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by Lardo Boffin
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4743
Views: 321181

Re: Today I received.....

An ABR thanks Dave! Now I have Beebug C permanently available without having to load it into sideways RAM each time (it was very much a 1st world problem...).

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by Lardo Boffin
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 66
Views: 2737

Re: Having a clear out

Added BBC disc Elite to the Electron box.
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Master users: What MOS are you running?
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Master users: What MOS are you running?

I’m running a Retroclinic multi-OS. It has already proved useful in being able to switch to 1.20 for some games compatibility.
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2816
Views: 224948

Re: LOLPRICE

Maybe they are meant to be £2.29 each?
I never quite understand how people who do this can have nearly 2000 positive feedbacks? Crazy.
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Caling machine code from BASIC
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Caling machine code from BASIC

I belive the code is currently relocatable being all BNE, BCC etc. for branching control. But not having to worry about that will make it easier for a 6502 noob. I like the idea of a loader - I can show the intro text, assemble code while it is being read (ignored...) and then load the game having a...
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Caling machine code from BASIC
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Caling machine code from BASIC

Ta.
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Caling machine code from BASIC
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Caling machine code from BASIC

Hi all I am in the process of rewriting some of the slow parts of my adventure framework into machine code and am making progress (slowly) with the text wrapping print routine. Its my first proper attempt at machine code on the beeb - previously I have only done Z80. Hopefully it should be finished ...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Whats it worth? Suncom Starfighter Joystick
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Whats it worth? Suncom Starfighter Joystick

Welp, you can ask for £30 and see if anyone bites..? I know sometimes things go for less than we'd like, but the value of anything is only what anyone's prepared to pay for it at any given time. d. I have put in on here for £15 and if nobody is interested I will try my luck on eBay. You never know ...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 66
Views: 2737

Re: Having a clear out

Suncom Starfighter joystick. I tested this on my C64 and it worked nicely. This came with a Tac-2 and I only really wanted the Tac-2 so here it is! There are some cable ‘melt marks’ underneath but the top is in pretty good condition. £15 plus p&p seems the going rate for these. D5617A58-34BC-4345-AA...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 66
Views: 2737

Re: Having a clear out

Acorn full height disc drive - not working. When I got this I cleaned the head and removed a bit of label from inside the drive and gave it a go. It started formatting a disc but stopped at track 27 and make disc access noises (rather than the ‘chunk-chunk-chunk’ noise it had been making). Now all i...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 66
Views: 2737

Re: Having a clear out

Electron Elite by Superior Software. Box and manual only - no cassette. Just the case and manual! This does look nice on the shelf but I don’t have an elk! The manual has a bit of pencil writing at the back. Added BBC disc Elite. This is missing the Dark Wheel and the poster. I have tested this in b...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Whats it worth? Suncom Starfighter Joystick
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Whats it worth? Suncom Starfighter Joystick

Thanks. Was hoping a bit closer to £30 or so. Hey ho!
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Whats it worth? Suncom Starfighter Joystick
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Whats it worth? Suncom Starfighter Joystick

I finally managed to get a Tac-2 joystick to complete my wife’s original C-64 setup and I have to say it is an impressive bit of kit. Definitely the best digital joystick I have ever used - it even passes the Ghouls test (I can get off level 1 using it! :D ). Very nice! 5B371679-AD92-4EED-80B7-050A3...
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New adventure - Send in the Clones
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: New adventure - Send in the Clones

1024MAK wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:48 pm
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:03 pm
I see that this has been downloaded a few times now. Anyone made any progress?
Admissions to the local mental help clinics have apparently gone up...
:D
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New adventure - Send in the Clones
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: New adventure - Send in the Clones

I see that this has been downloaded a few times now. Anyone made any progress?
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 66
Views: 2737

Re: Having a clear out

The Apple looks really nice, if only: a) I had the space, and b) I could have persuaded my wife not to beat me with it. If I had the space I would be keeping it. :cry: You would be safe from your wife unless she is REALLY strong. It is probably too heavy to pick up. :D At least that is problem B so...
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 66
Views: 2737

