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Master 512 DOS+ Software

Post by marcusjambler » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:29 pm

Hi All

I'm going through a huge pile of early DOS programs.
Sifting out anything that operates on the 286 PI copro in my Master.
So far I've come across two ROGUE games that are working, although I havn't gone deeper than level 3 yet.
The attachment is the image I used to create a 720k 3.5" DOS disk.
Created using Virtual Floppy Drive and the physical disk was formatted and imaged using OMNIFLOP.
Both games are on the disk.
ROGUE being the simpler one is just three files.
MAG constitutes the rest of the files and three subfolders.
I currently have them both on a DOS harddrive DataCentre CF HD partition.
Rogue.zip
(123.96 KiB) Downloaded 115 times
Edit : There is a GOTEK floppy emulator project here : http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... 16&t=13718
Currently (06.01.18) working for ADFS and PC 720k images with native DFS to follow.
Edit : (14.05.18) Acorn SSD and DSD support has been added.

This project makes it much easier to transfer the DOS images located in this thread to a Beeb Master since OMNIFLOP is no longer required.

Edit : My current set up (31.01.18) for finding and playing these games etc :

BBC Master with 3.2 MOS
Raspberry PI 3 Co-processor : here http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... =3&t=11325
External Internal Tube level shifter from Kjell http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/member ... le&u=10675
BeebSCSI mini : here http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... si#p172264
A GOTEK floppy Emulator (see above)

Also, the retroclinic datacentre works great as the hard drive.
There are CF/SD hard drive images available from other members of the forum.

And of course a modded 3.5" FDD works as detailed above.

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Re: DOS software

Post by pau1ie » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:50 am

Thanks for this. I'm on the look out for programs to run on the 286 matchbox copro. Also I'm quite partial to roguelikes.
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Re: DOS software

Post by pau1ie » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:12 pm

To move this to my master 512 hard drive was a palarver. It would be esiest if I had a PC with omniflop and a floppy drive, which I do in the garage, except I can't find the VGA cable...

So I downloaded the file, unzipped it, extracted the image files with 7-zip (Really handy this - it works for CD/DVD-ROM ISO images too). I copied these to a USB stick, then plugged it into the datacentre. I also copied J.G.Harston's USBFILER.

With the USB stick plugged into the datacentre, I ran the usbfiler (You can load and run a BASIC program from the datacentre USB disc). I changed the datacentre directory to the directory with the files in

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*]cd rogue
load "USBFILE"
*cdir rogue
*dir rogue
run
usbfile lets you do star commands, so I could have chained it. Then copied all the files

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copy usb:
Of course this changes all the dots in filenames to slashes.
Then I boot into dos, and use the move command to move the files across:

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mkdir rogue
cd rogue
move $.rogue.* -adfs . -dos
This changes the slashes into underscores and truncates the filenames. I had to rename them all back and repeat for each directory.

I noticed nosing around MDFS that there is a USBtoDISC. I wonder if this would let me write the image to a floppy on the BBC?
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Re: DOS software

Post by jgharston » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:06 pm

pau1ie wrote:I noticed nosing around MDFS that there is a USBtoDISC. I wonder if this would let me write the image to a floppy on the BBC?
Yes, though only with DFS (and HADFS, AcornCPM, TorchCPN) and ADFS (and FileStore) disks, that is 256*10*trk FM via OSWORD &7F and 256*16*trk MFM via OSWORD &72. If your source DOS Disk is a "bootable" 640K Acorn DOS disk (an ADFS disk with a DOS filesystem) it will work, but not if it is a "large" 800K Acorn DOS disk as that is essentially a RISC OS ADFS D disk with a DOS filesystem.

Also, **WARNING**. Remember that when you have a hard drive active in ADFS, DRIVE ZERO IS THE HARD DRIVE. Always use drive 4 to ensure you are using the floppy drive when writing an image to a floppy. USBtoDisk doesn't give any "Hold on, destination disk is 600 times the size of the image file, are you sure?" type prompts.

