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Funfair / Carnival type game

Post by lordsnipe » Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:39 am

Hi all,

I've been reminiscing in my childhood primary school computing days (as we all probably have) and am trying to look for a game which I distinctly remember called FunFair. However, all attempts to search on this game results in a shooting style game with moving targets.

The game which I remember had different attractions like a big slide etc and was educational based (had to do maths problems etc to advance up the slide's ladder).

Does anybody know of a game and its possible name, with maybe a disk image?

Thanks all in advance.

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Post by CMcDougall » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:08 am

Could be this http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archi ... unfair.zip :)

:oops: bollox, uve tried that 1

Not ringing bells with me :?

It was'nt Mount The Mountain? do some maths to push a box up side of hill (well triangle!).

mmm, had a search on ere, but not ere, will look mine out over w/end :wink:
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Post by lordsnipe » Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:59 am

There wasn't just a big slide, there were other things you could do in the funfair too ...

If it were popular then I guess it would already be out in disk image (like Granny's Garden, however I can't find this for download as 4Mation have gone round to all the sites and asked them to remove)....

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Post by CMcDougall » Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:51 am

prob not Mount the mount then.

Candyfloss ?? selling ice creams at Blackpool, asks for how many ice creams to make, how much to sell them for etc. :?
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Post by johncummins » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:37 pm

Yes, I remember this game! It was ace... there was a map, you had to go around each of the 'rides' I remember there was a ghost train, dodgems, maze, and many more I forgot. Does anyone know where I could find this?

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Post by lordsnipe » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:55 pm

johncummins wrote:Yes, I remember this game! It was ace... there was a map, you had to go around each of the 'rides' I remember there was a ghost train, dodgems, maze, and many more I forgot. Does anyone know where I could find this?

yeah .. these things ring a bell! anyone have any ideas?

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Post by johncummins » Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:36 pm

I *think* this game was published by northern micromedia, but still cant find it anywhere :(

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Post by johncummins » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:59 pm

i would still love to find this game... if anyone has it or knows where i could get it from

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Post by lordsnipe » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:42 pm

I've given up all hope of finding it to play.

Probably better to stay as a memory hehe :)

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Post by Arcadian » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:04 am

I wouldn't give up all hope just yet.

Beardo (Greg) is currently in the process of transferring thousands of my five-and-a-quarter diskettes, the majority of which contain educational and special needs software.

So once all of those have been imaged and sorted (which admittedly, will still take a long time) maybe you'll get lucky?! :?:

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Post by lordsnipe » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:09 am

Slight glimmer of hope ... I've got notification turned on if it gets eventually found :)

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Post by johncummins » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:58 pm

Ooh, there might be a chance then.

Where is all this educational software being transfered to does someone have a link?

The more I thinkabout it the more I want it :(
Bit annoying I can't remember its name - I'mpretty sure it was 'Funfair' but not 100% certain.

On a different note, I'd like the other funschool's that arent on here, does anyone know where I might find them?

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Post by CSHinUK » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:07 pm

Hi,

I realise this was originally posted on the forum 10 year ago but I've only just come across this now. I'm the original software developer who wrote Funfair with a group of voluntary teachers. If anybody is still registered to this forum and would like more information then I'm happy to chat. I've got an original Funfair package with disc in the loft as well as other titles I worked on.

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Post by lordsnipe » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:15 pm

Hello. I'm the original poster, and whilst I have not been searching for the title for years now, just received an email saying someone had posted an update to this thread.

If you ever archive your titles into disk images and release them, let me know! I'd love to reminisce over this title ... I'm 35 this year and haven't touched a BBC Micro (apart from emulation) since my primary school years, so at least 23 years! Funfair was a title that I distinctly remember playing, along with Granny's Garden and Dare Devil Denis.

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Post by CSHinUK » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:27 pm

Wow, I'm glad your still active on here. You finally get a reply 12 years later lol.

Northern Micromedia was just a small software publishing project. Mainly funded by local authorities. All the ideas for the software titles came from a group of voluntary teachers that met once or twice a week. The teachers were very keen on ensuring it wasn't just about the software and the titles also came with a lot of classroom materials that would supplement the software and give the other kids something as back in them days classrooms would typically only have 1 computer amounts the whole class.

I've never touched a BBC Micro for years and I don't know anybody who is able to get the software working on an emulator on a PC which is a shame.

I'm happy to send though some scans of the classroom materials if they jog any memories.

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Post by Pernod » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:35 pm

CSHinUK wrote:I've never touched a BBC Micro for years and I don't know anybody who is able to get the software working on an emulator on a PC which is a shame.
If you're prepared to send your discs to someone for imaging I'm sure there will be a few volunteers here, including myself.
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Post by lurkio » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:54 pm

CSHinUK wrote:I'm happy to send though some scans of the classroom materials if they jog any memories.
Regardless of whether or not you decide to send the actual discs off to be imaged by someone, I'm sure that any scans of the documentation that you can upload here would be very gratefully received!

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Post by billcarr2005 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:41 pm

Would it be this?
THE FUNFAIR.jpg
Not sure if I had it 11+ years ago... but I'll attempt to image it ASAP
(Might've found it quicker had it been in "Archive Requests" :roll: , although probably not :lol: )

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Post by CSHinUK » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:06 pm

Yep that's the software. Northern Micromedia was based in Newcastle.

This is the guy who done the artwork:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davison

I'm not in contact with Al but he was a fine artist.

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Post by billcarr2005 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:14 pm

CSHinUK wrote:... as well as other titles I worked on.
What other titles did you work on?
I've got "The Yellow Brick Road" also

Uploaded Funfair here
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=14831

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Post by CSHinUK » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:24 pm

I worked on Pip's Island Adventure and Crossword Call-up. There were others but I can't remember the titles. I'll see what is in the loft at the weekend. However I do have a magazine I kept from the 80s as I was chuffed as a young lad in my 20s to have my software reviewed. See attachments.

I remember the Yellow Brick Road but that's not one of the ones I worked on.
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Post by billcarr2005 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:59 pm

CSHinUK wrote:I worked on Pip's Island Adventure
That got uploaded here

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6876&p=189520#p189520

a few months ago :)

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Post by CSHinUK » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:21 pm

Oh that's cool, cheers I'll have to try an emulator at the weekend.

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Post by lordsnipe » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:30 pm

billcarr2005 wrote:
CSHinUK wrote:... as well as other titles I worked on.
What other titles did you work on?
I've got "The Yellow Brick Road" also

Uploaded Funfair here
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=14831
After all this time, I may finally get to play this title again! Many thanks! I've got to go to work but I'll take a look tonight!

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Post by lordsnipe » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:13 pm

Thank you Bill! Playing through Funfair this evening made brought me back to the early 90s when I played this title in a primary school in Western Australia...

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Post by JohnH » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:42 pm

Please help I'm baffled.

I boot disc 1 in beeb em and the when it asks I load disc 2 in drive 0 and press space but it just beeps at me. I've made the disc r/w as well.

Never mind, I changed the check for space bar so it selects drive 1 if you press space.

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Post by lordsnipe » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:26 am

I came across the same problem, and I got it to work somehow. From memory, I think I changed the model emulated to be B+ or the Master 128, or the floppy ROM .. .

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