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Title: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Executioner on 03:33, 28 May 10
Does anybody know who he is, why he's requested me as a friend on Facebook, LinkedIn and others, and then posts some half-relevant message to the Symbos group with 157 attachments?
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Devilmarkus on 03:59, 28 May 10
I also got this mail.
Well, 157 nice screenshots. But wtf has this to do with Symbos?

(I missed some nude girls here  :police: )

Don't know, who he is...

And I had no f-book request :D (I am no VIP  :'( )
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: robcfg on 13:19, 28 May 10
Hey guys, it seems that this Roger Jowett is some nice spammer.


Check this post by "Roger Jowett" in the MESS forum:


[font='trebuchet ms'][/size][/font]
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[font='trebuchet ms']hi mess?[/font][/size][/size][/font]
sam coupe support?
does it read actual compact flash cards from an atom lite and allow me to use the software thereon?
does it support zx spectrum 48/128 mb-02+ dma support?
ula+
is there an art package for the cpc+ - does the + make any difference to the art other than 4096 colours and would the incredibly small 16x16 sprites with their own 15 colours be usable? is there no interlace mode?
have tyou seen any russian spectrum clone with 14mhz processor running spectrum 128 or 48 software using te faster processor pelase?
can you replay rzx files in mess? can we accelerate the processor to speed up replay like in zx spin please?
can you choose processor speed for playback? could the processor speed emualte the functionality of the msx turbo r800 processor?
does mess support general sound neo for russian clones? - does any software use the z84 (they told me it was 24mhz - although zilog dont even make such a chip - nor is there any info on a dma at 24mhz either - what a shame zilog didnt make a z84 24mhz with dma and r800 core compatiblity!

if you ahve made mess to be compatible with so many machines and their individual video configurations how long before you can create a hardware version of mess compatible with most home computer systems? surely a vitrual video environment could emualte most home computer video chip modes adn you then only need the device to support the z80 or 6502 instruction sets as these were pretty much the only processors in most micros - with a faster version z84 24mhz or is there a 20mhz 6502? surely support for both is possible and accelerators could replay rzx style files faster then youtuibte can replay low quality uncompressed video files! - or crash when you try to install flash player into a 64bit browser or crash when you select one of the tv tuner video inputs as a webcam in the settings

below files are for fuse emulator video screen playback with ay 8912 hopefully soon to be converted to sam - but we could do with mode 4 16 colours and maybe interlaced if atom lite+ or velesoft datagear dma or mayhem quazar or vleesoft accelerators can handle it

[/size]Edited by R. Belmont (Yesterday at[/i]03:44 PM)
Edit Reason: Spam links deleted, enjoy the rest!
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Executioner on 03:16, 29 May 10
Hey guys, it seems that this Roger Jowett is some nice spammer.

I've seen a few messages over quite some time related to Sam Coupe. He seems to go to quite some trouble to make his spam posts seem relevant.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 19:06, 30 May 10
Yeah... some time ago I got some emails from him with some relevant attachments as well. Well, I'm not sure about the name but it does sound like him.er I never replied to him because his messages were so hard to decrypt. But what is he advertising after all? :D

Very, very targeted spam...
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Leonie on 19:27, 30 May 10
But what is he advertising after all?

He´s a vampire with a huge thirst for blood.
He wants to drink us!  :o
 
 
* based upon secret information
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: mr_lou on 20:11, 30 May 10
I think Leonie might possibly be legally insane...
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 23:09, 30 May 10
She probably bought sme of Jowet's stuff, I take it :)
Title: sam coupe interlaced
Post by: cpc+ software on 18:20, 03 July 10
whoops big apologies to anyone who got the invites
3000 addresses in my contact list i enjoy watching the social networking sites crash im afraid they are so badly designed
screen resolution font size - if you dont detect these before you start dumping rubbish on the screen what was the point of designing your website?
if you are not using itu t v44 v92 standard like none of the uk isp
you are wasting our time
but hey why not write an email to someone and then have youtubes wonderful website tell you that you cannot send the email you have just written because teh person you are trying to contact has turned friend lock on? seems a tad daft for two 2ghz 64bit processors with larger l2 cache on them than a 4½mb sam koop system no
 
