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by topcat96
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2715
Views: 202930

Re: LOLPRICE

1024MAK wrote:For sale:
Note computer is spares or repairs, but believed working when last used...

Here's my gaming room with all my consoles and computers. Over there in the corner is my custom built MAME upright cabinet.

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by topcat96
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 966

Re: Stardot logo infected with spuds!

Insert obligatory Red Dwarf reference here ... :lol:

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by topcat96
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 966

Re: Stardot logo disappeared!

vanekp wrote:OMG time for chips :lol: :lol: :lol:
What resemblance/connection does a potato have with the BBC ?


We're just missing the battered fish and mushy peas in the logo now ... quality food :)

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by topcat96
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 966

Re: Stardot logo disappeared!

So where's my cuppa then? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by topcat96
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 966

Re: Stardot logo disappeared!

It's Friday morning and still no stardot logo, just the phpBB logo in it's place ...

Something is borked somewhere ... call Mulder and Scully!

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by topcat96
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: BBC Micro Monitor Stand (photo inside)
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: BBC Micro Monitor Stand (photo inside)

Watford Electronics made one like that back in the day. You might find one on fleabay if you are lucky, or if somebody has one here they are not using.

Anyone have access to a press brake or other sheet metal bending facilities?

See page 10 of the attached .pdf file.
by topcat96
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Wanted BBC B Aeronautical Dogfight 1
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: Wanted BBC B Aeronautical Dogfight 1

According to 8bs.com, Aeronautical Dogfight 2 is suitable for the BBC B, Electron, B+ and Master machines ... Unable to verify as I only have a BBC B machine here. http://8bs.com/elecgame/aeronauticaldogfight2.htm Can't help any with Aeronautical Dogfight 1 I'm afriad. I couldn't find any reference ...
by topcat96
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 9 Game Nominations
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Re: Season 9 Game Nominations

My nominations are:

1) Donkey Kong Jr.
2) Mega Apocalypse
3) Grabit
by topcat96
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: disk images: graphical images of data layout on disk
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: disk images: graphical images of data layout on disk

jms2 wrote:That said, how much capacity is there on a c64 disk?


The 170 kB disc is split into 683 sectors on 35 tracks, each of the sectors holding 256 bytes. However, one track is reserved by DOS for directory and file allocation information (the BAM, block availability map).
by topcat96
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 17
Views: 936

Re: Image rotation

I always check which way up the picture is displayed first before uploading to the image host website ...

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by topcat96
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Microwriter MW4
Replies: 6
Views: 324

My name is Microwriter MW4 ...

The following is from http://www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk/Museum/Microwriter/index.php The Microwriter has an interesting history if only because of who invented it - a bloke called Cy Enfield who's better known for directing the 1964 classic 'Zulu' starring Michael Caine amongst others. After moving t...
by topcat96
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Grump grump grump
Replies: 15
Views: 768

Re: Grump grump grump

Sorry to hear of your loss.
by topcat96
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Wanted = Emperor inlay info
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Wanted = Emperor inlay info

I found a description of the game in Acorn User 17 (December 1983) but not much else. Reprinted here ... Hope it helps! EMPEROR The time of this wargame is the first four centuries AD. The player takes the part of the Emperor and he must pit his wits and forces against invading barbarians, rebelliou...
by topcat96
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge rules discussion.
Replies: 24
Views: 1079

Re: High score challenge rules discussion.

Maybe it would be simpler to state the individual rules for each game as we go. Or have a generic set of rules that are absolute, but certain challenges allow for extra's like autofire Key re-mapping should be allowed for games running under emulation though, as some games use Caps Lock and CTRL for...
by topcat96
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2512
Views: 195573

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

by topcat96
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2715
Views: 202930

Re: LOLPRICE

by topcat96
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: Watford Electronics 32k RAM Card - ended.
Replies: 2
Views: 340

FS: Watford Electronics 32k RAM Card - ended.

Decided to keep and transfer into another machine.
by topcat96
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4434
Views: 275738

Re: Today I received.....

A Turbografx 16 console and Everdrive SD interface. As I have no TV's in the house that uses the old UK rooftop aerial connectors, a conversion to scart was in order. A well cared for Sega Dreamcast console which now has had both the tri-LED and region free mod's done on it. Also replaced the solder...
by topcat96
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Two BBC Micros free around Mar 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1819

Re: Two BBC Micros free around Mar 2018

Awwwww can you feel the love?

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by topcat96
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Help Needed-Personal Quiz Package/Colisoft WAV>UEF
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: Help Needed-Personal Quiz Package/Colisoft WAV>UEF

CMcDougall wrote:looks like from the "old_computer_museum" discs /massive ZIP, mostly 99.8% stolen from STH :shock:


I blame Google and all it's bots ..!
by topcat96
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: KXP 1081 dot matrix for sale in Surrey
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: KXP 1081 dot matrix for sale in Surrey

Is it for sale at £0.00 then? :lol:

Stating your asking price would help #-o
by topcat96
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 2160

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

Getting better ...

Score 12055
Level 2

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by topcat96
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 2160

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

Jeez i suck at this game!

Score: 6500
Level 2

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Works fine in BeebEm 4.14 so I have no excuses :lol:
by topcat96
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2715
Views: 202930

Re: LOLPRICE

Has anyone been following the 'Brand New & Sealed Ultimate' games auctions? That looks more like a home cellophane wrap attempt than a professional job IMHO. EDIT: I don't recall ever having gold tape around any of my Ultimate games when purchased back in the 80's. They were all sealed in a thi...
by topcat96
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC
Replies: 13
Views: 1074

Re: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

When it comes to JiffyDOS, there are so many options, you should open the case of your commie and look to see if the chips is socketed or not. Most breadbin C64's had all their chips in sockets where-as most C64c's had chips directly soldered to the board. Once that is ascertained, simply match the ...
by topcat96
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 582
Views: 54712

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Ummmm ...

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