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by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: *SAVE on Pegasus writing file of zeros
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: *SAVE on Pegasus writing file of zeros

Nothing in the ROMs moving PAGE?

Rather unlikely to get to &2500, and even if it did, not likely to be all zeros ...
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Am I a Monster?
Replies: 22
Views: 633

Re: Am I a Monster?

Monster:
Monster.jpg
Hopper:
Hopper.jpg
So to answer your question I think you are not a Monster, you are a Hopper. :wink:

Cough. Shuffles off stage left.
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper
Replies: 61
Views: 1300

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper

KarateEd wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:21 pm
It ends on this coming Monday, 9 PM UK time.
Thanks, Ed. Had a few more goes but still stuck in the high-20Ks. Too slow, too stupid, and too lazy to work out the ghost patterns. :oops:

Will try and get past the 30K mark as a personal goal ... but expecting to fail ... :-({|=
by richardtoohey
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?
Replies: 56
Views: 1829

Re: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?

What a pain. Seemed like things were on the up and now back down again. Frustrating but ... nowt like folk. ](*,)

Good luck.
by richardtoohey
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper
Replies: 61
Views: 1300

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper

klintworth wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:26 pm
Ok Richard - over to you! :lol:

26670
I want to see if I can get to 30K ... but lost track of when this round ends, but the first page says "9pm on Monday the 4th of January and ends at 9pm on Monday the 18th of February" ... :?: :-k

So how long have I got ?
by richardtoohey
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Canada West - February 23 2019 Meetup #8
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: ABUG Canada West - February 23 2019 Meetup #8

=D> Sounds like you had lots of fun ... :D

But don't let him win too often! :wink:
by richardtoohey
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper
Replies: 61
Views: 1300

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper

fwibbler wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:55 am
Had one of my best ever goes at this this morning and got what I thought was a fantastic score until I saw the rest of them :shock:
Must try harder still!
Don't worry, I know who is going to be last in this round ... and it's not you! :-({|=
by richardtoohey
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Rediscovering old BBC B gems
Replies: 15
Views: 673

Re: Rediscovering old BBC B gems

Sega Mega Drive...greatly regret it now! Me too - Megadrive (never had the CD add-on). But did get rid of the Master system add-on, and a Master system, NES, SNES, Atari 520 STFM & STE, Amiga 1200 etc. etc. :cry: At least my Dad was in charge of the BITD BBC B (well, it was his!) so that was kept. :D
by richardtoohey
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Blitz - Originally known, by the designer, as "Arcin32" - The 32Bit IDE Interface
Replies: 26
Views: 747

Re: Blitz - Originally known, by the designer, as "Arcin32" - The 32Bit IDE Interface

(First two paragraphs are repeated as para 1 para 2 and then para 1 para 2 again. Not that it really matters?)
by richardtoohey
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper
Replies: 61
Views: 1300

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R4 - Snapper

Great game but I'll definitely be at the bottom of the table for this one!

23,580 for starters.
snapper1.jpg
by richardtoohey
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Slogger's Pegasus, with case, supplied with minor foul-up!
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Slogger's Pegasus, with case, supplied with minor foul-up!

That's exactly what I was after ... thank you. :D

No purpose other than my enlightenment.
by richardtoohey
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: A Website dedicated to the Acorn System Computers
Replies: 21
Views: 730

Re: A Website dedicated to the Acorn System Computers

Plus once you posted links here all the search engines would have started crawling your pages and using up some of that bandwidth to get and index the content.

Sure you'll be back online soon. :D
by richardtoohey
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 1974

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

=D> Blasting past me and no time for me to have another game ... you win (2nd last place) this time!
by richardtoohey
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Slogger's Pegasus, with case, supplied with minor foul-up!
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Slogger's Pegasus, with case, supplied with minor foul-up!

Yes, Dave, but I was trying to work out WHERE that was in the photo. :-k Not knowing what in the photo was a RAM IC or where pins 1 & 2 of that were made it a puzzle for me :?: :idea: :-s :-k I'm not much good with hardware but trying to learn. :D My guess was right and my question was answered by m...
by richardtoohey
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Slogger's Pegasus, with case, supplied with minor foul-up!
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Slogger's Pegasus, with case, supplied with minor foul-up!

daveejhitchins wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:06 am
1) If you can solder (?) Just form a solder bridge between pins 1 & 2 of the 62256 IC (see photo).
Dave, I'm curious - is the bridge the blob almost dead-centre vertically in the photo? Don't have one of these, just trying to work out what's what in the photo. :D
by richardtoohey
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?
Replies: 56
Views: 1829

Re: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?

