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by Fraser
Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:45 am
Forum: general
Topic: Bored of the Rings - Teletext Spoof
Replies: 8
Views: 3085

BOTR

It looks like the program is called skeptical. I have it UEFed but the other side of my tape is erased.

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by Fraser
Wed Mar 24, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: general
Topic: Adventures with Graphics
Replies: 2
Views: 1303

adventures with graphics

Pharaohs Tomb<br>
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Shards games<br>
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Gremlins maybe

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by Fraser
Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:24 pm
Forum: problems
Topic: Pengwyn BBC side of tape
Replies: 1
Views: 1683

Pengwyn BBC side of tape

Its actually the Electron side of the tape that has extra stop bits. They are not similar to those normally made by an Electron though. The Electron game is on the side without the dummy screws.

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by Fraser
Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:48 pm
Forum: problems
Topic: Crystal Castles
Replies: 3
Views: 2166

Crystal Castles

The BBC and Electron versions are different. They possibly share the same loading screen program which identifies the computer it is on.

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by Fraser
Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: problems
Topic: Pengwyn BBC side of tape
Replies: 1
Views: 1683

Pengwyn BBC side of tape

Pengwyn BBC has extra stop bits like I thought. They are spread differently to Electron saved files and sometimes theres only one byte between the extra bits. I haven't a clue what causes it but it is something getting the cpus time while saving. I don't know what causes it with the Electron either....
by Fraser
Sun Feb 01, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC Micro Games Copy Protection
Replies: 23
Views: 11464

copy protection

Its quite a long time since this topic was active. Some of the stangest protection I've seen includes a series of waves of a kind alternating with a series of the other kind. For instance LLLLLLLSSSSSLLLLLSSSSSSSSLLLLLLLLLSSSLLLLLL. L is long wave and S is a short wave. This is seen on Devils Causew...
by Fraser
Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:03 am
Forum: ezboard
Topic: Duck!
Replies: 2
Views: 2584

Duck!

I have the tape but like many Firebird tapes it is difficult to get a good recording. It has some non-standard blocks. Firebird tapes often have too much bass and badly shaped waves.

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by Fraser
Thu Nov 13, 2003 11:09 am
Forum: general
Topic: MakeUEF
Replies: 3
Views: 1545

Makeuef

You should not need to distort the sound with the head screw. Some tapes are better with treble turned up and others need more bass. Every tape is different and the volume levels vary as well.<br> <br> To make tapes easier to read run CSW.EXE V2.0 by Ramsoft from <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href=...
by Fraser
Mon Nov 10, 2003 1:39 pm
Forum: general
Topic: MakeUEF
Replies: 3
Views: 1545

Makeuef

Electron saved files have occasional extra stop bits that the current Makeuef will not handle. Any BBC saved files may work though. <br> <br> Use a sound editor such as Gold Wave to view the waves close up and determine whether they start negative or positive. If they start positive use Effects->Inv...
by Fraser
Thu Aug 14, 2003 4:46 pm
Forum: general
Topic: superior software!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3400

Superior

If Superior are not paying the companies that produced the games on the compilations royalties should they be selling other companies games for a profit? Not all of the games were by Superior or Acornsoft, there is Alligata, Aardvark etc.<br> <br> Is there any point in buying them when they are avai...
by Fraser
Tue Aug 05, 2003 6:07 pm
Forum: ezboard
Topic: Game Info
Replies: 6
Views: 2477

Game info

Moonraider? Its a long time favourite of mine on the Electron.

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by Fraser
Tue Aug 05, 2003 6:04 pm
Forum: problems
Topic: Crystal Castles
Replies: 3
Views: 2166

Crystal Castles

When I looked at the UEFs on STH for the BBC and Electron they turned out to have different data. They must share a lot of the same data.

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by Fraser
Sat Jun 21, 2003 2:05 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC Micro Games Copy Protection
Replies: 23
Views: 11464

copy protection

Those occasional extra stop bits with Electron files are turning out to be common no matter what mode the Electron was in when saving.<br> <br> I got a copy of Electron Elite. The last block flag is negated with all the blocks of ELITEcode. Its not a particularly difficult tape but the only one I've...
by Fraser
Sat May 31, 2003 3:38 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC Micro Games Copy Protection
Replies: 23
Views: 11464

TAPES

My Spy vs. Spy tape has a side for BBC and a side for Electron. It transferred easily enough. There is a message in the filenames but not any gaps as I thought.<br> <br> I can now do tapes with a fill in '1' between bytes e.g. Cascade cassette 50 side 1. I have done Knight Lore by jimmying the progr...
by Fraser
Fri May 30, 2003 9:34 am
Forum: general
Topic: BBC Micro Games Copy Protection
Replies: 23
Views: 11464

TAPES

I wish to record all readable waves whether they are data or not. Many tapes have buzzes for watermarks which are not recorded.<br> <br> I would prefer a new chunk for non-standard files which includes a format decription. Chunk &0100 is handy for the vast majority of tapes. Separate format and data...
by Fraser
Sat May 24, 2003 2:53 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC Micro Games Copy Protection
Replies: 23
Views: 11464

RE:BBC micro copy protection

>> chunk &0114 - security waves<br> <br> > I am not sure I understand your description adequately, but I find it difficult to believe these are real (ie intended) data bits.<br> > If the Electron uses a 6850 ACIA like the BBC then the data format is strictly defined.<br> A group of roughly 10 - 25 w...
by Fraser
Thu May 22, 2003 9:48 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Electron User issues wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 1508

Electron User issues wanted

Any from 1983, 1984, Feb 88, Feb 89 - Jun 89.

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by Fraser
Thu May 22, 2003 8:32 am
Forum: general
Topic: BBC Micro Games Copy Protection
Replies: 23
Views: 11464

copy protection

> Some Acornsoft games had short files after the main executable but these were just normal files, weren't they?<br> <br> That signifies a version number. Micro Power also did this. My Snapper tape has the game twice on one side with two different version numbers.<br> <br> <br> >> AJH, the Electrons...
by Fraser
Tue May 20, 2003 7:21 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC Micro Games Copy Protection
Replies: 23
Views: 11464

BBC Micro Games Copy Protection

> I think one of Icon or Tynesoft's games had a message which played out over the entire load of about 48 blocks - can't remember which one though.<br> <br> Spy vs. Spy Electron version by Tynesoft does that. The tape has hundreds of small groups of waves and gaps so its highly odd. <br> <br> >> * R...