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by KarateEd
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 12 Game Nominations
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Season 12 Game Nominations

Hi Folks, Onto Season 12 then......Please post your 3 chosen games using the guidelines below and submit them in this thread. Please ensure the game exists online (I'll continue posting so that you can download from the Complete BBC Games Archive - http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/index.php ). If it doesn'...
by KarateEd
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg
Replies: 32
Views: 436

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg

It's starting to get slow slogging for me now.....
Chuckie4.png
by KarateEd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg
Replies: 32
Views: 436

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg

Found the problem. Actually redifing a NEW up key did work. The real problem was a user defined key being used, giving it undesirable responses. When I removed the user definition and used default key settings, the key started working correctly.
by KarateEd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg
Replies: 32
Views: 436

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg

A bit better. My up key seems to work funny. It doesn't automatically go up sometimes and also when it does it's like a repeat where I go up and it keeps going. It's not like the other motion keys. Is that the same for everyone? Chuckie3.png I did have a few problems with Impact. For some reason, w...
by KarateEd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg
Replies: 32
Views: 436

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg

A bit better. My up key seems to work funny. It doesn't automatically go up sometimes and also when it does it's like a repeat where I go up and it keeps going. It's not like the other motion keys. Is that the same for everyone?
Chuckie3.png
by KarateEd
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg
Replies: 32
Views: 436

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg

sydney wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:10 pm
I'm completely stumped on level 23.
Any hints or tips?
Run!!!!... :shock: .... don't think I've ever been to level 23......
by KarateEd
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid
Replies: 35
Views: 701

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid

Final High Score Tables Updated for Season 11, 10th Round...... Well, we've had some decent scores for Planetoid and the winner for round 10 is Chrisn. [/color] This is a pretty tough game with multiple keys so......congratulations go out to you on a well earned win Chrisn. =D> =D> =D> The easy win...
by KarateEd
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg
Replies: 32
Views: 436

High Score Challenge S11 - Championship Round - Chuckie Egg

Stardot high score challenge Season Eleven: Round Championship Chuckie Egg by FourthStone http://www.nomishooper.magix.net/Season11/Champ/Chuckie.png ====================================================================================== RULES :arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 10th of Ju...
by KarateEd
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid
Replies: 35
Views: 701

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid

High Score Tables Updated......
by KarateEd
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid
Replies: 35
Views: 701

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid

Well, broke 20k which isn't saying much.....probably won't do much better than this except by accident.
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by KarateEd
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid
Replies: 35
Views: 701

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid

High Score Tables Updated......
by KarateEd
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid
Replies: 35
Views: 701

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid

i do not like this game at all
I cannot score a score so tall
I do not like this game I say
So I will likely stay away, Sam I am......

Ah well,
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by KarateEd
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Trying to format hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Trying to format hard drive

It looks like that link has been broken for a long time, I didn't pick up that file when I hoovered up the files in 2013. I've played about a bit and it needs a capital B: http://riscos.com/ftp_space/370/files/37Boot.zip Thanks BeebMaster......nice catch, it may be useful to others on the site.
by KarateEd
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Canada West - June 1 2019 Meetup #11
Replies: 1
Views: 105

ABUG Canada West - June 1 2019 Meetup #11

Hi Folks, Today was our 11th ABUG Canada West meeting, must be some kind of record for Acorn meet-ups in North America, waddaya think? Paul and I had a great time today......we exchanged our usual gifts, mine was a 3 button PS/2 mouse for my OmniBus PC (really it's a server setup). Our goals today w...
by KarateEd
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: software
Topic: Trying to format hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Trying to format hard drive

IanS wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 9:14 pm
!hform is on the utilities disk - http://riscos.com/ftp_space/370/index.htm

Do you have a way of getting that onto a floppy disk?
I see the 37 Boot disk is no longer available?

Does anyone know where a person could get that?

Thanks in advance for whatever help I receive.......
by KarateEd
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Trying to format hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Trying to format hard drive

Well, it's been a bit of a tribulation but I've got !HForm and have actually formatted the HD. My old XP machine wasn't turning on so I had 3 others I could use. One of the other one didn't turn on and the one I ended up using I got from my son-in-law years ago. It's a Compaq, slow but it works, wel...
by KarateEd
Fri May 31, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A7000+ battery
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: A7000+ battery

This diagram is from the Acorn FB site and shows how to connect a battery that isn't chargeable into a circuit that is. Battery fix.png In 32 bit Acorn machines for instance, instead of the Master 3 prong you have the 'Varta' semi-circle where you would attach the cables then put the battery in a sa...
by KarateEd
Fri May 31, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A7000+ battery
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: A7000+ battery

As an aside, the chip will also work quite happily with a CR2032 or similar lithium coin cell in a holder, but you'll need to add a series diode (e.g. 1N4148) to prevent it from being charged. They're essentially leakproof and easy to change. You also need a suitable resistor in series with the dio...
by KarateEd
Thu May 30, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A7000+ battery
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: A7000+ battery

Thanks all for your replies. I will be putting this battery somewhere in a 'safe' non-threatening location with extender wires to ensure when it does go, it won't destroy anything on the machine. It's likely that I won't be alive by the time it does that anyway but I want to ensure the future for s...
by KarateEd
Thu May 30, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Trying to format hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Trying to format hard drive

IanS wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 9:14 pm
!hform is on the utilities disk - http://riscos.com/ftp_space/370/index.htm

Do you have a way of getting that onto a floppy disk?
Yes, I do. I have an XP machine with a floppy drive on it, will use that.

Thanks my friend...... :-)
by KarateEd
Thu May 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Trying to format hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Trying to format hard drive

The format option is always greyed out for hard discs. You need a special utility, usually Acorn's !HForm which is usually somewhere on the hard disc. If you don't have it to hand (say from another machine) I can dig it out - what version of RISC OS is this machine running? Version of RISC OS is 3....
by KarateEd
Thu May 30, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid
Replies: 35
Views: 701

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R10 - Planetoid

sydney wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 10:34 am
God I hate Defender.

8900

defender.jpg
Yeh, me too Sydney, but it came out of the hat......one game....just one game to end this season and it HAD to be this game.....
by KarateEd
Thu May 30, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Trying to format hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Trying to format hard drive

Hi Folks, I may be posting a lot on this particular part of the forum. I have a hard drive that I want to format on the OmniBus machine. It's not the one that came with it. That one I want to image before re-using it in any way or just keep it labelled after making an image. I took an old drive from...
by KarateEd
Thu May 30, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A7000+ battery
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: A7000+ battery

Thanks all for your replies. I will be putting this battery somewhere in a 'safe' non-threatening location with extender wires to ensure when it does go, it won't destroy anything on the machine. It's likely that I won't be alive by the time it does that anyway but I want to ensure the future for so...
by KarateEd
Thu May 30, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A7000+ battery
Replies: 13
Views: 285

A7000+ battery

Hi Folks,

Can someone tell me if I can use the 3.6 Ni-MH battery in my A7000+....? Also, I'm assuming it would be best to locate the battery off the motherboard to avoid nasty stuff from happening.

I think I know why it won't hold the CMOS....LOL.
Battery Location.png
There are 3 holes, I'm assuming the 2 are the positives and the other the negative though it's not marked well that way.
3.6-battery.png
I think I used this in my A3010. Don't see why it wouldn't work as well in the A7000+.....also, is that location also charging the battery?