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by Rod C
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Any ideas what this is?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Any ideas what this is?

Ha ha nice detective work! Looks like the very same.
by Rod C
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Any ideas what this is?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Any ideas what this is?

This interesting item has come up on Ebay Australia. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/303780998475 Does "scanner interface" refer to a document scanner for a Beeb? Maybe a prototype or home build project? Looks like the hand written sticker on the board says BBC Dev S/N 002. I was able to find a manual f...
by Rod C
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: Frak! - PC style for testing (Private invite to regular HSC competitors only)
Replies: 108
Views: 1424

Re: Frak! - PC style for testing (Private invite to regular HSC competitors only)

No bugs to report here. I've been working through Classic and saved my sanity in a couple of places by using the L/R keys to get exact position before jumping.

Nice, smooth game Nick.
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by Rod C
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: Frak! - PC style for testing (Private invite to regular HSC competitors only)
Replies: 108
Views: 1424

Re: Frak! - PC style for testing (Private invite to regular HSC competitors only)

I've installed Frak! on my Win7 notebook. The game looks great and I'm finding it much more comfortable to play using ZX OK P keyset because the arrow keys on my notebook are pretty small. I've just been playing the first training level and keep getting what looks like the same error as FourthStone ...
by Rod C
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: The stupidestest RPCEmu question
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Re: The stupidestest RPCEmu question

This is fairly embarassing, but - how do I un-capture the mouse from RPCEmu in Windows? Not as embarrassing as this: I thought "I've never noticed that the mouse is captured..." So I started RPCEmu, had a quick look in Settings/Mouse and unclicked Follow Host Mouse. Then it captured my mouse and I ...
by Rod C
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria
Replies: 75
Views: 1646

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria

Here's my final attempt. I'd have liked to get this on level 2 but got shot down on my way to the transition then almost made it to level 2 again on my last life. Not to be I guess. I did get a pretty good grasp of level 2 but never able to get my best score there. Those enemies are so persistent. E...
by Rod C
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria
Replies: 75
Views: 1646

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria

Finally, a little bit better.

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by Rod C
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria
Replies: 75
Views: 1646

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria

I thought this would happen. I finally completed the land battle (on my first life, too) then promptly fell to pieces in the next level, the sea battle. Didn't have a clue where to go and as Venger warned, a diagonal-flying enemy took care of me quick smart! My score was only 17225 :cry: but at leas...
by Rod C
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: RGBtoHDMI boards
Replies: 102
Views: 5104

Re: For sale: RGBtoHDMI boards

Hi Ian
I would like to go on the list for a built RGBtoHDMI board please.
Rod
by Rod C
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria
Replies: 75
Views: 1646

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria

Starting to get into the flow a bit more.

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by Rod C
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria
Replies: 75
Views: 1646

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria

Wait a mo...

I just read the scrolling intro for the first time. Destroy four bases on land, sea, on the moon and in space. Sounds good.

Hopefully getting close to beating the first level too.

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by Rod C
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria
Replies: 75
Views: 1646

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria

and a little more improvement...

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by Rod C
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria
Replies: 75
Views: 1646

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria

Wasn't sure if I would but I'm enjoying this game. The sudden shoot-downs are a bit hard to take though.

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by Rod C
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria
Replies: 75
Views: 1646

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - Champ - Psycastria

Uh, oh! This game looks like trouble...
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by Rod C
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo
Replies: 54
Views: 1586

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo

Wow! Things are really heating up! Amazing scores Chris and Venger. As for me, I managed to get just a few more points. I found this game frustrating for ages but I got over that and enjoyed the fun of the challenge. Nicely made game, hey? Earlier I posted a pic showing something that seemed strange...
by Rod C
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo
Replies: 54
Views: 1586

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo

Woo from me too! :lol:

Had a bit of a breakthrough.
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by Rod C
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo
Replies: 54
Views: 1586

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo

I seem to be "frozen" in the mid-20Ks :lol:
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by Rod C
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo
Replies: 54
Views: 1586

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo

Soooo frustrating!! I agree! I switched to the rugged old Beeb because I found myself hitting the keys pretty hard! Just managed to make a little improvement. 25530.JPG Oh, yeah. Something strange happened yesterday. I got the last Snobee while lining up the bonus cubes on "Act 1" but it didn't go ...
by Rod C
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo
Replies: 54
Views: 1586

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo

Did someone say frustrating???
A little better though.
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by Rod C
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo
Replies: 54
Views: 1586

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo

Hard to get much traction in this game. :wink:

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by Rod C
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3010 Sick -- Well again!
Replies: 27
Views: 687

Re: A3010 Sick -- Well again!

Nice work, indeed, Andy.

I remember seeing your work bench in an earlier post and always admire your fossils on the window sill. Looks like a couple of ammonites at the left and is that a brachiopod at right? Ahh, old things!

Rod
by Rod C
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo
Replies: 54
Views: 1586

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo

Starting to get the hang of it.
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by Rod C
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo
Replies: 54
Views: 1586

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R10 - Pengo

Nice game but quite a challenge!
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by Rod C
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R09 - Chip Buster
Replies: 95
Views: 2331

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R09 - Chip Buster

Got a little improvement using the wide ranging repair strategy. Certainly keeps you busy!
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by Rod C
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: More adventure game BETA Testers wanted!
Replies: 44
Views: 2198

Re: More adventure game BETA Testers wanted!

Updated to Beta7 Oops, I just finished Beta6! Lots of fun indeed. Congratulations on some really clever, funny scenarios. =D> Now that you mention a bug, I did find something but I've forgotten what it was... Oh, now I remember: V svyy gur flevatr naq vawrpg Pureraxbi (guebj flevatr yvxr n qneg) gu...
by Rod C
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: More adventure game BETA Testers wanted!
Replies: 44
Views: 2198

Re: More adventure game BETA Testers wanted!

Hi Lee I'm using the update B5 and have a few comments: Zvabe vapbafvfgrapl: V trg Ebob-M gb boyvgrengr gur gbvyrg. Rknzvar gbvyrg. Jurer vf vg? Syhfu gbvyrg: Jubbfu Vagrerfgvat guvat jvgu graare: Rknzvar wnpxrg va pbasrerapr ebbz erirnyf pneq, pyvc naq graare. Nygreangviryl, vs V gnxr gur wnpxrg na...
by Rod C
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: More adventure game BETA Testers wanted!
Replies: 44
Views: 2198

Re: More adventure game BETA Testers wanted!

Hi Lee Un un vagrerfgvat sbe lbh gb fnl gung. V'ir nyernql tbar jvyq jvgu Ebob-M oynfgvat guvatf bhg bs rkvfgrapr naq rnpu gvzr guvaxvat vg cebonoyl znqr vg vzcbffvoyr gb pbzcyrgr sebz gung cbfvgvba. Creuncf gur bar lbh'er nyyhqvat gb vf xvyyvat gur pb-beqvangbe. Ab arrq gb ercyl nobhg gung. V unir ...
by Rod C
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: More adventure game BETA Testers wanted!
Replies: 44
Views: 2198

Re: More adventure game BETA Testers wanted!

OK got it. I'll have a look at it tomorrow.
by Rod C
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: More adventure game BETA Testers wanted!
Replies: 44
Views: 2198

Re: More adventure game BETA Testers wanted!

Have to say that I love the <rot13> Ebob-M naq gur zvav irefvba!!! </rot13>

This adventure sure has the Swedelia touch!

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