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by Lardo Boffin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: general
Topic: What was your most shining BBC moment at school?
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: What was your most shining BBC moment at school?

The closest I got was my O level computer studies project - a copy of pac man called Hippy Munch. Inspired by The Young Ones you played Neil the hippy and had to go round collecting the lentils to make the tea. You were chased by Vivian’s socks (which had escaped from the laundry at the centre of th...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Dutchacorn clearing out
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: Dutchacorn clearing out

Could I also take the sealed Econet books (£8) and the Lisp book (£3) please? I’m not totally interested in the level 1 guide as I have a level 3 setup but if you don’t want to split them am happy to take it. :D

Thanks!

Lardo
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Dutchacorn clearing out
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: Dutchacorn clearing out

I’m interested in the 2nd processor user guide please.
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2707
Views: 232567

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Dust cover for the Master. I have just bought one. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Dust-Cover-for-the-Acorn-BBC-Master-by-Sherbone-Designs/173674592736?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Dac93bb95e31f4d7991169972990e700f%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15...
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2707
Views: 232567

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Wish I had some money to burn.

I would not want it shipped by My Hermes though! :shock:
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Graphic adventures
Replies: 17
Views: 640

Re: Graphic adventures

rmbrowngr wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:56 pm
CMcDougall wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Twin kingdom valley
Definitely a very good recommendation. A ground breaker.
And one of the few adventure games I actually managed to finish! Excellent game. :D
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2707
Views: 232567

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Possibly interesting fairly rare adventure games? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Micro-Games/173662564260?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D55f14133d0cb49ea87b2ed199d5143c6%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D173662564260%26itm%3D173662564260&_tr...
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2707
Views: 232567

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

I messaged the seller and it is a normal 80 track drive in the Challenger case and so would connect to the disc interface. He did not check to see if the RAM drive board was present. So - not really worth a look then unless you want a Beeb with solidisc sideways RAM and a reasonable looking Challeng...
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2707
Views: 232567

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Pretty good price as a Challenger generally goes for nearly £100 on its own. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Micro-Computer-with-SideWays-RAM-Disk-Dive-65-Disks-Great-Condition/143018628538?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D3bb7a177f80f4ec9859eef...
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2707
Views: 232567

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Pretty good price as a Challenger generally goes for nearly £100 on its own. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Micro-Computer-with-SideWays-RAM-Disk-Dive-65-Disks-Great-Condition/143018628538?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D3bb7a177f80f4ec9859eef1...
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Vintage Collections
Replies: 37
Views: 900

Re: Vintage Collections

Sadly I have nothing much from BITD. Everything always got sold for the next thing. Actually I still have my Gameboy from when they first came out! 8) I have:- Acorn 6502 co-proc (boxed and complete) Atari 520 STFM BBC Model B * 3 BBC Model B USA spec BBC Master + internal Pi co-proc, multi OS, data...
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Apple Pascal for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Apple Pascal for sale

Taken.
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master internal Pi CoProcessor plus VideoNULA...?
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Master internal Pi CoProcessor plus VideoNULA...?

I bought some pin extenders to fit my Retroclinic Pi co-proc above the NULA in my master. Works nicely. These were mine:- https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15176#p204596 (They got taken ages ago). I got them from Amazon POPESQ® - 5 Pcs. x HEADER... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079BWB...
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4926
Views: 348467

Re: Today I received.....

A very nice Vines 1770 replay. Of course now I have the problem of finding a beeb fitted with a 1770... Assuming it works of course! 1CAD3C6D-7631-4B14-88D7-132BA7AA60E6.jpeg It does mention Opus Challenger compatibility so may have to go that route but really wanted to run it from a gotek. Hey ho. ...
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Apple Pascal for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Apple Pascal for sale

Hello all My Apple went recently so there seems little point keeping hold of this lot. It was sold to me as working by a very reputable seller but I have not used it much. I did boot it up and it ran ok but I never got further than that. If it turns out not to work then I am happy to refund as I can...
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Broken Cathay cassette player - p&p only if you fancy fixing it!
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Broken Cathay cassette player - p&p only if you fancy fixing it!

