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by sydney
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Quality Programs for the BBC Micro - WANTED
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Quality Programs for the BBC Micro - WANTED

The book is almost perfect condition and the author has a great name.
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It'll probably be better if I just post you the book.
PM me your address and I'll get it in the post for you, send it back whenever you are finished with it.
by sydney
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Quality Programs for the BBC Micro - WANTED
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Quality Programs for the BBC Micro - WANTED

I'm pretty sure it's on the shelf next to my bed. I'll know for sure when I get home.
by sydney
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Quality Programs for the BBC Micro - WANTED
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Quality Programs for the BBC Micro - WANTED

I'm pretty sure I've got this on Lee.
by sydney
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1010

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

Better late than never. I'm going to make a real effort to submit scores for every game this season.

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by sydney
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.

Hi guys. I've been contacted by a French history student who is interested in the following: Hi, thank you for your answer. Could you then post a question on this forum, mentioning that for an academic research in History, I am looking for people who enjoyed both Hitchhiker’s and computers at the en...
by sydney
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A bit of fun: Which version of BBC Micro is the best?
Replies: 28
Views: 565

Re: A bit of fun: Which version of BBC Micro is the best?

Is there a list detailing what will not work on a master with multi os? I presume zalaga will be there as I think it uses illegal opcodes of the 6502. Are there many more?
by sydney
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A bit of fun: Which version of BBC Micro is the best?
Replies: 28
Views: 565

Re: A bit of fun: Which version of BBC Micro is the best?

Unfortunately Daniel knows nothing and Lee spends too much time fixing and archiving stuff. The correct answer is: A master with a multi os followed by a model b then a master.
I realise that wasn't in the list but would qualify due to the 'expansion' part of your question.
by sydney
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Sound Export
Replies: 17
Views: 316

Re: Sound Export

From a BBC Micro? Or an Archimedes, RISC PC, Raspberry pi, Windows/linux/mac box? Well, in a perfect world from either my BBC Micro (32 bits RAM) or my BBC Master Compact (96 Kb RAM), but, probably being realistic, from a "fake" BBC, i.e. an emulator. You could just record the audio from a linux bo...
by sydney
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Sound Export
Replies: 17
Views: 316

Re: Sound Export

At the risk of sounding very naive indeed . . . I am wondering if there is not a way to export one's finished BBC BASIC tune ONLY by using BASIC code. From a BBC Micro? Or an Archimedes, RISC PC, Raspberry pi, Windows/linux/mac box? What do you mean by leveraged elsewhere? Do you want it on audio t...
by sydney
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Starting a port of Stunt Car Racer...
Replies: 22
Views: 880

Re: Starting a port of Stunt Car Racer...

One question that's perhaps worth asking - there is an outside chance that I might be able to getting working on a Model B but it would require 3x 16K banks of SWRAM available - is that a configuration that many people would be interested in? I reckon 16k will be common, 32k about half that and 48k...
by sydney
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Retro Software website down
Replies: 31
Views: 1112

Re: Retro Software website down

The theme is absolutely expendable, it's the content that is valuable.
by sydney
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Bit of fun - One change only
Replies: 64
Views: 1399

Re: Bit of fun - One change only

I reckon they could've got a psu in the current electron case. Maybe the elk should have had 48k as standard to match the spectrum.
by sydney
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: general
Topic: Floppy Days Podcast coming on the BBC Micro - Need HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Floppy Days Podcast coming on the BBC Micro - Need HELP

What information do you want? An expert on games might not have a good understanding of the hardware. If we know what you want to cover you will get more offers of help.
by sydney
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Retro Software website down
Replies: 31
Views: 1112

Re: Retro Software website down

The problem is even leaving it as is will need maintenance of some kind over time. If no one is willing to do the job it'll have to go one way or another.
by sydney
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Retro Software website down
Replies: 31
Views: 1112

Re: Retro Software website down

Thanks for the great work Richard. The forum is basically defunct and no longer used. It should probably be removed? d. I'd tend to agree but would like to keep it as there is probably some useful information there. Would it be possible to take it offline until we can find someone to take over maint...
by sydney
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Why was Repton so loved by BBC users yet so disliked by the Commies?
Replies: 31
Views: 719

Re: Why was Repton so loved by BBC users yet so disliked by the Commies?

A reason for the difference in size of the tiles might be that the C64 only has 200 pixel vertical resolution.
by sydney
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Why was Repton so loved by BBC users yet so disliked by the Commies?
Replies: 31
Views: 719

Re: Why was Repton so loved by BBC users yet so disliked by the Commies?

Just thought of another reason: 6 free games on magazine covertapes: Every month every C64 magazine gave away older games on the covertapes. I'm pretty sure even Elite was on a covertape. Why buy seemingly substandard games when games like paradroid are given for free? I see why Beeb owners like rep...
by sydney
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: general
Topic: Why was Repton so loved by BBC users yet so disliked by the Commies?
Replies: 31
Views: 719

Re: Why was Repton so loved by BBC users yet so disliked by the Commies?

My thoughts as an electron and C64 owner from bitd. 1 Repton isn't a very good game. There. I said it. I don't like Repton. I don't like the graphics, I don't like the sound effects and I don't like the gameplay. That was as an electron owner, now as a beeb owner I feel the same. As a C64 owner the ...
by sydney
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Retro Software website down
Replies: 31
Views: 1112

Re: Retro Software website down

We know about it but at present no one is maintaining retrosoftware so it may be a while before we get it back up. If anyone wants to volunteer help then please get in touch.
by sydney
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Bit of fun - One change only
Replies: 64
Views: 1399

Re: Bit of fun - One change only

It's hard to pick just one but I'd probably go for something like RobC's videonula across the range. In addition to this extra ram in the B and a 65816 in the master.

In the elk I'd either have a cartridge socket or extra ram.
by sydney
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Beeb Spotting
Replies: 52
Views: 4534

Re: Beeb Spotting

Just watching Rogue One and I spotted what looks like a keyboard with red function keys! Maybe not a beeb but it seems to be possibly beeb inspired.
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by sydney
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: TGM Magazine ??
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: TGM Magazine ??

by sydney
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Quest to become ELITE!
Replies: 57
Views: 4880

Re: Quest to become ELITE!

Seems I got swallowed by a black hole and emerged in the ninth galaxy. Even at full speed it's going to take me a while to get back to a civilized system. 😞
by sydney
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Castle Defender -> Atari conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 862

Re: Castle Defender -> Atari conversion

I've activated PM's for you.
by sydney
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R9 - Uridium
Replies: 36
Views: 841

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R9 - Uridium

Half an hour later and:

22315

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by sydney
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R9 - Uridium
Replies: 36
Views: 841

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R9 - Uridium

I didn't have this for the electron back in the day (was it even released on the elk?) but I played a lot of Syncron which is even faster than this. I must have had it for the C64 at some point though as I definitely remember playing it.

First few goes yielded:

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by sydney
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R9 - Uridium
Replies: 36
Views: 841

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R9 - Uridium

Here is a video review by chinnyvision for those who are unfamiliar with uridium.

https://youtu.be/ToTQN6dxwDw
by sydney
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 124
Views: 4554

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

JudgeBeeb wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:47 pm
I've put you down as tentative. I doubt there will be a problem accommodating you and it would be really good to see you there.
Thanks Judge. If I come I'll be arriving late Friday afternoon and leaving Sunday midday. I'll probably only have a laptop and an extra screen.