any how sam was 20 years old i am trying desperately to use a retro x pc avi video converter to get a video running on the sam but no program allows the video frames to be converted to simple screens in a usable hdf compact flash atom lite mass storage device easily accessible file
so looks like ive pissed everyong off-
never realised pressing the delete button was sucha  big deal...
very sorry
 
has anyone seen any cpc+gx4k software that actually uses the features of the +
is the robocop2 cartridge using hardware scrolling - why is the score board still obscuring ⅓ of the screen wasnt that a processor only cheat technique
crickey the thing has hardware scrolling and 16 hardware sprites they cant scroll the whole screen for pities sake?
also the z80 shouldnt need to do to much fot he music as there are three dmas handling the ay8912
pity they didnt just add a single dma like teh mb-02+ interface for the speccy surely this would have been able to perform scrolling and sprites and audio without being tied to one or the other?
cant see what the hardware additions would do for 3d vectors or freescape? any patches for original software being produced?
 
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 19:03, 03 July 10
...and the fun continues :D
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: fano on 20:47, 03 July 10
omfg !  :o
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Executioner on 04:48, 05 July 10
And now he's here? A few lines sort-of make sense...
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 09:40, 05 July 10
Yeah... I actually allowed his post because it's so intriguing. Maybe if he could introduce himself to us...??
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: TFM on 01:42, 06 July 10
This lines "his lines" are composed by a machine, way sophisticated, but not written by _one_ human beeing. Reasons: Different styles, sentences not completed, jumps in the topics.
 
Looks like a combination of sentences taken out of Z80 related texts.
 
 
 
 
And with my TFM powers I can feel if a message is human made or machine made ;-) Just be sensing the energy signatures ;-) (Ok, the last sentence is posted to early in this dark times, few will understand).
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 13:25, 08 July 10
Yea, but the question remains: why??? Cui bono?
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: TFM on 21:08, 08 July 10
Yea, but the question remains: why??? Cui bono?

Nothing good!
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Leonie on 21:28, 08 July 10
Yea, but the question remains: why??? Cui bono?

Just for the fun of it.
Machines just wanna have fun!
Is that morally reprehensible?
Title: ?
Post by: roger on 14:43, 05 August 10
cpc symbios
cpc+
not related? operating system? even the symbios crew reckoned theyd add sam to the list msx turbor already there?
was there any cpc+ software? is there a list somewhere?
does your server offer itut v 44 connection please?
if not why not?
 
Numbers of KB on a standard CPC464?:
doesnt this depend on whether its spanish or not?
 
Title: Re: ?
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:40, 05 August 10
cpc symbios
cpc+
not related? operating system? even the symbios crew reckoned theyd add sam to the list msx turbor already there?
was there any cpc+ software? is there a list somewhere?
does your server offer itut v 44 connection please?
if not why not?
 
Numbers of KB on a standard CPC464?:
doesnt this depend on whether its spanish or not?
cpcwiki answer all.
 :P
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: fano on 19:18, 05 August 10
Roger that !
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 20:01, 05 August 10
Hahaha! Amazing :D
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: AMSDOS on 10:14, 06 August 10
All the more reasons why I don't do Facebook!
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Xyphoe on 05:34, 28 August 10
Hmmmm!

http://www.youtube.com/user/rogerjowett
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 11:03, 06 September 10
Oh wow. The plot thickens...
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: andycadley on 11:15, 06 September 10
Hehe, there's a whole thread about him on WoS somewhere too from what I recall. General consensus seems to be that he is a bit of a nutter, basically. Spamming anyone and everyone of note in the retro community with unintelligable comments, social networking requests and odd questions.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 11:12, 11 September 10
He actually befriended me on Facebook! I accepted just for the fun of it :)
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: MacDeath on 02:28, 13 September 10
Holy shiet...
 this thing is now spaming my youtube account :

