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by Wouter Scholten
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Misc BBC/Electron Roms, for checking
Replies: 35
Views: 1733

Re: Misc BBC/Electron Roms, for checking

No idea if it's Master only. Here's the ROM dump. Does it look any different from the existing dump? I did a bdiff and it's exactly the same as rom 527 (which is the same as roms 525+526), so, this needs looking into as there are now multiple rom images that are the same and it's inconceivable that...
by Wouter Scholten
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Misc BBC/Electron Roms, for checking
Replies: 35
Views: 1733

Re: Misc BBC/Electron Roms, for checking

Arcadian wrote:Here are snaps of the docs ... Phill HS successfully dumped the ROM earlier today, will post the image shortly ...


hmm, it's interesting that it's provided for the master, was it master-only? (then perhaps 65c02 opcodes were used, I've not checked the other ch200/chadfs rom dumps for this yet)
by Wouter Scholten
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Misc BBC/Electron Roms, for checking
Replies: 35
Views: 1733

Re: Misc BBC/Electron Roms, for checking

Arcadian wrote:20180119_032534.jpg


Those contain more roms to be dumped?
by Wouter Scholten
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish
Replies: 60
Views: 1154

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

First time I played this, aside from briefly trying it out, while going through game disks to see what was on them etc. (long ago, ca. 1995). Scored 57k or so, then a game where I was going perfectly and at 29k all riders gone but 1 bird kept bouncing between the 2 top platforms and so the level cou...
by Wouter Scholten
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: BCPL System Disc
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: BCPL System Disc

After expanding the SSD of a BCPL system disc into a directory on VDFS I noticed that it now seemed to have more files in than it did originally. I went to check against the list in the manual and also found the file EXMP3B file missing and even going back to the original SSD it is still not there....
by Wouter Scholten
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Misc BBC/Electron Roms, for checking
Replies: 35
Views: 1733

Re: Misc BBC/Electron Roms, for checking

As to the ROM images, I checked 525 and 527: 527 is 32K, first half is identical with 525 so is Challenger 2.00, will be interesting to check that out, then the 2nd half of 527 is "CHADFS 300M (C) Slogger 1987". So finally ADFS for the challenger. Might be the first time ADFS becomes pala...
by Wouter Scholten
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Misc BBC/Electron Roms, for checking
Replies: 35
Views: 1733

Re: Misc BBC/Electron Roms, for checking

So the Challenger 3 DD BIOS v1.01 + DDCPM v1.01.fdi is the one I was curious about... Is it any different to these ? At that link is also RdDDCPM and WrDDCPM which read and write DDCPM disk images. From looking at the strings in there, it looks the same, so what you have is Z80-CPM Challenger 1.00 ...
by Wouter Scholten
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score lists: Old magazines, web
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: High score lists: Old magazines, web

I mentioned having collected high scores from magazines already quite a while ago (though I miss some lists/scans from other magazines than those listed on my page below, that I am sure I made) and I saw again the 30M+ score for Zalaga, mentioned in TMU 1990. But others got to almost the same score...
by Wouter Scholten
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Misc BBC/Electron Roms, for checking
Replies: 35
Views: 1733

Re: Misc BBC/Electron Roms, for checking

The original FDI files I created are linked below. Others: http://www.stairwaytohell.com/temporary/slogfdi/other/ Acorn CPM 2.2 BIOS 1.20 - System Disk.fdi CPM-DDOS Source Programs.fdi Challenger 3 DD BIOS v1.01 + DDCPM v1.01.fdi System Disk - Development Utilities.fdi Phill also imaged them with 2...
by Wouter Scholten
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Misc BBC/Electron Roms, for checking
Replies: 35
Views: 1733

Re: Misc BBC/Electron Roms, for checking

Arcadian wrote:The actual ROM dumps from the original Slogger haul have now been attached to the top post in the thread.



There were also fdi's with source code, where is that? And documentation... Was there source code for the challenger rom?
by Wouter Scholten
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Kong from Beebugsoft
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Kong from Beebugsoft

Hmmm... I have just seen the advert Wouter. I see what you mean. It is interesting that they also show "Honest Joe" which *is* a real game... :-k Lee. hmm, I don't know that game, but, is that screen in the advert part of the game? If not then it's just a coincidence of names. If it is it...
by Wouter Scholten
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Kong from Beebugsoft
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Kong from Beebugsoft

leenew wrote:I think someone mixed it up with King Kong from Micro User maybe??
http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1524

Lee.


