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by Arcadian
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Akalabeth - World of Doom (Ultima 0)
Replies: 8
Views: 2026

Re: Akalabeth - World of Doom (Ultima 0)

Awesome, Stew! I've never really been into RPGs but I'll certainly give this a good go!

Top work!!!
by Arcadian
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Second 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm
Replies: 30
Views: 498

Re: First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm

I'll be around and trying to do some work on MoonPatrol and maybe show some of my more recent joystick/spinner projects for beeb/Vectrex. Nice will look forward to that!! Could I request a 'room' be set up for BBC/Electron/Atom new games and demo coding/releases? I've been quite busy the last month...
by Arcadian
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!
Replies: 37
Views: 12717

Re: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!

A&F --- Early Warning - Was just going through completed eBay listings and spotted this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202913005355 Did anyone here win it - or do you recognise the high bidder from the feedback ratings? I know the seller so I've just messaged them to see if they can help locate the wh...
by Arcadian
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stairway to Hell is Ended
Replies: 33
Views: 5934

Re: Stairway to Hell is Ended

Hey I've just realised, yesterday was the 10th anniversary of Stairway to Hell's closure (and exactly 21 years since it was founded). I still don't have any plans to bring it back (it looks so dated now, lol; in fact - the design was already dated when I launched it in '99!) and besides, the bbcmicr...
by Arcadian
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton 3: Emulator/RNG issue
Replies: 69
Views: 1760

Re: Repton 3: Emulator/RNG issue

Hi Dave, yes it's Matthew. If not you then I have no idea who I sent it to all those years ago. Do you have the original artwork for UIM? I'm pretty sure that the person who has that is the one I sent the source to. No source left for anything I'm afraid. Yes, I bought the art for UIM and Psyanki (...
by Arcadian
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton 3: Emulator/RNG issue
Replies: 69
Views: 1760

Re: Repton 3: Emulator/RNG issue

Dave Moore has all the source for R3 for all versions, I passed it onto him several years ago along with Tempest etc. I'm afraid I certainly never received any source code from you, for any games (I'm assuming I'm replying to Matthew?). That's something I'd have definitely remembered. I still have ...
by Arcadian
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Electron Solidisk EFS
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: Electron Solidisk EFS

Ah thanks, I'll give that a try later today - in the end I went and set an actual one up, for testing out Raven Wood (which works fine on the Solidisk DFS, but I'm getting a 'Too many files' message if I try the ADFS version with the interface. Acornsoft ADFS is fine however.
by Arcadian
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Electron Solidisk EFS
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: Electron Solidisk EFS

Hi Nigel, did this make it into MAME? If not, is it something you'd look at implementing? Ta!
by Arcadian
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Enemy of Chaos - 9pm Twitch stream, covering I/F games including Beeb stuff
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Enemy of Chaos - 9pm Twitch stream, covering I/F games including Beeb stuff

These are well worth a watch, starts at 9pm (i.e. in about 20 mins!)

www.twitch.tv/enemyofchaos

Hopefully we'll see John's Darkness of Raven Wood game being covered!
by Arcadian
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Darkness of Raven Wood
Replies: 113
Views: 13253

Re: The Darkness of Raven Wood

Yep, the physical release of Ravenwood is almost upon us now ... I updated the credits screen within the game to reflect the contributions of Carlo (radiorama), Ian (BeebMaster), Richard (Tricky) and of course Lurkio, as follows (original on the left, revised on the right). RavenwoodCredits_bothvers...
by Arcadian
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5708
Views: 491845

Re: Today I received.....

A nice, new HP Officejet 7740 A3 Printer (w/ scanner).

Bought specifically to enable me to get some homebrew BBC/Electron releases out over the next few months, as I suspect I'm going to be very unbusy!
by Arcadian
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Isolating myself - for three months !!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1411

Re: Isolating myself - for three months !!!!!!!!!!!

Take care Dave, John and anyone else doing the same.

All the events I was due to support throughout the spring have now been cancelled so I'll effectively be self-isolating too!
by Arcadian
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 579
Views: 92140

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Michael Brown wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:18 pm
Created in March 2020... here is Games Disc 144.
Fab work on another release Mick, Lee and team - incredible how you're still managing to produce a double-sided floppy full of new content every few months!
by Arcadian
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1273

Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Full weekend, full table please Jason!
by Arcadian
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Phoebe Schematics rev 1
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Phoebe Schematics rev 1

Now we just need Prime to clone and build it ... ! ;)
by Arcadian
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Phoebe Schematics rev 1
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Phoebe Schematics rev 1

My goodness Andy, what a find!

