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by CMcDougall
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 708

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

one of the first games played on a Electron :D , other was Monsters.

not had time to play last few weeks, as done 15 hour shift at work, which I think is illegal now, 12 tops?!

anyways 5860 on first go, & last before 9pm #-o
by CMcDougall
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Today I hacked ...
Replies: 86
Views: 9220

Re: Today I hacked ...

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7190&start=540#p208573
yes working copy & video of it here :

you can see Track1 sector0 with the .DSD I posted, I used ADT rom command *DEX C
nothing can read 1to9 , not even ADI / Enigma rom :x
hence why no original image using .FSD files.
by CMcDougall
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: Hello!

welcome Z :)
by CMcDougall
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Atom Owner from Smalltown, Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Atom Owner from Smalltown, Canada

welcome Peter :)

could you take a picture of the tapes, as some are still missing from archive.

also need a picture of inside your Atom!
by CMcDougall
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Datel Modem 1979 to 1982, anyone used it?
Replies: 15
Views: 313

Re: Datel Modem 1979 to 1982, anyone used it?

Good spot! :shock:
does look similar, but into a New Brain computer , thought they were only Forth language instead of Basic.
anyways, will watch the video linky when next on laptop (as my mobile can't cope :oops: )
by CMcDougall
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Today I hacked ...
Replies: 86
Views: 9220

Re: Today I hacked ...

^ yes #1 , BillCarr did mention that on one of my emails, loading the 'bad' track1 into mem &2000 to &2900 and timing things going on. Below is my DSD copy that used !Boot to do the tricks :evil: EDIT: original worked on Acorn 1770FDC DFS2.26 & Acorn FDC8271 DFS1.20 , it took about 2 seconds (utter ...
by CMcDougall
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Today I hacked ...
Replies: 86
Views: 9220

Re: Today I hacked ...

A new 51/4" 40T educational disc from 'Oneswitch'/Barrie. Olympics for a Micromike. (Graphics really good (much better than Electron User Olympic)) Track1 looked unformatted, ADI rom could not even copy it :shock: UPURS also said bad track1, end copy also no worky. Had a word with 'BillCarr' so made...
by CMcDougall
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Football
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Football

Most boring thing ever.

I am don't like watching men in shorts rolling around on a bit grass being overpaid for kicking a bit leather about :roll:

if it was girls with shorts on.... I may watch it =P~
by CMcDougall
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron overheating video
Replies: 24
Views: 384

Re: Electron overheating video

What video :?

Need to see it going bizarre !
by CMcDougall
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Just saying Hi
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Just saying Hi

welcome Dave :)

I bet your powerful work computers don't go brrBEeep and are ready to use! & always have 20gb updates every Wednesday of month :lol:
by CMcDougall
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Another Dutchie resurrects his A5000
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Another Dutchie resurrects his A5000

welcome Erik :)

good job on the fix =D>
by CMcDougall
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 90
Views: 1828

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

https://computer-literacy-project.pilots.bbcconnectedstudio.co.uk/2d4c8e9f5a2906a80d2a517243292bdb got this link from Barrie /'OneSwitch' & thought would share, as it's Very interesting about special needs folks using computers in 1984. most of the programs are using the Micromike discs he sent me f...
by CMcDougall
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Datel Modem 1979 to 1982, anyone used it?
Replies: 15
Views: 313

Re: Datel Modem 1979 to 1982, anyone used it?

^ not really, just wondered if anyone else has one / seen one. seems this is ULTRA LOL RARE, as can't find anything on this one, just 2x GPO mkA ones in existance. would not know where to start, someone has disconnected the wires in the phone to modem, & can't find any info on it at all, or pics to ...
by CMcDougall
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Datel Modem 1979 to 1982, anyone used it?
Replies: 15
Views: 313

Re: Datel Modem 1979 to 1982, anyone used it?

^Helicopters, better than our outings, in mid80s our primary school only went to see the Edinburgh train station & the space /universe museum 8) or worked for a large company that had their own telecommunications / telephone system... yeah, older large hospitals have their own 'exchange', seen them ...
by CMcDougall
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Datel Modem 1979 to 1982, anyone used it?
Replies: 15
Views: 313

Re: Datel Modem 1979 to 1982, anyone used it?

