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by sydney
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Files from modern PC to DFS disk....
Replies: 13
Views: 214

Re: Files from modern PC to DFS disk....

Since you have a data centre can you not just copy files to a usb stick then copy them to a floppy disk using the data centre?
by sydney
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Files from modern PC to DFS disk....
Replies: 13
Views: 214

Re: Files from modern PC to DFS disk....

You could probably use beebasm too.
by sydney
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Files from modern PC to DFS disk....
Replies: 13
Views: 214

Re: Files from modern PC to DFS disk....

You can do it in beebem by creating a blank image then using one of the menus - edit I think - and use the import files option.

Possibly.
by sydney
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish
Replies: 59
Views: 1133

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Had a couple more goes.

68300.

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by sydney
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Newbie question regarding first machine
Replies: 16
Views: 456

Re: Newbie question regarding first machine

Are there any adventures which need a master or sideways ram? If not then I'd say you are better off with a standard beeb with a cheap mmc/SD card reader. If you decide at a later date you need a master you'll sell your beeb easily and be able to put the cash towards a master.
by sydney
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SpectROM - Speccy emulator for the Pi co-pro
Replies: 70
Views: 1588

Re: SpectROM - Speccy emulator for the Pi co-pro

Well done! =D>
by sydney
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish
Replies: 59
Views: 1133

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Much better score now, got to egg wave but never had a chance to start it as got grabbed by the firey hand thing and pulled in , so this score should of been a lot higher ! If you flap fast enough you can escape from the firey hand. I had a spare half hour tonight so decided to have a quick go and ...
by sydney
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish
Replies: 59
Views: 1133

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

I'd really recommend reading the thread from the first time we played this. Ivor gave some excellent advice on how to play the game well.
by sydney
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish
Replies: 59
Views: 1133

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

Well, I'm really busy again but this round will still be going during the Manchester ABug so expect my score around then.
by sydney
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White light compo on Facebook.
Replies: 3
Views: 129

White light compo on Facebook.

Anyone fancy joining Ed and I in the white light competition over at Facebook? It's just me and him at the moment.

Cheers
Simon
by sydney
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Merry Christmas Gamers and all *.
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: Merry Christmas Gamers and all *.

Merry chrimbo stardot! Merry Christmas! I hope everyone got what they asked for. I got a lie in to 06:20 which given the day and small children is an xmas miracle. I got a day off, well 14 of them actually! Unfortunately my two little cherubs decided 05:10 was a good time to get up so no lie in for ...
by sydney
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: WinPC + Avast help
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: WinPC + Avast help

Which software are you thinking of removing permanently? Avast, Windows or both? I'd go with both and install linux.
by sydney
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 132
Views: 4776

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

I usually bring 2 or 3 screens so if you bring your scart cable I'd be happy to lend one to you for then time you are there.
by sydney
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Arduino Filestore
Replies: 39
Views: 1654

Re: Arduino Filestore

gazzaD wrote:And apologies to anyone who has PMed me about this, I'm not able to send replies at the moment.


You can now!
by sydney
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton 3 and Elite on a Master with TurboMMC
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Repton 3 and Elite on a Master with TurboMMC

I seem to remember elite not working properly from the games menu. Tube/Master elite is on Disc 45 so try the following:

Code: Select all

*DIN 45
*EXEC !BOOT


or

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*DIN 45
*M128ELT
by sydney
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Social event sat 9th dec
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Social event sat 9th dec

northernbob wrote:theres none from south wales on here?

None is South Wales, one or two in the North and a few in Bristol: Stardot google map.
by sydney
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Windows Remake of Elite any thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Windows Remake of Elite any thoughts?

I played it loads a few years back. It's great! There is a fantastic community built around it too. Check out the forums - can't remember the address atm.
by sydney
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Gauging Interest: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 1797

Gauging Interest: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Note this meetup has now been confirmed - for booking info please see this thread . ABug January 2018 - Manchester. Following on from the roaring success that was ABug Leicestershire we've been planning an event in January. Dave is looking to book a Manchester city centre hotel conference room (or ...
by sydney
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Happy Mrs Chicken!
Replies: 21
Views: 1476

Re: Happy Mrs Chicken!

Excellent, I spotted this yesterday, even with the minimalist game-play it kept the three year old quiet for 20 minutes. Do you plan on making more of this? D Thank you. I do plan on developing it further but I'm going to be working 7 days a week until Christmas Eve. I'm off for a week or maybe 2 o...
by sydney
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: BBC Micro User Disk Volume 1 No 2 April 1983
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Wanted: BBC Micro User Disk Volume 1 No 2 April 1983

Don't know where to get an original from but you can download an ssd here:
http://www.8bs.com/pool/tmu/tmu83-04.zip

If you want I can write it to floppy and post it to you.
by sydney
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge rules discussion.
Replies: 23
Views: 916

Re: High score challenge rules discussion.

A good counter-example of where allowing milking the game for points makes sense and should definitely be allowed (and, when we played it, it was considered OK) is the excellent Android Attack. You can play it by completing the levels as fast as possible, but you won't get the highest scores that w...
by sydney
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge rules discussion.
Replies: 23
Views: 916

Re: High score challenge rules discussion.

Point pressing / farming / whoring has always been banned. Point-pressing, from what I saw in videos, is maximising your score, not farming. In e.g. a video I watched of Donkey Kong. There is a limit to the extra points per level you can attain there, so it's not farming. Similarly you might call c...
by sydney
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge rules discussion.
Replies: 23
Views: 916

Re: High score challenge rules discussion.

Point pressing / farming / whoring has always been banned. The high score challenge here is based upon the llamasoft lleague at yakayak. The FAQ there states: 31. What about the bug in Game X that makes your character do an Irish Jig whilst increasing your points by 100,000 each time? Can I do that?...
by sydney
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Disc Drives for BBC B
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: Wanted: Disc Drives for BBC B

Those are 3.5" drives, which are probably not what was wanted. DOH! #-o Well, my excuse is it was late and I was tired and somehow combined this thread with the 'BBC II micro' thread where they are taking about 3" and 3.5" drives. I could have sworn the OP asked for 3.5" drives!...
by sydney
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 77
Views: 1852

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

Just a token score from me this round. Definitely not my kind of game.

caveman.png
by sydney
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Arduino Filestore
Replies: 39
Views: 1654

Re: Arduino Filestore

Great work.
I've always been of the opinion that econet is interesting but not that useful to me. I was thinking of trying to connect a ch375b usb interface to my beeb via the 68b54 socket but your arduino filestore makes econet useful so I may hold off for a while.
by sydney
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 6502 second processor poll
Replies: 40
Views: 1502

Re: 6502 second processor owners poll

I have a matchbox copro but I'm going to add an internal pi to my master then move the matchbox to my beeb at some point.
by sydney
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge rules discussion.
Replies: 23
Views: 916

Re: High score challenge rules discussion.

I also don't agree with 'no pokes', if those pokes are to change the keys, while at the same time it is allowed to change the keys on an emulator (to a different layout as I saw in various threads in the high-scores section, not just the original layout shifted to avoid e.g. caps lock). This is som...

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