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by kieranhj
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Chipo Django 1 Musicdisk for Archimedes!
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Chipo Django 1 Musicdisk for Archimedes!

Yes, the hardware low pass filter is very aggressive on the original Archimedes series and definitely stunts the capabilities of the machine. This is why we recommend by passing the filter using the hardware mod in this thread by steve3000: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1363...
by kieranhj
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Chipo Django 1 Musicdisk for Archimedes!
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Chipo Django 1 Musicdisk for Archimedes!

Hello all, I finally got some time to make something new, well kind of new. ;) The Chipo Django 1 musicdisk was released for both the Amiga and Atari ST by German demogroup Rabenauge at the Deadline 2021 demoparty . Featuring 11 awesome chiptunes from some of the top demoscene composers, I figured t...
by kieranhj
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Experimental Debugger Support for Arculator
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Experimental Debugger Support for Arculator

Hello! This sounds like a fantastic project. I would definitely be interested in using GDB connected to Arculator as a debugging solution for Archimedes app development. I have certainly missed the in-built debugging that comes with the 8-bit emulators like b-em and beebjit. Having a debugger that l...
by kieranhj
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Buying from Ebay France
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Buying from Ebay France

Expect to pay 20% VAT on all purchases outside of the UK. Up to £135 eBay will collect the VAT for you, otherwise it’ll be charged by customs. See https://www.ebay.co.uk/help/buying/paying-items/paying-tax-ebay-purchases?id=4771. I’ve also had European sellers cancel my purchases because dealing wit...
by kieranhj
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Ideal cross-compilation env for Archimedes devel ?
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: Ideal cross-compilation env for Archimedes devel ?

Hey! I posted on this very topic a while ago: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=18635. Wow, has it really been that long since I did any Archimedes development? Time has ceased to have any real meaning anymore. :? Anyway, this setup worked well for me when I was using it! Let us...
by kieranhj
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: bitshifters (new bbc master games)
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 173
Views: 28998

Re: Prince of Persia

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

In case you hadn’t seen it, the Bitshifters port was used as the basis for the recently released Atari 8-bit port of PoP. :D

https://atariage.com/forums/topic/29891 ... or-the-a8/
by kieranhj
Sat Oct 30, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the USA
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Hello from the USA

Welcome Andy! Great to have you here. I’d moved to Archie just before the Beeb TYB demos were released, but rediscovered them when I got back into the Acorn scene a few years ago. Fantastic work! You probably know this already, but I’m a co-conspirator with your old partner-in-crime, Henley, in the ...
by kieranhj
Sat Oct 30, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events
Topic: ABUG South 18 to 20 March 2022 - PLEASE COMMENT (DATES CONFIRMED)
Replies: 28
Views: 1734

Re: ABUG South 2022 - PLEASE COMMENT

Agree with all the comments above. I’d be delighted to attend from January onwards. It doesn’t seem fair to ask you to try to enforce additional rules in person beyond government guidelines. Knowing the venue, social distancing would be hard but increased ventilation would be appreciated given the n...
by kieranhj
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 3118
Views: 478482

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

At £5655, is that Acorn Evaluation unit the highest price paid for a piece of Acorn tech (that we know of)? Well the R260 when new was about £5000 + VAT (which was 15% or more at the time?)...so that ARM system is certainly close? To be fair, the original ARM Eval copro was £4500+VAT back in the da...
by kieranhj
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: github with my ARM / archimedes work
Replies: 16
Views: 1765

Re: github with my ARM / archimedes work

Great work! =D> Thanks for sharing your code and videos. This is really inspiring and I look forward to digging into things more when I get chance to start some new Archie projects.
by kieranhj
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Hardware scrolling part of the screen
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: Hardware scrolling part of the screen

This reminds me I'm at least a year late to present the "Intro to CRTC Registers - part 2" which was intended to cover "Vertical Rupture" in some detail. :-k
by kieranhj
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: new projects and releases: demoscene
Topic: New BBC demo written in TRSE
Replies: 13
Views: 1114

Re: New BBC demo written in TRSE

Curious. My limited understanding is that TRSE doesn't do any particularly fancy technical effects, e.g. there's no gratuitous CRTC abuse if it runs in BeebEm, it's mostly shifting RAM around in a clever way that results in really nice graphics. (This is in no way to undermine the achievement, I rea...
by kieranhj
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: new projects and releases: demoscene
Topic: BBC Demos YouTube Playlist
Replies: 0
Views: 256

BBC Demos YouTube Playlist

I recently realised there wasn't a single playlist of all the "modern" BBC demos, so I made one. :D https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqaU37UuULAjS3NDVdaZgCQX3UCSLGO2X I'll keep this up-to-date with videos of any new demos that get released. It was also an opportunity for me to do new...
by kieranhj
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: new projects and releases: demoscene
Topic: New BBC demo written in TRSE
Replies: 13
Views: 1114

Re: New BBC demo written in TRSE

I’m happy for folks to contact me here or on Twitter for BBC demo tech support! I did test the demo on both a Model B and my Master with a Gotek on vanilla DFS and it ran fine without any problems. The Model B does have 32K SWRAM but my understanding is that the demo doesn't use this. I have to use ...
by kieranhj
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: other events + general event chat
Topic: Timing for a Physical ABUG SOUTH Event.
Replies: 12
Views: 838

Re: Timing for a Physical ABUG SOUTH Event.

