What is this 99 to Continue?

Zx81 and Spectrum Football Manager had 99 to Continue? What was that? Well to choose the player you were picking you typed his number:


.. or typed 99 to continue? Where did I get that from? Well obviously it was not a number of one of the players, but why 99? Well it was actually from my experience programming mainframe computers. From 99 representing generic 2 digit fields.

The thing is, people remember it with affection as an oddity of the game, and I got asked to include it as a feature, so I did in the Version 1.05 release. A truly unusual feature to add! 🙂

(OK to be fair you don’t need to type 99, to continue 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s