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by richardtoohey
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Pendragon's Electron User column - scanned page request
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Pendragon's Electron User column - scanned page request

Is this the one?

Just a quick scan to PDF, lost a few letters on the right-hand side but there's enough there to make sense. Hopefully.
by richardtoohey
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Movie Maker Slippery Slug
Replies: 51
Views: 1670

Re: Movie Maker Slippery Slug

I might have a look, see if I can find the command-processing or keyboard-checking parts at least. 2x16KB ROMs ... I think BASIC and OS 1.2 are 16K each, so imagine how long it would take to understand those two ROMs (think they'd be doing a LOT more clever stuff, though.) People have disassembled b...
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Movie Maker Slippery Slug
Replies: 51
Views: 1670

Re: Movie Maker Slippery Slug

Didn't think I'd have cracked it, but worth mentioning ... :D Disassembly ... two 16K ROMs ... a lot of work involved in there, especially when we don't know what exactly the software is trying to do. So you can see it is shuffling some bytes from here to there, or that it is waiting for a key, or p...
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Movie Maker Slippery Slug
Replies: 51
Views: 1670

Re: Movie Maker Slippery Slug

Attached the ssd of the "do" letters animation from above. So extract mm.ssd from mm.zip. So go *MM 2 (for load entire memory) do (for the file name) Esc to go into screenpad R to run There seems to be about a 5 second delay before it restarts, not sure if that is built-in or something I've done. Wa...
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Movie Maker Slippery Slug
Replies: 51
Views: 1670

Re: Movie Maker Slippery Slug

Run through the steps along these lines: *MM Esc to screen pad Tab, arrow keys, draw a simple shape D for define Entry Name: BLOB Handles are drawn around the shape, Esc P to program, it shows Program BLOB at the bottom, type right it shows? Frames? Program steps? *DEFINE CYCLE 1 Frame 2 Define cycl...
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Movie Maker Slippery Slug
Replies: 51
Views: 1670

Re: Movie Maker Slippery Slug

I've got this ... I've tried some of the stuff you said (define shape, program, cycles, rotate, etc.), and tried typing lots of things ... mm2.png I type R (for run, maybe?), and it runs the animation (just shuffles around the screen) of my rotated 6 shape over and over again. If I choose 6 from the...
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Format floppy with MMC
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: Format floppy with MMC

Here it is working on a real BBC B. This machine has got *ROMS available so I can also see it working. mmc.png After that command, *CARD fails, etc. as though the ROM had physically been removed. So I think for your machine - try 12, 13, and 14, and see what gets knocked out of *HELP each time, or w...
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Format floppy with MMC
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: Format floppy with MMC

Was going to put some code up to show the ROM names ... but by the time I type that in, you copy it (somehow) to the machine ... there are easier ways. I'm taking this from a book, so it might be wrong! So looking at the ROMs, with IC51, MOS at the left-hand side, there are IC52 - ROM 12 IC88 - ROM ...
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: projects
Topic: UEF2WAV in .Net Core 2
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: UEF2WAV in .Net Core 2

Good work =D>

Not something I think I'll need, but good to see you making progress. :D
by richardtoohey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Format floppy with MMC
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: Format floppy with MMC

Command in the instructions on page 18 is ?(&2A1+<ROM socket no>)=0 So is this the "Using MMC.pdf" document? Section "Problems with Format and Verify ..." and it says "... temporarily fool the machine into believing the socket with the MMC is empty". Making sure we are talking about the same thing ...
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Format floppy with MMC
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: Format floppy with MMC

Format command doesn't work if the MMC ROM is still fitted. What format command? What doesn't work? What do you see? Depending on the DFS you have, there may not be a built-in FORMAT command - you have to load a program to do that. So if you type *DISC and then *FORMAT you might end up like this: >...
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Movie Maker Slippery Slug
Replies: 51
Views: 1670

Re: Movie Maker Slippery Slug

Ahhh, the trick is to get someone else to post (and give all their personal data). Mind you, these days, whether you opt-in or -out, they :shock: still track you :(
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Movie Maker Slippery Slug
Replies: 51
Views: 1670

Re: Movie Maker Slippery Slug

Have you tried :-& :-$ social media? Think there is a FB group, maybe someone will hear of the Slippery Slug pursuit if you post there?
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: general
Topic: celebrate with music!
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: celebrate with music!

