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by Lardo Boffin
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Fun Type in games
Replies: 20
Views: 1795

Re: Fun Type in games

The last time I had anything fixed it was £40 for labour plus parts. I would be asking for at least that personally. The seller may be able to take it back and get it fixed though? I have had the occasional issue with purchases from eBay and so far have not found any seller to be unreasonable - nega...
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Fun Type in games
Replies: 20
Views: 1795

Re: Fun Type in games

Welcome to the Beeb world.

If this isn't something you can fix yourself I have sent various bits off to Mark @ Retroclinic to be fixed and have always found him to be very helpful. He has a fixed labour charge plus parts.

Ideally the cost of the fix should be refunded by the seller...
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Development Suite/Engines
Replies: 34
Views: 1936

Re: Development Suite/Engines

Looking at this site:-
http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/ROM.html
It suggests that there is a different GXR ROM for the B and B+ which definitely suggests that it won't work in the Master.
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Development Suite/Engines
Replies: 34
Views: 1936

Re: Development Suite/Engines

My recollections of playing around BITD is that the GXR sprites are very general (they can be arbitrarily large, whereas I'd expect game-style sprites to be relatively small) and rather slow, but I could easily be wrong; I hope I am. I think you can specify the size of the sprite in GXR from what l...
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Development Suite/Engines
Replies: 34
Views: 1936

Re: Development Suite/Engines

Given the advent of the £10 raspberry Pi co processor there is no real reason for anyone not to have a co proc these days (I have my board ready and am getting the Pi for xmas - hope my wife paid attention to which kind of Pi...) so assuming the GXR works across the tube you should be able to write ...
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Development Suite/Engines
Replies: 34
Views: 1936

Re: Development Suite/Engines

jms2 wrote:Just tried it. It appears that whilst the Master has some extended plot codes (maybe not the sprite ones though...), It lacks the star commands. :( so the rom is needed.
Don't give up! I'm pretty sure you can download an image of it!
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Development Suite/Engines
Replies: 34
Views: 1936

Re: Development Suite/Engines

I had until recently a copy of the Acornsoft Graphics Extension ROM (GXR) which goes a little way in the direction you are talking about - it has sprite creation routines and a simple call to put them on the screen. .... Any interesting side effect of the code being on the ROM is that it might make...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Development Suite/Engines
Replies: 34
Views: 1936

Re: Development Suite/Engines

It would be nice to have some on Platform tools ... here's a mockup.. SPRITEGEN :-) Even if they came with some simple Assembly Routines to push them to screen in a fast way. Maybe instead of a proper engine, we at least get some routines together and some tools that use them. I find difficult to g...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: TurboMMC explorer
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: TurboMMC explorer

Hmmm. I don't accept that you ruin the experience by using helpmate machines. It may be fun to experiment by seeing if you can hold together a project using only period equipment but in this day and age, a PC really is part of the system. Don't get me wrong - I am not saying 'Thou shalt only use a ...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: TurboMMC explorer
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: TurboMMC explorer

Or perhaps use BBC BASIC FOR WINDOWS and have the PC do it. If speed is the issue, doing it with the PC makes more sense because you can multitask with it and free up the BBC. If you're gonna use something other than the Beeb then it becomes a lot easier; eg my perl library could do this pretty eas...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: TurboMMC explorer
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: TurboMMC explorer

Add to this the overhead of doing *DIN and then *CAT on each disc to get the catalogue loaded at &E00 and things will slow down a bit. You don't need to *CAT; you can do an OSWORD &7F (assuming you have priorities right with MMC and normal DFS) and read the first sector directly. This'll be quicker...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: TurboMMC explorer
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: TurboMMC explorer

Did you get the CD Rom with all the bits on? I've certainly had no trouble with the enclosed MMB thing, ROM MANAGER, DISC TOOLKIT, DFS IMAGER and other stuff I've not needed. Nothing takes two hours to run, far as I saw. Yes I got the CD with stuff on it - all good stuff. My two hour reference was ...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: TurboMMC explorer
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: TurboMMC explorer

Mmc menu is to find a file that you know is on a mmb file but forgot where :) the first time it scans all din and there files. Next time you scan for a letter. If your program is totaly 6502 it shell by faster Sadly mine is all BASIC at the moment with the plan to rewrite the slow bits in 6502 over...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: A broken Ghoul
Replies: 4
Views: 844

A broken Ghoul

Back in the day I assumed that all commercially written arcade games were written in machine code because: - 1) They were fast 2) You have to *Load or *Run the main file 3) I didn't know you could make BASIC programs behave as above Fast forward to now and until recently I had an IFEL ROM / RAM boar...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: TurboMMC explorer
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: TurboMMC explorer

