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by pau1ie
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Taking a break
Replies: 10
Views: 852

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: 66
Views: 2502

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: 66
Views: 2502

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: 189

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: 6
Views: 364

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: 3115

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: 3115

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: 66
Views: 2502

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.
by pau1ie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: DFS Explorer
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: DFS Explorer

OK, I have added a button to the game details page to invoke DFS explorer. I think it works.
by pau1ie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Old Usbourne books, free PDFs from Usbourne!
Replies: 30
Views: 3115

Re: Old Usbourne books, free PDFs from Usbourne!

Oh! and a quick heads up... "Micro Puzzle" is already on bbcmicro.co.uk so you can just copy it to your SSD. I don't think we should have the same game twice, so if we take this approach should the book's ssd replace the existing micropuzzle one? Or should we split all the games out - I don't think...
by pau1ie
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Old Usbourne books, free PDFs from Usbourne!
Replies: 30
Views: 3115

Re: Old Usbourne books, free PDFs from Usbourne!

leenew wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:35 pm
Weird Computer Games
I will take this one. Which is your preferred menu?
by pau1ie
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Downloading ssds
Replies: 19
Views: 714

Re: Downloading ssds

Thanks. Let me know when it is done, and I will test.
by pau1ie
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Downloading ssds
Replies: 19
Views: 714

Re: Downloading ssds

danielj wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:02 am
I think we should add it to httpd.conf, yes?
Sounds good.
by pau1ie
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Downloading ssds
Replies: 19
Views: 714

Re: Downloading ssds

danielj wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:22 am
If its the same virtual box as this forum
I believe it is. What are you proposing to change? .htaccess or adding the config to the httpd.conf?
by pau1ie
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Downloading ssds
Replies: 19
Views: 714

Re: Downloading ssds

httpd.conf or .htaccess I don't have access to httpd.conf. htaccess isn't enabled as far as I can see. HTML5 "download" attribute I gave that a go on the game.php page using Edge the filetype is then set to HTML despite it being an ssd file Can you verify that it is now fixed on the game.php page? ...
by pau1ie
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Things I am doing. Desktop application
Replies: 44
Views: 2953

Re: Things I am doing. Desktop application

I was targeting Linux, Windows and probably mac, though I won't ever buy one, so I just hope that will work due to the cross platform nature of python. I haven't really considered mobile. I am using pyqt as it is one of the nicer cross platform toolkits, and I like the fact it is free/open source. A...
by pau1ie
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Web Based DFS Disk image filer
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Web Based DFS Disk image filer

I created a pull request of some changes I thought might be useful for anyone wanting to hack around with it like I did. Mostly just split the javascript into its own file.

Thanks again for sharing this.
by pau1ie
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What is this connector called?
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: What is this connector called?

Is it molex crimp housing like on the meanwell? See waitingforfriday for suggested places to buy them from.
by pau1ie
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: bbcmicro.co.uk - going beyond games?
Replies: 39
Views: 1539

Re: bbcmicro.co.uk - going beyond games?

I have been wondering about this again following Eds search for a couple of programs which turned out to be magazine coverdisc or type ins. The apple 2 emulator contains a list of 260 discs. bbcmicro.co.uk already has 3000, so more than 10x the amount. Its use of a relational database, especially if...
by pau1ie
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: DFS Explorer
Replies: 6
Views: 364

DFS Explorer

Shawty has developed a DFS Image filer in javascript. I thought it might be useful on bbcmicro.co.uk, so hacked it around a little and uploaded it. At present the way to use it is to open the game details page for a game you are interested in, then edit the URL to change game.php to explore.php, e.g...
by pau1ie
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Web Based DFS Disk image filer
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Web Based DFS Disk image filer

shawty wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:59 pm
I'm usually more contactable via my Twitter account
How is this? http://bbcmicro.co.uk/explore.php?id=2969
by pau1ie
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: The World by Night and Day
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: The World by Night and Day

If only there was some kind of searchable catalogue online for this type of thing. A kind of bbcmicro.co.uk for non games.

One can dream.
by pau1ie
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Web Based DFS Disk image filer
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Web Based DFS Disk image filer

I forgot to thank you...

Thank you for making the image filer available! =D>
by pau1ie
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Web Based DFS Disk image filer
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Web Based DFS Disk image filer

shawty wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:35 am
if you feel like putting a little credit on display, then that's always going to be appreciated.
Yes, I will credit you by linking to your github repo so people know where to get the code, unless you prefer another method. I was thinking of a "Powered by" style footer.
by pau1ie
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Web Based DFS Disk image filer
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Web Based DFS Disk image filer

shawty wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:51 pm
If you want a copy of the code for yourself...
Thanks, that is a brilliant idea! It occurs to me we have a lot of discs on bbcmicro.co.uk and people might like to look at the catalogue. Hmmm.
by pau1ie
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Reading from keyboard buffer and escape condition
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Reading from keyboard buffer and escape condition

Program startup: LDA #229:LDX #1:LDY #0:JSR OSBYTE :\ OSBYTE 229 - ESC is normal character Within the program: LDA #145:LDX #0:JSR OSBYTE :\ OSBYTE 145 - Read from buffer X, 0=keyboard BCS nothing_pending BCC keypress_read_in_Y Yes, that worked brilliantly - Thanks. I feel like you have done my hom...
by pau1ie
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Reading from keyboard buffer and escape condition
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Reading from keyboard buffer and escape condition

Thanks that is really useful. Will have a play later.
by pau1ie
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Reading from keyboard buffer and escape condition
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Reading from keyboard buffer and escape condition

Going back to looking at vi again. Ideally I want to read a character from the keyboard buffer. Is this possible, or am I just revealing my ignorance? The best I have come up with is osbyte &81 - read key with time limit. I don't really want to wait, so I gave it 1 centisecond, but that still seems ...
by pau1ie
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: Which debugger do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Which debugger do you use?

hoglet wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:56 pm
The n command should set a breakpoint on instruction after the current one, and run until that is hit.
Thanks - that makes complete sense now, because it never hit the next instruction - it branched.
by pau1ie
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: Which debugger do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Which debugger do you use?

How does the n command in b-em work? The help says

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    n          - step, but treat a called subroutine as one step
But when it hit a BNE it didn't return until it hit a breakpoint, so it thinks that is a subroutine? I thought the only way to call a subroutine is JSR.