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Missing games & manuals

  • Games :

Battle Cruiser Action by Mytopia Gameware Institute (Apple II, 1981)

Stellar Action by Mytopia Gameware Institute (Apple II, 198?)

For those two games, I contacted the developer (Frank Heffner) who told me he lost his copies in a flood, so no point to contact him anymore. The manuals have been found thanks to an anon !

Hyperspace Patrol by Synergistic Solar (TRS-80, 1982)

  • Must have manuals (“blocking”) :

DDay-Invasion of France (TRS-80, 1980)

Battle of the Bulge St Vith & Bastogne (TRS-80, 1980)

Hyperspace Patrol & Hypergate Centurion by Synergistic Solar (TRS-80, 1982)

War by Adventure International (various platforms, 1982)

Zendar by SubLogic (Apple II, 1982)

Delta Squadron by Nexa Corporation (Apple II, 1982)

  • Nice to have high-quality manuals (PDF) :

Computer Ambush first edition – I have the second edition.

Chennault’s Flying Tigers


  1. baud baud

    > Battle of the Bulge : Bascogne

    you’d have a better chance if there wasn’t a typo in the name (though Bascogne is a nice pun in French)

  2. Porkbelly Porkbelly

    [quote] Nice to have : MIG & Messerschmitt by 4-D Interactive System (1980) [/quote]

    BrutalDeluxe has the cassette preserved for the Apple II.
    I’ve been able to load the wav on MAME.

    More interesting to collect the manuals for this set. Still looking for the RAF manual.

  3. I’ve been uploading my collection of SSG and SSI manuals and extras. Some I own and scanned myself, others I’ve found elsewhere (including itself).

    I have a couple from your list if you’re still looking for them.

    • Thanks very much. Operation Apocalypse being there is great. I had the manual, but I could not upload it because, I can say it now, someone selling the game on eBay sent me a scan of the manual only on the condition that I do not upload it nor tell anyone where I got it from until he sells his product, which he still has not. So I won’t be checking this particular product on eBay anymore.

      RDF 85 is welcome as well, I was looking for it just yesterday (as part of my coverage of Germany 85) and you uploaded it … today.

      Great, really !

      • And I had missed Bomb Alley, Computer Air Combat AND S.E.U.I.S in the uploaded archives you provided !

        From what I read, I need to update part of my review of Computer Air Combat, not having the complete manual but a samizdat version for pirates made me write some incorrect things about clarity of the rules and immersion !

        • So glad you found some useful things in the uploads.

          I had considered starting my own site to house these, but opted to use a platform already in place, kind of well-known, and where I didn’t have to spend time with site maintenance.

          I hope people won’t have to go through so much trouble to find this stuff scattered across the Internet as I did.

  4. Happy to say I just snagged the manual for Computer Conflict on eBay. A personal holy grail for me. That was one I thought I’d never get.

    I’ll post a link once I have it in hand and have scanned it.

    How would one tell the difference between the 1st and 2nd edition of Warp Factor just based on the manual? I do have a WF manual, but no idea if it’s 1st or 2nd. Does the 2nd edition actually say that in the manual to make it clear?

    • Beautiful for Computer Conflict !
      So for the Warp Factor, I am not sure whether there was 2 or 3 editions.

      What I know for sure :
      The initial edition had :
      – “Star Trek” looking ships on the cover
      – Black background for the reference card
      – The Alliance and Klargon ships are thin, and Star Trek like really
      – Mass of the alliance dreadnought : 1.5
      – Missile loadout of the imperial fighter : Type 1 drone + Type 2 drone.

      The final edition, called 1.1 on the diskette, had :
      – Generic ships on the cover
      – White background for the reference card
      – Alliance and Klargon ships fat and ugly
      – Mass of the Alliance Dreadnought : 1.33
      – Missile loadout of the imperial fighter : 2xType 1 drone.

      It is POSSIBLE, though unlikely, that the changes happened in two steps, because the 1.1 edition was only announced in the Summer1983 catalogue, but the assets displayed were changed in the Spring 1983 catalogue (so there could have been a 1.0 edition with the new assets – again, unlikely).

      It is quite probable that the manual did not change between the two editions, too.

      • I jumped ahead in my uploads and just put up everything I have for Warp Factor.

        I can see where this could get confusing. The full manual I have has a 1980 copyright. But the manual errata I uploaded has a 1981 errata.

        Can’t be sure that some of what I have is simply a mix and match and not the original grouping of pieces. But what I have is now available.

  5. Happy to say that Computer Conflict has been scanned, cleaned-up, and uploaded.

    Kind of an odd manual… the instructions for the two sides are split horizontally in the middle of the page across the manual… Rebel on top, Red on the bottom.

    Never figured I’d be able to find this manual and happy to have it. I’ve seen a PDF recreation of it, but never the actual manual until now.

    • Hey, that’s great. It feels strange to see this particular artefact of 40 years ago. Computer Bismarck is older, sure, but it was also more popular.

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