Games by Andrew Swann

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Games by Andrew Swann

Post by Ralf » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:18 am

I didn't submit or report any MIA games for a quite long time, so it's time now for some update ;)

Some time ago on WOS a man called Andrew Swann shared his MIA games with the Spectrum community. You can check the thread here:
https://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/ ... apes-85-88

It went largely unnoticed there and never found its place in the database, just like everything else, unfortunately. So maybe it's time to deal with it at Spectrum Computing ;)

Andrew is actually a known programmer from the 80s who worked on some commercial titles:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... bel_id=980

The games in his upload are however mostly unknown. Some are better, some are worse but generally for me it's commercial quality
or "amost commercial" quality. He also included some source papers.
Here are some screenshots (made by me):

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And here's the direct link, still working:
https://app.box.com/s/z0noole5pxv4r3nt7953e3hjnbyl30fd

Some notes about the titles:
Peker Assembler is present here: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=24435
It doesn't look ;) I mean it's just a code sitting in the memory but you work in Spectrum Basic and type your
machine code there in REM statesments which are later compiled.

Phase of the Moon works in 128 KB only


Any chance that they will go into ZXDB? :)
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Re: Games by Andrew Swann

Post by R-Tape » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:21 pm

Is anyone willing to take load* and run .scr of these games? Once we've got them, I'll collate them for the update (they'll probably miss the upcoming one).

*where appropriate
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Re: Games by Andrew Swann

Post by Ralf » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:09 am

Hi @R-Tape ! I'll do it.
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Re: Games by Andrew Swann

Post by Ralf » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:57 am

And here are the screenshots. I captured loading screens when it was possible.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/3zkhu0

There is one game called "Galaxia 7" which is lost I believe. All we have are some old blurry photos.
I believe we should add it to the database anyway as MIA so I included these photos as screenshots.
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