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by OneSwitch
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What's that sound effect?
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: What's that sound effect?

It's got to be on a BBC Radiophonic Workshop album. I've definitely heard it on a sound effects record a long time ago. Probably a horror sound effects one from the 70s / early 80s.

https://www.discogs.com/artist/131040-B ... c-Workshop

Not sure if that helps narrow it down a bit.
by OneSwitch
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 573
Views: 57564

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

OneSwitch wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:24 pm
Really like that Tent game @Kenelm, thanks for sharing. I'd be interested in the others too.


I've now realised most of the others are already on here, see here and here.
Nice one. Good to preserve this stuff.
by OneSwitch
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 573
Views: 57564

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

flaxcottage wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:12 am
OneSwitch wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:24 pm
@Flaxcottage - are you planning to upload the Brilliant Computing and other Special Needs educational stuff too?
Yes it is on my list.

I do take requests but I cannot guarantee I'll honour them in a reasonable time frame. :? :lol:
:) Good man. Fair enough.
by OneSwitch
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 573
Views: 57564

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Really like that Tent game @Kenelm, thanks for sharing. I'd be interested in the others too.

@Flaxcottage - are you planning to upload the Brilliant Computing and other Special Needs educational stuff too?

Top work preserving this stuff.
by OneSwitch
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Games for a 4 (and a half) year old
Replies: 16
Views: 428

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

Podd (with parental support) is great on the BBC: http://bbc.godbolt.org/?autoboot&disc=https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/yzgqvad1iji4kov/DISK508.ssd?dl=0 - just type a verb and press return (dance, cry, laugh, jump, run, etc.). Brilliant Computing has some excellent things: https://www.dropbox.co...
by OneSwitch
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Today I hacked ...
Replies: 96
Views: 10060

Re: Today I hacked ...

Huge thanks for all your work on preserving MicroMike Olympics. It's a really impressive game, especially one purely aimed at a very niche audience:

https://switchgaming.blogspot.com/2018/ ... ardis.html
by OneSwitch
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Assistive Technology / Special Needs Stuff for BBC Micro WANTED
Replies: 15
Views: 2706

Re: Assistive Technology / Special Needs Stuff for BBC Micro WANTED

Still looking for.... 1. Break-time Games (Brilliant Computing) 2. (Derek Harrison) Compact System (BIMH) - 12 discs containing 225 short programmes for use with switches, MicroMike or a concept keyboard. Linked to Dr. Derek Harrison. (Item 146 on SEMERC list). 3. Write On (EasyWrite) by Arnold Whea...
by OneSwitch
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 573
Views: 57564

MARDIS Olympics (for MicroMike)

Huge thanks to Colin McDougall and BillCarr. Here's the MARDIS Olympics game for the MicroMike. This video shows it in use with my slightly annoying whistling. You can make any sound at all though. https://youtu.be/cpTcKibdces I'm using it with the Desktop Micromike. I'm not sure when this was relea...
by OneSwitch
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"
Replies: 24
Views: 907

Re: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"

1L=0:REP.L=L+3:MO.4:DR.1279,0:DR.1279,4 52:MOVE1279,572:DR.1279,1023:DR.0,1023:F.I=1TOL:V.31,RND(32)+5,RND(31),42,30:N.:P.(L-3)/3:X=0:Y=512:REP.PL.69,X,Y:X=X+4:Y=Y-(INKEY-74+.5)*8:U.PO.X,Y)=1ORX=1280:U.X<1280:V.7:REP.U. INKEY-99:RUN Could anyone make this fully playable (and possible to restart aft...
by OneSwitch
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 125
Views: 3406

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

Thanks for sharing this. Amazing resource, especially (for me) the disability stuff. Brilliant.
by OneSwitch
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Touchscreen
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: MAME: Touchscreen

Here's a big batch of Touch Screen software that may be useful to test with: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7385bjbb1fyd ... 6X9Ra?dl=0
by OneSwitch
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Touchscreen
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: MAME: Touchscreen

In BeebEm (I use version 4.14 for Windows)... Go to Comms, turn RS232 on and output to Microvitec Touch Screen.
by OneSwitch
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Touchscreen
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: MAME: Touchscreen

The Touchtec 501 is connected via the RS232 (and takes extra power from underneath but not important). I don't have the firmware, but I know Matt Godbolt managed to get it working recently (you can see it here if you SHIFT+BREAK then use a mouse and left-click to act as the touch-screen: https://bbc...
by OneSwitch
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Speech
Replies: 17
Views: 975

