Spectrum Game Fixes

Snookered

This game is also known as Break Point in the cover tape on Crash Issue 75. See here.

Bugs

2 bugs found:

1. Default keys not shown if not defined,

2. Scottish born Philanthropist answer options were wrong and typographic errors in other questions.

Changes

This game is quite nice and written in BASIC. So it's easy to modify.

Bug 1:

The default keys are: A=Q, B=A, C=P, D=L, ADVANCE=0, NEXT=1

I prefer: A, B, C, D, 0, 1

Bug 2:

1709 DATA "Scottish born Philanthropist:","Carnegie","Ford","Gulbenkian","Herny Ford","S. Connary","A"

1711 DATA "Who found Livingstone in","Africa ?","Speke","Stanly","Barker","Latimer","B"

1577 DATA "Who searched for the Thrity","Nine Steps ?","J. Bond","R. Hannay","B. Drummond","J. Logan","B"

1586 DATA "Who's the Fariy Queen in A","Midsummer Night's Dream ?","Tinkerbell","Hermia","Tymia","Titania","D"

Changed to:

1709 DATA "Scottish born Philanthropist:"," ",Carnegie","Ford","Gulbenkian","S. Connery","A"

1711 DATA "Who found Livingstone in","Africa ?","Speke","Stanley","Barker","Latimer","B"

1577 DATA "Who searched for the Thirty","Nine Steps ?","J. Bond","R. Hannay","B. Drummond","J. Logan","B"

1586 DATA "Who's the Fairy Queen in A","Midsummer Night's Dream ?","Tinkerbell","Hermia","Tymia","Titania","D"

We don't know if the programmer missed a blank on the second question line, misaligning the answers but padding it out with 2 typos ("Herny Ford","S. Connary") or if he meant to add "John" with Carnegie as the First Option (Correct answer A).

I think the programmer meant to leave the second question line blank and mistyped the options.

There are 220 questions in the program so a few errors isn't bad.

Working: 100-((4/220)*100)=98.18% accuracy.

Download

Download fixed version here: BRKPOINT_FIX.zip

Tools Used

Spin Emulator
snaplist.exe
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