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by Andrew_Waite
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Videos comparing BBC Vs electron versions of games
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Videos comparing BBC Vs electron versions of games

The Electron version of Zalaga seemed to run a bit faster and more smoothly than the BBC version. The Elk version runs in Mode 5 as opposed to Mode 2 on the BBC. Maybe the author was able to use the chance to rev the code and the extra memory to improve the feel of the game.
by Andrew_Waite
Tue May 28, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 230
Views: 25640

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Another Kim Justice video, this time on maybe the greatest piece of bedroom coding ever; Matthew Smith's Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GjTJt40VRY
by Andrew_Waite
Thu May 23, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Send your name to Mars on NASA's Mars 2020 Rover.
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Send your name to Mars on NASA's Mars 2020 Rover.

Multiwizard wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 5:16 am
Andrew_Waite wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:37 pm
Send your name to Mars on NASA's Mars 2020 Rover.

https://mars.nasa.gov/participate/send- ... 25rPXumrbw
Why? :-k

As George Mallory said, "Because it is There"
by Andrew_Waite
Wed May 22, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: The 8-Bit Guy's new 65816 based computer
Replies: 28
Views: 1557

Re: The 8-Bit Guy's new 65816 based computer

David Murray has posted pictures of prototype hardware for his 'Commander 16' computer. The pictures show his Commodore 64 upgraded with a Gameduino (for video) connected to the C64's user port and dual AY-3-8910 sound chips connected to the machine's expansion bus. The C64 is used for software deve...
by Andrew_Waite
Fri May 17, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: 50 years of AMD
Replies: 11
Views: 425

50 years of AMD

My old employer, AMD, celebrates it's 50th Anniversary this month. Here is, for us, a famous poster of Jerry Sanders III dressed as Indiana Jones, with a rightly terrified Andy Grove of Intel on the right. Sanders didn't suffer from a lack of self-confidence. https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600...
by Andrew_Waite
Wed May 15, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Electron Elite query
Replies: 18
Views: 433

Re: Electron Elite query

It is odd that there was never a Plus1 cartridge version of Elite. Much of the code could have run in the faster half of the Electron's memory map.
by Andrew_Waite
Wed May 08, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Cleaning PCBs
Replies: 38
Views: 2500

Re: Cleaning PCBs

Lazy Game Reviews used a domestic oven to reflow the solder on a 'Barbie' PC 12minutes 30s into this video. Bake at 375degF for 7minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfhmBcBPNyc I quite liked the idea of reflowing the motherboard in the oven, 370 deg F for 7 minutes. Would this fix a Xbox 360 R...
by Andrew_Waite
Mon May 06, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 230
Views: 25640

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

MATTHEW SMITH on Jet Set Willy's 35th Anniversary at PLAY EXPO Manchester 2019 last Saturday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERve4p7 ... OEmYfGbUg0
by Andrew_Waite
Fri May 03, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 230
Views: 25640

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Trash to Treasure. PART 2 of RetroManCave's restoration of a Dragon 32, when the Dragon comes to life! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NUhKTe12v0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3yOtmxaVwjBa4kJ3cNpRoA2nWBREVrg8vuMXwwkrWzrMSvzoOEb9tgc2I PART 1, with Welsh choir music, is here : https://www.youtube.com/...
by Andrew_Waite
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 230
Views: 25640

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

The Deathbed Vigil and Other Tales of Digital Angst Dave Haynie's handmade documentary shot in the days surrounding the bankruptcy of Commodore International at their headquarters in West Chester, Pennsylvania. This is an insider's view into the events of 25 years ago to the day. Very much worth wa...
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: On this day - 25th anniversary of Commodore International bankruptcy
Replies: 1
Views: 206

On this day - 25th anniversary of Commodore International bankruptcy

According to Wikipedia, "Commodore declared bankruptcy on April 29, 1994, and ceased to exist."

Quite something to think that was 25 years ago, today.
by Andrew_Waite
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: what to do in Cambridge....
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: what to do in Cambridge....

If you do not have a car, then Ely Cathedral is a short train trip from Cambridge.

Oliver Cromwell's House is also in Ely, although I have never been there.
by Andrew_Waite
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: what to do in Cambridge....
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: what to do in Cambridge....

