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This archive lists most software I've written since the late 1980s including Top of the League and the early text adventures. Specifically for Data PD Library related things see the Data PD page. The majority of software listed here is self-written along with a few things by friends and family too. Amiga downloads are in ADF format and should (probably) run on any Amiga OS 1.2 -> 3.9.  WinUAE or a real Amiga recommended (using Amiga Explorer  or a PCMCIA CF reader). For BBC/Electron I recommend Beeb Em or Elkulator. For CPC WinAPE and ZX Spectrum Speculator or Fuse.

Where a download is provided below the software can be freely obtained (copyright remains with the authors).

ZX Spectrum
~active projects~

Amstrad CPC / Plus

BBC / Acorn Electron
~active projects~

Amiga


Palm OS & Fossil PDA Watch
Symbian
Windows / Linux

Misc other
including Psion, ZX81, NC


 


ZX Spectrum

Software on ZX Art
Software on Spectrum Computing
Software on itch.io

Xenoblast - arcade shooter set in space! Spectrum 48K

Author: Tony Kingsmill  Title & frame graphics: Lobo  Music & loader code: Rich Hollins  128K Music: Pedro Pimenta
Release Date: May 2021  Distribution: Cronosoft
Download available soon from itch.io
     


Talisman of Lost Souls - Text adventure writtten with The Quill

Author: Tony Kingsmill 
Release Date: 1991  Distribution: The Guild / The Adventure Workshop
Download (tzx)  Download (z80)  Download Walkthough
 


Lords of Magic -
is a graphic adventure produced with The Quill.
Not to be confused by the commerical strategy game later released in 1997 with the same name!
Author: Tony Kingsmill 
Release Date: 1989 (converted to Spectrum 1990)  Distribution: The Guild / The Adventure Workshop
Download (tzx)   Walkthrough


 
Alien Planet
- text adventure design with The Quill. You've crash landed on an alien planet, find a way home.
Author: Tony Kingsmill 
Release Date: 1990  Distribution: The Guild / The Adventure Workshop
Download (tzx)  Walk-through


 
Island of Chaos -
is a graphic adventure was released in 1990.
Author: Tony Kingsmill 
Release Date: 1990  Distribution: The Guild / The Adventure Workshop

Download (tzx)   Walkthough


Revenge of Chaos -
graphic adventure written with The Quill / The Illustrator.
Author: Tony Kingsmill 
Release Date: 1990  Distribution: The Guild / The Adventure Workshop

Download (tzx)  Walkthough





Amstrad CPC / Plus



Software page on CPC Power
Data PD Library on CPC Wiki
Data PD Downloads on CPCRulez


Top of the League - Public domain football management game and the original version of Top of the League. CPC6128 only.
Author: Tony Kingsmill 
Release Date: 1989  Distribution: Data PD Library (Public Domain)
Download    Also see Top of the League homepage!
   


Screen Editor - design utility released to Data PD Library.
Author: Tony Kingsmill 
Release Date: 1991  Distribution: Data PD Library (Public Domain)
Download(Adding soon). Quick guide. Review in Amstrad Computer User November 1991.



Data PD Library Starter Pack - the original 'starter pack' distributed by Data PD Library. Mixed authors.
Author: mixed 
Release Date: 1990  Distribution: Data PD Library (Public Domain)

Download
 



Talisman of Lost Souls is a graphic adventure released in 1991, originally distributed by the Guild and Adventure Workship.

Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: 1991  Distribution: The Guild / The Adventure Workshop

Download
 
 


Lords of Magic is a graphic adventure produced with The Quill / Illustrator. Originally distributed on disc independently before The Guild.
Not to be confused by the commerical strategy game later released in 1997 with the same name!
Author: Tony Kingsmill 
Release Date: 1989  Distribution: The Guild / The Adventure Workshop

Download  Clue sheet
     


Storm Mountain text adventure made with The Quill.

