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by Dave Footitt
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: The most faithful Donkey Kong home version ever!
Replies: 4
Views: 1220

Re: The most faithful Donkey Kong home version ever!

There's a rather nice conversion for the Atari 2600 now too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVPDkQl7Nl0

Impressive given the hardware.
by Dave Footitt
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Datacantre troubles creating real disks
Replies: 15
Views: 801

Re: Datacantre troubles creating real disks

Hi Lee Yes, here's what I did, I ended up having to write it down as it proved too much for my feeble brain :lol: <Insert real floppy into drive 0> *FORM 40 0 *EXPORT -D0 BLANK40.SSD *IMPORT -1 BLANK40.SSD *IMPORT -0 PANIC.SSD *RAM *COPY 0 1 *.* *EXPORT -1 PANIC40.SSD *IMPORT -D0 PANIC40.SSD Here, I...
by Dave Footitt
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Datacantre troubles creating real disks
Replies: 15
Views: 801

Re: Datacantre troubles creating real disks

Hi

Not sure if it's related but when I used the DataCentre to create Mountain Panic images, I had to first create a 40 track 100K blank SSD, import that, copy the files to that image, then export that image at 100K from the DataCentre.
by Dave Footitt
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: software
Topic: FunkyDemo
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

Re: FunkyDemo

Hehe is that the one with the 2 unlimited soundtrack? I remember that
by Dave Footitt
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Atomic Joe Blade
Replies: 22
Views: 2667

Re: Atomic Joe Blade

Great stuff Kees :)
by Dave Footitt
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Play Blackpool, 3/4 May (+Garrettimus' UK visit!)
Replies: 168
Views: 15592

Re: Play Blackpool, 3/4 May (+Garrettimus' UK visit!)

Hoping to be there, money permitting!
by Dave Footitt
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Two joystick games?
Replies: 18
Views: 2192

Re: Two joystick games?

Surely jbnbeeb's next project idea discussed here is crying out for 2 player joysticks :)
by Dave Footitt
Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New batch of MOUNTAIN PANIC (BBC) discs available!
Replies: 19
Views: 3876

Re: New batch of MOUNTAIN PANIC (BBC) discs available!

Thanks for the positive feedback!

Hoping to start a new BBC Micro project in 2014 :)
by Dave Footitt
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4538
Views: 293038

Re: Today I recieved.....

Garrettimus wrote:This showed up today! :lol:

Thank you very much, Dave Footitt.

Thanks fella. Although I wrote the game, I had nothing to do with posting it out to you - must've been Samwise or Arcadian that did that :)
by Dave Footitt
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mountain Panic available at Play
Replies: 63
Views: 7149

Re: Mountain Panic available at Play

I don't object no, but yeah I agree with leaving it a bit first :) :)
by Dave Footitt
Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mountain Panic available at Play
Replies: 63
Views: 7149

Re: Mountain Panic available at Play

Yeah wouldn't mind a copy of that map myself! It's currently burnt into my brain but I expect it'll vanish at some point, things don't usually stick around too long in there ;)

Glad everyone's enjoying the game, still can't believe I actually finished it
by Dave Footitt
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mountain Panic available at Play
Replies: 63
Views: 7149

Re: Mountain Panic available at Play

Thanks for the positive feedback, it's great to read. It can be really difficult after working on something on and off for years to judge how it actually plays! I will look into the joystick issue, we did test on both BBC B, Master and Master Compact (even B+ I think). Apologies for that problem, I ...
by Dave Footitt
Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: software
Topic: BodgerBAS (100% BASIC demo)
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: BodgerBAS (100% BASIC demo)

Ah! Cool. (He wouldn't be 'Zynx' by any chance?) I'd quite understand if he considered it rather strange or perplexing for someone to remake one of his works, some 23 years later... in BASIC, on the same platform. I regret my choice of music somewhat -- it's a great track (as are many others by Jog...
by Dave Footitt
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: software
Topic: BodgerBAS (100% BASIC demo)
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: BodgerBAS (100% BASIC demo)

Hehe nice...