Re: Having a clear out

I have listed the Apple on eBay (https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Apple-IIe-Two- ... 3405912087). Again if anyone on here is interested PM me your eBay Id and put in an offer at the price above and I will accept.
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 66
Views: 2737

Re: Having a clear out

I have listed the Softcard on eBay (https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Apple-II-Microsoft-Softcard-Z80-CPM-Boxed-With-Manuals-And-Discs-Working-/273403976426) and will list the Apple tomorrow thanks to some well timed £1 final fee offers. If anyone on here is interested and would rather buy through eBay for a...
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 66
Views: 2737

Re: Having a clear out

Pascal £30 plus p&p (paypal friends and family). This is the four discs and two manuals. The back cover has come off one of the manuals.

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by Lardo Boffin
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 66
Views: 2737

Re: Having a clear out

MS Softcard £140 plus p&p. This is a boxed softcard, two hefty manuals and the original discs. The label has come lose on the 16 sector disc. I have created copies of the original 16 sector master disc using the CP/M utilities and have formatted a few blank discs. ECCA8CED-A0F7-4136-BFD9-F27A0D767BE...
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 66
Views: 2737

Re: Having a clear out

Apple IIe, 128K RAM, Super Serial card, VGA scaler, manuals and two disc drives with all cables £280 plus p&p. I appreciate this is a lot for this site so I am assuming normal payPal for this (i.e. you get buyer protection) rather than friends and family. I can list it on eBay for extra protection b...
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 66
Views: 2737

Re: Having a clear out

I have been thinking about this one for a while now. Since downsizing I only have space to put out one computer at a time and I think we all know what brand that is going to be... I have not switched on my Apple much recently and don’t really see that I will have time to do so in the foreseeable fut...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New Replacement Keyboard Surrounds?
Replies: 14
Views: 1280

Re: New Replacement Keyboard Surrounds?

Walters Computers in Stourbridge! Awesome! (I got my first Beeb from there).
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Which killer app made you buy a BBC?
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Which killer app made you buy a BBC?

I’d say BBC Basic is definitely an ‘app’ (although I guess I am stuck in my ways and call things software or programs or applications etc. :?) - take it away and the computer still works (assuming you put another language in of course) I think also BBC Basic as the main reason - very comprehensive a...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: The passing of an 80's computing giant ...
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: The passing of an 80's computing giant ...

northernbob wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:38 am
you find this of interest....

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/rick-dic ... ation..pdf


great doc!
Have to say it looks nice!
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2670
Views: 221131

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Interesting pile of stuff:- https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Vintage-Digisolve-IKON-Pixel-Engine-VGP-64-Vector-Graphics-Units-c-1984/283082153072?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D652304fc077a4d7cab7808ebaa5e232d%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Help / Question on IFEL ROM/RAM board and Datacentre
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Help / Question on IFEL ROM/RAM board and Datacentre

dv8 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:01 pm
^ Why does Ghouls do that, you mean?
:D

Makes sense.
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Help / Question on IFEL ROM/RAM board and Datacentre
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Help / Question on IFEL ROM/RAM board and Datacentre

Ahhh! That explains a lot. =D>
Why does it do that?
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Help - Losing ROM/RAM board after running software and pressing Break
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: Help - Losing ROM/RAM board after running software and pressing Break

Thanks. pressing CTRL BREAK gets me. BBC Computer 32K Language ? I have had similar with my DataCentre on a model B. It seems to behave ok on a Master. I assume this is because the Master has a separate workspace for system data such as that used by the datacentre etc. and therefore games don’t tra...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Help / Question on IFEL ROM/RAM board and Datacentre
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Help / Question on IFEL ROM/RAM board and Datacentre

Interesting! Looks much improved.

Care to try an experiment please? Can you play Ghouls and get killed (easy enough) and when the game tries to continue see if it crashes please? It will dump you back to BASIC if it does.

Thanks

Lardo