So what's been happening here, then?
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Wednesday 29 December 2021
I'd meant to prep this update so it could go live on Xmas Day.. Alas, Real Life got in the way!
- I was shocked and saddened to hear about Daren Pearcy passing away.
Daren was a long term colleague and friend, going back before The Tipshop was online.
He will be sadly missed.
- Hopefully the search boxes will now work without Chrome grumbling about mixed content.
Let me know if I've missed any, though!
- I added a POKE for my Hackers Anonymous counterpart Raymond Russell's game Blockz.
- Something a little bit different - content for Next games! Mike Mee sent in
POKEs and POK files for Astronuts (Next), Bubblegum Bros (Next)
and Montana Mike (Next).
- Andy Ford sent in additional POKEs for Manic Miner and Spellbound
as well as new POKEs for Batty and Invader Cube.
- Hippy Smith sent in lots of POK files in a ZIP. I've converted them back to
text for Tipshop, and included a link to the individual POK file.
Hopefully I got them all right -
Armageddon, Armageddon, Astro Blaster, Base Invaders,
Battlezone, Black Hawk, Combat Zone, 3D, Cosmic Debris,
Cosmic Guerilla, Deep Space, Dimension Destructors,
Earth Defence, Firebirds, Galactians, Galakzions,
Galaxian, Galaxians, Guardian, The, Gulpman, Gutz,
Hard Drivin', I, of the Mask, Invaders, Invaders,
Invaders, Invasion Force, Invasion of the Body Snatchas!,
Knot in 3D, Koronis Rift, Loco, Matrix, Megapede,
Meteor Storm, Meteoroids, Missile Defence, N.E.X.O.R.,
Nuclear Countdown, Orbiter, Pheenix, Planet 10,
Prodigy, Rescue on Fractalus!, Rommel's Revenge,
Slippery Sid, Space Intruders, Space Raiders,
Space Zombies, Spaced Out, Spectral Invaders, Starclash,
Tank Duel, 3D, Tempest and Tunnel, 3D.
- Pavero (via Eq) provided a correction for Titan.
- BadBeard (via Eq) provided a bugfix for Titan.
- Added RZX Archive links for 21 Erotic 2, Acolyte, Arkanoid Back to Basic, Bredy 3,
Casino Monique, Cell 3326, Cosmic Payback, Crack Down,
Dan Dare II: Mekon's Revenge, Day at the Races, A, Erotika 1,
Erotika 2, Escape II - Some Years Later, Esta en el Pantano,
Esta en la Caja, Forward to the Past, Galivan - Cosmo Police,
H.E.R.O. Returns, Kostky Strip, Lava 2021, Letris,
Magic Dice, Manic 40 Miner, Manic-4-Noobs,
Mowy Adventures: Beer Quest, Music Logic, No Man's Land,
Paintball 2048, Perestrojka, Pitman,
Plumbers don't wear ties, Pocty striptyz, Policeman,
Project Vaelius, Sports Hero, Steamed Hams, StoneWalk,
Street Cred, Stripping Penelope, Swarm is Coming..., The,
Terrorballs, Treasure Hunters and Yopparai Sarariiman.
- Andy Ryals sent in POKEs for Black Sea Treasure Hunters,
Duck Tales: Webby to the Rescue!, Lava 16K, Swarm Is Coming, The
- Bernhard Lutz sent in POKEs for Mayhem.
- Branko Ferk sent in POKEs for Demolition and Maze Chase.
- Chris Flynn sent in POKEs for Treasure Island.
- Eq sent in tips for Cosmic Payback.
- Mark Szeliga Szolkowski sent in a map and solution for Seance, The.
- Philip Anderson sent in POKEs for Destructo and Head over Heels.
- TomCaT sent in tips for Zolyx.
Sunday 15 August 2021
Those paying attention might have noticed that largely due to people not
sending me enough new tips to warrant doing an update, there have been gaps
of up to 6 months between updates. For this update, things are slightly
different - it's 7 months. Ho hum. On with the update, I guess!
- Updated the link to the POKEs database
- Fixed the link for the map for Shimmerkin - thanks to
Chris Hester for letting me know I'd made a booboo.
- Eq pointed out I had wrongly included tips/solutions for a few non-Spectrum
Adventureland games. These were ones which were reproduced from CASA - they
were listed on WoS, but as "Never released" - oops. These have (hopefully)
all been removed.
- Andy Ford provided another POKE for Technician Ted.
- Chris Hester sent in a map for Castle Warlock.
