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    Default Completion of Alien 8 YouTube video

    Hi

    This is a bit self promoting but I've recently uploaded a video of me completing the ZX Spectrum classic Alien 8 to YouTube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD-tDt_0fRc

    I completed it with my 'home made' spectrum joypad. Basically I took an old PC 15 D-pin joypad and modified the output to work as a 9 D-pin Atari joystick. It was all a bit of a hack soldering wise but it works really well. I've also made an arcade joystick for my speccy .

    I'll get some pictures uploaded to the web so I can post them on here.

    Next up is Knight Lore.

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    Nice! I always found these games frustrating as hell! Looking forward to watching it.

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    Cheers retroshaun.

    The main thing about Alien 8 is you need to know the whole map and which valve is needed where. I learned it when I was a kid then again about 10 years ago. In my mind the map is split into North, South East and West sections and I know which valves are needed in which areas. Conversely in Knightlore you can ignore a huge chunk of the map to complete the game. That makes Alien 8 a much better game in my view.

    I've completed Knightlore too now the video is here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzk4D...ature=youtu.be

    I almost died at the start, was down to 0 additional men. I decided to keep going and see if I could complete it and I did in the end. My modified gamepad made things a bit difficult as it sometimes hits a diagonal when I don't want to. That's why there are some random looking left or right turns.

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    I watched through Alien 8 - will take a look at this too. Does the Alien 8 vid chop off at the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by retroshaun View Post
    I watched through Alien 8 - will take a look at this too. Does the Alien 8 vid chop off at the end?
    It shouldn't I'll take a look ... yes that's not all of it I'll see if I can fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saberman View Post
    It shouldn't I'll take a look ... yes that's not all of it I'll see if I can fix it.
    Turned out that the video had been cut short at the end and everything I tried to rip it did the same thing. I've recorded another one and uploaded it instead:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pb5gkKrUcU

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    And just for good measure I'm currently uploading a Pyjamarama walk-through

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1PXDVx3OUY

    ... at least that's shorted than the other two.

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    Oh now THATS a game I really did enjoy and never finished!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miner2049er View Post
    Dizzy Dizzy Dizzy Dizzy
    I've never even played Dizzy never mind completed it.

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