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by Kecske Bak
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Citadel "Splashes"
Replies: 12
Views: 2315

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: 197
Views: 31091

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: 1304

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 ...
by Kecske Bak
Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Favourite/best games list
Replies: 88
Views: 18872

Re: Favourite/best games list

Frak! - Not as colourful as the BBC version but has more levels and a level designer built in. It set the bar high for other platformers: high resolution, music, scrolling, precise collision detection, lots of display options. And of course decent collision detection compared to the BBC version. Wh...
by Kecske Bak
Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Favourite/best games list
Replies: 88
Views: 18872

Re: Favourite/best games list

This is my list at the moment - it'll be different tomorrow! 1. Repton 2 I simply adore this game, even now. I got it in 1985, before Repton 1 and Repton 3 and it's still my favourite out of all the BBC Micro Repton games. I disliked the (in my opinion) badly designed extra screens in the PC version...
by Kecske Bak
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton Overture
Replies: 44
Views: 6207

Re: Repton Overture

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Repton Overture
I'm editing my first screen at the moment. Could you please let me know how you go from the large-character map view to the mini-character map view when you're editing maps? I know there's a key-combination for it but I can't find it!
by Kecske Bak
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton Overture
Replies: 44
Views: 6207

Re: Repton Overture

I'm giving this a thorough playtest. Incidentally I'm using Netrunner Linux 64-bit Rolling along with wine-staging to run this and it runs flawlessly. My first comment is that I have a Hungarian keyboard (QWERTZ rather than QWERTY) which means I can't play the game using the classic ZX*? keys I'm us...
by Kecske Bak
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic
Replies: 125
Views: 32524

Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Hungary looked a bit underrepresented on the map, so I've fixed that now.
by Kecske Bak
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Electron Games that use Palette or Mode switching
Replies: 32
Views: 5633

Re: Electron Games that use Palette or Mode switching

Sorry to bump an old thread but I haven't been here for a while. Jet Set Willy used palette switching on the Acorn Electron to get a 3-colour Mode 4. IIRC other games worth a look to test Acorn Electron emulation are the Hewson train simulators (Evening Star, Southern Belle) as they used the tape in...
by Kecske Bak
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Jet Set Willy II
Replies: 9
Views: 2424

Re: Jet Set Willy II

I never bothered completing Repton 2 in one life, largely because of the meteors. Too random for my taste. The BBC and Electron meteors are evil. On the original Archimedes version of Repton 2 on Superior's Archimedes "Play It Again Sam 2" the meteors on Repton 2 are absolutely perfect and it's qui...
by Kecske Bak
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Two joystick games?
Replies: 18
Views: 2965

Re: Two joystick games?

I used to like Micropower's Stock Car and Bandits at 3 O Clock.
by Kecske Bak
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: 3D print Acorn Atom case
Replies: 47
Views: 5947

Re: 3D print Acorn Atom case

I find this thread fascinating. As far as small ABS items are concerned, wonder if Master/Acorn Electron Plus 1 ROM cartridge cases might be something people would find handy, or even rom cartridges cases for ROMS to fit in the BBC Micro "ashtray" socket.
by Kecske Bak
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge - season two nominations.
Replies: 41
Views: 6731

Re: High score challenge - season two nominations.

If I was choosing games for a High Score challenge Estra and Bumble Bee would be at the top of my list.
by Kecske Bak
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Elkulator compilation on Kubuntu 13.10
Replies: 11
Views: 2220

Elkulator compilation on Kubuntu 13.10

On Kubuntu 13.10 I've tried compiling Elkulator (both version 1 from the Elkulator site and the tip from the HG repository) and have run up against the same issue both times which prevents the build from completing. B-Em compiles with no problems at all. /usr/bin/ld: elkulator-tapenoise.o: undefined...
by Kecske Bak
Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Keyboard or Joystick, your preferred gameplay
Replies: 16
Views: 1942

Re: Keyboard or Joystick, your preferred gameplay

If it doesn't use Z, X, * and ? I can't be bothered with it.
by Kecske Bak
Fri May 31, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Tom Seddon's Mandelbrot set
Replies: 14
Views: 3212

Re: Tom Seddon's Mandelbrot set

There was a whole series of articles about Mandelbrots and Julias in Acorn User, starting from the July 1986 issue.

http://8bs.com/aumags.htm

8bs is the place to go for the articles.
by Kecske Bak
Mon May 20, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Castle Raider demo 3
Replies: 11
Views: 2583

Re: Castle Raider demo 3

I was going to build this at the weekend to have a play but I was busy all weekend (ironically, working for the Beeb rather than on it) - so I'm delighted I'll be able to use a UEF.

