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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Dave_E » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:22 pm

the acorn computing dvds are still for sale on acornelectron.co.uk

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Post by Michael Brown » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:30 pm

Created in November 2019... here is Games Disc 140.
Disc140.zip
(52.08 KiB) Downloaded 45 times
The disc is called Disc140.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...

Jog from What Micro.
Attack from Take off with the Electron and BBC Micro.
Solitaire (E) from The Electron User (1.10).
Sheepdog Trial from 21 Games For The BBC.
April Fool Island from Popular Computing Weekly.
Energy Fields from Pan Books Ltd.
Dice Poker by R. P. S. Price.
Builder from What Micro.
Storm from Big K Magazine (Issue 6).
Yahtzee! (2P) from The Micro User (7.03).
Milly The Mink from Which Micro? & Software Review.
Night-Raid from Personal Computing Today.
The Frog from HeLixSoft.
Simon (AKA Sensational Simon) from Practical Computing (7.02).
Barrage (2P) from The Giant Book Of Games.
Dam Eaters from Pan Books Ltd.
Foxhole from What Micro.
Radar from Personal Computer World.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This only works with Yahtzee!

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.

Disc 141 will be out in early December with some more Christmas Crackers!
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:18 pm

All games from Arcade Action are now featured correctly on the main discs and have the correct "Arcade Action" splash from Acornsoft in their loaders from the original tape version.

Disc004 in Section 1 is the V5 version of Snake with the "food" and not the "letters" as in V4 from Fun Games.

Disc019 in Section 3 is the version of Dodgems with "Score:" on the screen which is missing from V1 in Fun Games.

Disc022 in Section 3 now has the correct REM Teletext Space Invaders in its loader.

Disc023 in Section 3 is the V2 version of Breakout and has the 8 "options" instead of the "Large or Small Bat" in Fun Games.

Again, Thanks to Arcadian for spotting the mistakes.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by lurkio » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:44 pm

Michael Brown wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:01 pm
... here is Games Disc 098 ... Disc098.zip ... Lords Of Time from Level 9 Computing ...
Looks like there might be a bug in Lords Of Time:
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:31 am

Not anymore!

Just re-posted D098 with a now correctly working copy of Lords Of Time.
Not sure how or why my old version was broken, but data from the STH disc hack has now been copied over it and now works as per Walk Through.

Thanks for finding the fault.

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Post by CMcDougall » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:42 pm

Michael Brown wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:30 pm
The Frog from HeLixSoft
what your meant to say is thanks to the hard work of Col & all the great folks money in the Acorn Preservation Pot :roll:

see here : =D>
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=17913#p248315

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Post by CMcDougall » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:47 pm

Michael Brown wrote:
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Pentiles from Silverlind.
also ditto, but member 'ghbearman' post money & Col's post money back :roll:

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=15988

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Post by Michael Brown » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:05 pm

Hi Col,
Yep, should have mentioned my thanks to everyone who has made it possible to now have these games here for us to keep and play.
Hopefully more will come our way.

thanks.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:06 pm

Created in December 2019... here is Games Disc 141.
Disc141.zip
(39.79 KiB) Downloaded 40 times
The disc is called Disc141.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...

Mover (Christmas Crackers) from The Micro User.
Dominoes by R. F. Bloodworth.
Snail Trail by David Given.
Mighty Missile from 21 Games For The BBC.
Turkey Shoot (Christmas Crackers) from The Micro User.
Death Wall from Popular Computing Weekly.
Breakout from Personal Computer World.
Forest Run (Christmas Crackers) from The Micro User.
Christmas Eve (AKA Xmas Eve) from Pan Books Ltd.
Bertie The Beetle from Practical Computing (7.05).
Ye Olde Castle (AKA Castle) from Popular Computing Weekly.
Battleships from PCW Software.
Dodge Dad (Christmas Crackers) from The Micro User.
Four Up from The Giant Book Of Games.
Demolition from Practical Computing (7.10).
Blind-Man's Buff (Christmas Crackers) from The Micro User.
December 24th from What Micro.
Pontoon from Laserbug (Issue 2)

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works with Snail Trail and Pontoon.

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.

Happy Xmas,
Mick.

Disc 142 will be out in early January 2020.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:51 pm

Created in January 2020... here is Games Disc 142.
Disc142.zip
(49.41 KiB) Downloaded 34 times
The disc is called Disc142.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...

Lifter from Games Computing (#3).
Sky-Diver (AKA Skydive) from Practical Computing (8.01).
Space Dodgems from What Micro.
Play Your Cards Right from The Giant Book Of Games.
Missile Command from Practical Computing (7.07).
Commando Jump from 21 Games For The BBC.
Break Out from Games Computing (#3).
Cowboy (2P) (Joysticks only) from Practical Computing (7.06).
Solitaire (E) from Electron Computing (#7).
Across The Ravine from 21 Games For The BBC.
Fruit Machine from Practical Computing (6.05).
Downfall from Dropbox, Inc.
Halma (2P) from The Micro User (6.05).
Sea-Dog from Games Computing (#4).
Commodities from Computing Today.
Pentoms-Puzzle (Unreleased) from Tortoise Software.
Mastercode from The Giant Book Of Games.
3D OXO from Practical Computing (7.01).

NOTE: Cowboy is Joystick only and requires 2 players.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This only works on Halma.

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.

Happy New Year!
Mick.

Disc 143 will be out next month.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by lurkio » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:57 am

Michael Brown wrote:
Mon May 11, 2015 1:06 pm
... here is Games Disc 022 ... Blagger 2 (Unofficial) from Alligata Software ...
There seems to be a bug in Blagger #2:
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:30 am

Thanks for finding this.
See other thread for a possible solution.

Mick.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:18 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 111 in Section 10 due to sorting most of the issues with Pandemonia.
See other thread for full details.

Mainly it now starts at SCREEN01 and after SCREEN19 reverts back to SCREEN01.
The red things that got stuck on the right hand side now continue off screen. Collecting these adds points to your score.
Full instructions now added for the mag listing.

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