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by richardtoohey
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 467
Views: 50782

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

=D>

Thanks for all your efforts.
Michael Brown wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:32 am
Hopefully, all the games posted in this thread are now correct.
:-k Think that's been said before :lol:
by richardtoohey
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC Mode 2 sprites
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: BBC Mode 2 sprites

Welcome. :D

I've moved your question into this forum because I think it's probably better in here.

If you have a look down the topics there may be something that helps already (e.g. the Kevin Edwards magazine articles).

Good luck!
by richardtoohey
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: ADFS Deleted File Recovery - Assistance Required
Replies: 22
Views: 351

Re: ADFS Deleted File Recovery - Assistance Required

Well, lesson learned, you must keep proper backups like the rest of us :^o :^o :^o
by richardtoohey
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: QDBUG manual
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: QDBUG manual

The URL it linked to looked a bit suspect - so I tweaked and tweaked and result! Try this link instead: https://www.4corn.co.uk/archive/qdbug/Vertical%20Twist%20-%20QDBug%20Manual.pdf Basically the +s should be changed into spaces. WRONG URL: https://www.4corn.co.uk/archive//qdbug/Vertical+Twist+-+Q...
by richardtoohey
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: ADFS Deleted File Recovery - Assistance Required
Replies: 22
Views: 351

Re: ADFS Deleted File Recovery - Assistance Required

jgharston wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:24 am
So, emailed the three files back to Dave, job done.
So the day has been saved? That's fantastic :D =D>
by richardtoohey
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Linux partition format
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: Linux partition format

BeebMaster wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:31 pm
1000GB drive and it seems I can get the exact same model for only 40 quid ... I don't think they do SSD drives that big yet
They do, but it won't be 40 quid! And if the machine is that old, not sure about connectors etc. (but no doubt there'd be adaptors.)
by richardtoohey
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: portable USB 320gb drive - format FAT32 ??
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: portable USB 320gb drive - format FAT32 ??

Don't know why I'm so surprised ... Raspberry Pi Zero Ws, 1TB SSDs and so on. Getting old I suppose! #-o
by richardtoohey
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Linux partition format
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: Linux partition format

1288 bad sectors now! I wish I could find out where they were, ie. in which partitions. ... So that's not normal either. Sounds like it is failing fast. I'd recommend turning it off (or maybe just leaving it exactly as is - even an off/on again might be too much?) and leaving it until you've got so...
by richardtoohey
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: portable USB 320gb drive - format FAT32 ??
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: portable USB 320gb drive - format FAT32 ??

CMcDougall wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:33 pm
only £10
Is that for brand new? Don't store anything too valuable on there! :shock:

Maybe I'm just being too cynical but that seems too good to be true. :?:
by richardtoohey
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Linux partition format
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: Linux partition format

Bad sectors could after all be real bad e.g. failing sectors, to me it sounds like you need to replace the disk ... replace it with an SSD +1 to all that. From my experience it's not a good idea to tolerate bad sectors - it's a real warning that the drive is going to fail. You might get away with t...
by richardtoohey
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Bounties
Replies: 20
Views: 680

Re: Bounties

I've not got much time these days, nor (m)any ideas, and certainly haven't contributed much in the way of code, so it's good for sad people like me to be able to contribute something (money!) if it can be worked out. I've chipped in in the past for getting stuff off eBay so that sort of thing seems ...
by richardtoohey
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello fom Essex, UK.
Replies: 13
Views: 230

Re: Hello fom Essex, UK.

Nice little set-up. :D

What's the cart under Hopper? :?:

Welcome!
by richardtoohey
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4856
Views: 334913

Re: Today I received.....

KarateEd wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:11 pm
The man deserves more kudos than anyone could possibly give him just for his service and work and the ability to get product to people far away, in an unscathed condition time after time.
Seconded! =D>

Unwrapping stuff from RetroClinic is like being a kid at Christmas again. :D
by richardtoohey
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Should the search box be selected

I usually do that for login pages but that's a bit different - you HAVE to start typing to login, whereas with a search you don't. Looks like the *. forums wait for you to click in the search box. I think you've got the right answer - give it a go and see how it works. And remember you can't please ...
by richardtoohey
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Hello!