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convert jsut anythign smaller than 16x16 is sprite bigger use two or four 
        hardware scrolling has to save 90% of processor time 
        chuck wee brother a light gun with time saved 
        audio for dma more time saving 
        pitythe t-rex board doesnt have a 24mhz R800 core with 24 bit tru   colour palette and 8 bpp 256 colours with horizontal palette switch   every 256 pixels it would be ¼ of the ram a pc uses for the same   thing.... 
        we cant find programmers toconver t128 stuff to sam 48 works fine but 128 is ram paging nightmare

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89
        beg your pardon speccy port to amstrad are you sure? what about   cpc+ version? 16 hardware sprites scrolling three dma on the ay8912   listen to the atari st music its identical to arcade and that was ay8912   ...

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yes you commented on the rtype video 
        i was just curios i looked at a few + demos for cpc and they are   utterly excellent - well i mean the video on youtube is utterly frikking   dreadful but if you bother to run the software in winape or any other   cpc+ emulator - so far i cant find one that emulates the french   keyboard? or the 24mhz z84 in the t-rex board - although the t-rex board   doesnt make it terribly clear whether it supports the + features and if   it does what happens to them when you plug it into a + cpc! 
        not that anyone would be so daft 
        you dont have a modem? 
        did u try sim coupe?/winape?

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cga? 
        160x200 16 colours like sorcery+? 
        couldnt believe that program when i saw it! 
        modem is international standard but none of uk isp allow you to   use it as god intended - the serial interface is supposed to affect it   somehow but the sodding modem driver is fixed at comport of 115200 when i   have disabled the motherboards onboard serial interface and installed a   hi speed pci serial at 921600bps - this only has two comports there are   ones with four - so we just need to keep pestering the   telecommunications industry - lets face it when they privatised here in   the uk they sacked ½ the work force - this was not so they could offer   teh cusotmers fairer prices or better service it was to stuff the   managers pockets with wads of cash so they could buy german cars and   muslim oil facist cunts! 
         
        have you tried sim coupe at all on a pc? 
        have you seen prince of persia? or lemmings on sam? 
        which someone would use teh cpc+ features for these two on amstrad   - ½ the programs form the 80-90's would look and feel much better using   the extra hardware but i guess they should have added an extra 16kb of   video ram and a couple of extra video frame buffers certainly 15 colour   sprites running around on a 320x200 four colour background will be a bit   werid no? and wouldnt 15 colour sprites at 320x200 look a bit odd   running around on a 160x200 background in 16 colours - only needed a   second video frame and interlacing might have made things look much   nicer!   
         
        did you see the cpc+ demos on youtube site? very smooth those   balls easy 50hz - what  shame teh t-rex 24mhz z80 interface for the cpc   doesnt add teh + features - although theyd have to figure out what to do   with them when the thing was connected to a + machine? 32 sprites - bit   daft! 
         
        did you try f-16? have you seen it on cpc?
:'( :'( :'(


How can I get rid of such a Troll ?

I think we should be carefull, I've heard eastern crackers are notorious for raping you computers and they were all formed on speccy clones provided by KGB...

I had internet problem today, I'm sure he used my PC as a Zombie to hack Polska national bank via a spectrum colourclashield....


 ???
Help !!! :-[

I just see i am finally not a real Asperger... this guy sure must be.
 
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Devilmarkus on 12:33, 25 September 11
Today I got a message from him via youtube...
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hi   To:javacpc

shirley
java+pc +cpc+=
no screen third lost for scrtolling on cpc program ported to cpc+
hardware scrolling
dunno how it helps road race stuff only sprites i guess? no scaling objects unless they are 16x16 or multiples thereof     (http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/EmwW_6kUdHw/default.jpg)  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmwW_6kUdHw&feature=email)    sam coupe demo atom lite happy 20th birthday ati hi deff (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmwW_6kUdHw&feature=email) Edwin Blink Atom Lite Leszek Daniel Chmielewski
 BMP2SCR Andrew Collier Python script

https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B89owy4IGOzuZDdmNmE5MzYtMWRmOC00M2Y1LTliYmYtYWQ0YmZhNzJmZDZh&hl=en&authkey=CMiitMsP (https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B89owy4IGOzuZDdmNmE5MzYtMWRmOC00M2Y1LTliYmYtYWQ0YmZhNzJmZDZh&hl=en&authkey=CMiitMsP)

