Basic question! SDCC

2010-12-07 Thread Balor Price
Hello everyone Just looking at http://sdcc.sourceforge.net/ , a Small Device C Compiler. Was there a reason why it can't be used to compile to SAM? Hope you're all doing well! I've spent a couple of days trawling through my 20-year-old SAM floppy collection to see what's salvageable.

Re: Basic question! SDCC

2010-12-07 Thread Balor Price
On 07-Dec-10 13:38, Tennebø Frode wrote: Just looking at http://sdcc.sourceforge.net/ , a Small Device C Compiler. Was there a reason why it can't be used to compile to SAM? Not really. z88dk (http://www.z88dk.org/) already has a working SAM mode, and sdcc and z88dk is in some sort of

Re: New Game - Dave Invaders

2012-01-31 Thread Balor Price
Yesss like it even more now. The level swap seems to have helped (although I couldn't get past the Easter level before - I'm that bad), and flashing the collectables in the right order has fixed two problems in one. Good work for 3 days beta testing! I'm getting itchy feet to get stuck in

JAM Assembler 1.13 problems?

2012-01-31 Thread Balor Price
So, hmmm... while I'm fired up... Anyone having problems with the GUI in Jam Assembler? It's been a while since I tinkered, but now I'm getting gobbledygook instead of English in the dropdown menus and dialogue boxes... At a guess I'd say the font lookups had gone askew, it's a JAR file

Re: JAM Assembler 1.13 problems?

2012-02-01 Thread Balor Price
me a screen shot please. On 1 Feb 2012, at 01:19, Balor Price wrote: So, hmmm... while I'm fired up... Anyone having problems with the GUI in Jam Assembler? It's been a while since I tinkered, but now I'm getting gobbledygook instead of English in the dropdown menus and dialogue boxes

Re: JAM Assembler 1.13 problems?

2012-02-01 Thread Balor Price
me a screen shot please. On 1 Feb 2012, at 01:19, Balor Price wrote: So, hmmm... while I'm fired up... Anyone having problems with the GUI in Jam Assembler? It's been a while since I tinkered, but now I'm getting gobbledygook instead of English in the dropdown menus and dialogue boxes

Re: JAM Assembler 1.13 problems?

2012-02-01 Thread Balor Price
it?? ;-) Dave, I love what you've done with Dave Invaders :-D What did you read for learning how to program it? Quoting Balor Price toberm...@cookingcircle.co.uk: Ah. I am a moron. Updated from Java 6 update 21 to update 30 and the problem went away. Must say, though, I would never have

Re: Single pixel hardware scroll?

2012-02-01 Thread Balor Price
On 01-Feb-12 20:07, Thomas Harte wrote: I thought this was worth discussing separately but in the JAM Assembler conversation earlier today Andrew Gillan provided a link to http://sam.speccy.cz/ , on which one of the documents is http://sam.speccy.cz/coding/hardware_scroll.txt — which alleges

Re: Junk mail

2012-04-14 Thread Balor Price
On 14/04/2012 11:43, Leszek Chmielewski wrote: My Jowettish is not good enough to recognise what does Roger mean with this personal mail to me: the day i spam you you'll r a dint the bak u yar id! Can anyone translate it for me to english? I live in Austria, so I do not have the abilitys of

Re: Musics

2012-04-20 Thread Balor Price
Sounds pretty solid! You're right about the huge complexity ... on opposite day , but I taken with the instruments and your final 'wild Russian trackmo' effect at the end. Related Question: Does anyone know how to layer up music and sound effects? My weapon of choice is Protracker

Re: Musics

2012-04-21 Thread Balor Price
I'm currently using the delta-update (only printing the changes) in XOR to get 192*192 pixel scrolling. It doesn't go at 50 frames per second, but looking at the C64 version of Sanxion, that's obviously not running at 50fps either: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDg1GX37bkUfeature=related

Re: Musics

2012-04-21 Thread Balor Price
On 21/04/2012 21:14, war...@wdlee.co.uk wrote: David, looking forward to checking out your music, once I remember how to play it! ;-) Sorry - tried sending an attachment to the list yesterday but they're blocked. Here's a version of the disk with the music compiled on it, just load up

Re: Nyan Cat

2012-04-23 Thread Balor Price
On 23/04/2012 20:42, Aleš Keprt wrote: Yes there is a vocal. The problem is that 4x4 is too low resolution to reproduce the original animation with all detail. You actually need 2x2 to reproduce the whole original or 3x3 if you can live with parts being cut on top and bottom. Looks like the

XOR now completed!

