30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

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30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby Michael Brown » Wed May 28, 2014 2:15 pm

After a long time in the re-mastering stage and the testing stage too... finally, here is Games Disc 001 completed.

Disc001.zip
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The disc is called Disc001.dsd so it can also be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename the file.

Upon loading the menu via Shift+Break, the title "BBC Micro and Electron Games Disc 001" will be displayed along with a selection of games from A to R.

If you press S, the sound will be turned off and the menu will say "Sound Off" and will then allow selection of a game.
(Please note that some games may turn the sound back on upon loading).

If you press T, the page will be moved down one line and the menu will say "*TV255".
I have added this option because when you play some games on a real BBC with a CRT TV, the game is up at the top, so now you can move the game down slightly. (Please note that some games may select *TV0 or other *TV settings upon loading).

If you press ESCAPE, a "Help Menu" will be loaded. This menu will explain just about everything you will need to know about the software contained on this games disc (and all the others too).

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Cylon Attack.

It is 30 years to the month since these games were first copied to my first games disc, and every game on this disc has since been re-mastered. In many cases, instructions from the inlays have also been included.

Grammar and space errors have been corrected on Q-Man and Banana Man.

Snapper is the V2 re-issue and not the original version.

Cylon Attack will let you save/load high scores to disc.

regards,
Mick.

EDIT: Disc re-posted due to *KEY issues with Missile Control and Zany Kong.

EDIT: Disc re-posted due to adding Key choice option to Felix In The Factory
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby leenew » Wed May 28, 2014 2:46 pm

Cheers Mick 8)
30 years, seems like yesterday :D

Don't forget to update the "wanted" lists for instructions and UEF's etc.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby Dave Footitt » Sat May 31, 2014 8:51 am

Nice one Mick

It loads into my emulator but a real DataCentre gives me "Image too long" when I try to *IMPORT it #-o

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby leenew » Sat May 31, 2014 9:19 am

Hmmm... Don't know what's up there Dave??
It loads and plays fine here.
What version datacentre is it? a v1 board or a v2?
I don't know if that makes any difference though :lol:
MARK!!


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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby richardtoohey » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:46 pm

Dave Footitt wrote:It loads into my emulator but a real DataCentre gives me "Image too long" when I try to *IMPORT it #-o
I'm not in front of a BBC with DC (12,000 miles away from mine) - but are you using the -D02 flag (if that's the right one!)

You'll need

*IMPORT -D02 name.DSD

... something like that.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby Dave Footitt » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:47 pm

Ah right, d'oh

Yeah it's:

Code: Select all

*IMPORT -02 DISC001.DSD

Then it works :oops:

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby Michael Brown » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:34 pm

Glad it works!!!

If anyone does have any problems, then please report them on this thread and then I can amend any disc that has issues.

Disc 002 should be posted in a few weeks!.

regards,
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby Michael Brown » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:42 am

After a long time in the re-mastering stage and the testing stage too... finally, here is Games Disc 002 completed.

Disc002.zip
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The disc is called Disc002.dsd so it can also be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename the file.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Vortex, Starship Command, Canyon Battle and Alien Swirl.

It is 30 years to the month since these games were first copied to the original games disc, and every game on this disc has since been re-mastered from original sources. In many cases, instructions from the inlays have also been included.

Grammar and space errors have been corrected on Vortex and Frogger.

Spectipede has the correct spelling and the high score fix.

regards,
Mick.

EDIT: Disc re-posted due to *KEY problems with Canyon and Chuckie Egg.

EDIT: Disc re-posted due to adding key choice option to Felix And The Fruit Monsters.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby lurkio » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:14 pm

Hi, Mick, Lee. Great to see this amazing collection being released after all the hard work that you've put into it!

Lee has explained to me that we'd be helping Arcadian out if we created a parallel collection from your 30th Anny discs by separating each game out onto its own SSD.

To that end, I wanted to test the waters by uploading an example of such an SSD, which I created by isolating the Q-Man files on Disc001.

Mick, Arcadian, please have a look at the attachment and let me know if it does or doesn't meet with your approval.

