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by leenew
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Beebug games.
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Missing Beebug games.

Hi, I am looking for some early Beebug games that did not appear in the magazines. They were commercial releases sold under the Beebugsoft banner. Rat-Splat or Splat the Rat - this was part of "GAMES 3" although some versions of GAMES3 did not include this game. It may well be this: http://bbcmicro....
by leenew
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 467
Views: 50747

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

=D> Thanks for all your efforts. Hopefully, all the games posted in this thread are now correct. :-k Think that's been said before :lol: No! Honestly Richard! That's it now :wink: I am just scanning bbcmicro.co.uk to make sure every game on the site matches Mick's latest disc version. Then we shall...
by leenew
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Scramble for the beeb (going well)
Replies: 118
Views: 6772

Re: New version of Scramble for the beeb (going well)

Looking pretty excellent!
Just tried it on BeebEm for now...

Lee.
by leenew
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Game information - help required
Replies: 18
Views: 389

Re: Game information - help required

Just for reference, here is the original "Crazy Balloon" arcade game.
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The wikipedia page for this game says that no home ports were released, but Acornsoft was developing one for the BBC micro.... :wink:

Lee.
by leenew
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Game information - help required
Replies: 18
Views: 389

Re: Game information - help required

Yeah actually I'd love to know where Crazy Balloon came from originally. Someone must know. (Maybe Dave M knows where he got the original disk image from? Eventually these things have to trace back to their source!) Rich, just a thought... Are there any points of similarity between "Crazy Balloon",...
by leenew
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Game information - help required
Replies: 18
Views: 389

Re: Game information - help required

Does anyone have the missing 1983 YOUR COMPUTER magazines? JULY, SEPTEMBER and NOVEMBER...

Lee.
by leenew
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Game information - help required
Replies: 18
Views: 389

Re: Game information - help required

If it helps.... the language in "Caves of Trall" AKA Cave Man.... is DANISH :D

Lee.
by leenew
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Game information - help required
Replies: 18
Views: 389

Re: Game information - help required

Hi Joachim, Thanks for looking carefully 8) Gladiator: In the notes for Gladiator (you may have to scroll down), I note that I have checked through all Beebug magazines and I couldn't find it. It may be on a games compilation tape I don't know about (much like "Splat the Rat" which I am fairly sure ...
by leenew
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Game information - help required
Replies: 18
Views: 389

Re: Game information - help required

Yep, the 'dodgems' or 'head-on' genre is quite a popular one for coders and we have quite a few on bbcmicro.co.uk,http://bbcmicro.co.uk/index.php?rt_R=&r ... =on&sort=b it's that specific one I need to find the source for.

Lee
by leenew
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: CRT fungus removal ("cataracts")
Replies: 23
Views: 309

Re: CRT fungus removal ("cataracts")

Good work!
Glad to see you keep a fire extinguisher on standby...

Lee.
by leenew
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello and thanks!
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Hello and thanks!

It took me ages until the StarDot penny dropped!
Welcome - and thanks for love for bbcmicro.co.uk :D

Lee.
by leenew
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: The Orb, A&B Computing
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: The Orb, A&B Computing

How frustrating!
I will keep an eye out too.
I would like to know what other games were in there.
Does anyone have this magazine in their collection??

Lee.
by leenew
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: The Orb, A&B Computing
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: The Orb, A&B Computing

Ah! Here is the magazine: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... pring-1985

Does anyone have a copy?

Lee.
by leenew
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!
Replies: 12
Views: 2895

Re: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!

Ah! Well I did forget didn't I!
I shall grab them tomorrow...

Lee.
by leenew
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: The Orb, A&B Computing
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: The Orb, A&B Computing

Hi jonybgood,
Can you give me any references to this Spring supplement?
According to acorn electron world there were 3 supplements, all released in Ocober/November.
Thanks

Lee.
by leenew
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!
Replies: 12
Views: 2895

Re: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!

Cool.
I will add it to bbcmicro.co.uk as soon as Col UEFs it :D

Lee.
by leenew
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!
Replies: 12
Views: 2895

Re: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!

Hi
Did you get it from that Facebook post? 🙂
For tapes, it's probably best to send to Colin.
CMcDougall


Lee
by leenew
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Game information - help required
Replies: 18
Views: 389

Re: Game information - help required

iamaran wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:49 pm
The author of Daark is potentially one S.P. Halliwell:

http://solutionarchive.com/game/id%2C2136/Daark.html
Cheers Aran. I had already clocked that over at CASA 8)

Lee.
by leenew
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Game information - help required
Replies: 18
Views: 389

Re: Game information - help required

Hi danielj, and davidb, unfortunately the electron cassette contains a different version of of dodgems, as does arcade action. Also, (I knew this would get mentioned) crazy balloon is in fact nothing to do with Acornsoft, but a 'hoax' from back in the day. Rich TW debunked the Acornsoft theory a whi...
by leenew
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Game information - help required
Replies: 18
Views: 389

Game information - help required

Hi there, bbcmicro.co.uk has very little information about a number of games. Can you help? Do you know if any of the following games were a commercial release - you had to pay actual money for them? Do you know the publisher? Were any a type-in from a magazine? or a book? Are any in the public doma...
by leenew
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Pet Lovers?
Replies: 47
Views: 4142

Re: Pet Lovers?

So... 5 years have gone by since Simes got his PET. :shock:
It just occurred to me, he never confirmed if he got her going again....
Simes, are you around?

Lee.
by leenew
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Another rare beast...
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Another rare beast...

Yowsa! What is it? And what year would it have been built??

Lee.
by leenew
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Scramble for the beeb (going well)
Replies: 118
Views: 6772

Re: New version of Scramble for the beeb (going well)

Hi Tricky,
Where is the latest SSD of Scramble please?
Are we (you!) close to completion? [-o<

Lee.
by leenew
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror
Replies: 34
Views: 2996

Re: Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

Cool. Thanks Tom.

Lee.
by leenew
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror
Replies: 34
Views: 2996

Re: Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

Does anyone have scans of the actual instructions for this game. I am in the process of including them on my disc, but I think the typed ones featured in this thread have a few mistakes. Just need to check against the originals. regards, Mick. Any luck? If someone could just take mobile phone photo...
by leenew
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: author name correction
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: author name correction

That's the problem! It's difficult to be sure your data is correct.

If you spot anything else that needs tweaking, please let me know.

Lee.
by leenew
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: author name correction
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: author name correction

I have updated the author info. As it stands, if you search for "Steven Martin", or "Stephen Martin" you will get the 4 Electron User Games. If you search "S. Martin" you get the 2 Ixion Software games. If you search "S Martin"you get all 6 games. I am not entirely sure this exact search behaviour i...
by leenew
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: author name correction
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: author name correction

Hi Joachim, Trying to sort out the authors is a bit of a pain! In this instance, we have games by: S. Martin: "Get Set Santa" from Electron User Stephen Martin: "Digga" from Electron User and "Invasion Force" from Electron User Steven Martin: "Super Digga" from Electron User S.E. Martin "Bridge To T...
by leenew
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Atom Software Archive
Replies: 1178
Views: 106115

Re: Atom Software Archive

Hi,
Whilst searching for some BBC Micro games, I came across these in "Games Computing" magazine (issue 2, Feb. 1984)
ATOM solitaire square.jpg
ATOM Yahtzee 1.jpg
ATOM Yahtzee 2.jpg
The magazine is quite hard to find so maybe these are missing from the archive??

Lee.