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by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: software
Topic: POLL: Kickstarter project - Hero: The Realm
Replies: 47
Views: 6101

Re: POLL: Kickstarter project - Hero: The Realm

I'm not being picky just to wind you up, but maybe can you re-word it, please? You said: Also, if you don't have a compatible machine - it's better for my results that you don't vote that you are "Not Interested..." in the POLL. Which is (it seems to me) what topcat96 did - he's got 8-bit machines, ...
by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: all my downloads are file.php
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: all my downloads are file.php

What sort of device is it ... ?
by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans
Replies: 47
Views: 1845

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

MatthewThompson wrote:... his games Ghouls had pretty impressive sounds effects too
Ghouls definitely a good game, especially (as you say) the sound. Not sure I ever got off the first or second screen, though!
by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: Introduction

flaxcottage wrote:The Master is a great machine and it rocks with a DataCentre.
What he said ... :D

Welcome.
by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Most disappointing conversions from other systems
Replies: 60
Views: 3904

Re: Most disappointing conversions from other systems

Ricardo wrote:But for bitmapped graphics the Beeb reined supreme (Elite, Aviator, Revs, Sentinal etc).
Don't you mean vector graphics? Or did I miss your point?
by richardtoohey
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: general
Topic: Maplin Electronics in administration
Replies: 100
Views: 5215

Re: Maplin Electronics in administration

It's a bit sad to see an old name go to the wall. Something similar in NZ; the Australian chain Dick Smiths: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11674299 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11725010 When we first moved to NZ, Dick Smith...
by richardtoohey
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Good, modern, SCART TV
Replies: 28
Views: 1301

Re: Good, modern, SCART TV

The quality of those small metal scart to hdmi boxes is excellent! The screenshots look good ... but what exactly am I looking at? SCART cable, SCART-to-HDMI box (? what is this ? What make/model in particular?), HDMI TV (which one?) Thanks for the suggestions, everyone, but must confess I'm gettin...
by richardtoohey
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope
Replies: 58
Views: 2126

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope

KarateEd wrote:times when I'm struggling, the points move upwards......
If that's the case, I am so going to win this round! :D
by richardtoohey
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Good, modern, SCART TV
Replies: 28
Views: 1301

Re: Good, modern, SCART TV

I can get benq monitors, D-sub (which means VGA) ... make a beeb-vga cable with the resistors in it and job done :-k :?:

Is this as good as a connection to a SCART TV or better?

Thanks.
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Good, modern, SCART TV
Replies: 28
Views: 1301

Re: Good, modern, SCART TV

Thanks; got another report on the Bush/Argos combo.

Sounds like lots of options. :D
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Good, modern, SCART TV
Replies: 28
Views: 1301

Re: Good, modern, SCART TV

Thanks for all the suggestions, guys. I do prefer the direct cable connection rather than anything in between. Unless the gadget in-between is absolutely rock solid (or at least better than direct cable to SCART.) The aim is to get something decent even if it means spending a few quid; but don't wan...
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Crazy idea? Downgrade Electron to an Atom? Possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 869

Re: Crazy idea? Downgrade Electron to an Atom? Possible?

Discrete (hopefully) cough. Think we are drifting a bit off-topic here, so let's keep in on-topic, please.
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Good, modern, SCART TV
Replies: 28
Views: 1301

Re: Good, modern, SCART TV

Good point :-k ... I was combining all the bits I don't need for my usage into one sweeping statement [-X
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Good, modern, SCART TV
Replies: 28
Views: 1301

Re: Good, modern, SCART TV

Thanks, John. Was just looking at this one, seems to have the right sort of things: https://www.tesco.com/direct/samsung-ue22k5000-22-inch-full-hd-1080p-led-tv-with-freeview-hd/233-1172.prd?skuId=233-1172 And according to the internet, Freeview UK TVs should work with Freeview NZ (*not* that that is...
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Good, modern, SCART TV
Replies: 28
Views: 1301

Re: Good, modern, SCART TV

Thanks; doesn't look like they've got that one any more (or maybe just not on their site?) https://www.tesco.com/direct/search-results/results.page?catId=4294967294&searchquery=Technika&SrchId=4294967294 The 1080p ones seem to be 3x HDMI and no SCART, the 720p ones are SCART and 2xHDMI ... but also ...
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Good, modern, SCART TV
Replies: 28
Views: 1301

Good, modern, SCART TV

Hi, guys. I want to try a SCART TV with my Acorn kit (BBC Bs, B+s, Masters) but we don't get SCART in NZ. So I'm thinking that when I'm over in the UK this year, I could post one to myself in NZ (or maybe carry it back with me.) That's not going to be cheap, so would like to know what experiences yo...
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge (MGC) MK II Hardware Development
Replies: 30
Views: 1427

Re: Mega Games Cartridge (MGC) MK II Hardware Development

daveejhitchins wrote:Model B for the Electron without a Plus 1 - e.g. straight into the expansion connector.
I love this sort of thing - no wobbly-ish Plus 1, no extensions, just a dinky Electron with loads of software to load straight in for hours of fun ... :D
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?
Replies: 107
Views: 7888

Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

Yes, I was thinking along the same lines ... is it real a Spectrum game? It doesn't look like one! But there is a retro element in that it is 8-bit Z80 (well, emulated, I'm assuming) so it's not a completely new/modern machine. Will these be publicly available (and I don't mean second hand ones) or ...
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron ULA Schematics
Replies: 43
Views: 2896

Re: Electron ULA Schematics

Sorry, dumb question, but is this the Electron equivalent of the Spectrum ULA work done by Chris Smith i.e. http://www.zxdesign.info/book/ ?
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Primary Software Set 4
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: Primary Software Set 4

pau1ie wrote:Maybe that is a task for another time.
Just what I was thinking. No point in taking on too many things at once. But seeing as I'm not doing any of the work, I'll shut up! :-#
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans
Replies: 47
Views: 1845

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

Jeremy Grayson wrote:Glad you're enjoying my game choice, on balance :-)
Gulp! <Quickly re-reads messages to make sure didn't say anything too rude> :oops: :-$ :-#
by richardtoohey
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Osbyte &81 - read machine type
Replies: 24
Views: 860

Re: Osbyte &81 - read machine type

The BBC Advanced User Guide doesn't mention this function at all (as far as I can see) Wild guess: maybe they didn't think it was very important because only BBC Bs when it was printed? No Masters, Electrons, etc. so didn't seem worth mentioning? :?: Page 5 says "All the information about the opera...
by richardtoohey
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Things I am doing. Desktop application
Replies: 38
Views: 1454

Re: Things I am doing. Desktop application

What is the advantage of doing it this way to having a spreadsheet? I like the spreadsheet as it can be opened and searched in a spreadsheet, web browser of even a text editor. There is only one file to parse, which is more performant than opening ~3000 files. I was thinking of programmatic parsing...
by richardtoohey
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Things I am doing. Desktop application
Replies: 38
Views: 1454

Re: Things I am doing. Desktop application

include the "spreadsheet" so the user has the full metadata Sure you've thought of it already and not sure it helps with m(any) of the requests, but as well as the .ssd there could be a .meta with the metadata in it. You just want to fire up the .ssd, off you go, you want the extra data, look in th...
by richardtoohey
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 224
Views: 20780

Re: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...

Matt Godbolt wrote:We'll keep up our side of the agreement by continuing to give our enthusiastic support!
Hear, hear! =D> It's looking great, but don't kill yourselves with delivery deadlines/stress; it will be ready when it's ready! :D
by richardtoohey
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: general
Topic: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?
Replies: 14
Views: 783

Re: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?

concentrating on code is best done in a Zen like meditation state where suddenly everything flows naturally. I find Windows or even Mac OS with stuff running off in the background you have no idea why is distracting That's another reason for Linux/BSDs/etc. and different window managers ... fewer p...
by richardtoohey
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 69
Views: 5539

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

Knew I'd get well-beaten to mentioning the magazine article.

Well done, Sarah =D>
by richardtoohey
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from California, possibly Exile's biggest fan!
Replies: 25
Views: 1115

Re: Hello from California, possibly Exile's biggest fan!

Welcome, Chris. Was thinking ... is that vsftpd Chris (the scarybeasts URL tickled my grey matter) or is my memory playing tricks? Yes you are and no my memory isn't playing tricks. :D Small world!

Welcome to the forum.
by richardtoohey
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 125
Views: 6176

Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

I was hoping to be able to make this one, but the dates just don't work out ... ](*,) :-({|= Another time! :D
by richardtoohey
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans
Replies: 47
Views: 1845

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

JoolsH wrote:try to avoid messing up
and try to avoid the alien bombs? :D