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by sbadger
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 84
Views: 3024

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

Has anyone got a beeb/master top case they could donate?, condition irrelivant, infact it's just the brown keyboard surround i'm after. I'm working out a streakless/foolproof retrobrighting technique and want to do some tests on this part before writing up my findings. I don't want to potentially ru...
by sbadger
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Enhanced mode 1 pictures
Replies: 108
Views: 12175

Re: Enhanced mode 1 pictures

VectorEyes wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:14 pm
better on a CRT
Universally true! :-
by sbadger
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted Commodore CIA chips
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Wanted Commodore CIA chips

now sorted thanks
by sbadger
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: general
Topic: Spring Cleaning the Motherboard
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Re: Spring Cleaning the Motherboard

There are tools known as pin straighteners, I think I have one somewhere (not seen daylight for about 20 years mind...), they can be useful if you are regularly fitting chips. But they only straighten the pins. You then fit the chip yourself. Mark I picked one of these up a couple of weeks ago whil...
by sbadger
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Philips BM7522 amber monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Philips BM7522 amber monitor

by sbadger
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?
Replies: 31
Views: 2327

Re: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?

When I was teaching at Camp Beaumont we they had two suites of BBC Masters and two suites of Commodore 64s. The C64s seemed to be used mostly for games, the Masters for programming, office applications, and art. However, there was one game on the C64s that I particulary noticed, and ever since have...
by sbadger
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?
Replies: 31
Views: 2327

Re: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?

There were a few games I always wanted on the Beeb:- Top of the list for me was Bubble Bobble back then, (I know there is a version now but was it unreleased at the time?) Uridium Wizball Treasure Island Dizzy Gauntlet Zarch (Micro User Aprils fools?) Er, Uridium was on the Beeb, and it was pretty ...
by sbadger
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?
Replies: 31
Views: 2327

Re: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?

There were a few games I always wanted on the Beeb:-

Top of the list for me was Bubble Bobble back then, (I know there is a version now but was it unreleased at the time?)
Uridium
Wizball
Treasure Island Dizzy
Gauntlet
Zarch (Micro User Aprils fools?)
by sbadger
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Atomic AGD
Replies: 67
Views: 3969

Re: Atomic AGD

kieranhj wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:16 am
Thanks to Kees awesome work on the Atom 6502 code, I managed to get the first BBC game up & running in just 3x train journeys...

My ultimate goal would be to get Dethmunk's Foggy working in full colour, but a lot to do before then. :)

Nice work there! thank you to Kees too
by sbadger
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 10 Game Nominations
Replies: 29
Views: 1049

Re: Season 10 Game Nominations

FourthStone wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:49 am
Would love to play through POP but is there a way to compare scores?
how about remaining time?, you only get 60 mins.
by sbadger
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2668
Views: 220561

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Couple of 4mation titles i'd not heard of, Dinosaur Discovery and Worlds without Words https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-BBC-DINOSAUR-DISCOVERY-4MATION-40-TRACK-5-25-DISK-BOXED-GAME-RARE/283043535922 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-BBC-WORLDS-WITHOUT-WORDS-4MATION-40-TRACK-5-25-DISK-BOXED-GAME-RARE-...
by sbadger
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4742
Views: 320737

Re: Today I received.....

Commie_User wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:37 pm

Though how do I go about taking off the paint or correction fluid he used to mark the record buttons?

my best bet 111 trichloroethane - aka tipex thinner

edit:Nice find btw! :)
by sbadger
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2668
Views: 220561

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Export Beeb UNB09 Unmade kit https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VERY-RARE-MODEL-UNB09-FOR-US-EXPORT-BBC-ACORN-COMPUTER-IN-KIT-FORM-UNUSED-PARTS/202367217557 Bit rich for me, but interesting and just superb condition. Edit, just looked it up on CCH In late 1984 Acorn moved into the US computer market releasi...
by sbadger
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 35
Views: 1523

Re: Moving House - Items to go

TopBanana wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:11 pm
Can’t believe I chucked 4 decent monitors in the skip :shock: :(
:-& :cry:
by sbadger
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"

It's pretty good this mini logo PU and PD work too!
Image1.jpg
Commands i've found that work so far...

