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Midland Boyz Menus

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:08 am
by Champions_2002
I have found Midland Boyz Menus on another site and thought i would like to share them here.

Here is a list of them..

    Midland Boyz 01
    Fantasy World Dizzy
    Treasure Island Dizzy
    Fast Food
    Virus
    Pengy
    Space Invaders!

    Midland Boyz 02
    StarQuake
    Edd The Duck
    Spell Fire
    AirBall

    Midland Boyz 03
    Star Wars
    Starblaze
    Nova
    Klax

    Midland Boyz 04
    Led Storm
    Music Programs
    The Midland Boyz Ego Trip

    Midland Boyz 05
    Last Duel
    Leatherneck
    Escapade

    Midland Boyz 06 2 Disks
    Puffy's Saga
    Soundtracker

    Midland Boyz 07 2 Disks
    Llamatron
    International Karate
    Entombed
    Noisetracker
    Cybernetix

    Midland Boyz 08
    Rockfall
    Bellum
    Sequencer One
    Ballzone

    Midland Boyz 09
    The Last Arcadian
    Space War
    Chuckie Egg
    Chuckie Egg II
    The Hitchhikers Guide

    Midland Boyz 10 2 Disks
    Final Fight
    Droid

    Midland Boyz 11
    Xenon
    Bomb Jack
    Bombuzal

    Midland Boyz 12
    Robotz
    Pacmania
    Buggy Boy
    Rolling Thunder

    Midland Boyz 13
    Nebulous
    Eliminator
    Revenge of the Mutant Camels

    Midland Boyz 14
    Klatrix
    Strike Force Harrier
    Leather Godesses of Phobos

    Midland Boyz 15
    Artura
    Skull Digery

    Midland Boyz 16
    Kick off Extra Time
    Kwik Snax Dizzy

    Midland Boyz 17
    Wizball
    Levithan

    Midland Boyz 18
    Charoits of Wrath

    Midland Boyz 19 Part II 3 Disks
    Cannon Fodder

    Midland Boyz 19 Part III 2 Disks
    Crystal Kingdom Dizzy

    Midland Boyz 20 2 Disks
    Chaos Engine, The

    Midland Boyz 21
    Viz
    Zork I
    Zork II

    Midland Boyz 23
    Barbarian
    Chain Reaction
    Douglas Rockmoor
    Douglas Rockmoor II

    Midland Boyz 24
    Frankenstein
    Dizzy Panic
    Prince of the Yolkfolk
    Game Cracker
    Pompey Music

    Midland Boyz 25
    Elite II

    Midland Boyz 27 2 Disks
    Another World
    S.E.U.C.K. Manual
    S.E.U.C.K.

    Midland Boyz 28
    Rolling Ronnie
    Archer Mclean's Pool
    Pocket Bike
    Sound Tracker

    Midland Boyz 29
    Steg The Slug
    Moon Patrol
    Ultimate Virus Killer
    Doc Displayer

    Midland Boyz 30
    Dynablaster
    Total Eclipse
    Empire Strikes Back
    Joust
    IK+
    Count Zero Mix-U-Load

    Midland Boyz 31
    The Simpsons
    Carrier Command
    Dugger

    Midland Boyz 32
    Lotus III
    Rick Dangerous
    Grav

    Midland Boyz 33
    Roll Out
    North Star
    Paradroid '90
    Llamatron
    Huckleberry Hound
    Pipeworx (Demo)

    Midland Boyz 35
    Turn n Burn
    Arkanoid II
    Bug Bash
    Mouth Trap
    A-Z Cheats

    Midland Boyz 37
    Ghost n Goblins
    Wicked
    Sim City
    Beach Party Demo

    Midland Boyz 38 2 Disks
    Gods
    Horror Zombies From The Crypt

    Midland Boyz 39 3 Disks
    Zero 5
    Wacky Races

    Midland Boyz 42
    The Immortal

    Midland Boyz 43 2 Disks
    Civiliation

    Midland Boyz 44
    Master Blazer
    Beyond the Ice Palace
    Lottery Number Generator
    Ripper

