30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by AndyGarton » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:43 pm

Aha, interesting. So I guess most people are using RAMFS as the default? I've no idea how to do that, but do now my setup doesn't have battery backup, so I suspect I can't change the order?

Anyway, off topic now, thanks everybody for your help - hopefully somebody else might benefit from it in future.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by leenew » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:18 pm

Sorry! I completely forgot about the SHIFT R BREAK
should have mentioned it earlier. It's completely normal and I do it too.

Lee.
Edited for insane phone auto-correct...
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by AndyGarton » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:49 am

Just a thought - is it worth keeping an up-to-date (ish) index of the disks in the first post of this thread? I'm sure many/most users of the collection would find this very useful.

(As above, it could be derived easily from: bbcmicro.co.uk/ss.php )

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by AndyGarton » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:58 am

AndyGarton wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:49 am
Just a thought - is it worth keeping an up-to-date (ish) index of the disks in the first post of this thread? I'm sure many/most users of the collection would find this very useful.

(As above, it could be derived easily from: bbcmicro.co.uk/ss.php )
Here is an Excel sheet I've created via the above page, containing just the info I find useful for finding games:
Beeb30thCollection.xlsx
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by lurkio » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:06 am

AndyGarton wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:58 am
Just a thought - is it worth keeping an up-to-date (ish) index of the disks in the first post of this thread? I'm sure many/most users of the collection would find this very useful. ... it could be derived easily from: bbcmicro.co.uk/ss.php ... Here is an Excel sheet I've created via the above page, containing just the info I find useful for finding games: Beeb30thCollection.xlsx
Not a bad idea. Here's your Excel spreadsheet in .CSV plain-text format in case anyone prefers it:
Perhaps it could be added to Mick's first post in this thread, or Lee's, which follows it?

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Cheers Mick 8) 30 years, seems like yesterday :D
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:24 am

Hi all, again!

After going through more inlay instructions on Every Game Going and also checking each game on each of the following discs...

I have just re-posted Games Discs 061 to 070 in sections 4 and 5.

DISC061
Cute To Kill...used scrolling instructions from loader to create readable ones at the start.
Go...brand new inlay instructions added.

DISC062
Blockbusters...brand new full inlay info added.

DISC063
Gold Run...Brand new full inlay info added.
Kensington...cover instructions and instructions from a review added.
Robokill...spelling "canister".
Olympic Decathlon...cover instructions added.

DISC064
Tactic...added 1/2 players to inlay instructions.
Test Match Cricket...spelling "therefore" and "disc".
Stupid Cupid...text "please" all on one line.
Snacker...grammar, comma after down.
Pursuit Ship...spelling "safety".
Starship Discovery...spelling "piloting", "clearance" and "manoeuvring".

DISC065
Braz...brand new full inlay info added.

DISC066 all OK

DISC067 all OK

DISC068

Frogger...spelling/grammar, "are" should be "dare".
Confrontation...capital R for Return.
Helicopter Holocaust...spelling "canister".
Fernando Flea...grammar "and" added and "got" changed to "win".
Colossus Bridge...grammar, comma added after "players" as per original inlay.

DISC069
Phantom...spelling "psychic" instead of "psychoic". Also some extra inlay text added.
Search and Rescue...grammar, spaces added after commas.

DISC070
Q Master...little "m" for "Timer mode" as per inlay.
Pass Go...spelling "payed" changed to "paid".
Mole...grammar...spaces added after commas.

regards,
Mick.

I will take a look at D071 to 080 asap.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:22 am

Hi all, again!

After going through more inlay instructions on Every Game Going and also checking each game on each of the following discs...

I have just re-posted Games Discs 071 to 080 in section 5.

DISC071
Cholo...various text added from inlay.
Minefield...+ changed to ; and "lander" changed to "leader".

DISC072
Jet Car...comma after "villages".
Grand Prix..."fatal" in correct space.
Snakes & Ladders...spelling "another".

DISC073
Peg Leg...capital U for "use".
Hyper Sports...grammar, "Breathe" instead of "breath".
Helicopter Rescue...spelling "helicopter".

DISC074
Charlie/Wock...grammar, "you" changed to "your".

DISC075
Banana Drama...spelling "slowly".

DISC076
Who Dares Wins II...spelling "defences" in scroller.
Reversi...change of text about pressing "break".
Dragon Rider...brand new full inlay added.
Star Trader...spelling "resources" and "existence".

DISC077
Lost your Marbles...spelling "achieve".
Caves of Trall...grammar, full stop added.

DISC078
Navigator...spelling "nebula" and "pilots".

DISC079 OK for now.

