30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:05 pm

The versions on D105 are as per original as far as I can remember.
No additional info was added as they had to be removed from the disc originally.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by billcarr2005 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:49 pm

Pernod wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:38 pm
Are they in their original form, as released, or have they had the bbcmicro.co.uk treatment of adding instructions?
Michael Brown wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:05 pm
The versions on D105 are as per original as far as I can remember.
No additional info was added as they had to be removed from the disc originally.
The original Retro Software loading programs/logo display have been removed from both disk images on bbcmicro.co.uk and on D105...
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:02 pm

Hi All,
I never had the RS loaders as the copies I had were taken off my BBC from Retroclinic.
Now that they have been posted, I have been able to add them to Disc105.

So, just re-posted Disc 105 again in section 8 with the full versions.
Thanks again to everyone who has made this possible.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:50 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 110 in section 9 with the latest version of Astroblaster from Tricky.
The newer version is smaller in size with less files.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:32 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 111 in section 10 with the correct version of Championship Boxing from Pan Books Ltd.
The newer version has the correct filename and author otherwise there is no change.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:05 pm

Created in January 2019... here is Games Disc 130.
Disc130.zip
(75.92 KiB) Downloaded 67 times

The disc is called Disc130.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...

Ludo from The Micro User (5.03).
Goldmine from Input Magazine (Issue 27).
Mars-Lander from Personal Software.
Fisherman Fred from Games Computing (#1).
Patience (Golden Games) from The Micro User.
Simon (AKA Pattern Memory) from Your Computer (2.10).
Pentiles from Silverlind.
Odd One Out from The Micro User (7.03).
Serpents from Personal Software.
Bomber from Acorn User (92.9).
Map Game from Acorn Programs (Vol.1).
ICBM Attack!!! from Laserbug (Issue 16).
Traditional Board Games from Garland Computing Games.
St. George And The Dragon from Personal Software.
Laserbug Grand Prix from Laserbug (Issue 9).
Whack-A-Mole! from Personal Computing Today.
Espionage from The Micro User (5.05).
Pucman from Home Computing Weekly.

NOTE: Pucman has been modified to work under OS 1.2.

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 new year!
Mick.

PS. Disc 131 will be out in mid February!
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:24 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 072 in section 5 as I have finally been able to add the complete instructions from The Micro User to Blue Meanie.

Mick.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:08 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 060 in section 4 as thanks to Lee, Caterpillar from C&VG has been amended as it was almost impossible. Variables at lines 430 and 450 have been amended from 8 to 16 to make your Caterpillar move further from side to side.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:56 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc 100 in section 6 as Secret Agent was faulty. Line 560 has been amended by forum members to correct a issue collecting 5 items. D%=1TO5 instead of 3.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:22 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted D029 in Section 3 after adding the correct version of Chukee-The Upgrade For Chuckie Egg by Bit Twiddlers. This replaces the old Chuckie Egg 3 hack and the new correct version lets you choose screens and speeds etc as per original tape release.

As a result, the fake Acornsoft loader to Crazy Balloon has been removed due to disc filename limitations.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:32 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted D023 in Section 3 after adding the correct version of Chuckie Egg 2 by The Caretaker. This replaces the old Chuckie Egg 2 hack and the new correct version lets you alter lives and sheets and lets you load any saved sheets from tape as per original hack.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:47 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted D043 in Section 4 after adding the correct version of Chuckie Egg 4.
The author of this hack is unknown but it looks like it was created using the Chukee Upgrade.

This now means all my Chuckie Egg games should now feature text which makes it obvious they are hacks and not official A&F games.
Only the original Chuckie Egg from A&F, Chukee-The Chuckie Egg Upgrade from Bit Twiddlers and Egg-The Upgrade from Crystalsoft were sold commercially. All other Chuckie Eggs are hacks of some kind.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:10 pm

Created in February 2019... here is Games Disc 131.
Disc131.zip
(71.01 KiB) Downloaded 90 times
The disc is called Disc131.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...

