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by Kecske Bak
Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: few old games questions..
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Or Moon Cresta, written by the same bloke IIRC
by Kecske Bak
Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Safely firing up a Beeb after 8 years...
Replies: 4
Views: 1988

Safely firing up a Beeb after 8 years...

Hi Folks. I'm in the UK for a while at the moment. I've got three Master 128s, a BBC B and a Master Compact (along with an A3000) up in the attic. I've also got various monitors. Some of them have not been used for 8 years - because I live in Hungary these days. I'm loathe to plug these machines or ...
by Kecske Bak
Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Best original BBC micro games?
Replies: 45
Views: 18051

I remember an article in "The Micro User" claiming a "first" for "Micro Olympics", a game released in 1984 by their publisher Database publications.

It was supposed to be the first game that sold advertising space on hoardings seen within the game.

Although whether this is true or not I don't know.
by Kecske Bak
Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Best original BBC micro games?
Replies: 45
Views: 18051

My favourite original arcade game was "Estra". I'm not sure if the BBC Micro or C64 version came first, but it is an incredibly well designed game, and is pretty much the only arcade game I play these days (I regard Repton as a puzzle game). "Powerplay" seemed a pretty original game when it was firs...
by Kecske Bak
Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Site closing down?
Replies: 10
Views: 5411

I was taken in hook line and sinker. :D

I am so relieved today! And yes, it did make me realise how much I've taken Dave's work here for granted.
by Kecske Bak
Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Best original BBC micro games?
Replies: 45
Views: 18051

The article about WOFEF being written on a BBC Micro was published in "Your Computer".

There is also an article on "By Fair Means Or Foul" in one of the Beeb Magazines where the programmer talks about this too.
by Kecske Bak
Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: New to BBC Micro - Recommended Games?
Replies: 8
Views: 3856

And if you're feeling creative, download "The Quill" or the "Graphics Adventure Creator" and write some adventures yourself :wink:
by Kecske Bak
Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:07 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: New to BBC Micro - Recommended Games?
Replies: 8
Views: 3856

In that case, I'd start with Twin Kingdom Valley if I were you.
by Kecske Bak
Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:28 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Little Britain
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

Re: Little Britain

CMcDougall wrote:Whos your fav char? :wink:
Dame Barbara Cart... er, I mean Dame Sally Markham.

Roy and Margaret in the shop are great too.
by Kecske Bak
Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Madest Car U Owned?
Replies: 29
Views: 5990

CMcDougall wrote:I take it the rest of u have 'run of the mill' cars ! :roll:
We've only ever had Suzuki Swifts I'm afraid. They are made in Hungary so are dirt cheap here.
by Kecske Bak
Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: 20 years?!
Replies: 7
Views: 2198

I wouldn't have a clue what to do with a soldering iron - I think I'd probably be safer with a ready made lead. If anyone could sell one to me I'd be very grateful. I bought all the bits to make one of these a few years ago, and it worked perfectly. If I can find it anywhere (moved house twice sinc...
by Kecske Bak
Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: 20 years?!
Replies: 7
Views: 2198

I wouldn't have a clue what to do with a soldering iron - I think I'd probably be safer with a ready made lead. If anyone could sell one to me I'd be very grateful.
by Kecske Bak
Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:59 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: 20 years?!
Replies: 7
Views: 2198

In November it will be 20 years since Repton 3 was released. It appeared in WH Smiths in November 1986. I've got several sets of Repton 3 graphics and screens that I created myself on 5.25" floppy. Hopefully one day I'll be able to buy a serial cable from somebody (8BS seems to be down) so I can tra...
by Kecske Bak
Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Teletext Emulation
Replies: 1
Views: 2034

Teletext Emulation

If you haven't been there yet, it's more than worth visiting

http://www.pembers.freeserve.co.uk/Tele ... tware.html

for some interesting information about Ceefax's telesoftware broadcasts.
by Kecske Bak
Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:00 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Disc User Cover Discs 1 to 14 Plus MP3 theme
Replies: 9
Views: 2864

Disc User was sold at newsagents. IIRC it was published by Argus Specialist Publications, who also published A&B Computing.

