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by leenew
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Anyone fancy cracking Dracula Island?
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Anyone fancy cracking Dracula Island?

Thanks for the efforts boys :D OK, if I load the DRACULA file, (the clear BASIC program) it still is attempting some dodgy stuff. If I delete line 10 as the call to &C00 was just protection and has now been RTSd anyway, delete lines 20 and 40 as they are just making sure that you get a BAD PROGRAM i...
by leenew
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Anyone fancy cracking Dracula Island?
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Anyone fancy cracking Dracula Island?

Hi, It has been pointed out that Dracula Island adventure from Kansas Software doesn't work, either on JSBeeb via bbcmicro.co.uk or in BeebEm when downloaded. They all hang.... I am not sure what has gone wrong, but looking at it, it is software protection kicking in. Does anyone fancy looking at th...
by leenew
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 231
Views: 7676

Re: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.

Have a good meet-up everyone!
Massive thanks to Paul for offering to sacrifice his time in the name of archiving 8) =D>

Lee.
by leenew
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Game software protection list ( Kevin Edwards )
Replies: 32
Views: 824

Re: Game software protection list ( Kevin Edwards )

billcarr2005 wrote:
It's 00s...
In a few weeks time it will be the 20s :shock:

Lee
by leenew
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Game software protection list ( Kevin Edwards )
Replies: 32
Views: 824

Re: Game software protection list ( Kevin Edwards )

Hi Julie,
For a little light reading on the Kevin Edwards tape protection schemes, look here, at one of my favourite threads ever: viewtopic.php?t=696

ps, make sure you have a few days spare to take it all in... then be prepared not to understand lots of it anyway 😂
by leenew
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: The Towering Inferno typein listing for BBC Micro
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: The Towering Inferno typein listing for BBC Micro

OK, I have corrected a couple of bugs and made the game winnable. Tidied the text up a bit too, and corrected a couple of incorrect connections :roll: I also removed the SPEECH commands as it made BeebEm 4.14 lock up. You are welcome to try the original version, or, put the SOUND-1 commands back in ...
by leenew
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: The Towering Inferno typein listing for BBC Micro
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: The Towering Inferno typein listing for BBC Micro

Just to clarify...
At this stage I have just got the listing to match the magazine listing**. I haven't play tested it or tried to complete the game.
I shall attempt this on Monday.....

Lee
** I did spot one bug in the printed listing, which I corrected...
by leenew
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: The Towering Inferno typein listing for BBC Micro
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: The Towering Inferno typein listing for BBC Micro

Because I am insane :lol:

Lee.
by leenew
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: The Towering Inferno typein listing for BBC Micro
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: The Towering Inferno typein listing for BBC Micro

No wonder none of them work :lol:

Lee
by leenew
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: The Towering Inferno typein listing for BBC Micro
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: The Towering Inferno typein listing for BBC Micro

:shock:
^^ that is an actual photo of my eyes.
I am presently typing in 36 gamaes from a book :lol:

Lee.
by leenew
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: The Towering Inferno typein listing for BBC Micro
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: The Towering Inferno typein listing for BBC Micro

I bet it t will still need loads of bugs sorting out... Steve Lucas wasn't known for his rigorous play testing :D
Lee
by leenew
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC

I have added hundreds and hundreds of images in the last 6 months, and in fact I am about 7 months in front of Mick in this regard! :lol:

Lee.
by leenew
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Stryker's Run
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Stryker's Run

I have added this to bbcmicro.co.uk :D
http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=3286

Lee.
by leenew
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1161

Re: Should the search box be selected

Eek! :o
by leenew
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Should the search box be selected
Replies: 33
Views: 1161

Re: Should the search box be selected

I would agree with this Chet,
Am I right in thinking that people are tinkering with live code at the minute, and we do not have an official backup anywhere? :shock:

Lee.
by leenew
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Awesome collection of 70's & 80's tech docs and data sheets
Replies: 21
Views: 455

Re: Awesome collection of 70's & 80's tech docs and data sheets

shawty wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:06 pm
Now all I need to find are all the back issues of "Personal Computer World" (PCW) and I'll be set :-)
Good luck with that!
They aren't available online anywhere as far as I am aware.
I believe there is a full set at the computing history museum though...

Lee
by leenew
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Row multiplication table substitution
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: Row multiplication table substitution

I've been going through all the commercial games on bbcmicro.co.uk doing Master conversions. As you may guess I've done all the ones beginning with '#', 'A', 'B' and 'C' (up to Contraption). =D> Yaay! thank you. Would you mind keeping notes as to which games work 'as is' and which ones you have had...
by leenew
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: DFS Explorer
Replies: 18
Views: 1232

Re: DFS Explorer

Can you see 4 big blue buttons:

PLAY
DOWNLOAD
EXPLORE DISC
BACK TO LIST

It is the EXPLORE DISC button...
by leenew
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: DFS Explorer
Replies: 18
Views: 1232

Re: DFS Explorer

I don't really know why I like this feature 🤔.... but I do 😀

Lee
by leenew
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1120

Re: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread

Cheers BillC
If anyone else has a Hulk or Mystery Fun house cassette kicking about, please check the version!

Ta!
by leenew
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1120

Re: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread

That's what I thought about the other ones..... Until I found them... 😎 Lee EDIT: the fact is that hardly any have been checked. The only ones I checked were from existing archives, plus one or two from 'here and there'... There will be thousands out there, and I am convinced Howarth and Jukic versi...
by leenew
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1120

Re: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread

Cheers BillC It seems most (if not all) Hulk tapes feature the Mak Jukic version..... I am hoping to find a Brian Howarth version. For those that are wondering what I am talking about, Adventure Intentional UK released 2 versions of a lot of the Scott Adams adventure games. Some were converted by Br...
by leenew
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1120

Re: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread

Hi Col,
Do me a favour and load the Hulk tape.
Does it mention the version being by Brian Howarth? Or Mak Jukic?
Cheers

Lee
by leenew
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1120

Re: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread

Cheers BillC :D
I have remove it from my list above.

Lee.
by leenew
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 90
Views: 4301

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

Hi, Does anyone have any later issues of "Popular Computing Weekly"? I need volume 5 issues 34, 35, 36, 48, and 50. (Vol. 5 issue 34 is dated 21-08-1986) Also need quite a lot from volume 6. At least the following: issues 1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,19,20,21,22,23,24 (Vol.6 issue 1 would be d...
by leenew
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Playing on Android phone possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Playing on Android phone possible?

Hi,
You need Beeb-X:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17470&p=242685&hili ... ed#p242139

Thanks to the brilliant Kieran Mockford.

Lee
by leenew
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 90
Views: 4301

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

Hi, Does anyone have a copy of Computer & Video Games magazine issue 64. It contained "The book of games 1987" and *that* contained a game called Transplex. I have typed the game in from the only scan that is available, but it is so poor I have had to make some guesses. Some good pics of the listing...
by leenew
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 90
Views: 4301

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

Hi, Does anyone have a copy of "The Book of Games 1987" which was a supplement within Computer & Video Games issue 64? I am attempting to type in "Mega Elite Commander" (a mod to give an armed-to-the-teeth Elite status commander) but it is unreadable. Here is the offending page. I can't make out som...
by leenew
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: Earliest examples of each machine?
Replies: 47
Views: 6625

Re: Earliest examples of each machine?

Wow! She is a rare beastie!!
I believe it should have a massive heatsink on the Video ULA, so be careful of overheating....

Lee.