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Spider

Member Since 11 Apr 2014
Offline Last Active Feb 23 2018 11:20 PM
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In Topic: Bbc Version

21 February 2018 - 09:28 PM

Great work! It is nice to have them on one virtual disk! Good working versions, this is cool. When did you form this site? I have been a MM and JSW fan since 1983. Well worth having a community of their own. These games are legendary and must not be forgotten.

 

August 2014. :)

 

I had one planned for a few years before that but never quite got around to it until then.


In Topic: Bbc Version

21 February 2018 - 09:12 PM

Yeah, thanks! I downloaded the compilation and tried Jet Set Willy on B-em emulator. JSW is technically superior to the BBC Micro Manic Miner, there is no flicker, JSW seems smooth and agile to my eyes. I guess I have to try out more JSW ports, but the game is sooooo difficult and scary. :D

 

You're welcome. :) That particular compilation is only available here, I built it using stardot's game files, with a few filename changes to make them sit nicely onto one disk properly (and work!) , this is why there's the 'credit line' for stardot as well as here.

 

Pleased to know you've enjoyed it though. :thumbsup:


In Topic: Bbc Version

21 February 2018 - 03:37 PM

No, I did not know it. I have seen Jet Set Willy only on C64.

 

You may be interested in this then perhaps. :)

 

 

This includes both the 'tape' and 'disk' version of JSW2 as they are different even though these days they are mostly disk based. Summary simply is the 'disk' version mirrors other versions and loads rooms from disk as you play, whereas the 'tape' version retains most of the 'space station' rooms but has very few mansion rooms.

 

You'll see what I mean about the flickering effect though, if you compare Manic Miner to JSW (either version)


In Topic: Bbc Version

21 February 2018 - 12:20 PM

Thanks. :D I'll have a go at this later. :thumbsup:

 

Have you noticed that the 'game engine' is different between MM and JSW on this platform ? Compared to other platforms at least. By this I mean generally MM on the BBC is quite slow and the Miner sprite especially is very flickery, at least compared to JSW. Not quite sure why its like the BBC version of MM 'needs' the JSW 'core' in it, to control/print sprites. :unsure:


In Topic: Oric Version

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. :)