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Computer & Video Games type-ins

Post by livorno » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:50 pm

I have been having fun/mania typing in type-ins from the lesser-known UK Computer & Video Games magazine. I have gotten through issues #1-33 and have fixed some bugs when programmers POKEd what that they thought were static memory positions. A zip file for #1-21 has been ftp'ed to your 8bit directory named "CVG games to AtariMania.zip". Included is a "00CVG BASIC 1-22.txt" tab-delimited file that can be pasted into a spreadsheet to help organize your integration. Some files I downloaded, but many I typed and tried to debug. The ones on your most wanted list include:

Computer & Video Games
CVG#9 Casino Royale (weird blackjack rules)
CVG#10 Martian Explorer (lunar lander type game)
CVG#11 Bomber (BOMBER.BAS holds to the listing but is buggy; BOMBER2.BAS is modded to use addressed screen memory)
CVG#12 Wild Strawberries (STRAWBRY.BAS holds to the listing but is buggy; STRABRY2 modded to poke custom font into RAMTOP; difficult Space Panic, monsters need to be handicapped by lowering escape probability on line 750)
CVG#13 Uranium Core (URANIUM.BAS holds to the listing but is buggy; URANIUM2 modded to poke custom font into RAMTOP)
CVG#14 Airlock (annoying timed maze with unfair doors)
CVG#15 Submarine Hunter (simple Sea Wolf imitator from above)
CVG#16 Over the Orchard Wall (simple catch game)
CVG#17 Dr. Who (DRWHO.BAS holds to the listing but is buggy; DRWHO2.BAS modded to poke custom font into RAMTOP; a nice winnable 2-D Adventure)
CVG#18 Dragon Run (simple pixel chase with tree barriers)
CVG#19 Grow Worm (Slither)
CVG#20 Ten Commandments (Oregon Trail like game; need miraculous luck or hack all the RND statements)
CVG#21 Draughts (weak AI, clunky text interface)
CVG#21 Squonk (maze shooting duel)
CVG#21 Nivek's Invaders (surpisingly fun Space Invaders)
CVG#21 Zig Zag (simple worm with randomly appearing barriers)

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Re: Computer & Video Games type-ins

Post by livorno » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:04 pm

Here's another installment of type-ins from Computer & Video Games magazine. I have uploaded another zip file to the ftp/8bit directory named "CVG Games 24-34.zip".

Logjam from CVG#24 is a basic catching game.
Space Hog from CVG#24 is also a catching game with a pseudo 3-d aspect.
Missile Attack from CVG#25 is Missile Command without machine language.
Lunar Rescue from CVG#26 is similar to Frogger dodging traffic.
Crash Landing from CVG#27 is a bombing game that seems monotonous and unfair.
Briky from CVG#28 is yet another Slither/Worm game.
Wall Defence from CVG#29 is essentially an upside down shoot 'em up.
En Avant from CVG#33 is a strategic battle simulation.
Super Solitaire from CVG#34 is the peg solitaire game.
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Re: Computer & Video Games type-ins

Post by marakatti » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:41 pm

Wow, you've done a pretty hard work there! Many thanks :)
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Re: Computer & Video Games type-ins

Post by livorno » Wed May 08, 2019 2:16 am

I finally figured how to do attachments (duh). Here are my submissions to fill MIAs from Computer & Video Games:

TITLE AUTHOR CVG SERIAL PAGES FILENAME
Casino Royale Nigel Hughes #9 46-51 ROYALE.BAS
ROYALE.zip
(5.62 KiB) Downloaded 101 times
Bomber John Brierley #11 50-51 BOMBER2.BAS
BOMBER2.zip
(2.71 KiB) Downloaded 99 times
Airlock Stephen Linger #14 56-59 AIRLOCK.BAS
AIRLOCK.zip
(4.5 KiB) Downloaded 101 times
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Re: Computer & Video Games type-ins

Post by livorno » Wed May 08, 2019 2:22 am

TITLE AUTHOR CVG SERIAL PAGES FILENAME
Submarine Hunter Hugh Denholm #15 32-37 SUBHUNT.BAS
SUBHUNT.zip
(3.55 KiB) Downloaded 99 times
Over the Orchard Wall Peter and Mark Wright #16 56-59 ORCHARD.BAS
ORCHARD.zip
(3.64 KiB) Downloaded 99 times
Dr. Who Adventure Jeremy Guggenheim #17 48-53 DRWHO2.BAS
DRWHO2.zip
(5.7 KiB) Downloaded 98 times
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Re: Computer & Video Games type-ins

