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Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R08 - Manic Miner

Post by KarateEd » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:46 pm

Not great yet but slowly getting there. Sometimes it would be great to have better remembery than forgettery.
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Post by M_Ron » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:59 pm

I can’t get the disc image to load - says something about the disk being double sided and the wrong disk type being selected but I can’t find anything in Beebem’s menus.
Sorry for the shameful technophobia but can anyone help?

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Post by MartinH » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:00 pm

... GAH! Eugene's Lair was *HARD*! 3 hours later, I finally made it through to die very quickly on Processing Plant!

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Post by MartinH » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:01 pm

M_Ron wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:59 pm
I can’t get the disc image to load - says something about the disk being double sided and the wrong disk type being selected but I can’t find anything in Beebem’s menus.
Sorry for the shameful technophobia but can anyone help?
BeebEm does that to me too - I just hit ok twice and then it loads normally...

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Post by chrisn » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:21 pm

MartinH wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:00 pm
... GAH! Eugene's Lair was *HARD*! 3 hours later, I finally made it through to die very quickly on Processing Plant!
Same here... 10,538

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Post by FourthStone » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:52 pm

M_Ron wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:59 pm
I can’t get the disc image to load - says something about the disk being double sided and the wrong disk type being selected but I can’t find anything in Beebem’s menus.
Sorry for the shameful technophobia but can anyone help?
I get the same msg, the disk appears to still boot correctly and I can play the game on BeebEm.

Have you tried booting?

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Post by MartinH » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:41 pm

Made it to the Vat... I think I'm missing something, because I can't get all of the keys.

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Post by KarateEd » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:24 pm

M_Ron wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:59 pm
I can’t get the disc image to load - says something about the disk being double sided and the wrong disk type being selected but I can’t find anything in Beebem’s menus.
Sorry for the shameful technophobia but can anyone help?
Don't panic. Just hit <ENTER> twice and it will load and you'll be fine. The nerves will calm and you will be into gaming goodness.
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Post by KarateEd » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:25 pm

That last jump, forgot about that one......didn't succeed this time but I will now that most of that one is figured out.
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Post by FourthStone » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:48 pm

Made silly mistakes, hopefully can push further.

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Post by FourthStone » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:57 pm

MartinH wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:41 pm
Made it to the Vat... I think I'm missing something, because I can't get all of the keys.
Spoiler for level 7:
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Post by KarateEd » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:19 am

I think there are a couple ways to do level 7. The way I do it means I get all the keys before I face a perfectly timed jump over the last kangaroo, but it has to be perfect, it's why I haven't done it yet.....gotta get the jump down.
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Post by KarateEd » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:41 am

Got the jump down and that's it for the night.....bedtime.
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Post by KarateEd » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:47 am

High Score Tables Updated......
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Post by Venger » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:16 pm

Up to level 14 now. Frustratingly, the game before, I had 27250 and wasn't quick enough to press print screen. The lack of a high score table is frustrating!
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Post by MartinH » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:24 pm

FourthStone wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:57 pm
MartinH wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:41 pm
Made it to the Vat... I think I'm missing something, because I can't get all of the keys.
Spoiler for level 7:

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Ah, thanks!

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Post by MartinH » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:39 pm

And armed with that new information... I encountered Kong and had a flashback to that horrendous Hard Hat Harry level! At least he ain't chucking barrels this time!

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Post by Ailasue » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:45 pm

This is more difficult than I remember. Looking at some of the scores so far, I need to try harder :D
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Post by fwibbler » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:17 pm

It's harder than the Spectrum version I think.
Anyway, a small improvement...
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Post by Kweepa » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:36 pm

I had to play through the whole game when I ported it to VIC-20.
The hardest level by a large margin is yet to come - The Warehouse.
I think I died 100 times.

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Post by chrissawer » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:07 pm

Got a bit further this evening - score 8378
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Post by MartinH » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:10 pm

After much effort I defeated Kong - I didn't realise they were switches, I thought they were things to avoid! Got past the amoebas and the Endorian Forest (that last apple was tough) and ended up in a new nightmare...

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Post by FourthStone » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:04 pm

Pretty sure I finished 12 but the game put me back in the same level after reaching the end... hmm.

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Post by MartinH » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:05 pm

Finally managed to get through that pesky telephone level. Amusingly, on this run, I managed to get Eugene stuck at the top of the screen, making it a cake walk to get to the exit. Not quite sure how I did it, but I think I collected the last item just as he reached the top of the screen. I wish I'd taken a screenshot. Is this supposed to happen, or have I encountered a bug?

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Post by fwibbler » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:35 pm

Funnily enough that happened to me this evening. First time it's happened to me.
Eugene is supposed to move down and sit on the exit. He moves quicker on the BBC version than in the Spectrum original which makes it harder.

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Post by FourthStone » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:35 pm

MartinH wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:05 pm
...Amusingly, on this run, I managed to get Eugene stuck at the top of the screen, making it a cake walk to get to the exit. Not quite sure how I did it, but I think I collected the last item just as he reached the top of the screen. I wish I'd taken a screenshot. Is this supposed to happen, or have I encountered a bug?
I've had the same thing, it's either perfect timing or a bug, happens very rarely and nice to get if the jump is messed up which probably happens more often than it should.

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Post by KarateEd » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:11 am

FourthStone wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:35 pm
MartinH wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:05 pm
...Amusingly, on this run, I managed to get Eugene stuck at the top of the screen, making it a cake walk to get to the exit. Not quite sure how I did it, but I think I collected the last item just as he reached the top of the screen. I wish I'd taken a screenshot. Is this supposed to happen, or have I encountered a bug?
I've had the same thing, it's either perfect timing or a bug, happens very rarely and nice to get if the jump is messed up which probably happens more often than it should.
It's a perk if you get it right. It's not a bug, I've done this several times.
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Post by Venger » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:36 am

A small increase in score but still level 14 :(
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Post by MartinH » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:32 pm

KarateEd wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:11 am
FourthStone wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:35 pm
MartinH wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:05 pm
...Amusingly, on this run, I managed to get Eugene stuck at the top of the screen, making it a cake walk to get to the exit. Not quite sure how I did it, but I think I collected the last item just as he reached the top of the screen. I wish I'd taken a screenshot. Is this supposed to happen, or have I encountered a bug?
I've had the same thing, it's either perfect timing or a bug, happens very rarely and nice to get if the jump is messed up which probably happens more often than it should.
It's a perk if you get it right. It's not a bug, I've done this several times.
Ah, thanks for clearing that up!

Had a good run after lunch - and got to Level 14. Now I need to get there with enough lives to have a proper go.

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Post by MartinH » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:22 pm

Level 14 is INFURIATING! I just had an almost perfect run upto 14, with three lives intact and lost them all very quickly indeed. I don't think it helps that Willy seems to become more erratic and unresponsive when there's a lot going on on the screen. Worse yet, having had that good run my score was actually worse than the one I posted previously!!! ](*,)

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