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by Soruk
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: modern implementations of classic programming languages
Topic: BBC BASIC string slicing
Replies: 27
Views: 555

Re: BBC BASIC string slicing

Richard Russell wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:43 pm
I suspect this would please a majority of members here. :cry:
If the reception of your talk earlier in the year on BBC Basic in the 21st Century you presented for ABug is anything to go by, then I believe nothing is further from the truth.
by iainfm
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Was Bird Strike ever fixed?
Replies: 86
Views: 4026

Re: Was Bird Strike ever fixed?

I watched half of the Daniel Jameson Abug talk on Greaseweazel yesterday. There are some hints and tips here, notably don't use q-tips to clean the drive heads as it can cause misalignment (in one axis or another). Lots of other useful tips in that video as well. :)
by danielj
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A5000 board repair
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: A5000 board repair

Hi Simon, Usual advice would be to bring it along to an abug when they're up and running again. The problem with these is there can be quite a bit wrong and it can be quite involved to get to the bottom of what's died. When paying commercial rates, time ...
by Arcadian
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events
Topic: Weekday 'Virtual' General session #22, Tuesday 27th April 2021, 7pm - 10pm (BST)
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Weekday 'Virtual' General session #22, Tuesday 27th April 2021, 7pm - 10pm (BST)

The Tuesday evening 'General' ABug sessions are quite different to the Saturday events which are highly structured with many organised speakers giving presentations. Tuesday meets tend to be very much ad-hoc where conversation can flow between ...
by tricky
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: That kid with that strange computer
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: That kid with that strange computer

Welcome, enjoy your journey of discovery. There was an ABUG talk last week but the author of sim city and many other Beeb games, it should be on the ABUG site in a little while.
by DamoJay
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 12v instead of 5v power on Econect Clock - what will I have fried ?
Replies: 16
Views: 396

12v instead of 5v power on Econect Clock - what will I have fried ?

... DIN pins on a scope would be great. Hopefully Simon Inns will see this and take pity on me. I've been amazed with Simons knowledge in the last 2 ABUG events I've been at. Also I really hope that this post, DOES NOT appear in Big Eds Startdot column review at the next ABUG. Thank you StartDot, ...
by Arcadian
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events
Topic: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #16, Thursday 22nd April 2021, 7pm - 10pm (BST)
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #16, Thursday 22nd April 2021, 7pm - 10pm (BST)

... the logins. Note: by requesting a place at this event, you consent to receiving the Zoom logins in the form of a calendar invite sent via the ABug Google account to the email address you have associated with your Stardot account. If you have a different email address associated with your calendar ...
by Arcadian
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: The Darkness of Raven Wood (physical floppy disc version) for the BBC Micro/Master/Compact & Electron
Replies: 7
Views: 311

FS: The Darkness of Raven Wood (physical floppy disc version) for the BBC Micro/Master/Compact & Electron

I'm a bit late advertising this here, but last Saturday (to coincide with the Virtual ABug event on 3rd April) I finally made physical versions available for John Blythe's beautiful horror-themed graphical text adventure The Darkness of Raven Wood which can be supplied ...
by 8bitkick
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: The making of BBC Micro Bot with Dominic Pajak: ABug video "Premiere" on YouTube, Wed 7th April, 8pm UK TIME
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: The making of BBC Micro Bot with Dominic Pajak: ABug video "Premiere" on YouTube, Wed 7th April, 8pm UK TIME

BigEd wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:32 pm
That was great! Will watch it again. Could Dominic perhaps share a PDF of his slide deck?
Thanks Ed!

Here are the slides

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/ ... sp=sharing
by chrisn
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 8 - Positron
Replies: 62
Views: 1102

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 8 - Positron

Gary was quite critical of Positron in his ABug interview, but I think it's not a bad little game, agree it's addictive. Here's my starter score: 19440.

positron.jpg
by Arcadian
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: The making of BBC Micro Bot with Dominic Pajak: ABug video "Premiere" on YouTube, Wed 7th April, 8pm UK TIME
Replies: 6
Views: 442

The making of BBC Micro Bot with Dominic Pajak: ABug video "Premiere" on YouTube, Wed 7th April, 8pm UK TIME

... you'll be able to use Youtube's live chat facility to natter with other viewers whilst it's being 'Premiered'. Please subscribe to the new ABug Youtube channel to help us get our subscriber count to the magical 1000 mark (which unlocks extra features for us). Subscribing also allows you ...
by Coeus
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: What to build for a modern Econet interface
Replies: 27
Views: 748

Re: What to build for a modern Econet interface

... for that has probably passed - unless perhaps for islands of Econet bridged across wide area links (internet)... There was some talk at one of the ABUG events along the lines of setting up WAN Econet for retro-enthusiasts with the assumption that this would be bridged to Ethernet and then over ...
by Arcadian
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: new projects and releases: demoscene
Topic: New BBC Master dual processor demo - Twinhead
Replies: 24
Views: 1002

Re: New BBC Master dual processor demo - Twinhead

So fluid, fast and smooth - what a great achievement having a dedicated demo for the Master Turbo.

Is there a possibility of all collaborators doing a talk at either a Saturday or Thursday ABug event do you think?
by fuzzel
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic adventure games
Topic: Larsoft
Replies: 20
Views: 2537

Re: Larsoft

Yes he's emailed me back, I'm going to reply tomorrow, still on today's ABug event which has been running since 9am(!) Very cool... I was literally just about to message him last night, to ask about the Spectrum versions of hi titles, when I noticed your comment ...
by 8bitAG
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic adventure games
Topic: Larsoft
Replies: 20
Views: 2537

Re: Larsoft

Yes he's emailed me back, I'm going to reply tomorrow, still on today's ABug event which has been running since 9am(!) Very cool... I was literally just about to message him last night, to ask about the Spectrum versions of hi titles, when I noticed your comment ...
by Arcadian
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic adventure games
Topic: Larsoft
Replies: 20
Views: 2537

Re: Larsoft

8bitAG wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:52 pm
Looking at Geoff's Facebook page, it seems like Arcadian has been in touch with him recently. Hopefully he can be coaxed into talking about his games.
Yes he's emailed me back, I'm going to reply tomorrow, still on today's ABug event which has been running since 9am(!)
by Venger
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: Acorn Virtual Saturday April 3rd HSC
Replies: 27
Views: 230

Re: Acorn Virtual Saturday April 3rd HSC

Final High Score Tables Updated for April 03 Virtual ABUG...... First, thank you all for participating, I hope you had a great time. We had a total of 14 people playing these games this time so thank you all for participating. Several people had quite ...
by KarateEd
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: Acorn Virtual Saturday April 3rd HSC
Replies: 27
Views: 230

Re: Acorn Virtual Saturday April 3rd HSC

Final High Score Tables Updated for April 03 Virtual ABUG...... First, thank you all for participating, I hope you had a great time. We had a total of 14 people playing these games this time so thank you all for participating. Several people had quite ...
by Arcadian
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events
Topic: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #14, Saturday 1st May 2021, 9am - midnight (BST)
Replies: 27
Views: 558

All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #14, Saturday 1st May 2021, 9am - midnight (BST)

The monthly all-day "Virtual" ABug meeting for May will take place on Sat 1st May, running between 9am - midnight (and in all likelihood, into the early hours). To reserve a place, please respond in this thread and advise which session(s) ...
by KenLowe
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Implementing PALPROM switching logic in CPLD
Replies: 27
Views: 754

Re: Implementing PALPROM switching logic in CPLD

... issues here, as I will have quite a lot of logical ORs that need to be implemented. I've also just had a discussion with some of the guys on the ABUG Zoom call, and the general view was that I needed to select a bigger device. I'm going to start looking at some of the FPGA solutions, and see ...
by TimoHartong
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: AKF18 Monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 1311

Re: AKF18 Monitor

... I use with my M128, not sure whether it's the one that was repaired 3 times though because I had 2 at one point and gave one away. Today with the ABUG meeting this monitor came back does someone know what the Acorn modification where. The solder braiding was an interesting suggestion
by Arcadian
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Lady Bug
Replies: 211
Views: 5955

Re: Lady Bug

... Loving watching the progress on this and have been awestruck with every demo build I've tried ... ! Really hope you'll be able to bob along to an ABug Dev Night one Thursday to have a chatter about the code!!
by Arcadian
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: past weeknight 'general' acorn sessions
Topic: Weekday 'Virtual' General session #21, Tuesday 13th April 2021, 7pm - 10pm (BST)
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Weekday 'Virtual' General session #21, Tuesday 13th April 2021, 7pm - 10pm (BST)

The Tuesday evening 'General' ABug sessions are quite different to the Saturday events which are highly structured with many organised speakers giving presentations. Tuesday meets tend to be very much ad-hoc where conversation can flow between ...
by sorvad
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: other events + general event chat
Topic: Please subscribe to the new ABug Youtube Channel!
Replies: 29
Views: 2383

Re: Please subscribe to the new ABug Youtube Channel!

I don't think I'd want to encourage Youtube to plonk any ads on our videos though, they're a major turn off for me!! Youtube recently-ish announced that they will (if they want) put ads on channels that aren't monetised, which sucks. So they may run them on your videos anyway! You could sign up wit...

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