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  1. I’ve certainly never seen it before. What could make it even more rare is that I had a call from Les saying that a number of copies had been sent back as the game crashed past a certain level. He asked me to look into it. After a lot of digging I found the only way to crash it as described was to load with BASIC enabled on the XL/XE. It turned out that there was a change Les made to the loading instruction to say *not* to press OPTION where I wrote to press it. This is why in the archive you’ll find a small errata pdf that was a slip of paper included saying “disregard the loading instruction”.
  2. I can’t remember if it was a disk sent to subscribers of Page 6 New Atari User or an additional purchase. It was certainly a surprise that Les Ellingham had packaged it up so nicely. I was wondering if the disk version was similarly packaged.
  3. Was looking in to that... Added to Dropbox here:- BrikBat WAV Files Archive
  4. Sure! I just left them out as they're quite large even zipped - not sure of the limits on AA?
  5. Wow thanks! At the time, and since, I don't think I ever had any feedback and wasn't sure anybody ever played it until i saw it on YouTube. It's wonderful to hear it brought some joy!
  6. Hi All, As requested in the FaceBook "Atari 8-Bit Computers" group, I'm uploading an archive of the cassette version of my own game Brik-Bat with its construction set that was released by Page 6 in the UK in 1991. I didn't have my own copy of the published media until very recently when I stumbled across it on eBay. The archive contains scans of the instructions and cover along with CAS files for both sides and pictures of the tape. Please let me know of any issues with the files... and if anybody finds a copy of the published disk version please let me know! Cheers, Trevor BrikBat.zip
  7. That’s the one. Though it has also turned up in Canada I believe.
  8. That would explain it. My PAL International NTSC is a strange one - a platinum enhanced IIe but in a normal IIe case style without the larger keyboard. I think it may be 50Hz NTSC for a PAL region so I believe will be mono only. Must try my unenhanced PAL IIe though now that I know it may be colour.
  9. It was so interesting! I had always thought PAL Apple IIs were mono only unless you got an RGB card. Maybe it’s because my main unit is an “International NTSC” model, so will need to pull out my PAL IIe and try it on a composite monitor.
  10. Yep, that message re:Rebooteroids and the post being pulled from Facebook with a reference to “vile people” was from me. If required I have an archived copy I can retrieve. To me, there’s no doubt that such comments will have resulted in a loss of orders. KH opinions had an air of legitimacy, at least to me probably naively. Those not in the know I believe would take his comments at face value from a “journalist”. This definitely has resulted in lost orders for both Reboot and AtariAge.
  11. I've collected much more than I had BITD but the only item I ever got rid of was my broken 800XL. It broke the day after my Amiga arrived with a red screen and I always thought that was suspicious. I always regret getting rid of it as I know now they are fixable and it had a wonderful keyboard. Oh well. My final BITD setup was my orginal 600XL with 1064 expansion (it resumed service after the 800XL death) with two 1050s and a 1010. I loved having two drives when playing Alternate Reality: The Dungeon and the Wizard's Crown games or using Synassembler.
  12. Items in my computer collection. Most of the photos were originally taken for Instagram but those here are from the originals so unfiltered.
  13. From the album: RetroElectroDad Computer Collection

    Just tested this SC1435 monitor I got untested for next to nothing. Turns out it works perfectly now that I have a monitor cable for my 1040STE and a power cord for it. I bought a 4MB upgrade for the Atari but if turned out to already have 4MB installed.

    © Trevor Briscoe

  14. From the album: RetroElectroDad Game Collection

    Love Dark Forces. Played it on PC at the time but now have it on Mac as well and was using it to test out this iMac.

    © Trevor Briscoe

  15. Some of my most-loved games from my collection across consoles and computers.
  16. From the album: RetroElectroDad Game Collection

    Not owning an Atari VCS/2600 at the time I had to make do with my Acetronic MPU-1000 so I didn't get an official Breakout or Super Breakout - I got Super Knockout.

    © Trevor Briscoe

  17. From the album: RetroElectroDad Game Collection

    I've always loved playing Boulder Dash and this is a fairly recent release for the Intellivision.

    © Trevor Briscoe

  18. From the album: RetroElectroDad Game Collection

    Wing Commander for the Amiga.

    © Trevor Briscoe

  19. From the album: RetroElectroDad Game Collection

    Encounter for the 8-bit Atari and its sequel Backlash for the Atari ST.

    © Trevor Briscoe

  20. From the album: RetroElectroDad Game Collection

    I have a weakness for RPGs and this is one of the best.

    © Trevor Briscoe

  21. From the album: RetroElectroDad Game Collection

    Starglider was a real system-seller for the Atari ST for a while.

    © Trevor Briscoe

  22. From the album: RetroElectroDad Game Collection

    The Harmony cartridge is great and I use it mostly, but sometimes you can't beat opening up the box with the instructions and artwork to go full-retro.

    © Trevor Briscoe

  23. From the album: RetroElectroDad Game Collection

    I've not played this yet but plan on working my way through the Wizardry series one day. This one has the reputation of being horrendously difficult to the point of being unfair.

    © Trevor Briscoe

  24. From the album: RetroElectroDad Game Collection

    Dropzone on the Atari has to be the best Defender-ish title on an 8-bit machine.

    © Trevor Briscoe

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