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by Pablos544
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cassette Player appears to be broken am unsure please help!
Replies: 21
Views: 1880

Re: Cassette Player appears to be broken am unsure please help!

The problem I'm facing is the seller claims "he doesn't remember these subtleties" :cry: You know like "is it broken or not" :lol: But to be fair he seems very communicative. He was having a baby at the time as well and yet still managed to reply within half an hour (his missus I think :lol: ) The T...
by Pablos544
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cassette Player appears to be broken am unsure please help!
Replies: 21
Views: 1880

Cassette Player appears to be broken am unsure please help!

Hi All, Been trying to get into some BBC Micro programming recently. :idea: To get as much usable RAM I decided to go the Tape Recorder route, so I bought one on ebay. =D> This is the item: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282427004248?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Being a bit ...
by Pablos544
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5242
Views: 390760

Re: Today I received.....

paulv wrote:The official news that I'm 18 months cancer free :D

Paul
that's really good news Paul. I was just thinking about you :D :D

just got the UPURS chip you gave me in my other machine wanna try that later :lol:

Pablo
by Pablos544
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Why I met the BBC Micro the movie!!
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Why I met the BBC Micro the movie!!

These are pretty good video's straight from the heart :D Like the animation and concepts, my only advice would be to get the sound volume normalised or filtered to get a clearer sound. Otherwise good insights and love the Killer Gorilla part at the end with the sound playing while you spoke, great ...
by Pablos544
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Why I met the BBC Micro the movie!!
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Why I met the BBC Micro the movie!!

Hi All, This isn't really specifically about the BBC Micro but I thought I'd put it here anyway!! :D It's a story underlying the reason why I met the BBC Micro. I think there's a lot of good lessons to be learned here. It covers particularly the mid nineties era where there was a lot of changes goin...
by Pablos544
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro
Replies: 15
Views: 2561

Re: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro

Hi All :D In case anybody's following it's amazing for taking the tedium out of complex 6502-assembly language PDFs!! :lol: What it does it lets you run Adobe Reader which is more powerful than most people realise with a joystick while looking at old Retro animations taken from such games as Stryker...
by Pablos544
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Is the Retro Bubble going a bit flat?
Replies: 34
Views: 3065

Re: Is the Retro Bubble going a bit flat?

Either the bubble has burst (great for a collector) or everyone is afraid to spend money thanks to Brexit? Lardo you might have just hit it on the head there Lardo =D> =D> I been getting the same experience at Pizza Hut (don't ask) where people seem unwilling to part with more than 10 quid. I wonde...
by Pablos544
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Is the Retro Bubble going a bit flat?
Replies: 34
Views: 3065

Is the Retro Bubble going a bit flat?

Dear All, A couple of years ago I used to keep seeing BBC Micros and C64 go for near 100 pounds on e-bay. Similarly around thar same time I tried getting a disk drive for my BBC micro and couldn't get it for less than 76 quid. I can remember I really struggled because they kept bidding up to well ov...
by Pablos544
Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Why DFS not working?
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Why DFS not working?

What's that upside-down board? If 8271 DFS (0.xx, 1.xx) doesn't find an 8271 FDC it disables itself, if 1770 DFS (2.xx) doesn't find a 1770 FDC it disables itself. Oh so that explains why the ROM doesn't come up at all. Thanks a million, jgharston what a star. =D> =D> I was thinking I'd actually br...
by Pablos544
Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Why DFS not working?
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Why DFS not working?

Yes, looking closely there are no disk interface buffer ICs fitted. The RetroClinic 1770 interface is very similar to the Acorn and Watford interfaces. As well as the daughter board plugged into the Floppy Disk Controller socket you also need the buffer ICs, 2x 74*38 for IC79 and IC80 and a couple ...
by Pablos544
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Why DFS not working?
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Why DFS not working?

The "upside-down" board looks like it says ????clinic on it, so could be a RetroClinic 1770/2 board. But the main board needs checking against the installation instructions, as there is more to a disk drive interface than just the 1770/2 board and the ROM chip. Mark Hi Mark, I knew I could count on...
by Pablos544
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Why DFS not working?
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Why DFS not working?

Hello All, Recently I tried swapping a DFS and MMC card system over but it seems to have gone wrong :roll: Basically I was trying to put in the MMC into a machine that had previously just DFS, and vice versa. I got no worries getting the MMC to work but not so successful with the DFS The machine doe...
by Pablos544
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro
Replies: 15
Views: 2561

Re: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro

Hi All, Revolutionary prettified version available to download now!! :lol: http://www.ezrider.co.uk/retroReader/ 'prettified' hype: https://youtu.be/NmcfQP5OdBI original v2 hype: https://youtu.be/PLlzAWlP_XE tested with Reader DC, 11, 10 seems fine. Haven't tried Windows 8/10 yet Improved: got rid o...
by Pablos544
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro
Replies: 15
Views: 2561

Re: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro

Dear All,

Some tweaks and minor errors here and there!

