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by Arcadian
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: A2 Posters: Elite, Zarch, Ravenskull, Codename Droid, Crazee Rider, Palace of Magic, Repton
Replies: 15
Views: 628

Re: A2 Posters: Elite, Zarch, Ravenskull, Codename Droid, Crazee Rider, Palace of Magic, Repton

The corrected run of Zarch posters have just arrived and they're looking gooooood! :)

Zarch.jpg

I can finally start packaging the ones to be posted now ... may be able to get them in the post tomorrow, failing that it'll be Friday for definite...
by Arcadian
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: A2 Posters: Elite, Zarch, Ravenskull, Codename Droid, Crazee Rider, Palace of Magic, Repton
Replies: 15
Views: 628

Re: A2 Posters: Elite, Zarch, Ravenskull, Codename Droid, Crazee Rider, Palace of Magic, Repton

Hi James, yes there are still plenty left - however I'm just waiting on Zarch to be reprinted, as there was a printing error on the first batch which I, erm, didn't notice when taking the photos! :oops: (see the discoloured pink blocks at the bottom of the Zarch photo). Anyway the reprints are due t...
by Arcadian
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Gnasher Superior
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Gnasher Superior

Dave_E wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:34 am
I've got Fantasia Diamond but the second file is full of protection/continuous data stream. So probably like Birdstrike and The Hacker, it's nigh on impossible to create a uef from it.
Sorry for the delayed response, in that case would it be possible to get a WAV file of the recording?
by Arcadian
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron internal mode 7 rom needed
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Electron internal mode 7 rom needed

PMs enabled for John and Derek
by Arcadian
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: A2 Posters: Elite, Zarch, Ravenskull, Codename Droid, Crazee Rider, Palace of Magic, Repton
Replies: 15
Views: 628

Re: A2 Posters: Elite, Zarch, Ravenskull, Codename Droid, Crazee Rider, Palace of Magic, Repton

Thanks everyone for the orders so far, that should be around £90 in the coffers for the Preservation fund to-date. Just waiting on some poster tubes to arrive, then I'll get the orders that are to be posted packed up over the weekend so they can be sent out early next week. Note I'm a bit behind on ...
by Arcadian
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated

Is this the kind of thing you had in mind? It's currently formatted for A2 landscape - or were you thinking larger e.g. A1? You're kind of limited with regards to what you can do with the logo though, bearing in mind how little space is available... Can you think of anything that could go in the top...
by Arcadian
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated

OK ta, I'm just walking back after the footy but I'll take a look later tonight/tomorrow...
by Arcadian
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Zarch Impact poster scan or original
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: Zarch Impact poster scan or original

Zarch A2 repro poster (together with repros for the other six posters in the Impact series) now available here:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18210
by Arcadian
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Superior Software Posters
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: Superior Software Posters

Codename Droid A2 repro posters (together with repros for the other six posters in the Impact series) now available here:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18210
by Arcadian
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Ravenskull Poster
Replies: 12
Views: 1187

Re: Ravenskull Poster

hope you find the Ravenskull CDR :-P registering interest in a Ravenskull poster if they become available again :D And me, please . . . I'm going to reserve a piece of wall for it :mrgreen: Ravenskull repro (together with repros for the other six posters in the Impact series) /finally/ available he...
by Arcadian
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: A2 Posters: Elite, Zarch, Ravenskull, Codename Droid, Crazee Rider, Palace of Magic, Repton
Replies: 15
Views: 628

A2 Posters: Elite, Zarch, Ravenskull, Codename Droid, Crazee Rider, Palace of Magic, Repton

I've finally got round to producing another short run of the "Impact" series of posters, which I've been promising to do for several years now! They are A2 in size and based on hi-res 1:1 scans I made of the original posters over ten years ago. They have been 'reframed' to remove the white text bloc...
by Arcadian
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated

Slightly off topic (for ELITE) but regarding posters, would it be possible to have an EXILE poster with the fantastic :wink: screenshot map and the logo from the box in the sky? Do you have the full screenshot map at original size with 8 colours? If so if you can email it across to me I can definit...
by Arcadian
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated

Sorry for the delay, I didn't get around to scanning the logo from the ship chart until Thursday night - but, after Stew B neatly 'cut out' the logo for me, I've now been able to create a print-ready proof of the poster design. See below how the final poster will look when hung alongside the ship ch...
by Arcadian
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Choosing games for a retro-gaming session
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Choosing games for a retro-gaming session

Had the original tape as a kid and I'm sure it was Joystick only on the Beeb.