3mb version- needs sim coupe fast disc access
video is 30mb

http://cid-1c842d5b23e1e0e2.office.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/retro%20x%20lcd%20bmp2scr/bdos%20first%20attempt%20at%20hdf%20screen%20without%20dosuntitled (http://cid-1c842d5b23e1e0e2.office.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/retro%20x%20lcd%20bmp2scr/bdos%20first%20attempt%20at%20hdf%20screen%20without%20dosuntitled)

this is auto program to run screens u still need bdos from Edwin Blinks' website here:

http://www.samcoupe-pro-dos.co.uk/edwin/software/bdos/bdos15a.zip (http://www.samcoupe-pro-dos.co.uk/edwin/software/bdos/bdos15a.zip)

sim coupe:

http://www.simcoupe.org/download/ (http://www.simcoupe.org/download/)

bdos from Mr Blink:

http://www.samcoupe-pro-dos.co.uk/edwin/software/bdos/bdos.htm#BDOSDISK (http://www.samcoupe-pro-dos.co.uk/edwin/software/bdos/bdos.htm#BDOSDISK)

this bdos does not include masterbasic and there is no masterdos style networking support as yet...
isn't she gorgeous!
8bit rooolz!
full 226mb version ist hier:... Mehr (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmwW_6kUdHw&feature=email)

Well I don't understand any here :D
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 12:35, 25 September 11
The WTF continues... I think it's a bot gone mad.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Devilmarkus on 12:41, 25 September 11
Well I blocked him  8)
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: EgoTrip on 18:08, 25 September 11
Its NOT a troll, its a spammer. Trolls are something entirely different. Some people make a lot of money out of spamming, enough to make a comfortable living. Work from home, posting ads in as many places as possible, and they get a share of the revenue from link clicks.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 19:46, 25 September 11
Well, I don't remember seeing any spam link in his postings...
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Executioner on 06:54, 27 September 11
Apparently I was tagged in 3 of his photos yesterday.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 11:00, 27 September 11
Me too, but it doesn't mean he did it, it's probably some spam app (which I reported).
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: McKlain on 12:29, 27 September 11
That has to be some strange retro-computing kind of aspergers.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 17:14, 27 September 11
Yeah... he always seem to start making a point or a question and then he trails off in other retro-related things without making any sense. I'm puzzled and a bit embarrassed.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: TFM on 18:06, 27 September 11
Yeah... he always seem to start making a point or a question and then he trails off in other retro-related things without making any sense. I'm puzzled and a bit embarrassed.

Don't take that fake serious, that's a waste of time.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Optimus on 11:56, 08 February 12
Wow!


I got this guy contacting me through youtube. Posting similar big rants about these stuff. He really seems to be in Sam Coupe as he has many videos of Sam Coupe demos there.


Anyway, I saw this link to this thread today in Pouet.


I like those people. Like Sotsoft, like Solo2 or Seel or other pouet robots, like all those weird guys appearing out of nowhere in our internet reality and you wonder who the fuck is that?


p.s. Sotsoft told me to tell you he is a robot with a z80 in his brain.
p.p.s. Wow, I just realized I had almost normal correspondance with this guy on youtube. Crazy!
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 20:47, 08 February 12
Hahaha! yeah, I think you put it right; it's bizarre, but not offensive.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: roger on 18:49, 22 June 12

sam coupe demo atom lite happy 20th birthday ati hi deff (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc4Xoz75yHI#)


