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by topcat96
Thu May 23, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Empty BBC micro floppy drive enclosure
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Wanted: Empty BBC micro floppy drive enclosure

As per the title, has anyone got an empty / gutted for spares single floppy drive enclosure that is looking for a new home?

Not bothered on make, but in a reasonable condition if possible please.
by topcat96
Wed May 22, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Send your name to Mars on NASA's Mars 2020 Rover.
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Re: Send your name to Mars on NASA's Mars 2020 Rover.

I did likewise back in 2015 for the Insight Mission To Mars

Still waiting for the alien probing to begin ... :shock:
by topcat96
Wed May 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: C64 software....and stuff....
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: C64 software....and stuff....

Now also available my C64 SD2IEC demo collection.

500mb+ of scene demos, music and compilations.

PM for the link
by topcat96
Tue May 14, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Electron Elite query
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Electron Elite query

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Why no Electron Elite on floppy disk !!!! :(
by topcat96
Tue May 14, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: C64 software....and stuff....
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: C64 software....and stuff....

For the colour bleed problem (which is quite a well known thing) you need to buy a LumaFix64. It can be a bit fiddly to get right but the results are quite stunning. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64-LumaFix64-Enjoy-image-with-less-stripes-using-LumaFix/382924462198 https://www.breadbox64.com/...
by topcat96
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: BBC B Keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: BBC B Keyboard

Sold.
by topcat96
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: BBC B Keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: BBC B Keyboard

I have a spare one in need of a good home if you are interested. It has a slight blemish on the right of the space bar but otherwise in good condition.

Comes complete with both keyboard ribbon cable and fixing bolts.

£15 inc UK postage.
by topcat96
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Blinged up BBCs
Replies: 59
Views: 1372

Re: Blinged up BBCs

The only bit of bling your BBC will ever need ... An Elite function key strip :D

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by topcat96
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Maplin are back ...
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Maplin are back ...

LordVaderUK wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:41 pm
Above link is broken.... this one works :-)

https://www.maplin.co.uk

Could have sworn they went bust!
My bad ... original post amended.

News report here: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/collapsed-ret ... 00443.html
by topcat96
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Maplin are back ...
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Maplin are back ...

Online ordering only ...

Not sure if this is still a viable company anymore, but somebody seems to have enough faith to give it a go.

https://www.maplin.co.uk
by topcat96
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2931
Views: 254399

Re: LOLPRICE

Andy1979 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:19 pm
You'd think for £999 they could have found a better solution for mounting it than cable ties!
£50 per cable tie don't you know ... :lol:
by topcat96
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians
Replies: 41
Views: 1209

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians

Can anyone help me remember the name of another space invaders, please? You started off with a very small spaceship but after the first level you could dock with a larger one giving you more fire power, then after level 3 there was another docking station. Ring any bells? Mooncresta ..? https://www...
by topcat96
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: WANTED: Case and Function key plastic
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: WANTED: Case and Function key plastic

Package on it's way :-D
by topcat96
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: WANTED: Case and Function key plastic
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: WANTED: Case and Function key plastic

And if that fails, I have a complete BBC B case that is slightly yellowed with no external writing or ex-school markings on it ... comes with a fairly clear function key strip and an intact ashtray. Shout or PM me if needed/wanted/drooling for it to head in your direction accompanied by a friendly c...
by topcat96
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: general
Topic: Beeb Spotting
Replies: 61
Views: 5492

Re: Beeb Spotting

Not sure if posted somewhere on here already, but came across these adverts for both the BBC and Electron earlier today ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPdx5P1izwI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHmnilpSD64
by topcat96
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 11 Game Nominations
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: Season 11 Game Nominations

In no particular order ...

Acornsoft's Missile Base
Acornsoft's Planetoid
Atarisoft's Donkey Kong Jr.
by topcat96
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D Printing
Replies: 11
Views: 822

Re: 3D Printing

Am considering getting one of these for myself ...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Comgrow-Creali ... B07GYXP9ZL
by topcat96
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Happy Holidays!
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Happy Holidays!

Hey buddy, LTNS :!: Sadly RAMagic got disconnected after a long and faithful service a while back ( even if I did try my best to kill it by connecting a fly lead to the wrong chip in the BEEB when I first installed it #-o ... Personally I blame the guy who wrote the manual for my error :lol: ). Now ...
by topcat96
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Happy Holidays!
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Happy Holidays!

Apparently it's not the size that matters, it's what you do with it :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD3-YBaFQvw
by topcat96
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Happy Holidays!
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Happy Holidays!

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by topcat96
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Superior Software Posters
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Re: Superior Software Posters

A4 scan of the Ravenskull A4 POS poster.

https://images2.imgbox.com/be/38/JNpBytR3_o.jpg
by topcat96
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Superior Software Posters
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Re: Superior Software Posters

Here's the link to a decent scan of the A4 POS poster for Crazee Rider if you don't have it already.

https://images2.imgbox.com/ad/32/zIz89JdH_o.jpg
by topcat96
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted/Swap - Electrical components.
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: Wanted/Swap - Electrical components.

Nevermind, found some! =D>
by topcat96
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted/Swap - Electrical components.
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Wanted/Swap - Electrical components.

6 pin 3.96mm pitch connector plugs and corresponding sets of terminal pins Only 2 sets required to finish off a hardware project. Am prepared to either buy or swap with 10 complete sets of 2.54mm pins, headers and blocks. Required.jpg Does anybody have any spares floating around their soldering sta...
by topcat96
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R7 - Chuckie Egg 2009
Replies: 45
Views: 1799

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R7 - Chuckie Egg

FourthStone wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:41 am
Hey Ed, I believe I chose Chuckie Egg and Topcat96 chose Chuckie Egg 2009, not really a big deal but wondering if it was one or the other.


Cheers,
FS
Correct.

http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1840
by topcat96
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: C64 phase 2 of repairs
Replies: 30
Views: 1294

Re: C64 phase 2 of repairs

Definitely not something for a rubber band to be used as a quick fix. However, it does prove the C2N works so that's good.

If you haven't already got a proper drive belt, you can buy from here: https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/c2nbelt.html
by topcat96
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: C64 phase 2 of repairs
Replies: 30
Views: 1294

Re: C64 phase 2 of repairs

Cleaned the heads now, and whilst the cotton bud didn't come out visibly dirty, tape loading now seems to work - at least for some games. I have not re-tried the ones that didn't work initially, but others certainly work. Games that use turbo loaders are notorious for needing a fully working C2N ta...
by topcat96
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2931
Views: 254399

Re: LOLPRICE

CMcDougall wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:39 pm
I have loads up loft from school 1991, but have naughty films on them by the Kane group :oops:
(they are on DVD now) :lol:
Tut ... naughty boy [-X
by topcat96
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2931
Views: 254399

Re: LOLPRICE

One grand for a small box of common variety VHS tapes. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-x-blank-video-cassette-tapes-VHS-E-180-4-hour-6-LP-used-ready-to-tape-sleeve/162912587999?hash=item25ee58d0df:g:R4IAAOSwo4pYRri- Greed just gnaws into them. That's for a single video tape, not the box ... :lol: :lol...