Post by livorno » Wed May 08, 2019 2:30 am

Computer & Video Game issue #42 contained a text adventure by Paul Coppins. It was hard to read the magazine printout to tell the difference between digits 3, 5, 6, 8, and 9. But through extensive playtesting, I got all the puzzles to work and reach 100% victory. I hacked the game save to use filename H:DUN.DAT instead of the original C: in lines 2445 and 2480; you can hack them to D: or C: whatever you prefer. I found it best to work in Turbo Basic XL because of both memory and speed. In the attached zipfile are the standard Atari Basic DUNGEON.BAS file, an importable .TXT source (ENTER "H6:DUNGEON.TXT), an ATASCII PDF printout (the only special character is the clear-screen), and an efficient walkthrough for the adventure.
Portrait Dungeon.zip
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Re: Computer & Video Games type-ins

Post by livorno » Fri May 10, 2019 5:52 am

TITLE_____________AUTHOR_________________CVG SERIAL__PAGES__FILENAME
Dragon Run________Peter and Mark Wright__#18_________44-45__DRAGNRUN.BAS
DRAGNRUN.zip
(2.77 KiB) Downloaded 99 times
Grow Worm_________Paul Margrave__________#19_________64-65__GROWWORM.BAS
GROWWORM.zip
(2.34 KiB) Downloaded 99 times
Ten Commandments__Mark Bell______________#20_________54-56__CMDMENTS.BAS
CMDMENTS.zip
(3.94 KiB) Downloaded 99 times
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Re: Computer & Video Games type-ins

Post by livorno » Fri May 10, 2019 5:58 am

TITLE,,,,,AUTHOR,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,CVG,SERIAL,,PAGES,,FILENAME
Squonk,,,,Graeme,Hutchinson,,,,,,#21,,,,,,,,,48-49,,SQUONK.BAS
SQUONK.zip
(8.42 KiB) Downloaded 123 times
Zig,Zag,,,David,Johnson,,,,,,,,,,#21,,,,,,,,,89,,,,,ZIGZAG.BAS
ZIGZAG.zip
(840 Bytes) Downloaded 123 times
Draughts,,Paresh,Solanki,,,,,,,,,#21,,,,,,,,,90-91,,DRAUGHTS.BAS
DRAUGHTS.zip
(3.47 KiB) Downloaded 123 times
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Re: Computer & Video Games type-ins

Post by livorno » Fri May 10, 2019 6:08 am

TITLE,,,,,,,,,,,,,AUTHOR,,,,,,,,,,CVG#,,PAGES,,,,FILENAME
Nivek's,Invaders,,Kevin,Goulding,,#21,,,92-94,,,,NIVEKS.BAS
NIVEKS.zip
(2.65 KiB) Downloaded 125 times
Logjam,,,,,,,,,,,,Stephen,Linger,,#24,,,108-121,,LOGJAM.BAS
LOGJAM.zip
(6.17 KiB) Downloaded 122 times
Space,Hog,,,,,,,,,Mike,Singleton,,#24,,,86-87,,,,SPACEHOG.BAS
SPACEHOG.zip
(1.82 KiB) Downloaded 123 times
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Re: Computer & Video Games type-ins

Post by livorno » Fri May 10, 2019 11:10 pm

TITLE,,,,,,,,,,,AUTHOR,,,,,,,,,,CVG#,,PAGES,,,,FILENAME
Missile Attack,,David Rawlings,,#25,,,108-111,,MISLATAK.BAS
MISLATAK.zip
(3.94 KiB) Downloaded 123 times
Lunar Rescue,,,,David Haybarth,,#26,,,136-139,,LUNRESCU.BAS
LUNRESCU.zip
(3.88 KiB) Downloaded 123 times
Crash Landing,,,David Taylor,,,,#27,,,68-71,,,,CRSHLAND.BAS
CRSHLAND.zip
(3.19 KiB) Downloaded 123 times
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Re: Computer & Video Games type-ins

