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by lurkio
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 48
Views: 1781

Re: Games with problems

"Johnny" is showing some minor consequences of tape to disc conversion. First, the instruction screen disappears too quickly. In file $.J1 add *FX21 to line 810 and insert a new line 815 as follows: 810PRINT''" Have fun!"''STRING$(39,"_"):*FX21 815TIME=0:REPEATUNTILTIME>1500ORINKEY0<>-1 :idea:
by lurkio
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 48
Views: 1781

Re: Games with problems

Can anyone confirm this report of a possible bug in 3D Terror Chase on bbcmicro.co.uk?: 64AB7ED4-0445-47BE-81CD-938EFEF954B6.jpeg https://twitter.com/sassquad/status/1193605353113559042?s=20 :?: EDIT: I can confirm that you die immediately -- as soon as the game starts, from a cold boot -- in both 3...
by lurkio
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Circus Games (Tynesoft)
Replies: 21
Views: 2460

Re: Circus Games (Tynesoft)

What's the deal with getting the latest version of JSBeeb live on bbcmicro.co.uk? The last I heard about the issue was when I posted about it in another thread. But because of the way that thread developed, I thought it would be best if I withdrew from any further discussion on the topic (of instal...
by lurkio
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Circus Games (Tynesoft)
Replies: 21
Views: 2460

Re: Circus Games (Tynesoft)

Thanks BillC, Your version, and one created today by Mick Brown, both work when played in BeebEm, but when uploaded to bbcmicro.co.uk both fail. Anyone know why? http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1177 Seems to need the latest version of JSBeeb: https://bbc.godbolt.org/?autoboot&disc=https://dl....
by lurkio
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Beeb Spotting
Replies: 68
Views: 7301

Re: Beeb Spotting

Inside: a BBC Master
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Photo of a BBC Master in the computer room of the North Sea Camp open prison, Lincolnshire. Exact date of photo: unknown.
:idea:
by lurkio
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: BBC games with joystick, download
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: BBC games with joystick, download

Thanks have looked at the site and used before but can't search joystick suitable games. Here's a list of games on bbcmicro.co.uk for which joysticks are either required (R) or optional (O): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iaEmJscTf9kkq50eHxpT1emYEBJocYYnVmlb9wjjCuM/edit?usp=sharing :idea:
by lurkio
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Choosing games for a retro-gaming session
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Choosing games for a retro-gaming session

Dunjunz doesn't need sideways RAM to run. But it does need DFS 0.9: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16227#p223698 : The Model B version of Dunjunz that I attached to a previous post (which is derived from an official release archived at STH) doesn't need any SWRAM to run, but it w...
by lurkio
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!
Replies: 42
Views: 4953

Re: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!

Could somebody please try the following disk/c The word *should* be "A", whichever Page, Line and Word is asked for... :D EDIT: there's no need to go all the way to THROW SPEAR before it appears... RESTORE, from the beginning, should also trigger the question! Works for me in JSBeeb. :) Did you wan...
by lurkio
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Absolute best adventures?
Replies: 19
Views: 1437

Re: Absolute best adventures?

I have just written a review for the Darkness of Raven Wood on Retro Video Gamer, you can read it here: http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/darkness-of-raven-wood/ Brilliant game! Nice review! This must be my cue to mention that the graphics were pre-compressed on a modern machine using a program writ...
by lurkio
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 48
Views: 1781

Re: Games with problems

I'm not sure what your policy is on bbcmicro.co.uk for handling saved games via PLAY. I've reported one such problem recently in a PM before this topic was set up. A new case in point is "Five Spheres of Goliath". If you type QUIT you have the option to save the game. This bombs-out because the fil...
by lurkio
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: BBC AGD Games
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: BBC AGD Games

According to the Advanced User Guide, the internal keycode for '9' is &25 and for 'I' is &26 but when I test it in AGD it seems that both values need to be switched ......... so the '9' the keycode is &26 and the 'I' is &25 ..... Can somebody confirm this? Have you seen this?: https://stardot.org.u...
by lurkio
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!
Replies: 42
Views: 4953

Re: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!

Works in JSBeeb: Screenshot 2019-09-24 at 14.08.39.jpg Play online: https://bbc.godbolt.org/?disc=https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/axinfukumr7avdq/KnightOrc-GameDisk.ssd&disc2=https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/zecdjmnk2aca5zl/KnightOrc-PictureDisk.ssd&loadBasic=https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com...
by lurkio
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!
Replies: 42
Views: 4953

Re: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!

Great news!

Well done, everyone.

=D> =D> =D>
by lurkio
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2271

Re: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread

Arcadian wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:06 pm
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:shock:
An interesting find!

Was it archivable?