DISC080
Footballer of the Year...spelling "receive" and "player's".

regards,
Mick.

Discs081 to 090 are next!

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:04 pm

Hi all, again!

After going through more inlay instructions on Every Game Going and also checking each game on each of the following discs...

I have just re-posted Games Discs 081 to 090 in sections 5 and 6.

DISC081 OK for now

DISC082
Superman...Capital letters in inlay.
Grid Iron...brand new full inlay info added.
Reverse Coins...Capital Y added.

DISC083
Maze...spelling "enjoy".
Gomoko...grammar, comma added.
Grid Iron 2...brand new full inlay info added.

DISC084
Androidz...spelling "maintenance" and "apprehension".
Cave Flight...Capital U for "Uranium".

DISC085 OK for now.

DISC086
Pyron Slayer...spelling "eventually".
Flying Sorcerer...grammar, "pause.".
Paranoid...spelling numerous in LOAD2 file.

DISC087
Airline...capital I for "Interest Rate" to match the other rates.

DISC088
Super Digga...spelling "fiendish".
Masterbrain...brand new full inlay info added.

DISC089
Gold Mine..."SOUND" changed to "Sound" to match rest of text.
Transport Android...gaps after commas added.

DISC090
Arc Pinball...time delay after "Game Over" changed from 3000 to 9999.
Tower Bridge...grammar, "the" changed to "they".

Next is the text adventures...

Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:22 am

Hi all, again!

After going through more inlay instructions on Every Game Going and also checking each game on each of the following discs for spelling...

I have just re-posted Games Discs 091 to 100 in section 6.

DISC 091
Seek...brand new inlay info added.

DISC 092
!BOOT...Xanadu Coittage (STD) added.
Adventure...full stop added.

DISC 093
!BOOT...Runestaff (E) added.
Philosopher's Quest...spelling "necessarily".

DISC 094
!BOOT...Mission XP2 (E) added.
Return Of Flint...spelling "succeeded" and "careful".

DISC 095
!BOOT...Pony Express (E) added,
Pony Express...spelling "sheriff".

DISC 096
!BOOT...Tomb Of Death (E) added.
The Philosopher's Stone...spelling "Distributed" in loader.
Escape from Pulzar 7, comma after "consignment" as per inlay.
Castlemaze...BBC version created.

DISC 097
!BOOT...Druids Circle (E) added. Underground (STD) added.
Rebel Planet...spelling "foolhardy"
A 32K Universe...various spelling mistakes and grammar.
Tunnel Adventure...BBC version created.
Sadim Castle...space before "ESCAPE" in loader.
Underground...BBC version created.

DISC 098
!BOOT...Fire Isand (E) and Shipwreck (STD) added.
Valley of Kings...grammar "you" changed to "your".
Fire Island,,,little "i" in "island" to match the rest.
Sticky Fingers...gaps after commas added.

DISC 099
!BOOT...Lost in Xanadu (STD) adced.
Crown of Mardan...space before "ESCAPE" in loader.
Twin Orbs...spelling "perceived" and "apart".

DISC100
!BOOT...The Avaunting (STT) added.
The Avaunting...spaces added in loader.
Ferryman Awaits...spelling "Permission".
Hexagram of T V...spaces added.
Gnome Adventure...spaces added.

Well that's the original 100 discs sorted.
I will take a look at the new ones asap.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:45 am

Created in October 2018... here is Games Disc 127.
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The disc is called Disc127.dsd so it can be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename it.

The 18 games on this disc include...

Bismarck from BBC Soft.
Space Station from Input Magazine (Issue 5).
Model B Crossword 2 (Cassette 10) from Model B Computing.
The Paras (AKA Skydiver) from Acorn Programs (Vol.6).
Solitaire & Solve from Beebug (7.03).
Battleships from HeadFirst PD.
Bombard from Games Computing (#1).
Catch from Computer & Video Games.
3-A-Line from BBC PD (Games #7).
Mars Miner from Games Computing (#13).
Fives & Threes from Acorn Computing (11.05).
Darkness Surrounds (E) from forgotten-grove.
Which-Way? (Golden Games) from The Micro User.
The Pieman Quins from Musicsoft.
Asteroid Chase from Games Computing (#1).
Multicolour from BBC PD (Games #7).
Maze Run (AKA Maze Chase) from Computer Gamer (#18).
Pairs (Cassette 6) from Model B Computing.

NOTE: Bismarck requires the disc to be write-enabled to save data to the disc in order to work.
Also, Model B Crossword 2 allows you to save your score/position to disc.
Lastly, Darkness Surrounds is an Electron title that has been amended to work on a BBC Micro.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Bismarck and Which-Way?

