RISC OS User Group Of London
ROUGOL is a not-for-profit organisation consisting of RISC OS users in London and the south-east. Our aim is to bring those users together. There is no membership fee and entry to all meetings is free. To find out more, email us.
Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month. Most meetings feature a guest speaker, demonstrating the latest hardware or software, giving tutorials of software both new and old, or simply to kick off discussions on the current hot topic. Entrance is free, so why not come along and say hello?
The next RISC OS London Show is on Saturday 25th October 2014. Visit the show website for more information.
Next meeting -
Monday 17th November 2014
Chocks Away and Starfighter 3000 - Andrew Hutchings, FedNet
Andrew Hutchings was part of the FedNet games development team that produced such classics as Chocks Away, Stunt Racer 2000 and Starfighter 3000.
Andrew will tell us about how he started out in games programming and how his interest in 3D graphics led him to move on to the Archimedes due to the potential offered by its processing power. The success of that strategy is clear to see in the quality of games he produced.
Starfighter 3000 generated interest from outside the RISC OS world and it was subsequently ported to other platforms, starting with the 3DO (by Fednet) and then the Playstation, Saturn and PC.
Andrew still works in the games industry, usually as a part of a large
development team, but has recently released a new game himself based
on Starfighter, called Space Fighter 4000 :-)
Click here for full details
15 Dec: Informal christmas get together
If there is a topic you would like to see covered, or (even better!) if there is a subject/program you would like to talk about or demonstrate, please contact us.
October: APDL, TechGuides, and a Potted History of Acorn, David Bradforth
September: RISC OS 5 on a RiscPC
August: RiscDJ, Michael Emerton
July: Beginners Guide to Interfacing on the Raspberry Pi, Neil Fazakerley
June: Archimedes Software Preservation Project, Jon Abbott
May: Scratch, Squeak and Smalltalk. Tim Rowledge and Bernard Boase
April: Beebs, Shadow RAM, Music 500, and ArcElite. Chris Jordan, Hybrid Technology
Click here for a full index of past meetings, reports etc...
If you see a topic that hasn't been covered for a while that you think needs revisiting, please let us know.