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by vanpeebles
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Microvitec Cub Monitor Repair(er)
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Wanted: Microvitec Cub Monitor Repair(er)

I have a black metal cub which was used on my QL only.
by vanpeebles
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: general
Topic: What was your most shining BBC moment at school?
Replies: 17
Views: 357

Re: What was your most shining BBC moment at school?

Making Pod explode :lol:
by vanpeebles
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Starting a port of Stunt Car Racer...
Replies: 14
Views: 454

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

Wow looks great, I love this game!
by vanpeebles
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4926
Views: 348351

Re: Today I received.....

Oooh a Hakko, for the gentleman solderer about town. Lovely!
by vanpeebles
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Intel 8080 machine
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Intel 8080 machine

Intel get outside :lol:
by vanpeebles
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New Microvitec CUB Monitor Tripler
Replies: 37
Views: 4309

Re: New Microvitec CUB Monitor Tripler

Threads like this always terrify me, great stuff! :lol:
by vanpeebles
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: The 1772 Disc interface IC - Availability
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: The 1772 Disc interface IC - Availability

American companies and postage has gone all to pot. I used to buy a lot of stuff from the US via ebay, and don't even bother now. Huge sums for postage.
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: general
Topic: How much of this is just rose-tinted specs?
Replies: 21
Views: 580

Re: How much of this is just rose-tinted specs?

Is this like when my Gran wouldn't let me connect my speccy to the main telly, because it might break the telly?
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: SpectROM - Speccy emulator for the Pi co-pro
Replies: 181
Views: 9227

Re: SpectROM - Speccy emulator for the Pi co-pro

RobC wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:15 am
aotta wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:14 am
Best wishes to your mother, and happy you are getting something new about vnula from your magic hat!
Many thanks. She had a heart attack last week but is now home and hopefully over the worst.
Heartfelt best wishes to you!
by vanpeebles
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Micro UK101
Replies: 17
Views: 504

Re: Micro UK101

jonb wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:40 am
Hi Marcus

Not for the faint-hearted? You can say that again. I was soldering it on Mother's Day 2011 and Mrs JonB wasn't impressed.
Did she expect her present to be already built by then? :lol:
by vanpeebles
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: New A3000 4MB memory
Replies: 69
Views: 2772

Re: New A3000 4MB memory

Is anyone working on anything that would replace the turboram addon for the A3010? That was my one big regret with the A3010. I'd saved up enough, and my mam rang Simtek only for them to have just discontinued it, due to lack of quality ram supplies. That bit extra performance would of been great!
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Dragon 32 or Amstrad CPC 464
Replies: 37
Views: 812

Re: Dragon 32 or Amstrad CPC 464

Ah that's not a QL, just a normal speccy :)

We do have users on the QL Forum from Norway, you might be better off joining a few forums, and putting up wanted adverts etc :)
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: IDE->SD/CF Adapters (What works and what doesnt)
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: IDE->SD/CF Adapters (What works and what doesnt)

It would need to state what it's connected to as well :) The rapIDE in my RPC was always far more tolerant of stuff than the onboard sockets.
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Dragon 32 or Amstrad CPC 464
Replies: 37
Views: 812

Re: Dragon 32 or Amstrad CPC 464

Do you have a kind of gumtree or ebay varient there? I remember a Finnish friend showing me a kind of ebay they had, which I was looking at Lada Nivas on :lol:

I reckon for £90 you could get something way more interesting.
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Dragon 32 or Amstrad CPC 464
Replies: 37
Views: 812

Re: Dragon 32 or Amstrad CPC 464

Thanks all. The Dragon seems to be a "collector item" only then, so £90 might be too much. I'll give the CPC 464 a bit of thought, because if I have to import from the UK, there will be Postage + VAT + VAT clearing charge in addition. I'm guessing the extras will add another £50 or more to the cost...
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Formatting real harddiscs >512MB on RO3.1
Replies: 20
Views: 1468

Re: Formatting real harddiscs >512MB on RO3.1

I had a few that were under 512mb, but I'm sure I tried multiple partitions too. You had to be careful of using cf to ide adapters with double sockets etc.

Really old thread about it is here:

https://www.iconbar.com/forums/viewthre ... e=1#101672
by vanpeebles
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Dragon 32 or Amstrad CPC 464
Replies: 37
Views: 812

Re: Dragon 32 or Amstrad CPC 464

The amstrad (spit spit) Way more and better games :)

But how about a QL?
by vanpeebles
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Formatting real harddiscs >512MB on RO3.1
Replies: 20
Views: 1468

Re: Formatting real harddiscs >512MB on RO3.1

I used a CF card on my HCCS with no problems.
by vanpeebles
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4926
Views: 348351

Re: Today I received.....

Ooooh, that might be a good option for my pc-fx.
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2362

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

When Joe comes along and posts "I really want to add solar panel support to my RISC OS A440/1" - the response should not be "For a start it's pronounced RISC ohh-ess and that's super important - besides old Acorn machines are not supported and why on earth would you want to use an old ARM system an...
by vanpeebles
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2362

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

There's still this sense of exclusivity around RISCOS, that outsiders "don't get it, don't know enough, aren't committed enough, aren't thinking of doing what we want". Relaxing those attitudes would go a long way to creating an inclusive community (much as you see around the retro-8bit-acorn world...
by vanpeebles
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2362

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

It won't have a better chance now there is a million and one raspberry pi's arl ower. It's now or never really.
by vanpeebles
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Grammont Fotos TM Thermionic Valve
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Grammont Fotos TM Thermionic Valve

Fascinating :) Really cool collection there! (apart from when powered on and glowing)
by vanpeebles
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Cambridge Computers Z88 PSU - p&p only
Replies: 4
Views: 147

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: 147

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: 11
Views: 345

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: 11
Views: 345

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 :)