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by AndyF
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Manic Miner Level Select/Skip
Replies: 20
Views: 1406

Re: Manic Miner Level Select/Skip

Had a little trouble using the Debugger but got it to work! :D

Note to self: Don't try the level change during the demo as it can get a bit upset! :lol:
by AndyF
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Strange issue with an AKF11 CRT
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: Strange issue with an AKF11 CRT

Perhaps I was lucky ( ? ) but over the last 15 odd years I'd had 5 or 6 of these through my hands, usually kept and used them for a few months as they tended to do sterling service. =D> The only issues I ever had was one was slightly out of focus (when placed side-by-side with another one) although ...
by AndyF
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Manic Miner / JSW1 / JSW2 Combi
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Manic Miner / JSW1 / JSW2 Combi

A compilation disc for the BBC Micro combining: Manic Miner Jetset Willy Jetset Willy 2 (both the 'cut down' and the 'full disc' versions) Note that none of these have any cheats applied, I've merely combined the four disc images from the existing archive, renamed a couple of files (to avoid conflic...
by AndyF
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Manic Miner Level Select/Skip
Replies: 20
Views: 1406

Re: Manic Miner Level Select/Skip

Thanks both! :D Appreciated. I did have a full immunity version (in addition for the 'full disc' version of JSW2 as well) , it was quite interesting as if you jumped on a fire cell (a bush/plant for instance) then jumped again it would crash as you'd jumped out of the screen however with care it was...
by AndyF
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?
Replies: 63
Views: 6146

Re: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?

Kokotoni Wilf would of made (in theory at least) a relatively easy port over and the game is highly suitable I think to our platform too. Reasonable take on a 'platform' type game with a good background story (kind of) to explain the variety of levels, set in different time periods. Attaching a com...
by AndyF
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Manic Miner Level Select/Skip
Replies: 20
Views: 1406

Manic Miner Level Select/Skip

At one point in time I did have an .ssd of this game with a level select or skip, I cannot recall exactly which as it was a long time ago now I think, it was either: 1. Watch the demo then press a key to start the game on that level being shown (this seems quite likely) or 2. Press alpha key to pick...
by AndyF
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Model B PSU fuse go bang.
Replies: 17
Views: 906

Re: Model B PSU fuse go bang.

I found this > https://www.eevblog.com/forum/projects/bbc-micro-switch-mode-psu-blows-fuses/ Although there are likely some topics on this forum here too. Is the transformer shorted completely (primary coil) that would explain an instant popping mains fuse, also C1 if shorted would appear to do that...
by AndyF
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn teletext adapter
Replies: 24
Views: 1425

Re: Acorn teletext adapter

Although slightly off topic, I had one of these not that long ago, maybe about two years back. I did sell it along with a few other items I did not require at the time, although I did have a very vague idea of selling its internals and keeping the 'cheese-wedge' case for other projects but decided n...
by AndyF
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 157
Views: 14344

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Thank you - what a great resource these bitmaps are. You're very welcome. =D> I supplied the 'gridded' view purposely to attempt to make it easier. I do sometimes use this view if I want to 'borrow' sprites and have to manually add them, although slightly long winded it does mean you end up with th...
by AndyF
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 157
Views: 14344

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Thank you! I like AndyF's idea of making an animated Technician Ted. Does anyone know of a sprite sheet for the Spectrum version of the game? Technician Ted seems to cycle through more than 4 frames when he walks. In the TechTed game he has 8 per direction ( ! ) however I used his sprite in a few J...
by AndyF
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 157
Views: 14344

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

This program will see a single large Jet Set Willy character walking across a Mode7 screen.
That's excellent!
by AndyF
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mystery mod.
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Mystery mod.

Yeah, looking forward to that - might be back for more advice. The other beeb I got with this one had wordwise but literally half the pins had missed the socket or were bent under! After I posted I then thought one might be W-Wise or something similar hence you did say one was unlabelled, figuring ...
by AndyF
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mystery mod.
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Mystery mod.

Some monitor type that demanded sync separation signals then. The unknown ROM/ROM's might be of interest though, I see the disc interface so that leaves from the partial socket view two 'unknowns' ? :)

Not in order but...

OS / 8271 Based DFS(or DNFS perhaps) / BASIC / ?? / ??
by AndyF
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: general
Topic: Were 'podules' ever considered for the BBC Micro?
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Were 'podules' ever considered for the BBC Micro?