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$ bbcbasic
PDP11 BBC BASIC IV Version 0.25
(C) Copyright J.G.Harston 1989,2005-2015
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Re: DOS software

Post by pau1ie » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:37 pm

Thanks for that, good to know.
jgharston wrote:Also, **WARNING**
I think I discovered something like that shortly after I got the datacentre. Fortunately I hadn't written much to it before that!
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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:31 pm

This one is an epic 7 player game of intrigue across 1900 Europe.
Originally a board game this version was written by Avalon Hill Game Co. in 1984
It looks to be operating and I've found a PDF of the manual which is included in the ZIP
Diplomacy.zip
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Post by pau1ie » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:15 pm

Thanks. I assume that is the standard PC version. The rules seem to be from the board game so not much help with the UI. There is a video on youtube though, the game looks identical to that.
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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:56 am

Today we have two text adventures.
007 GoldFinger by Mindscape in 1986 and Acheton written circa 1981 and published by Topologica 1987.
Theres cover art, a splash screen and game image in the zip.
007GoldFinger.zip
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Acheton.zip
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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:06 pm

Hi There

As the sifting continues I've got what is widely seen as the ULTIMA 0 game - AKALABETH written by Richard Garriott in 1980.
I've played it for 20mins and gone down a dungeon or two..... :D Its working so far.
Game image and some documentation included.
AKALABETH.zip
(1.25 MiB) Downloaded 103 times
Next up is a Chess program attributed to PSION Software Ltd in 1985
I havn't found a manual as yet but the in game help and menus are pretty good.
Psionchess.zip
(181.09 KiB) Downloaded 99 times
I'm really enjoying this software mining.

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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:38 pm

Hi Pau1ie
Sorry for the delay....
I think you're right with the DIPLOMACY youtube vid
I'm still trying to find the actual manual
There dont seem to be many included with the dos archived downloads

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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:19 am

There are several versions of Basic that I've come across.
Not wishing to evoke the wrath of the corporations I'm just posting the names and issue numbers.

BasicA 2.10
GWBasic 2.02, 3.22, 3.23
MSBasic 3.0 Version 1.0
Basic86 V5.27
BASCOM 86 v2.0

The first 5 boot to a simple environment and pass the "hello world" test
The last 2 are older (8086) language and compiler. Which I havn't really tested.

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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:20 pm

Today is Infocom Adventure day :D

7 working images and a PDF manual each to boot....

Need to run this one from within the folder at the minute.
A Mind Forever Voyaging.zip
(2.77 MiB) Downloaded 100 times

The rest work straight from the A: prompt
Ballyhoo.zip
(5.66 MiB) Downloaded 103 times
Cut Throats.zip
(6.11 MiB) Downloaded 99 times
Deadline.zip
(4.75 MiB) Downloaded 106 times
Enchanter.zip
(4.31 MiB) Downloaded 97 times
Hollywood Hijinx.zip
(3.26 MiB) Downloaded 100 times
Infidel.zip
(4.7 MiB) Downloaded 98 times
Enjoy......

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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:16 pm

Today I'm posting 5 historic war games and a fantasy war game.
The historic ones are image only... I'm still looking for manuals although the games are pretty intuitive.
Defender of the Crown has a Manual but its the Apple GS one.
vulcan the tunisian campaign.zip
(250.29 KiB) Downloaded 93 times
Desert Rats.zip
(238.76 KiB) Downloaded 97 times
Conflict in Vietnam.zip
(106.48 KiB) Downloaded 93 times
arnhem.zip
(247.87 KiB) Downloaded 93 times
Action in the north atlantic.zip
(140.67 KiB) Downloaded 95 times
This one is slow until you switch off the sound in 'options'
Defender of the Crown.zip
(1.81 MiB) Downloaded 100 times
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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:45 pm

This one is only currently working in Demo mode.....
outrun.zip
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Edit 30.06.18 : Found to playable with Psolver2 PSI3.exe running ( 'shift lock' to run as background task. )
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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:40 pm

Theres a mixed bag of adventuring today...
Two graphic adventures... A futuristic RPG... An adventure writing system ( there is a PDF manual but I cant post it.. its 28Mb )....
A ROGUElike... and two text adventures :D

Manuals included with some..
Alpine Encounter.zip
(1.78 MiB) Downloaded 97 times
Adventures in Serenia.zip
(4.65 MiB) Downloaded 98 times
2400AD.zip
(1.66 MiB) Downloaded 99 times
adventurewriter.zip
(184.72 KiB) Downloaded 98 times
Caverns of Zoarre.zip
(253.79 KiB) Downloaded 97 times
Beyond the Titanic.zip
(168.19 KiB) Downloaded 98 times
Countdown to Doom.zip
(1.99 MiB) Downloaded 101 times

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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:58 pm

