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30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Wed May 28, 2014 2:15 pm

Back in 1984, I started collecting BBC Micro games from shops and started storing them on both 40 track and 80 track floppy discs.
The 40 track discs contained just 6 games per disc and some games had to have their loaders removed in order to fit on the discs. Three of these 40 track discs would then be made into one 80 track disc.
The 80 track discs contained 18 games per disc and featured the complete games with all their files.
Over the years I have been able to copy the 80 track discs to my PC and with the help of forum members, repair any faulty games and add any missing loaders and also any instructions from inlays, or from other sources.

So...

After a long time in the re-mastering stage... here is Games Disc 001.
Disc001.zip
(142.94 KiB) Downloaded 1 time
The disc is called Disc001.dsd so it can be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename it.
It was originally created back in May 1984.

Upon loading the menu via Shift+Break, the title "BBC Micro and Electron Games Disc 001" will be displayed along with a selection of 18 games from A to R.

If you press S, the sound will be turned off and the menu will say "Sound Off" and will then allow selection of a game. (Please note that some games may turn the sound back on again upon loading).

If you press T, the page will be moved down one line and the menu will say "*TV255". (Please note that some games may select *TV0 or other *TV settings upon loading).

If you press ESCAPE in the menu (on this disc only), a "Help Menu" will be loaded. This menu will explain just about everything you will need to know about the software contained on these discs.

The 18 games on this disc include...

Q-Man from MRM Software.
Snapper (V2) from Acornsoft Limited.
Killer Gorilla from Micro Power.
Space Adventure from Pro Software.
Planetoid (AKA Defender) from Acornsoft Limited.
Felix In The Factory from Micro Power.
Cylon Attack from A & F Software Ltd.
Missile Control from Gemini Games.
Rocket Raid from Acornsoft Limited.
Hunchback from Superior Software.
Swoop from Micro Power.
Monsters from Acornsoft Limited.
Banana Man from MRM Software.
Demon Decorator from Micro Power.
Super Invaders from Acornsoft Limited.
Bug Blaster from Alligata Software.
Zany Kong from Solar Soft.
Meteors from Acornsoft Limited.

NOTE: Felix In The Factory allows you to also choose the ZX*? key layout.
Also, Cylon Attack allows you to save your score/position to disc.
Lastly, Bug Blaster has had its up and down keys changed for better use with a QWERTY keyboard.

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

It is 30 years or so since these games were first copied to my first games disc, and every game on this disc has since been re-mastered from original sources. In many cases, instructions from the inlays have also been included and grammar errors corrected.

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.

A lot of the hard work which has gone into these discs would not have been possible without the valuable help from the various forum members supplying instructions, checking grammar and correcting mistakes found in the original source material.

Regards,
Mick.
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Post by leenew » Wed May 28, 2014 2:46 pm

Cheers Mick 8)
30 years, seems like yesterday :D

Don't forget to update the "wanted" lists for instructions and UEF's etc.

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Post by Dave Footitt » Sat May 31, 2014 8:51 am

Nice one Mick

It loads into my emulator but a real DataCentre gives me "Image too long" when I try to *IMPORT it #-o

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Post by leenew » Sat May 31, 2014 9:19 am

Hmmm... Don't know what's up there Dave??
It loads and plays fine here.
What version datacentre is it? a v1 board or a v2?
I don't know if that makes any difference though :lol:
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Post by richardtoohey » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:46 pm

Dave Footitt wrote:It loads into my emulator but a real DataCentre gives me "Image too long" when I try to *IMPORT it #-o
I'm not in front of a BBC with DC (12,000 miles away from mine) - but are you using the -D02 flag (if that's the right one!)

You'll need

*IMPORT -D02 name.DSD

... something like that.

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Post by Dave Footitt » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:47 pm

Ah right, d'oh

Yeah it's:

Code: Select all

*IMPORT -02 DISC001.DSD
Then it works :oops:

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:34 pm

:D

There will be a lot of posts of games discs here and some of these will get re-posted as things like loaders and inlay instructions become available.
Also, there will be re-posts of games discs if faults are found with any of the games and get fixed.

In order to avoid confusion, I will remove any of my posts that feature issues that have long since been resolved.

Hopefully other forum members will do the same.

