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by leenew
Thu May 06, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 252
Views: 5359

Re: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

Games Workshop's Key of Hope and Tower of Despair in A&B Magazine (July 1985 - Newsround). Both games I believe were released for the C64 and Spectrum. The item claims that Tower of Despair is a previous release with Key of Hope being their new game. Games Workshop games AandB.jpg It appears Ke...
by leenew
Thu May 06, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 252
Views: 5359

Re: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

A bigger advert for EASTENDERS from MACSEN SOFTWARE - Acorn User December 1986.
AcornUser053-Dec86_0011MACSEN EASTENDERS.jpg
by leenew
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: trickysoft (new bbc micro games)
Topic: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)
Replies: 98
Views: 21075

Re: New version of Astro Blaster (was: I'm currently working on a version of AstroBlaster)

This is probably going to be the new official version if no (new!) bugs are found. This version uses sideways RAM banks from lowest to highest which makes more sense to me. SanguineBrah, I think this is the version for you ;) Hi Richard, Are those instructions correct? I can't remember UP and DOWN ...
by leenew
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: scanning of books, magazines, ads and letters
Topic: Personal Computer World scans!
Replies: 66
Views: 6002

Re: Personal Computer World scans!

All PCW from issue 1 to the December 1985 issue were uploaded by lurkio with the exception of July 1983 which was missing. https://archive.org/details/personalcomputerworld?&sort=date If anyone has any 1986 or 1987 issues it would be good to grab the listings from them, and maybe look at getting...
by leenew
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 252
Views: 5359

Re: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

If we look at this advert: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?p=310208#p310208 It states that Kay-Ess software previously traded as Orion Software. Therefore Hangman, Space Tank and Horses from Kay-Ess will be the same as Hangman, Space Tank and Horses from Orion Software. We already have S...
by leenew
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: JSBeeb corruption in various browsers
Replies: 55
Views: 1746

Re: JSBeeb corruption in various browsers

When you're seeing this kind of corruption, it'd be interesting to know if forcing interlace off (*TV0,1) causes stuff to settle down on mode changes. Interlace mode relies on alternate lines from the previous frame not being cleared, whereas non-interlace should do a fast full buffer clear. If I d...
by leenew
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: JSBeeb corruption in various browsers
Replies: 55
Views: 1746

Re: JSBeeb corruption in various browsers

scarybeasts wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:31 am
leenew wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:30 pm
UPDATE:
I AM SEEING CORRUPTION IN VARIOUS BROWSERS WITH VARIOUS GAMES.
COULD ANYONE SEEING SCREEN CORRUPTION IN JSBEEB PLEASE POST THE DETAILS.

Thanks.
Does
https://bbc.godbolt.org/?glEnabled=0
help at all?


Cheers
Chris
Loading the Farmer Jo disc from here made no difference...

Lee.
by leenew
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: JSBeeb corruption in various browsers
Replies: 55
Views: 1746

Re: JSBeeb corruption in various browsers

GPU-Z.jpg
I told you it was old! :D
by leenew
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: new projects and releases: demoscene
Topic: New demo: 'Evil Influences' for the BBC Master
Replies: 17
Views: 1551

Re: New demo: 'Evil Influences' for the BBC Master

He he he I swapped my CRTC too because of this demo! :wink:
Lee
by leenew
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: JSBeeb corruption in various browsers
Replies: 55
Views: 1746

Re: JSBeeb corruption in various browsers

UPDATE:
I AM SEEING CORRUPTION IN VARIOUS BROWSERS WITH VARIOUS GAMES.
COULD ANYONE SEEING SCREEN CORRUPTION IN JSBEEB PLEASE POST THE DETAILS.

Thanks.
by leenew
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: JSBeeb corruption in various browsers
Replies: 55
Views: 1746

Re: JSBeeb corruption in UBUNTU/FIREFOX with BEEBUG MAGIC EEL?

Very strange Richard as that is the version I am using! I can't seem to pin this down but I am seeing corruption in different games sometimes in the border and sometimes on the play area across different browsers and on 2 devices. One is a windows 64 bit PC (quite old) and one is a Windows 32 bit la...
by leenew
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: JSBeeb corruption in various browsers
Replies: 55
Views: 1746

Re: JSBeeb corruption in UBUNTU/FIREFOX with BEEBUG MAGIC EEL?

