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by Kecske Bak
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: A XOR Project
Replies: 20
Views: 2622

Re: A XOR Project

I can't wait to have a play with this if it becomes available. I love your graphical style and it's a crying shame we'll never get to see a version of Repton using it. While you're still working, could you possibly add an option to define your own keys? Firstly this would be good for people used to ...
by Kecske Bak
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: A XOR Project
Replies: 20
Views: 2622

Re: A XOR Project

streaks wrote:
Kecske Bak wrote:Thanks but I don't really get assembly... .
I should have added, the assembly is commented so thoroughly you can get the logic of the game (map scanning direction, order things move etc.) just by reading the comments.
by Kecske Bak
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: A XOR Project
Replies: 20
Views: 2622

Re: A XOR Project

There's a complete disassembly of XOR available on-line somewhere - if you can't find it I have it and can send it to you.
by Kecske Bak
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Bug Byte BBC MUSIC SYNTHESIZER (1983)
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: Bug Byte BBC MUSIC SYNTHESIZER (1983)

danielj wrote:Amusingly(?!) that's by Trevor Hall, who wrote Twin Kingdom Valley...

d.
He wrote "Proword", the word processor that I used to use on my Beeb and then Master 128. I always thought it was much better than View or Wordwise.
by Kecske Bak
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Unusual tape loaders
Replies: 16
Views: 2188

Re: Unusual tape loaders

Micropower Dune Rider had quite an interesting tape loader IIRC, a primitive precursor of the Skirmish one.
by Kecske Bak
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Content updates required
Replies: 66
Views: 6068

Re: Content updates required

I hope you don't mind me pointing these things out here - if there's a bug tracker let me know and I'll use that instead.
by Kecske Bak
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Content updates required
Replies: 66
Views: 6068

Re: Content updates required

Seems to be a problem with Oddjob by Mike Wyatt - gives Bad Program.

http://bbcmicro.co.uk/jsbeeb/play.php?a ... ddJobD.ssd
by Kecske Bak
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: APPALLING games list?
Replies: 22
Views: 2445

Re: APPALLING games list?

I got 5 Star Games, a compilation by Beau Jolly for my birthday in 1985. It contained "Geoff Capes Strongman", the worst game ever. I think it was the only BBC Game I ever got that was totally unplayable. The buggiest game I remember from BITD was probably "Gyroscope" by Melbourne House.
by Kecske Bak
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Best sound in Beeb games
Replies: 15
Views: 1914

Re: Best sound in Beeb games

And the wonderful Crazee Rider theme, from the Master 128 version. Hi Dave - you posting reminds me that if I had been thinking straight, I would have directed the OP here, which answers this question pretty comprehensively: https://www.stairwaytohell.com/music/index.html?page=homepage Oh, and Rich...
by Kecske Bak
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Best sound in Beeb games
Replies: 15
Views: 1914

Re: Best sound in Beeb games

Lardo Boffin wrote: Which games are Mr Pilchard and Galway responsible for?
Orlando wrote Arcadians, Frak!, Zalaga, Firetrack etc. Martin Galway did music for Master 128 Stryker's Run, Galaforce 1 & 2, Cookie, Sabre Wulf etc.
by Kecske Bak
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Best sound in Beeb games
Replies: 15
Views: 1914

Re: Best sound in Beeb games

I always see "best music" and "best sound" as two different things. As far as best music is concerned there are loads of examples, with Orlando M. Pilchard and Martin Galway being responsible for many of them. However, as far as best sound is concerned I like games where the sound is actually necess...
by Kecske Bak
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B's rolling picture
Replies: 25
Views: 1368

Re: BBC B's rolling picture

The Acorn Electron version of Frak! is better than the BBC Micro version - more levels, more options, a designer and most important of all perfect collision detection.
by Kecske Bak
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Super Mario on the BBC?
Replies: 111
Views: 10930

Re: Super Mario on the BBC?