Regards,
Mick.
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Post by Michael Brown » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:42 am

After a long time in the re-mastering stage... here is Games Disc 002.
Disc002.zip
(143.47 KiB) Downloaded 1 time
The disc is called Disc002.dsd so it can be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename it.
It was originally created back in June 1984.

The 18 games on this disc include...

Vortex from Software Invasion.
Arcadians from Acornsoft Limited.
Frogger (AKA Froggy) from Superior Software.
Star Soccer (AKA Five-A-Side-Socca) from IJK Software Ltd.
Felix And The Fruit Monsters from Micro Power.
Starship Command from Acornsoft Limited.
Canyon Battle from BBC Soft.
Road Runner from Superior Software.
Dogfight from Opus Software.
Hopper from Acornsoft Limited.
Blagger from Alligata Software.
Chuckie Egg from A & F Software Ltd.
Centipede (AKA Centibug) from Superior Software.
Snooker from Acornsoft Limited.
Alien Swirl from Micro Power.
Spectipede (AKA Spectapede) from Mastertronic Limited.
Galaxians (AKA Galaxy Birds) from Superior Software.
Carousel from Acornsoft Limited.

NOTE: Star Soccer and Dogfight have had their control keys changed slightly for better use with a QWERTY keyboard.
Also, Felix And The Fruit Monsters allows you to also choose the ZX*? key layout.
Lastly, Spectipede has the correct spelling of its name and has also had its scoring error fixed.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Vortex, Starship Command, Canyon Battle, Dogfight, Chuckie Egg and Alien Swirl.

It is 30 years since these games were first copied to the original games disc, and every game on this disc has since been re-mastered from original sources. In many cases, instructions from the inlays have also been included and grammar errors corrected.

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.
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Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:14 pm

Hi, Mick, Lee. Great to see this amazing collection being released after all the hard work that you've put into it!

Lee has explained to me that we'd be helping Arcadian out if we created a parallel collection from your 30th Anny discs by separating each game out onto its own SSD.

To that end, I wanted to test the waters by uploading an example of such an SSD, which I created by isolating the Q-Man files on Disc001.

Mick, Arcadian, please have a look at the attachment and let me know if it does or doesn't meet with your approval.

There was a typo in the instructions for Q-Man, which I've corrected. (I changed "Dont't" to "Don't".)
Q-Man.ssd.zip
(5.74 KiB) Downloaded 331 times
[EDIT: Updated disc image following Mick's comments below.]
Q-Man edit.ssd.zip
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Post by leenew » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:10 pm

Well that's amazing isn't it.
Myself, and others have cast their beady eyes over the entire collection looking for errors and along you come and find a typo on the first game on the first disc! :lol:

Lee.

p.s. - in our defence, that suspect formatting, with no spaces after the full stops, and the obvious typo "dont't" is from the original tape, so maybe we left it on purpose... :^o

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Post by Michael Brown » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:38 pm

Hi Lurkio,

The disc image of Q-Man is fine, but the files are out of sync on the image.
INTRO should be after !BOOT and before QMAN1 otherwise the disc heads would be going back and forth on a real bbc!

Also somewhere in he !BOOT file a *FX200,3 will need adding to stop anyone hitting ESCAPE by accident and also maybe a *FX4,1 to disable the edit keys to avoid any cursor movement.

All these and more were done automatically in the Games Menu on each disc.

regards,
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Post by Michael Brown » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:40 pm

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Post by leenew » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:22 am

No No! Don't slow down! :lol:

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Post by lurkio » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:07 pm

Michael Brown wrote:the files are out of sync on the image. INTRO should be after !BOOT and before QMAN1 ... Also somewhere in he !BOOT file a *FX200,3 will need adding to stop anyone hitting ESCAPE by accident and also maybe a *FX4,1
Updated, above.

Arcadian, is this the sort of thing you were after?

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Post by leenew » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:44 pm

Here are the contents of DISC001 as individual games on SSD's.

DISC002 will be posted shortly...

If possible, we will post these individual game files as each completed disc is posted. That way there will eventually be a complete archive of every one of Mick's games as an individual SSD.

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[Old version deleted 16 July 2014. Replaced with new version.] - see below

**NEW VERSION TO BE UPLOADED IN THE MORNING**
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Post by lurkio » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:31 pm

leenew wrote:individual games on SSD's. DISC002 will be posted shortly...
Here it is. [Old version deleted 16 July 2014. Replaced with new version.]
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Post by leenew » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:02 am

And the new version of Disc01:
DISC001.zip
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It would be appreciated if as many people as possible could test that these games work on their system, and report their findings.
Test with Beebem, B-Em and real beeb.
Any issues, please state what config you used.

