Atom Software Archive

discussion of games, software, hardware & emulators relating to the Acorn Atom and Acorn System machines.
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by sirmorris » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:04 am

I have good connections with the Cambridge CFCH. I'll get to work.

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Post by sirmorris » Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:34 pm

OK - If anyone is in the cambridge area then there can be access to the tapes for the purpose of digitisation. In fact I have another contact to ... err, contact. BRB.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by leenew » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:31 pm

This is good news :D
Does the offer extend to the MIA beeb tapes? [-o<

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Post by hoglet » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:27 pm

I've not heard a final confirmation yet from Colin, but I think he won the eBay auction for Program Power Typist. So hopefully one more crossed of the list.

We'll need break it to him gently that it's not actually a shooter game :lol:

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Post by richardtoohey » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:51 pm

Are you SURE?

I think there were some "educational" titles where you had to press the right key for a shot to be fired at the attacking aliens (or something like that).

So maybe if he looks hard enough, he'll find that mode ... :twisted:

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by CMcDougall » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:08 pm

AtomTypist-BugByte1981coverTape.jpg
media
here is Typist, but no shooting :( :lol:
no label on other side of tape, and was blank.
tape seemed to be Chrome or Carbon Dioxide, so my tape decks could not 'pull it' as too heavy (auto anti-wind always pressed stop) , so recorded it on my Hi-Fi, had both left & right channels

and.
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Here it is! \:D/
worked on the UEFhq, did not test the CSW

Enjoy :D
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by roland » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:58 pm

Good work Collin. I guess we all van enjoy Typist after the next release of the archive :?:
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by hoglet » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:34 pm

Another one bites the dust!! Ta very much Colin...

If anyone can get to the Cambridge Computer Museum, there is a copy of Astro Battlezone waiting to be copied. That sounds more like a shooting game:
ASTRO BATTLEZONE: fastened in the Cockpit of your
starcruiser, you view the 3D graphics of the earth revolving
silently below, staring down your head up display you suddenly
glimpse the enemy hurtling towards you. You turn at them, the
horizon rolls over, the engines roar as you climb to the
stars.
Anyone live near Cambridge?

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by hoglet » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:21 pm

Bump...

I can't believe this thread has been inactive for four whole months!

We need some more MIA titles to chase down :lol:

There's still Astro Battle Zone at the Cambridge Computer Museum, if anyone is local, or has any contacts there....

Anyone got any other ideas for increasing the size of the archive?

I suspect there are some still hidden treasures on Roland's site:
http://acornatom.nl/atomarch/diskarch.htm

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by roland » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:37 pm

hoglet wrote: I suspect there are some still hidden treasures on Roland's site:
http://acornatom.nl/atomarch/diskarch.htm
O sure ... just look for "Gokkast" and "Gokkast2" which are two very nice fruit machines, running on a standard Atom with only enough memory. No toolboxes required.
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by oss003 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:24 pm

Hi guys,

Wim just mailed me that Air Attack isn't working and he's right. Also in my version I get rubbish on the screen. I reloaded the AIRATTA program from http://www.acornatom.nl and now it's working. Just download and unpack the AIRATTA program in the MMC\PP directory.
attack.png
@Dave, can you check if the file is ok in your archive?

Greetings
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Post by Multiwizard » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:56 pm

oss003 wrote:Wim just mailed me that Air Attack isn't working and he's right. Also in my version I get rubbish on the screen. I reloaded the AIRATTA program from http://www.acornatom.nl and now it's working. Just download and unpack the AIRATTA program in the MMC\PP directory.
Hi Kees, I just have unpacked AIRATTA on the SD-card, this is what I get on the screen of the New Atom... :-k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgtN72l ... e=youtu.be


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by oss003 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:04 pm

Hmmm... looks like your also missing the datafile ATDATA.
Also unpack it in MMC\PP

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Post by Multiwizard » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:10 pm

oss003 wrote: Also unpack it in MMC\PP
I also did try that option, made no difference... :(


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by oss003 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:35 pm

multiwizard wrote:I also did try that option, made no difference... :(
Are you sure you did overwrite the old files in the PP directory?
Can you test the files in Atomulator?

