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by lurkio
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: BASIC finally recognised ...
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: BASIC finally recognised ...

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Nice!

But surely it should have been on a STOP sign.

:-s
by lurkio
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Anti-Ferranti? — BBC Micro news from 1982
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Anti-Ferranti? — BBC Micro news from 1982

BigEd wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:22 am
Another very interesting scan Lurkio - thanks! ...
Thanks! Did you OCR that? What software did u use?

:?:
by lurkio
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: general
Topic: Anti-Ferranti? — BBC Micro news from 1982
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Anti-Ferranti? — BBC Micro news from 1982

"Delivery problems with BBC Micro" is the headline: here's more news from the July-August 1982 issue of Which Micro? magazine:

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#typeA #typeB #typeO?! #Don'tBlameFerranti #PanosForever

:idea:
by lurkio
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: “Send no money now!” — Electron news from 1982
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: “Send no money now!” — Electron news from 1982

Cheers, guys. And thanks for the interesting background and commentary. I don't know a massive amount about the ins and outs of the early development of the Elk, or even of the Beeb for that matter. (I assume Micro Men shouldn't be taken as gospel.) :) EDIT: Obviously it amused me to see a company p...
by lurkio
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: general
Topic: “Send no money now!” — Electron news from 1982
Replies: 8
Views: 216

“Send no money now!” — Electron news from 1982

From the July-August 1982 issue of Which Micro? magazine:

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:-k
by lurkio
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: DRAW Command Syntax ?
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: DRAW Command Syntax ?

The Beeb user guide explains all:
:idea:
by lurkio
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Trying to find a procedurally generated text adventure I may have Imagined - Billion?
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Trying to find a procedurally generated text adventure I may have Imagined - Billion?

Omg thanks so much! This was a big part of my childhood along with curses(which I never finished) and Advent. Inform, Advent, and Curses, for the Archie, are available here: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=16331&p=225101#p224956 Why is it that there's almost no record of it online...
by lurkio
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A couple of games in BASIC I worked on recently.
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: A couple of games in BASIC I worked on recently.

I assume you've all seen this one? https://survex.com/~olly/rheolism/dsm_rheolism/ It still blows me away every time I see it (and then read through the explanation). Very interesting, but how do you get it to run? I'm trying to use Arculator to do so, but the line's too long to be *EXEC'd in from ...
by lurkio
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: software
Topic: Trying to find a procedurally generated text adventure I may have Imagined - Billion?
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Trying to find a procedurally generated text adventure I may have Imagined - Billion?

Dunno much about the Archie, but I do know that the game you’re looking for is Billion by William Tunstall-Pedoe : http://www.solutionarchive.com/game/id%2C4686/Billion.html It’s an ingenious game written in BBC BASIC (for the Archie). I once tried listing it to see how it worked but I was foiled be...
by lurkio
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Electron & other Acorn ASCII
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Re: Electron & other Acorn ASCII

More Beeb/Elk ASCII art here:
:idea:
by lurkio
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: ASCII art on the Beeb
Replies: 0
Views: 115

ASCII art on the Beeb

I never saw much ASCII art for the Beeb BITD, and there doesn't seem to be much around now either, which is a shame because a lot of the stuff on asciiart.eu looks fine on the Beeb (once you substitute CHR$92 for CHR$96), especially if the text file uses the MS-DOS/Windows newline (CRLF): http://bbc...
by lurkio
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC BASIC mysteries and speculation
Replies: 22
Views: 294

Re: VDU ?

Ah. That makes more sense than the word for COLOUR that I thought of and was going to embarrass myself with. (Oh, what the heck — it was TINT). Yeah, I already thought of TINT and dismissed it. The only reason BASIC V had TINT Ah. I didn't know that it did! So my suggestion was even more embarrassi...
by lurkio
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC BASIC mysteries and speculation
Replies: 22
Views: 294

Re: VDU ?

BeebMan2018 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:46 pm
Hey guys,

VDU23;8202;0;0;0; ...
Have we scared you off yet..?!

:wink:
by lurkio
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC BASIC mysteries and speculation
Replies: 22
Views: 294

Re: VDU ?

... is it possible that some of these keywords had different names originally? BEEP instead of SOUND? OSWRCH instead of VDU (he asks, clutching at straws)? Can't think of anything remotely reasonable for COLOUR. GRAPHICS instead of GCOL TEXT instead of COLOUR That would make everything completely a...
by lurkio
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 230
Views: 25533

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Twitter, not YouTube, but still Beeb:
Calum Raine (@Calum_Raine), at 23:40 on 11/06/2019, wrote: I think David Gilmour and the BBC Micro go together marvelously.
(Warning: contains flashing images and 90s Pink Floyd)

https://pic.twitter.com/OMMfZd1LSv

#vintage #computing #bbcmicro
:idea:
by lurkio
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: programming
Topic: VDU ?
Replies: 21
Views: 469

Re: VDU ?

On pages 355 and 356 of the Beeb user guide, there are brief explanations of the semicolon usage in VDU statements and of what VDU23,0,R,X,0,0,0,0,0,0 does: https://archive.org/details/BBCUG/page/n368 From there, and from the info everyone else has posted in this thread, you can work out that VDU23;...
by lurkio
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: Computer Grahics and CAD Fundamentals Book
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: For Sale: Computer Grahics and CAD Fundamentals Book

derek wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:23 pm
lurkio wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Hi. I’ll take this if it’s still available.
The book is still available, please PM with your address details.
PM sent! Thank you.

