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Hi,

I have joined because I used to write games (not very good ones) for the BBC Micro back in the early 80s. I no longer have the computer or the code but am pleased to see this community keeping things alive using emulators and some old machines. I have moved on to other software development over the years but this brings back some good memories.

Andy.
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Hi Andy,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


Greetings from my little Dutch Atomic Attic, Wim... :-)
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Welcome Andy. Good to have you here.

Were any of your games published or were they, like mine, just for your own enjoyment?
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Welcome! :D
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RobC wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:26 am
Welcome Andy. Good to have you here.

Were any of your games published or were they, like mine, just for your own enjoyment?
Hi,

I wrote 3D Tennis and 3D Golf games that were published by a local shop in the early 80s. The owner of the shop ran a computer club that I was a member of. We would come in each week and show each other what we had been working on. If he saw something he liked, he offered to sell it.

There is an entry about them here: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/index.php?search= ... 29&on_P=on. The tennis game is there but the golf game is lost - not a great loss! I do not remember the Doves game - it was not one of mine. I also did a pin ball variant that used a paddle instead of flippers. There is no record of that now. There was a music program called "Melody Line" that allowed 4 track multi-tracking played on the keyboard using BBC sound (one track white noise for rhythm). I also did an early Pac Man variant but that was quite quickly eclipsed by Acornsoft Snapper which was vastly superior!

The games were written in BBC Basic with assembler for areas that needed a performance boost, for example sprites.

Andy.
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Welcome to the Forum, Andy . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H.
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Welcome, Andy. :D
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Welcome, do you think that you might get tempted to program for the beeb again?
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Welcome Andy!

Best wishes

Andy
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