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by JoolsH
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Fix 10 loops fine.
by JoolsH
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Just to be sure, we know fix7 is OK but doesn't have Bill C's Datacentre fix. Fix 8 does, but gameplay may be affected. The "wot no aliens" bug I'm not sure about which versions were affected. I never usually die on "wot no aliens", so I don't trigger the bug - I just happened t...
by JoolsH
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Fix #8 loops fine too :) Was having a good run until I kept getting stuck on the elevator on "WOT NO ALIENS" could not move right for some reason :evil: I did get this happen as well... I don't usually die on "Wot No Aliens" but I did one time round just now, and for the rest of ...
by JoolsH
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Yep, that version works fine!
by JoolsH
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

That one crashes on completion too.

This version is the one that works: https://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archive/diskimages/Icon/BugEyes.zip
by JoolsH
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Here's what I hope is the final fixed version of Bug Eyes. It is the same version taken from the STH data that stops the stars scrolling before loading the main game except I have added Bill C's Datacentre fix to it. Could someone please try this version and let me know the outcome. Bad news - stil...
by JoolsH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish
Replies: 50
Views: 964

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

A start...

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by JoolsH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Michael Brown wrote:Here's what I hope is a fixed version of Bug Eyes.
It is the same version that keeps the stars scrolling whilst loading the main game, but I have added Bill C's Datacentre fix to it.
Could someone please try this version and let me know the outcome.

Still crashes on completion, I'm afraid...
by JoolsH
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

I didn't end up having time to play this one again, so well done KarateEd, a well deserved win :)
by JoolsH
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Did anyone manage to complete any of the 3 amended versions I posted in the Issues Section? Not yet, I haven't got round to it. I'll have a go after the competition is complete, but for now I want to preserve my enthusiasm for the competition... Jools, I hope you're playing this weekend because I w...
by JoolsH
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

KarateEd wrote:Level 2, 4th time through......

Snap, but with a slightly higher score...

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by JoolsH
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

So the match is on then is it Jools? Ok, now I'm going to have to REALLY try...... Looks like it 8) - I'm not quite consistent enough to marathon this, but I'll be playing this again... I can't play this - is it just about learning the timings or is there more to it? Yeah, it's very much a puzzle p...
by JoolsH
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Grr, so close! 10th level, 3rd time around...

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by JoolsH
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

MatthewThompson wrote:New high score at last, really don'tk know why the bottom left hand part of level 2 is causing me so much grief, it shoudn't be that hard !

That bit's a bit of a pig, but if you do the first bit of the level fast enough, it becomes easy.

Got to that level, the third time around.

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by JoolsH
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Nope, that's borked too.

Looking at the debugger in B-em, it ends up at address &B58, which contains &32 HLT which according to this crashes the 6502.
by JoolsH
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

That one crashes on completion too.
by JoolsH
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Michael Brown wrote:See my previous post.
Just edited it and inserted a new version of the game.

If someone can please try this one.
Hopefully, this time, I have got it right!

Nope, still crashes on completion I'm afraid :(
by JoolsH
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

A bit better.

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by JoolsH
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

I just tried the STH version from here, that version works fine - loops back to the beginning of the game again after completion. Looks like the version from the MB disk is buggy.

Assuming that we're switching to this version - completed, and died on level 2 the second time around:

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by JoolsH
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

chrisn wrote:Let's see if I can catch up with JoolsH... I'm up to level 3 but can't get past the spiders...

Patience. It takes a *long* time for them to get into a position where you can get past them.
by JoolsH
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Did it again, but with a lot less hanging around this time, so more bonus points. Again, only 1 life left when getting into final level so didn't use the above mentioned strategy here.

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by JoolsH
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

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 and...
by JoolsH
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

There we go, completed it.

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by JoolsH
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Got to level 8.

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Beware... I had a play using savestates as well, and after completing the game it completely locked up with a blank screen after a couple of seconds, with no way to take a screenshot. So if you do manage to complete the game, you'll need to be quick.
by JoolsH
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 110
Views: 2162

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

I've only briefly played this one before. Seems to be an even higher learning curve than Vindaloo on this, but I suppose that's necessary when there are only 10 levels. Definitely a lot of similarities between the two games (including some of the same sneaky tricks :))

Got to level 7 so far.

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by JoolsH
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania
Replies: 48
Views: 1368

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania

Last minute entry. Merry Christmas everyone!

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by JoolsH
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania
Replies: 48
Views: 1368

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania

Managed to get three 50,000 point bonuses here, on levels 1, 3, and 9 IIRC.

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by JoolsH
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania
Replies: 48
Views: 1368

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania

Managed to get two 50,000 point bonuses in the first few levels, then slogged my way though up to level 17.

I think my strategy from now on is to try for three 50,000 point bonuses in the early levels.

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by JoolsH
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania
Replies: 48
Views: 1368

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R8 - Pipemania

Managed to get a couple of the 50,000 point bonuses. Good game, this.

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by JoolsH
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R7 - Bumble Bee
Replies: 41
Views: 1000

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R7 - Bumble Bee

I'm finding the controls fine. You don't tap the buttons - you keep them held down, starting from before you get to the crossroads, until after the bee has changed direction. Standard stuff for Pac-man types games.

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