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by billcarr2005
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Help with the Educational Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Help with the Educational Archive / LTS

Here are some LTS titles that weren't on your list
by billcarr2005
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Help with the Educational Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Help with the Educational Archive / Fernleaf

If anyone has any titles which are missing from the archive and would be willing to send me digital copies of the same (including documentation if possible) I should be very grateful to hear from you. [-o< Here are some Fernleaf titles that weren't on your list :) EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE SELECTION Vol...
by billcarr2005
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: DFS fault codes
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: DFS fault codes

From DFS Error messages http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/docs/Acorn/AN/019.pdf I've not come across 0A or 14 on a standard BBC B (since "Sector not Found" would cover a disk not being formatted in a recognised way), might be a later Acorn machine, since the document is from 1992 ...
by billcarr2005
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: ADVANCED FOLIO
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: ADVANCED FOLIO

@billcarr2005 - My disc is Version 2 as well but is ADFS. Your DFS ones should be the same software just on a different filing system. Provided they don't do any *DISC or *DRIVE commands they could be copied onto ADFS to complete my set. Track 39,sector 9 had a deliberate CRC error. The sector was ...
by billcarr2005
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: How t pass arrays into procedures?
Replies: 14
Views: 443

Re: How t pass arrays into procedures?

Are you typing the BASIC program in with the PAGE at &1900? If it's the final program, ie. no more will need to be loaded afterwards, tape could be enabled and the PAGE dropped to &E00. If under emulation, might be worth developing on the BBC Master initially to keep PAGE low? Although it's ...
by billcarr2005
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 539
Views: 51655

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

... On further investigation it appears to have been formatted at 40T on an 80T drive and the later tracks written at 80T if that makes sense. ... ADI reports tracks 19 onwards are unformatted on a 40T drive. On an 80T drive ADI reports all tracks formatted with normal data. Since this disc came fr...
by billcarr2005
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 539
Views: 51655

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Only tracks 0-19 of a 40T disc were formatted. Could this be related to the issue that affected the reporting of used tracks on the DLM titles? 20 x 2560 (or &14 x &A00) would give total data length of just 51200 (or &C800), whereas the SSD contains more than this? :? I've attached the ...
by billcarr2005
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: ADVANCED FOLIO
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: ADVANCED FOLIO

I've got both the 40T and 80T Version 2.0 DFS Signature disks with "Cannot be copied" on the label. Can take a look later, if it would be any use?
by billcarr2005
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: AVP First Steps (COM050)
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: AVP First Steps (COM050)

Unfortunately, I don't, but for reference, here's a list of the AVP titles I have got :) CYGNET Physics CYG010 Measure COM024 Formulae COM042 Statistical and Experimental Tools COM058 Periodicity of Elements COM061 Measuring Temperature, Volume and Mass COM063 Binomial COM066 Adding Waves COM068 Tim...
by billcarr2005
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Citadel Item Randomiser 0.4 (updated)
Replies: 40
Views: 2914

Re: Citadel Item Randomiser 0.4 (updated)

Breadfi5h wrote:Is there a version with infinite lives? Completed this as a boy some 30 years or so ago and want my 8-year-old to have a go.


Here's the PIAS version with the Immortality cheat implemented (CITAX, &451B=&60)
Works with the Randomiser :)
by billcarr2005
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton 2 - Cassette Version - LOCKED
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Repton 2 - Cassette Version - LOCKED

Are you attempting to *LOAD the file?
"Locked" means it's locked from anything except *RUN (or CHAIN"")
by billcarr2005
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 539
Views: 51655

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

OneSwitch wrote:Missing include

Blob Programs (Blob 1 Blob 2 Where's Blob?)


Aren't some of those here?
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=10455&p=126417
by billcarr2005
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: P.M.F. Barcode Reader
Replies: 20
Views: 1132

Re: P.M.F. Barcode Reader

flaxcottage wrote:Try this. :wink:


Code: Select all

*DIR D
CHAIN"TITLE"
by billcarr2005
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: The UNILAB interface for the BBC microcumputer
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: The UNILAB interface for the BBC microcumputer

hambo wrote:I have a unilab interface for the BBC and wondered if anyone has any of the programs written by Unilab to accompany it


I think they're here :)

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=10980&p=135743#p135743
by billcarr2005
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Funfair / Carnival type game
Replies: 26
Views: 2709

Re: Funfair / Carnival type game

CSHinUK wrote:I worked on Pip's Island Adventure


That got uploaded here

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6876&p=189520#p189520

a few months ago :)
by billcarr2005
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: FUNFAIR
Replies: 0
Views: 144

FUNFAIR

Requested here

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1004

Requires disc to be write enabled
by billcarr2005
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Funfair / Carnival type game
Replies: 26
Views: 2709

Re: Funfair / Carnival type game

CSHinUK wrote:... as well as other titles I worked on.


What other titles did you work on?
I've got "The Yellow Brick Road" also

Uploaded Funfair here
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=14831
by billcarr2005
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Funfair / Carnival type game
Replies: 26
Views: 2709

Re: Funfair / Carnival type game

Would it be this?

THE FUNFAIR.jpg


Not sure if I had it 11+ years ago... but I'll attempt to image it ASAP
(Might've found it quicker had it been in "Archive Requests" :roll: , although probably not :lol: )
by billcarr2005
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Vector 2 Disc To Disc Utility
Replies: 54
Views: 4788

Re: Vector 2 Disc To Disc Utility

Quite a bit of that history is a bit out. I was the only author of vector2 TBF, the author information was retrieved from the disk image, namely track 24, sector 1 This software is copyright (c) Howard Spurr 1984 FOR PRIVATE USE ONLY!! DO NOT USE CONTRARY TO COPYRIGHT LAWS Although on closer inspec...
by billcarr2005
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Arcademic Skillbuilder
Replies: 0
Views: 174

Arcademic Skillbuilder

Here we have the complete set of six "Arcademic Skillbuilder" programs by Developmental Learning Materials, produced by Educational Information Systems, programmed by Argus Communications and protected by Five Ways Software. BBD001 ALIEN ADDITION BBD002 MINUS MISSION BBD003 METEOR MULTIPLI...
by billcarr2005
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mapventure?
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Mapventure?

I was wondering if anyone could help me locate a game, I think, called Mapventure. I have no idea who made it and haven't found any trace of it so far on the net. It was written by Simon Hosler and published by Sherston Software, in 1988. I've attached the DFS version. The files are still "hid...
by billcarr2005
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Supermarket - MSC COIC 1983 Bob Gledhill
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Supermarket - MSC COIC 1983 Bob Gledhill

CMcDougall wrote:shows Version 8.F written 1/12/1983


The same as the disk version here then :)
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7190&p=88020#p88342
by billcarr2005
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: can anyone remember this hangman game called wilt?
Replies: 9
Views: 1790

Re: can anyone remember this hangman game called wilt?

Slo wrote:WILT. by Colin Harrison, (1984) Longman Micro Software, for BBC.B


Now posted here
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=14771
by billcarr2005
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: WILT
Replies: 0
Views: 209

WILT

by billcarr2005
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: can anyone remember this hangman game called wilt?
Replies: 9
Views: 1790

Re: can anyone remember this hangman game called wilt?

Didn't see this the first time around... thought "Wilt" sounded familiar, so I just checked and found the A4 folder containing this disk.

Will image it ASAP, subject to it being readable! (although Longman disks are usually reliable) :)
by billcarr2005
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Grasshopper by Newman software
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Grasshopper by Newman software

I imaged this disk in July 2015, within a box of many others on loan from Arcadian... I think it would've been one that I returned.
It contains sample spreadsheets for Grasshopper (presumably!)
by billcarr2005
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Beebug Spellcheck II v1.20 Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Beebug Spellcheck II v1.20 Manual

*SPELL or *BSPELL should load it up
*BASIC or CTRL-BREAK to exit
by billcarr2005
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Emulation Request
Replies: 133
Views: 14129

Re: Emulation Request

TLDR version: When I created the first FSD, of EXILE, way back in November 2012, I was able to "piggy back" on the SSD code of BeebEM because all that was missing, or rather implemented with automatic values added, was the ability to specify the sector IDs. Having the extra 4 bytes of the ...
by billcarr2005
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Primary Software Set 4
Replies: 12
Views: 617

Re: Primary Software Set 4

From track &16 onwards - part way into SLIDERS, then all of TRAINS, CUBES and SHUNT (Shape Hunt) are filled with E5, ie. formatted sectors containing no program data!
There's no further "hidden" data, &DC00 - &31FFF are all &E5 too...
by billcarr2005
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: ADFS Format
Replies: 25
Views: 1651

Re: ADFS Format

This might be beyond the scope of your document, but I am struggling to understand how a disc works and how much of that is replicated in a disc image. Somewhat related to your query, here are the details from a single track from the Tynesoft game "The Big KO"... using Acorn 1770 DFS, I r...