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by leenew
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: bbcmicro.co.uk - going beyond games?
Replies: 13
Views: 267

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

A few questions have to be answered, the first one being: Is bbcmicro.co.uk the right place for demos, music and utilities, and whatever else? I think for the time being concentrate on Magazines and Demos. We already have the magazine category. This has any game that originated in a magazine, eithe...
by leenew
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Downloading ssds
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: Downloading ssds

I don't have issues downloading individual SSDs on Firefox on my Windows 10 desktop PC either.
Edge fails in the way you describe #-o

Lee.
by leenew
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: 9" CRT monitor fun & games
Replies: 18
Views: 193

Re: 9" CRT monitor fun & games

Oh yes, I love the feeling when something rises from the ashes to live again :wink: Like Vanpeebles, I have never been brave enough to do much in a CRT. I once tweaked some pots in the back of a monitor while it was on - one hand behind my back and looking into a mirror at the CRT image. I think I h...
by leenew
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: bbcmicro.co.uk - going beyond games?
Replies: 13
Views: 267

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

Hi, I like the idea of bbcmicro being a "one-stop-shop" for all things beeb, but at the same time I don't want it diluting from what we have now. I think it's pretty darn good as a games site, and I think we have easily achieved what we set out to :D Adding games is hard work, but I think that check...
by leenew
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: 9" CRT monitor fun & games
Replies: 18
Views: 193

Re: 9" CRT monitor fun & games

That's excellent! =D>
Love the little monitors :wink:

Lee.
by leenew
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Quality Programs for the BBC Micro - WANTED
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Quality Programs for the BBC Micro - WANTED

Hi Paul,
Thank you for that.
I agree that a snappy description is enough. No need for waffle...
I will have a quick look through the book, but I think all games from the GAMES section need to go on bbcmicro.co.uk as well as maybe Rubik's cube and Flashcards??

Let's wait and see :wink:

Lee.
by leenew
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Things I am doing. Desktop application
Replies: 41
Views: 2386

Re: Things I am doing. Desktop application

Thanks Paul,
Looks to be working well 🙂

Lee.
by leenew
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Quality Programs for the BBC Micro - WANTED
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Quality Programs for the BBC Micro - WANTED

Cheers,
It's only the game programs I am interested in at this stage.
Just an idea of what's in there would be good for now: How many games? Authors? etc. etc.
If there's anything we need, I may have to ask you for some piccies :D

Lee.
by leenew
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Quality Programs for the BBC Micro - WANTED
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Quality Programs for the BBC Micro - WANTED

Excellent - let me know if you dig it out SImon :D

Lee.
by leenew
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Quality Programs for the BBC Micro - WANTED
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Quality Programs for the BBC Micro - WANTED

Hi,
Does anyone have a copy of "Quality Programs for the BBC Micro"?
Is it archived online anywhere?
I could do with scans/photos of the pages that contain games if anyone could point me to it...

Thanks,

Lee.
by leenew
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A bit of fun: Which version of BBC Micro is the best?
Replies: 28
Views: 561

Re: A bit of fun: Which version of BBC Micro is the best?

Just a quick note to say that danielj knows nothing and the correct answer is the "BBC Model B". Well, technically, danielj is correct that the Master is "the best computer", but the original Model B is the one that just about all the software was written for. It's a tough call... I have both the B ...
by leenew
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: bbcmicro.co.uk - going beyond games?
Replies: 13
Views: 267

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

Hi, Glad you like bbcmicro.co.uk It has taken a lot of hard work by a very small number of people and is expanding all the time. There aren't any plans to expand it beyond a games site however. There is an educational archive at www.flaxcottage.com But I take your point regarding utilities etc. Mayb...
by leenew
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 48
Views: 1299

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

Hi, Does anyone have "Popular Computing Weekly" volume 5, issues 34, 35, and 36? (21st August 86, 28th August 86 and 4th September 86) If so, could you take photos of the game listings for any BBC/Electron games please. The centre for computing history have these issues, so if anyone does any volunt...
by leenew
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: No heap or garbage collection in BBC Basic?
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: No heap or garbage collection in BBC Basic?

I must confess I didn't know what garbage collection was until last week!
I converted an ORIC program to the beeb and came across A=FRE("") statement.
After a bit of head scratching.... I deleted it :lol:

Lee
by leenew
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Beeb black plastic surround
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: Beeb black plastic surround

Looking really good =D>

Lee
by leenew
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: School Of Death
Replies: 0
Views: 77

School Of Death

Another type-in Adventure game from S.W. Lucas. This was from "Games Computing" magazine issue 1 from Jan 1984. It was billed as being for the ORIC1 but gave clues to convert it for other Micros. Well it was in standard BASIC with just the odd smattering of PING and EXPLODE commands from the ORIC. S...
by leenew
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Does anyone remember this adventure game?
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Does anyone remember this adventure game?

Could it be "Dread Dragon Droom"?

Lee
by leenew
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Free ICs to Good Home.
Replies: 20
Views: 789

Re: Free ICs to Good Home.

Mine have arrived!
Many many thanks :D

Lee.
by leenew
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Games for your BBC Micro from Virgin Books
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Games for your BBC Micro from Virgin Books

He he he cheers!

Lee.
by leenew
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Games for your BBC Micro from Virgin Books
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Games for your BBC Micro from Virgin Books

Hi,
Does anyone have a scan of this book?
The copy at 8bs is faulty. The archive will not open. http://8bs.com/othrdnld/manuals/publica ... _Micro.zip
** Ideally, a working copy of this zip would be great, as it comes with a disc with all the games on **
Thanks,

Lee.
by leenew
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Found some Electron games. Are they dumped?
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Found some Electron games. Are they dumped?

Hi There!

Yep, they are all pretty common and have been archived.
Try bbcmicro.co.uk for virtually every BBC Micro game, and a good bunch of Electron games...
http://bbcmicro.co.uk/index.php?rt_R=&r ... ch=&sort=p

Lee.
by leenew
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Micro User Volume 6 Issue 10 / December 1988 Cover Disk
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Wanted: Micro User Volume 6 Issue 10 / December 1988 Cover Disk

Hi,
Just had a quick look at all Micro User cover discs from 1987, 1988 and 1989 and can't see the Clogger demo.

Clogger demo: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=2535

Micro User 6:10 Dec 1988:
The Micro User 070 Vol 6 No 10 Dec 88.zip
(17.03 KiB) Downloaded 5 times
Lee.
by leenew
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 487
Views: 54957

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Cheers Dave (M not E!) :lol:

Both games now playable on bbcmicro.co.uk 8) http://bbcmicro.co.uk/index.php?rt_R=&r ... =on&sort=u

Lee.
by leenew
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 96
Views: 8701

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

There is this one: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=3000
This has been typed in by hand but has not been play tested so it could be buggy.
I have played through and fixed 2 type-ins recently but this one just isn't my cup of tea, so if you need a festive challenge.....

Lee.
by leenew
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 904

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

In the arcade version (called Amidar) the banana bonuses were reliable and could be memorized. Eg banana at position 5 must press start at position 2, or banana at position 3 must press start at position 1 etc. I had a crib sheet but actually memorized it after a while. The jump let's you go under t...
by leenew
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Free ICs to Good Home.
Replies: 20
Views: 789

Re: Free ICs to Good Home.

I wouldn't mind the HD 6845s for my Master that has a troublesome VTI variant...
Email sent.

Lee.