Apocalypse - Guida

Apocalypse - Guida

Post by Simon Smit » Sat, 03 Dec 2005 00:59:11



I dug up the old game Apocalypse and have been merrily blowing things up.
Iyonix + Aemulor 2.32 works fine. One query - the Guida system has a
hideous vertically-striped white sky which gives me a headache to look at.
Can someone else with copy of this game have a look and see if it's the
same? If a bit has flipped in my saved copy I'd like to know, and hopefully
get hold of a fresh copy.

I'm pretty sure the game was released as a freebie (on an AU CD?) a few
years ago, but I can't remember where I obtained it from. Can someone remind
me?

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Post by David Hold » Sat, 03 Dec 2005 01:49:00


It's copyright the Fourth Dimension (ie. APDL/me) and on the
"Shoot-up" compilation CD on the APDL web site
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Post by pv » Sat, 03 Dec 2005 03:07:44

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Don't suppose there's any chance of a native 32-bit version on the horizon?
Apocalypse used to be my favourite game back in days of yore!

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Post by Simon Smit » Sat, 03 Dec 2005 03:42:23

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Ah, OK, I'll delete it (except for the high score table if that's OK) till I
have time and money to buy a version that's /definitely/ pukka.

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Post by Simon Chal » Sat, 03 Dec 2005 04:22:17

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It definitely was on a cover disc once. I've probably still got the
disc and magazine somewhere, but it'll take a lot of digging around to
find it (IIRC it was Acorn User, but could just have been Acorn
Computing instead).

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Post by J Peache » Sat, 03 Dec 2005 06:54:55

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Hi,
It was released on a disc. Acorn user disc 10 contained just a patched
version which allowed the game to be copied onto h/d. I had a look
inside my copy on my old RISC PC and note that I had another version
with several files dated in April 97. (wanders off to look at mags).

It was released on the June 97 Magazine disc.

Out of interest how did you get it running, do you have a CRT?

Regards
John

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Post by Martin Hod » Sat, 03 Dec 2005 21:58:47

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Steady there- it was on Acorn User cover disc 1 for June 1997.
If, like me, you have (or if you once did have) the original disc your
copy *is* legal.

Unless Mr. Holden has different ideas.

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Post by William Mc » Sun, 04 Dec 2005 05:00:29

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I used to enjoy shooting the obelisks, as you got lots of points
(1000-2000 depending on colour). Only thing was, they reflected your fire
back at you, so you had to get out of the way!
Also, remember the 'Simtal Qwaks'?...Awkward things to shoot...
This game also made my parents sit up and take notice, beacuse of the
deafening noise that came from my room whenever I played it. The noise was
soon reduced to a slightly less deafening noise...:o)

William

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Post by Simon Smit » Mon, 05 Dec 2005 07:25:38

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Well, I did delete it, knowing that if if it was pukka I'd still have the
original archived. Somewhere. Besides, my 'active' version seemed to be
suffering from bit-rot anyway. (See stripey sky complaint). Thanks to J
Peachey's pointer I found my archived copy and reinstated it. Although this
still hasn't fixed the funny sky problem.

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Post by David Hold » Mon, 05 Dec 2005 17:30:27


I never said it wasn't. If it was on a cover disc then the copy *on
that disc* is a legal licensed copy. My point was that some people
seem to believe that once something has appeared on a cover disc or CD
it automatically becomes some sort of PD. It doesn't. It's still
copyright, it's just that the purchaser of the magazine got a copy
included in the price of the magazine.

What the licence actually is in this case I don't know. Perhaps there
was some sort of ReadMe file with it. Otherwise it would be assumed
that the licence was held by the owner of the disc. Give away/sell the
disc and you no longer have the licence, just as with any other
software. And as with any other software you can't just give a copy to
anybody because it was on a magazine disc.

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