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by billcarr2005
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: AMX Mouse Software
Replies: 18
Views: 2255

Re: AMX Mouse Software

Thanks for those, but can't get it to run. Tried in both a B with ROMs loaded and a Master using the Master Downloader, both give Bad Command at the Control Menu trying to issue *pMouse. What am I missing? I'm not sure... After the prolonged title sequence "TITLES", I'm prompted to press any key fo...
by billcarr2005
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: AMX Mouse Software
Replies: 18
Views: 2255

Re: AMX Mouse Software

Pernod wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Anyone have anything to add to this collection?
...
Also still looking for floppies for Stop Press (Beeb and Elk)
STOP PRESS

System Disc
Font Disc
Master Downloader Disc

I've also got Super Art V3.12, V3.20d, V3.31 and V3.61
Also Pagemaker 1.4+ and 1.5+
by billcarr2005
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Chuckie Egg 2009
Replies: 15
Views: 737

Re: Chuckie Egg 2009

RTW Chuckie Egg... with more colour!
viewtopic.php?p=2053
by billcarr2005
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 636
Views: 61677

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

There are also a small number with copy protection that has prevented me from creating working SSDs. Of these, only two appear not to have already been archived by other people. They are: The Dudley Programs – Ballooning The Dudley Programs – Understanding the Weather You wait for years for some so...
by billcarr2005
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: The Dudley Programs - Myself
Replies: 0
Views: 117

The Dudley Programs - Myself

Five programs split across two 40track disks :)
by billcarr2005
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2837
Views: 234532

Re: LOLPRICE

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aviator-Acornsoft-Software-for-the-Acorn-BBC-Micro-Computer/142958607583?hash=item2148ff3cdf:g:iFAAAOSw2YZbsjwV And.... another one... I love Aviator but I may have to sell at least one of them :lol: This copy of Aviator is in no way being sold by the same person, using a...
by billcarr2005
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?
Replies: 17
Views: 411

Re: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?

The disk is Dragon mix. Did you run out of disks to archive, that you're checking over old titles? :o I wrote my own sector reader but that only loaded garbage. What code was your own sector reader based on? The one I supplied was ripped from FSD maker which in turn was borrowed from Enigma Disc Im...
by billcarr2005
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 636
Views: 61677

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

There are also a small number with copy protection that has prevented me from creating working SSDs. Of these, only two appear not to have already been archived by other people. They are: The Dudley Programs – Ballooning The Dudley Programs – Understanding the Weather Received these today! Since th...
by billcarr2005
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?
Replies: 17
Views: 411

Re: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?

Most likely a software (ADI2) error, unless the disk is "flaky" in which case it might not be "seeing" track 0 within it's threshold to read it. If the DFS is able to read the necessary sectors then they have to be strictly vanilla... What disk is it? Did you try that sector dump program I sent a wh...
by billcarr2005
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 636
Views: 61677

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Kenelm wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:05 pm
Kidnap!
NCET/MESU Software

Master 128 only. Requires disc write access.
Is there any specific reason why it's Master 128 only?
Seems to run fine when i just fired it up in BeebEM with Model B selected :?

Also, =D> for the uploads!
by billcarr2005
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 636
Views: 61677

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

There are also a small number with copy protection that has prevented me from creating working SSDs. Of these, only two appear not to have already been archived by other people. They are: The Dudley Programs – Ballooning The Dudley Programs – Understanding the Weather Both are by Heinemann Computer...
by billcarr2005
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 636
Views: 61677

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Today I've been looking at five discs from Cambridge Micro Software (Cambridge University Press/Homerton College). I created SSDs for these a while ago, but found they wouldn't boot. They turned out to contain copy protection in machine code !BOOT files. The protection sounds interesting. I have me...
by billcarr2005
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Repton Thru Time Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: Repton Thru Time Problem

Thought it might just be an Acorn DFS error, but happen with my setup on BeebEM with Watford DFS too... The error codes are "Sector not found" and "Drive not present/drive empty" :( It's possible that (if?) it's been modified to work with the Datacentre, it's broken something else along the way. Her...
by billcarr2005
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Dungeon Adventure
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Dungeon Adventure

The disk versions might've originated from the uploads (of some kind soul) from https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=12113&p=153592 :lol: I figured that was the bug, that's why i said the Level 9 / Level 9 Computing was just an additional observation. Coincidentally, saving the memory ...
by billcarr2005
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Dungeon Adventure
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Dungeon Adventure

Tangentially related, but the disc version says "from Level 9 Computing" whereas the tape version just says "from Level 9", so could point to a different version of the game code / interpreter rather than just a format change... :roll:
by billcarr2005
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Problems with ADI2
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Problems with ADI2

Having discussed this with flaxcottage, I think it's been a case of flicking the 40/80 switch on the drive and then also switching ADI from 96 TPI to 48 TPI, so in effect double double stepping, whereas only 40T & 96 TPI or 80T & 48 TPI is necessary :)
by billcarr2005
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: SPMG Primary Mathematics Programs
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: SPMG Primary Mathematics Programs

Issue Two Pack 4
Scale
by billcarr2005
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: SPMG Primary Mathematics Programs
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: SPMG Primary Mathematics Programs

Issue One Pack 4
Postman
by billcarr2005
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: SPMG Primary Mathematics Programs
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: SPMG Primary Mathematics Programs

Thanks for that. =D> This saves me trying to crack the protection on these discs. You could still have a look! It's mostly obfuscation :shock: The discs I received form Lardoboffin were; Pack 1: Metric units of weight and Recipes - M128 compatible Pack 2: Areas - two copies both M128 compatible Pac...
by billcarr2005
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: SPMG Primary Mathematics Programs
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: SPMG Primary Mathematics Programs

Issue One Pack 2
Areas of right-angled triangles
Areas of composite shapes
by billcarr2005
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: SPMG Primary Mathematics Programs
Replies: 7
Views: 255

SPMG Primary Mathematics Programs

As referenced here
viewtopic.php?f=41&t=5594&start=4770#p215209

Issue One Pack 1
Metric units of weight
Recipes
by billcarr2005
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4896
Views: 342197

Re: Today I received.....

Nice. =D> =D> Those maths CAL programs look to be MIA. Can you archive and share? [-o< [-o< I mist admit I didn’t do a thorough check before trying two of them. After they both failed I stopped. The three I didn’t try look fine but the first two have radial lines on them. Not sure if they were ther...
by billcarr2005
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 636
Views: 61677

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Kenelm wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:22 am

I have managed to circumvent the protection. In all cases the protection was as you describe. flaxcottage's post here saved me a lot of time.
Except it's better to skip the redundant read entirely, rather than ignore it's result :)
by billcarr2005
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 636
Views: 61677

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

I do plan to share all the Longman titles I have. I'm still checking the disk images. Some contain copy protection. Are you able to circumvent the protection? If it's the same as on some disks I have, track 1 is unformatted / strangely formatted and then there's an attempt to read it. This section ...
by billcarr2005
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Designer Castles..
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: Designer Castles..

klintworth wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:14 pm
Here's a pdf of my Designer Castles manual. Paul :D
Thanks for scanning & uploading this, saves me scanning mine!
by billcarr2005
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Designer Castles..
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: Designer Castles..

Better late than never! I've removed the old / original registration and replaced it with stardot. An 8 digit serial number is required, but this is only requested if registration hasn't already occurred. The "design" is stored / saved from &95F to &CFF, length &3A0. In theory, I guess the memory co...
by billcarr2005
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Dinosaur Discovery by 4mation
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Dinosaur Discovery by 4mation

I've got this!
It also has (C) Jacaranda Wiley Ltd 1985 on the title page, is this the standard program or a variant?
I Started a new quest, then get the following
DD-2.png
DD-1.png
DD-4.png
DD-3.png
At which stage is it hanging, after SPACE BAR, does it draw the grid?
by billcarr2005
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft P-System
Replies: 45
Views: 1759

Re: Acornsoft P-System

could you check out the product code on the Elite disc /box, as am sure BillC said there is still a missing version ( something to do with coPro) he wants to archive.... unless it's found already :? or never existed to outside world... I think the box with Acornsoft written black on grey is likely ...
by billcarr2005
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: SSDs in Strange Sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: SSDs in Strange Sizes

I've seen some protected disks have a low sector count so that if *VERIFY is used, it stops short of the non standard tracks and therefore doesn't error. I suppose there is no "perfect" way of knowing the type of disk, since there's no requirement of them being 102400 or 204800 bytes in length eithe...
by billcarr2005
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: CommunITel Version 2.1
Replies: 1
Views: 199

CommunITel Version 2.1

I noticed that on Flaxcottage's excellent educational resource he'd said

"Unfortunately the original discs were missing but 80T copies were included instead."

I checked in my box and found 40T originals of a later (1987 - 2.1 compared to 1984 - 1.0) version, so here it is :)