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by fuzzel
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 148
Views: 1483

Re: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

iamaran wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:19 pm
A review of Broanmaze by SNT (Smedley Newhouse Turner). From Aktueller Software Markt magazine, issue 5 (June/July 1996) page 36.
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Gott im Himmel! (as they used to exclaim in those old war comics), that's dedication!
by fuzzel
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic adventure games
Topic: Sphinx Adventure
Replies: 48
Views: 8148

Re: Sphinx Adventure

Ok thanks, I'll download it and have a dabble. I was rather hoping that someone would have created something bespoke for bbc .ssd / .dsd files with a menu where you could select main memory (0-&8000), a disc (0-3) or one of the sideways ram banks to focus in and edit that way.
by fuzzel
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic adventure games
Topic: Sphinx Adventure
Replies: 48
Views: 8148

Re: Sphinx Adventure

Very nice work and a quick result on a Sunday morning. I don't suppose you could point me in the right direction of an editor for a beebem save state could you? That would come in VERY handy.
by fuzzel
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic adventure games
Topic: Sphinx Adventure
Replies: 48
Views: 8148

Re: Sphinx Adventure

Hmm, integer=40, sounds like wordwrappery to me. Just from looking at line 195 it appears that if you're in the same location as the goblins 5 times then they kill you. Funny, given that Sphinx was such a massive hit for Acornsoft, that this error wasn't more widely reported (by Mad Hatter et al). E...
by fuzzel
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: LAND - A Multi-User Dungeon (well almost)
Replies: 202
Views: 17033

Re: LAND - A Multi-User Dungeon (well almost)

Hmm, not an easy book to get hold of, that one. I may very well say hello later btw!
by fuzzel
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: LAND - A Multi-User Dungeon (well almost)
Replies: 202
Views: 17033

Re: LAND - A Multi-User Dungeon (well almost)

Nice to see Richard's posted a comment on your "LAND (1989) — a lost MUD recreated" page. I wonder if he'll be tempted to have a go of the game for old time's sake? I'm not sure what he means by "I loved that book" though...
by fuzzel
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 148
Views: 1483

Re: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

I have the A&B Computing magazines on DVD so will have a look through them tomorrow. Funnily enough, I had a quick look at the first issue (May / June 1983) and low and behold on page 116 in the Software Listings section is Break Up by Miking! So the typo was originally created by that magazine.
by fuzzel
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 148
Views: 1483

Re: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

Excellent work guys, I've also been working on the still to find list, the only difference to Lee's is that Microtrust - Crossword Puzzler's advert has already been added. Also in the main topic the Viking games are listed as Miking (which is why I didn't find them initially). Also, a minor point, M...
by fuzzel
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 148
Views: 1483

Re: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

Blazing Star by Robico. Mention in Mad Hatter's adventures column, The Micro User - September 1987:
Blazing Star MU Sep87.jpg
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by fuzzel
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 148
Views: 1483

Re: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

iamaran wrote: Prior to this, Grange Adventure was sold by R. A. Lober at the same address. Advertised in Acorn User, August 1983 page 108. Well spotted! But you missed this one for The Grange Adventure and Hell's Landing (from Your Computer magazine - May 1983): Dobsoft Your Computer Ad May83.jpg
by fuzzel
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: general
Topic: How many BBC programs had tape loading music?
Replies: 21
Views: 2346

Re: How many BBC programs had tape loading music?

cardboardguru wrote: My recollection is that the Level 9 cassette versions played music by Bach as you loaded. I could be wrong and it was a different series of games, but my recollection is Bach. I think you're barking up the wrong tree there, cardboardguru! :lol: Level 9's Snowball loader is Wint...
by fuzzel
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 148
Views: 1483

Re: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

Warex Soft: Super Two (Escape, Probe) - The Micro User, March 1984 p155:
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by fuzzel
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 148
Views: 1483

Re: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

Ranjan: Software Bonanza (Dr. Who, Tron, Zaxxon, Tempest, Laser Command, Meteors, Mastermind and more), The Micro User - December 1983 p148:
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by fuzzel
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 148
Views: 1483

Re: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

Vannin Software: Laser Attack, The Golden Maze, Spider Speller, Double Turn, The Facts of Europe, Racecount. Micro User, August 1985: p178:
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by fuzzel
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 148
Views: 1483

Re: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

Golden Challenge Software - Caligula 1 (Acorn User, January 1984: p50):
Caligula1 Golden Challenge Software AU Jan84.jpg
by fuzzel
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 148
Views: 1483

