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    #46
    OMG YES! I found this thread back in 2007 when it was started and checked on it every so often over the years. The search is over! THANK YOU! Very emotionally day for me indeed. Bomber and Pac-Man were the reason I got into gaming. If it weren't for Bomber, I may not be enjoying GTA V right now lol AGAIN THANK YOU ALL!

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      #47
      Just popped in to say: Thank you VERY much for this! I played this game before I had even hit double-digits in age. The real kicker is that didn't even remember playing it until you guys started describing it, after which the memories began slowly rematerialize in my head. I downloaded it and, needless to say, I was astonished and overjoyed. Great job on uploading the image and keeping a 7-year-old dream alive!

      -A

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        #48
        Originally posted by JTCook View Post
        I think I might have some good news.....
        [ATTACH=CONFIG]12845[/ATTACH]
        [ATTACH=CONFIG]12846[/ATTACH]
        [ATTACH=CONFIG]12847[/ATTACH]
        [ATTACH=CONFIG]12848[/ATTACH]
        Thank you so much! I am now able to relive this wonderful part of my childhood. You, sir, are truly amazing!

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          #49
          Originally posted by JTCook View Post
          After many hours, many searches, and many years, this mystery has come to an end. When the name of the first disk came out, I did some searching on my own and I found someone who not only knew how to crack the protection, but also dumped the disk! The disk provided is Mastery Arithmetic Games 3.0 which contains the Bomber game among others. I want to give a big thanks to LoGo for providing a dumped copy of this disk which can be found here:

          http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/crack/MASTERY.DSK
          Thank you so much! I am now able to relive this great part of my childhood from when I was in gradeschool! You, sir, are amazing!

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            #50
            Hi
            I couldn't help but notice people are getting success here, and I too have a childhood A2 game that has been lost.
            Title: Fish Scales
            http://www.worldcat.org/title/fish-s...oclc/222953430
            That link is the most complete record I've found. Perhaps someone has it? In an Australian Apple II magazine they did a one line review of it, so perhaps it's Australian only release?

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              #51
              Can anyone help me on how to use the .dsk file? I used to love that Bomber game and think my son would, too. I can use Windows 7, Windows 8, or Linux systems to do this. Thanks in advance and much thanks to the folks that found this gem and made it available.

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                #52
                Wow. Really nice find! Thanks!


                There's this writeup on how the copy protection worked
                http://www.hackzapple.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51


                Which happens to be the forum of brutaldeluxe.fr (see last post)
                http://www.hackzapple.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=951
                (Mastery development, 1990)


                That happens to be an actively maintained disk collection still!


                I think you need an Apple II emulator to use the dsk. I'll post a guide later if/when/needed I get the Bomber game running.

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                  #53
                  I couldn't help but notice people are getting success here, and I too have a childhood A2 game that has been lost.
                  Title: Fish Scales
                  http://www.worldcat.org/title/fish-s...oclc/222953430
                  That link is the most complete record I've found. Perhaps someone has it? In an Australian Apple II magazine they did a one line review of it, so perhaps it's Australian only release?
                  It's mentioned in this document so maybe it's less rare than thought?
                  https://archive.org/stream/Mac_LC_II...ompat_djvu.txt

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                    #54
                    A world away from my original post means I can now personally present to the community a blog post which explains how I found the disk, what program I used to crack the copy protection and screenshots:
                    https://jbretro.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/fishscales/

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                      #55
                      For those looking, BOMBER II is located on the same website. This is the version where there are flags and you can turn around. It is part of Math Facts Tracker

                      http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/crack/mas...acker_demo.dsk

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                        #56
                        This thread has been very helpful.

                        When I was a child we had the full version of Math Facts Tracker (with Bomber II)--not the demo version. If anyone has been able to locate the disk image for that, please post!

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                          #57
                          Originally posted by osirisxc View Post
                          For those looking, BOMBER II is located on the same website. This is the version where there are flags and you can turn around. It is part of Math Facts Tracker

                          http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/crack/mas...acker_demo.dsk


                          Omg! I feel like I'm so close but so far still! How do I open that demo.dsk file!? I, like everyone else, have ALSO been searching for this game for years, and years,...and years. Please help! I have been on a million forums and have chased a thousands leads and this is the closest I've come. Help!

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                            #58
                            Just use an Apple 2 Emulator

                            If you want to use the dsk file, use an apple 2 emulator. They can be found online like here: https://www.scullinsteel.com/apple2/. When it asks what you want to play, browse your computer files and point it to the dsk file which it will then run. Then enjoy reliving your past as I did !

                            Gabe

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                              #59
                              You did it!

                              I just played Bomber II!!!!!!!!!!

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                                #60
                                Originally posted by shminta View Post
                                Since I went searching....I finally found the game I was looking for. Path Tactics! Here is a link to a website that has online playable versions of all these games!

                                ENJOY!!

                                http://www.virtualapple.org/2listM.html

                                YOU ARE MY HERO!!!! Iíve been searching for the name of this game on-and-off for 3 decades. Looks like you posted this in 2009, and you havenít been active since, but I created an account just to say a big THANK YOU from here in 2021!!

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