This is the same thing which comes back again and again with jsbeeb on Windows. It happens for me every now and then, and normally force-upgrading Google Chrome fixes it. I think it's a bug in jsbeeb though. For example, the sort of thing which it might be is not clearing all of the border from one...
by leenew
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 252
Views: 5359

Re: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

Adding CENTIPEDE by PSS Software to the MIA list: from YOUR COMPUTER AUGUST 1983.
YourComputer_1983_08_0151CENTIPEDE PSS.jpg
by leenew
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 13
Views: 2039

Re: Where to start?

by leenew
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Question about BBC Games catalogue
Replies: 43
Views: 2671

Re: Question about BBC Games catalogue

It's fine. We need to get all of the game info as accurate as possible.
I just tried Rip Cord and there seems to be *some* response from the keys...
SHIFT seems to release the parachutist.
Apart from that, I am not sure what to press before he splats on the ground!

Lee.
by leenew
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Question about BBC Games catalogue
Replies: 43
Views: 2671

Re: Question about BBC Games catalogue

Hi Tricky,
Thanks for checking.
I have set Scramble and Astro Blaster to "optional" joysticks.
What is wrong with Rip Cord? It is currently set as joystick "required".

Lee.
by leenew
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Question about BBC Games catalogue
Replies: 43
Views: 2671

Re: Question about BBC Games catalogue

Hi, I can extract a list of games from the bbcmicro.co.uk database that lists games where a joystick is "optional" or "required", but we don't have a flag for "analogue". That would need a bit of a rework of the back-end to add it. (Add it to the list of things I would ...
by leenew
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 252
Views: 5359

Re: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

Adding SPACE INVADERS PART II by David McKeran to the MIA list.
Advert from Micro User vol. 1 no.11 (January 1984)
Micro_User_The_Volume_01_Number_11_1984-01_Database_Publishing_GB_0181.jpg
by leenew
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: A definitive comparison of Elite versions
Replies: 60
Views: 2851

Re: A definitive comparison of Elite versions

Hi Mark, Phew! Thanks for that. It really is useful. I am in the same position as you. I can't do anything with the HFE's. I think we need one of our disc protection experts who also has a knowledge of HFE's to produce new SSD versions from the Superior HFE's :-k ... BillCarr?! A challenge is offere...
by leenew
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 104
Views: 13526

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

Just to bump this thread... Does anyone have any of the following magazines please? Computer Answers 1983 - March to December Computer Answers 1984 - January Computing Today 1985 - July, August, September Games Computing Feb 1985 OWL Magazine issue 1 (supplement from Computer & Video Games June ...
by leenew
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!
Replies: 252
Views: 5359

Re: SOURCES: Missing BBC Games Help Required!

UPDATED... I have put the titles that are highly doubtful releases to the top. The ones with no comments at the bottom are the titles where no advertisements have been found. Can anybody find anything else? A&F - Minefield (For the BBC) HIGHLY DOUBTFUL RELEASE Adventuresoft - Sword Of The Samura...
by leenew
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: A definitive comparison of Elite versions
Replies: 60
Views: 2851

Re: A definitive comparison of Elite versions

Hi Mark, I am pleased you have some interest in this :D I agree that Scarybeasts and BillCarr have done some brilliant detective work so far =D> Christian also seems to know what he is talking about! The tape version file is literally a file called V1 recorded straight after the game code. It would ...
by leenew
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Uggies Garden - Superior /Acornsoft -Tape Original
Replies: 23
Views: 2719

Re: Uggies Garden - Superior /Acornsoft -Tape Original

The game never got a tape release as far as I know.
http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1814

Lee
by leenew
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Some favourite Stardot threads (2021)
Replies: 8
Views: 1885

Re: Some favourite Stardot threads (2021)

Some good ones in there Ed =D>
I also liked the fixing of a bug in Sphinx Adventure viewtopic.php?p=310587#p310587 that had lain undiscovered, much like the treasure tomb between the Sphinx's paws :wink:

Lee.
by leenew
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: A definitive comparison of Elite versions
Replies: 60
Views: 2851

Re: A definitive comparison of Elite versions

Hi all, I would like to look at this from a slightly different angle. In my never ending quest to improve the quality of information on bbcmicro.co.uk, I have turned my attention to Elite which seems to be a hot topic at the moment. I have to admit to never having played Elite but I would like to be...
by leenew
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Any idea about these games I remember?
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Any idea about these games I remember?

Excellent!.
Seek and thee shalt find 🙂

Lee
by leenew
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Lady Bug
Replies: 227
Views: 7243

Re: Lady Bug

I love all the vegetable-based optimisations.

Lee
by leenew
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Game Authors
Replies: 42
Views: 11955

Re: Acornsoft Game Authors

Does anyones have an original "Arcade Action" or "Draughts and Reversi" that mentions the authors on the packaging? I have just checked the box for Arcade Action , and unfortunately no authors are listed anywhere. I'm not entirely sure why not, considering the Acornsoft prevaili...

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