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  1. Could you post a picture of it? I'll get that done tomorrow. My phone is dead right now.
  2. Just played through to level 3 and I can't work out the reason for the skipping. I'm assuming it is something to do with the timing, but I'm no expert. I also noticed, during the animation after level 2, there is a large flickery blue area in the bottom 25% of the screen. This blue flickery-ness is not evident on the emulator.
  3. I have a couple questions to help me figure this out. 1) What machine are you trying to run it on? 2) Which version are you trying? Have you tried versions 4 or 5? Thanks! I'm running these on a stock PAL 800XL, using the xex files sent over SIO2PC. I have just run versions 4, 5 and 6 and these are the results: Version 4 - absolutely no problems...smooth as butter. Version 5 - runs, but seems to 'skip frames'. Every now and then, Pac-man himself seems to skip animation, and also jerk ahead. If this was a game on a modern PC where screens are completely redrawn, I would say it is frame skipping to catch up with itself. Version 6 - As MrFish described. Give this one a try. I'm not sure why V5 didn't run smooth, so this might do the same. I've made a few changes to fix some of the bugs mentioned earlier. If it still runs jerky, try to figure out if it is under certain conditions or just in general and I'll take another look at it. Thanks. This one is cool...it works like a dream. There is still a little frame skip, but that may be noticeable because I am looking for it. I can't really pin it down to the cause yet, but I will have a little longer go at seeing if I can determine anything.
  4. The parents hero!! Dad uses Facebook to teach daughter a lesson http://t.co/nqPyhHI9 via @939litefm

    1. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      Brilliant. Wife's having a 'chat' with our 15 year old daughter about this now. :-)

    2. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      When smoking around kids becomes illegal, she can turn him in for child abuse.

  5. I have a couple questions to help me figure this out. 1) What machine are you trying to run it on? 2) Which version are you trying? Have you tried versions 4 or 5? Thanks! I'm running these on a stock PAL 800XL, using the xex files sent over SIO2PC. I have just run versions 4, 5 and 6 and these are the results: Version 4 - absolutely no problems...smooth as butter. Version 5 - runs, but seems to 'skip frames'. Every now and then, Pac-man himself seems to skip animation, and also jerk ahead. If this was a game on a modern PC where screens are completely redrawn, I would say it is frame skipping to catch up with itself. Version 6 - As MrFish described.
  6. Just to let you know. I am having exactly the same problem as MrFish on a real PAL 800XL. However, everything works fine on Atari800MacX.
  7. As the 800XL is the only A8 I have ever owned, I would have to go with that. But I do like the style of it, I was never really taken with the look o the XE series, nor the pre XL models.
  8. Watched John Woo's Red Cliff last night. That is now one of my favourite movies of all time.

  9. I've got a ZX Spectrum+ sitting on my desk right now. It kind of looks like it WAS made out of lego. I suspect it wouldn't be too hard to replace most of the case with lego, leaving a 'hole' for the oddly shaped keys that it has.
  10. MarkSpotCode: Read you license agreement http://t.co/slRgWzfv

  11. Whilst the idea of a super fast a8 appeals to me, I have to agree with atari8warez. At the end of the day, I would just rather have my stock 800XL (with the SIO2PC for convenience).
  12. What's the latest word on this project? Still eagerly waiting to play this on my 800XL
  13. This weeks reading recommendation: Rime of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge http://t.co/KEXourqv

  14. I nominate @kimrhodes4real for a Shorty Award in #blogger because she's not afraid to say what she means. http://t.co/QLODT4Fx

  15. After not smoking for 16 days...I had a ciggie tonight...damn it's awful!!

    1. so_tough!

      so_tough!

      my sis did the same, after 12 days..actually I think she had a whole ten pack lol

    2. Bryan

      Bryan

      Oh no! Go to your room and think about what you've done!

    3. toptenmaterial

      toptenmaterial

      keep trying! you can do it! 3 months for me!

  16. Day 12: Still no cigarettes. Finally getting easier.

    1. ACrystal2011

      ACrystal2011

      You can do it! 1 year myself :)

    2. pce_collector

      pce_collector

      Keep at it. Just think of the money you'll save. Your friends and family will also thank you for it.

  17. Working on the first story I've written for about 15 years. Hope it turns out well.

    1. Bryan

      Bryan

      It was a dark and stormy night....

    2. Pengwin

      Pengwin

      Damn. You read the first line already?

  18. Excellent tutorial for beginner programmers getting their heads around boolean logic: http://t.co/UEOvjiWc

  19. Day 5 without cigarettes!! Still not killed anyone, nor got a divorce. Yay!!!

    1. Shawn

      Shawn

      wo to go man! Being a non-smoker will be the best choice you ever make for your health. Not to mention the money you save. Be sure to put your smoke money to the side and save up for something nice.

       

    2. Gorfy

      Gorfy

      Hang in there!!

    3. Master Phruby

      Master Phruby

      Excellent! Keep it going. We are rooting for you!

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  20. While waiting for the new book from Adam Maxwell (@ISayItsAdam) I have decided to read some of the classics by H.P. Lovecraft and E.A. Poe

  21. Quick heads up: Avoid my place tonight. Haven't had a smoke since NYE and am likely to rip your arm off for one cigarette right now.

    1. mimo

      mimo

      keep going mate, I gave up 6 years ago. Can't even stand the smell now. How to stop smoking by Dr Allan Carr got me through

    2. Lord Helmet

      Lord Helmet

      Keep it up man!

    3. Pengwin

      Pengwin

      Thank for the encouragement, guys. I'm not following any plan by anyone, apart from looking at it as getting my life back, rather than giving anything up.

  22. This year I will try to make at least one status update a day. Hope it's interesting.

  23. This was sent to me on Facebook. Oh, the irony. http://t.co/d5xnzGVt

  24. Sometimes life deals you a hand that makes everything worthwhile :)

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