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by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Stunt Car Racer for BBC Master
Replies: 45
Views: 1673

Re: Stunt Car Racer for BBC Master

Could of been on the keyboard?
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Megastor 8" drive unit
Replies: 38
Views: 750

Re: Megastor 8" drive unit

jonb wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:41 pm
vanpeebles wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:13 pm
Would dielectric grease help?
What for?
The arcing switch? :)
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Stunt Car Racer for BBC Master
Replies: 45
Views: 1673

Re: Stunt Car Racer for BBC Master

I was a veteran of the speccy version which used a separate key for accelerate and another key for boost. I'm sure on the joystick this was up for forward, and fire for the boost. I recently tried the amiga version with the auto boost, and I was arl ower the shop. Didn't like it those controls!
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Megastor 8" drive unit
Replies: 38
Views: 750

Re: Megastor 8" drive unit

Would dielectric grease help?
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Megastor 8" drive unit
Replies: 38
Views: 750

Re: Megastor 8" drive unit

More magic smoke? We will have to change your forum tag to Gandalf :D
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Doom?
Replies: 92
Views: 3162

Re: Doom?

mr-macrisc wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:45 am
Let's make everyone laugh...

Here, RobC? What could we do with a master, nula and Dual PI co-processor? :shock: :lol: :lol:
Quake?? :lol:
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?
Replies: 33
Views: 695

Re: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?

If it's for games, I think an A3010 is better. Slightly faster, joystick ports, and most of the games work nicely on ro3.1. It was the gamers Acorn :D
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Starting a port of Stunt Car Racer...
Replies: 34
Views: 2094

Re: Starting a port of Stunt Car Racer...

It's been a long journey (although not as long as POP!) but we finally released v1.0: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=16655 Feel free to continue to ask technical questions in this thread! Unfortunately the game has ended up being BBC Master only due to the use of HAZEL to make 7...
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Stunt Car Racer for BBC Master
Replies: 45
Views: 1673

Re: Stunt Car Racer for BBC Master

Wish I hadn't got rid of my Master now :lol:
by vanpeebles
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Megastor 8" drive unit
Replies: 38
Views: 750

Re: Megastore 8" drive unit

What are you gonna do with Big Bess once it's up and running?
by vanpeebles
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 - worth having?
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: A5000 - worth having?

Check out my youtube section for a ton of videos of Acorn games, mainly running on RO 3.

https://www.youtube.com/user/peetvanpeebles
by vanpeebles
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: MAGIC SMOKE
Replies: 13
Views: 575

Re: MAGIC SMOKE

At least you have somewhere to wash PCBs again :lol:
by vanpeebles
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: MAGIC SMOKE
Replies: 13
Views: 575

Re: MAGIC SMOKE

Ambassador, with all this magic smoke you are really spoiling us!
by vanpeebles
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: software
Topic: !Phaethon Sound Track - New Recording...
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: !Phaethon Sound Track - New Recording...

Just seen this! I have the old mp3s you did on my ipod! Superb soundtrack :)
by vanpeebles
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 138
Views: 9361

Re: Viewdata Service

Fry?
by vanpeebles
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Early Rare Digital Synth on CP/M Machine in Action...
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Early Rare Digital Synth on CP/M Machine in Action...

Ooooh, I'll check this out later :) I remember doing my school work experience in the mid 90s, and Durham Council still used 8" drives at depots etc.
by vanpeebles
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?
Replies: 56
Views: 1829

Re: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?

Could u not have just took all four orders, and then refunded a small amount of postage via paypal?
by vanpeebles
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5064
Views: 370482

Re: Today I received.....

I have two 6128s (one broken, one working) and while they are "good" in the sense of being well rounded machines, they're also quite slow compared to their contemporaries (quite a few of which I also have). "Slow" in the "subjective user experience" sense of the word. Don't suppose you would fancy ...
by vanpeebles
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron picture jumping on composite video
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Re: Electron picture jumping on composite video

Servisol Super 10, the spray/smell of champions. Worked wonders on my old Master keys, you also dab on a little as aftershave for a night out at the solderer's ball.
by vanpeebles
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5064
Views: 370482

Re: Today I received.....

I have two 6128s (one broken, one working) and while they are "good" in the sense of being well rounded machines, they're also quite slow compared to their contemporaries (quite a few of which I also have). "Slow" in the "subjective user experience" sense of the word. Don't suppose you would fancy ...
by vanpeebles
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5064
Views: 370482

Re: Today I received.....

I've been after a C6128 for a while, but not found one that ticks the boxes yet :( When I was kid, everyone on my street had Amstrads. So I played a lot of the games, sadly one friend passed away a long time ago, and I thought it would be nice to revisit some old games on it. I'm a speccy man throug...
by vanpeebles
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5064
Views: 370482

Re: Today I received.....

They look great 8)
by vanpeebles
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: New use for an Electron.......
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: New use for an Electron.......

I saw this too! Very funny! The wooden box part looks like it should open, and Gizmo should pop his head out while whistling. :lol:
by vanpeebles
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: 9" CRT monitor fun & games
Replies: 23
Views: 479

Re: 9" CRT monitor fun & games

jonb wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:05 pm
This might help alleviate your fear: http://lowendmac.com/2007/the-truth-abo ... ck-danger/.
It did until the closing comments :lol:
by vanpeebles
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: 9" CRT monitor fun & games
Replies: 23
Views: 479

Re: 9" CRT monitor fun & games

Great work! CRTs terrify me! :lol:
by vanpeebles
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5064
Views: 370482

Re: Today I received.....

I'm a big fan of the Organisers IIs as well. Amazing little pocket computer, which also had OPL.
by vanpeebles
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5064
Views: 370482

Re: Today I received.....

kieranhj wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:26 pm
I’d never even heard of this machine before - just looked it up. Amazing!
I have some vids of mine, on my youtube site :)
by vanpeebles
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5064
Views: 370482

Re: Today I received.....

That X68000 is beautiful, both the case and the tech spec. Now I want one! :) Here you go! :? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sharp-X68000-Xvi-Fully-Loaded-Sega-Capcom-Konami-Fm-Towns-Micomsoft-Dempa-Max/292906712667?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D2fcac...
by vanpeebles
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Vintage Collections
Replies: 50
Views: 1820

Re: Vintage Collections

I have an XVI, and a Pro II Desktop. The XVI has a scsi to sd hard drive, midi card. And both have ram upgrade cards.