Castle Raider has the makings of a stunningly good game. I can't wait to have a play! =D>
by Kecske Bak
Tue May 14, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: How do I load new screens to Repton
Replies: 29
Views: 9820

Re: How do I load new screens to Repton

davidb wrote:I wonder if anyone's modified Repton or Repton 2 to produce new levels for those.
I read that Repton Infinity started out from David Lawrence and David Acton's modifications of Repton 3. I'd love to know more about what they did to it.
by Kecske Bak
Thu May 02, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mountain Panic preview
Replies: 20
Views: 2794

Re: Mountain Panic preview

Wow! Just absolutely Wow! It looks gorgeous. =D>
by Kecske Bak
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: It's the bullseye, repeats
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: It's the bullseye, repeats

An Acorn Atom is mentioned in this BBC2 news summary from 1981...

http://youtu.be/V_tZJGniorA
by Kecske Bak
Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Alternative Electrons
Replies: 22
Views: 1966

Re: Alternative Electrons

If the Acorn Electron hadn't been a rare instance of Moore's Law going into reverse it would have helped. 600MHz in Mode 2 = unlimited keyswitches for RetroClinic.
by Kecske Bak
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What is the average age on here??
Replies: 276
Views: 30545

Re: What is the average age on here??

TomWalker wrote:Am I currently the youngest here then? (25)
Blimey :shock: You were writing emulators in 2001 :shock: :shock:

I go off to feel really stupid...
by Kecske Bak
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What is the average age on here??
Replies: 276
Views: 30545

Re: What is the average age on here??

I'm 29...



...in hex. #-o
by Kecske Bak
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Getting an Electron
Replies: 26
Views: 2142

Re: Getting an Electron

aerworuld wrote:Should we invent an Elk funny-handshake-trouser leg-rolled up?
Just no nipple-baring or sticking compasses into people; I'm having my lunch.
by Kecske Bak
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: LCD TV advice
Replies: 15
Views: 1699

Re: LCD TV advice

msknight wrote:Anyone know what happened to Blurp? I seem to have lost track of it.
Just as he was about to finish it someone very rudely went and offered RichTW a new job. Extremely inconsiderate if you ask me... :wink:
by Kecske Bak
Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Compiling B-em
Replies: 13
Views: 2955

Re: Compiling B-em

If I was using the GNOME desktop or Ubuntu Unity I'd use Anjuta to do C++ or C stuff.

If I was using KDE (what do I mean IF - I *am* using KDE! :lol: ) I'd use Qt Creator (or KDevelop if I wanted to do KDE apps as well).

The should all be in the Debian repos.
by Kecske Bak
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: cost of beebs
Replies: 43
Views: 3896

Re: cost of beebs

netnorth wrote:Kecske Bak - Joomla - do I know you though work ?
Yes, I did a lot of web stuff for Replay Events and you sorted out all the problems I had amazingly quickly.
by Kecske Bak
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: cost of beebs
Replies: 43
Views: 3896

Re: cost of beebs

netnorth wrote:Hi
Hi Gary! Welcome - it's lovely to have you here, it'll be nice to talk to you about something apart from Joomla! :wink:
by Kecske Bak
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Elkulator v1 Linux version - few minor issues
Replies: 22
Views: 3099

Re: Elkulator v1 Linux version - few minor issues

richardtoohey wrote:@Kecske - (iii) the F12 menu - isn't F12 Break? Did you mean F11? Or am I missing the point?
No, I made a mistake - it's F11 I meant! Sorry :oops:
by Kecske Bak
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Elkulator v1 Linux version - few minor issues
Replies: 22
Views: 3099

Re: Elkulator v1 Linux version - few minor issues

I'm not sure, but I think the plan once Samwise gets the time is for the emulators to go in the RetroSoftware Mercurial repository or something like that.