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Master 512 DOS+ Software

Postby marcusjambler » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:29 pm

Hi All

I'm going through a huge pile of early DOS programs.
Sifting out anything that operates on the 286 PI copro in my Master.
So far I've come across two ROGUE games that are working, although I havn't gone deeper than level 3 yet.
The attachment is the image I used to create a 720k 3.5" DOS disk.
Created using Virtual Floppy Drive and the physical disk was formatted and imaged using OMNIFLOP.
Both games are on the disk.
ROGUE being the simpler one is just three files.
MAG constitutes the rest of the files and three subfolders.
I currently have them both on a DOS harddrive DataCentre CF HD partition.
Rogue.zip
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Edit : There is a GOTEK floppy emulator project here : http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13718
Currently (06.01.18) working for ADFS and PC 720k images with native DFS to follow.
Edit : (14.05.18) Acorn SSD and DSD support has been added.

This project makes it much easier to transfer the DOS images located in this thread to a Beeb Master since OMNIFLOP is no longer required.

Edit : My current set up (31.01.18) for finding and playing these games etc :

BBC Master with 3.2 MOS
Raspberry PI Co-processor : here http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11325
External Internal Tube level shifter from Kjell http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=10675
BeebSCSI mini : here http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13224&hilit=beebscsi#p172264
A GOTEK floppy Emulator (see above)

Also, the retroclinic datacentre works great as the hard drive.
There are CF/SD hard drive images available from other members of the forum.

And of course a modded 3.5" FDD works as detailed above.

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Re: DOS software

Postby pau1ie » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:50 am

Thanks for this. I'm on the look out for programs to run on the 286 matchbox copro. Also I'm quite partial to roguelikes.
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Re: DOS software

Postby pau1ie » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:12 pm

To move this to my master 512 hard drive was a palarver. It would be esiest if I had a PC with omniflop and a floppy drive, which I do in the garage, except I can't find the VGA cable...

So I downloaded the file, unzipped it, extracted the image files with 7-zip (Really handy this - it works for CD/DVD-ROM ISO images too). I copied these to a USB stick, then plugged it into the datacentre. I also copied J.G.Harston's USBFILER.

With the USB stick plugged into the datacentre, I ran the usbfiler (You can load and run a BASIC program from the datacentre USB disc). I changed the datacentre directory to the directory with the files in

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*]cd rogue
load "USBFILE"
*cdir rogue
*dir rogue
run

usbfile lets you do star commands, so I could have chained it. Then copied all the files

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copy usb:

Of course this changes all the dots in filenames to slashes.
Then I boot into dos, and use the move command to move the files across:

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mkdir rogue
cd rogue
move $.rogue.* -adfs . -dos

This changes the slashes into underscores and truncates the filenames. I had to rename them all back and repeat for each directory.

I noticed nosing around MDFS that there is a USBtoDISC. I wonder if this would let me write the image to a floppy on the BBC?
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Re: DOS software

Postby jgharston » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:06 pm

pau1ie wrote:I noticed nosing around MDFS that there is a USBtoDISC. I wonder if this would let me write the image to a floppy on the BBC?

Yes, though only with DFS (and HADFS, AcornCPM, TorchCPN) and ADFS (and FileStore) disks, that is 256*10*trk FM via OSWORD &7F and 256*16*trk MFM via OSWORD &72. If your source DOS Disk is a "bootable" 640K Acorn DOS disk (an ADFS disk with a DOS filesystem) it will work, but not if it is a "large" 800K Acorn DOS disk as that is essentially a RISC OS ADFS D disk with a DOS filesystem.

Also, **WARNING**. Remember that when you have a hard drive active in ADFS, DRIVE ZERO IS THE HARD DRIVE. Always use drive 4 to ensure you are using the floppy drive when writing an image to a floppy. USBtoDisk doesn't give any "Hold on, destination disk is 600 times the size of the image file, are you sure?" type prompts.

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$ bbcbasic
PDP11 BBC BASIC IV Version 0.25
(C) Copyright J.G.Harston 1989,2005-2015
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Re: DOS software

Postby pau1ie » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:37 pm

Thanks for that, good to know.
jgharston wrote:Also, **WARNING**

I think I discovered something like that shortly after I got the datacentre. Fortunately I hadn't written much to it before that!
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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:31 pm

This one is an epic 7 player game of intrigue across 1900 Europe.
Originally a board game this version was written by Avalon Hill Game Co. in 1984
It looks to be operating and I've found a PDF of the manual which is included in the ZIP

Diplomacy.zip
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Postby pau1ie » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:15 pm

Thanks. I assume that is the standard PC version. The rules seem to be from the board game so not much help with the UI. There is a video on youtube though, the game looks identical to that.
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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:56 am

Today we have two text adventures.
007 GoldFinger by Mindscape in 1986 and Acheton written circa 1981 and published by Topologica 1987.
Theres cover art, a splash screen and game image in the zip.

007GoldFinger.zip
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Acheton.zip
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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:06 pm

Hi There

As the sifting continues I've got what is widely seen as the ULTIMA 0 game - AKALABETH written by Richard Garriott in 1980.
I've played it for 20mins and gone down a dungeon or two..... :D Its working so far.
Game image and some documentation included.
AKALABETH.zip
(1.25 MiB) Downloaded 21 times


Next up is a Chess program attributed to PSION Software Ltd in 1985
I havn't found a manual as yet but the in game help and menus are pretty good.
Psionchess.zip
(181.09 KiB) Downloaded 21 times


I'm really enjoying this software mining.

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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:38 pm

Hi Pau1ie
Sorry for the delay....
I think you're right with the DIPLOMACY youtube vid
I'm still trying to find the actual manual
There dont seem to be many included with the dos archived downloads

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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:19 am

There are several versions of Basic that I've come across.
Not wishing to evoke the wrath of the corporations I'm just posting the names and issue numbers.

BasicA 2.10
GWBasic 2.02, 3.22, 3.23
MSBasic 3.0 Version 1.0
Basic86 V5.27
BASCOM 86 v2.0

The first 5 boot to a simple environment and pass the "hello world" test
The last 2 are older (8086) language and compiler. Which I havn't really tested.

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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:20 pm

Today is Infocom Adventure day :D

7 working images and a PDF manual each to boot....

Need to run this one from within the folder at the minute.
A Mind Forever Voyaging.zip
(2.77 MiB) Downloaded 18 times



The rest work straight from the A: prompt
Ballyhoo.zip
(5.66 MiB) Downloaded 19 times

Cut Throats.zip
(6.11 MiB) Downloaded 17 times

Deadline.zip
(4.75 MiB) Downloaded 24 times

Enchanter.zip
(4.31 MiB) Downloaded 17 times

Hollywood Hijinx.zip
(3.26 MiB) Downloaded 18 times

Infidel.zip
(4.7 MiB) Downloaded 17 times


Enjoy......

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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:16 pm

Today I'm posting 5 historic war games and a fantasy war game.
The historic ones are image only... I'm still looking for manuals although the games are pretty intuitive.
Defender of the Crown has a Manual but its the Apple GS one.

vulcan the tunisian campaign.zip
(250.29 KiB) Downloaded 14 times


Desert Rats.zip
(238.76 KiB) Downloaded 17 times


Conflict in Vietnam.zip
(106.48 KiB) Downloaded 15 times


arnhem.zip
(247.87 KiB) Downloaded 15 times


Action in the north atlantic.zip
(140.67 KiB) Downloaded 17 times


This one is slow until you switch off the sound in 'options'
Defender of the Crown.zip
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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:45 pm

This one is only currently working in Demo mode.....

outrun.zip
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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:40 pm

Theres a mixed bag of adventuring today...
Two graphic adventures... A futuristic RPG... An adventure writing system ( there is a PDF manual but I cant post it.. its 28Mb )....
A ROGUElike... and two text adventures :D

Manuals included with some..

