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by Leew
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5655
Views: 475800

Re: Today I received.....

... a Cumana tablet for the BBC Micro So... no cables, no instructions, but the cassette loads a graphics program so that works. Basically no idea where to start with this. Google isn't giving my anything either. Lots of questions to answer including how to connect to Beeb from the 8pin DIN socket ...
by Leew
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5655
Views: 475800

Re: Today I received.....

... a Cumana tablet for the BBC Micro So... no cables, no instructions, but the cassette loads a graphics program so that works. Basically no idea where to start with this. Google isn't giving my anything either. Lots of questions to answer including how to connect to Beeb from the 8pin DIN socket o...
by Leew
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5655
Views: 475800

Re: Today I received.....

From eBay, another Acorn Electron original title that I didn't have in my collection 'Creative Graphics' plus a few others that I already have. I didn't realise when I bid, until I saw the return address on the parcel, that it was the Centre For Computing History that was selling these. IMG_20200125...
by Leew
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
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Views: 475800

Re: Today I received.....

(technically Monday I received :-)) Baum der Weisheit... Another title to add to my growing collection of original Acorn Electron software, although this is the first non English title. Thank you very much to Lardo Boffin for the donation to the collection, much appreciated :-) IMG_20200115_084059.j...
by Leew
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
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Views: 475800

Re: Today I received.....

My first ever Atari (excluding an old Woody console) - a 520STE, upgraded to 1 Meg. Even came with a free Gotek. Now I have yet another system to know ****-all about! :lol: Ahh, the Atari ST. It brings back fond memories. My first 16bit machine was an Atari 520STFM, which came after my Acorn Electr...
by Leew
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5655
Views: 475800

Re: Today I received.....

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:24 pm

Yours for the cost of p&p if you want to add foreign language collecting madness to the mix!

Its still pretty much sealed.
I feel a new shelf of foreign Electron titles beginning :D Message me and we can work out the details. Thank you, much appreciated =D>
by Leew
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5655
Views: 475800

Re: Today I received.....

I also received Starship Command ROM cartridge for the Electron. The box is a bit tatty though. IMG_20200108_152217.jpg That's another step closer to owning all the original Electron Software collection. Probably not reallistically achievable though, especially when you see some titles being listed ...
by Leew
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5655
Views: 475800

Re: Today I received.....

An additional joystick for The C64 :-)

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by Leew
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: The C64
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: The C64

Also he found that it appears the case moulding is based on the VIC20 rather than the C64. Reading down the comments reveals that there were two versions of the C64 breadbin case - the original one with the same dimensions as the VIC-20, and a later one which was slimmed down. The 64 is based on th...
by Leew
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: The C64
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: The C64

Sounds like a good remake! Are the loading times reasonable? Can you give Wasteland a go please? OK, I have given Wasteland a go and it turns out swapping disks on The C64 is really easy. However getting Wasteland to actually load was a little tricky as it kept hanging on a black screen. I eventual...
by Leew
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: The C64
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: The C64

ouch! the price gouging has started for these - they were £109.99 last week, but the only one on Amazon UK today is £227.99 :( Out of stock everywhere else that is listed on 'The C64' website For anyone who wants one, Menkind has started selling them as an online exclusive, and has them in stock fo...
by Leew
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: The C64
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: The C64

Sounds like a good remake! Are the loading times reasonable? Can you give Wasteland a go please? I see what you are getting at now. Loading times are not an issue. You mentioned SD2IEC, which I believe uses the disk drive serial port on an original C64 so is effectively as slow as an original 1541 ...
by Leew
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5655
Views: 475800

Re: Today I received.....

A brand new C64... 'The C64' to be exact :-) Snap. This is a GOOD year! :D Can you post some thoughts / mini-review of The C64 please? Curious as to how good it is, especially around game / disc image compatibility. Thanks! Seems to be a good recreation of the Commodore 64. It has 64 games built in...
by Leew
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5655
Views: 475800

Re: Today I received.....

A brand new C64...

