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by billcarr2005
Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Need a couple of games identifying
Replies: 10
Views: 1803

Re: Need a couple of games identifying

Exile has a rocket/spaceship at the start.
by billcarr2005
Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: SLOGGER PEGASUS Electron Disk Interfaces *NEW*
Replies: 210
Views: 28534

Re: FS: SLOGGER PEGASUS Electron Disk Interfaces *NEW*

Would like to add one of these to my collection, for the odd times i tinker on an Electron, but don't have a Plus 1 :(
by billcarr2005
Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Folio
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Folio

Dug out some Folio disks I had.

Disks need Write Protect off in BeebEM to be able to save the settings.
by billcarr2005
Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: 'The Old Computer'
Replies: 30
Views: 6313

Re: 'The Old Computer'

Is it any different to this? I'd never heard of it until I saw it on eBay a few months ago. Transferred using XFER. :)
by billcarr2005
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Retro Software: our first release - Zap!
Replies: 60
Views: 5371

Re: Retro Software: our first release - Zap!

Looking forward to receiving mine too! :) "Pitfall Jones" has also added sound to Neil's latest build ( here ) but you'll need to run it on a Master 128 (or in Master emulation mode on BeebEm/B-Em) Because it's a single file game, which relocates itself when loaded, it (seemingly) works fine on a st...
by billcarr2005
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Looking for Mini Office II
Replies: 42
Views: 5493

Re: Looking for Mini Office II

Oh great. (alas does not work on the master :( ) I thought it was bugged at first, but box says BBC Micro Model B, B+ I think the protection loads itself in non-Master friendly memory. It's easy enough to completely remove these parts of code (in fact, i had it running like this first - but when th...
by billcarr2005
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: 'The Old Computer'
Replies: 30
Views: 6313

Re: 'The Old Computer'

I was hoping to find a few of those but couldn't find any.. I had a few of them, but can't remember.. do you have a good collection Bill? I don't have such a massive collection. Had a spell of getting games from eBay just to dissect the copy protection (and also because I wanted to have a "clean" c...
by billcarr2005
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Looking for Mini Office II
Replies: 42
Views: 5493

Re: Looking for Mini Office II

Finally got the Label Printer fixed!
Using the 65C02 Second Processor in BeebEM allows you to use different display modes & have more memory for documents.
by billcarr2005
Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: 'The Old Computer'
Replies: 30
Views: 6313

Re: 'The Old Computer'

Joe Blade 1 & 2 are already on this site though! http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archive/diskimages/Players/JoeBlade.zip http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archive/diskimages/Players/JoeBlade2.zip and they only require minimal tinkering to load/relocate to work on disk! TOSEC archives definitely ar...
by billcarr2005
Sun May 31, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Looking for Mini Office II
Replies: 42
Views: 5493

Re: Looking for Mini Office II

Had a look at this over the weekend. I'm getting a "No room" error for the Label Printer, but otherwise everything appears to working correctly :)
Will make sure (almost) everything works before posting it ;)
by billcarr2005
Wed May 27, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Looking for Mini Office II
Replies: 42
Views: 5493

Re: Looking for Mini Office II

Disc Duplicator III has a specific Mini Office II copy finisher, to copy over tracks 41 and 42, so it must've been tricky if a standardised copier wouldn't do the job! ISTR last time I had a look at the protected disk, that it constantly read code into memory, possibly overlapping... so it was hard ...
by billcarr2005
Thu May 21, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton levels?
Replies: 198
Views: 25998

Re: Repton levels?

Not 100% sure about the protection on the original Repton3 series of disks, but the protected file Repton2 might load the game code (&1200 to &31E0), followed by the first set of levels (&31E0 to &57E0). On the "cracked" versions, Repton2 contains the levels also... To alter which set of levels load...
by billcarr2005
Thu May 14, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Discuss: Best and worst beeb game endings?
Replies: 69
Views: 12545

Ricochet

Ricochet doesn't have a bad ending... after all, it's the journey - not the destination!
by billcarr2005
Tue May 12, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Definitive list?
Replies: 7
Views: 1065

Re: Definitive list?

