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Acorn Arcade forums: Games: Manchester United...spot the ball competition
 
  Manchester United...spot the ball competition
  sirbod (22:54 6/12/2012)
  tlsa (23:00 6/12/2012)
    arawnsley (12:39 9/12/2012)
      sirbod (15:14 9/12/2012)
        arawnsley (17:11 9/12/2012)
          sirbod (17:47 9/12/2012)
            flibble (21:47 9/12/2012)
        antom (19:40 6/1/2013)
    swirlythingy (21:20 6/1/2013)
 
Jon Abbott Message #121603, posted by sirbod at 22:54, 6/12/2012
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I preview copy of the imaged floppies to the winner!
snap4.png 384x271 23KB
snap4.png
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Michael Drake Message #121604, posted by tlsa at 23:00, 6/12/2012, in reply to message #121603

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In the goal keeper's hands?

[Edited by tlsa at 09:36, 2/1/2013]
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Andrew Rawnsley Message #121621, posted by arawnsley at 12:39, 9/12/2012, in reply to message #121604
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IIRC this was one of the few games to plot graphics into the "overscan" areas at the edges of the screen, so it probably glitched and half the ball will be on one edge of the screen, and the other on the opposite edge. Or something equally crafty!
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Jon Abbott Message #121622, posted by sirbod at 15:14, 9/12/2012, in reply to message #121621
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You remember correctly and yes it did glitch, the screenshot is native res which is a bizarre resolution and doesn't work on any physical machines I've tried it on. I had to run under emulation to see it! I suspect it needs an A30x0 and a TV to work correctly.
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Andrew Rawnsley Message #121623, posted by arawnsley at 17:11, 9/12/2012, in reply to message #121622
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You did well to get it running at all. We never did anything with it in the Krisalis Gold CD, simply because we could never get anywhere with it. Plus, these days MUFC is such a huge brand (esp in our geographic area) we were concerned that it might cause some hoo-hah.
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Jon Abbott Message #121624, posted by sirbod at 17:47, 9/12/2012, in reply to message #121623
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It took half a day to get working, disc 2 is completely protected using a unique 11 sectors/track setup with only 10 of the sectors actually being there. Looks a bit like an Atari ST floppy, going by the file names on it. You can't actually catalogue it on an Arc though, as it doesn't have a root. In the end, I imaged it with the Kryoflux and analysed the tracks to discover the protection method.

Quite fun to watch it play itself...its some game I've never heard of called...er...Football or Soccer (pronounced So-ch-r) depending on how you like your bacon, no idea what M.U. means, probably a brand or something!

...sits back waiting for abuse wink

ps Don't think there's any MU fans here going by the response.
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Peter Howkins Message #121626, posted by flibble at 21:47, 9/12/2012, in reply to message #121624
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no idea what M.U. means, probably a brand or something!
They're the 12th Greek football team.
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antom Message #121734, posted by antom at 19:40, 6/1/2013, in reply to message #121622
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I've had it running on my physical machine before now - decent game really considering it's release date! The menu runs far too fast on an A3010 though from what I remember.
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Martin Bazley Message #121735, posted by swirlythingy at 21:20, 6/1/2013, in reply to message #121604

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[Edited by tlsa at 09:36, 2/1/2013]
I'm ever so curious - what about this post required editing a full month later?
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