All games on Discs 001 and 002 are for the Beeb.

If you have a Master, then you may also test them and post results for the "Master compatible" list.... :D

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Post by Michael Brown » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:31 pm

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Post by Michael Brown » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:48 pm

After a long time in the re-mastering stage... here is Games Disc 003.
Disc003.zip
(140.21 KiB) Downloaded 1 time
The disc is called Disc003.dsd so it can be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename it.
It was originally created back in July 1984.

The 18 games on this disc include...

Zalaga from Aardvark Software.
3D Munchy from MRM Software.
BattleTank from Superior Software.
Maze Invaders from Micro Power.
Pinball Arcade from Kansas City Systems.
Fruit Machine from Superior Software.
Escape From Moonbase Alpha from Micro Power.
Tetrapod (AKA Star Swarm) from Acornsoft Limited.
Space Invaders from Superior Software.
Uncle Claude from Alligata Software.
Moon Raider from Micro Power.
Smash & Grab from Superior Software.
Noc-A-Bloc from Virgin Games Ltd.
Mr. Shifter (Unreleased) from MRM Software.
Alien Dropout from Superior Software.
Munchyman from Micro Power.
Aviator from Acornsoft Limited.
Gorf (AKA Gorph) from Doctor Soft.

NOTE: Pinball Arcade features a screen editor, but you can only save your screens to tape.
Also, Uncle Claude was also released as Electro Freddy by Softspot.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Zalaga, Pinball Arcade, Escape From Moonbase Alpha, Aviator and Gorf.

It is 30 years since these games were first copied to the original games disc, and every game on this disc has since been re-mastered from original sources. In many cases, instructions from the inlays have also been included and grammar errors corrected.

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.
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Post by leenew » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:14 pm

Here are the first 3 discs as individual SSD images.

Disc 3 is posted for the first time, and the other 2 have had minor cosmetic changes.
DISC001.zip
(149.04 KiB) Downloaded 378 times
DISC002.zip
(152.03 KiB) Downloaded 362 times
DISC003.zip
(149.66 KiB) Downloaded 369 times
If anyone would like to check the games for errors it would be appreciated.
It is certainly "do-able" at the minute as there are only 3x18 = 54 games to check :D

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Post by Michael Brown » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am

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Post by Michael Brown » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:09 am

After a long time in the re-mastering stage... here is Games Disc 004.
Disc004.zip
(134.66 KiB) Downloaded 1 time
The disc is called Disc004.dsd so it can be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename it.
It was originally created back in August 1984.

The 18 games on this disc include...

Overdrive from Superior Software.
Danger UXB from Micro Power.
Snake (Fun Games) from Acornsoft/BBC Soft.
Transistors Revenge from Softspot.
Escape From Orion from Hopesoft.
Jet Power Jack from Micro Power.
JCB Digger from Acornsoft Limited.
Wallaby from Superior Software.
Ghouls from Micro Power.
Pengo (AKA Penguin) from H. Soft/Watford Electronics.
Microbe from Virgin Games Ltd.
The Mine from Micro Power.
Free Fall from Acornsoft Limited.
(3D) Bomb Alley from Software Invasion.
Cybertron Mission from Micro Power.
Cosmic Fighter from Kansas City Systems.
Supergolf from Squirrelsoft.
Croaker from Micro Power.

NOTE: Croaker has been amended to display its Mode 7 instructions correctly.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Wallaby and (3D) Bomb Alley.

It is 30 years since these games were first copied to the original games disc, and every game on this disc has since been re-mastered from original sources. In many cases, instructions from the inlays have also been included and grammar errors corrected.

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.
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Post by richardtoohey » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:11 am

=D>

Welcome back! :D

Gave these a quick whirl (some flashbacks to many years ago!)

3D Bomb Alley - I could not get the sight to move to the left - assuming my Beeb-em.

Super-Golf - second page of instructions - at the bottom it shows

PRESS SPACE BAR - and ddd
wait for the next part ttt
to continue loading

Might just be something in Beebem's Mode 7 emulation?