I guess bbclist is the definite list. Attached is the current list - it's a text file so easy to add items to. Which games do you have not on the list? Thanks -PJ Are all of the games listed actually dumped and sitting somewhere in downloadable form - and not simply a list of games that are known t...
by billcarr2005
Mon May 04, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Music software
Replies: 22
Views: 4762

Re: Music software

Apologies for the lateness of the reply... I've just checked it and it doesn't seem compatible with Acorn 1770 DFS. It's fine with the Watford DFS though! :)
by billcarr2005
Mon May 04, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Acorn User 38 & 39 Magazines
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

Re: Acorn User 38 & 39 Magazines

The eBay auction says 10 issues... and the picture appears to show 10 issues, so i don't think it's a typo... but between April 1985 and November 1986 there should be 20 issues! I've uncovered ISSUE No 39 OCTOBER 1985 gathering dust in a cupboard. Rather frustratingly, I'm missing 38, although i hav...
by billcarr2005
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Early Elite Version
Replies: 31
Views: 3420

Re: Early Elite Version

Maybe this is the same?

http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archi ... /Elite.zip

*RUN EltDemo
by billcarr2005
Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Early Exile Version
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Early Exile Version

Slightly misleading topic heading, given the Early Elite Version... would've liked to have seen Exile including the dog - an early incarnation of Fluffy?
by billcarr2005
Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Copy Protection Interview
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: Acornsoft Copy Protection Interview

Crazy Tracer, Hopper and Aviator all use undocumented opcodes... which makes disassembling the code difficult at first! :D
by billcarr2005
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: And they're off!
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: And they're off!

The Key disk creates six random numbers and multiplies them together to make K%. This is then written to the file Q on the program disk. The program disk CHAINs PRO and checks K% against the key in the file Q. If they are the same, the program continues :) - if not, then endless loop! :( If another ...
by billcarr2005
Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: And they're off!
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: And they're off!

Thanks for that :)
I look forward to receiving them, and then banging my head against the wall trying to decypher them :P
I'll let you know how i get on, if any progress is made
by billcarr2005
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: And they're off!
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: And they're off!

I've got my trusty old BBC hooked up in a cupboard close to my PC, so anytime i need to get files I just plug in the cable and get them with xfer 5.1 They'll still retain the copyright on the files, although there is the often quoted right to backup the information - although in modern software lice...
by billcarr2005
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: And they're off!
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: And they're off!

Are the disks imagable? :)
by billcarr2005
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton levels?
Replies: 198
Views: 25998

Re: Repton levels?

The next set, BIRTHDA, is edit-code protected, so I can't do anything until I've played through the set to find out the codes. I am going to find this information out for all the sets, though. It will just take a bit of time :) Think this probably came from a Cheat It Again Joe. It might not work o...
by billcarr2005
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Music software
Replies: 22
Views: 4762

The Music System

Would've liked to get it working off one disk, but haven't had chance to plough through all the code. :oops:
by billcarr2005
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Wizadore
Replies: 21
Views: 3628

Wizadore loading in Beebem

Does anybody know if the Wizadore tape has ever loaded in BeebEm? Obviously the loader didn't used to execute properly because of the VIA timing encryption.
I'm using 3.85 and when the loader reaches the main block, it just steps over it and it's game over :(
by billcarr2005
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: IMAGE2BBC Image Library
Replies: 38
Views: 4937

Re: IMAGE2BBC Image Library

Thrust has a loading screen drawn by JCS (Jeremy C Smith?)
There are a few that aren't by Mic - PP, JVM, Mutley, ACE... are you any of those? :P
by billcarr2005
Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Rare Game Still Missing - Can it ever be found!
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: Rare Game Still Missing - Can it ever be found!

Hijacking this thread because of the title! :D
I wonder if Dragonsoft Explorer http://www.stairwaytohell.com/lostandfo ... rer-ad.jpg will ever be found?
A user called rastilan said he had a copy but then was never heard from again!
http://www.stairwaytohell.com/sthforums ... .php?t=598
by billcarr2005
Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Ample music Albums
Replies: 19
Views: 2942

Re: Ample music Albums

!Boot file EXECs fine
the contents of jukebox when dumped aren't just FF
perhaps it was a problem when transferring back to physical disc?
by billcarr2005
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Ample music Albums
Replies: 19
Views: 2942

Re: Ample music Albums

In what way corrupted? It transferred from the BBC disc fine earlier. Is it a specific file? I can try transferring it again.