(HELP ME) LOOKING FOR SEVERAL GAMES!!!!!! (sorry for caps : P)

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cwpab

OK guys so I'm desperately looking for .dsk files of several (little, shitty) games that I used to play when I was a kid.

Here goes the list:

1) Airbus (Not sure about the name. It looked as it was made by Amsoft or it was a type-in, or at least programmed in Basic. This one seemed to be a clone of Missile Command (see some of the clones made for Spectrum
The Spectrum Show Ep 12 - YouTube) but with one variation: You shot what seemed to be planes travelling from one side of the screen to the other (upper part) and you did that from the bottom of the screen, representing the ground, from some kind of base/turret/missile launcher/anti aereal defense. The shots had some kind of realistic physics, drawing parabolas on the screen.)

**FOUND**2) Bustout (This one
bustout for Amstrad CPC - YouTube, not this one
bust out for Amstrad CPC - YouTube)

3) Froggy/Froggie (This one
Amstrad CPC Froggie - YouTube, I have several versions of it but all of them seem to be broken, the frog is invisible!)

**FOUND**4) Darts (Simple game, title was only "darts", it had no "180" or "super games blahblahblah" on it. It is not however the one by Alligata Software with the yellow board. It was very similar to a german game I found on a .cdt called "KC-compact SpieleBox #17 (Tennis, Darts).cdt". On the one I was looking for, the pointer was not two triangles moving from one side to the other but rather a cross which tended to be moving a little bit to any random direction every now and then. Indeed I seem to remember that the pointer was only a... point)

**FOUND**5) Comecocos (Probably a spanish clone of Haunted Hedges, but redrawn to make it look like the original pacman once more)

6) Minotaur (Typical Sultan's Maze clone, but I am not able to find this particular version. It was even more simple than Sultan's maze, with almost no information on the screen: Only you and the labyrinth. Oh and you were able to choose the size of the labyrinth at start.)

Any ideas?  8)

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: I just found Bustout thanks to CPCpower... nice.
EDIT 2: I just found Darts on CPCpower... these guys are ace.
EDIT 3: Comecocos is just Haunted Hedges, is the same game.

Nich

Quote from: cwpab on 20:16, 21 March 13
OK guys so I'm desperately looking for .dsk files of several (little, shitty) games that I used to play when I was a kid.

3) Froggy/Froggie (This one
Amstrad CPC Froggie - YouTube, I have several versions of it but all of them seem to be broken, the frog is invisible!)
That game only works on CPC464 machines, so you need to set up your emulator to emulate a CPC464. If you are emulating any other machine, the game crashes.

I'm not sure how you could have played this particular game, because the author's website suggests that it was never publicly released until about 1999! ???

Bryce

Quote from: Nich on 21:56, 21 March 13
I'm not sure how you could have played this particular game, because the author's website suggests that it was never publicly released until about 1999! ???

Some users here WERE still kids in 1999! You (like me) are just old :D

Bryce.

cwpab

Well apparently Amsoft kind of leaked it because I'm sure I played that... in 1986!!!

EDIT: And on an Amstrad CPC 6128. On a disk.

Bryce


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cwpab

OK so this is the real story:
- Mr. Chambers programs the game in 1984 and sends a copy to Amsoft. Amsoft returns the game and says that they won't publish it.
- Amsoft publish a very similar game (Mr. Chambers shuold sue them for this!: http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=2648)
- Poor Mr. Chambers releases the game in 1999 "for the first time".
- Perhaps too late for him to sue Amsoft? Does Amsoft even exist anymore? Where'd the bearded guy which looked like a spanish version of Alan Sugar go?
:P

ralferoo

Quote from: cwpab on 23:04, 21 March 13
- Amsoft publish a very similar game (Mr. Chambers shuold sue them for this!: http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=2648)
From that link:
QuoteParu sous forme de listing dans le magazine Amstrad Computer User July 1985.
"Appeared in the form of a listing in the ACU magazine."

The quality of the screenshots certainly suggests type-in standard and I think you must have misread "AMSFROG" as "AMSOFT"... ;)

cwpab

Yup...

Anyway that's a copy of froggy : D

I'm still going through all the type ins to try to find Minotaur and "Airbus" (I've found similar games, shooting incoming missiles from the ground, but on my game you shoot planes!)...

The Amstrad has an enormous library of software.

Did you know that there was a shephered's dog simulator? http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=6007

:laugh:

Sykobee (Briggsy)

I remember that Bustout type-in. Was quite a disappointment.

cwpab

Yup, really bad. Or maybe not that bad if you think it's only 2KB.

But the worst game I used to have by far was Amstrad Jumper: http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=6159

It's so bad I actually had completely deleted from my memory until yesterday, when I found it.

redbox

Quote from: cwpab on 23:04, 21 March 13
- Amsoft publish a very similar game (Mr. Chambers shuold sue them for this!: http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=2648)

He says on the website he still got paid for it...?

cwpab

OK, thanks.

Anyway I'm still missing 2 games, I'm pretty sure the Sultan's Maze clone must be around somewhere.

Background was blue with white lines over it. Oh and there were diamonds on that labyrinth

tastefulmrship

These might not be the droids you are looking for, but ACU had Missile Attack and 3D-Maze type-in programs in their 1985 magazines.
(attached)

Sammi79

Just because no one mentioned it yet but that 'Bustout' type in is one of the basic programming examples in the 6128 user manual.

Sam.
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AMSDOS

Quote from: Sammi79 on 10:01, 30 March 13
Just because no one mentioned it yet but that 'Bustout' type in is one of the basic programming examples in the 6128 user manual.

Sam.


Which made it to the Type-ins in AA71 as "Thro' The Wall" with some Redefined UDGs.

* Using the old Amstrad Languages :D   * with the Firmware :P
* I also like to problem solve code in BASIC :)   * And type-in Type-Ins! :D

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