There was a typo in the instructions for Q-Man, which I've corrected. (I changed "Dont't" to "Don't".)
Q-Man.ssd.zip
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[EDIT: Updated disc image following Mick's comments below.]
Q-Man edit.ssd.zip
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby leenew » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:10 pm

Well that's amazing isn't it.
Myself, and others have cast their beady eyes over the entire collection looking for errors and along you come and find a typo on the first game on the first disc! :lol:

Lee.

p.s. - in our defence, that suspect formatting, with no spaces after the full stops, and the obvious typo "dont't" is from the original tape, so maybe we left it on purpose... :^o

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby Michael Brown » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:38 pm

Hi Lurkio,

The disc image of Q-Man is fine, but the files are out of sync on the image.
INTRO should be after !BOOT and before QMAN1 otherwise the disc heads would be going back and forth on a real bbc!

Also somewhere in he !BOOT file a *FX200,3 will need adding to stop anyone hitting ESCAPE by accident and also maybe a *FX4,1 to disable the edit keys to avoid any cursor movement.

All these and more were done automatically in the Games Menu on each disc.

regards,
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby Michael Brown » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:40 pm

I can't believe the typo in Q-Man myself. I never noticed it, and neither did MRM by the the looks of it.
I have amended the error on Games Disc 001 and re-posted the corrected version in the original thread.

I will have to slow down even more and check more and more before posting Disc 003 in July!

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby leenew » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:22 am

No No! Don't slow down! :lol:

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby lurkio » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:07 pm

Michael Brown wrote:the files are out of sync on the image. INTRO should be after !BOOT and before QMAN1 ... Also somewhere in he !BOOT file a *FX200,3 will need adding to stop anyone hitting ESCAPE by accident and also maybe a *FX4,1

Updated, above.

Arcadian, is this the sort of thing you were after?

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby leenew » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:44 pm

Here are the contents of DISC001 as individual games on SSD's.

DISC002 will be posted shortly...

If possible, we will post these individual game files as each completed disc is posted. That way there will eventually be a complete archive of every one of Mick's games as an individual SSD.

Lee.
[Old version deleted 16 July 2014. Replaced with new version.] - see below

**NEW VERSION TO BE UPLOADED IN THE MORNING**
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby lurkio » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:31 pm

leenew wrote:individual games on SSD's. DISC002 will be posted shortly...

Here it is. [Old version deleted 16 July 2014. Replaced with new version.]
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby leenew » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:02 am

And the new version of Disc01:
DISC001.zip
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It would be appreciated if as many people as possible could test that these games work on their system, and report their findings.
Test with Beebem, B-Em and real beeb.
Any issues, please state what config you used.

All games on Discs 001 and 002 are for the Beeb.

If you have a Master, then you may also test them and post results for the "Master compatible" list.... :D

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby Michael Brown » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:31 pm

re-amended Disc001 to include correct spelling in the instructions for Meteors.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby Michael Brown » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:48 pm

After a long time in the re-mastering stage and the testing stage too... finally, here is Games Disc 003 completed.

Disc003.zip
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The disc is called Disc003.dsd so it can also be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename the file.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Zalaga, Pinball Arcade, Escape From Moonbase Alpha, Aviator and Gorf.

It is 30 years to the month since these games were first copied to the original games disc, and every game on this disc has since been re-mastered from original sources. In many cases, instructions from the inlays have also been included.

Grammar and space errors have been corrected on Noc-A-Bloc.

regards,
Mick.

EDIT: Disc re-posted due to *KEY problems with Battle Tank, Noc-a-Block and Gorf.

EDIT: Disc re-posted again due to correct instructions being found for Zalaga.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby leenew » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:14 pm

Here are the first 3 discs as individual SSD images.

Disc 3 is posted for the first time, and the other 2 have had minor cosmetic changes.

DISC001.zip
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DISC002.zip
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DISC003.zip
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If anyone would like to check the games for errors it would be appreciated.
It is certainly "do-able" at the minute as there are only 3x18 = 54 games to check :D

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby Michael Brown » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am

Hi Lee,
After moving House, getting re-connected to wifi and taking a break, I am back and have started to check and amend my discs for the full stops, commas and spaces and the odd spelling mistake.

I have amended some errors on the first 3 discs and re-posted them here.

Disc 001
Q-Man - dont't = don't
Banana Man - moved some commas to their right places.

Disc 002
Vortex - equiped = equipped. Did this by making space-fighter into spacefighter.
Frooger - crodidiles = crocodiles'

Disc 003
Noc A Block - various changes to the gramma.

I hope this is OK and I will now be checking each disc before posting them here starting with Disc 004 shortly.

Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby Michael Brown » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:09 am

After a long time in the re-mastering stage and the testing stage too... finally, here is Games Disc 004 completed.

