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by sydney
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Canada West Meetup #4 Sept 22 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: ABUG Canada West Meetup #4 Sept 22 2018

Looks like fun. At first glance at the first of Paul's pics I thought 'What the hell is Dave Hitchins doing at a Canadian ABug?" :lol:
by sydney
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Happy Mrs Chicken!
Replies: 49
Views: 3382

Re: Happy Mrs Chicken!

Found the bug. I was using the X register to index the sprite table, changing to the 'erase' sprite and setting the egg to inactive. In the middle of this I was plotting the sprite. When returning from the sprite plotting routine X was corrupted so I was plotting correct values but in the wrong plac...
by sydney
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Happy Mrs Chicken!
Replies: 49
Views: 3382

Re: Happy Mrs Chicken!

Still a couple of bugs in the lay/collect egg code but I thought I'd knock up an example of where I'm at. Current issues: egg lay/collect code errors resulting in random sprites appearing in random places. Background screen loading doesn't really work, pressing escape and restarting no longer works ...
by sydney
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New hardware suggestion - Pi econet server
Replies: 31
Views: 807

Re: New hardware suggestion - Pi econet server

Could this Arduino filestore be a good start?
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13940&hilit=Econet+microcontroller
by sydney
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Do we need more ABug meets? If so, where should they be?
Replies: 24
Views: 481

Re: Do we need more ABug meets? If so, where should they be?

I could probably do York as it's only about an hour away.I could miss the Friday, work early Saturday morning, drive down for the day, stay somewhere cheap and return in time for a Sunday evening shift.
by sydney
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Do we need more ABug meets? If so, where should they be?
Replies: 24
Views: 481

Re: Do we need more ABug meets? If so, where should they be?

Yeah. Somewhere near Newcastle would be great. I'm not volunteering. Yet.
by sydney
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Happy Mrs Chicken!
Replies: 49
Views: 3382

Re: Happy Mrs Chicken!

Got most of the bugs in the collision detection code but it's lead me to find a bug in the egg laying code which is proving difficult to pin down. I'm going to remove the collision code and get it sorted.

What about Piggy Pig and Hoppy Mrs Chicken :lol: ? Too close?
by sydney
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Acorn games on other platforms
Replies: 16
Views: 425

Re: Acorn games on other platforms

think Elite was first on Acorn machines, then carbon copied came out sloppy on rubbish machines [-( I went from elk elite to C64 elite and it was a massive improvement and holds up well against the beeb version . :shock: Maybe even better?. Dues to it's 64k of ram the tape version has all the ships...
by sydney
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Happy Mrs Chicken!
Replies: 49
Views: 3382

Re: Happy Mrs Chicken!

So I've got Mrs Chicken laying eggs, up to 5, then she waits for one to be collected. I'm almost done on the collision detection between Peppa and the eggs but have run out of time this week so ironing the many bugs will have to wait for another time. I really feel like its starting to come together...
by sydney
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) DATE CONFIRMED
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) DISCUSSION THREAD

March/April is very close to Wakefield, but not sure what the consideration is around a northern event at the mo? Simon (sydney) used to organise the northern events, but as I understand matters, isn't able to do this at the moment. So someone needs to step up to the plate to take this on. Wakefiel...
by sydney
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine
Replies: 40
Views: 495

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R4 - The Mine

Woohoo! DIG-DUG!
I loved Dig-Dug on my Atari 2600 back when I was a kid.
It's not quite as playable as the Atari version and it's missing the fantastic music but I'm quite enjoying it.
First few goes yielded:

27060

themine1.png
by sydney
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BBC / ELK Dual Digital Joystick Adapter
Replies: 37
Views: 2802

Re: BBC / ELK Dual Digital Joystick Adapter

tecman wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:12 am
Bryce, I would if I could write PMs. It says, I did not post enough here on this forum. Well, this is my second post. At the moment I can't write PMs. Let's try if you could write a PM to me first. Maybe I can answer your PM. Thanks.
PM's enabled.
by sydney
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4792
Views: 327502

Re: Today I received.....

A Canon MF5750 laser printer with spare toner cartridge for only £5.
Bargain!
by sydney
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Happy Mrs Chicken!
Replies: 49
Views: 3382

Re: Happy Mrs Chicken!

Cheers Rob.
Yes I'm using a 128 x 256 screenmode to keep the plotting simple and completely forgot that it would be the wrong size fie img2bbc.
by sydney
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: beebasm -boot and -opt
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: beebasm -boot and -opt

Thanks! I knew it would be something obvious.
by sydney
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Happy Mrs Chicken!
Replies: 49
Views: 3382

Re: Happy Mrs Chicken!

