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by Kecske Bak
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: What is the opposite of 6?
Replies: 24
Views: 2987

Re: What is the opposite of 6?

CMcDougall wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHUXoUBat8A
^Limmy's Show -Adventure call :lol:
I've heard from a couple of my Scots friends that Limmy's Show was good - that was brilliant!
by Kecske Bak
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Eagle Empire by Alligata
Replies: 157
Views: 16424

Re: Eagle Empire by Alligata

MartinB wrote:The clip below is being played by a 'virtual operator' I had to write to help me..... :roll:
You know, to make it more "BBC" I think the one on the right should be a clown, the one on the left should be a girl in a red dress and they should both be holding sticks of chalk.
by Kecske Bak
Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what's your game of the week?
Replies: 30
Views: 6024

Re: what's your game of the week?

aerworuld wrote:what were those places called?
If you're as ancient as me National (the one place on earth where you get service with a Smurf).

If you're as ancient as my Dad then "National Benzole"...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Benzole
by Kecske Bak
Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what's your game of the week?
Replies: 30
Views: 6024

Re: what's your game of the week?

This week it's the Acorn Electron version of Bumble Bee by Micro Power - I was looking at Acorn Electron versions of games to see what was possible. Not only is this game in Mode 2 but it's been enhanced slightly from the BBC version.
by Kecske Bak
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Elite: Dangerous NPC name suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 2670

Re: Elite: Dangerous NPC name suggestions

I'd go for "Orlando M. Pilchard".
by Kecske Bak
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Just received a bunch of boxed games...
Replies: 25
Views: 3735

Re: Just received a bunch of boxed games...

I loved the Beeb version of Uridium - Dave Reeder gave it a really lukewarm review in A&B even though I thought the programmers did an incredible job and you can tell they really tried to push the Beeb to its limits. It's a far better game than Psycastria. ISTR I bought it from the Impact Games club...
by Kecske Bak
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Old UK TV Set (CRT) - For Free
Replies: 50
Views: 3324

Re: Old UK TV Set (CRT) - For Free

I drew that "Krystal Connection" title screen, and I think it's really lovely to see it on a real CRT telly - and in Brazil at that! Many thanks.
by Kecske Bak
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Original ground breaking games on the BBC
Replies: 46
Views: 5122

Re: Original ground breaking games on the BBC

I think Geoff Crammond's Aviator was pretty ground breaking too - it wasn't much to look at and flight simulators had been around for years but the physics simulation was remarkably accurate. My Dad spent hours and hours playing it. I also think Elixir deserves a mention - as a 2D vector graphics pl...
by Kecske Bak
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5448
Views: 430944

Re: Today I recieved.....

As I'm a drawing and colouring-in person I don't care how useful it is, I always thought Plus 3s looked really impressive.

BTW: Will you add the serial number to Tom's Tank numbers thread in Community Projects?
by Kecske Bak
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Master 128 game compatibility
Replies: 20
Views: 5414

Re: Master 128 game compatibility

billcarr2005 wrote:b) to obfuscate what the code at &2C00 is doing
IIRC the answer is b) - Hac Man wrote in his columns about the problem of doing cheats that by necessity worked round Superior's disc protection and that he tried to obfuscate what such code was doing on purpose.
by Kecske Bak
Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Elkulator v1 Linux version - few minor issues
Replies: 22
Views: 3028

Elkulator v1 Linux version - few minor issues

Hi Tom! I don't know if these are of interest to you but there are a few minor things I've noticed in the Linux version of Elkulator. i) Redefine Keyboard - shows BBC Micro layout, so defining a full Elk keyboard is impossible using this dialog alone ii) Redefine Keyboard - every time this screen is...
by Kecske Bak
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Compiling Elkulator for Fedora Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Compiling Elkulator for Fedora Linux

I ran into that linking issue when finishing B-em v2.2. References in uef.c to 'gzFile *' should be changed to 'gzFile'. Many thanks Tom, that worked a treat. I could then compile Elkulator using: export LDFLAGS="$LDFLAGS -lm -ldl" configure make The first line has been needed ever since Fedora 13 ...
by Kecske Bak
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Compiling Elkulator for Fedora Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Compiling Elkulator for Fedora Linux

I've just tried to compile Elkulator v1 Linux for Fedora 18 64-bit. I had two problems - first is that automake-1.11 is no longer distributed with Fedora. The oldest version is automake-1.12 and the newest is automake-1.7. That means I have to change the shortcuts to depcomp, missing, compile and in...
by Kecske Bak
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Name this Game on a Few Clues
Replies: 19
Views: 2935

Re: Name this Game on a Few Clues

If you're the same Streaks who did the magnificent version of "Midnight Summer Dream" that sounds like the theme to one of Lew Grade's 1960s ITC serials then I'd just like to let you know how much I enjoyed it.
by Kecske Bak
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Thrust - released on Beeb first?
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Thrust - released on Beeb first?