Some new stuff for christmas :D

A space RPG -
aliants.zip
(194.42 KiB) Downloaded 98 times
A court room simulator -
Crime & Punishment.zip
(630.79 KiB) Downloaded 98 times
Two text adventures -
brimstone.zip
(225.76 KiB) Downloaded 98 times
breakers.zip
(224.03 KiB) Downloaded 98 times
A couple of simple arcade/action games -
Bridge Hopper.zip
(228.14 KiB) Downloaded 99 times
Blockade.zip
(252.25 KiB) Downloaded 96 times
A graphic adventure with 'an early Monkey Island' style interface -
Below the Root.zip
(6.48 MiB) Downloaded 101 times
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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:21 pm

First post of 2018 for more DOS games :D
All working as far as I've tested them

There are text adventures :
Demons Forge.zip
(302.75 KiB) Downloaded 95 times
Cyborg.zip
(1.81 MiB) Downloaded 97 times
Dick Francis - High Stakes.zip
(226.45 KiB) Downloaded 94 times
Bureaucracy.zip
(4.73 MiB) Downloaded 100 times
damiano.zip
(159 KiB) Downloaded 95 times
A graphic adventure :
calixto-island.zip
(126 KiB) Downloaded 94 times
Two board games :
Chess Master2000.zip
(224.38 KiB) Downloaded 93 times
championship backgammon.zip
(269.98 KiB) Downloaded 96 times
A graphics quiz game :
Classic Concentration.zip
(181.74 KiB) Downloaded 93 times
And a Dungeons and Dragons Roguelike :
DND.zip
(159.27 KiB) Downloaded 97 times
:D

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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:10 pm

Another bunch of working DOS games :

Text Adventures
haunted mission.zip
(255.09 KiB) Downloaded 98 times
hamil.zip
(269.54 KiB) Downloaded 99 times
giantkiller.zip
(265.51 KiB) Downloaded 98 times
forbidden castle.zip
(213.64 KiB) Downloaded 96 times
essex.zip
(231.01 KiB) Downloaded 99 times
RPG Spy Adventure
Hacker.zip
(937.22 KiB) Downloaded 101 times
RPG involving 4 players competing as Pups to find 4 items
fooblitzky.zip
(237.76 KiB) Downloaded 96 times
Rogue-like
Evets.zip
(133.51 KiB) Downloaded 98 times
Forest Fire Fighting Simulator
Fire Fighter.zip
(250.25 KiB) Downloaded 98 times
TV show
family feud.zip
(171.09 KiB) Downloaded 96 times

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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:12 pm

And.... a Helicopter Simulator with Manual
Helicopter Sim.zip
(4.86 MiB) Downloaded 104 times

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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:19 pm

This evening there are some more text adventures :
Asylum.zip
(230.81 KiB) Downloaded 95 times
Avon.zip
(275.75 KiB) Downloaded 96 times
Castle Elsinore.zip
(327.53 KiB) Downloaded 94 times
Dr Dumonts Wild.zip
(394.32 KiB) Downloaded 95 times
Dungeons of Dunjin.zip
(244.44 KiB) Downloaded 95 times
A game of narcotics trading :
Drug Wars.zip
(250.77 KiB) Downloaded 94 times
A Sherlock Holmes multi player who dunnit :
221 baker st.zip
(5.79 MiB) Downloaded 96 times
Two graphic adventures :
amazon.zip
(221.7 KiB) Downloaded 96 times
Dragon World.zip
(1.37 MiB) Downloaded 98 times
A boolean logic driven text adventure :
Braminar.zip
(251.62 KiB) Downloaded 98 times
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Post by marcusjambler » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:20 pm

And Two Rogue-likes :
cave quest.zip
(219.19 KiB) Downloaded 101 times
Bones haunted mansion.zip
(180.16 KiB) Downloaded 98 times
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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:39 pm

On the DOS menu today there are several text adventures :
Indiana Jones and Revenge of the ancients.zip
(234.64 KiB) Downloaded 97 times
islandmysadv.zip
(251.02 KiB) Downloaded 93 times
Earthly Delights.zip
(162.86 KiB) Downloaded 93 times
007 View to a kill.zip
(220.31 KiB) Downloaded 98 times
A career sim :
Executive Suite.zip
(255 KiB) Downloaded 96 times
A TV game show :
jeopardy.zip
(182.41 KiB) Downloaded 94 times
A graphic adventure :
Fahrenheit 451.zip
(235.56 KiB) Downloaded 95 times
A clunky espionage RPG :
Fourth Protocol.zip
(3.79 MiB) Downloaded 96 times
A chess puzzle :
Knight Exchange.zip
(644.68 KiB) Downloaded 93 times
And a decent Gauntlet clone :
Into the Eagles Nest.zip
(259.38 KiB) Downloaded 94 times
Enjoy !

