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by pau1ie
Mon May 11, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Upgrading the version of jsbeeb on bbcmicro.co.uk
Replies: 29
Views: 1739

Re: Upgrading the version of jsbeeb on bbcmicro.co.uk

The flashing graphical artefacts happen for me in bbc.godbolt.org in Firefox on Linux. Especially in full screen where parts of the browser window decoration appear at the edges of the canvas. I am pretty sure that at least is a Firefox issue. It doesn't appear in Chromium. I had a quick look at the...
by pau1ie
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Upgrading the version of jsbeeb on bbcmicro.co.uk
Replies: 29
Views: 1739

Re: Upgrading the version of jsbeeb on bbcmicro.co.uk

Arcadian emailed me about this some time ago. I had a look into it and found: makegrid.php gives an SQL error. I fixed it in version control play.php that I use to customise jsbeebwill need some customizations I added at Lurkio's request to be removed. The website requires the following php modules ...
by pau1ie
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: past physical ABug events
Topic: ABUG Cambridge May 2020: NOW A 1-DAY VIRTUAL "ZOOM" EVENT ON SAT 16 MAY
Replies: 36
Views: 3387

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

I'd like a full table on Saturday and Sunday please.
by pau1ie
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: New games per year
Replies: 1
Views: 507

New games per year

I thought it might be interesting to see how the games produced per year alters as a measure of interest in the BBC. You can see the expected decline in interest after it is new, actually I am surprised how quickly interest wanes! Possibly more interesting is the bump around 2009 where people became...
by pau1ie
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Adventure into BBC Basic
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: Adventure into BBC Basic

Here is the disc image I originally uploaded with the addition of the compacter (or crunch) program - compact. I also added the following instruction text from the book in file t.compact. C.2 COMPACTER This program produces the minimum sized Basic or Assembly language program, com- patible with its ...
by pau1ie
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Adventure into BBC Basic
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: Adventure into BBC Basic

Is it possible to post the original tape version here for us completists. think Paul had the pain of typing it all in from the book.... :? Yes, as Col says, I typed it in. The best I can do is upload the full OCRed text which I used to find errors in the typed in version. I think the code should be...
by pau1ie
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: dfscat bug fixed
Replies: 5
Views: 750

dfscat bug fixed

Thanks to Shawty for passing on a report of a bug I had introduced to dfscat (AKA the explore button). It only supported ssds, so I was trying to introduce support for dsds. In the process I broke ssds, meaning long files had bits missing out of the middle. I think I have fixed that bug now.
by pau1ie
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Adventure into BBC Basic
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Adventure into BBC Basic

This book teaches Basic by creating a game. Most of the code goes towards creating an animated introduction. There is a playable game in Basic, which the book calls a sophisticated and exciting adventure game The programs use a lot of memory. Because of this, the book says to run them from cassette...
by pau1ie
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Embedding bbc micro co.uk in a web page?
Replies: 2
Views: 1224

Re: Embedding bbc micro co.uk in a web page?

You don't explain what you are trying to achieve, but if you wanted to have jsbeeb, this is open source software that you could download and install on your own website.
by pau1ie
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Paging in bbcmicro.co.uk
Replies: 0
Views: 559

Paging in bbcmicro.co.uk

See the following post for background. I read a tutorial that said it would be much quicker to page through the website if you used partial page reloads. This means only the centre part of the page is reloaded when you click on a number, not the whole page like in the old days. So I did that. I beli...
by pau1ie
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Browsing Behaviour under Android
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Browsing Behaviour under Android

It is because the website is written to load new pages using javascript It is supposed to be quicker this way. A simple way to prevent this is therefore to switch off javascript, though this will cause a number of other features to stop working. It would be possible to switch off the javascript load...
by pau1ie
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: scanning of books, magazines, ads and letters
Topic: BBC Micro User Guide [Remastered PDF]
Replies: 16
Views: 3732

