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by Michael Brown
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 627
Views: 118714

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Created in November 2020... here is Games Disc 152. Disc152.zip The disc is called Disc152.dsd so it can be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename it. The 18 games on this disc include... Dr Who from Acorn Programs (Vol.5). Pelmanism from A & B Computing (Spring 85). Pole Po...
by Michael Brown
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Galactic Intruder by Cosma
Replies: 16
Views: 3837

Re: Galactic Intruder by Cosma

I have now copied my newest hack to the Intruder disc below. This hack simply bypasses the VDU5 / VDU31 double printing of the aliens on the screen as I have not been able to figure out how to change the code from BASIC 1 to BASIC 2, so in the meantime this is the best version of the game. Included ...
by Michael Brown
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Galactic Intruder by Cosma
Replies: 16
Views: 3837

Re: Galactic Intruder by Cosma

Looking at how the games works under b-em in OS1.0 with BASIC 1 - it looks like the point where the graphics glitch is in OS 1.2 with BASIC 2 is caused by the VDU5 / VDU 31 commands trying to print 2 lots of invader graphics at the same time (as previously mentioned by Richard in an earlier post abo...
by Michael Brown
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Galactic Intruder by Cosma
Replies: 16
Views: 3837

Re: Galactic Intruder by Cosma

Not too sure what i'm getting into here. Anyway, here's a test disc with just the game part on it. That call at &2A33 is changed from &98F1 to &991F. The keys are A left S right and O to fire. Really want to get this running properly as its my last game I have left that isn't working right. If anyon...
by Michael Brown
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Galactic Intruder by Cosma
Replies: 16
Views: 3837

Re: Galactic Intruder by Cosma

Looking the code in OS1.2 I have found a match of sorts for &98F1 at &991F. Changing the jump to this address now prints the score in the box, but there now seems to be CHR228 (E4) getting printed across and down the screen starting in the top left. Could this graphics error be that VDU5 / VDU31 iss...
by Michael Brown
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Galactic Intruder by Cosma
Replies: 16
Views: 3837

Re: Galactic Intruder by Cosma

Just re-loaded the uef into b-em with OS1.0 This time did a ?&2A33=&EA ?&2A34=&EA and ?&2A35=&EA to see what happens. This time the game plays but the score is not displayed so the call to &98F1 must do this. Also there is no graphic distortion at the top as far as I could see so maybe this is somet...
by Michael Brown
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Galactic Intruder by Cosma
Replies: 16
Views: 3837

Re: Galactic Intruder by Cosma

Hi, All I know is that the game works under b-em when you load it with the OS1.0 version, so I thought OS1.0 was the problem. Not sure if this game got re-released later for the OS1.2 with BASIC 2 as there is another MIA title from Software For All called Galaxians, so would that be a re-issue of th...
by Michael Brown
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Galactic Intruder by Cosma
Replies: 16
Views: 3837

Re: Galactic Intruder by Cosma

Looking through the code there is a strange command at &2A33 which is JSR&98F1. Does anyone know what the code at &98F1 is under OS1.0 and what the correct jump should be for OS1.2. Removing this jump by putting in EAEAEA at &2A33 allows the game to play without messing up the screen with all that B...
by Michael Brown
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Acorn User games HELP
Replies: 15
Views: 1201

Re: Acorn User games HELP

Hi, Fantastic find! I have managed to transfer all of them to disc. All 4 games are on this disc. I have had to make a slight change to Mars Mission as the file MISSION loaded at &B00 so it now loads at &4B00 and gets downloaded to &B00. I have removed all the protection (EORing) so the files now in...
by Michael Brown
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 627
Views: 118714

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All,
Just re-posted D107 in Section 9 after adding full inlay instructions to Space Kingdom, thanks to Dave M.

regards,
Mick.
by Michael Brown
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 627
Views: 118714

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All, Just re-posted D020 in Section 3 after adding full inlay instructions to Missile Strike. Also, re-posted D026 in Section 3 after adding full inlay instructions from Budgie to Video's Revenge. Lastly, re-posted D036 in Section 3 after adding full inlay instructions to League Challenge. regard...
by Michael Brown
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 627
Views: 118714

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Created in October 2020... here is Games Disc 151. Disc151.zip The disc is called Disc151.dsd so it can be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename it. The 18 games on this disc include... Shark (36 Challenging Games) from Interface Publications. Rockpool from A & B Computing ...
by Michael Brown
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 627
Views: 118714

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All, Just re-posted D004 in Section 1 after adding full inlay instructions to Wallaby. Also, re-posted D007 in Section 2 after adding full inlay instructions to Caesar The Cat. Lastly, Re-posted D100 in Section 6 after correcting a typo (S$ should be S%) in Puss In Boots at line 3240. regards, Mi...
by Michael Brown
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Game Author Details
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Game Author Details

