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#1 Spider

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 03:08 PM

I did have this quite a while ago but was not really able to get it to work properly. To cut a long story short one emulator would not run under 32bit and the other did not have a pause option. Neither would take screenshots either under anything after Win98 and I did not really appreciate trying to manually do a lot of screen grabs and then edit them all. :)

 

There are two versions of Manic Miner although they are essentially the same in the 'game' the difference appears to be the title message (in French in one) and that version also has some sprite corruption present although that may fall down to the emulator itself. I ended up using MESS to do this in the end.

 

I'm not sure how official each version was. One is credited to Matt Smith (this is the one in French with the bugs) and the other also mentions his name (and mentions © Software Projects too) but explains the conversion was done by N.Hawaworth. This is the 'bug free' version it seems.

 

The game features 32 levels instead of the more usual 20. The "normal" screens are all present however.

 

The game itself plays quite well, although there is a lack of a great number of colours and the items flicker on/off rather than colour cycle but it does play very well generally.

 

On with the screenshots, please bear in mind the actual 'quality' of these is higher than it appears due to me having to enlarge them to a suitable size for viewing, the 'keep aspect ratio' did not quite work it seems:

 

Keypad:

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Title screen:

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Game over:

game_over1.png game_over2.png

 

The levels:

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#2 jetsetdanny

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:09 PM

Thanks for this, Andy! It's very interesting, especially the "new" caverns  :)



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:28 AM

Yes, the new caverns are most intriguing!  Do you have a copy of a playable file you could share with us please?



#4 Spider

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:11 PM

Thanks for this, Andy! It's very interesting, especially the "new" caverns  :)

 

Yes its quite a decent port/conversion all in all.

 

Yes, the new caverns are most intriguing!  Do you have a copy of a playable file you could share with us please?

 

Yes. :)
 
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Recommended Windows emulator is Oricutron (works with x64) or Eurphoric (i386 only unfortunately)

 

There is a 'MESS' module/plugin available to use that instead though too if preferred.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:44 AM

Thanks, the extra caves look fantastic. I have been looking for the original ORIC tape (or disk!) release for eight years. No luck so far, sadly!

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:20 PM

Thanks, the extra caves look fantastic. I have been looking for the original ORIC tape (or disk!) release for eight years. No luck so far, sadly!

You're welcome. :)

 

The download is linked to this topic although I do know what you mean the (relative) lack of original boxed Oric software...

 

I do have one (An Atmos) although I have yet to get any video output from it, the rest of it appears fine however as it responds to basic Sounds etc, so I suspect only the video output is still suspect now.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 05:59 PM

Hello Spider! I just wrote a small article about this nice ORIC Manic Miner. I do not know if you allow links but here it is:

 

http://kolttonen.fi/...er_on_oric.html

 

It illustrates two very small hacks to get infinite lives and to enable room selection. The POKEs I found on the web would not work for me.



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 06:57 PM

That's great thank you. :) :)

 

I did have an infinite live POKE here (scroll down a bit to the end of the first post) which from memory did work well for me but what with their being a couple of versions of this about its interesting to know that an alternative is available too.


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#9 Spider

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 05:03 PM

Hello Spider! I just wrote a small article about this nice ORIC Manic Miner. I do not know if you allow links but here it is:

 

http://kolttonen.fi/...er_on_oric.html

 

It illustrates two very small hacks to get infinite lives and to enable room selection. The POKEs I found on the web would not work for me.

 

Talking of collections / collecting, you may want to speak to Dasse actually as this topic may prove interesting. :)


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#10 krazyminer

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 05:24 PM

Talking of collections / collecting, you may want to speak to Dasse actually as this topic may prove interesting. :)


What a nice collection! I think I have: C64, MSX, Dragon, BBC, C16, Amstrad and three different ZX Spectrum releases. I do not want Mastertronic rereleases or modern stuff, just 8-bit. ORIC release would be cool to have!





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