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by fwibbler
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 36
Views: 568

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

First couple of goes at this are not impressive, but here's the score so far...
by fwibbler
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 153
Views: 13309

Re: what should i write next?

Where do I stand on Firetrack? Hmmm, I know its a great from a technical standpoint, but give me the choice of playing Lightforce (Speccy), Powerstrike (Sega), Quark (Acorn 32bit), Tyrian (DOS), 1943 (Arcade) (thats all my favourite top/down scrolling shootemup games by the way) or Firetrack, then ...
by fwibbler
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?
Replies: 47
Views: 3335

Re: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?

Always wanted to See a port of Quazatron by Hewson.
It was an isometric port of Paradroid for the ZX Spectrum.

That and Arcade Game Designer by Argus Pres Software (also ZX Spectrum)
by fwibbler
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Best Basic Games
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: Best Basic Games

I always liked (and still like) the piracy game 'Plunder' by CCS.
by fwibbler
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 1358

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac

Right, I think this is the best I'm likely to get on this one now :|
by fwibbler
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 1358

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac

Here's my attempt.
Not as easy as I remember :(
by fwibbler
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted - Working BBC Master
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Wanted - Working BBC Master

I've decided to expand my Retro collection (its barely a collection really but...)
I've already bought a VideoNULA upgrade, so a BBC Master is needed to put it in if anyone has a good one spare?
Many thanks.
by fwibbler
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 1326

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

It seems I used the version of this that we used last time it featured in a High Score Challenge with the fixed High score table.
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by fwibbler
Sat May 19, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: How many versions of Frogger were there?
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: How many versions of Frogger were there?

Right, done my video.
I can't remember how to embed it on the forum so here's just a link to it:
https://youtu.be/cOuYVnXU_gM
Hope its ok.

[Moderators note:]Here you go... Mark
by fwibbler
Wed May 16, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: How many versions of Frogger were there?
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: How many versions of Frogger were there?

Thanks for that.
I see two there that I haven't tried yet.
Cheers!
by fwibbler
Wed May 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: How many versions of Frogger were there?
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: How many versions of Frogger were there?

Sort of although I won't be doing a boring voiceover or commentary.
Just sort of show them each being played (and how bad I am at playing some of them!)
I dont like to slag off other peoples efforts since I can't really program myself, but some of them are stratospherically awful!
Cheers!
by fwibbler
Wed May 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: How many versions of Frogger were there?
Replies: 7
Views: 595

How many versions of Frogger were there?

Hi, Since we now have Trickys excellent version of Frogger, I started having a look at all the previous versions of it for the Beeb. I have the following versions: The Frog - Software for All Leapfrog - Model B Computing Hedgehog - Beebug/Elbug (not quite a frogger game but...) Froglet - Argus Press...
by fwibbler
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm video capture problem with playback
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: BeebEm video capture problem with playback

Have you tried VirtualDub (it's an editor really, but also playes back), I use it to rescale my videos before posting on youtube as they need to be at least 720p to playback at 50Hz? The problem with VDub (good though it is) is that it uses only the encoders/decoders installed on the system. Same a...
by fwibbler
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm video capture problem with playback
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: BeebEm video capture problem with playback

Hi,
Thanks for that.
I am using windows 10 (forgot to mention that!)
If i try it with windows 7 then i can at least load it into TMPEG and recode it.
Cheers!
by fwibbler
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1892

Re: My Wife

Sorry to hear of your loss Ed.
My condolences to you and your family.
by fwibbler
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm video capture problem with playback
Replies: 9
Views: 691

BeebEm video capture problem with playback

Hi, I've been having this same problem with Beebem for some time now. Whenever I try to playback videos captured with Beebem, only the sound plays, i get no video. My player of choice is Media Player Classic Home cinema (latest version), but even if I try to load the video into TMPEG Video encoder 6...
by fwibbler
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Frogger (was: A demo of what is looking like a new Frogger for the beeb)
Replies: 191
Views: 24374