Fascinating demo. The thing about your work is that it never feels like it's running on a BBC - it's odd to see a background scroll so smoothly so quickly after decades of being used to the effect on the screen edges when Repton or Ravenskull scroll. I had a look in the asm to see what you were doin...
by Kecske Bak
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Most under rated games
Replies: 16
Views: 1922

Re: Most under rated games

Elixir - wonderful idea. A 2D vector graphics platform game, the sort of thing that later would be done in countless Flash games, so very much ahead of its time. I remember the lipsticks and bottles in chemists shops back in the 70s and the game really brings back nostalgic memories of going to plac...
by Kecske Bak
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Essential Electron games I should own...
Replies: 18
Views: 2352

Re: Essential Electron games I should own...

davidb wrote:I don't personally feel any nostalgia for that series of games. Another for the list, anyway! :D
I played it on a friend's C64 when it was released. I always regretted not buying the BBC version due to lack of funds. It deserved to sell more copies.
by Kecske Bak
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Essential Electron games I should own...
Replies: 18
Views: 2352

Re: Essential Electron games I should own...

davidb wrote:You're welcome! I feel slightly bad about forgetting Moon Raider
Getting SimCity to work on the Electron was a fabulous achievement too.
by Kecske Bak
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Essential Electron games I should own...
Replies: 18
Views: 2352

Re: Essential Electron games I should own...

Given your taste in games I think you should definitely get Acorn Electron Frak!, Omega Orb, Quest, Star Port and Spycat. You may well enjoy Citadel too.
by Kecske Bak
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 230
Views: 25570

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

I'm glad someone posted a link to that video; I always enjoy ChinnyVision's reviews, even though he can't stand Repton! His channel is fascinating.
by Kecske Bak
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: BBC Chess
Replies: 38
Views: 4243

Re: BBC Chess

hexwab wrote:So I made a 16x16 chess set and a program to plot it.
Beautifully drawn - I really like those. =D>
by Kecske Bak
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Content updates required
Replies: 66
Views: 6068

Re: Content updates required

Well, now I can't get the map to reset on any version :oops: - I think the current bbcmicro.co.uk version on the emulated Master is the best version at the moment as it plays at the correct speed with the Shield indicator working meaning that the game is at least playable. Sorry for putting you to a...
by Kecske Bak
Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Content updates required
Replies: 66
Views: 6068

Re: Content updates required

Many thanks for looking into this. The new version now has a working shield indicator, but it still doesn't reset the maps when you press ESCAPE to start a new game and now it runs far too fast (so fast it's unplayable - I'd guess at Acorn Electron speed). If you played the current bbcmicro.co.uk ve...
by Kecske Bak
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Content updates required
Replies: 66
Views: 6068

Re: Content updates required

The version of Chris Dewhurst's excellent puzzler Shields only works properly on a BBC Master (for instance the shield counter is always zero, you cannot begin a new game, simply carry on an old one), but the Play button will load it into JSBeeb in BBC Micro mode. You might want to recompile it usin...
by Kecske Bak
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Emulating a 6502 in JavaScript presentation
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: Emulating a 6502 in JavaScript presentation

That was the quickest 45 minutes in ages! Very interesting talk, and a shame it didn't have an extra 15 minutes or so.
by Kecske Bak
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Hunchback
Replies: 9
Views: 1627

Re: Hunchback

I'd guess the author "J.M. Dyson" is John Dyson, Richard Hanson's original business partner in Superior Software.
by Kecske Bak
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: B-Em
Replies: 396
Views: 30073

Re: B-Em

I haven't had any problems recently getting B-Em to compile on Linux. Provided you've installed the dependencies (Alut and OpenAL are the only ones normally missing) and right clicked on all the linked files to change the version of automake to the correct version (1.15 instead of 1.11 currently), s...
by Kecske Bak
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Has anyone captured the composite output?
Replies: 47
Views: 5119

Re: Has anyone captured the composite output?

I'm finding this thread fascinating and very useful. I try and simulate PAL in my videos of recreated TV graphics using compositing - here's an example:

https://youtu.be/lSTAWoER80Y

It's wonderful to see this being done "properly".
by Kecske Bak
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Citadel "Splashes"
Replies: 12
Views: 2187

Re: Citadel "Splashes"

IIRC Citadel is done using the flashing colours redefined to steady colours to hide information in the sprites (whether you can walk through them, climb them, are harmful etc.). I wonder if it's finding a strange pattern of flashing colours on the platforms somehow triggering a splash?
by Kecske Bak
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Frogger (was: A demo of what is looking like a new Frogger for the beeb)
Replies: 191
Views: 27735

Re: A demo of what is looking like a new Frogger for the beeb

When this is running in B-Em, it doesn't feel like a BBC Micro, it feels like MAME. Absolutely incredible - it's hard to believe this is technically possible on a BBC. In fact, it's so good I think everyone who bought a BBC Micro version of Frogger BITD deserves their money back plus interest. =D>
by Kecske Bak
Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Last Overture Update
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

Re: Last Overture Update

Although this outcome was predictable, I think it's a crying shame that this game couldn't have been released officially in some way. I love playing this game; experimenting with it has taken up all my spare time recently. I think it has real panache and is probably the most fun to play Repton game ...