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by regregex
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: R3PLAY / 6-7 November 2010 / Blackpool
Replies: 95
Views: 16123

Re: R3PLAY / 6-7 November 2010 / Blackpool

[photos] ...despite announcements requesting photos, there's no R3PLAY directory in the CGEU events gallery! #-o 500 people playing computer games Looking forward to hearing official attendance figures, I've heard estimates of "200 less than the VCF" ie. ~1800. Likewise for SID 80s' "...
by regregex
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: R3PLAY / 6-7 November 2010 / Blackpool
Replies: 95
Views: 16123

Re: R3PLAY / 6-7 November 2010 / Blackpool

Count me in too. Never heard of them but I'd like to soak up the atmosphere. I wish the curry guys luck, it's gonna be busy in town!

OMD were good apparently, but I'm thankful for my memories' sake that I didn't go. It just doesn't sound the same without a mellotron.
by regregex
Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: R3PLAY / 6-7 November 2010 / Blackpool
Replies: 95
Views: 16123

Re: R3PLAY / 6-7 November 2010 / Blackpool

I'm going and will be there for setting up on Friday. It's gonna be a good'un!

--Greg

Btw. 500th post, woo!
by regregex
Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: rarest game you own?
Replies: 28
Views: 6126

Re: rarest game you own?

@Fraser Yes, here :) I recently obtained from another forum member Alien Destroyers (Program Power) with a typed inlay. On the subject of mail order titles (@garfield), Jump Jet Combat and Flight Simulator (Anirog) must be one and looks feature-packed. Tomcat (Players) and Fruit Machine Simulator (C...
by regregex
Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: How fast can you type?
Replies: 17
Views: 2707

Re: How fast can you type?

4.8 here, twice :mrgreen: And 3½ minutes to type the program.
by regregex
Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: More curious 6502 behaviour
Replies: 4
Views: 1807

Re: More curious 6502 behaviour

Thanks Rich and Martin for the links, that's superb stuff.

Greg
by regregex
Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:11 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: BeebEm save state UEFs
Replies: 25
Views: 5299

Re: BeebEm save state UEFs

By all means, Sam. I agree the distinction is important.

Greg
by regregex
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: BeebEm save state UEFs
Replies: 25
Views: 5299

Re: BeebEm save state UEFs

Only because emulators don't yet register them both.
by regregex
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: BeebEm save state UEFs
Replies: 25
Views: 5299

Re: BeebEm save state UEFs

The merging of purposes was clearly intentional, hence Unified Emulator Format. I imagine it was not foreseen that the two types of file would need to be treated differently - just 'load' or double-click and the emulator detects the content. I agree though that in the present context, organising a ....
by regregex
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Creating SSD/DSD images
Replies: 38
Views: 5958

Re: Creating SSD/DSD images

Can one of the clever mathematical people let me know the proper way to extract those "two high order bits of a 10-bit number" for the file length which are stored in bits 4 & 5 of byte 14 of sector 1 (for the first catalogue entry)? It's been puzzling me all evening! Try: 270 highlen...
by regregex
Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Creating SSD/DSD images
Replies: 38
Views: 5958

Re: Creating SSD/DSD images

Not so, as the algorithm can be optimised to: Read sector 1, examine the disc start sector and length for the first file entry Add the start sector number to the MSB of the file length If the LSB of the file length <> 0 add 1 The result is the last used sector on the disc. This will only fail if on...
by regregex
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: OT: LCD screen diffuser
Replies: 0
Views: 644

OT: LCD screen diffuser

Long shot this, but does anyone have a non-working screen whose diffuser is still good? This is the part that the backlight lamp shines into and distributes the light evenly across the screen. I'm looking for one to suit a 15.4 inch, 16:9 screen with one lamp. Cheers.

--Greg
by regregex
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 2013 sun solar flare, wipe everything/die!
Replies: 12
Views: 2791

Re: 2013 sun solar flare, wipe everything/die!

My solution:
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by regregex
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Creating SSD/DSD images
Replies: 38
Views: 5958

Re: Creating SSD/DSD images

A third thing that may be important is that due to updating and deletion of files, disc compaction etc. there may be interesting or valuable data in sectors which are marked as free because the sectors aren't wiped when files are deleted or moved about. Anyone concerned about losing these could sca...
by regregex
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: which modern storage option for the BBC?
Replies: 47
Views: 6850

Re: which modern storage option for the BBC?

I would prefer a solution that is 'RAM transparent' and utterly compatible in terms of RAM usage/non-usage. I mean a device which does not use even one byte of RAM that a bog-standard 1770 Model B+ wouldn't use.[...]Does any of the options come close to this? :) Further to earlier answers, GoMMC te...
by regregex
Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows users: Can you open bzip2 archives?
Replies: 14
Views: 2608

Re: Windows users: Can you open bzip2 archives?

