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by flibble
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: general
Topic: Ideas please for BBC Micro splash screen
Replies: 55
Views: 3090

Re: Ideas please for BBC Micro splash screen

curse you, you memory map quirks
by flibble
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: general
Topic: Ideas please for BBC Micro splash screen
Replies: 55
Views: 3090

Re: Ideas please for BBC Micro splash screen

Reading the 'Acorn MOS' wiki article today jogged my memory, isn't there 768 bytes where the 'credits' are in the rom that could be used?
by flibble
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting
Replies: 30
Views: 4355

Re: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting

Thanks for the the support folks Btw, will the sprites have that sort of opaque “border” or “background” type thing around them in the final version of the game? (Not complaining, just asking!) Yep, it's a limitation of the graphics extension ROM sprite plotting, there is no 'plot with a mask' funct...
by flibble
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting
Replies: 30
Views: 4355

Re: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting

I'm still working on this, I'm trying to progress it to a 'mini game' that should hopefully have about 10 minutes of gameplay. Here is a little video showing some things that have been worked on recently https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yn4fuXYySE Two stage game loader to load sprite rom if it's not...
by flibble
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: general
Topic: Bit of fun - One change only
Replies: 97
Views: 5891

Re: Bit of fun - One change only

Risc PC, put the reset button on the front of the machine not the back
by flibble
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: past physical ABug events
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 134
Views: 12918

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

flibble wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:43 pm
Me please, Saturday to Sunday (maybe Friday)
My apologies I forgot to add 'with kit'. master, screen laptop, etc.
by flibble
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Vintage Collections
Replies: 57
Views: 4394

Re: Vintage Collections

I just about keep this list up to date, but it contains all my gear, not just retro.

https://www.marutan.net/computers.php
by flibble
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: past physical ABug events
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 134
Views: 12918

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Me please, Saturday to Sunday (maybe Friday)
by flibble
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.1
Replies: 11
Views: 2101

Re: RPCEmu 0.9.1

RichardP wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:41 am
Any insights?
http://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/rpcemu371win/

Also can you post the log file that is generated, rpclog.txt
by flibble
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.1
Replies: 11
Views: 2101

Re: RPCEmu 0.9.1

RichardP wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:20 pm
Is there an easy way to get it to compile on linux... or is there an ubuntu repository I can get the binary from?
http://www.marutan.net/rpcemu/linuxcompile.html
by flibble
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.1
Replies: 11
Views: 2101

Re: RPCEmu 0.9.1

Is it possible at all to add keyboard shortcuts to the emulator? Would be wonderful to have a key shortcut to change the floppy disk and save having to dive into the menus to do so! Unfortunately not without creating another problem :( If we have a keyboard shortcut that is taken by the emulator th...
by flibble
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: programming
Topic: GCC for RISC OS 3
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: GCC for RISC OS 3

Has anyone ever tried patching the crt and libc so that it still works with RISC OS 3? Not me Or is there even a different GCC than the ROOL one I think you might be confused, there are two compilers for RISC OS (ish), GCC and Norcroft (currently provided by ROOL). ROOL doesn't distro gcc. possibly...
by flibble
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 91
Views: 6754

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

I can only speak for myself here, but my priorities would be related to software compatibility, modern features on older systems and generally fixing things that got in my way. In the past these are the things I've considered that I would have investigated further with the toolchain available. Compi...
by flibble
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: general
Topic: 4corn update 25/10/2018 - 19 more manuals
Replies: 0
Views: 415

4corn update 25/10/2018 - 19 more manuals

http://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/docs/ OS and Machine guides A5000-RISC OS 3 Release Note A3010 Welcome Guide Acorn StrogARM card and RISC OS 3.7 Upgrade Instructions Software manuals 1st Word Plus (Issue 1) 1st Word Plus - Release Note Desktop Publisher Acorn Desktop Publisher - Release Note (1.02) ...
by flibble
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.1
Replies: 11
Views: 2101

RPCEmu 0.9.1

A new version of RPCEmu is available, 0.9.1 http://www.marutan.net/rpcemu/ Changes in this release User Interface A screenshot can be saved of the current display, by choosing 'Take Screenshot...' from the File menu. Entering full-screen mode displays a reminder of how to leave this mode. The messag...
by flibble
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted
Replies: 75
Views: 9574

