Anyone know anything about the game Modem's Secret? What is it all about? How do you play it?
The game seems to have been developed for the machine that Olivetti created by cloning the BBC Master Compact (though the game also seems to run on the Master 128, at least in JSBeeb and BeebEm):
- Play online:
I found it on this curious website:
And then I hacked it out of one of the ADFS disc-images there and transferred it to a DFS .SSD disc-image, using BeebEm and the *XFER command in the ADT ROM -- which I've lately found to be a bit unreliable, so this might not be a perfect transfer, but it's the quickest and easiest way I know of going about it:
Anyone know why the program $.CHARSET, which loads the Olivetti title-screen pyramid logo thing, works in ADFS but not in DFS?! I had to hack it to briefly switch to MODE1 and then back to MODE129 for some reason. (The original version of $.CHARSET has been renamed to O.CHARSET, and the original version of $.!BOOT to O.!BOOT.)