Re: BBC Micro User Guide (Remastered)

gob33 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:12 pm
The font size is generally too big
I think the idea is to reproduce the original which this does. For exmaple, page 111 has a number of listing lines which wrap, but the page is identical to the original. These books are clearly a labour of love, and the results are excellent.
by pau1ie
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

Publisher is Prentice-Hall International in association with Acornsoft. Copyright 1983 (So I expect this is the publication year as well) John Gordon. He was born in 1952. I attach a copy of the cover.
by pau1ie
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

OK I've checked it a second time and only found a couple of errors, so I'm happy it is good now. Feel free to use the text now!
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: b-em - bug or misunderstanding
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

Re: b-em - bug or misunderstanding

Thanks for your work investigating and fixing bugs. I will have another go at this when I get the urge!
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 93
Views: 8756

Re: Games with problems

I'm going through the programs titles in ASCII alphanumeric order so 767 AFS was one of the first I looked at. I was therefore inexperienced with Master conversions at that point. I am interested in what you are doing - Do you have notes on which programs are Master compatible? I would like to note...
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

As I say the book has a monospace font, so I have used the code tag where this is important. I have used underscores in lieu of spaces.

I will check these over the weekend.

First check complete, fixed a few errors. I will give them another once over.
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

P19 Battleships _____________________________________ Model B only This is an implementation of the old schoolboy game of battleships. The game is played in mode 5 using a mixture of graphics and defined characters. The game opens by displaying a map of an area of sea in which an enemy fleet is dep...
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

[My copy has a handwritten note: *See addendum* Next to contents page. I assume the corrections are already in the cassette] P18 Monster Island ____________________________MODEL B ONLY In this program you have landed on a volcanic island and are being pursued by voracious monsters. Your only hope is...
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

P17 Bat'n'Moths ______________________________________MODEL B ONLY This was my first game on the BEEB. The game developed from an idea of my wife's, who designed the various characters used in the game. The object of the game is to control a bat to attempt to eat a set of moths which flit about on ...
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

P16 Bombs In this program, the user has to defend his city against attacks from the sky. The game is played purely in text, with many user defined characters. The city is built up in lines 230 to 360. The user has control of a laser gun which can be used to knock out bombs which appear at random at...
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

P15 Tennis This is an adaption of an old video game. We have two players playing tennis on a green pitch. Player 1 uses keys Z and X to move his bat up and down. Player 2 uses keys . and / to move his bat up and down. The score is displayed at the top of the screen. There are a total of fifty balls...
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

P14 Gobble In this program we show the effects of simple graphics. We have two beasties eating up a field of grass. This is a two-player game, with each player taking the part of one of the beasties. W Player 1 uses keys A S Z @ Player 2 uses keys ; : / Player 1 moves up and down using keys W and Z...
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

P13 Reaction Test This program could help your keyboard skills. The computer places a random character on the screen and starts to time your response. The object of the game is to press the required key as fast as possible. When the program is complete an average reaction time is displayed on the s...
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

P12 Guess the Number In this simple game the user has to try to outguess the computer. The computer selects a random whole number between 1 and 100, and the user has to find it out. The instructions for this program are included within the code. COMMANDS Key in program and type RUN. Follow instruct...
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

P11 Mastermind This program implements the first version of the popular game by INVICTA, Ltd. The object of the game is to determine the colour of the four squares on the screen, the user has up to twenty attempts at working out the code. When you enter an attempt, the computer responds by indicati...
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

Does anyone have a copy of the book There is an introduction program which I expect is on the cassette. This says Jayne helped with the games. No surname. There are 9 games, P11-P19 Edit: The book is in a monospace font. I am going to type in the instructions then check them. Wait till I say I have...
by pau1ie
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Some Random disc images.
Replies: 1
Views: 905

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 11:38 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: b-em - bug or misunderstanding
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

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 8:27 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: DFS Explorer
Replies: 18
Views: 2556

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...

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