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by lurkio
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Bladedancer
Replies: 31
Views: 509

Re: Bladedancer

marcusjambler wrote:This is sounding sooooo.... EPIC :D
I have everything in the house crossed [-o<

Yes, it would be shame if this all just faded away at this stage! Let's hope danielj gets his hands on the discs soon.

[-o<
by lurkio
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: first post / introduction
Replies: 20
Views: 266

Re: first post / introduction

the last version i could find mention of on this forum was your post here http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9208&hilit=smartest&start=150#p129221 which, as you mention, is 1613... i'll grab that and compare it with the one i have, cheers :) EDIT : grabbed it, and realised...
by lurkio
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Bladedancer
Replies: 31
Views: 509

Re: Bladedancer

So, I could slit them and put the disk into a clean, flat sleeve? That would lessen the risk of the buckling actually putting excessive pressure on the disk surface and destroying the media? That would be fine by me. They're useless as they stand, it'd be nice to get SSD images. Great! I hope danie...
by lurkio
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 41
Views: 1178

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

What about an Electron version ? Is that available anywhere? I must admit I don't have an Electron emulator so I'd have to hope it works on Beebem. Try the following Beeb tape version. It's just a re-transfer (using Mac BeebEm) of the unaltered files from tape (the STH tape-image), to disc (a new b...
by lurkio
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 41
Views: 1178

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

fuzzel wrote:I get this message when I do what you say ...

Yep. So do I, when I use the Windows version of BeebEm. But when I use the Mac version of BeebEm, the game loads and runs successfully!

Well, well, well. No idea what's going on here.

:?:
by lurkio
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 41
Views: 1178

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

I've tried the tape version on this site but it doesn't work. I get the loading screen but when the main file loads, nothing. Try this tape version: http://www.stairwaytohell.com/filesearch.php?title=itsmagic_&beebdisk=1&beebtape=1&electape=1&Search=Search Load the UEF tape-image in...
by lurkio
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 41
Views: 1178

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

It's Magic is doing my head in. You're supposed to learn spells by reading plaques but some of them don't any spells on. I've also had a case where I've been told I've learnt a spell but it doesn't appear in my Status. Not sure if the game is bugged or not. Are you using the tape-image on STH, or t...
by lurkio
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: first post / introduction
Replies: 20
Views: 266

Re: first post / introduction

by lurkio
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem screen reader text view
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Beebem screen reader text view

In Beebem / View / Screen Reader Text View I can see the text on the BBC screen and can copy and paste this into Notepad or Word. I hadn't actually used the Screen Reader feature till just now! Interesting. Must remember it. It might come in handy. How do I get a scrolled amount of text displayed ?...
by lurkio
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Scientific Educational MIA titles
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Scientific Educational MIA titles

Go for it! Good luck.

[-o<
by lurkio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: search and alternative versions
Replies: 41
Views: 1024

Re: search and alternative versions

Hmm .. Stairway To Hell contained all manner of content - not just games but utils, music clips, hardware reviews, magazine scans etc ... Whilst the Complete BBC Games Archive is ... well, a complete BBC games archive. Nothing more, nothing less. It does exactly as it says on the tin and now that t...
by lurkio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: search and alternative versions
Replies: 41
Views: 1024

Re: search and alternative versions

I don't think palace of magic adds anything. Just to be clear, "Palace of Magic" was only an example. No search benefit .. Doesn't really describe what's going on. Neither does "Stairway To Hell" but it's still a great name for the site! But I don't care that much. Neither do I....
by lurkio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay
Replies: 19
Views: 251

Re: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay

dv8 wrote:To see if it's worth trying, we could do an experiment... Lurkio, when you get the book, if you could post a scan of one page of a listing I'll see if I can extract anything usable from it.

Ok. Will do.
by lurkio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: search and alternative versions
Replies: 41
Views: 1024

Re: search and alternative versions

The important thing is to be found by search engines - a descriptive title is a big win there. Could still be achieved with a title of "Palace of Magic -- Complete BBC Micro Games Archive" in the banner and in the meta tags of the webpages. I envision the banner having the snappy title in...
by lurkio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: search and alternative versions
Replies: 41
Views: 1024

Re: search and alternative versions

... the shorter and catchier the better ... The titles of websites shouldn't have to descriptive - Stardot is a good example. Which do you think are the better titles - 'Lemon 64' vs 'Lemon Commodore 64', 'World of Spectrum' vs 'World of Sinclair ZX Spectrum' etc. Well, now you mention it, I've alw...
by lurkio
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: general
Topic: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay
Replies: 19
Views: 251

Re: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay

BTW, if you upload a zip of page images to archive.org, they will - OCR - convert to PDF, to text file and to ebook - display a flipbook - host everything and all for free. Good point. I've actually done this myself recently. Must have slipped my mind. Okay, so, because this book's possibly unworth...
by lurkio
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: "Unfixable bug" in BBC B Elite
Replies: 41
Views: 1983

Re: "Unfixable bug" in BBC B Elite

jonb wrote:One more thing to add: Ian, you are most welcome here.

