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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: 1121

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: 1121

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: 132

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: 1154

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: 525

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: 525

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: 525

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: 525

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: 640

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: 640

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: 1729

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: 640

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: 23323

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: 4462

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: 4462

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: 4462

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: 4462

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: 4462

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: 463
Views: 45059

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: 463
Views: 45059

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: 463
Views: 45059

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: 13946

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: 463
Views: 45059

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: 463
Views: 45059

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: 23323

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.
by fwibbler
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:52 pm
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: 23323

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

Seconded!
I was hoping they would have noticed it and included it in the 'conversion capers' section themselves, but no.
by fwibbler
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: New Acorn 8bit? Should there be one?
Replies: 85
Views: 5782

Re: New Acorn 8bit? Should there be one?

I'm sure that such a machine would be capable of some great looking and sounding games, but you'd still need a team of people to make just one game. You'd need a dedicated graphics artist for the graphics, a dedicated composer for the music and sound effects and a wizard programmer to tie it togethe...
by fwibbler
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: How best to connect Electron to a display screen?
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: How best to connect Electron to a display screen?

I believe it is an issue 6 board. (Ill have toopen it up again to check though). I think the composite B/W output will be easiest to check it works properly. Then I can investigate the other option of maybe fixing composite to work in colour or go the Scart route if I can find a cable somewhere. Tha...
by fwibbler
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: How best to connect Electron to a display screen?
Replies: 6
Views: 583

How best to connect Electron to a display screen?

Hi, In a moment of insanity I went and bought an Electron (even though I've always slagged them off, there's something quite pleasing about the appearance of the machine) a couple of weeks ago. Now I need to find a quick easy way to connect it to a display to see if it works. I have a modern Tv or a...