I am having trouble getting the BBC Micro Image converter running with wine on linux and I no longer have a windows pc so would someone be willing to convert the attached image for me. MODE 2 please.
Cheers.
by sydney
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: beebasm -boot and -opt
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: beebasm -boot and -opt

I've come up with a temporary solution which is a small script which changes the byte in the ssd from '03' (opt 4,0) to '33' (opt 4,3). I then call this at the end of my build script and everything is fine. #!/bin/bash file=disk.ssd out=tempdisk.ssd offset=262 dd if="$file" of="$out" conv=notrunc bs...
by sydney
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: beebasm -boot and -opt
Replies: 4
Views: 120

beebasm -boot and -opt

In my current project I have a BASIC loader than I want to load and run when the disk is booted. If I use beebasm's -boot and -opt 4,3 options like so: beebasm -i main.asm -do disk.ssd -boot HMC -opt4,3 It doesn't work as beebasm defaults to *RUN HMC in the !boot file and since HMC is a BASIC file i...
by sydney
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Happy Mrs Chicken!
Replies: 49
Views: 3382

Re: Happy Mrs Chicken!

Not much changed in the game (nothing really!) but I noticed that when I added the joystick controls you could no longer exit the game using escape - why would you want to? So I've fixed that and added a little ditty and a very basic loader.
by sydney
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!
Replies: 26
Views: 5237

Re: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!

Anyone had any luck getting this to run with wine on Linux? I had a brief try yesterday but no luck unfortunately.
by sydney
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Happy Mrs Chicken!
Replies: 49
Views: 3382

Re: Happy Mrs Chicken!

Code: Select all

10 LET N=12
20 LET VOL = -15
30 RESTORE
40 FOR I=1 TO N
50 READ FREQ
60 READ DUR
80 SOUND 1,VOL,FREQ,DUR
90 NEXT I
100 END
120 DATA 129,10,117,5,101,5,109,10
130 DATA 81,10,0,0,81,5,97,5
140 DATA 109,5,121,5,117,10,101,10
by sydney
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master Audio Out
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: BBC Master Audio Out

I think this is how I did it in the past.
Audio out to 3.5 mono

3.5 mono to 3.5 stereo

I seem to remember the quality wasn't great for some reason.

I added the audio out to my scart cable and now have audio through the tv.
by sydney
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Happy Mrs Chicken!
Replies: 49
Views: 3382

Re: Happy Mrs Chicken!

Joystick control added. My youngest likes it now. Further plans: Add eggs. Add chicks. Thinking about letting Happy Mrs Chicken move diagonally too. Score High score table Peppa's horizontal movement it a bit jittery so I'm thinking of adding an extra frame of animation so she moves 1 pixel at a tim...
by sydney
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?
Replies: 33
Views: 819

Re: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?

My linux knowledge is pretty limited and I struggled with enabling flow control and so gave up. I've read up on setserial, stty, ckermit and probably others.
by sydney
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?
Replies: 33
Views: 819

Re: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?

I've been using cutecom to send my ssd's to the Master for testing but wanted something I could use from the command line. Today I discovered writetoserial on github which is a small command line program that takes a filename, speed and port as arguments and squirts my ssd over the serial port to my...
by sydney
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron Joystick Interface - Identification? - Sorted
Replies: 21
Views: 467

Re: Electron Joystick Interface - Identification?

Looks like I may have had a 'bud' interface and not a first byte. It makes me wonder if there is any difference between the various electron joystick interfaces. Here is a link to Chris's acorns bud interface page: http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org ... er3JS.html
by sydney
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: UPURS and DC RAMFs
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: UPURS and DC RAMFs

I think it should as I have upurs on an additional 6522 on the econet port of my master and it will import an ssd to mmfs and turbommc file systems.
by sydney
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Happy Mrs Chicken!
Replies: 49
Views: 3382

Re: Happy Mrs Chicken!

I'm thinking of adding joystick control before moving on to the eggs as my daughter won't even look twice at it using keys.
by sydney
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron Joystick Interface - Identification? - Sorted
Replies: 21
Views: 467

Re: Electron Joystick Interface - Identification?

I think it's a first byte one as it looks very like the one I had.
by sydney
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Happy Mrs Chicken!
Replies: 49
Views: 3382

Re: Happy Mrs Chicken!

You can now catch Happy Mrs Chicken!
When you get her she re-spawns somewhere on the screen and continues running.
Laying eggs is next though probably not until next weekend as I'm quite busy for the next week or so.