PC remakes of old BBC games - where's the discussion?

PC remakes of old BBC games - where's the discussion?

Post by Matt Davi » Wed, 06 Oct 2004 18:37:46


It's a valid topic for this newsgroup, isn't it, the PC remakes of old BBC
games, especially the Superior Interactive stuff. So why is there so little
discussion about it, and only a very brief mention of SI in the FAQ?

Cheers,

Matt
 
 
 

PC remakes of old BBC games - where's the discussion?

Post by John Cartm » Wed, 06 Oct 2004 19:19:22

In article <cjtq1b$gu$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Matt Davis


Try discussing it rather than asking about the non-discussion? Of course
its *current* relevance might be limited to the possibility of the remakes
being remade for RISC OS machines...

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PC remakes of old BBC games - where's the discussion?

Post by The Docto » Thu, 07 Oct 2004 01:11:26

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The problem is that they are for Windows, not RISC OS.
Also, (I guess) because they are commercially sold, any port for RISC OS
would have to be sold commercially as well to pay for royalties paid to
Superior Interactive.
Since the RISC OS market is now way too small to be profitable for such
things it is unlikely that ports for it will appear.

This is a big shame for me as I'd much prefer to play updated
versions of these type of games (Galaforce, Strykers Run, NOT Repton
(never could see the attraction of it) and various other 8 and 16bit
games).

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PC remakes of old BBC games - where's the discussion?

Post by Matthew Th » Thu, 07 Oct 2004 04:25:50

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Repton 1 is on the way.


Hopefull if Repton sells lots of copies, then i'm sure that some of the
others may follow, if it doesn't then they probably won't.

I downloaded the trial versions of the games on a windows PC and
Galaforce worlds is superb, Ravenskull + Pipeline are all excellent
updates of the originals and there is Repton 2 + 3 and Strykers Run +
Codename Droid all being updated for windows machines.

Cheers
Matthew


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PC remakes of old BBC games - where's the discussion?

Post by Matt Davi » Mon, 11 Oct 2004 07:09:08


Well, no, because the relevance is due to the fact that they are old BBC games,
and the BBC is an Acorn machine, so fits into this category nicely. Hence,
Beebem for Windows users are entitled to use this newsgroup, as many have done
in the past.

Cheers,

Matt
 
 
 

PC remakes of old BBC games - where's the discussion?

Post by Matt Davi » Mon, 11 Oct 2004 07:11:12


Yes, but what I was trying to say is that because they are old BBC games, that
makes the topic relevant for discussion in this group. The comp.sys.acorn groups
are for discussion of BBC stuff as well as RISC OS stuff, because the BBC is an
Acorn computer.


Well, you could always invest in a PC... and even link it up to your RISC OS
machine if you so desire! There's always Beebem, and other emulators.

Cheers,

Matt
 
 
 

PC remakes of old BBC games - where's the discussion?

Post by Andrew » Mon, 11 Oct 2004 22:32:58

In article <ck9ni2$dj$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Matt Davis


If it's emulation of old BBC games or new BBC games whatever the
platform go ahead. The more the merrier, it's been too quiet for too
long and this newsgroup could do with some life injected into it.


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PC remakes of old BBC games - where's the discussion?

Post by The Docto » Tue, 12 Oct 2004 01:01:41

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I agree. I'm not saying that such things shouldn't be discussed here,
far from it.
Simply that this particular group is still read mostly by RISC OS
machine owning people. On that basis, a port of an old BBC game to
Windows probably won't gain much interest.

Thanks, I already have one, but it spends most of it's time processing
video files and I don't really enjoy fighting with Windows any more
than I have to.
As for BBC emulators, well I don't wish to crow, but RISC OS has two of
the better BBC emulators which I still use from time to time :-)

Cheers!
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PC remakes of old BBC games - where's the discussion?

Post by Matt Davi » Tue, 12 Oct 2004 02:01:55


It's a shame because I have seen people posting stuff about Beebem or other BBC
emulators for the PC, and old BBC games, and the threads rarely go very far.
Current RISC OS stuff seems to be on the menu much more in this newsgroup, but I
don't understand why - surely there are more people who own PCs who have an
interest in BBC emulation than people with a RISC OS machine?


I'm finding Beebem to be very good - it has Master emulation, which runs the
enhanced versions of Stryker's Run and Repton 3 with no problems at all, and it
is a brilliant emulator. The last couple of versions have been fantastic.

Cheers,

Matt
 
 
 

PC remakes of old BBC games - where's the discussion?

Post by Matt Davi » Tue, 12 Oct 2004 02:03:01


Indeed. I'll point all the BBC on a PC emulating people to this newsgroup, then.

Cheers,

Matt
 
 
 

PC remakes of old BBC games - where's the discussion?

Post by Andrew » Tue, 12 Oct 2004 03:43:49

In article <ckbptv$n4m$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Matt Davis


I see what you mean. The only problem would be though if people just
started using this newsgroup to ask for help in running a PC emulator
as that wouldn't be relevant even if it was a BBC emulator because its
still a non-Acorn/RISC piece of software. If it's about the game or
help with the game or writing a new piece of BBC software fantastic
but I've noticed on other forums many of the questions are like 'how
can I get this disc image to work with Beebem (or whatever)'.
Maybe tell everybody to buy a RISC OS machine and get 6502em/Beebit? ;-)



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PC remakes of old BBC games - where's the discussion?

Post by Matt Davi » Wed, 13 Oct 2004 06:13:41


I disagree. Any BBC emulator on any platform is relevant to this newsgroup. How
can you say it has to be a RISC piece of software to be relevant to this group?
Any form of BBC emulation is 100% relevant!

Cheers,

Matt
 
 
 

PC remakes of old BBC games - where's the discussion?

Post by Andrew » Wed, 13 Oct 2004 09:20:28

In article <cket26$9i3$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Matt Davis


It's not technically though is it if the piece of software that
somebody is trying to get to work is nothing to do with Acorn or RISC
OS hardware?



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PC remakes of old BBC games - where's the discussion?

Post by Matt Davi » Wed, 13 Oct 2004 10:56:33


I don't understand what you mean. As far as I'm concerned, if I was having
trouble running a particular game on Beebem, then this is the group I would come
to for help, because this is comp.sys.acorn.games. As long as it involves games
then it's fine. Beebem is a BBC emulator for Windows, and the BBC is an Acorn
machine, so if you are trying to emulate the BBC then this newsgroup is
relevant. It doesn't matter what system you are trying to emulate the BBC on,
does it? Most of us who owned BBCs no longer own them, or if we do, they are not
in working order. Most people who own a computer these days own a PC. Hence,
most people who want to emulate the BBC will do so on a PC. The fact that it's
the BBC that people are trying to emulate, makes this group relevant. The BBC
emulator emulates a piece of Acorn hardware.

I'm not sure what you're trying to say, anyway.

Cheers,

Matt
 
 
 

PC remakes of old BBC games - where's the discussion?

Post by John Cartm » Wed, 13 Oct 2004 18:07:39

In article <ckfdki$r65$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Matt Davis







I think you may have confused matters by talking of re-makes. If games have
been ported to another platform then I don't see the interest here. If
you're talking about BBC games running on a BBC emulator - or RISC OS games
running on Virtual RiscPC - then here is the appropriate place to discuss
them. And the underlying system can be ignored. If you're talking about
Windows games that have been copied from BBC games then you're in the wrong
place - even if only because you'll be inundated about the *** OS that
you've chosen to use! ;-)

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