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by davidb
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from West Somerset
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Hi from West Somerset

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A confused A7000
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: A confused A7000

Sorry to confuse things about the A7000+. My point was that the A7000+ didn't have that splash screen and I expected the A7000 and A7000+ to have similar ones. I would have thought that the ART logo was only used for certain upgrades. The ROMs that I use in RPCEmu are for RISC OS 3.71 (19 Feb 1997),...
by davidb
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Hello!

Welcome! :D

I must revisit Games That Weren't again. I'm not so interested in C64 games, but the Exile V1 article mentioned here on stardot recently made me curious about the C64 scene. :)
by davidb
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from a rather wet Manchester
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Hello from a rather wet Manchester

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A confused A7000
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: A confused A7000

Strange. The A7000+ doesn't have an ART boot splash screen like that. I wonder if the ROM is a replacement from another system.
by davidb
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from SW London
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: Hello from SW London

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Keighley.
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Hello from Keighley.

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hoi from Nottingham!
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Hoi from Nottingham!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Fife
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Greetings from Fife

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Poll on Yoyo
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Poll on Yoyo

Here's the screenshot of just that one isolated room. Again, as a ZIP file, just in case. ;)
by davidb
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Poll on Yoyo
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Poll on Yoyo

I was intrigued by the map - and the game, too, having been unimpressed with it as a teenager. I initially found a shortcut into the top-left of the map by jumping up and left into room 1-1 from rooms 2-2 and 2-1. After exploring and mapping that, I thought it might be easier to dig into the code to...
by davidb
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I made a simple programming language & interpreter
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: I made a simple programming language & interpreter

It looks like an interesting language. I see where the LISP comparison applies - and BASIC, too. Probably quite an acquired taste in some ways, but most languages are. It's a subjective thing. :D And the most important thing is that you seem to be productive using it and can make some impressive dem...
by davidb
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Kent!
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Hello from Kent!

Welcome! :D

You can't go wrong with an Electron. ;)
by davidb
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from South Yorkshire
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: Hello from South Yorkshire

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Poughkeepsie, NY
Replies: 12
Views: 306

Re: Hello from Poughkeepsie, NY

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Southampton
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: Hello from Southampton

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Capturing interlaced / 50Hz video
Replies: 37
Views: 925

Re: Capturing interlaced / 50Hz video

Maybe see this post where DFS tools are mentioned.
by davidb
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Achieved STABLE RASTER on Acorn Electron
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Achieved STABLE RASTER on Acorn Electron

On the Electron, the odd/even fields have different lengths? It would actually be handy if there were any way of distinguishing them on the Beeb, but as far as I know, there isn't. They're different lengths, yes. I figured out which one was being used at a given time by cycle counting between vsync...
by davidb
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!
Replies: 40
Views: 4642

Re: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!

Well done to everyone involved! :D =D>
by davidb
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Bucks
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: Hello from Bucks

Welcome! :D Have fun with your new Electron!
by davidb
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS 2 - !System and software
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: RISC OS 2 - !System and software

I don't know the full history. David Pilling has a history of SparkFS on his site that mentions SparkPlug. It gives the impression that it only appeared on RISC OS.

You could get in touch with him to ask. :)
by davidb
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS 2 - !System and software
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: RISC OS 2 - !System and software

Rummaging around in my collection of disk images, I found v1.03 on Archive Careware Disc 4. I've attached a ZIP archive of it.

Edit: The new archive was created using SparkFS in Arculator.
by davidb
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Acorn Discord group?
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Acorn Discord group?

Freenode has a web-based client for its IRC services. All the fancy new-fangled, web-first chat applications (both proprietary and open) are really heavy on the browser. Even the standalone desktop applications are often just web "runtimes" rolled up into massive bundles of libraries and application...
by davidb
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS 2 - !System and software
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: RISC OS 2 - !System and software

The old FTP sites would have a self-extracting version of Sparkplug which I could see if I have a copy of.

Meanwhile, the University of Stuttgart FTP server has sparkplug2.sfx which may be the same thing.
by davidb
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greets fellow Acorn enthusiasts
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: Greets fellow Acorn enthusiasts

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS 2 - !System and software
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: RISC OS 2 - !System and software

Have you looked at the ro2extra.arc file from /acornftp//riscos/releases?

It looks like it contains Clib 3.50, at least.
by davidb
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Some Random disc images.
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: Some Random disc images.

Bedford College of Higher Education?
by davidb
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Game software protection list ( Kevin Edwards )
Replies: 32
Views: 1030

Re: Game software protection list ( Kevin Edwards )

Kevin Edwards wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Not sure...

Mikie??
Crystal Castles??
The decoders for Mikie and Crystal Castles are the same size as the one for Yie-Ar-Kung Fu, if that helps. None of those three have your name on them, unlike Beach Head, for example.
by davidb
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: The 8-Bit Guy's new 65816 based computer
Replies: 54
Views: 2789

Re: The 8-Bit Guy's new 65816 based computer

Andrew_Waite wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:02 pm
Getting BBC BASIC, or Jonathan Harston's BBC BASIC for the Commodore 64 up and running on the 'Commander X16' would make for a nice project.

http://mdfs.net/Software/BBCBasic/C64/
Get to work, then! ;)