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by Arcadian
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: A1 Posters - Acornsoft games - BBC Micro & Acorn Atom
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: For sale: A1 Posters - Acornsoft games - BBC Micro & Acorn Atom

The Atom posters arrived and look great (see pics below). All the remaining orders were sent out in yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon's post 1st class as planned, so hopefully they'll be with their new owners soon! I've only got 3 of the Atom posters left now (and probably a slightly higher number of ...
by Arcadian
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Acorn Masterclass series: An Introduction to Interrupts on the BBC Micro - Part 2
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Acorn Masterclass series: An Introduction to Interrupts on the BBC Micro - Part 2

Oops, I've just realised I never moved the above post out of the (hidden) admin section - apols!
by Arcadian
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: Duck! Me? – A text adventure – Call for beta testers
Replies: 22
Views: 277

Re: Duck! Me? – A text adventure – Call for beta testers

EdwardianDuck wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:50 pm
I've uploaded Beta 2 to the top post (hopefully that's acceptable practice).
Yes, of course.

I like how you've kept the previous version in the post too, it's always nice to see the history/development of a game preserved...
by Arcadian
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: 6502 BBC micro ide development
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: 6502 BBC micro ide development

Chuckie wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:36 pm
https://lemonspawn.com/turbo-rascal-syn ... but-begin/

I hope this is in the correct section.
Nice spot.

I think this really belongs in the Development Tools forum though - what do others think?
by Arcadian
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events
Topic: Weekday 'Virtual' General session #16, Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 7pm - 10pm (GMT)
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Weekday 'Virtual' General session #16, Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 7pm - 10pm (GMT)

The next general 'General' Acorn session on Zoom will take place Tuesday 2nd Feburary from 7pm until 10pm. The Tuesday evening meets are quite different to the Saturday events which are highly structured with many organised speakers giving presentations. Tuesday meets tend to be very much ad-hoc whe...
by Arcadian
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events
Topic: Weekday 'Virtual' General session #15, Tuesday 19th January 2021, 7pm - 10pm (GMT)
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Weekday 'Virtual' General session #15, Tuesday 19th January 2021, 7pm - 10pm (GMT)

Great session so far (which is still ongoing!).

Good to see sydney back in the fold too! :)

Invites have been sent out to 'regulars' for the next session which will be on Tuesday 2nd February, thread to follow ...
by Arcadian
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: BeebMaster Floppy Disc Collection
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: BeebMaster Floppy Disc Collection

Yes, slice open, clean each side of the surface with your fingers and soap, leave to dry on a towel, insert into a clean donor sleeve (that's had the 'cloth' removed) then retry. If you don't have Kryflux/Greaseweazel/Pi FDC then Discbeast on the 1770 B or Master is a good option. Obviously need to ...
by Arcadian
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: BeebMaster Floppy Disc Collection
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: BeebMaster Floppy Disc Collection

Wow, good luck with it all Ian, with that many floppies to go through you're bound to uncover all sorts of things missing from the online archives ... Most of these are going to be copies or home made compilations of commercial software, although there are some original discs. To what extent do I ne...
by Arcadian
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: announcements
Topic: *. / Stardot Forum Upgrade - Sun 17th January
Replies: 1
Views: 155

*. / Stardot Forum Upgrade - Sun 17th January

Tomorrow morning (Sun 17th Jan) we will make a second attempt to perform a major update to the forum software. The site will be down for a period of time whilst this occurs so apologies for the outage. General advice is to always store any big posts you're about to make in the clipboard (or in a sep...
by Arcadian
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: Starting a New Thread After Replying to Another One
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Starting a New Thread After Replying to Another One

There's a forum upgrade tomorrow which will hopefully fix it. Speaking of which I better make an announcement....

I've noticed the same problem with PMs. Often if I hit Reply to a PM I see the title and contents of a previous or unfinished PM. I don't get the problem if I use Quote Reply.
by Arcadian
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Debugging thread for DomB, ChrisN, PhilM & Tricky
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Re: Debugging thread for DomB, ChrisN, PhilM & Tricky

Thanks for all the help trying to get to the bottom of this, guys - please thank the additional QA tester you've recruited, Dom(!) - strange that nobody's had it hang (or reset) yet ... The three times I've seen it hang (twice on the Twitch stream and once when I was running it myself during Thursda...
by Arcadian
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events
Topic: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #10, Thursday 28th January 2021, 7pm - 10pm (GMT)
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #10, Thursday 28th January 2021, 7pm - 10pm (GMT)

As the new games and demo coding sections of the forum are currently very active, we are now hosting weeknight "Dev sessions" on Zoom, that are primarily focused on the development of new games and graphics/music demos for Acorn computers as well as development tools, emulators and debugge...
by Arcadian
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Debugging thread for DomB, ChrisN, PhilM & Tricky
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Debugging thread for DomB, ChrisN, PhilM & Tricky

(please ignore, unless you're one of the above!) ;)

As discussed in the ABug Dev night tonight ... I've got a program that needs fixing up! :)
by Arcadian
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 46
Views: 3367

Re: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated

Note that Electron Elite features the wrong screenshot - the version in the snapshot below is a monochrome adaption of the BBC screenshot, however Mark has since re-created the actual screenshot that appeared on the Electron box, so I'd update the poster design to use this version. See below bottom...
by Arcadian
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events
Topic: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #9, Thursday 14th January 2021, 7pm - 10pm (GMT)
Replies: 39
Views: 858

Re: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #9, Thursday 14th January 2021, 7pm - 10pm (GMT)

Hi

Kees yes the invites to Dev Night regulars were issued 10th December, I've checked and you should have received one. There have been plenty of acceptances so far.