No, see p. 5. However it's not a game, clearly it is a screen created with the 'telextext pack', the text of that is right beside the picture.
by Wouter Scholten
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2269

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Moved up a bit more but still a tad short of your score Jools...... 288,900 Oh, this is being played on my Master, thought I would try it that way and I really like the control a person has. A person, as opposed to what control your cat has in the game? :) I don't see why you and others don't get s...
by Wouter Scholten
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2269

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

But this is all in the context of people selecting games for the High Score Challenge. For that purpose, it only matters how many people like the game enough that they'll enjoy competing. You hate the game, whereas I'd never even heard of it and still hadn't played it so am completely indifferent. ...
by Wouter Scholten
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2269

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Perhaps we should all get to give lists of not just of games we want to play, but of games that we don't want to play and then that game won't get selected :) It doesn't harm you if people play a game you don't like. I mean, I've not played any of these games and I'm just fine! Really? I died sever...
by Wouter Scholten
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2269

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

This game seems to be a 'limited' type of game, too bad as it's quite good. Not every game is going to suit everybody.....yadda, yadda, something I've also commented on before so.... Certainly, if you don't wish to play this game, it's ok with people on here, but the more the merrier and if you do ...
by Wouter Scholten
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2269

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

See previous post ;) - the game goes blank screen and completely locks up, forcing a full reload of the game if you want to play it again. You need to be quick getting the screenshot. This might be one game where deliberately dying to gain points could be permitted - if you get to the last level an...
by Wouter Scholten
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania
Replies: 48
Views: 1379

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania

Again some stupid oversight meant an early end. In another game I got to level 28 and it would be a 300 k game if I did that again. Main problem is just silly mistakes. I went for 4x 50k bonus and did that on lvl 1,2,3,4. Score 251,550.

This may be my last try with this game.
by Wouter Scholten
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania
Replies: 48
Views: 1379

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania

Made a silly mistake at level 12 but still 179,000
by Wouter Scholten
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today ZAP museum received....
Replies: 52
Views: 2808

Re: Today ZAP museum received....

If you want to lecture you should know what you are talking about and what is being talked about! Not good enough refers to esp. loads of his products before the micro era (that were not up to spec), and a lot of his products from the micro era that were returned because of being defective. That el...
by Wouter Scholten
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Beebug Magazine supplements/catalogues
Replies: 40
Views: 1285

Re: Beebug Magazine supplements/catalogues

vanekp wrote:Have a look here then http://www.stairwaytohell.com/electron/z.html :wink:


hmm. But I checked the cover scans and was not there, but now on checking again it is. I guess a jpg didn't load when I first looked...
by Wouter Scholten
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Beebug Magazine supplements/catalogues
Replies: 40
Views: 1285

Re: Beebug Magazine supplements/catalogues

Seems to be Electron scores, from the high scorers that I saw on the Elbug score list in the Beebug supplements, and Guardian is on that list which was released only for the Electron (though runs on the BBC), but, Zalaga is also on that list and that is a BBC only game... I don't know how you got t...
by Wouter Scholten
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Beebug Magazine supplements/catalogues
Replies: 40
Views: 1285

Re: High Scores

I checked the beebug march 1985 (the scans from 8bs) but saw no highscores in that. I found before your pictures, high-scores in the supplements (scans from 8bs) of oct. 1985 and nov. 1985 (not oct/nov 1984 as I mistakenly wrote in the text file), and then the supplements were at some point include...
by Wouter Scholten
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania
Replies: 48
Views: 1379

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania

Well, I'm not moving at the lightning speed that Wouter is but it is an improvement of sorts.....31,900 Ed...... :-) PM7.png Well my speed is nothing compared to barbarossa69, but I suspect he has played this or a similar game quite a bit in the past :) Last week I played a few games, but then toda...
by Wouter Scholten
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania
Replies: 48
Views: 1379

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania

A few more goes and downside of trying to get almost all squares is that if it fails you get not many points per level due all blocks subtracted. Got to 65,650.
by Wouter Scholten
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania
Replies: 48
Views: 1379

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania

OK I think this is going to be my final score in this round - I can't see me beating this!!!!! I used all the squares in 4 rounds. ah, a challenge. First try to go for all squares I just missed 1 square. This time it went well but on level 2 I overlooked something trivial while hastening to lay abo...
by Wouter Scholten
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Beebug Magazine supplements/catalogues
Replies: 40
Views: 1285

Re: High Scores

I checked the 1986 supplements, but they are much thinner, and it looks like they'd stopped doing high score tables by that point. They are in the main magazine from some point in time in 1986. I found just 2 score lists, in Dec. 1986 and Mar. 1987. See my list here which includes the scores from y...
by Wouter Scholten
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Beebug Games
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: Missing Beebug Games

All main issues of beebug are scanned and the versions at https://retropdfs.wordpress.com/ (torrent) have ocr'ed text that is not perfect but you won't need to fix all that much. Can't find them: https://retropdfs.wordpress.com/?s=Beebug&submit=Search :?: ooops, my mistake. I placed it incorrec...
by Wouter Scholten
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Beebug Games
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: Missing Beebug Games

Hi Does anyone have the following Beebug games? They are all from the first 9 issues of Beebug that didn't have an accompanying cassette. If no-one has them, could anyone Scan/OCR any of them? Volume 1: 1-2 Bomber 1-3 Maze-Trap 1-4 Chunky Invaders 1-5 Higher/Lower 1-5 Hangman 1-6 Aliens 1-8 Breakou...

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