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by davidb
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Afternoon from North Dorset.
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Afternoon from North Dorset.

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: The complete Electron games archive
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Re: The complete Electron games archive

That would be nice. BeebEM and Elkulator emulators have "save state" functionality, having something like that on a real Electron would be a useful tool especially as many software do not have a "Save" function. I wonder if a small program could be written to read these saved states into a real Ele...
by davidb
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: The complete Electron games archive
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Re: The complete Electron games archive

You could try the method described here https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8123#p85702 That is probably most useful for converting user data stored in UEFs. Most games stored as UEFs will do nasty things like disable hardware and call *TAPE to prevent them from running from disk. So, whi...
by davidb
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: The complete Electron games archive
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Re: The complete Electron games archive

There are a lot of games in SSD format at Every Game Going. Here's a search for Electron games. The ones with the little disk icon next to the title are the ones you want.
by davidb
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: past weeknight 'general' acorn sessions
Topic: No Tuesday General ABug meeting this week.
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: No Tuesday General ABug meeting this week.

Hope it all goes well with the operation.

I'm sure we can skip the odd ABug meeting - there have been so many that we're all spoiled right now. :)
by davidb
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Greetings

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Unused Citadel bits
Replies: 96
Views: 13497

Re: Unused Citadel bits

Thanks for writing up your latest progress! I like decoding old map formats, so this is all very interesting stuff. Now we know what the layout looks like, we can imagine where all those passages down the well could lead to. :) And, to me, it looks like access to the title screen was an intentional ...
by davidb
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Barcelona
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Greetings from Barcelona

Very nice. :) I hope you have fun with it!
by davidb
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Hi there

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Historic Migration Path from 8bit to Arc?
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Historic Migration Path from 8bit to Arc?

We used an HCCS second drive cable for the A3000 to use a 5 1/4" floppy disk drive. The software to read the disks was ArcDFS in our case.
by davidb
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello From Bradford
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Hello From Bradford

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Dublin, Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Hello from Dublin, Ireland

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Barcelona
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Greetings from Barcelona

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Hull
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Hello from Hull

Welcome! :D

Hopefully the demoscene will push the machine a bit better than it did back in the day, when all the attention was on doing fixed-point maths on a StrongARM. :roll:
by davidb
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello - what a fantastic forum!
Replies: 13
Views: 373

Re: Hello - what a fantastic forum!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Serbia
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Hello from Serbia

Welcome! :D

Quite a few people in the forum have made Atari joystick adapters. I'm sure they can tell you what you need to do. :)
by davidb
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Hi there

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Toronto!
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: Greetings from Toronto!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New member from North Notts
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: New member from North Notts

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Highland Perthshire
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Hello from Highland Perthshire

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 31
Views: 6176

Re: Hi all

I think I went away to read about shadow RAM and forgot to start a thread about it. It looks like the Shadow RAM and Cheaper 2nd processor in preshadow days? threads are now covering the topic. :)
by davidb
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from London!
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Hi from London!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: trickysoft (new bbc micro games)
Topic: Asteroids emulator/source code port without the source
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Asteroids emulator/source code port without the source

Very good! I like the way you talk about how things are done while you show the results. :)
by davidb
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Using a Mac or PC for BBC games authoring
Replies: 45
Views: 1471

Re: Using a Mac or PC for BBC games authoring

Richard Russell wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:33 pm
davidb wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:02 pm
It looks like BA5 is still available. ;)
Haha, very good! A bit too easily mistaken for BAS methinks. :lol:
That was the idea. :twisted:
by davidb
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Using a Mac or PC for BBC games authoring
Replies: 45
Views: 1471

Re: Using a Mac or PC for BBC games authoring

It looks like BA5 is still available. ;)
by davidb
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Deathstar
Replies: 16
Views: 826

Re: Deathstar

Even the Electron version includes the sound calls for speech. :)

Edit: The BT Merlin M2105 would probably emit speech if this game was played on it.
by davidb
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Hello and my 'new' USA beeb kit
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: Hello and my 'new' USA beeb kit

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Belgium (ACorn A4000)
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Hi from Belgium (ACorn A4000)

Welcome! :D

Maybe you could get MicroPython to run on the A4000 itself. I think early versions of Python (around 1.5.2) worked on the original 32-bit Acorn machines.

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