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by timmy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Boffin2 HELP needed on Cave 25.
Replies: 41
Views: 7537

Re: Boffin2 HELP needed on Cave 25.

Slightly OT but I'm not all that familiar with Boffin but having read through this thread I'm wondering what was the point / need for the lower res in Boffin 2 - presumably from mode 1 to mode 5? Was it basically just a larger game that needed more memory? Boffin 1 does look great!
by timmy
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Royal Mail retro video games stamp collection
Replies: 20
Views: 765

Re: Royal Mail retro video games stamp collection

At least it's the Beeb version of Elite. And they used the Beeb font for the "ELITE 1984" caption, so someone who did the design of that stamp knew what they were doing :-) They used the correct font / style for all the stamp titles, which is odd that they went to so much effort to create an unconv...
by timmy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Royal Mail retro video games stamp collection
Replies: 20
Views: 765

Re: Royal Mail retro video games stamp collection

I thought it was supposed to represent the game! Oh well.
by timmy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Royal Mail retro video games stamp collection
Replies: 20
Views: 765

Re: Royal Mail retro video games stamp collection

Does anyone think the scanner is wrong... seems awfully quiet for such a lot going on and would you get a space station that close to a sun? And what an odd place to be doing zero velocity! I'll put the the stars and sun extending beyond the sides of the instrument panel down to artistic licence!
by timmy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: New music conversion - Castlevania III
Replies: 17
Views: 1182

Re: New music conversion - Castlevania III

Got it now!! Thanks Sarah - no idea about the shift-a-break in BeebEm!

And... brilliant work! Sounds fantastic!!
by timmy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: New music conversion - Castlevania III
Replies: 17
Views: 1182

Re: New music conversion - Castlevania III

Sounds good! But.... should BeebEm or BEm in M128 mode load this? I get a disc error 18.

tim
by timmy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The very best Beeb tunes?
Replies: 21
Views: 1109

Re: The very best Beeb tunes?

I wonder how Icarus would fair on the Elk...?!
by timmy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Quest to become ELITE!
Replies: 77
Views: 7800

Re: Quest to become ELITE!

Put the rear view on - you go quicker! :-) Is that definitely right though...? I would've thought the star-field algorithms were the same back and front, just with a polarity changed somewhere! But would the side-view be even quicker as that star-field looks even simpler? (Obvs. haven't tried myself...
by timmy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Quest to become ELITE!
Replies: 77
Views: 7800

Re: Quest to become ELITE!

Hello all commanders, and nice shooting! Just come across this thread as I'm on not on that much to be honest and never looked the high scores before now. How is everyone getting on? Sydney? Trixster? I remember taking my Beeb to uni with me in the early 90s when I was deadly. While the other cool k...
by timmy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 162
Views: 15057

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Andrew_Waite wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:28 am
This program will see a single large Jet Set Willy character walking across a Mode7 screen. The program takes about 25s to initialise.
Can't get too much mode 7 Willy! :-)

by timmy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Superior Software 1987
Replies: 12
Views: 2069

Re: Superior Software 1987

Who's is the garage?? :-)

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by timmy
Thu May 24, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: WROCC Show 2018 Archives
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: WROCC Show 2018 Archives

Loving the chromatography simulator! Thanks for these!
by timmy
Thu May 24, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 162
Views: 15057

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

JoolsH wrote:Always a fun one on the school beebs:

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10 ?RND=RND:RUN
My school favourite was to do a quick:

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?&FE40=0:CLS
on all the machines before the teacher came and then sit down and wait for people to start typing...
by timmy
Thu May 24, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 162
Views: 15057

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

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! I played with colour curves in gimp as the screen displays don't show up too well. It is a lovely place to go wit...
by timmy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Space Invaders (was: BASIC Space Invaders)
Replies: 75
Views: 11334

Re: BASIC Space Invaders

Excellent stuff Tricky!
by timmy
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Super Mario on the BBC?
Replies: 111
Views: 12515

Re: Super Mario on the BBC?

Loving this thread guys!

Keep up the stirlin work Tricky & Kees!! :-)
by timmy
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Super Mario on the BBC?
Replies: 111
Views: 12515

Re: Super Mario on the BBC?

That BBC Sprite Board sounds intriguing - I wonder if it still works or if the software exists... would love to see the output from it!

But back to the start of the thread, if horizontal scrolling is so difficult how did Frak, Castle Quest, Repton, Stryker's Run or even Defender manage it?


tim
by timmy
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Elite autopilot
Replies: 14
Views: 2569

Re: Elite autopilot

Well I just tried it...

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Stupid docking computers! ;-) I guess I must have always lined up back in the day.
by timmy
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Elite autopilot
Replies: 14
Views: 2569

Re: Elite autopilot

No, it would clever steer round. The docking computer was very reliable! And like people say above for me it was all part of the fun, to relax and let the Cobra do the work after hours of hard bounty hunting! And indeed watch the way the controls responded so quickly and delicately! But I do wonder ...
by timmy
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational crane game?
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: Educational crane game?

Nice one thanks Andy - I should've just searched the forum! But after a Google and look down the images I figured it wasn't called Cargo after all.
by timmy
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational crane game?
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Educational crane game?

Hi all - a friend asks: "Old BBC Micro people... can you remember an educational game where you had to program a crane to load a ship up with stuff? Any idea what it was called? (I thought it was "cargo", but I can't find it anywhere on the internet)"

Any ideas anyone?
by timmy
Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Master Games
Replies: 21
Views: 2837

Re: Master Games

Paulb - probably not, but you're not not thinking of Dr Who and the Mines of Terror...?

But surely a Master-only mega-game would merit a bit more interest than a small-ish ad in 1 or 2 issues?
by timmy
Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: It lives! (master 512)
Replies: 16
Views: 2846

Re: It lives! (master 512)

Can I ask a REALLY stupid question....? :oops: Ummm what is it!? By "it" I assume you mean a Master 512? Not a stupid question at all! A Master 512 is a standard BBC Master with an Acorn made Intel 80186 internal co-processor fitted allowing it to run a pseudo PC compatible (VERY pseudo) operating ...
by timmy
Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Master Games
Replies: 21
Views: 2837

Re: Master Games

I guess the Master games market was never big enough to justify the time & effort in offering nothing more than a few 'enhanced' versions.
by timmy
Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Anyone want some unused 3.5" floppies?
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Anyone want some unused 3.5" floppies?

Sorry! Didn't see this forum.
by timmy
Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: It lives! (master 512)
Replies: 16
Views: 2846

Re: It lives! (master 512)

Can I ask a REALLY stupid question....? :oops:

Ummm what is it!?
by timmy
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Anyone want some unused 3.5" floppies?
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Anyone want some unused 3.5" floppies?

Hi Dave,

12 say "HD", and the other 8 are DD.

But I have just noticed that 8 of the 12 HD ones have actually been used. I hadn't noticed until now. The DD ones haven't, well that don't have labels on!
by timmy
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Anyone want some unused 3.5" floppies?
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Anyone want some unused 3.5" floppies?

Bit OT and a bit of a long shot, but if anyone still uses these come and get them!
by timmy
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Design7...?
Replies: 15
Views: 2166

Re: Design7...?

And so 4 years later... :-)

Excuse my ignorance, but what does one do with .bin file? Can an emulator read it?

ta,
timmy
by timmy
Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Vague Memory Of A Game
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: Vague Memory Of A Game

Bandits... it's all about the bandits!