The Imperial War Museum at Duxford, just to the south of Cambridge, is well worth a visit.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford
by Andrew_Waite
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 230
Views: 25640

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

THE STORY OF ELITE: A SPACE OPERA

Another (inter)stellar video from Kim Justice, this time an hour long documentary on Elite!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhO-v1wMe3M
by Andrew_Waite
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 230
Views: 25640

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Trash to Treasure. PART 2 of RetroManCave's restoration of a Dragon 32, when the Dragon comes to life! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NUhKTe12v0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3yOtmxaVwjBa4kJ3cNpRoA2nWBREVrg8vuMXwwkrWzrMSvzoOEb9tgc2I PART 1, with Welsh choir music, is here : https://www.youtube.com/w...
by Andrew_Waite
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 230
Views: 25640

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

A new video from Computerphile on the Centre for Computing History's prototype Sinclair Spectrum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4NzvNZhc0
by Andrew_Waite
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Blinged up BBCs
Replies: 60
Views: 1579

Re: Blinged up BBCs

White Spectrums are not new. There is some video of Sir Clive with the special WHITE millionth Spectrum made at the Timex factory in Dundee on Youtube. The link is below.

I wonder where this machine is now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1qMr-mdn2I
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Bit of fun - One change only
Replies: 97
Views: 3225

Re: Bit of fun - One change only

I suppose you can say anything. Had Acorn not decided to sell the BBC 128 base unit alone for a monster £500 in 1985, they could have extended the BBC's life force? Would any of these changes have actually rescued Acorn or extended any dominance? 8-bit technology was pretty long in the tooth by 198...
by Andrew_Waite
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: The 8-Bit Guy's new 65816 based computer
Replies: 28
Views: 1557

Re: The 8-Bit Guy's new 65816 based computer

So you if swapped the Acorn MOS style entry points to be at FExx instead of FFxx (Due to additional high vectors on the 65816).. (I wonder how the Communicator handled this, or indeed the Jon Kortnik co processor using a patched HiBasic), maybe someone could write a Positron MOS for this new platfo...
by Andrew_Waite
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: The 8-Bit Guy's new 65816 based computer
Replies: 28
Views: 1557

Re: The 8-Bit Guy's new 65816 based computer

An update posted by ‎Lorin Millsap on the 'Commander X16 Prototype' Facebook page in the last hour or so. There will be an emulator and a kickstarter campaign : Ok, so a product announcement since I think people are ready for this. A common question has been asked about an emulator. I am pleased to ...
by Andrew_Waite
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: general
Topic: What would a Master 128+ look like?
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: What would a Master 128+ look like?

Youtuber 'The 8-Bit Guy' is building a new machine around a 65816, based on the 8-bit Commodore machines. The current spec has dual AY-8-8910 sound chips and a Gameduino for sprites and video out. Maybe when finished this machine can be modified to make a BBC Master+ ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by Andrew_Waite
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 230
Views: 25640

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

PET RESCUE

Adrian Black starts a series on restoring a Commodore PET 2001, with fine views of Oregon scenery!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn12tbIg5ec
by Andrew_Waite
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 230
Views: 25640

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Trash to Treasure, RetroManCave repairs a Dragon 32 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mgeeG_ ... Ms8YuAt4Is

A previous episode restoring an Acorn Electron is here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_hv6bcYPaw
by Andrew_Waite
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Amiga A1200 recapping service
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Amiga A1200 recapping service

I really ought to get my Amiga A1200 recapped.

can someone recommend a recapping service they have used ?

Thanks in advance.
by Andrew_Waite
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: A brand new book on the Commodore C128
Replies: 0
Views: 175

A brand new book on the Commodore C128

"New C128 Book by the former tech editor of RUN mag. Didn't think I would ever use the words "new" and "C128" in the same sentence again." - Bil Herd. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vintage-Commodore-Personal-Computer-Handbook/dp/1090260814/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=Vintage+Commodore+128+Personal+Compu...
by Andrew_Waite
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 230
Views: 25640

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Some nice Commodore videos as we approach the 25th anniversary of Commodore International declaring bankruptcy on the 29th April 1994. 8 Bit Generation: The Commodore Wars : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq_t-v0bDZ8&t=14s Bil Herd: Tales From Inside Commodore : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zpv...