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by billcarr2005
Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: On the hunt for prehistoric ElectrEm releases
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

I have been able to find the following, date is from the ElectrEm.exe file

ElectrEm 8a 06/04/2001
ElectrEm 9 07/07/2001

Both are windows versions
by billcarr2005
Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Thunderstruck II map stretched?
Replies: 7
Views: 1886

Thunderstruck II

Thunderstruck II has 131 screens, 126 of them are unique with 5 being repeated. 13 screens are titled MindMaster, the MindMaster being in x10y3. The layout of the map is irrelevant, when exiting a room i'm sure that any screen could have been addressed and displayed from memory, as might be the case...
by billcarr2005
Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Vine Micros Replay
Replies: 7
Views: 2582

Hi Jeremy.

I managed to win your eBay Replay, which was lucky as I had previously bought a Watford DDFS upgrade for another Replay which I then found out wouldn't work. So now the two items have come together and I have a fully functional Replay system. Many thanks!
by billcarr2005
Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:20 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Exile screenshot map
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

Yes, I created the map using Micro User's Mapper program, but then I also loaded the game, and used screenshots from that to fill in the mushrooms, doors, hives, plants, etc. and also so that it appeared as it should in the game - but it was a number of years ago now... There is the robot by the pis...
by billcarr2005
Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Discuss: What is the Best 8-bit Magazine Type-In Game Ever?
Replies: 58
Views: 15897

Hunkie Egg is similar to Chuckie Egg, collecting the eggs, avoiding the baddies but using the character from Hunchback
McBrolly is similar to Boffin.
by billcarr2005
Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:54 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Infinity map
Replies: 20
Views: 3208

I think the Master version uses sideways RAM to save the game, so it doesn't need to access the disc all of the time. Also, it has an animated intro of the ship crashlanding you onto the planet. There may be other "cutscenes" later in the game, inbetween levels too. Due to the nature of th...
by billcarr2005
Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Infinity map
Replies: 20
Views: 3208

I've briefly seen Level 2 Although I couldn't always finish Level 1, the 1/2 at F-16 wasn't always available, since the wall seemed to disappear at random. I've probably got a savegame somewhere, but looking at the map files, I've been sitting on it since 2003 - where does the time go! I was general...
by billcarr2005
Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:10 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Infinity map
Replies: 20
Views: 3208

It does have a save option throughout the level, then if you're on a level other than the first it's recommended to load the savegame from the start, rather than letting the game load level 1. However, when I was tinkering on both a BBC and Master to see if the different versions worked, the savegam...
by billcarr2005
Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Infinity map
Replies: 20
Views: 3208

The map is 16 by 16 = 256 screens but it's only the first level... I could never complete it properly!
There are 4 levels altogether.
by billcarr2005
Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Rescue - desert island
Replies: 7
Views: 1904

Entering the group number as " 99 " then using the password " TP " takes you to The Group Setup Page.
From here groups can be added, removed or viewed. I removed all 10 groups and setup group 1, and the program will now proceed to the speedboat around the island part.
by billcarr2005
Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Who's Good At Hacking Disc Protection?
Replies: 25
Views: 4774

or maybe ( i've got too much time on my hands :P ) SNLD could be deleted !BLANK! could be deleted SNLD2 could be renamed SNLD Line 330 of the cheat could be removed and "LOAD SNLD 900" replaced with "LOAD SNLD" saving even more space, and letting the files be copied freely. What ...
by billcarr2005
Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Who's Good At Hacking Disc Protection?
Replies: 25
Views: 4774

SNLD2 turns out to be the same as SNLD.

Taking out line 330 which loads the protected loader and stops the code executing and replacing "LOAD SNLD 900" with "LOAD SNLD2" allows the cheat to still work and saves a sector of disk space :wink:
by billcarr2005
Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Who's Good At Hacking Disc Protection?
Replies: 25
Views: 4774

Looks like I was (un) lucky with the copy of Clogger I've got... ISTR I got it as soon as it was released... seems a bit backwards to then release a version with beefed up protection :P SNLD on the 40/80 track flippy I've got Load 000400 Exec 000768 Length 0003FF Seems to load BIGBOOT, PROG and TOON...
by billcarr2005
Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Who's Good At Hacking Disc Protection?
Replies: 25
Views: 4774

Ahhh, now i understand :D I've always thought that's how the discs would be created in the first place. Before the final file is copied over, the protected loader is copied on, which takes up one sector and then the protected file is copied. The necessary information can be taken from the protected ...
by billcarr2005
Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Who's Good At Hacking Disc Protection?
Replies: 25
Views: 4774

I can't remember Clogger having any protection on it... All the Cheat It Again Joe's did in most cases was load the protected file, stick the ?&499=&60 for an RTS, execute it, change the resulting code for the cheat then execute the code. :? I don't understand how the dummy file thing would ...
by billcarr2005
Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Who's Good At Hacking Disc Protection?
Replies: 25
Views: 4774

There was a file on Superior Software 40/80 track compatible disks called INIT that double-stepped the drives.

