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by PitfallJones
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: British Garden Birds
Replies: 28
Views: 764

Re: British Garden Birds

Hi,

Here's a 80 track DFS disk of the bird descriptions.

The original dump seems to miss some subpages and just repeat an earlier page so I've marked some pages as missing.
I think each bird should have 3 subpages.
The later dumps appear to just have the subtitle pages.

Enjoy!

PJ
by PitfallJones
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: British Garden Birds
Replies: 28
Views: 764

Re: British Garden Birds

Hi, Here are the frames from disk#2 - nothing too interresting - just more subtitles. I noticed there's a number of index pages missing from disk#1 between P173-184, which I've managed to 'recreate' locally but I obviously don't have the actual original frame numbers to use, also p185 (order of appe...
by PitfallJones
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: British Garden Birds
Replies: 28
Views: 764

Re: British Garden Birds

Superb!! - Thanks for posting it - I'm just watching it now.... Hey it's got David as well! His voice always brings to mind a cave full of bat dung to me! That's a terrific picture for composite video. If you don't know much about Laserdisc (I didn't) Techmoan has an informative video about it: http...
by PitfallJones
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: British Garden Birds
Replies: 28
Views: 764

Re: British Garden Birds

Hi There, Thanks a lot for that BeebMaster- Terrific Stuff! I'm not familiar with that disk format but I managed to extract all the teletext frames by doing a binary dump (Frame#1 begins at offset 0x6300 for instance) - they have bit 7 set but otherwise are in normal mode7 format. I've attached all ...
by PitfallJones
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: British Garden Birds
Replies: 28
Views: 764

British Garden Birds

Hi,

Can anyone post the Ceefax pages from the 'British Garden Birds' laserdisc?

bgb4.jpg
Thanks

PJ
by PitfallJones
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 935

Re: Composite video from the BBC

Yes - looks like mine is an issue #1 - thanks for showing me exacly where that is.
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by PitfallJones
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Can you identify this board
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Can you identify this board

Thanks - interresting to know!
You know I've never networked my BBCs - I use UPURS via the user port or a Datacentre to get stuff across to it from a PC...
PJ
by PitfallJones
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Burning Plastic Smell - Master power supply?
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: Burning Plastic Smell - Master power supply?

So I opened up my Master up again today and here's a photo: power.jpg From sprows site it smells like this: (and it still actually works!) http://www.sprow.co.uk/bbc/howto.htm#powersupply Leaking or smoking filter capacitor During normal operation an acrid burning smell comes from the power supply v...
by PitfallJones
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Can you identify this board
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Can you identify this board

Hi,

I opened up my Master today and I was wondering what this is?
board.JPG
PJ
by PitfallJones
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 935

Re: Composite video from the BBC

The Master actually sort of worked! There was no link present (I guess it's issue #1) so I tried the transistor to transistor bridge method master.JPG with a 50v 470pF capacitor... 50v.JPG The result was a 'hint' of color - maybe the probe wires were too long I'm thinking - but everything is SO smal...
by PitfallJones
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 935

Re: Composite video from the BBC

Soooo....
Turns out my Model-B has the link but a transistor is bent over it so there's no way I'm going to get to it...
modelb-link.JPG
by PitfallJones
Fri May 31, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 935

Re: Composite video from the BBC

Thanks for the document and picture - very helpful - I actually have a Master 128 and a Model-B - I'll have to open them up to see what mother boards they have got. Do you think my 'tape a bare wire' across the link is a sensible idea? What I really need is some sort of conductive Plasticine... Wow ...
by PitfallJones
Fri May 31, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 935

Composite video from the BBC

Hi There, Amazing I think I have never used the composite video output from the BBC until last week! Once I got myself a BNC to RCA adapter (BNC - isn't that what 1970s networks cables used?) I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the signal and the fact that RGB and composite output at the sa...
by PitfallJones
Sun May 12, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Burning Plastic Smell - Master power supply?
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Burning Plastic Smell - Master power supply?

