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by lurkio
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Cornish Riviera broken on bbcmicro?
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Cornish Riviera broken on bbcmicro?

Looks like file corruption.

Compare the same line from the STH tape-image:

    1.png
:idea:
by lurkio
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: L, A Matahamagical Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: L, A Matahamagical Adventure

Commodore wrote:Looks like mine is SMART SPI.

Ah. I think *DUNLOCK works with SmartSPI too. Not sure though -- I haven't used SmartSPI myself.

Commodore wrote:It looks like you may also be an L fan!

You might be right!

:wink:
by lurkio
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: L, A Matahamagical Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: L, A Matahamagical Adventure

I'd probably prefer to wait until my new Beeb arrives next week, so do you think it will work on that straight away? If you have an SD-card system with MMFS (or a TurboMMC card system), then you'll need to make sure that the disc-image for the game is unlocked (write-enabled): you can do that eithe...
by lurkio
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Does anyone know the game: Where is Father Christmas?
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Does anyone know the game: Where is Father Christmas?

Found it on the Xmas 1994 Acorn Computing cover disc on MDFS.net:

    MUxmas94.ssd.zip
    .SSD DFS disc-image of the cover disc for the December(?) 1994 issue of the magazine Acorn Computing (formerly The Micro User), containing the game Where Is Father Christmas?
    (12.83 KiB) Downloaded 5 times

A review by Dave_E here:

:idea:
by lurkio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Ravenskull Poster
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Ravenskull Poster

If no one on Stardot can help, then try contacting Superior Software at superiorinteractive.com on the off-chance that they still have some old stock lying around -- unlikely, I know. A further suggestion: try asking Mark Hardisty if he's interested in recreating it. He's reworked some Acornsoft gam...
by lurkio
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: MIA Model B Computing 8
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: MIA Model B Computing 8

Thanks to Lee for transferring the files for Model B Computing No. 8 from tape to .SSD via DataCentre: MBC8hak.SSD.zip The files on side 1 of the original tape: A, B, MEMORY, C, CONTENT, HILO1, HILO2, GUITAR3, WENDY, WALKIES, GAME, BOOKREV The files on side 2 of the original tape: CODEINT, CODE, BRE...
by lurkio
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Island Adventure - Helen Percy - Castaway Tape
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Island Adventure - Helen Percy - Castaway Tape

Lee spotted that the walkthrough mentions a sequel, but I haven't been able to find any trace of it. But I did come across this ad for the original Castaway (a.k.a. Island Adventure, a.k.a. The Three Island Adventure), in the June 1984 issue of Acorn User magazine: Acorn_User_Number_023_1984-06_Redw...
by lurkio
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Jumbo elephant and crane game
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Jumbo elephant and crane game

joachim wrote:Edit: I think it's this set: viewtopic.php?t=7190&start=240#p95454

Try this disc-image:

    RCC029.zip
    .SSD DFS disc-image of MAPE 2 (possibly "MAPE Tape 2") from John/flaxcottage's collection of educational discs from Riverside Computer Centre
    (39.06 KiB) Downloaded 8 times
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by lurkio
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Jumbo elephant and crane game
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Jumbo elephant and crane game

I saw this game recently (as in this year) — someone on this forum had posted an archive of 100+ miscellaneous educational disc images and it was somewhere in that. Now if only I could find the thread … Can you clarify exactly what you saw? Was it the game where you have to lift an elephant with a ...
by lurkio
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Island Adventure - Helen Percy - Castaway Tape
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Island Adventure - Helen Percy - Castaway Tape

Here's the game transferred to .SSD with *XFER (ADT ROM) and then hacked to run from disc:

    CASTAWAY.ssd.zip
    .SSD DFS disc-image of Castaway by Simonsoft, a.k.a. Island Adventure by Helen Percy
    (15.13 KiB) Downloaded 9 times

Here's the documentation from everygamegoing.com:


    Castaway_000-1.jpg
    Cassette inlay

    Castaway_000.jpg
    Solution or walkthrough

Thanks, Col and Dave_E!

:idea:
by lurkio
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: *now solved* help needed with Quill
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: *now solved* help needed with Quill

Memory is easier with tape Slightly tangential, this, but I believe that the disc version of Quill actually allows for larger game-databases than the tape version because it uses overlays (one for each of the various data-table editors, plus one for the game engine), which are swapped into RAM as a...
by lurkio
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: ZOMBIES ATE OUR ROADIES!
Replies: 28
Views: 632

Re: ZOMBIES ATE OUR ROADIES!

aerworuld wrote:By popular demand, here is the .ssd image of the game too, for folks that don't have access to a floppy drive.

Thanks!

=D> =D> =D>
by lurkio
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: Books: BBC BASIC & Introducing BBC BASIC
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Books: BBC BASIC & Introducing BBC BASIC

dv8 wrote:Thanks! Yes, I scanned them in. Then they were put through OCR and re-created in a DTP package.

:shock: =D> =D>

Which OCR program did you use?

