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by billcarr2005
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: The Taroda Scheme (BBC version)
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: The Taroda Scheme (BBC version)

lurkio wrote:Have you got any documentation/instructions for the game?

:?:
by billcarr2005
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: The Taroda Scheme (BBC version)
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: The Taroda Scheme (BBC version)

Thanks, BillC! Just a minor note: the .SSD won't work if you've got the PRES Advanced BASIC Editor ROMs installed because they intercept the command *B, which clashes with the name of a machine-code file on the .SSD which seems to be run with the same command, *B! :!: I always find it's best practi...
by billcarr2005
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: The Taroda Scheme (BBC version)
Replies: 5
Views: 120

The Taroda Scheme (BBC version)

The disk / code protection used is detailed here

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9061&p=195316#p195316
by billcarr2005
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Today I hacked ...
Replies: 70
Views: 7654

Re: Today I hacked ...

The Taroda Scheme (started a few days ago) The game wouldn't work with my Watford Electronics DFS 1.30 - when "B" is executed, "Bad sum - file disconnected" is displayed... works with WE DFS 1.44 though! Disk was formatted 80 track, reported as 40 track with the last 40 tracks un...
by billcarr2005
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Beeb Invanders - Niblesoft 1982
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Beeb Invanders - Niblesoft 1982

works: use Disc Doctor's *DOWNLOAD Invade2 E00 command and then do *TAPE and OLD and RUN . Or just used the fixed version I posted above :P Does *DOWNLOAD also set the PAGE to the correct value? Wouldn't be needed when downloading machine code files... So PAGE would need to be set somewhere? ;) nee...
by billcarr2005
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Beeb Invanders - Niblesoft 1982
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Beeb Invanders - Niblesoft 1982

Must be that MLOAD was doing something bad, or OLD is needed after PAGE=&E00 and before RUN to set the TOP, etc. correctly Copied the PAGE setting and OLD, RUN from Sherston disks. */INVADE2 will load the game without the need to wait for the title screen to draw :) I think most of the differenc...
by billcarr2005
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Logotron Logo - Welsh version
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Logotron Logo - Welsh version

*LOGO.GO :?:
by billcarr2005
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: BBC Sub Hunt from Betasoft wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: BBC Sub Hunt from Betasoft wanted

No, it's the BBC disk...
by billcarr2005
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: BBC Sub Hunt from Betasoft wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: BBC Sub Hunt from Betasoft wanted

Battle of Britain also contains Sub Hunt and Blockade

http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archi ... taSoft.zip
by billcarr2005
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Holy Horrors
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Holy Horrors

Hi I've got the original "Holy Horrors" tape, but couldn't get a decent enough WAV from it to create a decent CSW (stops at &13 from &1D of the data), and couldn't create a decent UEF, ie. to the same place, from the CSW - it completely baulks at representing *any* of the data. So ...
by billcarr2005
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: MIA Games on eBay
Replies: 88
Views: 2333

Re: MIA Games on eBay

I chipped in once to purchase some MIA disks once and received nothing in return, except the warm feeling of helping somebody else get them and archive them :lol:
by billcarr2005
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: New to Roms
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: New to Roms

bootfile means the game can be loaded with SHIFT-BREAK to EXEC/RUN the !BOOT file on the disk image, which then loads the game.
YIELOAD start will require you typing CHAIN"YIELOAD" to start the game
by billcarr2005
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Inlay for Sink The Bismarck by DPS required
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Inlay for Sink The Bismarck by DPS required

#-o I'd actually scanned this yesterday too, although didn't turn out as well because the rings holding it together stopped the scanner lid from closing properly. Was going to print it to a PDF from LibreOffice, with the images on a custom page size, but always reverted back to a recognised page siz...
by billcarr2005
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2726
Views: 203480

Re: LOLPRICE

daveejhitchins wrote:Hmmmm! Let's see if it goes . . .

Dave H :D


No... but it's relisted. I might take a punt, although it's still expensive enough at starting bid of £30!
by billcarr2005
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any good BBC Micro typing tutors?
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Any good BBC Micro typing tutors?

Both BBCSOFT titles, VU-TYPE (CHAIN"VU-TYPE") and VU-TYPE PROFESSIONAL (SHIFT-BREAK to !BOOT), use the Pitman method
by billcarr2005
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Problem Solver by Shibumi
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Problem Solver by Shibumi

Anyone have an image of the disc? Eventually imaged! Finally cobbled together some code that managed to happily (hopefully) load the code on a BBC Master and then WRF to the Datacentre in the correct way. Problem Solver 2.0 and Rat Driver 1.0 are (presumably) standard 80 track, 800KB disks Side 0 -...
by billcarr2005
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Citadel Item Randomiser 0.4 (updated)
Replies: 29
Views: 1726

Re: Citadel Item Randomiser 0.1 (and now 0.2)