Passed it onto my mate who wrote the original :)
by Dave Footitt
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mountain Panic available at Play
Replies: 63
Views: 7149

Re: Mountain Panic available at Play

I believe you can order by emailing either Dave or Pete

But the retrosoftware site really needs a 'shop' section where you can buy the games from.

It's frustrating having written a game to hear that people are having trouble getting it :(
by Dave Footitt
Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mountain Panic available at Play
Replies: 63
Views: 7149

Re: Mountain Panic available at Play

Phew :)

You running on a standard model B? We tested across them all so it should work OK
by Dave Footitt
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mountain Panic available at Play
Replies: 63
Views: 7149

Re: Mountain Panic available at Play

And here it is, with some dodgy looking bloke holding it.

Anyone who wants a copy can get one from the usual channels, ie Dave or Pete. Get 'em while they're hot!
by Dave Footitt
Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Play Expo / 12-13 Oct 2013 / EventCity, Manchester
Replies: 30
Views: 6999

Re: Play Expo / 12-13 Oct 2013 / EventCity, Manchester

I should be there for a couple of hours this afternoon

Sadly won't be able to join in beer and curry as both kids are ill and don't want to leave the missus mopping up on her own :(
by Dave Footitt
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Atomic Repton release
Replies: 39
Views: 4367

Re: Atomic Repton release

Congratulations Kees, you're a machine!
by Dave Footitt
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mountain Panic available at Play
Replies: 63
Views: 7149

Re: Mountain Panic available at Play

Garrettimus wrote:Cool! Do you send overseas too?

I would think so, perhaps Samwise or Arcadian can confirm?
by Dave Footitt
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mountain Panic available at Play
Replies: 63
Views: 7149

Re: Mountain Panic available at Play

No Electron Version? ;) If someone is daft willing enough then I can support them, so long as I don't have to do any code, I'm sick of seeing it all :) (can't wait to play it, but I don't think I can make it to Play this year :( ) You can probably order it online, but I'm not the best person to spe...
by Dave Footitt
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mountain Panic available at Play
Replies: 63
Views: 7149

Mountain Panic available at Play

Mountain Panic will be available to buy on 5.25" disc at this year's Play Expo if you fancy picking up a copy!

It's compatible with BBC B, B+, Master 128 and Master Compact.
by Dave Footitt
Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Favour to ask
Replies: 1
Views: 661

Re: Favour to ask

Got one now, thanks!
by Dave Footitt
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Favour to ask
Replies: 1
Views: 661

Favour to ask

Hi all

Does anyone have a real BBC Master Compact, with joystick, for some last minute compat testing?

I just want to send an SSD image over and get it checked out for any issues.

Please PM me if you can help :)

Thanks
by Dave Footitt
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Hoglet's Past Projects #1 - the Modem
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: Hoglet's Past Projects #1 - the Modem

That's ace, looks well professional =D>
by Dave Footitt
Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventure (Micro Power / Program Power)
Replies: 10
Views: 2768

Re: Adventure (Micro Power / Program Power)

Yes, nice looking blog =D>

Be nice to have some detail as to why the original ending was broken though :)

Edit: Aha, I see you have done, elsewhere on your blog! Nice!
by Dave Footitt
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Hard disk (or CF equiv?)
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: Hard disk (or CF equiv?)

I have an external retro clinic CF system going spare if you want it. It's as new, it might need some software support such as a Rom (can't remember) but that's easier than getting a new CF box!

Yours for postage costs :)
by Dave Footitt
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: WANTED : !XFMPaint for Archimedes
Replies: 36
Views: 3400

Re: WANTED : !XFMPaint for Archimedes

Interesting, don't remember that one.. Are there any screenshots knocking about?
by Dave Footitt
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Lemmings statues appear in Dundee
Replies: 11
Views: 1946

Re: Lemmings statues appear in Dundee

Haha that's ace!
by Dave Footitt
Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: How To Write Adventure Games by Peter Killworth
Replies: 17
Views: 3908

Re: How To Write Adventure Games by Peter Killworth

I've just found this in my pile of stuff, I was going to put it on eBay but I've started reading it and it's not that bad really. Not really one for the text adventure but it's quite a comforting read :)