[BBC-Micro] A New Game for the Beeb! V1.1

Thomas Harte thomasharte at lycos.co.uk
Tue Dec 12 23:34:38 GMT 2006


Yep, that seems to work reliably. You know, after I'd stopped trying to do it with the ADFS ROM... 

Presumably the game will work from any medium, so it'd be fine to repackage it onto tape?


> From:: "BRAHMS" <dominic at brahms.demon.co.uk>
> To: "Thomas Harte" <thomasharte at lycos.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: [BBC-Micro] A New Game for the Beeb! V1.1
> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 22:13:36 -0000

> Just thought...try just typing *GAME, you'll not get any of the menu or 
> hi-scores stuff but you should still get the game with any luck! Please
> tell 
> me if this works and I'll just re-write the menus to use a non-mode7
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Dom
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Thomas Harte" <thomasharte at lycos.co.uk>
> To: "bbc-list" <bbc-micro at cloud9.co.uk>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 7:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [BBC-Micro] A New Game for the Beeb! V1.1
> 
> 
> > This game is so close to being Electron compatible (or ElectrEm 
> > compatible, anyway)! If I've understood what's going on correctly, it 
> > first loads some sort of menu which is probably in Mode-7 because on 
> > ElectrEm it looks like 
> > <a
> href=http://members.allegro.cc/ThomasHarte/temp/BallGameElkTitle.png.>http:/
> /members.allegro.cc/ThomasHarte/temp/BallGameElkTitle.png.</a>>
> >>From there it seems to depend on what keys I press. I haven't really 
> >>figured out the perfect formulation yet, but sometimes it starts and runs
> 
> >>perfectly (albeit slowly unless you enable the Slogger Turbo board or 
> >>ElectrEm-fictional "full BBC Micro speed") other times it seems to 
> >>incorrectly display in mode 4 or 6, i.e. lots of monochrome graphics and 
> >>what should clearly be one character line of the display split across two
> 
> >>lines...
> >
> > It's asking a great deal, but any chance of Electron support in a future 
> > version?
> >
> >> From:: "BRAHMS" <dominic at brahms.demon.co.uk>
> >> To: <bbc-micro at cloud9.co.uk>
> >> Subject: [BBC-Micro] A New Game for the Beeb! V1.1
> >> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 14:48:54 -0000
> >
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> Due to rushing to get the thing out before starting my Birthday drinking
> >> session there was a small problem with write-protected discs!
> >>
> >> A new version is now available at:
> >> <a
> >> href=<a
> href=http://www.brahms.demon.co.uk/software/bbc/index.html>http://wwwbrahms
> >http://www.brahms.demon.co.uk/software/bbc/index.html>http://www.brahms</a>
> >> .demon.co.uk/software/bbc/index.html</a>
> >> It is still best to make sure (especially if using BeebEm) that the
> write
> >> protection is turned off, this will allow you to save your hi-scores


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