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by Andrew_Waite
Sun May 02, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: An Overdrive processor for the 6502
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: An Overdrive processor for the 6502

Here is a video by Dan Wood on the PiStorm, a Raspberry Pi based replacement for the Amiga 500's 68k CPU.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CwVofNogDI
by Andrew_Waite
Sun May 02, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 409
Views: 68061

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

The Retro-Hour on the Mega 65, a modern remake of the Commodore 65.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00axe5hhdYE
by Andrew_Waite
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel
Replies: 31
Views: 4077

Re: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel

Here is the latest version of Planet Nubium 2, to bring the game to Version 1.1. The .ssd disk image available below. The disk is bootable, or type ' CHAIN"NUBIUM" ' to load and run the game. Changes since Version 1.0 : * There is now a timer to time speed runs. Complete Planet Nubium 2 by...
by Andrew_Waite
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Planet Nubium : A game for the BBC Master
Replies: 44
Views: 10425

Re: Planet Nubium : A game for the BBC Master

An update to Planet Nubium, which is now at Version 1.9. I think that this will be the final version of the game. The .ssd disk image available below. The disk is bootable, or type ' CHAIN"NUBIUM" ' to load and run the game. Changes since Version 1.8 : * A new loading page, which I think w...
by Andrew_Waite
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: An Overdrive processor for the 6502
Replies: 11
Views: 679

An Overdrive processor for the 6502

It would be awesome to have a drop in replacement for the Beeb or Electron's host 6502 CPU. This replacement part would greatly increase the speed of the machine's host processor. Unlike a second processor, replacing the host processor would speed graphics drawing. Today I came across the 'Buffee Pr...
by Andrew_Waite
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 409
Views: 68061

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Making Dragon 32 computers at the Dragon Data factory in Port Talbot in time time for the Christmas rush.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=305o5qCkkgI
by Andrew_Waite
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 409
Views: 68061

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

A new video from Sharopolis, this time looking at games which pushed the limits of the lowest low spec Speccy, the 16K ZX Spectrum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_caWDKCx0eQ
by Andrew_Waite
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Electron - data capture analogue / digital
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Electron - data capture analogue / digital

Back in the day for my AO-Level computer project I used an Electron with PLUS-1 interface to both read temperatures from an analogue temperature sensor via the analogue joystick interface, and to drive relays from the printer port through an eight channel Darlington driver chip. I used the printer p...
by Andrew_Waite
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 409
Views: 68061

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

LGR loads a PC game from reel to reel tape using the KCS standard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d60V9yAPE_s
by Andrew_Waite
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 409
Views: 68061

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Making motherboards at the Gigabyte factory in Taiwan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR-DOeAm-PQ
by Andrew_Waite
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: AI smashes video game high scores on Atari consoles
Replies: 0
Views: 208

AI smashes video game high scores on Atari consoles

AI smashes video game high scores. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2269085-ai-smashes-video-game-high-scores-by-remembering-its-past-success/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=echobox&utm_medium=social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0xnmeIwaUr0Wd1JAPVHX2kdPAxds8vXgOHWrWe8w8h-CK40P-...
by Andrew_Waite
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory moto encoded in Perseverance Mars rover parachute in binary
Replies: 3
Views: 265

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory moto encoded in Perseverance Mars rover parachute in binary

“Dare Mighty Things”. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory moto encoded in Perseverance Mars rover parachute in binary.
by Andrew_Waite
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 409
Views: 68061

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Bad Apple running on a Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JQlAIc ... vYpdGi9I-0
by Andrew_Waite
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 409
Views: 68061

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

A 1953 vintage film made by Bell Labs about the Transistor, complete with footage of William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain, who won the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for its invention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9xUQWo4vN0&fbclid=IwAR3f_XyX4if-oBgQmNcezw3NfS7jKQnQ4E9NZN3qf6C5x...
by Andrew_Waite
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 409
Views: 68061

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

A 1967 film by Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation on integrated circuits, describing their design and the development of late 1960s IC technology.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z47Gv2cdFtA
by Andrew_Waite
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 409
Views: 68061

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

A 1953 vintage film made by Bell Labs about the Transistor, complete with footage of William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain who won the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9xUQWo4vN0&fbclid=IwAR3f_XyX4if-oBgQmNcezw3NfS7jKQnQ4E9NZN3qf6C5x...
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: The 8bit Guy
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: The 8bit Guy

