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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Thu May 21, 2020 12:46 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 037 in Section 3 thanks to Forum members finding a bug in The Golden Figurine.
The *FX212,3 has been changed to *FX212,16 in its loader.

EDIT: By popular demand, I have just posted the disc again as the version now on D037 has been restored to its original fast running speed.
The slowed down old version/hack has now been added to ALTD013 and will be posted once that disc is full.

I Hope this is OK with everyone.
Mick
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri May 22, 2020 1:55 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 068 in Section 5 due to adding some inlay instructions to Pettigrew's Diary.
Also, First Moves Chess's instructions have been compacted using PRES Advanced BASIC Editor in order to allow it to work correctly from disc without needing DTRAP.

NOTE: I have not changed Pettigrew's Diary or Confrontation's files over to the newly compacted ones as those are still being tested and have not yet been confirmed as playable to completion yet.

Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:06 am

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by lurkio » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:29 pm

Michael Brown wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:01 pm
... here is Games Disc 098 ... The Quest For The Last Baked Bean by ??? ...
There seem to be some bugs in the above game. More details:
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:38 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 098 in Section 6 thanks to forum members fixing The Quest For The Last Baked Bean.

Thanks.
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:28 pm

Created in June 2020... here is Games Disc 147.
Disc147.zip
(42.98 KiB) Downloaded 49 times
The disc is called Disc147.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...

Voida from Popular Computing Weekly.
Hexplode (2P) from PCW Software.
Death Race 2000 (36 Challenging Games) from Interface Publications.
Laser Cycles from Popular Computing Weekly.
3-D Maze from Games BBC Computers Play.
Gobble (100 Programs for the BBC) (2P) from Prentice-Hall International.
Crossfire! (2P) (Joysticks only) from Popular Computing Weekly.
Meteor Attack from Acorn Computing (12.04).
Sky-Line Demolition (AKA Bomber) from Home Computing Weekly.
Tron Light Cycles (2P) from Popular Computing Weekly.
Downhill Skiing (36 Challenging Games) from Interface Publications.
Helicopter from Acorn Computing (12.10).
Brickie from Popular Computing Weekly.
Fish from Beebug (12.09).
Portals (36 Challenging Games) from Interface Publications.
Amateur Golf from Popular Computing Weekly.
BBC Backgammon from A & B Computing (1.10).
Othello from Roundhouse Software.

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 Meteor Attack.

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 148 will be out next month.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:04 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 064 in Section 4 thanks to Lee finding the REMS in PCW listings for Pursuit Ship which were missing from the PCW collection tape.
Also, re-posted Disc 100 in Section 6 thanks to forum members fixing corruption in Gnome Adventure.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:01 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 078 in Section 5 thanks to Dave M finding the full instructions for Awari from Understanding.
Also added instructions to Garden Trouble from Acorn Programs at the same time.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:03 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 005 in Section 1 due to adding the full instructions to Demolator from its inlay thanks to Every Game Going.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:44 pm

Created in July 2020... here is Games Disc 148.
Disc148.zip
(71.8 KiB) Downloaded 38 times
The disc is called Disc148.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...

Jaws (AKA BeebJaws) from Popular Computing Weekly.
Tenpins (2P) from The Micro User (1.05).
Space-Match (2P) from A & B Computing (1.02).
Horse Of The Year (2P) from Popular Computing Weekly.
Saurus Island from Home Computing Weekly.
The Paragon (+ Extra Screens) from Acorn Computing (11.11).
Balloons (36 Challenging Games) from Interface Publications.
Vulcan from Popular Computing Weekly.
Parachute from HeadFirst PD / 8BS.
Hidden Numbers from Home Computing Weekly.
Marble Mania (Sets 1 or 2) from Popular Computing Weekly.
Sixty Six from Acorn Computing (12.09).
Target (36 Challenging Games) from Interface Publications.
Tri-oids from Popular Computing Weekly.
Pet Spiders from A & B Computing (1.04).
Fruit Machine (AKA Jackpot) from 8-Bit Software (Issue 21).
Space Blitz from Popular Computing Weekly.
Eggsman from Dropbox, Inc.

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 Saurus Island.

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 149 will be out next month.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:45 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 059 in Section 4 due to adding the passwords for Octavia - thanks to Electron World.

Also,

Re-posted Disc 130 in section 17 thanks to Arcadian finding a spelling mistake in Laserbug Grand Prix, where 'role' was spelt 'roll'.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:39 pm

Hi All,
After checking through a few all Acorn Programs magazines (Volumes 1 to 8 ), I have been able to add some instructions to games that had none or little.
Also, I have been able to change/amend text back to its original publishing (where possible/practicle).
Some games have been left as they are where the changes have improved performance.

