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Felix In The Factory key choice

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:44 pm
by Michael Brown
Hi all,

Sometime back I had an idea of adding the option of choosing between the original Felix In The Factory keys from the original tape and the more standard ones that were used on the Micro Power compilation re-issue.

I have now taken another look and made some progress.
The original tape version is loaded.
Then you are asked if you want to change the keys.
If no then the original game gets called.
If yes then new keys are poked over the original key locations and the alternative splash screen with these new keys is displayed.

This version should give you the choice of playing it on a real BBC or emulator with either set of keys.

If anyone thinks this is a good idea then I may do the same with Fruit Monsters!

regards,
Mick.
FelixKeys.zip
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Note: This version uses the original tape key layout and not the ones from my Disc001 which had been altered in recent years for QWERTY keyboards.

Re: Felix In The Factory key choice

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:44 pm
by Arcadian
Great work Mick, the keys were a pain on a real Beeb too!

Re: Felix In The Factory key choice

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:49 am
by Michael Brown
Glad you like it.

Here's Fruit Monsters - done the same!
FelixFruitKeys.zip
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Hope you enjoy them!

I was also originally going to add a detect BeebEm routine so that you were only asked if you want to change the keys under BeebEm leaving the original keys if you played it under B-em or on a BBC, but because Micro Power had changed the keys themselves when re-issuing the game later in their compilation, I thought I'd offer the choice of both sets of keys to all users of all media.

Now here's the question - do I add these to my discs 001 and 002?

Re: Felix In The Factory key choice

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:05 am
by leenew
I would say yes :D Make these the default versions, and I will add them to bbcmicro.co.uk too.

Lee.

Re: Felix In The Factory key choice

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:14 am
by billcarr2005
Great minds think alike :D

Felix and the Fruit Monsters (8 years ago!)
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2498&p=19699#p19699

Felix in the Factory (almost 10.5 years ago :roll: )
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1370&p=7920#p7920

Re: Felix In The Factory key choice

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:33 am
by Michael Brown
Hi Lee,

Working on Disc001 and Disc002 as we speak.

This will, of course, mean re-posting these discs once more.
For the better I hope!

Mick.

Re: Felix In The Factory key choice

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:35 pm
by CMcDougall
the key selection on the original tapes are utter #-o
but noticed that the Disc version of FITFactory does have them 'correct' with ZX*/ Return :D
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any chance, could someone also do Rocket Raid - Acornsoft, as it was crap on High Score Challenge recently,
as got a sore left hand after a while :x

Rocket Raid keys changed

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:13 am
by billcarr2005
CMcDougall wrote: any chance, could someone also do Rocket Raid - Acornsoft, as it was crap on High Score Challenge recently,
as got a sore left hand after a while :x
Using the disk image on bbcmicro.co.uk

*LOAD RAIDOBJ

The controls are in the following places and I've changed them to the following

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23D5 LDX#&BE	A      UP		  :		B7
23DF LDX#&9E	Z      DOWN		/		97
23F3 LDX#&9D	SPACE  BACK		Z		9E
23E9 LDX#&FF	SHIFT  FORWARDS  X		BD
2405 LDX#&9F	TAB    BOMB		SPACE  9D
2421 LDX#&B6	RETURN FIRE
2B9E LDX#&8F	ESCAPE

Re: Rocket Raid keys changed

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:57 pm
by CMcDougall
billcarr2005 wrote:controls are in the following places and I've changed them to the following
Cheers! =D>

just had a quick blast, much better, but I slowed emulator to 75% & still not that good at it! ..... :oops: