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by garfield
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: New emulator: beebjit
Replies: 51
Views: 2110

Re: New emulator: beebjit

Always good to see a new emulator, especially one that makes strides in certain areas. Competition is healthy. :) For reference, on another thread, we previously discussed stand-out games (that typically do "interesting" or challenging technical stuff) for the BBC and Master. Here: https://stardot.o...
by garfield
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Starting an archive of HFE protected disc files
Replies: 63
Views: 1996

Re: Starting an archive of HFE protected disc files

Thanks for the info and link!
by garfield
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Starting an archive of HFE protected disc files
Replies: 63
Views: 1996

Re: Starting an archive of HFE protected disc files

Quick question: Obviously HFE/FSD and so forth are more sophisticated formats compared to legacy "convenience" formats like SSD/DSD and so on. Nonetheless... are there tools that transform from HFE to legacy formats? ( Or is such a utility not feasible, given the logic required to automatically depr...
by garfield
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Diskette / Tape image purism
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Diskette / Tape image purism

Thanks guys. Good to see a similar mindset!
by garfield
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Diskette / Tape image purism
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Diskette / Tape image purism

Hi beeb-ers, There has been good efforts by community people here to offer enhanced versions of game disk images, over the recent years. Thanks for that. On another track, is there any definitive reference of "non-enhanced" (i.e. completely vanilla unaltered) disk and tape images? And how should/cou...
by garfield
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: High-res pro photos of Acorn machines ?
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: High-res pro photos of Acorn machines ?

I did this for a number of Acorn related items and posted the pictures on my Flickr account. The pictures are CC licensed and you can download the original size images; for example here's a BBC Micro: This is definitely along the lines of what would be the photos. :) The background is mostly plain ...
by garfield
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: dual 3-button digital joysticks
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: dual 3-button digital joysticks

Cool, thanks. Must look at this code more thoroughly later.
by garfield
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: dual 3-button digital joysticks
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: dual 3-button digital joysticks

Interesting. So this code is already available in the Warlords source ? On github ?
by garfield
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: dual 3-button digital joysticks
Replies: 8
Views: 347

dual 3-button digital joysticks

Hello folks, What would be the best approach to simultaneously connect dual 3-button digital joysticks to the BBC Micro? http://www.haku.co.uk/pics/SegaJoypadPinout.jpg Note, that this is mostly theoretical... I'm just interested to know what your approach would be, since the usual approach of havin...
by garfield
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: High-res pro photos of Acorn machines ?
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: High-res pro photos of Acorn machines ?

I find the photos from http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/182/Acorn-BBC-Micro-Model-B/ are probably the best out there, though what they make publicly available are probably reduced in size. Thanks for the link, but not great photos, to be honest. All the criticisms previously mentioned are fea...
by garfield
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Papercraft models of 80s computers
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Papercraft models of 80s computers

Great papercraft computer models here: https://rockybergen.com/papercraft Example: https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/564229dee4b0d16067409cb0/1543580402042-MMQ8VVI9XRCWGLTQFNH5/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kNiEM88mrzHRsd1mQ3bxVct7gQa3H78H3Y0txjaiv_0fDoOvxcdMmMKkDsyUqMSsMWxHk725yiiHCCLfrh8O1z4YTzH...
by garfield
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: High-res pro photos of Acorn machines ?
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: High-res pro photos of Acorn machines ?

That would be super to see. Thanks. I think it would be a great resource for the Acorn retro community to have huge semi-professional evenly-lit photographs of our favourite microcomputers.

( Even monitors / peripherals ... but that's a bit of a stretch for a first attempt. ) :)
by garfield
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: High-res pro photos of Acorn machines ?
Replies: 8
Views: 462

High-res pro photos of Acorn machines ?

. Question : Are there any excellent studio-quality photos of Acorn microcomputers available on the web? :?: There seems to be an infinite supply of half-arsed photos of BBC Micros / Archimedes / Electrons ... but every one I have seen are low resolution ( i.e. dimensions barely reaching 1000 x 1000...
by garfield
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Beat 'em up Comp
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Beat 'em up Comp

In addition to daniel's concerns... some others off the top of my head the lack of clarity of to-be-confirmed prizes. a strong suspicion that no matter how good a Beeb fighting game / Beeb scrolling beat 'em up might be... that a C64/Spec/CPC entry would win overall simply due to platform familiarit...
by garfield
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Beat 'em up Comp
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Beat 'em up Comp

While a new beat 'em up would be welcome, I remain skeptical of this competition, for a number of reasons.
by garfield
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: An Exile writeup
Replies: 31
Views: 1826

Re: An Exile writeup

welcome :)
by garfield
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: An Exile writeup
Replies: 31
Views: 1826

Re: An Exile writeup

Viola...
by garfield
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: An Exile writeup
Replies: 31
Views: 1826

Re: An Exile writeup

It pays to be a paranoid data hoarder...
by garfield
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: old adverts
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: old adverts

I have attached a higher-resolution scan, for convenience.
by garfield
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: old adverts
Replies: 1
Views: 186

old adverts

Here's one from magazine "MC Microcomputer" from December 1986:

http://www.vintads.it/file.php?cod=675
Image
by garfield
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Video Timing
Replies: 59
Views: 5224

Re: Video Timing

Hello chaps, Interesting video here on the subject of fields / frames (in particular, an explanation of the "half line" ) : https://youtu.be/1MY-jUkogbg?t=414 Bear in mind that this is in the context of NTSC land, but I assume the concept applies similarly to PAL 50hz cathode ray tube situations too...
by garfield
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Retro Gamer mag #188 with Kevin Edwards
Replies: 0
Views: 463

Retro Gamer mag #188 with Kevin Edwards

Retro Gamer magazine 188 has an interview with Acorn assembly language (and beyond) game coding hero Kevin Edwards.

Just an FYI !
by garfield
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: vidc1 256 colours - custom palette ?
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: vidc1 256 colours - custom palette ?

Thanks, I'd seen that thread before but the voodoo over subselecting colour bits is still not clear to me.

I guess I am looking for a recipe where red in the dominant choice, followed by blue then by green...
by garfield
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: vidc1 256 colours - custom palette ?
Replies: 2
Views: 600

vidc1 256 colours - custom palette ?

Hello archie people, I know that the early Archimedes machines have major restrictions on selecting a 256 colour selection from the 4096 available choices. I would like to see a palette which has a better (larger) selection of salmon skin tones / olive skin tones. Could you help outline what specifi...
by garfield
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Interesting image
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Interesting image

https://twitter.com/ArcapCreative/statu ... 1924214784
Image


Reminds me of a certain BBC Micro space ship....
by garfield
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Mijas C and Brasscourt C
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: Mijas C and Brasscourt C

Yeah, Mijas C (from the old magazine reviews) seems to be pretty good, and compiled into actual 6502 code, instead of an intermediate interpreted language.
by garfield
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Mijas C and Brasscourt C
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Mijas C and Brasscourt C

Hello beebers, Does anyone have disc/rom/manual images for either Brasscourt C compiler, or for Mijas C ? I know there are other C compilers out there, but it is these two specifically that I am interested in. As far as I know, there were three revisions of Mijas C for the BBC, with the latest versi...
by garfield
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Exile on Eurogamer
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Exile on Eurogamer

Good read. Thanks.

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