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Old 07 February 2014, 22:11   #561
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Okay, this is actually an "identify the game for me"-type question.

I vaguely recall a particular Archimedes game during my school days that was a 3D-ish space racer type thing, and part of its presentation was in the style of a TV gameshow with two alien commentators spectating on the sport, complete with a 3D logo animation. So you could say it was like F-Zero, but not as speedy.

Any ideas? I was hoping to find a proper Acorn database detailing every game released for it HOL-style, but no such site appears to exist. In fact, it does seem like a lot of Acorn gaming websites seem barren on actual information regarding its history of games.
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Old 08 February 2014, 07:55   #562
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Okay, this is actually an "identify the game for me"-type question.

I vaguely recall a particular Archimedes game during my school days that was a 3D-ish space racer type thing, and part of its presentation was in the style of a TV gameshow with two alien commentators spectating on the sport, complete with a 3D logo animation. So you could say it was like F-Zero, but not as speedy.

Any ideas? I was hoping to find a proper Acorn database detailing every game released for it HOL-style, but no such site appears to exist. In fact, it does seem like a lot of Acorn gaming websites seem barren on actual information regarding its history of games.
Only stuff that springs to mind for me is Stunt Racer 2000, Starfighter 3000 or Phaethon I guess. If it's not one of those, I'd love to know what it was!
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Old 08 February 2014, 08:27   #563
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I vaguely recall a particular Archimedes game during my school days that was a 3D-ish space racer type thing, and part of its presentation was in the style of a TV gameshow with two alien commentators spectating on the sport, complete with a 3D logo animation. So you could say it was like F-Zero, but not as speedy.

Any ideas?
I think you are referring to FTT (Formula Two Thousand) by TBA Software:

http://acorn-gaming.org.uk/index.php...a_Two_Thousand
http://www.apdl.co.uk/riscworld/volu.../tba/index.htm

There was a demo version of it on an Archimedes World cover disk in October or November 1994, I believe.
 
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I think you are referring to FTT (Formula Two Thousand) by TBA Software:

http://acorn-gaming.org.uk/index.php...a_Two_Thousand
http://www.apdl.co.uk/riscworld/volu.../tba/index.htm

There was a demo version of it on an Archimedes World cover disk in October or November 1994, I believe.
You, sir, are a saint! That's the bugger I recall from before. Many kudos!

Looking at a YouTube video of it, I may be wrong about it not being speedy on F-Zero levels. It's pretty zippy in its own right!
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Old 08 March 2014, 12:36   #565
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Hi guys

As you may know, ADFFS BETA for Rpi has been releasen time ago, and now the games that work are smooooooth in a 50Hz display!
So I'm testing them on my Pi.
Can you please zone Xenon 2 and Zarch?
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Hi all,

Where can I find the Acorn .ADF disk image format specs?
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Old 31 July 2015, 17:20   #567
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Are you sure it's .ADF? There are other formats.

If it is and they've done it in the same way as on Amiga, it's just all the sector data sequentially, from cylinder 0, sector 0 to whatever the top cylinder/sector is on standard PC DD disks.

If the .ADF file is 720K it's likely. PC DD disks apparently use 9 sectors.

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I am original author of this game in 1990. I upgraded the graphics in 1994 for Risc PC, but this never got to market. If anyone's interested, let me know.

Hello Bobby. I've been looking for this game for a while now as I have fond memories of playing what must have been the demo at school when I was a kid.
What's this game called? I remember being wowed by it and the Lander demo, and Iron Lord on the A3000 (I had a C64 at the time). It certainly looks much better than the other archimedes golf games, and I remember being fascinated by it along with having plenty of fun trying to play it.
Thank you for creating such a masterpiece.
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Thanks. There's no sign of it on YouTube.
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Old 04 August 2016, 01:05   #571
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Hi... I found this thread whilst reminiscing. I'm the author of Bobby Blockhead vs The Dark Planet and F.R.E.D. both sold by Software 42 many, many moons ago. I'm trying to find any videos, screen shots of F.R.E.D. but have come up blank so far. Does anybody know of anything? Can I run it on any emulators? I'd be nice to show my children what I did as a teenager!
 
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No it's not unfortunately. Does anyone know the name of this golf game?
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Out of the Golf games I know of for the Archimedes it resembles Virtual Golf most of all, but does seem to be different from it. The other golf games don't look like it one bit..
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No it's not unfortunately. Does anyone know the name of this golf game?
MicroDrive - [ Show youtube player ]

http://www.iconbar.com/forums/viewth...d=11919&page=4

That post is by Jon Abbot who is also the main driving force behind this thread -try contacting him here or on http://forums.jaspp.org.uk:9000/foru...5e40a133734496
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Thanks vexation. I remember it looking like this though:


Is the one in the video link just a demo then? The thing is, I remember that font being used as seen in the bottom right, which I'm don't seeing in the YouTube link, plus there's the huge text box taking 1/4 screen up on the video you linked to. I suppose it's just an old demo version and I must have played the full version. Lucky me! I see the wind guage looks similar though.
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Hi,

So... is Pandora's Box "preserved" anywhere? I really couldn't find it.
If I were to buy the original from ebay and hope the disks are good, how would I go about copying them for emulating? Would Omniflop do it?
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