As a result I have amended all discs that feature these games.
All these games were type-ins, so the mags were their original form.

regards,
Mick.

NOTE: some discs have more than one Acorn Programs game on them, sometimes from the same or different volumes.

Acorn Programs Vol.1

Monkey Maze, D057 Sect 4
Bar Maze, D061 Sect 4
Invasion, D120 Sect 13
and Map Game D130 Sect 17.

Acorn Programs Vol.2

Bank Robber, D128 Sect 16
Catcher, D129 Sect 16
and Cycles D136 Sect 18.

Acorn Programs Vol.3

Protector, D088 Sect 6
Bomber, D122 Sect 14
Monster Hunt and Driver, D124 Sect 14
3D Maze, D133 Sect 17.

Acorn Programs Vol.4

Dennis On The Farm, D051 Sect 4
Tennis, D087 Sect 5
Orchard Wall, D120 Sect 13
Stunt Driver, D121 Sect 14
City Bomber, D126 Sect 15
Rising Damp, D129 Sect 16
Join Em Up and Babysitter, D131 Sect 17.

Acorn Programs Vol.5

Space Landing, D123 Sect 14
Mad Castle, D125 Sect 14
and Casteroids D128 Sect 16.

Acorn Programs Vol.6

Sidney Squirrel, D058 Sect 4
Mr Doo, D074 Sect 5
Boris The Spider, D121 Sect 14
One Way Driver, D124 Sect 14
Paras, D127 Sect 16.

Acorn Programs Vol.7

Air Raid, D055 Sect 4
Moving Maze, D069 Sect 5
Space Garbage, D073, Sect 5
and Garden Trouble, D078 Sect 5.

Acorn Programs Vol.8

Dennis In The Mines, D048 Sect 4
Air Attack, D059 Sect 4
Star Wars, D074 Sect 5
Race Track, D121 Sect 14
Knockout, D125 Sect 14
and Labyrinth, D137 Sect 18.

All remaining games not yet issued on my discs will now be checked as and when they get put on to new upcoming discs.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:57 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 041 in Section 3 thanks to Forum members fixing a bug in Spycat where you could walk through walls.

Mick

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:02 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 103 in Section 6 thanks to Forum members fixing Cliffhanger so it is completable.
Also new instructions added including the details that you can now skip the loading tune and quit/restart the game.

Mick

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:04 pm

Created in August 2020... here is Games Disc 149.
Disc149.zip
(80.55 KiB) Downloaded 36 times
The disc is called Disc149.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...

Meteors from Popular Computing Weekly.
Pirate's Gold from Acorn Computing (11.01).
Seafarer (Trading Simulator) (STD) from 8-Bit Software (Issue 22).
Boa-Constructor from Popular Computing Weekly.
Golf (Course 1 + Designer) from The Micro User (7.12/8.02).
Crack-Code from Practical Computing (6.05).
Eggdash from Popular Computing Weekly.
Zim (2P) (+Acorn Speech) from A & B Computing (3.05)
Ambush from Pan Books Ltd.
Snake Island from Popular Computing Weekly.
Tower Of Hanoy Patience from HeadFirst PD.
Wormy Num Num (STD) from The Micro User (8.02).
Mutant Wars from Popular Computing Weekly.
Breakout (36 Challenging Games) from Interface Publications.
1066 Wargame (AKA Hastings 1066) from A & B Computing (3.02).
Little Meanies from Popular Computing Weekly.
Dice Game (Making The Most Of The Micro) from BBC Soft.
Chroma from level7.org.uk

NOTE: Seafarer and Wormy Num Num allow you to save your score/position to disc.
Also, Golf allows you to create and save your own screens to disc.
Lastly, Snake Island has been amended to work correctly with OS 1.2

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Golf and 1066 Wargame.

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 150 will be out next month.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:40 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted D065 in Section 5.
This is just a minor fix to Brainstorm. A *FX200,3 has now been added to its BRAINST loader as not having one seemed to stop the main game from loading correctly if you copied and played the game separately from the !BOOT menu.
Thanks to Chet for spotting this error.

Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:51 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted D012 in Section 2.
This is due to a error with Screwball from MRM where it did not work properly under b-em, but was OK with BeebEm. New OLD/RUN routine added and now seems OK.
Thanks to forum members for spotting this!

Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:13 pm

Created in September 2020... here is Games Disc 150.
Disc150.zip
(74.91 KiB) Downloaded 25 times
The disc is called Disc150.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...