Hi Lee, I too had the T F C for Spectipede, but was wondering if anyone knew who or what T F C stood for. Micro Power and Superior never seemed to include authors in their inlays. Acornsoft did, but can't find anything for their Arcade Action collection or the BBC Soft Fun Games copy either. IJK and...
by Michael Brown
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 627
Views: 118714

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All,
Just re-posted D014 in Section 2.
This is due to adding full instructions to Hi-Bouncer from Mirrorsoft.
As a bonus - full inlay info also added to HuBert from Visions.

regards,
Mick.
by Michael Brown
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Game Author Details
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Game Author Details

Hi All, There are a few games where no author details are printed in the inlay or featured in the game listing. Can anyone help identifying the authors of the following games... Demon Decorator Spectapede Arcade Action (Acornsoft) Cowboy Shootout 3D Space Ranger Hell Driver Secta Invaders Saloon Sal...
by Michael Brown
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Blue Meanie hits 30, but is it buggy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1091

Re: Blue Meanie hits 30, but is it buggy?

Hi Stephen,
I have now re-posted my disc on the forum with the better info.
Thanks,
Mick.
by Michael Brown
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 627
Views: 118714

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All,
Just re-posted D072 in Section 5.
This is just a minor amendment to the instructions for Blue Meanie that have now been expanded to include more about the behaviour of some of the features in the game.
Thanks to Stephen Scott who played the game and spotted the error.

regards,
Mick.
by Michael Brown
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Blue Meanie hits 30, but is it buggy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1091

Re: Blue Meanie hits 30, but is it buggy?

Hi, Managed to play a few levels and also hack into the game to start at level 5 etc. I have now amended the instructions to how it looks like they should be. This includes the new correct info for the Magnet. This also include better info for the Snooker tables. Lastly, fuller info for the railings...
by Michael Brown
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Blue Meanie hits 30, but is it buggy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1091

Re: Blue Meanie hits 30, but is it buggy?

Hi Stephen, Well done for spotting the error with the magnet. I can easily change the instructions I created from TMU. However, firstly, I have made sure the listing is correct and the disc image matches it which it does. Secondly, I have checked the next issue to check for any amendments, which the...
by Michael Brown
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 627
Views: 118714

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Created in September 2020... here is Games Disc 150. Disc150.zip The disc is called Disc150.dsd so it can be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename it. The 18 games on this disc include... Dodge (36 Challenging Games) from Interface Publications. Catrpilr from Dropbox, Inc. ...
by Michael Brown
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 627
Views: 118714

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All,
Just re-posted D012 in Section 2.
This is due to a error with Screwball from MRM where it did not work properly under b-em, but was OK with BeebEm. New OLD/RUN routine added and now seems OK.
Thanks to forum members for spotting this!

Mick.
by Michael Brown
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 627
Views: 118714

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All, Just re-posted D065 in Section 5. This is just a minor fix to Brainstorm. A *FX200,3 has now been added to its BRAINST loader as not having one seemed to stop the main game from loading correctly if you copied and played the game separately from the !BOOT menu. Thanks to Chet for spotting th...
by Michael Brown
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: E-Type on disc
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: E-Type on disc

Just to let you know that I had an original disc copy of EType back in the day on my old BBC B and it loaded fine and played OK. However, it may be some sort of emulation problem causing this game not to work correctly. If anyone loads the copy on My Disc050 you should find that it loads correctly a...
by Michael Brown
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 627
Views: 118714

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Created in August 2020... here is Games Disc 149. Disc149.zip The disc is called Disc149.dsd so it can be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename it. The 18 games on this disc include... Meteors from Popular Computing Weekly. Pirate's Gold from Acorn Computing (11.01). Seafar...
by Michael Brown
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 627
Views: 118714

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 103 in Section 6 thanks to Forum members fixing Cliffhanger so it is completable.
Also new instructions added including the details that you can now skip the loading tune and quit/restart the game.

Mick
by Michael Brown
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 627
Views: 118714

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 041 in Section 3 thanks to Forum members fixing a bug in Spycat where you could walk through walls.

Mick
by Michael Brown
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: INPUT Magazine Game Listings
Replies: 32
Views: 4665

Re: INPUT Magazine Game Listings

Fantastic!

Thanks
Mick.
by Michael Brown
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: INPUT Magazine Game Listings
Replies: 32
Views: 4665

Re: INPUT Magazine Game Listings

Hi,
Daft question, but is this version of Cliffhanger different from the one Dave posted some time back.

regards,
Mick.
by Michael Brown
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 627
Views: 118714

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All, After checking through a few all Acorn Programs magazines (Volumes 1 to 8 ), I have been able to add some instructions to games that had none or little. Also, I have been able to change/amend text back to its original publishing (where possible/practicle). Some games have been left as they a...

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