Disc004.zip
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The disc is called Disc004.dsd so it can also be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename the file.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Wallaby and 3D Bomb Alley.

It is 30 years to the month since these games were first copied to the original games disc, and every game on this disc has since been re-mastered from original sources. In many cases, instructions from the inlays have also been included.

Grammar and space errors have been corrected on Danger UXB and Croaker.

There was an error in the original tape copy of Ghouls at line 3280 which sent the game in to the on error routine by trying to go to line 3780 upon not pressing space when it should have been line 3280. This is corrected on this disc.

regards,
Mick.

EDIT: Disc re-posted due to *KEY problems with Danger UXB, Wallaby, Cosmic Fighter, Transistors Revenge, Jet-Pack Jack, Microbe and The Mine.

EDIT: Disc re-posted due to inlay info for Cosmic Fighter being addded.
EDIT: Disc re-posted due to inlay info for Escape From Orion being added.
EDIT: Disc re-posted due to inlay info for Snake being added.

EDIT: Disc re-posted due to fault with 3D Bomb Alley when using joysticks caused by downloader.

This disc should now be complete.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby richardtoohey » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:11 am

=D>

Welcome back! :D

Gave these a quick whirl (some flashbacks to many years ago!)

3D Bomb Alley - I could not get the sight to move to the left - assuming my Beeb-em.

Super-Golf - second page of instructions - at the bottom it shows

PRESS SPACE BAR - and ddd
wait for the next part ttt
to continue loading

Might just be something in Beebem's Mode 7 emulation?

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby lurkio » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:50 pm

richardtoohey wrote:3D Bomb Alley - I could not get the sight to move to the left - assuming my Beeb-em.

Super-Golf - second page of instructions - at the bottom it shows

PRESS SPACE BAR - and ddd
wait for the next part ttt
to continue loading

Might just be something in Beebem's Mode 7 emulation?

I'm not seeing those issues. Those two particular games on this DSD image seem to work fine in Mac BeebEm and Win BeebEm (emulated) for me.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby richardtoohey » Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:19 pm

Thanks for checking - assumed my Beebem and sounds like that is the case.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby leenew » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:50 pm

Here are the first 4 discs broken into individual SSDs.
I have re-posted the first 3 as minor changes have been made to them.
Disc 4 is posted for the first time.
I have checked it and can find no errors :D

Feel free to check and report anything I may have missed though :wink:

discs 1 to 4 SSDs.zip
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby AndyGarton » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:58 pm

Just a quick post to say thank you to those responsible for this collection, it's fantastic work and much appreciated.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby Michael Brown » Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:21 am

After a long time in the re-mastering stage and the testing stage too... finally, here is Games Disc 005 completed.

Disc005.zip
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The disc is called Disc005.dsd so it can also be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename the file.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Twin Kingdom Valley, Gunsmoke and Attack On Alpha Centauri.

It is 30 years to the month since these games were first copied to the original games disc, and every game on this disc has since been re-mastered from original sources. In many cases, instructions from the inlays have also been included.

Grammar and space errors have been corrected on Dare Devil Denis.

regards,
Mick.

EDIT: Disc re-posted due to *KEY problems with Demolator, Castle Assault, B C Bill, Twin Kingdom Valley and Fortress.

EDIT: Disc re-posted due to creating some instructions for Demolator.

Just need inlay info for Astro-Tracker to complete this disc.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby leenew » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:15 am

Here are the individual game SSD's for DISC005:
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Postby Michael Brown » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:36 am

After a long time in the re-mastering stage and the testing stage too... finally, here is Games Disc 006 completed.

Disc006.zip
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The disc is called Disc006.dsd so it can also be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename the file.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Frak!, Pole Position and Protector.

It is 30 years to the month since these games were first copied to the original games disc, and every game on this disc has since been re-mastered from original sources. In many cases, instructions from the inlays have also been included.

Grammar and space errors have been corrected on Stock Car, Mr Wiz, Zarm and Rocky.

Challenger has been edited to remove the automatic "save scores to tape" routine.

regards,
Mick.

EDIT: Disc re-posted due to *KEY problems with Mineshaft, Felix/Weavils, Laser Reflex, Mr Wiz, Heist, Zarm, Challenger, Plutonium Plunder and Rocky.

EDIT: Disc re-posted due to finding inlay info for Protector.
EDIT: Disc re-posted die to finding the full inlay info for Mineshaft,

This disc should now be complete.
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