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Metalmickey

Member Since 01 Mar 2016
Offline Last Active Mar 25 2018 11:03 PM
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In Topic: Other games featuring...

25 March 2018 - 12:12 PM

I do recall reading an article in CRASH! magazine way back then, it did indeed mention about the 10 minute wait bug and i did attempt to try it out so i left Daley waiting just before the finish line and went off to so something else, unfortunately my mother thought i had just got bored with the computer and reclaimed use of the TV for the rest of the day ....  :(

 

It wasn't until i rediscovered ol' rubberkeys a few years back when i decided to have another go at it but the version i had has a seconds counter that runs up to 500 seconds and then Daley then gets a foul .. maybe i'll have a look on WOS later


In Topic: Copy Protection in 'Jet Set Willy': developing methodology for retrog...

24 March 2018 - 04:52 PM

You could buy your own mansion, with a stern housekeeper and a crazy chef...

maybe i could invent a machine to make seven copies of myself and practise jumping over a giant possessed moving saw  :wacko:


In Topic: Copy Protection in 'Jet Set Willy': developing methodology for retrog...

24 March 2018 - 04:46 PM

alas no Danny, but had the lottery been around at the time and if was old enough to play it i would perhaps have considered it ... and maybe even attempt to recreate a life-size version of Willy's Mansion and surrounding grounds ... probably wouldn't go as far as building a boobytrapped attic though....


In Topic: Other games featuring...

21 March 2018 - 11:41 AM

I think he may of cheated and let the clock increase to the point of it jumping back to zero, then quietly stepping over the finish line. ;) :)

see i always used to think that was a myth as when i tried it with my copy it would time out after 10 minutes and i would lose a life, i must have had a later revision of the game...   :blink:


In Topic: Copy Protection in 'Jet Set Willy': developing methodology for retrog...

20 March 2018 - 10:28 PM

ok confession time (hands outstretched awaiting the handcuffs...) i actually copied out the entire codesheet using numbers for the colours and my mother's typewriter to re-create the colour chart, it took, to the best of my recollection, about 24 attempts to complete and an awful lot of tolerance from my mother putting up with the continuous 'clacking' of keys as i punched away at the keys, needless to say she did not thank me for wearing out her ribbon...

on the plus side i did manage to make a photocopy - friendly version which i managed to sell for 50p a sheet ... i think i made about £2.50...