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by sydney
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Electron Demos
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Electron Demos

It must have been available on tape bitd as I definitely remember seeing it then and I didn't have a disk drive.
by sydney
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

Elminster wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:33 pm

Instructions?...
The game shows the instructions when you load it.

My first few goes yielded:

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by sydney
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

Looking forward to this, another one I had as a kid but I've not played for years.
by sydney
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale BBC micro case
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: For Sale BBC micro case

Pm's enabled.
by sydney
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 35
Views: 1419

Re: Moving House - Items to go

Elminster wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:08 pm
2 x a500 and a keyboard collected. Very competitive storage rates are available. Will calculate for September. :)


Many thanks to TopBanana for the amiga and to Elminster for collecting it. Also DaveH for transporting it from Cambridge back the North East for me.
I love this forum!
by sydney
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 970

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

To me frenzy and kix shows the difference between a coin-op arcade game and a home computer game. Kix is based on Qix and it seems to be a very good effort. Qix is designed to get you hooked and keep taking 10p coins off you.
by sydney
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 970

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

Can't stop playing it like Frenzy. I'm sure if I'd played this instead of Frenzy when I was a lad I'd love it instead but I just can't help feeling cheated every time get caught. I can get a decent score then I'll have 3 games where I don't even get off the first level. Think I'm done for this round.
by sydney
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 970

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

Elminster wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:51 pm
I did improve my score a little earlier but I think I shall wait for Syndey’s Secrets (sounds like some sort of day time tv show) or just pay someone to play for me (didn’t see anything about that in the rules :?: )
I'll email you my CV later.
by sydney
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 970

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

I think I've figured out a good strategy, I'll post it later if it works.

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by sydney
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 970

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

It's similar to Frenzy but also quite different. I've not given this game much attention in the past as I prefer Frenzy and dislike the randomness of the lines and the thing that kills you if you stop drawing. First few goes. 4957 kix1.png I'm sure once this 'clicks' in my head I'll get some good sc...
by sydney
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 36
Views: 1260

Re: Post Edits

Yes. You're voting on what you see as being poor choices, but what other people might not be that bothered about. And FWIW - I don't think edits make anyone look like imbeciles - we all do it. It doesn't matter a jot. :) I honestly don't care if someone sees that I've edited something 10 times (I fr...
by sydney
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: load from disc 1
Replies: 28
Views: 658

Re: load from disc 1

Well done. I was looking for this thread yesterday to ask how you were getting on but thought it was on Facebook and obviously couldn't find it.
by sydney
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 813

Re: Post editing

I can see it on the post and your quote.
by sydney
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 1034

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

If it's over a million it will appear above the authors score in the high score table.
by sydney
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 1034

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

Yes. Time is they key as I think the game is pretty fair and it's just a case of learning how to beat it. As for me I played this for hours (hundreds probably!) when I was a kid.
by sydney
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 35
Views: 1419

Re: Moving House - Items to go

I'd love an amiga but have no way of collecting it. If Elminster is happy to take it to Cambridge and maybe pass it on to DaveH (assuming he's happy to do it) then I'll have one otherwise I'll pass.
by sydney
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RPC Network setup
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: RPC Network setup

Are you using a hard disk or a CF card? I had problems with my network card caused by the CF card adapter.
by sydney
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 1034

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

Was only getting a few 1000's then I read the instructions! Still miles off you guys. Will post a screenshot if I get a score anywhere near. Just post what you've got. There is no need to be embarrassed, I'm really good at this game but I'm terrible at others. The more people join in the better it ...
by sydney
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 1034

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

Phew! Not sure I'll beat this although on one of the 5 line levels I took a hit by getting 4 of them within a half screen pink section so there are some points to be gained there. I beat the 2 super-fast nasties and the easy level after it with 2 lives remaining but the chasers are so fast I don't t...
by sydney
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: general
Topic: Acorn magazine collections question
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Acorn magazine collections question

I'd be interested in RISCPC era stuff.
Most (all?) Micro user mags are scanned so too Acorn user I think.
by sydney
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: general
Topic: How far gone must a BBC be to be unfixable?
Replies: 23
Views: 905

Re: How far gone must a BBC be to be unfixable?

This has made me think is a redesign of the PCB a good idea, maybe using a large ram ic instead of the large number needed now, built in 1770 controller instead of the Intel one. Built-in mmbeeb, beebsid/beeopl , pitube connector, smallymouse ... Etc. Probably not but its an interesting thought exer...
by sydney
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: load from disc 1
Replies: 28
Views: 658

Re: load from disc 1

Your 3.5" drive is a sony MPF 920. If you google "sony mpf 920 jumper" you may find the following image:
floppy.jpg
Deslodering the smt resistor at JC31 and moving it to JC30 should give you drive 0.
Maybe.
by sydney
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 1034

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

Just had a quick go of the electron version and it's a bit easier than the beeb version and it's given me an idea for a series of videos comparing the elk and beeb versions of games. 1,346,982 on my first effort! Obviously doesn't count for the challenge but I just thought it would be interesting to...
by sydney
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 1034

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

Just broke 1,000,000.
Didn't take a screen shot but its at the end of this Youtube video: https://youtu.be/AYbvS0m7oLA

1,005,439

frenzy3.png
by sydney
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: load from disc 1
Replies: 28
Views: 658

Re: load from disc 1

I'm not sure. Nothing you do to the jumpers on the 5.25 drive will change anything on the 3.5 drive. You'll have to buy the correct cable or alter yours. I'd need a picture of your current cable to be able to advise on how to alter it. If you want to buy one I'd recommend getting in touch with retro...
by sydney
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: load from disc 1
Replies: 28
Views: 658

Re: load from disc 1

So the jumpers are on the 5.25" drive and to change the 3.5 inch drive to drive 0 will need the cable twisted as shown in the link above unless you can find some jumpers on it.
by sydney
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 1034

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

Elminster wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:27 am
I didn't see in the rules. Do you have to do on original hardware or do people do this in the emulators?
Both! Real hardware or emulation, its up to you. I find I perform better on real hardware but emulation is so convenient.
by sydney
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: load from disc 1
Replies: 28
Views: 658

Re: load from disc 1

Are you 100% certain the 3.5" drive on the second set is drive 1? It seems to me that might be drive 0. Where are the jumpers? If the are on the 5.25" drive then changing them will only affect the 5.25" drive. If you leave them so both drives respond to *.1 you would then need to add a 'twist' to th...
by sydney
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: load from disc 1
Replies: 28
Views: 658

Re: load from disc 1

Or maybe not, I just tried it in beebem and Impossible mission loaded from drive 1. Although the menu systems are on dsd's so the menu system may be changing drive to 0. Edit: using the sth collection disk with Impossible mission on this fails to run, I presume because the menu system expects to be ...