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by fwibbler
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Electron piece for Retro Gamer
Replies: 49
Views: 5638

Re: Electron piece for Retro Gamer

I wonder how many Electron games were significantly different to their BBC counterparts?
Exile was quite different having only 4 colours and being flip screen rather than scrolling.
Were their any others that differed this much?
Cheers!
by fwibbler
Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Arc games...?
Replies: 27
Views: 7861

Yes, I believe the Thrust type game from Minerva was called Caverns.
by fwibbler
Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Arc games...?
Replies: 27
Views: 7861

Sorry to resurect such an old post, but what the hell :twisted: There were in fact a surprising number of games made for the Archimedes range of machines, many of them have been forgotten in the mists of time. Enter the Realm X-Fire Quark Ballarena Dropship Inferno Spheres of Chaos (now released for...
by fwibbler
Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Commercial game authors
Replies: 190
Views: 31584

That might require a lot of extra work on someones part keeping it up to date, which could quickly become a chore. Perhaps a happy compromise might be to have a message board setup (similar to the one used on TSTH since it is quite a nice one) and any game in development could have it's own thread, ...
by fwibbler
Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Commercial game authors
Replies: 190
Views: 31584

I think the extra RAM of the Master or Sideways or Shadow RAM BBC B's will be a great help when sqeezing things into Mode 1 or 2 games, especially for games without scrolling or fast moving graphics (but I'm guessing from a non-programmers point of view here). Also, I think the lack of colours in Mo...
by fwibbler
Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FA:My entire collection of BBC software (190 games)
Replies: 5
Views: 1644

Strange, unless I'm missing something, he only has a 2/3 bedroom cottage for sale at the moment... If he is selling them on, then yes, I'll be interested to see how much they go for, but I won't mind. Good luck to him. I could never be bothered to go to the trouble of listing them separately, they'd...
by fwibbler
Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Commercial game authors
Replies: 190
Views: 31584

Master version?

Since most people are using BBC emulators nowdays, is there any advantage in making these games make use of the extra ram in the BBC Master or B+ machines? Might allow the use of Mode 1 graphics. I ask this as I once (many moons ago) produced a mock-up of R-Type and Quazatron screens on the BBC in M...
by fwibbler
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FA:My entire collection of BBC software (190 games)
Replies: 5
Views: 1644

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No, a quick look at the picture shows it to be a disc game.
There are a couple of games on disc that have slipped onto the tapes list somehow.
by fwibbler
Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FA:My entire collection of BBC software (190 games)
Replies: 5
Views: 1644

FA:My entire collection of BBC software (190 games)

Hi,

I've decided to auction my entire collection of BBC software.
There are about 190 games on Disc and Tape.
I have no BBC to test them with so I've no idea if they still load.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0178481188

Many thanks for looking
by fwibbler
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Retro Gamer BBC article...
Replies: 49
Views: 15517

No Starship Command?

Has no-one noticed the lack of Starship Command in the BBC article?
Surely it has to be in the top 100 if not the top 10!
Cheers!
by fwibbler
Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The best BBC game ever?
Replies: 64
Views: 20176

Of my favourite games (in no particular order): Elite Exile Frenzy Imogen Jet Boot Jack Meteors Mr EE Pipemania Sabre Wulf Smash n Grab Snapper Starship Command Strykers Run Videos Revenge I spent the most time playing (in order): Elite Exile Starship Command Now I still occasionally play (via emula...
by fwibbler
Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: BBC Master software
Replies: 22
Views: 7755

I seem to recall that Helter Skelter used more colour on a BBC Master.
I could be mistaken though.