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by sydney
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: 6502 assembler for Windows/Linux
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: 6502 assembler for Windows/Linux

Another vote for beebasm here.
by sydney
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: BBC games with joystick, download
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: BBC games with joystick, download

Have you seen www.bbcmicro.co.uk ? Pretty much every game is there, it's searchable and you can download each ssd easily.
by sydney
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Choosing games for a retro-gaming session
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: Choosing games for a retro-gaming session

Games that have gone down well for me in the past at Wakefield shows are:

Thrust
Snapper
Starship command
Arcadians
Chuckie egg

I'd also recommend jbiplane over dogfight or bandits, and Galactic Firebird as it's a great game and looks awesome.
by sydney
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn BBC Master 512 Copro 4x Disks
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Acorn BBC Master 512 Copro 4x Disks

Also, I just downloaded Turbo c, from here :https://winworldpc.com/product/turbo-c/3x, and the disk images there work either as .img or .adf so it looks like I might have the wrong images.

ETA: I downloaded the first disk,512-1-1, from the 8bs archive and it doesn't work.
by sydney
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn BBC Master 512 Copro 4x Disks
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Acorn BBC Master 512 Copro 4x Disks

If you use the system disks from here: http://www.cowsarenotpurple.co.uk/bbccomputer/master512/system.html on the gotek, rename them as .adf and make sure that you have host = acorn in your ff.cfg file, they *should* work directly. d. This doesn't seem to work for me. I downloaded the "Method 1 Pac...
by sydney
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Game with Demo for Showing Off?
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Game with Demo for Showing Off?

I'm sure some of trickys games have demos at the start and they all look great.

http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/index.php?rt_ ... rst&sort=b
by sydney
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: PM system, when is it activated for new users?
Replies: 21
Views: 1765

Re: PM system, when is it activated for new users?

I'm from another community, but I have found something of mutual interest here. And I need to reach a member of your community via pm. As I said, I can explain the details to the admins if it is required. Why not simply make a thread about the mutually interesting thing you have found, or reply in ...
by sydney
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: PM system, when is it activated for new users?
Replies: 21
Views: 1765

Re: PM system, when is it activated for new users?

To get private messages enabled you must make 25 posts or ask an admin to enable them for you. You'd usually need a reason to have them enabled before 25 posts and have made at least some posts to the forum.
I'm not a spammer, I swear.
They all say that! :lol:
by sydney
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: More books from the attic . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: More books from the attic . . .

Archimedes assembly language please Dave. Looks like I'm buying the coffees this time!
by sydney
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: More attic finds . . . Updated :o)
Replies: 37
Views: 1727

Re: More attic finds . . . Updated :o)

I'll grab those input magazines please.
by sydney
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Joysticks
Replies: 22
Views: 455

Re: Joysticks

Keys all the way for me.
by sydney
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Acorn Discord group?
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Acorn Discord group?

I'd say just go for it. What do you have to lose.
I'd never heard of discord but I've just installed it on my phone so will probably join.
by sydney
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Game software protection list ( Kevin Edwards )
Replies: 32
Views: 1110

Re: Game software protection list ( Kevin Edwards )

Not if the code was encrypted and the loader decrypted it.
by sydney
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: printing to epson fx 880
Replies: 1
Views: 142

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: 1567

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: 1567

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: 578

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: 1248

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: 480

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: 4
Views: 399

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: 1362

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: 1362

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: 1362

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: 1073

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: 1362

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R4 - Starship Command

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

390
starship1.jpg
by sydney
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Games on EEPROM
Replies: 43
Views: 6095

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: 33
Views: 1517

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: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 249
Views: 10076

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?