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by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 158
Views: 12525

Re: Windows 10....

On a Mac? ... You must have accidently hit ‘yes’ on the ‘turn on auto updates’. Yes, and yes, that's sounds like exactly what I did (wouldn't have been accidental, though, I would have thought it sounded like a wonderful idea!) Just saying that you can end up with the same situation on other OSs, i...
by richardtoohey
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 158
Views: 12525

Re: Windows 10....

Also means you don't regularly turn on your computer only to have to wait 45 mins for the new "creative edition" or somesuch to install - even though you don't want it to! Mac OS X is unfortunately the same. Sure there WILL be an easy option where I can turn it off but haven't looked for it yet. La...
by richardtoohey
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Educational Archive?
Replies: 12
Views: 681

Re: Educational Archive?

And with CSS you can (as I'm sure you know, just spelling it out for clarity) obviously have game_site.css and edu_site.css (or edu.bbcmicro.co.uk/assets/site.css and bbc.micro.co.uk/assets/site.css, etc., etc. whatever) and depending on which site you are viewing you get the appropriate styles for ...
by richardtoohey
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Educational Archive?
Replies: 12
Views: 681

Re: Educational Archive?

I think having everything in the same database is powerful in a number of ways From my experience I'd definitely agree. One database, and then different views/skins/displays of it. So the game site has its own home page, and when you search it passes want_games flag or the appropriate genres/whatev...
by richardtoohey
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: WROCC Show 2018 Archives
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: WROCC Show 2018 Archives

Sounds good, John.

Any issues with the physical discs or all good so far ... or don't want to say in case it jinxes the rest?! :shock:
by richardtoohey
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2793
Views: 222036

Re: LOLPRICE

Lardo Boffin wrote:Please let me know once you have sorted the time machine.
Sheesh, I've gone back three times now but you keep ignoring me and doing the same things again! :^o
by richardtoohey
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 209
Views: 7564

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

I've added this to my HUGE interesting-projects-to-look-at-one-day pile, so interested in seeing how it goes for you guys (sure you won't procrastinate as much as me.)
by richardtoohey
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: The passing of an 80's computing giant ...
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: The passing of an 80's computing giant ...

Saw this in the UK news.

RIP.
by richardtoohey
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4688
Views: 316674

Re: Today I received.....

Need to get the book out to review that code :P Wish I knew what I was doing when I'm busy because I don't seem to achieve that much ... #-o :-k ](*,) :-({|= Today I received my new AP5 from Dave H (it looks nice and its very solid), but I'm too lazy to take a photo. [-X EDIT: hey, there's some plag...
by richardtoohey
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Grandstand 6000 - ADMAN 1978
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Grandstand 6000 - ADMAN 1978

did replacing the capacitors get the colour back? sure did Mr. T, as said : good news, it back to colour Yep, I read that part but wasn't sure it was directly related to the capacitors or some other magic you did! :D I've got our old Radiofin somewhere, doubt that's worth anything either ... :( htt...
by richardtoohey
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Grandstand 6000 - ADMAN 1978
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Grandstand 6000 - ADMAN 1978

So did replacing the capacitors get the colour back?

If so =D>

Back to work ... :cry:
by richardtoohey
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4688
Views: 316674

Re: Today I received.....

Elminster wrote:I have both just in case
Same here. And the Electron version. But in my case, not sure of "just in case" of what? #-o A good book, though, one of the ones I used BITD to understand assembly (wouldn't say I ever mastered it!)
by richardtoohey
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R6 - Beach Head
Replies: 51
Views: 1930

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R6 - Beach Head

KarateEd wrote:starting to feel like Richard
Eh? What's that supposed to mean, eh? :twisted:

:lol:

Played this BITD but can't remember much about it; will give it a whirl again soon.
by richardtoohey
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Scramble for the beeb (going well)
Replies: 64
Views: 3518

Re: New version of Scramble for the beeb (just starting)

Will be watching this one with interest.

Loved Rocket Raid BITD even though (as usual with games) I was never very good at it.

Colourful & noisy & sped along (but a bit flickery.)
by richardtoohey
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 35
Views: 1692

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Not bad, is it? I was off in Atari-STland by the time this one got released so I missed it BITD.

Almost got off level 1 but rolled the boulders the wrong way, and the final boulder was because of the reversed controls :evil:

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by richardtoohey
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 35
Views: 1692

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

KarateEd wrote:inept at the game
Eh? Did someone call for me? :lol:

Urk, where has the time gone, decided I was going to participate in Season 9, so time for a quick go!
by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Commando -Elite Systems1985- Space Invasion??
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: Commando -Elite Systems1985- Space Invasion??

So why does the pictured leaflet have both names?

Was one meant to be torn off (the Commando one) leaving Space Invasion for the German market? :?:
by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3551

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

Nice to see the pictures. :D

Hope to manage to get to another show in the next year or two. [-o<
by richardtoohey
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 35
Views: 1692

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

barbarossa69 wrote:I will remember it and one day work my way through all the levels though. It's totally my sort of game :)
That's definitely one of the objectives of the High Score Challenge, I think - finding some gems you missed from BITD, or new games like Richard's Centipede. It's not all about winning. :D
by richardtoohey
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Maze of Madness
Replies: 26
Views: 2263

Re: Maze of Madness

You're not in marketing, are you? Well, I don't really know too much about the game -- although the person who sent it to me did mention that it made him "clinically insane". Ah, so it was marketing all along! :shock: Or was I meant to be looking at the date posted? :-k You've made some people happ...
by richardtoohey
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Different idea for highscore season
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: Different idea for highscore season

Sounds like fun, but carving the time out of my day would be the hard part.

I'd add Mr Ee!/Mr Do to the list. :D
by richardtoohey
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Restoring Beeb #5
Replies: 17
Views: 986

Re: Restoring Beeb #5

Sounds like a good plan. I have a Music 500 yet-to-be-connected as well ... another thing on my TODO list!
by richardtoohey
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: INPUT magazine metadata and extracts
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: INPUT magazine metadata and extracts

leenew ... not sure what he did to the leeold ... :shock:
by richardtoohey
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Restoring Beeb #5
Replies: 17
Views: 986

Re: Restoring Beeb #5

=D> Looks pretty good for a 20 quid machine. :D
by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: INPUT magazine metadata and extracts
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: INPUT magazine metadata and extracts

I enjoyed skimming the adventure PDF, so thanks for that. =D>

Must have taken them some effort to code for so many machines. :-k
by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: web shop / ecommerce site
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: web shop / ecommerce site

Not sure about "wise words" :shock: :D Another option is to try and beat one of the mainstream CMS projects into having a shop as well - pretty sure you can do that sort of thing with Wordpress, but never tried myself. I've talked to people who have, so it's doable. (But obviously you then get dragg...
by richardtoohey
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: web shop / ecommerce site
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: web shop / ecommerce site

I think this is a bit like the LAMP CMS options - no one option quite meets your every requirement 100%, so whatever one you choose ... there will be some customisation (or living with the cons because the pros are enough.) I've looked at the options (this was a few years ago) and Magento is always ...
by richardtoohey
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: A new member
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: A new member

daveejhitchins wrote:Interesting history . . .
Yes, thanks for sharing, and welcome!
by richardtoohey
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: C64 fault
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: C64 fault

So the first 20 screenshots will be blank? :P [-X :-#
by richardtoohey
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: C64 fault
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: C64 fault

That's a great-looking resource! Need an Acorn version of it ... :D

Got a couple of C64s under my bed ... or somewhere ... need to dust them off and remind myself which issue(s) they have!