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by iamaran
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!
Replies: 42
Views: 4699

Re: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!

It's playable to the end, with no further manual lookup checks!
KOEnd.png
by iamaran
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!
Replies: 42
Views: 4699

Re: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!

Arcadian wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:24 pm
Super, let us know if you're able to complete the game and if so, whether there are any further checks along the way. Thanks Aran!
I've encountered a problem or two, but it looks like it will be possible to complete it. It will take me some time!
by iamaran
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!
Replies: 42
Views: 4699

Re: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!

Great! I don't suppose you have a save-state from shortly before the copy protection question kicked in? If so, could you replay it up to the same point, as it'd be useful to establish if the questions vary or whether the same question is repeated ... ? I absolutely do, 11 moves prior. When I reply...
by iamaran
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!
Replies: 42
Views: 4699

Re: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!

Arcadian wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:24 pm
As for the docs, there was one generic manual to cover all formats ... hopefully this will do the trick:
http://www.starehry.eu/download/adventu ... Manual.pdf

(In this instance, 'do' appears to be the word in question)
That works.
by iamaran
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!
Replies: 42
Views: 4699

Re: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!

Following the solution on CASA, I can get to the end of part 1 - THROW SPEAR - but then there is a manual lookup copy protection check. "What is the word at page 5, line 8, word 5?" See screenshot.
KnightOrc.png
by iamaran
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: "Start Programming with the Electron" book. Free for postage *GONE*
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: "Start Programming with the Electron" book. Free for postage

I know it's... not very good but someone must want it?
by iamaran
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Hmm.. was there ever an 8" floppy drive for the BBC?
Replies: 40
Views: 1348

Re: Hmm.. was there ever an 8" floppy drive for the BBC?

Someone in my class at school in the mid 80s had 8-inch floppy drives rigged up to his; I think he said his dad had obtained them. I can't give any other details except I recall they were in a cabinet of some sort and were huge.
by iamaran
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!
Replies: 25
Views: 8310

Re: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!

I'm looking forward to playing Aussie Suds when I return shortly from my hols, can anyone confirm please how many parts there were to it and how many parts have actually been archived ? I'm struggling to check myself on this crappy old iphone. Just one part on the Electron User tape, as far as I'm ...
by iamaran
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B speaker - solved
Replies: 18
Views: 528

Re: BBC B speaker

Here's a quick snap of the one inside my model B.
speaker.jpg
by iamaran
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Alan Turing Worth Fifty Quid...
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Alan Turing Worth Fifty Quid...

Looking to the positive, it wasn't that long ago that he was officially pardoned. So the timescale from being exonerated to being honoured on a banknote is quite astonishing, refreshing and welcome.
by iamaran
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Random BBC listings from various multi-format magazines
Replies: 0
Views: 698

Random BBC listings from various multi-format magazines

A few months ago I was given two box files stuffed with BBC listings cut out from various multi-format magazines - Popular Computing Weekly , Your Computer etc. Attached is a catalogue of these and I will scan any listings that anyone would like to see. Where the issue or page number is unknown, it ...
by iamaran
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Free for postage: 5.25" floppies (DEC Rainbow 100 DECmate) GONE
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Free for postage: 5.25" floppies (DEC Rainbow 100 DECmate)

Yes, I'll gladly ship to France and I'll send you a price in a private message soon.
Obviously I can't guarantee:

a) they will work
b) they are actually for the DECmate/Rainbow just because that it what it says on the labels!
by iamaran
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Free for postage: 5.25" floppies (DEC Rainbow 100 DECmate) GONE
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Free for postage: 5.25" floppies (DEC Rainbow 100 DECmate) GONE

I was given these as BBC floppies, however they are labelled as formatted for the DEC Rainbow 100 / DECmate / DECmate II. There are 13 in total (10 in sleeves) in a grubby hard box. Obviously it'd be great if they went to someone who could verify there's nothing of use on them that's of importance t...
by iamaran
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cumana CS400 switchable drive - noises and disk errors
Replies: 40
Views: 1864

Re: Cumana CS400 switchable drive - noises and disk errors

Thanks ever so much for your time and trouble. PM sent.
by iamaran
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cumana CS400 switchable drive - noises and disk errors
Replies: 40
Views: 1864

Re: Cumana CS400 switchable drive - noises and disk errors

All I can say is "thank you very much" for your efforts and "there's no way I could have done all this!"
by iamaran
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Software Archive
Replies: 1211
Views: 144061

Re: Atom Software Archive

UFO by P Vernon. Published in Popular Computing Weekly, 23 September 1982, page 19. This magazine clipping only survived because it has a BBC listing on the reverse side! A higher resolution scan could be provided.