Elminster wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:13 pm
not me though I have no musicla ability unfortunately.
At least you can typ

Snigger. [-X :oops: =; :-#

Welcome to the forums, CatStar
by richardtoohey
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Canada West Meetup #4 Sept 22 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: ABUG Canada West Meetup #4 Sept 22 2018

Thanks the write-up and photos - great to see what other people are up to. =D> :D
by richardtoohey
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Yet another hello... with wallabies!
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: Yet another hello... with wallabies!

Hi.

I asked the same question a couple of years ago (it felt like) ... turns out it was nearly four years:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8774&p=96439#p96439

Haven't gotten around to trying a GBS 8200 (yet) but plenty of people have.
by richardtoohey
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: general
Topic: Best Basic Games
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Best Basic Games

Beebug had (at least!) a couple of good platformers ... I'll have to dig out my magazines (and will lose many hours reminiscing and going off in tangents!)
by richardtoohey
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Trying to track down an old Programmer - Steve Sutton
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Trying to track down an old Programmer - Steve Sutton

I lived in Woking for a may years and my parents still do. But a big place these days. Not a very useful post for you :oops: ; but good luck!
by richardtoohey
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Request for help in organising/releasing source code
Replies: 92
Views: 2766

Re: Request for help in organising/releasing source code

Ah, I see. :-? For iOS: have you got any notes/recollections of how you did this? Sounds like the answer is no. Presumably XCode on a Mac ( not that I'm an expert, but I think that's what you need?) I've got a Mac set-up so I can give things a go, but there are (hopefully) people on the forums that ...
by richardtoohey
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Request for help in organising/releasing source code
Replies: 92
Views: 2766

Re: Request for help in organising/releasing source code

Hopefully MacOS, Android and iOS will follow, but as they use IDEs I'm not sure how best to incorporate the build information. These IDEs must keep this information somewhere. Do they have the equivalent of the Visual Studio "project" file? Visual Studio project files are often checked into a repos...
by richardtoohey
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Request for help in organising/releasing source code
Replies: 92
Views: 2766

Re: Request for help in organising/releasing source code

Can't offer particularly relevant advice but maybe it doesn't matter too much about getting it right first time? Create a scratch project or two in GitHub and try a few things. Don't think anyone will mind and if they do :P to them. So maybe don't use any project names you'd want for the ideal repos...
by richardtoohey
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Vancouver BC, Canada!
Replies: 16
Views: 1097

Re: Hello from Vancouver BC, Canada!

I'm a British expat who grew up in the UK and my first foray with computers was with the ZX Spectrum and then BBC B in the early 80's. This propelled me into a successful programming career and I can only thank the team vision at Acorn for opening the doorway for many of us like this. Snap! Well, r...
by richardtoohey
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Slippery Slug Movie Maker
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Slippery Slug Movie Maker

marcusjambler wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:41 am
No Manual
](*,) Did you see this thread?

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14748#p197398

Not after it myself but the name rang a bell.
by richardtoohey
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Happy Mrs Chicken!
Replies: 52
Views: 3650

Re: Happy Mrs Chicken!

This is great stuff :D =D>

Not sure I'll get anyone in my family off Fortnite to play it, but well done!
by richardtoohey
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Code Tags
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Code Tags

Think it is wise not to tweak but this might be a simple CSS tweak ... (what could possibly go wrong?!) https://stardot.org.uk/forums/styles/prosilver/theme/content.css .codebox code { overflow: auto; display: block; height: auto; max-height: 200px; <<<< this fellow right here <<<< padding: 5px 3px;...
by richardtoohey
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Canada West - August 20th 2018 Meetup #3
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: ABUG Canada West - August 20th 2018 Meetup #3

=D> Sounds good, Ed.

I got a Music 500 set-up from Mark some time ago and still haven't gotten around to setting it up. :oops:
by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 167
Views: 13682

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: 167
Views: 13682

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: 777

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 ...