Thanks for sharing such treasure, and thanks to Alex too for passing the schematic across! Wow!
by Arcadian
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Micro-Robotics Scorpion 1986
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Micro-Robotics Scorpion 1986

Just to confirm, though it was part of a batch of ROMs I passed to JGH for dumping, I can't provide any further info as I was never in possession of the actual device.
by Arcadian
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Repton: The Lost Realms
Replies: 17
Views: 1564

Re: Repton: The Lost Realms

Sorry for the delay, have just sent you a PM If anyone else is interested, I still have some physical copies remaining of the other Retro Software games available, prices are as follows: Zap*: £4.95 Krystal Connection*: £4.95 Repton: The Lost Realms: £9.95 Mountain Panic: £9.95 White Light: £11.95 P...
by Arcadian
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Repton: The Lost Realms
Replies: 17
Views: 1564

Re: Repton: The Lost Realms

Sorry for the delay, have just sent you a PM If anyone else is interested, I still have some physical copies remaining of the other Retro Software games available, prices are as follows: Zap*: £4.95 Krystal Connection*: £4.95 Repton: The Lost Realms: £9.95 Mountain Panic: £9.95 White Light: £11.95 P...
by Arcadian
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Moon Patrol for the beeb (New port, just starting)
Replies: 38
Views: 3492

Re: Moon Patrol for the beeb (New port, just starting)

Itching to get my mits on this once it's finished! Great to see that progress is still being made! Keep going Tricky!! :) :) :)
by Arcadian
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Repton: The Lost Realms
Replies: 17
Views: 1564

Re: Repton: The Lost Realms

Hi, was recently alerted to this thread on Facebook ... Hello, how can I buy a copy of Repton: The Lost Realms? I wached on www.retrosoftware.co.uk but there it says that I must search on eBay, and finally I found nothing. I would need the ssd file also, because I don't own a physical BBC micro (by ...
by Arcadian
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Darkness of Raven Wood
Replies: 113
Views: 13253

Re: The Darkness of Raven Wood

Ah, but can you see what I'm getting at regarding the advantages of having a single 'universal' version of the code, that features both gameplay fixes and ADFS-file system fixes? The idea being that if all files are copied from DFS > ADFS or ADFS > DFS the game will still work regardless of filing s...
by Arcadian
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Darkness of Raven Wood
Replies: 113
Views: 13253

Re: The Darkness of Raven Wood

Chet did you ever incorporate Carlo's fixes into the most recent .ssd you mastered? According to his post above they appeared to be missed?
by Arcadian
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Darkness of Raven Wood
Replies: 113
Views: 13253

Re: The Darkness of Raven Wood

Hi Jamie, The reason I withheld issuing the physical copies of Raven Wood is because I don't believe we ever quite nailed down the ADFS compatibility issues that were effecting certain versions of ADFS, especially those patched for IDE devices such as Datacentre (scroll up through the thread for an ...
by Arcadian
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 579
Views: 92140

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Again, amazing work Mick (and Lee, and Chet, and Paul1e, and anybody else who is helping to type-in old listings from books, magazines and other sources!). Ditto for BillCarr, flaxcottage and CMcDougall for all the hard work deprotecting original discs, sharing educational software and digitizing ca...
by Arcadian
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Bug in Blagger #2
Replies: 57
Views: 2522

Re: Bug in Blagger #2

This has been a fascinating 'restoration' project to follow, well done to all involved!
by Arcadian
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Most Loathed Acorn Electron Games...
Replies: 19
Views: 1487

Re: Most Loathed Acorn Electron Games...

I think there was an announcement yesterday on Facebook stating that a huge update was on the way over the next 48 hours - so perhaps that's the cause and if so, hopefully it's only temporary ...
by Arcadian
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton Infinity Electron Version
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Repton Infinity Electron Version

geraldholdsworth wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:07 pm
I do not know for certain if it is correct or not.
The UEF image on STH was created from the original media by me.
by Arcadian
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Solidisk Winchester for the BBC Master
Replies: 22
Views: 3350

Re: Solidisk Winchester for the BBC Master

No, I traded the Master and Solidisk drive for some obscure European computers, with a member from Belgium - lucifershalo though I recall he also parted with them some time back.

I made images of the FS Roms but no idea where they are at the moment I'm afraid.
by Arcadian
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: 8-bit IDE podules (A3010/A3020/A4000/A3000)
Replies: 40
Views: 3542

Re: FS: 8-bit IDE podules (A3010/A3020/A4000/A3000)

brookstermax wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:01 pm
I know it says to PM you but I can’t until I have posted 25 messages and I don’t want to make unnecessary posts 😀.
Have removed the PM restriction :)