Finally available TO YOU!! :D :D

http://www.ezrider.co.uk/retroReader

Full instructions provided.

see youtube video for quick intro

hope you enjoy!! :D -Pablo
by Pablos544
Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro
Replies: 15
Views: 2561

Re: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro

Hi All, Proudly introducing Retro Reader V2 https://youtu.be/PLlzAWlP_XE this update features rock stable Adobe Reader -> Joystick handling, and streamlined flow with all the Retro Reader tools, cross hair and scan line. Plus features an additional 18 animations from classic BBC Micro Games such as ...
by Pablos544
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro
Replies: 15
Views: 2561

Re: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro

Ok so far...

These are the nice anims I got working with the Adobe Retro script.

It's a bit Work In Progress atm, when I get a decent load I will put more on. :lol:

:-
by Pablos544
Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Invaders - US?
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: Invaders - US?

hilarious :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Pablos544
Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I couldn't resist sharing
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: I couldn't resist sharing

Awesome top banana =D>
by Pablos544
Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro
Replies: 15
Views: 2561

Re: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro

Hi,

I re-wrote the ending of the Killer Gorilla anim a bit to not-die so now it appears the hero has a happy ending! :D

Always sacked at this game oops freudian slip argh... brings back memories

:oops:
by Pablos544
Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro
Replies: 15
Views: 2561

Re: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro

Hi, Just made a few mods to the Blagger anim which showed transparent in some walking I recommend at least give it a go, it's virus-free, compiled AutoHotKey script and all it needs is a little directory to go. If you didn't liked just delete the directory! :D requires Adobe Reader, PC Joystick. Hav...
by Pablos544
Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro
Replies: 15
Views: 2561

Re: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro

Hi, Well I spotted a couple of colour glitches with my script fortunately nobody tried it just as well. Weren't anything devastating anyway colours were getting messed up with some of the animations where I hadn't been quite consistent in editing and forgot to handle the wrap around begins at zero n...
by Pablos544
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro
Replies: 15
Views: 2561

Re: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro

Hi, Did a quick fix of some of the animations for my Retro Adobe Reader with Joystick script. https://youtu.be/Dj1jmHT6DCk Check the youtube link above if you want to find out what it does. It's a simple script you that just uses a handful of GIFs and a joystick with Reader loaded to give you a sort...
by Pablos544
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro
Replies: 15
Views: 2561

Re: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro

Hi, Just in case anybody's interested, I've added some cracking animations to my Adobe Reader Retro script. It now features the like of Killa Gorilla, Monsters, and some ZX Spectrum classics such as awesome Scuba Dive! :lol: It also has the same ones of before, Arcadians, Snapper, Manic Miner, and H...
by Pablos544
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I know you probably hate me but...
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: I know you probably hate me but...

Alright now this is really revolutionary, it jumps when you hover over it :lol:

http://www.ezrider.co.uk/myFavourite8bit/blagger.html

Sky is the limit it seems!
by Pablos544
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I know you probably hate me but...
Replies: 1
Views: 394

I know you probably hate me but...

Hi, I had this loony idea How about creating custom pages for your favourite 8-bit games? http://www.ezrider.co.uk/myFavourite8bit/blagger.html ^^ this one is for blagger I thought with today's browsers, powerful gpu accelerated browsers why not take advantage and relive our childhood memories a bit...
by Pablos544
Fri May 27, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: How to load games on a C64?
Replies: 16
Views: 1490

Re: How to load games on a C64?

No Problem Pablos :-) If you have any further question regarding Vice or the real hardware let me know :-) The main downside to the C64 is the basic, that standard commands in BBC Basic that your take for granted such as *cat *format etc are not available. Even changing the back ground and fore gro...
by Pablos544
Fri May 27, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: How to load games on a C64?
Replies: 16
Views: 1490

Re: How to load games on a C64?

Hi :-) In Vice on Linux and Windows there is an autostart option for both tape and disk images, but bear it will load the first file in the naming structure on the disk, the same as Load "*",8,1 By using auto start it speeds up the loading time in Vice greatly :-) If your .d64 image has mutiple fil...
by Pablos544
Thu May 26, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: How to load games on a C64?
Replies: 16
Views: 1490

Re: How to load games on a C64?

I tried LOAD "*",8,1 [..snip..] game just went on LOADING.. Seemingly forever..... That is normal for a c64. Games took forever to load from tape, don't forget the c64 has 64k of ram to fill - double what the beeb has. Disks were not much faster as the disk interface is serial. Much slower than a b...
by Pablos544
Thu May 26, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: How to load games on a C64?
Replies: 16
Views: 1490

Re: How to load games on a C64?

What happened when you tried? Sorry ThomasHarte, didn't mean to ignore you, I was reading the lady's instructions. I thought it must be my fault because I'm usually a naive person when it comes to old systems other then the one I grew up on which was the Speccy but it appears I was actually not so ...
by Pablos544
Thu May 26, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro
Replies: 15
Views: 2561

Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro

Hi All, I thought this might be interesting for you people :D It's retro nostalgia meets Adobe Reader. It's got BBC stuff and Spectrum stuff :lol: Quick demo here: https://youtu.be/93iYk3_CNdM I've uploaded a file autoHotKey script that uses a standard PC joystick in Windows to control Adobe Reader ...