Here's the 2 file (CITADEL and CITAX), no speech, no title screen, PIAS1 re-release BBC Master compatible disk version, which I guess would've been the last official release of the game :?: (CHAIN"CITADEL" to load!) There will in fact have been another version, as that's not Master Compac...
by billcarr2005
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Citadel Item Randomiser 0.4 (updated)
Replies: 29
Views: 1726

Re: Citadel Item Randomiser 0.1 (and now 0.2)

There will in fact have been another version, as that's not Master Compact compatible! (at &5728, it checks the OSBYTE 0 result for equality with 3, instead of being greater than 3). I see we've been here before... :) http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4603#p41304 Still haven't got th...
by billcarr2005
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Citadel Item Randomiser 0.4 (updated)
Replies: 29
Views: 1726

Re: Citadel Item Randomiser 0.1 (and now 0.2)

Here's the 2 file (CITADEL and CITAX), no speech, no title screen, PIAS1 re-release BBC Master compatible disk version, which I guess would've been the last official release of the game :?:

(CHAIN"CITADEL" to load!)
by billcarr2005
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Citadel Item Randomiser 0.4 (updated)
Replies: 29
Views: 1726

Re: Citadel Item Randomiser 0.1 (and now 0.2)

Just to further muddy the waters, in both the FDI and FSD

Code: Select all

5681:                     lda #$01
5683:                     sta $54cf
5686:                     rts
by billcarr2005
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Citadel Item Randomiser 0.4 (updated)
Replies: 29
Views: 1726

Re: Citadel Item Randomiser 0.1 (and now 0.2)

The original disk isn't formatted in any strange way, just has some tracks with Deleted Data, but it isn't used as a form of protection. Strangely enough, on the original disk version of Citadel that I imaged as an FSD, the JSR FFDD that would read the catalogue information has been NOP'd out 547F L...
by billcarr2005
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Headcoach v3 by Coda Software
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Headcoach v3 by Coda Software

I've uploaded the disk image here http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=14350 I don't believe there's anything else on my list of original/pirated tapes and disks! What other titles do you have? It's possible you have the same games, but protected originals or with minor differences,...
by billcarr2005
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: HEAD COACH v3
Replies: 0
Views: 164

HEAD COACH v3

Was mentioned here as being MIA
viewtopic.php?f=51&p=191079#p191079

Original 40 track disk wasn't protected, but did have track 41 and 42, neither contained any data.
by billcarr2005
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Tape protection systems
Replies: 67
Views: 6216

Re: Tape protection systems

I've never really looked into how UEFs are stored before, so I'm limited to pulling things apart and checking how things appear to work. As far as I can tell, the code is all there in the UEF All the tape blocks are standard 256 byte, although with ABBEY3 and ABBEY4 the "header" (if that's...
by billcarr2005
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Tape protection systems
Replies: 67
Views: 6216

Re: Tape protection systems

No idea what is supposed to be changing &76 as I don't see any custom IRQ or event hooked. Maybe something is supposed to have self-modified it. IRQ2V is pointing to &4B3, set up at &495 4B3 LDA &FC 4B5 PHA 4B6 TXA 4B7 PHA 4B8 TYA 4B9 PHA 4BA LDA FE08 4BD BMI &4D2 4BF PLA 4C0 TA...
by billcarr2005
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Tubelink EXROM and UTILRAM
Replies: 20
Views: 488

Re: Tubelink EXROM and UTILRAM

Luckily was readable :) (tracks 10 onwards were unformatted!)
by billcarr2005
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Tubelink EXROM and UTILRAM
Replies: 20
Views: 488

Re: Tubelink EXROM and UTILRAM

Anyone got EXROM or UTILRAM from Tubelink? Both were supplied on disk in 1987... Thought I recognised "Tubelink", so had a quick check and I've got UTILRAM... whether the disk is readable is another matter :P I'll attempt to transfer it at the nearest available opportunity, or sooner if p...
by billcarr2005
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Bug Eyes not working?
Replies: 13
Views: 589

Re: Bug Eyes not working?

I was just wondering if anyone had a poke that could be used to cheat ... Wouldn't want anybody to cheat in the HSC with the following! :wink: I've just changed the values in the BeebEM debugger when the game is loaded, but since the locations aren't relocated it'd work if *LOADing / *SAVEing BUG2 ...
by billcarr2005
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 390
Views: 33091

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Is Apocalypse posted on the disk as an alternative version?
You're aware that http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archi ... ommand.zip is the same game, but a native disk version which requires no amendments and has more scenarios to play...
by billcarr2005
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Chrysalis - Icon not working on BeebEm414 or MMC
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Chrysalis - Icon not working on BeebEm414 or MMC

DC93 --> Main IRQ Handling routines, default IRQ1V destination

from http://mdfs.net/Docs/Comp/BBC/OS1-20/DC1C