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by richardtoohey
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1643

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

I can do better but wanted to at least post an entry. Excellent game, tricky, but things move too fast and there's not enough fuel. :wink: (What do you mean, it's me?!)

BITD I changed Rocket Raid so that one key press did bombing and firing because it was too much for me otherwise! :oops:
by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Site Icon
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Site Icon

My Chrome shows the favicon ... Wonder if the grey you are seeing is the ? electrons ? (sorry, didn't pay match attention in physics classes) spinning round? It's the same image as at the top of the stardot page - so it has the red, green and yellow lines going around the star, but as a teeny favico...
by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Isolating myself - for three months !!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1395

Re: Isolating myself - for three months !!!!!!!!!!!

My wife had unusually high temperature (41.2°C at one point) last week so we've been self-isolating too. ... Poor old Phoebe has been relegated to gentle exercise in the back garden, although even she has to take it easy for now as she had her spay operation just over a week ago. She seems to be re...
by richardtoohey
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Isolating myself - for three months !!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1395

Re: Isolating myself - for three months !!!!!!!!!!!

Good luck & good health to you all. Going to be grim for a while but ... this too will pass and all that. NZ not too badly affected (on the surface!) in terms of known-infections but think we'll be following the rest of the world soon. Some of you boomers are very nice and worth keeping around! :win...
by richardtoohey
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1251

Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Was working out if I could fit this in with my planned UK trip in May. But looks like I'm not going anywhere now because of COVID-19. Another time.
by richardtoohey
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Acornsoft titles
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: Acornsoft titles

Don't make the mistake that I did of trying to collect all Acornsoft titles because all you remember from BITD were a few games. :roll:

I got quite a few titles ... and then found some Acornsoft catalogues ... :-| Crikey, did they release THAT many titles?!

:-({|=
by richardtoohey
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BBC Microcomputer and 6502 Second Processor
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: BBC Microcomputer and 6502 Second Processor

Don't think you'll be able to PM (you need a certain number of posts) - think someone has said that on another thread. Think tricky will be able to PM you a contact email, though, or something like that.
by richardtoohey
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Hello

Welcome; I used to live in Woking in the 80s (and my parents still live there).

Lots of skillful people round here (not me!) to help with poorly machines so you are in good hands.
by richardtoohey
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 933

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly

FourthStone wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:52 am
Oh dear, thought it might be like vindaloo, but it's a cheap imitation
From the screenshot and the name, I thought it was a Boffin rip-off. I'll give this one a go!
by richardtoohey
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today, I have been ... stupid
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Today, I have been ... stupid

Look on the bright side - you have three of the most recently printed, most up-to-date (sort of) Master manuals in the world! =D>

So $$RARE$$
by richardtoohey
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Canada West February 22 2020 Meetup #18
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: ABUG Canada West February 22 2020 Meetup #18

Thank you, it's looking good! :D

Ah, yes, Music 500, another thing I have ... and have (yet!) to learn about ... :roll:
by richardtoohey
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Canada West February 22 2020 Meetup #18
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: ABUG Canada West February 22 2020 Meetup #18

Glad to hear it's getting some use! =D>

But no picture? :( :wink:
by richardtoohey
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Sherston software titles on disc
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Wanted: Sherston software titles on disc

Eelco's only got 6 posts so might not be able to reply to a PM ... but if you PM an email address I think Eelco will at at least be able to read the PM.
by richardtoohey
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5703
Views: 490895

Re: Today I received.....

Remklep wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:07 pm
Whats the hardware like?
I'm interested too!

Great to see this finally shipping - there have been quite a few failed projects in the last couple of years so good that one has managed to get this far. =D>
by richardtoohey
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 leaking battery
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: A3000 leaking battery111111

Good luck ... I've got a few A3000 corpses lying around ... beyond my skills (certainly beyond my procrastination levels!)
by richardtoohey
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Bug in Blagger #2
Replies: 57
Views: 2513

Re: Bug in Blagger #2

In my opinion there is no canonical version. This game was never released, and nobody seems sure where it came from. It could have been (a slightly bugged) playground hack. But, as lurkio says, just fix the obvious bugs, and leave it at that! lee. But is it the authentic game now? :-k I mean, if yo...
by richardtoohey
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5703
Views: 490895

Re: Today I received.....

klintworth wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:15 am
Just arrived in Canada from half way around the world in New Zealand! Thank you, Richard, for spreading the Acorn love!
Glad to hear it arrived safe & sound. Hopefully not too much dust or cobwebs ... :oops:
by richardtoohey
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Surrey
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Hi from Surrey

Welcome and good luck with the machine restoration.

My BBC in Surrey got me launched on a computing career as well. :D

Whereabouts in Surrey (if you don't mind saying?) I lived in Woking for a while; school in Weybridge, and lived for a while in Sutton before moving to NZ.
by richardtoohey
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: The polygons of Another World
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: The polygons of Another World

The same author has done a couple of books on Wolfenstein and Doom - very interesting reads (but maths got a bit beyond my ability/laziness levels!)

His site is worth a browse.
by richardtoohey
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: old DOS games archive 2,500+
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: old DOS games archive 2,500+

Well, I'm being rather naughty and playing on PC with the "improved" versions e.g, gzdoom etc.

But definitely a Duke Nukem fan, thanks for adding to my list of distractions!!! :roll:
by richardtoohey
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: old DOS games archive 2,500+
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: old DOS games archive 2,500+

So much good stuff in there =P~

Some dross, too.

Not necessarily from that DOS list but I've already wasted a month or so on Doom, Doom II, Quake, Quake II and just started Heretic. Don't need another 2500 games to look at. Still haven't worked my way through the Acorn lists let alone PC!
by richardtoohey
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi, from Katikati New Zealand!
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: Hi, from Katikati New Zealand!

Welcome, I'm just down the road from you. :D

But this is my first visit in 3 months, been a bit busy elsewhere ... :oops:
by richardtoohey
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1885

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: 63
Views: 2019

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: 508

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: 1212

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: 540

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: 1799

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: 2010

Re: Slippery Slug Movie Maker

Hurrah! =D> :D