UFO_P_Vernon.jpg
by iamaran
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cumana CS400 switchable drive - noises and disk errors
Replies: 40
Views: 1864

Re: Cumana CS400 switchable drive - noises and disk errors

Thanks to his innate kindness (and I strongly suspect my ineptitude :wink: ) Kazzie has kindly offered to look at this drive for me.
Thank you to everyone that has given me advice on this.
by iamaran
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cumana CS400 switchable drive - noises and disk errors
Replies: 40
Views: 1864

Re: Cumana CS400 switchable drive - noises and disk errors

Thanks MartinB and Kazzie. The keyboard links are all absent, and again I've learnt something new so thanks for that.
by iamaran
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cumana CS400 switchable drive - noises and disk errors
Replies: 40
Views: 1864

Re: Cumana CS400 switchable drive - noises and disk errors

Here it is removed from the casing.
by iamaran
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Did Peter Scott live in Germany?
Replies: 11
Views: 2319

Re: Did Peter Scott live in Germany?

Just when I thought I'd imagined it, I found it. It was published in Popular Computing Weekly, 24 June 1982, p 16. It's erm...
...attached.
by iamaran
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Did Peter Scott live in Germany?
Replies: 11
Views: 2319

Re: Did Peter Scott live in Germany?

Lee, I wondered the same.

Somewhere in those boxes of clippings I'm cataloguing/scanning there's a submission by an Ian Bell. Not necessarily that Ian Bell of course.
by iamaran
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cumana CS400 switchable drive - noises and disk errors
Replies: 40
Views: 1864

Re: Cumana CS400 switchable drive - noises and disk errors

Thanks guys. I'll see about getting the drive out of the casing soon.
by iamaran
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: Earliest examples of each machine?
Replies: 48
Views: 7016

Re: Earliest examples of each machine?

My ICL issue 3 A->B 003353.
by iamaran
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cumana CS400 switchable drive - noises and disk errors
Replies: 40
Views: 1864

Re: Cumana CS400 switchable drive - noises and disk errors

Hi, and sorry for the delay - I think I know what I'm doing now! I've redone everything reported so far and am fairly confident I've done it correctly. [-o< The only recorded continuity is on pin 28 of MB8843. I did test each pin of every 74**. The attached (not too great) photo hopefully shows the ...
by iamaran
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 92
Views: 4827

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

Popular Computing Weekly as per the picture as opposed to Personal Computer World as per the text?
The article about Sunbury on Thames Computer Club? If so, I don't have it to scan, but it's online here:
https://archive.org/details/popular-com ... 03/page/n5
by iamaran
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cumana CS400 switchable drive - noises and disk errors
Replies: 40
Views: 1864

Re: Cumana CS400 switchable drive - noises and disk errors

Kazzie, thanks again. I'll double check everything so far and reply again when I'm 100% certain I know what I'm doing!

Hi Mark, and thanks.
The multimeter is a generic type, model G-44 but I think that's pretty meaningless. I've attached two photos.
by iamaran
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Acorn DFS 0.9H
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Acorn DFS 0.9H

From my recently acquired Issue 3. It has a Torch label, but is definitely an Acorn DFS. Missing from mdfs.net and everywhere else as far as I know.
DFS9H.jpg
by iamaran
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My new beeb - A to B? But why no analogue?
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: My new beeb - A to B? But why no analogue?

iamaran wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:37 pm
Pernod wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:08 pm
iamaran wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:40 pm
Q1: Are my ROM assumptions correct from the photo? I do miss the *ROMS command!
Correct, though I would like to see a dump of the DFS 0.9H.
As soon as I'm in a position to do so, I promise to do this.
ROM dumped. Will post in Archive Submissions.