And for anyone that has cygwin installed, they prolly have a version of tar that can also handle bzip2 files, just like the ones on Linux/Unix/MacOSX. I've got a 7-Zip installer, somewhere, but I just used a bzip2 executable downloaded back at uni (probably from cygwin), also tar as well if need be...
by regregex
Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Wires? Pah.....
Replies: 908
Views: 168276

Re: Wires? Pah.....

Wow Martin, made me go OMGcat!

As all these solutions permit cat'ing binaries directly to/from the host this eliminates the need for protocol software on the PC end so they make themselves more versatile. All the greater for being so reliable.

--G
by regregex
Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Record of known releases missing from archive
Replies: 141
Views: 41254

Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

PitfallJones wrote:139. Answer Back Sport (Kosmos)
Is available in the archive, under leisure/Kosmos (I also have a transcription of the tape in my collection).

HTH

--Greg
by regregex
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3075
Views: 389005

Re: LOLPRICE

£50 for an ISA 1200 baud modem ! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RARE-Vintage-1200-baud-modem-1988-BDP-Inc-/220618045130?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item335ddc36ca Phill. (/russianspeak) Is advanced Soviet technology, not low grade American product. High speed for modern USSR Komputor (/cancelRussianspeak...
by regregex
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: BeebEm save state UEFs
Replies: 25
Views: 5299

Re: BeebEm save state UEFs

Can anyone with a bit of knowledge about such things tell me what the difference is between a UEF cassette image and the UEF files generated by BeebEm's Save State option? It seems like they're separate functions ... so it seems odd that they share the same file extension - which is a bit confusing...
by regregex
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: Upcoming website domain name change
Replies: 184
Views: 25086

Re: Upcoming website domain name change

I agree acornsville is good. The 's' makes it hard to pronounce, what about acornville - which also followes the english language paradigm of how -ville names are formed. Now that really does sound like a copycat social-networking MMORPG. Also the very naturalness of it makes it twee and anybody co...
by regregex
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: Upcoming website domain name change
Replies: 184
Views: 25086

Re: Upcoming website domain name change

www.acornsville.com Sounds like a cow-clicker game, but really sweet. My favourite! @jgharston: we should avoid the names of companies or magazines past or present. Trademarks can and will be defended. Don't you remember the 'Facorn' debâcle where someone had his domain gazumped? *This potentially ...
by regregex
Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: The Greatest BBC Micro Programmers
Replies: 29
Views: 14237

Re: The Greatest BBC Micro Programmers

billcarr2005 wrote:The custom frame sets were only written to a certain track/sector of the disk using OSWORD &7F :P
Have you tried the tape version? :P
by regregex
Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: BBC Micros used in retro programming class
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: BBC Micros used in retro programming class

Another thing I never knew about Bletchley Park!

I was momentarily offended by the claim of BBC BASIC being less helpful than VB, but happen they're right. Just goes to show the old box still has a lot to teach us.
by regregex
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: The Greatest BBC Micro Programmers
Replies: 29
Views: 14237

Re: The Greatest BBC Micro Programmers

Dude... Kevin Edwards! Alien 8 Nightshade (including some of the hardest copy protection ever seen on the Beeb) I would add that Gary Partis also dabbled in copy protection ( Starquake , Bubble Bus) -- a hallmark of thorough system knowledge -- and even used the technique to save custom frame sets i...
by regregex
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Copy SSD file to real disc
Replies: 11
Views: 3014

Re: Copy SSD file to real disc

Gents, if you read the question... What Shaun's after sounds like it would have been a common Econet admin task, so I guess there's a tool around. If not then I can try writing one, won't be too hard...

--Greg
by regregex
Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Wires? Pah.....
Replies: 908
Views: 168276

Re: Wires? Pah.....

Haha, brilliant! :lol: :twisted: "In the words of my generation..."

*bluetooths PIGROM to the aliens' system*
by regregex
Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Master Compact - Arabic
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: Master Compact - Arabic

Interesting, something I'd always wanted to find out.
by regregex
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Burning with a Watford Electronics BBC Programmer
Replies: 8
Views: 2652

Re: Burning with a Watford Electronics BBC Programmer

1. How do I know if a hardware ROM inserted in a socket, inside the machine is 4K, 8K or 16k?. From inside the Beeb, you can't. You can only read the whole space and compare the halves/quarters to see if they are identical. There was eventually a '12-volt poke' to make an EPROM self-identify but th...
by regregex
Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Virtual Reality is too real for me.
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Virtual Reality is too real for me.

More games for ukretrogamer not to play:
  • Great Britain Ltd
  • Pipeline
  • GTA I-IV
  • Katamari Damashii
  • Sim City (pirated)
  • Muscle March
;)

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