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by pau1ie
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventures for your BBC Micro (Book)
Replies: 16
Views: 285

Re: Adventures for your BBC Micro (Book)

leenew wrote:That's cool Paul.
Could do that for every other game now please? :D

Lee.


I suspect that will start getting boring quite quickly. I might do some.

Can we have the other games from that book on the website? I can upload a disc image later.
by pau1ie
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventures for your BBC Micro (Book)
Replies: 16
Views: 285

Re: Adventures for your BBC Micro (Book)

The entry for that page says:

In this ADVENTURE program written by Ian Watt, you start outside the crypt


I will update the entry with the intro text from the book.
by pau1ie
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 52
Views: 1296

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

BigEd wrote:I thought it was worth a post elsewhere


Fame at last!
by pau1ie
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: B-Em
Replies: 341
Views: 18112

Re: B-Em

I did get the flickering again. It seems to be the first two runs after rebooting (weird), so it might be library or hardware related. I raised a bug anyway and linked to a rather rubbish video taken with my mobile. You can always close it if you don't think it is b-em.
by pau1ie
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: B-Em
Replies: 341
Views: 18112

Re: B-Em

I opened a bug for the disc drive noise. I can't reproduce the flickering line at present.I will try again this evening, and if I still can't reproduce it I will put it down to solar radiation or something!
by pau1ie
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: B-Em
Replies: 341
Views: 18112

Re: B-Em

I compiled from source and get: config: no config file found, using defaults model: no models defined in config file when I run it. It seems to be looking for b-em.cfg, but it doesn't look in the current directory (I am running it out of the directory where I compiled it). If I copy the file into ~/...
by pau1ie
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 146
Views: 14266

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

I enjoyed it, thanks. Seems amazingly complicated though, I think I will stick to watching the demo!
by pau1ie
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Is there a list of games that use co-pros?
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: Is there a list of games that use co-pros?

Then there is the x86 copro. See this thread for Master 512 Dos+ software, which is mostly (all?) games.
by pau1ie
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 598
Views: 58303

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

crj wrote:A 5-pin DIN plug "should" fit a 3-pin DIN socket? Really now?


You just need a bigger hammer.
by pau1ie
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 52
Views: 1296

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

The National Museum Of Computing (Bletchley Park) Earlier today after a few minutes typing! I typed in the programs! I pointed the attendant at this thread, so Hello if you are reading! I played with colour curves in gimp as the screen displays don't show up too well. It is a lovely place to go with...
by pau1ie
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: web shop / ecommerce site
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: web shop / ecommerce site

Thanks Richard. Wise words! I am checking out osCommerce. As you say it is ugly, but hopefully there are some more modern themes that can be installed.
by pau1ie
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: INPUT magazine metadata and extracts
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: INPUT magazine metadata and extracts

This is really interesting, and useful. The bbcmicro.co.uk website is rather limited (By design). I can't think of a way to incorporate this (Can you?). I think we have all the input magazine games , though Lee is the expert here. Could you create a website to incorporate this, or put the data in gi...
by pau1ie
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Which Emulator for BBC Micro on Linux?
Replies: 37
Views: 1125

Re: Which Emulator for BBC Micro on Linux?

have Windows installed in a virtual machine I am not sure my 8 year old laptop is up to that any more, but one would need to purchase an additional license for the VM (If you didn't have one spare). You can't have windows installed for the host and VM at the same time with the OEM license which typ...
by pau1ie
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Which Emulator for BBC Micro on Linux?
Replies: 37
Views: 1125

Re: Which Emulator for BBC Micro on Linux?

Coeus wrote:That thread seemed to be talking about explicit saving, not drag & drop.


2 posts above the one I linked to:

msknight wrote:the process of drag and drop, to import and export SSD images, isn't working.
by pau1ie
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Which Emulator for BBC Micro on Linux?
Replies: 37
Views: 1125

Re: Which Emulator for BBC Micro on Linux?

I don't think wayland is the issue here. See this thread for a discussion of the problem, and the linked post has a possible solution to download.

