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by Alastair
Wed May 12, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: pause a listing
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: pause a listing

sorchard wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 10:17 am shift space does the same thing in xroar.
That's if you are emulating a 200-E or have Keyboard Translation turned on. Otherwise it's whatever key is to the right of "P" ("[" on a UK keyboard) plus shift.
by Alastair
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Software Requests
Topic: Text Adventure Creator Program - was there one?
Replies: 33
Views: 8256

Re: Text Adventure Creator Program - was there one?

Just a note that the Usborne books I mentioned now have a separate page entry at https://usborne.com/gb/books/computer-and-coding-books (the Google drive locations for the actual PDFs probably remain the same).
by Alastair
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Software Requests
Topic: Text Adventure Creator Program - was there one?
Replies: 33
Views: 8256

Re: Text Adventure Creator Program - was there one?

Commodore, there are various books available if you want to read up on how to create adventures in BASIC. There's Exploring Adventures on the Dragon , PDF download at https://archive.worldofdragon.org/browse/?dir=downloads/Books and downloads of the three games at https://archive.worldofdragon.org/b...
by Alastair
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Software Requests
Topic: Text Adventure Creator Program - was there one?
Replies: 33
Views: 8256

Re: Text Adventure Creator Program - was there one?

I have seen in the archive there are various "Adventures" A, B, C etc. Were they written in basic I wonder? For a (sadly not yet comprehensive) list of Dragon programs written in BASIC see https://solutionarchive.com/list/platform%2C9/system%2C1/ - though ignore Adventureland as the original TRS-80...
by Alastair
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Software Requests
Topic: Text Adventure Creator Program - was there one?
Replies: 33
Views: 8256

Re: Text Adventure Creator Program - was there one?

There was Adventure Writer originally by Twom Software and later by Cowen Software, which Cowen used to create their version of Colossal Cave Adventure.

I suspect that it requires a manual to get the most out of it but I cannot find one.
by Alastair
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: XRoar 0.36 released
Replies: 38
Views: 15406

Re: XRoar 0.36 released

I've checked the latest 32-bit Windows version of XRoar on 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and 10, and the icon shows up in both instances. Unfortunately I don't have a 64-bit version of XP, nor 32-bit versions of Windows more recent than XP, so I can't do a more thorough test. It could be that 32-bit ...
by Alastair
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: XRoar 0.36 released
Replies: 38
Views: 15406

Re: XRoar 0.36 released

Ciaran,
this is just a minor cosmetic issue that you may not wish to fix until a more pressing issue is discovered (should such a thing exist!) but the 32-bit Windows program has lost the Dragon icon. I think that the 0.35 family of XRoar was the last to have the icon.
by Alastair
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Dragon Hardware
Topic: Dragon memory map
Replies: 9
Views: 4040

Re: Dragon memory map

tjewell wrote: Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:32 am I have some nagging memory that some Cocos have 12v and some don't on the cart port.
I believe the CoCo 1 has 12V, but the later models do not.
by Alastair
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: XRoar Windows packaging - good? bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 3620

Re: XRoar Windows packaging - good? bad?

I'm happy with the ZIP files, but I've been using XRoar from the very early days and so I am used to copying over the contents of the ZIP file, I suspect most other people using XRoar also fall in that category.

The question is what would someone who has never used XRoar before prefer?
by Alastair
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Dragon Hardware
Topic: Opening dragon joysticks
Replies: 2
Views: 1861

Re: Opening dragon joysticks

I take it you mean the black "paddle" joysticks as shown in http://archive.worldofdragon.org/index.php?title=Joysticks ? As you can see in the pictures, the two sides are glued together. I can remember opening my old joysticks with simple brute force, since I cannot find them at the moment I cannot ...