30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:41 pm

Hi All,

Just re-posted Disc 037 in Section 3 due to finding original Beebug mag instructions for Pitfall Pete.
Also...
re-posted...
Disc 044 in Section 4 due to finding TMU info for Monster Maze and Beebug info for The Manhole Game and also full inlay instructions for Spheroids at the same time.
Disc 046 in Section 4 due to finding full inlay info for Alien From Outer Space.
Disc 049 in Section 4 due to finding full inlay info for Winter Wonderland and also TMU info for Pipeline! and TDU info for Orcrest.
Lastly,
Disc 071 in Section 5 due to finding TMU info for Alien Invasion and Witch Hunt.

I will re-post a few more after I have been through more mag images.
Note that some games were only issued via a tape or disc and not listed in the mag so no instructions seem to be available unless they came with the tapes/discs.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:17 pm

Hi All,

Just re-posted Disc 052 in Section 4 due to finding original Micro User info for Beastiroids.
Also...
re-posted Discs 72, 74, 76, 77, 80, 83, 84, 86 and 87 in Section 5 due to finding instructions for the following games...

Flitty Flea, Football Krazy, Morris Miner, Cavern Quest, Pentiles, Maze Duel, Ohio, Block-In, Rover, Beebug Draughts, Terras 5, Barny Bee, Invasion Game, Revenge of the Snowman, Fruit Machine, Draughts and Roll of Honour.

I will re-post a just few more after I have been through more mag images.
It is a shame some of the TMU/Acorn Computing mag images are missing as I would like to post instructions for all their games.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Dave_E » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:22 pm

the acorn computing dvds are still for sale on acornelectron.co.uk

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:15 pm

Hi All,

Just re-posted Disc 085 in Section 5 due to Lee finding a fault with Labyrinth from C&VG.
Also, at the same time I have fixed the sound issue with Audax and also added the instructions for it from the mag.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:28 am

Hi All,
Thanks very much to Lee for sending me scans of A&B Mags. As a result, I have now been able to add instructions to all the games they published that did not have instructions.
The only exceptions were Teletext Invaders and Space Hawk which did not have anything additional printed in the mag with the listings.
One last thing, Gimpo was written on an Electron, according to the mag and a BBC fix was included to stop flicker and slow the game down. I have adjusted the slow down a bit more to make the game run on a BBC at the same speed as it does on an Electron.

So...
Re-posted D028 in Section 3 with Gimpo including fix and extra info.
Also D038 with info for Rondaxians and D041 with info for Ghosts.

Re-posted D047 in Section 4 with info for Olsen, D051 with info for Q-Man, D057 with info for F-111B and D059 with info for Grandprix.

Lastly, re-posted D077 in section 5 with info for Space Chaser. This game also now has its correct keys making it a bit harder to play I think.

That's it with A&B and thanks again to Lee for making this possible.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:30 pm

Created in November 2019... here is Games Disc 140.
Disc140.zip
(52.16 KiB) Downloaded 11 times
The disc is called Disc140.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...

Jog from What Micro.
Attack from Take off with the Electron and BBC Micro.
Solitaire (E) from The Electron User (1.10).
Sheepdog Trial from 21 Games For The BBC.
April Fool Island from Popular Computing Weekly.
Energy Fields from Pan Books Ltd.
Dice Poker by R. P. S. Price.
Builder from What Micro.
Storm from Big K Magazine (Issue 6).
Yahtzee! (2P) from The Micro User (7.03).
Milly The Mink from Which Micro? & Software Review.
Night-Raid from Personal Computing Today.
The Frog from HeLixSoft.
Simon (AKA Sensational Simon) from Practical Computing (7.02).
Barrage (2P) from The Giant Book Of Games.
Dam Eaters from Pan Books Ltd.
Foxhole from What Micro.
Radar from Personal Computer World.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This only works with Yahtzee!

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.

Disc 141 will be out in early December with some more Christmas Crackers!

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