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by AJW
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: New Stryker's Run 3
Replies: 31
Views: 4556

Re: New Stryker's Run 3

It's a letter asking him to keep him informed on the progress of SR3.
by AJW
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Acorn - A World in Pixels - new book
Replies: 18
Views: 1142

Re: Acorn - A World in Pixels - new book

Interesting what Peter Irvin says - I wonder what other things they couldn't implement in Exile apart from a bigger ending? Anything from Peter Scott? With no disrespect to the other amazing programmers, especially the ones who post here such as Kevin Edwards and Angus Duggan, these are the two -Irv...
by AJW
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: new ideas wishlist & general chat
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 307
Views: 31975

Re: what should i write next?

Hope not.
by AJW
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: general
Topic: Beeb Spotting
Replies: 96
Views: 12635

Re: Beeb Spotting

The A3000 was called a BBC computer for some strange reason.
by AJW
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: new ideas wishlist & general chat
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 307
Views: 31975

Re: what should i write next?

fwibbler wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:43 am

SOUND 1,0,60,10
What does that do?
by AJW
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Arculator v2.0 released!
Replies: 63
Views: 11347

Re: Arculator v2.0 released!

arthurseat wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:13 pm
Thank you so much, it's amazing :-)

I was despairing with ArcEm, not working at all, so I was really happy to find Arculator.
Getting a hard disk image installed was not documented but I found the info elsewhere so now I can access my old A310 files.

Thank you!
Do you mind sharing how?
by AJW
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Drawing a circle in BBC BASIC
Replies: 71
Views: 7667

Re: Drawing a circle in BBC BASIC

There's a fast circle routine in ARM code on p.257 of Terry Blunt's Archimedes Game Maker's Manual which apparently doesn't use polar calculations. Not sure I ever understood it.
by AJW
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Arculator Install Instructions
Replies: 15
Views: 14911

Re: Arculator Install Instructions

I've configured the latest version for A3010, IDE module and 40MB HD. However the hard disc icon is greyed out.
by AJW
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: new ideas wishlist & general chat
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 307
Views: 31975

Re: what should i write next?

yet Graham Richardson wrote Nevyron.
by AJW
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Emulators on A3010-20
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: Emulators on A3010-20

What's the most recent version of 6502em for A3010? I had v.3.03.
by AJW
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Submitting software
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Submitting software

just having a look though my old A3010 for a fgame I wrote. Is the Archimsoftware preservation project still a ctive?

There's also a lot of 8bit and 32bit sampled-n magazine tapes, type-ins games and demos.
by AJW
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: new ideas wishlist & general chat
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 307
Views: 31975

Re: what should i write next?

Colourful as snapper.
by AJW
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Restarting A3010
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Restarting A3010

Sorry CMOS. It has one but I'm assuming expired long ago.
by AJW
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Restarting A3010
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Restarting A3010

Having turned on and tuned in my A3010 I get bad configure option error number &DC. Can I get it to work without a working CMPS?
by AJW
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Bladedancer
Replies: 69
Views: 7505

Re: Bladedancer

lurkio wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:47 am
lurkio wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:00 pm
AJW wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:17 am
Hopefully when I get back home.
That would be much appreciated by all. Would it be possible to get a 600dpi scan for our preservation archives?
Any news about this (the cover scan)?

:?:
Should be with you and Multiwizard now.
by AJW
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: My new A3010 is up and running. A few questions...
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: My new A3010 is up and running. A few questions...

Unless technically adept then it seems best way for small data is to find an old PC with a floppy and USB port for a stick.
by AJW
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: My new A3010 is up and running. A few questions...
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: My new A3010 is up and running. A few questions...

Which Gotek product works?
by AJW
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Help required for the new BBC games archive
Replies: 332
Views: 98746

Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

I've helped and contributed a lot including programming that I'm capable of, every previous game I've spent hours and months on myself - one still waiting to be uploaded on BBC micro.co.uk - and knowledge of history. Your attitude is deeply disgusting and hypocritical.
by AJW
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Help required for the new BBC games archive
Replies: 332
Views: 98746

Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

bakoulis wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:03 am
How is possible to download (wget?) the whole site http://bbcmicro.co.uk/ for offline gaming for my vacations at a mountain without WiFi?
[-o<
This should probably be answered really as it's about backups.
by AJW
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: ROM basics
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: ROM basics

Think I understand most of that thanks. Can I ask how shadow RAM is/would be addressed?
by AJW
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: ROM basics
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: ROM basics

Thanks. So 256k+16K theoretical max or 512K?
Shadow Ram I recall is the same RAM used as screen memory.

Interesting about the speech ROM. I assume this was not writable. Where did the Kenneth Kendall thing go -external box? Would the ROMs have been for increased vocab?
by AJW
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: ROM basics
Replies: 8
Views: 417

ROM basics

Just wanted to understand fully the ROM/RAM expandility of the BBC B based on limited knowledge acquired before. - the Beeb has 2 spare slots. These can be SRAM or shadow RAM or ROM. - the RAMs are selectable with a flag. The flags permit a theoretical max of 128K RAM. This is achievable with an ext...
by AJW
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Memories of RISC OS Beeb emulators
Replies: 15
Views: 861

Re: Memories of RISC OS Beeb emulators

In 6502em you could access the host RISC OS as if it was Beeb FS. In Beebit you could open the disc image into a RISC OS file window.
In Mac Beebem I can copy clipboard but that's all it seems.
by AJW
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Exile type games
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Exile type games

Well found well done , many thanks. I posted the actual demo at one point and someone, phlamethrower I think, couldntget it to work. Regarding the map I think I settled with a more complex map with several blocked off areas after learning that Exile had to open up certain map areas. So close to an E...
by AJW
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Memories of RISC OS Beeb emulators
Replies: 15
Views: 861

Memories of RISC OS Beeb emulators

What was great about Beeb emulators on RISC OS was being able to open up a disc image in the desktop and edit or manipulate the files. Also you could click on an exec file to launch. The downside was they could be too slow for older CPUs.
by AJW
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Exile type games
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Exile type games

Once I did a game demo of a man flying about a cave generated by a pseudo random algorithm in a 640x256 or x512 256col screennmode on the RiscPC. I posted it on iconbar.com with screenshots but since can't locate it. I was trying to add particle effects but put it aside when work came along. I don't...
by AJW
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Bladedancer
Replies: 69
Views: 7505

Re: Bladedancer

I remember that. The next year Acorn Computing and the BbC subscription disc were gone.
by AJW
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3010 worthwhile/worthy?
Replies: 36
Views: 1338

Re: A3010 worthwhile/worthy?

When my "new" A3010 arrived recently I found it pretty unusable with 2mb, IDE podule and Universal Boot. It really needs 4mb to be a fun machine to use. My A310 was already up to 4mb by the early 90's, by the time the A3010 came along it was sporting a Arm3 and 8mb as I was finding having only 4mb ...
by AJW
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: TOP 10 GAMES A3010?
Replies: 28
Views: 1125

Re: TOP 10 GAMES A3010?

What's the best emulator for it?
by AJW
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: TOP 10 GAMES A3010?
Replies: 28
Views: 1125

Re: TOP 10 GAMES A3010?

Saloon Cars
Iron Lord
Darkwood -or was that later?

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