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#9550 Some Manic Miner Remake

Posted by jetsetdanny on 17 May 2018 - 01:55 AM

Yes, and I've grabbed it. Thanks for making Ligan aware of the problem in the first place, and for making sure I've got the right version :).

#9541 Some Manic Miner Remake

Posted by jetsetdanny on 05 May 2018 - 07:40 PM

Thanks for the update, Ligan! It's really great that you have finalised this project!  :D  :thumbsup:


(There are some great MM and JSW games which had almost-ready beta-releases, but have never made it to the stage of being declared final by their authors - what a shame!)


As mentioned before, I will do an update of JSW Central and I will re-record the RZX walkthrough, but it will probably a few weeks before it happens (due to real-life strain).

#9528 Some Manic Miner Remake

Posted by jetsetdanny on 02 May 2018 - 05:52 PM

Thanks, Ligan! :)


I take it the game is gamma-released now. I will add it to the list of MM games on JSW Central when time permits (it could be a while, I'm very busy in real life right now).


I will have to re-record my RZX walkthrough, too (that's OK, it'll be a pleasure :) ).


I will credit the game to "LiganTM", according to your wish expressed previously. Could you please clarify whether the name of the game to be used 'officially' is "Manic Miner Hard", or "Manic Miner: Back to the Mine", or something else still?


Thanks again!  :thumbsup:

#9527 Free space and code optimisation in "JSW"

Posted by jetsetdanny on 02 May 2018 - 05:45 PM

Well done, Ian, congratulations! :)

#9450 "Jet Set Willy" references in "The Daily Mash"

Posted by jetsetdanny on 18 April 2018 - 08:25 PM

Links to "The Daily Mash" articles picked from a thread on WoS:


Pope John Paul II 'completed Jet Set Willy' (this one's hilarious!)


Man still knows where all the rooms are in Jet Set Willy (today's headline)

#9401 New loading screen for 'Manic Miner'

Posted by jetsetdanny on 14 April 2018 - 10:22 PM

A new loading screen for 'Manic Miner' has been created (alongside many other new loading screens) by Andy Green. You can see and download it here.

#9394 Other games featuring...

Posted by jetsetdanny on 13 April 2018 - 06:17 PM

A great find! :)

#9331 Willy's Great Adventure

Posted by jetsetdanny on 06 April 2018 - 07:36 PM

Two problems I see there:


- *If* the game was  originally created on the ZX Spectrum (like back in 1985 or something), it would be like re-converting something to the original platform from another one. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but you probably wouldn't end up with the original, but a variant of it :wacko: .


- Since it was (probably still is?) released as a commercial product, converting it to anything could mean encroaching upon the copyright and provoking the copyright's holders anger  :o .

#9285 [File] Jet Set Willy - Turbo Edition

Posted by jetsetdanny on 01 April 2018 - 05:25 PM

The game now has an individual page on JSW Central. There is a link to the page on the main page of the 'Minor modifications of the original Jet Set Willy' section.


Please let me know, Mysterion, if you would like any corrections to the information given over there :).

#9277 Comprehensive rewrite of Willy's movement code

Posted by jetsetdanny on 31 March 2018 - 11:26 AM

Thanks for your detailed commentary, Ian!

Danny, did you observe in my 'Before' recording, the alternative collection method for the item behind Esmerelda in 'Emergency Generator'? i.e. Jumping through a head-height Earth block and falling through it.

Yes, it's a very nice manoeuvre :).

(It's possible that you may have attempted that manoeuvre but been unlucky with the timing, and clipped Esmerelda's arm as it swung out whilst Willy fell down past her?

No, I didn't try that manoeuvre and didn't think about it until I saw it in your recording) Note also that when Willy attempts the same method in my 'After' recording, he is caught by the (Earth cell) ledge, instead of falling through it.

#9271 MM and JSW patched versions...

Posted by jetsetdanny on 29 March 2018 - 03:01 PM

Thanks for the info, I appreciate it !:)

#9266 [File] Jet Set Willy 2 (Spectrum) Cheat Versions

Posted by jetsetdanny on 28 March 2018 - 10:53 PM

Thanks for this version, Andy! :)

#9225 Copy Protection in 'Jet Set Willy': developing methodology for retrog...

Posted by jetsetdanny on 21 March 2018 - 06:52 PM

I hope you invested that £2.50 in a lottery ticket (or tickets), won, and are a millionaire right now  :lol: . It would be good to be a millionaire, able to dedicate as much time as one likes to MM/JSW...

#9194 Harder, Better, Manic, Miner

Posted by jetsetdanny on 18 March 2018 - 03:14 PM

Manic Miner fans may like this demo:


Harder, Better, Manic, Miner by Gasman / Hooy-Program.


The download links are here. You can also watch it on YouTube.

#9193 Comprehensive rewrite of Willy's movement code

Posted by jetsetdanny on 18 March 2018 - 03:10 PM

Thanks for the recordings, Ian! :)