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by Pablos544
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)
Replies: 59
Views: 8411

Re: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)

DFS and ADFS check for filing-system specific commands such as *ACCESS . Then, if it's not one of those, they behave as though you'd typed *RUN FOO. NFS natively recognises a tiny handful of commands like *I AM and *BYE (is that the lot?). Other commands, it passes to the fileserver, which can impl...
by Pablos544
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)
Replies: 59
Views: 8411

Re: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)

davidb wrote:Try this:

Code: Select all

*RUN CENTI
The star command version only works with things like ROMs and disks, not tapes.
I'm sorry my BBC ROM dyslexia is pretty poor I understood that you could only run * commands on things that were setup to run these commands in (loaded) ROMs? :?
by Pablos544
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Maplin Electronics in administration
Replies: 110
Views: 8499

Re: Maplin Electronics in administration

It's a bit of a shame actually because I can't think of a lot of stuff I've got in my pad that didn't come from Maplin. :? They're just down the road from where I live, funnily enough so was the BBC Micro fella who got me my current Beev just opposite Streatham Common
by Pablos544
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?

Slightly OT now; I think I found the perfect setup for my website development work. :lol: I use my PC just to do the actual typing up with my friend the iPad showing the resulting site. Here you can see I am working on a very tasteful yellow site at the moment. :lol: The nice thing about it is how s...
by Pablos544
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: general
Topic: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?

concentrating on code is best done in a Zen like meditation state where suddenly everything flows naturally. I find Windows or even Mac OS with stuff running off in the background you have no idea why is distracting That's another reason for Linux/BSDs/etc. and different window managers ... fewer p...
by Pablos544
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?

Just some thoughts. I think the point I was trying to drum up in my own stupid way is that concentrating on code is best done in a Zen like meditation state where suddenly everything flows naturally. I find Windows or even Mac OS with stuff running off in the background you have no idea why is distr...
by Pablos544
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?

http://mdfs.net/ :wink: Mark Thanks Mark! 8) I had a quick look at this, I think the flavour definitely tastes different to a regular PC/Macintosh site. I was loving the JSW Remakes section of the site. I think it's really amazing some of these sites are still going. I was one of the Spectrum kiddi...
by Pablos544
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?

jgharston wrote:I wrote most of my Website using View on my Master...
Sup jgHarston. Had a quick look on your profile but couldn't find it. Could you post the link? I would like to see it :D
by Pablos544
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?

Something like Wordwise Plus would write the code for websites - HTML, CSS, ASP, JSP, PHP, you name it. All is needed is a text editor. Damn :oops: now I'm beginning to regret I threw away that WordWise ROM although to be fair my system is all IFEL / ROM / RAM board based so I think I would need an...
by Pablos544
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?

Hi, Just one of my stupid maybe not so daft ideas I dunno!? Can you use the BBC Micro to actually code websites to then transfer the code to a modern PC for display? i.e can you use the built-in BASIC editor to edit the code with? 'cause if you think about it the web sort of started on a BBC Micro, ...
by Pablos544
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Most disappointing conversions from other systems
Replies: 62
Views: 5698

Re: Most disappointing conversions from other systems

Sorry you're right the topic is after all "Most disappointing conversions from other systems" and after all the Spectrum vs. BBC vs. Commodore 64 argument is still raging today :D :D RichardTalbotWatkins is completely correct about Pac Man of course, and it's a very interesting point you raise there...
by Pablos544
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Most disappointing conversions from other systems
Replies: 62
Views: 5698

Re: Most disappointing conversions from other systems

so from this general upbeat kind of thread I can infer that there certainly seems to have been some bad arcade conversions then lol :lol: :lol:
by Pablos544
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Help required for the new BBC games archive
Replies: 324
Views: 62267

Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Anyway, just on a random whim, this evening I typed my name into the search box and lo!, my one claim to fame (albeit a mere shadow of the bulk on offer) appeared! Yay! My life is complete and your work here is done gents - please take a big admiring pat on the back from me and mine.... =D> =D> =D>...
by Pablos544
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC
Replies: 91
Views: 18857