Well ... :shock: ... I listened to it ... :shock:

Might need a bit of editing before going on Top of the Pops ... :D

Blurb on page says "Similar tubes" ... is that meant to be tunes.
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Good, modern, SCART TV
Replies: 28
Views: 1351

Re: Good, modern, SCART TV

Do post back how it goes, with any pros/cons, etc., please.
by richardtoohey
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Movie Maker Slippery Slug
Replies: 51
Views: 1670

Re: Movie Maker Slippery Slug

I did think about that (looking in the demo files). You can *DUMP them, and there were a few of the same words as when I used the strings command. Looking at the demo files could work ... but it might be a complete red herring if the MM ROMs built some library code (a run time) + data files. If that...
by richardtoohey
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope
Replies: 58
Views: 2238

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope

Yes, I'm in the top 10! =D> :D :roll:

Thanks, Ed.
by richardtoohey
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 2616

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Very good, tricky/Richard. =D> Ed: (1) The game link doesn't work: http://bbc.godbolt.org/?autoboot&disc=h%20...%20e.zip?dl=0 (2) And pretty, please, can our pathetic scores get into the table for the last round: http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=14666&start=30#p197950 Please, sir, p...
by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: CST Procyon IEEE system ROM
Replies: 42
Views: 4717

Re: CST Procyon IEEE system ROM

Looks like a reasonable price ... ? Buy It Now ? Or you've already got one and want a friend with one? :D EDIT: no, I'm getting completely confused, you were after the ROM for this. Think I was mixing it up with someone after a 68000 unit. Or something. :oops: :roll: ](*,) :-$ :-# Wanders off mumbli...
by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Disk User No. 14 cover disc
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Disk User No. 14 cover disc

Think I recall it from BITD, there was certainly one that looked good but didn't survive long (must have taken a lot of time and $$$s).
by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 224
Views: 21178

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

No, no, you've got no time for that, get on with the game!

:twisted: :shock:

Just kidding, it looks great. :D

Just read Jordan's journal from that time (when he created Prince of Persia); interesting read (but very very light on any technical detail.)
by richardtoohey
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4686
Views: 316513

Re: Today I received.....

Thanks, guys. Definitely the official power supply. From what I'm reading it seems to be some sort of missing files/partition on the SSD (but that doesn't make a lot of sense because I thought this was a from-scratch Raspbian, and I did every upgrade in a 3B before transferring to the 3B+). No addit...
by richardtoohey
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4686
Views: 316513

Re: Today I received.....

A Pi 3B+ :D ... that doesn't seem work with the official PSU :( ... so investigating that. No amazing projects planned, just like seeing what the wee beasties can do. When I can get them to power up, of course! :roll:
by richardtoohey
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: general
Topic: ROUGOL at London Bridge 19th March 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: ROUGOL at London Bridge 19th March 2018

Thanks for the write-up.

Sometimes I miss what's on offer on London :-k ... but not often!
by richardtoohey
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope
Replies: 58
Views: 2238

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope

Well done, Ed. Especially for sticking at it, it can't have been much fun.

You seem to have missed a few scores, or were they too pathetic to register?

e.g. my 660 and Jeremy Grayson's 655 (yes! I wasn't last!!!)
by richardtoohey
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: projects
Topic: New adventure game and BASIC framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)
Replies: 36
Views: 1613

Re: New adventure game and BASIC framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)

lurkio's link gives you a way of getting to the PDF, so you can save your pounds. =D>

(Re-sharing the link here: http://www.mocagh.org/softguide/writeadventuregames.pdf to save digging).
by richardtoohey
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: projects
Topic: New adventure game and BASIC framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)
Replies: 36
Views: 1613

Re: New adventure game and BASIC framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)

Tried to find the proper title of it and then gave up when it wasn't easy :oops: Mainly because I got his name wrong. ](*,)

Bit more effort this time:

How To Write Adventure Games for the BBC Microcomputer Model B and Acorn Electron by Peter Killworth.
by richardtoohey
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: projects
Topic: New adventure game and BASIC framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)
Replies: 36
Views: 1613

Re: New adventure game and BASIC framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)

Have you seen the Peter Kilworth book? (And there are others like it).

Not intending to put you off what you've started, just asking ... might give you some ideas.
by richardtoohey
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Movie Maker Slippery Slug
Replies: 51
Views: 1670

Re: Movie Maker Slippery Slug

Yes, it's possible. e.g. if you use EXMON II, type P 8000, then try and find the right ROM using ! <slot> e.g. in my beeb-em configuration I've put them in slots B and C, so I do ! B (for one) or ! C (for the other). Then you can use D 8000 to start disassembly. ROMs have a certain header, though, s...