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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:44 pm

searching...
found "*&^(&(*"

rewind,try again
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Post by psj3809 » Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:52 am

Dudley wrote:Mental note, if showing this forum to outsiders to prove Retro Gamers are perfectly normal people, don't show them this thread. ;)
I agree ! Not doing the stereotypical image of retro gamers any good.

Surely this is an early aprils fool ?!

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Post by VinnyM » Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:15 am

Try THIS for size! ...

1. Grab an original Commodore 64 tape game that has speech, such as IBall, BMX Kids, Ghostbusters etc.

2. Bung it into a tape machine and press PLAY + FAST FORWARD

3. BUNG the volume up and listen carefully!

SPOOKY EH?

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Post by Imhotep » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:38 am

LeeT wrote:I found the BBC to have a really scary loading noise from tape :shock:
some of the BBC micro games played music whilst the game loading in such as Doctor Who & The Mines Of Terror - gave a reasonable rendition of the theme tune as it loaded in, many of the Firebird titles had music playing during loading aswell.

but you can't beat the Spectrum for loading noises !

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Post by psj3809 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:59 am

Must admit i was blown away when i went round my C64 mates house and saw that you could play an actual game while the main game loaded ! Amazing !

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Post by CraigGrannell » Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:05 am

Funny how it was the budget labels that mostly did that. What a shame more software houses didn't jump on the bandwagon — tape-based loading would have been significantly less painful.
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Post by Jax » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:47 am

psj3809 wrote:Must admit i was blown away when i went round my C64 mates house and saw that you could play an actual game while the main game loaded ! Amazing !
sounds like Invade-a-lode to me 8)

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Post by DonkeySpank » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:03 pm

Delta's "Mix-e-Load" by Rob Hubbard was the best

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Post by psj3809 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:01 am

Surprised there wasnt some anorak geek on some TV show back then who could name the games from just hearing seconds of the loading noise or something !

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Post by merman » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:39 am

psj3809 wrote:Surprised there wasnt some anorak geek on some TV show back then who could name the games from just hearing seconds of the loading noise or something !
There was - on You Bet, there was a guy who identified Sega games from a few seconds of the music....

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Post by revgiblet » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:42 am

merman wrote:
psj3809 wrote:Surprised there wasnt some anorak geek on some TV show back then who could name the games from just hearing seconds of the loading noise or something !
There was - on You Bet, there was a guy who identified Sega games from a few seconds of the music....
That's not that hard - is it? Had it been a Specturm then that might have been a challenge :wink:
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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:30 pm

I could remember a couple of speccy games from the loading noise!
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Post by Nightbreed » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:43 pm

Ocean Software C64 loading music was brilliant.

Who was it who composed that?? Was it Rob Hubbard??
Bring back Thingy and Rockford!!! Zzap 64 liberation front!!! :):):)

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Post by Mr. Pointless » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:30 pm

Martin Galway, I think.
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Post by OriginalJax » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:44 pm

Mr. Pointless wrote:Martin Galway, I think.
I think Jonathan Dunn did some of the later stuff, too...

Incidentally - good to see some other 6502/10 nerds on here - spotted this in a sig:

A9 00 8D 20 D0 8D 21 D0 60

I (think) I remember that to be:

LDA #$0F
STA $D020
STA $D021

Upshot? Change the screen and border colours to black. - GO NERDS!!!

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