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by Arcadian
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: hq.uef Specification
Replies: 58
Views: 3403

Re: hq.uef Specification

Thanks Fraser, received - I've uploaded the newer revision of the file to:

www.stairwaytohell.com/cswviewer
by Arcadian
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: hq.uef Specification
Replies: 58
Views: 3403

Re: hq.uef Specification

Hi Fraser, if you send the file to me via WeTransfer.com I'll take care of the rest. I'll pm you my email address now..
by Arcadian
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: hq.uef Specification
Replies: 58
Views: 3403

Re: hq.uef Specification

Can it be held at STH? It is usually at World of Spectrum but they aren't updating that site now. STH isn't updated any more either but I can pop a subfolder onto the server e.g. stairwaytohell.com/makeuef and if you send me the archives together with a simple html file linking to the latest versio...
by Arcadian
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Atomic AGD Pack28
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Atomic AGD Pack28

Woah DKJ on the Atom???

Can't wait to try it!!
by Arcadian
Sun May 19, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Atomic AGD Pack26 .... 100th game!!
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Atomic AGD Pack26 .... 100th game!!

Wow, congrats on hitting the big '1' '0' '0' ... absolutely astonishing work Kees!

So grateful for your dedication to the Atom and Atom games/software ... !
by Arcadian
Sun May 19, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - NOW FULL
Replies: 155
Views: 5237

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD

Thanks Mark, yes Fri-Sun - see everyone next month! :)
by Arcadian
Tue May 14, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Electron Le Box by PACE
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Electron Le Box by PACE

Well, I was regularly monitoring virtually every single listing for BBC/Electron gear on ebay, loot, yahoo auctions, micro mart etc from the late nineties through mid 2010s and I've never seen a Le Box advertised for sale, nor encountered one in the masses of equipment I acquired across the same per...
by Arcadian
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Studio 8 manual
Replies: 14
Views: 713

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: 14
Views: 713

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: 3827

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: 316

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: 688

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: 445

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: 977

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: 14
Views: 713

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: 989

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: 162

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: 1949

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: 27
Views: 1934

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: 977

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: 7403

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: 1978

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: 1579

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: 613

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: 972

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: 1978

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: 7403

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: 613

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...