All original filenames have been kept where possible, but some have been changed where they conflict with the limitations of the Disc Filing System. Copy protection routines have been removed.
This disc has also been checked for *KEY related issues and is OK.

Regards,
Mick.

PS. Disc 128 is coming later in the year!
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:18 am

Hi all, again!

After going through more inlay instructions on Every Game Going and also checking each game on each of the following discs for spelling...

I have just re-posted Games Discs 101 to 110 in sections 6, 8 and 9.

DISC101
Antique Freak swapped with Percy's Panic from D110. This is so Percy's Panic is before its sequels.

DISC102
!BOOT...Defence Com now DefenceCom as per game.
Vliv...error "scene" should be "Screen".
Pantheon...spelling "loose" should be "lose".

DISC103
Jetman...spelling "thrusting" and "canisters".
Chuckie Egg 6...grammar. Full stop added as per others in series.
Shipwrecked II...text changed to "!BOOT" rather than "EUG".

DISC104
Task Force...spelling "kamikaze".

DISC105 SE
!BOOT...(2P) added to Harequin.
Maze Man...grammar"UP" changed to "up" to match rest of text.
Trank...little "c" added to "control" to match the rest. Also "J/K" changed to "K/J" to match text.

DISC106 SE
Ski Run...Full stop added after "keys".
Soccer Supremo...Full stop added before "Lastly".

DISC107
!BOOT...(2P) added to jBiplane and Hex!
J.R... Gaps added to text.
Fruity...spelling "automatically".
Ultima...spelling "vertically" and "behaviour".

DISC108
!BOOT... Battlezone Six (STT) (E) added.
Digga...space before "your" removed.

DISC109
!BOOT...(2P) added to English Civil War.
Claustrophobia...spelling "possessions".

DISC110
!BOOT... Thai Boxing (D) (E) added and (E) added to Easter Egg Chase.
Antique Freak moved to this disc from D101 and swapped with Percy's Panic.

I will take a look at the next batch soon!

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:24 pm

Hi all, again!

After going through more inlay instructions on Every Game Going and also checking each game on each of the following discs for spelling...

I have just re-posted Games Discs 111 to 120 in sections 10, 12 and 13.

DISC111
!BOOT...(E) added to SCOTT.
Star Trek...spelling "occasionally".
Gondor...spelling "successful".

DISC112 OK

DISC113
!BOOT...(2P) added to Battleships.
Battleships...spelling "opponent's".

DISC114 OK

DISC115
!BOOT...(2P) added to Counter Attack.
Darkness Of Raven Wood...spelling "received".

DISC116
Lunar Lander...spelling "passenger".

DISCS117 to 119 OK

DISC120
Golf...spelling "lose".
Solitaire...spelling "exception".

Mick.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:32 am

Hi all, again!

After going through more inlay instructions on Every Game Going and also checking each game on each of the following discs for spelling...

I have just re-posted Games Discs 121 to 127 in sections 14, 15 and 16.
This is the last lot.

DISC121
Dragon Slayer...spelling "constitution".
Merrills...spelling "achieved".

DISC122
!BOOT...(E) added to Laser Cycles (as requested).
White Light...spelling "skilful".
Patience...grammer little "y" for "Do you want".
Five Dice...spelling "skilfully".

DISC123
Conqueror...spelling "scenarios".

DISC124
Speedway Manager...spelling (various mistakes throughout).

DISC125
Klingon's Revenge...spelling "experienced".
Klacz...spelling "dropped".

DISC126
Quadrix...gap between text and spelling "visualize".

DISC127
Battleships...spelling "simultaneously".

Hopefully, all the games posted in this thread are now correct.

There will, however, be the odd update to discs as any missing inlay info becomes available.

Thanks,
Mick.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by richardtoohey » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:11 am

=D>

Thanks for all your efforts.
Michael Brown wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:32 am
Hopefully, all the games posted in this thread are now correct.
:-k Think that's been said before :lol:

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by leenew » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:30 am

richardtoohey wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:11 am
=D>

Thanks for all your efforts.
Michael Brown wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:32 am
Hopefully, all the games posted in this thread are now correct.
:-k Think that's been said before :lol:
No! Honestly Richard! That's it now :wink:
I am just scanning bbcmicro.co.uk to make sure every game on the site matches Mick's latest disc version. Then we shall have a period of calm..... :-

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:07 pm

Yes someone spoke too soon.

Lee found a version of Robol from a later issue of Beebug (12.07) that has the full 50 screens.
I have now added the newer and longer game to Disc081 and re-posted it in section 5.

Also re-posted Disc023 as Lee found a later version of Manic Mechanic which has a bug fix.

Mick.
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