30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

want to contribute an update to the archive? post it here!
User avatar
pau1ie
Posts: 525
Joined: Thu May 10, 2012 9:48 pm
Location: Bedford
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by pau1ie » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:00 pm

Michael Brown wrote:Lords Of Time requires DTRAP to be if playing on a real BBC
I tried in b-em and in jsbeeb.

The image Lee uploaded works in b-em. I've used it to take a screenshot.
I'm working on http://bbcmicro.co.uk

User avatar
pau1ie
Posts: 525
Joined: Thu May 10, 2012 9:48 pm
Location: Bedford
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by pau1ie » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:25 pm

One more disc that doesn't seem to work in jbeeb or b-em is Disc059-CurseOfTheMiddleKingdomD.ssd It loads the help OK, but when you press space for the final time to load the game, it says,

Code: Select all

Disc fault 18 at 00/00

Bad Program
>
I'm working on http://bbcmicro.co.uk

User avatar
leenew
Posts: 3585
Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:27 pm
Location: Doncaster, Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by leenew » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:56 pm

Hi Paul,
Yes I highlighted this here viewtopic.php?f=51&t=11165&hilit=Help+r ... 50#p142798

Needs looking into.... anyone... :D

Lee.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:57 am

I'm afraid the error occured because the instructions needed to be downloaded to &E00 to run and call code at &F00 to execute. It then did a *DISC, *DRIVE0, *DIR $ and then *RUN to load the game.

BITD when loads of games came my way, I did not have time to stop and spend hours changing code, so the simplest way to make games work was carried out.

It only took me about an hour to change the code to work from &1900 - so here it is.
curserelocated.zip
(12.14 KiB) Downloaded 219 times
Please let me know what you think.
Mick.
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:14 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
leenew
Posts: 3585
Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:27 pm
Location: Doncaster, Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by leenew » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:47 pm

Mick, it doesn't work!! :wink:

Lee.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:31 pm

:roll: Post removed
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
leenew
Posts: 3585
Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:27 pm
Location: Doncaster, Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by leenew » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:55 pm

Works.
Works on the real beeb with datacentre now without having to use DTRAP :D


Lee.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:12 pm

:D Post removed
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:11 am

:lol: Post removed
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:20 am

:D Post removed
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:34 pm

#-o Post removed
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:59 am

Created in August 2016... here is Games Disc 111.
Disc111.zip
(146.12 KiB) Downloaded 209 times
The disc is called Disc111.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...

Zen by Andrew Cook.
Survive! from The Micro User (5.06).
LazerChess by Andre Sihera.
World Cup Manager from Cosma Software.
Strategy II: Hunt For The Bismark from ASP Software.
Startrek (R H Compendium) from R H Software.
Super Hanger from Soft Centre.
Poc-Man (Classic Arcade Games) from Ganymede Systems Ltd.
Palace Of Death by Simon Wallace.
Blockade (Unoriginal Games) by David McKeran.
Championship Boxing by P. Stanley & C. Aslin.
Skywalker from Computer & Video Games.
Splat! (Golden Games) from The Micro User.
Pandemonia by Jeffrey Cooke.
Fruit Machine (AKA Bandit) from Beebugsoft.
The Quest Of Gondor from Doctor Soft.
S.C.O.T.T. (E) from Electron Computing (#5).
Trio from Acorn Computing (12.03).

NOTE: Zen is a massive game which has to save parts of itself to disc in order to work. Some files have been left unlocked and you will need to write-enable the disc if you want to play it.
Also, LazerChess and Super Hanger allow you to save your score/position to disc.
Also, World Cup Manager has been amended to work correctly with OS 1.2.
Also, Blockade has had some of its control keys changed in order to work better with a QWERTY keyboard.
Lastly, Pandemonia is taken from a image that the author himself posted on the forum. I have been able to amend some of the faults. I have got the game as good as I can get it and if anyone else (or even the author) has any ideas, suggestions or amendments, then I will amend and re-post this 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 Zen and LazerChess.

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. I still require a uef image of The Quest For Gondor (just to check everything is as it should be).
Last edited by Michael Brown on Thu May 24, 2018 1:31 pm, edited 15 times in total.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:11 am

Thanks Arcadian for posting hundreds of discs. I have found a few games that have loading screens and instructions and have been able to add the extra files to my discs.
Regards,
Mick.
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:23 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
Arcadian
Site Admin
Posts: 2936
Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2000 12:16 pm
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Arcadian » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:22 pm

That's super news Mick, thanks for going through all the images, glad you were able to find some useful content.
For a "Complete BBC Games Archive" visit www.bbcmicro.co.uk

Image
ABug SOUTH (Hampshire) (1-3 June 2018)

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:21 pm

:( Post removed
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:26 am

Created in December 2016... here is Game Disc 112.
Disc112.zip
(238.22 KiB) Downloaded 212 times
The disc is called Disc112.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...

