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by kenton
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebdroid Disc Handling
Replies: 21
Views: 4248

Re: Beebdroid Disc Handling

Hey mate, yes LFT as a company is no more, but I can still access the store listing, sign the APK with the LFT key, and update it on Play Store. Happy to try to resurrect the Github and pull requests. I sent you a PM with my contact details, let's get this show back on the road. Whilst we're here, h...
by kenton
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebdroid Disc Handling
Replies: 21
Views: 4248

Re: Beebdroid Disc Handling

richmond62 wrote:I love the "in the next few weeks" . . . even I update my software products more often than every 18 months.
It's open source. Do whatever you want with it. I'll not pass comment further on the tone of this.
by kenton
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Thanks to ROUGOL..... and emBeeb is public-ish
Replies: 14
Views: 3994

Re: Thanks to ROUGOL..... and emBeeb is public-ish

tricky wrote:Looks good, is there anywhere to give feedback, or is it too early yet?
Bit early yet. Would be good to get a requests/bugfixes website together, where the most popular features/bugs can trickle to the top. Any ideas for what to use for that?
by kenton
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Thanks to ROUGOL..... and emBeeb is public-ish
Replies: 14
Views: 3994

Re: Thanks to ROUGOL..... and emBeeb is public-ish

helpful wrote:Thanks again to Kenton and Reuben for a fascinating evening :-)
Thanks for inviting us and making us so welcome.
by kenton
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Thanks to ROUGOL..... and emBeeb is public-ish
Replies: 14
Views: 3994

Re: Thanks to ROUGOL..... and emBeeb is public-ish

tricky wrote:Does this mean no more beebdroid updates?
Reuben's intent is to make the web app so good that you don't need a native app. Having said that, the native app could be replaced with a smart wrapper to the web app, to save you clicking the URL, and to remove the browser chrome.
by kenton
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Thanks to ROUGOL..... and emBeeb is public-ish
Replies: 14
Views: 3994

Thanks to ROUGOL..... and emBeeb is public-ish

Thanks to RISC OS User Group Of London for letting me and Reuben talk shit about eighties software development tonight. Reuben's latest BBC Micro emulator is semi-publicly available here. Mobile-friendly, browser-based, open it in your mobile's browser. Early days, but give it a shot. http://bit.ly/...
by kenton
Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Starquake -BubbleBus 1987 :part missing??
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

Re: Starquake -BubbleBus 1987 :part missing??

Hey, author here. I don't remember how this was done now, but Arcadian has all my source code disks so might be able to assist? The tape and disk protection were done later by (different) others, so the protection won't be on those disks. There's certainly no hidden levels on the disk version, sorry...
by kenton
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Game requests to be added to Beebdroid for Android
Replies: 10
Views: 3332

Re: Game requests to be added to Beebdroid for Android

Not aware of this emulator bug. Can you point me to a reference somewhere? Ideally the code checkin.
by kenton
Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Game requests to be added to Beebdroid for Android
Replies: 10
Views: 3332

Re: Game requests to be added to Beebdroid for Android

It can basically load anything from STH, but the list of available games is hardcoded on STH. It's about 30 at the moment. Then the emulator needs to map keys. We're hoping to improve this process soon.
by kenton
Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Game requests to be added to Beebdroid for Android
Replies: 10
Views: 3332

Re: Game requests to be added to Beebdroid for Android

I've (*) just added Football Manager and Twin Kingdom Valley, they didn't require an update to the app. Any others, shout :-)

(*) or rather, Dave Moore helpfully uploaded the updated available files list to stairwaytohell so the app can see it.
by kenton
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Game requests to be added to Beebdroid for Android
Replies: 10
Views: 3332

Game requests to be added to Beebdroid for Android

Hi y'all. Having a bit of downtime, I'm going through the email requests for games to be added to Beebdroid for Android. The master list of games is incidentally hosted here on STH. If there's anything you want, please provide the link to the disk image and the cover art, cheers!
by kenton
Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebdroid public beta available now
Replies: 31
Views: 9463

Re: Beebdroid public beta available now

No reinstall required. None of the games are held on Beebdroid. It always reloads the index from STH. Talking of which, if anyone wants to update the index and send me key mappings, I'm happy to publish an update.
by kenton
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebdroid public beta available now
Replies: 31
Views: 9463

Re: Beebdroid public beta available now

Duncan. Two words. Pull request!
by kenton
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebdroid Disc Handling
Replies: 21
Views: 4248

Re: Beebdroid Disc Handling

Ahem... a year later I just saw this? Beebdroid is open source but we've never had a pull request from anyone, and there are none outstanding now. If people want to make changes and get them merged in, go right ahead. Most requested features are to load your own disks, and to nao your own keyboard l...
by kenton
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Gardenquest A&B Computing Oct 85 EUG 45 etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 8255

Re: Gardenquest A&B Computing Oct 85 EUG 45 etc.

