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by lurkio
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Fault with BEEBUG MAGIC EEL?
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Fault with BEEBUG MAGIC EEL?

No problems running Beebug's Magic Eel in JSBeeb on a real (non-VM) 64-bit Windows 8 PC in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.

:idea:
by lurkio
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Help with the Educational Archive
Replies: 22
Views: 2156

Re: Help with the Educational Archive

gavinlew wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:47 pm
was looking for a copy of Image - http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/46467/Image/ Has this been archived ?
It's in the Educational Software Archive For The BBC Micro. See upthread for link.

:idea:
by lurkio
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Mode 7 teleetxt graphics question
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Mode 7 teleetxt graphics question

[-o< Here is that screen in my teletext editor which shows where all the control codes are placed. Interesting! How would one go about exporting that screen from your editor into a format that could be loaded into BeebEm and displayed in MODE7? :?: EDIT: Ah, I see one would probably just click Expor...
by lurkio
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Mode 7 teleetxt graphics question
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Mode 7 teleetxt graphics question

I've never known the full answer to this question but I'd like to, so I hope someone who does will be along in a minute because all I can offer is that I have a vague notion that it's got something to do with "hold graphics" (CHR$158)... Possibly. :? :?: EDIT: Oops! Crossed posts with gues...
by lurkio
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Electron-related hardware, 8-bit-related books, Electron software
Replies: 19
Views: 587

Re: For sale: Electron-related hardware, 8-bit-related books, Electron software

Just to clear up any possible confusion, I'd like to say that I no longer wish to acquire any items from this sale.

:idea:
by lurkio
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Fault with BEEBUG MAGIC EEL?
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Fault with BEEBUG MAGIC EEL?

Beebug's Magic Eel runs without any problems in Safari, Chrome and Firefox on 64-bit macOS Mojave.

Beebug's Magic Eel also runs without any problems in Chrome on Windows 7 in a 32-bit VM on macOS.

:idea:
by lurkio
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Electron-related hardware, 8-bit-related books, Electron software
Replies: 19
Views: 587

Re: For sale: Electron-related hardware, 8-bit-related books, Electron software

MarkS wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:42 pm
Thanks, noted. Are you happy to offer the same as 'Mince' for the two?
Ah. Er, I hadn't noticed Mince's generous offer there!

I withdraw my expression of interest in both books.

Apologies.

:oops:
by lurkio
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Electron-related hardware, 8-bit-related books, Electron software
Replies: 19
Views: 587

Re: For sale: Electron-related hardware, 8-bit-related books, Electron software

Hi, Mark. I'd be interested in Mastering Interpreters and Compilers (BBC) and the Master Operating System (DABS) books if you're selling individual items.

:?:
by lurkio
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MMB Editor/Imager for Windows 7
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: MMB Editor/Imager for Windows 7

There are two newly created tools for doing exactly that! They each have their own thread If you use the Search box on this forum and type in the word MMBImager, you should find the thread for MMB Explorer , which is one of the two new apps that replace MMBImager that I was talking about. But here'...
by lurkio
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: Duck! Me? – A text adventure – Call for beta testers
Replies: 37
Views: 512

Re: Duck! Me? – A text adventure – Call for beta testers

Also, for me personally, 80 columns is a must as is verbose text (I firmly support calling a spade a "manually operated agricultural tilling device"), hence the decision to go Master 128 only. Please don't ever get rid of the option to switch to MODE7, which, for me and I'm sure many othe...
by lurkio
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: Duck! Me? – A text adventure – Call for beta testers
Replies: 37
Views: 512

Re: Duck! Me? – A text adventure – Call for beta testers

catventure wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:38 pm
If I wanted to take a look at this which is the best emulator for PC Windows to use to run the .ssd file?
Try the latest release of BeebEm:

https://github.com/stardot/beebem-windows/releases

Use the menus to switch the Model to Master 128.

:idea:
by lurkio
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: Duck! Me? – A text adventure – Call for beta testers
Replies: 37
Views: 512

Re: Duck! Me? – A text adventure – Call for beta testers

I’m asking for beta testers for my first adventure, provisionally entitled “Duck! Me?” First impressions are that the engine is really well put together. Is it entirely hand-rolled in assembler? I notice that the text data that's loaded into SWRAM is uncompressed. Do you think it would fit into a M...
by lurkio
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Another name the game
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Another name the game

Angelus3K wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:11 pm
Had a look on YouTube but no it’s not that. Thanks for trying.
Have you tried the Educational Archive?:

http://flaxcottage.com/Educational/Default.asp

:?:
by lurkio
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Obscure game not in archive - Ultimatum
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Obscure game not in archive - Ultimatum

charlie_says wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:54 pm
I found an article from the Cambridge Evening News about the game
Do you have a link to the article?

:?:
by lurkio
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: BeebMaster Floppy Disc Collection
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: BeebMaster Floppy Disc Collection

A forum member recently sent me a smaller (but still substantial) collection of 5.25-inch floppies. I started archiving them but my disc drive literally started making a loud, unpleasant screaming/screeching noise when it tried to read the discs! And the results were erratic. Some discs I was able t...
by lurkio
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Obscure game not in archive - Ultimatum
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Obscure game not in archive - Ultimatum

The game was called Ultimatum ... The guy who wrote it was called Michael Pritchett Here are all the games by a "Michael Pritchett" that are on bbcmicro.co.uk: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/index.php?search=Michael+Pritchett&on_A=on Do any of those look familiar? Might any of them have been w...
by lurkio
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Was Bird Strike ever fixed?
Replies: 48
Views: 1489

Re: Was Bird Strike ever fixed?

