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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: 24
Views: 488

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: 24
Views: 488

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: 24
Views: 488

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: 1194

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: 1194

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: 1194

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: 1370

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: 505

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: 1370

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: 1370

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: 1370

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:

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by JoolsH
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish
Replies: 60
Views: 1690

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: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

That one loops fine too.
by JoolsH
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Fix 10 loops fine.
by JoolsH
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Just to be sure, we know fix7 is OK but doesn't have Bill C's Datacentre fix. Fix 8 does, but gameplay may be affected. The "wot no aliens" bug I'm not sure about which versions were affected. I never usually die on "wot no aliens", so I don't trigger the bug - I just happened t...
by JoolsH
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Fix #8 loops fine too :) Was having a good run until I kept getting stuck on the elevator on "WOT NO ALIENS" could not move right for some reason :evil: I did get this happen as well... I don't usually die on "Wot No Aliens" but I did one time round just now, and for the rest of ...
by JoolsH
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Yep, that version works fine!
by JoolsH
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

That one crashes on completion too.

This version is the one that works: https://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archive/diskimages/Icon/BugEyes.zip
by JoolsH
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Here's what I hope is the final fixed version of Bug Eyes. It is the same version taken from the STH data that stops the stars scrolling before loading the main game except I have added Bill C's Datacentre fix to it. Could someone please try this version and let me know the outcome. Bad news - stil...
by JoolsH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish
Replies: 60
Views: 1690

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R10 - Skirmish

A start...

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by JoolsH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Michael Brown wrote:Here's what I hope is a fixed version of Bug Eyes.
It is the same version that keeps the stars scrolling whilst loading the main game, but I have added Bill C's Datacentre fix to it.
Could someone please try this version and let me know the outcome.

Still crashes on completion, I'm afraid...
by JoolsH
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

I didn't end up having time to play this one again, so well done KarateEd, a well deserved win :)
by JoolsH
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Did anyone manage to complete any of the 3 amended versions I posted in the Issues Section? Not yet, I haven't got round to it. I'll have a go after the competition is complete, but for now I want to preserve my enthusiasm for the competition... Jools, I hope you're playing this weekend because I w...
by JoolsH
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

KarateEd wrote:Level 2, 4th time through......

Snap, but with a slightly higher score...

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by JoolsH
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

So the match is on then is it Jools? Ok, now I'm going to have to REALLY try...... Looks like it 8) - I'm not quite consistent enough to marathon this, but I'll be playing this again... I can't play this - is it just about learning the timings or is there more to it? Yeah, it's very much a puzzle p...
by JoolsH
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Grr, so close! 10th level, 3rd time around...

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by JoolsH
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

MatthewThompson wrote:New high score at last, really don'tk know why the bottom left hand part of level 2 is causing me so much grief, it shoudn't be that hard !

That bit's a bit of a pig, but if you do the first bit of the level fast enough, it becomes easy.

Got to that level, the third time around.

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by JoolsH
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Nope, that's borked too.

Looking at the debugger in B-em, it ends up at address &B58, which contains &32 HLT which according to this crashes the 6502.
by JoolsH
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

That one crashes on completion too.
by JoolsH
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes
Replies: 112
Views: 2847

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R9 - Bug Eyes

Michael Brown wrote:See my previous post.
Just edited it and inserted a new version of the game.

If someone can please try this one.
Hopefully, this time, I have got it right!

Nope, still crashes on completion I'm afraid :(