But then, the cost of a fully expanded machine would be more than a fully expanded BBC B... I think that's par for the course though really, same as if you buy a new car and don't specify certain extras, to have them fitted at a later date usually costs more than they would if they were fitted at t...
by AndyF
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Best Basic Games
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: Best Basic Games

fwibbler wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:08 pm
I always liked (and still like) the piracy game 'Plunder' by CCS.
That looks quite fun :mrgreen: Enough for me to make a quick combi pic of the loading screen and initial starting point.
plunder.png
I must seek out some instructions for it though! :oops:
by AndyF
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 654
Views: 76985

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

I'd give thought to adding that Shipwreck ssd here in this topic/thread too, given it seems almost educational ? :)
by AndyF
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Colour link on BBC Master
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: Colour link on BBC Master

The cap seems the standard way I'd always assumed, could be wrong! :mrgreen: See: http://beebmaster.co.uk/CompColour.html and: http://www.sprow.co.uk/bbc/howto.htm#colourcvbs And another one: 6.4. Master 128 issue 1 motherboards A 470 picofarad capacitor should be connected between the east leg of R...
by AndyF
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 157
Views: 14344

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Please find below code to draw the Mandelbrot Set, the Tricorn Fractal and the Burning Ship Fractal in MODE 1. All three take many hours to draw on a BBC Micro (The Mandelbot Set takes 19h20min), so I have added a line of code so that these programs can also be run at much higher speed (only a few ...
by AndyF
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MkII GENIE CLOCK
Replies: 11
Views: 820

Re: MkII GENIE CLOCK

If you do decide to press ahead and take it apart one way or another, I hope that it will prove easier than the "fun" I had taking an Econet RTC dongle apart, now that was annoying (kind of) , they *really* did not want anyone to take those apart! :oops:
by AndyF
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: USA Beeb
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: USA Beeb

Some pics of inside an early US spec one here > http://8bs.com/insides.htm#BBC

More info here > http://www.beebmaster.co.uk/BM10/USBeeb.html

Is there any area of interest that you're specifically after or is it just general information ? That might help others point you in the right direction. :)
by AndyF
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 654
Views: 76985

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

That says it all. Its not just this platform that has this, many programs 'elsewhere' employ loaders that in some cases are about 6KB in length (yes just the loader and endless decrypters) :? FWIW: Later 'Speedlock' (as in v4/5 onwards) is a very prime example here but this is off topic, sorry. My ...
by AndyF
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: How do you say CONT in BBC BASIC?
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: How do you say CONT in BBC BASIC?

ESCAPE key if its not been otherwise disabled is about the equivalent for Basic. At least as far as my very vague understanding of the CBM workings. Hopefully the output "Escape at line xyz" assuming its shown will be helpful in restarting it via a GOTO, although I do see what you mean as other dial...
by AndyF
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Ray Traced Spheres
Replies: 26
Views: 1938

Re: Ray Traced Spheres

This is excellent. I did the 130 to 165 tweak. Ran it on BeebEm in 'B mode but using the GFX extension (confirmed active by PAGE being at 7168 instead of 6400) , unsure if it actually made any difference as I ran it at a higher speed anyway but to my mind for these type of demo's I prefer to have it...
by AndyF
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: First third party DFS ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1523

Re: First third party DFS ?

Thanks. :) After I posted the above (and left the computer) I thought about MidWich (sp?) , but I think they were just hardware only not software. I recall seeing / using a double height probably single sided unit of theirs years back. AmCom rings a bell, possible I had one of their ROM's actually. ...
by AndyF
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: First third party DFS ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1523

First third party DFS ?

Mainly a quick question or two from the curious. :) Which company aside from Acorn was the first with their own DFS (8271 I guess) ROM please ? Unless a third party beat them to it and released a ROM before they did ? :?: That seems unlikely though. I can recall some issue with very very early DFS R...
by AndyF
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 157
Views: 14344

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Hehe, thats quite good. =D> =D> It sort of reminds me of the Technician Ted (Spectrum) animated loading screen, quite a feat imo at the time to do that with animation and a counter during loading... ted_load.gif Sadly no 'B version, it may *just* of ported over reasonably well. Only original ZX and ...
by AndyF
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: BBC Emulator for the ZX Spectrum
Replies: 14
Views: 3465

Re: BBC Emulator for the ZX Spectrum

Sorry to bump an older topic however was there any more updates or progress on this ? :)
by AndyF
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 654
Views: 76985

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Its very pleasing (to me at least!) to see simulations such as this see the "light of day" again, on a variety of subjects. I recall 'Millionaire' (its in the archive anyway) and the like.
by AndyF
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 157
Views: 14344

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Andrew_Waite wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:36 pm
I am pleased with this one, draws a starfield then planets in the foreground.
I like! That's actually *very* good. =D> =D>

I first had a DIM Space error on a 'B then realised I had both ADFS and NFS alive and kicking so a quick change around to remove them and all was well! :D
by AndyF
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: MOS ROM information / guids
Replies: 26
Views: 3435

Re: MOS ROM information / guids

In my patched OS 1.20 I removed the cassette/tape filing system as I didn't need it. It releases about 4K. That is something I never considered, not that I would be able to make it work if code needed moving about. It does provide interesting possibilities to recycle that space for something else t...