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by John_Acorn
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Thanks to ROUGOL..... and emBeeb is public-ish
Replies: 13
Views: 2836

Re: Thanks to ROUGOL..... and emBeeb is public-ish

Is there any possibility we can have access to the bbcmicro.co.uk lisf of games for embeeb as the list seems quite small?
by John_Acorn
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Exile
Replies: 51
Views: 5351

Re: Exile

The article said "smooth scrolling screens", so I assume it was a verbatim quote from the press release. But the screenshot clearly shows a very early version (a good 5 months before release), with different scenery graphics and a different map. I think Exile was always designed from the beginning ...
by John_Acorn
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Exile
Replies: 51
Views: 5351

Re: Exile

Yeah, that's from here . From James Herriott, February 2002: In The Micro User, they had a screenshot of the game with a dog in it. Anyone know how this was supposed to fit in? I presumed it would be at the end of the game, but it wasn't. Anyone ever trawled through the Micro User scans from 1988 t...
by John_Acorn
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Favourite/best games list
Replies: 86
Views: 13920

Re: Favourite/best games list

How can EType not be on that list.
by John_Acorn
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The Savestate thread!
Replies: 43
Views: 12242

Re: The Savestate thread!

c64endings.co.uk wrote:This topic is right up my street. Has anyone here ever thought about building a BBC Game Ending website? It would be great to catalogue the endings of these fine games. I did the same for the Commodore 64 (http://www.c64endings.co.uk) :-)
I thought there was a thread here once.
by John_Acorn
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Help required for the new BBC games archive
Replies: 324
Views: 30793

Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

I couldn't find in the index :oops:
by John_Acorn
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Help required for the new BBC games archive
Replies: 324
Views: 30793

Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Megaapocalypse?
by John_Acorn
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The Savestate thread!
Replies: 43
Views: 12242

Re: The Savestate thread!

How to run the UEF In BeebEm on the mac?
by John_Acorn
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Exile
Replies: 51
Views: 5351

Re: Exile

Matt Godbolt pointed me at this interesting blog post on Exile: http://scarybeastsecurity.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/exile-for-bbc-micro-some-elegant.html It's great to see that it's still inspiring people... 26 years on :shock: Strange the names that appear. I thought William Reeve worked on a non-Aco...
by John_Acorn
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: "Unfixable bug" in BBC B Elite
Replies: 54
Views: 5945

Re: "Unfixable bug" in BBC B Elite

Like David, I'd love to know if there were any such routines copied from Elite (as Superior claimed), or even just algorithms lifted and reimplemented (multiplication/division techniques, line clipping/rendering, etc). As I said, the end results look markedly different in each game, so I'd be surpr...
by John_Acorn
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Authors of one published game
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: Authors of one published game

Thanks interesting.

I couldnt find J Spilsbury. Might need to dig a bit more.
by John_Acorn
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Authors of one published game
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Authors of one published game

Anybody know what else Michael St.Aubyn did?
by John_Acorn
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Author of The Hobbit Veronika Megler interview
Replies: 7
Views: 2982

Re: Author of The Hobbit Veronika Megler interview

For Acorn Phillip Johnston and David Mitchell
by John_Acorn
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Village of Lost Souls (Robico)
Replies: 12
Views: 3889

Re: Village of Lost Souls (Robico)

What was the original game published for? How different was it?
by John_Acorn
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Author of The Hobbit Veronika Megler interview
Replies: 7
Views: 2982

Re: Author of The Hobbit Veronika Megler interview

I'm surprised Veronika didn't get royalties?

Did anyone here complete it?
by John_Acorn
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Darkness of Raven Wood
Replies: 68
Views: 6795

Re: The Darkness of Raven Wood

Dethmunk, how much memory did you have for the main program after screen memory and location text is loaded in?
by John_Acorn
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Exile disassembly
Replies: 29
Views: 4511

Re: Exile disassembly

The next thing I haven't yet really fathomed is collision. Are objects treated as rectangles, and does it just perform collision of bounding boxes (e.g. when stacking objects)? Clearly collision with background tiles, e.g. angled walls, is less granular. But does it know the wall slope and make a s...
by John_Acorn
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Ibeeb by Matthew Godbolt
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: Ibeeb by Matthew Godbolt

Very well done. I find the keys a bit small but I'm not sure what could be done.
by John_Acorn
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Help required for the new BBC games archive
Replies: 324
Views: 30793

Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Thanks.

Would it help to list all the Acorn Users/Micro Users for which cover discs/tapes you have seen? Then we can check what is missing?
by John_Acorn
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Help required for the new BBC games archive
Replies: 324
Views: 30793

Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

C&VG Issue 107 p.113 - Everton Intelligentsia

And what is the Acorn Preservation Project - JASP?
by John_Acorn
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Ibeeb by Matthew Godbolt
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Ibeeb by Matthew Godbolt

Has anybody managed to download this? I want to try it on the iPad but the website links to the App store where it isn't found.
by John_Acorn
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Help required for the new BBC games archive
Replies: 324
Views: 30793

Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

There were several games released on the BBC Micro subscription disc and tapes in the late days of Acorn User in the early 1990s. Also Bladedancer from omicron Technologies who still have a website Explorer from Dragonssoft Everton Intelligentsia : http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=2376...