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by lurkio
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Designer Castles..
Replies: 15
Views: 156

Re: Designer Castles..

Are you able to image the ROM yourself, alex? Not currently Would you be willing to post the ROM to a Stardotter who could save the data off for you? :?: in an off forum discussion, someone mentioned potentially coming across some "documents" created with the package. It would be good to get a copy...
by lurkio
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Designer Castles..
Replies: 15
Views: 156

Re: Designer Castles..

alex_farlie wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:29 pm
The original package was a Disc+ROM

The ROM had the WIMP/ and Support functions , whereas the DISC had the Software and resources ( such as the model sections. and Icon sets.)
Are you able to image the ROM yourself, alex?

:?:
by lurkio
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Designer Castles..
Replies: 15
Views: 156

Re: Designer Castles..

billcarr2005 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:43 pm
I *think* i recently acquired this. I'll image and upload it later
Please do! You might also want to compare your copy with the one uploaded here -- which I think is missing the ROM:
:?:
by lurkio
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Designer Castles..
Replies: 15
Views: 156

Re: Designer Castles..

Does anyone recall this? No, I've never heard of it -- but it sounds intriguing ! And a long shot, does anyone have any notes on the save file format of the Castle/Village / Environment data ? It's possible that the only way the file format will be analysed is if you can upload the disc-image and t...
by lurkio
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive online
Replies: 15
Views: 248

Re: Educational Archive online

:shock:

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
by lurkio
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Help with the Educational Archive
Replies: 18
Views: 767

Re: Help with the Educational Archive

Vector wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:30 pm
Yes, this particular copy does say "The 'L' Game" on the cover but that's what it is.
Ah. I'd quite like to see your variant of the cover if you can upload a scan or a photo of it..?

:?:
by lurkio
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Help with the Educational Archive
Replies: 18
Views: 767

Re: Help with the Educational Archive

flaxcottage wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:55 pm
The 'L' Game BBC box/disk/manual
I suspect that's actually "L — A Mathemagical Adventure", which is here:
:idea:
by lurkio
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 166
Views: 17151

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

I made a video about my BBC BASIC port of One Room. The video is "remarkable" only in its badness:
#-o
by lurkio
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Oakley Manor?
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Oakley Manor?

Hey, anyone remember this game? I can't find anywhere... Played in a south west England school, probably on Master, around 1988-1992. Might be an educational title rather than a game. I think the title was Oakley manor. Haven't heard of this one. Can you remember any details about the game such as ...
by lurkio
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 91
Views: 6611

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

defo worked again after initials, hence my high scores in challenge and in the beta versions before release! ... EDIT: my disc's in file load order for quicker loading Have you tried using an unaltered copy of the .SSD from bbcmicro.co.uk?: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=2712 :?: EDIT: What I'm ...
by lurkio
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 91
Views: 6611

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

Lee, try using UPURS5 to make the DFS 80T SSD disc, as thats what I did, and works 100% on all my B's with various swram / boards /mods etc (Acorn 1770 DFS2.26 & Acorn 8271 DFS1.20) Can you remember whether or not the game hung on a black screen while you were waiting for a new game to begin after ...
by lurkio
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 91
Views: 6611

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

I have just played White Light on my Master from floppy disc. All ROMS were *UNPLUGGED except for DFS 0.79 and BASIC. I still get a black screen after entering my initials I played it from an unprotected floppy with no other ROMS but BASIC and the built in DFS. I got the same result -- a hang on a ...
by lurkio
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 91
Views: 6611

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

I have just played White Light on my Beeb from a real floppy. The DFS is on an IFEL board in a Non volatile RAM slot. I got a high score, but after I entered my initials the game would not re-start. I got a black screen unfortunately. Ah. I wonder if this is something to do with what Dave was sayin...
by lurkio
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 91
Views: 6611

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

According to Sarah, these are known issues, hence the disclaimer on the White Light page on Retro Software : Note: no forms of storage other than floppy drives are supported, though it has been tested on a BBC B/Master running from USB stick with Datacentre and also on a BBC Master with CF-Flash AD...
by lurkio
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: posting a reply, you have already posted in before....
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: posting a reply, you have already posted in before....

Yes, I've seen that too, since the forum software was updated. (I haven't had it happen for at least a week though.)

