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by sbadger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"
Replies: 24
Views: 904

Re: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"

I should have said , that is from Beebug Vol3, Issue 7, Page 9
beebugv3i7p9.jpg
Hope it's the one you were after?
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by sbadger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"
Replies: 24
Views: 904

Re: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"

Scratch that goose chase, that must have just been something else. I think I've found the proper one ... 1L=0:REP.L=L+3:MO.4:DR.1279,0:DR.1279,452:MOVE1279,572:DR.1279,1023:DR.0,1023:F.I=1TOL:V.31,RND(32)+5,RND(31),42,30:N.:P.(L-3)/3:X=0:Y=512:REP.PL.69,X,Y:X=X+4:Y=Y-(INKEY-74+.5)*8:U.PO.X,Y)=1ORX=1...
by sbadger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"
Replies: 24
Views: 904

Re: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"

I think i've found it...but , it doesn't work in beebem?, maybe my archiving missed something.


EDIT: nope, that wasn't it
by sbadger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"
Replies: 24
Views: 904

Re: trying to track down a one-line game, possibly called "One Line"

Ive definitely got this somewhere... I archived all my beeb discs a few years ago so should have it. I'll have a look

When I saw 'flappy bird' a few years back it made me think RipOff😜!!
by sbadger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 125
Views: 3371

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

We're only talking about the 80s and the past is a foreign country already. I bet if we were shot back there because we love our BBCs so much, we'd have more culture shocks than we'd care to admit. Yet everything would still seem so familiar. My kids don't understand when we go on holiday and they ...
by sbadger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280

A quick bit of testing gives these speeds on 6502 BASIC looping 1000 times: BASIC IV BASIC II NX%=MX%*4+MX%DIV2 -> 255cs 282cs NX%=MX%*4+MX%DIV2+MX%DIV14 -> 298cs 440cs NX%=MX%*4.57 -> 283cs 423cs SX=4.57, NX%=MX%*SX -> 180cs 309cs (SX set outside the loop) So, the fastest in BASIC IV is to store t...
by sbadger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280

A quote from wiki
The Apple II's Hi-Res mode was peculiar even by the standards of the day
:D
by sbadger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280

Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Apple ][ is 280x200 I believe (each character block is 7 pixels across, bizarrely). So it may well have come from Applesoft BASIC originally.
yeah!, cross post - yes it's apple 2 basic
by sbadger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280

Thanks Jonathan i'll try that out. It's from an Apple II system that I understand is 280×192 with a BASIC coordinate system to match, but 0,0 being top left. Your assertion of 285x200 pleases me!, because I did it by eye rather than the actual Apple resolution (the pixels dont feel the same shape!)....
by sbadger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280

Hi, I'm back looking at this a bit and with the following code the translation works perfectly. 8300DEF PROCLINE(MX%,MY%,DX%,DY%) 8310MOVE MX%*4.5,1023-(MY%*5.1) 8320DRAW DX%*4.5,1023-(DY%*5.1) 8330ENDPROC 8400DEF PROCDRAW(DX%,DY%) 8420DRAW DX%*4.5,1023-(DY%*5.1) 8430ENDPROC Thought inevitable it ha...
by sbadger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 125
Views: 3371

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

Has anyone come across a clip where they are showing off Deluxe Paint on an Amiga. Not the bit where Fred does an animation of a professor in a class room but just a demo of the actual paint package and specifically palette cycling?
It's a dark distant memory i'd like to see again.
by sbadger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 125
Views: 3371

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

I've got all of Micro File and Micro Live now. Looking at the encoding they are all AVC/H264 (Advanced Video Codec) so I trialled converting one to HEVC/H265 in high quality setting. I took Micro File S2E2 "In the wires" which is 465mb converted to HEVC (high quality) and it came out 66% smaller at ...
by sbadger
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 125
Views: 3371

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

That works a treat. The extension detects the video played, it even lets me select a resolution and then mixes the downloaded packets to a single complete video file. It's not often you get quality akin to the master tapes when looking up these BBC videos, so I say to all of us - grab 'em and archi...
by sbadger
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 125
Views: 3371

