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by sa_scott
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: 30 years since sore finger month for games listings
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: 30 years since sore finger month for games listings

Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:29 pm
sa_scott wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:24 pm
Ah, that's clever. Didn't know we had a linkbot for stuff like this. Thanks!
Nah, it was just me. I'm trying out a new career direction :lol:
I should have guessed!
by sa_scott
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: 30 years since sore finger month for games listings
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: 30 years since sore finger month for games listings

I should have guessed that the name was simply an alias for the two Dave's!

I seem to recall there was a misprint in the original listing. The missing comma was helpfully reprinted in the Acorn Abuser column the following month.
by sa_scott
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: 30 years since sore finger month for games listings
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: 30 years since sore finger month for games listings

Ah, that's clever. Didn't know we had a linkbot for stuff like this. Thanks!
by sa_scott
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: 30 years since sore finger month for games listings
Replies: 7
Views: 554

30 years since sore finger month for games listings

Hi all, I thought I'd give a shout out to the magazines Acorn User and The Micro User from 30 years ago this month. April 1989 was a monster month for anyone who typed in their games. AU had Codename:Druid , arguably one of the finest games to have come out from their listing pages, or indeed any ma...
by sa_scott
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 91
Views: 5096

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

sheer nasty attitudes on the ROOL forums It would be good if you can provide some choice examples from the ROOL forums of such comments? Would be certainly interesting to review them, but not regurgitate them. Nobody wants to highlight how toxic opinion was at the time - I would hope we've drawn a ...
by sa_scott
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 128
Views: 10651

Re: Prince of Persia

Just played this on Chrome on my iMac. It plays great. Such a fantastic job!! If only I was good at playing it :oops:

=D>
by sa_scott
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Help required for the new BBC games archive
Replies: 324
Views: 65821

Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Ha! I'm not much of a gamer myself but have kept an admiring watching brief on this project and of course, the grandkids love it! 8) Anyway, just on a random whim, this evening I typed my name into the search box and lo!, my one claim to fame (albeit a mere shadow of the bulk on offer) appeared! Ya...
by sa_scott
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

Re: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac

Thanks for your help. The Google link shows the keyboard I have. When I press the " key, nothing happens. None of the mapping options work for me. Either my Mac is set up stupid, or I am being stupid! Are you saying that the key does nothing, even in JSBeeb? (Have you tried the different settings i...
by sa_scott
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

Re: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac

Thanks for your help. The Google link shows the keyboard I have. When I press the " key, nothing happens. None of the mapping options work for me. Either my Mac is set up stupid, or I am being stupid! Are you saying that the key does nothing, even in JSBeeb? (Have you tried the different settings i...
by sa_scott
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

Re: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac

I have an iMac from 2014, which uses a wireless keyboard. It's layout / key mappings don't provide for such a key. That's very strange! The iMac keyboards that I've seen, wireless or not, have all got the apostrophe key. It's just above the forward-slash key. See the linked photos: https://www.goog...
by sa_scott
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

Re: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac

billcarr2005 wrote:
sa_scott wrote: The K key would be great!
Enjoy! :)
Thanks very much. I can play this just in time for the Winter Solstice :-P

Steve
by sa_scott
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

Re: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac

Before we do that, let's try to get to the bottom of why exactly you're having such difficulty with the asterisk key..? I'm on a Mac, and I'm able to use Mac BeebEm , Win BeebEm (in a virtual Windows 7 installation), Win BeebEm (under WINE ), Win B-Em (under WINE), and JSBeeb (in a browser) to play...
by sa_scott
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

Re: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac

billcarr2005 wrote:Whcih BBC key do you have in mind to replace the " : ", that works well on a Mac keyboard? :)
The K key would be great!
by sa_scott
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

Re: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac

If you can load / save the file DRUID2 within an emulator, the offsets for all the INKEY functions are as follows If you have another key in mind, I can modify the file and post the new SSD here? Thanks for your reply. Would you mind if you can create the SSD? If I was using Windows or Linux I woul...
by sa_scott
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 91
Views: 9146

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

I've just tried White Light using jsBeeb on my iMac. My goodness, it's good! I wish there was a * key mapped to Mac keyboards though. It's a major poke in the eye for retrogaming Beeb games on the Mac :cry: Nevertheless, I managed to reach level 2. Congrats Sarah Walker and Retro Software on this ma...
by sa_scott
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

Codename Druid - can't play on Mac

Hi everyone, I'd love to play Codename Druid on my Mac. I've got a copy hosted on my website somewhere (my Mac's fusion drive is getting in serious trouble, so I've lost Clipboard functionality, I can't cut and paste a URL - it is on bbcmicro.co.uk). I'd love to play this game on the Mac, but the ju...
by sa_scott
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 970
Views: 68566