Dodge (36 Challenging Games) from Interface Publications.
Catrpilr from Dropbox, Inc.
Monte Carlo from Popular Computing Weekly.
Rome '90 (C) (STD) from Qual-Soft.
Simon from Bits & Bytes Ltd.
Aspirin (36 Challenging Games) from Interface Publications.
Space Attack from Popular Computing Weekly.
Avengence! from The Micro User (5.11).
Pontoon from A & B Computing (1.07).
Snake from Bits & Bytes Ltd.
Entrapment (2P) from Popular Computing Weekly.
Golf (Course 2) from The Micro User (7.12/8.03).
Fred In The Forest from A & B Computing (Spring 85).
Asteroid Lander from Popular Computing Weekly.
Laser Attack (AKA Laser Battle) from Acorn Programs (Vol.5).
Rat Attack (36 Challenging Games) from Interface Publications.
Hot Drop from Popular Computing Weekly.
@-man from 0xCODE.

NOTE: Rome '90 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 team/position to disc from part 1 which can then be loaded to play part 2.
Lastly, Entrapment was originally a Joystick only game, but has been amended to include keyboard control as well.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Rome '90, Avengence! and Golf (Course 2).

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 151 will be out next month.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:06 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted D072 in Section 5.
This is just a minor amendment to the instructions for Blue Meanie that have now been expanded to include more about the behaviour of some of the features in the game.
Thanks to Stephen Scott who played the game and spotted the error.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by sa_scott » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:42 pm

Michael Brown wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:06 am
Hi All,
Just re-posted D072 in Section 5.
This is just a minor amendment to the instructions for Blue Meanie that have now been expanded to include more about the behaviour of some of the features in the game.
Thanks to Stephen Scott who played the game and spotted the error.

regards,
Mick.
Thanks Mick :-D
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Papalapa » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:07 pm

Michael Brown wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:06 am
Hi All,
Just re-posted D072 in Section 5.
This is just a minor amendment to the instructions for Blue Meanie that have now been expanded to include more about the behaviour of some of the features in the game.
Thanks to Stephen Scott who played the game and spotted the error.

regards,
Mick.
Great! Many thanks for your job =D>

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:17 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted D014 in Section 2.
This is due to adding full instructions to Hi-Bouncer from Mirrorsoft.
As a bonus - full inlay info also added to HuBert from Visions.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:57 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted D004 in Section 1 after adding full inlay instructions to Wallaby.
Also, re-posted D007 in Section 2 after adding full inlay instructions to Caesar The Cat.
Lastly,
Re-posted D100 in Section 6 after correcting a typo (S$ should be S%) in Puss In Boots at line 3240.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:03 pm

Created in October 2020... here is Games Disc 151.
Disc151.zip
(80.71 KiB) Downloaded 15 times
The disc is called Disc151.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...

Shark (36 Challenging Games) from Interface Publications.
Rockpool from A & B Computing (Spring 85).
Tunnel Run (AKA Tunnel Trouble) from Acorn Programs (Vol.5).
Golf (Course 3) from The Micro User (7.12/8.04).
Diamond Strikes Back from Popular Computing Weekly.
Three Dee Noughts And Crosses from A & B Computing (Spring 85).
Giant Hedgehog Squash (C) from BBC PD (#6).
Clay Pigeon Shoot from Acorn Programs (Vol.5).
Invisible Man from Chalksoft.
Tellscope from Micrograf.
Tennis (2P) from Popular Computing Weekly.
High Rise (Cassette 50) from Cascade.
Munching Mouse from A & B Computing (Spring 85).
Interstellar Intrigue (2P) (STD) from Computer & Video Games.
Dungeon Level 99 (C) (STD) from Duckworth/EUG (58).
Space Bomber from Popular Computing Weekly.
Mouse Trap from What Micro?
Defender (36 Challenging Games) from Interface Publications.

NOTE: Giant Hedgehog Squash has been compacted using PRES Advanced BASIC Editor in order to allow it to work correctly on a BBC Micro B.
Also, Interstellar Intrigue allows you to save your score/position to disc.,
Lastly, Dungeon Level 99 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 character to disc.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Golf (Course 3) and Interstellar Intrigue.

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 152 will be out next month.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:33 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted D020 in Section 3 after adding full inlay instructions to Missile Strike.
Also, re-posted D026 in Section 3 after adding full inlay instructions from Budgie to Video's Revenge.
Lastly, re-posted D036 in Section 3 after adding full inlay instructions to League Challenge.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:59 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted D058 in Section 4 after correcting a major graphics glitch with Snackman from A&B after going through the original mag listing and correcting some pokes as the game screen did not look anything like its picture in the mag. It does now!

EDIT: There was a sound issue with this game, now sorted with an additional Envelope routine in the loader.

regards,
Mick.

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