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 28 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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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:18 pm

Created in March 2020... here is Games Disc 144.
Disc144.zip
(131.61 KiB) Downloaded 15 times
The disc is called Disc144.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...

Simon from Popular Computing Weekly.
Supreme (C) (STD) by Lars 0sterballe.
Speed Trial from OWL Magazine (Issue 2).
Juggle Puzzle from Acornsoft/ASK.
Football Supremo (STD) from Your Computer (4.05).
Answer Back Sport Quiz (Edit) from Kosmos Software.
ROBOT - The Impossible Mission (RAM) by Simon Ferre'
Hexa15 (Games Of Logic) from Golem Ltd.
Match The Pictures (AKA Match) from Acorn Computing (11.13).
Target Practice from Popular Computing Weekly.
Stock Market from PCW Software.
Transplex from Computer & Video Games.
3D Maze from Practical Computing (6.08).
Solitaire by Chris Richardson.
Tail Blasers (2P) (Joysticks only) from Popular Computing Weekly.
Dodge City from Computer & Video Games.
Fishing from The Micro User (1.08).
Golf from Games Computing (#5).

NOTE: Supreme has been compacted using PRES Advanced BASIC Editor in order to allow it to work correctly from disc at &1300 instead of &E00. It now allows you to save your position to disc.
Also, Football Supremo allows you to save your score/position to disc.
Lastly, ROBOT requires 1 spare bank of Sideways RAM in order to work.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Football Supremo, Juggle Puzzle and Answer Back Sport Quiz.

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.

Enjoy!
Mick.

Disc 145 will be out next month.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:52 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 052 in Section 4 due to amending Castle's Of Sand to allow you to save your score/position to either tape or disc.
This was achieved by altering the filename used by the game at lines 3600 and 3670 to HSCSAND and also running the game at &1900 instead of &E00 as the game only uses modes 4, 5 and 6 so has plenty room but needs to be above &1300 in order to correctly save/load the HSCSAND file.

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Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Arcadian » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:43 pm

Michael Brown wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:18 pm
Created in March 2020... here is Games Disc 144.
Fab work on another release Mick, Lee and team - incredible how you're still managing to produce a double-sided floppy full of new content every few months!
For a "Complete BBC Games Archive" visit www.bbcmicro.co.uk

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Remklep » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:40 pm

Also from me a big Thank You, Mr. Brown! =D>
BBC Model B+ 64K, 128K Memory Mod, RetroClinic External PiDirect with Raspberry Pi 3B.
BBC Master 128, RetroClinic Internal PiDirect with Raspberry Zero, TurboSPI MMC, RobC's VideoNuLa, Gotek Floppy Emulator.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:05 pm

Although I don't give much credit to others, and I probably should, I could not create these new discs if members on this forum did not supply me with the software which goes onto every disc.
There is enough new content out there to produce at least another 6 discs over the next half a year, each featuring 18 games.
A lot of these new games have come via Lee who has typed them in from books and a few others I have found in various places.

At the same time, I am still trying to create instructions for games that do not have any and also correcting any minor faults that I find, or forum members report when playing the games.

Lastly, I was going to stop once I get to D150, but with the amount of software being listed as missing and slowly being found, I may even get to Disc 200.

Thanks to everyone who has helped me create these discs and thanks to everyone who enjoys them.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:31 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 020 in Section 3 due to amending the instructions for Moon Cresta.
These now feature the names of the authors as well as full instructions.

regards,
Mick.

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