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by billcarr2005
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 21
Views: 634

Re: Moving House - Items to go

Watford Electronics Diagnostics Utility Disk & Manual. Would be nice if whomever gets this could image the disk and scan the manual. Although it's mentioned here (different disk) https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12170&p=154386#p154386 and here (cracked version) https://stardot.org....
by billcarr2005
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: PLOTMATE A4 software
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: PLOTMATE A4 software

RobC wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:47 pm

Also, does anyone have MiCAD which is supposed to support the Plotmate?
No idea if the ROM will still be required to make the software recognise the Plotmate...
by billcarr2005
Mon May 14, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Puff - running in an emulator
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Puff - running in an emulator

Would you care to try this?
It's a hastily hacked version taken from the ESM disk, so it's got their title screen.
I've had to remove some sector header reading code, otherwise it got stuck in JSBeeb, but it loads up...
by billcarr2005
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2789
Views: 220637

Re: LOLPRICE

This chap has been shifting quite a lot of stuff recently, most at reasonable to very good prices. ... So possibly a member here? He certainly frequents the forum. I have a feeling it's balladof32 (or could be completely wrong!) http://stardot.org.uk/forums/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=10806
by billcarr2005
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2789
Views: 220637

Re: LOLPRICE

It does appear to be in mint condition, but still...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132597496097

£499.99 :o

Surely not so rare either?
by billcarr2005
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Buying software on 'vintage' floppy diskettes
Replies: 12
Views: 707

Re: Buying software on 'vintage' floppy diskettes

I echo what flaxcottage said about 5.25" usually being readable (except here http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14996 :P) I find it's usually the insides of the sleeve which have become rough and don't allow the magnetic disk to spin correctly. I've rarely had a disk fail, except when ...
by billcarr2005
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Library of Physical Chemistry Software - Help!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Library of Physical Chemistry Software - Help!!!

Have you desleeved them and tried reading them in a clean jacket?
If the disk is unreadable on a BBC, Kryoflux can't really do any magic to bring them around...
by billcarr2005
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Help with the Educational Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Help with the Educational Archive / LTS

Here are some LTS titles that weren't on your list
by billcarr2005
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Help with the Educational Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Help with the Educational Archive / Fernleaf

If anyone has any titles which are missing from the archive and would be willing to send me digital copies of the same (including documentation if possible) I should be very grateful to hear from you. [-o< Here are some Fernleaf titles that weren't on your list :) EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE SELECTION Vol...
by billcarr2005
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: DFS fault codes
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: DFS fault codes

From DFS Error messages http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/docs/Acorn/AN/019.pdf I've not come across 0A or 14 on a standard BBC B (since "Sector not Found" would cover a disk not being formatted in a recognised way), might be a later Acorn machine, since the document is from 1992 Error 08 (...
by billcarr2005
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: ADVANCED FOLIO
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: ADVANCED FOLIO

@billcarr2005 - My disc is Version 2 as well but is ADFS. Your DFS ones should be the same software just on a different filing system. Provided they don't do any *DISC or *DRIVE commands they could be copied onto ADFS to complete my set. Track 39,sector 9 had a deliberate CRC error. The sector was ...
by billcarr2005
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: How t pass arrays into procedures?
Replies: 14
Views: 785

Re: How t pass arrays into procedures?

Are you typing the BASIC program in with the PAGE at &1900? If it's the final program, ie. no more will need to be loaded afterwards, tape could be enabled and the PAGE dropped to &E00. If under emulation, might be worth developing on the BBC Master initially to keep PAGE low? Although it's only a s...
by billcarr2005
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 541
Views: 54771

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

... On further investigation it appears to have been formatted at 40T on an 80T drive and the later tracks written at 80T if that makes sense. ... ADI reports tracks 19 onwards are unformatted on a 40T drive. On an 80T drive ADI reports all tracks formatted with normal data. Since this disc came fr...
by billcarr2005
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 541
Views: 54771

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Only tracks 0-19 of a 40T disc were formatted. Could this be related to the issue that affected the reporting of used tracks on the DLM titles? 20 x 2560 (or &14 x &A00) would give total data length of just 51200 (or &C800), whereas the SSD contains more than this? :? I've attached the SSD created ...
by billcarr2005
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: ADVANCED FOLIO
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: ADVANCED FOLIO

I've got both the 40T and 80T Version 2.0 DFS Signature disks with "Cannot be copied" on the label. Can take a look later, if it would be any use?
by billcarr2005
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: AVP First Steps (COM050)
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: AVP First Steps (COM050)

