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by Arcadian
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Trying to locate old game "Caves"
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Trying to locate old game "Caves"

Rather than make a new topic, I might as well add to this one: there was a game which may or may not have been Master-exclusive which involved a bouncing ball from an overhead view. You could control the ball in 8 directions, and it would have to be over a ground tile when it bounced. The ground ti...
by Arcadian
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 125
Views: 6235

Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Traditional group piccie, taken Sat afternoon...
by Arcadian
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 125
Views: 6235

Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Finally managed to escape Arcade Club, leaving now, should get to the hotel for between 2 and 3am (!)
by Arcadian
Sat May 26, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Scramble for the beeb (going well)
Replies: 48
Views: 2719

Re: New version of Scramble for the beeb (going well)

Was proper gutted after tonight's football result but getting to see this astonishing Scramble build - that is now playable - has cheered me up a bit! :) Thanks Tricky! :)
by Arcadian
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Midlands ABUG November 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 964

Re: Midlands ABUG November 2018

Hi Alex, I passed it on to Phil M recently to see if he could fix it up, as if you remember it wasn't in the best shape! Let me check how he's getting on, maybe we could bring it down to Leicester in November!
by Arcadian
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Label for the New ABR (in a 3D printed case)
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: Label for the New ABR (in a 3D printed case)

Voted for the colour version (which I think looks really smart!) though I think I'd prefer it if the Retro Hardware logo featured its original blue/white colour scheme.

Also maybe adjust the strapline to 'For the Acorn Electron and BBC Master 128' ?
by Arcadian
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Electron Forever E-Magazine Issue 1
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Electron Forever E-Magazine Issue 1

Good work Tony!

Electron User is my fave magazine of all time and I'm so happy to see the new eMag in the same style and spirit of the original!

Good luck!!
by Arcadian
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3324

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

Enjoyed catching up with everyone again today, nice to meet you HullBeebMan! Thanks Rob for the Beebsid PCB, Daniel for the Smallymouse PCB and Tricky for fixing up my dodgy controllers! I took some photos of the 8-bit stand holders as well as Anthony's AMCOG stall (below). Thanks to Beebmaster for ...
by Arcadian
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1540

Re: My Wife

I'm so sorry to hear this awful news Ed, thinking of you ...
by Arcadian
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Any home for the Acorn System?
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Any home for the Acorn System?

Thanks for flagging this, good observation. Whilst I personally would be happy to combine the two, it'd be nice to get some input from Kees, Wim, Phill, Dave, Roland and the other stalwarts of the Atom group, as well as the other mods/admins of course. Adding a new subgroup for the System machines s...
by Arcadian
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!

Were you aware some of the Akom Crossword Puzzles are available on E.G.G.?

http://www.everygamegoing.com/egg/searc ... _type_id=7
by Arcadian
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards
Replies: 106
Views: 4874

Re: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards

Can I add an extra VFS board so which will enable me to have both M+F versions?
by Arcadian
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards
Replies: 106
Views: 4874

Re: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards

One of each here too please Daniel :)
by Arcadian
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: SOLD: LVL Piano Keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: For Sale: LVL Piano Keyboard

I'd like this - I could collect today if you're around?
by Arcadian
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Thoughts on StarWars for the beeb
Replies: 20
Views: 991

Re: Thoughts on StarWars for the beeb

Do it.
by Arcadian
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: New game - tube type thingy
Replies: 49
Views: 3333

Re: New game - tube type thingy

Wow, thanks for posting the new clip Sarah, it's staggeringly impressive! Fog effect seems to work really well also!!
by Arcadian
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Emulation Request
Replies: 133
Views: 15014

Re: Emulation Request

Hi, it was me that created all of the Acorn FDI files that were previously available via the Acorn Preservation site. They are contained on a shared dropbox drive (together with the associated media scans) which several people have access to, and I know that a number of us have multiple offline back...
by Arcadian
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Things I am doing. Desktop application
Replies: 38
Views: 1461

Re: Things I am doing. Desktop application

pau1ie wrote:
Arcadian wrote:Are you able to easily provide a list of all the games that have two publishers?
Yes. And the ones that have three, four and five!
Ah sorry for not being clearer - I meant, can you also include the identities of the publishers for games with more than one?
by Arcadian
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Things I am doing. Desktop application
Replies: 38
Views: 1461

