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by Michael Brown
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Created in July 2020... here is Games Disc 148. Disc148.zip The disc is called Disc148.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... Jaws (AKA BeebJaws) from Popular Computing Weekly. Tenpins (2P) from The Micro User (1.05)....
by Michael Brown
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 005 in Section 1 due to adding the full instructions to Demolator from its inlay thanks to Every Game Going.

regards,
Mick.
by Michael Brown
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 078 in Section 5 thanks to Dave M finding the full instructions for Awari from Understanding.
Also added instructions to Garden Trouble from Acorn Programs at the same time.

regards,
Mick.
by Michael Brown
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 064 in Section 4 thanks to Lee finding the REMS in PCW listings for Pursuit Ship which were missing from the PCW collection tape.
Also, re-posted Disc 100 in Section 6 thanks to forum members fixing corruption in Gnome Adventure.

regards,
Mick.
by Michael Brown
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Created in June 2020... here is Games Disc 147. Disc147.zip The disc is called Disc147.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... Voida from Popular Computing Weekly. Hexplode (2P) from PCW Software. Death Race 2000 (36 C...
by Michael Brown
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 098 in Section 6 thanks to forum members fixing The Quest For The Last Baked Bean.

Thanks.
Mick.
by Michael Brown
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 036 in Section 3 and Disc 058 in Section 4 thanks to Lee (and everyone who scanned PCW images) finding original text/details for Revenge of the flying bunnies and Astrorun.

regards,
Mick.
by Michael Brown
Fri May 22, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All, Just re-posted Disc 068 in Section 5 due to adding some inlay instructions to Pettigrew's Diary. Also, First Moves Chess's instructions have been compacted using PRES Advanced BASIC Editor in order to allow it to work correctly from disc without needing DTRAP. NOTE: I have not changed Pettig...
by Michael Brown
Thu May 21, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Bug in The Golden Figurine
Replies: 40
Views: 1837

Re: Bug in The Golden Figurine

Fantasic work fixing this game!

I wonder how many more games have bugs not yet found?
Hopefully, there are now enough of us here on this site to sort anything that springs up!

Mick.
by Michael Brown
Thu May 21, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All, Just re-posted Disc 037 in Section 3 thanks to Forum members finding a bug in The Golden Figurine. The *FX212,3 has been changed to *FX212,16 in its loader. EDIT: By popular demand, I have just posted the disc again as the version now on D037 has been restored to its original fast running sp...
by Michael Brown
Fri May 15, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 135 in Section 18 thanks to Lee finding a bug fix in a later mag for Poker from Computing Today.

Mick
by Michael Brown
Fri May 15, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Thrust Disassembly
Replies: 54
Views: 9371

Re: Thrust Disassembly

Hi Martin,
I would like to include the both Thrust and the Snapper Upgrade on one of my new Alternative discs.
Is this OK with you?
Also, When was the Snapper upgrade written?

regards,
Mick.
by Michael Brown
Wed May 13, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Bug in The Golden Figurine
Replies: 40
Views: 1837

Re: Bug in The Golden Figurine

Hi, If your using the image I put on disc, then it runs slower as I added a FOR/NEXT loop in the basic to slow it down as it did seem to run too fast. Some of the Atlantis titles that were both BBC/Electron compatible had routines that checked which computer it was running on and adjusted automatica...
by Michael Brown
Thu May 07, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 93
Views: 7170

Re: Games with problems

Now amended the copy on my D041.
Thanks
Mick.
by Michael Brown
Thu May 07, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Created in May 2020... here is Games Disc 146. Disc146.zip The disc is called Disc146.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... Shock (36 Challenging Games) from Interface Publications. Connect 4 from Kay-Dee Software. T...
by Michael Brown
Thu May 07, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 089 in Section 6 after amending Space-Blaster with VDU224s instead of VDU128 so the graphics work correctly.
Still hoping to check this Electron version against the BBC version once the book with listings for it is found.

