30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by CMcDougall » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:25 am

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=14598#p195162

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... 00#p195206


Really should say thanks to the efforts of the Preservation Team, & my VERY hard work to get them going.... :roll:

should link to where you get these things... so peeps know the full score!

always give credit where credit is due :wink:
( unless your bankrupt... :lol: )

& cheers for typing up the P Tomb - A&F ins 8)
(I asked in thread IF seen before, you did not confirm #-o )
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:35 pm

Hi Col,
Sorry, I didn't see the bit at the top ref Pharaoh's Tomb.

Had a busy weekend with the wife in hospital and I want to get as much stuff sorted and posted before I go away in March, so my posts are a bit short.
I will try in future to name some names when posting stuff.

Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by CMcDougall » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:21 pm

a bit like myself Mick, firing it up as quick as possible, to get things out there for peeps to enjoy 8)

hope your better half is going to be all good [-o<
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:00 pm

Created in March 2018... here is Games Disc 121.
Disc121.zip
(113.37 KiB) Downloaded 235 times
The disc is called Disc121.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...

Tanks from Design People Software.
Mozaic Madness (AKA Tiles Puzzle) from The Micro User (9.08).
Race Track from Acorn Programs (Vol.8 ).
Robotank from PCW Software.
Chocky Egg from Home Computer Weekly.
Dragon Slayer from Fast Access (2.03).
A Day At The Races (AKA Race Day) from Acorn Computing (11.08).
Target Practice from PCW Software.
Stunt Driver from Acorn Programs (Vol.4).
Merrills from The Micro User (7.06).
Beeb-Darts (AKA Flights Of Fancy) from Your Computer (6.05).
Tea-Bag Terror (E) from forgotten-grove.
Desperate Decorator from Input Magazine (Issue 42).
Boris The Spider from Acorn Programs (Vol.6).
3D Pentominoes from Acorn User (#075).
Maze-Trap from Beebug (1.03).
Phoenix by Richard Broadhurst.
Pairs from Fast Access (2.04).

NOTE: Tanks is the disc version and you can save your score/position to disc.
Also, Dragon Slayer allows you to save your score/position to disc.
Lastly, Tea-Bag Terror is an Electron title but works OK 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 Tanks and Dragon Slayer.

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.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:59 pm

Created in April 2018... here is Games Disc 122.
Disc122.zip
(167.56 KiB) Downloaded 231 times
The disc is called Disc122.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 Your Computer (3.01).
Quarters from The Micro User (3.07).
White Light from Retro Software.
Batzplat (E) from Electron Computing (#2).
Bomber from Acorn Programs (Vol.3).
Slid by F. R. C. Dunn.
Breakout (E) from Elbug (1.08).
Beeb Patience from PCW Software.
Tea-Bag Terror 2 (E) from forgotten-grove.
Freddy & The Spiders From Mars from Input Magazine (Issue 38).
Morris The Millipede (E) from Personal Computer News.
Fighter Command from Marlis Software.
Crown Green (Golden Games) from The Micro User.
Pile Up from Your Computer (6.01).
Five Dice from Beebug (1.09).
Star Commander from Bazzasoft.
Laser Cycles (E) from Electron Computing (#6).
Shuttle from Personal Computer News.

NOTE: White Light is an unofficial sequel to FireTrack and allows you to save your score/position to disc.
Also, Batzplat, Breakout, Tea-Bag Terror 2 and Morris The Millipede are Electron titles that have been amended to work on a BBC Micro.
Lastly, Star Commander allows you to save your score/position to disc.

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

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.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:25 pm

3 minor changes...

1. On Disc 013 the routine to skip the instructions on A Maze In Space has been slightly changed to show you the keys before loading when you press Escape.

2. On Disc 016 minor spelling mistakes in Asteroids Deluxe and Alien Break-In have been corrected.

3. On Disc 046 in Perplexity's instructions the words 'that screen' has been changed to 'each screen'.

Just minor changes and the discs have been amended if you want them.

Regards,
Mick.

PS Look out for Disc 123 coming soon!
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Tue May 01, 2018 10:49 am

Created in May 2018... here is Games Disc 123.
Disc123.zip
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The disc is called Disc123.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...

Snake from Input Magazine (Issue 26).
Cribbage from Beebug (8.02).
Head Coach from Coda Software.
Four In A Row from Your Computer (5.01).
Space Chase (E) from Electron Computing (#1).
MasterSpy (Golden Games) from The Micro User.
Convoy from PCW Software.
Squiggle from Electron User Group (66).
Sheep Drive from Personal Computer News.
Downhill Skiing (E) from Elbug (2.01).
Magic Square Puzzle from HeadFirst PD.
Catch'Em And Prikkomani by Lo And BLK.
The F.A Cup Trial from Computer Gamer (#26).
Space Landing (E) from Acorn Programs (Vol.5).
Starfighter from Home Computer Weekly.
Conqueror from Ultrasoft.
Jumper (E) from The Electron User (2.02).
Uno from HeadFirst PD.

