The comp.sys.sinclair Crap Games Competition 2021: 25th edition extravaganza!

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Re: The comp.sys.sinclair Crap Games Competition 2021: 25th edition extravaganza!

Postby TMD2003 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:37 pm

The Eagle Has Landed! I am now in The Fens and I can see for miles out my bedroom window. Already I have the internet set up. That bald Australian with initials "RM" might not be so horrible after all.

Because of the change of connection, Thunderbird threw a hissy fit and forced me to log into my three Gmail accounts via the web portal. And what did I find sitting there in the Spam folder, but a CSSCGC submission from 5th March! It's a "ZX81's birthday" entry as well... but we in Sinclair world are used to delivery delays! Anyway, amongst the chaos of the new house, I'll find some time to review it soon enough, although I've been up since 4:00 this morning getting a hired van back to its home safely, and I'm not going to last much longer beyond dinner time tonight.

The upshot of all this is, if you've submitted an entry and I don't acknowledge it within a day or so, try again, harangue me about it, here or anywhere else I might be found. I don't want to miss any Crap Game Action!


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Features my own programs, modified type-ins, RZXs, character sets & UDGs, and QL type-ins... so far!
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Re: The comp.sys.sinclair Crap Games Competition 2021: 25th edition extravaganza!

Postby TMD2003 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:30 pm

END OF WEEK 13:

It's the first report from the Marshlands... and it's not good news, in that I haven't had a chance to review the recovered entry, because landing in the new house wasn't the end of the move - there was a lot more stuff to recover and I've only just finished that today. Hence, I couldn't give the entry the attention I would usually do, and rather than rushing the review and doing a half-arsed job, I'll give it my full attention tomorrow, and it'll form part of the Week 14 round-up.


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Features my own programs, modified type-ins, RZXs, character sets & UDGs, and QL type-ins... so far!
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Re: The comp.sys.sinclair Crap Games Competition 2021: 25th edition extravaganza!

Postby TMD2003 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:51 pm

END OF WEEK 14:

In this week's CSSCGC review: there's only been one submission this week, which was Salvador Camacho's Camel Racing, for the 16K ZX81. And also for the same machine and the same memory capacity, Colin Williams' MotoRace81 wasn't submitted this week, but Google decided to hide away the message in my Spam folder for three weeks, to my utter frustration.

Talking of which, I quote from dulux.co.uk...

"We apologise for the inconvenience, but at the moment we are only open for Dulux TESTER orders. Dulux products are still available for purchase via our stockists’ websites and stores which you can find directions in our site. We kindly invite you to continue browse our site for colour ideas and inspiration for your decorating project."
Thank you, Dulux, thank you so bloody much. I really wanted to get on with fettling New CSSCGC Towers so that it's closer to being the way I like it, but you just had to throw a spanner in the works, didn't you? Thing is, I was about to say "why don't you all send me some Crap Games to review while I twiddle my thumbs waiting for the opportunity to buy the paint I want", but instead, the rather shonky built-in cooker I've been saddled with has given me plenty to think about. The hobs and grill are all very second-hand but working fine, the oven isn't. No problem, I thought, it's bound to be easy to replace the element, right? Only when I took it out if its hidey-hole and disassembled it as far as I needed did I find that it's not the element that's to blame; at some stage there has been "a small fire" somewhere deep within its bowels that has charred all the wires leading to everything on the grill, oven, fan and everything else it operates with. So I have bought a brand new cooker (last time I did that it was still working 18 years later)... and a circular saw, because the worktop and units are going to need a certain amount of surgery.

Of course, if anyone wants to write a Crap game for the QL, SAM Coupé, Lambda 8300, ZX80, Didaktik M, Z88 or any other machine I might be considering that's themed around home improvement (and the only one I can think of is Terminal Software's Carpet Capers...), or around misfiring electrical appliances, then feel free to do so.

(Incidentally, the colour I am looking for is bright orange. If it turned up and I opened the tin to find it was lots of blobs of red and yellow that hadn't been stirred together properly I'd wonder which one of you lot was responsible!)


Spectribution: Dr. Jim's Sinclair computing pages.
Features my own programs, modified type-ins, RZXs, character sets & UDGs, and QL type-ins... so far!

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