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by sbadger
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 10 Game Nominations
Replies: 13
Views: 222

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: 2653
Views: 218400

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: 4686
Views: 316546

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: 2653
Views: 218400

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: 1423

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: 740

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: 740

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: 740

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: 0
Views: 70

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: 740

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: 740

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: 740

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: 740

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: 90
Views: 1878

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: 665

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: 665

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: 665

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: 665

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: 665

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: 90
Views: 1878

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: 90
Views: 1878

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 ...
by sbadger
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 90
Views: 1878

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

That works a treat. The extension detects the video played, it even lets me select a resolution and then mixes the downloaded packets to a single complete video file. It's not often you get quality akin to the master tapes when looking up these BBC videos, so I say to all of us - grab 'em and archi...
by sbadger
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 90
Views: 1878

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

Now, how to keep them, after the BBC have discontinued them? The Torch grabber is behind at the moment and Softonic is too old. Of the free ones, this kind-of works fine: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bulk-media-downloader/ehfdcgbfcboceiclmjaofdannmjdeaoi?hl=en A Chrome/Torch add-on whi...
by sbadger
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 90
Views: 1878

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

jonb wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:19 pm
Beat me to it Stew

Nerdgasm or what?
THERE IS SO MUCH STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock:
by sbadger
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: projects
Topic: BeebSCUMM
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: BeebSCUMM

SarahWalker wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:24 pm
You could concentrate on what's actually being written, rather than talking about adding more work...

It's a little demoralising that the only posts so far are basically saying 'add more stuff!'.
Fair cop, sorry, not intentional at all, rest assured it's a truly exciting project
by sbadger
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: projects
Topic: BeebSCUMM
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: BeebSCUMM

<cough> NULA version [-o<
by sbadger
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours
Replies: 575
Views: 47155

Re: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours

I've tried to put the demos and modded games in the support pack but it needs updating as it's missing Frogger and a couple of other demos. I've finally got round to updating the support pack. I've included the MMC compatible versions of the Bitshifters gallery demos, the updated Spectrum emulator ...