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by DaveW75
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS Pi?
Replies: 30
Views: 4989

Re: RISC OS Pi?

RISC OS: A truly usable Operating System: I have heard some people attempt to say that there is a lot that RISC OS can not do. This is untrue. Things I do in RISC OS include: C++ What C++ compiler do you use under RISC OS? Web Browsing, including watching Youtube and similar. Really? Which RISC OS ...
by DaveW75
Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2
Replies: 15
Views: 5443

Re: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2

Just uploaded a YouTube video showing most of the BASIC demos (well, mostly BASIC) I've made this year (2015).

https://youtu.be/FjYfqd9PbCI



http://www.proggies.uk
by DaveW75
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2
Replies: 15
Views: 5443

Re: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2

I recently updated my website with some new programs (RndAliens, Worm, Nematodes, Spinny). They are written for the Raspberry Pi 2 , and may not run as well (or at all) on an RPi 1, and other slower hardware. I try to keep everything 100% BASIC, but sometimes assembler code is needed to prepare spri...
by DaveW75
Mon May 11, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Anyone making games with RISC OS on the RPi?
Replies: 12
Views: 4845

Re: Anyone making games with RISC OS on the RPi?

I'll check out that micro SD card. I suspect you'll probably want a Class 6 or 10. (I believe there were compatibility issues with Class 10's, but I think that's been resolved now - although best to check/Google it beforehand.) In future projects I've been thinking about including a crunched versio...
by DaveW75
Sun May 10, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Anyone making games with RISC OS on the RPi?
Replies: 12
Views: 4845

Re: Anyone making games with RISC OS on the RPi?

Well, I've completed the 9 missions (albeit in 'Beginner' mode). :) The MicroSD card I'm using (on which RISC OS 5.21 is currently installed) is a 4GB SanDisk HC Class 2. I assume it's a genuine one! On a technical point, did you find that using blanking/erasing sprites was faster than simply cleari...
by DaveW75
Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Anyone making games with RISC OS on the RPi?
Replies: 12
Views: 4845

Re: Anyone making games with RISC OS on the RPi?

Anthony, congrats on the public release of Overlord -- downloaded my copy this morning. Will give it a more serious play later today (not currently able to enjoy any audio output from my RPi 2 because it's not configured correctly, and may have something to do with the fact I'm using a HDMI-to-VGA a...
by DaveW75
Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2
Replies: 15
Views: 5443

Re: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2

For those it might interest, I've updated my website with a few more BBC BASIC programs (they're mostly BASIC; one or two programs have a little bit of ASM where I felt it was necessary or practically unavoidable). http://www.proggies.uk The programs are crunched (with StrongBS) for improved perform...
by DaveW75
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2
Replies: 15
Views: 5443

Re: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2

Ok, here's a the ROOL logo flying through the starfield. Linear starfields like this one tend to be boring, so perhaps it's time for a proper 3D one. :) Still runs at about 60 fps on an RPi 2, but occasionally, for reasons currently unknown to me, it may run at only half that frame rate. http://www....
by DaveW75
Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2
Replies: 15
Views: 5443

Re: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2

... top-left corner of the screen ... Ah. Where the flashing is worst. I could see something , but couldn't read it! I had a feeling that was the case! 59 fps EDIT: Just tried on B+ and on a Bv2 (The rest are in various states of non-working. Note to self - must finish what I started before startin...
by DaveW75
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2
Replies: 15
Views: 5443

Re: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2

Flickering? yes; horribly? not really, for some definition of the word! And setting that flag to FALSE made starfield a lot smoother. Dunno about frame-rate - I don't know how to measure that! The frame rate (in frames per second) is displayed at the top-left corner of the screen by all three progr...
by DaveW75
Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2
Replies: 15
Views: 5443

Re: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2

Nice ones! When I get time, I'll try them on all my Pi's. What surprised me was that they run happily on my VirtualRPC, Adjust 4.39 If you don't mind, what frame rate were you getting? It's 59/60 fps on the Pi 2. The rotating RPi & ROOL logo programs must have flickered horribly on VRPC, no? (And s...
by DaveW75
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2
Replies: 15
Views: 5443

Re: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2

I'm pretty sure I named this thread " Something for the RPi 2 " ? I wake up ten-or-so hours later to find that it's been changed to "BBC BASIC for the RPi 2". Had me questioning my own sanity! Admittedly, the original thread title wasn't very descriptive, but I think I might've preferred "BBC BASIC ...
by DaveW75
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2
Replies: 15
Views: 5443

Re: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2

A starfield (60 fps on RPi 2): http://www.proggies.uk/risc_os/starfield Crunched version (slightly better performance): http://www.proggies.uk/risc_os/starfieldx Set the filetype to &FFB or BASIC. Non-RPi users can set the RPi% variable near the start of the program to FALSE in order to remove or re...
by DaveW75
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC BASIC for the RPi 2
Replies: 15
Views: 5443

BBC BASIC for the RPi 2

[ EDIT: Please note that I named this thread "Something for the RPi 2," but a mod changed it to "BBC BASIC for the RPi 2" ] BBC BASIC is certainly quite zippy on the Raspberry Pi 2! http://www.proggies.uk/risc_os/rotating_rpi_logo http://www.proggies.uk/risc_os/rotating_rool_logo RPi 2 only, sorry. ...
by DaveW75
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Anyone making games with RISC OS on the RPi?
Replies: 12
Views: 4845

Re: Anyone making games with RISC OS on the RPi?

Having just browsed most of the RISC OS-related forums, it really does look as if game-making on the platform is practically dead. Apart from the dwindling numbers of active RISC OS users, perhaps there's a sense that past games from nearly two decades ago can't really be bettered. I may have a go a...
by DaveW75
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: What are people doing with RISC OS on the Pi?
Replies: 22
Views: 9817

Re: What are people doing with RISC OS on the Pi?

What am I doing with RISC OS on the Pi?

I intend to make some games - something to pass the time.

Notwithstanding what DavidS said in response to an earlier post of mine, it's a bit demotivating that hardly anyone is making new games for RISC OS, or so it would appear.


David.
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by DaveW75
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Anyone making games with RISC OS on the RPi?
Replies: 12
Views: 4845

Anyone making games with RISC OS on the RPi?

Is anyone actually making any games for RISC OS Pi? My RPi2 is due to arrive in the next few days, and the only reason I bought it is to make some simple games with it purely as a hobby thing, but I'd hate to be the only one doing it! I had assumed that the arrival of RISC OS on the RPi would result...
by DaveW75
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 142788

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

BBC BASIC for windows is a good language as long as the extra crud that has been added is avoided. The problem is it becomes difficult to use the GUI with out using the slow down crud. Long-time user of BBC BASIC for Windows here. What precisely is this "crud" you're referring to? Would it include ...
by DaveW75
Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 142788

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

In my experience it was always necessary in BBC BASIC, but it is always possible to write C to avoid it. Almost certainly, modern BASICs with true block structured IFs don't need it either. Perhaps the use of GOTO was *sometimes* necessary with old 8-bit versions of BBC BASIC (for example, BBC BASI...

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