help this video was removed by youtube
she had 1,500 vooz already
if anyone can help lcd to add to bmp2scr mode 3 interlaced animation support with hmpr bit 5&6 for 16 colours per scan line on sam coupe
i would be very grateful
also if anyone understands the snapper disc on the velesoft site
i was hoping she would accept any SNApshot from mgt disc but she doesn't
was hoping she would run 48k SNApshots  in sam external 1-4mb ram area above 32768 at 6mhz would be nice for 3d vector stuff like
elite
mercenary
gyron
sentinel
startstrike
starglider
carrier/battle command
skyranger
turboesprit
cholo
most 3d vector stuff
flight sims....
freescape stuff....
if you get ambitious you might wanna look at the article on Simon Owens' site about mode 1 contention from the asic
maybe we could add line interrupt controlling screen on/off at lines 0 and 191 would make small difference enough to balance out the two line interrupts!number of KB on a standard cpc464
64KB?
do i need the KB
was it 32kb rom?
we don't include that even though you can use it especially for basic no?
still no sign of cpc+ interface for bog standard cpc




please help z80 coders wanted
rtype for cpc new version looks fantastic
sam has 4 bits per pixel and two bits per pixel modes like cpc

Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: AMSDOS on 00:42, 16 December 12
I get the feeling this Roger Jowett is kind of like another well wanted person with the initials JA. Though I'm assuming there could be a few Roger Jowett's out there.  :o
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Jason Aspinall on 13:33, 02 January 13
I had the misfortune to sell this complete fruit cake my Sam Coupe a number of years ago.  Had nothing but trouble from him since including a barrage of spam emails and two unsuccessful (thankfully!) PayPal chargebacks on the SC sale to him.


Avoid, like the plague!
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: db6128 on 15:04, 02 January 13
Everything he says makes my brain hurt.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: AMSDOS on 00:58, 04 January 13
Its NOT a troll, its a spammer. Trolls are something entirely different. Some people make a lot of money out of spamming, enough to make a comfortable living. Work from home, posting ads in as many places as possible, and they get a share of the revenue from link clicks.


That sounds like one of those Job Adverts where they promise big money for sitting on your computer at home all day.  >:(


Oh okay, hi Guest JA, I was thinking of somebody else.  :D
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: db6128 on 01:54, 04 January 13
I disagree that there’s any possibility of it being an automated spammer. Only a human is capable of generating nonsense as extreme as this. Particularly when said nonsense has such a disturbingly obsessive fixation upon one machine and specific features of its video subsystems.

Perhaps this should be used to design the next generation of Turing test? At least then his posts might have the potential of contributing anything to the world.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 02:07, 04 January 13
He's very human, and he's not a spammer.

Please, stop talking about him. I only allowed that guest comment because it was a warning, but no point discussing the man.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: MacDeath on 06:53, 04 January 13
Depends on the number of ass per gears.


 ;D
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: AMSDOS on 09:59, 04 January 13
He's very human, and he's not a spammer.


I thought that was what everyone was saying?  :o


I'll cease discussion.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: ramajet on 12:55, 11 March 13
it is the same machine as the amstrad - not quite in the cpc category
you have the same sound chip as the st and zx 128 - we don't quite have the same as the enterprise
anyone got sid tunes running on the CPC+?3xdma cant do sid tunes?
can anyone interlace cpc+ screens?
is there any hardware that gets more of the lower modes 16 colours onto a higher rez modes 320x200
sam coupe can use two bits of the HMPR port to get the next four colours so that it might be possible to squeze 16 colours per scan line
though very processor intensive - see the demo on sam coupe.cz - in the coding section if anyone is interested
i was hoping someone might try to help lcd with his bmp2scr program
clearly this forum is not for pc or z80 programmers
sorry for sending you an email the great thing about emails is that as you type the address it is not validated and any attachments are also not validated instead it sends the sodding thing to no one rather than check that anyone has an email address first....
eggnchips
oh yeah we just figured out that the two snapper discs from the velesoft site run zx spectrum stuff at 6mhz using sams' external ram
you need sim coupe 1-4mb external ram - its an option in the emulator menu system so even your krew aught 2 be able to handle it
written by a machine
ha! have you seen what passes for inlgish....
number of KB in a standard cpc464 - dunno how big was the rom? oh you dont include that in fact if there was ever a dictionary spell checker it would completely ignore all the rom code
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: TFM on 19:55, 11 March 13
Welcome back Roger. All the answers to your questions can be found in the CPCWiki.
 
