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by sydney
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: printing to epson fx 880
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: printing to epson fx 880

Dip switch settings.
by sydney
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Tape - MMSD CARD/ABR reprogramming
Replies: 69
Views: 1146

Re: Tape - MMSD CARD

There are no ROMS on that tape. In the past I've managed to get a ROM onto tape from a PC but it's a bit long winded and it was 6 years ago so I don't remember actually doing it. Here's a link to the thread where I describe how to do it. https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5214&p=59173...
by sydney
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Tape - MMSD CARD/ABR reprogramming
Replies: 69
Views: 1146

Re: Tape - MMSD CARD

What commands did you try?
You say you 'did the backup thing for the ABR Utilities' but did you also backup the ABR ROM and the EMMFS ROM? What files are on the tape?
by sydney
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Saving Elite games (Smart SPI)
Replies: 13
Views: 427

Re: Saving Elite games (Smart SPI)

You can add a disk to drive one before loading elite with the *DIN command. I'm unsure of the exact syntax. Here is a PDF of the manual: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.retroclinic.com/docs/SmartSPI_DUTILS.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwj8tfSw8p3kAhXFLVAKHZpwD_wQFjAAegQIAhAB&usg=AOvV...
by sydney
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Notifications....
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Notifications....

Daniel may be better able to solve this than me but after a very quick google my first question is: Is your inbox full?
by sydney
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: crude Beeb PSU question
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: crude Beeb PSU question

Moved to correct sub forum.
by sydney
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Any Events or Meetings in Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Any Events or Meetings in Scotland

As JudgeBeeb has said the problem is getting someone to organise it. I'm in Newcastle but I've organised a few in Bolton and Halifax. Right now and for the forseeable future I just don't have the time to organise one, in fact I don't even have the time to attend one. If you can get a venue there rea...
by sydney
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1012

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

Some tips might help: Make sure you are playing the Beeb version as the electron version is significantly harder, look at my video for a comparison: video The key to the game isn't really about shooting enemies it's about managing your energy. Turn on velocity and rotation dampers by pressing f0 (f1...
by sydney
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1012

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

Note to Ed - this is not a score submission! We seem to have a few people who are good at Starship Command so I'm going to thow down an additional challenge. We played this in the first season of the High Score Cahllenge way back in 2013! The final score posted was 5 minutes too late to be counted ...
by sydney
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1012

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

Again I just missed the escape capsule launch button. I must play on real hardware in future! I scored 1035 on command 1 which is probably my best ever performance on command 1. I was killed by a fast firing plasma weapon enabled ship which collapsed my shields and then collided with me! 1145 starsh...
by sydney
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: what's the use of Mode 0
Replies: 24
Views: 906

Re: what's the use of Mode 0

80 column teletext rang a bell so I googled it and it guess where it pointed me?

Here

EDIT: Damn! DutchAcorn beat me to it! And my link didn't work!
by sydney
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command
Replies: 43
Views: 1012

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

First go, command 1, missed escape capsule launch button by 3mm:

390
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by sydney
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Games on EEPROM
Replies: 43
Views: 5845

Re: Games on EEPROM

I'm not 100% sure on this but I think you change to the RFS by typing *ROM then CHAIN"".
by sydney
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What has happened to Firefox add-ons?
Replies: 31
Views: 1133

Re: What has happened to Firefox add-ons?

It seems you can.

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2041575

Never tried it though so let us know if it works!
by sydney
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 150
Views: 5791

Re: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019

tricky wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:49 pm
kieranhj wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:36 pm
... Might as well bring my Master for POP and SCR action. :D
What is required for head to head SCR?
At a guess - more memory and another developer!
Are you volunteering, Tricky?
by sydney
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R1 - Ghouls
Replies: 68
Views: 1699

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R1 - Ghouls

sgb27 wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:47 pm
Can anyone join in, or do I have to have nominated some games at the start? This looks like good fun.
It is fun!
Just join in, the more the merrier.
by sydney
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R1 - Ghouls
Replies: 68
Views: 1699

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R1 - Ghouls

Not really my kind of game.
Got to level 3 but only scored 859 points so my level 2 score is my best so far.

1181
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by sydney
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg
Replies: 56
Views: 1734

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg

Fantastic! Well done!
That's what makes the high score challenge so worthwhile. None of us would play these games 'seriously' if it wasn't for the challenge.
by sydney
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg
Replies: 56
Views: 1734

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg

klintworth wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:57 pm
29,520
Anyone else competing for the low score?! :D
Once you get onto level 9 your score will shoot up. I found levels 9-16 easier than 1-8 and the bonuses are more generous too!
by sydney
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: 6809 Flex.....
Replies: 31
Views: 1233

Re: 6809 Flex.....

It could well have been JimRussell. He's not been on for a while but he's on the Facebook group as James Russell so you might have more luck finding him there.
by sydney
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg
Replies: 56
Views: 1734

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg

So after 3 or 4 scores of around 253k I finally got past lever 23 with only 3 lives remaining. I had 4-5 eggs left to get on level 24 so with a bit more practice and luck on 23 I should be able to better this.

269700

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by sydney
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg
Replies: 56
Views: 1734

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg

I'm completely stumped on level 23.
Any hints or tips?
by sydney
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg
Replies: 56
Views: 1734

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg

My first and second goes. I think this is around the limit of my ability on this game without spending a long time practicing. I'd never played it until the comptetition introduced me to it, it was the second game we played in the first season. There are some amazing scores posted in that round. 218...
by sydney
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Rom Cart / MMFS / Wiring/ Operation ????
Replies: 37
Views: 865

Re: Rom Cart / MMFS / Wiring/ Operation ????

The ABR has nothing to do with MMFS other than it holds the MMFS ROM. Read the command reference for MMFS and possibly the DFS manual to learn more about using the SD card. To get started try the following: *MMFS *DOP N 0 This should select the MMFS file system an insert the first free disk image. T...
by sydney
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are my options for BBC Master ROM Expansion?
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: What are my options for BBC Master ROM Expansion?

You can loads ROMs into sideways ram. You could possibly add a switch to the swram jumpers allowing you to change ram to rom at the flick of a switch. Otherwise you are stuck with cartridges. Dave Hitchins does advanced rom adapters which take 2 16k ROMS or he also does advanced battery backed ram c...
by sydney
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Rom Cart / MMFS / Wiring/ Operation ????
Replies: 37
Views: 865

Re: Rom Cart / MMFS / Wiring/ Operation ????

Elkbeebmmb.zip linked here:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17187#p238158
by sydney
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Rom Cart / MMFS / Wiring/ Operation ????
Replies: 37
Views: 865

Re: Rom Cart / MMFS / Wiring/ Operation ????

No. It has 511 disk image slots each of which is 200k and can hold 31 files each
16 GB should be fine as that's what I tested it with.
by sydney
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Rom Cart / MMFS / Wiring/ Operation ????
Replies: 37
Views: 865

Re: Rom Cart / MMFS / Wiring/ Operation ????

Hey Sidney :) You make it sound so simple. So i can format the SD Card on a PC to fat 32 and then copy the beeb.mmb onto it but does this occur on the pc or on the electron ? Once the beeb.mmb file is on the card what does this do and what can i expect to happen next ? :) Yeaup Newbie Alert !! You ...
by sydney
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Rom Cart / MMFS / Wiring/ Operation ????
Replies: 37
Views: 865

Re: Rom Cart / MMFS / Wiring/ Operation ????

vanekp: the original plus 1 rom doesn't display anything. MMFS is displayed because the MMFS ROM is loaded into the ABR.