30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by AndyGarton » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:43 pm

Aha, interesting. So I guess most people are using RAMFS as the default? I've no idea how to do that, but do now my setup doesn't have battery backup, so I suspect I can't change the order?

Anyway, off topic now, thanks everybody for your help - hopefully somebody else might benefit from it in future.

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Post by leenew » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:18 pm

Sorry! I completely forgot about the SHIFT R BREAK
should have mentioned it earlier. It's completely normal and I do it too.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by AndyGarton » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:49 am

Just a thought - is it worth keeping an up-to-date (ish) index of the disks in the first post of this thread? I'm sure many/most users of the collection would find this very useful.

(As above, it could be derived easily from: bbcmicro.co.uk/ss.php )

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by AndyGarton » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:58 am

AndyGarton wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:49 am
Just a thought - is it worth keeping an up-to-date (ish) index of the disks in the first post of this thread? I'm sure many/most users of the collection would find this very useful.

(As above, it could be derived easily from: bbcmicro.co.uk/ss.php )
Here is an Excel sheet I've created via the above page, containing just the info I find useful for finding games:
Beeb30thCollection.xlsx
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Post by lurkio » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:06 am

AndyGarton wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:58 am
Just a thought - is it worth keeping an up-to-date (ish) index of the disks in the first post of this thread? I'm sure many/most users of the collection would find this very useful. ... it could be derived easily from: bbcmicro.co.uk/ss.php ... Here is an Excel sheet I've created via the above page, containing just the info I find useful for finding games: Beeb30thCollection.xlsx
Not a bad idea. Here's your Excel spreadsheet in .CSV plain-text format in case anyone prefers it:
Perhaps it could be added to Mick's first post in this thread, or Lee's, which follows it?

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Cheers Mick 8) 30 years, seems like yesterday :D
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Post by Michael Brown » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:45 am

Created in October 2018... here is Games Disc 127.
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The disc is called Disc127.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...

Bismarck from BBC Soft.
Space Station from Input Magazine (Issue 5).
Model B Crossword 2 (Cassette 10) from Model B Computing.
The Paras (AKA Skydiver) from Acorn Programs (Vol.6).
Solitaire & Solve from Beebug (7.03).
Battleships from HeadFirst PD.
Bombard from Games Computing (#1).
Catch from Computer & Video Games.
3-A-Line from BBC PD (Games #7).
Mars Miner from Games Computing (#13).
Fives & Threes from Acorn Computing (11.05).
Darkness Surrounds (E) from forgotten-grove.
Which-Way? (Golden Games) from The Micro User.
The Pieman Quins from Musicsoft.
Asteroid Chase from Games Computing (#1).
Multicolour from BBC PD (Games #7).
Maze Run (AKA Maze Chase) from Computer Gamer (#18).
Pairs (Cassette 6) from Model B Computing.

NOTE: Bismarck requires the disc to be write-enabled to save data to the disc in order to work.
Also, Model B Crossword 2 allows you to save your score/position to disc.
Lastly, Darkness Surrounds is an Electron title that has been amended to work on a BBC Micro.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Bismarck and Which-Way?

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. Disc 128 is coming later in the year!
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Post by richardtoohey » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:11 am

=D>

Thanks for all your efforts.
Michael Brown wrote:
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Hopefully, all the games posted in this thread are now correct.
:-k Think that's been said before :lol:

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Post by leenew » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:30 am

richardtoohey wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:11 am
=D>

Thanks for all your efforts.
Michael Brown wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:32 am
Hopefully, all the games posted in this thread are now correct.
:-k Think that's been said before :lol:
No! Honestly Richard! That's it now :wink:
I am just scanning bbcmicro.co.uk to make sure every game on the site matches Mick's latest disc version. Then we shall have a period of calm..... :-

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Post by Michael Brown » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:09 pm

Created in November 2018... here is Games Disc 128.
Disc128.zip
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The disc is called Disc128.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...

