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by Lardo Boffin
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Just saying Hi
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Just saying Hi

Welcome Dave!

Its getting to be like ‘The Republic of Dave’ here now!

Mark at Retroclinic has Cubs from time to time. 1022 Marks left to find now...

Lardo
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 52
Views: 1844

Re: Having a clear out

Ultra Intelligent Machine, Database and Wordhunt (untested at the mo). £20 plus p&p - probably £4 to the UK. I actually bought UIM specifically but just didn’t get into it. I’m lacking space so it has to go. I have tested it on 40 track with a Master as shown below. The screen shots are poor as the ...
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 52
Views: 1844

Re: Having a clear out (added a copy of Exile)

trixster wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:57 pm
I’ll take Exile please!

I’ll pm you :)
All yours.
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Code to load PROCs on demand
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Code to load PROCs on demand

cmorley wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:35 pm
BASIC ROM User Guide?
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=13861
Thats the one thanks!
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Code to load PROCs on demand
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Code to load PROCs on demand

In one of the many books I have read I noticed some code to load PROCs on demand in BASIC. Obviously it was a bunch of assembly. The only slight problem is that I cannot remember where I read it... :oops: It may have been one of my books or possibly an on line PDF. Anyone have any ideas which book? ...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 52
Views: 1844

Re: Having a clear out

All of the remaining games are now combined into a single lot - thats the Monsters disc and all the cassettes etc. I am also adding a copy of Exile. This boots fine on a Master in 40T mode but not on my model B using the same disc drive. The model B does have a turbo MMC installed - not sure if that...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2642
Views: 217921

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Interesting coprocessor! https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-ACORN-BBC-MODEL-B-MICRO-COMPUTER-w-Opus-Disk-Drive/263797161782?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D52962%26meid%3D770ae942d99e4d67868670c19a7228a2%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D263797161782%26itm%3D2637...
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 2223

Re: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017

Regarding the language independent conceptual bugs with the For loop:- F0AB55FB-E312-408A-889B-71544E4E04D5.jpeg It is interesting that a lot of the students thought that the print statement would activate somehow magically when X got to 10. It is as if they decided to process it based on how they t...
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 2223

Re: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017

Elminster wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:23 am

Edit2: 30 Kids in a class room sounds like a scary number
My wife used to have that many on a regular basis. One year it was a split keystage group with VERY different ability ranges.
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New adventure - Send in the Clones
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: New adventure - Send in the Clones

A treasonous bug in the main menu has been spotted and dealt with. Thanks to my almost certainly ex-play-tester for spotting that one!

The link on the initial post has been updated.
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New adventure - Send in the Clones
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: New adventure - Send in the Clones

The only play tester it has had so far described it as frustrating, annoying and excessively difficult. The word confusing may have been in there as well. Wow, that playtester sounds like a real jerk! Which is the complete opposite of me, who's helpfully provided this link so that people can play t...
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New adventure - Send in the Clones
Replies: 3
Views: 194

New adventure - Send in the Clones

During the testing and building of the adventure parsing framework I have been working on I built an adventure to test it. This is that adventure! I don't make any claims that it is any good or bug free but you can play it to the end. I figured that having written it I may as well put it up on here....
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2642
Views: 217921

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Sounds like a working beeb in need of a PSU overhaul? https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Micro-Computer-with-Viglen-5-25-Disk-Drive/253725072010?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D52962%26meid%3D2e274045a86e4698ac999804497f5f3d%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D253725072010%...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: C64 copy of Wateland on floppy disc
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: C64 copy of Wateland on floppy disc

Here you go fella ... Wasteland that should be SD2IEC compatible plus a copy of the original floppies. Easy peasy way to copy from SD2IEC back to floppy is shown here: http://technocoma.blogspot.com/p/sd2iec-d64-image-to-floppy-on-1541-on.html Can't help more than that as I don't have access to a f...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 52
Views: 1844

