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by Alessandro
Fri May 11, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)
Replies: 28
Views: 724

Re: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)

Nice job indeed, but I would like to ask everyone taking part in this thread to stick to complete incompatibilities whenever possible, i.e. those cases where there is no way whatsoever to make a software run on a given machine (the +2A/+3 namely), and ask for "partial" fixes in dedicated threads. Th...
by Alessandro
Fri May 11, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Brainache by Codemasters
Replies: 16
Views: 484

Re: Brainache by Codemasters

At full price Brainache would have been a rip-off, but was not bad for £1,99 (or Lit 5.000 as it was priced here). The large colored scrolling area, as Ast pointed, is a surprising novelty. Yes but you are looking at a difference between 1985 and 1987. In 1985 'full price' could have meant £5.95 de...
by Alessandro
Sat May 05, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)
Replies: 28
Views: 724

Re: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)

All right, I guess there is the need for a separate thread for game bugs correction, then :lol: By the way, I didn't even know that an in-game cheat was available for Camelot Warriors . The Tipshop does not list it - would it be the case to tell Gerard about this? On the WOS forum there is a discuss...
by Alessandro
Sat May 05, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Brainache by Codemasters
Replies: 16
Views: 484

Re: Brainache by Codemasters

At full price Brainache would have been a rip-off, but was not bad for £1,99 (or Lit 5.000 as it was priced here). The large colored scrolling area, as Ast pointed, is a surprising novelty.
by Alessandro
Sat May 05, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)
Replies: 28
Views: 724

Re: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)

I appreciate the effort but I won't update the list further with this issue. The original Dinamic version was not incompatible - it loaded and worked without hassle under 48K BASIC. I am not going to list games which load and work on the +2A/+3 only under 48K mode because - it's the third time I say...
by Alessandro
Thu May 03, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)
Replies: 28
Views: 724

Re: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)

That's great! Thank you. :D The only issue I haven’t looked into is the crash in 128K BASIC mode on the Toast Rack. You should not really bother with that because, again, pre-128K software should be loaded under 48 BASIC in the first place. There are a number of titles which won't load otherwise but...
by Alessandro
Thu May 03, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Capital Cities Tester
Replies: 27
Views: 684

Re: Capital Cities Tester

Heh... First attempt 45% with 3/4 African states which capitals I didn't remember at all, except for Ethiopia (luckily the program accepted the Italian "Addis AbEba" spelling instead of "AbAba"). I knew the capital of Mozambique was called Lourenço Marques during the Portuguese domination and in the...
by Alessandro
Thu May 03, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: Themed picture quiz - miscellaneous stuff and sundry
Replies: 36
Views: 678

Re: Themed picture quiz - miscellaneous stuff and sundry

4 - Scooby Doo
9 - Kokotoni Wilf
11 - Beyond The Ice Palace
17 - Rygar
Vulture - Ghouls 'n' Ghosts
by Alessandro
Thu May 03, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)
Replies: 28
Views: 724

Re: Definitive list of games incompatible with +2A/+3 and of compatible versions (if any)

(I ain’t gonna play it—that’s for sure :D ). Pity - the game is brilliant in my opinion, I liked it a lot back in the day despite being unable to progress farther than about half of it. Anyway, the correction works. I took a look at the code block loaded after the BASIC loader program and launched ...
by Alessandro
Wed May 02, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: BBC micro differences and similarities
Replies: 22
Views: 660

Re: BBC micro differences and similarities

If you search around there was a BBC documentary about this called Micro Men. It was not a documentary but a fiction (or "comic drama"). And an enjoyable one, I must say :D I even translated Matt Westcott's subtitles for it into Italian. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXBxV6-zamM It was also widel...