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by billcarr2005
Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Who's Good At Hacking Disc Protection?
Replies: 25
Views: 4871

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: 4871

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: 4871

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: 4871

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: 1991

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: 1511

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: 2872

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: 4871

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: 4871

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: 2872

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: 2410

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: 6034

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: 3596

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: 3596

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: 4635

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: 8183

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: 1358

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.
by billcarr2005
Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Problem putting the tape version of Xor onto disc.
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Checking XorDuff against a copy of XOR I have it appears that some code around &1900 is different (possibly corrupted during the transfer?) As well as the keys not functioning correctly, the first shield seemed to shift when switching between the two. If the code from &1903 to &1917 is c...
by billcarr2005
Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: B-em 1.2 released
Replies: 13
Views: 4203

Congratulations on getting the timer gubbins fixed! Now if you'd just add a debugger, the decrypted code could be easily cribbed and examined :P
I think that Summer Olympiad's disc loader has some crazy timing related stuff, so i'll see if it works OK with that too.
by billcarr2005
Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:09 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Spellbinder problems on BBC Master
Replies: 3
Views: 1520

I used to have occasional problems with Spellbinder on a BBC with sideways RAM. The wizard wouldn't have a hat on, and i couldn't enter through the door on the drawbridge to start the game. Turning off all the ROMs seemed to put it back on the right track!
by billcarr2005
Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: imogen passwords
Replies: 1
Views: 965

You're not typing A., B., etc are you? :P
This is the level "number"
All that is required as password is BALLOONACY
by billcarr2005
Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Volunteers needed to create CSW/HQ.UEF files for ap.org!
Replies: 24
Views: 6736

Pirate picture

*LOAD !BOOT

?&20D1 = &EA
?&20D2 = &EA
?&20D3 = &EA

Stops a JMP&2505 and instead goes to 20D4 JMP &0AAC which is only reached by a conditional branch usually.

CALL&2000

(Have to go back to work, and didn't have time to upload the picture! :P)
by billcarr2005
Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Volunteers needed to create CSW/HQ.UEF files for ap.org!
Replies: 24
Views: 6736

DD3

Thanks for that! Not found the pirate picture yet, but a quick sector snoop found the following

There was a young Pirate named Bates,
Who attempted the Rhumba on skates,
He slipped on his Cutlass
Which rendered him N--less
Now his hardware's more soft than his mates
Ho Ho Ho
by billcarr2005
Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Volunteers needed to create CSW/HQ.UEF files for ap.org!
Replies: 24
Views: 6736

Disc Duplicator 3 is worth having an FDI of, so that i can see the picture of the "Look's like there's been some illegel copying going on here" pirate (and parrot!) :D
by billcarr2005
Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Recent HQ.UEF upload problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1334

Beach Head appears to stop loading after the file BHEAD, but i've found that clicking on the Non-Standard block it's stuck on executes the game.
(It's probably just a coincidence that I click on it at the right time! :P)
by billcarr2005
Sat Jul 22, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Screen shots of games in action
Replies: 24
Views: 8183

I made it using BeebEM 3.2, but I think that it probably requires the disc image with Ricochet on. [Checked] It needs to load the file RICDIM6. Unfortunately, I've tried it with the archived version and it gives me an error (although not a complete crash!). I'll sort out the disk image to upload too...
by billcarr2005
Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Screen shots of games in action
Replies: 24
Views: 8183

Ricochet ending

I've uploaded a UEF for the ending of Ricochet

http://s1.upload.sc/request/6610f17e15a ... dd6e/owner
by billcarr2005
Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: disc copier
Replies: 17
Views: 5674

There is just one BASIC file essential to the running of Ripoff IX, and it can be freely copied.
I also have a copy of Disc Duplicator III. I can put them all onto an SSD image file, if you'd like to PM me an email address, I'll send them to you.
by billcarr2005
Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: disc copier
Replies: 17
Views: 5674

I haven't tried it on other versions, I think Superior softened the protection on later versions, since version 1 proved to be problematical with some DFS systems. ISTR that other versions used standard Superior protection, which could be copied with copiers such as Ripoff IX