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  • col: What if I don't want to spend out before buying the game. I don't mind ads at all during 'trial versions'. It's when the ad say 'click x to close' and it doesn't close... just takes you to the app store that is just plain dumb.
    October 27, 2021, 12:12:17
  • Qube: I was talking more of this like the news app Daily Mail which pops up ads when looking at pictures.

    Any game I have and enjoy playing is purchased to support the developer.
    October 27, 2021, 10:31:09
  • Derron: Not all games and apps offer IAP ... maybe more futile for them
    October 27, 2021, 08:50:32
  • MikeHart: And then you could have just removed the ads by buying an IAP to remove them.
    October 27, 2021, 06:35:12
  • Qube: The ad companies make that X as small as possibly allowed. It's 50/50 on a good day if my fat fingers hit it correctly which is why these days I usually just swip close app.
    October 27, 2021, 01:19:56
  • Amon.: Not to mention that you also need an electron microscope to properly zoom in on the x to click the fecking thing.
    October 26, 2021, 20:15:43
  • Derron: as this behaviour is - I think - not allowed by playstore apps (fake (x) buttons) ... and google gives a sh* for it ... consider to give the lucky patcher a go to remove the ads.
    October 24, 2021, 08:11:04
  • col: Yeah but taking me to a place (the Play Store) that I've indicated that I do not want to go to (by clicking X to close which means No) does nothing but make me uninstall the original game due to annoying me by trying to take me for a fool. So now both the original game (that I may have bought after a nice little run of playing it with 'regular' adverts) and the advertised game have definitely lost a sale. Not such good a advertising scheme really :D
    October 24, 2021, 02:39:13
  • Derron: you already summed it up perfectly :)
    October 23, 2021, 21:37:09
  • col: What the hell is up with mobile games using a fake X to close an ad which then takes to the android Play Store to buy the game - WTF is that all about?
    October 23, 2021, 19:46:49
  • hosch: oh yeah just re-read the thread, everything i need to know is there i guess. sorry.
    October 23, 2021, 11:39:12
  • hosch: hey all. i think i've finished RhythZard and I am currently setting up the itch page. This is the first time I am participating in the comp. where to post it and how to find the entries of the other players? and how does the rating work?
    October 23, 2021, 11:36:47
  • Kryzon: Take care Steve, we'll be here when you get back
    October 22, 2021, 19:34:20
  • Derron: Have fun. Btw no need to take a break, just visit it less often until you change your mind.
    October 17, 2021, 11:34:31
  • Steve Elliott: Good luck to everyone with their projects, I'm taking a break from this cool coding place.
    October 16, 2021, 16:53:23
  • dawlane: One thing to note about the MOS 6581. Some programmers would target a specific revision of that chip, so there were always subtle differences in audio. The latest SID chip replacement is the ARMSid. [link]
    October 10, 2021, 11:37:28
  • Steve Elliott: I thought they might be.
    October 09, 2021, 21:32:22
  • dawlane: The voltages are different. You'll find the differences at [link]
    October 09, 2021, 19:05:38
  • Steve Elliott: I went with the C64C because apparently it's more reliable and gives a better picture.  But the Breadbin design is the one I remember as a kid.  If the old SID is compatible I'd swap that at some point.
    October 09, 2021, 17:12:59
  • Qube: The bread bin 64 was actually better than the 64c in the audio department. The SID chip was different and often lost out on the punch and bass of the bread bin version.
    October 09, 2021, 06:01:05
  • Steve Elliott: Went into a shop today and they had the old skool bread bin designed 'The 64' emulator.  Really made me want that design that I grew up with - rather than the 64C I have. I might get a breadbin designed one from eBay and fit the C64C board inside it.
    October 06, 2021, 20:38:55
  • Steve Elliott: The best keyboard by far too.
    October 06, 2021, 10:45:41
  • Steve Elliott: The BBC Micro had some fantastic arcade ports. Snapper (Pacman) was so close to the arcade version they were forced to withdraw it and re-do the graphics!
    October 06, 2021, 10:45:02
  • Pfaber11: At some point I owned all those computers . The BBC was my personal favorite . I remember having Defender on it and it was exactly the same as the arcade version .
    October 06, 2021, 08:37:10
  • Steve Elliott: Thanks, yes they were the 3 main memories for me of computers when they first became popular in the home, ZX Spectrum, C64 and the Beeb.  Good to have all 3 now, a major nostalgia hit.
    October 04, 2021, 23:16:54
  • Steve Elliott: Just heard about fb.  I was at the cinema.
    October 04, 2021, 23:13:15
  • steve_ancell: @Steve Elliot:
    Glad you're enjoying the BBC Micro.  8)
    October 04, 2021, 22:19:09
  • steve_ancell: Looks like Facebook has seriously shit it's pants, it's still down.
    October 04, 2021, 22:17:47
  • Steve Elliott: Nah my Sony Trinitron has a flatter screen, is better looking, gives a crisp picture, can be used for more than 1 computer (Speccy is also plugged into it) and was cheaper than the CUB Monitors. I know they were popular with schools though so maybe more authentic in that way.
    October 04, 2021, 14:52:04
  • iWasAdam: BBC Micro.. CUB Monitor is your only friend (by MicroVitec)
    October 04, 2021, 14:34:29

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