2012-04-24 Thread Balor Price
Hello everybody I'm proud to present my conversion of the 1987 Spectrum game XOR. I finally kept my promise to my teenage self to finish a SAM game! You can download it for free from the revived http://cookingcircle.co.uk I hope you enjoy it (and yell in frustration). It's 25 years old and

Re: XOR now completed!

2012-04-25 Thread Balor Price
April 2012 18:00, Balor Price toberm...@cookingcircle.co.uk wrote: Hello everybody I'm proud to present my conversion of the 1987 Spectrum game XOR. I finally kept my promise to my teenage self to finish a SAM game! You can download it for free from the revived http://cookingcircle.co.uk

Re: XOR now completed!

2012-04-25 Thread Balor Price
On 25/04/2012 15:48, da...@properbastard.co.uk wrote: Quoting Balor Price toberm...@cookingcircle.co.uk: Thanks for the feedback chaps! I had LOADS of fun making it and will probably do another in a few months. Take that, Lana del Rey! Nice work Tobermory ... :) Nice to see this done

Re: XOR now completed!

2012-04-28 Thread Balor Price
Thanks for the feedback Thomas. I'm gonna take responsibility for the replay function - that sounds like my bug somewhere. Something similar happened when I was playtesting but I couldn't replicate the error. The 'level' system is a bit different from most other games - because there are

Re: XOR now completed!

2012-04-29 Thread Balor Price
Thanks Rob! And thanks to whoever updated the Wikipedia pages to mention my little conversion. Well, the UK2 DDOS seems to have been sorted now, so I've put the URL back to www.cookingcircle.co.uk now. The graphics were first copied pixel for pixel from the speccy version and then souped

Re: XOR now completed!

2012-04-30 Thread Balor Price
be a very infuriating user. I'll cough to having made the Wikipedia changes if it'll go any way to paying you back. On 29 Apr 2012, at 10:05, Balor Price toberm...@cookingcircle.co.uk mailto:toberm...@cookingcircle.co.uk wrote: Thanks Rob! And thanks to whoever updated the Wikipedia pages

Re: Party like it's 1992, or 1984, or whatever.

2012-05-04 Thread Balor Price
Works fine for me - although I have problems using BDOS with SimCoupé if it hasn't got a harddisk emulated. Sounds good Dave! The stereo snare effect is a nice touch :) Howard On 05/05/2012 01:27, James R Curry wrote: Hangs on boot in SimCoupe for me -- might be a MIME type problem as it

Re: Nyan Cat

2012-05-12 Thread Balor Price
Ha! Not too many takers all at once eh? I'm thinking about it... If it was an online demo party I'm not sure we could all get the time together, but I'm willing to try. Howard On 12/05/2012 01:39, Adrian Brown wrote: Ok, so who is looking at Nyan cat, I reckon if I wasn't clever and said

Re: Quick attempt at a scroller

2012-05-14 Thread Balor Price
Nice! When you say the tiles are 'precompiled', have you used a sprite builder to print the deltas? If so, I'm confused about the left-hand clipping if there's no real scrolling involved. Surely you're not printing all those tiles each frame? Howard On 15/05/2012 00:32, Thomas Harte

Re: Quick attempt at a scroller

2012-05-17 Thread Balor Price
No apologies required, looks very good to me. So if you're not in a position to turn it into a full game, would you consider turning it into a bit of middleware?? A bit cheeky I know but I'm sure it would find a good home somewhere, probably for many. I made some experiments with 'full

