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by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Education Titles - Cambridge Micro Software - Gravity Pack
Replies: 21
Views: 1783

Education Titles - Cambridge Micro Software - Gravity Pack

Hi, os the following in the archive? : Cambridge Micro Software - Gravity Pack Does anyone have any reviews of the following which had titles/art that piqued my interest: High Level Algorithms - HALCIEN Cambridge Micro Software - Floater Acornsoft Education - Juggle Puzzle Acornsoft ASK - Hide & See...
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Islandia instructions required
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Islandia instructions required

The program is in BASIC and Machine Code. Also you have to be careful what you input as you can break the program if you enter incorrect values as there is no input validation. I had another go just now but it gets a bit boring as you have to buy a lot of stuff at the beginning before you understand...
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft Logo documentation
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: Acornsoft Logo documentation

From the examples tape, Gravity, in action:
Gravity.jpg
Gravity (Acornsoft Logo)
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Islandia instructions required
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Islandia instructions required

Mick What did you think of the game?
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Drogna
Replies: 9
Views: 2132

Re: Drogna

Got it ----- as per the Instructions:

"The player will move in any direction the joystick points.........The move is actually made by pressing the fire button."
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Drogna
Replies: 9
Views: 2132

Re: Drogna

Does anyone know of joystick issues with this game? ....I tried playing Drogna with the Voltmace twin joystick but I couldn't get any response out of joystick movements apart from the fire button.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: XFER 4.0 sync string
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: XFER 4.0 sync string

So are you winning? Or still stuck? Hi, yes have resolved issue..... Files transferring across now.... The Dell laptop is running Windows 98 whereas the old laptop was running Windows 95. It appears that at the start there is always some junk in the buffer of the laptop that is going to get sent as...
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft Logo documentation
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: Acornsoft Logo documentation

I have just aquired the LOGO ROMS will try it in a Master later on today.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft Logo documentation
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: Acornsoft Logo documentation

Do we know if this works on the Master?
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Pharoahs Curse (Cursed!)
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

Re: Pharoahs Curse (Cursed!)

Pharoahs_load_screen.jpg
Pharoah's Curse loader screen
Michael Brown wrote:thanks billcarr2005 for the fixed Pharoahs Curse.

I don't suppose you (or anyone else) has a copy of the little loader screen that was on the original tape (same sort of loader as Pengo), just for completists like myself.

Mick.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: XFER 4.0 sync string
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: XFER 4.0 sync string

I found I had the same trouble with the 5.25 drives if I do:

*SAVE TEST 0+FFFF

I get the Sector error message. So maybe there is some other reason for the error. (Saving 64K to disc in one lump)
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: XFER 4.0 sync string
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: XFER 4.0 sync string

The latest is that the BBC-B has been updated with Watford DDFS 1.53.
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However I am still having trouble with the 3.5 drives.
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I noticed the drives do not have terminating resistors. Could that be a factor?
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft Home Education ABC
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Acornsoft Home Education ABC

I still couldn't figure it out even with the keystrip. Does anyone have the instructions? Maybe its not one of Acornsofts best offerings? I am guessing it came bundled with certain machines as the other side of the keystrip has the function keys for View.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft Home Education ABC
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Acornsoft Home Education ABC

Here is the function key strip if it helps:
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by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft Home Education ABC
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Acornsoft Home Education ABC

Hi, While doing other things I have found the function key strip for the above ABC (Disk) but cannot seem to find a disk image online. I think maybe its a tricky title to do a search for. Anyone know a location of a disk image?

Thanks.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft Logo documentation
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: Acornsoft Logo documentation

Do you need both ROMS for it to work? How is the functionality split across the ROMS?
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: XFER 4.0 sync string
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: XFER 4.0 sync string

So are you winning? Or still stuck? Well I ended up on a diversion: The floppy drives for the BBC needed some attention. They are 3.5 inch drives and I thought they should get all put back together in their case rather than have an exposed power supply. Its then I realised that 8271 and 3.5 drives ...
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: XFER 4.0 sync string
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: XFER 4.0 sync string

now I think it might be for some reason to do with the pc side needing to flush its output buffer.

I just looked through the code and I can see the negotiation always takes place at 1200 baud.

And it is a different prefix character each time.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: XFER 4.0 sync string
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: XFER 4.0 sync string

I suspect it is a baud rate issue as I just realised that the .ini file does not appear to be read.

I can set the baudrate to 1200 from the commandline.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: XFER 4.0 sync string
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

XFER 4.0 sync string

Afternoon, My old Toshiba laptop running Windows 98 that I used to use to transfer files to my BBC finally failed and trashed its disk. Since then I have been trying to get xfer working with a replacement Dell laptop running WIndows 98. (I had inadverntaly left the Toshiba laptop in standby for the ...
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Islandia
Replies: 0
Views: 498

Islandia

For Islandia , the instructions say if you bump into an island that whenever your explorer bumps into an island you start the exploration phase.... I bumped into a couple of islands but I am not getting the exploration prompt.... Any clues? The concept of the game looks interesting but I did found i...
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Robico Banjax Cheat?
Replies: 21
Views: 2419

Re: Robico Banjax Cheat?

billcarr2005 wrote:

Code: Select all

C 1FB1 0
Thanks! - you got that one quick! or was it one you already had in your back pocket?
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Robico Banjax Cheat?
Replies: 21
Views: 2419

Re: Robico Banjax Cheat?

pasted the default banjax code path when collide with a monster....
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Robico Banjax Cheat?
Replies: 21
Views: 2419

Re: Robico Banjax Cheat?

I came up with 1fd9 = 32 :) (which turns 1fd8 to BEQ 200C instead of BEQ 1FAD)
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Robico Banjax Cheat?
Replies: 21
Views: 2419

Robico Banjax Cheat?

Do you know of any Banjax cheats? I used the Beebem debugger to discover one to stop the creepy-crawlies killing Banjax when they collide. I just need to fine-tune it as it was also stopping me picking up the bag and subsequent items. I need to fine tune it so that it treats the crawlies as inocuous...
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: hq.uef Specification
Replies: 58
Views: 4032

Re: hq.uef Specification

I had the same response with that email address when I sent him a query yesterday: SMTP error from remote mailer after RCPT TO: <fraserross@f2s.com>: host a.mx.nildram.net [85.119.248.30]: 553 sorry, unknown email address (#5.7.1) I am not sure if he is currently active on this stardot forum.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Wed May 14, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: UK101 - Games
Replies: 7
Views: 2134

Re: UK101 - Games

3d maze loaded with Cegmon monitor: However, I think this is not the final program, not sure of the author:

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by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Xanadu Adventure by Hopesoft
Replies: 60
Views: 7990

Xanadu Adventure by Hopesoft

Has anyone here played this particular game (by Hopesoft) ?
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: community projects
Topic: Acorn Electron World
Replies: 5
Views: 1458

Re: Acorn Electron World

Great, thanks for your response - PM sent.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: UK101 - Games
Replies: 7
Views: 2134

Re: UK101 - Games

Hi, here we have Super Invaders...Although this is a version modified to run under Cegmon, not the original version as written by Craig Clapp:

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