ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Arcadian » Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:25 pm

Hackers hacking away ...
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Arcadian » Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:26 pm

Look at this bunch of mugs ...

(I think the flash on the phone was a little too bright for some peeps!)
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby tricky » Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:49 pm

Nice mugs!
Are spectrum t-shirts allowed :shock:

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Arcadian » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:07 pm

Panorama!
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby jbnbeeb » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:40 pm

Cool panorama!

What projects are being worked on (or high scores on the (mame?) cab) ?
I'm going to ..
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Arcadian » Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:52 pm

tricky wrote:Nice mugs!

Aye, Gary's gone out of his way to make it a welcoming environment for us to spend the day/weekend in .... and the Beeb mugs were the icing on the cake! :)

Anyway, have just copied across some more photos from my camera and the 'mugshots' were a little better than the one I took with my phone (evidently the flash wasn't quite as blinding this time!).
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Arcadian » Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:52 am

Here are the last of my photos from Saturday.

Beebmaster was also very active with his camera so watch out for the round-up on http://www.beebmaster.co.uk soon I guess!
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Unmodified Model A, now with non-wonky spacebar (thanks Simon!) and brand new capacitors thanks to Mark aka UKRetroGamer!
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Dave and Daniel gave the new Master RAM Board for the Electron a thorough testing!!
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Beebmaster likes his biscuits
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Mark tends to a luggable BBC
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Simon struggles to stay awake whilst formatting floppies
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Flaxcottage and Beebmaster playing a game on the pi
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DaveH doing what he does best ... fixing up Electron gear
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Mark's impressive TI99a setup, running a familiar looking game!
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Everyone should have a StarDot emblem on their PC desktop!
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Our room for the weekend
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Arcadian » Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:57 am

And finally, a couple of video clips ...

Brief pan of the room ...


Not sure what game John and Ian were playing on the Pi, but they seemed quite into it!!
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby BeebMaster » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:30 am

John was winning, until he told me what the rules were, then I started winning, then just as I was about to win, the game crashed with a bug!

A bug at ABug!
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby sydney » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:35 am

Had a great time yet again. Nice to meet all the regulars and a couple of new faces too! The venue is fantastic, many thanks to Gary for hosting us. I don't think I'll be driving there and back on the same day again as it was a pretty long day by the time I got home at 11:30pm.

See you in July!

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby flaxcottage » Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:54 pm

BeebMaster wrote:John was winning, until he told me what the rules were, then I started winning, then just as I was about to win, the game crashed with a bug!

A bug at ABug!


Ian is quite right! :lol: However, that particular game does not depend on skill - just luck. :oops:

One thing I noticed whilst 'working' on that game, RISCOS pico has a tendency to corrupt BASIC programs when it saves them. I wasn't using the latest version, though, I admit.

I like the one I use because it announces I have a 224Mb computer. The latest version of pico has lost 32Mb somewhere and I get only 192Mb and when it has booted that has dropped to 96Mb. The latest version uses BASIC VI whilst the earlier version uses BASIC V.

More investigation is needed. :?

On another tack, thanks to Arcadian for all the photos. There is clearly a market at ABug for Grecian 2000! :twisted:
- John

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby sydney » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:29 pm

jbnbeeb wrote:Cool panorama!

What projects are being worked on (or high scores on the (mame?) cab) ?


Cabinet:
Gary beat me up on Street Fighter.
Dave beat me up on Mortal Kombat.
I was bad at Galaga and Galaga 88. I loved Galaga in the past and played it on MAME for a long time but my skills have left me!
I set a high score on Joust. I think that was the first time I played the arcade version and I now think Skirmish on the beeb is an absolutely fantastic conversion.
I had a quick go of Super Breakout for research into my current project.

Beeb:
Gary, Andrew (maybe not Andrew, possibly Bagpuss on the forum) and I had a bit of a mini competition where we played Meteors and Thrust and Andrew had a go of Revs - his skills also seem to have left him! Andrew then mentioned Astra Blaster was a favourite of his so I showed him Tricky's conversion and he was impressed.

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Gar2293 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:02 pm

Hi All

Just quick thanks to all those turned up, I think the weekend was a success.

As usual Dave was taking pictures and videos galore, though non of him self - i'll grab some images from the CCTV ;-) - hopefully Dave will post some more pictures.

If anyone has any comments positive or negative, or any ideas of what they would like to see for the next time ( there are three other planned events before year end ) - please contact me

Gary

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Arcadian » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:59 pm

Gar2293 wrote:hopefully Dave will post some more pictures.

I barely took any snaps today unfortunately (see below for the images) though Beebmaster was again very busy with the camera!
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Ian (Beebmaster) took a photographic record of each eurocard inside the Acorn System 3
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Ian Stocks' Atom gets in on the Econet action
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Prime » Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:23 am

Hi all,

When speaking to Arcadian / DaveM last week, he told me that someone had dumped the ROMS from the System 3, would it be possible to have a copy to look at ? Also any disks would be interesting too, I guess these would be in Atom DOS / DFS format also.

Cheers.

Phill.

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby jgharston » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:15 am

Prime wrote:When speaking to Arcadian / DaveM last week, he told me that someone had dumped the ROMS from the System 3, would it be possible to have a copy to look at?
I've got the ROM images. I'm 100 miles from my computer at the moment, so can't upload them.

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PDP11 BBC BASIC IV Version 0.25
(C) Copyright J.G.Harston 1989,2005-2015
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Gar2293 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:34 pm

Hi Phill

Dave's System 3 base unit is still here, if you are visiting the ABuf event over the weekend, you can copy them from the eeprom

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Baggers » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:06 pm

Hi Guys, just wondering how many want to buy Atom Dragon's Lair SD cards? so I know how many to bring with me?

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby paulb » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:32 pm

Baggers wrote:Hi Guys, just wondering how many want to buy Atom Dragon's Lair SD cards? so I know how many to bring with me?


Wrong thread? This is the June one, but maybe you want the August one.

(I'm not in the market for Atom Dragon's Lair, but is there a Web site for it? I saw some kind of classified advertisement page for it, but something with the details for those of us not familiar with it would be interesting to look at.)

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Baggers » Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:02 pm

paulb wrote:
Baggers wrote:Hi Guys, just wondering how many want to buy Atom Dragon's Lair SD cards? so I know how many to bring with me?


Wrong thread? This is the June one, but maybe you want the August one.

(I'm not in the market for Atom Dragon's Lair, but is there a Web site for it? I saw some kind of classified advertisement page for it, but something with the details for those of us not familiar with it would be interesting to look at.)


Sorry about this post in the wrong place guys, not been thinking straight recently, my brother passed away, and the funeral was this morning :( I'll post in appropriate place next time.

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby oss003 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:14 pm

I'm sorry, my condolences Jim.

Greetings
Kees

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby paulb » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:49 pm

Very sorry to hear that. My condolences also.

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Baggers » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:08 pm

Again, sorry for the slight mishap of not thinking straight and posting in the wrong place.

Cheers guys,
Jim.


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