High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Postby KarateEd » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:10 am

High Score Tables Updated......

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Postby MatthewThompson » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:54 pm

Bit better score, got up to 'wot no aliens' nearly did it but ran out of lives !
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Postby Michael Brown » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:32 pm

Did anyone manage to complete any of the 3 hacks I posted in the Issues section.
I am hoping that the 2nd one I posted works.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Postby KarateEd » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:24 pm

Michael Brown wrote:Did anyone manage to complete any of the 3 hacks I posted in the Issues section.
I am hoping that the 2nd one I posted works.

regards,
Mick.


Once the competition is over I think Jools said he would and I will also......

Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Postby KarateEd » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:06 pm

Final High Score Tables updated for this round......

This was a pretty tough Vindaloo-type' game where high scores were earned with difficulty. Today,
KarateEd (me) - came in first with a decent score into round 5 of the game. Thanks for playing this one, despite it's obvious faults and bugs that tended to get in the road of game playing. It was a lucky win....... :-)


Ed...... :-)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Postby JoolsH » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:07 pm

I didn't end up having time to play this one again, so well done KarateEd, a well deserved win :)

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Postby Michael Brown » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:16 am

Almost forget about this...

Here's what I hope is a fixed version of Bug Eyes.
It is the same version that keeps the stars scrolling whilst loading the main game, but I have added Bill C's Datacentre fix to it.
Could someone please try this version and let me know the outcome.

many thanks
Mick.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Postby JoolsH » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:11 pm

Michael Brown wrote:Here's what I hope is a fixed version of Bug Eyes.
It is the same version that keeps the stars scrolling whilst loading the main game, but I have added Bill C's Datacentre fix to it.
Could someone please try this version and let me know the outcome.

Still crashes on completion, I'm afraid...

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Postby Michael Brown » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:54 am

Here's what I hope is the final fixed version of Bug Eyes.
It is the same version taken from the STH data that stops the stars scrolling before loading the main game except I have added Bill C's Datacentre fix to it.
Could someone please try this version and let me know the outcome.

many thanks
Mick.

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If this version works, then Bill C's fix is OK and it was the stars moving that somehow interfered with the game.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Postby JoolsH » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:12 pm

Michael Brown wrote:Here's what I hope is the final fixed version of Bug Eyes.
It is the same version taken from the STH data that stops the stars scrolling before loading the main game except I have added Bill C's Datacentre fix to it.
Could someone please try this version and let me know the outcome.

Bad news - still crashes!

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Postby Michael Brown » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:47 am

Hi Jools

I have removed the Datacentre fix from the above version.
Could you try this one and let me know the outcome.

Mick.

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If this isn't the fault, then maybe I'm using the wrong copy.
If so, do you have the right copy as the link earlier to the ssd used in the tournament just makes a mess when downloaded.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Postby JoolsH » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:29 pm

That one crashes on completion too.

This version is the one that works: https://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archive/diskimages/Icon/BugEyes.zip

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Postby Michael Brown » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:57 am

This is very strange as I have checked all the Machine Code and it is identical to that version.

Although the working version has all the code for the smaller files stored then moved into position, the code is the same.

However,
3 things that may be of concern, although I cannot see how are...

1. The working copy has a *FX200,2 command.
2. My version had a cursor off routine after selecting Mode 1 in the BUGEYE2 file.
3. The working copy has a JMP&FFF7 to load the main game and mine had a JSR&FFF7 (as per tape version).

So here is the game again with the original BUGEYE2 file with no added cursor off routine, but a added *FX200,2 (added as machine code) to BUG1 as well as the JMP&FFF7 to run BUG5.

Surely it can't be something as simple as these. In fact, let's hope so!

Mick.

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Postby JoolsH » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:22 pm

Yep, that version works fine!

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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Postby Arcadian » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:04 am

Mick assume you might try this now anyway but if the cursor off routine is the problem could be worth giving 23;8202;0;0;0; and also 23,1,0;0;0;0; a go instead?
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Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Postby Michael Brown » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:42 am

Fantastic news!
Now we can build from this one step at a time.

The first step is to add Bill C's Datacentre fix to this version and see if it still works.
If so, then we will have a working version for use with a Datacentre.

If you could try this one.

Also, if this works, then I will try a different cursor off routine, although it only flashes briefly anyway from disc.
Mick.

bugeyesfix8.zip
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PS
Hopefully, hack 8 will work fine. At least we will know one way or the other. If not, then hack 7 will have to do for now.

Either way, it is possible to keep the stars scrolling whilst loading. The working hack had the scrolling data spill out between &1100 and &1300 which would corrupt the main game which loads over it.
The version on Disc012 had this routine moved to between &900 and &B00 and so not interferring with the main game as it gets switched off via *FX13,4 before the data in BUG4 from &3000 gets moved down to &900.
Hack 9 will feature the stars, but first we need to see how the Datacentre fix pans out as this may or may not get included with hack 9 depending on hack 8's outcome.

So hack 7 works!
Hack 8 is to be currently tested...
and after testing hack 8, then hack 9 will have the stars scrolling again.
If hack 9 works then FANTASTIC!


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