Hope you succeed in getting it fully up and running! Sounds like it will keep you entertained in the meantime.

I would like an Atom but money keeps getting in the way. Or possibly out of the way. But you know what I mean.
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4926
Views: 348467

Re: Today I received.....

A working copy of Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror.

As ever the idiot seller shipped it in a jiffy bag so there is some crushing damage to the case but it is minimal.

Is it missing anything?

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by Lardo Boffin
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 491
Views: 34940

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Thumbs up for ‘A Special Place’ - very effective and striking.
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Some Atari ST software for p&p
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Some Atari ST software for p&p

Yes. The person had no money but a very particular set of skills. Skills aquired over a very long career. :shock:
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Sinclair QL books - just for p&p
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Sinclair QL books - just for p&p

Assembler and Conpanion books taken.
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Some Atari ST software for p&p
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Some Atari ST software for p&p

Taken.
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Dragon 32 or Amstrad CPC 464
Replies: 37
Views: 815

Re: Dragon 32 or Amstrad CPC 464

The CPC does have some impressive games for it - Sorcery was pretty good as was Prince of Persia. A lot were just awful Spectrum ports though. I believe you can get an aftermarket PSU these days along with a TV adaptor but no idea how much such things cost. Edit - Mark just said that while I was typ...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Some Atari ST software for p&p
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Some Atari ST software for p&p

Along with a nice copy of Dungeon Master I got these:- 5F358570-9207-47C3-A75C-27A215D3D309.jpeg EF075D62-A02A-409C-BD1E-257191FDAEA6.jpeg 687B076E-D0F3-4C82-80B4-59207ECB0F37.jpeg They have not been tested extensively but all boot to the main menu or in the case of the tank game, the game itself. T...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Sinclair QL books - just for p&p
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Sinclair QL books - just for p&p

Hello all These arrived with some other Sinclair stuff but I don’t have a QL. If anyone wants them then just the price of p&p (from the UK) please! They are all in reasonable to good condition. PM if interested. :D 5E532527-C552-4F5D-92D1-8DD783B7483B.jpeg 9A718A44-3E80-4AE1-9714-7F72B402D7D0.jpeg
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Where can I get case screws for BBC Master 128
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Where can I get case screws for BBC Master 128

If in doubt try Mark at Retroclinic!
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Broken Cathay cassette player - p&p only if you fancy fixing it!
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Broken Cathay cassette player - p&p only if you fancy fixing it!

danielj wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Lardo, you can pm him with your email address and communicate that way if you wish! :)
A cunning plan!
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Broken Cathay cassette player - p&p only if you fancy fixing it!
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Broken Cathay cassette player - p&p only if you fancy fixing it!

BeebMan2018 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:26 pm
I will take it if you still have it !
I still have it. If you have just joined you probably can’t pm yet. Best ask one of the moderators nicely!

Assuming the Royal Mail delivery to you way up in Scotland ( :D ) it will be £4 to send it.

Good luck fixing it!

Lardo
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: ISO Pascal books
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: ISO Pascal books

pau1ie wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:13 pm
And they arrived today, nicely packed. Thanks!
:D
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft Pascal Disc image
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: Acornsoft Pascal Disc image

That is quite a speed improvement! I suspect some applications benefit more than others but even so.
If I remember correctly Pascal has no built in string functions so presumably would not benefit so much there as you would have to write your own.
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft Pascal Disc image
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: Acornsoft Pascal Disc image

Just wondering if anyone has had a go at producing a stand alone Pascal program (however small) and whether it works ok?
Out of interest where would a standalone Pascal program sit performance-wise compared to native BASIC or other compiled stuff like BCPL?