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Post by aferenbach » Tue May 30, 2006 12:59 pm

does anyone remember this title for the BBC? I played it a few times at school in 1988 (though I have no clue what a fox simulator was meant to teach us).

Anyone have a copy so i can get all nostalgic?

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Post by Arcadian » Tue May 30, 2006 1:31 pm

Try looking in our "Educational" software archive!

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Post by daftmoo » Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:37 pm

I can't see it in your edu section and the one on "the BBC lives" site won't load.
I remember starting it at school once, and like all games played on computers at school, (well for me anyway), you got 5 minutes and then it was someone else's turn. :-(

I never got to do any more but I remember it was quite buggy, even then, and kept crashing, pity really, as it was quite an unusual game.

If I was to review it for my site (http://www.daftmoo.org.uk/bbc/main.html), I would have to comment on how it helped you plan things, like making sure you had food, and shelter, and didn't get run over by a car.

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Post by billcarr2005 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:36 am

daftmoo wrote:... the one on "the BBC lives" site won't load.
Doesn't seem to have any problem running on the latest BeebEM...

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Post by daftmoo » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:17 pm

That's odd.
I downloaded the latest version of beebem to make sure I had it, let the prog oad, put in the name of my fox, and the second name, then pressed enter and I got the error:
Disk read only (error 201 at 9100)

Is it something I've done/not done? or is it just one of those mysteries of the universe.

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Post by billcarr2005 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:21 pm

On the "File" menu, under "Disc Options", make sure that "Write Protect 0" is unchecked... this enables the program to save the fox profile to disc correctly.

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Post by Arcadian » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:36 pm

daftmoo wrote:I can't see it in your edu section and the one on "the BBC lives" site won't load.
Oops - you're right: it's not there is it? I could've sworn I'd uploaded it! :oops:

Anyway, I've just added the TBL version to the archive and, as Bill points out, I can confirm that it does work if you disable Write Protect (I know because it was me who sent it to TBL many years ago!!)

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Post by daftmoo » Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:39 pm

stairwaytohell wrote: I can confirm that it does work if you disable Write Protect (I know because it was me who sent it to TBL many years ago!!)
If it's not too silly a question, how do you do that then? as I'd love to have another go at it.
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Post by sorvad » Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:08 am

You'll be embarrassed now :oops: , but see Billcarrs response a couple of posts up :)

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Post by daftmoo » Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:24 pm

Oops :-(
I do feel very silly now. :oops:
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