^yeah number2, don't plug TalkTalk, PlusNet & Sky rubbish in :lol: seems PO /GPO had total control of the market pre1970, so must be why it was all their stuff plugged in Only. here is the plug for it, I had to cut it off as the cable had turned to glue /string :( if left another year, whole thing w...
by CMcDougall
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Acorn Atom newbie / Playing UEFs
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Acorn Atom newbie / Playing UEFs

^ :shock: =D> =D> =D>
that's very good work, now my .hqUEFs are of some use just not for emulator!

The AtoMMC is just too fast compared to these 300baud files, now can have two cups of tea while loading :lol:
by CMcDougall
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Olivetti Prodest 128S keyboard issue
Replies: 16
Views: 231

Re: Olivetti Prodest 128S keyboard issue

here is my Acorn Compact keyboard, but looks like you took off the keys & black overlay...
can't mind if mine had green solder mask or not :?
by CMcDougall
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Olivetti Prodest 128S keyboard issue
Replies: 16
Views: 231

Re: Olivetti Prodest 128S keyboard issue

the pad /sqaure (exposed copper) with P1 next to it also has a green dot in middle of track leaving it, so
check that it still leaves the pad & goes to the side of the hole, or follow track to another pad /solder point
just to confirm still connected ok
by CMcDougall
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Datel Modem 1979 to 1982, anyone used it?
Replies: 15
Views: 313

Datel Modem 1979 to 1982, anyone used it?

I saved this BT Datel Modem No 13B ((saved from a damp /flooded ex nuclear bunker!) data plug rusted to bits), chips are dated 1982 wk23 & phone 3rd November 1977, the only info I can find is one made by PO sold on eBay (£29) but No 13A dated 1979. Other info is it was 300bits a second. Any other in...
by CMcDougall
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Olivetti Prodest 128S keyboard issue
Replies: 16
Views: 231

Re: Olivetti Prodest 128S keyboard issue

I would scrape off the 3 green dots, just in case they are causing a short.
At P3 check if still connected to the side of the via.

I would presume the Acorn compact keyboard would be same.
by CMcDougall
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: yet another Canadian …
Replies: 13
Views: 171

Re: yet another Canadian …

welcome S :)

bloody roasting in Scotland too, 37oC per car wing mirror sensor!
by CMcDougall
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fitting slogger turbo driver
Replies: 60
Views: 2440

Re: Fitting slogger turbo driver

^ depends on when the cargo ship sails, so if they catch day before bonus
by CMcDougall
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 968

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

flip knows why it does not go from my mobile anymore, the update must of knackered it :x or the new edit function :?
anyways, proof is in the pudding :
by CMcDougall
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 968

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

Getting addictive this game!
Best tonight again Level
6,738 8)

screen shot later as now not uploading from mobby to the attachments :x WHY :?
by CMcDougall
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 968

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

^ yes 6380 per file upload name

Got carried away with the tune !
by CMcDougall
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 968

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

just cleaned up the pins on a M128 thanks to TopBananna's clear out, so had a go to see if the User port /6522 was working, and got to level 7! did anyone notice the tune when high score screen is left to play?? it's : The Animals - The House of the Rising Sun 1964 :shock: https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by CMcDougall
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 35
Views: 1413

Re: Moving House - Items to go

Thank you TB =D> =D> =D> , postman24 came today at 11:30am the case is in much better condition than mine, but the PSU looks like its been eaten by rust, so grinder to that :lol: & the MB is a worker :D the duel RetroClinic OS is 3.50 without jumper & 3.20 with it in. so can now play with 3.50 for a...
by CMcDougall
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 35
Views: 826

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

this has went well OffT :lol:
wonder if 'Balmoral James' sorted his beeb :-k

anyways, here is the best things I have found if the screw driver trick does not work,
might have to go back to 1967 to get them though :shock:
by CMcDougall
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 57
Views: 968

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

never played this version before, sure first one I played was Stix by Audiogenic

couple of goes gets me 4,535 8)
by CMcDougall
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Convert master psu to bench psu
Replies: 17
Views: 280

Re: Convert master psu to bench psu

still think its a bit of a waste & curfuffle 8) unless you took the broken M128 apart & used the key switches for an electron! =D> If it's in good condition , ie Not rusted to bits as they usually are, Retro clinic /MarkH was after them a while ago, so must be scarce compared to B Micro. :shock: