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MathUseMyth

Member Since 02 Jun 2018
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#10144 The elusive Jet Set Willy II remake for PC

Posted by MathUseMyth on 03 October 2018 - 12:43 PM

Thanks, I've tried it. It's OK, but definitely not the one I had before. I must have been crazy to lose that.

 

The version you have linked to seems easier in some ways (the enemies in the Study and the Forgotten Abbey all move in sync, the bouncing ball in Downstairs has been removed), but the enemy sprite patterns are different. Anyone who was a pro at the original would have to get the new patterns down.

 

Eh, might be worth a try. But if anyone has info on that mystery version that only I seem to have played, let me know! Remember: there was a room editor (maybe as a separate exe).




#10137 The elusive Jet Set Willy II remake for PC

Posted by MathUseMyth on 03 October 2018 - 08:38 AM

Thanks, I'll try it, but I'm pretty sure it's not the version I had before. There was one that looked like it could have been taken from Andy Noble's source code for JSW because it was so similar in style. Still, I'm always willing to give a new version a look! Cheers!




#10134 The elusive Jet Set Willy II remake for PC

Posted by MathUseMyth on 03 October 2018 - 06:41 AM

Hey everyone,

 

This might seem like a dumb question, but does anyone out there have the Jet Set Willy II remake for the PC? It's the one that's done in the same style as Andy Noble's remake of the original JSW, but I don't think he did it. It came with a room editor. I had it a few years ago, but somehow lost it.

 

I'd really like to play it again. After having beaten the Spectrum version (got to be the hardest game I've ever beaten), I'd like to try my hand at the PC remake.

 

Thanks




#9615 Information for a book needed!

Posted by MathUseMyth on 12 June 2018 - 05:24 AM

Oh, you have a source for the article with the POKEs! That is hugely helpful.

 

Thanks again!




#9576 Information for a book needed!

Posted by MathUseMyth on 04 June 2018 - 05:39 AM

Wow, thank you for such a thorough answer! I'm not sure I fully understood, but I certainly have enough info to move that part of my story forward.

 

That's awesome. Thanks again.




#9572 Information for a book needed!

Posted by MathUseMyth on 03 June 2018 - 07:57 PM

Thank you! Your help is invaluable. I have a subsidiary question.

 

Since it was only possible to complete if the player had first inputted the four POKEs, would they have to input them every time they wanted to play, or could they save the modified version of the game to cassette?




#9568 Information for a book needed!

Posted by MathUseMyth on 02 June 2018 - 07:02 PM

Hello, good people of the Spectruming world!

 

I was referred to you by a good chap named Daren at the RZX Archives. I need some help!

 

I am writing a novel set in the 1980s, which revolves heavily around some kids who play computer games. A pivotal point of the story as a whole involves Jet Set Willy. The way I write it depends upon how you answer my questions. Here goes.

 

Did Software Projects ever release a bug-free version of Jet Set Willy, or did one have to use the 1984 release with Holman and Else's POKEs in order to complete the game?

 

If Software Projects did re-release it, when did that happen?

 

If the Holman/Else POKEs had to be used on the original, when and where were they printed for players it input?

 

Dumb question: How does one input a POKE on a Spectrum? (It's easy enough on an emulator, but I've no idea how to do it on an actual Speccy.)

 

Looking forward to your response! All being well, you'll be mentioned in the acknowledgements when the book is completed!