'The C64' to be exact :-)

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I also received Nostalgia Nerds book...

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Page 100 is my favourite :-D

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by Leew
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5655
Views: 475800

Re: Today I received.....

JudgeBeeb wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:09 pm
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I've been looking for an Atom board myself. Do you have the link to where you got yours?
by Leew
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5655
Views: 475800

Re: Today I received.....

Acornsoft Firebug cassette for Electron.

That's the 31st title in my Acornsoft software collection. One step closer to the full Acornsoft software catalogue for the Electron :-)

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by Leew
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5655
Views: 475800

Re: Today I received.....

...Primes Plus 3 RAM/ROM Board (well technically not today, a few days ago...) Thanks to Dave H for supplying the kit which I have built and installed and thanks to prime for designing it :-) Not only do I have ADFS at &E00, but a 128k Electron to boot (when I plug Dave's ABR in). That's impressive ...
by Leew
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Electron Cumana Utilities disc
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: Electron Cumana Utilities disc

Yeah, was just working on my Slogger Electron Disk Interface, replacing the battery in that too whilst I had the soldering iron on the go, and realised that it is identical to the Cumana one. I would prefer to preserver the Cumana in it's original configuration rather than replace it's ROM with a Sl...
by Leew
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Electron Cumana Utilities disc
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: Electron Cumana Utilities disc

Was the Cumana util disk ever found? I got hold of one of these interfaces recently with the original Cumana manual and have just repaired it (it was damaged due to corroded battery). Seems to be working OK but according to the manual you need a utility disk to set the clock. The clock currently rea...
by Leew
Tue May 07, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner
Replies: 51
Views: 1829

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner

I've found a bug, hoping someone else can confirm, I managed to get over 100k but the score resets to 0 #-o The high score table doesn't honor the higher score so it appears to be a lower score, how could they miss that in testing [-X So here is my score but I would assume someone else will need to...
by Leew
Mon May 06, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner
Replies: 51
Views: 1829

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner

Last ditch attempt to try and get back to my high score that I got before pressing Escape and losing all my high scores ](*,)

Well what do you know I have gone beyond my lost high score =D> =D> =D>

New high score = 59400
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by Leew
Wed May 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner
Replies: 51
Views: 1829

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R8 - Road Runner

Must remember NOT to press escape when I get mad to crash out of the level when I make a mistake, because it clears the great high score that you had just made on the previous game!!! #-o

Oh well, high score = 28100
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by Leew
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Savage Pond
Replies: 23
Views: 1302

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Savage Pond

Oh dear, not getting anywhere fast with this game.

Definitely not a favourite.

New high score = 965
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by Leew
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Savage Pond
Replies: 23
Views: 1302

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R7 - Savage Pond

Hmm... Think I might need to not skip past all the instructions next time I load this game :-D

Low score (because I suspect you really can't call it a high score) = 305
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by Leew
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: One more working Electron returns to the flock
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: One more working Electron returns to the flock

I got mine off Amazon for about £20, Scart to HDMI Converter:- https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00RMMGOGS/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Works great with all my old computers Electron, BBC, C64, Amiga, Atari ST... Got it connected from my Electron to a 40" LCD with only HDMI input. I...
by Leew
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders
Replies: 44
Views: 1974

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders

Finally managed to get to the third level.

New high score = 9680
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by Leew
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders
Replies: 44
Views: 1974

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R6 - Spooks and Spiders

Hmm... The annoyingly random monsters make this quite difficult. But despite this it is surprisingly addictive :-)

Hi Score = 6560
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by Leew
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base
Replies: 39
Views: 1990

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base

Last ditch effort before challenge ends Monday and I just can't get anywhere near my previous high score let alone pass it :(

Hats off to those with scores 25k+ You deserver a pint for that one =D> =D> (assuming you are over 18 :) ) I think I was very lucky the day I hit 28k...
by Leew
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base
Replies: 39
Views: 1990

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R5 - Missile Base

Was on a roll then I blew it!

New high score 28260
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