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Post by lurkio » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:50 pm

richardtoohey wrote: 3D Bomb Alley - I could not get the sight to move to the left - assuming my Beeb-em.

Super-Golf - second page of instructions - at the bottom it shows

PRESS SPACE BAR - and ddd
wait for the next part ttt
to continue loading

Might just be something in Beebem's Mode 7 emulation?
I'm not seeing those issues. Those two particular games on this DSD image seem to work fine in Mac BeebEm and Win BeebEm (emulated) for me.

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Post by richardtoohey » Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:19 pm

Thanks for checking - assumed my Beebem and sounds like that is the case.

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Post by leenew » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:50 pm

Here are the first 4 discs broken into individual SSDs.
I have re-posted the first 3 as minor changes have been made to them.
Disc 4 is posted for the first time.
I have checked it and can find no errors :D

Feel free to check and report anything I may have missed though :wink:
discs 1 to 4 SSDs.zip
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Post by AndyGarton » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:58 pm

Just a quick post to say thank you to those responsible for this collection, it's fantastic work and much appreciated.

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Post by Michael Brown » Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:21 am

After a long time in the re-mastering stage... here is Games Disc 005.
Disc005.zip
(158.71 KiB) Downloaded 1 time
The disc is called Disc005.dsd so it can be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename it.
It was originally created back in September 1984.

The 18 games on this disc include...

Q*bert from Superior Software.
Demolator from Visions Software Factory.
Castle Assault from MRM Software.
Winged Warlords from Superior Software.
Twin Kingdom Valley from Bug-Byte Ltd.
Cowboy Shootout from Micro Power.
Fruity Freddy from Softspot.
B. C. Bill from Imagine Software Ltd.
Gunsmoke from Software Invasion.
Tarzan from Alligata Software.
Fortress from Pace Software Supplies.
Laser Command from Micro Power.
BMX On The Moon from Superior Software.
Attack On Alpha Centauri from Software Invasion.
Dare Devil Denis from Visions Software Factory.
Astro-Tracker from Beebugsoft.
Painter from A & F Software Ltd.
Mr. Ee! from Micro Power.

NOTE: Demolator has had its loader amended in order to load the main game correctly from disc.
Also, due to a minor graphics fault with BeebEm 4.14, Twin Kingdom Valley's Mode 7 instructions do not work properly. However, they work normally with B-em 2.2 and on a real 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 Twin Kingdom Valley, Gunsmoke and Attack On Alpha Centauri.

It is 30 years since these games were first copied to the original games disc, and every game on this disc has since been re-mastered from original sources. In many cases, instructions from the inlays have also been included and grammar errors corrected.

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 Just need inlay info (if there ever was any) for Astro-Tracker to complete this disc.
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Post by leenew » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:15 am

Here are the individual game SSD's for DISC005:
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Post by Michael Brown » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:36 am

After a long time in the re-mastering stage... here is Games Disc 006.
Disc006.zip
(171.19 KiB) Downloaded 1 time
The disc is called Disc006.dsd so it can be loaded into a Datacentre on a real BBC without having to rename it.
It was originally created back in October 1984.

The 18 games on this disc include...

Frak! from Aardvark Software.
Mineshaft from Durell Software.
Felix Meets The Evil Weevils from Micro Power.
3D Space Ranger from Microbyte Software.
Laser Reflex from Talent Computer Systems.
Stock Car from Micro Power.
Mr. Wiz from Superior Software.
Heist from Softspot.
Zarm from Micro Power.
Digger from Visions Software Factory.
Challenger from Mastertronic Limited.
Pole Position from Atarisoft.
Plutonium Plunder from Micro Power.
Cosmic Cruiser from Imagine Software Ltd.
Space Fighter from Superior Software.
Hell Driver from Micro Power.
Protector (Joysticks only) from Quicksilva.
Rocky from Superior Software.

NOTE: Felix Meets The Evil Weevils has had its Emergency Panic button key changed from Shift Lock to Caps Lock in order to work with a QWERTY keyboard.
Also, Stock Car has had its player 2 keys changed in order to work with a QWERTY keyboard.
Lastly, Challenger has had a ?&8DB=&68 fix for much louder sound upon loading the main game.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Frak!, Pole Position and Protector.

It is 30 years since these games were first copied to the original games disc, and every game on this disc has since been re-mastered from original sources. In many cases, instructions from the inlays have also been included and grammar errors corrected.

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.
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