Author: Tony Kingsmill 
Release Date: 1990  Distribution: Data PD Library (Public Domain)
Download  
Review in Amstrad Computer User May 1991
 


Lost Shadow text adventure - find the antidote to an experiment gone wrong!

Author: Tony Kingsmill 
Release Date: 1990  Distribution: Data PD Library (Public Domain)
Download  Review in Amstrad Computer User May 1991
 


Alien Planet text adventure design with The Quill. You've crash landed on an alien planet, find a way home.

Author: Tony Kingsmill 
Release Date: 1990  Distribution: The Guild / The Adventure Workshop
Download 



Island of Chaos is a graphic adventure was released in 1990.
Author: Tony Kingsmill 
Release Date: 1990  Distribution: The Guild / The Adventure Workshop

Download  Clue sheet
 


Revenge of Chaos graphic adventure written with The Quill / The Illustrator.
Author: Tony Kingsmill 
Release Date: 1990  Distribution: The Guild / The Adventure Workshop

Download  Tips and Solutions
 




BBC / Acorn Electron


Ultimate Nightmare text adventure written in BBC Basic.
Author: Tony Kingsmill 
Original Release Date: 1992 
Latest version: 2020  Distribution: Originally cassette mail order; now freeware download
Download
   


Airline Strategy game written in Basic (not to be confused with the better game with the same name by Cases from 1984!)
Author: Tony Kingsmill 
Release Date: 1992  Distribution:
Originally cassette mail order
Download  Instructions 



Windows / Linux


The Witch's Broom - mini game written as a family software project using GL Basic. Guide the witch past the roof tops, trees and obstacles flying through the air. The longer you survive without crashing, the higher your score!
Requirements: Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP or Linux 32-bit Ubuntu or equivalent, 1GB Ram, 3.5MB disk space
Authors: Tony Kingsmill/Joshua Kingsmill/Rowan Kingsmill/Scarlet Twamley
Release Date: 2020  Distribution:
Freeware
Homepage 



Robot Dodge - mini game written as a family software project using GL Basic. Retro style arcade game where Roby has to escape the baddie droids which have been programmed to chase him down. Featuring power-ups and fast paced, old-school action in this simple arcade game of dodge.
Requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 or Linux 32-bit Ubuntu or equivalent, 1GB Ram, 3.5MB disk space
Authors: Tony Kingsmill/Joshua Kingsmill/Rowan Kingsmill/Scarlet Twamley
Release Date: 2019  Distribution:
Freeware
Homepage



QReplace - small application for text file edit and replace.
Requirements: .net Framework v2.0 or higher; Windows 2000 / XP
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: 2009  Distribution:
Freeware
Download



Password Inventor - desktop application to store passwords. Note: this is no longer supported
Requirements: .net Framework v2.0 or higher; Windows 2000 / XP
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: 2009  Distribution:
Freeware
Download


Proverb Pairs - desktop game - match both parts of the text to make the famous proverb!
Requirements: Designed for Windows 2000/XP, works with Windows 10 - see below.
Authors: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: October 2001  Distribution:
Freeware
Download

Getting Proverb Pairs to work with Windows 10: Download and run the installer, creating a desktop icon. Open File Explorer and move the "C:\Program Files(x86)\proverbpairs" folder to "C:\Program Files". You will need admin access to Windows to do this.
Right click on the desktop icon and go to Properties and the Compatibility tab. Tick "Run this program in compatibility mode" and choose Windows XP (Service Pack 2). Click on the Shortcut tab and change the Target path to "C:\Program Files\proverbpairs\Proverb_Pairs.exe".





