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by JoolsH
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 105
Views: 3087

Re: Prince of Persia

Works a treat, thanks! It somehow seems more real when running it on real hardware.

This game is also a lot more playable if you actually bother to read the instructions ;)
by JoolsH
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMC card interface
Replies: 691
Views: 77622

Re: MMC card interface

My 128MB MMC card seems to be misbehaving. Maybe the 5v from the 99p interface did damage it in the end. It does seem to be the card, not the interface - it doesn't work properly on my PC either. I have some spare 64MB ones, and I tried one of those and it seems to work. They're not big enough for m...
by JoolsH
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 105
Views: 3087

Re: Prince of Persia

This is impressive stuff! Played it in B-Em and managed to get to the second level, at least. Unfortunately I can't get it working on my real Master - I have my 3.5" drive set up as drive 1 and 3, and my drive 0 is a 40 track 5.25" drive. I wrote it to a 3.5" disc using Omniflop, but ...
by JoolsH
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 39
Views: 890

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Always a fun one on the school beebs:

Code: Select all

10 ?RND=RND:RUN
by JoolsH
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1056

Re: My Wife

That's really rough... my thoughts are with you.
by JoolsH
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1846

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Looks like my score of 40,302 on page 2 was missed? And "JOOLSH" is fine.
by JoolsH
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 954

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

OK, I somehow managed to squeeze through sheet 3.

Sheet 4 is the same as sheet 1, only the enemies move faster.

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by JoolsH
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 954

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

...and a tiny amount more.

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by JoolsH
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 954

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

Didn't get any further, but did the earlier levels a bit quicker and squeezed a few more points out of them.

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by JoolsH
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 954

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

I had this back in the day on the Electron, as part of "The Dynabyte Collection" tape. A somewhat fun game, although not one of my all time favourites. This is pretty brutal - I don't remember the Electron version being this fast, but my memory could be playing tricks on me. Halfway throug...
by JoolsH
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1846

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Nitpicks: One thing that's annoying me a bit. If you're in a situation like the screenshot below: centipede-mockup.png ...where the centipede is on the way back up the screen again - if you shoot the centipede from where you are, you will die. Is this a bug? Doesn't make much sense to me for that to...
by JoolsH
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1846

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

It's certainly got that "just one more go" factor. I'm getting the hang of it now...

40,302
by JoolsH
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1846

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

A bit better.

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by JoolsH
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1846

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Best so far - 14,642

Nice conversion, I'm finding the spiders appearing right on top of you a little annoying though! Got to stay away from the sides, I suppose.
by JoolsH
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope
Replies: 58
Views: 1714

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope

OK, I gave it *one* more go.

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by JoolsH
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope
Replies: 58
Views: 1714

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope

KarateEd wrote:Isn't Marble Maddness essentially the same game? I played it off the Complete Acorn Games Site and it played the same, same issues with the program.

Ah, I was talking about the arcade version, didn't know there was a beeb port with the same name.
by JoolsH
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope
Replies: 58
Views: 1714

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope

I love Marble Madness, but this is painfully buggy and clunky. I'm not sure I've got the patience for this...

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by JoolsH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans
Replies: 47
Views: 1486

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

Got a bit further...

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by JoolsH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans
Replies: 47
Views: 1486

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

OK, I've got the hang of it now. Shoot yourself a nice hole in the middle of the aliens to give yourself breathing room, and let the aliens come to you. Just try to avoid messing up.

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by JoolsH
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans
Replies: 47
Views: 1486

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

KarateEd wrote:This is just to get us started. I'm sure the Jools of the world will come along and show us how this is played.

Well, let's have a go then 8)

It's a bit hectic. I've played a lot worse games.

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by JoolsH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist
Replies: 58
Views: 1486

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist

Changed my tactics a bit - going for the flying kick, and dropping back to the old short jab kick if that fails.

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by JoolsH
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist
Replies: 58
Views: 1486

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist

Still using my one-move strategy.

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by JoolsH
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist
Replies: 58
Views: 1486

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist

Not quite got my head round this one. Got this far just using the short jab kick.

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by JoolsH
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light
Replies: 60
Views: 1710

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light

Grr... scored about 109,000 twice. So close to beating my previous score :(
by JoolsH
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 9 Game Nominations
Replies: 17
Views: 663

Re: Season 9 Game Nominations

I vote for:

Boxer
The Mine
Corporate Climber
by JoolsH
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light
Replies: 60
Views: 1710

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light

There are 14 levels IIRC - the difficulty really ramps up on levels 12 - 14. Once the game is completed, it doesn't loop. As far as the upgrades go, I think it's Red = spread shot upgrade, Yellow = close shot upgrade, B = Bomb. Once you've got the full spread shot upgrade, avoid the yellow upgrades ...
by JoolsH
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light
Replies: 60
Views: 1710

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light

There we go, that's a bit more like it. I think I lost 5 lives on level 12 - once I lost two, it made it incredibly hard to continue with that amount of firepower.

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by JoolsH
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light
Replies: 60
Views: 1710

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light

Great game, this. I can do a lot better than this, but I'm a bit rusty. First go:

39,075
by JoolsH
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish
Replies: 60
Views: 2003

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

"If you can't go over, you've got to go under" :)

Got to the pterodactyl level.

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by JoolsH
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 3268

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

That one loops fine too.