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by tricky
Thu May 06, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Bip but no Boo...
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Bip but no Boo...

Do you have a Co-Pro, if so, no Boo, but I can't remember why!
I think is is to do with the 32K message having a "bell" in it.
by tricky
Thu May 06, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from the Netherlands
Replies: 9
Views: 100

Re: Greetings from the Netherlands

Glad you've found yourself again, and it is probably cheaper that a mid-life crisis sports car ;)
by tricky
Wed May 05, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Possible new version of New Rally-X for the BBC Micro
Replies: 68
Views: 3175

Re: Possible new version of New Rally-X for the BBC Micro

I think it should only be per level, but as I've only just added crashing, I didn't realise that it was wrong.
As you can see so much more of the maze,I would expect it to be easier, so there will be a bit of balancing to do.
by tricky
Wed May 05, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Master which might be a challenge, where to start?
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Re: BBC Master which might be a challenge, where to start?

One of mine had battery corrosion that looked like that, but was blue and clearly radiating out from the batteries, so I would go with the others. You won't want to do it for "rust", but mine only needed a vinegar bath, followed by water and IPA, some brushing and a new battery connector, ...
by tricky
Tue May 04, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Possible new version of New Rally-X for the BBC Micro
Replies: 68
Views: 3175

Re: Possible new version of New Rally-X for the BBC Micro

Do you mean on the bonus rounds where they don't move until all your fuel is gone ;)
by tricky
Tue May 04, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: A New Old Beeb/Electron Fan
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: A New Old Beeb/Electron Fan

Welcome, that's the best reason for a while to join up :)
by tricky
Tue May 04, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Lode Runner (Electron)
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Lode Runner (Electron)

Is that matter compact?
It has the joystick on the user port.
The rest will have to start an and conversion and wait for the interrupt or just wait and then do the next channel/axis.
by tricky
Tue May 04, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Maximum overscan screen size
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Maximum overscan screen size

Richard is the most knowledgeable person about this that I know ;) ... 2. What are typical "real world" overscan screen sizes that make sense with 1980s authentic display hardware (i.e. typical Ferguson/Philips/Sony tellys back in the day and things like Microvitec monitors). ... When I wa...
by tricky
Tue May 04, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: general
Topic: 3D Printed Parts for BBC Micro
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: 3D Printed Parts for BBC Micro

I think that the keys look great and I may try a few once you have them shared.
Do you know how to identify which switches they fit/keys they match?
by tricky
Mon May 03, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Possible new version of New Rally-X for the BBC Micro
Replies: 68
Views: 3175

Re: Possible new version of New Rally-X for the BBC Micro

No much progress, but I did just add colliding with enemy cars and rocks, loosing lives and game over, although a new one starts straight away.
The new tunes are placeholder.
I have probably introduce several new bugs!
by tricky
Mon May 03, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: beebjit-0.9.5 release: a story in pictures
Replies: 31
Views: 1259

Re: beebjit-0.9.5 release: a story in pictures

Even with these techniques, I doubt the average setup can get close due to USB and VSYNC/DVI/HDMI latencies. There are emulators that read the controls once per frame and then use them when the emulation requires, which adds more unnecessary latency. I seem to remember that windows allows 1ms USB po...
by tricky
Mon May 03, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: beebjit-0.9.5 release: a story in pictures
Replies: 31
Views: 1259

Re: beebjit-0.9.5 release: a story in pictures

For me, I don't think that I could tell which latency was the problem, but there are many games that I can feel a difference and some that I can't compensate for (I guess actions v reactions.
by tricky
Sun May 02, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Dorset
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: Hi from Dorset

Welcome and good luck with the battery damage.
by tricky
Sat May 01, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: trickysoft (new bbc micro games)
Topic: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)
Replies: 98
Views: 21075

Re: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)

That took longer than I thought it would as I ended up rewriting the loader generator program.
TrickyArcadeAstroBlaster.ssd
(75.75 KiB) Downloaded 7 times
I still haven't worked out exactly what is causing the lockup, nor how to fix it!
If your ship gives a wiggle when it first appears, just press ESCAPE and restart!
by tricky
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: trickysoft (new bbc micro games)
Topic: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)
Replies: 98
Views: 21075

Re: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)

