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by pau1ie
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Some Random disc images.
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Some Random disc images.

A friend has a load of discs which I asked to look through to see if there is anything interesting on them. This is a copied disc, so no proper label, just handwritten "STATS". I think I have got all the files off it. The menu says: B.C.H.E. Statistics Programs. No idea what BCHE is, maybe Bedford C...
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: b-em - bug or misunderstanding
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: b-em - bug or misunderstanding

I did discover a bug Thanks for investigating this and fixing it so quickly. I can confirm I can see the panos prompt in both master and model B now. In the hope of getting panos to work on floppies I tried downloading the images for version 1.1 from mdfs.net . That didn't work and is probably rela...
by pau1ie
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: DFS Explorer
Replies: 18
Views: 1217

Re: DFS Explorer

Ah, yes that makes sense. I don't like that though because I like the fact that a lot of sprite sheets are discovered if you don't limit it to a screen. For example in Sprint 1, file CARS is displayed, and you can see all the cars. Same for FONT. Neither of these are are a whole number of lines. Lik...
by pau1ie
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: DFS Explorer
Replies: 18
Views: 1217

Re: DFS Explorer

I'm not sure what you mean. I assume They is the start and length. It needs to be divisible by 8, as a character is 8x1,2 or 4 bytes, so I expect that is what the 8 is. But I don't understand what the 24-32 is. Or indeed the 256,320,512 or 640. Looking at Planet Nubium, the files that I detect as sc...
by pau1ie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Should the search box be selected

This thread seems to be drifting further away from the original topic. Git is a distributed version control system, which is why this doesn't cause a problem. Chapter 5 of Pro Git has some more information on this topic. Git is very different to a VCS in this way. I am the main contributor at presen...
by pau1ie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC

lurkio wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:27 pm
t's the copy of the data -- the data that populates the tables in the database -- that's six months old,
Exactly
by pau1ie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Should the search box be selected

lurkio wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:15 am
I didn't want disjoint repos to start slowly drifting out of sync
This doesn't concern me at all, it is one of the problems Git is designed to address, and in my opinion it is really good at it.
by pau1ie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC

I'm not sure I quite understand what you're saying there. I think Lurkio and Lee's questions and comments arise from confusion as to what we are trying to achieve by this exercise. Please remember that the purpose of this thread is to discuss setting up a development environment. This allows the de...
by pau1ie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC

sweh wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:01 pm
Are these new tmp files regularly re-created?
They are the files created by the archdl process. This relies on someone having run the process recently enough, but since the database is 6 months old in the repository I expect it will be fine.
by pau1ie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: b-em - bug or misunderstanding
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: b-em - bug or misunderstanding

This appears to be a Panos thing. I was following the Cambridge Co-procesor user guide linked from http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/docs/Acorn/Sci/Sci.html section 3.2.3 which says with the welcome disc in drive 1 I can type welcome and run the welcome programs. I don't know if it is an e...
by pau1ie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Should the search box be selected

Richard's tweaks (in which I'm not including his current ongoing JSBeeb integration work) aren't included in your personal Github repo, Paul -- as far as I'm aware. I went through the code on the website. Are these tweaks the change of Single player on the games.php page to Single Player You will b...
by pau1ie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC

Now I have added in a script to copy the disc images and the screenshots into the correct places. I also made it download the latest jsbeeb into the correct place. There might be a few minor issues, but I am pretty happy with it.

I will wait for comments.
by pau1ie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC

Lurkio showed an interest in helping with the bbcmicro.co.uk website, so I thought I would take the opportunity to try to make things easier for new contributors. I created a wiki page at on Github with some instructions. It does work, but the resulting website is missing the images and screenshots ...
by pau1ie
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: b-em - bug or misunderstanding
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: b-em - bug or misunderstanding