- Eq also sent in a solution for Zoo and a map/solution for Weird Island.
- Stanisław Zarubin provided some missing information for existing POKEs for Impact.
- Chris Flynn sent in bug fixes and loads of POKEs for Hunchy and Punchy
as well as POKEs for Valley of Rains.
- Alessandro Grussu sent in a solution for Experimento, El.
- Archie Robins sent in POKEs for Dark, The: Lost Pages, Dark, The: Redux and Itemiada.
- Daniel Gromann sent in notes on using Ian Rushforth's cheat for Jet Set Willy 128K.
- Luis Babboni sent in a map for Starquake which he created back in 1986.
- Mark Szeliga Szolkowski sent in a solution for Ramsbottom Smith and the Quest for the Yellow Spheroid.
- PopoCop sent in tips for Yanga+.
- Added RZX Archive links for Adventure of Bean, The, Agent Blue, Akane,
Alien Planet Underwater Research, Aliens, Anima,
Apfel-Kobold, Arcade Trivia Quiz, Astro Phobos,
Billy Bong, Blobby, Bolalela 2, Bolalela,
Bolder Dash, Brick Rick: Graveyard Shift, Buckaroo Banzai,
Castle Quest, Conspiralove, Conveyor-Belt Capers,
Curse of the Seven Faces, Danterrifik III,
Dark Transit II: Kappa Strikes Back, Dark Transit,
Delta's Shadow (ZX Spectrum Next), Delta's Shadow, Demon Lord,
Desolate, Devwill Too ZX, Dizzy, Duck Tales,
Egghead Plus, Encounter 2, Escape from M.O.N.J.A.S.,
Fanty, Faraon, Final Matrix, The, Flamenak,
Genesis II, Gunslinger, Hearts, Hedor del Dinero, El,
Hidalgo, Jerry's Endless Travels: Escape,
Jerry's Endless Travels: Save Erick, Jet Set Willy,
Kill Pokemon, Lost Cavern, Loupez, Mabus Mania,
Mailstrom, Manic Mulholland, Manic Panic, Manic Scroller,
Mantecas, El, Metamorphosis, Mouse, Mr Hair & The Fly,
Mundo de Mister Emulator, El, Ninja Poison,
Paleto Jones and the Grave of Uncle Ramon, Pirate Adventure,
Pulsator, Queen of Hearts, The, Red Raid: The Sinking,
S.o.L.o., Saracen, Savage Princess, Seas of Blood,
Secret Mission, Simon, Somewhere in Hell, Sorcery Island,
Strange Kitchen, Strange Odyssey, Telefony, V,
Very Sheepy Xmas, A, Voodoo Castle, Weird Island,
Wender Bender, Willy Does the Great Pyramid,
Willy Tournament 2004, Witchwood 3D, World of One Way, A,
Xcel, Yanga+, Yet Another Krappy Platformer, Ziggurat and
- And that's it.. Aside from a lot of RZX entries, it's really not a
whole lot for 7 months - but if very few people send in tips, then - y'know...
If you know of tips/POKEs etc being posted on forums/Facebook, please
let me know - a lack of time means I don't follow those.
Saturday 02 January 2021
Happy New Year, Spec Chums! I was hoping to do this update for Xmas - but difficulties involving fermented apples got in the way (hic!)
- It's been a very quiet couple of months in terms of new tips - but an update is an update!
If anyone has any tips/POKEs/cheats/maps - you know where I am!
- Martin Møller Skarbiniks Pedersen contacted me to let me know that a couple of links
for maps weren't working properly. I did a little checking, and found I'd copy/pasted the same
broken HTML (what a gibbon. Ed). For a full month. Oops! (What a consistent gibbon. Ed).
So - I've fixed the links for maps and/or RZX links for Antiquity Jones,
Castlevania: Spectral Interlude, Fucked Internet Trilogy, The,
Henry`s Hoard, Holy Shit!!!, Ian`s Night Out,
Jack Charlton`s Match Fishing, Jet Set Willy, Jet Set Willy 64,
Jet Set Willy: The DrUnKeN mAsTeR!!!, Jet-Set Willy Ivy, Knightmare,
Little Dragon 2, Maria on Tour, Maria vs. Some Bastards,
Maria`s Revenge, Maritrini, Freelance Monster Slayer, Monstrum!,
Mr Top Hat, Party Willy - Special Edition, Skint Willy,
Solitaire, Soul Miner, Spaceman Willy, Still Stealin`,
strangel, Time Hole, The, Utility Cubicles, The, Vade Retro,
Warlock, What Willy Did Next, where`s woody?,
Willy - The Man Who Sold the World!, Willy and the Dodecahedron,
Willy Comes Home, Willy in the Islands of Mystery - Part 1: Exploration,
Willy Takes a Trip, Willy the Rogue, Willy`s Hoard,
Willy`s New Mansion, Winer Milly, Zodiac Strip and Zodiac Strip 2.