Thanks for all the votes and comments everyone. Looking at the split, it’s clear again this is personal decision with many factors. Unfortunately my family situation recently got a bit more complicated, whereas I’d hoped things were getting a bit simpler after a difficult summer! That, plus given th...
by kieranhj
Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3310
Views: 490793

Re: LOLPRICE

I can’t believe no one has posted this beauty yet: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Star-Fighter ... 4918830288. :lol:
by kieranhj
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: other events + general event chat
Topic: Timing for a Physical ABUG SOUTH Event.
Replies: 12
Views: 838

Timing for a Physical ABUG SOUTH Event.

Following on from the discussion in the ABUG SOUTH 2020 thread, whilst JudgeBeeb does not currently have the capacity to organise a full ABUG SOUTH event before the end of 2021, I am based relatively close to the regular venue and would be willing to do the running to make this happen, should enough...
by kieranhj
Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Long time Beeb user, but only just go round to Stardot...
Replies: 12
Views: 922

Re: Long time Beeb user, but only just go round to Stardot...

Great to have you here Jessica! I definitely logged into your Viewdata BBS BITD, along with the rest of the CCl4 crowd. :D
by kieranhj
Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Disassemblies of BBC Micro Games
Replies: 37
Views: 3193

Re: Disassemblies of BBC Micro Games

What a great idea! Thanks for putting the list together and keeping it updated. Not original published games but don't forget:

Prince of Perisa: https://github.com/kieranhj/pop-beeb
Stunt Car Racer: https://github.com/kieranhj/scr-beeb
by kieranhj
Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: !VHost BBS Software available?
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: !VHost BBS Software available?

Ahhh, CCl4, I remember those heady heydays of viewdata. I’m friends with Gareth on Facebook but he hasn’t posted anything since 2014…
by kieranhj
Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: BBC Exploding Fist Question
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: BBC Exploding Fist Question

Given the recent spate of 2021 game updates, plus Negative Charge’s SID music conversions, maybe someone fancies making a SWRAM enhanced version with extra tunes?!?
by kieranhj
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: miscellaneous new bbc and electron games
Topic: Manic Miner 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 3884

Re: Manic Miner 2021

EDIT: Could RAMFS be writing to page 1 when loading from GOTEK & plain DFS, anyone know? PAGE &100 is the stack, so nobody should be really writing there beyond PHA instructions. You can normally get away with stealing the bottom half of the page but always a gamble. Also any FS errors that...
by kieranhj
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: miscellaneous new bbc and electron games
Topic: Manic Miner 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 3884

Re: Manic Miner 2021

One quick note that I had a similar compatibility problem as lurkio, except this time it was with the RamFS ROM in my Master. Oops, I realised didn't do a *TAPE after loading, so that could cause issues. Try this new test version? NEWMINER.ssd Thanks, I’ll give it a go on real hw when I get chance....
by kieranhj
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: miscellaneous new bbc and electron games
Topic: Manic Miner 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 3884

Re: Manic Miner 2021

Yay! I finally got to try this out on real hardware. Great job again, well done. =D> =D> =D> One quick note that I had a similar compatibility problem as lurkio, except this time it was with the RamFS ROM in my Master. A quick *UNPLUG solved the problem but just FYI. Not sure what's going on there.
by kieranhj
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: past physical ABug events (UK)
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 184
Views: 27404

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

Thanks for the update JudgeBeeb. We keep our fingers crossed for the next event [-o< and good luck with your new job when you get there!
by kieranhj
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: miscellaneous new bbc and electron games
Topic: Jet Set Willy 2021 Edition
Replies: 31
Views: 2193

Re: Jet Set Willy 2021 Edition

I just quickly read your write up on GitHub - what a fantastic piece of work and really interesting to read about all the bugs, differences and fixes - clearly a labour of love. The increase of colours per room makes a huge difference - excellent touch! I look forward to playing this on my Master so...
by kieranhj
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: past physical ABug events (UK)
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 184
Views: 27404

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

Agreed. I was hopeful that a November meetup in Camberley might be feasible, and was even about to start a thread, but that seem premature at the moment. :(
by kieranhj
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Game issues on Mame 0.232
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Game issues on Mame 0.232

NeoMK wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:54 am
Just for reference, both Uridium and White Light also exhibit similar graphic issues, though Uridium is slightly playable.
That is unsurprising as both of these games also use timing sensitive vertical rupture techniques.
by kieranhj
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Game issues on Mame 0.232
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Game issues on Mame 0.232

2. Stunt Car Racer This game appear to run fine until the point you start the actual race itself. At this point, the graphics appear corrupt, like zoomed in alternating colour blocks. You can still hear the sound, perhaps control the car but it’s pointless. Any known fixes? All of these issues look...
by kieranhj
Sun May 23, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help with BBC B in USA please.
Replies: 12
Views: 1142

Re: Help with BBC B in USA please.

FWIW, on the tangential topic of sending parcels form the UK to the US, I’ve shipped a 5kg box (admittedly not full Master computer size) to California with UPS for ~£25 on a number of occasions. All times arrived safely within 48 hours fully tracked door-to-door, so very reliable from my experience.

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