IIRC Just going from my hazy memory of the time I think Thrust was written first on the BBC, but released first on the Commodore 64.
by Kecske Bak
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Compiling B-em 2.1+ for Linux
Replies: 30
Views: 8598

Re: Compiling B-em 2.1+ for Linux

I've just installed B-Em v 2.2 on Fedora 18. Everything worked fine, but I needed to change the link in the depcomp file to point to /usr/share/automake-1.7/depcomp as automake-1.1.1 no longer exists on Fedora 18. Many thanks for the wonderful emulator Tom, and to Samwise for his installation instru...
by Kecske Bak
Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Replay / 5-6 Nov 2011 / Blackpool - THE BIG ONE!
Replies: 48
Views: 15584

Re: Replay / 5-6 Nov 2011 / Blackpool - THE BIG ONE!

Arcadian will doubtless have a definitive answer, but I believe there may be an official DVD set of Replay Expo 2011 coming soon that might include the talks.
by Kecske Bak
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Citadel on the Master Compact?
Replies: 27
Views: 6131

Re: Citadel on the Master Compact?

Yes. If you go to the West Gate, you'll notice a fill missing on the slope up to the drawbridge too.
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Witch's House - BBC Model B
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Witch's House - BBC Master 128
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by Kecske Bak
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Citadel on the Master Compact?
Replies: 27
Views: 6131

Re: Citadel on the Master Compact?

ISTR the Master version of Citadel was a bit rough as some of the plotting goes slightly skew-whiff (e.g. the monk on a red rock in the wasteland) and some of the lovely hatched fill patterns are missing.
by Kecske Bak
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Compiling B-em 2.1+ for Linux
Replies: 30
Views: 8598

Re: Compiling B-em 2.1+ for Linux

Just compiled B-Em for Linux on Fedora 16 (GNOME 3.2 Desktop)
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Gnome 3.2 with B-Em!
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Very easy to do now, as you don't need to compile Allegro 4 any more, as it's now in the repository.

The only thing to watch is that you have to install alleggl-devel as well as allegro-devel
by Kecske Bak
Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Good news for Fedora users of Tom's Emulators
Replies: 0
Views: 689

Good news for Fedora users of Tom's Emulators

Finally, recent versions of the Allegro cross-platform multimedia library in lovely RPM binary packages for Fedora GNU/Linux users: http://www.bamccaig.com/2011/04/fedora-package-contributor-for-allegro.html Not only for Fedora 15 users either, but Fedora 13 and 14. Compiling a suitable version of A...
by Kecske Bak
Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Lion's video game reviews: 2011 edition
Replies: 24
Views: 2825

Re: Lion's video game reviews: 2011 edition

IIRC the artwork you admired so much was done by Martin Edmonson's Dad.
by Kecske Bak
Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I reckon Kenton could demonstrate prior art on #2
Replies: 0
Views: 537

I reckon Kenton could demonstrate prior art on #2

Absolute bobbins:

http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Multifor ... sp?c=29914

I read the second one and thought of Ripton, and I'm sure we could come up with some 8-bit examples of the next one.
by Kecske Bak
Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Teachers Strikes Are Great !
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

Re: Teachers Strikes Are Great !

No strikes here, but my daughters have been off for their summer holidays since the beginning of June.

And they are spending them in much the same way as I did when I was at school, playing Repton and XOR. (And the Repton Infinity inspired Claptraps too...).
by Kecske Bak
Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: BBCs at the BBC
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Re: BBCs at the BBC

And here's a picture (2nd row, middle) of the BBC using a BBC Micro to test transmitter picture quality:

http://www.bbceng.info/Designs/designs_ ... _equip.htm
by Kecske Bak
Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Fruity Freddy??
Replies: 10
Views: 1372

Re: Fruity Freddy??

Fruity Freddy was released by Softspot IIRC - I really enjoyed playing it back in the day but the keys are dreadful.

If you want to try playing it on an emulator it's here:

http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archi ... _RUN_B.zip
by Kecske Bak
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:51 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Ebay MMC (Ctorwy) GoMMC or Retro data centre
Replies: 18
Views: 3069

Re: Ebay MMC (Ctorwy) GoMMC or Retro data centre

george.h wrote:Many (many many MANY....) moons ago PCW published a little bit of assembler code that constantly reset the LOCKED status in the tape system
It was the late, great Guy Kewney in the news section of a 1983 edition - I had that copy too. :lol:
by Kecske Bak
Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Announcing Beebdroid for Android
Replies: 34
Views: 9640

Re: Announcing Beebdroid for Android

I think this is fantastic news - in my view there's really no better way to celebrate the Beeb turning 30. =D>
by Kecske Bak
Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: List of arcade clones
Replies: 13
Views: 2740

Re: List of arcade clones

Was there ever a version of Miner 2049-er for the Beeb?

Joust - Skirmish
by Kecske Bak
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Im not very interesting
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Im not very interesting

Welcome to the forum!