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by pau1ie
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Embedding bbc micro co.uk in a web page?
Replies: 2
Views: 854

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 8:17 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Paging in bbcmicro.co.uk
Replies: 0
Views: 241

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 8:04 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Browsing Behaviour under Android
Replies: 3
Views: 227

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 5:05 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: BBC Micro User Guide (Remastered)
Replies: 14
Views: 2119

Re: BBC Micro User Guide (Remastered)

gob33 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:12 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 10:30 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 793

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 7:50 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 793

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 10:06 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: b-em - bug or misunderstanding
Replies: 13
Views: 991

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 9:55 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4406

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 9:42 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 793

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 9:40 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 793

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 9:16 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 793

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 9:07 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 793

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 8:54 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 793

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 8:39 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 793

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 8:27 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 793

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 8:04 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 793

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 7:58 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 793

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 7:51 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 793

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 7:44 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 793

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 8:59 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Some Random disc images.
Replies: 1
Views: 708

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: 13
Views: 991

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: 1684

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: 1684

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: 1632

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: 455

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: 1632

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: 455

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: 455

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: 13
Views: 991

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: 1632

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...