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by davidb
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Gloucester
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: Hi from Gloucester

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: An Exile writeup
Replies: 31
Views: 1104

Re: An Exile writeup

I also enjoyed your Exile playthrough videos. Thanks for making them. :)

They inspired me to make my own set for the Electron, though without annotations. ;)
by davidb
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetingsto all.
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Greetingsto all.

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi it's me - MarkyV
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: Hi it's me - MarkyV

Very nice! :)

I was amused that the Roman, Saxons and Vikings themes also overlap with the ones from the Logotron Zig Zag series. Was that because those periods were part of the curriculum at the time?
by davidb
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMFS Development and Support
Replies: 957
Views: 70837

Re: MMFS Development and Support

I got it working eventually. Just documenting the context using the PRES Plus 1 ROM: Rom C : (SL ) 23 PRES Plus 1 1.23 Rom B * ( L ) 01 BASIC Rom 6 : ( R) Rom 1 : ( R) Rom 0 : (S ) 01 Mega Games Cartridge 2 1.0 The MGC2 cartridge decompresses the MMFS ROM (the MGCBB.rom file padded with zeros to 16K...
by davidb
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: tape inlay instructions wanted.
Replies: 370
Views: 43145

Re: tape inlay instructions wanted.

While I'm on this subject perhaps there should be a similar thing for game adverts, some of these were very glossy magazine ads eg Superior Software and Micro Power. Others were little more than small-ads but I suppose everyone had a budget to work to. You can find some adverts in the Community Pro...
by davidb
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMFS Development and Support
Replies: 957
Views: 70837

Re: MMFS Development and Support

Yes, I think this is expected. You need to either: 1. Force MMFS to re-initialize, by issuing *MMFS (or making the appropriate initialize filesystem service call), or I tried this, I think. I'll need to check, but I think it didn't work. I also tried sending a service call (which may have done the ...
by davidb
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMFS Development and Support
Replies: 957
Views: 70837

Re: MMFS Development and Support

I have been experimenting with MMFS in a modified version of Elkulator to get it working for the MGC2. I also see the "Bad Sum" error after copying the ROM data into sideways RAM. However, after Ctrl-BREAK it works as expected, so perhaps the initialisation code is getting run and the checksum is be...
by davidb
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from exotic Coventry UK
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: Hello from exotic Coventry UK

Welcome! :D

Nice avatar you have there, by the way. :)
by davidb
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Barcelona
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Hello from Barcelona

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Electron Elite disk image.
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: Electron Elite disk image.

Elkulator includes ACP 1770 DFS which keeps PAGE at E00.
by davidb
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Free to collector Archimedes swag
Replies: 25
Views: 1701

Re: Free to collector Archimedes swag

Are the FORTH reference and disks part of the Silicon Vision product? Was that ever archived?
by davidb
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: *SAY "HELLO STARDOT"
Replies: 13
Views: 307

Re: *SAY "HELLO STARDOT"

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Electron Elite disk image.
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: Electron Elite disk image.

The disk images will have been deprotected to an extent, though you will need to trust that the conversion was done correctly by whoever did it. If you start from the cassette version, use the Superior re-release because it had some (all?) of the original Acornsoft protection removed, assuming that ...
by davidb
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Tasmania, Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Hi from Tasmania, Australia

Welcome! :D

I saw a screenshot of your compiler on Twitter. It looks very interesting so far. :)
by davidb
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Electron Elite disk image.
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: Electron Elite disk image.

There's a disk version on Every Game Going. I couldn't test whether saving to disk worked. However, it seems to use cassette for loading, so I suspect it would need some hacking.

I don't know if there was ever source code available for the Electron version of the game at The Elite Home Page.
by davidb
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Hi

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Perth, Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Hi from Perth, Australia

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New member saying hi
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: New member saying hi

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Spain!
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Hello from Spain!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Trained Arcade Adventures
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Trained Arcade Adventures

The nearest thing Castle Raider has to save points is its use of separate levels. When you use a life, you start at the last entrance you used. I suppose I could have found some spare RAM to add a single save point and a title screen option to continue. Nobody asked for anything like that during pla...
by davidb
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5611
Views: 467386

Re: Today I received.....

Today I received a homework assignment from DaveH... :twisted: :wink:

...and he sent me a floppy disk from his attic clearout that I will try to image when I can.

Thanks, Dave! :D
by davidb
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from California
Replies: 14
Views: 886

Re: Hello from California

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 527
Views: 38858

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

You could always try haggling with CJE Micro's: Acorn Electron (S/H) Not working and incomplete. ;)
by davidb
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Seventh Star (1984) — Acornsoft
Replies: 30
Views: 1846

Re: The Seventh Star (1984) — Acornsoft

fuzzel wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:32 am
I must admit, the artwork on the Acornsoft packaging was very well done, yours being a particularly good example.
I agree. It certainly looks good from the pictures I've seen online. I wonder who the artist was?
by davidb
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New Finds from the Attic/Workshop - Taken : But now more
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: New Finds from the Attic/Workshop - Taken : But now more

The ANT/Atomwide "Combi" Ethernet card disc might be useful, I suppose. I think I have one in my A7000+ so you would think I would have the disc somewhere. :-k

I'll check later to see if I imaged it already.
by davidb
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton 2 Electron Map
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: Repton 2 Electron Map

Snuggsy187 wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:21 pm
What next..... Ravenskull.....? :wink:
Well, there's some information already available so that should get you started.

Or you could fix Repton Infinity to make it the game it should have been. ;)
by davidb
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton 2 Electron Map
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: Repton 2 Electron Map

Very well done! =D>

What did you have to juggle around to fit the map code in?