Re: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

It's a long, long, long shot but perhaps someone (me even) could write a nice letter to the address in the ad and maybe, just maybe, the person concerned or a relative still lives there. If not it's very unlikely (but not impossible) that we'd get a forwarding address.
by fuzzel
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 148
Views: 1483

SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

I've set up this topic as a complement to the Missing BBC Games Help Required! page. Original thread here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=14458 Could anyone post adverts, reviews and their sources please for the missing games listed in the above. My starters for ten are the following: A Carver - Lander, Ma...
by fuzzel
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Help identify a text adventure game?
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Help identify a text adventure game?

The obvious game with a sundial is Pimania but it's definitely not that. Then I found a couple of articles in the education pages of The Micro User (May 1990 pp 23-24 and June 1990 pp 23-24) which mentioned an online adventure involving a sundial and time travel. It appeared to be a schools project ...
by fuzzel
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic adventure games
Topic: Sphinx Adventure
Replies: 48
Views: 8148

Re: Sphinx Adventure

PMF wrote : Someone asked me how I got the vdu 6 and 21s into the data lines to try to hide them ... I think this was done by a post-processor programme that poked them in exchange for ^ and | chars. Robert O'Leary suggested the very same technique in the February 1984 Acorn User: ROL Secret Symbol...
by fuzzel
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!
Replies: 85
Views: 22914

Re: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!

I love this topic, it's even quite exciting when a lost game is being auctioned on ebay and it's fingers crossed that someone on this forum forks out the necessaries. Perhaps someone can program a stardot bell which rings whenever a lostie is safely uploaded to the complete bbc micro games archive. ...
by fuzzel
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!
Replies: 85
Views: 22914

Re: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!

Can you add to your list Level 9's Colossal Adventure (model A version) please?
After a discussion in this forum not so long ago it was generally agreed that they did indeed do an A version (although it was probably dropped after a few months).
by fuzzel
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: im looking for a poke / cheat for bubble bobble
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: im looking for a poke / cheat for bubble bobble

Nice work Bill, a good source for cheats is the Micro User's Hac Man column which ran from March 1987 to September 1992. I wonder if anyone knows who he was?
by fuzzel
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic adventure games
Topic: Micromud
Replies: 32
Views: 4624

Re: Micromud

Thanks for that, hoglet, that'll save me an awful lot of time. It's big isn't it?
by fuzzel
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic adventure games
Topic: Micromud
Replies: 32
Views: 4624

Re: Micromud

Here are a couple of maps from Micro Adventurer magazine: MUD MAP1.jpg MUD MAP2.jpg Note that Valley is mentioned on the map. This was a second game and, I guess almost uniquely for a text adventure, you could wander between the two games but you weren't able to take objects with you. My hardcopy a3...
by fuzzel
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic adventure games
Topic: Micromud
Replies: 32
Views: 4624

Re: Micromud

This is a really brilliant find, many thanks Julian for uploading it. I've been having difficulty getting it to work in PC Beebem though, I've tried to run it in model B mode with 6502 Second Processor enabled but I get the message "Sorry you are not one of the exalted few". Has anyone els...
by fuzzel
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!
Replies: 85
Views: 22914

Re: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!

Thanks Lee. The MIA list does appear to be getting bigger rather than smaller though - the "finds" have reduced from a tide to a trickle. I propose we start house-to-house searches...
by fuzzel
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Squash by Pro-Supply (text-compression utility)
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Squash by Pro-Supply (text-compression utility)

Sorry, I've never heard of it but am certainly intrigued as to how good the compression is. Coincidentally, I noticed a review of Countdown to Doom alongside the review of Squash. I'm playing the Topologika version at the moment which I'm assuming is an expanded version of the Acornsoft original. I ...
by fuzzel
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!
Replies: 85
Views: 22914

Re: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!

I think these two games are missing from the archive: Warex Soft's Escape and Probe:
Warex Soft Ad Mar84.jpg
Advert in Micro User (Mar-84) p.155
by fuzzel
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!
Replies: 85
Views: 22914

Re: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!

fuzzel wrote: The Grange by Dobsoft - reviewed by Alice in The Micro User (Jan-84), this was described as atrocious so probably killed off any interest in it at birth so I imagine it will be hard to get a copy of. I'm intrigued though, just how bad is it? I've found a couple of adverts for Dobsoft'...

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