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by Dr Beeb
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Retro BBC micro Elite
Replies: 19
Views: 13360

Re: Retro BBC micro Elite

Well it took over a year, but v.5 is ready https://www.dropbox.com/s/xx1i6z6l9lxbwy5/EliteB_v5.zip?dl=0 An update that includes the Rinkhals, a robust ship often used by pirates. Larger suns appear larger. Small (pirate) ships are likely to overheat and explode if near the sun. Thargoids can't relea...
by Dr Beeb
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Retro BBC micro Elite
Replies: 19
Views: 13360

Re: Retro BBC micro Elite

The source files for Elite-B are all done in BBC Basic and built on BeebEm. The Elite-B v4 disc image is not scrambled in any way (other than the text strings' EOR #$23 business) so you can lift bytes for the assets from that. There are 26 ship data files, A-through-Z which (after some 6502 code) co...
by Dr Beeb
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Retro BBC micro Elite
Replies: 19
Views: 13360

Re: Retro BBC micro Elite

Hello KrocCamen, yes its been a long time for me too. I started work on a Elite-B v.5 a year ago, mainly to deal with jsBeeb only having 0.9 DFS which turned into a major pain but on the bright side I got another 100 bytes free and duly started filling them up with new code and a new ship. I see tha...
by Dr Beeb
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Origin of Species in the Ooniverse
Replies: 43
Views: 16564

Re:

Here is an updated map to take on aboard the fact that Thargoid space is meant to be closer to the galactic centre than Sol: Ooniverse Map with Species Idea v3.pdf Phantor Gorth Edit 25/4/2017 - fixed URL on file I like this map. You could expand further, the octagon centered on the galactic center...
by Dr Beeb
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: A question for Elite 1984 experts
Replies: 6
Views: 3474

Re: A question for Elite 1984 experts

chrisjj wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:53 pm
IIRC, this is rubbish. Because you couldn't galactic hyperspace into Oresrati.
Anyone able to corroborate?
Correct, there is some discussion of how the galactic hyperdrive works in the different versions [EliteWiki] 
by Dr Beeb
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Thought experiment: no currency
Replies: 33
Views: 14886

Re: Thought experiment: no currency

In the 1970's Star Trader only Class I and II worlds (Cosmopolitan & Developed) have banks on them. Classic Elite simplified this to a universal currency of credits with your account available at all GalCop worlds. One could treat them as only valid at GalCop stations, so trading at other places in ...
by Dr Beeb
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Fuel Scooping
Replies: 38
Views: 16299

Re: Fuel Scooping

In Classic Elite on the BBC micro I recall the game-play started to get too easy once you had military lasers, so to increase number of kills per trading run (and save a small amount of money) I would sun-skim on the outward journey to encounter more pirates per trading run. This was the only reason...
by Dr Beeb
Sat May 20, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Retro BBC micro Elite
Replies: 19
Views: 13360

Re: Retro BBC micro Elite

thanks hoqlinq, the Guide code doesn't have the Bulletin code (no room due to all the ship stats loaded), only the Docked code has it. So I need to patch the hole you fell through. The 1770 issue is probably related to some code on page &D, the same page as the NMI routines (eg disc controller). I r...
by Dr Beeb
Sun May 07, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Retro BBC micro Elite
Replies: 19
Views: 13360

Re: Retro BBC micro Elite

I downloaded the v.4 from https://www.dropbox.com/s/zqov1w8wqustpl6/EliteB_v4.zip?dl=0 and sent the .zip and also the unzipped readme and the .dsd through https://www.virustotal.com/en/ Nothing exciting, except none of the scanners can recognize what dsd files are. I have also discovered that v.4 wo...
by Dr Beeb
Sun May 07, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Some thoughts on Missiles & ECM
Replies: 32
Views: 14117

Re: Some thoughts on Missiles & ECM

One (rather player-centric) problem with missiles is the NPC close-quarters launch. NPCs have a tendency to launch missiles as a last resort, and when dogfights get up-close and personal, the NPC is usually getting hammered by the player. I am sure we've all been caught that way: taking a missile f...
by Dr Beeb
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Brexit vote, the zombie apocalypse and other fallout.
Replies: 341
Views: 108807

Re: EU referendum

Norby wrote: Stock exchange report after Brexit: London -8.5%, Paris -10%, DAX -9.5%, Madrid -11.5%,
um, European Bourses affected more than U.K. And Germans referring to departing countries in the plural ..
Next up, referendums for Scotland and Gibraltar?
by Dr Beeb
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Brexit vote, the zombie apocalypse and other fallout.
Replies: 341
Views: 108807

Re: EU referendum

Cody wrote:Everyone seemed bright and cheerful.
And then they joined the queue to buy Euros and Dollars. We are half-way and Milton Keynes was the first surprise for me.
by Dr Beeb
Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The nominations for best Elite Dangerous fan fiction are...
Replies: 3
Views: 3044

Re: The nominations for best Elite Dangerous fan fiction are

I liked the switch-mode youtube one where he blames the Original '84ers :shock: for care-bear mode preventing ED from being the sociopathic PvP game he wanted. And the one where the Asp hits the booster button by mistake during landing :lol:
by Dr Beeb
Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: "Not in the manual" - setting and canon in the eight charts
Replies: 11
Views: 8177

Re: "Not in the manual" - setting and canon in the eight cha

yes the manual refers to around 3100 AD, to specify AD does sound like knowledge of the Christian calendar is still known. Also Dark Wheel refers to flying over London of Old Earth, and mentions Earth quite a few times, so certainly the mother world is within recent history or perhaps even still acc...
by Dr Beeb
Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: A game so good that ...
Replies: 18
Views: 7986

A game so good that ...

Driving home and thinking about games that reach the exulted category - good enough to buy the computer to play it.

* [EliteWiki] Elite on BBC micro was in that category.
* No Man's sky - Will it entice me to buy a PS4?

Any other nominations come to mind?