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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby Pernod » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:53 pm

Couple of comments:

Acorn User (Peter Balch) Trains - Probably The Train Game found on my magazines disc http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5294
Secta Software Secta Invaders - Wasn't this found to be Invaders by PSS?
Software For All Alien Planet - Already have, on same tape as Car Wars at http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5395
Software For All Zombie Island - Already have at http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archive/tapeimages/SoftwareForAll/ZombieIsland_B.zip
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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby leenew » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:12 pm

^^ I'm glad someone is awake!
Cheers Pernod - I'm on it...

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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby Pernod » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:33 pm

My version of The Train Game was typed in from Acorn User. I believe they also marketed it to buy on tape (wasn't a bad game), so we don't have an official release.

PS. My version requires Disc Doctor as it uses *DOWNLOAD
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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby CMcDougall » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:18 pm

Software For All --- Space Kingdom -

this was exact same as software co Cosma
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=6322&p=91137&hilit=Space+Kingdom#p61145
so, found 8)
PS sure it was yourself Lee that sent me the box & pooped tape :wink:
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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby leenew » Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:18 am

Cheers Pernod,
I will look at that.
Col, you are right - I remember now :roll:

Let's see if we can get them both working properly.....
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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby billcarr2005 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:32 am

leenew wrote:The full list now looks like this:
IJK --- Mixed Games Hangman, Kryptogram, Dice, Beetle, Grand National, Music -


Knock another one from the list!
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=11415

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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby Jeremy Grayson » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:46 pm

leenew wrote:Aaaah well in that case. .. dust your tape deck off and get it loaded up Jeremy!
My money is on it being the same but you never know. .......

Lee.



A mere two and a half years after promising to look into this, I am finally in a position to reveal that Dodgy Dealer from OIC and Wheeler Dealer from OIC are indeed one and the same :-)

The box scans of Dodgy Dealer you've already seen in this thread. Here, however, are some grabs of screens displayed during loading and once the game is loaded. They're the only ones that mention the game title explicitly, and there's only one title they ever use:


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Hope this helps! Hope the pictures are clear enough to read, come to think of it...

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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby leenew » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:04 pm

Ha ha Cheers Jeremy!
Don't forget to check the full Mia list: http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... 90#p140075
you never know..... there may be some in your cupboards...
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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby billcarr2005 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:10 pm

leenew wrote:The full list now looks like this:
CSH --- Adventure Island -

Highlight --- Firefight -


I've uploaded the SSD of Adventure Island here
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=12256

Firefight by Highlight Software is part of Reading Pack 1, here
viewtopic.php?t=9040#p102155

Not forgetting a functional copy of Napoleon is here
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=12235

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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby Jeremy Grayson » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:23 pm

Hello again,

With apologies in advance, I've a horrible feeling I might be about to add to the list of missing BBC games.

Or at least, the following aren't showing up in any of TBGA, Complete BBC Games Archive or the STH software lists, as far as I can make out.

All data is taken from the adverts in issue #2 of Acorn User (September 1982), which I've gone through with a toothcomb today having found it online at https://archive.org/details/Acorn_User_Number_002_1982-09_Adn-Wesley_GB


- An advert for Golem unearths two more undiscovered games - Super Life and Cruncher (the latter's description reads like a Pac-Man clone, so this will not be the same Cruncher (a Danger! UXB clone) as released by Virgin).
- Moon Lander is given as the other title on Beebug's Games 2 tape (along with 3D Noughts and Crosses) but appears to have been hitherto undiscovered.
- Rat Splat is given as one of three titles on Beebug's Games 3 tape (along with Mindbender and Shape Match) but appears to have been hitherto undiscovered.
- Bomber is advertised as having featured in the May 1982 issue of Beebug, but appears to be absent from the above sources.
- Mazetrap is advertised as having featured in the June 1982 issue of Beebug, but appears to be absent from the above sources.
- Beeb Invaders is advertised as having featured in the July 1982 issue of Beebug, but appears to be absent from the above sources.
- Something called Astro Run appears as an example of one of the games in the CJE published book "30+ Programs for the BBC Microcomputer" (ISBN 0946190003). It's not archived AFAIA, and presumably there may be more games in said book.


Hope this, um, helps... :-)

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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby leenew » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:38 pm

err... Cheers Jeremy!!
I know we have Superlife, 'cause I sent Col the original tape to archive.
Thread here: http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... ife#p89177
Don't know how I missed adding that one! It will be in the next batch of additions.
I will look into the other ones later this evening or in the morning.
Surely we have all the Beebug tapes somewhere? surely!

Lee.

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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby Jeremy Grayson » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:43 pm

Aha! Top tapedeck twiddling by Col there to get SuperLife to work - hope the game was good enough to reward the effort :-D

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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby Michael Brown » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:46 am

I have now found a disc hack of Sail Plane by Pavilion.

This game looks like it borrowed graphics from Jump Jet by Doctor Soft.

regards,
Mick.

PS It is on the newer version of disc114 I sent you.
Still need a original tape copy though!

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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby billcarr2005 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:22 pm

leenew wrote:Chalksoft --- Inkosi -


Currently on eBay, here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252692760059


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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby fuzzel » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:34 pm

Is there an up to date list of missing games anywhere ?
I'm particularly interested in any adventure games (I'm always looking for a new one to play) and I recently read on one of the threads that Toplogika had released a game called Spysnatcher for the Electron (not sure if there was a Beeb version) which would definitely be worth a go if it could be found (even the Electron one).
Also, I wouldn't mind searching for new games to add to the list (I know we're trying to reduce it but in the interests of completeness it needs to be done)
and I'd be happy to search through adverts from the computer magazines of the time (Micro User, Acorn User, A&B Computing etc). Has anyone already done this ?

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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby lurkio » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:58 pm

fuzzel wrote:Is there an up to date list of missing games anywhere ?

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3437&start=90#p140075


fuzzel wrote:I recently read on one of the threads that Toplogika had released a game called Spysnatcher for the Electron (not sure if there was a Beeb version) which would definitely be worth a go if it could be found (even the Electron one).

http://everygamegoing.com/landing/items/electron/topologika/5_25_discs/Spy_Snatcher.html

http://everygamegoing.com/download/electron/topologika/5_25_discs/Spy_Snatcher.zip

:idea:

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Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Postby leenew » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:48 am

From the main list, these are what we think are the missing adventure games: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=12062&p=160997&hilit=missing+adventure#p160167
Trawling the magazines is basically how we came up with these lists, but every time I trawl one, I find something new :wink:
So, by all means, have a trawl yourself...

Lee.


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