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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: Is that a chainsaw in your pocket or are you just pleased to
 

Is that a chainsaw in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me? [updated]

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 21:28, 11/1/2006 | ,
 
DinoSaw screenshotOh yes, today is a good day!

Recently we received a copy of DinoSaw, the unbelievably rare full version of Tom Cooper's DinoSaw PD. And today is the day that we release the game to you, for free!

With a download weighing in at a mere 260KB, you would be forgiven for thinking that DinoSaw is a short game. However the fiendishness of the level design will keep you going for days. In over 10 years I've been unable to complete the 4 level demo, and this version features 15 levels!

Luckily there is a split-screen 2 player mode in this version, so if you've got a friend going spare it might be a good idea to get their help.

This version should work fine on anything from RISC OS 2 to RISC OS Select. Get it now from our free games section. And a big thanks to Andrew Hill for sending us his copy of the game!

Update

It seems there was a small problem in the original .zip file that was stopping the game from working on pre-RISC OS 3.5 machines. A new version to fix this has now been uploaded, or if you want you can use the quick fix discussed here.

Also a version with support for sound and music is in testing, and will hopefully be released later tonight.
 
  Is that a chainsaw in your pocket or are you just pleased to
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  Guest (17:23 13/1/2006)
    Guest (00:34 14/1/2006)
      Andrew Hill (20:52 14/1/2006)
        Jeffrey Lee (01:49 15/1/2006)
          Andrew Hill (12:26 15/1/2006)
            Guest (12:30 15/1/2006)
              Jeffrey Lee (15:46 15/1/2006)
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                  Jeffrey Lee (00:28 17/1/2006)
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                      Jeffrey Lee (19:31 20/1/2006)
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Guest Message #87780, posted at 10:41, 13/1/2006
Unregistered user !Dinosaur will run natively on the Iyonix aswell !

been looking for this game for years, thanks !
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Guest Message #87781, posted at 17:23, 13/1/2006, in reply to message #87780
Unregistered user sorry for f*cking up the formatting!
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Guest Message #87782, posted at 00:34, 14/1/2006, in reply to message #87781
Unregistered user 10 years eh. It doesn't seem possible somehow does it? :o Like Darkwood, Arya and so on!!
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Andrew Hill Message #87783, posted at 20:52, 14/1/2006, in reply to message #87782
Unregistered user Is the updated QTM Tracker version uploaded yet?
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Jeffrey Lee Message #87784, posted at 01:49, 15/1/2006, in reply to message #87783
Unregistered user Not yet - I'm trying to get it working with Hamsters first.
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Andrew Hill Message #87785, posted at 12:26, 15/1/2006, in reply to message #87784
Unregistered user Just a thought: would using the QTM module work better for some of the Krisalis stuff under emulation? If nothing else, it reduces the amount of 26-bit code. I'm thinking of things like Lemmings II, Mad Prof Mariati etc.
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Guest Message #87786, posted at 12:30, 15/1/2006, in reply to message #87785
Unregistered user I've had no problem with the first version that was released on the 11th of January 2006.
It's hard!!
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Jeffrey Lee Message #87787, posted at 15:46, 15/1/2006, in reply to message #87786
Unregistered user Lemmings2 using QTM, interesting idea.

Expect some more information about this later tonight, when I release the DinoSaw QTM support.
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Guest Message #87788, posted at 17:58, 15/1/2006, in reply to message #87787
Unregistered user No it's an erection.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #87789, posted at 00:28, 17/1/2006, in reply to message #87788
Unregistered user You have an erection in your pocket? It must be rather small...
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Guest Message #87790, posted at 16:33, 20/1/2006, in reply to message #87789
Unregistered user Are there any other games on the cards?

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Jeffrey Lee Message #87791, posted at 19:31, 20/1/2006, in reply to message #87790
Unregistered user Deeva, Kaptain Konflict, FRED, RawPower and Worldscape are all sitting on my hard disc in various stages of readyness. I also have a StrongARM patch for Wolfenstein 3D, which I keep forgetting to tidy up and release.

At the moment though I'm trying to track down bugs in a 32bit version of QTM :)
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Guest Message #87792, posted at 14:26, 21/1/2006, in reply to message #87791
Unregistered user great!!
jeffrey, on ur site there are some HOMM2 maps, it's says on ur site they were last edited in 2005 but then after i unzipped them it sayd they were last edited in 1999??
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Guest Message #87793, posted at 14:27, 21/1/2006, in reply to message #87792
Unregistered user great!!
jeffrey, on ur site there are some HOMM2 maps, it's says on ur site they were last edited in 2005 but then after i unzipped them it sayd they were last edited in 1999??
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Jeffrey Lee Message #87794, posted at 17:34, 21/1/2006, in reply to message #87793
Unregistered user Yes, the page was last modified in 2005, but the maps weren't. I've only had a website for a couple of years, so not all the page dates will match up with the dates on the files.
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Guest Message #87795, posted at 10:19, 22/1/2006, in reply to message #87794
Unregistered user Jeff, will it be possible if I can Put some of my HOMM2 Maps On to the FTP Section of Acorn Arcade's site?
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Guest Message #87796, posted at 13:40, 22/1/2006, in reply to message #87795
Unregistered user Levels.acornarcade.com FFffarhp!
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Jeffrey Lee Message #87797, posted at 16:38, 22/1/2006, in reply to message #87796
Unregistered user I've given John Hoare a poke, if we're lucky he'll have some good news about levels.acornarcade.com...
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Guest Message #87798, posted at 00:21, 23/1/2006, in reply to message #87797
Unregistered user > I've given John Hoare a poke

:O
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Jeffrey Lee Message #87799, posted at 19:29, 25/1/2006, in reply to message #87798
Unregistered user > ... if we're lucky he'll have some good news about levels.acornarcade.com...

I guess not then!
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sion Message #87800, posted at 18:16, 26/1/2006, in reply to message #87799
Unregistered user is there any chance i can set up a site on AA about Heroes Of Might And Magic 2?!
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Guest Message #87801, posted at 09:32, 27/1/2006, in reply to message #87800
Unregistered user excellent idea! I'm amazed there isn't one already.
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Guest Message #87802, posted at 17:00, 27/1/2006, in reply to message #87801
Unregistered user i think there should be pages for newer commercial and PD Games like Open TTD, Desktop Repton PLUS and TEK 1608
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