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by CMcDougall
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello - at long last
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Hello - at long last

welcome Allan :)

enjoy your beeb again, better than £50 in back burner!!
by CMcDougall
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Introduction long overdue
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Introduction long overdue

welcome Luke :)
by CMcDougall
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Returning to the fold and hello
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Returning to the fold and hello

welcome B :)

...get that electron out!
by CMcDougall
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+
Replies: 33
Views: 1652

Re: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+

hi Geoff, I meant the ONLY 2x MP3 files I found on net for the HX20 where VERY bad quality, using an old encoder from 1993 when MP3s roughly started, plus the left channel had nothing, only on the right 1/8th volume, where the HX20 NEEDS the left (so does all my many other 8bit machines :wink: ) don...
by CMcDougall
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+
Replies: 33
Views: 1652

Re: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+

good morning Geoff, I wonder if mine had the expansion unit once upon a time, but it was not in the cabinet where I found it ; now said cabinet is crushed & everything in the room is skipped. I do have 3 micro tapes that came with it, but they are not basic programs, probably specific to the telecom...
by CMcDougall
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+
Replies: 33
Views: 1652

Re: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+

Hi Geoff, Mine would of worked out 4000-5fff SkiWriter then 6000-7fff Forth, so yes in right area. Did not spend much time on it though..... :cry: did not even have time to sort out the Bomber fix either, but now it's all ready if I get another spare hour. someone found another with "Q30" in bottom ...
by CMcDougall
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+
Replies: 33
Views: 1652

Re: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+

afternoon Geoff, my HX20 is an after market one, built for British Telecom, I have taken all those useless roms out, and now it is 'standard', but it can use 3x 16k eproms instead of 6x 8k eproms. when I first put SkiWriter onto a 8k rom, it showed it at menu 3 & 4, as it wanted a 16k, so just doubl...
by CMcDougall
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: BBC user 1982-1990, 2019-...
Replies: 23
Views: 302

Re: BBC user 1982-1990, 2019-...

welcome Dan :)

just fire up the new beeb, if caps do smoke it does not matter at all to it, it works great but your neighbours FM radio reception may hiss lots :lol:
by CMcDougall
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+
Replies: 33
Views: 1652

Re: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+

morning Geoff, the loading of .WAV files are ok & also saving to laptop mic in, hence I re-made all the files I found on crap quality MP3 & converted to .CSW for smaller files to upload (see early posts further up) but mind to unplug micro tape deck then do a reset so that HX20 can hear stuff from e...
by CMcDougall
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+
Replies: 33
Views: 1652

Re: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+

evening Geoff, only had 40 mins on laptop, 30 of that was a M$oft forced update :roll: my beebs I use to burn eproms are on shelves at moment, so not tried your Forth ROM as yet, & doubt any .WAV progs out there for it? Thanks for taking time to sort out those two games, will check them out when hav...
by CMcDougall
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hallo!
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: Hallo!

welcome OP :)
by CMcDougall
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+
Replies: 33
Views: 1652

Re: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+

^hi Geoff, nice for finding Forth!

The guy on boring FB never imaged the ProWriter ROM so is still MIA.

The two games to .WAV would be good, might even fire her back up again

cheers, Col. 8)
by CMcDougall
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Rediscovering old BBC B gems
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Rediscovering old BBC B gems

welcome M :)

game could also be Candyfloss....
by CMcDougall
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 1548

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

^run like the clappers to the right straight away Ed :wink:
FourthStone wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:03 am
made it to cave 43
:shock: =D> =D> =D>
by CMcDougall
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk AP5, BeebSCSI, Pegasus 400 and Gotek setup help.
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Elk AP5, BeebSCSI, Pegasus 400 and Gotek setup help.

^dir :4 is for drive 4, which is usually a Winchester hard disc or something...

a gotek is just a new fangled normal 51/4" or 3/12" disc drive, so only 0 , 2 , 1 , 3
by CMcDougall
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites
Replies: 53
Views: 10557

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Image
Electron Invaders - Micro Power 1984 / program power
eInv.png
ldr scr
*T.
CH."" 8)
by CMcDougall
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Lunar Jetman protection
Replies: 34
Views: 1001

Re: Lunar Jetman protection

yes Kevin the removed inter block gaps are known as Streams, which I utterly hate (you Crazee guy!), all Ultimate and Firebird tape loaders had them & a handful of others. They can be seen in the scr pic I posted of the tape control box, shown as non-standard 02 , three of them , 1st one shows loade...
by CMcDougall
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 1548

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

Leew wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:18 pm
so I guess it never made it to elk
Boffin2 certainly did, hence I loved it more than chuckle egg & monsters :wink:
by CMcDougall
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Digital Tape Deck
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: Digital Tape Deck

get the app TapDancer on your old android 20p scrap value mobile phone, sorted 8)
by CMcDougall
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: BBC *Status Command (and odd characters)
Replies: 24
Views: 475

Re: BBC *Status Command (and odd characters)

*STATUS then gives this :
by CMcDougall
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: BBC *Status Command (and odd characters)
Replies: 24
Views: 475

Re: BBC *Status Command (and odd characters)

the ROM image posted 2 up, is this, which does have a STATUS command.

*HELP
gives : UTILITY ROM 2.10 , updated 22/10/85 , UTILKIT

*HELP UTILKIT
gives :
by CMcDougall
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Lunar Jetman protection
Replies: 34
Views: 1001

Re: Lunar Jetman protection

http://www.stairwaytohell.com/games/u/USGold-CosmicBattlezones.jpg sideA is Alien8 , Lunar Jetman sideB is Jetpac on Lunar Jetman, the 3rd JETMAN is a Locked file, & can only be *RUN jetman blocks.png below on disc, a .CSW which will work with backToLife to make a .WAV file to load into actual beeb...
by CMcDougall
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What is this connector called?
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: What is this connector called?

it's grim further up north, 180 miles from sunny Edinburgh suburbs 8) what I recall is the 5 way connector is only about 8cm long to another connector to MB the 2 way about same. I did wire a few up & they did work fine for powering disc drives (as a IDE needs 3amp :? ) if still stuck & you need the...
by CMcDougall
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Look what I found.
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Look what I found.

bump

David, you bought a Sony walkman yet??

my offer to do it still stands, not done a MIA tape for a while, getting withdrawal symtoms! :lol:
by CMcDougall
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What is this connector called?
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: What is this connector called?

it's a PSU out a old BT Vision box (40 or 160gb IDE hard drive), have about 30+ in nearest skip! (all brand new & sh!te as no -5v :lol: )

the newer PSUs (160gb) are usually made by LiteOn

got all the connectors.... somewhere as kept some 8)
by CMcDougall
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin
Replies: 118
Views: 1548

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R3 - Boffin

loved Boffin2 on the elk the best! these pair are my fav games of all time! :mrgreen:

sure on Boffin1 you can't get passed level 20, & on Boffin2 level 16.... :?

anyways, got stuck on level12, which I think I usually got to BITD 8)

: 125,755
by CMcDougall
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Cosmic Battlezones
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Wanted: Cosmic Battlezones

welcome Roberto :)

you will be lucky to find that on tape!
Image

it's only Jetpac, Alien8 & lunar jetman

can get all seperate, but sure Jetman was only released on this compilation.....
by CMcDougall
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from me
Replies: 25
Views: 542

Re: Greetings from me

welcome Shawty :)