    Midland Boyz 45 2 Disks
    Knights of the Sky + Manual
    Deluxe Paint

    Midland Boyz 47
    Deathbringer

    Midland Boyz 48
    Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker
    Cybercop
    Spellbound Dizzy
    Killer Tomatos
    Disk Copier

    Midland Boyz 49
    Seymour Goes to Hollywood
    Grotesque Demo

    Midland Boyz 50
    Baby Jo
    Bubble Bobble
    Disk Copier
    Atari TT Patch


http://rapidshare.com/files/1905047061/ ... _Boyz_0.7z

Re: Midland Boyz Menus

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:22 am
by Ian
Thanks. Hopefully I dont miss the date for the next tosec update so these will get included.

Re: Midland Boyz Menus

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:07 pm
by spiny
the rapidshare link appears to be broken.

Re: Midland Boyz Menus

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:13 pm
by Brume
Great, thanks for the content :)
Have you tested all the menus? Everything works fine?

Re: Midland Boyz Menus

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:44 pm
by purpleeagle01
I found this link works fine.

http://cloudstor.es/f/gSy/#

Re: Midland Boyz Menus

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:38 pm
by simonsunnyboy
Never seen anyone of them yet. I'm quite astonished to see they seem not to have used ripped stuff (atleast not as far as I could check out yet)

Technical quality is mid standard, not coming near the big 3 of Atari ST menu disk teams.

Re: Midland Boyz Menus

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:06 pm
by simonsunnyboy
I've added the fileset to my Ubuntu One account to aid in sharing:

http://ubuntuone.com/2LUE9PjrR2tQoeW7DKCT3o

Re: Midland Boyz Menus

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:23 pm
by Brume
simonsunnyboy: the menus aren't so rare ;) They were imaged by Lee Marsh back in 2002 and he uploaded them on a FTP (don't remember which one, maybe Phantom's FTP or his own FTP).

But you're right: this crew was totally unknown before Lee uploaded the disks. At least I never found any greetings or infos about The Midland Boyz in other intros or e-zines...

Re: Midland Boyz Menus

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:38 am
by purpleeagle01
Hi I tested yesterday 4 menus.
Real STE 4Mb TOS 1.6

Nr01 works great
NR02 empty disk no.3 +4 also empty, was then converted to the JayMsa in MSA and they work great.
Nr.05 Leathernecks Does Not Work
Nr.06 All Works Fine
Nr.07A All Ok
Nr.07B Cybernetix Crashes with 2Bombs
Nr.08 Ballzone Does Not Work
Nr.09-12 All works fine
Nr.13-15 All OK
Nr.16 Loading with 3Bombs Still the Menu and Games working fine
Nr.17 Leviathan does not start after pressing start game
Nr.18 All works fine
Nr.19P2A-19P2C Cannot converted to MSA the game (Cannon Fodder)Works Fine and the savedisk (written back to disk with ST2Disk)
Nr.19P3A-19P3B Cannot converted to MSA the game (Crystal Kingdom Dizzy)Works fine (written back to disk with ST2Disk)
Nr.20A-20B All Fine
Nr.21 Viz Ingame Crash with 4Bombs
Nr.23 Barbarian Crashes with 2Bombs,Douglass Rockmoor 2.5MB Crashes with 2Bombs,The other versions no Joystick Reaction??,Only Rockmoor 2 1MB Works.
(Better use the original Budgie UK Versions)
Nr.24 All Fine
Nr.25 All Fine
Nr.27A-27B All Fine
Nr.28 All Fine
Nr.29 Steg The Slug stops after loading and no response
Nr.30 All Fine






I now have all converted to the MSA and will test in the next days.
Cheers
I only use REAL Hardware can somewhere check this on Emulators?