Squash (AKA Embryo Squash) from Personal Computing Today.
Patience from Beebug (6.09).
Join 'Em Up! from Acorn Programs (Vol.4).
Logo-Tank from The Micro User (5.05).
Targets from BBC PD (Games #7).
Snake (AKA Black Adder) from Your Computer (4.05).
Pirate from Chalksoft.
Babysitter from Acorn Programs (Vol.4).
10 Minute Game from The Micro User (5.05).
Tank Battle from Games Computing (#8).
Bazooka from Laserbug (Issue 4).
Golf (E) from Electron Computing (#5).
Bomber from Big K Magazine (Issue 8 ).
Quadrangle from PCW Software.
Terror Terrain from More Games For Your BBC.
Knight's Move from Fast Access (1.02).
Wall Smash (AKA Two-Wall Smash) from The Giant Book Of Games.
Chomper from Pan Books Ltd.

NOTE: Pirate and Knight's Move allow you to save your score/position to disc.
Lastly, Golf is for the Electron, but works OK on the 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 Knight's Move.

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 Valentines.
Mick.

PS. Disc 132 will be out in late March!
Discs 133 to 137 are also in the works!
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:08 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted D056 in Section 4 and D104 in section 6.
This is due to Lee finding the correct listings for Light Cycle and Caving, both by Practical Computing.
No major changes, just some REM statements etc.

regards,
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:31 pm

Created in March 2019... here is Games Disc 132.
Disc132.zip
(133.74 KiB) Downloaded 84 times


The disc is called Disc132.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...

Cosmos from The Giant Book Of Games.
Bobsleigh from 21 Games For The BBC.
Space Invaders from Pan Books Ltd.
Torpedo Run from Programs In Basic.
Map Quiz from PCW Software.
Drive (Joystick only) from Laserbug (Issue 10).
Othello from The Micro User (3.04).
Grand Prix from Pan Books Ltd.
Cosmic Invaders from The Giant Book Of Games.
Treasure Hunt from Fast Access (2.02).
Tank Battle from Computer & Video Games.
Surround from Personal Software.
Rings (AKA Hungarian Rings) from Laserbug (Issue 14).
Breakout from Computer & Video Games.
Heli-Bomber from Pan Books Ltd.
Froggy Go Home from More Games For Your BBC.
Rat Catch from The Giant Book Of Games.
Squish from Personal Software.

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

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 133 will be out in April around Easter!
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:52 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted D110 in Section 9.
This is due to Tricky updating Astroblaster.

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

Post by Michael Brown » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:24 pm

Created in April 2019... here is Games Disc 133.
Disc133.zip
(44.5 KiB) Downloaded 64 times
The disc is called Disc133.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...

Oxygen from Laserbug (Issue 5).
Pro-Golf from PCW Software.
Brick Layer from Pan Books Ltd.
Sea Sub from The Giant Book Of Games.
Slide from Programs In Basic.
3D Maze from Acorn Programs (Vol.3).
Moon Reskue from Computer & Video Games.
Alien Invaders from 21 Games For The BBC.
Asteroid Belt from Practical Computing (7.06).
Ghost Lane from The Giant Book Of Games.
Scribble from Programs In Basic.
Puzzle (AKA Puzzle Program) from Laserbug (Issue 6).
Pteragon from Popular Computing Weekly.
Grand Prix from Computer & Video Games.
Space Traffic from Pan Books Ltd.
Capture The Quark from 21 Games For The BBC.
Bomber Command (AKA Bomb Raid) from The Giant Book Of Games.
Sprint 1 (Joystick only) by Richard Broadhurst.

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 Scribble.

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 Easter.
Mick.

PS. Disc 134 will be out in May!
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri May 03, 2019 9:21 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted D062 in Section 4.
This is due to Lee finding the original listing for Bomber from C&VG and amending the game.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Wed May 08, 2019 12:55 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted D047 in Section 4.
This is due to Lee finding a tape copy of Light-Cycle by Julian Bond. No major changes, just a few amendments and corrected filename.

