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by billcarr2005
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Help identifying BBC Micro game
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Help identifying BBC Micro game

If you're playing it on an emulator you'll need to enable writing to the disk / remove write protect.
by billcarr2005
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Help identifying BBC Micro game
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Help identifying BBC Micro game

Is it the one uploaded here? :)
viewtopic.php?t=7190#p73892
by billcarr2005
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Uridium ssd file not found
Replies: 21
Views: 749

Re: Uridium ssd file not found

So, that's all well and good, but it doesn't explain why Mick's version failed in JSBeeb but worked in other emulators (and also worked on a real Beeb, presumably -- Lee will be able to confirm that)! So the bug report for JSBeeb is still valid, I think. :?: It could be that JSBeeb is emulating eve...
by billcarr2005
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Uridium ssd file not found
Replies: 21
Views: 749

Re: Uridium ssd file not found

I've copied the working game files from the original disk with the !BOOT and Uridium (the instructions - seems unnecessarily obfuscated code?) from the remastered version and also made the disk image 40 track, to save 100KB of download each time! Somebody else can tinker with it some more of it's no...
by billcarr2005
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Uridium ssd file not found
Replies: 21
Views: 749

Re: Uridium ssd file not found

Are we sure it's the actual game / some emulation issue rather than the game code / transfer?
I could get this version, taken from the original disk working OK... :|
(I think the version from the STH archive worked fine too)
by billcarr2005
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Superior Software -Games On Disc
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

Revs Demo

Had a quick go... The track IDs are "reversed" in that track 1 has ID 26 and track 27 has ID 1 On the protected disk, revs1 decrypts itself then loads some data which includes the MODE7 screen as well as the code that creates the new catalogue and loads the new files (revs1, silver and rev...
by billcarr2005
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Superior Software -Games On Disc
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

Re: Superior Software -Games On Disc

Pernod wrote:Wasn't there also a demo of Revs out there somewhere?


Yes, there was! I'll de-fsd it when i get some time...
by billcarr2005
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Superior Software -Games On Disc
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

Acornsoft Demo Disk

There's another version of this floating around that doesn't include Magic Mushrooms, and also doesn't include the option to (R)un program. That would be this one! It's just been de-fsd'd it, so there are still control codes to prevent *INFO and *CAT :) Searched the forum, but couldn't see it anywh...
by billcarr2005
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Exile
Replies: 51
Views: 3826

Re: Exile

I didn't bother loading, RTSing and saving EXILEL, i just created a catalogue entry that pointed to the original data. It'll also load up with *RUN O.EXILEL, since it's in the place it expects it to be. I've taken out all of the cheats from the April 1991 Micro User, so it just bypasses the password...
by billcarr2005
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Superior Software -Games On Disc
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

Re: Superior Software Demonstration Disc

Found this amongst some disc images... imaged 1998, so the original/copy might be somewhere around. Don't think it's been tampered with, and must be a later version because it also contains Q*BERT & COLDITZ.

DEMO DISC.png
by billcarr2005
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Exile
Replies: 51
Views: 3826

Re: Exile

It's a shame we never saw some of the tricks that appeared on other platforms (like fuzzy bits which read differently from one time to the next), but as you say, the non-standard disk systems like Opus would've been a problem. That's how I've always thought Sherston disks work... One sector has a d...
by billcarr2005
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Education Archive Lists
Replies: 7
Views: 474

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: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 159
Views: 11610

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: 1356

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: 479
Views: 43476

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: 6
Views: 466

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: 212

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: 496

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: 8
Views: 543

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: 6
Views: 466

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: 1177

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: 14938

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: 6922

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: 686

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: 770

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: 556

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: 31158

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: 309

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: 623

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 ...

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