- Martin also sent in hacks and POKEs for 4K Race Refueled and splATTR and POKEs
- Eq let me know we had a rogue C64 only solution for Miser, The - this has been removed.
He also provided a map and solution for Soho Mission.
- Alessandro Grussu sent in a solution for Last Night In The Office.
- Andy Ford sent in POKEs for Everyone's A Wally and Pyramid, The.
- Andy Ryals sent in POKEs for Mire Mare.
- Bob Collins sent in a map for Ticket to Ride, A.
- It seems the RZX Archive has been a lot(!) busier than Tipshop - added entries for (Deep breath!!)
10X10, 20 Tons, Adventure, Adventures In The Lost Valley,
Alchemist II - The Dungeons, Alien Planet, Ankh-Morpork,
Archeomania, Arnold the Adventurer III, Assassin's Guild, The,
Astrocop, Atlantis Adventure, Avoir, Ball, The,
Base, The, Bat Boy, BBC Mastermind, Beautiful Dreamer,
Behind Closed Doors 5, Behind Closed Doors 6, Billy's Quest,
Blade the Warrior, Bob the Blob, Bob's Full House,
Bomb Munchies, Bombare, Booze Up, Border Harrier,
Bot Floater, Brian the Bold, Brook the Barbarian,
Bullet Storm, Bungo's Quest For Gold, Burlish Adventure,
Captain Gopher, Cards, Castle Eerie, Castle Morcan,
Castle of the Skull Lord, Castle Thade Revisited, Castle Thade,
Castle Warlock, Caves of Skull, The, Changeling, The,
Cheril in the Bosque en Otro Bosque, Cherry Challenge,
Christmas Trivia Quiz, The, Circus, Le, Claws of Despair,
Clerics Quest, Cluedo, Clutches of the Balrog,
Cobra di Cristallo, Il, CODE-112, Computer Killer,
Con-Quest, Countdown, Countdown, Crash Landing, Crom,
Crown, The, Crystal Frog, The, Crystals of Doom,
Curse of Shaleth, The, Curse of the Serpent's Eye, Curse, The,
Cursed Skull, A, Custard Pie, Dances with Bunny Rabbits,
Danger! Adventurer at Work! 2, Danger! Adventurer At Work!,
Danterrifik II, Day Trip, Deadly Labyrinth of Lord Xyrx,
Death or Glory, Delron, Demoniada, Desperado,
Destruction of the Galactic Empire, The, Devil's Hand, The,
Devil's Island, Diamond Trail, Dick Turpin,
Dildo and the Dark Lord, Dining, Doctor Goo and the Samorons,
Doctor Goo, Dodo and Damn, Dome Trooper,
Doomsday Papers, The, Dorado, El, Dragon of Notacare, The,
Dunshalt Donut, The, Easy Peasy Adventure, Elevator,
Eleventh Hour, The, Envelope, The, Escape from Devil's Island,
Escape from Malagar, Escape from Sylon 6, Eurodroid,
Every Second Counts, Father of Darkness, Feuerfaust, Die,
Final Battle, The, Firelance, Forgotten City,
Fortress of Keler, Four Symbols, The, Fourth Dimension, The,
Fun School 4 for 5-7 Year Olds, Fun School 4 for 7-11 Year Olds,
Fuseman, Gerbil Riot of '67, The, Ghastly Getaway Dizzy,
Ghoulies, Go West Young Man, God Save The Punk,
Going Critical, Golden Arrow, The,
Golden Figures Of Death, The, Goldseeker, Goldwood, GOR,
Grimalkin 128K, Grimwold's Big Adventure, Heli-Maths,
HELL YEAH!, Hounds of Hell, House of Many Games, The,
House out of Town, Hunchy, Immortality Rules OK!,
In Search of the Lost Valley, Intruder Alert, Investigations,
Island of Chaos, Ivan Turkjeff: L'Oro dello Zar,
Jackpot Fruit Machine, Jason and the Golden Fleece,
Jersey Quest, Jewels of Honour, The, Jhothamia 6,
Jock and the Beanstalk, Jolly Duplicator,
Jolly Jack's Run Ashore, Journey to Death, Kaa's Kingdom,
