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by Mozart
Thu May 17, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Question regarding scart leads for consoles
Replies: 28
Views: 2005

SCART can improve the picture quality no end, however I must say I haven't actually compared the difference with any of the consoles you mentioned. It could be the case that on modern TV sets there's little to no difference between composite and Scart? Perhaps someone who has tested will be able to ...
by Mozart
Thu May 17, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Its all about the systems?
Replies: 15
Views: 2863

I'd like to see a retro programming thread - having delved into the forum's bowels (oo-er!) I see that a lot of members are active in retro development. It'd be fascinating (possibly only to me) to have the various processors, techniques and hacks discussed :D
by Mozart
Tue May 15, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Does anyone here MAKE games?
Replies: 70
Views: 4930

I did some VB a few years ago when I was taking computer classes, does that have any game-making applications? Or should I press on with the C++? Edit: Argh! Reading back over all my posts in this thread, I'm revealing myself to be a collossal n00b, aren't I? :D VB (6) may not be the best programmi...
by Mozart
Tue May 15, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Does anyone here MAKE games?
Replies: 70
Views: 4930

Err, I assume you mean, you’ve heard the ‘structure’ is fairly similar… …. I’ve heard that as well… …. I’ve also heard that Elvis lives in a Double Decker Bus on Mars. :roll: :D :D :D :D I don’t particularly like the ‘new’ type of ‘visual’ languages like VB and JAVA etcâ...
by Mozart
Tue May 15, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Does anyone here MAKE games?
Replies: 70
Views: 4930

MikeHive wrote:Well I picked C++ simply because I'm already fluent in PHP for web scripting and I heard they were kinda similar...
:shock:
by Mozart
Tue May 15, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which book(s) are you currently reading?
Replies: 1132
Views: 37497

I've just started Treasure Island again (for what must be the 500th time!)
by Mozart
Tue May 15, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: BBC Master, An appreciation Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 6075

So its not RAM that you plug into the machine? Well it is, and it isn't :D The basic idea behind Sideways RAM is you plonk it in one of the Beeb's ROM sockets which then enables you to use it in the same way as a ROM except that you can continually write and erase images to that RAM as if it were a...
by Mozart
Fri May 11, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Human Eye
Replies: 12
Views: 918

I wear glasses too, and have so ever since I was 4. What annoys me about opticians is that they tell us that glasses are the solution, when really they're nothing more than a crutch for the eyes, and might actually worsen the situation (my eyes have been getting worse year after year!). Now I'm luck...
by Mozart
Fri May 11, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Name that game or console that you aspire to own
Replies: 474
Views: 20904

I'm currently after a NeXT cube - I fell in love with them when we had them at work back in 1990 (or thereabouts). It's a real shame Jobs then went back to Apple and started producing Macs again.
by Mozart
Fri May 11, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Human Eye
Replies: 12
Views: 918

I think 100Hz is generally considered rock steady and flicker free to the human eye. The brain also has a lot to do with it as it's particularly adept at taking in a set of images and filling in the blanks to create the illusion of movement. :shock: So the human eye can also Morph images and upscal...
by Mozart
Fri May 11, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Human Eye
Replies: 12
Views: 918

I think 100Hz is generally considered rock steady and flicker free to the human eye. The brain also has a lot to do with it as it's particularly adept at taking in a set of images and filling in the blanks to create the illusion of movement.
by Mozart
Fri May 11, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: BBC Master, An appreciation Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 6075

Looks just the ticket to me (although I you'll probably want to dispose of the printer!)
by Mozart
Fri May 11, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: BBC Master, An appreciation Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 6075

Just found this interesting article on a Master upgrade:

http://www.drobe.co.uk/riscos/artifact1557.html
&
http://www.sprow.co.uk/bbc/armcopro.htm

Time to raid the piggy bank!
by Mozart
Fri May 11, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: BBC Master, An appreciation Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 6075

The Master Compact did, but not the Master 128 - nor a cassette player, for that matter!
by Mozart
Fri May 11, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: BBC Master, An appreciation Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 6075

Sorry, first post, but the Master was an awesome computer! Of all the computers I've ever owned, I think the Beeb B comes first, and the Master a close second! Is there a big difference between the B and Master? Or is it more a preference of the games :) Damn Ebay, theres hardly any BBC's available...