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by davidb
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: Hello!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Atom Owner from Smalltown, Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Atom Owner from Smalltown, Canada

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mystery of the missing Exile mail-in cards
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Mystery of the missing Exile mail-in cards

I'd have to go back and look in my Exile manual but the "Important Message" looks familiar. I don't remember either of the blue cards so perhaps I never got them, though I would imagine that most people would only ever have needed one of them. ;) In terms of service, I'm sure Superior were second-to...
by davidb
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Galaforce 3 Teaser
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Galaforce 3 Teaser

Make the game you want to make - then add a hard mode for Wouter. :twisted:
by davidb
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Football
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Football

Coeus wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:36 pm
I probably will be watching the match...
What match? Is there a game on? :twisted: ;)
by davidb
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Just saying Hi
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Just saying Hi

Welcome! :D

And another Dave, too! Are things getting confusing for non-Daves yet? ;)
by davidb
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Another Dutchie resurrects his A5000
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Another Dutchie resurrects his A5000

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Drawing sprites in the desktop colour depth
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Drawing sprites in the desktop colour depth

Some ancient code of mine calls ColourTrans_SelectTable then OS_SpriteOp with 512+56 as the plot operation (I assume) in cases where the sprites can't just be dumped onto the screen. I imagine it would probably also work in the case where the sprite's mode and palette matched the current screen mode...
by davidb
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Design case history: the Commodore 64
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Design case history: the Commodore 64

Design case history: the Commodore 64 - an interesting and refreshingly honest tour of the Commodore 64 internals from 1985, containing quotes from some of the designers and engineers involved.
by davidb
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: yet another Canadian …
Replies: 13
Views: 171

Re: yet another Canadian …

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 90
Views: 1828

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

Interesting to see that the archive uses jsbeeb to run programs in the browser. Another round of applause for Matt Godbolt and friends, I think. =D>
by davidb
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Missing old/new Electron Expansions
Replies: 76
Views: 1142

Re: Missing old/new Electron Expansions

A cartridge with an Espressif ESP32 to provide connectivity, and perhaps also to serve ROMs from its own RAM/ROM, would be interesting. However, it would need some level shifting because it looks like a 3.3V part.
by davidb
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hey!
Replies: 23
Views: 736

Re: Hey!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: 6502 Homebrew Computer on Hackaday
Replies: 2
Views: 204

6502 Homebrew Computer on Hackaday

Following a link to Hackaday, I saw a reference to this 6502 Homebrew Computer which uses a BBC Micro case to keep everything nice and tidy. Initially I thought that it might have been related to someone posting on here, but I don't recognise the name.
by davidb
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: BeebSCUMM
Replies: 22
Views: 849

Re: BeebSCUMM

And I'm only teasing . . . So take no notice of my continual Electron comments whatsoever, I know the games you work-on will, probably, never be Electron compatible - If only I could contribute, I would - I think the work you do is way above and beyond - =D> I read your comment as more of a to-do l...
by davidb
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 36
Views: 1240

Re: Post Edits

I wasn't suggesting that people want the feature in order to be deceptive. My perspective is that it can be disorientating if you've read an original message then the author went back to change something. If you have a memory that picks up certain turns of phrase or snippets of information that were...
by davidb
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Cracking Apple II floppy copy-protection - 4am
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Cracking Apple II floppy copy-protection - 4am

Thanks for posting the link. It's very interesting to read 4am's perspective on copy protection. I wonder if the Scott Adams adventures on Acorn platforms had similar in-game copy protection checks to those mentioned in the interview. I don't think I've ever looked at those games in any detail. Does...
by davidb
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 36
Views: 1240

Re: Post Edits

I only tend to "silently" edit if I'm fixing a typo, broken link or attachment. Other than for those reasons (and sometimes even for those), I put a reason for editing in the message because I think that, even if I could get away with a silent edit, I don't like the idea of tampering with a message ...
by davidb
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 317
Views: 23344

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Liking the animations! :D
by davidb
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Charlottesville, VA, USA!
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: Hello from Charlottesville, VA, USA!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Back to Acorn
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: Back to Acorn

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Well Hello!!
Replies: 14
Views: 242

Re: Well Hello!!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello fellow Microites
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: Hello fellow Microites

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Which is the canonical Elkulator repository?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Which is the canonical Elkulator repository?

I'd like to be able to feed my changes back into an official repository. I can import mine into a new one under the stardot organisation on GitHub if that sounds good.

myelin, I noticed that you sent me some pull requests. I'll try and get to them early next week. :)
by davidb
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: REPEAT:PRINT "Hello, stardot. ";:UNTIL FALSE
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: REPEAT:PRINT "Hello, stardot. ";:UNTIL FALSE

Welcome at long last! :D
by davidb
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 158
Views: 16515

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Ah, Metal Mickey, also known as Android 0.1 (Atomic Thunderbuster). ;)
by davidb
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 158
Views: 16515

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

The Lass O' Gowrie looks familiar in that video. I wonder why? :- ;)
by davidb
Thu May 31, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: I was given an Electron, but is it dead?
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: I was given an Electron, but is it dead?

Hi there! I was the one who invited you here. :) Feel free to post an introduction in the introduce yourself forum. We like to hear how people got here and what other retro kit they might have. :) Your Electron doesn't sound as bad as I had imagined. It looks like the experts will be giving you some...
by davidb
Wed May 30, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Emulator setup to make all ROM area writes use bank 15 SWR
Replies: 23
Views: 475

Re: Emulator setup to make all ROM area writes use bank 15 SWR

A couple of non-technical questions from me. :) Was the protection on the tape versions (particularly on the Electron) ever shown to be effective at countering "piracy"? I realise that the Beeb scene had lots of users who could crack games to disk and share them that way but there didn't seem to be ...
by davidb
Wed May 30, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello fellow Acorn users
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Hello fellow Acorn users

Welcome from a fellow Electron user. :D

Sorry to hear about your original Electron, though it seems you have more than made up for losing it in recent years. :)