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: db6128 on 15:25, 12 March 13
Should I feel complimented that I was one of the people who was targeted by the latest round of off-topic questions and stream of consciousness, in the sense that it might indicate a perception that I’m somewhat skilled or knowledgeable?
 
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clearly this forum is not for pc or z80 programmers
See, you drop this little insult in here as though the forum is devoid of programming skill simply because no one jumps at the chance to (A) program for a system that they have no experience with and/or interest in and (B) sift through your nonsensical ramblings in an unrewarding attempt to work out what you’re talking about.
 
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ha! have you seen what passes for inlgish....
Oh wow.
 
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number of KB in a standard cpc464 - dunno how big was the rom? oh you dont include that in fact if there was ever a dictionary spell checker it would completely ignore all the rom code
Stop saying words.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: arnoldemu on 16:04, 12 March 13
it is the same machine as the amstrad - not quite in the cpc category
the sam?

or the plus?

plus is a cpc, with extra hardware features.

you have the same sound chip as the st and zx 128 - we don't quite have the same as the enterprise
correct. we have ay, enterprise has "dave".


anyone got sid tunes running on the CPC+? 3xdma cant do sid tunes?
I believe it has been done on +, but not released.
Not done on cpc yet.

can anyone interlace cpc+ screens?
yes, as easy as interlacing cpc screens.
store one screen at &4000 and one at &c000 and switch between them each frame.

is there any hardware that gets more of the lower modes 16 colours onto a higher rez modes 320x200
on aleste clone yes, not on cpc or plus.

ok, using plus sprites you can get pixels that are the same size as cpc's mode 2 (which is 640x200), in 16 colours.
So yes it can be done using sprites with some limits again ;)


video hardware has access to base 64k ram only, so you can't do this as extra hardware, it must be a hack.

it may be possible to increase it's clock, so you have mode 0 with higher clock, but then z80 will be slowed because of more memory accesses needed to show wider screen.
not really possible.


sam coupe can use two bits of the HMPR port to get the next four colours so that it might be possible to squeze 16 colours per scan line
though very processor intensive - see the demo on sam coupe.cz - in the coding section if anyone is interested
it's part of it's hardware.
on + you could setup a raster interrupt and change the colours multiple times on each line, so you can get more, but there are limits.


i was hoping someone might try to help lcd with his bmp2scr program
please be more specific. what help is needed?

clearly this forum is not for pc or z80 programmers
clearly you don't read the forum.

number of KB in a standard cpc464 - dunno how big was the rom? oh you dont include that in fact if there was ever a dictionary spell checker it would completely ignore all the rom code
cpc464 has 64k ram, 32k rom.

how does a spell checker change this fact? do you compare to another machine.


Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Devilmarkus on 17:41, 07 May 13
I gave a perma-ban to rogerjowett.
Also deleted all his postings he made today.

I hope that you all agree with me ;)

(If not, we can of course recover all his superintelligent postings)
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: McKlain on 17:42, 07 May 13
I agree z80 6mhz dma border buzzer plane rotation turbo DOS disk access help.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Devilmarkus on 17:44, 07 May 13
Sam Coupe or Sam Fox?
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: McKlain on 17:47, 07 May 13
I would ride her coupe anytime. If you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Devilmarkus on 17:47, 07 May 13
So Sam Fox's Coupe?


+1 that.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: AMSDOS on 11:15, 08 May 13
I agree z80 6mhz dma border buzzer plane rotation turbo DOS disk access help.