Re: Having a clear out

metaluna wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:28 pm
Can I purchase this cassette recorder from you please. Chris.
All yours.
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: BeebSCUMM
Replies: 22
Views: 847

Re: BeebSCUMM

Beyond awesome! I will have to get my Master fixed.
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 52
Views: 1844

Re: Having a clear out

Another ANF03! This one is in pretty good condition. There are a few scuffs on it as can be seen. I have run the head cleaner through it a few times and cleaned the pinch roller. I have tested loading a few games. It came with a power lead and DIN to DIN lead both of which are included. You will nee...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2642
Views: 217921

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Beeb-bot! https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Clwyd-Technics-Trekker-Robot-Vehicle-BBC-Micro-Computer/163109204112?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Dec8569b83d8c4e4aa6542957b2a5016e%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D163109204112%26itm%3D1631092041...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4684
Views: 316175

Re: Today I received.....

A disc cleaner frame, some lint free cloths and by coincidence some discs of unknown pedigree that I can practice on before trying any of the more expensive ones. The video link from the purchase suggested using rubbing alocohol (IPA?) but advice on here was distilled water - which is the best way f...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4684
Views: 316175

Re: Today I received.....

Well sadly it is doa. When I switch it on nothing happens and neither of the leds come on, nor does the disc try to spin. I have cycled the switch a good few times but to no avail. Having taken the lid off, the rf shield (of which there is a lot) runs under the PSU at the back so presumbly the PSU h...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4684
Views: 316175

Re: Today I received.....

jonb wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Oh yeah, those STFM mouse / joystick connectors under the keyboard. What a poor design.
From what I can see they used to be where the disc drive ended up being put when they started fitting them internally. Shame they didn’t put a but more effort into finding a better home for them.
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4684
Views: 316175

Re: Today I received.....

An Atari 520STFM! Also the mouse, leads and some games. Is there anything I need to check before switching this on? No sources of magic smoke etc.? Magic smoke, not normally, no. Typical faults are:- Faulty PSU on/off switch, non-functional or crackles.... Mark Thanks Mark. Doesn’t sound like anyth...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2642
Views: 217921

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Well watching an A3010 on ebay There are 2 bidders with 0 feedback pushing the price up Doesn't feel legit I don't mind loosing to genuine bidders , this just feels wrong Thats worked to my advantage a few times. So long as you only bid what you are willing to pay and don’t get carried away with it...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4684
Views: 316175

Re: Today I received.....

An Atari 520STFM! Also the mouse, leads and some games.

Is there anything I need to check before switching this on? No sources of magic smoke etc.?

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by Lardo Boffin
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 52
Views: 1844

Re: Having a clear out

paradroid90 wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:07 am
Hi Lando

Interested in the Cassette Recorder and Joystick :-)
All yours! I will PM some details.
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 52
Views: 1844

Re: Having a clear out

Monsters disc by Acornsoft. I have added this to the Battle of Britain disc earlier on.
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 52
Views: 1844

Re: Having a clear out

ANF03 cassette player. I have run a head cleaner through this and spend some time cleaning the pinch roller. I have never tested saving with this but it loads fine. It is missing a little paint on the front, under the plastic by the looks of it. £10 plus p&p. 4B8B6C7A-B6BC-4C0E-BF6D-0B0124084390.jpe...
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 52
Views: 1844

Re: Having a clear out

A generic joystick! At least they tried to do beeb colours. £5 plus p&p. It wasn’t working when it arrived but I cleaned up the contactors and reattached them and now all is well. Hopefully the selotape will last another 30 years! The handle has yellowed somewhat. This is switch based so not much us...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn factory friday special B+
Replies: 16
Views: 526

Re: Acorn factory friday special B+

Was it a Dundee built 16k or 48k? The QC at Timex was non existent. The trouble is, how to tell where it was made? Mark Board revision usually helps. For example revision 4S is made my Samsung in South Korea. Earlier revisions are guaranteed to be Timex. Issue two. See if you can spot the missing r...