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by leenew
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Acornsoft Breakout - early version
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: Acornsoft Breakout - early version

Challenge: can anyone further 'backdate' the code to a 'v0.1', that does away with the weird moving walls altogether? Just to follow up my own post, it would appear that the above had already been done. I hadn't realised this before but the versions of Acornsoft Breakout released on Arcade Action a...
by leenew
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Unreleased Android version of B-Em
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: Unreleased Android version of B-Em

Hi, When using BEEB X on my phone, I browse bbcmicro.co.uk ... choose a game ... click download... my phone asks "Download, or open with BEEB X" .. I click Open with BEEB X and it plays. Happy days. However, doing the same actions on my Android tablet just downloads the file. What settings may be ca...
by leenew
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Horse of the year - help required
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Horse of the year - help required

Hi, Could anyone have a look at this listing: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15952&p=253149&hilit=missing+magazines#p251270 and see if they can fix the game? It basically works but Player 1 and Player 2 are getting mixed up somehow. As I mention in the other thread, the variables ...
by leenew
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 175
Views: 17611

Re: Windows 10....

Hi Col, I am off sick from work at the moment, and as I can't move from the sofa I decided to upgrade my DJ laptop from Win 7 out of sheer boredom :roll: I found the process pretty easy. Once Win10 installed it was a bit of a cycle of updating drivers then checking back to windows update a few times...
by leenew
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 48
Views: 1899

Re: Games with problems

"Johnny" is showing some minor consequences of tape to disc conversion. First, the instruction screen disappears too quickly. In file $.J1 add *FX21 to line 810 and insert a new line 815 as follows: 810PRINT''" Have fun!"''STRING$(39,"_"):*FX21 815TIME=0:REPEATUNTILTIME>1500ORINKEY0<>-1 :idea: Alte...
by leenew
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 48
Views: 1899

Re: Games with problems

Can anyone confirm this report of a possible bug in 3D Terror Chase on bbcmicro.co.uk?: 64AB7ED4-0445-47BE-81CD-938EFEF954B6.jpeg https://twitter.com/sassquad/status/1193605353113559042?s=20 :?: EDIT: I can confirm that you die immediately -- as soon as the game starts, from a cold boot -- in both ...
by leenew
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 93
Views: 5180

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

Hi
Does anyone have any "Winning at Video & Computer Games" magazines?
http://www.videogamemags.com/magazines/ ... covers.htm

Lee.
by leenew
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Circus Games (Tynesoft)
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: Circus Games (Tynesoft)

Ah yes...
That seemed so long ago!
OK Chet I understand.
It does seem a shame we have this version of JSBeeb that has had some fantastic recent work done to it, and we can't use it!

Long-time-no-speak by the way....

Lee
by leenew
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Circus Games (Tynesoft)
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: Circus Games (Tynesoft)

Thanks Chet,
What's the deal with getting the latest version of JSBeeb live on bbcmicro.co.uk?

Lee.
by leenew
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Circus Games (Tynesoft)
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: Circus Games (Tynesoft)

Thanks BillC,
Your version, and one created today by Mick Brown, both work when played in BeebEm, but when uploaded to bbcmicro.co.uk both fail.
Anyone know why?
http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1177

Lee.
by leenew
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Circus Games (Tynesoft)
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: Circus Games (Tynesoft)

Kept the original !BOOT, which contains all the vector gubbins, and with a little tweaking it now loads fine. :) Hi BillC, Would it be possible to make a more friendly version of this disc which simply loads files rather than disc sectors? When stripping it from Mick Brown's DSD onto a standalone S...
by leenew
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 48
Views: 1899

Re: Games with problems

Are we any closer to finding an original "Fantasia Diamond"? I don't want this to be forgotten...

Lee
by leenew
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Wiring up analogue joysticks on the beeb.
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Wiring up analogue joysticks on the beeb.

Yes, thanks very much.
It isn't for playing games you understand....... it is for testing purposes only :wink:

Lee.
by leenew
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Wiring up analogue joysticks on the beeb.
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Wiring up analogue joysticks on the beeb.