NOTE: Head Coach allows you to save your score/position to disc.
Also, Space Chase, Downhill Skiing, Space Landing and Jumper are Electron titles that have 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 only works on Uno.

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.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri May 04, 2018 5:53 pm

Disc 108 re-posted due to the latest version of Frogger from Tricky being added.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri May 18, 2018 2:48 pm

All of my postings of discs have now been amended to show every game on every disc.
I have included as much information as I have.
Hopefully, this will make it easier for anyone to find a game they like without having to download every disc to check for it.

All new discs will now be posted in this way,

Regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by lurkio » Fri May 18, 2018 3:33 pm

Michael Brown wrote:All of my postings of discs have now been amended to show every game on every disc. I have included as much information as I have.
Excellent!

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by leenew » Fri May 18, 2018 7:23 pm

Yep! that's great. :D
Is it possible that the admins could remove some of the drivel at the beginning of this thread where I was converting the discs by hand?
In fact... If this thread just contained Mick's posts, I would be more than happy, as it would be much easier to find the discs, and that's why everybody visits this thread right? :-k
Would that be OK? Delete everything except Mick's posts???

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by lurkio » Fri May 18, 2018 8:54 pm

leenew wrote:Is it possible that the admins could remove some of the drivel at the beginning of this thread where I was converting the discs by hand? In fact... If this thread just contained Mick's posts, I would be more than happy, as it would be much easier to find the discs, and that's why everybody visits this thread right? :-k
I'm not overly fussed, but I tend to think we should leave the thread as it is because deleting old posts is a bit too close to erasing history. You might think those posts are "drivel" but someone else might find them fascinating.

Of course, there's nothing to stop you deleting your own posts if you really want to!

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by leenew » Fri May 18, 2018 9:51 pm

Hmmmm.. I see what you are saying.. but you have to admit this thread is a bit of a nightmare to navigate!
I only see things from my point of view :lol:

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by daveejhitchins » Sat May 19, 2018 7:55 am

Probably need a new thread - just for Mick’s discs - and ‘ban’ anyone else posting there :shock:

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Post by Elminster » Sat May 19, 2018 8:21 am

Sounds good to me. Keep this as the ‘drivel’ thread and start a fresh one for the actual collection info.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Sun May 20, 2018 7:42 am

Hi All,

I plan on posting all new discs here.
Also, I need feedback from anyone who finds a problem with any of the games on any of my discs, so that I (or someone else) can sort a solution to it.
Although the games have been play tested and checked for errors and grammar etc, there is still the possibility that errors can occur, as we have seen.

What would be nice is... Long after a game has been fixed, the post(s) concerning fixing it could be removed as the fix would then be mentioned in the edited post for the disc that features the game, i.e. Bug Eyes on Disc 012 which now states it is fixed to work on a BBC with a Datacentre fitted. So any other posts concerning that should be removed as they are now redundant.

Hopefully, in the end, when all discs are complete, I will post a 40th Anniversary thread in 2024 which hopefully will be final. Therefore I have 6 years to sort everything.

Thanks for your comments and support,
Mick.

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Post by lurkio » Sun May 20, 2018 10:01 am

Michael Brown wrote:What would be nice is... Long after a game has been fixed, the post(s) concerning fixing it could be removed as the fix would then be mentioned in the edited post for the disc that features the game, i.e. Bug Eyes on Disc 012 which now states it is fixed to work on a BBC with a Datacentre fitted. So any other posts concerning that should be removed as they are now redundant.
It's entirely up to you, but, for what it's worth, my view is that there's no need to try to present a "polished" version of history. Someone might find it interesting to see the messiness and the gradual development of fixes as they happened. (I mean, it takes all sorts, and some people are weird, man! :) )

But if you (and/or anyone else) are really bothered about ease of navigation, then you might want to consider creating an "index" somewhere in this thread (maybe in the first post), with links to all the posts with DSD attachments. But even that's not essential, in my view. Everything seems fine to me as it is. Perhaps I'm easily pleased...

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:08 pm

Disc 029 re-posted due to adding a machine code routine to Atom Smasher to detect BeebEm 4.14 and to try to fix the "screen shake" routine when you get caught that doesn't work correctly.
It works normally with B-em 2.2 and on a real BBC Micro.

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Post by Michael Brown » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:14 pm

Re-posted Disc083 due to including instructions for Beebug Draughts.
Also amended the !BOOT menu to remove Fast Access from Solitaire.