Hear, hear!

:)
by lurkio
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: search and alternative versions
Replies: 41
Views: 1024

Re: search and alternative versions

Before I make any changes I was wondering whether you could also change the banner on the site so that it says "Complete BBC Micro Games Archive" rather than just "Complete BBC Games Archive" (i.e. add "Micro") -- if you agree? It would be more precise. And it would be...
by lurkio
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay
Replies: 19
Views: 251

Re: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay

Hope it’s a good book! Who is going to volunteer to scan it? My printer / scanner is rubbish. :roll: I can think of at least one person who's definitely got the necessary skills..! As a last resort, I can do it. My scanner is basic, and my OCR skills are worse, but they'll do at a pinch. :idea: Att...
by lurkio
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay
Replies: 19
Views: 251

Re: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay

Well done, Lardo!

=D> =D>
by lurkio
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay
Replies: 19
Views: 251

Re: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay

Lardo Boffin wrote:Wow. This one is going up in price rapidly!

Go ahead and bid on it, Lardo. Lee agrees. He'll confirm that shortly.

:idea:
by lurkio
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: search and alternative versions
Replies: 41
Views: 1024

Re: search and alternative versions

pau1ie wrote:
lurkio wrote:So if a child and its parent have the same name, and the user searches for that name, then the search results will include both child and parent, right?

Yes. If they have different names, only the one whose name matches will be returned (e.g. Snapper vs Pac Man)

That sounds good to me.

:idea:
by lurkio
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: search and alternative versions
Replies: 41
Views: 1024

Re: search and alternative versions

Search should work logically with the display. If we display all games, search returns only games that match. If they are child games, the user can follow the links to the parent. This is what I think we decided above. Yes, we did. So if a child and its parent have the same name, and the user searc...
by lurkio
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: search and alternative versions
Replies: 41
Views: 1024

Re: search and alternative versions

Currently, if you go to the homepage and click the hash # button, you get zero games in the Browse list -- all games vanish! Is this right? No. It should display all games which start with a number. I will have to fix that. I think I have fixed this now. Let me know if it doesn't work. Looks good t...
by lurkio
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: search and alternative versions
Replies: 41
Views: 1024

Re: search and alternative versions

On a slight tangent, is there anything in the database that denotes that the media ( .ssd et cetera ) is truly "vanilla" ? ( In other words, that no gubbins like custom title screens, or custom load menus, or after-release amateur bugfixes, have been added to the media ? ) No, because the...
by lurkio
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: search and alternative versions
Replies: 41
Views: 1024

Re: search and alternative versions

But it's not wildly different, is it? It is different. Lets say we have a child game that has a release type of commercial. We agree it is not displayed when the "Alternative version" is unticked, which it would be by default. It is displayed when alternative version is ticked. This is th...
by lurkio
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: search and alternative versions
Replies: 41
Views: 1024

Re: search and alternative versions

I still prefer to eliminate any checkbox that toggles the display of children, and just display all games So long as Lee is happy with this, I think it is OK... I think Lee would actually prefer to have a checkbox that toggles the display of children! So that's the opposite of what I prefer. Lee's ...
by lurkio
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: search and alternative versions
Replies: 41
Views: 1024

Re: search and alternative versions

I would prefer to pick one way to display things, I don't think it matters which, but if you want it switchable, then we need to consider the best way to do so. I still prefer to eliminate any checkbox that toggles the display of children, and just display all games (parents AND children) all the t...
by lurkio
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 571
Views: 45862

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

by lurkio
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: general
Topic: "Beebon" magazines on 8bs
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: "Beebon" magazines on 8bs

This is something I hadn't come across before but, if you look at the scan of the July 1982 PCW at the same site, there's a section called "Mapping out the Beebon". So, the name seems to have been in common usage in the early days. Interesting! Didn't know that. But also... http://beebon....

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