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by Dave Footitt
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Freebies for collection at ABUG Sep 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Freebies for collection at ABUG Sep 2019

It's now packed with your name on it. It's yours for free. Feel free to buy me a pint if you are so inspired but there are no obligations attached. A pint you say? (* Thinks for a millisecond *) You're on! I'm hoping to get out for a few Saturday evening if you're about? If not I'll "leave one in t...
by Dave Footitt
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Freebies for collection at ABUG Sep 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Freebies for collection at ABUG Sep 2019

Are you sure you don't want to sell any of these? I wouldn't mind Spy Vs Spy on BBC Disc :D
by Dave Footitt
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Spéech with the Quill and using Star commands Option p in menu
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Spéech with the Quill and using Star commands Option p in menu

Yes that's correct - I'll quit being lazy and just copy in a full program :D Note that you don't actually need &70/&71 since OSCLI expects its parameters in the X and Y registers. Don't forget to have the Speech ROM installed :D This can be loaded in, then called from within the Quill by: JSR 0 11 P...
by Dave Footitt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Spéech with the Quill and using Star commands Option p in menu
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Spéech with the Quill and using Star commands Option p in menu

As I'm rubbish at assembler, could you explain why you've got an ASL instruction in the code, please? The ASL shifts the accumulator left one bit, which has the effect of multiplying the contents by 2. Because the lookup table is a table of pointers to strings each of these are 2 bytes. So for eg p...
by Dave Footitt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Spéech with the Quill and using Star commands Option p in menu
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Spéech with the Quill and using Star commands Option p in menu

The problem with that approach is that the messages, which are stored in RAM above &2600, are compressed. So your custom machine-code routine would have to know how to decompress them before passing them to the *SAY command. Rather I meant store the phrase in a flag as a number (which you can read ...
by Dave Footitt
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Spéech with the Quill and using Star commands Option p in menu
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Spéech with the Quill and using Star commands Option p in menu

Don't forget you can also write a very simple routine of your own in order to do the *SAY command, then JSR to it from the Quill.

You can put a phrase number in one of the flags then read that value in your custom routine.
by Dave Footitt
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 201
Views: 6867

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

Not too late .. currently full table and half table available. Are you sure you want to be a no kitter? And what days do you wish to attend..
Great, I'll take the half table then and can bring me laptop.

I'll be there all day Saturday, but not Sunday if that's OK?
by Dave Footitt
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 201
Views: 6867

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

Am I too late?

Don't necessarily need a table, just put me down as a no-kitter :)

Cheers
by Dave Footitt
Sun May 26, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Classic Adventurer (Bookazine)
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: The Classic Adventurer (Bookazine)

These look fantastic, thanks for the heads up! So far I've only read the interview with Anita Sinclair but it's a great read.
anita sinclair wrote:They were a little slice of life, and a good slice of life
Lovely stuff, really looking forward to reading more.
by Dave Footitt
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Stunt Car Racer for BBC Master
Replies: 60
Views: 3721

Re: Stunt Car Racer for BBC Master

Fantastic work Kieran, you're a machine!

=D> =D> =D>
by Dave Footitt
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: It's been a while : a re-introduction
Replies: 18
Views: 1044

Re: It's been a while : a re-introduction

Welcome back matey, I'm sure I must owe you a beer at the next get-together we get to :D
by Dave Footitt
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Manic Miner Level Select/Skip
Replies: 20
Views: 1197

Re: Manic Miner Level Select/Skip

lurkio wrote: Nice! Can we upload this to bbcmicro.co.uk?
Yeah sure!
by Dave Footitt
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Starting a port of Stunt Car Racer...
Replies: 34
Views: 3108

Re: Starting a port of Stunt Car Racer...

Haha fantastic job so far! Amazed how quick it goes!