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

Post by Michael Brown » Thu May 09, 2019 11:17 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted D080 in Section 5.
This is due to Lee finding the original tape for Splat The Rat! (AKA Rat-Splat) from Beebugsoft (Games 3). The main change is the inclusion of the loader and also some minor text corrections. Be aware the original game looks like it was a OS1.0 game. This has been amended to run under OS1.2.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon May 13, 2019 4:45 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted D034 in Section 3.
This is due to me finding the instructions from the Micro User 4.02 for Ghouls Of Azzod and including them on the disc (as this game had no details).

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Wed May 29, 2019 7:41 am

Created in May 2019... here is Games Disc 134.
Disc134.zip
(152.47 KiB) Downloaded 74 times
The disc is called Disc134.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...

Golf from Computer & Video Games.
Meteoroids from The Giant Book Of Games.
Chart Challenge 88 from Outlook Enterprises.
Four-In-A-Row from Laserbug (Issue 4).
Mutant Rats from Pan Books Ltd.
Dropout from The Giant Book Of Games.
Simon from Computer & Video Games.
Pot Shot from 21 Games For The BBC.
Flying Geese from Pan Books Ltd.
One-Armed Bandit from Laserbug (Issue 12).
Asteroid Dodge from Popular Computing Weekly.
Light Cycles from The Giant Book Of Games.
Derby Day from 21 Games For The BBC.
Minelay from Pan Books Ltd.
Pelmanism from The Micro User (1.03).
Fox & Hounds from Personal Software.
Nightdrive from Home Computing Weekly.
Zombies from PCW Software.

NOTE: Chart Challenge 88 requires the disc to be write-enabled to save data to the disc in order to work.

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.

Regards,
Mick.

PS. Disc 135 is coming in June!

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri May 31, 2019 11:43 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted D053 in Section 4.
This is due to discovering the sound envelopes were missing from Cyborg Warriors after complaints on the forum.

regards,
Mick.

NOTE: This disc has been re-posted on 10th June 2019 to include Bill Carr's Disc Doctor detector routine to stop graphics/text corruption on Cyborg Warriors when using a computer with that ROM fitted.

Mick.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:01 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted D010 in Section 2.
This is due to discovering that the machine crashes when you press BREAK after playing a few screens of Atic Atac,

Mick.

NOTE: This disc has been reposted on 8th June as Bill C's Disc Doctor ROM detector code has been added to Atic Atac and the game now works correctly with the ROM fitted,

Mick.
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:20 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted D009 in Section 2.
This is due to discovering that the fault with Jet-Boot Jack was not caused by Disc Doctor as such but because I had moved code from &7F00 to &100 due to DFS limitations. This has now been corrected.
The original tape version does not have a problem with the chip either.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:04 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc042 in Section 3 and Disc044 in Section 4.
This is due to changing the loading code in By Fair Means or Foul and Qwak to avoid &130 where Disc Doctor interferes.

Note that the original tapes of these 2 games work fine with Disc Doctor and it was me altering the code that loads the games when originally transferring them to disc that caused the problem.

regards,
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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:51 pm

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc122 in Section 14.
This is due to changing the Disc Doctor detection routine for White Light.
The old version I used checked location &130, but this was not universal. Bill Carr's ROM detection is now used and Lee has tested it on a real BBC with Datacentre.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:39 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted Discs 035 and 037 in Section 3.
This is due to adding Bill C's Disc Doctor detection routine to Spellbinder and Omega Orb.
Lee has tested them on a real BBC with Datacentre and they are OK.

regards,
Mick.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:57 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted Discs 034 in Section 3.
This is due to adding Bill C's Disc Doctor detection routine to Thunderstruck II.

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Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Post by Michael Brown » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:03 am

Hi All,
Just re-posted Disc013 in Section 2.
This is due to changing the loading code in Chicane to avoid &130 where Disc Doctor interferes.

Note that there is no original tape to check this error against so I assume it is the disc hack that caused this.
Also note that it worked fine with Disc Doctor is slot 13 as this stored &0D at &130 which is correct as the loader moved code to &D00 (which is why I missed it when checking the games before).
However, if you load Disc Doctor into slot 11 (like I believe it is on a Datacentre) then that code gets moved to &B00 which is going to cause something to go wrong at some point later in the game.

regards,
Mick.

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