1040STF.

Part 1: The Electronics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F0Y4kwT5es
by Andrew_Waite
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 316
Views: 39143

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

GadgetUK164 - starts to restore a stack of Acorn A3010s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5nOSKW7WuI
by Andrew_Waite
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 316
Views: 39143

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Adrian Black has finished his PET Rescue. Part Four of the Commodore PET restoration is here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaytj2uZOcI Previous episodes : The Commodore PET Rescue (Part 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn12t... PET Rescue Part 2 - Bath Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jyu...
by Andrew_Waite
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The very best Beeb tunes?
Replies: 21
Views: 1114

Re: The very best Beeb tunes?

The in-game music to Bubble Bobble is nice. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c9abQIXJGI )
Or the loading music to Dare Devil Dennis. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acKm7V-joeon )
The in-game music to Pengo is quite good as well ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_j0xHIM5mw )
by Andrew_Waite
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 316
Views: 39143

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

A nice review by ChinnyVision of the ElkSD64 - Acorn Electron SD Card And Memory Expansion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2czhp7QUl4
by Andrew_Waite
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 316
Views: 39143

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

A video from Dartmouth College on the birth of the BASIC programming language.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYPNjSoDrqw
by Andrew_Waite
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: My Top 85 Games for the BBC Micro
Replies: 13
Views: 1378

Re: My Top 85 Games for the BBC Micro

Thank you for making such a nice video on Santa's Sleigh. The game was originally written on an Acorn Electron and submitted to Electron User magazine, with a small rocket man instead of 'Santa'. EU asked me to add a Christmas theme to the game for the December 1986 issue of the magazine, so the roc...
by Andrew_Waite
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 316
Views: 39143

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

On the 50th Anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 12 mission, how "Set SCE To AUX" saved the day after the Saturn V rocket was twice struck by lightening during launch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4TXNZW ... h0CTn8ebkQ
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Mode 7 flip between pages
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: Mode 7 flip between pages

I want to animate them. So my question is what format do I save them in from Edit tf to display on a beeb and also is there some code to load a series of mode 7 pages then flip between them quickly? I think that the two programs below do something similar to what you are looking to achieve. They cr...
by Andrew_Waite
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC b, reading the CRT vertical sync position.
Replies: 13
Views: 1591

Re: BBC b, reading the CRT vertical sync position.

Hi, i am wondering how the CRT vertical sync position can be read ?. In my poor games moving characters will disappear in certain horizontal bands even when using *FX19. The few other documented bbc games seam to be reading the CRT draw position but i was not able to easily grasp how with all the o...
by Andrew_Waite
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Keynsham!
Replies: 13
Views: 574

Re: Hello from Keynsham!

Welcome, Chris. :D I haven't heard of Keynsham since the days of radio Luxemburg on my trannie and that guy selling a method for winning the pools. :lol: Welcome! I remember my father talking of Horace Batchelor of Keynsham (spelt K – E – Y – N – S – H – A – M). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydQ8...
by Andrew_Waite
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: My Top 85 Games for the BBC Micro
Replies: 13
Views: 1378

Re: My Top 85 Games for the BBC Micro

A really nice project, looking forward to future episodes.
by Andrew_Waite
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 316
Views: 39143

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Amigos Retro Gaming review 'Jump Man' and 'Atic Raid' on the Jupiter Ace Computer, from the Amigos Studios in Hurricane, West Virginia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sflhftatMmM
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: How to...on a Commodore 64
Replies: 17
Views: 769

Re: How to...on a Commodore 64

There is a nice page in the C64's palette here :
https://www.pepto.de/projects/colorvic/2001/
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: How to...on a Commodore 64
Replies: 17
Views: 769

Re: How to...on a Commodore 64

To be fair to the Commodore engineers and their "15 shades of brown" palette, they made the colours so similar to reduce the appearance of the dot crawl effect on 1970s and early 80s vintage NTSC TV sets.
by Andrew_Waite
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 316
Views: 39143

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

"Micro Men - 10th Anniversary - With Chris Curry, Steve Furber and Hermann Hauser". A YouTube video set to premier on the 8th October. "To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the BBC's premiere of Micro Men, starring Alexander Armstrong and Martin Freeman, the Centre for Computing History has gathere...