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by Kecske Bak
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton levels?
Replies: 198
Views: 29726

Re: Repton levels?

The disc image of 8BS levels you've uploaded does not work. BeebEm certainly can't cope with it.

Can you download it from your site and try it?
by Kecske Bak
Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton levels?
Replies: 198
Views: 29726

Re: Repton levels?

I had the same problem.
by Kecske Bak
Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton levels?
Replies: 198
Views: 29726

Re: Repton levels?

This is what I get.
by Kecske Bak
Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton levels?
Replies: 198
Views: 29726

Re: Repton levels?

They are BBC levels and they all work fine - in fact I was playing them this afternoon.
by Kecske Bak
Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton levels?
Replies: 198
Views: 29726

Re: Repton levels?

I'll be sending some discs off to Samwise shortly.
by Kecske Bak
Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: game with monochrome graphics
Replies: 20
Views: 3083

Re: game with monochrome graphics

Orbital
Electron Thrust and Frak
by Kecske Bak
Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: game with monochrome graphics
Replies: 20
Views: 3083

Re: game with monochrome graphics

Vortex
Ziggy
Vertigo (BBC B version)
by Kecske Bak
Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton levels?
Replies: 198
Views: 29726

Re: Repton levels?

No, I haven't - I've only got these on 5.25" floppy, unfortunately. I had to fire up my Beeb just now to take those pictures. I've got three alternative graphics sets (London, Rovers, Farmer) for Repton 3, an original game called "Narky" for Repton Infinity, "XOR" and "Bonecruncher" programmed in Re...
by Kecske Bak
Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton levels?
Replies: 198
Views: 29726

Re: Repton levels?

I did loads of Repton screen sets - this is a Rovers Return set. I was only 15 when I did this one.

I've got some pictures of some other ones - I really need a cable so I can get these into an emulator.
by Kecske Bak
Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Wizadore
Replies: 21
Views: 3978

Re: Wizadore

ISTR Castle Quest's line was "I bet you a pound you can't crack it."

So it wasn't going to make you rich if you were able to work out the utterly illogical place to shoot a magic wand.

Didn't Frak! have some kind of competition - the Frak Grandmaster Title Challenge IIRC...
by Kecske Bak
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Sabre Wulf keys not working correctly
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Try Options -> Default Keyboard Mapping from the BeemEm Menu.
by Kecske Bak
Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Micro User Thunderstruck 2 map in Game Help
Replies: 0
Views: 466

Micro User Thunderstruck 2 map in Game Help

ISTR this was a bit of a mess, with several corrections published the next month - you might like to scan the corrections from the following issue and add them to this map.
by Kecske Bak
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: IMAGE2BBC Image Library
Replies: 38
Views: 5747

I can't help thinking after fantastic loading screens like that you'll have to start rewriting the games themselves to stop many of them from being a disappointment :wink:
by Kecske Bak
Thu May 22, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Anyone know of a good Linux Web hosting company?
Replies: 4
Views: 1189

Many thanks for your suggestions. I've found somewhere in the UK that specialises in Joomla! that I am going to try:

http://www.netshinesoftware.com/joomla/ ... sting.html

All the best,

Dave
by Kecske Bak
Thu May 22, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: IMAGE2BBC Image Library
Replies: 38
Views: 5747

Does anyone know anything about Michael Hutchinson, who did most of Superior's loading screens?
by Kecske Bak
Thu May 22, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Anyone know of a good Linux Web hosting company?
Replies: 4
Views: 1189

Anyone know of a good Linux Web hosting company?

I wonder if anyone here can recommend a good web hosting company that would be able to host a Joomla! site?

I know of an excellent company for Windows hosting, but I don't know of any good Linux/Apache/MySQL hosting companies.
by Kecske Bak
Wed May 07, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Ultimate games and modes used
Replies: 24
Views: 4401

One of the most interesting aspects of Ultimate's games for the BBC is the Kevin Edwards protection used on the Paul Proctor games. You should have a look on the thread on here about that - it's really interesting how hard this protection was to crack.
by Kecske Bak
Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Chess game for M128
Replies: 3
Views: 824

There is a Master Enhanced chess game with 3D pieces - Colossus 4 Chess from CDS. It's written by the author of the White Knight Series.
by Kecske Bak
Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Stocks & Shares
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

My Dad used to bore his Business Studies studies students with "Five Business Games" - I've still got the disc somewhere.
by Kecske Bak
Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Eyes
Replies: 13
Views: 1877

I got all four items, and the diamond thing. Bit of an anti-climax to be honest. I was expecting another tune like Mr. Ee!

I'm slowly improving, I got 16560 on my last go.
by Kecske Bak
Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Eyes
Replies: 13
Views: 1877

samwise wrote:The more I think about it, the more I wonder where that keyset came from - they'd be just as awkward on a real beeb!

Sam.
Paul used them on all of his Ultimate games - they made Sabre Wulf a real bitch until you got used to them.
by Kecske Bak
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Eyes
Replies: 13
Views: 1877

stairwaytohell wrote:Anyway, what do you think of the actual game? :)
Suffers from Partis-itis - superbly programmed but too hard to be any real fun.

It's a wonderful curio though, and really interesting to see where the Ultimate games came from. I always wondered what the mysterious "PP" had done before "Sabre Wulf".
by Kecske Bak
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Superior Interactive Blog
Replies: 21
Views: 2972

Richard had to try and get the balance right between trying to modernise the look of the game but also trying to keep the feel of the Repton character. As far as Repton 2 is concerned, there are two things I miss from the BBC versions. The first is the key in the shape of a cross - something I thou...
by Kecske Bak
Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Beeb creators reunite at museum...
Replies: 20
Views: 2549

Good grief!! how long did it take to calculate that!? i remember leaving mine literally for DAYS to calculate Mandelbrots!! My first proper job was for a company called Westland System Assessment in Yeovil. They had some brilliant Acorn programmers - there was a guy called John Wilson who ended up ...
by Kecske Bak
Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Beeb creators reunite at museum...
Replies: 20
Views: 2549

Talking of Beebs being thrown out, I used to own a Master 128 that was used to model the effects of Nuclear blasts in MOD contracts. Sadly, they wouldn't give me the software, as it was still classified. That would have been an interesting addition to the archive. My current Master 128 was from the ...
by Kecske Bak
Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: *must* not spend a fortune ... *nnngh*
Replies: 47
Views: 6258

stairwaytohell wrote:the name "10 Out of 10 Software" is ringing bells though ... ?!?
That's the one!
by Kecske Bak
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Text Data Encryption
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

I remember the magazine "Your Computer" after it went all yuppy with a square spine and about three pages an issue ran a long series about adventure programming on the BBC. If anyone has them it might be good to get scans of those to Jim.
by Kecske Bak
Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: *must* not spend a fortune ... *nnngh*
Replies: 47
Views: 6258

I've just remembered I saw a programme on the TV years ago about educational software, and there was an interview with one of the Botterill brothers who was running an educational software house. I can't remember what the software house was called. Does it ring a bell with anyone?
by Kecske Bak
Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: BBC Micro games with a story to tell...
Replies: 19
Views: 3237

Not bumping into things is the main idea of Estra! You have to put a statue together, by taking the yellow pieces from around the edge of the screen into the area in the middle, taking care to not bump into the walls. If you are already carrying a statue piece, you cannot pick up another as it kills...