:D
by lurkio
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: Computer Grahics and CAD Fundamentals Book
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: For Sale: Computer Grahics and CAD Fundamentals Book

derek wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:17 pm
Computer Grahics and CAD Fundamentals BBC Micro Version by Noel M. Morris ... In good condition, details 3D graphics programming in BBC BASIC. 223 pages including index ... Price: £5.00 plus postage
Hi. I’ll take this if it’s still available.

:?:
by lurkio
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: The Magic Telephone (aka "The Magic Telephone Box")
Replies: 21
Views: 4879

Re: The Magic Telephone (aka "The Magic Telephone Box")

I just discovered this thread yesterday. I'm the guy who left the second comment in the original post ... The game is absolutely fantastic, and I can see now why it burned such a distinct impression on my brain when I was a wee lad. Haha! Welcome, Waldo. I did wonder if word had got back to you abo...
by lurkio
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)
Replies: 15
Views: 356

Re: New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

How??!

:shock: =D> =D> =D>
by lurkio
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: Advanced User Guide (Remastered)
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

Wow!

:shock: =D> =D> =D>
by lurkio
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: PDF's to Get me started programming in basic ?
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: PDF's to Get me started programming in basic ?

Does anyone have an opinion on this book [BASIC Programming on the BBC Microcomputer by Neil Cryer and Pat Cryer]? Is it any good? Here’s a review that was published in Computing Today magazine when the book first came out: 8CC5D042-B4A2-429D-8E7E-D45ACCF7BA06.jpeg A068AAE6-83CD-453B-9616-76CAC0A3F...
by lurkio
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Magic Beebs on TV: the Paul Daniels show
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Magic Beebs on TV: the Paul Daniels show

Paul Daniels was well into computers in the 80s. He released (or lent his name to) a game for the Beeb and even managed to get a Beeb onto his TV magic show for no apparent reason: https://youtu.be/RCHCkBj_DWk?t=1148 vlcsnap-2019-06-02-20h44m19s166.jpeg vlcsnap-2019-06-02-20h47m15s118.jpeg vlcsnap-2...
by lurkio
Fri May 31, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: BASIC ten-line game competition
Replies: 0
Views: 163

BASIC ten-line game competition

Hot on the heels of this post about a 1K and 2K game-writing challenge comes news of the 2019 BASIC 10 Liner contest , which had three entries for the Beeb -- catrpilr (a Snakelike), Downfall (a Tetris clone), and Eggsman (a Ladybuglike) -- all by the same coder, one Tom "t0mpr1c3" Price: https://gk...
by lurkio
Fri May 31, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: PDF's to Get me started programming in basic ?
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: PDF's to Get me started programming in basic ?

... I have quite a few magazines to dissect and study already so i'm specifically after books ... Some excellent suggestions have already been made in this thread. Good luck! You too will soon be able to write gibberish like this!: T=0:TIME=0:REPEATG%=INKEY0:UNTIL(G%>47ANDG%<58)ORG%=13ORTIME>500:IF...
by lurkio
Wed May 29, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Kepler's Revenge (BBC BASIC)
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Kepler's Revenge (BBC BASIC)

From the January 1983 issue of Computing Today magazine, a program by CR Dickens that plots the motion of the planets in the solar system (of which there were then nine): 10 DIM D%(8),P%(8),I(8),A%(8),B%(8),C$(8) 20 D%(0)=58:P%(0)=88 30 D%(1)=108:P%(1)=225 40 D%(2)=150:P%(2)=365 50 D%(3)=228:P%(3)=6...
by lurkio
Wed May 29, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A couple of games in BASIC I worked on recently.
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: A couple of games in BASIC I worked on recently.

Both games are great, and they're impressively small programs! =D> =D> =D> Btw, after running the 2K listing through the Pack routine in the PRES Advanced BASIC Editor ROMs, it appears that you might still have a few bytes to spare!: 1MODE7:VDU23;8202;0;0;0;:PRINTTAB(13,4);"SPACE PIRATES";TAB(10,7);...
by lurkio
Sat May 25, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: School Teacher - Help Me Get This Acorn Running
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Re: School Teacher - Help Me Get This Acorn Running

jase1979 wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:11 pm
I've got the SD card and smart spi from retroclinic up and running. I have a BBC master. I wanted to run chuckie egg, its available on the menu, but it says file not found :shock:
Can you run any other games at all?

:?:
by lurkio
Sat May 25, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Moon Patrol for the beeb (New port, just starting)
Replies: 27
Views: 1904

Re: Moon Patrol for the beeb (New port, just starting)

tricky wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 10:31 am
Minor progress update:
URL:https://youtu.be/nZaieTuQ4bg View at 720p+ for 50hz.
Absolutely ridiculous!

=D> =D> =D>
by lurkio
Fri May 24, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 30+ programs for the BBC Microcomputer
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: 30+ programs for the BBC Microcomputer

vanekp wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 10:34 am
no but did find this 30+ programs for the BBC Microcomputer" by CJE Micros
Broken link.

:!: