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I made this:
Giddy 3: Reasonably Special Edition

Well, I say made, its actually a remake of an old DOS game, but either way its fab, and now it is no longer stuck in DOS land.

But I did actually make this.

Recent front page messages:

After receiving her P45
Theresa's next job is also not going very well...

(Sun 8th Oct 2017, 22:35, More)

Gay robot cowboys!

(Sun 20th Jan 2013, 13:55, More)

I dunno.

edit: oh wow thanks for the fp!
(Wed 21st Dec 2011, 20:40, More)

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(Thu 19th May 2005, 10:57, More)

Bless him!
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Woo! FP! Thanks :)
(Fri 23rd Apr 2004, 10:11, More)

How mazes are made
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(Thu 4th Dec 2003, 12:38, More)


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Yes, I know its a UK roadsign on an american road. No, I don't care ;)
(Thu 13th Nov 2003, 14:13, More)

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(Fri 10th Oct 2003, 13:51, More)

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(Thu 26th Jun 2003, 12:49, More)

I have done a new paintmash.

I call it "Aargh!".
(Tue 29th Apr 2003, 10:18, More)

Best answers to questions:

» Karma

I was driving home from work one day years ago
on the motorway.

I was happily going along at 70, when the car in front was going 60. No problem, I pulled around to overtake, and the guy speeded up, so i got in behind him again.

He slowed down.

I went to overtake, and he sped up.

He played this stupid game 3 or 4 times, much to the obvious delight of his 3 passengers.

I was driving a clapped out old metro at the time with a top speed of 80 on a good day, and so even if I wanted to go stupid-fast to overtake him I couldn't (not that i generally condone excessive speed).

Roadworks were just up ahead. Driving the road every day, I knew EXACTLY where the speed cameras were.

"Right", i thought, "i'll get you you bugger".

I pulled out and planted my foot down, and he kept up same as the last few times. Then, at the last possible moment, i slammed on my brakes and went through the speed camera at exactly 50mph. He flew through at about 80 and got flashed.

He was, from then on, mr. 45, and i cruised past him at a leisurely 50. I gave him a smile and a wave as i did so and felt great for about a week afterwards.
(Fri 22nd Feb 2008, 15:07, More)

» Out of my depth

Quite literally.
When I was a small kid, my mum took me and my sister to the Tropicana in Weston-Super-Mare. This was an outdoor swimming pool, now sadly closed, that had some really cool slides (or they seemed so to such a young lad as I was...)

Well, I hadn't learnt to swim yet. But the really big slide looked so much fun. So I went on it, and it was ace. But then it deposited me in the deep end, and I proceeded to thrash about like a.. err... person who can't swim, and had to be pulled out by the lifeguard.

I immediately ran off and went on the slide again. And had to be rescued. Again.

The guard had a go at me. My mum had a go at me. I didn't care, I had a great day.
(Thu 14th Oct 2004, 15:31, More)

» Rubbish Towns

Its fucking hot (can get as hot as 427 °C), and its also bloody freezing (can get as cold as −183 °C). It doesn't have any moons. Also theres almost no atmosphere, so even if you were somewhere with a mild temperature, you'd instantly asphyxiate. Its rubbish.
(Thu 29th Oct 2009, 16:27, More)

» Urban Legends

I went round telling everyone
that the tune on ice cream vans means that they've run out of... what? why are you looking at me like that? what are you doing with that baseball bat? *thud*
(Thu 5th Jan 2006, 16:08, More)

» Amazing Projects

When I was a young lad, I got an Oric Atmos. It was already obsolete,
but it was my very own computer, as opposed to the Acorn Electron which belonged to my parents. It wasn't brilliant, but I enjoyed it briefly before I got a C64 to replace it. Then I pretty much forgot all about it... until...

About 2 years ago, I decided I to have a look at the Oric again through emulation, and found that the best Oric emulator (Euphoric) was a more-or-less discontinued MS-DOS based affair written mostly in x86 assembler, and that there was a small group of Oric enthusiasts still writing games etc. for the machine, but resorting to running Euphoric inside a DOS emulator on their modern 64bit computers.

So I decided to write an Oric Atmos emulator, since it seemed like a nice programming exercise, and something to do on my daily train journeys to work. Just for the hell of it, I decided to write the whole thing from scratch; I didn't use existing code for anything, even though there are plenty of free emulators for things like 6502 CPUs, AY sound chips, or Western Digital 17xx floppy disk controllers out there.

Much to my own surprise, I succeeded.

Some other people have now contributed (mostly ports to other operating systems), but pretty much the entire emulation core is my own work from scratch.
(Wed 23rd Nov 2011, 18:14, More)
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