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by richardtoohey
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1378

Re: Should the search box be selected

Every time I've tried tweaking the title or font ... something somewhere breaks or screws up something else ... welcome to the modern web #-o ](*,)

It was much easier in the old days ...
by richardtoohey
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Odd Peripheral Goings-On With RPi4
Replies: 32
Views: 949

Re: Odd Peripheral Goings-On With RPi4

It might be overheating, a lot of the components do seem to get very warm. Haven't even plugged my Pi 4 in yet :oops: but there's lots on the internet saying the heat is a problem - the Pimoroni fan seems to be a popular workaround: https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/fan-shim (seems to sell out ins...
by richardtoohey
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Software name escapes me
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Software name escapes me

Don't think it will be this: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... text-Pack/

Pretty sure that didn't have scrolling ticker ... or the page number stuff ...
by richardtoohey
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: LISP on the BBC Microcomputer 2. edition By Arthur Norman, Gillian Cattell
Replies: 15
Views: 899

Re: LISP on the BBC Microcomputer 2. edition By Arthur Norman, Gillian Cattell

I've got the 1st edition book and the Electron ROM. The Electron ROM packaging definitely mentions the longer title: The book LISP On the BBC Microcomputer and Acorn Electron is strongly recommended as a User Guide for the Acornsoft LISP ROM Cartridge. There's another mention on the packaging but do...
by richardtoohey
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Scart to HDMI adptor.
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Scart to HDMI adptor.

Racksus wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:05 pm
😂 I just realised the title of this post 😂
(I tried to fix it, but at least fixed the first post!)
by richardtoohey
Sat May 25, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!
Replies: 44
Views: 1390

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R9 - Impact!

There's a bug in jsbeeb ... this game runs a lot faster than it used to BITD! :roll:
impact.jpg
54,300
by richardtoohey
Sat May 25, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Slippery Slug Movie Maker
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

Re: Slippery Slug Movie Maker

Hurrah! =D> :D
by richardtoohey
Sat May 04, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner
Replies: 51
Views: 1506

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner

Almost got to the extra life at 20K ... 19800 ...
rr2.jpg
by richardtoohey
Sat May 04, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner
Replies: 51
Views: 1506

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner

It's my Master friendly. Do you have the 4-way OS switch from Mark H. Richard? Yes, but where's the fun in that! Just discovered the "press Escape to lose the high score table" issue ](*,) but was only 16K something so can try again. Is it just me or do the chaser cars go from thick-as-planks in Le...
by richardtoohey
Sat May 04, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Assembly language text adventure
Replies: 83
Views: 3733

Re: Assembly language text adventure

Read the value of e.g. &FE64 ...

I can't remember what's there but it changes ...

Code: Select all

>P.?&FE64
        39
>P.?&FE64
       111
>P.?&FE64 
       114
>P.?&FE64
       228
by richardtoohey
Fri May 03, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner
Replies: 51
Views: 1506

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner

Ah, thank you ... doesn't work with my very old version of Unix beeb-em (well Del does but not End) ... but does work with b-em, so I had quick go on that.
rr1.jpg
13,100 for starters (not that I think I'm going to get a huge score!!!)
by richardtoohey
Fri May 03, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner
Replies: 51
Views: 1506

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner

Definitely remember this one from BITD; Richard Hanson is the founder/one of the founders of Superior Software IIRC? Might have a crack at changing the left/right controls so I can play on a PC keyboard ... and doesn't seem to be Master friendly. But to get a score I'd probably be best firing up a r...
by richardtoohey
Fri May 03, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Quest to become ELITE!
Replies: 77
Views: 7249

Re: Quest to become ELITE!

Enjoy & good luck! Playing the original Elite is on my l-o-n-g TODO list (so long that it's making most of the things on there not fun #-o so defeats the point!) And then want to play Elite 2nd processor version as well. I moved from BBC B version to the Atari ST version but can't remember how far I...
by richardtoohey
Thu May 02, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 27/4/19
Replies: 128
Views: 5841

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 27/4/19

Yea same here, drives me mad when web owners do things like that, you'll have to go all the way to the front page, then click through all the links to get to the right news article and photo, before you can finally click the photo to view it full size. In Firefox if you clicked on the link, just go...
by richardtoohey
Wed May 01, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: projects
Topic: BBC Micro and Acorn Electron demo effects
Replies: 80
Views: 5249

Re: Acorn Electron demo effects

Tried a few of the links (I'm in NZ) and working here on Firefox/Chrome (well, Chromium).

I'm not logged into Google/YouTube (if that makes any difference?)
by richardtoohey
Wed May 01, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner
Replies: 51
Views: 1506

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner

KarateEd wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:15 am
You're not going to let a little clerical error get in your way are you Richard?
It might put me off and I might not win this round! :wink:
by richardtoohey
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner
Replies: 51
Views: 1506

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner

I was about to play ... but then realised no point ...

Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 15th of April and ends at 9pm on Monday the 29th of April

:wink:

But wading through *. posts to try and catch up with things again ... and will get into these last few rounds. :D
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: *SAVE on Pegasus writing file of zeros
Replies: 11
Views: 676

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: 1051

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: 62
Views: 2494

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: 58
Views: 3059

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: 62
Views: 2494

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: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Canada West - February 23 2019 Meetup #8
Replies: 4
Views: 417

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: 62
Views: 2494

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: 1014

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: 37
Views: 2040

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: 62
Views: 2494

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: 645

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: 42
Views: 2024

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: 3559

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!