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by lurkio
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Bladedancer
Replies: 39
Views: 959

Re: Bladedancer

danielj wrote:*wakes up* Hello? Was there something I was meant to do?

Not really, but if you feel like it, maybe email the author and remind him you're standing by..?

:?:
by lurkio
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Bladedancer
Replies: 39
Views: 959

Re: Bladedancer

I am still holding my breath for this one! :oops: Did Daniel ever receive the discs? were they unreadable? Erm, I don't think the discs have actually been posted yet! Ever since the author agreed to send Daniel the discs, about two months ago, I've been emailing him to remind him to do so, but alth...
by lurkio
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Dragonsoft Explorer
Replies: 43
Views: 5702

Re: Dragonsoft Explorer

Is it because the second disc needs to be writeable? I suspect not, because the disc-images don't need to be writeable for the game to work in BeebEm: it needs to be unprotected /write able so the high score table can save, hence when I got it had to reset it to get it to go! Peter's hacked version...
by lurkio
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Dragonsoft Explorer
Replies: 43
Views: 5702

Re: Dragonsoft Explorer

did not give it a try there only in BeebEm. Problem is it game needs both discs and i have no idea how you would mount the save disk in drive 1. O the link you gave loads both but looks like it stops when it starts running the code which uses all &7f Osword calls to load data and not sure how w...
by lurkio
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Dragonsoft Explorer
Replies: 43
Views: 5702

Re: Dragonsoft Explorer

Here is one with the ROM on the play disc and auto loads on boot, searches for ram starting at bank 0, then continues to load the normal boot loader. This is great, thanks! Seems to work well in (Mac) BeebEm. Doesn't work in JSBeeb though: https://bbc.godbolt.org/?autoboot&disc=https://dl.dropb...
by lurkio
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 25
Views: 837

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

I am using BeebEm, on Windows. It seems to work OK but I will try B-Em out. Yes, I just tried the game in BeebEm in a virtual instance of Windows 7 in VirtualBox on my Mac. That worked. But the game doesn't seem to work in BeebEm under WINE. Nor does it work in the native Mac version of BeebEm. But...
by lurkio
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Goblin Winter
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Goblin Winter

billcarr2005 wrote:Another find

Nice find! But after playing Part Two (the main game) through to the end and then choosing option c at the menu, I get a "Bad program" error:

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    Screenshot

EDIT: Just found you can run the Music program by rebooting and choosing it from the first menu.
by lurkio
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 25
Views: 837

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

jms2 wrote:I've not managed the self-control necessary to avoid playing the emulated version

Which emulator are you using and on what platform?

I can get it to run in Windows B-em (under WINE on a Mac) and JSBeeb, but not in Win BeebEm or Mac BeebEm.

:?:
by lurkio
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton 3 and Elite on a Master with TurboMMC
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Repton 3 and Elite on a Master with TurboMMC

Having finally gotten my Master working properly I thought I would try out some of the games on the MMC card ... a few that I'd really like to play dont work :( Repton 3 does the speech bit (classy stuff ...) but then drops to a cursor. I also tried the SSD from stairwaytohell database with same ef...
by lurkio
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Michael Jay Publications
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Michael Jay Publications

alchresearch wrote:Thanks for the reminder. Will start uploading now! Issues 1-32 are TAP format for any Spectrum emulator. 33 onwards are standard PDFs ... http://nwex.co.uk/downloads/alchnews/

Thanks! Do you know which issue numbers have your articles on GAC, PAW and Quill?

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by lurkio
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 25
Views: 837

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

Only had a quick go but it's very impressive so far! Well done, everyone!

=D> =D> =D>

Pernod wrote:The game actually locks up in MAME

It seems to fail in Win BeebEm and Mac BeebEm too -- but it works in B-em, although it seems a bit slow. Or is it just me?

:?:
by lurkio
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Printing a program listing
Replies: 14
Views: 351

Re: Printing a program listing

Download the .SSD disc-image for the game from here: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1537 Then load the .SSD file into BeebEm. Then type the following commands: PAGE=&1900 LOAD "GBLTD" LIST PAGE=&1A00 OLD LIST In an earlier post in this thread, John ("flaxcottage") expl...
by lurkio
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Michael Jay Publications
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Michael Jay Publications

I tried imaging the discs with Omniflop but they didn't read in an emulator. Will dig out the Master and try them. Good luck! Btw, did you ever dig up those AlchNews issues?: I once wrote a series of articles on GAC, PAW and QUILL for my Spectrum magazine AlchNews some time ago. I'll try and locate...
by lurkio
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Hello

So my opening question is, could someone tell my how best to get hold of a listing of the source code so that I can begin my reacquaintance with that great language, BBC Basic? Welcome, Nick! Here you go: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/jsbeeb/play.php?loadBasic=https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/wljhz5jh4a...
by lurkio
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Wanted: Tanks inlay by Design People
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Wanted: Tanks inlay by Design People

Lucky you didn't ask for the instruction booklet, since that would've taken longer to scan in! A smartphone with a decent camera should make short work of that, and should produce legible photos of the text too. I suspect Mick might not have known that there even was a booklet! Perhaps now that he ...
by lurkio
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror
Replies: 18
Views: 1750

Re: Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

vanekp wrote:So no one has a uef or even a good quality wave image of it then? ... to get to look at the copy protection

You can send a PM to Jeremy and ask him:

Jeremy Grayson wrote:... my pretty much unplayed original copy of Dr Who and the Mines of Terror ...