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

Now, how to keep them, after the BBC have discontinued them? The Torch grabber is behind at the moment and Softonic is too old. Of the free ones, this kind-of works fine: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bulk-media-downloader/ehfdcgbfcboceiclmjaofdannmjdeaoi?hl=en A Chrome/Torch add-on whi...
by sbadger
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 125
Views: 3371

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

jonb wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:19 pm
Beat me to it Stew

Nerdgasm or what?
THERE IS SO MUCH STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock:
by sbadger
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: projects
Topic: BeebSCUMM
Replies: 23
Views: 1124

Re: BeebSCUMM

SarahWalker wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:24 pm
You could concentrate on what's actually being written, rather than talking about adding more work...

It's a little demoralising that the only posts so far are basically saying 'add more stuff!'.
Fair cop, sorry, not intentional at all, rest assured it's a truly exciting project
by sbadger
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: projects
Topic: BeebSCUMM
Replies: 23
Views: 1124

Re: BeebSCUMM

<cough> NULA version [-o<
by sbadger
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours
Replies: 583
Views: 48993

Re: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours

I've tried to put the demos and modded games in the support pack but it needs updating as it's missing Frogger and a couple of other demos. I've finally got round to updating the support pack. I've included the MMC compatible versions of the Bitshifters gallery demos, the updated Spectrum emulator ...
by sbadger
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4792
Views: 327316

Re: Today I received.....

Get yourself a JiffyDOS chip for your 1541 too and watch it sprint instead of jog \:D/ I have debated getting a JiffyDOS chip, does it really make a massive difference? like topcat said. yes, massive. It makes it so very pleasant to use. I use it with a sd2iec and it's soooooo much quicker.
by sbadger
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 125
Views: 9327

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

Thanks for the pictures. @SarahW What have you got going on your screen?!. Looks like a Master running a Lucasarts adventure!! (Second pic from bottom) I was a bit disappointed how few people recognised the game, or indeed the genre itself :( maniac.png maniac2.png A work in progress :) Amazing! Ye...
by sbadger
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 125
Views: 9327

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

Thanks for the pictures.
@SarahW What have you got going on your screen?!. Looks like a Master running a Lucasarts adventure!! (Second pic from bottom)
by sbadger
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 125
Views: 9327

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

Have a great weekend everybody. I'm there in spirit and I look forward to the pics in this thread later!
by sbadger
Sun May 20, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Screaming CUB monitors
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: Screaming CUB monitors

I recall a device that they would stick on the side of buildings to stop kids loitering, adults can't hear it but the kids hate it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mosquito In my early 20s I used it to my advantage, I had a high pitched sms tone that my boss couldn't hear! :D I wouldn't hear it at...
by sbadger
Thu May 17, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: No more leaded solder
Replies: 51
Views: 2172

Re: No more leaded solder

Elminster wrote:It is usually the flux that smells rather than the hot metals bits.

Do you have a fume extractor or a large blower.
lol, no, just a kitchen table, but you make a good point about flux. I'll try a different type of flux core
by sbadger
Thu May 17, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: No more leaded solder
Replies: 51
Views: 2172

Re: No more leaded solder

I've finally got around to doing some soldering with my young lad, though it turns out he hates the smell, so much so it's putting him off.
Can anyone recommend an odour free solder? (lead free is fine also in this instance - he's not going anywhere near the good stuff!)
by sbadger
Thu May 10, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: My final unanswered Exile question
Replies: 64
Views: 3709

Re: My final unanswered Exile question

Similary after the Galaforce nula16 version I did I had a play with the exile code but just didn't give it enough time, I've to have also been thinking about a) chaning the seed for a new map and b) changing the blanking and forced parts as shown by Richard. When originally designed do you think the...
by sbadger
Tue May 08, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: New Atom owner - trying to determine mods
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: New Atom owner - trying to determine mods

The display looks great =D> If you zoom into the picture it looks like the vga connector is plugged into the wall :lol: Well, the Internet thing of things had to extend to the actual building eventually :lol: @Stew - nice work, well done :D Mark Yeah well... :oops: that's my workbench tidy!