Re: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC

yea the frogger one was about six months ago. that was unbelievable too, coudn't stop playing that. you've now got two games that have touched me deeply as some of the best versions of those games I've seen, Frogger and Phoenix. The Phoenix one I was first in the Cambrige ABUG (and wasn't that about...
by Pablos544
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC
Replies: 91
Views: 18857

Re: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC

pretty amazed at that it had gone a long way since the Cambridge ABUG middle of last year and the one in Oct in St. Giles Hotel, Feltham

[edit] sorry I think I'm a bit behind here, that Cambridge ABUG was two years ago :oops:
by Pablos544
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Two BBC Micros free around Mar 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2731

Re: Two BBC Micros free around Mar 2018

Me too I'm quite glad I've kept my Beeb. To be honest the second beeb was only really for testing Sideways RAM issues I was having with Kieran Mockford's The Hobbit Graphical. I loved ZX Spectrum Hobbit as a kid and really wanted to see this in all it's glory working on the Beeb. Turns out it was so...
by Pablos544
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Two BBC Micros free around Mar 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2731

Re: Two BBC Micros free around Mar 2018

Hi Pablo, I would be interested in the BBC Micros please, the company I work for is based in London so can arrange collection Best Regards, Paul Really sorry to disappoint :roll: the plans kind of fell through to go to Chile so I ended up actually selling one and the other is hanging on with me for...
by Pablos544
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: This is why I'm scared of Chile :/
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: This is why I'm scared of Chile :/

Yes I know. I'm gonna freak everbody out every time I go Bee-Beep on my BBC Micro. Santiago will stop driving their cars, stop buying their last minute Christmas shops, stop telling their children off, stop talking and start staring at the direction of my little flat wherever I live there in Santiag...
by Pablos544
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: This is why I'm scared of Chile :/
Replies: 2
Views: 434

This is why I'm scared of Chile :/

Dear All,

A little while ago I discussed going to Chile for good.
That plan fell through and I will remain UK bound for the forseeable future.
This is why it scares me going there :shock:
bbc-micro-chile.PNG
by Pablos544
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn's Second Processors and the Tube - what, and why
Replies: 47
Views: 5236

Re: Acorn's Second Processors and the Tube - what, and why

Very lovely BigEd :o To people like me this is a real light. Very simple and well understood informational but not boring. Awesome bro =D>
by Pablos544
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Gauging Interest: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 5468

Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

I'd like to come but last time at the St Giles Hotel in London I asked about coming to the evening dinner they just waved me away! So what's the deal guys? How do I get in at the pub? -pablo
by Pablos544
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Windows Remake of Elite any thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Re: Windows Remake of Elite any thoughts?

sydney wrote:I played it loads a few years back. It's great! There is a fantastic community built around it too. Check out the forums - can't remember the address atm.
sounds great Sydney! :P

[EDIT] just found this whoa updates as recent as last month!! http://www.oolite.org/
by Pablos544
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Windows Remake of Elite any thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Re: Windows Remake of Elite any thoughts?

And it's free open source whoa!! 8-[
by Pablos544
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Windows Remake of Elite any thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Windows Remake of Elite any thoughts?

Hi guys, Just seen this on facebook "Retro Games Forever" group about Oolite by Giles Williams & Jens Ayton (Windows) . Some folks seem to be really praising this game. With so many recent coments on Ian Bell vs. David Braben, Elite versions, I'm surprised this Oolite never came up? :shock: -Pablo
by Pablos544
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What is the average age on here??
Replies: 276
Views: 29743

Re: What is the average age on here??

46 I am
by Pablos544
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: London Show / Saturday 28th October 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3961

Re: London Show / Saturday 28th October 2017

Thanks guys!! :D I really enjoyed myself had a great day :D thanks to everybody for making it happen I really enjoyed it =D> Pablo
by Pablos544
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Data Serve Retro
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: Data Serve Retro

Quite poor communications but good if you're his type. If not he'll just ignore you :lol: Pablo
by Pablos544
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Never had a Beeb before.
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: Never had a Beeb before.

Welcome! Nice to know there is other Speccy folk. :lol: Pablo
by Pablos544
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Reorganising the Attic a bit...
Replies: 14
Views: 1317

Re: Reorganising the Attic a bit...

paulv wrote:Where do you put your legs? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
That's a very good question Paul!! :? :lol: :lol: