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by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Snowball review in Micro User
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Snowball review in Micro User

Do you know if and what issue Alice reviewed Snowball from Level 9. I wonder what he thought of it as I was reading one issue where he points out that a lot of space adventures involve a broken spaceship (non of the controls work), a helpful computer etc....
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Lighthouse Adventure
Replies: 27
Views: 2128

Re: Lighthouse Adventure

Thinking it through this is the change that is required to cover the case where the chest is dropped somewhere other than onto the rocks:

78IFOB=25 THEN D(6,5)=3:IF L=5 THEN PRINT"The chest crashes down to the rocks below and smashes open!":O(25)=1:O(40)=1:GOTO31
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Lighthouse Adventure
Replies: 27
Views: 2128

Re: Lighthouse Adventure

I am stuck trying to sort out the treasure chest. I don't know what the "TRO" in line 188 is and why I need to shoot it. You don't! 1.png Here's my latest version of the listing, incorporating the changes from my earlier post, above : Lighthouse_Adventure.txt :idea: Yes I have completed it now........
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Lighthouse Adventure
Replies: 27
Views: 2128

Re: Lighthouse Adventure

Have you typed in -- or are you planning to type in -- any of the other listings from that book? I've found the disk-image with the listings already typed in and I've worked out how to export the listings to a text file via a (rather old) TRS-80/CoCo emulator. Let me know if you want a particular l...
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Lighthouse Adventure
Replies: 27
Views: 2128

Re: Lighthouse Adventure

Fantastic! --- I didn't quite manage to solve it yesterday.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Lighthouse Adventure
Replies: 27
Views: 2128

Re: Lighthouse Adventure

Hi Lurkio, thanks for all this - lots of typos from me in there. O vs 0 and 0OR errors !!! Have you got the ssd of the latest version?

Also have you got a small clue about how how I begin to move the treasure chest?
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Lighthouse Adventure
Replies: 27
Views: 2128

Re: Lighthouse Adventure

Evening, Here are some clues: Search the dead smuggler. Don't drink from the bottle. The gun only needs to be used once. You can't cut anything. Who is Marple? The treasure chest is too heavy to "GET". Examine the fireplace twice. The "SEARCH" command is a bit confusing. In all cases except one "SEA...
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Lighthouse Adventure
Replies: 27
Views: 2128

Re: Lighthouse Adventure

Afternoon, I found the other errors I had introduced with my typing: Have needed to change from this: 10L=1:IN=0:C=0:F=0:T=0 109IFOB=2OROB=8OROB=9OROB=16THEN110 ELSE PRINT"How can I read that?":GOTO31 117IFOB=4THENPRINT"Nothing seemed to happen.":IFR=0THEND(7,5)=0:O(38)=0:R=1:GOTO31 118IFOB=4THEND(7...
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Lighthouse Adventure
Replies: 27
Views: 2128

Re: Lighthouse Adventure

Me and my typing ! That explains why I was so perplexed!

There were in fact a number of errors in the listing in the book. There appeared to be something off with ELSE statements, so I rewrote the two in question so it was clear what was intended.

Also I discovered you can GET FLINT from the ROCK.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Lighthouse Adventure
Replies: 27
Views: 2128

Lighthouse Adventure

Hello, this is from a type-in listings book The Rainbow Book of Adventures. The blurb reads: " Like everyone else, you've listened to the rumours about the old smugglers hideout somewhere on the peninsula but, unlike everyone else, you're going to find it! All you have to do is find the gold...... "...
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Maze
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: Acornsoft Maze

Are there any other maze games worthy of note? I played a number of other maze games but they wern't as polished as the acronsoft version.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Maze
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: Acornsoft Maze

Ok will give it a go - Am using the disc image form this archive.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Thu May 31, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Maze
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: Acornsoft Maze

Is there a technique to picking up the security tags? I tried standing on them and pressing 'T' but nothing happens. Do you have to stand on them or be looking at them?
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sat May 05, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Mastering Interpreters and Compilers - book
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Mastering Interpreters and Compilers - book

Did you complete your scan of the whole book successfully?
If a pdf exists then I can get rid of my copy of the book.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventures for your BBC Micro (Book)
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Adventures for your BBC Micro (Book)

ok - here is something you might not have....it might be on the boundary of what is an adventure?

This is from the Usbourne book called "COMPUTER HORROR & SPY GAMES" (1984)

Book written by Jenny Tyler & Chris Oxlade
Program written by Chris Oxlade
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REndezvous Instructions
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventures for your BBC Micro (Book)
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Adventures for your BBC Micro (Book)

By any chance do you have the adventure game from Tim Hartnell's bokok: "GAMES BBC COMPUTERS PLAY" ?
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventures for your BBC Micro (Book)
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Adventures for your BBC Micro (Book)

Thats cool - I didn't realised you had the games archived now! I have just started looking at the others now from the link you sent. I typed in the trouble in paradise way back in 2006 and never got round to the others.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventures for your BBC Micro (Book)
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Adventures for your BBC Micro (Book)

This post. reminded me that this book contained a number of adventures:

Attached is trouble in paradise.

I would be interested to know if anyone has tried Arkham, Innsmouth, and beyond.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4896
Views: 343229

Re: Today I received.....

b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2 wrote:
Lardo Boffin wrote:A little book:-

Already back in it’s Jiffy bag and on its way to be scanned.
Trouble in paradise is around here somewhere.
attached
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4896
Views: 343229

Re: Today I received.....

Lardo Boffin wrote:A little book:-

Already back in it’s Jiffy bag and on its way to be scanned.
Trouble in paradise is around here somewhere.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!
Replies: 15
Views: 3631

Re: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!

Thanks...just for completeness I have reproduced the text from your link here (maybe I should cut and paste it to the educational archive): KON-TIKI by J.Amos Simulation program based on Thor Heyerdahl's KON-TIKI expedition. Enjoy a journey on the KON-TIKI, recording on a map the raft's position and...
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!
Replies: 15
Views: 3631

Re: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!

Hi, is Mission Alpha 3D still missing?

Also I would be interested to know more about the following:

Kon Tiki (Golem)

Any information would be useful, Is it an adventure game? Any inlay scans etc. etc.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Record of known releases missing from archive
Replies: 141
Views: 31155

Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Hi, is Mission Alpha 3D still missing?

Also I would be interested to know more about the following:

107. Kon Tiki (Golem)

Any information would be useful, Is it an adventure game? Any inlay scans etc. etc.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Xanadu Adventure hints and tips
Replies: 15
Views: 1552

Re: Xanadu Adventure hints and tips

lurkio wrote:
b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2 wrote:completed !
Well done! Where was the money -- before or after the troll?

:?:
before the troll :)
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Xanadu Adventure hints and tips
Replies: 15
Views: 1552

Re: Xanadu Adventure hints and tips

completed !
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Xanadu Adventure hints and tips
Replies: 15
Views: 1552

Re: Xanadu Adventure hints and tips

..and you can only go past the troll once without losing a treasure - There is only one set of postcards and he will ask for another treasure if you want to get back into the castle a second time :(
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Wizards Challenge by Ian Muriss (BBC Micro - Program Power)
Replies: 68
Views: 3379

Re: The Wizards Challenge by Ian Muriss (BBC Micro - Program Power)

I couldn't find the entry for Wizard's Challenge on CASA - have you got the link?
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Winter Olympics Pyeongchang
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: Winter Olympics Pyeongchang

The demos I found on youtube:

BBC Micro game Ski Slalom
BBC Micro Winter Olympics
BBC Micro Winter Olympiad '88

Bob Sleigh looks the most engaging - I always wondered if the bob sleigh route is the same shape for each winter olympics.
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Winter Olympics Pyeongchang
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: Winter Olympics Pyeongchang

Maybe could add in Ice Hockey from Bug Byte?
by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Winter Olympics Pyeongchang
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Winter Olympics Pyeongchang

With the winter olympics just about to start what is a good winter olympics game for the bbc/electron?

I am thinking WInter Olympics from Tynesoft? (Which I purchased on cassette when it first came out back in the day) - Maybe I need to dust that off.