:?
by lurkio
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 91
Views: 6611

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

There seems to be an "incompatibility" between White Light and MMFS. Just noticed this post. I can confirm I see the same issues on my Model B and my Master. I think I also see an issue on the Master even when running with PAGE at &E00. (Try getting into the high score table before losing all your ...
by lurkio
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 166
Views: 17151

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Not on YouTube, but it's still a video and definitely remarkable:

https://twitter.com/chinnyhill10/status ... 3298760706

:shock:
by lurkio
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Non-https links to specific posts don't redirect correctly
Replies: 46
Views: 554

Re: Non-https links to specific posts don't redirect correctly

Is this the Docker you're referring to? Could you please briefly explain what Docker is and how it might be used to bring Beeb emulation to the Mac (if indeed it can)? Docker is how the internet works behind the scenes. Docket is a form of container, an application run in isolation. Everytine you d...
by lurkio
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Non-https links to specific posts don't redirect correctly
Replies: 46
Views: 554

Re: Non-https links to specific posts don't redirect correctly

Elminster wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:04 am
I was going to look at doing a DMG but I went down the Docker route instead.
Is this the Docker you're referring to?

Could you please briefly explain what Docker is and how it might be used to bring Beeb emulation to the Mac (if indeed it can)?

:?:
by lurkio
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: CPMFiler
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: CPMFiler

I have been using JGH's excellent CPMFiler now for extracting individual CP/M files and it works a treat. However, I have run into an issue I'm hoping you good folk can help me with. I'm running CMPFiler via a PC and as mentioned everything works fine if I'm using .ssd images. If I try to MOUNT a ....
by lurkio
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Best Acorn History article or book?
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Best Acorn History article or book?

I don't know of any single book that covers everything you mentioned, but this might be of interest, although it's a bit "academic" in places:
:?:
by lurkio
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Help - Losing ROM/RAM board after running software and pressing Break
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: Help - Losing ROM/RAM board after running software and pressing Break

ikilby wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:52 pm
Yes i am sure. Just tried it again. Something weird going on with this BEEB.
Try entering this:

Code: Select all

?&FE4E=127
Then press Break.

:?:
by lurkio
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Software/Games to demonstrate at event
Replies: 20
Views: 664

Re: Software/Games to demonstrate at event

Click through (oops, no, view image, download, or right click to save) here for a big version of the BBC Micro geometric shapes poster: https://nosher.net/archives/computers/acorn_1982-09_001a I can only get to an image with a resolution of 715x1000 pixels. Might not look that great when printed ou...
by lurkio
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Twisted Brain Demo
Replies: 33
Views: 2011

Re: Twisted Brain Demo

... If you're not familiar with the demo, check it out here . Noticed some glitches in the Twisted Brain demo when running it on my Master 128 which has the VL68C45 chip installed, which was recently found to be problematic . Screenshots of the glitches are attached to this post. Lee also has the V...
by lurkio
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Twisted Brain Demo
Replies: 33
Views: 2011

Re: Twisted Brain Demo

... If you're not familiar with the demo, check it out here . Noticed some glitches in the Twisted Brain demo when running it on my Master 128 which has the VL68C45 chip installed, which was recently found to be problematic . Screenshots of the glitches are attached to this post. Lee also has the V...
by lurkio
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Software/Games to demonstrate at event
Replies: 20
Views: 664

Re: Software/Games to demonstrate at event

Also, Nyan SID is colourful, silly, and unique.

And here are all of tricky's games:
:idea:
by lurkio
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Software/Games to demonstrate at event
Replies: 20
Views: 664

Re: Software/Games to demonstrate at event

Roman78 wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:21 am
But now it comes to the software running on the BBC. There is a lot at http://bbcmicro.co.uk/ but what games and/or Software is worth to demonstrate at an event like this?
White Light is impressive and fun.

:idea:
by lurkio
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Non-https links to specific posts don't redirect correctly
Replies: 46
Views: 554

Re: Non-https links to specific posts don't redirect correctly

It was because of this issue I setup the docker builds of the emulators which will run on Mac, Windows, Linux etc. Containers will eventually take hold and docker is easy to install, and I tried to make the blog above explain about them (took me a long time to write those articles). But not aware o...