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Re: CSSCGC 2020

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TMD2003 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:41 pm
And I thought my vision of the future was bleak.

What John also hasn't told you all is that there are THREE editions of the game on the tape! The first is the one that's been reviewed, the second is a dismal-weather version where the sun has ceased to exist (to the sound of excited squealing in a Liverpool accent), and finally... the action is transferred to a part of rural Cambridgeshire that I'll soon be moving to.

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I forgot about that actually! Yes, there are three versions, each in varying states of development. Matt actually sent me an email with the corrected tape only a few hours after his first message, but I got the files completely mixed up. Apologies to Matt!
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New entry: Sir Clive's Ink Lair

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Another entry, this time from @uglifruit: Sir Clive's Ink Lair!

Review and download at: https://connosoft.com/csscgc2020/reviews/026.html

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Re: CSSCGC 2020

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A Crap Game, in machine code? I need to learn more of it and up my game! It is, as the review says, horribly hard, though. I challenge D.A.R.Y.L. to get to the end of it in one piece. Billy Mitchell's probably got a lot of time on his hands these days...

Although, let me tell you this, CGC aficionados: you haven't heard the last this year, from a certain former Tottenham Hotspur owner who likes winners, but is no gambler. And if you want to know what I mean... sharpen up on your third-party Spectrum floppy disc formats. That's all I'll say for now...
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Re: CSSCGC 2020

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TMD2003 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:33 pm
A Crap Game, in machine code?
yeah. it is almost cheating. almost...
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ketmar wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:38 pm
TMD2003 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:33 pm
A Crap Game, in machine code?
yeah. it is almost cheating. almost...
I do feel I let myself down there, but rest assured the game is crap, I promise.

In my defence "Frogger" (Cassette 50, side 1, game 4) uses a Machine Code routine.
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uglifruit wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:32 am
I do feel I let myself down there, but rest assured the game is crap, I promise.

In my defence "Frogger" (Cassette 50, side 1, game 4) uses a Machine Code routine.
...The only problem is that Frogger is the best game on Cassette 50 by miles, so you're probably looking at the wrong program for inspiration there... :lol:
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I think any crap game that auto-runs, rather than having the user RUN [ENTER] to get started is probably over-reaching the Cassette 50 heady heights.
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Re: CSSCGC 2020

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Sir Clive's Ink Lair is inspired! Funny letter too, especially the beard stuff.

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...makes it vaguely playable.

I was about to triumphantly post that I'd discovered the secret cheat mode, but then noticed that it clearly said so in Jon's review and Andy's instructions! :roll:
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R-Tape wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:36 pm
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Goodness gracious! That's the first time I've been POKEd like that, I feel... defiled.
(You're right, that does make it almost approach playable.)
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