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by AndyF
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 81
Views: 3371

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

A slight variation on the two previous submissions of mine, although I did experiment quite a lot with different GCOL values (XOR / OR / AND etc) as well as a few other factors. Anyway here is 'Colour Flecks' flecks.png flecks.ssd No laughing! :oops: :lol: Its a bit slow but otherwise the patterns w...
by AndyF
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 3025

Re: ECONET WOES

I could be completely wrong here but I don't think you can 'remotely read' the RTC dongle from a station, not a lot (as I have understood anyway) is known about it really. The info JGH posted above will help read the time from the server though if that's what you meant ?
by AndyF
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 3025

Re: ECONET WOES

I'm confused. Are you trying to 'talk to' the RTC dongle itself to get its time ? As in just on a machine with the dongle fitted and no FS code running ? (as in from Basic) :-k :)
by AndyF
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 81
Views: 3371

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

pcbbc wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:41 pm
Off topic (sorry) would you happen to be Stuart of PCBBC ? :?: Just curious. I did buy this 'back then' for a crispy £5 cheque, I think I still have the original 3.5 floppy somewhere too!
by AndyF
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 81
Views: 3371

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Great stuff! :) I did always find it odd that you cannot in BBC Basic so something like this: 10 CLS 20 PRINT 123 30 PRINT 321 40 LIST 30 Which is a bit of a shame in some ways. :oops: although it would be of limited use, I do note that both ZX and Amstrad Basic's (as I have the machines to hand) bo...
by AndyF
Wed May 23, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 81
Views: 3371

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

dp11 wrote:If you had a cassette to 3.5mm Jack lead on your person. You could play a MP3 on your phone .

A lot quicker than typing
I couldn't with my phone as its a Nokia 100 :oops:
by AndyF
Wed May 23, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 3025

Re: ECONET WOES

@AndyF - many thanks for the clarification regarding BeebEm and the user port RTC - I'd never noticed that option lurking at the bottom of the hardware menu! So, I just got lucky by running BeebEm's FS3-107 on real hardware without a user port RTC! I've now tested all the versions of the L3FS suppl...
by AndyF
Wed May 23, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 81
Views: 3371

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

As much as I hate to bump a topic, wondered if anyone had any more interesting short routines to share ? :) Some of the ones submitted are excellent. I did have a vague idea of writing one that displayed the teletext graphic blocks at random positions on the screen in random colours, although (witho...
by AndyF
Mon May 21, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 3025

Re: ECONET WOES

Further to the above, the option in BeebEm does support this, in that you do not get the "Clock Failure" error if you enable the RTC module: beeb_em_opts.png That brings me to a slightly different point, looking at the versions I have 1.03 , 1.04 and 1.06 (no 1.05) do not ask for the date either, ha...
by AndyF
Mon May 21, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 3025

Re: ECONET WOES

Thanks for confirming re BeebEm/L3FS/RTC - I had assumed BeebEm didn’t emulate the user-port RTC, and the version of L3FS-107 from BeebEm certainly runs fine on my Master without a user-port RTC, so it all makes sense. Looking again (sorry!) it might do as it lists "User Port RTC Module" in the har...
by AndyF
Mon May 21, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 3025

Re: ECONET WOES

Does BeebEm also emulate the real-time clock module? I thought version 1.07 was an official Acorn version which is undoctored. Any undoctored version which needs, and doesn't find, a user port RTC module will exit with a "Clock failure". This can also happen if the module has died over the years. H...
by AndyF
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which BBC model is this, A or B?
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Which BBC model is this, A or B?

The curse of photoplop :( it is a bit annoying especially when you find an old topic and the images are awol. Internet Archive sometimes can help with elderly topics I guess though. Can I ask a quick but relevant question to save starting a new topic ? :) Did the Model A *ever* come from the factory...
by AndyF
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 81
Views: 3371

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

That's quite neat I like that. I tried it on a 'B , It seemed a bit faster with the GFX Extension Rom enabled but that might be my imagination. Good regardless!
by AndyF
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 81
Views: 3371

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Excellent. The second one (I had to type them in as copy/paste did not work) had a small typo maybe ? Its gained an extra )

Code: Select all

VDU 154+(A%*15)),290-(A%*62)

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VDU 154+(A%*15),290-(A%*62)
by AndyF
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 541
Views: 54786

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

It's great to see these titles rescued, saved and preserved for us. :)

=D> =D> For those involved for their continued efforts.
by AndyF
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Is there a list of games that use co-pros?
Replies: 14
Views: 868

Re: Is there a list of games that use co-pros?