Post by livorno » Fri May 10, 2019 11:11 pm

TITLE,,,,,,,,,,,AUTHOR,,,,,,,,,,,CVG#,,PAGES,,,,,,,FILENAME
Briky,,,,,,,,,,,Graham Ward,,,,,,#28,,,136-,,,,,,,,BRIKY.BAS
BRIKY.zip
(1.87 KiB) Downloaded 98 times
Psycho Circuit,,Simon Carlson,,,,#28,,,215/BOG,43,,SYKOCIRC.BAS
SYKOCIRC.zip
(1.27 KiB) Downloaded 98 times
Wall Defence,,,,Stephen Sargent,,#29,,,104-,,,,,,,,WALDEFNC.BAS
WALDEFNC.zip
(1.84 KiB) Downloaded 99 times
EDIT: I forgot to mention that Psycho Circuit, which is a basic driving/dodging game where obstacles keep showing up in the road, requires that the emulation be in Atari 400/800. I could not find an easy hack to make it compatible with XL/XE. It uses POKE 87,0 which I believe fools BASIC into treating Graphics 1 like a Graphics 0 screen complete with scrolling text. This scrolling trick is implemented on a 400/800 simply by printing the SHIFT+INSERT character at the top of the screen. As soon as text scrolls in Graphics 1 on an XL emulation, the display goes haywire and starts displaying who knows what memory location.
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Re: Computer & Video Games type-ins

Post by livorno » Sat May 11, 2019 4:17 am

TITLE,,,,,AUTHOR,,,,,,,,CVG#,,PAGES,,,,,,,,,,,,FILENAME
En Avant,,Dave Lloyd,,,,#33,,,112-,,,,,,,,,,,,,ENAVANT.BAS
ENAVANT.zip
(4.99 KiB) Downloaded 122 times
Bug Out,,,Brian Hills,,,#33,,,170-2/BOG,6-8,,,,BUGOUT.BAS
BUGOUT.zip
(2.85 KiB) Downloaded 122 times
Outlaw,,,,Shaun Elwell,,#33,,,176-8/BOG,12-14,,OUTLAW.BAS
OUTLAW.zip
(2.99 KiB) Downloaded 122 times
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Re: Computer & Video Games type-ins

Post by livorno » Sat May 11, 2019 4:23 am

TITLE,,,,,,,,,,,,AUTHOR,,,,,,,,CVG#,,PAGES,,FILENAME
Rising Damp,,,,,,Andrew Smith ,#31,,,79-,,,,RISEDAMP.BAS
RISEDAMP.zip
(3.46 KiB) Downloaded 121 times
Super Solitaire,,Mark Joules,,,#34,,,90-,,,,PEGSOLIT.BAS
PEGSOLIT.zip
(2.1 KiB) Downloaded 123 times
Star Warrior,,,,,D. Papworth,,,#35,,,102-,,,STWARIOR.BAS
STWARIOR.zip
(2.54 KiB) Downloaded 122 times
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Re: Computer & Video Games type-ins

Post by livorno » Sat May 11, 2019 4:35 am

TITLE,,,,,,,,,AUTHOR,,,,,,,,,,,,CVG#,,PAGES,,,,,,,,,,,FILENAME
Yahtzee,,,,,,,David Baines,,,,,,#40,,,48-,,,,,,,,,,,,,YAHTZEE.BAS
YAHTZEE.zip
(3.84 KiB) Downloaded 95 times
Super Clown ,,Michael Kempster,,#41,,,34-,,,,,,,,,,,,,SUPCLOWN.BAS
SUPCLOWN.zip
(2.61 KiB) Downloaded 95 times
Powerboat ,,,,S.A. Smith,,,,,,,,#45,,,135-6/BOG,18-9,,PWRBOAT2.BAS
PWRBOAT2.zip
(2.31 KiB) Downloaded 95 times
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Re: Computer & Video Games type-ins

Post by livorno » Thu May 16, 2019 3:24 pm

Limited playtesting on Stones of Wrath and Annapurna. Playing these two games will likely require reading instructions in their respective magazine issues. Stones of Wrath is a complicated spell-casting strategy game. Two players set spells in motion on their turns and take steps to dodge opponent's spells. Annapurna manages resources in a day-to-day journey to reach the top of a stormy Everest-like mountain.

TITLE,,,,,,,,,,,,,AUTHOR,,,,,,,,,,,,CVG#,,PAGES,,FILENAME
Stones of Wrath,,,Simon Goodwin,,,,,#23,,,40-44,,STWRATH2.BAS
STWRATH2.zip
(6.4 KiB) Downloaded 74 times
Oggs Eggs,,,,,,,,,Andrew Blake,,,,,,#44,,,56-,,,,OGGSEGGS.BAS
OGGSEGGS.zip
(3.04 KiB) Downloaded 73 times
Annapurna,,,,,,,,,Scott Smith,,,,,,,#46,,,90-97,,ANAPURNA.BAS
ANAPURNA.zip
(4.73 KiB) Downloaded 74 times
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