Games with problems

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Re: Games with problems

Post by roganjosh » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:59 pm

The latest interesting case I've come across is Giant Killer. Though the program works on a Model B, and of course that may fulfil all your criteria, the code was written with Master compatibility in mind. If it detects a Model B it chains a file called "GIANT" whereas if it detects a Master then a file called "GIANTM" is chained. However, the file GIANTM is not provided in the ssd. Though it's trivial to have the Master use GIANT it would be good if the correct file was given half a chance to work. I fear that this title may have been a hacked version, however if you do have the GIANTM file somewhere within your repository then I'd be grateful for it.

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Re: Games with problems

Post by billcarr2005 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:06 am

This is a known "issue" with the bbcmicro.co.uk archive, see

By Fair Means Or Foul
viewtopic.php?f=51&t=17616&p=244302

and also Stryker's Run
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=17852&p=247353#p247311

which were initially omitted...
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Re: Games with problems

Post by roganjosh » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:21 am

Thanks for that.

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Re: Games with problems

Post by leenew » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:10 am

I have uploaded the disc provided by BillC above...
Cheers!

Lee.

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Re: Games with problems

Post by roganjosh » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:07 pm

leenew wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:10 am
I have uploaded the disc provided by BillC above...
Cheers!

Lee.
Ta. The loader file still needs a few adjustments to work properly on a Master but the newly uploaded file is a great improvement.

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Re: Games with problems

Post by billcarr2005 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:32 pm

roganjosh wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:07 pm
Ta. The loader file still needs a few adjustments to work properly on a Master but the newly uploaded file is a great improvement.

Alan
The uploaded file was a completely untouched original, so it must not have worked correctly out of the box?! :roll:

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Re: Games with problems

Post by roganjosh » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:51 pm

billcarr2005 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:32 pm
The uploaded file was a completely untouched original, so it must not have worked correctly out of the box?! :roll:
I guess that must be true then. The handling of shadow screen RAM is incorrect. An obvious consequence is that the bottom of the screen gets corrupted as the title page displays fee, fie, foe, fum.

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Re: Games with problems

Post by vanekp » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:28 pm

Arcadian wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:34 am
Hi Mick, I no longer have the original cassette but I believe Dave E (should he be reading) does, so perhaps you could ask him if he'd be willing to create WAVs for Col or Peter Van Ek to look into converting to CSW > UEF. Then we'd need to find a hacker to convert each version to SSD!
Certainly has perk my Interest as it sounds like its a copy protected tape, be glad to have a look if we can get hold of a wave file of the BBC and Electron version.
Peter.

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