DOH! No there is no vertical movement, by your shop anyway. I didn't check the simplest thing, but I'm sure I copied it from Astro Blaster instructions! I did think that the screen looked a bit full and even checked which keys / and ; would map to on a PC! I'll fix it during ABUG tomorrow. The game ...
by tricky
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: trickysoft (new bbc micro games)
Topic: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)
Replies: 98
Views: 21075

Re: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)

This is probably going to be the new official version if no (new!) bugs are found.
This version uses sideways RAM banks from lowest to highest which makes more sense to me.
SanguineBrah, I think this is the version for you ;)
by tricky
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: trickysoft (new bbc micro games)
Topic: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)
Replies: 98
Views: 21075

Re: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)

Here is a version that uses my code to detect the speech chip, so it should work on issue 3 and 4 boards without the track mods. I thought I had tested the OS detection, but I have an issue 7 board in a rough case with large air slot, and must have used that. I have a machine that the old code didn'...
by tricky
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: JSBeeb corruption in various browsers
Replies: 55
Views: 1746

Re: JSBeeb corruption in various browsers

I'm on Windows 7, but I did have an ATI last time I had the corruption, but with the latest win7 driver.
by tricky
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: new projects and releases: demoscene
Topic: Electro-Player
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Electro-Player

Sounds good.
I don't know the election, but is the hard but knowing how long to play bits of each note to make multiple notes at once sound good?
by tricky
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Testing Beeb's analogue port
Replies: 25
Views: 2246

Re: Testing Beeb's analogue port

What mark is saying is that it is the ratio of the resistors that will move the result one way or the other, not their absolute value - Actually Mark said it better! My games use less than 1/4 for one dir and greater than 3/4 for the other with anywhere in between being "centred". There is...
by tricky
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Master Compact: A World in Pixels
Replies: 63
Views: 1493

Re: Master Compact: A World in Pixels

Are you saying that these are now B or MC, but not Master compatible or are they now universal B/B+/M/MC?
by tricky
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Master Compact Upgrades
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Master Compact Upgrades

I have added a headphone socket, which I use as part of my RGB2SCART to get audio through a portable TV. I have added an EPROM with DFS 2.45 (I think) and *UNPLUGGED everything else - some don't consider this an upgrade, but I do. There is one 16K socket that doesn't hide anything else, so it is in ...
by tricky
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: trickysoft (new bbc micro games)
Topic: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)
Replies: 98
Views: 21075

Re: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)

The test returns 64, 3, 169C To confirm, this is on an issue 3 board without the track mod and without a TM6100 fitted. Thanks. Silly question, how sure are you that it doesn't have a 5220 Sorry, I see, it has a 5220, but no 6100 ;) Those results are what I expect, with the 3 probably being a 2 or ...
by tricky
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: trickysoft (new bbc micro games)
Topic: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)
Replies: 98
Views: 21075

Re: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)

SanguineBrah or indeed anyone else, please run "FIN" from the attached .SSD and let me know what it prints. The first number is where the ready signal is connected, I think that this should be 128, but may be 64 on an issue 3/4 without the track mods. The second number is how long it took ...
by tricky
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Issue 3 Beeb, strange issue
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Issue 3 Beeb, strange issue

I just soldered a 10k resistor to a jumper and popped it on the 1mhz port connector - no Beeb changes. EDIT: Here is my spare made out of an excessively large recycled jumper ;) 10K_jumper_small.jpg It just fits vertically between audio-in and the ground pin opposite. Hopefully the other things will...
by tricky
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 409
Views: 68061

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Sorry, I was going by the first few names that I saw!

Did they like it?
They did well to stick with it if not.
by tricky
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: trickysoft (new bbc micro games)
Topic: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)
Replies: 98
Views: 21075

Re: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)

They should not affect it. I used to detect the speech chip myself, but it used to get it wrong. After I swapped for the OS code, I realised that it was only on masters that it got it wrong and they can't have speech chips! I'll get the latest and patch it for you when I get time. For my r-type demo...
by tricky
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Replacement BBC Model B PSU LPT44
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Replacement BBC Model B PSU LPT44

I ordered from them at the weekend, PSUs showing as in stock, then got a call yesterday that they will be another three weeks.
At least they called.
Actually at one point, not being familiar with the site I had six in my basket and they were still showing in stock!

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