Great work Kieran =D>
by Dave Footitt
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Manic Miner Level Select/Skip
Replies: 20
Views: 1197

Re: Manic Miner Level Select/Skip

What with this weekend being rainy I thought I'd have a crack at making the choice of level a bit friendlier, attached an image which will let you select the starting level before the game loads :)

MinerSkip.ssd
Manic Miner SSD with level skip
(25 KiB) Downloaded 22 times
by Dave Footitt
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm debugger
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: BeebEm debugger

I just discovered Tom Seddon's B2 emulator

It's really nice, it's great being able to have the debug windows layed out as the games are running. It really is great =D>
by Dave Footitt
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm debugger
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: BeebEm debugger

Aha :(

Well at least I'm not going mad then... bit unfortunate that, I'll have to wait until I'm on Windows next week then, thanks for clarifying Lurkio!
by Dave Footitt
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm debugger
Replies: 5
Views: 550

BeebEm debugger

Hi Is it possible after breaking execution with the beebem debugger to see the current registers and PC? I've looked and can't find out where the PC is? Using the Mac BeebEm if it makes any difference. Edit Right I've got that working, I think it was cos I was breaking in the OS code, if I run a nor...
by Dave Footitt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Games for a 4 (and a half) year old
Replies: 16
Views: 1092

Re: Games for a 4 (and a half) year old

Mine always liked Acornsoft Labyrinth. Not too many monsters, joystick control and easy navigation from room to room =D>
by Dave Footitt
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: PICO-8: a fantasy game/dev console
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: PICO-8: a fantasy game/dev console

I really like Pico 8, I wrote a version of Depth Charge on it a few years ago!

Take a look here if you're interested.
by Dave Footitt
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: BeebSCUMM
Replies: 24
Views: 2063

Re: BeebSCUMM

Wow, looks fantastic Sarah, great work =D>

Hopefully see it in the flesh next time we meet!
by Dave Footitt
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: software
Topic: !Tracker music software
Replies: 22
Views: 1131

Re: !Tracker music software

Did you track it down? Fabrice's tracker definitely existed because I remember having it at one point :?
by Dave Footitt
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 128
Views: 9809

Re: Prince of Persia

Blimey that's an incredible job!

Great work =D>
by Dave Footitt
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 91
Views: 8748

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

Spotted that myself but far too tardy with the news!

Nice one Sarah =D>
by Dave Footitt
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 228
Views: 28777

Re: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...

Aye, top work, looking really lovely!

I've just had my Master Compact refurbed and this will be the perfect excuse to get it going =D>
by Dave Footitt
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: 3D Construction Kit for Acorn Archimedes
Replies: 23
Views: 2308

Re: 3D Construction Kit for Acorn Archimedes

Great, I hope the disk(s) work, watch this space :D
by Dave Footitt
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: 3D Construction Kit for Acorn Archimedes
Replies: 23
Views: 2308

Re: 3D Construction Kit for Acorn Archimedes

Is this a proper MIA title then?

I'm sure I have an original copy somewhere (with manuals etc), I'll try and get it imaged at the next get together I go to :D
by Dave Footitt
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: 3D Construction Kit for Acorn Archimedes
Replies: 23
Views: 2308

Re: 3D Construction Kit for Acorn Archimedes

Is it an image you're after or a physical copy?
by Dave Footitt
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: MIA Games on eBay
Replies: 112
Views: 7957

Re: MIA Games on eBay

Hi Col

Put me down for a fiver too :D
by Dave Footitt
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 228
Views: 28777

Re: Starting a Prince of Persia port...

Dethmunk wrote: They're coded and built with AGD (Arcade Game Designer) for the ZX Spectrum 48k. Might do one more before the end of the year and then dip back onto the BBC Micro.. 8)
Love the look of the circuitry one =D>
by Dave Footitt
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 204
Views: 19542

Re: what should i write next?

For no particular reason I have made a list of my top 5 arcade games I'd like to see on the BBC Micro. AFAIK they all made it to at least one 8 bit machine in some form or another. Food for thought :D
  • Congo Bongo (AKA Tip Top)
    Kung Fu Master
    Xybots
    Rolling Thunder
    Gauntlet