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by Arcadian
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Studio 8 manual
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: Studio 8 manual

Wow, 10mb, perfect! Cheers Chet! :)
by Arcadian
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Studio 8 manual
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: Studio 8 manual

Stuart has scanned and returned the manual and I've temporarily uploaded his scans here, which comprise several PDF files totalling ~850Mb: www.stairwaytohell.com/temporary/studio8/studio8_manual_pdfs.zip As they're rather large, would anybody out there be willing to look at condensing them into a s...
by Arcadian
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Electron MicroSD Card Interfaces (SOLD OUT)
Replies: 105
Views: 3464

Re: Electron MicroSD Card Interfaces

You should be good to go now Steve...
by Arcadian
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: The Micro User 1991/1992; Let's Compute Game articles..
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: The Micro User 1991/1992; Let's Compute Game articles..

I dumped all the Electron user cassettes back in 2001/2003:
http://www.stairwaytohell.com/electron/ ... ctronUser/

Though Mick, Lee and team may well have already gone through these already ...
by Arcadian
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Rainbird titles on the BBC
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Rainbird titles on the BBC

8bitAG wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:13 am
The Centre for Computing History has a "test disk" for the BBC/Rainbird Knight Orc listed in their catalogue alongside the Atari version... http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... night-Orc/
Woah, we could do with that archiving for sure!
by Arcadian
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: DFS Explorer
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: DFS Explorer

Thanks Pau1ie and Shawty, this is really neat!

Chet, agree it would be nice to have the Play and then Download buttons appear first before Explore...
by Arcadian
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Atomic AGD Games
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Atomic AGD Games

Ooh, and if by chance somebody is ... can we have an Elk version too pleeeze? :)
by Arcadian
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Studio 8 manual
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: Studio 8 manual

I have this - Stuart I can happily loan/post you the manual if you're happy to do a nice scan?
by Arcadian
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: DFS/Cumana Disc fault 18 - help!
Replies: 40
Views: 894

Re: DFS/Cumana Disc fault 18 - help!

PMs enabled :)
by Arcadian
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Effective use of a 5.25” floppy disc cleaning disc
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Effective use of a 5.25” floppy disc cleaning disc

There's a program called Cumana Disk Aligner (on the BBC Lives website IIRC) which I used to use in conjunction with head cleaning discs. It allows you to step the head across all tracks and also 'flex' the head back and forth between Track 0 and Track 40/80. Edit: here's the link - http://archive.r...
by Arcadian
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Gremlin's Starclash and Wizard Developments
Replies: 20
Views: 1862

Re: Gremlin's Starclash and Wizard Developments

Happy for it to be posted to Pernod if that's ok with the two of you?
by Arcadian
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Moon Patrol for the beeb (New port, just starting)
Replies: 16
Views: 1401

Re: Moon Patrol for the beeb (New port, just starting)

Tried both demos. Impressed! Eagerly looking forward to the next (and the next and the next and the next! :) ).
by Arcadian
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Atomic AGD Games
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Atomic AGD Games

I have the weekend off and can't wait to try these Kees, thanks for releasing them all (and thanks to the original programmers too!). Fantastic achievement!
by Arcadian
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Retro Software: our first release - Zap!
Replies: 62
Views: 7195

Re: Retro Software: our first release - Zap!

Now that the Retro Software website is back up and running (thanks Richard Toohey!) I've updated the Zap! page with downloads for all three formats that the game was originally released on: BBC Micro DFS (.ssd) BBC Micro Tape (.uef) BBC Master Compact ADFS (.adf) So you can now grab the Tape and Mas...
by Arcadian
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Retro Software launch: The Krystal Connection
Replies: 4
Views: 1915

Re: Retro Software launch: The Krystal Connection

Now that the Retro Software website is back up and running (thanks Richard Toohey!) I've updated the Krystal Connection page with downloads for all three formats that the game was originally released on: BBC Micro DFS (.ssd) BBC Micro Tape (.uef) BBC Master Compact ADFS (.adf) So you can now grab th...
by Arcadian
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Retro Software website down
Replies: 31
Views: 1455

Re: Retro Software website down

Hi Richard, have emailed you login info for the Retro Software site! Let us know how you get on! Thanks! :)
by Arcadian
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: STH archive not working?
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: STH archive not working?

Thanks Richard, I've only just got round to swapping in your updated render.php file and it appears to have done the trick! :)
by Arcadian
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 11 Game Nominations
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: Season 11 Game Nominations

As it's now freely available to download (as of today) how about Retro Software's first release, Zap!? http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1889 The Krystal Connection is also now free to download, but from what I remember, when we used to run it at events, the scoring mechanism wasn't ideal for hi...
by Arcadian
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Retro Software launch: The Krystal Connection
Replies: 4
Views: 1915

Re: Retro Software launch: The Krystal Connection

The Krystal Connection now available as a free download at the Complete BBC Micro Games archive (thanks Lee!).

Link:
http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=2347

Retro Software's first release (Zap!) also available to download.

Merry Xmas! :)
by Arcadian
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Retro Software: our first release - Zap!
Replies: 62
Views: 7195

Re: Retro Software: our first release - Zap!

Zap now available as a free download at the Complete BBC Micro Games archive (thanks Lee!).

Link:
http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1889

Retro Software's second release (Krystal Connection) also available to download.

Merry Xmas! :)
by Arcadian
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: STH archive not working?
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: STH archive not working?

Hi, this has happened before (where php upgrades have broken the indexer scripts, which were written many years ago!). If any php wizards can identify anything in the attached /render.php and reclist/reclister scripts that may be causing the problem, please let me know. If FTP access is needed, agai...
by Arcadian
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Slogger "Electron R"
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Slogger "Electron R"

It did make it to market, as the Electron RX.

There was one advertised for sale here a few years back, if you check this link there's a PDF doc containing photos etc: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10740
by Arcadian
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 66
Views: 2500

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

Oops post corrected, I meant nothing in issues 3 and 5.
by Arcadian
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 66
Views: 2500

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

Ah sorry you're right, the corrections I posted were from Issue 2.

Have just checked Issues 3 and 5 have no Labyrinth corrections featured. Issue 4 has five corrections which I believe you're aware of.

Nothing in issues 5-8 either.
by Arcadian
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 66
Views: 2500

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

It's your lucky day, Lee!
by Arcadian
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 66
Views: 2500

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

leenew wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:26 pm
Cheers Dave,
I specifically am looking to see if they printed any corrections to "Labyrinth" from Issue 1.
Thanks

Lee.
OK noted! Have set myself a reminder to check on Sunday.
by Arcadian
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 66
Views: 2500

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

lurkio wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:58 am
Arcadian wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:38 am
I think I have this Lee, should be able to check on Sunday.
Can you check for the Gremlin ROM manual as well, please?:
:?:
Sorry, still haven't been able to access those pallets!
by Arcadian
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 66
Views: 2500

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

I think I have this Lee, should be able to check on Sunday.
by Arcadian
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Bounties
Replies: 20
Views: 1167

Re: Bounties

Okay, now that most have had their say,... I’m sure that this has indeed come up in the past. I think that as well as the idea of having a fund to help to buy rare/hard to get original software, the idea was also floated to assist in new developments (both hardware and software), and that one possi...