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by FourthStone
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Savage Pond
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Savage Pond

Todays score, still don't understand how to level up taddy to a frog, must of eaten enough worms to get about 6 beetle lavae but didn't see any further development towards frog... tough game really with all it's charms (quirks).

No one else giving it a good go?

Score: 8890
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by FourthStone
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Savage Pond
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Savage Pond

Slight boost, I grew two times on the way to becoming a frog.

Very twitchy controls and collision isn't very precise to make it all the more challenging.

If the dragonfly lava is in pursuit then diagonal moves and rapid turns work best.

Score: 4260
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by FourthStone
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Generating mazes (BBC BASIC)
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Generating mazes (BBC BASIC)

I have vague recollections of a mag type in, maybe called Minotaur although that could be blurred memories, I can't even remember if it was a full game, but it had mode 1 maze-generation code which was of the type described above.

One day I hope to track it down :-k
by FourthStone
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Savage Pond
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Savage Pond

Not a bad game, will take a bit of learning how the level ups work, so far I've swum around collecting food and the dragonfly eggs.

The instructions are pretty 'savage' in themselves, I'll have to go back and read through.

Score: 2515
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by FourthStone
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2918
Views: 251622

Re: LOLPRICE

If you're going to sell a collectors item, at least get someone to proof read the description... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Early-Apple-IIe-Computer-Mint-condition/113207877251?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131231084308%26meid%3De9b9bac4517a4932accd57c5f17e518a%26p...
by FourthStone
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Phoenix
Replies: 52
Views: 815

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Phoenix

KarateEd wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:40 pm
...but FS is a great player...
Guilty as charged :lol: :oops: :^o
by FourthStone
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Phoenix
Replies: 52
Views: 815

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Phoenix

I managed to kill the boss and do a couple more levels. I got 4550 Does this sound about right? This score sounds quite low, first few levels before boss usually yield ~4000, boss should give a little score plus bonus, another couple of levels after this should push the score north of that... proba...
by FourthStone
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Phoenix
Replies: 52
Views: 815

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Phoenix

Finally managed to kill the boss only to have a stray bullet hit me before the level completed and then somehow pulled it off again by defeating the boss on my next life... not so lucky on second round boss. The gun is a bit quirky I find, some levels it double shoots which seems about the right bal...
by FourthStone
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Phoenix
Replies: 52
Views: 815

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Phoenix

M_Ron wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:09 am
The bonus for beating the boss level seems to be about 300,000. I did it three times hence 900,000 plus score. So generous with the bonus you are.
I beat the boss once but only got half of that generous bonus, any tips for scoring more?
by FourthStone
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Phoenix
Replies: 52
Views: 815

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Phoenix

Thought I better get a score in before it's fixed :lol:

I am really terrible at the game, love the graphics and the music but I could never get used to the gun, feels just the same as playing it BITD.

Score: 157290
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by FourthStone
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Atari 2600
Replies: 27
Views: 535

Re: Atari 2600

http://www.pouet.net/prodlist.php?platf ... tari%20VCS

Great demo site, many platforms including the 2600 and our own beeb, most have youtube links.

Enjoy!
by FourthStone
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Atari 2600
Replies: 27
Views: 535

Re: Atari 2600

Nice looking game, amazing what is possible on 37 42 year old hardware. I've always been super impressed that everything visible on the screen has to be redrawn on the fly every single frame, no video ram at all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvpwf50a48E Gives new meaning to the term racing the be...
by FourthStone
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders
Replies: 44
Views: 891

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders

Yes! I beat Dave the Rave :wink:

Score: 17530
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by FourthStone
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders
Replies: 44
Views: 891

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders

A lot of (frustrating) attempts to finally get a lucky run, made to level 3 but oh so close with 2 doors remaining...

