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by leenew
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 92
Views: 4800

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

Hi, Does anyone here volunteer an the museum for Computing History? I nees some decent photos of Popular Computing Weekly volume 4 issue 18 - May 2nd to 8th 1985 Specifically - page 18 "Horse of the year". The archive.org scan is poor and I am having difficulty sorting the listing. pcw1.jpg Popular ...
by leenew
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Browsing Behaviour under Android
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Browsing Behaviour under Android

Hi, Just to point out a behaviour that really annoys me! If I am browsing a list of games on bbcmicro.co.uk and I get to the end of Page 1, and click Page 2. I browse to the end of Page 2 and click Page 3. I see a game I want to look at. I click the game and read the details. I click BACK TO LIST. T...
by leenew
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 37
Views: 1334

Re: Games with problems

I have uploaded the disc provided by BillC above...
Cheers!

Lee.
by leenew
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 37
Views: 1334

Re: Games with problems

Agreed. We're really need a wav of the original tape [-o<

Lee
by leenew
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!
Replies: 40
Views: 4642

Re: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!

Good detective work so far 8)

Lee
by leenew
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 37
Views: 1334

Re: Games with problems

Maybe Dave E could make a WAV recording of the tape for us to look at? The problem is - I always thought a UEF was THE ORIGINAL TAPE end of story - but it turns out you can make a UEF from any old program, original, or hack, or anything. This knocked my confidence in believing all the UEFs we had we...
by leenew
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 37
Views: 1334

Re: Games with problems

Hi Mick,
I think we have a hacked version.
I absolutely cannot believe that a game got through play testing that asks a Y/N question and then does not respond to either Y or N!
I agree we need a fresh look at an original tape.

Lee.
by leenew
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 37
Views: 1334

Re: Games with problems

Great, thanks. 🙂
It still begs the question why it was like that in the first place?
Never having owned an Elk, would those values equate to Y and N in any way?
If not, are we sure we are using the original tape?

Lee
by leenew
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 37
Views: 1334

Re: Games with problems

I have unlocked the sphdata file and re-uploaded the game. It should be OK now. Fantasia Diamond is another matter. Does anyone have the original tape? It appears there is an Electron Version and a BBC version of the game on the tape. My guess is we are using the Electron version. Also, after typing...
by leenew
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2159

Re: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread

Paul wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:29 am
Is there a way to create a CSW file under Windows 10?

Cheers,

Paul.

Hi Paul,
have you got anywhere in creating useable files for the software you archived? [-o<

Lee.
by leenew
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from South Yorkshire
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: Hello from South Yorkshire

How wonderful for us both :lol:

Lee
by leenew
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 92
Views: 4800

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

Hi, There are a few issues of "Popular Computing Weekly" missing from archive.org Does anyone have volume 5, issues 34 35 36 48 or 50? (21st August, 28th August, 4th September, 27th November and 11th December 1986). Or volume 6 issues 1 to 6 (January and February 1987) Or, volume 6 issue 19 (15th Ma...
by leenew
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from South Yorkshire
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: Hello from South Yorkshire

Hello from a Barnsley lad living in sunny Doncaster :D

Lee.
by leenew
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 558

Re: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

Excellent.
Thanks Paul.

Lee.

Oh! By the way, could you confirm the publisher, and original year of release please.
by leenew
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 30+ programs for the BBC Microcomputer
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: 30+ programs for the BBC Microcomputer

He he no worries.
I shall endeavour to source it (for free) elsewhere... :D

Lee.
by leenew
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 30+ programs for the BBC Microcomputer
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: 30+ programs for the BBC Microcomputer

^^^ is there any chance you could dig this out in the next month or 2?? :D

Lee.
by leenew
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 558

Re: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

Hi, All the games programs have been collected.... Does anyone have a copy of the book who could take a couple of piccies of any pages of blurb that go with the games (programs 11-19 plus program 69). Also, does it mention anywhere in the book the author of all these programs (assuming it isn't John...
by leenew
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 558

Re: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

Jeez #-o Cheers Col :wink: Saves me a bit of typing... I need a break seeing as I have just typed this lot in: http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/index.php?rt_R=&rt_B=&rt_M=&rt_P=&rt_U=&rt_W=&rt_L=&search=36+challenging+games&on_T=on&on_Y=on&on_P=on&on_A=on&on_G=on&on_S=on&on_Z=on&on_C=on&sort=u :lol: Lee.
by leenew
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!
Replies: 40
Views: 4642

Re: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!

Yeah, I guess someone is gonna have to do a play through...
I am not volunteering for this one ha ha.
I am rammed with other things at the moment :wink:

Lee
by leenew
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon
Replies: 21
Views: 558

100 Programs for the BBC micro by John Gordon

Hi,
Does anyone have the cassette that goes with this book?
I would like the handful of games from it.
If not, does anyone have the book itself? I will type the games in...

Lee.
by leenew
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!
Replies: 40
Views: 4642

Re: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!

Absolutely brilliant =D>

Lee
by leenew
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 37
Views: 1334

Re: Games with problems

Hi Col,
It is important that all of these games that have problems are highlighted.
The reason is that they have been tested before and worked fine.... but now they don't. So they all need investigating
Cheers!

Lee.
by leenew
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Anyone fancy cracking Dracula Island?
Replies: 8
Views: 822

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: 8
Views: 822

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: 249
Views: 9494

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: 1030

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: 1030

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: 949

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: 949

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...