Re: Quick attempt at a scroller

2012-05-19 Thread Balor Price
Aha you flatter me I'm not /that/ old :) (okay I'm 36) Yes indeed it is Splitting Images - it's another puzzler without any huge technical challenges, so I know I'm working within my comfort zone. I hadn't planned on making any changes with the personalities, but there are a couple of

Re: New SAM Game: The Lost Disks of SAM

2012-05-26 Thread Balor Price
AAArrrgghh it's ridiculously moreish even though I'm terrible at it! Looks like the collision detection problems have been totally sorted, and the movement of Moby is really smooth too. Well done! Can't wait for Dave Infuriators. Howard On 25/05/2012 12:02, Andrew Gillen wrote: Hi folks

Re: Epic Fail

2012-05-27 Thread Balor Price
I don't know where all this activity has come from but I sure as hell like it. Why do you think this is a failure Rob? Looks like a total success to me. It's just rock hard! I really like the pixel-smooth movement on your ship and the overall smoothness of the background. Looks like

Re: Good resources for learning about the ASIC?

2012-06-13 Thread Balor Price
Is that really how much I should expect to pay if I ever need a third? In a word: no. Over the last couple of months I've missed out on about three replacement SAMs as mine has a problem with vertical hold/tuning. They all went in the £125-160 sort of range when I was at work and unable to

SAM on eBay

2012-07-29 Thread Balor Price
Hello sorry for spamming I can't remember who was after a real SAM but one's being sold on eBay in about 6 hours: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Sam-Coupe-with-games-dos-disks-floppy-drives-joystick-and-Messenger-/160850549334?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RLhash=item2573709a56 £225 is a bit

Re:

2013-04-24 Thread Balor Price
Oh god oh god how EMBARRASSING.  ugh.  Original message From: Simon Owen simon.o...@simcoupe.org Date: To: sam-users@nvg.ntnu.no Subject: Re: Spam, don't open the link, just in case! On 28 Mar 2013, at 13:40, toberm...@cookingcircle.co.uk wrote:

Re: Great SAA tune (from a Speccy)

2013-04-26 Thread Balor Price
On 26/04/2013 11:56, Stefan Drissen wrote: The Speccy AAA demo party 2013 (http://spectrum4ever.org/zxaaa13/?lng=eng) has one SAA tune submission, http://spectrum4ever.org/zxaaa13/aaa/music/8.mp3 - it's fantastic! My only question - would a speccy feel Borged with an SAA attached? ;-)

SAM Protracker loading problem

2013-06-13 Thread Balor Price
Hi everyone Haylp! Has anyone had experience of using Protracker with SimCoupe here? I'm trying to make some sweet music (not with ETracker) and finding the loading option is broken, crippled or otherwise. This is the editor version of the files, not the compiled versions. The files come

Re: Sim Coupe

2013-06-24 Thread Balor Price
Yeah same here - got an error through Avast - it thinks Dave Hooper's SAASound.dll is a virus. I supressed it but the anti-virus wasn't having any of the sourceforge download. So I did a naughty and got it from here: http://www.rom-world.com/file_emu.php?id=21 Howard On 24/06/2013 23:15,

Re: Sim Coupe

2013-06-27 Thread Balor Price
2013 07:28 *To:*sam-users@nvg.ntnu.no mailto:sam-users@nvg.ntnu.no *Subject:*RE: Sim Coupe Yer -- that's my problem. Ill send it to avast *From:*owner-sam-us...@nvg.ntnu.no mailto:owner-sam-us...@nvg.ntnu.no[mailto:owner-sam-us...@nvg.ntnu.no]*On Behalf Of*Balor Price *Sent:*25 June 2013 00:02

Re: SAM Revival ... Revived!