:?:
by lurkio
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: community projects
Topic: Books: BBC BASIC & Introducing BBC BASIC
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Books: BBC BASIC & Introducing BBC BASIC

Good stuff!

Did u scan these in yourself?

:?:
by lurkio
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: ZOMBIES ATE OUR ROADIES!
Replies: 28
Views: 632

Re: ZOMBIES ATE OUR ROADIES!

Any chance you could also distribute this in non-physical form, as a .SSD disc-image? Someone is bound to put an .SSD image out there eventually, but I'm trying to keep it old skooool with a good old fashioned disc. Even on Stardot, there might be people who would like to play your game but for who...
by lurkio
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: ZOMBIES ATE OUR ROADIES!
Replies: 28
Views: 632

Re: ZOMBIES ATE OUR ROADIES!

Good work!

Any chance you could also distribute this in non-physical form, as a .SSD disc-image?

:?:
by lurkio
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: MIA Model B Computing 8
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: MIA Model B Computing 8

I have a copy of the tape (no inlay, no magazine, no documentation of any kind).

I'm currently away from where it and my Beebs are, but I can probably have it posted to anyone who's prepared to archive it.

Image

image.jpeg
Photo of tape-magazine Model B Computing, No. 8
(24.02 KiB) Not downloaded yet
by lurkio
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 17
Views: 558

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

You are a machine!

:shock:
by lurkio
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Elk Adventure Club
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Elk Adventure Club

have you tried contacting Larry himself? Yes. He personally has nothing. Ah, a shame, but not surprising -- no one seems to have thought there'd be any interest in newsletters or other apparently ephemeral documents like this thirty-odd years down the line! Have you tried to trace Harry Bastien, wh...
by lurkio
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Elk Adventure Club
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Elk Adventure Club

I can't answer either of your questions, unfortunately, but have you tried contacting Larry himself?

:?:
by lurkio
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: search and alternative versions
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: search and alternative versions

⋅ Somehow allow a search for the child game but return the parent if it matches? Sounds like a lot of work, but possibly easier for the user. That would be my preference. Because users will only search for what they can actually remember! (And the other options you suggested are either me...
by lurkio
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Which? TAXcalc. (1985), Consumers' Association
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Which? TAXcalc. (1985), Consumers' Association

I proudly present Which? TAXcalc. 1984-85 by the Consumers' Association for the BBC Microcomputer Model B 32K. For anyone who has a time machine and wants to go back and pay all those taxes they "forgot" about during the 1984-85 financial year. Found on tape and transferred to disc via Dat...
by lurkio
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Locks of Luck by Magus
Replies: 42
Views: 2101

Re: Locks of Luck by Magus

fuzzel wrote:I'm surprised no one's asked for a walkthrough / map......

I always just assume that CASA will definitely want walkthroughs and maps for any unsolved text adventures -- because that's the raison d'être of the site!

:idea:
by lurkio
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Help required for the new BBC games archive
Replies: 307
Views: 15800

Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Just a reminder for anyone (called Lee) who's interested that there's another thread to check for reports of tweaks that need to be made to (the JSBeeb aspect of) bbcmicro.co.uk:

:idea:
by lurkio
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games that don't work in jsbeeb
Replies: 12
Views: 921

Re: Games that don't work in jsbeeb

Looks like JSBeeb will run Egghead In Space -- http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1842 -- but only in Master mode: http://bbcmicro.co.uk//jsbeeb/play.php?autoboot&disc=http://bbcmicro.co.uk//gameimg/discs/Disc103-EggheadInSpace.ssd&model=Master :?:
by lurkio
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Games Index
Replies: 24
Views: 1139

Re: New Games Index

Another one is : Zen - Andrew J Cook - 2012 ... @dizzib.org ... got it on disc image if lost... It's also here: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1992 That disc-image, on bbcmicro.co.uk, was broken, but it's now been fixed. But you still need to manually write-enable the .SSD for the game to work. ...
by lurkio
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: The Magic Telephone (aka "The Magic Telephone Box")
Replies: 17
Views: 2924

Re: The Magic Telephone (aka "The Magic Telephone Box")

RoryMakarov wrote:Thanks for this, have literally been looking for this game since primary school!

Haha! I'm glad that we (and especially poink) were able to help!

By the way, do you remember if you ever played the mysterious Part 2 of this game?!

:?:
by lurkio
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The Savestate thread!
Replies: 43
Views: 8912

Re: The Savestate thread!

John_Acorn wrote:How to run the UEF In BeebEm on the mac?

Use the "Load State" menu command.

:idea:
by lurkio
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Midge and the Robico Advanced Parser
Replies: 22
Views: 952

Re: Midge and the Robico Advanced Parser

Oh I found a program on one of the PD disks which did the basic MIDGE encoding which gave me some hints about how to parse the text. I'll try and look back through my archive and locate it. I've just found code to decode Blood of the Mutineers too and some notes about Island of Xaan. I'll upload th...

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