New Member from the Midlands

Started by SteJ, 18:49, 19 January 22

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SteJ

Greetings all,


Having stumbled over Xyphoe's streams a couple of weeks back I got all misty eyed and have been binging on YouTube videos, old Amstrad Actions and all the rest of it.  I usually lurk on any forums I visit but decided to reach out and share the memories of playing games on a green screen, and assuming that The Blue's Brothers was all green.  Does anybody remember the bug in the AA cover tape that made level four uncompleteable or did I miss a trick in not completing it?


Anyway, I could babble on all day but I shall stop at that and also be grateful if anyone could point me in the direction (as I haven't had too much time to search the forums yet) of any contacts for Amstrad magazines, or tet adventure programmers who may be in need of a writer as I have a pasionate for that. I would also love to learn BASIC as well if anyone knows of some good resources for that.


I'm looking forward to chatting to you all soon!

keith56

Welcome to the forum!

I remember the Blues Brothers game, though I have to admit I didn't play it enough to know if there was a bug in the fourth level.

Regarding Amstrad Action, I don't know if your after physical copies, but like with most things, there's loads of AA scans on Archive.org
https://archive.org/search.php?query=amstrad%20action

As for basic, archive.org has some old books on programming too:
https://archive.org/search.php?query=amstrad%20cpc%20basic&and[]=languageSorter%3A%22English%22

CPCwiki has a Locomotive basic reference which is great for quick reference:
https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Locomotive_BASIC

Have fun!
Keith
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SteJ

Thanks Keith.


I appreciate all the links, looking forward to exploring everything and delving into the community.  I noticed a new Amtix mag is out as well which will be the first thing on my list when I get my wages.

Nich

Quote from: SteJ on 18:49, 19 January 22
Does anybody remember the bug in the AA cover tape that made level four uncompleteable or did I miss a trick in not completing it?

No. I think I only ever reached as far as the second level. :(

QuoteAnyway, I could babble on all day but I shall stop at that and also be grateful if anyone could point me in the direction (as I haven't had too much time to search the forums yet) of any contacts for Amstrad magazines, or tet adventure programmers who may be in need of a writer as I have a pasionate for that.

I'm not aware of anyone who needs assistance in writing text adventures, but it may be worth contacting @Strident on this forum as he has a strong interest in 'homebrew' text adventures on 8-bit computers. His web site is http://8bitag.com/ and it has some useful guides on how to develop 8-bit text adventures.

Skunkfish

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Hi Ste,

Welcome to the forum! Fellow Midlander here (based in Rugby) who came back to the CPC about five years ago and isn't entirely sure why I left!

I also edit a rather sporadically released fanzine called Colour Personal Computing (you can find it at www.cpcstore.co.uk)

If you'd fancy writing an article for that on an interesting subject, then I'm always willing to consider contributions.

Cheers,

James.

An expanding array of hardware available at www.cpcstore.co.uk (and issue 3 of CPC Fanzine!)

Animalgril987

Hi Ste.
Welcome. Yet another Midlander here ( Worcester).
As you might have noticed, there are a lot of knowledgeable people on here, and it is a great resource for resolving hardware and software  issues.
Have fun.


Alan.

Shaun M. Neary

Welcome to the forum!More of a gamer myself. The ins and outs of hardware bores me to tears.

I am very tempted to try out the Blues Brothers AA tape though when I have a sec though. I'm behind on a couple of things I'm meant to do due to a project I'm working on. But sounds like an interesting challenge to be sure. :D
Currently playing on: 2xCPC464, 1xCPC6128, 1x464Plus, 1x6128Plus, 2xGX4000. M4 board, ZMem 1MB and still forever playing Bruce Lee.
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skylas

Quote from: SteJ on 18:49, 19 January 22
or tet adventure programmers who may be in need of a writer as I have a pasionate for that.
Welcome!
This suggestion may be helpful for some I believe. From my point of view, when I was creating the 2 little text adventures I have made, I found it too difficult to make a little story., as my imagination did not help a lot, especially in the beginning. Team made projects can be more easy if there is good collaboration, as  for a programmer it is difficult to be good at all aspects (story writing, music, programming, drawing graphics).
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