Re: Midland Boyz Menus

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:32 am
by Champions_2002
Brume wrote:Great, thanks for the content :)
Have you tested all the menus? Everything works fine?


Hi Brume

i just put each one in STEEM to get the menu, they all work on the menu

purpleeagle01 wrote:I found this link works fine.

http://cloudstor.es/f/gSy/#

I forget to say that i got these from ISOZone , they have a lot of Atari Downloads

check it out

http://theisozone.com/downloads/retro/atari-st/

Re: Midland Boyz Menus

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:37 am
by Brume
purpleeagle01: thanks for the tests :) Can you report bugged menus here ?
They will be really useful very soon...

Re: Midland Boyz Menus

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:49 am
by lotek_style
Never ever heard of that group. Nice find! Who are they? They did many menus for such an "unknown" group.

Re: Midland Boyz Menus - Message from T.N.O.

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:42 pm
by TheNamelessOne
..... I am stunned ......

Oh my, what a blast from the past this page is.... Sorry let me introduce myself

I am The Nameless One (TNO) of the Former Midland Boyz ST CD Crew and to be honest, I didn't think any of these menu's still existed, let alone be talked about on various ST Sites, and as I stated, I'm quite stunned at the moment. An old friend posted me this page and a Google search page on the group. It's been over 20 years since we made these disks.....

Right enough of the babble

About the group

We were composed of myself and my best mates back in 1991 and we decided to make our own "Compilation" disks, just like our hero's at the time, Pompey Pirates, The Medway Boys and Automation. We just started doing it for fun and to learn how to code in 68000 MC. It was good fun at the time :)

At the start we used to hack n BADLY compress our own games, every now and again we "Borrowed" someone elses crack but most of the time it was our own collections of ST Original Games. We got a lot better after menu 18 as some of the code we got our hands on make the menu design's a lot better and the cracks were 100%-ish and we got compression under control thanks to Atomic 3.5 and Firehawks Speed Packer 3

We never started to be a household name like Pompey's or Automation and the distribution area was VERY Limited, hence why we were not that well known.

Based in Leicestershire (Midlands) we made 63 floppies worth of menu's with several "Menu 19 Part X" menu's for games that didn't quite fit the norm.
Unfortunately, I lost my entire ST Collection in a house fire many years ago and thought these menu's were lost in the eather..
To find several of them online to download was mind-blowing !

The menu I liked the most though was MENU 50 as it contained a ReMapped "Bubble Bobble" designed by us, If anyone has the TMB "Obsession" disks Please Post them !!!

We were mainly 3 people, myself TNO, Bad Boy T and Blackmaiden of Jupiter 9T (Another unknown group) and several game suppliers including Captain Chaos, Tezza and Dwain Dibbly

2 of us understood code, which helped a lot, and i remember that menu 50 was written over a few months as the Bubble Bobble remap was a nightmare !

Seriously, folks, if any one else has ANY of the missing menu's , please get em uploaded :)

Who ever originally uploaded these where ever, thank you very much.

All the best to all you ST Nuts out there and to MUG UK for running this fantastic site
Greetings fly out to all the best and worst of the ST Crowd - Alien You were the boss !!!
(Shame I ain't got a HTML Scroller lol)

Oh and just a heads up, all the available menu's are on TheISOZone.com, which I just found out about !!!!

Seriously folks, you have made my day

The Nameless One signing Off

WRAP!

Re: Midland Boyz Menus

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:36 pm
by lotek_style
TNO: Thanks a lot for all the informations :) Please also visit our demoscene website:

https://demozoo.org/groups/41168/

Re: Midland Boyz Menus - Message from T.N.O.

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:46 pm
by Mug UK
TheNamelessOne wrote:All the best to all you ST Nuts out there and to MUG UK for running this fantastic site


Not quite true, I'm just the person with the most posts due to the admin duties of the last <insert long time> years on here :)

Welcome aboard though! Pity you lost everything in the fire, as Brume is always after more for his www.stonish.net site :)