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by Venger
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble
Replies: 25
Views: 227

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble

chrisn wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:39 pm
Has anyone else seen this bug in the game? Playing on a real Beeb, the initial high score shows as 81AA280.


bubblebobble-bug.jpg
That's a new one on me. I play via emulator though.
by Venger
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble
Replies: 25
Views: 227

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble

Definitely harder than the C64 version. I remember if you could get to level 20 on your first life a bonus doorway would open up with lots of high scoring collectibles in. I only just managed to get to level 20 on my last life on this version. The time limit is a lot more strict too.
by Venger
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble
Replies: 25
Views: 227

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble

Last one for a while. Levels 16, 17 and 18 are a pain.
by Venger
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble
Replies: 25
Views: 227

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble

Non-starter score. Now you're just showing off..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: It's a bugger trying to get past a few of the levels and you'll find that there are a few that it's really hard not to lose a life on :(. It's a bit harder than the C64 version as I recall and no continues.
by Venger
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble
Replies: 25
Views: 227

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble

This is my first go at the game for a long time although I had only ever played it on the C64. I've never played it on the BBC before (in fact, I didn't even know it was ported over as I'd never seen it on the Electron (doubtful it was ever converted)). Yes, I have played it before (about 30 years a...
by Venger
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble
Replies: 25
Views: 227

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble

Here's a starter score from me.
by Venger
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble
Replies: 25
Views: 227

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble

I didn't even know there was a port of Bubble Bobble on the BBC. I did have it on the C64 though and it was pretty enjoyable on there as I recall. I'll have to have a go later on, after work.
by Venger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

...Once you get to level 8, it's back to easier mode... That is a bug then, it is sopposed to keep getting harder with another difficulty setting for fuel, saucers, fireballs and more flying rockets. It will have to stand for the competition, but is probably linked to the saucer issue. A harder dif...
by Venger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

This took me 2 hours and 7 minutes to get. 341000 on my first life and a few unforced errors around the 500000 mark. I made the last life stretch to around 250000 points. I don't fancy doing that again in a hurry.
by Venger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

I think this is my last go as I lost the will to live somewhere after the 20th loop or so. My last life lasted around 200000 points and I died trying to shoot a totally pointless fuel pod just for the hell of it.
by Venger
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Here's my first go on the new version. Stupid mistakes killed me off so plenty of improvements to be made. I knew I should have kept quiet :D My latest effort: 165620 The fuel vanishes sooo quickly, and my bombing ain't upto RAF standard! scramble15.png :lol: :lol: I'm only going to have the one go...
by Venger
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Here's my first go on the new version. Stupid mistakes killed me off so plenty of improvements to be made.
by Venger
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Venger: are you using a beeb or a master? I only ask because the corruption at the top of your screen look similar to some corruption reported in frogger,also by tricky, which was caused by the VLSI 6845. Tricky, could this be the cause or am I barking up the wrong tree? I'm using the BeebEm emulat...
by Venger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

84250! But then I encountered the crash reported by Venger - 4th loop start of the caves :( scramble12.png I took a BeebEm save state right at the end of the 1st stage 4th loop. Would this help debug the issue? scram_crash4.zip Yeah, I just crashed twice at the start of the 2nd stage on the 4th tim...
by Venger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Nope, still corrupt :(
by Venger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

I'll have a look at downloading the latest version in the vain hope that it'll work. Meanwhile, this happened again on the old version. It's getting frustrating when you get to the 4th level with ships left and it just crashes, especially when people are overtaking my scores through no fault of my o...
by Venger
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

I can't get JSBeeb to load any disks and I can't install B-Em for some reason. It looks like I'll have to give up on this round. It's a shame because I've gotten to round 4 with 2 or 3 lives a couple of times now.
by Venger
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

What do you mean that it doesn't work? For people with shift key issues, what OS and beebem version are you on as I have never heard of this issue before? I do try to make my games compatible with beebem, but it is a bit of a pain due to its 6845 emulation, although for me it makes up for it by bei...
by Venger
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Seeing as the new disk image doesn't work for me... What do you mean that it doesn't work? For people with shift key issues, what OS and beebem version are you on as I have never heard of this issue before? I do try to make my games compatible with beebem, but it is a bit of a pain due to its 6845 ...
by Venger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Seeing as the new disk image doesn't work for me, I'll have to persevere with the old one and hope it doesn't crash. Unfortunately it did crash on my 4th time around again when I still had 2 lives left. It's a slightly higher score but it's really frustrating as I could get much more :(.
by Venger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

I downloaded the new disk image and just tried to play on BeebEm and I get graphics glitches all over the place :(.
by Venger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

tricky wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:28 pm
Was this with the new disc image?

The wine is probably a sound effect that hasn't got cancelled properly and the tune is reusing the channel and "fixing" it.
No, I was still using the old one. I forgot to download the new one #-o . I'll get it done now.
by Venger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

So, this happened when I was on the 4th time around. I took a screenshot just before I hit the UFOs to show my score, just in case the game crashed again (which it did) :( . I'm also getting the whining noise now and again but it doesn't last long (it's whining now the game has crashed too).
by Venger
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Thanks for the screenshots, I don't know where all those saucers came from, but I'll upload a new .SSDs in the morning that will cap them in the short term. I'll also understand if you want to repick the game. Until last weekend, I've never seen anyone get through the sauces twice. I was playing it...
by Venger
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

I don't know about the high-pitched wine, I have not herd it. Vic from the 10pence Arcade podcast played this last weekend and managed to crash it around 77K at the start of the saucers on loop 3 or 4, I have a possible fix, but can't get that far to check what the bug is or if I have fixed it! Sor...
by Venger
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

This time it crashed by the UFOs on the 2nd time around. What I also noticed is that there seemed to be far more UFOs than normal (either that or it was like the sprite was leaving a trail). Definitely something to do with the UFOs though.
by Venger
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

I died just before the UFOs the 3rd time around just to get a score up in case it crashed again.
by Venger
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1565

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

I don't know about the high-pitched wine, I have not herd it. Vic from the 10pence Arcade podcast played this last weekend and managed to crash it around 77K at the start of the saucers on loop 3 or 4, I have a possible fix, but can't get that far to check what the bug is or if I have fixed it! Sor...
by Venger
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly
Replies: 48
Views: 933

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R5 - Professor McBrolly

Here's probably my last effort. I was about half the way through my 2nd time around.