Zoom through the AMCOG development process

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The first meeting of 2021 for the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) will take place on Monday, and the guest speaker will be Tony Bartram of AMCOG Games, talking on the subject of:

The AMCOG Development Process

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Cloverleaf falls short of crowdfunding target

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The Kickstarter fundraising page set up by RISC OS Cloverleaf came to a close today, with the funds falling short of their target – the goal was to raise €50,000 (£44,447 at time of writing), but the amount pledged was just €26,870 (£23,886), which is €23,130 (£20,561) short.

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Snippets – 1st January, 2021

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A final round up of 2020 news that hasn’t found its way to RISCOSitory before

I was aiming to get this final round up of news posted on the last day of 2020, but as ever other things got in the way, so what was intended as the last post of 2020 has become the first post of 2021. Still, never mind, better late than never – which should probably be the official motto here in the RISCOSitory bunker!

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Sine Nomine takes a virtual trip to Wakefield – 6th January

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In a break to the regular schedule, the January meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) – which is customarily the group’s annual general meeting – will be a regular meeting, with a guest speaker, and to which you are all invited.

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Scroll wheel support added to BusTimes and TrainTimes

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The wheels Windows on the bus screen go scroll round and round up and down

Kevin Wells has released updates to two of his applications – BusTimes and TrainTimes – bringing them up to versions 1.16 and 1.15 respectively. The update adds scroll wheel support in both cases, so where they present a window that can be scrolled vertically, the wheel is now functional for that purpose.

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Choose your default VKeyboard

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Kevin Wells has released version 1.07 of his virtual keyboard application, which provides a means on current RISC OS computers to ‘type’ with the mouse – and if you’re using a touchscreen device that is able to pass taps to RISC OS as though they’re clicks, to ‘taptype’.

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Re-Fused: Spectrum emulation

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The computer with the infamous rubber keyboard, the Sinclair Spectrum, was a popular platform back in the early to mid-1980s; it was fairly cheap for parents to buy for their kids and, for those kids, there was never a shortage of games available for it. And despite the computer’s fairly low resolution screen, some of them were actually quite good fun.

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