Doomrun from The Micro User (2.05).
Artemidorus from Orchiewall Software.
The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole from Level 9 Computing.
Rockfall (Unoriginal Games) by David McKeran.
Invaders (Classic Arcade Games) from Ganymede Systems Ltd.
Blokkendoos from JBF Software.
3D-Maze from Acorn Computing (11.07).
Empire from Shards Software.
Balloons from C.J.E.Micro's.
Fishing (Triple Decker 4) from Alternative.
Rock Pile (E) by Paul Lear.
Shuttle (AKA Space Shuttle) from Molimerx Limited.
Draughts (AKA Draughts Challenger) from Micro Power.
Fireman (Games Compendium B1) from Salamander Software.
Division One '85 from Qual-Soft.
Minefield by Mark Bailey.
Catcher (AKA Catch) (E) from The Electron User (2.05).
Zark! by Simon Wallace.

NOTE: Artemidorus is missing its original screens from a missing DATA file. I have created some temporary screens myself. Once the original screens are found, I will add them to this disc and re-post it.
Also, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole is a massive game which has graphical files on both sides of the disc. It has to reset the disc drive (so requires *DTRAP on a real BBC Micro with a Datacentre fitted).
Also, Blokkendoos and 3D-Maze allow you to save data to disc.
Lastly, Division One '85 is a disc edit and you cannot load further levels once the main game has loaded. I have also included a list of players and their initials as these need inputting at the start of the game.

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 Empire.

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. I will re-post this disc once correct versions of Artimidorus and Division One '85 become available.
Last edited by Michael Brown on Thu May 24, 2018 12:29 pm, edited 14 times in total.

User avatar
tricky
Posts: 2554
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:25 am
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by tricky » Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:39 pm

Great work as always.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:15 am

Thanks Tricky.

BTW How is Phoenix coming on.

regards,
Mick.
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
tricky
Posts: 2554
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:25 am
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by tricky » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:58 pm

I haven't done anything on it for quite a while now.
I'm still annoyed at myself for not requiring the drawing code completely as now there is flicker at the top of the screen.
I'll try and make an effort over the holidays if not before.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:04 pm

Created in January 2017... here is Game Disc 113.
Disc113.zip
(147.38 KiB) Downloaded 227 times
The disc is called Disc113.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...

Fruits! from The Micro User (6.10).
System 15000 from AVS.
Battle Of Britain from Design People Software.
Tennis (Classic Arcade Games) from Ganymede Systems Ltd.
Mexico '86' from Qual-Soft.
Islandia from Red Shift Ltd.
Aquaman by Anthony Bartram.
Espionage from Modular Resources.
Jet-Pack Rescue from The Micro User.
Castle Blacknight by Chris Dewhurst.
Holey Floors from Arrowsoft.
Dodgems by ???
Lunar Run by Chris Nixon.
Photon Cycle Duel from Laserbug (Issue 11).
Alphabet Soup (AKA ABC Puzzle) (Games Compendium B1) from Salamander Software.
Battleships by Mark Gidley.
Beebtrek from Software For All.
Birds by ???

NOTE: Battle Of Britain and Mexico '86' are the disc versions and you can save your score/position 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 Battle Of Britain and Islandia.

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.
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat May 19, 2018 7:12 am, edited 15 times in total.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:18 pm

*KEY corruption can occur in High Score tables or when asked questions.
It has come to my attention that some games feature either *KEY OLD RUN commands or store new code at &B00 making the function keys do all sorts of weird things when pressed on certain games.

Not all games are affected and some have *FX225 (or LDA #&E1) commands added by authors to prevent this.

Some games have had the following done to them...

1) *FX225 command adding to the basic loader.
2) LDA #&E1 adding to the downloader in the final part.
3) Removal of *KEY 0 OLD RUN command and alternative coding used instead.
4) Removal of *KEY 0 *LOAD (filename) and better coding used instead.

Hopefully, this will sort the problem and make playing the games an even better enjoyment.

If anyone has any of these problems with the games on these discs, then please let me know so I can sort them.

Regards,
Mick.
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:19 pm

:oops: Post removed
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:19 pm

=D> Post removed
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:28 am

:| Post removed
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:18 pm

:lol: Post removed
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:35 pm

:roll: Post removed
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:29 pm

:shock: Post removed
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
PitfallJones
Posts: 433
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:44 pm
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by PitfallJones » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:43 pm

Hi Mick,

Could you give a link to download the latest versions, thanks, I'm not sure where they are posted - also do the disks have any method of identifing their version - like a date or number in the catalog?

Actually do you think it would be possible to just zip the whole lot up into a single file and just update that as you improve them?

It would be about 14MB in size - nothing these days!

Thanks
PJ

Michael Brown
Posts: 2008
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:19 pm

Hi PJ

Sorry about all the re-posts.

As it is, all the corrected discs are contained within the many pages of this topic.
I have always included a new post (which should be the last thing posted) each time a disc has been amended to alert everyone to the changes.

Hopefully, my discs will now only be re-posted when faults/bugs, inlay instructions or missing loading screens are found.

Regards,
Mick.
Last edited by Michael Brown on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
sydney
Posts: 2143
Joined: Wed May 18, 2005 9:09 am
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Contact:

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by sydney » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:09 pm

Hi Mick.
I was going to nominate Hyper Sports for the high score challenge but it crashes after completing the long horse event with a black screen and 'Not found' followed by 'Bad Program' and a > prompt.

Post Reply