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by tricky
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: How do Beebs break in transit?
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: How do Beebs break in transit?

I had four beebs and a master arrive all with broken cases and packaging smashed in with boot prints on the box! I have also had internal expansions loose, but they may have been that way and one with a broken key, again with badly marked packaging. I guess you might loose a track to a crack if the ...
by tricky
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Does it exists a version of "Death race" for the beeb?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Does it exists a version of "Death race" for the beeb?

:oops: In this case, you could probably draw everything with user defined characters and EOR your car on and off to move it. Bounding boxes are probably OK for collision, so keeping an array should do. So, this might actually be "easy", not "tricky easy" ;) Disclaimer, I have nev...
by tricky
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Newbie question regarding first machine
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Newbie question regarding first machine

For myself, I prefer B+, B, compact and lastly master, but this is not what I would recommend for others. Compact is probably most expensive and least compatible. B is probably cheapest and most compatible. Sideways ram is cheap to add to a B, but is poorly supported. Master is a good compromise, co...
by tricky
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Does it exists a version of "Death race" for the beeb?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Does it exists a version of "Death race" for the beeb?

I've never seen it, but as it only has one sprite IIRC, your right, it should be very easy, even from BASIC.
by tricky
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: BeebAsm's Hello World - printing part of file name, not "Hello World"
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: BeebAsm's Hello World - printing part of file name, not "Hello World"

There were some additions last year (can't find the thread).
RichTW was working talking about a new version, but it didn't look very lightly.
by tricky
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SpectROM - Speccy emulator for the Pi co-pro
Replies: 35
Views: 898

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

Batman the movie
Beach buggy simulator
More tea vicar (lots of particles)
Repton 1 and 2 ported by Gil who wrote Jeltron with me in the 80s.
No scrolling, but what does bomb Jack look like ;)
by tricky
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which replacement parts are available new?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Which replacement parts are available new?

6522s seem to be around.
It might be worth having a chat with Lazarus I think he is still making a 6502 homebrew and is quite familiar with the beeb.
by tricky
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: What version of Windows is best for running emulators, assemblers etc?
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: What version of Windows is best for running emulators, assemblers etc?

I use 7 for my stuff (see my sig), but the main local emulators (beebem and b-em) are both available for linux (I guess that's what your using) as is beebasm, which is the cross-assembler that quite a few of us use for making beeb projects. I have only tried SWIFT briefly, and don't let me put you o...
by tricky
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings and salutations
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Greetings and salutations

Welcome, I don't know of anyone who had built a beeb from scratch, other than I did see a couple of new old stock bare boards a few years back. I'm sure you have been scanning the threads already, but you might like to look at the Video NULA (new ULA) project (also used for SpectROM) as a modern rep...
by tricky
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: SpectROM - Speccy emulator for the Pi co-pro
Replies: 35
Views: 898

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

Well done Rob, more great work. Is the Pi fast enough to look for small areas of shifted/scrolled graphics and send a scroll command for an area? It could probably be optimised along th lines of a frame rate converter, but apart from paperboy, horizontal and vertical 1,2,4,8 pixels should cover it, ...
by tricky
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new Warlords emulator for the beeb (was Writing a ...)
Replies: 51
Views: 4425

Re: A new Warlords emulator for the beeb (was Writing a ...)

To see my continuing adventures in connecting other system's controllers to the beeb, see this Connecting SEGA Mega Drive controllers to the beeb thread.
by tricky
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Connecting SEGA Mega Drive controllers to the beeb
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Connecting SEGA Mega Drive controllers to the beeb

I have been looking at adding joystick support for when I take my games on the road and not really been very happy with any of the solutions. * I wanted something cheap (as they may walk or get broken and I might want quite a few). * be compatible with standard analogue sticks so that they could be ...
by tricky
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Broken Beeb - strange memory issue, what to try next?
Replies: 12
Views: 544

Re: Broken Beeb - strange memory issue, what to try next?

Well done and now you have a working spare.
by tricky
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Hello!

Welcome, glad to have you on board.
I got my Elk a little after you, but you have had yours about 1,500 times longer than I had mine ;)
by tricky
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 386
Views: 31124

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

I don't know where you find the enthusiasm for this, but I'm glad you do. =D>
by tricky
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC
Replies: 89
Views: 8736

Re: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC

OK, I don't remember it saying anything about distributing them when I looked before.
I should probably add a front page (if I don't already have one) showing the options with a note about mice and beeb emulators and I may even add basic keyboard support, RipCord certainly would be OK.
by tricky
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Level 9 games
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Level 9 games

I see, sorry, I should have realised as you did say "collection".
I'll have a look, I have quite a bit of beeb SW and a bit of Electron.
by tricky
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: programming
Topic: 32k memory management for dummies
Replies: 28
Views: 741

Re: 32k memory management for dummies

I don't want to put you off at all, but it is possible to have a floppy and mmc, which usually means Dfs and an mmc (turbo mmc, smart spi, mmfs) which all have the same file system number "for compatibility". You can check which ROM slot by checking the extended vector table ROM entry for ...
by tricky
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC
Replies: 89
Views: 8736

Re: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC

You could call them circus emulator and ripcord emulator. The ROMs they use are on the mame sight available for free download, but don't actually give permission to distribute them. I did ask for permission, but it was after the person who started Exidy had died (I didn't know this at the time). If ...
by tricky
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC
Replies: 89
Views: 8736

Re: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC

Acrobat TV is an alternate name for Circus.
by tricky
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should joystick/paddle only games be download-only
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: Should joystick/paddle only games be download-only

Sorry, I was thinking of the large play buttons on the game's page.
by tricky
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: 32k memory management for dummies
Replies: 28
Views: 741

Re: 32k memory management for dummies

There are plenty of people here who know the os better than me, but maybe you could do something like: Load game Load level into screen memory (maybe changing to mode 7 while loading - see the code in my phoenix loader) *Tape Copy level down and play *Disc Load next level to screen ... There is the ...
by tricky
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Think I'm loosing my (beeb) memory
Replies: 22
Views: 489

Re: Think I'm loosing my (beeb) memory

Great to hear.
by tricky
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC
Replies: 89
Views: 8736

Re: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC

As far as I know, all my games work on B, B+, master and compact, all with joystick support. I'm happy to have RetroSoftware on any of my games, but self published is fine; PD is also fine. Space Invaders Works on master. AstroBlaster Works on master, but the latest tweaks haven't been tested on har...
by tricky
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: My New Acorn Atom :)
Replies: 30
Views: 790

Re: My New Acorn Atom :)

Can't help with her issues, but your Atom is gorgeous :)
by tricky
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Level 9 games
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Level 9 games

by tricky
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Portugal
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Re: Hello from Portugal

Welcome, I'm sure there are some level 9 adventures around here somewhere ;) or over on bbcmicro.co.uk "level 9" search
by tricky
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: 32k memory management for dummies
Replies: 28
Views: 741

Re: 32k memory management for dummies

Phantasm, load everything up front, no further communication with the OS/filesystem/BASIC/anything :shock: crt, close, but I don't see why I should waste &D00 if I have claimed the NMI :lol: but if I have a byte that can be RTI that I can put there, then I will. The third byte is &FC as OS 1...
by tricky
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should joystick/paddle only games be download-only
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: Should joystick/paddle only games be download-only

Matt did say that he could add mouse=joystick fairly easily, which should work well for Circus and OK for RipCord. If it isn't too much trouble, it might be better to replace the "Play" button with a "Requires paddle or analogue joystick" message? Once the mouse works as an analo...

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