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  1. It is very dfficult due to the randomness of the lasers and have not finished the game properly myself and I have only managed to unlock 3 locks. I did however test it for bugs and to see if all worked ok by removing the lasers firing, which everything did seem to work even with the endings. I was going to leave this in as a cheat by pressing the space bar but decided to take it out since there was no gameplay element in the game. I didnt include the air supply because there are two endings and its the air that determines which ending you get, though i was going to make alfie turn blue as his air got low, but i did forget to put that in. Glad you like it and let me know if you finish it.
  2. hello, been a while since i been on here but during lockdown i wrote a TI basic game call Escape from the Pyramid of Mars. It features Alfie the spaceman who gets trapped in a pyramid and has to escape by collecting keys. Its based on a zx81 game from 1981 but with a surprise at the end if certain conditions are met. I have a few other ideas for games featuring Alfie the spaceman hence why i called this game 1. Please try it out if you want, its in TIDISK format but renaming it to DSK it should also work on classic 99. Alfie Game 1 PYRAMID OF MARS.TIDisk
  3. hello, i have just got a micro expander and have a few questions. Can you load .bin files as i notice it says roms have to be .rom, however i have some roms in .rom form but others like chess, shark are in .bin format. Also i can get most of the tapes loading from usb after following jaybird post on how to do this but i am unable to get N-vaders to work, is there a way to do this? Also how do i load tapes that are in more than two parts. ie Invaders which has the basic load, but the 2nd part is a tape loader utility which then load the 3rd part. And finally, what is the plug type needed to connect the hand controller to the port on the micro expander, i have seen the post on here for the wiring so was going to make one unless somebody sells them. fantastic piece of kit the micro expander is espicially being able to save my basic programs straight to usb drive. Thanks for any help.
  4. I still got that copy of HCW the review was in that's the reason I got the game back then. From what I remember it was a decent basic game. Pretty sure you could only raid graves if you matched the shovels in the first part. Oh and I'm sure there is a vampire where you needed holy water and garlic to defeat. Infact the second part played a bit like zombie mambo part one in the graveyard. I wish I could remember it all because I would try and program it in basic. By the way if anyone is interested I am doing the doctor who adventure which was in C&VG magazine for the Atari 800 in ti basic, I reckon another week or so and it should be done. I've added a few differences to the original as well. When it's finished I will put a disk image on here.
  5. Been a while since I was on here just don't have time these days to do what I want but I have a question. Does anyone remember this game? It was a memory match game in the first part where you picked from a grid two cards and if they matched you kept the item, then in the second part of the game you made your way across screen to rescue the princess where you could either use the items from part one to defeat ghouls, and other baddies or you could raid the graves for treasure. I used to have this game but no longer and have been eying to source it for years. It was in tibasic and released by softi around 1984/5. Cheers for any help.
  6. I think the reason for the missing numbers is due o the fact that some games were listed in old magazines but never were released, there was intrigue pentathlon in basic which I remember ordering but received the cheque back with a letter stating that it was no longer for sale. I later read that the game was not released due to problems. Also I remember seeing a quote in some magazine there was due to be a follow up game for Lionel and the ladders called Lionel in the castle which was never released. Panic is game g21, which I gave to Ciro , sorry for the bad scans, I will try to get them done for you correctly when I find time. I don't believe that panic came in a wallet box but just a normal tape box with a green on yellow printed insert. Shame really since the cover would have looked great in full colour. Panic is probably the rarest of all intrigue games so may be difficult to find. Nice collection Ciro, I to now have all the intrigue games on ti99, after looking for snout of spout I managed to get a copy from an old computer shop and a taped copy (I emailed the seller) off eBay where I had lost an auction for where the game went for over £100!
