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by Kecske Bak
Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: ProWord by T Hall
Replies: 20
Views: 6267

When I am in the UK next (in January) I'll OCR the manual (I usually live in Hungary). I've got loads of rubbish in my parent's loft! Why come back here, is fecking freezing cold :oops: , weathers crap, and your pension is worth feck all! :evil: Sadly cold weather and bad pensions are not exclusive...
by Kecske Bak
Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: ProWord by T Hall
Replies: 20
Views: 6267

I have a manual in the UK, as well as both a BBC Master ROM image and a "HiWord" version that uses the second processor. The manual is quite comprehensive and contains a lot of program listings. When I am in the UK next (in January) I'll OCR the manual (I usually live in Hungary). Last time I was in...
by Kecske Bak
Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:47 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: ProWord by T Hall
Replies: 20
Views: 6267

Many thanks for the links! ProWord is actually damn site better than WordWise. I did my A-Level Biology fieldtrip coursework using it, and the only questions I got were to do with "How did you do that on a BBC?". However these days, I'll think I'll stick to OpenOffice! I can't wait for Fru T Bun to ...
by Kecske Bak
Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: ProWord by T Hall
Replies: 20
Views: 6267

ProWord by T Hall

Did anyone else ever use ProWord, an excellent word processor by T Hall, the author of "Twin Kingdom Valley"? Hall marketed the word processor himself with adverts in the back of mags like "The Micro User", and it never got the attention it deserved. ProWord was a WYSIWYG word processor, and it was ...
by Kecske Bak
Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm version 3.0 for Windows
Replies: 14
Views: 4559

Just tried out BeebEm 3.0; very impressed.

The BBC UEF and ssd imageof Superior Software's Elixir from the STH library still crashes in the room with the jar of Agar.
by Kecske Bak
Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Elixir
Replies: 33
Views: 16277

I'm still curious as to why the UEF file exhibts the same fault as the disc image in the Agar room using BeebEm. Disk images often fail to work correctly as when the disc protection has been stripped away inadvertant problems can be introduced to the program code. However, if a bug also occurs when ...
by Kecske Bak
Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: CITADEL 3, 2005 !!!!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4197

Mine is about 75% complete (representing the lack of an endgame.) It was never completed due to Superior being more interested in VB/C++ developed games (mine's made in Flash.) Well, if you can program in Actionscript 2 then programming in Microsoft C# will present you with no real problems at all....
by Kecske Bak
Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:23 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: BBC Master software
Replies: 22
Views: 7516

Interesting - I thought Infinity was Master only - I must try it.

I don't know what is different about the M128 version of Tactic as I have never been able to get it to run.

BTW: I think there was a version of one of the Jet Set Willy games that was Master only IIRC.
by Kecske Bak
Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Predator bug ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2844

PeterScott wrote:it kinda worked though!
Kinda worked!?!?!

My BBC B still has the dent in it where my jaw dropped when I first saw Sim City.

And the other one when I saw the animation (and the size of the sprites) in Barbarian 2.

You're a genuis Peter!
by Kecske Bak
Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: BBC Master software
Replies: 22
Views: 7516

Off the top of my head... Strykers Run Tactic (the M128 version doesn't seem to work on BeebEm) By Fair Means Or Foul Repton 3 (Break will flip between editor and game) Repton Infinity (much better integrated on Master) Infinity (is Master only) Firetrack (uses a 16K SWRAM bank if you hold down E as...
by Kecske Bak
Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Feedback, memories & suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 3506

I know many old games didn't work because they naughtily used a multiplication look-up table in the OS ROM that changed positions in the OS ROM used by the B+.

ISTR Kevin Edwards and Roland Waddilove explained about this in their "Writing Machine Code Games" articles in "The Micro User".
by Kecske Bak
Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:21 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton 3+
Replies: 8
Views: 3617

The BBC Micro and Electron screen designs are identical. The only difference is the size of the sprites, which are smaller on the Acorn Electron version.
by Kecske Bak
Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: BeebEm Motion Blur
Replies: 1
Views: 1479

I've just tried Galaforce - Motion Blur was made for this game!
by Kecske Bak
Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Elixir - BeebEm 2.1
Replies: 7
Views: 3476

Many thanks for that CM - I didn't know that BeebEm had been updated as I only go to the BeebEm site when an update is posted on the "What's New" page of TSTH. I've just tried Version 2.2 - the problem is still there. I'll try the 2.3 beta in a moment. I have also noticed you experience a problem in...
by Kecske Bak
Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Elixir - BeebEm 2.1
Replies: 7
Views: 3476

Elixir - BeebEm 2.1

Has anyone else noticed that Superior Software's excellent game "Elixir" crashes on the room containing the pot of agar on BeebEm 2.1? I've tried the tape and disc versions of Elixir, the BBC B, B+ and Master. Strangely, this game used to work on earlier versions of BeebEm. Incidentally, I've always...