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by billcarr2005
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: File transfer problem - DOS -> ADFS - Master 128
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: File transfer problem - DOS -> ADFS - Master 128

I knocked this up to clear the "E" attribute...it's a bit rough and ready, and involves a bit of faff because you have to work out the file with E attribute's holding directory's parent directory so that you can examine that directory to get the location on the disc of the holding directory, and ed...
by billcarr2005
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Birdie Barrage not the fullest version?
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: Birdie Barrage not the fullest version?

scarybeasts wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:36 pm
Mine is also attached in SSD form.

Cheers
Chris
I created the BIRDIE BARRAGE SSD by copying all the files from the HFE onto a freshly formatted SSD... the files have the same CRC32 :wink:
by billcarr2005
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Birdie Barrage not the fullest version?
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: Birdie Barrage not the fullest version?

lurkio wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Is there any chance you could upload a copy of the disc-image as a .SSD?

:?:
I checked my shelf and found this, on a CDS disk labelled Birdie Barrage, but without the title page and just simply called "GOLF"
Courses look the same though...
Have uploaded the SSD of Birdie Barrage too :)
by billcarr2005
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Elite
Replies: 73
Views: 6163

Re: Acornsoft Elite

I think there are 39 ‘official’ releases if: 1) you count budget as well as full price, and if you count the Acorn User covedisk release and the Amstrad Action cover tape release, 2) and you don’t count compilations, you count the 5 NES language versions as one, and you don’t count the very late Sa...
by billcarr2005
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: past all-day virtual ABugs
Topic: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #4, Saturday 6th June 2020, 9am - 10pm - NOW FULL
Replies: 119
Views: 4380

Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #4, Saturday 6th June 2020, 9am - 10pm - NOW FULL

How did i miss the announcement of this? #-o
I'm happy to jump in if there are any cancellations [-o<
by billcarr2005
Fri May 22, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2993
Views: 311396

Re: LOLPRICE

by billcarr2005
Wed May 20, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Birth date of your favorite game disc?
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: Birth date of your favorite game disc?

They're unique in so far as they have a different duplication information track, although not such a high percentage does!
Although I only discovered that there are at least four (minor) variants of the original ELITE disc, SNG-38 at the weekend! :o
by billcarr2005
Wed May 20, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Birth date of your favorite game disc?
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: Birth date of your favorite game disc?

Arcadian wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:22 am
No, I didn't know it was a "thing" either! Wow!
I did! :wink:
The Labyrinth disk in my care was created 8th November 1984 at 09:44:57
I wonder how many the duplication machine could create in 1 minute?
by billcarr2005
Tue May 19, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1286
Views: 98429

Re: Acorn Art Thread

pixelblip wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:42 pm
Autobahn T-5000
The T is for Teletext and the 5000 - I used the sounds of the Music 5000....at last! I am still battling with Ample I hasted to add and it is NOT easy....but everything worth it in life is NOT easy eh :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQibKSD ... e=youtu.be
=D>
by billcarr2005
Mon May 18, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2850
Views: 308544

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Astonishing :shock:
by billcarr2005
Sun May 17, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Who's ready for... guess that game! ;D
Replies: 90
Views: 5806

Re: Who's ready for... guess that game! ;D

scarybeasts wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 9:21 pm

I may have been unfair on this one; it's considered an educational title, but you definitely get to play this robot in a dangerous space station.

Cheers
Chris
I've got to take a guess at Space Mission Mada then :D
by billcarr2005
Sun May 17, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Bug in The Golden Figurine
Replies: 40
Views: 1837

Re: Bug in The Golden Figurine

I think the offending line might actually be this one: 90IF GS%=FALSE:IF ?&60=30:IF ?&7C=8:IF ?&7D=19:FORP%=21 TO 24:PRINTTAB(4,P%)" ":SOUND0,-15,5,2:PROCN(50):NEXT:GS%=TRUE The offending statement in that line seems to be the SOUND command. When I hacked the BeebEm savestate to change the sound ch...
by billcarr2005
Tue May 12, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Bug in The Golden Figurine
Replies: 40
Views: 1837

Re: Bug in The Golden Figurine

The main game seems to be run from BASIC. Seems like the offending line *could be*

Code: Select all

970IF S%=208:IF GS%=TRUE:FORP%=21TO24:PRINTTAB(4,P%)"  ":NEXT


At least that removes the scenery in the appropriate place...

