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Beer for Christmas

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:14 pm
by yannos
Jon,

Great work you're doing to stop some well loved and important code from disappearing, not to mention the nostalgia! (for me Chocks Away is the big one. I remember pulling all nighters with my brother on it).

Is there any way to make a donation as a thanks and to buy you a beer for Christmas?

Re: Beer for Christmas

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:17 am
by JonAbbott
Glad you appreciate what the project is doing. If you wish to donate, we don't accept money, but I'm always happy to accept any boxed originals that the project doesn't already have. Blitz is one I'm particularly after at the moment as the project submission is missing the disc protection.

Re: Beer for Christmas

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:18 pm
by SimonR
Jon,

Did you ever get hold of a working copy of Blitz?

I can't find my original disc, box etc., and suspect that it's gone forever, however I do have a working copy that was copied using Investigator II or III back in the day. I'm happy to grab an image of it if you still need it. It's perhaps worth noting that both Blitz and Bambuzle used the same copy protection so if you have either original (or properly copied) disc, both games will work if the disc is in the floppy drive and the game is run from HDD/RAM.

Re: Beer for Christmas

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:24 pm
by JonAbbott
SimonR wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:18 pm
Did you ever get hold of a working copy of Blitz?
No, not received any working copies of it.
SimonR wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:18 pm
I do have a working copy that was copied using Investigator II or III back in the day. I'm happy to grab an image of it if you still need it. It's perhaps worth noting that both Blitz and Bambuzle used the same copy protection so if you have either original (or properly copied) disc, both games will work if the disc is in the floppy drive and the game is run from HDD/RAM.
Yes, please try imaging it with the JFD imager in ADFFS, I believe I added the protection sectors into the recording.

If I remember correctly, the protection read code off the disc.

Re: Beer for Christmas

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:40 am
by yannos
As of writing (June 2019) this page has had 1488 views. Time to open a “Send a beer to Jon” page? Happy to send a herbal tea donation if that’s your preference.

In the meantime for anyone interested bounties exist for RISC OS itself.

Re: Beer for Christmas

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:42 am
by yannos
Jon, I have a boxed copy of 3D Construction Kit. I thought it was pretty common but it’s not on the list of software that the project has. Would you like it?

Re: Beer for Christmas

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 pm
by JonAbbott
Yes, I would love a copy of 3D Construction Kit so I can get it archived fully.