Alpine Encounter.zip
(1.78 MiB) Downloaded 17 times

Adventures in Serenia.zip
(4.65 MiB) Downloaded 16 times


2400AD.zip
(1.66 MiB) Downloaded 19 times


adventurewriter.zip
(184.72 KiB) Downloaded 18 times


Caverns of Zoarre.zip
(253.79 KiB) Downloaded 18 times


Beyond the Titanic.zip
(168.19 KiB) Downloaded 19 times

Countdown to Doom.zip
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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:58 pm

Some new stuff for christmas :D

A space RPG -
aliants.zip
(194.42 KiB) Downloaded 20 times


A court room simulator -
Crime & Punishment.zip
(630.79 KiB) Downloaded 18 times


Two text adventures -
brimstone.zip
(225.76 KiB) Downloaded 20 times

breakers.zip
(224.03 KiB) Downloaded 20 times


A couple of simple arcade/action games -
Bridge Hopper.zip
(228.14 KiB) Downloaded 20 times

Blockade.zip
(252.25 KiB) Downloaded 18 times


A graphic adventure with 'an early Monkey Island' style interface -
Below the Root.zip
(6.48 MiB) Downloaded 19 times


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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:21 pm

First post of 2018 for more DOS games :D
All working as far as I've tested them

There are text adventures :

Demons Forge.zip
(302.75 KiB) Downloaded 16 times

Cyborg.zip
(1.81 MiB) Downloaded 15 times

Dick Francis - High Stakes.zip
(226.45 KiB) Downloaded 15 times

Bureaucracy.zip
(4.73 MiB) Downloaded 18 times

damiano.zip
(159 KiB) Downloaded 15 times


A graphic adventure :

calixto-island.zip
(126 KiB) Downloaded 15 times


Two board games :

Chess Master2000.zip
(224.38 KiB) Downloaded 14 times

championship backgammon.zip
(269.98 KiB) Downloaded 16 times


A graphics quiz game :

Classic Concentration.zip
(181.74 KiB) Downloaded 14 times


And a Dungeons and Dragons Roguelike :

DND.zip
(159.27 KiB) Downloaded 18 times


:D

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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:10 pm

Another bunch of working DOS games :

Text Adventures
haunted mission.zip
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hamil.zip
(269.54 KiB) Downloaded 19 times
giantkiller.zip
(265.51 KiB) Downloaded 19 times
forbidden castle.zip
(213.64 KiB) Downloaded 18 times
essex.zip
(231.01 KiB) Downloaded 20 times


RPG Spy Adventure
Hacker.zip
(937.22 KiB) Downloaded 21 times


RPG involving 4 players competing as Pups to find 4 items
fooblitzky.zip
(237.76 KiB) Downloaded 17 times


Rogue-like
Evets.zip
(133.51 KiB) Downloaded 19 times


Forest Fire Fighting Simulator
Fire Fighter.zip
(250.25 KiB) Downloaded 18 times


TV show
family feud.zip
(171.09 KiB) Downloaded 18 times

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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:12 pm

And.... a Helicopter Simulator with Manual
Helicopter Sim.zip
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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:19 pm

This evening there are some more text adventures :

Asylum.zip
(230.81 KiB) Downloaded 16 times

Avon.zip
(275.75 KiB) Downloaded 17 times

Castle Elsinore.zip
(327.53 KiB) Downloaded 14 times

Dr Dumonts Wild.zip
(394.32 KiB) Downloaded 16 times

Dungeons of Dunjin.zip
(244.44 KiB) Downloaded 15 times


A game of narcotics trading :

Drug Wars.zip
(250.77 KiB) Downloaded 15 times


A Sherlock Holmes multi player who dunnit :

221 baker st.zip
(5.79 MiB) Downloaded 15 times


Two graphic adventures :

amazon.zip
(221.7 KiB) Downloaded 16 times

Dragon World.zip
(1.37 MiB) Downloaded 18 times


A boolean logic driven text adventure :

Braminar.zip
(251.62 KiB) Downloaded 18 times
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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:20 pm

And Two Rogue-likes :

cave quest.zip
(219.19 KiB) Downloaded 22 times

Bones haunted mansion.zip
(180.16 KiB) Downloaded 19 times


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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:39 pm

On the DOS menu today there are several text adventures :

Indiana Jones and Revenge of the ancients.zip
(234.64 KiB) Downloaded 18 times

islandmysadv.zip
(251.02 KiB) Downloaded 14 times

Earthly Delights.zip
(162.86 KiB) Downloaded 15 times

007 View to a kill.zip
(220.31 KiB) Downloaded 18 times


A career sim :

Executive Suite.zip
(255 KiB) Downloaded 15 times


A TV game show :

jeopardy.zip
(182.41 KiB) Downloaded 15 times


A graphic adventure :

Fahrenheit 451.zip
(235.56 KiB) Downloaded 16 times


A clunky espionage RPG :

Fourth Protocol.zip
(3.79 MiB) Downloaded 15 times


A chess puzzle :

Knight Exchange.zip
(644.68 KiB) Downloaded 14 times


And a decent Gauntlet clone :

Into the Eagles Nest.zip
(259.38 KiB) Downloaded 17 times


Enjoy !

