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by Alastair
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Duplicate games & games that should be deleted
Replies: 33
Views: 3498

Re: Duplicate games & games that should be deleted

I've got no response to that! (Except to say thanks for the laugh.)
by Alastair
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: TRS-80 experts... John Olson & John R. Olsen
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: TRS-80 experts... John Olson & John R. Olsen

Hold the front page! I'm updating this post but you can still read my original post below the dashed line. I've found a PDF copy of The Visionary Programmer's Handbook at https://www.mocagh.org/loadpage.php?query=[publisher]Oxxi (scroll down to the bottom half of the page) a book written by John R. ...
by Alastair
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Duplicate games & games that should be deleted
Replies: 33
Views: 3498

Re: Duplicate games & games that should be deleted

iamaran wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:41 pm
Please delete publisher Micronet. It is a misnamed duplicate of Micronet 800 Telesoftware. Thank you.
Done.
by Alastair
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Lost Apple II commercial text adventure game
Replies: 26
Views: 652

Re: Lost Apple II commercial text adventure game

I uploaded the instruction page pdf to CASA last night, but I am not sure if it was actually received. It was successfully uploaded and is now available at CASA. A note to everyone else reading this thread, webowl posted several times to this thread during the time when his (or her) posts required ...
by Alastair
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Clarification about conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 1421

Re: Clarification about conversions

Unfortunately, this policy does not seem to apply to C64 games. The C64 entries are essentially just a dump of what's on GameBase64 and there are dozens, if not hundreds, of unofficial conversions, especially type-ins. And they don't even give credit to the original games, original game names, orig...
by Alastair
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Clarification about conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 1421

Re: Clarification about conversions

As far as I understand it, and this is what I personally prefer when adding new information to the database, is that only official conversions should be listed in the platform section. Any unofficial/fan conversions can be mentioned in the notes section. To the best of my knowledge this remains the...
by Alastair
Fri May 10, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: An Actor's Nightmare (TRS-80 CoCo)
Replies: 12
Views: 1834

Re: An Actor's Nightmare (TRS-80 CoCo)

There is some good news for Mac users on the XRoar front, Ciaran can now develop the MacOSX version on Mac hardware.

For details and a link to the page containing the latest snapshot DMG see http://archive.worldofdragon.org/phpBB3 ... =5&p=17666
by Alastair
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: An Actor's Nightmare (TRS-80 CoCo)
Replies: 12
Views: 1834

Re: An Actor's Nightmare (TRS-80 CoCo)

What does the Command-F trick do exactly? From the above linked thread, it appears that just the video freezes (perhaps due to an SDL issue?) and XRoar is still working, pressing Command-F twice switches the emulator to full screen and back and somehow resets the video. As to why it works, I do not...
by Alastair
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: An Actor's Nightmare (TRS-80 CoCo)
Replies: 12
Views: 1834

Re: An Actor's Nightmare (TRS-80 CoCo)

The menu item for loading disk-images and tape-images just causes the emulator to freeze. You are not the only one to experience this problem, see if pressing command-F twice fixes the problem (taken from the thread http://archive.worldofdragon.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5464&p=14608#p14608 - "...
by Alastair
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: An Actor's Nightmare (TRS-80 CoCo)
Replies: 12
Views: 1834

Re: An Actor's Nightmare (TRS-80 CoCo)

I think I did install VCC [ edit: not VCC -- it was a different CoCo emulator! ] in a Windows VM on my Mac, but as I recall it was a bit fiddly to use. There are emulators available for the Mac. Alongside the Mac version of MAME there are Mac builds for XRoar - http://www.6809.org.uk/xroar/ - they ...
by Alastair
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: An Actor's Nightmare (TRS-80 CoCo)
Replies: 12
Views: 1834

Re: An Actor's Nightmare (TRS-80 CoCo)

I've created a cassette image from the ACTOR.TAP file on the disk [1]. To run it first 'disconnect' any disk controllers from the emulator before you CLOAD and RUN the image. Actors_Nightmare.zip [1] Since it is a BASIC program it is quite easy to create a cassette image, in this case the steps bein...
by Alastair
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: new text adventure game for Atari VCS - The Realm of No!
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: new text adventure game for Atari VCS - The Realm of No!

CYOA, not adventure. So it would come under the "Multiple Choice" genre if we chose to list it? Don't click the first (retrogamingmagazine) link, as it leads to a page with a search box which in turn leads to a virus-ridden web site. I'm not seeing this, I get an article about the game and if I use...
by Alastair
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: CASA 20 years
Replies: 15
Views: 2489

Re: CASA 20 years

Congratulations Jacob. I can't recall when I first discovered CASA but after I did it became one of the sites I would frequently visit, and even if I had not been given greater responsibilities I would have remained a regular visitor. :thumb:
by Alastair
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Castle Of Fear error
Replies: 8
Views: 2289

Re: Castle Of Fear error

I've resubmitted it through the site, so hopefully it should be updated soon! Tinker, I have a feeling that the site is treating SSD files as text files which is why the disc images become corrupt. Since zip files should upload/download without problem would you please try zipping up both "CastleOf...