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by topcat96
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312923

Re: Today I received.....

Elminster wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:49 pm
A pair of bionic legs then?
We have the technology, we can rebuild him ... :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoKwX5fLJ5E
by topcat96
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312923

Re: Today I received.....

daveejhitchins wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:09 am
A new pair of socks? . . . :lol:

Dave H :D
Ahhh ... if only [-o<
by topcat96
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312923

Re: Today I received.....

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Sigh!
by topcat96
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Elite - Whats It Worth?
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Elite - Whats It Worth?

Jet Set Willy wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 3:06 pm
I reckon ill just keep hold in that case, this game was my first true addiction in life lol

JSW
Right on commander!
by topcat96
Thu May 31, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312923

Re: Today I received.....

I have debated getting a JiffyDOS chip, does it really make a massive difference? I recommend you get one for the C64 and one for your 1541. As shown in the following table you can see the difference it makes: Taken from the c64 wiki ... All times in seconds. https://images2.imgbox.com/95/08/VEeTvh...
by topcat96
Thu May 31, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312923

Re: Today I received.....

Interesting! I have a similar cart and it speeds my SD2IEC up dramatically. I recently got a 1541 disc drive so presumably I just get the 1541 24 pin version of this and plug it into the disc drive? Not actually opened the case yet but need to anyway as the eject mechanism is a bit reluctant. :| I ...
by topcat96
Thu May 31, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312923

Re: Today I received.....

robheaton wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 6:28 pm
Something to speed up my 1541 arrived yesterday...
Get yourself a JiffyDOS chip for your 1541 too and watch it sprint instead of jog \:D/

http://store.go4retro.com/jiffydos-kern ... verlay-ic/
by topcat96
Sat May 26, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 58
Views: 857

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

You're lucky ... the board won't let me sign out without accepting the Cookie Policy first ... I keep going around and around in circles and am beginning to think I'm stuck in the game, 3D Maze :lol: :lol: :lol: Problem solved! The built in ad blocker in my browser was stopping the cookie accept bo...
by topcat96
Fri May 25, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 58
Views: 857

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

Heads up - since the upgrade, I can no longer navigate to any link as a popup appears saying: You cannot access links on this board until you have accepted the Cookie Policy. (The only way I was able to get here was by opening each link in new windows each time). Happy to accept the Cookie Policy b...
by topcat96
Wed May 16, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SD cards which don't work with MMFS/SmartSPI/etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Re: SD cards which don't work with MMFS/SmartSPI/etc.

Have you checked that the 128mb cards are real and not those fake capacity ones that lurk on places like Ebay and Alibaba?

Some handy tools here to check if unsure ...

https://www.geckoandfly.com/22803/detec ... -ssd-disk/
by topcat96
Mon May 07, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Use old PC gamepad with Beeb: are they compatible?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Use old PC gamepad with Beeb: are they compatible?

dhg2 wrote:I haven't been able to use it since around 2005 when gameports stopped appearing on new computers.
What you need is something like this to enable you to use the joystick again on your PC

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-to-Joyst ... 0846308058
by topcat96
Thu May 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 40
Replies: 37
Views: 1985

Re: 40

pixelblip wrote:There was a firm that made one recently....a pie like BBC case....what were they called....and Ben Heck made one.
https://retropicases.com/products/bbc-m ... ry-pi-case
by topcat96
Thu May 03, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: New laptop
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: New laptop

@Bat

Can it run Elite ..? :lol:
by topcat96
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 158
Views: 12314

Re: Windows 10....

Windows 10?

Just say no ...
by topcat96
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: The passing of an 80's computing giant ...
Replies: 1
Views: 261

The passing of an 80's computing giant ...

