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by Lardo Boffin
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Assembly lang programming - Exmon ROM
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: Assembly lang programming - Exmon ROM

rph wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:00 pm
Hi, thanks for that the ROM I've got someone found and it was Exmon I, as for Mark any idea how much something like that would cost?
Ta
Just found the email receipt and it was less than a tenner in 2015.
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Assembly lang programming - Exmon ROM
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: Assembly lang programming - Exmon ROM

Mark at Retroclinic did a new Exmon II boxed set with ROM and manual etc. He may still be able to.
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A difficult decision
Replies: 16
Views: 290

Re: A difficult decision

I've got two Model Bs and one Master. I've never played with Econet (wouldn't know where to start) but one day I'd like to have a small Econet set up with the three machines connected. Only snag is that both Model Bs do not have the Econet chips and support components installed, nor do I have any c...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A difficult decision
Replies: 16
Views: 290

Re: A difficult decision

Keep both. But them I am the wrong person to give advice on such things. My name is Lardo and I am an 8 bit hoarder. :|
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Atari 800 PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Atari 800 PSU

Found a PSU by searching for Atari 1050 PSU on eBay. Turns out they are (apparently, guess I will find out) compatible.

Thanks!
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Atari 800 PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Atari 800 PSU

RobC wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:21 pm
There's a post here with some info.
Thanks Rob.
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Atari 800 PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Atari 800 PSU

Hello all

I have just won an Atari 800 (the original one, not a later 800XL) on eBay but it has no PSU. Does anyone have one they can sell or know if there is a modern equivalent that can be used?

Many thanks

Lardo
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: FOUND, Atomic Dragon’s Lair
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: WANTED, Atomic Dragon’s Lair

I contacted Jim Bagley .... Greetings Kees Sorry to jump in but I have been trying to locate a copy of Dragons Lair for the ZX81 for a couple of years. They used to be for sale on an SD card on Sell my Retro but I missed out sadly. Any chance you can contact Jim (assuming it is the same person) and...
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: MIA Games on eBay
Replies: 112
Views: 7971

Re: MIA Games on eBay

There you go. :D
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IBM OS/2
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: IBM OS/2

Was this from the era when IBM paid for software development by k’loc (££££ per thousand lines of code)? I seem to remember being offered the choice of installing ‘warp or Windows when buying a PC a long time ago only to find it didn’t have enough RAM to run OS/2 Warp. Windows was fine. Which is say...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5410
Views: 418413

Re: Today I received.....

A 3d printer ash tray cover. Not perfect but much better than a gaping hole.

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by Lardo Boffin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2936
Views: 267535

Re: LOLPRICE

Possibly been in a fire?

10 out of 10 for effort in trying to sell though!

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by Lardo Boffin
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: A slightly dog-eared Atom
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: A slightly dog-eared Atom

Good luck!!!!
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Last Gasp for the 8271
Replies: 24
Views: 1271

Re: Last Gasp for the 8271

I could do with a disc interface kit for a tape only beeb. Any idea how much? Thanks!
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Maths Games / Learning Software on the beeb
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Maths Games / Learning Software on the beeb

I guess you've tried selecting Mathematics in the BBC Archive section of John/flaxcottage's website (which I can't seem to deep-link to)? You cannot easily make a direct link to maths programs since the display page makes extensive use of database queries to extract the required software and the pa...
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Maths Games / Learning Software on the beeb
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Maths Games / Learning Software on the beeb

I am looking for some maths games / educational software for the beeb (model B or Master) for a 5 year old who is pretty good at maths Five is possibly a bit too young for L — A Mathemagical Adventure , which is my stock answer to this question! I guess you've tried selecting Mathematics in the BBC...
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Maths Games / Learning Software on the beeb
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Maths Games / Learning Software on the beeb

Hi all

I am looking for some maths games / educational software for the beeb (model B or Master) for a 5 year old who is pretty good at maths (although we have no idea why!).

Any suggestions?

Many thanks

Lardo
by Lardo Boffin
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5410
Views: 418413

Re: Today I received.....

A bundle of stuff from my parent’s loft. 4902B079-16CC-4042-B5A8-6EEC9457DBD0.jpeg A very nice and complete Mega CD2 (belonging to my younger brother on long term loan) and some related /unrelated games. But most importantly the family ZX81. This is the first computer I ever saw / touched / used and...
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Merry Christmas

Scorchio!
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Atari 2600 Jr composite mod
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Atari 2600 Jr composite mod

Going off topic slightly I did my six switch woody a while back (http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=98&t=36629) with very mixed results. I since found that if I waggle the wires into the perfect position I get a perfect picture. To be fair though the visual artefacts are not really present o...
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Atom ?
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Acorn Atom ?

My Atom cost £180. Still not cheap but it is rare to see them for much less on auction sites. Certain infamous sellers do tend to ask crazy prices for things and unfortunately people who dig them out of the loft look at those ads and ask similar. At auction they don’t tend to fetch anything like £500.
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Acorn items coming up soon
Replies: 14
Views: 611

Re: Acorn items coming up soon

Hi Simon. Do you have any Acorn Language related stuff you are going to get rid of?

Thanks

Lardo
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5410
Views: 418413

Re: Today I received.....

A nice bit of reading:

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Probably not that relevant with a YAARB fitted bit nice to have anyway.
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: what's the use of Mode 0
Replies: 24
Views: 922

Re: what's the use of Mode 0

Nice image!
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Turning on/off the R/W to RAM
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Turning on/off the R/W to RAM

Sorry. Should have pm’d the Amstrad question. :oops:
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Turning on/off the R/W to RAM
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Turning on/off the R/W to RAM

Colday wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:14 pm

If you need any help with the Amstrad, let me know.
Thanks! I refurb Sinclair's of the era to help subsidise my retro habit but don’t know much about the Amstrads.

Are there any standard fixes / improvements to be done on the 6128? Or anything to prolong its life?
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: De-Soldering Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: De-Soldering Tool

I have one of these. Its certainly good for the money! I ended up using one of these - costs more but I personally found it easier to use. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/silicone-tip-SOLDER-SUCKER-PUMP-remover-desoldering-tool-Japanese-Engineer-SS-02/252020536679?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED...
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Turning on/off the R/W to RAM
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Turning on/off the R/W to RAM

Hi Col A lot of these boards have sideways RAM on them - mine has a single 16K bank (well, it did until I removed it and replaced it with boobip EEPROM and Sideways RAM chips). They tend to have a write protect switch on the board to prevent accidental erasure of data on the board. Maybe its that? I...