IanS and BillCarr I will PM you the meeting info now. If you'd like to regularly receive the Dev Night invites let me know.
by Arcadian
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 46
Views: 3367

Re: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated

See below how the final poster will look when hung alongside the ship chart (don't worry that's scaled down massively and the screenshot will be 5-colour pixel sharp on the printed version) ... https://stardot.org.uk/forums/download/file.php?id=51227&t=1 Unfortunately I had to get my print orde...
by Arcadian
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events
Topic: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #9, Thursday 14th January 2021, 7pm - 10pm (GMT)
Replies: 39
Views: 858

Re: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #9, Thursday 14th January 2021, 7pm - 10pm (GMT)

Sounds like we may need to dedicate a chunk of time to James (dudleysoft71) as there is clearly a lot of interest and potentially questions!

Shall we put down 7.30pm - 8.00pm? (And if there are any coding help requests - which there haven't been any of so far - could be moved to 7.00 - 7.30pm?)
by Arcadian
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events
Topic: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #9, Thursday 14th January 2021, 7pm - 10pm (GMT)
Replies: 39
Views: 858

Re: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #9, Thursday 14th January 2021, 7pm - 10pm (GMT)

Ok super I've put you in for 9.45 - 10.00pm - is that ok?

If anybody else would like a slot, we can make one available 7.45pm - 8.00 ...
by Arcadian
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events
Topic: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #9, Thursday 14th January 2021, 7pm - 10pm (GMT)
Replies: 39
Views: 858

Re: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #9, Thursday 14th January 2021, 7pm - 10pm (GMT)

Ah that's fantastic thanks Chris. So as for the schedule it's still quite open, but let's go with the following for now: 7:00pm - 7.30pm: General Chat 7.30pm - 8.00pm: BBC Micro co-processor graphics compression (Dudleysoft71 - James Watson) 8.00pm - 9.00pm: An Intro to CRTC Registers - Part 1 (kier...
by Arcadian
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: A1 Posters - Acornsoft games - BBC Micro & Acorn Atom
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: For sale: A1 Posters - Acornsoft games - BBC Micro & Acorn Atom

Boydie wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:51 pm
Can I reserve one of each please?

PM sent.
Reserved! :)

Just 5 Atom posters left now (beginning to think I should have ordered more than 10!).
by Arcadian
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: A1 Posters - Acornsoft games - BBC Micro & Acorn Atom
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: For sale: A1 PVC Poster: Acornsoft games (Elite, Snapper, Defender, Revs etc)

Ok there was some interest in the A1 Atom poster so I'm pleased to say I've just ordered a run of 10 posters, which are due to arrive on Friday (five of which are already spoken for - so 5 remain). Therefore I can now offer both the Atom Acornsoft poster (below) and BBC Micro Acornsoft poster togeth...
by Arcadian
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 1 - Elementum
Replies: 129
Views: 2790

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 1 - Elementum

Congratulations Venger, if you PM me your address together with choice of 5.25" DFS or 3.5" ADFS version I'll get your prize of a packaged copy of Elementum sent out to you towards the end of the month once I've got the inlays back from the printers.
by Arcadian
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 46
Views: 3367

Re: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated

I've opened a for-sale thread for the A1 Acornsoft BBC posters in the trading section.

Edit: So far 4 out of the 10 posters have been claimed (thanks ChrisH I've received your payment and will send it on Wednesday together with the other two).
by Arcadian
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: A1 Posters - Acornsoft games - BBC Micro & Acorn Atom
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: For sale: A1 PVC Poster: Acornsoft games (Elite, Snapper, Defender, Revs etc)

Finally, I haven't had this printed yet, but this is an equivalent poster design I did in December, featuring all the screenshots from the Acornsoft Atom Games Packs that have been accurately recreated in an emulator (thanks Mark!). All of the actual artwork for the Game Packs has been carefully red...
by Arcadian
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: A1 Posters - Acornsoft games - BBC Micro & Acorn Atom
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: For sale: A1 PVC Poster: Acornsoft games (Elite, Snapper, Defender, Revs etc)

Here are a couple more photos (that I couldn't fit on the top post) ... hopefully the close-up of Revs will really show the detail of the screenshots ...
by Arcadian
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: A1 Posters - Acornsoft games - BBC Micro & Acorn Atom
Replies: 8
Views: 431

For sale: A1 Posters - Acornsoft games - BBC Micro & Acorn Atom

This poster features a complete set of screenshots that appeared on the boxes/disc wallets for all Acornsoft games releases on the BBC Micro. In order to do justice to the detail of the screenshots (which have been expertly re-created by Mark M) it has been designed for and printed at A1 size i.e. 5...
by Arcadian
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events
Topic: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #11, Saturday 9th January, 9am - 11pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1297

Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #11, Saturday 9th January, 9am - 11pm

Hi thanks for all the feedback and thanks of course to our hosts, speakers, guests and attendees Will there be any video posts of the event on http://abug.org.uk/ ? I do enjoy viewing them. 5 of the 6 talks were recorded and yes they'll be going online once they've been edited, though I do have a li...
by Arcadian
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated
Replies: 46
Views: 3367

Re: The iconic BBC Elite box screenshot, recreated

I'll take one of the A2 boxart posters please! Is there a way to contact you, it says I can't PM? Tempted with the BBC Acornsoft one too, but A1 is a bit big :( ... would prefer A2. Thanks I've activated your PMs so you should be ok now. re: the Acornsoft poster, you don't really do justice to the ...

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