Keeper, The, King Otto's Quest, Kolobok, Krpat,
Labarinth, Land Beyond Time, The, Last Believer, The,
Last Train to Tranz-Central, Leo Wanker's Quest, Lightcycle,
Lords of Magic, Lost City, The, Lost Gnomes, The,
Lost in Space, Lost in the Amazon, Lost Orb, The,
Lost Ruby, The, Magic Castle, Magician's Apprentice, A,
Magus, Malice in Blunderland, Malice in Blunderland,
Malice in Wonderland, Manor of Doom, Marie Celeste,
Mark Gets Sucked In, Marsmare: Alienation, Master Mind,
Mastermind, Mastermind, Mastermind, Masterminde,
Maze Chase, Maze, 3D, Merlin, Merlock the Mede,
Midsummer Days Dream, A, Million Dollar Great Jewel Heist, The,
Mindbender, Mire Mare, Mission on Mars, Molesworth,
Monopoly, Monster Mine, Monster, Moonquake,
Moreby Jewels, The, Motorcycle Crazy,
Mr Patrick Tovey's World of Squares, Mundo Magico, El, Murder,
Mysterious Fairground, Nameless One, The, Necronomycon, The,
Nemo's Island, Nevermore, Nigel Stevenson: La Legge di Thorus,
Nightmare, Noah, Nosferatu: Quest for the Vampire,
O Zone, The, Ogerox, Operation Berlin,
Operation Nightingale, Operation Stallion, Orb Quest,
Orc Slayer, Orson Powell: Lycanthropus, Overdog,
Paradise Connection, The, Parole, Pathfinder,
Pentacle, The, Pets vs Aliens Prologue,
Picture of Innocence, A, Pirate Gold, Plagues of Egypt, The,
PlanetQuest, Platforming Prodigy, Polearn, Pontoon,
Prehistoric Adventure, Pre-history, Prelude, Princesa, La,
Prisoner, The, Prisoner, The, Prisoner, The, Quadrajoin,
Quest for the Poorly Snail, Raiders of the Lost Tomb,
Ralph on Alpha 2, Rampage, Randomator,
Randy Warner and the Aztec Idol, Raven, The, Realm, The,
Red Lion, The, Redbeard's Treasure, Reliquia, La,
Rescue from Doom, Restless Andre, Return To Ithaca,
Revenge of the Space Pirates, Rings of Merlin, The, Robo-City,
Robyn Hode, Rocky Roads and Divots, Rogue Comet,
Rouge Midget, Rudolf Rescues Xmas, Run!, S.T.I.,
Scoop, Semi-detached at the End of the Street, The,
Serendipity, Settlement XIII, Shipwreck, Shore Leave,
Slack Bladder, Sleepin' Again, Solvaldol-X,
Sorcerer's Apprentice, Space Detective II: Home Run,
Space Detective, Space Journey, Spectre of Castle Coris, The,
Sphere of Q'li, Spore, The, Springbot - Mars Attack!,
Spyplane, Staff of Zaranol, The, Star Crystal,
Star Reporter, Starcrash, Street Fighter II, Survival,
Talisman of Lost Souls, Temple, The, Terror from Sarnath,
Theatre of Death, The, Thief in the Night, A, Thief's Tale, A,
Tiempos de Magia, Tiki Temple, Time Lords Amulet, The,
Time Quest, Tizpan, Lord of the Jungle, Total Reality Delusion,
Tower of Despair, Trashman - Crisis Time, Treasure,
Trick or Troll?, Trixie's Quest, Tut-Tut,
Twelve Days of Christmas, The,
Twenty Four Hour Parsley People: Cocoa 2, Underworld - The Village,
V - The Silver Saucer, Vampire, Vectornauts, The, Virus,
Wakemare, War-Lord, Where Is Zeus?, Whistle,
White Jaguar, Wizard's Lair, Wizard's Orb, The,
Wizard's Warrior, Wonderful Dizzy, WOOT! The COVID Chronicle,
Word Hunt, Worse Things Happen At Sea, Wychwood,
Yellow Door, The, Yoyo's Great Adventure, Zacaron Mystery, The,
Zepherus, Zoe's Adventure, Zogan's Revenge, ZX Digger 1,
ZX Mastermind and ZX-Word, The. Blimey, Charlie!!
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