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by fwibbler
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: hi - another one
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: hi - another one

Hi,

I really liked this game BITD.
Choosing the right keys was always by biggest problem too.

Must have another go at it.
Cheers!
by fwibbler
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 202
Views: 16140

Re: what should i write next?

Kind of resurrecting an old thread, but would a port of Oids (Atari ST) be out of the question?
by fwibbler
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Hi!

Welcome to the forums Tony. Thats a lovely looking Electron and cassette player there. No yellowing of the cases at all by the looks of it. Hope it all works ok (Mine has a dodgy keyboard at the moment) Welcome, what a great looking Elk and I've never seen the data recorder, but now I think I might ...
by fwibbler
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1017

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

Had an amazingly good run (by my standards) and then lost all my lives(about 3) on the same level! :oops:
by fwibbler
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1017

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

Starting to get the hang of this (sometimes) although I still keep making stupid mistakes
by fwibbler
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1017

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

Well my first attempts were too embarrassing to post but i've managed a crap score now so...
by fwibbler
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 11 Game Nominations
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: Season 11 Game Nominations

Here are my nominations:

Felix in the Factory
Helter Skelter
Spooks and Spiders

If any of those are not acceptable then my alternatives are these:
Firebug
Sorcery
Trapper

Cheers!
by fwibbler
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 202
Views: 16140

Re: what should i write next?

It really does scroll beautifully doesn't it. With regards to the colours, am I right in thinking that things like the Ghosts, Fruit and Power pills will be made of foreground colours? (like the player sprite) Are the fire hydrants foreground also? If so, then they will lend a little more colour to ...
by fwibbler
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 202
Views: 16140

Re: what should i write next?

Its odd then. I've just slowed B-Em down as slow as it will go (about 10%) so I can see each frame being scrolled and it moves 2 Mode2 pixels each time it moves. The previous faster version does the same but scrolls/updates the screen twice as often. I'm using B-Em 2.1 [Massive edit post!] Ok, scrap...
by fwibbler
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 202
Views: 16140

Re: what should i write next?

Just had a look at this latest demo. It's odd, but this one works fine in Beebem... I thought looking at it that it scrolled fine for a walking speed Pacland, not dead smooth, but its really not that bad either (particularly if you compare it to something like Fantasy Zone on the MSX!), but then I t...
by fwibbler
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 202
Views: 16140

Re: what should i write next?

I've been trying my demo on a few machine/CRT combos and an not sure that this will work! I was hoping by making the screen the equivalent of 384 MODE 1 pixels wide that the edges would be hidden and that I wouldn't need to blank and draw half bytes on the edges of the screen like I have to for Ral...
by fwibbler
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 202
Views: 16140

Re: what should i write next?

[SNIP] PS The scroll is at running speed and as I just chopped my Scramble code about, it has the Scramble loading screen! PPS the display needs r3 support, so no LCDs and no beebem unless it is too smooth as it is :lol: I just get a mess on the screen with Beebem (it doesn't scroll) With B-Em I ge...
by fwibbler
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 202
Views: 16140

Re: what should i write next?

Also, I know its not a shooter but have you considered do a port of Pac-Land? There's a fascinating thread about colourising the spectrum version on the WOS forum (started some years ago) that makes me wonder if its possible on the Beeb. https://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/46130/pac-la...
by fwibbler
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 202
Views: 16140

Re: what should i write next?

Good to hear you're still working on it. Did you use Mode 5 or 2? Do you have any videos or demos available? It's mode 2 with background graphics by the very talented John Blythe. I've attached the latest stable version (no enemies but all the levels). Apart from the obvious things that are missing...
by fwibbler
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 202
Views: 16140

Re: what should i write next?

I did Scramble to prove that horizontal scrolling 1 MODE 1 pixel per frame is possible, but you can see the compromise with the landscape that was required to achieve this. Games that require 1 MODE 1 pixel per frame but can't use the Scramble technique (some are massive too): Fantasy Zone Nemesis ...
by fwibbler
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Graphic adventures
Replies: 17
Views: 815

Re: Graphic adventures

Interesting that the Spectrum (normally the most inferior machine graphically) is the most colourful of the four.
by fwibbler
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 202
Views: 16140

Re: what should i write next?

Someone started a port of Bombjack a while ago but it hasn't seen the light of day yet. That was me :oops: I do still work on it from time to time and now have a version that has some of the enemies. However, other projects and being able to play the Spectrum and now Amstrad versions on the Beeb ha...
by fwibbler
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 202
Views: 16140

Re: what should i write next?

My last post on this for now =D> Outrun may have already been mentioned but just in case it hasn't.... Ghostbusters was a game I always liked but I'm not sure good other people thought it was. SabreWulf for the Electron (since you like a challange :twisted: ) X-Fire X-Fire.jpg and Cataclysm Cataclys...
by fwibbler
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 202
Views: 16140

Re: what should i write next?

For more traditional ideas, Mappy? Mappy Arcade.png Dig Dug I'll mention again simply because I like it so much and The Mine is so awful a conversion of it. Commando needs a remade / much better version, like they did for the C64 recently. Paperboy also needs help, but to be honest, none of the 8bit...
by fwibbler
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 202
Views: 16140

Re: what should i write next?

Well this time, I'm sort of ready for you. :wink: But before I begin and just out of interest, whats stopping the R-Type port? Is it a legal thing or a technical hurdle? Anyway, moving on, how about a port of 'Fantasy Zone' :lol: Sega Master.png I'm joking of course although there was a version of t...
by fwibbler
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 39
Views: 938

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Done a bit better, but it took ages to get there!
by fwibbler
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 39
Views: 938

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

First couple of goes at this are not impressive, but here's the score so far...
by fwibbler
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 202
Views: 16140

Re: what should i write next?

Where do I stand on Firetrack? Hmmm, I know its a great from a technical standpoint, but give me the choice of playing Lightforce (Speccy), Powerstrike (Sega), Quark (Acorn 32bit), Tyrian (DOS), 1943 (Arcade) (thats all my favourite top/down scrolling shootemup games by the way) or Firetrack, then ...
by fwibbler
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?
Replies: 63
Views: 4224

Re: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?

Always wanted to See a port of Quazatron by Hewson.
It was an isometric port of Paradroid for the ZX Spectrum.

That and Arcade Game Designer by Argus Pres Software (also ZX Spectrum)
by fwibbler
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Best Basic Games
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: Best Basic Games

I always liked (and still like) the piracy game 'Plunder' by CCS.
by fwibbler
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 1643

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac

Right, I think this is the best I'm likely to get on this one now :|
by fwibbler
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 1643

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac

Here's my attempt.
Not as easy as I remember :(
by fwibbler
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted - Working BBC Master
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Wanted - Working BBC Master

I've decided to expand my Retro collection (its barely a collection really but...)
I've already bought a VideoNULA upgrade, so a BBC Master is needed to put it in if anyone has a good one spare?
Many thanks.