Re: MAME: Speech

BBC Micro on MAME? Does this work?! I had no idea. Is this a small step from getting it working on RetroPie without too much faff I wonder? Is there development to get it on a par with BeebEm does anyone know? Would love to see emulation for the User Port and touch-screen added so it will work with ...
by OneSwitch
Sat May 19, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Screaming CUB monitors
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Screaming CUB monitors

Thanks for the replies. I could hear the 15KHz pitch as it was announced in that test when wearing headphones, and it was not pleasant when I could. I think the CUB's just a fraction above my ability to hear it. Out of curiosity, what sort of dB do other people's CUB monitors kick out? I use the fre...
by OneSwitch
Sat May 19, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Screaming CUB monitors
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Screaming CUB monitors

Last year I took a CUB monitor as part of a historical exhibit of assistive technology. I thought it was fine, but some of the young people there complained that it was making a horrendous high-pitched squeal. Once upon a time I probably would have agreed with them, but I could hear nothing at all. ...
by OneSwitch
Thu May 10, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please
Replies: 23
Views: 1778

Re: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please

Without wishing to take the conversation too far from the original topic, I thought of another solution that would be possible to retro-fit to existing adventures. I'm thinking that it would be possible to write a routine that reads the characters on the screen using OSBYTE 135, collects individual...
by OneSwitch
Thu May 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Assistive Technology / Special Needs Stuff for BBC Micro WANTED
Replies: 15
Views: 2706

Re: Assistive Technology / Special Needs Stuff for BBC Micro WANTED

Newly added to the wish list. A screen reader for the BBC Micro.... Jason Smith, a good friend of mine, was able to emulate the Echo-II speech synthesizer using an enhanced AppleIIE ROM. The appleII got it's own screen reader, surprisingly. But back to the beeb... This wikipedia article mentions a s...
by OneSwitch
Thu May 10, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please
Replies: 23
Views: 1778

Re: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please

This wikipedia article mentions a screen reader for the BBC: "In the 1980s, the Research Centre for the Education of the Visually Handicapped (RCEVH) at the University of Birmingham developed Screen Reader for the BBC Micro and NEC Portable." I'm not surprised. I do have one of their games aimed at...
by OneSwitch
Thu May 10, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please
Replies: 23
Views: 1778

Re: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please

Very interesting. I recently managed to get the Vic 20 version of The Count working, as it was designed to do so, with the Votrax Talk N Type speech synthesiser. This was for part of a talk on game accessibility history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oef0-ElNpGs . From my testing, I definitely lik...
by OneSwitch
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Educational Archive?
Replies: 12
Views: 755

Re: Educational Archive?

Tags sounds ideal, so long as people stick to a strict criteria. Making things simpler from my previous suggestions, even if there was just a search method upon specialised input devices of switches, touch-screen, micro-mike, joystick.... that would be brilliant. Especially if Matt can crack the ana...
by OneSwitch
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Educational Archive?
Replies: 12
Views: 755

Re: Educational Archive?

Categories can just be added to the existing database. Do you have any thoughts on how the compatible controls thing would work? The existing database has joystick though not currently searchable. There is a free text field for hardware which could be used for the other stuff, again not currently s...
by OneSwitch
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Educational Archive?
Replies: 12
Views: 755

Re: Educational Archive?

I was wondering about this too. It would be good to have extra search criteria / categories for educational stuff. If possible a bit on compatible controls too (touch screen, switch interface, joystick, micro mike etc).
by OneSwitch
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 99
Views: 4869

Re: Viewdata Service

Hugely impressive. Be amazing to get a mix of new and original Prestel content up for public access.
by OneSwitch
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Help with the Educational Archive
Replies: 18
Views: 863

Re: Help with the Educational Archive

Here's my Brilliant Computing stash including some manuals: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/42w1ynzjpfdir1u/AACrkmYGbWIGYRvUQz9gG8wja?dl=0 --- would love to find Break Time Games one day. J.N. Tabberer's Micro Mike: https://www.dropbox.com/s/u6b2xfnzjusfqzp/MICRO%20MIKE.SSD?dl=0 (I think there might be a...
by OneSwitch
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 573
Views: 57564

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Top job, Stephen. Thank you. :)
by OneSwitch
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 573
Views: 57564

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Huge thanks. So pleased to see Arcade Adventures finally preserved. Great work!
by OneSwitch
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 573
Views: 57564

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Ah, yes. I forgot those from my repository (have those in a separate folder). Thanks. Updated list to reflect.
by OneSwitch
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 573
Views: 57564

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Where is the latest list of items? I've found the Brilliant computing master disks that I have and I know that Barrie was after at least one title I think I may have. Here's the Brilliant Computing titles I have backed-up dating from 1986-1990: All Year Round Arcade Challenge Blob Programs (Blob 1 ...