Greetings
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by Multiwizard » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:10 pm

oss003 wrote:Are you sure you did overwrite the old files in the PP directory?
Yes I did... :)

I just even did Manual removed the AIRATTA file in map PP and then unzip it in PP,, make no difference... :(
oss003 wrote:Can you test the files in Atomulator?
Not yet, I never use the Atomulator... :(


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by roland » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:17 pm

Guys,

This version works.... just unzip it in the PP directory.

The data file in Kees' last zipfile was ATDATA, but the name should be DATA.

Greetings,
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BTW ... how does this game work?
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by hoglet » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:31 pm

I just removed my last post, as it was rubbish.

Air Attack was added with V1 of the archive, and did originally work. It uses two files, AIRATTA and DATA, both in the PP directory.

Then, in V5, we added Dragonslair, which also included a file called DATA.

Unfortunately, both are in the PP directory, and so this Dragonslair broke Air Attack, and I guess now your fix will have broken Dragonslair.

This is a error my build system doesn't currently check for (but could....)

Anyway, to fix this we need to:
- put one or other in a sub directory
- change one or other to use a different file name for it's DATA.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by oss003 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:43 pm

Dave,

this version loads ATDATA instead of DATA.

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Post by Multiwizard » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:55 pm

oss003 wrote:Dave,

this version loads ATDATA instead of DATA.

Greetings
Kees
Yepyepyep, it works... :D

Thank you all guys... =D>


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by hoglet » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:44 pm

Hi Roland,
roland wrote:
hoglet wrote: I suspect there are some still hidden treasures on Roland's site:
http://acornatom.nl/atomarch/diskarch.htm
O sure ... just look for "Gokkast" and "Gokkast2" which are two very nice fruit machines, running on a standard Atom with only enough memory. No toolboxes required.
GOKKAST is really good - I'll definitely include it.

I couldn't find GOKKAST2 anywhere.

Do you have any other recommendations?

Dave

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by oss003 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:01 pm

Hi Dave,

I'm busy with Sokatom, Duck2 and Shelobs and still a few to go ....

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... tom#p95907

Also my latest project will be a nice addition to the archive ..... :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y0K4lMScUo

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Post by hoglet » Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:36 pm

Kees,

Amazing!!!

Looks like V8 of the archive will have been worth waiting for.

Dave

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Post by roland » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:03 pm

O ... that explains why we don't see much activity of Kees here :shock: Manic Miner looks good already =D>

I'll have a look for gokkast2....
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Post by Multiwizard » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:18 pm

Wow Kees,

it looks good already... :D =D>


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by oss003 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:35 pm

Hi Roland,
roland wrote:I'll have a look for gokkast2....
You can find the Dutch explanation of Gokkast 2 here: http://www.acornatom.nl/atom_nieuws/199 ... 903054.htm

The code is on disk AN 90-05 in the archive: http://www.acornatom.nl/atomarch/An90-05/

I tried it but had to shorten the file 2BASC28 from #2800-#28FF because it was overwriting the GKKST2 main program at #2900. It does start but generates an error.

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Post by roland » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:13 pm

It could be that those files were written from an Atom-in-PC system. That one always wrote blocks of 255 (!) bytes so the last block mostly contained more bytes than necessary. That explains why the program was overwritten, and it might be the cause of the program to hang or crash.

The VDU itself works, if you load it and activate it, it works.
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Post by roland » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:28 pm

I stripped the unnecessary bytes from the files (except the screens) and loaded 2BASC98 as the last file. Now it runs on my Atom.

Wim, Hoglet, Please have a try at this one....
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by hoglet » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:37 pm

Thanks Roland, that is now working for me in Atomulator.

Dave

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by Multiwizard » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:46 am

Yep, this one works on the New Atom... :D

I wanted to make a short clip of 1 minute, but I did get carried away... :mrgreen: (again :lol: )

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=WD8VswG5iBU


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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