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by vanpeebles
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Cambridge Computers Z88 PSU - p&p only
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: Cambridge Computers Z88 PSU - p&p only

They are cmos and run off AA batteries, so I don't think it will be anything too taxing :)
by vanpeebles
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Cambridge Computers Z88 PSU - p&p only
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: Cambridge Computers Z88 PSU - p&p only

Can I take this please?
by vanpeebles
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: VIC 20 - very low serial number - 0415 !
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: VIC 20 - very low serial number - 0415 !

You really need 16k, some of the games carts are cool. Gorf was excellent.
by vanpeebles
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: VIC 20 - very low serial number - 0415 !
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: VIC 20 - very low serial number - 0415 !

Not bad for a freebie! They are pretty basic (no pun). I don't think they had the charm of a zx81 :)
by vanpeebles
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: SCSI2SD on the Victor 9000
Replies: 19
Views: 1239

Re: SCSI2SD on the Victor 9000

I had no luck in getting the SCSI2SD work on my SASI equipped X68000 Pro II, but it ran straight away on the SCSI equipped X68000 XVI. It also needed powering separately.
by vanpeebles
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: CRT fungus removal ("cataracts")
Replies: 23
Views: 319

Re: CRT fungus removal ("cataracts")

leenew wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:13 pm
Good work!
Glad to see you keep a fire extinguisher on standby...

Lee.
A pair of clean underpants in a glass case would of been more appropriate :lol:
by vanpeebles
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: CRT fungus removal ("cataracts")
Replies: 23
Views: 319

Re: CRT fungus removal ("cataracts")

vanpeebles wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:22 pm
I think a danger Will Robinson Robbie the robot animated gif meme would be most appropriate here! :shock:
lol that's the one! I'll offer to help by standing in the corner with my back turned and my hands over my ears, while holding this expression >_<
by vanpeebles
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: CRT fungus removal ("cataracts")
Replies: 23
Views: 319

Re: CRT fungus removal ("cataracts")

I think a danger Will Robinson Robbie the robot animated gif meme would be most appropriate here! :shock:
by vanpeebles
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: software
Topic: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM
Replies: 18
Views: 194

Re: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM

I drag this icon to a directory on my IDE DOM. Wot's an IDE DOM? The I drag the DOM icon to the BeebArc icon in the icon bar. The file linked to in a later message contains a 32-bit ADFS disk image (&800-byte directories, labelled 'Nick', floppies typically 800K or 1600K). BeebArc can only extract ...
by vanpeebles
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Where do you get your retrocomputing fix?
Replies: 31
Views: 421

Re: Where do you get your retrocomputing fix?

guesser wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:13 pm
Wait, what was that pink thing that just went streaking past my window? :)
Was it him from No. 36 again??
by vanpeebles
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Where do you get your retrocomputing fix?
Replies: 31
Views: 421

Re: Where do you get your retrocomputing fix?

That photo reminds me of when Frank Spencer breaks the computer at the labour exchange :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP8PzO1mBug
by vanpeebles
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Pet Lovers?
Replies: 47
Views: 4145

Re: Pet Lovers?

I know, VP - that's why I mentioned it. Spotted the holes in the picture you posted. So here's the thing. How hard would it be to upgrade your machine to 32k? I'm thinking sockets an prototyping wire... Ah, I even read your last paragraph too :oops: It sounds like a good project anyway, although I ...
by vanpeebles
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Pet Lovers?
Replies: 47
Views: 4145

Re: Pet Lovers?

I have two of the beasties. One's a 9" 4016 that I upgraded to 32k and the other is a 4032 "fat 40" that's been upgraded to 80 columns so it's at 8032 spec. Also has an additional 64k memory card (currently untested) that takes it to 8096 level. I use a small SD card based device called PetDISK to ...
by vanpeebles
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Pet Lovers?
Replies: 47
Views: 4145

Re: Pet Lovers?

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by vanpeebles
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Pet Lovers?
Replies: 47
Views: 4145

Re: Pet Lovers?

I've got an old PET that I saved from being skipped. Not really done anything with it, the last time it was powered up, the keyboard didn't work. It's a nice ornament though, and the screen glows reassuringly at night.
by vanpeebles
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For swaps, what have you got? My Large Acorn User/Archimedes World Magazine & Floppy Collection
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: For swaps, what have you got? My Large Acorn User/Archimedes World Magazine & Floppy Collection

Here are the magazine photos, also includes an Acorn User binder, and also some other mags with BBC/Archi news! http://www.zen70509.zen.co.uk/mags/mag1.jpg http://www.zen70509.zen.co.uk/mags/mag2.jpg http://www.zen70509.zen.co.uk/mags/mag3.jpg http://www.zen70509.zen.co.uk/mags/mag4.jpg http://www.z...
by vanpeebles
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For swaps, what have you got? My Large Acorn User/Archimedes World Magazine & Floppy Collection
Replies: 1
Views: 189

For swaps, what have you got? My Large Acorn User/Archimedes World Magazine & Floppy Collection

Would anyone be interested in doing a trade for my Acorn User/Archi World magazine and coverdisk collection? floppies2.jpg floppies1.jpg I'll post pics of the magazines Tuesday night, all owned from new. Interested in a trade for hardware (what have you got gathering dust?) I'll cover cost of magazi...
by vanpeebles
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What's that sound effect?
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: What's that sound effect?

Could try here:

bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/
by vanpeebles
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Trying to track down an old Programmer - Steve Sutton
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Trying to track down an old Programmer - Steve Sutton

Way too young I think, I've tried a few on linkedin, but I think since we are talking mid 60's onwards, age wise, they could be well retired :)

Ah I forgot to mention, age wise I think it could be mid 60's onwards.
by vanpeebles
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: software
Topic: Birds of War - RISC PC
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Birds of War - RISC PC

danielj wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:06 am
vanpeebles wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:23 am
APDL did a version on CD too, I'm fairly sure that ran on strongarms etc.
Although good luck getting hold of that :(

d.
*looks in cupboard* :wink:
by vanpeebles
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: software
Topic: Birds of War - RISC PC
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Birds of War - RISC PC

APDL did a version on CD too, I'm fairly sure that ran on strongarms etc.
by vanpeebles
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: software
Topic: Birds of War - RISC PC
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Birds of War - RISC PC

Two different versions, the Risc PC one also misses out on the music, which made it for me!
by vanpeebles
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Trying to track down an old Programmer - Steve Sutton
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Trying to track down an old Programmer - Steve Sutton

Bit of a strange request, but I'm trying to track down the programmer Steve Sutton who wrote a number of titles for the Sinclair QL in the late 1980s. He wrote the excellent ACT (Adventure Creation Tool), which I'm currently using to create my own game. I'd love to get in touch, and also see if I co...
by vanpeebles
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2837
Views: 231597

Re: LOLPRICE

That UK101 must have belonged to a serious hobbyist. Look at all those meticulously made home brew expansions, and imagine trying to work out what they all do. As to the price, it is proof that retro computer collectors are getting a bit silly. It had a 99p start price... :lol: at the metal drawer ...
by vanpeebles
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: software
Topic: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos
Replies: 28
Views: 1037

Re: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos

What are the tracks like?!
by vanpeebles
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?
Replies: 120
Views: 9810

Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

Hi Andy, nice to see you are still about :)