:?:
by lurkio
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror
Replies: 18
Views: 1750

Re: Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

vanekp wrote:looked on fleebay and say nothing there.

Um, try clicking on the word "eBay" in my previous post..!

:idea:
by lurkio
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror
Replies: 18
Views: 1750

Re: Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

vanekp wrote:Is there a uef copy of the tape version of "Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror" or could no one copy the tape of this because of the copy protection? if so does anyone know where I can fine it?

Try asking Jeremy.

Or eBay.

:shock:
by lurkio
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Personal Computer News. Missing Games.
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Personal Computer News. Missing Games.

leenew wrote:Err.... those are already on bbcmicro.co.uk and Mick's discs. The ones in the first thread are the missing ones

Okay. Ignore the .SSDs.

But I think the scans I uploaded to Dropbox (above) are the listings of the MIA games you were after.

:?:
by lurkio
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Personal Computer News. Missing Games.
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Personal Computer News. Missing Games.

leenew wrote:Scan 'em.

Not scanned by me, but here you go:


leenew wrote:OCR 'em. Bugfix 'em. Upload 'em.

Over to you...

:P


Btw, here are some PCN-related disc-images:
by lurkio
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Personal Computer News. Missing Games.
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Personal Computer News. Missing Games.

leenew wrote:Have a go, if you think you're hard enough

Erm, what?!

:?:
by lurkio
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Personal Computer News. Missing Games.
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Personal Computer News. Missing Games.

Are the listings page scans of any use?

:?:
by lurkio
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker for the BBC B/B+/Master & Master Compact
Replies: 23
Views: 935

Re: New release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker for the BBC B/B+/Master & Master Compact

danielj wrote:You need to PM Arcadian :) (see first post) - although they're listed on eBay now I think?

The eBay link is here:

:idea:
by lurkio
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: A Little Quill Advice Please
Replies: 22
Views: 475

Re: A Little Quill Advice Please

I'm going off the statement you made earlier that Xfer is 1770 compatible that's all. Ah. But that doesn't necessarily mean that Xfer is compatible with Watford DDFS! I mean, it probably is, but there's nothing in the documentation to confirm that it is. Which error did you mean? 'Problem changing ...
by lurkio
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: A Little Quill Advice Please
Replies: 22
Views: 475

Re: A Little Quill Advice Please

OK so the W.E. DFS will work ok with Xfer. Are you referring to the Watford DDFS which you mentioned earlier? What makes you say that it "will work ok with Xfer"? (I ask because you then go on to describe an error, which suggests that the Watford DDFS won't actually work ok with Xfer!) :?:
by lurkio
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: A Little Quill Advice Please
Replies: 22
Views: 475

Re: A Little Quill Advice Please

I'm using the Watford DDFS 1.54T, do I need to be using an 8271 and standard DFS ROM? A brief scan of the Xfer documentation suggests that Xfer should be able to work with the standard Acorn ADFS, which is 1770-compatible. But I've never had or used a 1770 Model B (and therefore I've never used ADF...
by lurkio
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: A Little Quill Advice Please
Replies: 22
Views: 475

Re: A Little Quill Advice Please

This gets weirder and weirder, taken all ROMs out apart from those two. I reformatted the disc with Watford DFS instead of Disc Doctor, no difference to the problem except when I formatted in DD it just gave garbage when booting Quill, single density and it's the same or rather it clears the screen...
by lurkio
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: A Little Quill Advice Please
Replies: 22
Views: 475

Re: A Little Quill Advice Please

Are you able to successfully download and run A03 in an emulator like BeebEm? (That's before you even try to transfer the .SSD to a USB drive.) I haven't done much transferring really, only just got the datacentre. I think they've been successful, it's mainly been bringing over ROM images to burn in...
by lurkio
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: A Little Quill Advice Please
Replies: 22
Views: 475

Re: A Little Quill Advice Please

Well, using your file has created a difference, it now boots up and ends with the screen showing (c) Gilsoft 1985 Do you have a dual drive? Smith >- As you can see it asks about the drive then it tries to enter part of the copyright message adding the end of the authors name as the reply for the qu...
by lurkio
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: A Little Quill Advice Please
Replies: 22
Views: 475

Re: A Little Quill Advice Please

The disc needs to be set to EXEC in my case. It shouldn't need to be. You should just be able to download the A03 disc-image from 8-bit.info, *IMPORT it to a floppy with your DataCentre, and then Shift-Break (or *EXEC !BOOT ). Have you tried running it from a virtual RAM drive in the DataCentre? *I...

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