:?:
by lurkio
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Anyone fancy cracking Dracula Island?
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Anyone fancy cracking Dracula Island?

leenew wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:57 pm
Does anyone fancy looking at the attached UEF and doing a fresh crack of the tape?
Crude attempt:
:idea:
by lurkio
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1356

Re: Should the search box be selected

To be blunt this type of attitude is why I felt I had to take a break. You were trying to dictate what I and other volunteers should or should not do with our time. I find this demoralising. Please stop taking the fun out of my hobby or I will have to find another one. Paul, I'm not trying to dicta...
by lurkio
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC

Please remember that the purpose of this thread is to discuss setting up a development environment. My memory isn't so bad that I've already forgotten that (yet!). What threw me was the mention of "six months", but I think you've clarified that now. in answer to your question Lurkio, No I am not sa...
by lurkio
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1356

Re: Should the search box be selected

I didn't want disjoint repos to start slowly drifting out of sync This doesn't concern me at all, it is one of the problems Git is designed to address, and in my opinion it is really good at it. Yes, by all accounts (and in my own albeit limited experience) Git is a good version control system. No ...
by lurkio
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC

Are these new tmp files regularly re-created? They are the files created by the archdl process. This relies on someone having run the process recently enough, but since the database is 6 months old in the repository I expect it will be fine. I'm not sure I quite understand what you're saying there....
by lurkio
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1356

Re: Should the search box be selected

I went through the code on the website. Are these tweaks the change of Single player on the games.php page to Single Player You will be relieved to know I have now included this in my repo . Phew! I think there's at least one other minor change missing from your repo too, but it was more the princi...
by lurkio
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1356

Re: Should the search box be selected

Every time I've tried tweaking the title or font ... something somewhere breaks or screws up something else ... welcome to the modern web #-o ](*,) Richard, thanks for the work you're doing on bbcmicro.co.uk. I wonder whether we should defer fixing the Search button visibility issue for now? I know...
by lurkio
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1356

Re: Should the search box be selected

pau1ie wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:52 pm
If you are serious about getting involved in development I am willing to walk you through setting up a development environment.
I am of course serious. (This hasn't all been an elaborate hoax!)

I'll PM you.

:idea:
by lurkio
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1356

Re: Should the search box be selected

The discussion seems to have deviated somewhat from the original title... I'm happy for the mods to split the thread if they want to. I for one am willing to make a commit I suppose I meant anyone willing to work on the code. Any member of stardot could fork it to the stardot repo, but it's kind of...
by lurkio
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1356

Re: Should the search box be selected

I'm happy to move it to the stardot group if anyone who is willing to make a commit prefers. Well, I haven't really used webdev tools in anger, as they say, but I know enough to be dangerous! So if that counts, then I for one am willing to make a commit and would prefer the site code to be stored i...
by lurkio
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1356

Re: Should the search box be selected

As it says on the website the source is on github . Yes, I'm fully aware of that. But as I said in a previous post: Paul has obviously done most of the work on the site code, but Richard has also made some small tweaks -- tweaks that are separate from his current ongoing experiments to integrate th...
by lurkio
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1356

Re: Should the search box be selected

Eek! :o I should clarify that I think that the server is backed up automatically, every so often. So hopefully any catastrophic failures can be recovered from. But I think that what's missing is a source-code control repo for all the bbcmicro.co.uk site code in its current state. The Stardot Github...
by lurkio
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1356

Re: Should the search box be selected

Am I right in thinking that people are tinkering with live code at the minute, and we do not have an official backup anywhere? Well, Paul has obviously done most of the work on the site code, but Richard has also made some small tweaks -- tweaks that are separate from his current ongoing experiment...
by lurkio
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1356

Re: Should the search box be selected

I thought the same as tricky when I first tried it (iPhone 6 IOS) but on swivelling to landscape, it is there and it becomes visible. In portrait, you can see the search button by dragging the screen down but you can’t actually use it because it just springs back up out of sight when you release th...
by lurkio
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Albert's House (1985) BBC Micro - Gameplay video request
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Albert's House (1985) BBC Micro - Gameplay video request

I briefly played this game when I was four years old and would still love to see it again Find it here: http://www.flaxcottage.com/Educational/ShowPackage.asp?p=280 Play it online (temporarily): https://bbc.godbolt.org/?noseek&autoboot&disc=https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/4u9kq93jxgazlpk/ALBHSE...
by lurkio
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1356

Re: Should the search box be selected

tricky wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:34 pm
I haven't used bbcmicro.co.UK on my phone much recently, but I just tried to search and no search box - how do I search on a phone now?
What phone and browser are you using?

There should be a Search button near the top right-hand corner of the homepage.

:?: