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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:45 am 
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yup it got me 2.

Spent ages typing it out - 1 finger typist in those early days with plenty of errors to check.

Also IMMSMC it came out as "loof lipra" when you were supposed to press the C64 or space bar keys to load the game.

Zzap64 and AB owe me 1 summer afternoon of my childhood..........


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:53 am 
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Baz wrote:
i was one of those slightly neglected c16 owners at the time before upgrading.


damn you love that c16 you used to have baz! i used to have a vic20


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hehe I think I got the credit for being the first person to call them and have a go for it being an April Fool....Yes, I DID type it in too...

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In the dark and distant past (mist swirls etc for atmosphere) I have to admit I made a vague living writing type in listings. Most successful was Home Computing Weekly (who being weekly needed more material than most) and I was there at the end................Dave Carlos the editor called me up and asked me to write a Guy Fawkes game 'But make it short'. It was my first commission from them after selling games and articles for several months.

I always suffered from ideas of grandeur when it came to Basic and it quickly escalated into a two level epic, only for HCW to go belly up just as I finished the blooming thing.

In a similar vein I sold to Big K, a boxing game, but luckily then printed and paid before disappearing.

This led to my path to the Dark Side. I renamed my Guy Fawkes game to be about his unkown brother and it became Roy Fawkes in Raiders of the Houses of Parliament, which meant I didn't have to sell it for a November issue and flogged it to Computer and Video Games for £80. I then found that a game I had written called 'Striker' (not THE Striker - it was in Basic - you kicked the ball and then controlled the ball towards a goal with a 'computer controlled' goalie) could be altered with just two lines to put you in control of the keeper and it became Goalie and sold seperately.

A Rugby game with a change of sprites became Ice Hockey etc etc.

Sorry, but it has been over a quarter of a century and I finally needed to confess...........................I'll now leave the couch for the next patient.

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Filthy Raider wrote:
Raiders of the Houses of Parliament

Looked for it in Gamebase 64 and didn't find it. Got a copy?
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I then found that a game I had written called 'Striker' (not THE Striker - it was in Basic - you kicked the ball and then controlled the ball towards a goal with a 'computer controlled' goalie) could be altered with just two lines to put you in control of the keeper and it became Goalie and sold seperately.

This one? If so, it didn't have a favourable review, to say the least.


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Remember these were just type in listings so I doubt anyone would have bothered to list them. My 'Striker' is not the one reviewed - just a type in.

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Well I think Gamebase wants ANY C64 games. Type ins, commercial releases etc.


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Sorry to drag up an old thread but I was curious, so I dragged out my Mort Scans, found issue 24, messed around with it, OCR'd the text, Tok64'd into a .prg and didn't get nothing about "April Fools"..... or did I convert the wrong program? I got 6510 ACCELERATOR BY ANDREW BRAYBROOK, a light grey flashing line on the border and then the cursor sped up, which I can remember you could do with a poke....

I ended up with ..

10 B=0
20 FOR X=49152 TO 49463
30 READ C
40 B=B+C
50 POKE X,C
60 NEXT X
70 IF B<>44878 THEN PRINT "ERROR": END
80 SYS 49152
90 PRINT "{down}{down}{down}NEW{up}{up}{up}"
100 END
200 DATA 174, 48, 3, 172, 49, 3, 142, 46
210 DATA 3, 140, 47, 3,162, 74, 160, 192
220 DATA 142, 48, 3, 140, 49, 3, 162, 245
230 DATA 160, 192, 32,188, 192, 162, 6, 160
240 DATA 193, 32, 188, 192, 169, 128, 141, 225
250 DATA 192, 160, 3, 202, 208, 253, 136, 208
260 DATA 250, 206, 32, 208,173, , 225, 192, 56
270 DATA 233, 1, 72, 238, 32, 208, 104, 141
280 DATA 225, 192, 208, 229, 169, 37, 141, 5
290 DATA 220, 96, 201, 0, 208, 8, 165, 186
300 DATA 201, 1, 240, 5, 169, 0, 108, 46
310 DATA 3, 32, 23, 248, 162, 26, 160, 193
320 DATA 32, 188, 192, 169, 11, 141, 17, 208
330 DATA 169, 48, 141, 225, 192, 160, 0, 202
340 DATA 208, 253, 136, 208, 250, 206, 225, 192
350 DATA 208, 245, 169, 34, 133, 192, 169, 55
360 DATA 133, 1, 169, 27, 141, 17, 208, 173
370 DATA 134, 2, 41, 15, 168, 172, 134, 2
380 DATA 185, 36, 193, 141, 243, 192, 162, 226
390 DATA 160, 192, 32, 188, 192, 165, 197, 201
400 DATA 64, 240,250,174, 46, 3, 172, 47
410 DATA 3, 142, 48, 3, 140, 49, 3, 169
420 DATA 27, 141, 17, 208, 169, 64, 141, 5
430 DATA 220, 76, 116, 164, 142, 203, 192, 140
440 DATA 204, 192, 160, 0, 140, 225, 192, 172
450 DATA 225, 192, 185, 226, 192, 73, 255, 72
460 DATA 238, 225, 192, 240, 11, 32, 210, 255
470 DATA 104, 201, 13, 240, 3, 76, 199, 192
480 DATA 96, 19, 185, 176, 170, 177, 187, 223
490 DATA 250, 190, 175, 173, 182, 179, 223, 185
500 DATA 176, 176, 179, 101, 242, 201, 202, 206
510 DATA 207, 223, 190, 188, 188, 186, 179, 186
520 DATA 173, 190, 171, 176, 173, 242, 189, 166
530 DATA 223, 190, 177, 187, 173, 186, 168, 223
540 DATA 189, 173, 190, 166, 189, 173, 176, 176
550 DATA 180, 242, 172, 186, 190, 173, 188, 183
560 DATA 182, 177, 184, 242, 111, 250, 227, 96
570 DATA 99, 225, 224, 97, 126, 106, 105, 104
580 DATA 103, 102, 101, 100, 0, 0, 0,0

I did create a Vice Snapshot and a .D64 with the program on, but I can't put attachments in here....

Ah well...


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