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by garfield
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: best dev environment / tools for early Archimedes machines?
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: best dev environment / tools for early Archimedes machines?

Thanks all. I will poke around with these suggestions
by garfield
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Arcol [ raster painting program ]
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Arcol [ raster painting program ]

Hello Archi fans,

Did anyone use Arcol, or its successor Arcol Desktop back in the day?
I was a fan of its painting interface, despite it only having one level of "undo".

It was not as sophisticated as Longman Logotron's Revelation ... but was a big step up from the native !Paint application.
by garfield
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: best dev environment / tools for early Archimedes machines?
Replies: 3
Views: 178

best dev environment / tools for early Archimedes machines?

Hi all, If you were to target the early Archimedes machines ( A305 to A5000 ) - what would you recommend for assembly dev tools / environment? ( presume that the goal would be to make a typical 1 MByte pure assembly ( with maybe some BASIC bootstrap ) computer game, that is compatible with RISC OS 2...
by garfield
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: missing archived games / Grievous Bodily Arm
Replies: 4
Views: 225

missing archived games / Grievous Bodily Arm

Hi all,

Some Archimedes games like Lemmings and Chocks Away seem to be easily available on the web in ADF floppy image format. Others are non-existant such as Grievous Bodily Arm.

Is the reason merely due to imaging from physical floppies never took place? :?:

Thanks.
by garfield
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 355
Views: 55945

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3WjiuQwtdM

Interview with the co-creator of "The Pit" arcade game.
THE PIT is the forerunner to games such as Repton and Boulderdash.
by garfield
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Winter Olympiad HFEs
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: Winter Olympiad HFEs

Thanks!
by garfield
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Papercraft models of 80s computers
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Papercraft models of 80s computers

rockasoo@yahoo.com

Link to the model here:
https://www.docdroid.net/L195VB7/bbc-micro-ver1-pdf

The creator's email address is above, should you wish to drop him a word of appreciation.
by garfield
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Papercraft models of 80s computers
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Papercraft models of 80s computers

http://rockybergen.com/whatsnew/2020/6/17/bbc-microcomputer-papercraft-design https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/564229dee4b0d16067409cb0/1592401185320-BXP28VJ4XO7MUM4DYJQJ/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kE2sd21yzM2uIGhWiBO8oh57gQa3H78H3Y0txjaiv_0fDoOvxcdMmMKkDsyUqMSsMWxHk725yiiHCCLfrh8O1z5QPOohDIaI...
by garfield
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: New emulator: beebjit
Replies: 51
Views: 3699

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: 90
Views: 6062

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: 90
Views: 6062

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: 629

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: 629

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: 800

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: 649

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: 649

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: 649

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: 800

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 hardware, software and languages
Topic: Papercraft models of 80s computers
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

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: 800

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: 800

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: 1204

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: 1204

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: 2958

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: 2958

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: 2958

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: 275

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: 275

old adverts

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

http://www.vintads.it/file.php?cod=675
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