Re: New version of Frogger (was: A demo of what is looking like a new Frogger for the beeb)

Probably a silly question, but how do I eenable Nula in B-Em?
I couldn't find the option anywhere and yet I'm sure I've had it working before...
Thanks.
by fwibbler
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Most disappointing conversions from other systems
Replies: 62
Views: 4656

Re: Most disappointing conversions from other systems

Going slightly off topic (well, everyone else has :lol: ) is the BBC not very good at producing racing games?
I ask this because it never got ports of Outrun, ChaseHQ, both of which were done reasonably well on the humble Spectrum (well, maybe not Outrun but ChaseHQ was excellent.
by fwibbler
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Most disappointing conversions from other systems
Replies: 62
Views: 4656

Re: Most disappointing conversions from other systems

Not owing a C64 back then, and not having access to a C64 back then, I can't comment on, but do wonder if some BBC titles had the minimum work done to convert from the C64 versions. Mark Maybe, but I do think that Jet Boot Jack on the BBC is better than on any other system (Atari 8bit, Amstrad and ...
by fwibbler
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Most disappointing conversions from other systems
Replies: 62
Views: 4656

Re: Most disappointing conversions from other systems

For me, Atic Atac was one of those that was most disappointing on the Beeb. It just didn't seem right considering that it required a high number of colours and on the Beeb that meant MODE 2 with its fat pixels when compared to the Spectrum version. I'm also not normally a fan on the fat pixel Mode ...
by fwibbler
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Most disappointing conversions from other systems
Replies: 62
Views: 4656

Re: Most disappointing conversions from other systems

I think Paperboy, which is also an Elite conversion, could also be massively improved. I've sometimes thought about doing it but I was never a great fan of the original. Yes, I'd forgotten about Paperboy. The BBC version is definately bad, but some of the other home versions aren't great either. Th...
by fwibbler
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Most disappointing conversions from other systems
Replies: 62
Views: 4656

Most disappointing conversions from other systems

By that I mean disappointing compared to other 8 bit (or 16bit for that matter) versions. I'll kick off with Commando which I've just been watching on Youtube. (I've just had a play of it as well :( ) The BBC version is just so slow and has none of the gameplay that other versions (even the Spectrum...
by fwibbler
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 466
Views: 47444

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

That was odd.
Seems to have been a Libre office problem. I've updated it to the latest version and now it works fine.
I can begin...
Thanks
by fwibbler
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 466
Views: 47444

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

I'm trying to fill in my list of games, but Libre Office tells me that Protected cells cannot be modified...
Any thoughts?
Cheers!
by fwibbler
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 466
Views: 47444

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

All I need now is a Plus 1 interface to use the cart with...
What's the going rate for these?
Cheers!
by fwibbler
Sun May 28, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC
Replies: 91
Views: 14778

Re: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC

This is a great conversion.
Very tough to play but really well done.
I'm determined to reach the mothership level somehow :lol:
Thanks for this Tricky.
by fwibbler
Sat May 27, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 466
Views: 47444

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Thats great!
Thanks for the information and all the work that you're all putting into this.
Cheers! :D
by fwibbler
Fri May 26, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 466
Views: 47444

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron

There are a lot of games not listed in the spreadsheet. Im still hoping they will be added at some point before I buy mine. Which ones were you thinking of? Ok, I've been cpomiling this for a while, here goes.... Anarchy Zone Bug Eyes 1 Bug Eyes 2 Commando Cops and Robbers E-Type Evening Star Exile...
by fwibbler
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Frogger (was: A demo of what is looking like a new Frogger for the beeb)
Replies: 191
Views: 24374

Re: A demo of what is looking like a new Frogger for the beeb

Great! Hopefully itll be a general feature that can include some of your other remakes as well.
I vaguely recall that they missed your version of Carnival a while back as well, showing Acornsofts Carousel instead.