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by Garry
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Does 'De Tijdmachine' exist for Spectrum ZX?
Replies: 17
Views: 404

Re: Does 'De Tijdmachine' exist for Spectrum ZX?

Thanks for all the feedback on this. The version I had was the same as the version that Alex posted. It looks like this was for Basicode 1 and the version on the JavaScript interpreter web site is for Basicode 2. The lines that look like they're for the PC are Basicode code. I think it's safe to ass...
by Garry
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Another Classic Ported to TRS-80 MC-10
Replies: 121
Views: 13794

Re: Another Classic Ported to TRS-80 MC-10

Hey Jim, I just read your blog about 'A Hos Lovag' where you were bemoaning the lack of a TRS-80 version of Frank DaCosta's 'Mazies and Crazies'. This appears to be an RPG of some sort, so I'm not surprised that no one's bothered with it. However, if you're interested in his adventure 'Basements and...
by Garry
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Random game link failing
Replies: 18
Views: 1974

Re: Random game link failing

It's related to search engine optimisation. Underscores are removed and the words blend into one. For example, "game_name" becomes "gamename" and that word will not rate very highly. Whereas "game-name" becomes "game name" and that will rate highly. The plus sign has a special meaning to web apps wh...
by Garry
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Random game link failing
Replies: 18
Views: 1974

Re: Random game link failing

Good point, but if you're serious about that, you shouldn't use '+' as a separator between words. You should use '-'. And you shouldn't use underscores '_' as a separator in filenames for screen grabs, maps and solutions. Once again, you should use hyphens '-'.
by Garry
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Random game link failing
Replies: 18
Views: 1974

Re: Random game link failing

I just discovered another game that is subject to the slash bug. It's XIV/2. I can now see the issue. The game name is listed correctly, but the link to the game includes the slash in the game name and that looks like it's a separator between folders, hence the html page is not found. Why do you inc...
by Garry
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: A question for everyone who has recently submitted information to CASA
Replies: 11
Views: 1814

Re: A question for everyone who has recently submitted information to CASA

If I remember correctly, I still get this error from time to time, but it's erratic. The submission still goes through alright, so don't worry about it.
by Garry
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Does 'De Tijdmachine' exist for Spectrum ZX?
Replies: 17
Views: 404

Re: Does 'De Tijdmachine' exist for Spectrum ZX?

I don't remember where I got it, but here's a zip file with the BASIC code as a plain text file.
by Garry
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Does 'De Tijdmachine' exist for Spectrum ZX?
Replies: 17
Views: 404

Re: Does 'De Tijdmachine' exist for Spectrum ZX?

Hmm. I wonder if the Spectrum ZX version was actually a BASICode version, as the source code I've got is different to the BASICode version on the web site, but it has a lot of similarities,such as the comments. Perhaps it's an earlier version or something? I must try it.
by Garry
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Does 'De Tijdmachine' exist for Spectrum ZX?
Replies: 17
Views: 404

Re: Does 'De Tijdmachine' exist for Spectrum ZX?

Thanks for your help Gareth, as always. I think the remarks in the BASICode version are used to identify the game and provide some info (like modern-day meta data) when you list the game in the JavaScript BASICode interpreter. Even so, this is the BASICode version, not the original Spectrum ZX versi...
by Garry
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Does 'De Tijdmachine' exist for Spectrum ZX?
Replies: 17
Views: 404

Does 'De Tijdmachine' exist for Spectrum ZX?

'De Tijdmachine' by Gerton A Lunter (in Dutch) is currently listed as being available for the BBC and the Spectrum ZX. I have the BBC version and BASIC source code for another version, but the other version is clearly not for the Spectrum ZX and I'm not sure what dialect of BASIC it is. Or maybe the...
by Garry
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Random game link failing
Replies: 18
Views: 1974

Re: Random game link failing

Have you tried using a double slash (//)?
by Garry
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: The Base
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: The Base

I haven't played it, so can't help. Note that Terri's solution is for the Spectrum version. I did an UnPaws on the Spectrum game and confirmed that Terri's solution to STICK PHOTO ON PASS is correct. On the Amstrad version, perhaps try synonyms for the verb and the preposition, e.g. STICK/GLUE/ATTAC...
by Garry
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 5086

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

In all fairness, Strident is trying to do the right thing and find physical evidence. It may well be that Dog Planet was Other Venture #5 for the TRS-80 and Saigon was Other Venture #5 for the Atari and Apple II. I bought it and played it on the Atari and we certainly referred to it as Other Venture...
by Garry
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 5086

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

Wonders never cease. He also lists the Questrobe series in the 50s. The same web site lists the Jyym Pearson games under 'Other Ventures'. Saigon:The Final Days is unnumbered. Death Planet is not included. Zossed in Space is listed separately, even though it is Other Venture #0 in the Adventure Inte...
by Garry
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 5086

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

Yes, of course. Just like The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai is adventure #14 and Return to Pirate's Isle is adventure #14.