My understanding of the current state of affairs is that the bug appears to have been fixed, but we're not sure exactly how!

Is that a fair summation?

:?:
by lurkio
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Retro Hour Podcast: Simon Pick (Dare Devil Dennis author)
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Retro Hour Podcast: Simon Pick (Dare Devil Dennis author)

Very interesting -- especially the stuff about the unreleased prototype version of Daredevil Dennis..!

:shock:
by lurkio
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 177
Views: 24255

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

From @Kweepa again: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/jsbeeb/play.php?embedBasic=MODE2%0AFORX%3D0TO2%3AFORY%3D-1TO8%3AVDU29%2C16%2B248*(1ANDY)%2B496*X%3B60%2B128*Y%3B%0AFORZ%25%3D0TO15%3AIF1ANDY%20GCOL0%2CZ%25%20ELSEGCOL0%2C15-Z%25%0AFORQ%25%3D8*Z%25%20TO8*Z%25%2B4STEP4%0AP%25%3DQ%25%2BQ%25%0AMOVEP%25%2C0%3ADRA...
by lurkio
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: The Darkness of Raven Wood
Replies: 121
Views: 20083

Re: The Darkness of Raven Wood

I waded through the thread and checked the code to see if all the fixes (ADFS and gameplay) have been included into Lurkio's final universal version Just FYI, that isn't the most recent version of the game (but it's not far off). Towards the end of last year, I emailed Arcadian some disc-images tha...
by lurkio
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 177
Views: 24255

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

From @Kweepa on Twitter: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/jsbeeb/play.php?model=Master&embedBasic=MO.2%0AV.29%2C640%3B4^5%3B5%0AF.Z%3D30TO10S.-1%0AIFZ%3D25MOVE160%2C-400%3APROCa%0AV%3D2E3%2FZ%3AW%3D2E3%2F(Z%2B1)%0AF.X%3D-8TO7%0AQ%3DV%3AR%3DW%3AGC.0%2C1%3AIF1A.RND%20Q%3DW%3AR%3DV%3AGC.16%2C0%0AA%3DX*Q%3AB%3...
by lurkio
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Beeb Spotting
Replies: 104
Views: 14515

Re: Beeb Spotting

Haunting story from the Liverpool Echo: "Derelict Margaret Beaven School in West Derby frozen in the 1980s": https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/gallery/derelict-margaret-beaven-school-west-19576112 BD219BBE-1503-4D70-80D1-CE227300C0B0.jpeg AD6931F8-DF6E-4A7E-B16C-35CEA8278...
by lurkio
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Was Bird Strike ever fixed?
Replies: 48
Views: 1489

Re: Was Bird Strike ever fixed?

(@lurkio, beebjit is compiled in linux, so you might be able to build it on the mac...which is unix-y at its heart). When I asked a while ago, I was given the impression that it probably wasn't possible to compile beebjit on macOS. But maybe things have changed since then..? I don't know. :?:
by lurkio
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Was Bird Strike ever fixed?
Replies: 48
Views: 1489

Re: Was Bird Strike ever fixed?

This might be the sort of bug where you need to catch it "in the act". beebjit has the start of "time travel debugging" which may or may not help. It can capture an emulation run to a very small file (kind of like an quasi-infinite series of save state files) and then very quick...
by lurkio
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Was Bird Strike ever fixed?
Replies: 48
Views: 1489

Re: Was Bird Strike ever fixed?

This is great work!

I wonder if it would help others if you uploaded two BeebEm savestates, one from well before the game starts glitching, and the other from just after the first glitch?

:?:
by lurkio
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 214
Views: 22273

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

pixelblip wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:11 am
Thank you for all your hard work Commander Coder!
Hear, hear!

=D> =D> =D>
by lurkio
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Was Bird Strike ever fixed?
Replies: 48
Views: 1489

Re: Was Bird Strike ever fixed?

iainfm wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:47 pm
Can we fix it?
Not sure if you're asking for help..? If you are, then do you want to share your disassembly so that those with the skills to do so might be able to have a go at finding the bug..?

:?:
by lurkio
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 177
Views: 24255

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Richard Russell wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:12 pm
if you're impatient, play in BBCSDL
Very nice! But it's awfully fast! Doesn't give you enough time to appreciate the strangely compelling creepiness of the slowly evolving image the way the Beeb version does!

:)
by lurkio
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 177
Views: 24255

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

From @RLabibov on Twitter: >>> Play in browser (accelerated) <<< 1 MODE 0:VDU 29,640;512;5,0 2 t=1.732051:x=0:y=0 3 REPEAT 4 r%=RND(200) 5 IF r%<4 THEN x=RND(1)*2-1:y=RND(1)*2:GO.10 6 e=(-(r%<52)+(r%>=52)) 7 z=x 8 x=(x+e+t*e*y)/2 9 y=(4+t-t*e*z+y)/2 10 PLOT69,16*x,16*y 11 UNTIL0 Screenshot 2021-01-0...
by lurkio
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: modern implementations of classic programming languages
Topic: Options for embedding BBC BASIC code in URL
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Options for embedding BBC BASIC code in URL

Hmm, I'm swimming against the current here, but I'd say there's no harm or cost in long URLs, so keeping it simple would be a win, as would following jsbeeb's example. <coward>Phew! I'm glad someone else jumped in first!</coward> I have to agree. The option to pass the program as URI-encoded but un...

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