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by LordVaderUK
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: Seeking a text adventure written in BASIC
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Seeking a text adventure written in BASIC

I have written a text adventure in BASIC, it’s called Moonbase Escape and was “published” (sounds very grand!) a couple of months ago, details here:

MoonBase Escape Rev 2

Please drop me a line via PM if interested and I’ll see if I can help.
by LordVaderUK
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Master 128
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: Master 128

I’m selling mine, if you’re interested!
by LordVaderUK
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Master and lots of other bits
Replies: 20
Views: 1572

Re: For sale: Master and lots of other bits

*bump* Still available... BBC Master + rechargeable battery + cloth cover PiCoPro BBC Joysticks BBC joystick adapter 6502 Assembler book Loads of boxed Acornsoft software (almost all on tape) I am just waiting for eBay to do another 'sell for £1' offer at which point everything that's left will go o...
by LordVaderUK
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Master and lots of other bits
Replies: 20
Views: 1572

Re: For sale: Master and lots of other bits

Hi, drop me a line by PM, happy to discuss.
by LordVaderUK
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Master and lots of other bits
Replies: 20
Views: 1572

Re: For sale: Master and lots of other bits

*bump* Master and many other bits still available. I’ll also stick it on eBay but would prefer it to go to a true devotee here on stardot.
by LordVaderUK
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Master and lots of other bits
Replies: 20
Views: 1572

Re: For sale: Master and lots of other bits

I'm potentially interested in any discs -- is that a Planetoid disc I see. PM sent! Cheers Chris As per PM... 75266A10-A8B0-48D5-90CB-D05BB02ED931.jpeg 0BC2DED1-423B-4367-BDBC-DB4AF10A75CB.jpeg C83ABE17-5EB9-4103-B663-9DAA7B545500.jpeg 39F07132-6CED-42F6-A598-B9E7162FE341.jpeg AC53B2F2-4A03-4266-8C...
by LordVaderUK
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Master and lots of other bits
Replies: 20
Views: 1572

Re: For sale: Master and lots of other bits

Lots of boxed Acornsoft software. Mostly tapes. In varying condition, none of the tapes or disks have been tested. If there’s a particular title here you’re interested in, let me know and I can provide photos of that particular item. F252CD33-1A0E-4626-A42B-BE110CE87178.jpeg 017A23C6-B3F2-43AE-9D9D-...
by LordVaderUK
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Master and lots of other bits
Replies: 20
Views: 1572

Re: For sale: Master and lots of other bits

ROMs! (All untested)
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by LordVaderUK
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Master and lots of other bits
Replies: 20
Views: 1572

Re: For sale: Master and lots of other bits

BBC joysticks (untested)
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Joystick adapter for BBC Micro, boxed (untested)
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by LordVaderUK
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Master and lots of other bits
Replies: 20
Views: 1572

Re: For sale: Master and lots of other bits

I had these manuals printed and ridiculous expense #-o Now they can be yours... all ring bound. SOLD
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by LordVaderUK
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Master and lots of other bits
Replies: 20
Views: 1572

Re: For sale: Master and lots of other bits

Books! All in pretty good order, usual age related marks but all pages present and correct. ALL SOLD except for the assembly book 37316E94-55F3-48D8-836E-502088C87B9E.jpeg 91EDE4D1-93F5-405D-A200-E310612B9742.jpeg 72985046-CEE4-478B-A472-1EC47D5BAAF0.jpeg Still available... E3D09FF0-3DF4-4F86-9621-9...
by LordVaderUK
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Master and lots of other bits
Replies: 20
Views: 1572

For sale: Master and lots of other bits

Hi all, I find myself once again looking to offload all my retro stuff. My circumstances have changed this year (even more than everyone else!) and I don’t have the time or physical space any more for tinkering with lovely retro gear. Before I stick anything on fleabay, I wanted to offer it to folks...
by LordVaderUK
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5956
Views: 587184

Re: Today I received.....

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Mr Birnbaum and I are settling down with a cup of tea to see what he can teach me!
by LordVaderUK
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Maximising memory for BASIC program
Replies: 23
Views: 1499

Re: Maximising memory for BASIC program

Thanks guys. I don't want to use trickery like compaction or emulators unless I get desperate. A big part of the fun for me is nostalgia; I'm writing it on a real BBC B and imagining it's the early 80's and I've just got hold of a BBC:) I am willing to go that route if I must but it will sap a lot ...
by LordVaderUK
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Co-processor Menu
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: Co-processor Menu

This is excellent, and I too have a ropey bit of paper with all the *FX230,152,... codes. Can you please humour an idiot (me) and post an idiot’s guide to installing and using this? I don’t know for example what a $.Library file is :oops:
by LordVaderUK
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Character editor
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Re: Character editor

Thanks for this, I'm trying to use the BFont library but ... well, is it me, or is there a bug in this code?! ...specifically, a rogue extra 'REPEAT' statement in line 270?? Certainly, the code doesn't seem to work unless I remove it :shock: You're right! Have a banana! :) I'll update the library. ...
by LordVaderUK
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Character editor
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Re: Character editor

A saved VDU font file can be "loaded" by just OPENIN'ing it and VDU'ing it. A saved binary font file can be loaded with a loop that goes through each character and VDU's the eight parameters, both can be done with the BFont_Load() procedure in the BFont library Thanks for this, I'm trying to use th...
by LordVaderUK
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Care Electronics Plug in ROM cart for the Beeb for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Care Electronics Plug in ROM cart for the Beeb for sale

I’m interested in the assembly book, if you’re interested in splitting that off as a single item?
by LordVaderUK
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: here is a new frog challenger
Replies: 21
Views: 1502

Re: here is a new frog challenger

Salut Laurent, bienvenue a notre forum magnifique. Si vous chercher les infos sur les ordinateurs rétro - ici est l'endroit!

Desolé pour ma Français mauvaise :shock:
by LordVaderUK
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Wanted - unusual floppy images
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Wanted - unusual floppy images

Just tried googling 'Unusual floppy images' to help you out --- won't be doing that again and I dread to think what my Google Ads are going to be for the next few weeks :oops:
by LordVaderUK
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: MoonBase Escape - Rev2!
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: MoonBase Escape - Rev2!

For your next challenge I recommend you have a go at writing an assembly language game, even if it's a conversion of MoonBase to start with. You'll find as I did that it's a great way of learning the language and you don't have to worry about "out of memory" messages. If you write it in Beebasm whi...
by LordVaderUK
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Character editor
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Re: Character editor

The editor window shows the values of each line of the bitmap, the parameters to a VDU 23,n sequence. Ah yes, sorry I knew that, should have made myself clearer. When I save the characters to a file, there’s an option to save in VDU format. I assumed this would be a text file full of VDU 23, statem...
by LordVaderUK
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Character editor
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Re: Character editor

jgharston wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:14 pm
http://mdfs.net/Apps/Font/ : DefChar
Thank you - exactly what I needed! Looks like you wrote it (very impressed) - can you tell me how to extract the resultant VDU statements so I can include them in my BASIC code?
by LordVaderUK
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Character editor
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Character editor

Can anyone direct me to a simple character editor to allow redefinition of ASCII chars 224 to 255? I have tried googling, and searching here, but haven't found anything that works yet. Failing that, I may have to write my own, in which case, how does one read the current 8 byte make up of one of the...
by LordVaderUK
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Reducing Basic Program Size
Replies: 34
Views: 2474

Re: Reducing Basic Program Size

One way programs can use space unnecessarily is having two copies of things in memory: one copy in a program statement defining it, and another copy in its intended location in memory. As you mentioned, the classic example is DATA statements - the data exists twice, in the DATA statements themselve...
by LordVaderUK
Sun May 31, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: MoonBase Escape - Rev2!
Replies: 2
Views: 318

MoonBase Escape - Rev2!

During lockdown I've been working on a new, improved version of my text adventure - MoonBase Escape , and it's now ready for you to try / break! It's the same story as the original game, but with an expanded map and some new puzzles. It even has a couple of cheesy sound effects :lol: (type SFX to to...
by LordVaderUK
Sat May 30, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: b2 - new emulator
Replies: 170
Views: 18714

Re: b2 - new emulator

Both fixed, I hope. The latest version was missing some libraries it now needs - this step is now automated, so it shouldn't happen again. The ROM path issues should hopefully be fixed by the makeover I've given the configs/ROMs system. The dialog has changed a bit (feedback sought...), and there's...
by LordVaderUK
Fri May 29, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: b2 - new emulator
Replies: 170
Views: 18714

Re: b2 - new emulator

Hi @LordVaderUK ... quick question: Where are you running B2 from? Do you run it from the Downloads folder or do you copy it to Applications? If you're downloading it straight to the Downloads folder and running it directly from there, it might be worthwhile copying it to the Applications folder an...
by LordVaderUK
Fri May 29, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: b2 - new emulator
Replies: 170
Views: 18714

Re: b2 - new emulator

Ugh, sorry about this - I'll investigate at the weekend. A quick google suggests this might be due to some quarantine/sandbox sort of affair that I've yet to fall foul of myself, but my recent changes could easily have broken something. I'll fiddle about for a bit, hopefully I'll be able to get som...
by LordVaderUK
Thu May 28, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: b2 - new emulator
Replies: 170
Views: 18714

Re: b2 - new emulator

Hi Tom, I've been using b2 for some weeks now to test the new text adventure I'm writing, and it has been great. I kept encountering an error whereby I'd create a copy config of a BBC Master, and add a couple of ROMs. This config would work fine for a while but then when selected would come up with ...

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