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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:19 pm

This week there are several text adventures :

Grannys Place.zip
(246.01 KiB) Downloaded 17 times

Hermits secret.zip
(237.49 KiB) Downloaded 17 times

Hezarin.zip
(285.6 KiB) Downloaded 15 times

Last Days of Doom.zip
(286.14 KiB) Downloaded 17 times

Leather goddess of Phobos.zip
(260.51 KiB) Downloaded 15 times

Marooned Again.zip
(242.47 KiB) Downloaded 15 times

mindwheel.zip
(227.04 KiB) Downloaded 15 times


The original Interplay amnesia graphic adventure by Brian Fargo :


Mind Shadow.zip
(2.1 MiB) Downloaded 17 times

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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:23 pm

Also....


Two Rogue-likes :

larn.zip
(183.08 KiB) Downloaded 18 times

leygref.zip
(240.95 KiB) Downloaded 16 times


And a dating adventure :

Loves Fiery Imbroglio.zip
(227.44 KiB) Downloaded 18 times


:D

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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:34 am

Its a mixed bag of all sorts today with :

Text Adventures :
Ooze creepy nites.zip
(449.03 KiB) Downloaded 13 times

Nord and Bert.zip
(362.55 KiB) Downloaded 14 times

moonmist.zip
(234.64 KiB) Downloaded 13 times

Misers house.zip
(256.61 KiB) Downloaded 13 times

Monsters of Murdac.zip
(263.61 KiB) Downloaded 13 times


A Graphic Adventure :
9 Princes in Amber.zip
(418.39 KiB) Downloaded 13 times


A monk oriented RPG :
Moebius.zip
(2.33 MiB) Downloaded 13 times


Some board Games :
Monopoly.zip
(245.19 KiB) Downloaded 13 times

mychess.zip
(245.36 KiB) Downloaded 13 times

Oligopoly.zip
(305.01 KiB) Downloaded 13 times

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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:41 am

And there's more.....

A TV show :
MTV remote control.zip
(217.55 KiB) Downloaded 13 times


A French Rogue-like :
moria2.zip
(254.05 KiB) Downloaded 13 times


A Murder Mystery RPG :
Murder on the Atlantic.zip
(1.57 MiB) Downloaded 15 times


A Gun boat Simulator :
Ocean Ranger.zip
(4.56 MiB) Downloaded 13 times


And two arcade games :
Ms Pacman.zip
(239.44 KiB) Downloaded 16 times

oilswell1984.zip
(268.1 KiB) Downloaded 13 times


Enjoy!

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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:53 am

Sierra online games found to be working:

Leisure suit Larry 1
Kings Quest 1 & 2
Space Quest 1 & 2
The Black Cauldron

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Re: DOS software

Postby richardtoohey » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:40 am

Thanks for all these. When I get all that free time (HA!) I'll dust off a Master 512 and have a play ... :D

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Re: DOS software

Postby marcusjambler » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:01 pm

Free time..... whats one of those ? :roll:

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Re: DOS software

Postby RobC » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:16 pm

Wow. Thanks again Marcus for all your hard work =D>

For anyone looking to transfer these .IMG files to an ADFS hard drive image for use with a DC, GoSDC, BeebSCSI etc., here's how I managed to do it using Windows 10:

1) Download a copy of ImDisk
2) Extract the DRIVE_C file from the DOS folder of your ADFS hard drive image using ADFS Explorer
3) Mount the DRIVE_C file as a virtual drive in ImDisk
4) Mount the required .IMG files as virtual drives in ImDisk
5) Copy the files from the mounted IMG images to appropriate folders on the mounted Master 512 drive image
6) Close all the virtual drives and copy the revised DRIVE_C file back to the ADFS hard drive image in ADFS Explorer

EDIT: In step 2, rather than doing "Export file...", drag and drop the DRIVE_C file to extract it as ADFS Explorer's export file option doesn't seem to work correctly.
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