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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:19 pm

This week there are several text adventures :
Grannys Place.zip
(246.01 KiB) Downloaded 94 times
Hermits secret.zip
(237.49 KiB) Downloaded 94 times
Hezarin.zip
(285.6 KiB) Downloaded 93 times
Last Days of Doom.zip
(286.14 KiB) Downloaded 94 times
Leather goddess of Phobos.zip
(260.51 KiB) Downloaded 93 times
Marooned Again.zip
(242.47 KiB) Downloaded 93 times
mindwheel.zip
(227.04 KiB) Downloaded 92 times
The original Interplay amnesia graphic adventure by Brian Fargo :

Mind Shadow.zip
(2.1 MiB) Downloaded 97 times

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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:23 pm

Also....


Two Rogue-likes :
larn.zip
(183.08 KiB) Downloaded 95 times
leygref.zip
(240.95 KiB) Downloaded 94 times
And a dating adventure :
Loves Fiery Imbroglio.zip
(227.44 KiB) Downloaded 95 times
:D

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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:34 am

Its a mixed bag of all sorts today with :

Text Adventures :
Ooze creepy nites.zip
(449.03 KiB) Downloaded 90 times
Nord and Bert.zip
(362.55 KiB) Downloaded 93 times
moonmist.zip
(234.64 KiB) Downloaded 91 times
Misers house.zip
(256.61 KiB) Downloaded 90 times
Monsters of Murdac.zip
(263.61 KiB) Downloaded 90 times
A Graphic Adventure :
9 Princes in Amber.zip
(418.39 KiB) Downloaded 92 times
A monk oriented RPG :
Moebius.zip
(2.33 MiB) Downloaded 94 times
Some board Games :
Monopoly.zip
(245.19 KiB) Downloaded 92 times
mychess.zip
(245.36 KiB) Downloaded 91 times
Oligopoly.zip
(305.01 KiB) Downloaded 91 times

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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:41 am

And there's more.....

A TV show :
MTV remote control.zip
(217.55 KiB) Downloaded 90 times
A French Rogue-like :
moria2.zip
(254.05 KiB) Downloaded 91 times
A Murder Mystery RPG :
Murder on the Atlantic.zip
(1.57 MiB) Downloaded 98 times
A Gun boat Simulator :
Ocean Ranger.zip
(4.56 MiB) Downloaded 95 times
And two arcade games :
Ms Pacman.zip
(239.44 KiB) Downloaded 93 times
oilswell1984.zip
(268.1 KiB) Downloaded 90 times
Enjoy!

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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:53 am

Sierra online games found to be working:

Leisure suit Larry 1
Kings Quest 1 & 2
Space Quest 1 & 2
The Black Cauldron
A Trolls Tale
Winnie the Pooh

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Re: DOS software

Post by richardtoohey » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:40 am

Thanks for all these. When I get all that free time (HA!) I'll dust off a Master 512 and have a play ... :D

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Re: DOS software

Post by marcusjambler » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:01 pm

Free time..... whats one of those ? :roll:

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Re: DOS software

Post by RobC » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:16 pm

Wow. Thanks again Marcus for all your hard work =D>

For anyone looking to transfer these .IMG files to an ADFS hard drive image for use with a DC, GoSDC, BeebSCSI etc., here's how I managed to do it using Windows 10:

1) Download a copy of ImDisk
2) Extract the DRIVE_C file from the DOS folder of your ADFS hard drive image using ADFS Explorer
3) Mount the DRIVE_C file as a virtual drive in ImDisk
4) Mount the required .IMG files as virtual drives in ImDisk
5) Copy the files from the mounted IMG images to appropriate folders on the mounted Master 512 drive image
6) Close all the virtual drives and copy the revised DRIVE_C file back to the ADFS hard drive image in ADFS Explorer

EDIT: In step 2, rather than doing "Export file...", drag and drop the DRIVE_C file to extract it as ADFS Explorer's export file option doesn't seem to work correctly.
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