I think the Electron release accepted keys however...?
by Arcadian
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Magazine game instructions
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Magazine game instructions

I've checked all four mags, found some info for BlockBusta and Klect but on first glance, no references to the other two games in the remaining mags.

I'll double check them before putting them away again, mind.
by Arcadian
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated

Ok no problem, I'll size/move the [original] screenshot down slightly so the image is untouched... :)
by Arcadian
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated

This is just another rough mockup, but if you're going to hang it alongside the ship identification chart, how about we replicate the exact scale/style of the chart, complete with 'overlapping' portion of the logo? Elite_example3.png Or would you prefer the screenshot to be entirely unobstructed? (N...
by Arcadian
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated

The version on the right hand side of your A3 landscape mockup (the coverart).
by Arcadian
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated

That looks spot on to me. :-) Ok noted, I'll consider it 'blessed'! Oooh, I like that! It's a bit more balanced than the one I've been toying with using the cover artwork. Looks great! I'd be very interesting in getting one of these printed, for sure. Yeah, the original artwork is really designed f...
by Arcadian
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated

How about if I scanned the Elite logo from the poster identification chart at hi-res, and popped it above the remastered screenshot, to create a portrait A3 poster? (low-res mockup below). Elite_example.png I still have the hi-res scan I made of an original A2 Elite poster about 10 years ago ... tha...
by Arcadian
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated

This is a quick n dirty conversion to 5 colours, haven't checked it against your original image; do you want to compare the two?
by Arcadian
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated

Nice work, I'm actually getting some posters printed this week - so could easily tag these onto the order to save postage costs. Few questions: - what size are you thinking exactly (you mention A3, but it's square rather than portrait/landscape), roughly 297mm x 297mm or 420mm x 420mm (I'm aware the...
by Arcadian
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Acornsoft Breakout - early version
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Acornsoft Breakout - early version

Thanks for the clarification, I've updated the first post to reflect.

Glad they dumped this feature in the final release, it's very distracting!

Challenge: can anyone further 'backdate' the code to a 'v0.1', that does away with the weird moving walls altogether?
by Arcadian
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!
Replies: 42
Views: 4953

Re: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!

Top work, Bill! =D> =D> =D> =D>

Thanks for persevering!!
by Arcadian
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Acornsoft Breakout - early version
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Acornsoft Breakout - early version (Currently bugged! Help needed!)

This is the listing as typed by me ... ! 10REM///Breakout///V0.2 15*FX 11 0 20REM///Moving brick version/// 30RED$=CHR$&88+CHR$&85 40DOUBLE$=CHR$&8D+CHR$&81 50DIMMASK%8:!MASK%=&8040201:MASK%!4=&4010 60MODE7:O=10 70PROCTITLE 80PROCASSEMBLE:PRINTCHR$12:PROCGRAPH(22,3) 90SP%=2 100*FX 11 4 110*FX 12 4 1...
by Arcadian
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Acornsoft Breakout - early version
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Acornsoft Breakout - early version

The first episode of The Computer Programme (broadcast 11th January 1982) featured Chris Serle loading and playing a bat n ball game, which was actually an early version (v0.2 according to the REM Statements) of Acornsoft Breakout; released later in 1982 as part of the Arcade Action compilation. TCP...
by Arcadian
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Acornsoft Invaders - early/alternate
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Acornsoft Invaders - early/alternate

This is evidently an early or alternative version of Acornsoft's Teletext Invaders game, that has been lifted from the BBC's Computer Literacy Project archive of software that featured within their TV programmes. According to the listing, the game appeared in the Introducing Graphics episode of Maki...
by Arcadian
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 48
Views: 1780

Re: Games with problems

Hi Mick, I no longer have the original cassette but I believe Dave E (should he be reading) does, so perhaps you could ask him if he'd be willing to create WAVs for Col or Peter Van Ek to look into converting to CSW > UEF. Then we'd need to find a hacker to convert each version to SSD!
by Arcadian
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 48
Views: 1780

Re: Games with problems

I remember now, the Fantasia Diamond UEF was created from a copied tape, before I owned the original. At the time I would have assumed it was a tape-tape of the original, but it sounds like whoever recorded the cassette may have done a DISC HACK > TAPE transfer ... Anyway, don't worry - this really ...
by Arcadian
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Gnasher Superior
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Gnasher Superior

Hmm, the UEF tape image has been in the STH Tape archive for quite a while (almost 15 years in fact)? Link: http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archive/tapeimages/Superior/Gnasher_B.zip Though I applaud the effort to archive any tapes that we're missing UEF files for! :) I believe Fantasia Diamond is ...