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by Sarek
Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Quick Bit Of Maths
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Quick Bit Of Maths

Tomorrow this forum will have been open for 1000 days (thtat ignoring downtime :) )

How will you all be marking this kilojour?
by Sarek
Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Caustic Catastrophe
Replies: 23
Views: 4472

Caustic Catastrophe

Yesteday while doing some experiments I spilled boiling hot super concentrated caustic soda on my left hand. It left no marks on my skin, but it did actually hurt for about an hour. The last time I got strong caustic soda on my fingers was about 2 years ago and the end of my thumbnail went yellowy b...
by Sarek
Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: collating stuff in zips
Replies: 19
Views: 7007

Havoc, you're living up to your name! I assure you that I have not lost sight of practicalities. Don't underestimate me :evil: I don't remember suggesting that these ideas be all built into steem. I don't want a monolithic structure. That would be cumbersome. Of these suggestions, only the internet ...
by Sarek
Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: New Year's Resolutions
Replies: 18
Views: 3629

Retro, you can now, armed with wooly hat, thermos, sandwiches and a custard flan that has become detatched from the pastry, do the whole Monty Python thing while interjecting loudly "I'm on a cycling tour of North Cornwall..."
by Sarek
Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:37 pm
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: collating stuff in zips
Replies: 19
Views: 7007

Your on my wavelength SS :D For my database, extracting information from the resources I have, getting complete resources and formatting all of this into my database is taking more time than I imagined it would, and I keep changing my mind on how to structure it, but it's slowly coming together. Don...
by Sarek
Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Reversing the aging process...
Replies: 15
Views: 5199

I had a dream about bleaching my ST last night, and in the dream the plastic all started melting. .. I will add though, that bleach works by chlorinating organic compounds which are usually then colourless and hence bleached. This would work for smoke stains, but I'm skeptical to believe that it wil...
by Sarek
Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: collating stuff in zips
Replies: 19
Views: 7007

havok, I hope you can see that I'm trying to develop the scene for everybodies benefit here. I did say that I welcome constructive criticism, but I don't find sarcasm to be at all constructive. I have none-the-less taken your words into consideration and I will respond with this: My intention with c...
by Sarek
Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Audio CASSETTES with games
Replies: 132
Views: 53141

Coincidently I mp3d my outrun cassette last week!

It has three tracks, the first two are californiany, the last one is gameshowy

>Sarek<
by Sarek
Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Your Dungeon Master Level
Replies: 0
Views: 684

Your Dungeon Master Level

I thought it might be fun to create an association between the time a person spends playing video games and the skill rankings in dungeon master. Check this out - what level are you at? Estimate the number of hours you clock up each _month_ playing games: 0-1 -> Neophyte (eg, less than 1 hr per mont...
by Sarek
Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: collating stuff in zips
Replies: 19
Views: 7007

collating stuff in zips

Once we have original games being imaged, I think it would be a good idea to have the zipped game disks ferried around cyberspace with other files included in the zip. I would like to see included any disks B+C etc together in the one zip. The biggest unpleasantness that I find to using emulators is...
by Sarek
Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: ideas - part 7 - the last part
Replies: 0
Views: 992

ideas - part 7 - the last part

This post completes most of the ideas that I have proposed to Russ that he has not felt motivated to implement. I have not included in these postings any of my ideas that have already been implemented nor any of those to which my interest in has faded. I hope that I have inspired my audience through...
by Sarek
Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Lookin in my Atari Box
Replies: 0
Views: 719

Lookin in my Atari Box

I've got my Atari box out and since I have nothing better to do, I thought I'd examine the contents while on-line. I'll let you share in this experience by describing the contents as I pull them out. Make you wish you had an Atari box :) I will remark that at the top of the box is normally my ST wit...
by Sarek
Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: Menu Disks
Topic: lsd
Replies: 2
Views: 2262

lsd

Is there a complete list of the contents of the lsd disks (with all versions)?
by Sarek
Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:23 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Do you know the Robotz author?
Replies: 36
Views: 14329

no mention of the author in the game or docs.

sorry rich.
by Sarek
Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:57 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: ideas - part 6
Replies: 0
Views: 1057

ideas - part 6

---- Colour Tweaking ---- Consider having a gaussian correction to add to the brightness/contrast controls. Brightness and contrast are often inadequate for tweaking the display. The screen colours are currently altered (like with the Searchlight function) through simply mapping the paletted colours...
by Sarek
Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: ideas - part 5
Replies: 0
Views: 1031

ideas - part 5

[Sorry Russ, I've pestered you about this for long enough. It is intended for a general audience this time around!] ---- SOME SOUND ADVICE ---- In addition to emulating the Yamaha chip, there could be a simple (and fast) 5 channel EQ routine for processing the sound output. There could also be simpl...
by Sarek
Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: ideas - part 4
Replies: 1
Views: 1377

ideas - part 4

---- THAT INTERNET THING ---- Wouldn't it be great if Steem allowed multiplayer games to be played across the internet? Just imagine... [screen wobbles, goes misty, and some chimes in the background]... Bubble Bobble, Super Sprint, Dynablasters, IK+. I don't know how internet games are normally sync...
by Sarek
Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:40 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: ideas - part 3
Replies: 13
Views: 4279

my motive here was for copying text that appears in archives or applications that cannot be extracted any other way without a lot of work. For example, if there was a story that appeared at the beginning of a game, or instructions etc, I wanted to be able to cut the text out with a single button cli...
by Sarek
Sat Nov 27, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: ideas - part 3
Replies: 13
Views: 4279

ideas - part 3

---- Text Grabber ---- In addition to the paste text button, I would find it very useful (if not more useful) if I could copy any screen text into Windows clipboard. Screen text should be stored in RAM somewhere, but I would recommend passing a character recognition algorithm across the screen. This...
by Sarek
Sat Nov 27, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: ideas - part 2
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

ideas - part 2

Ok folks, here's my next idea. ---- Atari Taskbar ---- Why not have button tabs at the bottom of the Steem window which work like Windows taskbar? It could work by saving and loading memory snapshots to quickly switch between applications. ie. Clicking on the tabs takes a memory snapshot of the curr...
by Sarek
Sat Nov 27, 2004 12:04 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Do you know the Robotz author?
Replies: 36
Views: 14329

I have a copy of that game that I got from a PD library - not the STF version. It'll no doubt have docs with it. When I find it I'll have a look & see.
by Sarek
Sat Nov 27, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: What was the first game you played on your ST?
Replies: 181
Views: 88623

... Lombard RAC Rally was an early one too.
For a few years I thought that Harrogate and that other place (can't remember now) was near to one another.
by Sarek
Sat Nov 27, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: What was the first game you played on your ST?
Replies: 181
Views: 88623

First ST game I ever played was Ranarama that came with the machine.

Then Buggy Boy

Then Super Sprint

Then I can't remember what came next.

These three still stand in my top 20.
by Sarek
Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Ideas

Hello All. This is my first post here so be nice :) Over the past few months I have been generating a lot of ideas for the steem authors and because I recently realised that these ideas are not all exclusive to steem, I thought it would be useful if I posted some of these messages onto this forum so...

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