On further inspection it must just be coincidence :D
by billcarr2005
Mon May 11, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Elite
Replies: 73
Views: 6163

Re: Acornsoft Elite

leenew wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 2:22 pm
Yikes!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174279326265
I hope whoever wins it is able to make an image of it!
by billcarr2005
Sun May 10, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Submission: Space Mission Mada by Sherston Software
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Submission: Space Mission Mada by Sherston Software

I think the problem with this would be that the files once extracted (5 on disc 1) wouldn't fit within the 31 file limit, so it would be a case of putting it on a Watford DFS 62 file catalogue disc or moving the de-protected files onto drive 2. Could be easier just to remove the protection, although...
by billcarr2005
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Master compatible version of Yie Ar Kung Fu II?
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Master compatible version of Yie Ar Kung Fu II?

Whilst tranferring it recently and saving off the decrypted loader... I guess the offending line that needs changing in YIE1 would be

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   40FORJ%=0TO31:VDU23,J%+224:FORI%=0TO7:VDU?(I%+J%*8+&C00):NEXT,
Although it seems to work OK in BeebEM 4.14 (as far as I have tested it!)
by billcarr2005
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Wizadore - corruption
Replies: 30
Views: 1177

Re: Wizadore - corruption

Seeing as a lot of us have a little time on our hands, and we obviously have some very clever people round here, does anyone think we should take another look at getting "clean" versions of any of the other Kevin Edwards protected games? Below is a list of games protected by Kevin Edwards. I have h...
by billcarr2005
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Crazee Rider - Help required.
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Re: Crazee Rider - Help required.

Am busy extracting the files from a .hfe copy of the disc (from Chris) so that's as close to the original as you can get, so far I have the BBC version working, the master version if I remember well, was a bit more complicated, been a long time since I played with the protected disc of this game. T...
by billcarr2005
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Crazee Rider - Help required.
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Re: Crazee Rider - Help required.

Try this?
Although it does show graphics corruption in BeebEM 4.14, it plays fine in B-Em and JSbeeb
by billcarr2005
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Wizadore - corruption
Replies: 30
Views: 1177

Re: Wizadore - corruption

it does not appear to use any zero page data as all that's where there is the routine to load the long continuous data block (code below) Yes, that was my bad. I followed similar path as you, breakpoint at &E00, disassemble "new" code, breakpoint at &6F, trace code, let final decoder do it's work. ...
by billcarr2005
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Wizadore - corruption
Replies: 30
Views: 1177

Re: Wizadore - corruption

Newly transferred using beebjit

Needed the tape loading code still intact at 0 and 120, rather than just the game code 400-4400, otherwise crashed.

I've not tested it thoroughly, but it looks OK graphically :)
by billcarr2005
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Wizadore - corruption
Replies: 30
Views: 1177

Re: Wizadore - corruption

Stripped the cheat code from the BASIC file WIZ from the TOSEC STH cheat disk and removed the inline assembler to put it at the end of WIZ3. No more corruption but can probably be done more "cleanly"
by billcarr2005
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: DFS floppy capacity and dsd format
Replies: 15
Views: 568

Re: DFS floppy capacity and dsd format

Just to confuse the matter, I think some DSD are interleaved by track, i'm not sure which is the "standard"
It's my understanding that DSD is the image of one floppy, so would be DRIVE 0 and DRIVE 2
by billcarr2005
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Starting an archive of HFE protected disc files
Replies: 71
Views: 3171

Re: Starting an archive of HFE protected disc files

- The Fourth Dimension NOTE! E-Type doesn't seem to work for me, crazy DFS errors. May need a 1770 controller? Anyone has a 1770 based machine to try this in a Gotek? The SSD fails too, on DFS 0.90 and DFS 1.20 On Watford DFS 1.30 it "Channels" from !BOOT, but CHAIN"E_TYPE" works fine My guess is t...
by billcarr2005
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Starting an archive of HFE protected disc files
Replies: 71
Views: 3171

Re: Starting an archive of HFE protected disc files

gave there all a go on my gotek the only one that would not load for me was both version of Citadel, it loads up the intro you select keys and it then hangs on loading the main part reads 1st 9 or 10 tracks seeks back to T0 and then stops there. Strange that Citadel and Citadel (Sample) shouldn't w...
by billcarr2005
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Diskette / Tape image purism
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Diskette / Tape image purism

The FDI images that were on the Acorn Preservation site were all original, unaltered images and that's something I wanted to continue with FSD. Of course, it's possible to have multiple releases of the same title, as the recent discussion about Repton 3 proved, and I've got some titles with differin...

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