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by tlsa
Tue May 23, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: software
Topic: Hacker needed ... for Zarch ;-)
Replies: 161
Views: 16006

Re: Hacker needed ... for Zarch ;-)

Oh, wow! Yeah, the difference is very apparent in the video. Looks good!
by tlsa
Mon May 22, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Hacker needed ... for Zarch ;-)
Replies: 161
Views: 16006

Re: Hacker needed ... for Zarch ;-)

I've modified the dither colour calculation to prefer two colours that are close to each other, foreground dithering is now barely noticeable: http://stardot.org.uk/forums/download/file.php?id=29214 zarch_extra_3_front_default_palette_dither_test3.png EDIT: Updated the image with the latest iterati...
by tlsa
Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: WANTED : !XFMPaint for Archimedes
Replies: 36
Views: 3600

Re: WANTED : !XFMPaint for Archimedes

The version number was 4.3 according to http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive ... 00158.html
by tlsa
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: WANTED : !XFMPaint for Archimedes
Replies: 36
Views: 3600

Re: WANTED : !XFMPaint for Archimedes

It wouldn't be PaintCan from http://ftp.uni-stuttgart.de/pub/systems ... ics/tools/ would it? It's the same sort of thing anyway, a demo of a fullscreen painting app.
by tlsa
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: WANTED : !XFMPaint for Archimedes
Replies: 36
Views: 3600

Re: WANTED : !XFMPaint for Archimedes

Ah! I was thinking of e-mailing you to ask for a copy. :)
by tlsa
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: WANTED : !XFMPaint for Archimedes
Replies: 36
Views: 3600

Re: WANTED : !XFMPaint for Archimedes

I remember watching a video of this on YouTube. I was curious and looked about for a copy but couldn't find any other reference to it. Unfortunately, the video has been taken down: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poi4GMg8hUQ The guy who made the video posted on usenet: https://groups.google.com/forum...
by tlsa
Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Loads of Acorn Archimedes RISC OS Games for Sale
Replies: 10
Views: 2638

Re: Loads of Acorn Archimedes RISC OS Games for Sale

vanpeebles wrote:Up for sale is the last of my Acorn games collection. Most of the games have been recorded on my youtube channel but bare in mind the discs are getting on and haven't been used for a while.
Does that mean you won't be adding any more games to the YouTube video collection?
by tlsa
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Arculator and some games
Replies: 10
Views: 3088

Re: Arculator and some games

You could try opening the disc images in ADFFS (http://adffs.filecore.net/). Then you can change disc with keys.

CTRL-SHIFT-F1 thru F9: Change disc in a multi-disc game
by tlsa
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: ArcEm 1.50 released
Replies: 7
Views: 2260

ArcEm 1.50 released

ArcEm 1.50 has just been released.

ArcEm homepage: http://arcem.sourceforge.net/
ArcEm 1.50 manual: http://arcem.sourceforge.net/manual/arcem-1.50.html
ArcEm change log: http://arcem.sourceforge.net/changelog.html
by tlsa
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: software
Topic: Custom 256 colour mode palettes
Replies: 12
Views: 4054

Re: Custom 256 colour mode palettes

Ah, I see, thanks. Did later hardware like the RiscPC have the same limitations on the colours of 8bit screen modes?
by tlsa
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Custom 256 colour mode palettes
Replies: 12
Views: 4054

Re: Custom 256 colour mode palettes

So what exactly were the limitations or constraints in choosing a 256 colour palette?
by tlsa
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12827

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

There's a thread on The Iconbar about running games natively (i.e. without ArcEm) on the Raspberry Pi:

http://www.iconbar.com/forums/viewthrea ... 999#121522
by tlsa
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: software
Topic: Acorn Archimedes game recomendations
Replies: 24
Views: 5547

Re: Acorn Archimedes game recomendations

Sureshot wrote:Moonquake (Bomberman clone... well, not exactly a clone; it's a bit more rudimentary.)
That was good, but I preferred the sequel Marsquake!
by tlsa
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Skirmish
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Re: Skirmish

Yeah, it looked really good. There's another preview of it here: http://www.acorn-gaming.org.uk/index.php3?p=Previews/Skirmish/index Acorn Arcade have some good quality screenshots: http://www.acornarcade.com/forums/viewthread.php?newsid=965 I thought they had more, but I think some content was lost...
by tlsa
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Software Preservation Project
Replies: 30
Views: 4950

Re: Archimedes Software Preservation Project

I wouldn't hold your breath, Retro Gamer seem very oblivious to BBC and Archimedes versions of games, and usually manage to mention every version of a game in existence but seem to miss the BBC & Arc versions. :( Well, I think it will make some kind of difference. Especially for people like me, who...
by tlsa
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12827

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

Thanks for the photo. Good to see it running OK!
by tlsa
Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12827

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

The games that keep getting mentioned in Raspberry Pi related comments are always ones I'm rubbish at. :lol:

I find Zarch impossible and (Arc)Elite impenetrable. :)
by tlsa
Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12827

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

By the way, let me know if you find any games that don't work properly in ArcEm.