Mick.
by Michael Brown
Thu May 07, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 041 in Section 3 after amended Hell-Hole with the *LOAD HELL1 CALL&4A72 instead of *RUN HELL1 so it works with different DFS's (as per postings).

Mick.
by Michael Brown
Thu May 07, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 93
Views: 7170

Re: Games with problems

Hi All,

The main reason why I did not add *TAPE originally is because there is a machine code LDA#&8C at &4A26 in HELL1.
So would simply...
160 *LOAD HELL1
170 call&4A72
...do the job?

regards,
Mick.
by Michael Brown
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 013 in Section 2 thanks to vanekp/Peter sorting graphics corruption by doing a new transfer of Wizadore which does not have black/yellow vertical lines on the opening screen just below the level of the grass.

Mick.
by Michael Brown
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All, There will possibly be some minor re-posts soon. Currently I have posted a bunch of games on this forum that have been compacted using the PRES Advanced BASIC Editor PACK which are posted in the Archive Issue section above. The idea is to allow the games to run from disc at &1300 without cau...
by Michael Brown
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: The Cascade 50 cassette
Replies: 57
Views: 5450

Re: The Cascade 50 cassette

Hi Lee,
Just wanted to check I hadn't got hacked copies of the games.

Mick.
by Michael Brown
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: The Cascade 50 cassette
Replies: 57
Views: 5450

Re: The Cascade 50 cassette

Hi All, With regard to authors for these games. One game I have is called React by D.C.Rigby which is identical to Sitting Target. My copy has Copyright D C Rigby 1983 instead of Cascade. Not sure where this game originated and not sure if React came first or if React is a hack of Sitting Target. It...
by Michael Brown
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Created in April 2020... here is Games Disc 145. Disc145.zip The disc is called Disc145.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... Canyon from Popular Computing Weekly. Moonguard (3D) from Computer & Video Games. Soccer M...
by Michael Brown
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi,
I'm afraid at the moment they have to be downloaded from here one at a time.
The next one's coming shortly!

Mick.
by Michael Brown
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All, Just re-posted Discs 037 and 039 in Section 3 and Disc 047 in Section 4 due to including PIAS numbers in the !BOOT menu for games that were first/only released on PLAY IT AGAIN SAM discs/tapes. These include Cosmic Camouflage, Galaforce 2 and Camelot. Thanks to Lee for sorting the details. M...
by Michael Brown
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 609
Views: 99599

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 042 in Section 3 and Discs 054 and 064 in Section 4 due to including newly found Passwords for Breakthrough, Loopz and Tactic.
Thanks to forum members for supplying them.
Also, the DTRAP routine has been removed from Breakthrough.

regards,
Mick.
by Michael Brown
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Advanced BASIC Editor PACK
Replies: 45
Views: 3243

Re: Advanced BASIC Editor PACK

One last game that may benefit from compacting is Swordmaster from Acorn User. This game originally ran from tape at &E00, but to *save the FILE file to disc it needs running at &1300 removing &500 from its SWORD4 file to avoid any possible "no room errors". This new test disc features a compacted g...
by Michael Brown
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Repton 3: Emulator/RNG issue
Replies: 76
Views: 3447

Re: Repton 3: Emulator/RNG issue

Thanks Bill,
The code to Thru Time matches mine so that clears that up.

regards,
Mick.
by Michael Brown
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Repton 3: Emulator/RNG issue
Replies: 76
Views: 3447

Re: Repton 3: Emulator/RNG issue

Hi All, I may have jumped the gun quite a bit changing RTT as my original copy on D045 may have been OK to start with. Sure I could not load the FUNGTST file to test it and yes the code is different, but I assumed it was original and had the bug, when now I read RTT was released last, so surely must...
by Michael Brown
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Repton 3: Emulator/RNG issue
Replies: 76
Views: 3447

Re: Repton 3: Emulator/RNG issue

Here is D045 with the amended REPTON2 file that now matches the code of the other 3 Repton 3 games.
Could someone please play test this game and see if it works Ok.
The fungus test seems Ok, but you never know if by changing the code, something else happens?

regards,
Mick.
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