Rick Dickinson, designer of Britain's iconic ZX Spectrum and ZX81 personal computers, has died following a lengthy battle with cancer. Dickinson joined Sinclair Research in 1979 after graduating from Newcastle Polytechnic's industrial design program. By 1981 he had won the Design Council award for h...
by topcat96
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 606
Views: 60848

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

@steve3000

Or go to http://www.amazon.co.uk and get a Groov-e Retro Series Shoebox Cassette Player and Recorder with Ear, Mic and REM sockets for £24.99

I know which of the two I'd rather have by the side of my Beeb ... and it's definitely NOT the 4d-pi-Shop one from fleabay.
by topcat96
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: C64 copy of Wateland on floppy disc
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: C64 copy of Wateland on floppy disc

Here you go fella ... Wasteland that should be SD2IEC compatible plus a copy of the original floppies. Easy peasy way to copy from SD2IEC back to floppy is shown here: http://technocoma.blogspot.com/p/sd2iec-d64-image-to-floppy-on-1541-on.html Can't help more than that as I don't have access to a fl...
by topcat96
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: general
Topic: Maplin Electronics in administration
Replies: 100
Views: 5270

Re: Maplin Electronics in administration

What's going to happen to any pensions taken out by the workers, I wonder. I think Maplin had a pension scheme. The creditors will always get paid first, the staff will just get the table crumbs if there's anything left. The company pension scheme will be automatically frozen by the administrators ...
by topcat96
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Sega Mega Drive II with Mega-CD and 32x
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: Sega Mega Drive II with Mega-CD and 32x

Try following this guy's cleaning regime with a faulty 32x. It may be something as simple as crud and build-up in the cartridge slot that needs removing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiLPd4Mu-fk
by topcat96
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: software
Topic: POLL: Kickstarter project - Hero: The Realm
Replies: 47
Views: 6204

Re: POLL: Kickstarter project - Hero: The Realm

Also, if you don't have a compatible machine - it's better for my results that you don't vote that you are "Not Interested..." in the POLL. This is after all a 32-bit forum section? Anyway have fun and please comment or ask questions. Well, pardon me for breathing ... I shall of course, vacate this...
by topcat96
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: software
Topic: POLL: Kickstarter project - Hero: The Realm
Replies: 47
Views: 6204

Re: POLL: Kickstarter project - Hero: The Realm

I voted not interested because I have no RISC PC here, only BBC B and other 8-Bit machines.
by topcat96
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: A special day for a very special computer!
Replies: 13
Views: 855

A special day for a very special computer!

10 PRINT "ZX81 at 37 ";
20 GOTO 10

Happy birthday to my first ever computer ... the Sinclair ZX81 =D> =D> =D>

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by topcat96
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2790
Views: 220866

Re: LOLPRICE

1024MAK wrote:For sale:
Note computer is spares or repairs, but believed working when last used...
Here's my gaming room with all my consoles and computers. Over there in the corner is my custom built MAME upright cabinet.

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by topcat96
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 1905

Re: Stardot logo infected with spuds!

Insert obligatory Red Dwarf reference here ... :lol:

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by topcat96
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 1905

Re: Stardot logo disappeared!

vanekp wrote:OMG time for chips :lol: :lol: :lol:
What resemblance/connection does a potato have with the BBC ?
We're just missing the battered fish and mushy peas in the logo now ... quality food :)

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by topcat96
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 1905

Re: Stardot logo disappeared!

So where's my cuppa then? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by topcat96
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 1905

Re: Stardot logo disappeared!

It's Friday morning and still no stardot logo, just the phpBB logo in it's place ...

Something is borked somewhere ... call Mulder and Scully!

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by topcat96
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: BBC Micro Monitor Stand (photo inside)
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: BBC Micro Monitor Stand (photo inside)

Watford Electronics made one like that back in the day. You might find one on fleabay if you are lucky, or if somebody has one here they are not using.

Anyone have access to a press brake or other sheet metal bending facilities?

See page 10 of the attached .pdf file.
by topcat96
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Wanted BBC B Aeronautical Dogfight 1
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: Wanted BBC B Aeronautical Dogfight 1

According to 8bs.com, Aeronautical Dogfight 2 is suitable for the BBC B, Electron, B+ and Master machines ... Unable to verify as I only have a BBC B machine here. http://8bs.com/elecgame/aeronauticaldogfight2.htm Can't help any with Aeronautical Dogfight 1 I'm afriad. I couldn't find any reference ...
by topcat96
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 9 Game Nominations
Replies: 17
Views: 872

Re: Season 9 Game Nominations

My nominations are:

1) Donkey Kong Jr.
2) Mega Apocalypse
3) Grabit