Are these ADFS or DFS floppies? It's the images that come with the emulator. They are DFS. on Linux It looks in ~/.config/b-em/scsi for four pairs of files I expect these need to have been sourced from elsewhere. I was expecting to use IDE as that is what is in my datacentre, but as you say, I am u...
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: b-em - bug or misunderstanding
Replies: 12
Views: 625

b-em - bug or misunderstanding

Playing with b-em (Current master) I find the following. *ADFS doesn't work. - It looks for a file. *FADFS works OK. I can't work out how to load a hard disc image, or indeed if you can't load one, where it expects to find one (I am on Arch Linux) When firing up Panos, I loaded the welcome disc in d...
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Should the search box be selected

the caret should go somewhere. ... I think this would have benefits in terms of accessibility as well. Do you have any comments specific to bbcmicro.co.uk? I tried tabbing and as you say it is a lot of tabs to get to the search box. I was advised by a UX expert to move the search box to the top of ...
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Should the search box be selected

If you are serious about getting involved in development I am willing to walk you through setting up a development environment. Enough to get you started testing changes to the code. I'd want it to be done in such a way as anyone can benefit. Ill probably end up putting instructions in a wiki, and r...
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Should the search box be selected

The discussion seems to have deviated somewhat from the original title...
lurkio wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:10 pm
I for one am willing to make a commit
I suppose I meant anyone willing to work on the code. Any member of stardot could fork it to the stardot repo, but it's kind of pointless if nobody is going to use it.
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1159

Re: Should the search box be selected

lurkio wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:01 pm
what's missing is a source-code control repo
As it says on the website
I'm happy to move it to the stardot group if anyone who is willing to make a commit prefers.
by pau1ie
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: DFS Explorer
Replies: 18
Views: 1217

Re: DFS Explorer

Possibly load address is &3000 or &5800 and plus length equals &8000 but I don't know how you detect the actual mode or guess the palette! You could display all 2,4 and 8 colour versions with the default palette. This is actually a good idea, so I have done it. Some of the screens are not that long...
by pau1ie
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Taking a break
Replies: 15
Views: 1646

Re: Taking a break

Thank you all so much for your comments and especially your compliments. I really appreciated them.
by pau1ie
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: DFS Explorer
Replies: 18
Views: 1217

Re: DFS Explorer

I have updated this because it struck me that it would be nice to be able to see the code inline. The code looks at the file and formats it as a Basic program (Thanks sweh), text, assembly and hex dump. It displays the version that looks most likely correct. I'm quite pleased with it. Let me know if...
by pau1ie
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Taking a break
Replies: 15
Views: 1646

Taking a break

The recent discussion kicked off by Sunrise has made me decide I need to take a break from contributing. I thought I was creating something with input from the community. The tone of that thread seemed to be that an unnamed group had the right to manage the work that others were doing. So rather tha...
by pau1ie
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 90
Views: 4294

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

So what is the thing with line 270? Looks like it was corrected by hand before the book was printed!
by pau1ie
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 90
Views: 4294

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

leenew wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:20 am
A scan, or some decent photos of that listing would be great
The scans are rather unnecessarily large, so I put them on google drive
by pau1ie
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Weird Computer Games - Usborne
Replies: 0
Views: 323

Weird Computer Games - Usborne

Should probably have posted the SSD here. I have typed in the programs from weird computer games apart from the last one which was already on http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=2339.
by pau1ie
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: DFS Explorer
Replies: 18
Views: 1217

Re: DFS Explorer

I agree that order would be more logical. Done.
by pau1ie
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Old Usbourne books, free PDFs from Usbourne!
Replies: 30
Views: 3625

Re: Old Usbourne books, free PDFs from Usbourne!

Here you go. I have checked the programs over, and they seem OK. I couldn't win Flying Witches, so can't check that winning or running out of broomsticks works, but could see a goto missing which I added in. The rest seem OK to me.
by pau1ie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Old Usbourne books, free PDFs from Usbourne!
Replies: 30
Views: 3625

Re: Old Usbourne books, free PDFs from Usbourne!

ok, will do. I am on wiches, which is the last one. These have to be typed in on my BBC Master you understand for the proper retro vibe.
by pau1ie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 90
Views: 4294

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

I have "The giant book of games" (Not arcade). The listing is across 5 pages. P119-123.
Giant Book of Games for your BBC Micro.jpg
I will do a scan later if this is the listing you want.