  7. My first game I wrote was a version of hunchback in basic. It had five screens and was very easy to beat. I remember saving it on a tape which I threw away along with some purchased games back in 88 when my ti blew up and smoked. It was pre internet days and I never did see a ti99 for sale in any ad mag at the time so I thought no point keeping the games, and since no one else had a working ti99 I couldn't give them away .I did save a few of the intrigue and lantern games because I liked the game covers and the wallet tape boxes, but it was games from stainless and others with printed text covers that I binned, big mistake. Me and my mate back in 84 wrote a basic game based on manic miner and monty mole , can't remember what we called it but the character looked like captain caveman. We tried to sell it but never sold one copy. We even sent it to intrigue games at the time as it said in their game catalogue if you wrote a game send it to them for them to see if it's worth publishing which we never heard anything. Now I realise that I think in my comp school of around 1000 pupils there were 3 with ti99s and probably 700 with spectrums which is why our game flopped, or maybe it wasn't as good as we thought it was. Still love my ti though as I now have one and have been collecting games again for the last 15 years and I still like to program my own games when I can find the time.
  8. Hello, I wonder if anyone could please help me. I just received a new harmony cartridge the deluxe one with a SD card with software on it which i purchased from the harmony site about 2 weeks ago. I have a Pal 2600 junior which works fine with my Atari cartridges but when i try the harmony cartridge all I get is a black screen and no menu.I read on here that some say to reload the cartridge firmware so i tried to do that. When i connect to it to my pc it shows that the device is unknown and has malfunctioned. I loaded the drivers from the memory card and it still says device unknown so i am not able to change the firmware on the cartridge to pal50. I have plugged the cartridge in all 4 usb ports and only got it once to say it was connected on the harmony update programming but when i then tried to update all i got was the updater has stopped responding. I have tried 4 different usb cables I have and it still says device unknown. I sent Batari a message but have not yet had a reply. Will it be the cartridge that's failed? Or is there a problem with the 2600 junior? My pc also is on Windows XP so is that the reason it won't see the cartridge plugged into the USB? I'm in the UK so is there an option to return the cartridge for a replacement? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks,
  9. Hello, been a while since I been on here, and if Ciro is reading this I will eventually get around to scannining Panic on the Titanic cassette insert, anyway back to my question. I have found a copy of millers graphics night mission on the net which lists how the program works complete with the full program for both cassette version and disk version keypad and joystick. So i am typing in the listing on win99a but nearly all the lines listed are to long to enter, so i tried it on my real Ti extended basic and that to has the same problem. How do I type in longer lines other than splitting them as i am trying? Thanks for any help.
  10. The game is Shuttle Attak by intrigue. I will eventually get it copied as a wav file and scan the box covers so Ciro can put it up on his site.
  11. When I try the call load I get syntax error message shown. Do I have to have memory expansion? If so I don't have one., it's just a bog standard Ti99/4a with extended basic cartridge.
  12. I read on here somewhere that someone had this problem on Mazeman and got it disabled in order to save and list the code, but I never did see how they did this. I know the manual says it can't be undone but then I read about a call load statement but I could never get this to work. Does anyone know how to do this with extended basic cart and a tape game that was saved with protected ?
  13. Has anyone ever completed Atlantis? I just wondered as I am determined to finish this game. Also does anyone remember this competition for Atlantis way back in 84? Is the person who won it still around?
  14. Ta for the advice, I just got a new usb tape player, so hopefully I won't have any trouble. Going to give it a try tomorrow 😬
  15. I will gladly scan the game tape and instructions for you. As for dumping it, I have no idea how to do this. The game loads in the same way as Atlantis and auto runs when loaded. I have read somewhere on here about recording games into wav format on pc but I still don't know how to do that. If you or anyone can give me a guide of how I can do this I will. I have an old cassette player and the Ti leads for it, so how do I connect it to the pc and what programs will I need to copy it as a wav file? If I manage to do this I also have beneath the stars you could do as well. I did however break into beneath the stars and took pictures of the game code with the idea of typing it in to win994a and saving it as a dsk or tape image. Cheers for any help.
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