Palm OS (& Fossil PDA Watch)


Top of the League - Football management game for the popular handheld devices
Requirements: Palm OS 4+ / Fossil Watch PDA

Author: Tony Kingsmill  Matchday graphics: David Nagle
Release Date: 2003 (updated until 2008) Distribution: Shareware
Download from the Top of the League page



Space Driller - space strategy game
Requirements: Palm OS 4+ / Fossil Watch PDA
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: 2007  Distribution: Shareware
Download

 
TK Torch - turn your PDA into a torch

Requirements: Palm OS 4+
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: 2008  Distribution: Freeware
Download



GPS Info - Acquire co-ordinates from satellites

Requirements: Palm OS 5 / GPS
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: 2008  Distribution: Freeware
Download


Eaty - restaurant tips calculator

Requirements: Palm OS 4+
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: 2007  Distribution: Freeware
Download

 
VAT Calc  - calculate vat amounts

Requirements: Palm OS 4+
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: 2003 Distribution: Freeware
Download

 
Santa in the Woods - seasonal mini game

Requirements: Palm OS 4+
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: 2008  Distribution: Freeware
Download




Symbian OS


Top of the League - Football management game for the popular handheld devices
Requirements: Symbian OS phones

Author: Tony Kingsmill  Matchday graphics: David Nagle
Release Date: 2009    Distribution: Shareware
Download from the Top of the League page





Amiga

Interview with amigapd


Top of the League - Football management game
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: 1992 (updated until 1994)    Distribution: Shareware (17-Bit physical release)
Download from the Top of the League page

   


Oriental Challenge  - Shareware fighting game
Author:  David Nagle
Release Date: 1993    Distribution: Shareware
Download


Don't Give Up Your Day Job - Funny animated demo
Author:  David Nagle
Release Date: 1993    Distribution: Shareware
Download
 


Conflict Mars / Bottles - Disk containing two games - a strategy game and educational title
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: 1995    Distribution: Shareware
Download
  


Game Disk - Amiga disk featuring 5 games
* Moonlander
* Rebound
* Smash Thro
* Super Turbo Challenge
* Attack of the Mutant Washing Machines

Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: 1994   Distribution: Freeware
Download


World Geography / Geobase - Two programs on one disk containing lots of geographical information
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date:  1992    Distribution: Shareware (17-bit physical release)
Download



The Earth Around Us - Geography disk - follow up to World Geography
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date:  1993     Distribution: Shareware
Download




Mineral Display - geology presentation presented at a UK mineral show in the early 1990s
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: early 1990s     Distribution: Freeware
Download


 

Knightwoode - Graphic adventure with a touch of humour
Author: Tony Kingsmill  Graphics: Emma Kingsmill, David Nagle
Release Date: 1994    Distribution: Shareware
Download
    Map   Full Solution
Knightwoode on YouTube
Knightwoode on PlanetEmu
Knightwoode on archive.org
 




Misc other platforms

Moonlander - Simple lunar lander clone
Platform: Amstrad NC series (NC100, 150, 200)
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Original Release Date:  2011
Latest Update: 2020  
  Distribution: Freeware
Download from ncus.org.uk





The Monty Hall Problem - version of the goat and the doors maths puzzle
Platforms: Psion II and ZX81(1K)
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: Psion II : 2020;     ZX81: 2006
Download for Psion II     Download for ZX81(P file)   Download for ZX81 (z81 file)   ZX81 Readme file



Dice Twist of Stick - very simplified version of pontoon
Platform: ZX81 (1K)
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: 2006. Updated April 2021
Download (P file)   Download (tzx file)   Readme file


Menace Mouse Attack
- mini game written in BASIC for the 1K ZX81
Platform: ZX81 (1K)
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: 2006
Download (P file)   Download (z81 file)  Download (tzx)    Readme file

Row Blast - mini game written in BASIC 1K ZX81
Platform: ZX81 (1K)
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: July 2006
Download P file   Download z81 file   Download readme (rtf)


Football Cards - Randomized card game with a soccer theme
Platform: HTML5 (optimised for iOS & Android)
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: 2012
Not currently available




Eaty - simple restaurant tips calculator
Platform: HTML5 (optimised for iOS & Android)  /  Psion 3 Series (3a / 3c)
Author: Tony Kingsmill
Release Date: HTML5: 2012;    Psion 3: 2004
HTML5 version not currently available

Download for Psion 3

 





Ultimate Nightmare 2092
BBC / Acorn Electron
YouTube video
Github downloads










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