8-bit Software Disc Magazine (c) Duncan Webster 1991
Address: 7, Ashdale, Thringstone, Leicestershire LE6 4LW
Issue 12 May 1991
I am beginning to think it was all a big mistake mentioning repton in
the first place, as the little green horror has been the subject of
most members' letters this month. For a start I shall refer to the
competition mentioned last month. Apparantly, AFTER the competition
was launched, it was discovered that a few screens on the TROG file
were impossible to complete. Therefore the competition has been reset
and will be based on the BLOG screens which were issued last month
(issue 11). I feel this is the fairest way to give all members an
equal chance of winning the #10.00 prize on offer.
The first member who can provide PHOTOGRAPHIC evidence of completing
all the BLOG screens from issue 11 will win the prize. As usual, my
decision on the winner will be bias, unfair, and probably quite
unreasonable, but ABSOLUTELY FINAL. Closing date 31 July 1991 - so
Before I go on further, listed below is some of the comments on the
REPTON screens that found their way into member's programmers return
Characters quite good, but author seemed to have run out of ideas by
These are quite good, something simalar to the Life of Repton.
Excellent - Repton 3 is one of the greatest games on the BBC and I
love the new characters and the puzzles in this set of screens - hope
to see more in the future.
Its definately better than I can do - at first I gave up, but I did
quite well after a second go - got to screen 3 - obviously a lot of
time put in.
Have completed first FOUR screens, but I'm stuck on screen E - there
are 2 irretrievable diamonds ... (yes - we know!!!!).
One of my all time favourite games has been the Repton series - very
well done with just the right amount of difficulty to provide that
"play it again" urge. Well that applies to all screens other then E -
what am I doing wrong as it seems unsolvable .... (we'll stop there
shall we??) ....
I could go on for ever - it seems that most people realised that
screen E was a little unfair to set a competition on. Well, do not
dispair, as one 8-bit member has decided to amend the TROG screens in
order to make them completable (if that's the correct word). Chris
Richardson (who now has his own "in tray" here at 8-bit), has kindly
amended the necessary screens for us, and even sent me a printout of
the completed screens message - no, you're NOT getting the prize Chris
so hard luck! So, all the TROG addicts can stop cold turkeying and
get back to the game - the TROG screens are undocumented in the menu,
but are saved to side 2 of the disc under the filename R.TROG2 on this
months disc. Chris also sent me a Repton 3 cheat program - which will
appear later, once the competition is out of the way.
If you're bored of TROG and BLOG screens, then there are 2 fresh sets
on the disc this month called UPAKA and TOPD (both on side 0 in the $
directory). Have a go at these screens and let me know what you think
- PLEASE PUT ANYTHING to do with REPTON on a seperate return sheet or
file when sending your normal programmers returns - thanks.
Another member (User 204) has pointed out that the extra REPTON 3
screens published in the past do NOT work with the REPTON INFINITY
program. Upon contacting Superior Software, this does appear to be
true - the two programs would you beleive are incompatible so if you
have REPTON INFINITY and NOT Repton 3, then you are stuck. However, I
have been reliably informed by Andy Black (I think), that he is
converting a few screens to work with the infinity program, so watch
Now onto my problem - I have owned REPTON 3 for ages, and guess what?
- I have corrupted my disc, so I shall have to send off for another.
Consiquently, I shall not be able to view repton 3 screens until
further notice. However, keep on sending your screens, and I shall
just have to put them on the disc without looking at them first, so
MAKE SURE THEY WORK AND THAT THEY CAN BE COMPLETED.
More Repton stuff next time ....