Hi There, So I'd left my Master on all day yesterday and came home to a burning plastic smell ! I opened it up and nothing obvious looked damaged but the smell was coming from the power supply area. Has anyone got any suggestions what I might do to fix it? Can you power a BBC from a modern external ...
by PitfallJones
Sat May 11, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What has happened to Firefox add-ons?
Replies: 33
Views: 1404

Re: What has happened to Firefox add-ons?

This works - fix for v56.0 and earlier:

https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/commen ... 602_older/
by PitfallJones
Wed May 01, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: general
Topic: What Ultrawide Monitors are good for!
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: What Ultrawide Monitors are good for!

Well spotted! Yes - it's actually a Windows version of Frak! I'd written - there's a few subtle changes - like the palette if you look closely - so it really is widescreen!
PJ
by PitfallJones
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 63962

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Hi There,
I Love your mode7 stuff - could you post edit.tf links for them so I could transfer them to a real BBC?
Also that VR gallery program looks awesome - the perfect blend of modern technology meets old school! - my VIVE is ready and waiting to test that!
PJ
by PitfallJones
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebSID
Replies: 996
Views: 108741

BeebSID Disk#19 - Classical Tunes

Just in time for X-mas day!
Here's some Classical Music to chill out to...
beebsid19.jpg

beebsid19.zip
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by PitfallJones
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 127
Views: 6162

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

Running the BBC Computer Literacy Project Software in jsbeeb is fun, but I wanted to run this software on original hardware, so here are the ssds from https://computer-literacy-project.pilots.bbcconnectedstudio.co.uk/beeb : BBCCLP.zip Thanks so much for that - I was trying to download them myself (...
by PitfallJones
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: 2 Mystery Games...
Replies: 10
Views: 1447

Re: 2 Mystery Games...

Re: Adventure by Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson wrote a different game called 'Cosmonaut' that appears on the Beebug Cover disk 3-10.
I found no other reference to him.

By the way do you have OCRs of the Beebug magazines?

PJ
by PitfallJones
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebSID
Replies: 996
Views: 108741

BeebSID Disk#18 - Club Hits!

Time to get down to the DISCO!

Here comes Sid Disk #18 - Club Hits!

26 Massive Tracks Remixed for the SID!
beebsid18.jpg
by PitfallJones
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA - A 'softer' palette for games
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

NuLA - A 'softer' palette for games

Hi, Here's a program that sets the base 8 colors to a 'softer' version - much easier on the eyes! It's Basic so you can change it to set your own favourite palette. You run this program first and then run the game of your choice and it will automatically pick up this new palette until you power down...
by PitfallJones
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: VideoNuLA boards
Replies: 98
Views: 16136

Re: VideoNuLA boards

Hi, I just installed my one Worked perfectly first time (and the Retrocentre amazing didn't get in the way so the lid came back down OK) The first time I powered it up I got a blank screen and panicked until I realized the Scart cable was still unattached - ha! ha! I was very lucky to have an issue ...
by PitfallJones
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Alternative titles discs (remastered)
Replies: 37
Views: 7179

Re: Alternative titles discs (remastered)

Wow! That is pretty cool - the historical intros are brillant - and you attention to detail with all the changed logos etc is really nice. I can think of a few others for disk#2 - Pengo, Firetrack & Crypt Capers come to mind and I always prefered Watford Electronics version of Centipede (Crawler) wh...
by PitfallJones
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: LINTON - A Repton remake
Replies: 1
Views: 560

LINTON - A Repton remake

Here's a Repton remake I came across for the PICO-8 console:
linton.jpg
http://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29694

Video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF81vpXoR4Y

The PICO-8 has some really good games - there's also a version of Mazezam:

http://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29708

PJ
by PitfallJones
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Ceefax / Fastext Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

Re: Ceefax / Fastext Question

Seems it was a little later - Oracle started in Jan 1987 !
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by PitfallJones
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Space Invaders (was: BASIC Space Invaders)
Replies: 75
Views: 10422

Re: BASIC Space Invaders

Wow! This is absolutely amazing! (Apart from from the fire sound that sucks) - it made me remember the first time I ever played it which was on one of those cocktail sitdown machines... Love how you've done the colours (the original was monochrome with the colour overlay as I remember ...) Please, P...