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by Stwert
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Sourcing The Crystal Rainforest
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Sourcing The Crystal Rainforest

Ach, I wouldn’t be worried about negativity from this community. It’s me I have to worry about most :D
by Stwert
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Writing Games Back To Floppy
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: Writing Games Back To Floppy

Just to report, this seems to work pretty well. A few minor grumbles from Omniflop where I think a different disk format may have been used (Sim City keeps throwing errors) but other than that it works brilliantly. Thank you. I had bother with SimCity too. Oddly, the way I got it to work, was to fo...
by Stwert
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Sourcing The Crystal Rainforest
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Sourcing The Crystal Rainforest

Daniel & Phil, The site licenced version does not seem encumbered. The copy I have is licensed to somebody I know so I am going to have to think about that a bit. Is there somebody here who is actively collecting and archiving RISC OS educational software? I had half a dozen RISC PCs that were give...
by Stwert
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Connecting SEGA Mega Drive and Atari controllers to the beeb
Replies: 42
Views: 5974

Re: Connecting SEGA Mega Drive and Atari controllers to the beeb

Just in case anyone is interested, and doesn’t already know about this. If you download the joystick ROMS from the link I’ll pop at the end, and use the Wizard ROM, either burn it or throw it into sideways ram, whatever your poison is. Then any game you want will be joystick compatible, just enable ...
by Stwert
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Freebie: Chroma 200 Genlock for A3000
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Freebie: Chroma 200 Genlock for A3000

I really need to move house, we rarely, if ever get a chance at freebies. Or for that matter, some of the awesome bundles of gear at very reasonable prices. All I need is a removal van, some sort of crazy reason to convince the wife and, oh yeah, the sodding impossible ability to find anyone who wil...
by Stwert
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Master Space Bar Lugs
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Master Space Bar Lugs

To be honest, I think that even if I had the original part, I wouldn't have the skill to fit both at the same time and then persuade each one onto the wire bar, and then lift the space bar over the keyswitch to fit onto it. I suspect that's probably why it's got one missing in the first place, prob...
by Stwert
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: A new MENU system for MMC/Gotek
Replies: 187
Views: 16583

Re: A new MENU system for MMC/Gotek

Tricky, I wish I had even a smidgen of your skill and abilities, your work always impresses me. It's not just things like making these menus and file browsers, no no no. It's your games as well, your versions of Frogger, Space Invades, Phoenix, Centipede, to name just a few, are my favourite version...
by Stwert
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 65
Views: 1996

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

I used to love playing this back in the day and I could rack up quite the score - well into the 100,000s. But, and here's a big but, it was too fast for me, so in order to slow it down I used to hold down the pause and unpause keys all the way through. Keeping those two held down (DELETE and COPY i...
by Stwert
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: (Found - Thanks) RetroClinic DataCentre.
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: (Found - Thanks) RetroClinic DataCentre.

Just updating to say that I have (or will very soon) have a DataCentre now, thanks to the very kind Dave.H. Cheers again.
by Stwert
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RetroClinic DataCentre remake
Replies: 15
Views: 413

Re: RetroClinic DataCentre remake

The DataCentre does have several advantages over Goteks. Off the top of my head: Fast import and export from/to SSD files on a USB stick, a non-volatile RAM drive, and you can even connect a hard drive to it. If you have Beeblink (or various other similar systems) and some Goteks, you can do pretty...
by Stwert
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Master Space Bar Lugs
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Master Space Bar Lugs

These are the sort of things it would be handy to get dimensions of, obviously for yourself, but also for any forum members in the future who might need them. I could easily rattle a design up and 3D print them - at no cost of course, ridiculously small amount of material to make, whether that’s FDM...
by Stwert
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RetroClinic DataCentre remake
Replies: 15
Views: 413

Re: RetroClinic DataCentre.

I missed out on buying the DataCentre, but since Mark has put the DatCentre design files on Github, I was thinking of getting some PCBs made with the SMD chips already fitted. It looks like 3 was the final one. Just note, however, the XC9572 which is what it uses as a CPLD is obsolete - you'll have...
by Stwert
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: (Found - Thanks) RetroClinic DataCentre.
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: RetroClinic DataCentre.

BBC B+ with datacentre on the Facebook for sale group at the momemnt. Buy a datacentre, get a free BBC B+? (it's not my sale) I appreciate the heads-up, though it would involve me breaking my, never use &!$*?@! Facebook rule :lol: Little wonder I didn’t even know there was a BEEB Facebook group.
by Stwert
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5988
Views: 612112

Re: Today I received.....

flaxcottage wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:57 pm
Already uploaded. :wink:

Blimey, you didn’t waste any time, did you - much appreciated.
by Stwert
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: (Found - Thanks) RetroClinic DataCentre.
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: RetroClinic DataCentre.

richardtoohey wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:37 pm
But ... you also need a Master Compact, an Electron, a B+64, and a B+128K. :twisted:

The Election I have, any others are unlikely, I don’t even know where I’d put them :lol:
by Stwert
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Gotek Bracket for Master Compact (3d printed?)
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Gotek Bracket for Master Compact (3d printed?)

