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by FourthStone
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Good to see you back Karate Ed. Thought I'd post this score, it's a play through without all the dying (honest score though) on level 1 and I made it through to level 6. The first five levels I have cracked but level 6 is a real humdinger, such a long process it took about 1 hour :-| Won't get much ...
by FourthStone
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Made it to level 4, strangely my score was slightly less than my previous highest where I only made it to level 2 I think because I'd trapped myself a couple of times on level 1 and had to restart the level :- Level 3 is a real brain teaser, lots of back tracking and setting up to do, level 4 looks ...
by FourthStone
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Sometimes the key swap (four arrows) is unavoidable, sometimes it changes all the keys to opposite and other times either up/down or left/right are swapped. The good thing is that if you find another key swap icon the keys appears to revert to normal, I've had this happen a few times now. If I find ...
by FourthStone
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Did a bit better, still stuck on level 2, it's so brutal when you've made 1 mistake #-o

Score: 19314
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by FourthStone
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

what do the other items do, like the timer thing, something else, & I know what the 4arrows do :x :lol: The four arrows is evil :twisted: To finish level 1 I had no choice but to back track over the four arrows to reach the last key which needed to be manoeuvred into position using reversed key...
by FourthStone
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 39
Views: 887

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Oldie but a goodie, on tape image but could be easily transferred to DSD.

https://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archive/tapeimages/leisure/Acornsoft/CreativeGraphics_B.zip

I remember running these BITD :-D
by FourthStone
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Long long game ahead, many foreheads will be slapped... got to level 2 and ran out of RL time with 4 lives left, will probably do a bit better but will need some quiet time to myself.

Score: 6572 (second so far!!!)
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by FourthStone
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 39
Views: 887

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

I used to like typing in this at stores displaying various 8 bit computers, a little scroller proggie. 10 MODE 7:VDU 23,1,0;0;0;0; 20 PRINT "Type a message to scroll:" 30 INPUT A$ 40 IF LEN(A$)<40 A$=A$+STRING$(40-LEN(A$)," ") 50 IF LEN(A$)>40 THEN A$=LEFT$(A$,40) 60 X=0 70 PRINT...
by FourthStone
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 16666

Re: Acorn Art Thread

OMG =D> Love how the reflection has the animation as well.

Great pictures pixel :D
by FourthStone
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1056

Re: My Wife

My deepest sincere condolences Ed to you and your family for the loss of your wife Alison. I hope you have other family around that will be there in your time of need. We will all of course be sending prayers and well wishes and hope you are able to take what ever time you need to get through this d...
by FourthStone
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 105
Views: 3073

Re: Prince of Persia

Well how embarrassing :oops: I'd been playing the DSD which I must of downloaded a week before the official release... I thought some of the music and other things were a bit off but just thought it was limitations of the beeb. Have now downloaded the latest 1.1 SSD and completely blown away by how ...
by FourthStone
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 952

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

Squeezed into sheet 3, getting harder!

Score: 4553
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by FourthStone
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 952

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

Got first stage worked out apart from silly mistakes... saved all those for the second stage near the top...

Score: 3925
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by FourthStone
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 105
Views: 3073

Re: Prince of Persia

Simply incredible effort =D>

Can't wait to spend some time playing this beauty, from an initial play on level 1 it looks, sounds and plays fantastic!
by FourthStone
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 952

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

Best I can manage today, have the first two rows worked out (mostly) but after that it's all random...

Score: 2903
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by FourthStone
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 952

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

Mmmm sticky keys...

Score: 2862
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by FourthStone
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: ART 4 Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: ART 4 Windows

You are correct Richard, the program has always been a work in progress as we've tried different techniques and added or removed features. There is only one call to PROCsavepng and it is REM'd out so it could be safely removed from the program entirely, I must of still been testing and decided to le...
by FourthStone
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1846

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

As good as it gets for me, can't quite work out an effective routine, great game =D>

Score: 16170
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by FourthStone
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: ART 4 Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: ART 4 Windows

Can you target Android and iOS with that? The post to which I replied was asking about porting your BBC BASIC program to Android (which I think should be pretty straightforward - with the exception of saving to PNG - now you've made the missing bitmap available). If you have no objection I may do i...
by FourthStone
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Akalabeth - World of Doom (Ultima 0)
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: Akalabeth - World of Doom (Ultima 0)

Well done, looking very nice!

Loving the view with the ladder going up into the unknown, makes me want to go exploring to find out what's there :-k
by FourthStone
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: ART 4 Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: ART 4 Windows

File or path not found at line 0 It appears to be looking for a file TOOLSTRIP.BMP which isn't in the Zip? I've re-added TOOLSTRIP.BMP to the repository, I'd taken it out previously as the file is compiled within the EXE but if you're trying to run the BAS file directly then the BMP needs to be in ...
by FourthStone
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1846

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Slightly higher score: 14950
by FourthStone
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 222
Views: 17978

Re: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...

This PDF is a good read of some of the technical bits.

http://www.jordanmechner.com/downloads/popsource.pdf
by FourthStone
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1846

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

This game is tricky!

Score: 12289
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by FourthStone
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 16666

Re: Acorn Art Thread

These are all fabulous =D>
by FourthStone
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope
Replies: 58
Views: 1714

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope

Ok, had another blast and made it a little further, luck of the draw with not many bugs this time around. I also want to say my feelings on this game bear no relation to who chose it, it's a bad game and not a bad choice. I love this competition as it has gotten me to play a whole lot of games I've ...
by FourthStone
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope
Replies: 58
Views: 1714

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope

To be fair this game does have some redeeming qualities, I'd be interested to find out how the scrolling screen works, when each level starts we see the entire scene being painted bit by bit which takes a second or two. Once the game starts and little gyro moves to a new area the new scene is just s...
by FourthStone
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope
Replies: 58
Views: 1714

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope

Had another blast but gee the bugs are annoying, gyro kept re-spawning on top of an alien loosing all seven lives in one go, he kept getting stuck on objects like the bumpers until timer runs down, the broken glass section (spider web) was causing little gyro to become non responsive to keyboard inp...