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by DDRM
Mon 15 Jul 2019, 07:56
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Closure of this forum
Replies: 6
Views: 1958

Re: Closure of this forum

Thanks, Eddy - that's my view too. It seems obvious to me that Richard returning to the forum, even with the prospective loss of some members, is better than simply closing it down, with the loss to ALL members. However in the end Richard has to be happy with the arrangement, so as far as I am conce...
by DDRM
Mon 08 Jul 2019, 12:37
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Closure of this forum
Replies: 6
Views: 1958

Closure of this forum

Richard has provided the following statement: "I fully understand and respect the opinions of the small minority of members who do not wish me to post to the forum, and whilst they hold that view I won't attempt to do so. However it is immensely frustrating to be having to fund the extra storage and...
by DDRM
Tue 02 Jul 2019, 08:57
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: Request by Richard to return
Replies: 8
Views: 2028

Request by Richard to return

Copied from the depths of another thread to give it more prominence, and perhaps provoke debate/comment: [Richard] "I would request that " .... "I be allowed to return to being a member of this forum on my own behalf." You would be very welcome to return. [Richard] "I realise that the likelihood of ...
by DDRM
Fri 28 Jun 2019, 11:28
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Windows 10 Upgrade and Screen Resolution
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Re: Windows 10 Upgrade and Screen Resolution

Richard did supply additional detail: > I dare say Richard will let me know if I'm talking complete nonsense, > which is quite possible... Not nonsense at all, but if his (native) 3072 x 1728 display was previously reporting 1920 x 1080 to BB4W, as it seems it was, it implies that Windows' 'High DPI...
by DDRM
Tue 25 Jun 2019, 10:58
Forum: Announcements
Topic: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.04a released
Replies: 0
Views: 1152

BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.04a released

Copied from Richard's announcement on Startdot: I have released version 1.04a of BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0, the cross-platform programming language for Windows, MacOS, Linux, Raspbian, Android and iOS. The changes in this version are as follows: BASIC Interpreter / Run Time Engine The VDU 23,24,n| comma...
by DDRM
Tue 25 Jun 2019, 08:46
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Windows 10 Upgrade and Screen Resolution
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Re: Windows 10 Upgrade and Screen Resolution

(On a Windows 10 system) GetSystemMetrics returns 1920 x 1080 for me, as expected, which is the resolution of my primary monitor. That suggests to me that you have a very high res monitor: I wonder if Windows is mapping it down to give a higher "magnification", and that that might have changed betwe...
by DDRM
Tue 25 Jun 2019, 08:27
Forum: Assembly language
Topic: Assembler alternatives
Replies: 4
Views: 3438

Re: Assembler alternatives

Hi Repton, I'm not quite sure what your point is, so forgive me if this reply misses it! The assembler needs to match the underlying processor, and since no machines on which you'd want to/be able to run either BB4W or BBC_SDL use the old 8 bit (6502?) processor, it isn't going to work (and the inte...
by DDRM
Fri 07 Jun 2019, 15:26
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: GUID Routine
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: GUID Routine

>Why is the first digit of the third block always 4: Richard tells me that it is because this digit is the GUID version number, and so this is a version 4 GUID. Obvious when you know...

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by DDRM
Fri 07 Jun 2019, 07:48
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Dark mode for IDE
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

Re: Dark mode for IDE

Not discontinued, no: Richard continues to produce and support it, but he has said it is no longer under active development. Any new versions would be for bug fixes, or perhaps to include new libraries such as the proposed Big Integer library that Richard is hoping to develop with crowd support. Bes...
by DDRM
Thu 06 Jun 2019, 07:44
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: GUID Routine
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: GUID Routine

Hi Matt, I know Richard always says "don't make up your own random number generator - it won't be as good as a proper one", and I suspect his comments on trying to reinvent GUIDs would be similar! If you are just making up "random" file names which you need not to be the same, is a better solution t...