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by davidb
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Thought I’d introduce myself
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Thought I’d introduce myself

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: hi - another one
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: hi - another one

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Hi!

Welcome from a fellow Electron user! :D

That's a really nice Electron and accessories you have there! And the carpet isn't bad, either. :)
by davidb
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the UK :o)
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Hello from the UK :o)

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Superior Software Posters
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: Superior Software Posters

Jeremy Grayson wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:44 am
From Impact to IPA, or posters to porter, in one easy step, then. :-)
I'll drink to that. Cheers! ;)
by davidb
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Felix In The Factory For Electron With ZX*? Keys
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Felix In The Factory For Electron With ZX*? Keys

The UEFs from Every Game Going and STH don't seem to work for me with Elkulator, which is odd given that I made a patched version with ZX:/ keys and presumably tested it. :?

Anyway, see how you get on with this version.
by davidb
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello. New forum user. BBC master
Replies: 19
Views: 324

Re: Hello. New forum user. BBC master

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Retro Software website down
Replies: 31
Views: 1067

Re: Retro Software website down

Thanks for getting it working again, Richard! :D

I have a few posts in the forums on there and spent a lot of time writing wiki pages, so it's good to see it get some attention.
by davidb
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Why was Repton so loved by BBC users yet so disliked by the Commies?
Replies: 31
Views: 712

Re: Why was Repton so loved by BBC users yet so disliked by the Commies?

I think some users tended to look down on ports of games from other platforms - I remember reading a review in a magazine that basically said that Micro Power's Ghouls was fine for a machine like the BBC Micro but that C64 users expected/deserved better. Repton probably looked like a knock-off of Bo...
by davidb
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, world!
Replies: 19
Views: 416

Re: Hello, world!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Oundle
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Hello from Oundle

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Armx6 Not Booting
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Armx6 Not Booting

Andrew from RComp is usually pretty active, especially on the RISC OS Open forum, but not on this forum as far as I know. I think it's probably just holiday season.
by davidb
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Hello everyone!

Welcome! :D

If you find anything interesting in that pile of tapes, be sure to less us know! :)
by davidb
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Lurker
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Lurker

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Sweden
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Hello from Sweden

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Atlanta, GA
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Hello from Atlanta, GA

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Cheltenham
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Hello from Cheltenham

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Morecambe & Wise restored using BBC BASIC!
Replies: 58
Views: 1463

Re: Morecambe & Wise restored using BBC BASIC!

I saw the start of the programme. If they hadn't said that it had been restored then I don't think I would ever have known! :D Actually knowing that it had been restored just made me want to peer closer at the screen, so maybe the BBC should have just aired the programme and added a bit at the end t...
by davidb
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from South Wales
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: Hello from South Wales

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Poland
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Hello form Poland

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from New Zealand
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: Hi from New Zealand

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello you
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Hello you

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Morecambe & Wise restored using BBC BASIC!
Replies: 58
Views: 1463

Re: Morecambe & Wise restored using BBC BASIC!

Crikey, they are programs written ten years ago that I've barely looked at since! I mentioned the number of lines in the original post, and although I could hunt out the source code I'm not sure I know what a "programming paradigm" is, especially in the context of BBC BASIC. :? Ah, I didn't realise...
by davidb
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R10 - Magic Mushrooms
Replies: 76
Views: 1248

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R10 - Magic Mushrooms

Although the first level is a bit of a showcase, the game is trying to teach you how various things work on each level, preparing you for later level where you need to apply those skills. It's a style of platformer that isn't popular these days, so I can understand if it's not everyone's taste.
by davidb
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: general
Topic: Morecambe & Wise restored using BBC BASIC!
Replies: 58
Views: 1463

Re: Morecambe & Wise restored using BBC BASIC!

Well done! =D>

Can you say anything about the program(s) used to perform the restoration? Number of lines of code, structure (libraries, modules), any particular programming paradigms used?
by davidb
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: general
Topic: What was your most shining BBC moment at school?
Replies: 17
Views: 450

Re: What was your most shining BBC moment at school?

(Not my shining moment, but rather paulb's, who is too modest to mention it.) One of the maths teachers, who knew we could program for the Acorn 8-bits, asked if we could write a screen dumper for their Star printer so that the kids could print their graphs. It didn't matter if it took a few minutes...
by davidb
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R10 - Magic Mushrooms
Replies: 76
Views: 1248

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R10 - Magic Mushrooms

Just for fun - because I'm not participating, so think of me as a pace-setter if you like - I uploaded a video of the Electron version which shows how to do some of the levels. You can, of course, practice the individual levels in the editor. I was unlucky on level 6 because I forgot that I needed t...
by davidb
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R10 - Magic Mushrooms
Replies: 76
Views: 1248

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R10 - Magic Mushrooms

KarateEd wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:16 pm
You got to level 8?
Not in this contest. :) Besides, I've been practising for years. ;)
by davidb
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greeting
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: Greeting

Welcome! :D

I'll have to check out your recent music. I found a couple of your old tracks on my hard disk from years ago... :)
by davidb
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R10 - Magic Mushrooms
Replies: 76
Views: 1248

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R10 - Magic Mushrooms

Randomness plays a fairly big role in this game. To make some levels easier you need to be lucky and not have mushrooms placed in hard-to-get places, like just on the other side of an escalator or slide. And, as already noted, you need to have a plan for level 4 when you get there - and level 8. :D