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by Arcadian
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: 8-bit IDE podules (A3010/A3020/A4000/A3000) - Out of Stock
Replies: 31
Views: 2633

Re: FS: 8-bit IDE podules (A3010/A3020/A4000/A3000)

brookstermax wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:01 pm
I know it says to PM you but I can’t until I have posted 25 messages and I don’t want to make unnecessary posts 😀.
Have removed the PM restriction :)
by Arcadian
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Nellan Is Thirsty (1980)
Replies: 19
Views: 753

Re: Nellan Is Thirsty (1980)

What a fantastic mini-project - great work, Chet ... will give it a try this arvo!
by Arcadian
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Buy/Sell area - Furious
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Buy/Sell area - Furious

I'll leave the thread open for other moderators/admins to comment if they wish Just to reiterate what Daniel has said: mods and admins cannot interfere with Private Messages! Remember new users can't automatically reply to PMs until they have made a certain number of posts, so if a prospective buye...
by Arcadian
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Bouncing Basketball tech demo on the Acorn Electron
Replies: 40
Views: 1143

Re: Bouncing Basketball tech demo on the Acorn Electron

I dumped a couple of Peg roms years back, both here: http://www.stairwaytohell.com/roms
by Arcadian
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale - A2 Posters: Elite, Zarch, Ravenskull, Codename Droid, Crazee Rider, Palace of Magic, Repton
Replies: 40
Views: 2095

Re: For sale - A2 Posters: Elite, Zarch, Ravenskull, Codename Droid, Crazee Rider, Palace of Magic, Repton

Sure no problem Kris, have sent a PM.

Nice to see Repton getting some love, despite its popularity back in the day, I've shifted fewer Reptons than any of the others! :shock:
by Arcadian
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: IDE/SCSI and other large storage devices
Replies: 32
Views: 872

Re: MAME: IDE and other large storage devices

They were designed by AlanD.

Original thread here - viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2389

Apparently Prime (Phill) has/had schematics.
by Arcadian
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale - A2 Posters: Elite, Zarch, Ravenskull, Codename Droid, Crazee Rider, Palace of Magic, Repton
Replies: 40
Views: 2095

Re: For sale - A2 Posters: Elite, Zarch, Ravenskull, Codename Droid, Crazee Rider, Palace of Magic, Repton

All PMs replied to, PMs activated for Mark. All posters are still available, and I got a new run of Zarch's.

And thanks Andy_S for the snap of your setup, beautiful!
by Arcadian
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pegasus 400 Disc Interface Electron
Replies: 16
Views: 513

Re: Pegasus 400 Disc Interface Electron

Phill HS produced these back in 2011 - are they what you need?
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3787
by Arcadian
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5608
Views: 467205

Re: Today I received.....

la France!
by Arcadian
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5608
Views: 467205

Re: Today I received.....

daveejhitchins wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:31 pm
Goodness . . .

A lot of The Seventh Star ??????
Do you think we'll have enough to cope with the demand?
by Arcadian
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5608
Views: 467205

Re: Today I received.....

A few more floppies...

(2000 to be precise)

Edit - second piccie added!
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by Arcadian
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Slogger Prototypes, PCBs and Roms
Replies: 46
Views: 7065

Re: Slogger Prototypes, PCBs and Roms

The other side ...
by Arcadian
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Slogger Prototypes, PCBs and Roms
Replies: 46
Views: 7065

Re: Slogger Prototypes, PCBs and Roms

Now that I can manage ...
by Arcadian
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Scans - Slogger 1770/8271 DFS - Circuit Diagrams
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Scans - Slogger 1770/8271 DFS - Circuit Diagrams

Ah yes, I remember this being pointed out years ago now...

Oh well, I guess the scans are more of a curiosity than anything actually useful!
by Arcadian
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Slogger Prototypes, PCBs and Roms
Replies: 46
Views: 7065

Re: Slogger Prototypes, PCBs and Roms

any chance of scans of the Stop Press circuit diagrams to verify my implementation? Sorry Nigel, 10 years ago or whenever it was, I took the diagrams out of the folder they were in and half of the dots/lines just flaked off, rendering the whole thing unusable (they weren't printed on paper, I'm not...
by Arcadian
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5608
Views: 467205

Re: Today I received.....

Thought I'd document this little set of untouched diskettes too, before I start sticking Retro Software labels on them and sending them out to all and sundry!
by Arcadian
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5608
Views: 467205

Re: Today I received.....

