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by Alastair
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Clarification about conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 220

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: 220

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: 1139

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: 1139

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: 1139

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: 1139

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: 1139

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: 505

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: 1560

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: 1489

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...
by Alastair
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Small CASA bug / Upload File when not logged in
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Re: Small CASA bug / Upload File when not logged in

Click the browser's Back button and all your input is gone and you have to start all over again. I now do all my changes in a text editor before I even log on, then make the submission or changes as quickly as possible. Sometimes, but not always and perhaps not even on this site, if you take your b...
by Alastair
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Who or what is "GAC user"?
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Who or what is "GAC user"?

Mountains of Ket by Simon Lipscombe & Tim Walsha Published by Incentive Software. I have the second author as Tim Walsha, CASA has it as Richard A. McCormack, but it was published for several platforms. Could GAC User have published it before or after Incentive or just on the Amstrad? My Dragon cop...
by Alastair
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Genre Suggestions
Replies: 48
Views: 6502

Re: Genre Suggestions

After a brief look... yeah, I could see the justification of using 'word play' as a tag for one or two of them, because that's the main mechanic... but is your intention really to use the genre system to tag games which have specific types of puzzles in them? You'd be in danger of turning into some...
by Alastair
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Genre Suggestions
Replies: 48
Views: 6502

Re: Genre Suggestions

Wordplay. I had thought that Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It was a one off but I am now aware of another game - Under, In Erebus - that utilises wordplay based puzzles. Two examples are not enough to create a new genre but if anyone knows of any more please list them. With enough titl...
by Alastair
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")
Replies: 38
Views: 2586

Re: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")

Is it possible to filter the random game selection? I'll let those with the technical knowledge answer your question, but is this the nub of your objection to adding Speed-IF titles - that the random game selection brings to your attention games that may pique your interest, but as more Speed-IF ti...