Hello from a beeb coder

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Hello from a beeb coder

Post by tricky » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:12 am

Hi, I've been programming the beeb since I got one in early '82.
I love golden age arcade games and porting them to the beeb to show what could have been done if there was a big enough commercial audience to make it worth while.
Some of my games/ports are here on bbcmicro.co.uk
I am currently working on MoonPatrol, although it has been several months since I did any real work on it.

URL:https://youtu.be/nZaieTuQ4bg View at 720p+ for 50hz.
You can see from the video how I am doing some of the effects and that it still needs quite a bit of work ;)
It will also support NuLA which is a modern palette extender for the BBC Micro:
Left: standard BBC Micro version, Centre: Arcade version, Right: Provisional BBC Micro version if NuLA is fitted.

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Re: Hello from a beeb coder

Post by akuyou » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:23 pm

Whoa that looks great! the paralax effect is really impressive.

I'd not heard of NuLA, but it certainly make the colors look a little 'smoother'

Growing up with the CPC, the Beeb never showed up on my radar back in the day, but I find it one of the easiest 6502 systems to work on these days... I don't own any real hardware at the moment though

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Interested in CPU's :Z80,6502,68000,6809,ARM,8086,RISC-V
Learning: 65816,ARM,8086,6809

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Re: Hello from a beeb coder

Post by Npreadr » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:15 pm

I have to agree! The parallaxing is great! I love the music too.

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