The .ZIP file contains: the hack routine itself, plus a few embellishments like a new GEM font and some music (upgraded to use SNDH format) which plays in the background whilst you’re altering the saved game file(s).
The editor covers the game Legend Of The Sword by Rainbird which was released way back in 1988 (31 years ago!!) and it will allow you to alter the location where your character is currently situated in the game.
The code should be fairly simple to work out and re-use for other games – in case you have an idea for a saved game hack lying around? If you do use it, let me know how easy it was to adapt.
After a flurry of work – albeit slowly due to the snail-pace connection at the B & B where I lodge during the week – I’ve created an official page where you can get all episodes (so far) of Max Hall’s SID radio show. This includes the original streams in FLAC format too!
I have recently bought into the MiFi device by Three, which gives me a lot more speed when I’m at the B & B. Here’s hoping it helps speed up the process outlined above.
The FLAC files are, as you would suspect, rather large, so they are hosted on my DropBox account, as are the MP3 versions. However, the MP3 variants are also hosted on this website too, with the exception of episode 10 because it was larger than 128Mb.
I didn’t realise was a limit of download files for WordPress sites hosted by my provider, until it blocked me from uploading this particular episode.
In theory, there will still be a minor delay between the episode being made available on MixCloud through to the FLAC/MP3 files appearing on this page. After all, it’s all done in my spare time, so patience is a virtue.
Max Hall is back with the latest episode of his ChipSID Show that he does for Radio Free Matlock.
And, as per usual, a few days afterwards, here’s the downloadable MP3 version done by me for Max.
There are the links for the DropBox and Box-hosted variants below. As previously mentioned in other posts, could some of you please try to use the Box one and not just hammer the DropBox one. A few of you are (according to the Bit.Ly stats produced), so my thanks to you.
I am working on finding a “proper” hosting of these files: either via my own website space and/or make an area available on my NAS to share them from there. However, working away from home each week takes its toll on small projects like these, especially when the broadband speed in the B & B I stay in is 1/50th of what I get back home 🙁
A good retro mate of mine, Max Hall, has been doing some C64 SID music radio shows on Radio Free Matlock.
His show is called the ‘Chip SID Show’ and a new show is done once a month. You can join his FB support page by clicking the logo above.
Max was hosting the shows in .FLAC format, but as he was using a freebie cloud account, there were a few problems due to their size – weighing in around 2gb for the 7 shows so far – it limited what else he could do with his personal cloud account.
So, to help him out, I’ve converted the .FLACs into .MP3 format and uploaded to my Professional DropBox and freebie Box cloud accounts.
I’ve put the links below in case anyone wants to grab hold of the current collection of episodes.
(Please try to use the alternate links for the various shows. It will help prevent both of my cloud accounts being hammered too much!)
I was trawling through an old hard-drive last weekend and I found a very old website backup from the early 2000s. Within the folder “trainers” were a lot of my old Windows 95/98 trainers which were mostly done using Trainer Maker Kit.
Grab your VirtualBox / Virtual PC, blow the dust off your Windows 95/98 images and track down (if they can be found) some of these old games and play around with these trainers.
Well, it’s the first on this site. I used to “do” a blog on an older version of this website way back in the mists of time, but after a run in with a member of staff at the company I was working at, I decided to delete it completely.
The lessons were learned and, with the exception of the blog posts on my “work” website, I haven’t bothered writing one for this site in over a decade!
So, whilst this blog won’t be as “busy” as my Word Toolbox one, I will attempt to use it primarily for site updates and planned site upgrades.
As is the remit to this site, the more “old stuff” that I can find to dump preserve on this site, the better 🙂
Plans for this site in 2019
I’ve got a few plans with regards to more content for this site. Some of it are old plans that just never got sorted out when I first had the brainwave(s), others are completely new.
I recently found where I’d stashed an old copy of my “Cheats Always Prosper” website which had (I think) a full set of my Windows 95/98 trainers. So the current page that hosts just one trainer example (that I could find in the wild) will now be updated with *all* of them 🙂
Revisiting my old GFA BASIC saved game editors and rework them to use the latest GFA BASIC compiler that Lonny Pursell has been working on.
Creating *new* saved game editors for the Atari ST games that “slipped the net” in my youth. I might also get around to finally finishing off and releasing the old DOS-based ones that I’ve been promising to do for years as well!
Actually adding the NDS “odds and sods” that I’ve found in my travels. I’ve covered what I’ve found already, but some won’t be allowed to be uploaded (as they are the full source code to the games), but the word dictionaries for old games are probably OK .. I hope.
So the above are the ones I can think of for now. More to come (I hope) in 2019.