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by billcarr2005
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Education Archive Lists
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: "Adventure Island" Does anyone know it??

Though, if someone does own a copy of the game, they should probably take steps to preserve (backup) the media and scan the documentation in the eventuality that they have the only surviving copy. At some point in the future it may be possible to revisit whether the archived materials can be shared...
by billcarr2005
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Starting a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 103
Views: 5485

Re: Starting a Prince of Persia port...

Just played the level through. Fantastic achievement. :)
Can't wait for the finished game! =D>
by billcarr2005
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: MIA Model B Computing 8
Replies: 14
Views: 969

Re: MIA Model B Computing 8

Well, I ordered Model B computing no. 11 on September the 11th from RetroGamingWorld. http://www.retrogamingworld.co.uk/computer-games-shop/bbc-computers/bbc-games/model-b-computing-no.-11/ It never arrived and I have had no response to my email. That's the first and last time I use them. Lee. I or...
by billcarr2005
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 451
Views: 36746

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

For the sake of completeness, here is the disk version too...
by billcarr2005
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Problem Solver by Shibumi
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Problem Solver by Shibumi

I've managed to catalogue all 3 disks using some software called BAKSOFT DOSCOPY, which would allow me to copy the files from the disk to a BBC disk. This software won't let me image the disk though, as far as i can see. It's identified as an Acorn 800K disk though. Is there any software that runs o...
by billcarr2005
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Chart Challenge 88 by Outlook Software
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Chart Challenge 88 by Outlook Software

Works fine in BeebEm in Model B mode with Watford Electronics DFS 1.30, but only if the game is run using *RUN BOOT, rather than SHIFT-BREAK or even CHAIN"LOAD" - not sure why! It's fairly trivial to retrieve the BASIC files (all 10 of them!) from the huge file PA, but then I think that th...
by billcarr2005
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Island Adventure - Helen Percy - Castaway Tape
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Island Adventure - Helen Percy - Castaway Tape

It's compressed & displayed the same way as the game sentences / descriptions. From &74EB in the code... 74EB LDA #&EF 74ED JSR &7872 74F0 OSCLI 3480 'SAVE"DATA"34A0 3520' You can see the effect by *LOAD ISL2 A%=&EF:CALL&7872 NOPping 5 bytes from 74EB through to 74E...
by billcarr2005
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Felix In The Factory key choice
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Felix In The Factory key choice

Great minds think alike :D

Felix and the Fruit Monsters (8 years ago!)
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2498&p=19699#p19699

Felix in the Factory (almost 10.5 years ago :roll: )
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1370&p=7920#p7920
by billcarr2005
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Problem Solver by Shibumi
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Problem Solver by Shibumi

I''ve got Problem Solver 1.0 and 2.0, along with a Shibumi disk titled Rat Driver.

I'll have to hook my datacentre up to my BBC Master, but will attempt to get an image from the disks asap, corruption and / or protection permitting!
by billcarr2005
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: fix for elixir !!
Replies: 21
Views: 659

Re: testgamers for elixir !!

what is the issue regarding mmc/sd card that requires (major?) fixing?
by billcarr2005
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Topologika Adventures
Replies: 123
Views: 12955

Re: Topologika Adventures

Posting this here, since it was in the Last Days of Doom wallet.
by billcarr2005
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Adventure games
Replies: 82
Views: 4694

Re: Missing Adventure games

I've just read the review of Hezarin in the November 1990 issue of the Micro User and found it came with the Last Days of Doom. As the Last Days of Doom is available as a download I just wondered why Hezarin isn't ? Reading the review it sounds like a big miss..... Just found this in my Last Days o...
by billcarr2005
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Repton 2 screen B fixed
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Repton 2 screen B fixed

There are two screenshots detailing the changes in the zip file.

Whether it's a "fix' or a change based on personal preference about the original author's level design is open to interpretation :roll:
by billcarr2005
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: mmbeeb file error with Qwak
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: mmbeeb file error with Qwak

Might be helpful to know what (bad) command is being issued on line 20 :)
by billcarr2005
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Chemical Structures - broken
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Chemical Structures - broken

For the sake of completeness, here's a dump of the original 40 track disk :)
by billcarr2005
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours
Replies: 506
Views: 20949

Re: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours

I'd certainly be interested in one, when they become available! :)
by billcarr2005
Tue May 16, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Mathemagic Land
Replies: 0
Views: 236

Mathemagic Land

Following on from http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13020&start=60#p169518 then http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13020&start=60#p169524 and http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13020&start=90#p169528 I changed the disk image to have ...
by billcarr2005
Mon May 15, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Trivial Pursuit Young Players Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Trivial Pursuit Young Players Edition

seems I had the 40T disc version (going by manual), hence the two discs, below for completeness. AFAIK the game was supplied on 2 disks... The first having drive 0 being 40 track and containing the game code. Once this is loaded, based on an earlier check, DRIVE 2 is issued to access DAT1-8 on the ...
by billcarr2005
Sun May 14, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Trivial Pursuit Young Players Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Trivial Pursuit Young Players Edition

Think you must be getting it confused with another SSD, this one says "INSERT DATA DISK.ENTER BLOCK.PRESS FIRE" :?
by billcarr2005
Sun May 14, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Trivial Pursuit Young Players Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Trivial Pursuit Young Players Edition

how do you play this, does it have all the DAT1-8 files from the .WAV file/s from both sides of tape? usually with my normal version, I press 1 then Space, and off it then goes :? It's taken from the disk version. Select 1 - 8 then <SPACE> and it'll get the correct DAT? and run the game... unless t...
by billcarr2005
Sun May 14, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 4506

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

Mathemagic Land

Using viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9061&p=115830#p115830 as a starting off point as potentially what the value of F07 and F0F were, I've managed to get this working... although the instructions on line 260 of START seem to be somewhat garbled!
by billcarr2005
Sun May 14, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 4506

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

From box SW164, mathemagical adventure. !BOOT PAGE=&7000:CHAIN"MENU" Which then decrypts the file based on values at F07 and F0F, part of the disc catalogue. Since it's not there, it's hard to figure out what it should be. START seems to be altered every 40th byte. ADV appears to be i...
by billcarr2005
Sun May 14, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 4506

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

I wonder if your FSDmaker prog would be able to help with that, BillC? Needs a Model B probably (8271 floppy controller, as you said). http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13020&start=30#p169337 :?: It's untested on a BBC Master / any BBC with 1770 disk controller, but so lo...
by billcarr2005
Sun May 14, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 4506

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

pau1ie wrote:Hereward and Whispy wood had corruptions on the disc. The catalogue would display but they wouldn't load on a Master. Hereward does claim to work on a master. Anyway, I copied the manuals.


Data CRC errors?
by billcarr2005
Sun May 14, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Acornsoft Hits
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Acornsoft Hits

by billcarr2005
Sun May 14, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: The Acornsoft Hits Volume 2
Replies: 1
Views: 241

The Acornsoft Hits Volume 2

The Acornsoft Hits Volume 2
by billcarr2005
Sun May 14, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Trivial Pursuit Baby Boomer Edition
Replies: 0
Views: 188

Trivial Pursuit Baby Boomer Edition

Trivial Pursuit Baby Boomer Edition
by billcarr2005
Sun May 14, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Trivial Pursuit Young Players Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Trivial Pursuit Young Players Edition

Trivial Pursuit Young Players Edition
by billcarr2005
Sat May 13, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 4506

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

The original disk (that I've got, at least) loads the main program / title screen using OSWORD &7F shenanigans and also has an unformatted track to decide 40 or 80 track mode, when then switches to drive 2 for the DAT files.

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