I'll Roger that!  :D
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:26, 08 May 13
I gave a perma-ban to rogerjowett.
Also deleted all his postings he made today.
it's a sad day.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Devilmarkus on 13:19, 08 May 13
Well at least his threads have their own forum:

The hall of ... (No, not Roger)
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: SuTeKH/Epyteor on 13:29, 08 May 13
Unfortunately, I cannot answer this thread's original conundrum ("Who is Roger Jowett?"), but I do know who Roger Ramjet is! Is that close?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Ramjet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Ramjet)

- JTMS...
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Optimus on 11:46, 11 May 13
It's a shame, I really liked this guy, even though he didn't make much sense.
He always begs about that bmp2scr or that velesoft something port from spectrum to sam coupe. I wonder what happens if someone codes these, is he released from insanity? :)


Oh and the Sam Coupe, I learned about it from Rogers videos on youtube, then found it's an interesting 8bit. I'd like to buy one some day, pitty that one guy at ebay now sells at it 799pounds(!!!). Is it really so rare?
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 11:53, 11 May 13
Nah, got mine for €300 or thereabouts, that's the usual going price. Don't know - maybe they one you found had something special to it?
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: ralferoo on 12:15, 11 May 13
I think part of the problem was that like the plus they were released quite late for an 8-bit machine, but they were also pretty expensive because of the built in drive. IIRC, they went on sale for over £200 when the Amiga was available for under £300...

So, they were in the kind of price bracket that was directly competing with the Amiga and ST, but with far less features, so I think their primary market was programmers who loved the Speccy but wanted more options.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:36, 13 May 13
It's a shame, I really liked this guy, even though he didn't make much sense.
I agree. Strange thing is that if you read it carefully, it does make sense, or it did to me.

He could do with reading what he has written, and organising his thoughts a bit better.

I can clearly see he's a fan of the sam coupe, but he's interested in comparing other 8-bits to it to gain understanding of what they can do.

Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: AMSDOS on 12:26, 13 May 13
I agree. Strange thing is that if you read it carefully, it does make sense, or it did to me.

He could do with reading what he has written, and organising his thoughts a bit better.

I can clearly see he's a fan of the sam coupe, but he's interested in comparing other 8-bits to it to gain understanding of what they can do.


I could read the more recent stuff which is in the Hall of Shame, though it's very difficult to put into context what their responding to. And people like me won't be able to decode the Hardware talk which maybe sheer genus overloading my simple processing brain.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Optimus on 14:04, 17 May 13
Nah, got mine for €300 or thereabouts, that's the usual going price. Don't know - maybe they one you found had something special to it?


Just found two sam coupe at ebay bidding for around 100-150. While this is great opportunity, before discovering this I also bid for a CPC with tv modulator (gotta try fast my 30 years megademo entry I will be working on, in the real thing too) and said to myself no more expenses this month. Nah,. I'll have to wait for another opportunity like this some months after.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: remax on 22:14, 06 June 13
If you google "this is auto program to run screens u still need bdos from Edwin Blinks' website here:" which was in a Private Message to Marcus, earlier in this topic, you see that it is repeted word for word several times  at different place in totaly differents context.


So that's clear, it's a bot sending random sentences.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Bryce on 22:53, 06 June 13
He has sent me PMs and answered PMs I sent him. It must be a very clever bot.  ;D

Bryce.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: McKlain on 23:35, 06 June 13
He left a message in one of the video captures of the "Wake Up!" demo, asking if the demo was made for standard or plus CPCs.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: remax on 07:36, 07 June 13
He has sent me PMs and answered PMs I sent him. It must be a very clever bot.  ;D

Bryce.


How did he answer? :D Was it intelligible?

If yes, it might be the bot "father" that took the hand for once.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: McKlain on 09:50, 07 June 13
I think that the spam bot is just inside his head.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Bryce on 10:11, 07 June 13


How did he answer? :D Was it intelligible?

If yes, it might be the bot "father" that took the hand for once.

He answered in a similar style to his posts.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:19, 07 June 13
I believe Roger is real.

His use of English and his use of punctuation (full stops, commas, quotes etc) could be better.