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Post by Michael Brown » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:18 pm

Disc119 re-posted due to including new RAM detector for Rat Race.
This one has now been tested by Lee and works on a real BBC. If no RAM then the game does not load.

regards,
Mick.

PS New RAM loaders for Dunjunz and Holed Out will be posted once they have been properly tested.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:52 pm

Created in June 2018... here is Games Disc 124.
Disc124.zip
(99.1 KiB) Downloaded 12 times

The disc is called Disc124.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...

Pairs from Beebug (3.05).
Road Hog from Personal Computer News.
Bat And Ball from ByteBack (Issue 2).
Speedway Manager (E) from Electron Computing (#4).
Poster Pete's Puzzle (AKA Puzzler) from The Micro User (4.01).
Aeronautical Dogfight 1 from BBC PD (Games #3).
Air Traffic Control Simulator (Tape 4) from CSL Microdata.
Cribbage (Golden Games) from The Micro User.
Noughts And Crosses from HeadFirst PD.
Monster Hunt from Acorn Programs (Vol.3).
Breakout from Beebug (1.08).
Snaker (E) from Electron Computing (#7).
Two By Two from Fast Access (1.03).
One-Way Driver (AKA Formula 1 Racer) from Acorn Programs (Vol.6).
Sink The Bismarck from Design People Software.
Water Ski Game (E) from Elbug (2.08).
Flight Sim from Input Magazine (Issue 23).
Driver from Acorn Programs (Vol.3).

NOTE: Speedway Manager, Snaker and Water Ski Game are Electron titles that have been amended to work on a BBC Micro.
Also, Aeronautical Dogfight 1 resets the disc drive (so requires *DTRAP on a real BBC Micro with a Datacentre fitted).

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Aeronautical Dogfight 1, Cribbage, Two By Two and Sink The Bismarck.

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 125 coming mid July!
Also, Discs 126 and 127 are in production. This is mainly due to Lee obtaining (and sometimes typing in) magazine games, Retro Software writers creating some new games and finally, Col and team obtaining and preserving some MIA software.
Also thanks to Bill C and everyone who posted scans of inlay instructions to complement the games.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:18 pm

Re-posted several discs due to minor changes.

Disc 060 now features a tested and amended Sideways RAM loader for Dunjunz.

Discs 070, 072 and 074 feature the same amended Sideways RAM fix for the 3 Holed Out games.

Lastly, Disc 078 has a small amendment to Trivial Pursuit to stop the cursor keys from entering letters when you type your name(s). Also the instructions have been amended slightly to include the keys and the "Genus Edition" name as I have now got 2 more editions ready for release later this year.

Just minor changes, but hopefully for the best.

Regards,
Mick.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:58 pm

Good News!!!

Mountain Panic has now been released into the Public Domain in its complete form (V1.2).

I have now added this new complete version to Disc 107 and re-posted it.
You now have to press CONTROL and BREAK to quit as it locks the computer.
As a result, Disc107 is no longer a special edition, but now a normal disc.

You can find this disc about a third of the way down page 9 of this thread!

Thanks to forum members for sending me the image.

Regards,
Mick.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:04 pm

Created in July 2018... here is Games Disc 125.
Disc125.zip
(118.03 KiB) Downloaded 8 times
The disc is called Disc125.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...

Maze from Input Magazine (Issue 7).
Knockout from Acorn Programs (Vol.8 ).
Harry Hopper (E) from Electron Computing (#4).
Aeronautical Dogfight 2 from Ultrasoft.
Bomber from Beebug (1.02).
Billiards from H & H Software.
Ray-Box (Cassette 6) from Model B Computing.
Mad Castle from Acorn Programs (Vol.5).
Beeb Invaders from Niblesoft.
Minefield from Big K Magazine (Issue 5).
Sevens (Golden Games) from The Micro User.
Klingon's Revenge (Cassette 7) from Model B Computing.
Victorian Peg (AKA All Change) from Home Computer Weekly.
Darkside (Unreleased) by Jamie Woodhouse.
Centipede by Richard Broadhurst.
Spacefight (Games Pack 1) by Charles Murton.
Eternity from Electron User Group (55).
Klacz from BBC PD (Games #5).

NOTE: Harry Hopper and Eternity are Electron titles that have been amended to work on a BBC Micro.
Also, Aeronautical Dogfight 2 resets the disc drive (so requires *DTRAP on a real BBC Micro with a Datacentre fitted).
Also, Centipede requires both CTRL and BREAK pressing together to prevent the computer from locking. You can also press ESCAPE to quit this game.
Lastly, Centipede and Eternity allow you to save your score/position to disc.

EASTER EGGS: If you press ESCAPE during some of the loaders and instructions, then you can skip to loading the game... This works on Klingon's Revenge and Eternity.

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 126 hopefully coming August Bank Holiday!
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