30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:49 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 022 in Section 3 due to sorting the graphics issues with Blagger 2 which is now called New Blagger.
See other thread for full details.

Mainly levels 1, 4 and 7 have been amended in order to collect the 5 keys from each level without error.
I have changed the name for 2 reasons, firstly, IIRC New Blagger was a name given to the game on many a old floppy, lastly, so we know which version is fully working and which is buggy.
I have also hidden a message in the loader stating it has been repaired and tested so we know which version is which too.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:40 pm

Created in February 2020... here is Games Disc 143.
Disc143.zip
(99.2 KiB) Downloaded 10 times
The disc is called Disc143.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...

Fighter from Practical Computing (5.08).
Alien Lander from Popular Computing Weekly.
Simonn (AKA Simon Says) from Home Computing Weekly.
Tour (AKA Euler's Touring Knight from PCW Software.
Black River Quest (STD) from Sherston Software.
Space Pirates by Phantasm.
Shuttle (Joystick only) from Computer & Video Games.
Booty from Games Computing (#9).
Squeeze from Acornsoft/ASK.
Martian Nim from The Disk User (Issue 6).
Penalty Decider from Games Computing (#4).
Space Invaders Type Game from Practical Computing (6.02).
Snakes And Ladders (E) from The Electron Gamesmaster.
Nuclear Fallout from The Giant Book Of Games.
Singing Heads from Practical Computing (7.12).
Mastermind by A friend of Gavin.
Draughts from Computing Today.
Sixers from OIC Ltd.

NOTE: Black River Quest allows you to save your score/position to disc.
Also, Snakes And Ladders is an Electron title that seems to work OK 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 Squeeze and Sixers.

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 Valentines!
Mick.

Disc 144 will be out next month.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Arcadian » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:28 pm

Again, amazing work Mick (and Lee, and Chet, and Paul1e, and anybody else who is helping to type-in old listings from books, magazines and other sources!). Ditto for BillCarr, flaxcottage and CMcDougall for all the hard work deprotecting original discs, sharing educational software and digitizing cassettes.

You guys don't seem to get a lot of credit but your work sure is appreciated!! Please keep it up!! :)
For a "Complete BBC Games Archive" visit www.bbcmicro.co.uk

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by daveejhitchins » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:08 am

Arcadian wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:28 pm
Again, amazing work Mick (and Lee, and Chet, and Paul1e, and anybody else who is helping to type-in old listings from books, magazines and other sources!). Ditto for BillCarr, flaxcottage and CMcDougall for all the hard work deprotecting original discs, sharing educational software and digitizing cassettes.

You guys don't seem to get a lot of credit but your work sure is appreciated!! Please keep it up!! :)
I'll second that =D> Doing the MGC MKII seems like standing-on-the-shoulders-of-giants (to coin a phrase!) - using the collective work of so many people - Brilliant!

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