Tennis from BBC PD (Games #1).
Draw-Poker (Golden Games) from The Micro User.
Trivial Pursuit (Young Players Edition) from Domark.
Casteroids (AKA Cargorama) from Acorn Programs (Vol.5)
Lunar Lander from Input Magazine (Issue 35).
Rocket Man from Games Computing (#6).
Bug-Drop (E) from forgotten-grove.
Alien from The Beebon (Issue 3).
Hexagram (E) from The Electron User (2.11).
Bank Robber from Acorn Programs (Vol.2).
Scramble by Richard Broadhurst.
Dodgem from Games Computing (#15).
New York from Big K Magazine (Issue 3).
Super Lander! from Computer & Video Games.
Horace In The Maze from Games Computing (#6).
3-D Roller Ball from 8-Bit Software (Issue 33).
Dominoes from The Micro User (3.03).
Pacman from Computer & Video Games.

NOTE: Bug-Drop and Hexagram are Electron titles that have been amended to work on a BBC Micro.
Lastly, Scramble requires both CTRL and BREAK pressing together to prevent the computer from locking. You can also press ESCAPE to quit this game. Also, due to a minor graphics fault with BeebEm 4.14, Scramble does not work properly. However, it has been modified to detect BeebEm 4.14 and load an alternative version. It works normally with B-em 2.2 and on a real BBC Micro.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Draw-Poker only.

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. Disc 129 is currently being tested and should be out just before Christmas.
Disc 130 has also been completed and is also being tested and should be out at the start of 2019.

I may need to re-post this disc if Tricky changes or adds anything in his Scramble game.
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Created in December 2018... here is Games Disc 129.
Disc129.zip
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The disc is called Disc129.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...

Blitz from The Beebon (Issue 1).
Catcher from Acorn Programs (Vol.2).
Duck Shoot (Joystick only) from Input Magazine (Issue 16).
Jet-Pack Santa (Christmas Crackers) from The Micro User.
Trivial Pursuit (Baby Boomer Edition) from Domark.
Interplanetary Miner from Games Computing (#11).
Pull The Cracker (Christmas Crackers) from The Micro User.
Air Sea Battle from Your Computer (2.07).
Rising Damp from Acorn Programs (Vol.4).
Snow Pud (Christmas Crackers) from The Micro User.
Luna Lander from Your Computer (2.06).
Artillery Duel from Beebug (1.10).
Collect The Trees (Christmas Crackers) from The Micro User.
Alien Intruders from Games Computing (#10).
Octonium Moon from Big K Magazine (Issue 11).
Higher/Lower from Beebug (1.05).
Crazy Santa (Christmas Crackers) from The Micro User.
Pontoon from Big K Magazine (Issue 10).

NOTE: As it is nearly xmas, there are a lot of games on this disc that are xmas themed. These are taken from both the tape and disc versions of Christmas Crackers from The Micro User.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... None on this disc.

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.

Happy xmas,
Mick.

PS. Disc 130 will be out in January.
Disc 131 has also been completed and is also being tested and should be out before the end of February.
Disc 132 is also in the works!

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Post by Michael Brown » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:47 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 105 in section 8.
Thanks to Dave M for allowing us to include both Krystal Connection and Zap for xmas.

Happy xmas,
Mick.

PS
Just need Superior Interactive to allow us to include Repton: The Lost Realms. That may be a few xmas's away!
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Post by leenew » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:38 pm

Cheers Dave (M not E!) :lol:

Both games now playable on bbcmicro.co.uk 8) http://bbcmicro.co.uk/index.php?rt_R=&r ... =on&sort=u

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leenew wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:38 pm
Cheers Dave (M not E!) :lol:

Both games now playable on bbcmicro.co.uk 8) http://bbcmicro.co.uk/index.php?rt_R=&r ... =on&sort=u
Thanks, never actually had the opportunity to play these before =D>

Are they in their original form, as released, or have they had the bbcmicro.co.uk treatment of adding instructions?
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