100 delightful DSDD 5.25" Virgin-branded "New Old Stock" floppies, to go with the 40 or so that arrived from the States last week (see next post) ...
by Arcadian
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: projects
Topic: The well known Bad Apple demo on the Acorn Electron
Replies: 19
Views: 873

Re: The well known Bad Apple demo on the Acorn Electron

My goodness, who'd have thought that the Elk could run Bad Apple - splendid work, sir!
by Arcadian
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Merry Christmas from Bitshifters!
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: Merry Christmas from Bitshifters!

Aw, this is wonderful - thanks guys!!
by Arcadian
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Seventh Star (1984) — Acornsoft
Replies: 30
Views: 1845

Re: The Seventh Star (1984) — Acornsoft

daveejhitchins wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Maybe we should be making a tape and disc of both the Electron and BBC version under the Retro Software banner ???
We're already working on the artwork! ;)
by Arcadian
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Micro User scans
Replies: 39
Views: 1138

Re: Missing Micro User scans

Michael Brown wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:29 am
Below is a list of the games and issues that I would like to check through.

Blocbusta 9.04
Klect 10.12
I scanned the docs for these two back in October - did you miss 'em?
by Arcadian
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: New music conversion - Castlevania III
Replies: 17
Views: 1070

Re: New music conversion - Castlevania III

Dig out an old Master and managed to get through the first three tracks before the caps went pop :oops:

But what I heard was stunning, amazing work Sarah - does this open the door to a whole library of NES music conversions? Or is there a fair degree of work involved to convert each track?
by Arcadian
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale - A2 Posters: Alien 8, NightShade, Knight Lore by Ultimate - Play The Game
Replies: 0
Views: 200

For sale - A2 Posters: Alien 8, NightShade, Knight Lore by Ultimate - Play The Game

Three A2 posters for classic games that were originally published by Ultimate - Play The Game: Alien 8 (ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, MSX) KnightLore (ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, MSX, NES ... also Commodore 64 in 2018) NightShade (ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MS...
by Arcadian
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale - A2 Poster: Acorn BBC Micro - The shape of things to come ...
Replies: 0
Views: 194

For Sale - A2 Poster: Acorn BBC Micro - The shape of things to come ...

This is a high quality reproduction of an original BBC Microcomputer promotional poster as issued by Acorn Computers in the early 1980s. It is A2 in size hence measures 42.0 x 59.4cm (or 16.53 x 23.39 inches). It is in perfect/new condition and has been printed on thick, 250gsm silk paper, so not on...
by Arcadian
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale - A2 Posters: Elite, Zarch, Ravenskull, Codename Droid, Crazee Rider, Palace of Magic, Repton
Replies: 40
Views: 2095

Re: A2 Posters: Elite, Zarch, Ravenskull, Codename Droid, Crazee Rider, Palace of Magic, Repton

All outstanding orders via the Forum or Facebook have now been posted, with the exception of MattyJ and Xavier (collect at ABug January) and Daniel J. Thanks to everyone that's ordered so far - hope you're all happy with the posters. I'm pleased to say that the Preservation pot, which was originally...
by Arcadian
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: projects
Topic: BeebEm Alpha Fork with SID and PAULA sound
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: BeebEm Alpha Fork with SID and PAULA sound

Aw, thanks for posting the extra disc - have had the three new tracks playing for the past half hour - really enjoyed them. I'm super busy with events for the next week so won't have time to put any mods together for at least a week but if you're taking requests I'd love to hear a disc of the Pinbal...
by Arcadian
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The very best Beeb tunes?
Replies: 21
Views: 994

Re: The very best Beeb tunes?

Ah, well of course Cold Tea was 'reversed' by Gary Partis and used for Psycastria. Electron version had a single-channel rendition of the [reversed] theme - and having just checked the old Stairway To Hell page it turns out not only did I digitise the music from Electron Psycastria about 20 years ag...
by Arcadian
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: BeebEm Alpha Fork with SID and PAULA sound
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: BeebEm Alpha Fork with SID and PAULA sound

Is there genuinely no interest or have I done something daft? So far it looks like nobody has tried the download or have I made a balls of publishing it on GitHub? Oh, I downloaded, installed and ran the emu this morning - listened to all the Amiga mods was absolutely amazed with the quality! I'll ...
by Arcadian
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The very best Beeb tunes?
Replies: 21
Views: 994

Re: The very best Beeb tunes?

Great question! Personally I'd love to hear what a single-channel rendition of Martin Galway's Crazee Rider theme might sound like (FYI the music could only be heard on the enhanced BBC Master version of the game). His intro theme for Galaforce 2 was another one of my favourites, but I'm not sure ho...