Re: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted

Cue thinking out loud/flight of fantasy mode: it sounds like you'd like to be able to have different profiles for different versions of RISC OS and be able to define and switch between them from the UI, and maybe have an option to display a dialogue at start-up that lets you choose what profile to ...
by flibble
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted
Replies: 75
Views: 9574

Re: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted

One oddity is that if I attempt to restart RISC OS (i.e. Shutdown followed by Restart button in the power-off dialogue), I now get an error appearing in a Mac error box, saying "Bad PC fc001000 fc001000" – and then it quits rather than restarting. No big deal, though. https://www.marutan.net/rpcemu...
by flibble
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting
Replies: 30
Views: 4355

Re: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting

You've misunderstood, I'm using the prng in the link above, it works well and uses very little resources :)

Plus it's in C, so no hassle mixing it into the project :lol:
by flibble
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting
Replies: 30
Views: 4355

Re: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting

Things continue, I updated the editor to support including the 'random encounter' data in the level format. editor2.png When implementing the actual act of triggering a random encounter I needed a rng. This chap here seemed to have a simple rng that works well on 8 bit; https://www.electro-tech-onli...
by flibble
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Beeb Shadow RAM, load image from disc?
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

Re: Beeb Shadow RAM, load image from disc?

Thanks everyone,

The *fx108 method works well

Just for the record of anyone searching this in future this method doesn't

*LOAD filename FFFD3000
by flibble
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Beeb Shadow RAM, load image from disc?
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

Beeb Shadow RAM, load image from disc?

I'm trying to create a loading screen for a program using mode 129 In mode 1, the following works fine MODE 1 *LOAD <filename> 3000 Image is happily splatted to screen But is there an equivalent for shadow ram modes? The following doesn't work, even if I use *SHADOW first MODE 129 *LOAD <filename> 3...
by flibble
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: other events + general event chat
Topic: Do we need more ABug meets? If so, where should they be?
Replies: 35
Views: 4129

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

Elminster wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:17 am
I would be the national organisation coordinator of events.
Seconded! :lol:
by flibble
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: general
Topic: apdl.co.uk lost
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: apdl.co.uk lost

This was likely due to the death of Dave Holden who ran APDL. An archive site with most of the content is here

http://www.apdl.org.uk/
by flibble
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: general
Topic: 4corn update 12/09/2017 - 8 Unpublished/draft manuals
Replies: 1
Views: 372

4corn update 12/09/2017 - 8 Unpublished/draft manuals

https://4corn.co.uk/articles/docs/#unpub A selection of manuals that were not published in these early forms. RISC OS Style Guide - A RISC OS 2 era style guide, never released. (RISC OS Style guide first published for RISC OS 3) RISC OS Programmer's Reference Manual - RISC OS 3.00 era, 6 volume set....
by flibble
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: general
Topic: 4corn update 11/09/2017 - 22 more leaflets/brochures
Replies: 0
Views: 372

4corn update 11/09/2017 - 22 more leaflets/brochures

http://www.4corn.co.uk/ http://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/brochures/ Including 10 that have not previously been scanned to Chris's Acorns (marked in bold) AMP002 - BBC Microcomputer System Order Form (1984) AMP003 - The BBC Microcomputer Disc Storage System AMP004 - The BBC Microcomputer Teletext Syst...
by flibble
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: general
Topic: 4corn update 11/09/2017 - 9 more manuals
Replies: 1
Views: 463

4corn update 11/09/2017 - 9 more manuals

http://www.4corn.co.uk/ http://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/docs/ Acorn Information - Volume 1 - Enormous folder containing technical information and circuit diagrams on Acorn System, Atom, BBC and Electron machine Acorn R140 RISC iX System Administrator's Guide TCP-IP Protocol Suite - User Guide RISC O...
by flibble
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Acornsoft Termulator Manual
Replies: 5
Views: 1931

Re: Acornsoft Termulator Manual

Thanks to CfCH for the archives and Mister the Flaxcottage for the scanning.

https://4corn.co.uk/archive//misc/Termu ... al-opt.pdf
by flibble
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting
Replies: 30
Views: 4355

Re: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting

This looks impressive. What C setup are you using? I'm using the gcc6 setup that cmorley helped me setup. I'm thinking that I really ought to document where to get it and how to set it up, because at the moment I'm not sure I've got it backed up anywhere! Are you keeping an eye on compatibility wit...

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