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by JoolsH
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R7 - Bumble Bee
Replies: 41
Views: 853

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R7 - Bumble Bee

I'm finding the controls fine. You don't tap the buttons - you keep them held down, starting from before you get to the crossroads, until after the bee has changed direction. Standard stuff for Pac-man types games.
by JoolsH
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R7 - Bumble Bee
Replies: 41
Views: 853

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R7 - Bumble Bee

Got to the second carrot level (level 12). The first carrot level is completely crazy - the spider timer is only two seconds or so! Fortunately there seems to be a limit to the number of spiders, so after a while they stop coming out. I somehow managed to complete the level, and get to level 12. Lev...
by JoolsH
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R7 - Bumble Bee
Replies: 41
Views: 853

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R7 - Bumble Bee

Quite a good game this one. I remember when I got my Acorn Electron it came with the usual 5 Acornsoft games they were bundling at the time (Hopper / Arcadians / Boxer / Chess / Business Games). Then, a while later, my mum went to the computer shop and brought home two more games for me - Chuckie Eg...
by JoolsH
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R6 - Felix Meets the Evil Weevils
Replies: 37
Views: 908

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R6 - Felix Meets the Evil Weevils

KarateEd wrote:New high score..... wow, talk about a stressful situation.

Damn, you beat me by 100 points :lol:

Oh well, here's another go:

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by JoolsH
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R6 - Felix Meets the Evil Weevils
Replies: 37
Views: 908

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R6 - Felix Meets the Evil Weevils

I had issues with the panic button in Beebem or B-Em last time we played as well (can't remember which), I resorted to using the old "Model B" emulator instead, which lets you define your own custom key mapping configs.
by JoolsH
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R6 - Felix Meets the Evil Weevils
Replies: 37
Views: 908

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R6 - Felix Meets the Evil Weevils

Got to level 7, but messed it up pretty badly.

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by JoolsH
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R6 - Felix Meets the Evil Weevils
Replies: 37
Views: 908

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R6 - Felix Meets the Evil Weevils

Love this one, one of my BBC top 10 for sure.

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by JoolsH
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge rules discussion.
Replies: 23
Views: 773

Re: High score challenge rules discussion.

A good counter-example of where allowing milking the game for points makes sense and should definitely be allowed (and, when we played it, it was considered OK) is the excellent Android Attack. You can play it by completing the levels as fast as possible, but you won't get the highest scores that wa...
by JoolsH
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R5 - Cosmic Camouflage
Replies: 39
Views: 884

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R5 - Cosmic Camouflage

Marginal improvement, I'm finding the game a little frustrating.

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by JoolsH
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unable to Load on BBC B
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: Unable to Load on BBC B

I have just acquired a tape drive (it's new - one of those cheap Bush models from Argos). [...] I'm currently looking for a WAV file to try from my phone - see if that will rule out the tape recorder. This might be your problem... new tape recorders are pretty crappy nowadays. Might be worth lookin...
by JoolsH
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Display issue on my spare beeb
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Display issue on my spare beeb

RobC wrote:What revision is the ULA that I gave you yesterday?

The one you gave me is labelled:

622 V B589
VC2069
201647
(c) ACORN COMPUTER
KOREA-A

The behaviour on both ULAs seemed to be the same.
by JoolsH
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Display issue on my spare beeb
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Display issue on my spare beeb

The one in the pic is the original.
by JoolsH
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Display issue on my spare beeb
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Display issue on my spare beeb

Yeah, using the RGB output.

Not the end of the world if I can't get it working - it's only my spare machine after all.
by JoolsH
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Display issue on my spare beeb
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Display issue on my spare beeb

vanekp wrote:have you tried other video outputs ?

I gave the RF output a try on my old portable, but couldn't get it to tune into it.
by JoolsH
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Display issue on my spare beeb
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Display issue on my spare beeb

How is the invert link (S26) setup? Just based on the mode 6 output, it might be worth swapping S26 over to see if that improves things. Having it set to invert would also cause mode 7 to be dim. If you can, it might be worth posting some pictures of your Beeb PCB (both sides) just so that we can s...
by JoolsH
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Display issue on my spare beeb
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Display issue on my spare beeb

I don't have a disc drive here unfortunately - I tried loading a game off tape with no success, but that can be finnicky at the best of times even if you can see what's going on, so that doesn't prove anything. I can type simple BASIC sound commands in and they work.
by JoolsH
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Display issue on my spare beeb
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Display issue on my spare beeb

The display went on my BBC micro a few years ago - I was playing Chuckie Egg on a really hot day and the display just disappeared. RobC kindly gave me a replacement ULA chip to try yesterday (thanks!), but I've just tried it today and unfortunately it's the same. I tried hooking it up to my bigger C...
by JoolsH
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 77
Views: 1532

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

Alright, I finished the first run-though...

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by JoolsH
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 77
Views: 1532

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

Hard game, but at least games are quick!

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by JoolsH
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge rules discussion.
Replies: 23
Views: 773

Re: High score challenge rules discussion.

barbarossa69 wrote:Sorry, to clarify, you didn't HAVE to die, you could CHOOSE to die

Ah, gotcha, I missed that part. Yeah, in that case, I agree that deliberately dying here shouldn't be allowed.
by JoolsH
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge rules discussion.
Replies: 23
Views: 773

Re: High score challenge rules discussion.

Usually, deliberately killing yourself in order to be able to re-do a high scoring section is frowned upon and against the rules. There might have been a case to make an exception for Manic Miner, though. Adding kong to the game and giving you 2000 points for toppling him (at the exchange of a life)...
by JoolsH
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 1840

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Valiant effort at porting this game to the Beeb, but it slows down to slideshow framerates at times...

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by JoolsH
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner
Replies: 98
Views: 2249

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Thanks, got a little further.

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by JoolsH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner
Replies: 98
Views: 2249

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Got to the third level...

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by JoolsH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner
Replies: 98
Views: 2249

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Marginal improvement...

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by JoolsH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner
Replies: 98
Views: 2249

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

OK, I don't think I'm going to win this time. Took me ages to even get off the first level...

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by JoolsH
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space
Replies: 34
Views: 1229

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

One game I randomly managed to find and destroy the base twice. The other game I didn't, and was wandering around for ages, just shooting stuff. Guess which game scored more?

Not a bad game, the maze mechanic is a clever idea, but it doesn't quite work for me.

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