Unfortunately, I don't, but for reference, here's a list of the AVP titles I have got :) CYGNET Physics CYG010 Measure COM024 Formulae COM042 Statistical and Experimental Tools COM058 Periodicity of Elements COM061 Measuring Temperature, Volume and Mass COM063 Binomial COM066 Adding Waves COM068 Tim...
by billcarr2005
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Citadel Item Randomiser 0.4 (updated)
Replies: 42
Views: 3731

Re: Citadel Item Randomiser 0.4 (updated)

Breadfi5h wrote:Is there a version with infinite lives? Completed this as a boy some 30 years or so ago and want my 8-year-old to have a go.
Here's the PIAS version with the Immortality cheat implemented (CITAX, &451B=&60)
Works with the Randomiser :)
by billcarr2005
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton 2 - Cassette Version - LOCKED
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Repton 2 - Cassette Version - LOCKED

Are you attempting to *LOAD the file?
"Locked" means it's locked from anything except *RUN (or CHAIN"")
by billcarr2005
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 541
Views: 54771

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

OneSwitch wrote: Missing include

Blob Programs (Blob 1 Blob 2 Where's Blob?)
Aren't some of those here?
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=10455&p=126417
by billcarr2005
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: P.M.F. Barcode Reader
Replies: 20
Views: 1365

Re: P.M.F. Barcode Reader

flaxcottage wrote:Try this. :wink:

Code: Select all

*DIR D
CHAIN"TITLE"
by billcarr2005
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: The UNILAB interface for the BBC microcumputer
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: The UNILAB interface for the BBC microcumputer

hambo wrote: I have a unilab interface for the BBC and wondered if anyone has any of the programs written by Unilab to accompany it
I think they're here :)

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=10980&p=135743#p135743
by billcarr2005
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Funfair / Carnival type game
Replies: 26
Views: 2998

Re: Funfair / Carnival type game

CSHinUK wrote:I worked on Pip's Island Adventure
That got uploaded here

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6876&p=189520#p189520

a few months ago :)
by billcarr2005
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: FUNFAIR
Replies: 0
Views: 516

FUNFAIR

Requested here

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1004

Requires disc to be write enabled
by billcarr2005
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Funfair / Carnival type game
Replies: 26
Views: 2998

Re: Funfair / Carnival type game

CSHinUK wrote:... as well as other titles I worked on.
What other titles did you work on?
I've got "The Yellow Brick Road" also

Uploaded Funfair here
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=14831
by billcarr2005
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Funfair / Carnival type game
Replies: 26
Views: 2998

Re: Funfair / Carnival type game

Would it be this?
THE FUNFAIR.jpg
Not sure if I had it 11+ years ago... but I'll attempt to image it ASAP
(Might've found it quicker had it been in "Archive Requests" :roll: , although probably not :lol: )
by billcarr2005
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Vector 2 Disc To Disc Utility
Replies: 54
Views: 5161

Re: Vector 2 Disc To Disc Utility

Quite a bit of that history is a bit out. I was the only author of vector2 TBF, the author information was retrieved from the disk image, namely track 24, sector 1 This software is copyright (c) Howard Spurr 1984 FOR PRIVATE USE ONLY!! DO NOT USE CONTRARY TO COPYRIGHT LAWS Although on closer inspec...
by billcarr2005
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Arcademic Skillbuilder
Replies: 0
Views: 530

Arcademic Skillbuilder

Here we have the complete set of six "Arcademic Skillbuilder" programs by Developmental Learning Materials, produced by Educational Information Systems, programmed by Argus Communications and protected by Five Ways Software. BBD001 ALIEN ADDITION BBD002 MINUS MISSION BBD003 METEOR MULTIPLICATION BBD...
by billcarr2005
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mapventure?
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: Mapventure?

I was wondering if anyone could help me locate a game, I think, called Mapventure. I have no idea who made it and haven't found any trace of it so far on the net. It was written by Simon Hosler and published by Sherston Software, in 1988. I've attached the DFS version. The files are still "hidden" ...
by billcarr2005
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Supermarket - MSC COIC 1983 Bob Gledhill
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Supermarket - MSC COIC 1983 Bob Gledhill

CMcDougall wrote:shows Version 8.F written 1/12/1983
The same as the disk version here then :)
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7190&p=88020#p88342
by billcarr2005
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: can anyone remember this hangman game called wilt?
Replies: 9
Views: 2025

Re: can anyone remember this hangman game called wilt?

Slo wrote:WILT. by Colin Harrison, (1984) Longman Micro Software, for BBC.B
Now posted here
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=14771