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Micro Adventure

Post by Dethmunk » Sat May 18, 2019 10:27 pm

I'm getting together my first 'Type In Basic Series'. Taking type in listings and giving them a modern update, sort of show what they could be with modern tools. :wink:
First up will be a small adventure called Micro Adventure (originally called MicroPuzzle) published in Usborne's Weird Computer Games book. :)
Its a fun little project. Enjoying typing it in and the inevitable de-bugging... LOL
Currently drawing up the location graphics.... Should run on BBC Micro, Electron and Master (I assume).

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Re: Micro Adventure

Post by leenew » Sun May 19, 2019 12:20 am

Marvellous! =D>
I believe this is debugged: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=2339

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Post by mr-macrisc » Sun May 19, 2019 9:01 am

Youger viewers will be like... "what's a vcr soon"

How about TV and cable box or satellite box.

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Re: Micro Adventure

Post by Dethmunk » Sun May 19, 2019 10:28 am

mr-macrisc wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 9:01 am
Youger viewers will be like... "what's a vcr soon"

How about TV and cable box or satellite box.
Ha ha ha you're not wrong lol :D
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Re: Micro Adventure

Post by Dethmunk » Sun May 19, 2019 10:29 am

leenew wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:20 am
Marvellous! =D>
I believe this is debugged: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=2339

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I've already debugged it... mostly it was my typing mistakes hee hee :D
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Re: Micro Adventure

Post by Dethmunk » Sun May 19, 2019 10:33 am

If I can, I might add some additional puzzles or locations too. :wink:
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Post by 8bitAG » Sun May 19, 2019 11:37 am

That looks amazing. :)

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Post by lurkio » Sun May 19, 2019 7:32 pm

Dethmunk wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:27 pm
Taking type in listings and giving them a modern update, sort of show what they could be with modern tools. :wink:
Your artwork's brill, as usual, but I'm still waiting for that write-up, John...

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Post by xzanfr » Mon May 20, 2019 7:50 pm

That’s looks fantastic.
If you ever get the time, it would be good to see your interpretation of "Haunted House" from the Osbourne book "write your own adventure programs".

Back in the day I borrowed this from my primary school library. Having dutifully typed it in a typo in the secret spell made the game impossible to finish, resulting in my user name on this forum!

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Re: Micro Adventure

Post by Dethmunk » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:45 am

lurkio wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Dethmunk wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:27 pm
Taking type in listings and giving them a modern update, sort of show what they could be with modern tools. :wink:
Your artwork's brill, as usual, but I'm still waiting for that write-up, John...

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Yikes.... I should get on that at some point. Totally forgotten about that. Sorry :wink:
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Re: Micro Adventure

Post by Dethmunk » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:33 pm

Micro Adventure (BBC Micro/Electron/Master) is finished! I think. :D Will be getting added to my website soon hopefully. Here it is running on my Beeb via Datacentre. Currently its in Double-Sided Disc format. :wink:

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Re: Micro Adventure

Post by Dethmunk » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:45 pm

So the differences over Les Howarth's original are things like...

* Bespoke graphics for every location.
* Very basic music and sound effects.
* Extended location descriptions and item descriptions.
* Some minor bug fixes from the original type-in code.
* Additional Loader screen and in-game Titlescreen.
* Tweaking object names to make the game a little easier to play i.e. 'Remote' instead of 'Remote-control'.
* Additional coding and text description to make puzzling a bit easier to work out. Good example is the 'Thread' and 'Tree' puzzle.

Hopefully it makes for a great little, not too difficult adventure. \:D/
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Re: Micro Adventure

Post by Dethmunk » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:51 pm

A couple more screens...

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Post by 0xC0DE » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:34 pm

Wow, great!! =D> =D> =D>
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Post by CMcDougall » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:36 pm

:shock: =D> =D> =D>
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Post by fuzzel » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:19 pm

As someone says on Strictly, A-MAY-ZING !!
Can't wait to play it, you have a fantastic talent with graphics !!
Come to think of it, my 380 location MUD type adventure could do with a few images..

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Re: Micro Adventure

Post by marcusjambler » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:35 am

Hi John

This is looking amazing =D>

Chrome is blocking the download off rucksack games :shock:

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Re: Micro Adventure

Post by 8bitAG » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:10 pm

I've mentioned the game again on Twitter and it's getting loads of interest and very nice comments, particularly about the graphics.
Chrome is blocking the download off rucksack games :shock:
I can confirm that I had that issue too. I just used Edge to download it instead. You may be able to get around the block if you zip it up, perhaps? It depends on the reason that Chrome/Google have decided that they don't like the file.

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Post by Dave Footitt » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:12 pm

Great work fella looks fantastic =D>

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Post by Dethmunk » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:16 pm

8bitAG wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:10 pm
I've mentioned the game again on Twitter and it's getting loads of interest and very nice comments, particularly about the graphics.
Chrome is blocking the download off rucksack games :shock:
I can confirm that I had that issue too. I just used Edge to download it instead. You may be able to get around the block if you zip it up, perhaps? It depends on the reason that Chrome/Google have decided that they don't like the file.
Thanks for the heads up I'll take a look at it. I use Opera and it was fine at downloading it. Zipping it up should fix it. Hopefully. :-)
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Re: Micro Adventure

Post by danielj » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:40 pm

Excellent job there :) (as usual!)

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Re: Micro Adventure

Post by CMcDougall » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:12 pm

could not find a linky, found one eventually! so put one below for other peeps 8)
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