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by iamaran
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My new beeb - A to B? But why no analogue?
Replies: 25
Views: 1331

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

Thanks Kazzie, I will certainly do that asap. It’s an Issue 3 board.

I do have another self-inflicted problem now though – I’ve broken one of the male terminal posts at VCC3. The spade connector was stiff but I did think I was being relatively gentle!
by iamaran
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My new beeb - A to B? But why no analogue?
Replies: 25
Views: 1331

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

Thanks for the reply Kazzie, you’re always helping me out! Yes the speaker is definitely connected correctly. Yes I have tried booting with the jumper on S25 moved and also with the jumper removed. I can borrow a multimeter, but if you remember last time was the first time I’ve used in all my 48 yea...
by iamaran
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My new beeb - A to B? But why no analogue?
Replies: 25
Views: 1331

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

Hi all. Exactly one year after I got it, it has stopped working :( It has been behaving badly recently, often displaying 16K instead of 32 and also the common graphics corruption - Ferranti 5C094E-3 ULA (1982). So today I decided to clean up the ULA by removing the decades old thermal porridge and u...
by iamaran
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Software Archive
Replies: 1219
Views: 160721

Re: Atom Software Archive

Scans of Christmas Adventure from Acorn User, January and February 1984.
by iamaran
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FREE: Acorn Electron Plus 1 Rom v1.0
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Acorn Electron Plus 1 Rom v1.0

Anyone?
by iamaran
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Model B ROM positioning
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Model B ROM positioning

All makes perfect sense. Thank you both.
by iamaran
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Model B ROM positioning
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Model B ROM positioning

Is there a "correct" or "recommended" layout? Does it matter? From what I've seen and read the defaults appear to be:

Issue 7
IC51 - OS
IC52 - BASIC
IC88 - DFS
IC100 - Empty
IC101 - Empty

Issue 3
IC51 - OS
IC52 - Empty
IC88 - Empty
IC100 - DFS
IC101 - BASIC
by iamaran
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FREE: Acorn Electron Plus 1 Rom v1.0
Replies: 2
Views: 402

FREE: Acorn Electron Plus 1 Rom v1.0

Anyone?
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by iamaran
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Software Archive
Replies: 1219
Views: 160721

Re: Atom Software Archive

Thanks Hoglet.
by iamaran
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Software Archive
Replies: 1219
Views: 160721

Re: Atom Software Archive

Hi.
Could anyone please advise how to get Space Adventure by DP Saville/Atomic Software to run.
Thanks in advance.
by iamaran
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Cascade Cassette 50 (Electron)
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: Wanted: Cascade Cassette 50 (Electron)

Pm sent - I have to have a clearout! The Electron Cassette 50 tape arrived today. This collection of 'Naff' games is now complete. (On to the next collection of something.... ha ha) Many thanks to [@iamaran] for the swift shipping and excellent price! Glad to have been able to help. OMG - do I have...
by iamaran
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Misc magazines free for postage
Replies: 0
Views: 367

Misc magazines free for postage

Acorn User Issue 42 January 1986
Acorn User Issue 112 November 1991
The Micro User Volume 9 Number 9 November 1991

You don't have to take all three.
by iamaran
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Cascade Cassette 50 (Electron)
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: Wanted: Cascade Cassette 50 (Electron)

Pm sent - I have to have a clearout!
by iamaran
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Short and sweet prime numbers in Basic
Replies: 24
Views: 1253

Re: Short and sweet prime numbers in Basic

Not neat, not clever, not quick, not elegant but this is what me and my son did together a few years ago to find the first 100 primes. He was around 10 years old and was keen to learn the basics (no pun intended) of programming. We added in line 80 when he realised that although the number was not p...
by iamaran
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Knight Orc (Level 9) ... yes, it actually exists!
Replies: 42
Views: 5780

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: 5780

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: 5780

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: 5780

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: 5780

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: 426

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: 1711

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: 11397

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: 688

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: 773

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: 837

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: 411

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: 411

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...