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I found a refurb on Argos Warehouse via eBay for £560 with 12 months warranty. Should be here by Friday !

As long as it is clean and fully working, that is all that counts ! ;)

UPDATE : The MacBook Air from Argos was inadvertently sold ??? So, I was issued a refund. I found a similar MacBook Air with 2GB of RAM and 64GB SSD for £537.50 inc. Delivery at CEX Online. We'll wait and see what transpires from this event ! It didn't really help with Lloyds TSB blocking the transactions, resulting in me phoning up and being asked one million questions to get the payment through, talk about being *over* zealous ! :o


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LOL ! :)

I hope you visited the website(s) ! :) Still pondering the Apple purchase ...  8)

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Hi ! :)

I am wanting to buy an Apple MacBook Air 11" - 4 GB - 64GB in the near future for basic game port development, surfing etc and wondered if a price tag of £700-750 was reasonable for even a quailty used or fairly new one ?

Cheers,

Alex. :)

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I highly recommend you DON'T download this - you will loose hours to it . . . LOL!

Seriously - I have to say this is one of my favourite games by Alex - great work mate! :)

Andy

You inspired me to do the port at Snibston in August. It only took a couple of weeks as well !  :)

How does it play on your Tablet ?

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Roswell Project Profile ::

In 1947 an Alien craft crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. During the process some Aliens were captured. Rescue your colleagues and satisfy the curiosity of fellow Alien Engineers by collecting Blueprints for a Prototype Tank ... But don't forget the Vehicle Permissions first !

Remember : An Amulate is the way forward !

Aim of the Game ::

Over Three Missions, you must collect various objects, rescue your fellow Colleagues and escape the captives. You'll be under attack by various enemy Aircraft, Stealth Bombers and Tower Guns. Watch out ! Their Gun Fire will home-in on you !

Mission One ::

Collect Supplies and 5x Vehicle Permissions. In order to complete Mission One, you must collect a 'Shed Key' to gain access to the Prototype.

Mission Two ::

Use Prototype to rescue 10x Colleagues and meet with Scout Ship.

Mission Three ::

Obtain 6x Blueprints and meet with Mothership.

Each Mission requires you to collect an 'Amulate' in order to proceed.

The 'MENU' is fairly straight forward to use and understand with 'START', 'CREDITS', 'ERASE', 'MUSIC' and 'SOUND'.

'START' - Simply 'Select' a desired unlocked level.
'CREDITS' - Where everyone has their name in lights and is credited.
'MUSIC' - Can be turned 'OFF' and 'ON'.
'SOUND' - Can be turned 'OFF' and 'ON'.
'OPTIONS' - 'Music' and 'Sound Effects' can be turned 'OFF' and 'On'.
'ERASE' will 'Lock' all levels, apart from level 1. The 'High Score' currently will remain.

Use 'BACK' Button on your Android device to 'QUIT' to the 'TITLE' Screen or exit the game.

Controls :

Simply touch the screen buttons 'LEFT' to move left and 'RIGHT' to move right and 'GREEN' to move forward with 'RED' to fire.

Features :

- Three Levels of Shoot'em up arcade action
- Three bonus mini-games
- Auto Loading and Saving of 'High Scores' and 'Levels'
- Original Music and Sound Effects by Chris 'Infamous' Bailey

Game Tips :

Search each level using a zig-zag motion to become familar with the surroundings and use 'ENERGY' packages where possible.

Enjoy and have fun !

Google Play Store - Search for : Alex Aris Games or Roswell Project on your Android Device ( Phone or Tablet )


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OFF TOPIC / Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« on: September 04, 2012, 02:12:32 PM »
Can't find any use for mine, not got time to set it up and haven't got a power supply/keyboard that works yet  :-[

For a Power Supply, I used a HTC charger with USB Cable. Some generic Keyboards don't work with certain builds. However, Raspbian “wheezy” works well with my cheapo Keyboard and Mouse. Use a RJ45 connection for the internet though. I bought an cheap wi-fi adapter from eBay and that works with RaspBMC, but of course you will need to use the wired internet first to set it up.

The only thing I need to work out now, is how do I access the other partition in RaspBMC, as it doesn't appear? Perhaps Sir Porchy might know?

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OFF TOPIC / Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« on: September 04, 2012, 10:58:53 AM »
The wi-fi works fine. You have to have the Pi plugged into an RJ45 connection first, then it gets all the relevant drivers etc. Then through the system settings, find your hub and enter your wi-fi key. It feels a tad slow, but hey, it's worth it.

The case is a good idea, I don't think the Pi will like dust that much.

What size SD card have you got ?

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OFF TOPIC / Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« on: September 03, 2012, 09:02:49 PM »
RaspBMC is all my PI has ever known and the sole reason for me getting one.
Like Stiggy says, its handled everything ive thrown at it, including 1080p stuff and all streaming from NAS drives.
Buy the MPEG2 license and PVR capabilities will soon be added too. Very impressed with it

Does RaspBMC support wi-fi adapters? I am downloading the updates now via an RJ45 connection.

Ah ! Yeah ! We have wi-fi active with a USB micro thumb thingy. Just installing little apps and we are good to go ! :) I just hooked up the BMC over wired internet and searched for a wi-fi system add-on. :)

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OFF TOPIC / Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« on: September 03, 2012, 06:50:32 PM »
OK, cheers. It's downloading and suggests a grab a coffee ! :)

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OFF TOPIC / Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« on: September 03, 2012, 06:42:41 PM »
RaspBMC is all my PI has ever known and the sole reason for me getting one.
Like Stiggy says, its handled everything ive thrown at it, including 1080p stuff and all streaming from NAS drives.
Buy the MPEG2 license and PVR capabilities will soon be added too. Very impressed with it

Does RaspBMC support wi-fi adapters? I am downloading the updates now via an RJ45 connection.

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FOR SALE / WANTED / Atari and Commodore Stuff for Sale
« on: August 11, 2012, 07:18:07 PM »
Regrettably I am having to sell fair chunk of my retro stuff, including the Mastertronic Tape collection ...

YouTube Video of Mastertronic Collection : http://youtu.be/Clrog_eQUuU

Now on eBay Mastertronic collection ( including compilation tapes ) - Starting Price £99.99

SOLD Commodore C128 ( good condition ) with Commodore 1541-II Disk Drive, Blank Disks, Disk Notcher, Game Disks and a Joystick

YouTube Video of Commodore 128 in 64 Mode : http://youtu.be/gyv1BHvMOUs

SOLD Atari 800XL with 1050 Disk Drive and XC12 Tape Deck ( inc. some Mastertronic Games ), Blank Disks, Joystick and two Cartridge Games

Please let me know if you are interested in anything and PM for a further discussion.

Cheers,

Alex. :)

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Office Worker on Android ...

Office Worker Greg grew tired of the daily grind and needed a change, help him collect various items and solve the ultimate puzzle to get through the week and find devine happiness.



The aim of the game is to collect all of the Objects for each day of the week and also collect a Jigsaw piece. As you progress through the week the Jigsaw is slowly pieced together.

Levels and Objects to collect :

- Level 1 ( Monday ) : Post Room ( 10 Letters )
- Level 2 ( Tuesday ) : Filing Room ( 10 Folders )
- Level 3 ( Wednesday ) : Finance ( 10 Bonds )
- Level 4 ( Thursday ) : I.T. ( 10 Compact Discs )
- Level 5 ( Friday ) : Reception ( 10 Pens )

From Level 3 ( Wednesday ) : Finance to Level 5 ( Friday ) : Reception you are able to collect Paper Clips and Shoot them at an End Level Boss and other Characters in the game. Along the way you can collect Biscuits and Cakes to increase your Energy Levels after being hit. Some Levels may require a bit of thought, but are completable. Level 5 ( Friday ) : Reception may prove to be tricky, Shooting Paper Clips at the Reception Staff will encourage them to throw you the Collectable Object ( Pen ) that you require. Study each Level and patterns of the People or Objects, in doing this you will soon able to complete each day and hopefully the whole week !

Controls :

Use 'Arrows' to Move, 'Green Button' to Jump and 'Red Button' to Fire ( Paper Clips ) when the ability is available.