Did you have a look at mmc menu 2.0 ? I did briefly although I think I read somewhere that it takes a couple of hours to run initially? I assumed from this that it creates a file snap shot of the contents of the sd and looks up against that? Apologies if I got that assumption wrong! I wrote mine fr...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: TurboMMC explorer
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: TurboMMC explorer

Quick screen shot:-
IMG_5049.JPG
I have also been considering opening the file list as a whole new screen so that more detail can be displayed.
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: TurboMMC explorer
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

TurboMMC explorer

As an exercise in getting into assembly I have written a program that I can piece by piece convert to assembly (where there is any benefit anyway) which is also a program I have actually found useful as a TurboMMC owner, i.e. a disc explorer type program. It is somewhat limited and slow at the momen...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bedbug C
Replies: 13
Views: 895

Re: Bedbug C

Try looking under the Bed... you have bugs :lol: save off your original roms to disc, then use ADT rom command *fcomp orig copy, then this should be same. If not, then you will need to burn or swram load in from copy. That makes sense thanks. Is the ADT the advanced disc toolkit? I think I have one...
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2609
Views: 215241

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

The telly is very cool but the Beebug magazines probably aren't worth much - I got the first 4 volumes (first 2 in the nice binders) for around £25 in total (including delivery).
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2609
Views: 215241

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

There are a few reasonably priced games for the Beeb (several on disc) on Sell My Retro as below:- http://www.sellmyretro.com/search/naturalSearch?page=1&listSort=&keyword=BBC%20micro&phraseType=allWords Not sure about the egyptian adventure one (is it rare?) but most are a somewhat cheaper than I h...
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Bavaria ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1115

Re: Hello from Bavaria ...

Great ... http://www.groundzeroibiza.com/ That's the place! Don't be fooled by the photos on the website. They are all taken in the main room where they play soft rock such as Bon Jovi, The Killers and U2. This they do for reasons of money... Walk through this room to the back room and they will pl...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Most under rated games
Replies: 16
Views: 1569

Re: Most under rated games

My nomination would be Plankwalk. http://everygamegoing.com/ills/bbc_b/virgin/tapes/Plankwalk_001.gif No, really ! I used to love this game! I probably wasted hours on it as a kid. It's hard to believe they actually sold it for money , but there's just something about it that kept me going back to ...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Most under rated games
Replies: 16
Views: 1569

Most under rated games

So we all know Elite, Exile, Thrust, Chuckie Egg and many others are considered the best games on the Beeb but which games don't ever come up on this type of top games list that you feel should? For me it is Ghouls - great atmospheric sound, reasonable graphics and mm precision between you and insta...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Bavaria ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1115

Re: Hello from Bavaria ...

Hi Lardo, old Cannibal Corpse and Napalm Death, Obituary ... grindcore like Cock & Ball Torture, Pig Destroyer and Mathcore/Hardcore/Noise like Creation is Crucifixion, Zao, Turmoil, Neurosis, Converge, Earth Crisis and a lot of other stuff... :wink: I like Thrash too ... Demolition Hammer and my F...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Bavaria ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1115

Re: Hello from Bavaria ...

Hello Tom

What kind of death music?

Lardo (Slayer fan, although I think that is thrash rather than anything heavier)
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bedbug C
Replies: 13
Views: 895

Re: Bedbug C

daveejhitchins wrote:
Lardo Boffin wrote:Edit - I don't have a manual so have no idea what it does!
ADT User Guide MK2.txt.zip

Dave H :D
Thanks Dave!
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bedbug C
Replies: 13
Views: 895

Re: Bedbug C

Try doing *DTRAP before running from the DataCentre. I tried that thanks but it disables all ROMs and that seems to include C... more accurately I think it disables all but the current language and C comes in two ROMs so you loose the compile ROM but I will experiment. Edit - when you activate dtra...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Mode 7 hardware scrolling
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: Mode 7 hardware scrolling

The BBC video hardware only uses 10 address lines when in MODE 7 with all the others held high. The practical result is that in teletext you can only ever display the 1024 bytes of memory (2^10) between &7C00 and &7FFF. (Others may have pointed this out above) Thanks for confirming that. Looping it...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bedbug C
Replies: 13
Views: 895

Re: Bedbug C

Hmm. So I am trying to run Beebug C from my datacentre and it either tells me the file is not found or if I very carefully set the library using *lib :0.$ (or explicitly set the library using LINK/LIBRARY=rtlib welcome) I get the error message 'RAMFS channel'. I copied the whole of the image to an a...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bedbug C
Replies: 13
Views: 895

Re: Bedbug C

CMcDougall wrote:Never installed :shock:
yes it is, Ive always had it , now in all my machines!
In my defence .... Nope. Got nothing.

Edit - I don't have a manual so have no idea what it does!