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by davidb
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Acorn Electron World Updating Very Soon...
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: Acorn Electron World Updating Very Soon...

Looking forward to seeing the new site up and running.
by davidb
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Scotland
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: Greetings from Scotland

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 367
Views: 23064

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

Wow! :D =D> This definitely looks like a board that needs to be manufactured rather than hand assembled, unless you want to limit it to the five or so people reading the forums who could solder everything on and have a chance of making it work. :lol: Still - one step at a time. Looking forward to re...
by davidb
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Basingstoke, England
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Hello from Basingstoke, England

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Pile of bits I went through today
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Pile of bits I went through today

The RISCiX floppies may well be interesting, particularly the 21 disk backup! :shock: I wouldn't know the first thing about what system it was from, nor how to extract the backup, so best I can do here is ask in the forum who would know and can they do anything with it? Just hang onto them until yo...
by davidb
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: general
Topic: Pile of bits I went through today
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Pile of bits I went through today

The RISCiX floppies may well be interesting, particularly the 21 disk backup! :shock:
by davidb
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: software
Topic: Old sortware archiving.
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Old sortware archiving.

Edit-Just went through the disks, about 50 or so. Some interesting stuff. Most of it is applications and original disks. Some copies which I'll probably reformat. Make sure the originals are OK before reformatting the copies. :) A few driver disks and only a few young kids games. The most interesti...
by davidb
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from New Zealand.
Replies: 17
Views: 212

Re: Hi from New Zealand.

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Nottingham England!
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: Greetings from Nottingham England!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri May 31, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Electron Dunjunz
Replies: 43
Views: 4370

Re: Electron Dunjunz

Phantasm wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:10 pm
I did a write up here of how the disc version was done for anyone with some understanding of 6502 who wants to see how it was made
Very interesting! Thanks for writing it up. :)
by davidb
Fri May 31, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Videos comparing BBC Vs electron versions of games
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Videos comparing BBC Vs electron versions of games

Frak! is definitely worth doing. :D
by davidb
Tue May 28, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Dunjunz level 24 versions
Replies: 24
Views: 5955

Re: Dunjunz level 24 versions

Was this an attempt at easing us into the game with a smaller map and less baddies wandering about do you think? I would think so. It's a nice tutorial level. :) I think all the levels up to around 11 are quite enjoyable and fairly memorable, then it's a mixed bag after that. There are a few intere...
by davidb
Mon May 27, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Dunjunz level 24 versions
Replies: 24
Views: 5955

Re: Dunjunz level 24 versions

So this thread is what brought me to the forum. I'm Stuart Lewis.. The Dunjunz fan who made the original maps back in 2006! Ah, these maps ! Those were very useful to look at when writing tools to dump the levels. Thanks for making them! Weird to think that they actually ended up getting used as re...
by davidb
Sun May 26, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: BBC Micro and Acorn Electron demo effects
Replies: 67
Views: 2624

Re: BBC Micro and Acorn Electron demo effects

Nice and smooth. :) Well done! :D
by davidb
Sun May 26, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: I found my childhood friends I never had!
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: I found my childhood friends I never had!

Welcome from a fellow Electron user! :D
by davidb
Sat May 25, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 230
Views: 25533

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Well worth watching. Thanks for sharing, Rich.
by davidb
Thu May 16, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New user from York, England
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: New user from York, England

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue May 14, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Electron Elite query
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: Electron Elite query

I've never heard of a disk release. There's no mention of one on Ian Bell's Elite pages and only the original cassette version is listed on Every Game Going . There could have been a re-release on disk, though I don't remember seeing anything like that. Perhaps the person was thinking about unoffici...
by davidb
Tue May 14, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.03a released
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.03a released

Soruk wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 7:04 am
I wish I could confirm, but having had a look at riscosopen's CVS and downloaded a tarball, it's written in ARM assembly code.
It still looks like assembly to me, but you don't have to use CVS to get it any longer. ROOL have set up a GitLab instance for the RISC OS sources. :D
by davidb
Sun May 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 467
Views: 52322

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

I just thought I'd mention that I've updated the repository containing the ROM recipes to include tools to download the UEFs or SSDs needed to create ROM images and patch/convert them if necessary, before the step to generate ROMs. Most of the original UEFs are from the Stairway To Hell . Most SSDs ...
by davidb
Sun May 12, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron Plus 1 ROM emulation and SD interface using an STM32F4
Replies: 67
Views: 2297

Re: Electron Plus 1 ROM emulation and SD interface using an STM32F4

I did have an occasional problem testing where sometimes the Monsters character would wander to the left and up ladders. 'Sometimes' forcing two ADC channels from BASIC beforehand helped fixed this (ie. *FX16,2). Not entirely sure why. I need to try some other joystick games with . Any suggestions?...
by davidb
Sat May 11, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Greece!
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Greetings from Greece!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Mon May 06, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New old user from NL
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: New old user from NL

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri May 03, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: Stardot Github Website
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Stardot Github Website

Looks like a good start! As long as the content can be migrated to other providers (should it prove necessary in the future), I'm happy to pitch in with content every now and then. :) Do you want to put a license declaration on each page, maybe in the page footer? Something like a Creative Commons l...
by davidb
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi to my fellow acorn-philes
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: Hi to my fellow acorn-philes

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: projects
Topic: BBC Micro and Acorn Electron demo effects
Replies: 67
Views: 2624

Re: Acorn Electron demo effects

0xC0DE wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:24 am
Your title screen is very impressive. That is exactly what I'm talking about! It's giving me an idea or two.
Thanks! That's the idea. :)
0xC0DE wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:24 am
I've seen plenty vertical mode splits but never horizontal I think. Do you have an example?
See pages 28 and 29 of Electron User #7.07 April 1990.
by davidb
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: BBC Micro and Acorn Electron demo effects
Replies: 67
Views: 2624

Re: Acorn Electron demo effects

I remember seeing that demo technique for the first time and being blown away, thinking "this is impossible!" And just like DavidB I have been toying with the idea of trying this on the Electron ever since. I like the challenge of squeezing every last drop out of my standard (!) Electron. Would be ...
by davidb
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: PLASMA EASTER EGGS (Elk demo)
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: PLASMA EASTER EGGS (Elk demo)

Very nice. :D
by davidb
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi, thanks for having me.
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Hi, thanks for having me.

Welcome! :D