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by chrisn
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R6 - Felix Meets the Evil Weevils
Replies: 32
Views: 548

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R6 - Felix Meets the Evil Weevils

This is more like it... up to level 5 now, but it's so fast! 24,400

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by chrisn
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R6 - Felix Meets the Evil Weevils
Replies: 32
Views: 548

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R6 - Felix Meets the Evil Weevils

This is a great game, good choice to play this again. Best so far: 15,200.

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by chrisn
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R5 - Cosmic Camouflage
Replies: 39
Views: 719

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R5 - Cosmic Camouflage

I haven't had much time to play this, sadly. I think I'm just starting to get the hang of it... 3225

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by chrisn
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R5 - Cosmic Camouflage
Replies: 39
Views: 719

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R5 - Cosmic Camouflage

Yes, this is a tough one ... 2640

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by chrisn
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 77
Views: 1171

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

One last high score from me this round... 7355

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by chrisn
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 77
Views: 1171

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

Twitch ... those mushrooms ... managed to jump one, ONCE ... ](*,) 960 (seems to be the score you get when you are thwarted by the mushrooms of doom!) Getting the same beeb-em corruption, might try in b-em (not that that will help my score!)cc.jpg It also works better in JSBeeb but the corruption w...
by chrisn
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 77
Views: 1171

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

A small improvement over my previous score, I'm not sure I'll do better than this... 5915

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by chrisn
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm: Can we map keys to joystick soon?
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: BeebEm: Can we map keys to joystick soon?

tricky wrote:I posted versions of beebem and b-em for Windows that let you map the joystick and all of its buttons to keys.

It would be great to get these changes into a future release of BeebEm. Do you have a link to the post? Then I'd just need to find some time to take another look at BeebEm...
by chrisn
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 77
Views: 1171

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

I made it to the telephone! Caught out by those frogs again... 5695

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by chrisn
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 77
Views: 1171

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

I'm improving a bit with practice. I just got past the jumping frogs... 2745

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by chrisn
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 77
Views: 1171

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

I have some catching up to do... I got as far as the frogs. Best so far: 1745.

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by chrisn
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 1466

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

So if I understand the 25000 bonus, you CAN get it if you don't shoot until you go through the vent? Would that be every level of the tunnel because I've done that or so I thought and still haven't gotten 25000 except if I get all my shields counted toward the score. I've only ever got 5000 for not...
by chrisn
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 1466

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Ah, ok! I found that you don't get 25000 for using the force. The most I've noticed I got is 5000, but it doesn't flash up in blue like the other scores when you get it. My tips: In general, it's important to preserve your shields as each hit you take deducts 5000 from the bonus when you destroy the...
by chrisn
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 1466

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

These are not drawn correctly. Mostly the catwalks only go part way across and then the draw starts on another catwalk which is also only partly drawn across. This never happens when the game is freshly loaded so I believe something is overwriting the draw area somehow or there is simply a bug. I'v...
by chrisn
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge rules discussion.
Replies: 23
Views: 643

Re: High score challenge rules discussion.

Auto-fire - hmm. Personally I don't like it and have never used it but some people do. For now it's not allowed but if anyone wants to use it start a discussion in the gaming forum and this may change. Is this relevant? Are there any auto fire joysticks usable on the beeb? Are there many games that...
by chrisn
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 1466

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

So nobody else is having issues with this game freezing or doing weird stuff like the previous screen? Really? Or is there a bug that's known about by everyone but me.... hmmmmmm. One more thing I've noticed under BeebEm is that after I've been playing on the game for a while when I'm on wave 2 in ...
by chrisn
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 1466

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

I presume we'll all be starting on wave 1? That would be an affirmative on that Sir Sid as Chrisn didn't give instruction to start anywhere else, it makes sense. Ed...... :-) Yes, starting at wave 1 makes sense. Thanks Ed. Has anyone got a 25000 point bonus for hitting the exhaust port? I didn't on...
by chrisn
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner
Replies: 98
Views: 1825

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

I've been playing quite a bit but somehow kept getting stuck on level 6... but this time I got past it, dispatched Kong - only once, mind :wink: - and very nearly beat the wacky amoebatrons... Great game, a true classic. 17,238

and +1 to fair play! =D>

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by chrisn
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner
Replies: 98
Views: 1825

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Now up to level 8... 14,342

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by chrisn
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner
Replies: 98
Views: 1825

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Been away for a week, so I have some catching up to do... Can't use my real Beeb as the score disappears to fast to photograph it, so playing on BeebEm. Just figured out level 5, so I'm up to 6 now... 10,776

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by chrisn
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Latest version of BeebEm
Replies: 24
Views: 2087

Re: Latest version of BeebEm

Another funny I have noticed with BeebEm is with loading tapes, if the very 1st file has a sync bit in the leader beebem does not recognise the 1st file and see it as a non-standard block, if you take the same uef file and use B-em it loads the 1st file without a problem, if I take the wav file and...
by chrisn
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space
Replies: 34
Views: 1061

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

I had this game BITD, but never really played it much. It's a good one.

My high score so far: 52,750

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by chrisn
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 1439

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

A bit better - 50,645 on level 6

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by chrisn
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 1439

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

This is a brilliant game, great fun... =D>

My best so far: 37,630 (level 5)

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by chrisn
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: directx 9 error with beebem ?
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: directx 9 error with beebem ?

What did the error say? If BeebEm can't initialise DirectX it will fall back to use the Windows GDI.
by chrisn
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Latest version of BeebEm
Replies: 24
Views: 2087

Re: Latest version of BeebEm

I've finally gotten around to putting my development tree on GitHub. Latest development tree can be found here: https://github.com/eelcohn/beebem/tree/v4.21-rc1 By using C++ objects I've tried to build re-usable code, see the /src/components/ and /src/peripherals/ folders. This way it should be a l...
by chrisn
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 8 Game Nominations
Replies: 21
Views: 919

Re: Season 8 Game Nominations

KarateEd wrote:Likely I wouldn't learn most of these games that well if left to my own devices so thank you all for participating.

And thank you for organising the competition! For the next round I'd like to nominate:

Cosmic Camouflage (Superior)
Star Wars (Domark)
Krakout (Gremlin)
by chrisn
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Music 5000 in B-Em
Replies: 88
Views: 4700

Re: Music 5000 in B-Em

I've just come upon this thread and thought it might be useful to point out that there is a large source of AMPLE music with accompanying MP3 files (recorded directly from the Music 5000 hardware) at http://amplinex.tumblr.com/. I set up this archive as I edited the AMPLINEX disc magazine and wante...
by chrisn
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- Champ - Rocket Raid
Replies: 63
Views: 1613

Re: High Score Challenge S7- Champ - Rocket Raid

Well, for me, I like this game but love Fortress. One should remember, everyone has a different way of looking at games. Sometimes, what's ultimately boring for one person is another person's charm. We all have the games we like/love. For me, I love Fortress. Not being particularily good at games p...
by chrisn
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- Champ - Rocket Raid
Replies: 63
Views: 1613

Re: High Score Challenge S7- Champ - Rocket Raid

This time I got to level 5, need to figure out how to navigate those narrow passages... :shock:

New high score: 25,410

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