Title Screen :

You can toggle the 'Music' and 'Sound Effects' by tapping them, when you do so, the wording will change from 'YELLOW' ( Active ) to 'GRAY' ( Inactive ).
'Tap' the screen where it says 'TAP TO START' and the game will begin.

'Back' and 'Home Button' - This will quit the game.

During intermediate screens use the 'Arrow' icon or 'Tap' the screen to proceed.


Music by Bit Shifter and Sound Effects by Phillip Nicholl.


Available on Android 2.2 and above from Google Play Store for *FREE*

Search for : Alex Aris Games or Office Worker on your Android Device ( Phone or Tablet )

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy playing the game ! :)

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... Dead Pixel Invaders for Android ...

In a quest for pixel perfection, you must destroy the imperfect dead pixels within your monitor.

This will then restore the balance and harmony for the ultimate visual pleasure.



Here is a YouTube Video of the 'complete' version of 'Dead Pixel Invaders' for Android.


The 'MENU' is fairly straight forward to use and understand with 'PLAY', 'CREDITS', 'OPTIONS', 'PODIUM' and 'POWER BUTTON' to Quit Game.

'PLAY' - Simply 'Select' a desired unlocked level.
'CREDITS' - Where everyone has their name in lights and is credited.
'OPTIONS' - 'Music' and 'Sound Effects' can be turned 'OFF' and 'ON', plus 'ERASE' will 'Lock' all levels, apart from level 1. The 'High Score' currently will remain.
'PODIUM' - Simply displays 'High Score', 'Last Level Played' and 'Last Stage Unlocked'.
'POWER BUTTON' - Closes and exits game.

'HOME' and 'BACK' Button on your Android device will also close and quit the game.

Game Play :

The controls are easy, simply touch the screen left to move left and right to move right. Your base with auto-fire so you will won't need an extra control for this. During game play, you will be able to 'PAUSE' the game by pressing the 'II' icon in the top right hand area of the screen. Pressing the 'II' icon again will return to the game or you will be able to return to the 'MENU'.

Features :

- 25 Levels of Shoot'em up Action
- Five Stages with different 'Invader' intelligence
- Bonus Points for Invaders destroyed
- Auto Loading and Saving of 'Completed Stages', 'High Scores' and 'Levels'
- Original Music and Sound Effects by Chris 'Infamous' Bailey

Available on Android 2.2 and above from Google Play Store @ 0.50 GBP ( other countries currencies will be listed )

Now available in 'Lite' for *FREE* !

Search for : Alex Aris Games or Dead Pixel Invaders on your Android Device ( Phone or Tablet )

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the game upon purchasing it ! :)

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OFF TOPIC / How do you do a 'Hyper-link' on an image ?
« on: July 15, 2012, 12:06:19 PM »
Hi ! :)

I have a signature for forum posts, but wondered if it was possible to do a 'Hyper-link' on an image ? I know how to put an image in the signature, but how do you link it to the image ?

Many thanks ! :)

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GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Raspberry Pi : SD Card problems
« on: July 13, 2012, 08:18:56 PM »
Today I managed to get my Raspberry Pi up and running. During the process I discovered a couple of things, some SD Cards work and others don't. This also applies to a Keyboard and Mouse etc ...

The Raspberry Pi in all it's glory.

Now for the working shot ...


I received my Pi a couple of weeks ago and thought the first problem I had, was with SD Cards. Well, in some peoples cases this is true. However, I stumbled across something even stranger today. A keyboard issue ! Yes ! That's right, the whole problem was down to a Keyboard. So, I swapped over my Dell USB Keyboard for the Generic one I had bought with a Mouse and I got a result. I couldn't quite figure out how to hook up the Wi-Fi, so I plugged in an RJ-45 to my BT Home Hub Router and it all worked. I don't think there is sound through the HDMI, although from the Photo I hooked it up through Composite Video on a 32" TV. On a 19" TV I have, I used the HDMI connection and there was no sound. Perhaps a separate Audio connection is needed with this one ?

All I need to do now, is get a case for the Pi and place to put it. Somewhere on the Computer Desk I think ! ;)

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