@ Andy - go for it :wink: I wish my skills were up to it! :oops: Actually, thinking about it, even if the existing OS Tube routines are used, it should be possible to port many of the ZX Spectrum / Amstrad CPC / Memotech MTX games where fast graphics / lots of graphic data changes are not a require...
by AndyF
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Is there a list of games that use co-pros?
Replies: 14
Views: 868

Re: Is there a list of games that use co-pros?

I'd always wanted to see (or write) some games that used the Z80 co-pro, a lot of potential there. Snapper Z80 Edition anyone ? :D My Z80 is erm patchy at best however having said that it is still about 100 times better than my 6502, at least. I just feel I half know what I'm 'doing'** with Z80 asse...
by AndyF
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Looking for an Evolution type simulation
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Looking for an Evolution type simulation

flaxcottage wrote:There is this offering from Longmans.
Great. Thanks John! :) :)
by AndyF
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 81
Views: 3371

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

pau1ie wrote:The National Museum Of Computing (Bletchley Park) Earlier today after a few minutes typing! I typed in the programs! I pointed the attendant at this thread, so Hello if you are reading!
Excellent! :D
by AndyF
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Looking for an Evolution type simulation
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Looking for an Evolution type simulation

Thanks both! :) WA-Tor looks quite interesting just had a quick blast with it. :D @Tricky, would still be interested to see what your program is like if its available please. I should probably mention although the 'example' was the Sinclair one, I was not able to find any other examples on that or o...
by AndyF
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Looking for an Evolution type simulation
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Looking for an Evolution type simulation

Difficult to describe, although I am 90% sure I have seen something vaguely (I say vaguely) similar in the dim/distant past for the B... The only version I can get ahold of is the Sinclair one written by Psion and included on the "Horizons" tape. For those unfamiliar with what I'm talking about: Thi...
by AndyF
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The Quill
Replies: 22
Views: 4471

Re: The Quill

:) The 'unquill' is how I did the adventures I converted across from SInclair to BBC. Be aware its little more than a huge text output you get split neatly into segments. Quite a few of the flags are different so you must "think on your feet" as you enter the data in, and be aware of what the condit...
by AndyF
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 81
Views: 3371

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Would be good to see if anyone has any more to share. :) I did make some adjustments to the second routine of mine, such as having a random number (1 to 10) of black then random (1 to 50) of colours which worked reasonably well. I then tried it at double, in that a random number was chosen and then ...
by AndyF
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Help with the Educational Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: Help with the Educational Archive

Although I do not have anything to 'share or add' as such, I must applaud the efforts in preserving what we can, when we can before things are lost forever. =D> Other platforms also have similar "Missing in action" type scenario's too I see, its only right that we save what we can. I did send a coup...
by AndyF
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Looking for a 3D OXO / Connect 4 type game
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Looking for a 3D OXO / Connect 4 type game

daveejhitchins wrote:
AndyF wrote:just the graphical output is not quite as polished as the version I indicated
Well . . . There's a challenge for someone =D>

Dave H :D
Alas not something for me unfortunately. :oops: :oops: :oops:
by AndyF
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 81
Views: 3371

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Oldie but a goodie, on tape image but could be easily transferred to DSD. https://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archive/tapeimages/leisure/Acornsoft/CreativeGraphics_B.zip I remember running these BITD :-D And here they are on a .dsd :) I did think about using the Watford format to get them all onto o...
by AndyF
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 81
Views: 3371

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

BigEd wrote:I'm hoping that you can NEW, then *EXEC a file, and then RUN the program.
That works fine, thanks. :)

Unsure what I did last time, the output appeared as you'd expect but RUN resulted in a Bad Program message. It seems to work now.
by AndyF
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 81
Views: 3371

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

I'm slighty confused (sorry) how to run the programs on the .ssd , if I exec them the output (input) is not in a suitable form it seems. Do I need to Spool them or something ? Sorry! :oops: :oops: :oops:

I've seen some wonderful routines so far, as others have said a brilliant topic =D>
by AndyF
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Looking for a 3D OXO / Connect 4 type game
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Looking for a 3D OXO / Connect 4 type game

Thanks all. :)

Some good things there, they play well I guess just the graphical output is not quite as polished as the version I indicated but that's fine. :mrgreen:
by AndyF
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Looking for a 3D OXO / Connect 4 type game
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Looking for a 3D OXO / Connect 4 type game

Was not sure where to post this. Is there a decent (8bit please) version of this type of game floating about ? :) I could not really see anything :oops: Also known sometimes as 'Invader Cube' , released on Dragon (can't find a pic yet) and Spectrum. Attaching a pic of Sinclair version so you can see...