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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: 54
Views: 849

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: 54
Views: 849

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: 7
Views: 234

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: 54
Views: 849

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: 54
Views: 849

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: 54
Views: 849

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: 570

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: 321

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: 570

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

Elkbeebmmb.zip linked here:
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by sydney
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Rom Cart / MMFS / Wiring/ Operation ????
Replies: 37
Views: 570

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: 570

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: 570

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.
by sydney
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Rom Cart / MMFS / Wiring/ Operation ????
Replies: 37
Views: 570

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

If the MMFS title is there then all looks good. You now need to connect the SD card board to the printer port, since you've taken the wires off my diagram above isn't much use so you'll have to go back through the original thread to get the correct setup. Then you need to make sure the card is forma...
by sydney
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Rom Cart / MMFS / Wiring/ Operation ????
Replies: 37
Views: 570

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

The MMFS title would appear at boot without the sd card board connected to the printer port. It is irrelevant.
Was the packaging damaged or crushed in àny way?
by sydney
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Rom Cart / MMFS / Wiring/ Operation ????
Replies: 37
Views: 570

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

It should have 'just worked'. Looking at the manual if you insert or remove it when the power is on then data on it can become corrupted. Or plugging it in the wrong way wouldn't have been good either. I'll have a look tomorrow to see if I can write a quick program to test it and if it's not broken ...
by sydney
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMFS Query
Replies: 16
Views: 403

Re: MMFS Query

Nothing. But you'd need a screen. So you might as well use a pc. I was thinking a pi zero is nice and small so some commands to list the files and initiate the transfer removes the need for a screen.
by sydney
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMFS Query
Replies: 16
Views: 403

Re: MMFS Query

The only problem with UPURS is the need for a pc from which to send the files. An ideal solution would be a raspberry pi with some additional commands to list the files on the pi and initiate the transfer.
by sydney
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: general
Topic: Videos comparing BBC Vs electron versions of games
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Videos comparing BBC Vs electron versions of games

the elk version is harder, as when there is more than one ship on screen to shoot the elk 'slows' down, as the beeb has faster ram so can handle it (but you knew that :wink: ) While I agree about the slow down being there I don't think that's the reason it's more difficult. I think the slow down wo...
by sydney
Fri May 31, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: PDF's to Get me started programming in basic ?
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: PDF's to Get me started programming in basic ?

Does anyone have an opinion on this book? Is it any good?
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by sydney
Fri May 31, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMFS Query
Replies: 16
Views: 403

Re: MMFS Query

I reckon you could do it with a pi zero connected to the user port. It would need a lot of software to be written though.
Hmm, maybe upurs connected to a pi zero? Still wouldn't be simple.
by sydney
Fri May 31, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Videos comparing BBC Vs electron versions of games
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Videos comparing BBC Vs electron versions of games

I'm considering creating some videos comparing the BBC and electron versions of games. I've always felt that many games are very similar on each system with only subtle differences whereas some games play very differently indeed. I've started with Starship Command as I've mentioned at least once on ...
by sydney
Fri May 31, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: C64C Reasonable price...
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: C64C Reasonable price...

Cheers Phill.
I'd love one but I don't have time for the systems I've got at the moment. And our lass would kill me if I try to sneak another one in. She's still suspicious of the Amiga that suddenly appeared last year not to mention the two VGA monitors I came home with this morning.
Thanks anyway.
by sydney
Fri May 31, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: C64C Reasonable price...
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: C64C Reasonable price...

Phill, save yourself a load of hassle and just post them to me!

No idea what they are worth but people on this forum need to stop offering things I want.
by sydney
Thu May 30, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid
Replies: 35
Views: 768

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid

God I hate Defender.

8900
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by sydney
Wed May 29, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ROM Cartridge ?
Replies: 31
Views: 893

Re: ROM Cartridge ?

I tested it with a 16gb one. Must be a micro SD card. The mmbeeb file is around 100mb so any should do.
by sydney
Tue May 28, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ROM Cartridge ?
Replies: 31
Views: 893

Re: ROM Cartridge ?

EMMFS seems to work perfectly well with the ABR. I've had a quick play of both Arcadians and Chuckie Egg and they loaded fine. emmfs1.jpg emmfs2.jpg Here is how to wire it up - I kept the same colour wires as hoglet used. purple white grey | | | . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 23 21 19 17 15 13 11 9 7 ...
by sydney
Mon May 27, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ROM Cartridge ?
Replies: 31
Views: 893

Re: ROM Cartridge ?

Thanks to the ever helpful Dave Hitchins I am in possesion of a lovely 64k electron and plus 1 and I have loaded the EMMFS rom onto the ABR. I just need to find a suitable micro SD card and I can finally see if it all works. I think there is one in the tablet in the car but it's chucking it down rig...
by sydney
Mon May 27, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ROM Cartridge ?
Replies: 31
Views: 893

Re: ROM Cartridge ?

Errr thats currently above my pay grade. I need to learn basic basic's first :) Dammit now i'm intruded. Can you explain about hoe the lock mechanism works, how addresses are manged and why E00 keeps cropping up. Its used by some attachments like the Plus 3 but not the AP6 ? Remember i don't own an...
by sydney
Mon May 27, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ROM Cartridge ?
Replies: 31
Views: 893

Re: ROM Cartridge ?

I've sent Dave a pm to see if we can get this tested before I post it out to you. There would be no point in posting it to you if it isn't going to work. I also found an Advanced Rom Adapter in my box of unused bits so if it turns out that the ABR is unsuitable you can borrow the ARA instead, you'd ...