Score: 14710
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by FourthStone
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 47191

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Peacock and sleep dep are amazing, I love the you tube vids with ambient sound, it really adds depth and meaning to pics =D>
by FourthStone
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders
Replies: 44
Views: 891

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders

So close to catching you Fourthstone! :shock: 8-[ Well done and nice score, Ed isn't trainling far behind either I see. I'm not sure I have a better score in me, finding the game is obviously difficult enough and for me it's about having a super lucky run. There's a lot about the game that frustrat...
by FourthStone
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders
Replies: 44
Views: 891

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders

Remapping the keys on Beeb-Em helps a bit. Having familiar keystrokes makes the game a little smoother, not any fairer though.... I lean on key remapping for a lot of games but strangely felt this one works ok with the defaults... otherwise agree with everything else about the game, play strategy c...
by FourthStone
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders
Replies: 44
Views: 891

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders

This one is going to take getting used to, timing and luck critical factors and brutal difficulty progression with third level unasailable for me on first few attempts. The collision bounding box is quite large so don't get too close to anything.

Score: 11020
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by FourthStone
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base
Replies: 39
Views: 920

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base

I'm finding the same of not being able to repeat my best run, it was just a lucky game I think and my approach was really just to spam the lasers horizontally across the middle of the screen and hope for the best [-o< :shock:

Maybe one more attempt tonight...
by FourthStone
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Computing pi in a very unusual way
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: Computing pi in a very unusual way

Not sure of the maths, added some prints to show what numbers it's spitting out, just the last 10 for the sake of speed and readability... 10INPUT N 20T=N 30FOR I=N-1 TO 2 STEP -1 40T=INT(-T/I)*-I 50IFI>10GOTO90 60PRINT "I=";I 70PRINT "INT(";-T;"/";I;")*-";I 80PRINT "";INT(-T/I);"*-";I;"=";T 90NEXT ...
by FourthStone
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base
Replies: 39
Views: 920

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base

M_Ron wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:50 pm
30,000 eludes me!
I've had a few further attempts and haven't been able to match my current score, looks like you're catching up 8-[
by FourthStone
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 47191

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Number of likes = number of posts * infinity + 1 =D>

10 PRINT"LIKE"
20 GOTO 10
by FourthStone
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Brisbane Australia
Replies: 15
Views: 327

Re: Hello from Brisbane Australia

Hello and welcome to this great forum. I am based in Brisbane and have a small collection of various beebs, apple IIs and other 8 bit treasures. It is all currently boxed away due to my transient movements of late but hopefully I should be settled in the next year or so and I will be going through t...
by FourthStone
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base
Replies: 39
Views: 920

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base

Getting the hang of this now using the cursor keys.

Score: 32390
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by FourthStone
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base
Replies: 39
Views: 920

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base

Bit better with remapped keys.

Score: 16650
MissileBase.jpg
by FourthStone
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 47191

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Beautiful pics Pixel =D>

I think there may be a slight bug in the flashing / cycling colour line routines, hoping to find time to look at the code one of these days :-k
by FourthStone
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base
Replies: 39
Views: 920

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base

I haven't tried it, but is analogue mouse stick cheating for this game? Hey Tricky, what does that 'mousestick' look like? Would it play similarly to a joystick? I've tried it and it does help play the game but there are quirks, the coords don't map correctly so the horizontal position is doubled c...
by FourthStone
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base
Replies: 39
Views: 920

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base

Interesting idea, gave it a try just to see what it's like and scored 22k, it really gets fast as the levels progress.

Can't imagine getting close to that with keyboard so physical joystick users may have an advantage on this game.
by FourthStone
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base
Replies: 39
Views: 920

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base

Great game involving precision timing, forward planning and deftly dexterity... all qualities I appear to be lacking :lol:

Score: 6630
MissileBase.jpg
by FourthStone
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Galaforce BBC Micro 6502 source code now available
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: Galaforce BBC Micro 6502 source code now available

This is something really special, had a quick look and it all looks nicely segmented, impressive what was possible BITD.

Hoping to study the code for some inspiration so thank you for releasing =D>