Re: Acorn Art Thread

It might be the program called 'Artwork', on the penultimate Fast Access disc 3-1-A in the FAC section of the 8BS library: http://8bs.com/catalogue.htm#Fast%20Access%20Magazine%20Volume%201 I'm pretty sure it was called Megadraw. I'll have to read my own diary buried somewhere on my website to be s...
by sa_scott
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 970
Views: 68566

Re: Acorn Art Thread

What an excellent thread. Amazing what can be achieved with a limited palette. Saying that though, those eight colours do include the primary and secondary colours. With that, any colour is possible with the right dithering/mixing techniques. I have no idea if it's available for download somewhere, ...
by sa_scott
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Old 3.5" floppy discs of personal work
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: Old 3.5" floppy discs of personal work

Thanks to those of you who got in touch. I have a potential contact - now I only need the time :D

Kind Regards

Steve
by sa_scott
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Micro User Subscription Discs (Feb 1990 - Oct 1992)
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Micro User Subscription Discs (Feb 1990 - Oct 1992)

Thanks for that. I've replied to your email :D

Steve
by sa_scott
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Old 3.5" floppy discs of personal work
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: Old 3.5" floppy discs of personal work

Thanks for your suggestions guys. I am aware of Omniflop, but you need a compatible disk drive to use that. I only have an iMac, so using USB floppy drives isn't going to be an option. I don't work in London now, so meeting up at ROUGOL will be difficult. I'll give the discs an inspection, and see w...
by sa_scott
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Old 3.5" floppy discs of personal work
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Old 3.5" floppy discs of personal work

Hi all, and belated Seasons Greetings! I've come across a set of about 20 3.5" discs with personal work myself and my brother created, and was wondering whether anyone locally had an Acorn machine for me to attempt to read them? I've honestly no idea if any of them will work, as they've been stored ...
by sa_scott
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Micro User Subscription Discs (Feb 1990 - Oct 1992)
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Micro User Subscription Discs (Feb 1990 - Oct 1992)

Hi everyone, and belated Christmas Greetings :D I'm having a clearout at home, and came across a set of Micro User 3.5" subscription discs from February 1990 to October 1992 inclusive. Only March 1990 is missing. Pedants will note that the October 1992 disc would be the first issue of Acorn Computin...
by sa_scott
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Looking for a platform game
Replies: 15
Views: 2528

Re: Looking for a platform game

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Qwak. It's a very slick platformer. The author has written versions for PC, Mac and tablets. Again, very nicely done.

Steve
by sa_scott
Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Goldbank game
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Goldbank game

I've gone and extracted a long lost favourite of mine, from a Fast Access disc, called Goldbank, and given it a shiny new SSD for play via jsBeeb. https://t.co/Jel8Lrph93 Published sometime in late 1988/early 1989, Goldbank is a bright, colourful arcade game, where you work as a bank teller in the W...
by sa_scott
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Article on preparing disc images for emulators
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: Article on preparing disc images for emulators

Fantastic stuff! Thanks for sharing! :) Maybe worth noting about any CORS stuff you may have had to enable on the disc hosting site? Cheers Matt :D Think I may have to search through our correspondence, I don't recall having to setup anything like CORS on my server. This is where the game downloads...
by sa_scott
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Article on preparing disc images for emulators
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Article on preparing disc images for emulators

Hi all, You may remember I posted some retro gaming jsBeeb goodies around Christmas time: http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10471 I also made some posts on Facebook linking to said games, that could be played via jsBeeb, as I had made special bootable disc images I uploaded to my ...
by sa_scott
Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Happy Christmas - 2015!
Replies: 19
Views: 2454

Re: Happy Christmas - 2015!

Merry Christmas everybody. Keep it retro :D
by sa_scott
Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Festive BBC games for jsBeeb
Replies: 11
Views: 2045

Re: Festive BBC games for jsBeeb

I added two more sort of festive themed offerings onto Facebook, but didn't add them here. As a loose tie in to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this game harks back to a key sequence from The Empire Strikes Back. Loose tie-in aside, 3D Asteroids, from the Micro User March 1989 issue is ...
by sa_scott
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Festive BBC games for jsBeeb
Replies: 11
Views: 2045

Re: Festive BBC games for jsBeeb

An interesting-looking type-in game from Electron User was mentioned in an unexpected place . It looks a bit like Jet Power Jack if you use a bit of imagination. ;) I happened to come across this, while doing my research. I could certainly add that in, as it's written in Basic, it could qualify for...