=D> That's a good result! Thanks for the update, too.
by richardtoohey
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 1974

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Got through Cave 3 and met the spider ... :-({|=

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bbb2.jpg
by richardtoohey
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: A Website dedicated to the Acorn System Computers
Replies: 21
Views: 730

Re: A Website dedicated to the Acorn System Computers

Looks interesting so I'll have a browse around.

From the index page:

Please drop me an email if you spot any error's or omissions or you have any information that can be added to the site.

Umm ... :oops: I've got this thing about apostrophes, sorry. :-#
by richardtoohey
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Unable *SAVE *LOAD ASM to 0D00 in BeebEm
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Unable *SAVE *LOAD ASM to 0D00 in BeebEm

Must be very old books - pre-DFS ?

If you search the forums for "d00" you'll get a few hits / more information.
by richardtoohey
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 1974

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Arrgh, cleared the cave and died trying to get to the owl ... missed by 1/2 inch ](*,) (only cave 4 ... or maybe it was only 3!)

Not a bad game at all but definitely not one I'm going to excel at (no, don't ask me which games those are!)

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bbb.jpg
by richardtoohey
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Blind Accessible Adventure Games on the BBC Micro
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Blind Accessible Adventure Games on the BBC Micro

Could you do this by intercepting the VDU vector and building up words I wonder ... :-k So on entry to the routine, if A-Z a-z then store in word buffer. If punctuation like space, comma or full stop, send word buffer to speech synth and clear word buffer. Regardless of whether storing in the buffer...
by richardtoohey
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Best 2 player games?
Replies: 26
Views: 898

Re: Best 2 player games?

Stock Car and Dogfight for me ...
by richardtoohey
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Rediscovering old BBC B gems
Replies: 15
Views: 673

Re: Rediscovering old BBC B gems

Welcome!

Don't be in too much of a rush to get rid of anything ... it's a lot more expensive if you change your mind!

Know the feeling re. computers at work ... and about being time-poor ... :?
by richardtoohey
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: general
Topic: What was your most shining BBC moment at school?
Replies: 23
Views: 885

Re: What was your most shining BBC moment at school?

Never did much useful at school (and nothing much has changed!) but for A level computer science (or was it computer studies?) I wanted to use one of the BBC Bs the school had. But no, had to use a RM 480Z ... the BASIC wasn't as good. Wrote a magazine subscription database system (exciting, I know!...
by richardtoohey
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Taking a break
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: Taking a break

Sorry to hear about the upset. I'm trying to write something useful about the thread but failing miserably. I don't think anyone had malicious intentions ... just different perceptions and goals and concerns ... :-# A break is good so hopefully you recharge your batteries. Go and play in the high-sc...
by richardtoohey
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?
Replies: 56
Views: 1829

Re: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?

Chris, your stuff is clearly great. Don't let unpleasant people put you off keeping the retro scene alive! Hear, hear! You see the same sort of silliness on Amazon. People give a book a one star review because it got damaged in the post or they didn't like the cover or something UTTERLY unrelated t...
by richardtoohey
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: BASIC Tokenizer
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: BASIC Tokenizer

Do you mean using an 8-bit machine or an Acorn machine? Or definitely something on Windows/Linux? You could run a BBC emulator (on Windows or Linux) and slurp in the code and save it tokenised (but don't think that counts as easy) but that would be using 8-bit software. EDIT: e.g. this in Beebem ......
by richardtoohey
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Basic Engine - A very low-cost single-board home computer with a BASIC
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Basic Engine - A very low-cost single-board home computer with a BASIC

I stumbled across the Basic Engine before and it looks interesting =P~

But got Raspberry Pis of all sorts & sizes, Adafruit microcontrollers galore, let alone a lot of Acorn & other 8-bit machines and widgets ... don't need any more! #-o
by richardtoohey
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: general
Topic: Disks from Omniflop on the Archie - "Bad Directory"
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Disks from Omniflop on the Archie - "Bad Directory"

Can't help with the problem but this might be better in the 32 bit | Hardware forum? :-k
by richardtoohey
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Printer Emulation..(ie ESC P printer emulation)
Replies: 37
Views: 1758

Re: Printer Emulation..(ie ESC P printer emulation)

rwap wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:23 am
The Retro-Printer is now available for purchase - www.retroprinter.com
=D> That looks interesting! :D

On the web page you've linked to, the last three sections all fizzle out mid-sentence?