Re: Things I am doing. Desktop application

Arcadians suggestion of only including the publisher if there are two games of the same name doesn't stop there being two publishers. Are you able to easily provide a list of all the games that have two publishers? What if, in the case of two publishers, an additional '+' symbol was inserted betwee...
by Arcadian
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Things I am doing. Desktop application
Replies: 38
Views: 1461

Re: Things I am doing. Desktop application

... the TOSEC format does seem quite ungainly and over-detailed to me. I like the simplicity of Title-Publisher-ID.ssd or similar. Agree (I seem to agreeing a lot with Chet tonight! ;) ). I also think that year of release should never EVER be featured within filenames (goodness now I sound like JGH...
by Arcadian
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Things I am doing. Desktop application
Replies: 38
Views: 1461

Re: Things I am doing. Desktop application

pau1ie wrote:What about when games have more than one publisher?
Oh, in my mind we would only include the publisher in the filename if there are multiple games with the same title

e.g.
Reversi-Acornsoft
Reversi-Micropower

If the title is unique then no need for the qualifier.
by Arcadian
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Things I am doing. Desktop application
Replies: 38
Views: 1461

Re: Things I am doing. Desktop application

Ref: ReversiComputerConcepts-1165.ssd ReversiBeebug-2966.ssd ReversiAcornsoft-968.ssd I do think filenames would look neater if there was a dash between the title and the publisher if possible e.g. Reversi-Beebug Then as per my example, I'd rather use an underscore to the prefix the disc no rather t...
by Arcadian
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Things I am doing: Educational archive
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Things I am doing: Educational archive

I guess we could get a subdomain set up for the educational archive e.g. edu.bbcmicro.co.uk ? Oh and seeing as you asked, I think the desktop app concept sounds very cool, I think it could be really useful (especially the MMC picker) but if I was asked which should be higher priority I think I'd hav...
by Arcadian
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Things I am doing. Desktop application
Replies: 38
Views: 1461

Re: Things I am doing. Desktop application

I'd suggest stripping the "DiscNNN-" prefix off each .SSD filename before adding the .SSD to the zip because the prefix isn't really relevant to the typical user, who probably just wants a download of all the games as individual games and doesn't care which of Mick's DSDs each game was originally t...
by Arcadian
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Atom Software Archive
Replies: 1172
Views: 96754

Re: Atom Software Archive

=D> =D> =D> =D>

Thanks Dave, Kees and co for another great release of the archive!!
by Arcadian
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2790
Views: 220759

Re: LOLPRICE

CMcDougall wrote:Weird, I thought modelA would have rough case and the other keystrip, like my early Issue3
I think Acorn were still producing Model A's into 1984, so they can be any issue really ... I remember seeing an unmodified issue 7 'A' once many moons ago, on ebay ...
by Arcadian
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Beeb Invanders - Niblesoft 1982
Replies: 15
Views: 759

Re: Beeb Invanders - Niblesoft 1982

It's not a BASIC I <> BASIC II incompatibility is it? Lovely little game though. DA Computers is still going in Leicester I believe - I bought some RAM and a PC from there 2-3 years ago (that's one of the things that attracted me to put a bid in on the tape! ;) ). Thanks for the uploads and 'fix' Co...
by Arcadian
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2790
Views: 220759

Re: LOLPRICE

Well, yes - they can go for £400-500, especially if they're completely unmolested, which this one may well be.
by Arcadian
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2790
Views: 220759

Re: LOLPRICE

Serial no is for a Model A...

There's a shot of the back of the machine but it's quite dark and I can't quite make out whether the rear connectors are present. But if it's an unmodified Model A that would make it rather desirable, even if it requires a little attention to make it 'go'.
by Arcadian
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: BBC Sub Hunt from Betasoft wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 986

Re: BBC Sub Hunt from Betasoft wanted

I'm not sure if we need to buy anything - all games are already available online? UEF and SSD of Battle of Britain already on STH. UEF for Subhunt may be decipherable from the WAV above (Peter? Col?). SSD for Blockade already on STH. DaveE has all three cassettes I believe and scans are on E.G.G. We...