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Chuckie Egg 2009

Post by ctr » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:09 am

The current high score competition is for Chuckie Egg 2009. The page says the game is Chuckie Egg 2009 by Dave Edwards, published by Organ Grinder's Monkey. However, when I run the game, it describes itself as Chuckie Egg 6 and the mode 7 splash screen says "Upgrade by Rich Talbot-Watkins 2009".

Were there two Chuckie Egg games made in 2009?

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Re: Chuckie Egg 2009

Post by leenew » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:52 am

Hi ctr,
Yes, this confused me too.
I had the author as Rich TW until recently, but changed it based on the 8BS page for DiscEUG70 which credits Dave E.
I will change the title to Chuckie Egg 6 (AKA Chuckie Egg 2009)
Can we get a definitive answer on the author??

Lee.

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Re: Chuckie Egg 2009

Post by ctr » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:35 am

Found this. So it looks like it was Dave Edwards, then RTW did a further patch for the BBC version. RTW says he added colours, but it doesn't look any more colourful then the original. Maybe I'm misremembering.

Also, the Dave Edwards version seems to have a level editor.

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Re: Chuckie Egg 2009

Post by billcarr2005 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:57 am

RTW Chuckie Egg... with more colour!
viewtopic.php?p=2053

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Re: Chuckie Egg 2009

Post by lurkio » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:06 am

billcarr2005 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:57 am
RTW Chuckie Egg... with more colour! viewtopic.php?p=2053
It’s also here:
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Re: Chuckie Egg 2009

Post by lurkio » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:10 am

ctr wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:35 am
So it looks like it was Dave Edwards, then RTW did a further patch for the BBC version. RTW says he added colours, but it doesn't look any more colourful then the original. Maybe I'm misremembering.
It’s more that Dave’s version is less colourful, as it’s the Elk version, which displays fewer colours on screen than the standard Beeb versions of Chuckie Egg. I think.

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Re: Chuckie Egg 2009

Post by lurkio » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:17 am

While we're on this theme, does anyone have a copy of Samwise's Chuckie Egg Professional Edition?

It was first mentioned in the following thread, I think, but the download link's dead:
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Re: Chuckie Egg 2009

Post by ctr » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:23 am

I think you're right. It looks like RTW took Dave Edwards new levels and dropped them into the original beeb version. But didn't include his code which adds even more colours.

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Re: Chuckie Egg 2009

Post by Rich Talbot-Watkins » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:53 am

From the horse's mouth, as 'twere.

I felt it must've been possible to squeeze a little bit more colour out of the Beeb version of CE, as it runs in Mode 2, but doesn't use a very wide range of colours. So I hacked around with it and, inspired by the CPC version, created a small patch which turns the eggs white and the scores at the top red. I also thought I'd changed the seed red, but it doesn't look like it from that screenshot on bbcmicro.co.uk (maybe there was some technical reason why not...?).

samwise of this forum (who sadly doesn't make much of an appearance these days) was the world's greatest Chuckie Egg fan, who took my patch and combined it with other patches from back in the day which added new levels and so on, to make a super Chuckie Egg release. I have nothing to do with the extra levels, and my patch was designed to work on the original game code, not an already patched version.

(Edit to add: Looks like samwise added the red seed later on! Should probably update the disk image on bbcmicro.co.uk!)

(Another edit to add: Just looked at "Chuckie Egg 6", which needless to say is an unofficial release! This is misattributed as I have absolutely nothing to do with it, and my colours patch doesn't even appear to be in there, so I have no idea why I'm credited! The disk image lurkio linked is my patch, though doesn't contain any additional attribution as I originally published it on the forums as a list of changes to be made to the executable, rather than as a new disk image.)
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Re: Chuckie Egg 2009

Post by lurkio » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:17 pm

Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:53 am
samwise of this forum (who sadly doesn't make much of an appearance these days) was the world's greatest Chuckie Egg fan, who took my patch and combined it with other patches from back in the day which added new levels and so on, to make a super Chuckie Egg release.
Yes, I think that's the Chuckie Egg Professional Edition, which I referred to above, and which is now missing! :(

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Looks like samwise added the red seed later on! Should probably update the disk image on bbcmicro.co.uk!
Will do.

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Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:53 am
Just looked at "Chuckie Egg 6", which needless to say is an unofficial release! This is misattributed as I have absolutely nothing to do with it, and my colours patch doesn't even appear to be in there, so I have no idea why I'm credited!
Is it because it would have been created using a loader technique that you invented? (This might be a silly question.)

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Re: Chuckie Egg 2009

Post by Rich Talbot-Watkins » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:47 pm

lurkio wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:17 pm
Is it because it would have been created using a loader technique that you invented? (This might be a silly question.)
Just took a look and I honestly can't see anything of mine in there whatsoever! This is definitely a case of mistaken attribution, and I'm not even getting any nefarious royalties for it! :lol:

But someone must've gone to the effort to add the fancy coloured REM statements at the beginning of the BASIC loader with my name in them. Bizarre.

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Re: Chuckie Egg 2009

Post by lurkio » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:27 pm

Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:47 pm
lurkio wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:17 pm
Is it because it would have been created using a loader technique that you invented? (This might be a silly question.)
Just took a look and I honestly can't see anything of mine in there whatsoever! This is definitely a case of mistaken attribution, and I'm not even getting any nefarious royalties for it! :lol: But someone must've gone to the effort to add the fancy coloured REM statements at the beginning of the BASIC loader with my name in them. Bizarre.
Indeed! I'll see if Mick wants to amend the misattributions on his compilation DSD, after which the changes will percolate to bbcmicro.co.uk. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Chuckie Egg 2009

Post by CMcDougall » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:11 pm

lurkio wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:17 am
does anyone have a copy of Samwise's Chuckie Egg Professional Edition?
yes, but which hard disc is it on, losing track of everything... must be getting old :oops: LOL

will hunt later when have a mo...
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Re: Chuckie Egg 2009

Post by CMcDougall » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:07 am

well, hunted 5 hard discs (all over the loft etc)
and a search of them gave :
The_Chuckie_Egg_Professionals_Resource_Kit.ZIP

inside was some crap computers versions & a bbcB1770 dir, but not the prof chEgg :?
below, as some are different :
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Re: Chuckie Egg 2009

Post by CMcDougall » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:12 am

found on an another HD :roll:
profCE.png
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Re: Chuckie Egg 2009

Post by lurkio » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:23 pm

CMcDougall wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:07 am
well, hunted 5 hard discs (all over the loft etc) ... inside was some crap computers versions & a bbcB1770 dir
Chuck me! That's a lot of Eggs! :shock:

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found on an another HD :roll:
profCE.png
Thanks!

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