I like to watch Adrian's Digital Basement. Adrian is a Canadian living in Oregon, who has featured both the BBC Micro and Spectrum on his show. https://www.youtube.com/c/adriansdigitalbasement/videos Also from the US, from West Virginia, is the Our Sinclair show that has restarted this week after a ...
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 180
Views: 27004

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Another nice fractal drawn using a Chaos Game method. https://bbc.godbolt.org/?embedBasic=10%20MODE0%3AA%3D1%2F2%3AX%3D10%3AY%3D10%3AW%25%3D6%0A20%20FOR%20I%25%3D1%20TO%201000000%0A30%20REPEAT%3AV%25%3DRND%284%29%3AUNTIL%20V%25%3C%3EW%25%0A40%20%3A%0A50%20IF%20V%25%3D1%20X%3DX*A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20...
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 180
Views: 27004

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Drawing more fractals, this time Julia Sets. Firstly in MODE 0, with creal=-0.8 and cimag=0.156 10 MODE 0:VDU29,640;512; 20 creal=-0.8 30 cimag=0.156 40 FOR v=-512 TO 512 STEP 4 50 FOR h=-640 TO 640 STEP 2 60 x=h/400:y=v/550 70 FOR i=1 TO 50:zreal=(x*x)-(y*y)+creal:zimag=(x*y*2)+cimag 80 IF (zreal*z...
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 180
Views: 27004

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Draw a Sierpinski Triangle using a Chaos Game method.

Code: Select all

10 MODE0:x=0:y=0
20 FOR I%=1 TO 1000000:V%=RND(3)
30 IF V%=1 x=x/2:y=y/2
40 IF V%=2 x=100+(100-x)/2:y=173-(173-y)/2
50 IF V%=3 x=200-(200-x)/2:y=y/2
60 PLOT 69,x*5.8,y*5.8:NEXT
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Elementum for Electron and BBC Micro/Master
Replies: 46
Views: 4310

Re: Elementum for Electron and BBC Micro/Master

Brilliant and original game.

My only suggestion is to make additional keys, such as A and S keys, move the electron left and right as well as the Z and X keys. This way, the game can be played under emulation on PCs with foreign keyboards such as the German QWERTZ keyboard.

Andrew.
by Andrew_Waite
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 409
Views: 68061

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Adrian's Digital Basement repairs a BBC Micro power supply, as well as unboxing many BBC Micro and ZX Spectrum games.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6bfYwexlAs
by Andrew_Waite
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel
Replies: 31
Views: 4077

Re: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel

Planet Nubium makes it to Japan!

Link to a YouTube review in Japanese.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RpRjso ... oDD-T4M0PE
by Andrew_Waite
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel
Replies: 31
Views: 4077

Re: Planet Nubium Two - The Sequel

Planet Nubium and Planet Nubium Two make it to Japan!

Link below to a YouTube review in Japanese.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RpRjso ... oDD-T4M0PE
by Andrew_Waite
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Sprites that can be used from BASIC
Replies: 52
Views: 6723

Re: Sprites that can be used from BASIC

So the kids and I had a bit of a play with some graph paper and felt pens last night. We are going to write a Bruce Lee Vs Ninja's platform game using Trickys BASIC sprite routines.IMG_20201009_094253.jpg I use Excel's Conditional Formatting function to design sprites. BBC BASIC code can even be wr...
by Andrew_Waite
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 409
Views: 68061

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Bil Herd explores MOS's chip fab, years after being abandoned by Commodore, and complete with derelict PETs.

https://hackaday.com/2020/09/30/video-e ... modore-64/
by Andrew_Waite
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Geordie Racer and Through the Dragon's Eye
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Geordie Racer and Through the Dragon's Eye

Reminds me of Geordie Jumpers from BITD.
by Andrew_Waite
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 409
Views: 68061

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

LGR unboxes a new but old stock 1984 Tano Dragon Computer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK5eFZT2fVI
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Scrapping an A3020 - SOLD
Replies: 13
Views: 1240

Re: Scraping an A3020

Hi Joe,


I have an A3010, and am looking to replace the bottom half of the white plastic case as one of the four plastic protrusions that the keyboard sits on has broken off. As you are breaking the A3020 for spares, would you be interested in selling the bottom half of the case to me?


Andrew.
by Andrew_Waite
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3081
Views: 406259

Re: LOLPRICE

Hang onto that copy of Killer Gorilla, somebody has paid a record $114,000 for a Super Mario Bros. video game.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/11/us/super ... index.html

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