Code: Select all

Fn	Forward by n
Rn    Rotate clockwise by n degrees
Ln	Rotate anticlockwise by n degrees
PU    Pen Up
PD    Pen Down
H     Home
by sbadger
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"

EDIT:a few of the abbreviation don't parse either?!, yet on a single line they do. I think some of your abbreviations were a bit off (e.g. MID$ and INSTR). Here's the prog with correct abbreviations. It still can't be typed onto one line though*: 1MO.0:VDU28;31,6479;29,640;512;:PL.69,0,0:REP.I.LINE...
by sbadger
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"

One-line LOGO: 1 MODE0:VDU28;31,6479;29,640;512;:PLOT69,0,0:REPEATINPUTLINE">"A$:FORX=1TOVALA$:B$=A$:REPEATC=ASCB$AND31:N=VALMID$(B$,2):IFC=3RUNELSEIFC=10ORC=28OSCLIB$:B$="":UNTILFALSEELSEPLOT4*-(C=8),0,0:P=PEOR-(C=16):A=(A-N*(C=18)+N*(C=12))MOD360:D=N*(C=2)-N*(C=6):PLOT1-P,D*SINRADA,D*COSRAD(A+.1)...
by sbadger
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted Commodore CIA chips
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Wanted Commodore CIA chips

not acorn - But i know your guys have lots of other interests.

I'm after a couple 6526 CIA chips for C64 U1&U2, or understand 8521 in amigas are identical.


Many thanks
Stew
by sbadger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"

I should have said , that is from Beebug Vol3, Issue 7, Page 9
beebugv3i7p9.jpg
Hope it's the one you were after?
stars.jpg
by sbadger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"

Scratch that goose chase, that must have just been something else. I think I've found the proper one ... 1L=0:REP.L=L+3:MO.4:DR.1279,0:DR.1279,452:MOVE1279,572:DR.1279,1023:DR.0,1023:F.I=1TOL:V.31,RND(32)+5,RND(31),42,30:N.:P.(L-3)/3:X=0:Y=512:REP.PL.69,X,Y:X=X+4:Y=Y-(INKEY-74+.5)*8:U.PO.X,Y)=1ORX=1...
by sbadger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"

I think i've found it...but , it doesn't work in beebem?, maybe my archiving missed something.


EDIT: nope, that wasn't it
by sbadger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"

Ive definitely got this somewhere... I archived all my beeb discs a few years ago so should have it. I'll have a look

When I saw 'flappy bird' a few years back it made me think RipOff😜!!
by sbadger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 114
Views: 2656

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

We're only talking about the 80s and the past is a foreign country already. I bet if we were shot back there because we love our BBCs so much, we'd have more culture shocks than we'd care to admit. Yet everything would still seem so familiar. My kids don't understand when we go on holiday and they ...
by sbadger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280
Replies: 12
Views: 710

Re: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280

A quick bit of testing gives these speeds on 6502 BASIC looping 1000 times: BASIC IV BASIC II NX%=MX%*4+MX%DIV2 -> 255cs 282cs NX%=MX%*4+MX%DIV2+MX%DIV14 -> 298cs 440cs NX%=MX%*4.57 -> 283cs 423cs SX=4.57, NX%=MX%*SX -> 180cs 309cs (SX set outside the loop) So, the fastest in BASIC IV is to store t...
by sbadger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280
Replies: 12
Views: 710

Re: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280

A quote from wiki
The Apple II's Hi-Res mode was peculiar even by the standards of the day
:D
by sbadger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280
Replies: 12
Views: 710

Re: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280

Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Apple ][ is 280x200 I believe (each character block is 7 pixels across, bizarrely). So it may well have come from Applesoft BASIC originally.
yeah!, cross post - yes it's apple 2 basic
by sbadger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280
Replies: 12
Views: 710

Re: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280

Thanks Jonathan i'll try that out. It's from an Apple II system that I understand is 280×192 with a BASIC coordinate system to match, but 0,0 being top left. Your assertion of 285x200 pleases me!, because I did it by eye rather than the actual Apple resolution (the pixels dont feel the same shape!)....
by sbadger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280
Replies: 12
Views: 710

Re: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280

Hi, I'm back looking at this a bit and with the following code the translation works perfectly. 8300DEF PROCLINE(MX%,MY%,DX%,DY%) 8310MOVE MX%*4.5,1023-(MY%*5.1) 8320DRAW DX%*4.5,1023-(DY%*5.1) 8330ENDPROC 8400DEF PROCDRAW(DX%,DY%) 8420DRAW DX%*4.5,1023-(DY%*5.1) 8430ENDPROC Thought inevitable it ha...
by sbadger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 114
Views: 2656

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

Has anyone come across a clip where they are showing off Deluxe Paint on an Amiga. Not the bit where Fred does an animation of a professor in a class room but just a demo of the actual paint package and specifically palette cycling?
It's a dark distant memory i'd like to see again.
by sbadger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 114
Views: 2656

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

I've got all of Micro File and Micro Live now. Looking at the encoding they are all AVC/H264 (Advanced Video Codec) so I trialled converting one to HEVC/H265 in high quality setting. I took Micro File S2E2 "In the wires" which is 465mb converted to HEVC (high quality) and it came out 66% smaller at ...