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"Autoroute" by Peter Shaw

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 4:42 pm
by Symoon
Hi,

I've just discovered a French listing on a tape, called Autoroute. I wondered where it came from, and it appears the CEO-Mag published this listing (issue #216, in April 2008), also called "Autoroute", credited to Peter Shaw.
I'm wondering where it was originally published, and under which name?

I'm asking because there's a French (commercial) game called "Le piéton" that has apparently been heavily inspired by this little game. Although the listings differ, both games look quite similar ;) And I'm curious to know more about the original listing to have this story attached to Le Piétion.

PS: Le Piéton was famous for being a tape recorded at half speed. Nobody every managed to load it until we found its speed had to be doubled ;)

Re: "Autoroute" by Peter Shaw

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:54 pm
by Steve M
I think Peter Shaw wrote one of the books of BASIC listings.
Ah yes, He did "Games for Your Oric", and "More Games for Your Oric". I don't see that title listed though. I think he also wrote for some of the computer magazines so it may have come from one of those. Home Computing Weekly or Your Computer, perhaps.

Re: "Autoroute" by Peter Shaw

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:59 pm
by Symoon
Yep, he did! Some (all?) are listed here:
http://www.defence-force.org/computing/ ... /index.htm

I checked (quickly!) in "Games for your Oric", but couldn't find anything that looked like "Autoroute".
I don't own "More games for your Oric", so it might be in there. Or maybe a magazine?

Re: "Autoroute" by Peter Shaw

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:13 pm
by dave3622
Pieton appears to be based on the game M4 which was indeed by Peter Shaw. It's a listing in 'Games for your Oric'. It likely was renamed Autoroute as that is a far better name than M4 (which only makes sense in the UK).

Re: "Autoroute" by Peter Shaw

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:18 pm
by Symoon
Hey thanks a lot Dave :D
I guess that's why I didn't spot "M4" in the book - only had a very limiited time to search (the train wouldn't wait for me!) and I was hoping to find "highway" or someting like that.
I guess M4 stands for "Motorway", a word I'm never using thus had almost forgotten.

Re: "Autoroute" by Peter Shaw

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:57 pm
by dave3622
It stands for Motorway 4, all Motorways in the UK are numbered. I live next to the M62 which is one of the worst in the UK!

Re: "Autoroute" by Peter Shaw

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 12:24 pm
by Yicker
dave3622 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:57 pm
It stands for Motorway 4, all Motorways in the UK are numbered. I live next to the M62 which is one of the worst in the UK!
Haha.

The M6 near me isn't much better :-)

I have to travel down the M6 and M62 to work each day :x

Re: "Autoroute" by Peter Shaw

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 5:07 pm
by Steve M
You're at the wrong end ! Up north it's much better. ;o)
Actually the M6 was entirely closed 2 or 3 times recently.

I remember seeing a film of the M6 shortly after it opened with hardly any vehicles on it. Those were the days !

I did go down in 1998 when the eclipse was going to be visible (in theory) and it was chocker-block full in all lanes all the way down.