I'm aware of Warlocks currently not working correctly. There is a fix in CVS for a problem with the cMEMC GFX demo which was made since the release of ArcEm 1.50 alpha 2.
by tlsa
Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Software Preservation Project
Replies: 30
Views: 4950

Re: Archimedes Software Preservation Project

Yes it is a port of the C64 game, and is of excellent quality, brilliant catchy music, high quality graphics, but it's hard !! Sounds good. :) Retro Gamer despite mentioning Gribbly many times have never ackowledged this version even exists. :( Hopefully, once the Archimedes Software Preservation P...
by tlsa
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Software Preservation Project
Replies: 30
Views: 4950

Re: Archimedes Software Preservation Project

I'm glad to see interest in the project is picking up, we now have full permission for 47 titles and partial permission to a further 14. That's a long way off the 443 commercial titles we have documented, but we've barely started contacting publishers and developers. Great, thanks for the update! T...
by tlsa
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Software Preservation Project
Replies: 30
Views: 4950

Re: Archimedes Software Preservation Project

It's an excellent Commando/Saigon type game, remember playing it a lot, shame it was overlooked as it is well worth playing. Wow, sounds awesome! :D They are rare which is why I was keen to get hold of them, the quality of the games is above a lot of the Archimedes games, there is a lot of attentio...
by tlsa
Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Software Preservation Project
Replies: 30
Views: 4950

Re: Archimedes Software Preservation Project

tautology wrote:I'm not certain I understand their "missing/incomplete" list; what does it mean if there's no marker next to the item (as I have some of those games)?
Jon's updated the list of games to make it clearer now:

http://www.iconbar.com/forums/viewthrea ... e=2#121252

:D
by tlsa
Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Software Preservation Project
Replies: 30
Views: 4950

Re: Archimedes Software Preservation Project

tautology wrote:I'm not certain I understand their "missing/incomplete" list; what does it mean if there's no marker next to the item (as I have some of those games)?
Hmm, not sure. I'll ask Jon. :)
by tlsa
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Software Preservation Project
Replies: 30
Views: 4950

Re: Archimedes Software Preservation Project

You'll be pleased to know I have all the Eterna games, so they are OK, I have Deadline also, but if anyone has Provocator then shout!! I haven't got that game and it looks good. Woo, cool. :) Was Deadline fun to play? I like vertical scrolling shooters, and iirc, it had a very nice cartooony art st...
by tlsa
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Software Preservation Project
Replies: 30
Views: 4950

Re: Archimedes Software Preservation Project

MatthewThompson wrote:Maybe it was the Gremlin Graphics games ? as Zool and Premier Manager are included and they weren't Krisalis games.
No, they were part of the Krisalis deal too. I only mentioned Krisalis because they're more well known / have more games.
by tlsa
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Software Preservation Project
Replies: 30
Views: 4950

Re: Archimedes Software Preservation Project

Even better news that the Krisalis games have been allowed to be included, let's hope more will be able to be added too. Yeah, it's great news. :) Also, before the Krisalis announcement, there was this news: "2 - License owners that have given permission to give their software away for free", so th...
by tlsa
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: software
Topic: Acorn Archimedes game recomendations
Replies: 24
Views: 5547

Re: Acorn Archimedes game recomendations

davidb wrote:There's a YouTube video of Ballarena - quite recently uploaded.
Ooh, looks good! Quite original, a sort of circular Breakout. :)
by tlsa
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Acorn Archimedes game recomendations
Replies: 24
Views: 5547

Re: Acorn Archimedes game recomendations

davidb wrote:Ballarena was well presented, though the ball could be a bit unpredictable.
Thundermonk was another nicely presented early Archimedes game.
I've never seen either of those. :(
by tlsa
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12827

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

Excellent! How'd you get the aspect ratio playing properly? Mine's hideously stretched... You can modify the !Run file, to pass the resolution to the binary. There are a few options: --lcdres <x> <y> and --minres <x> <y> The lcdres option makes ArcEm only use exact multiples of the LCD monitor's na...
by tlsa
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: software
Topic: Acorn Archimedes game recomendations
Replies: 24
Views: 5547

Re: Acorn Archimedes game recomendations

What about adventures or strategy games? Games I like include the Myst franchise, Lucas Art and Civilisation. For adventures there's: Simon the Sorcerer (conversion). Ankh (home grown). I really liked this one, but it might be RiscPC only. For real-time strategy there's: Syndicate Dune II Populous ...