Hi, everyone. As you may know, Paul
(and I to a lesser extent) have been busy working on bbcmicro.co.uk
, converting and uploading Mick
's disc- and tape-images
, and also adding "new" games whenever they're found, to try and create a comprehensive online archive of games for the Beeb.
But there's a number of rare games that haven't been archived yet, and some of those are lying in the vaults of the Cambridge Centre for Computing History, the venue for the very event that this thread is about.
As neither Lee nor I can make it, would anyone who's attending be willing to try and make copies of some of the CCH's holdings?
I believe that Jason Fitzpatrick, who runs CCH, has been open to the idea previously, and I think that our own Jason
has, in the not-too-distant past, been in contact with him about it.
If this is at all feasible, and if anyone thinks they might be able to help, here's Lee's list (in CSV format) of missing Beeb games that need archiving that CCH has copies of:
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Brainwaves Quiz,Arnold Wheaton,Cassette,SW143,
Butterflies / Putting,Unknown EDUCATIONAL,,????,
Clever Clogs Computer Tutor,Argus Press,Cassette,SW100,
Copter Dogfight,Micro User,Cassette,SW162,
Cosmos,Kansas,Cassette,SW162,Task Force – Cosmos – Demolish combo tape
Cricket Averages,South Coast Software,Cassette,SW085,
Demolish,Kansas,Cassette,SW162,Task Force – Cosmos – Demolish combo tape
Doom Run / Backgammon,Unknown,,????,
Exploring Adventures (Tape),Duckworth,Cassette,SW150,
Game Core,BBC Soft,Cassette,SW047,
Games Of Logic (different version),Golem,Cassette,SW164,
Gold Collection,US Gold,Disk / Cassette,????,SECOND PRIORITY
Hereward The Rebel,Fernleaf,Disk,SW099,
Kingdom Of Helior,Longman,Disk,SW098,
Lost In The Labyrinth,Stack,Cassette,SW031,
Play your cards right,LWT,,????,
Quest Adventures + Creator,AUCBE,Disk,SW107,
Space Fighter,Program Power,Cassette,SW016,
"Storyline, The",Daco Software,Cassette,????,CH40402
Trivial Pursuit – Baby Boomer,Domark,Cassette (and Disk),SW031,
Trivial Pursuit – Standard,Domark,Disk,SW031,Genus Edition?
Trivial Pursuit – Young Players,Domark,Cassette (and Disk),SW031,
(The "Box" number identifies the physical storage box that the tape/disc is kept in at CCH.)