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by Lardo Boffin
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?
Replies: 48
Views: 1085

Re: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?

Lots of times - at least 40 judging by my feedback. I buy a lot of my Sinclair refurbishment stuff on there - membranes, ZX8-CCBs, chips, ZXpands etc.
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?
Replies: 48
Views: 1085

Re: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?

It doesn’t have such a large customer base but there is always sell my retro dot com. Seems like a smaller but nicer community.
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?
Replies: 48
Views: 1085

Re: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?

Can you not get them struck off again and block the buyer? Surely if he has to justify the comments to eBay he will not be able to?
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft C
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Acornsoft C

Any idea which of these options is best? Depends whether you want to compile on the BBC or not. If not, the native ARM core is the best as it's the quickest and has the most memory. If you want to compile on the Beeb, I think the 32016 and ARM2 work well. There are some useful options for the x86 a...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft C
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Acornsoft C

Would BCPL, the forerunner of both the 'B' and 'C' programming languages, be a suitable substitute for these folks who are looking for a C-compiler for the Beeb? I know I go on about this a fair bit but I think the easiest and best way to get a C compiler on the Beeb is to use a Pi co-pro. There ar...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft C
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Acornsoft C

Is Acornsoft BCPL, the forerunner of both the 'B' and 'C' programming languages, a suitable substitute for these folks who are looking for a C-compiler for the Beeb? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BCPL I guess it depends what they want to do. If they want to write in a structured language that is co...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disk fault - replacement cable?
Replies: 19
Views: 246

Re: Disk fault - replacement cable?

I suspect Mark at retroclinic can probably supply the appropriate cables ready to go.
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New adventure - Send in the Clones
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: New adventure - Send in the Clones

20 downloads. Anyone got anywhere? :?
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2881
Views: 245336

Re: LOLPRICE

mr-macrisc wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:58 am
flaxcottage wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:28 am
Yes, but that was the Master one complete with manual. Same software, same cartridge, different box.

Not being a games player, I haven't played LISP. Who has the high score? :lol: :twisted:
Think Jonathan woss has high score 🤯😂🤣
=D>
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Amstrad CPC464 emulator
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: Amstrad CPC464 emulator

I have not had time to figure out how to get disk images onto my beeb yet so I was wondering if you had tried this with The Shadows of Sergoth? A truly impressive game. No - I've not tried that one and I've still not set my Pi co-pro Beebs back up again after Saturday's show :oops: Does it need a 6...
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Amstrad CPC464 emulator
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: Amstrad CPC464 emulator

I have not had time to figure out how to get disk images onto my beeb yet so I was wondering if you had tried this with The Shadows of Sergoth? A truly impressive game.
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Amstrad CPC464 emulator
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: Amstrad CPC464 emulator

Thanks. :D
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Amstrad CPC464 emulator
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: Amstrad CPC464 emulator

What are the NULA settings for the blue and gold please?
They are very faithful to my CPC and I would quite like to default my beeb to using them in two colour modes.
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Amstrad CPC464 emulator
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: Amstrad CPC464 emulator

Finally found time to download this. Awesome!

I’m not sure what is more impressive - that people can homebrew something like this or that the hardware is capable of running it (even with modern help)!
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2881
Views: 245336

Re: LOLPRICE

Its the postage that always gets me on these. I would never post without full compensation and £3 does not offer that!
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?
Replies: 48
Views: 1085

Re: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?

Value for money is very subjective! Everything I have bought I consider to be good value for money. Looking at the boobip stuff it looks good for the money (and I will order some at some point). For example I bought a Turbo MMC when I first got back into retro stuff - I considered it to be very good...
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?
Replies: 48
Views: 1085

Re: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?

Ebay is certainly biased towards the buyer. I guess it is their business model to make sure people can buy with confidence. I have seen some absolutely ridiculous negative feedback over the years as I always read it before taking a view on whether to buy or not (as a seller I appreciate your positio...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5017
Views: 364566

Re: Today I received.....

I have two 6128s (one broken, one working) and while they are "good" in the sense of being well rounded machines, they're also quite slow compared to their contemporaries (quite a few of which I also have). "Slow" in the "subjective user experience" sense of the word. I only got it yesterday so not...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5017
Views: 364566

Re: Today I received.....

robcfg wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:14 am

And the colour monitor rocks!
Yes its extremely good - any way I can connect my beeb to it? :D
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5017
Views: 364566

Re: Today I received.....

vanpeebles wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:17 am
I've been after a C6128 for a while, but not found one that ticks the boxes yet :(
The prices are high on these considering how many were made and most people are reluctanct to ship due to the monitor. Its taken a while to find one.
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5017
Views: 364566

Re: Today I received.....

Finally got one of these. I used to enjoy playing Sorcery and Gauntlet on my mate’s 464. I wasn’t planning on keeping the monitor as it takes up so much space bur really loving the image quality on this. You can’t beat a CRT for some things. It is a struggle in 80 column CPM mode though. 5 mins to f...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 1614

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Blimey. Here I am stuck on level 6!

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by Lardo Boffin
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 1614

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

First couple of attempts. Not showing the scores of the games before I remapped the keys in beebem...

I need to load this on proper hardware.

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by Lardo Boffin
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 1614

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

I feel I ought to have a go at this one! :lol:
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: New use for an Electron.......
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: New use for an Electron.......

Multiwizard wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:37 pm
Hi,

(some will remember)

I used one a few years ago:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10788&p=132776#p132717



Greetings, Wim... :-)
I’m looking at that and thinking doing that would free up a lot of space on my desk...
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5017
Views: 364566

Re: Today I received.....

I got one of these:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Commodore-64-C64-and-C64C-replacement-power-supply-PSU-5VDC-9VAC-UK-plug/112636456654?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Df3ea6b2b3c0549fcafc61500712a3ff8%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dpp...
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2881
Views: 245336

Re: LOLPRICE

Oo, plywood and perspex. Classy! I had this made for my early (fairly) issue one Spectrum:- 3153FF2C-47AA-454C-8FDF-B5D5FAE3AEF5.jpeg Given that his Spectrum is only worth about one hundred pounds tops that means his case must be worth nine hundred! Mine has museum grade uv resistant anti-reflectio...
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2881
Views: 245336

Re: LOLPRICE

£999. Wow. I just put a fully refurbished Spectrum on eBay for £50. Maybe I need to add a case and increase the price somewhat?
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2881
Views: 245336

Re: LOLPRICE

sbadger wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:36 am
i'm sure it is rare, possibly a bit steep?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VECTREX-3D-I ... 4059822002
1,000,000 EUR!

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by Lardo Boffin
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Beeb black plastic surround
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Re: Beeb black plastic surround

Looking good! Nice to see somebody making stuff out of ‘unobtainium’. Can’t wait to (hopefully) buy one! [-o<