All the protected file did was set the load address and length within the osword &7F block, setup the drive, load the data and then execute the code.
by billcarr2005
Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Who's Good At Hacking Disc Protection?
Replies: 25
Views: 4774

It may use a similar protection, but the guide was written with only knowledge of the BBC disks, which use osword &7F to get the data off the disk. Don't know if 5.25" disks are always accessed using 8271 disk controller... if not, osword &72 will be used. I'm sure that'll it'll be rela...
by billcarr2005
Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Cricket Game
Replies: 8
Views: 1967

I've found A&F Software Cricket by G.R Owen which is white on green and has the field at the bottom of the screen and an animated bowling and batting at the top. It's also written is BASIC. I've also got CRICKET from Computer Rentals Ltd. by D. Baker 1983, which has an overhead view of the field...
by billcarr2005
Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Pharaoh's Curse
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

It gets stuck in a never ending loop at &103D 103D JSR &1048 1040 CMP #&04 1042 BNE &103D 1044 JSR &1A42 1047 RTS 1048 LDA #&C5 104A STA &FE4C 104D LDA #&E5 104F STA &FE4C 1052 LDA #&10 1054 STA &FE00 1057 LDA &FE01 105A SEC 105B SBC #&06 105E RTS ...
by billcarr2005
Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Vine Micros Replay
Replies: 7
Views: 2582

I may have bought Replica 3 off eBay, and I think i've got an old IceBox disc, with Impossible Mission on it, somewhere around... I'll try to dig them out!
by billcarr2005
Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Who's Good At Hacking Disc Protection?
Replies: 25
Views: 4774

I know the electron doesn't have any timers... that's why i'm up for a challenge :wink: unless it was Partis's use of the timers on Impact! with a nice break in the middle to retrieve the code :D any other timer based stuff and i'd throw in the towel immediately! Was that the retail copy of XOR or t...
by billcarr2005
Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Who's Good At Hacking Disc Protection?
Replies: 25
Views: 4774

If it's not timer based, i'm always up for a challenge... but I don't have a disk drive for my electron, my only 3.5" drive is on the master compact. It might be possible to dry hack the code on a BBC. Would it be possible to post the code from the !BOOT file, or the last file that is accessable?
by billcarr2005
Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Vine Micros Replay
Replies: 7
Views: 2582

Thanks for the offer, but i've already got the rom image... I need the push switch that freezes the BBC and allows the replay rom to kick in. Think I used to have a flick switch that might have acted in the same way, but that might have been for IceBox.
by billcarr2005
Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: EXILE Map Published In Acorn User
Replies: 7
Views: 2326

Glad that you like it... it took me an absolute age to do it, but also kept me off the internet at the time!

Is there any reason you've saved it as a GIF? It's around 5 times bigger than the PNG (I guess that it's not a massively used format?)
by billcarr2005
Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Boffin2 HELP needed on Cave 25.
Replies: 32
Views: 5946

Can't help with the level completion... but in case anybody else wants to attempt it...

Using the disk image from the STH archive

*LOAD BOFIN21
?&307C=&60
CALL&3000

?&1014=LEVEL NUMBER
?&176F=&A9 (Infinite Lives)
CALL&100A
by billcarr2005
Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Suburban Fox
Replies: 9
Views: 3450

On the "File" menu, under "Disc Options", make sure that "Write Protect 0" is unchecked... this enables the program to save the fox profile to disc correctly.
by billcarr2005
Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Suburban Fox
Replies: 9
Views: 3450

daftmoo wrote:... the one on "the BBC lives" site won't load.


Doesn't seem to have any problem running on the latest BeebEM...
by billcarr2005
Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Shuggy's Garden
Replies: 14
Views: 4457

Closest sound-a-like is Uggies Garden, which was an unreleased Superior game.

http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archi ... leased.zip
by billcarr2005
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Screen shots of games in action
Replies: 24
Views: 8034

Hmmmm, shouldn't have any problems running it... it's just the original disc with the BASIC loader modified slightly to make the cheat. Don't remember doing anything else to it. Works on Watford DFS 1.44 at least :oops: I also had the FireTrack teletype finish / congratulations screen running from a...
by billcarr2005
Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Problem putting the tape version of Xor onto disc.
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

I'd never noticed the 'chunkier' XOR emblem before!
It's the same chunky style on the retail disk version, but the skinnier version on the free (but crippled without purchasing a code) magazine cover version.

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