Yeah man! Thieves. Yeah, right...thieves hey! *tsk* *tsk* [-X :roll: :lol: :D Cheers, Dave Hoskins - author of Ghouls! :mrgreen: ROFL! Technically correct though that they're the thieves - it's A&B's copyright, bought from me for a total of one hundred and fifty British pounds. Was a lot of money t...
by kenton
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebdroid public beta available now
Replies: 31
Views: 9463

Re: Beebdroid public beta available now

PitfallJones wrote:Any chance of a kindle fire version ?
There's no reason it shouldn't work on the KF, but you'll need to bork it so you can install from other locations. You can change the KF so it has Android Market, then it should just appear.
by kenton
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebdroid public beta available now
Replies: 31
Views: 9463

Re: Beebdroid public beta available now

We intend to finally put it on Github and open-source it this week, so anyone who thinks they can improve the speed of it is welcome to try. Additional features like Master support can be added too, by anyone who feels like it :-)
by kenton
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Beebdroid Top Twenty
Replies: 1
Views: 1555

Beebdroid Top Twenty

So we have analytics in Beebdroid, so we know what you're playing. And here's the top 20 since launch. Any surprises? I think I expected Repton to be higher.
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by kenton
Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Beebdroid for Android available now to STH members
Replies: 2
Views: 1540

Beebdroid for Android available now to STH members

Beebdroid's official launch is at Replay Expo on Android Market at midday, but since Beebdroid accesses StairwayToHell to get its software lists, please enjoy free early access from your Android phone at http://littlefluffytoys.com/bd.apk ! We need your help to catalogue and provide key mappings for...
by kenton
Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Games author/rightsholder? Want them on Beebdroid?
Replies: 6
Views: 1589

Re: Games author/rightsholder? Want them on Beebdroid?

It won't be removed from Android Market unless a rights holder can prove their interest to Google. None of this "we think we might own it" nonsense. So if that happened, then if nothing else, this would at least show the emulator community who owns them legally.
by kenton
Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Games author/rightsholder? Want them on Beebdroid?
Replies: 6
Views: 1589

Games author/rightsholder? Want them on Beebdroid?

Calling games authors and rights holders! We're about to launch Beebdroid, the BBC Micro emulator for Android, at Replay Expo next month. Go check out the time-limited beta at http://www.littlefluffytoys.com , bundled with some games for testing purposes. Are you a Beeb author, or do you own rights ...
by kenton
Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebdroid public beta available now
Replies: 31
Views: 9463

Re: Beebdroid public beta available now

It probably won't run on the Desire. It's too old and slow. You need a modern fast Android phone. When we ported B-Em from Linix, it was running at about 7 frames per second on a Nexus S. It's been optimised to hell already. Not much further room for improvement. Sorry :-) @Dave: sound should be OK....
by kenton
Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebdroid public beta available now
Replies: 31
Views: 9463

Beebdroid public beta available now

Hey y'all. Beebdroid, the BBC Micro emulator for Android, is now available to everyone on time-limited public beta. Give it a go and let us know what you think. Go check it out here: http://www.littlefluffytoys.com/?p=441 Due for release at Replay Expo, assuming Dave gets his arse in gear and announ...
by kenton
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Announcing Beebdroid for Android
Replies: 34
Views: 9910

Re: Announcing Beebdroid for Android

OK the alpha's available for anyone that wants it - email support@littlefluffytoys.com and we'll send you it!
by kenton
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: New BBC & Atom games being revealed at In Da 80s!
Replies: 24
Views: 6270

Re: New BBC & Atom games being revealed at In Da 80s!

You know, I'd love someone to take on Klepto Kapers and work out what I was trying to do and develop the game I was thinking of.....
by kenton
Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Announcing Beebdroid for Android
Replies: 34
Views: 9910

Re: Announcing Beebdroid for Android

Nexus and desire both 1ghz, and support multi touch, problem with them is that they have got an odd hardware bug that really only effects games and not normal multi touch apps. Anyway look forward to an install and try on Saturday :) I know exactly how they don't support multitouch properly because...
by kenton
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Announcing Beebdroid for Android
Replies: 34
Views: 9910

Re: Announcing Beebdroid for Android

Have you tested on any Nexus or Desires yet ? They both have the problematic multi-touch. Be interesting to see how some of these games perform when more than one screen press is active. If you've not tested then as mentioned I've got a Desire and will be at the "in da 80's" on Saturday. You might ...
by kenton
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: New BBC & Atom games being revealed at In Da 80s!
Replies: 24
Views: 6270

Re: New BBC & Atom games being revealed at In Da 80s!

Samwise wrote:Elite and Chuckie Egg on my mobile? Yay!

This looks great!

Sam.
Go on, you can admit to seeing the previews over the last few weeks ;)
by kenton
Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: In Da 80s / 16-17 July 2011 / Manchester
Replies: 80
Views: 16909

Re: In Da 80s / 16-17 July 2011 / Manchester

Was told to post this to two threads..... My Android consultancy Little Fluffy Toys Ltd is launching the alpha of Beebdroid for Android at In Da 80s on Saturday, based on B-Em and written by my codirector Reuben Scratton. If you have an Android phone, or better still a Honeycomb tablet, bring it alo...
by kenton
Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: New BBC & Atom games being revealed at In Da 80s!
Replies: 24
Views: 6270

Re: New BBC & Atom games being revealed at In Da 80s!

And guess what, people - bring your Android phone or tablet, and I'll put our alpha release of Beebdroid on it. Yes... we're releasing the alpha test version of Beebdroid on Saturday, but only to attendees! ;)
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