Although it seems generated, there is something behind it, there are genuine questions so this is why I believe he's a real person. Yes, he may write down things as he thinks them, and perhaps his mind switches back and forth between ideas quickly, so they may be a bit mixed up, and perhaps he never reads it back to himself, or perhaps it all just makes sense to him. Certainly it's different to what we expect.

Perhaps he's "different" to us, and that may explain it, but I don't have trouble with his postings.

I can tell he loves his sam coupe... that is obvious.

do I understand it? not all and it's hard going to understand where he's going with his questions and ideas, but if I try hard enough I can see most of his arguments.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: AMSDOS on 14:03, 07 June 13

I agree we could be dealing with someone who is real and that we could be dealing with something has a different way of thinking, which would be difficult to pick up on the Internet, they may even be Handicapped, people like that can certainly use a computer, though it's difficult to know without getting to know the person in person, cause they maybe normal and just have a funny way of writing things.  :'(

Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:50, 07 June 13
From old-computers:

"YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v$zsjTpFR0oYQ)

please help
trying to convert 8bit video for sam coupe
this is still not mode 3 interlaced with hmpr bit 5$6 CLUT alterations per scan line HELP we only need a DMA...
masterdos/basic atom lite support HELP"

Possible translation:

"YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v$zsjTpFR0oYQ)

please help.

I am trying to convert 8bit video for sam coupe.

If you use mode 3 interlace and set bit 5&6 of "hmpr" register, and do CLUT alterations per scan line this could be possible and make a good result. But I need help to make this possible..

Could we use a hardware DMA to make this a reality?
Can anyone help me to use  masterdos or atom lite interface (not atom lite+)?"

atom lite is a cf/ide interface for sam. advanced version is called "atom lite+". So "basic atom lite" is the less advanced version.
CLUT is "colour look up table". It means modifying the palette registers, changing the colour for a pen.

mode 3 on sam is 512x192 linear framebuffer, 2 bits per pixel (4 colours).
"All modes are paletted, with a 16-entry CLUT (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CLUT) selecting from a palette of 128 colours. "

hmpr is "high memory page register".

bit 5 and bit 6 control part of the colour look up register addressing, "only available in mode 3".

It is not garbage and not machine generated.

it's ramblings, it's deep understanding of the sam hardware which we lack.

all he's saying, is, "using this mode, and changing the colours over the screen we could achieve close to a 256 colour mode", it may not be possible without hooking up a DMA to write changes more quickly.

When he puts HELP on the end of a line, it is not clear to me if he is asking for help, OR he is saying "I can help here".

Look on youtube, it's got a video he made showing part of this idea already working.


Roger is a real person!
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 18:50, 07 June 13
Real people can copy/paste too, you know :D


I've also had communications with him in the past, so I'm fairly sure it's not a bot. Either that or the Turing test got busted.
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: TFM on 22:10, 07 June 13
But you think that I'm real too! Honestly I'm just a program running on an old CPC with 4 MB RAM, HD20 hard disc and a CPC-Booster+ to access the forum.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Devilmarkus on 02:18, 08 June 13
But you think that I'm real too! Honestly I'm just a program running on an old CPC with 4 MB RAM, HD20 hard disc and a CPC-Booster+ to access the forum.  :laugh:

The unreal real TFM ;)
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: TFM on 01:00, 10 June 13
The RTFM.... yes... unreal tournament coming soon  8)
 
 
 
EDIT: Haha, guess I hijacked this thread  ;)
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: khisanth on 23:45, 20 November 17
I love the fact that amongst the technobabble he said "eggnchips"   ;D
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 23:46, 20 November 17
That... Was...a blast from the past, I guess [emoji23]

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Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: khisanth on 00:53, 21 November 17
Well he appeared on the ZX Spectrum Next Facebook group demanding hardware specs even though they are available on the website!
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: Gryzor on 07:51, 21 November 17
Ehehe! Send them here :D
Title: Re: Who is Roger Jowett
Post by: khisanth on 11:27, 21 November 17
Someone else already did, few people have looked already!  He has pestered a bunch of people there too, many had to block him.