Right first time! =D>

Lee.
by leenew
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Cascade Cassette 50 (Electron)
Replies: 18
Views: 552

Re: Wanted: Cascade Cassette 50 (Electron)

I think Col meant he would give you £30 to take it :-k :lol:

Lee.
by leenew
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Wiring up analogue joysticks on the beeb.
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Wiring up analogue joysticks on the beeb.

He he, I know the feeling 8)
Are these any better?
plug 2.jpg
wires 2.jpg
insides 2.jpg
insides 3.jpg
insides 4.jpg
Both joysticks are wired exactly the same with the same coloured wires, and it doesn't matter which is joy one and which is joy 2.



Lee.
by leenew
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Wiring up analogue joysticks on the beeb.
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Wiring up analogue joysticks on the beeb.

Hi, I have a pair of these, which until recently worked fine: joysticks.jpg However, recently, the plug on the end disintegrated. #-o I now have this: wires.jpg The insides are wired like this: insides.jpg So, the pot on the side controls up and down, and the pot on the top controls left and right. ...
by leenew
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Asteroids - Computer Concepts 1982
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Asteroids - Computer Concepts 1982

It's too hard for me Mark... I am terrible :lol:

Lee.
by leenew
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Asteroids - Computer Concepts 1982
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Asteroids - Computer Concepts 1982

Just to be clear, this turned out NOT to be a missing title.
"Asteroid Belt" has been in the archive for years. The thing was that this early version of the tape was labelled "Asteroids" so Col had to buy it just to make sure it wasn't a missing title.
I hope that makes sense! :wink:

Lee
by leenew
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Magazine game instructions
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Magazine game instructions

The magazine would have been named "Acorn Computing" by this point.
I cannot find the scans I know I have *somewhere* :roll:

Lee
by leenew
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 93
Views: 5180

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

Hi, Does anyone here volunteer an the museum for Computing History? I nees some decent photos of Popular Computing Weekly volume 4 issue 18 - May 2nd to 8th 1985 Specifically - page 18 "Horse of the year". The archive.org scan is poor and I am having difficulty sorting the listing. pcw1.jpg Popular ...
by leenew
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Browsing Behaviour under Android
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Browsing Behaviour under Android

Hi, Just to point out a behaviour that really annoys me! If I am browsing a list of games on bbcmicro.co.uk and I get to the end of Page 1, and click Page 2. I browse to the end of Page 2 and click Page 3. I see a game I want to look at. I click the game and read the details. I click BACK TO LIST. T...
by leenew
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 48
Views: 1899

Re: Games with problems

I have uploaded the disc provided by BillC above...
Cheers!

Lee.
by leenew
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 48
Views: 1899

Re: Games with problems

Agreed. We're really need a wav of the original tape [-o<

Lee
by leenew
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!
Replies: 42
Views: 5041

Re: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!

Good detective work so far 8)

Lee
by leenew
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 48
Views: 1899

Re: Games with problems

Maybe Dave E could make a WAV recording of the tape for us to look at? The problem is - I always thought a UEF was THE ORIGINAL TAPE end of story - but it turns out you can make a UEF from any old program, original, or hack, or anything. This knocked my confidence in believing all the UEFs we had we...
by leenew
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 48
Views: 1899

Re: Games with problems

Hi Mick,
I think we have a hacked version.
I absolutely cannot believe that a game got through play testing that asks a Y/N question and then does not respond to either Y or N!
I agree we need a fresh look at an original tape.

Lee.
by leenew
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 48
Views: 1899

Re: Games with problems

Great, thanks. 🙂
It still begs the question why it was like that in the first place?
Never having owned an Elk, would those values equate to Y and N in any way?
If not, are we sure we are using the original tape?

Lee
by leenew
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 48
Views: 1899

Re: Games with problems

I have unlocked the sphdata file and re-uploaded the game. It should be OK now. Fantasia Diamond is another matter. Does anyone have the original tape? It appears there is an Electron Version and a BBC version of the game on the tape. My guess is we are using the Electron version. Also, after typing...
by leenew
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2312

Re: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread

Paul wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:29 am
Is there a way to create a CSW file under Windows 10?

Cheers,

Paul.

Hi Paul,
have you got anywhere in creating useable files for the software you archived? [-o<

Lee.