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by Morkin
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Help with a Spectrum game called "They Stole a Million"
Replies: 12
Views: 179

Re: Help with a Spectrum game called "They Stole a Million"

Gah..! Sorry, I may have been using Spectaculator(!).. Can't remember off the top of my head how to save in Spin now... :cry: Is there an option to insert a tape to save on?
by Morkin
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Help with a Spectrum game called "They Stole a Million"
Replies: 12
Views: 179

Re: Help with a Spectrum game called "They Stole a Million"

From the Crash review after finishing a mission: "After all this, the dosh is split up, and you load up the first part of the game again, just in time to go for another job" . You have an option to Save at the end of a mission and it gives you save slots. I think if you: - pick a slot - when prompte...
by Morkin
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Help with a Spectrum game called "They Stole a Million"
Replies: 12
Views: 179

Re: Help with a Spectrum game called "They Stole a Million"

What happens if you put the tape position back to the 699 bytes block before selecting 'Exit'?
by Morkin
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Help with a Spectrum game called "They Stole a Million"
Replies: 12
Views: 179

Re: Help with a Spectrum game called "They Stole a Million"

Just tried it. Initially I couldn't load any of the different maps (including the first), but found it loaded maps fine as long as when prompted to press play, I position the tape at this point: https://i.imgur.com/sbonsiE.png I didn't go as far as finishing any of the missions though, can't remembe...
by Morkin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: ZX HSC Round 9 - Mikie / Hunchback
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: ZX HSC Round 9 - Mikie / Hunchback

...Good scores, particularly the Hunchback one. I had a couple of goes earlier today. Hunchback - 25,200 Mikie - 52,600 I think I can probably do better with some practice, on Mikie I didn't bother going for the bonuses though I probably could have. Glad to see that Juan F. Ramirez seems to have con...
by Morkin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: why doesnt this basic fill routine work?
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: why doesnt this basic fill routine work?

I think it's found a gap... ;) Possibly, anyway... Here's the line (green) moving towards different parts of the circle (lower left) https://i.imgur.com/wOoDZEo.png The first two pics are fine as the POINT (x,y) identifies the pixel of the boundary (highlighted in grey). But the third one doesn't hi...
by Morkin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: ZX HSC Round 9 - Mikie / Hunchback
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: ZX HSC Round 9 - Mikie / Hunchback

Quite looking forward to playing these.

It's been a while but from what I remember Mikie is good solid arcade fun. Hunchback has issues (like with the swinging ropes) but I remember enjoying playing it a bit.
by Morkin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Game Identification

...Reversing control keys was always a right evil b*stard thing to do to a player IMO (like those orchids in Sabre Wulf).

For me it's the text adventure equivalent of "You are thirsty", "You are hungry", "You have died of thirst..." :evil:
by Morkin
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: FlappyClive
Replies: 17
Views: 533

Re: FlappyClive

ianace wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:55 pm
I know I have asked this in the past, but how do you download this game? Is there a tap file?
As a non Github user I always find there are a few clicks to find the right file.

Here's a direct download link to the English version of the TAP file.
by Morkin
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Brand new software!
Topic: Spikie Goes Skiing - My first 'full' Spectrum game
Replies: 25
Views: 670

Re: Spikie Goes Skiing - My first 'full' Spectrum game

Nice work for your first game, hope you had fun coding it.. :) Quite "rough and ready" (early Speccy style) but fun to play. I noticed if you die on the ski section it starts the next game there, not sure if that was intentional? I think what makes that section tricky is the 'twitchy' controls, remi...