No worries, I can either do the ROM for you on it’s own, or if you’d rather wait a little and make sure the Facebook offer pans out, just in case I need to do both for you. Either way is fine, just let me know.
by Stwert
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: [Sold] A4000
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: A4000

Wish I hadn’t blown my budget for this month, or I’d be on this like a rash :D
by Stwert
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: [Gone now] Monitors/beeb free to good home
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: [Gone now] Monitors/beeb free to good home

Can’t believe I missed this, typical :D

I’m not too far from you if you’re ever wanting to offload/sell items. I’m always happy to add to my collection. I am, the wife, not so much :lol:
by Stwert
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: (Found - Thanks) RetroClinic DataCentre.
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: RetroClinic DataCentre.

I have a Master and a Model B, though due to space constraints at the moment, I’m only using the Master. Once I finally get the office refitted, I’m hoping to have all three BEEBs fired up and have Econet running. Though again it will depend on space as there are, well, quite a few other computers I...
by Stwert
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: general
Topic: For that extra retro-feel
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: For that extra retro-feel

Lovely setup there =D> And I completely agree, its nice to get them fitting in with the rest of the gear. Its also nice to see other people who are as crazy as myself when it comes to the systems they own. I can prove to the wife that its not just me :D (Note, not in photo the other 100 or so comput...
by Stwert
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Ribbon Cables
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Re: Ribbon Cables

flaxcottage wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:47 pm
Nice but have you tried drinking whiskey instead? :lol:

Oh how I miss my whiskey, there's even a lovely 16 year old Lagavulin (petty much my favourite) sitting on the shelf, taunting me every time I go into the pantry :(
by Stwert
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: (Found - Thanks) RetroClinic DataCentre.
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: RetroClinic DataCentre.

Honestly? I'm a sucker for a gadget :lol: I have a Gotek, storage with the Pi1MHz bus interface and a Turbo MMC type device. along with my actual floppy drives of course. Technically there would be no crushing reason I need one as I pretty much have the main bases covered already. However, there's t...
by Stwert
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Gotek Bracket for Master Compact (3d printed?)
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Gotek Bracket for Master Compact (3d printed?)

If you don’t have one yet, I’d be happy to print you a bracket, and if you’re in need of a ROM burning, I can do that too.

I wouldn’t ask for anything, there’s only a few pennies worth of plastic involved.
by Stwert
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: (Found - Thanks) RetroClinic DataCentre.
Replies: 10
Views: 740

(Found - Thanks) RetroClinic DataCentre.

I’m guessing this is going to be extraordinarily unlikely, but if there’s anywhere to ask, it’s here.

In the unlikely event anyone has a RetroClinic DataCentre they don’t want for some crazy reason, I’d love to hear from you.
by Stwert
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 65
Views: 1996

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

Sooooooo, maybe a stupid question, but what the heck. When these high score challenges start, do you have to join from the first game in the series? Or can you still participate if you’ve missed a few? Play away my friend. If you don't start at the very beginning it just means you won't likely win ...
by Stwert
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges
Replies: 38
Views: 1980

Re: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges

Heart says "want" but head says "look at all the other cool retro stuff gathering dust". Looks impressive =D> But on the flip side, look at all of the cool retro stuff :lol: I’d imagine the first batch are well and truly spoken for now, but if you make some more, I’d like to buy one please, and tes...
by Stwert
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 65
Views: 1996

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

Sooooooo, maybe a stupid question, but what the heck.

When these high score challenges start, do you have to join from the first game in the series? Or can you still participate if you’ve missed a few?
by Stwert
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Belgium (ACorn A4000)
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Hi from Belgium (ACorn A4000)

From one newbie to another, welcome to the forum.
by Stwert
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: SubForum - Networking
Replies: 16
Views: 957

Re: SubForum - Networking

No Ferraro ferrerro farero furryero wee choccies? That’s outrageous!!! It is incredible how other countries can rattle through the entire design, plan, build and sell process, in the same time it takes our local authorities to spell-check your planning permit. It’s a house, in the middle of sodding ...
by Stwert
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5988
Views: 612112

Re: Today I received.....

Two things I’ve been wanting for a while. (Three if you count the Master, I only got that a week ago, haven’t touched my Model B since.) Philips CM8833 and the 7300 tuner to go along with it. Now I can trim down from two (ok, three) separate displays (and keep my Microvitec tucked away and safe, jus...

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