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by tricky
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Speech
Replies: 19
Views: 1029

Re: MAME: Speech

Don't rely on my names, as they are only used ORed together and it then looks for the one that changes after a reset to decide which is which. I think the beebem code may swap them more than once, which will also hinder identification. From what I remember, the delays between sending a command and t...
by tricky
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SCART plugs now rare! Sourcing recomendations please
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: SCART plugs now rare! Sourcing recomendations please

I get mine from car boots :lol:
- 2 or 3 leads for £1, so 25p/16.5p each!
by tricky
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from internetz :)
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: Hi from internetz :)

Welcome,
I'm looking forward seeing what you come up with for us.
by tricky
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Reading Atari ROMs
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Reading Atari ROMs

I just had a quick look on Atari age at this thread.
Do you know if the MMU GAL is OK?
I also don't see how you can put four copies of an 8K OS in an 8K EPROM, but they say it should give the self test!
Sorry if I am referring to something that you have already investigated.
by tricky
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from down under
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Hello from down under

Welcome, I'm pretty sure one of the members here used to sell and repair Beeb's in Oz.
by tricky
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Scramble for the beeb (going well)
Replies: 118
Views: 6815

Re: New version of Scramble for the beeb (going well)

Here is a new version, I have broken the keyboard input on the Master Compact, but B, B+ and Master should work fine and joystick should work OK on all four platforms. My Compact seems to have a lot of bounce on fire (which does bomb too), nearly making it auto-fire, or I have another bug. The Scram...
by tricky
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4856
Views: 334828

Re: Today I received.....

But at least yours worked :)
by tricky
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Northampton (starting an Acorn System 2/3 refurbishment)
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: Hello from Northampton (starting an Acorn System 2/3 refurbishment)

Welcome, Its beautiful, I hope it can come to an ABUG sometime, you can come to if you like :lol:
by tricky
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4856
Views: 334828

Re: Today I received.....

A cheapo HDMI to USB capture device.
Two strange things:
1.it seems to convert HDMI to analogue and then capture that.
2.on the customs sticker (from sender) they value it at 61.xx GBP (can't remember pence) even though the actual cost was £6.25!
by tricky
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R6 - Nevryon
Replies: 24
Views: 338

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R6 - Nevryon

Small improvement: 8040 I got all the way through level 1 on my first ship and then didn't get much further. I do find the collision rather annoying, bullets hitting you that don't actually collide and not picking up power-ups, even though you fligh straight through them. I think HI-Res is mode 1, w...
by tricky
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Building B-em with Visual studio
Replies: 56
Views: 628

Re: Building B-em with Visual studio

Well done. =D> I don't know about the allegro v5 version, but the resources were used for the keyboard mapping dialogs with the v4. What I was last doing was extending the memory activity window for a dialog with extra debug info, but I found that using the dialog editor caused the resource.h to not...
by tricky
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello and thanks!
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Hello and thanks!

Welcome, glad you have found both our current sites. If you are wondering what you have missed this millennium, there are also our old sites: www.retrosoftware.co.uk and www.stairwaytohell.com where the "MMC" software archive and these forums came from. The versions of most of the software on bbcmic...
by tricky
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B repair help
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: BBC B repair help

Welcome, sounds like you have made some great progress so far. Iirc, the cursor is generated by the 6845 and in mode 7, the text by the sa5050. Can you tell if the teletext chip is getting data, and if so, how far the signal is getting. Does my test ROM produce the frogger screen for the first few s...
by tricky
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Building B-em with Visual studio
Replies: 56
Views: 628

Re: Building B-em with Visual studio

In nearly all cases, one type shouldn't be cast to another where the desired is to use the same bit pattern for two different things.
The "correct" way to do it is to have a union with both in and then use the member that does what you want when you want it.
by tricky
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Building B-em with Visual studio
Replies: 56
Views: 628

