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by caspian
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: killer gorilla
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: killer gorilla

lurkio had another suggestion at [link] There's another web version, you replace "jsbeeb" with "jsbeebng" in the address. And if you get a broken image overlay, add "&noborder": [link] It works for me. In the original: [link] I had to use the tilde / back tick key to the left of the number keys to ...
by caspian
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: killer gorilla
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: killer gorilla

lurkio had another suggestion at https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=17942&p=257002&hilit=jsbeeb+version#p255156 There's another web version, you replace "jsbeeb" with "jsbeebng" in the address. And if you get a broken image overlay, add "&noborder": http://bbcmicro.co.uk//jsbeebng/pl...
by caspian
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Elaborate Repton 2 Electron Cheat ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1372

Re: Elaborate Repton 2 Electron Cheat ?

Thanks for sharing the cheat, it's been fun to explore. Radio buttons would be cool, I could turn off immortality and take advantage of walking through walls to dodge dangers and walking up into space to dodge spirits. Good stuff caspian :D That clears that up then ! Here's version 2 of the Repton ...
by caspian
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - Championship Round - Qwak!
Replies: 66
Views: 3023

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - Championship Round - Qwak!

This game always interested me but I'd only played a little bit.

Score 2290. I wasn't able to play this one well on jsbeeb - is it able to remap caps lock? But had a good few goes on BeebEm
by caspian
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Elaborate Repton 2 Electron Cheat ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1372

Re: Elaborate Repton 2 Electron Cheat ?

I did it with the cheat on level M, only used to get there quickly and survive spirits without having to deal with them properly. Go in the right entrance, hatch the egg, go out the middle entrance (quickly so the monster is a good distance behind) and go into the top of the left entrance (and wait ...
by caspian
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Elaborate Repton 2 Electron Cheat ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1372

Re: Elaborate Repton 2 Electron Cheat ?

I managed to get the monster to follow me through separate entrances on the BBC version, Screen C (with some saves and slowing down the speed) First pushing a rock in so the monster doesn't go the wrong way. Then hatching the monster, leaving to the left, and going into another entrance (or dying), ...
by caspian
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Elaborate Repton 2 Electron Cheat ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1372

Re: Elaborate Repton 2 Electron Cheat ?

Looks like it has to follow you pretty closely. If you're on the surface it won't follow from below. If you're on the "inside the surface" level it will follow you there (and when it's on your spot already it will sometimes move upwards, moving onto the surface. Not sure it's possible without cheati...
by caspian
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Elaborate Repton 2 Electron Cheat ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1372

Re: Elaborate Repton 2 Electron Cheat ?

Many thanks for feedback caspian :D As I suggested in the Repton 3 Cheat topic, I may go back to this and put in radio buttons - as you say, it's far too easy to move walls by accident ! Thanks for sharing the cheat, it's been fun to explore. Radio buttons would be cool, I could turn off immortalit...
by caspian
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Elaborate Repton 2 Electron Cheat ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1372

Re: Elaborate Repton 2 Electron Cheat ?

I've been playing with this, rather than trying to progress through the game. I found that if I went to the surface, the monster tries to move down to chase me instead of up or purely left and right. I bet the real game does that too. Also found: moving walls is helpful if you accidentally stunned a...
by caspian
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Yarrb - redesigned
Replies: 213
Views: 8678

Re: Yarrb - redesigned

Looks like you may not need to solder it yourself now, but I saw an easy-looking soldering technique used for fine pitch parts on the basicengine. https://basicengine.org/hardware.html#_assembly https://youtu.be/DTTEZJDEUIA quick description: you drag solder over the PCB pads with a soldering iron, ...
by caspian
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Repton 2 colours
Replies: 11
Views: 1745

Re: Repton 2 colours

Thanks, very interesting. The earth and trousers could be magenta. Not red when compared to the other screenshots, though that could be from some different photos processing. Clearly not blue either in my opinion. To me it looks like the wall is a separate colour from the earth, maybe blue (which wo...
by caspian
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Repton 2 colours
Replies: 11
Views: 1745

Re: Repton 2 colours

I've got that - I'll dig it out and scan it in. The game itself, on that disc, is identical to the other released versions (apart from the double height characters actually working on a BBC Master on the loading screen, IIRC). Thanks, that would be very interesting. Over on the Stairway to Hell arc...
by caspian
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Repton 2 colours
Replies: 11
Views: 1745

Re: Repton 2 colours

Thanks to both of you for that information. From Jasper's notes it does look like in the BBC version, the trouser colour isn't updated when you enter levels D,H,L,P, so it's left as it was in the level you came from. The palette reset in the Electron version explains how it's different from the BBC ...
by caspian
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Repton 2 colours
Replies: 11
Views: 1745

Re: Repton 2 colours

I think the electron version must use different palette code as in that version, jumping from the home screen to level D does change two colours, green pants/head to cyan pants/head, and blue jacket/walls to red jacket/walls. (or changes one and resets one to default)
by caspian
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Repton 2 colours
Replies: 11
Views: 1745

Re: Repton 2 colours

Possibly I was mistaken about the red screen D in the BBC. I did often play it on a monochrome green screen, so maybe that made it easy to mix up colours with the ZX Spectrum version. There's a bit missing from the calculation description: where does the trousers colour come from when it isn't in th...
by caspian
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery
Replies: 55
Views: 2339

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Got very close to beating level 2 but it wouldn't let me through, I guess because I hadn't collected all the keys.
Some more games and I got up to 12280 while stuck on level 2.
by caspian
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery
Replies: 55
Views: 2339

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R8 - Sorcery

Very frustrating game
Score 7430
by caspian
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R7 - Yoyo
Replies: 88
Views: 3301

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R7 - Yoyo

Venger wrote:The screen in question is accessed from the starting screen by going up one screen, going right one screen then going up twice.
Huh, it never occurred to me to go up from the first screen.
by caspian
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R7 - Yoyo
Replies: 88
Views: 3301

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R7 - Yoyo

Played some more this morning, got up to 8680 (though those 8's and 6's are hard to read, I always wonder if I made a mistake)
by caspian
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R7 - Yoyo
Replies: 88
Views: 3301

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R7 - Yoyo

Improved a lot with some practise and using the barrier.
by caspian
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R7 - Yoyo
Replies: 88
Views: 3301

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R7 - Yoyo

1475 as I try to work out what I can safely touch.
by caspian
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R6 - Wet Zone
Replies: 52
Views: 2335

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R6 - Wet Zone

Several days later I haven't improved my high score - but I did get to level 12.
by caspian
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R6 - Wet Zone
Replies: 52
Views: 2335

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R6 - Wet Zone

This game went so well. And I think it gave me an extra life at some point, does it do that?
by caspian
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S12 - R6 - Wet Zone
Replies: 52
Views: 2335

Re: High Score Challenge S12 - R6 - Wet Zone

I'm going to give this a try. I'm not sure if I'm better off shooting lots of enemies on each level or mostly clearing them then waiting for the next level.
by caspian
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Repton 2 colours
Replies: 11
Views: 1745

Repton 2 colours

I played BBC Repton 2 from an SSD file on an emulator recently and only one of the screens was red, but I also saw BBC Repton 2 maps online at reptonresources and the colours seemed to match my memory of playing it on a real BBC computer, with screen D (and some others) being red too. I also saw a f...

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