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#1 dave_a_e

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:11 PM

The PC version was created by Andy Noble and, from being all over the Internet in the early Noughties, there's precious little trace of it to be found now.

 

I wrote a review of it for the EUG magazine back in the day, which can be found here:

 

http://www.acornelec...lly_PC_000.html

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#2 Spider

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:19 PM

Thanks! :)

 

I remember that, I may still have it floating around somewhere.

 

Do you recall the 'other' PC version by Craig (roswell or rothwell?) that had a kind of path or 'tree' screen and you had to pick the game to play from there. It was several games in one. I do not have that anymore it seems. It really needed a cheat mode though.


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#3 DistantAngel

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 02:16 PM

The online version is worth checking out, if you haven't already. It's a fairly faithful recreation of JSW and JSW 2, with their own rooms thrown in, plus the unique advantage of being online multiplayer.

 

Playing a game of "British Bulldog" as Willy is more fun than it should be :)

 

http://jsw.ovine.net/



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Posted 14 October 2014 - 07:41 PM

Ah yes I remember playing that a while back when there were quite a few people online, it was quite fun to have multiple games. :)


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#5 jetsetdanny

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 04:45 PM

Do you recall the 'other' PC version by Craig (roswell or rothwell?) that had a kind of path or 'tree' screen and you had to pick the game to play from there. It was several games in one. I do not have that anymore it seems. It really needed a cheat mode though.

 

Craig Rothwell.

 

The game features several early JSW remakes for the ZX Spectrum made to run under DOS. Interestingly, it also has "Manic Miner 7", which in its Spectrum version only has 5 edited rooms (the rest are rooms from the original MM) while here I think it is more developed. In fact, I believe Craig gave up the development of the ZX Spectrum version of "MM7" in order to work on this combo JSW/MM for the PC.

 

The game can still be downloaded from Jet Set Willy Remakes page and the direct download link is this. Version 1.01a seems to be the last one ever released, although I am not quite sure.



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Posted 12 August 2015 - 10:49 AM

Thanks.

 

I never could work out the 'hint' for the cheat on that page even now. I took another look but I could not really figure it out.


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#7 jetsetdanny

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 09:31 PM

Just to make sure we are talking about the same thing, I have attached screenshots of Craig's pages (retrieved from the Wayback Machine) to this message.

 

The page attached as "Craig's Guide" seems to be an understandable enough description of what to do in order to retrieve the "giant keys", which are apparently necessary to complete the whole game (I have never played it seriously, just had a brief look at it, so I wouldn't know from my own playing experience how you progress through the game).

 

On that page he makes a reference to his main JSW page (attached here as "Craig's Main JSW Page"), saying, "So you have used the cheat (hidden on main jsw page - LOOK at the screen shots now click on the 'cheat')". This part is incomprehensible, indeed, as I don't see any 'cheat' on the screenshots of his main page. I suppose this is what you are referring to, isn't it?

 

I won't be able to play Craig's game seriously in the near future (devoting my JSW-time to other JSW-priorities), but I look forward to investigating this mystery the day I have the time to play the game... or seeing it solved by someone else in the meantime  ;) .

 

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Edited by jetsetdanny, 12 August 2015 - 09:33 PM.


#8 Spider

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 08:49 AM

Thanks. :)

 

 

 

So you have used the cheat (hidden on main jsw page - LOOK at the screen shots now click on the 'cheat'

 

Exactly.

 

I looked at the page source too but could not really see anything relevant hmm. I remember looking at this at the time it was a 'live' page although I could not see anything then either :unsure: something tells me it maybe has something to do with the two screenshots on that page, the second one especially given the lives counter...


Edited by Spider, 13 August 2015 - 08:50 AM.

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#9 Ligan

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:35 PM

Sorry for bumping the thread, but while browsing the site's archive, I found the cheat page for Craig Rothwell's JSW remake.

 

 

https://web.archive....lick_there.html

 

Also wanted to add :

I remember a weird glitch from back when I played it on Windows XP. I'm not sure if it was a problem with the game or with my computer but, basically, after pressing C in the main menu the floor would crumble when you walked on it. If you were playing Manic Miner (or 7) you'd skip a bunch of levels when you fell through the floor. I used to think that was supposed to be the hint because the C in "Craig" is in parentheses at the bottom of the page, but the cheat page doesn't mention it ...



#10 Spider

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 06:35 PM

Thanks for this. :thumbsup:

 

I did actually purchase one of his CD's 'back then' not really knowing much better at the time. It was one of the very early ones I think as the later ones (iirc) were two discs not one. I did enjoy the fully expanded JSW game within games though. :)

 

I don't recall that bug you mention. I think a Virtual environment (or DosBox) is needed to play these now given they are likely to not function on a 64 bit OS.

 

I'm attaching a quick screengrab of the mentioned link too for convenience:

 

Screenshot_2019-02-28 Craig'S'oftware - The JSMW Cheat.png


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