Incidentally, has anyone got the cover disc of A&B Computing that included some levels of XOR, or the Micro User cover disc that included demo levels of Clogger?
by Kecske Bak
Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What music r u into?
Replies: 18
Views: 5408

I always found it ironic that the reason he left Virgin was because he didn't want to produce TB2, No, he didn't want to record TB2 *for Virgin*. He wanted to record it, but after their utter non-promotion of Amarok, he felt that Virgin didn't deserve TB2. Virgin told Oldfield that they didn't know...
by Kecske Bak
Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What music r u into?
Replies: 18
Views: 5408

sorvad wrote:Wow, knew there'd been a Tubular Bells II, didn't know about the rest.
Lack of originality on the part of record executives to blame for most of them. I'm not too keen on II, but like I and III.
by Kecske Bak
Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What music r u into?
Replies: 18
Views: 5408

I was just having a joke about his sexual preferences :P He did do the bells. Well Im sure he did, Kecske Bak will confirm. Yes, he certainly did Tubular Bells. And Tubular Bells II. And Tubular Bells III. And The Millenium Bell. And The Orchestral Tubular Bells, and Tubular Bells 2003... Actually,...
by Kecske Bak
Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What music r u into?
Replies: 18
Views: 5408

Re: What music r u into?

Just wondering what tunes we all like, as we are around the 30yr old mark :oops: I'm 34, but was never keen on new music. I liked Kevin Ayers, Mike Oldfield, Barclay James Harvest, Brinsley Schwarz, and a bit of Roy Wood and ABBA if I needed cheering up. And I also like Richard Thompson and The Alb...
by Kecske Bak
Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:32 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Gary Partis's Star Wars
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

Very nice. I tended to buy Gary's games to admire the programming rather than to play them. They were always ridiculously hard, but usually featured some incredible visual and sound effects. I love the sound effect in Synchron after the HQ is destroyed. My favourite game of Gary's is EGO:Repton 4 on...
by Kecske Bak
Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:44 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Spiral
Replies: 15
Views: 6964

sorvad wrote: Some thin guy wth black rimmed glasses explained how it worked.
I think the bloke with the glasses was John Coll, who wrote the BBC Micro manual.
by Kecske Bak
Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:10 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Elixir
Replies: 33
Views: 16448

Csak egy kicsit, sajnos! I actually have the official Hungarian phrasebook from the late sixties and early seventies that was the inspiration for the "Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook" sketch on Monty Python. It's called "How To Say It In Hungarian" and some of the things it thinks you would need to trans...
by Kecske Bak
Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Elixir
Replies: 33
Views: 16448

stairwaytohell wrote:Igen, kérem! :wink:
Szívesen!
by Kecske Bak
Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Elixir
Replies: 33
Views: 16448

stairwaytohell wrote:Could you mail them over (dllm@usa.net)? Cheers.
I've just mailed them.

(BTW: If you want a set for BeebEm 3.1 I can do those as well.)
by Kecske Bak
Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Elixir
Replies: 33
Views: 16448

stairwaytohell wrote:Heheh ... np!

P.S. I don't suppose you took a save-state file just before you entered the Agar room?
Yes I did - I've got a before and after.
by Kecske Bak
Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Elixir
Replies: 33
Views: 16448

Version 1.35 - Elixir original UEF crashes on both the BBC B and Master versions. Many apologies for the wild goose chase - looks like the original release BBC Micro UEF has never worked. (Which has me stumped, because I used to complete this game on BeebEm, and I've only ever downloaded tape and di...
by Kecske Bak
Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Elixir
Replies: 33
Views: 16448

I've just tried the original release Elixir tape version UEF with BeebEm version 1.4, and that crashes in the Agar room. Just about to try BeebEm version 1.35.
by Kecske Bak
Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Elixir
Replies: 33
Views: 16448

Ahhh. that makes more sense! I always wondered what that Channel message was. Thanks Bill.
by Kecske Bak
Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:21 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Elixir
Replies: 33
Views: 16448

I remember I had a version of Elixir that wouldn't load with certain DFS roms, so perhaps it's a DFS-compatibility issue? Yes, ISTR that was because Elixir had a file called TITLE, which the program loaded using *TITLE. In Watford DFS it thought it needed to rename a floppy rather than load a file....
by Kecske Bak
Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Elixir
Replies: 33
Views: 16448

No, this version seems to work fine. Whereas the uef of the non PIAS release does not.

Strange...