Re: Building B-em with Visual studio

I've just been looking at what I was doing and it was taking the pre2 version and converting it to DirectX (to remove allegro). I was doing this because I want to build from a project and solution (not cmake) and only want it for windows. I think the problem with VERSION is as suggested in that it d...
by tricky
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Finland
Replies: 12
Views: 159

Re: Hi from Finland

The master is interesting and allows Double buffering the screen. The B and B+ support the sound chip and the master compact is very, well, compact ;) the atom and electron have their own charms.
by tricky
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Building B-em with Visual studio
Replies: 56
Views: 628

Re: Building B-em with Visual studio

I know that I tried the allegro 5 build, but I might have just ported the new emulator bits back to the v4 build.
At one point I removed allegro etc and moved evrything to directx, but I think I fixed my issue and never quite finished the port.
by tricky
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Building B-em with Visual studio
Replies: 56
Views: 628

Re: Building B-em with Visual studio

There have been a couple of threads about building b-em with visual studio, and it wasn't straight forward.
If you don't get an answer, I can check tonight what changes I have that are to allow it to build, but thinking about it, it is probably based on an older version of b-em.
by tricky
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Finland
Replies: 12
Views: 159

Re: Hi from Finland

Welcome, nice collection apart from the small acorn 8 bit hole ;)
Have you found bbcmicro.co.UK yet?
by tricky
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Memory Card Reader
Replies: 29
Views: 570

Re: Memory Card Reader

On a model b, which ever ROM is further right will get first dibs.
Building a menu for many games is a bit of a pain.
by tricky
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R6 - Nevryon
Replies: 24
Views: 338

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R6 - Nevryon

6120
I also tried HI-RES which seems a little less jerky, but it might just be that things move in smaller chunks.
I keep dying within the same few pixels, just where the gun on the floor fires round blobs diagonally at you.
(This game makes me want to go back to Jeltron)
by tricky
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Jungsi says Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Jungsi says Hello!

welcome to you and your questions.
by tricky
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello fom Essex, UK.
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: Hello fom Essex, UK.

Welcome, I only owned am Elk for a week, but I am learning to appreciate them more and more.
by tricky
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: HCR ROM/RAM Box
Replies: 4
Views: 1400

Re: HCR ROM/RAM Box

I've joined the club, but with the Master version. Fitting seems simple as it looks like it just plugs into both the cartridge slots with a single adaptor. complete.jpg The piece of plastic with the terminals seems to only be there to stop the box getting scratched, but maybe it was originally used ...
by tricky
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Bounties
Replies: 20
Views: 669

Re: Bounties

Personally, time is my most precious commodity, but I would write my games whether anyone said thanks or not :)
I did write quite a bit, but don't want to assume, so I have deleted it.
by tricky
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from France
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Hello from France

Welcome and good luck with your new Acorns.
by tricky
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Computer desk
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Computer desk

I'm not sure if you need a desk or a giant desk tidy/shelf arrangement. There are places that buy office furniture in bulk, usually from offices, and then sell it on to the public. Most of their stuff is pretty standard, but you can get some more unusual items like reception desks. Maybe you could t...
by tricky
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Trackball for BBC Micro
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Trackball for BBC Micro

Looks like they were rebadged and used on the doomsday systems http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org ... usRB2.html
by tricky
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Trackball for BBC Micro
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Trackball for BBC Micro

There are two types, one that was factory converted to turn a pot and then spun at the end, these just plug in the analogue port, but aren't a great solution. The others like the ones you mention can be connected to the user port Luke a mouse, but require either a "driver" to replace the is ADC read...
by tricky
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Scramble for the beeb (going well)
Replies: 118
Views: 6815

Re: New version of Scramble for the beeb (going well)

I keep getting distracted, first by getting the GOTEK working on my Master Compact and then by extending the B-Em debugger to help me diagnose the really tricky problem that I thought I would have with the corrupt GFX/Crash on the Compact. extending_the_debugger.png Having just started to use the ex...