I noticed the same problem, but always solved it by booting into windows, which is a bit of a faff at best, and may not be possible in all situations!
by pau1ie
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: web shop / ecommerce site
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: web shop / ecommerce site

Thanks for that. Seems a complicated area with a lot of variables. I have been doing research, and it seems that magento is pretty popular, though quite complex, though they try to steer you towards their commercial offering at $18,000 per year, which needs a lot of sales to justify, there is an ope...
by pau1ie
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: About page
Replies: 0
Views: 122

About page

I have made some changes to the about page. I corrected the link for MIA games, and added the ideology section. Github can tell you exactly what changed. Let me know if I messed anything up!
by pau1ie
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Minor inconsistency in displaying publishers
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Minor inconsistency in displaying publishers

That is done now. Pipe Loonacy displays is publisher now as

Micro User, Electron User


Which I think is better.
by pau1ie
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 52
Views: 1296

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Lion wrote:Cheap and nasty starfield:


I'm going to use this one - Nice!
by pau1ie
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 52
Views: 1296

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

The other one I do is the simple number guessing game. Again the guys at TNMOC were impressed, but not as much as with the graphical one! 10 MODE7 20 P."Can you guess my number? 30 P."It is between 1 and 100." 40 N=RND(100):G=0 50 G=G+1 60 P."Guess ";G 70 I.T 80 IF T=N THEN ...
by pau1ie
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 52
Views: 1296

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

I do something like this: 10 MODE 2 20 X=640:Y=512 30 MOVE X,Y 40 GCOL0,RND(7) 50 X=X+RND(17)-9: IF X < 0 OR X > 1280 THEN X=640 60 Y=Y+RND(17)-9: IF Y < 0 OR Y > 1024 THEN Y=512 70 DRAW X,Y 80 GOTO 40 I did this at The National Museum for computing and the guys were blown away (They were young) It ...
by pau1ie
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Minor inconsistency in displaying publishers
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Minor inconsistency in displaying publishers

While looking into the articles for games, I noticed that there is a small inconsistency in the way we display publishers, in that where a game has more than one publisher they are delimited by commas, but also the article is tagged on the end using a comma. An example of this is Pipe Loonacy where ...
by pau1ie
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Cleaning up game titles on Details pages
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Cleaning up game titles on Details pages

⋅ The Mine ⋅ The Guy In The Hat ⋅ The Hacker ⋅ The Sorcerer ⋅ A Maze In Space ⋅ The Evil Dead ⋅ The Devil's Domain ⋅ The Red Arrows ⋅ The Weetabix Versus The Titchies ⋅ The Sentinel ⋅ The W...
by pau1ie
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Cleaning up game titles on Details pages
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Cleaning up game titles on Details pages

The next post is what changed (Sorry it is so long) SELECT concat('[*]',title_article,' ','[url=http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=',id,']',title,'[/url]') FROM `games` WHERE title_article is not null and title_article > ' ' The article is displayed at the front without being part of the URL to show ...
by pau1ie
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Cleaning up game titles on Details pages
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Cleaning up game titles on Details pages

The other thing I need to change of course is the spreadsheet at ss.php. Can I add a column before the title without messing up your comparison too much Lee?
by pau1ie
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Cleaning up game titles on Details pages
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Cleaning up game titles on Details pages

I have a little time today, so I will make a start on the article. I am going to make the end result what you wanted, i.e. the article comes at the end on the index page and at the beginning on the details page. Because I am splitting out the field, you could also have it at the beginning on the ind...
by pau1ie
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Acorn files on other platforms
Replies: 38
Views: 1228

Re: Acorn files on other platforms

I'll upload my DFS-related scripts to the stardot GitHub organisation and we can take things from there. :) Thanks David, I would appreciate that. The bbcmicro desktop application I was writing (Stalled at present) is written in python, so it would be nice to have some python utilities. At the Camb...
by pau1ie
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Cleaning up game titles on Details pages
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Cleaning up game titles on Details pages

I think that is mostly already covered by genres. Adventure games all have a genre of adventure. I don't think there is an advantage of using a tag if "Island" for "The Island" because we are already proposing to move "The" into a different field rather than a tag, and ...