Time and Magik trilogy by Level 9

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Time and Magik trilogy by Level 9

Post by fuzzel » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:51 pm

I've just had a look at Level 9's Lords of Time in the "Time and Magik" trilogy collection and have a small gripe with the graphics version. The command line is partly off the bottom of the screen (in Beebem Master 128 mode) so it's hard to see what you're typing. Does this happen on a real Master or is it an emulation bug (I can't imagine Level 9 / Mandarin would have put up with it) ?

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Re: Time and Magik trilogy by Level 9

Post by marcusjambler » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:20 pm

Does this happen on a real Master or is it an emulation bug
I'm getting the same issue on BeebEm....
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Real hardware works properly...
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Also, the animated graphics 'scroll down' is much smoother

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Post by fuzzel » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:42 pm

I wonder if anyone knows exactly how "enhanced" this version of Lords of Time is ? From the first few locations the location text is expanded and obviously graphics have been added but are there more puzzles, locations and objects ?

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Re: Time and Magik trilogy by Level 9

Post by fuzzel » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:38 pm

Having waited patiently for a couple of months for an answer to the question above I've decided to answer my own question and play the game through twice, on the standard version and on the enhanced version using Beebem's Master 128k mode. I shall post my findings on here.
This will be a labour of love for me as it's the game I remember most fondly from the 80s. I occasionally look for an original on ebay for the beeb, so far without any luck (I thought those games were supposed to sell like hot cakes?)

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Re: Time and Magik trilogy by Level 9

Post by Lardo Boffin » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:49 pm

I wanted to get this one for my 6128 but quickly gave up. :cry:

Its at £53 at time of posting this.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Time-Magik-D ... %7Ciid%3A1
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
USA Model B
BBC Master, Datacentre + HDD, pi co-proc, econet

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Re: Time and Magik trilogy by Level 9

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:57 pm

Blimey.
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BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
USA Model B
BBC Master, Datacentre + HDD, pi co-proc, econet

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Re: Time and Magik trilogy by Level 9

Post by fuzzel » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:58 pm

Indeed. I wouldn't have paid that even if they threw in the computers, monitor, table and radiator, the whole room in fact.
I think we need a time machine Lardo..

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Re: Time and Magik trilogy by Level 9

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:44 pm

fuzzel wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:58 pm
I think we need a time machine Lardo..
Agreed. I would stock up on:-

Time and Magic Amstrad discs
Elite disc and coproc versions
Castlevania for the PS1
Spectrum ROM games (they were only a couple of quid in bargain bins towards the end and nice ones go for £50 plus)
All the Shining Force games for the Megadrive (I sold my copies for pence :cry: )
Wasteland for the C64

And probably a few others as well!
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
USA Model B
BBC Master, Datacentre + HDD, pi co-proc, econet

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