2013-07-19 Thread Balor Price
Ooh. Sounds very good indeed. Trinity Interface! Mnemodemo! I have to get that and splurge a bit on as many back issues as I can. :) On 18/07/2013 19:35, Colin Piggot wrote: I've just put up a preview of SAM Revival 25 on my website at www.samcoupe.com and it features one of the full

Re:

2013-07-28 Thread Balor Price
+1 for Pyz80! Because it's command line, I set up a little batch file for each project to compile and boot in SimCoupe. I love having that instantaneous write-test-debug loop. I tried Tommy Gun for a little bit but couldn't get on with it. Also, it wants money. That which I don't have.

Re: pyz80 with Notepad++ integration

2013-10-06 Thread Balor Price
Hello Josef I don't do anything complicated with the Run command, especially not with passing the command line error reports back into Notepad++. However I do make a little batch file for each project I work on, which I can double-click on to compile and run outside of Notepad++, and then

Re: Windows Tools for Sam

2013-10-21 Thread Balor Price
That sounds great Andrew. Also, Chris's Paint Show Pro tip is really good. Appreciated, fellas. Lately I've been manipulating data directly in Excel, as the 16 palette colours haven't been enough for a few ideas I've been working on. I convert into XPM file format with Grafx2 to get the

Re: Line interrupts

2014-01-01 Thread Balor Price
On 01/01/2014 15:37, Andrew Park wrote: Hi all Happy new year lets hope we can see some more sam stuff this year. Any idea how i can set up a line interrupt routine between 32768 and 65535? I want to change the palette twice once at line 0 and then again on line 128. Many thanks Andy

Re: Retro shows and Sam's 25th birthday

2014-03-08 Thread Balor Price
Argh in addition to Retro Mania 2 there's Forever 14 happening next weekend. Must be retro party/fair season. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1x5xZXaGB0 I'm interested in a meetup too! Revival 14 gets my vote at the moment (enough time to mebbe polish off something in time for it? :) )

Re: Raising the price benchmark??

2014-03-11 Thread Balor Price
Would you sell though? My beloved SAM is pretty broken but I wouldn't dream of flogging it.. Howard Chris Pile chris.p...@blueyonder.co.uk wrote: Well if the result of this (http://goo.gl/kbtMkZ) eBay sale is genuine then it surely raises the value of all of our genuine SAMS! What a price

Re: Retro shows and Sam's 25th birthday

2014-03-19 Thread Balor Price
On 19/03/2014 20:35, Adam wrote: Yup, Forever is 8bit demoparty including Sam Coupe. It is happening every year (this is 15th year in a row), we have a technicaly great demo for Sam Coupe this year in the competiton. If anyone doesn't know yet, there were two demos supposed to be shown. Due to

Re: Pro-DOS v2.0 (CP/M 2.2) released

2014-05-28 Thread Balor Price
Wow, Chris this looks exceptional. I really wish I knew more about CP/M already, but the amount of logical disks available just on SDHC cards just blew my mind. Intriguing final comment too - you have more fun projects coming as well? Happy birthday Sam... Howard On 28/05/2014 21:29,

Re: ZEsarUX emulates the SAM Coupé

2016-08-03 Thread Balor Price
On 02/08/2016 19:22, Marcos Cruz wrote: ZEsarUX is a multi-emulator written by César Hernández. It's under active development and runs on Linux and Windows. I've used ZEsarUX to emulate several models of the ZX Spectrum (though I use Fuse for my development projects) and especially the Z88. It

Re: who

2017-11-26 Thread Balor Price
Hey everyone! I'm still here too.   When time permits I'm working on SAM versions of Thrust, Celeste, Split Personalities, and an assortment of other never-to-be-completed projects... Cheers -Howard

Re: who

2017-11-26 Thread Balor Price
, for me, in Physical format. Sam need to reborn again. Great job!!! --Simon -Messaggio originale- Da: owner-sam-us...@nvg.ntnu.no [mailto:owner-sam-us...@nvg.ntnu.no] Per conto di Balor Price Inviato: domenica 26 novembre 2017 17:25 A: sam-users@nvg.ntnu.no Oggetto: Re: who Hey