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by vanpeebles
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What's that sound effect?
Replies: 6
Views: 173

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: 365

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: 260

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: 260

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: 260

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: 365

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: 2829
Views: 228919

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: 975

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: 9671

Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

Hi Andy, nice to see you are still about :)
by vanpeebles
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos
Replies: 28
Views: 975

Re: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos

No MGs or Rovers(I own two myself :D) in saloon cars sadly, the three cars were Astra GTE, BMW M3 and Sierra Cosworth.
by vanpeebles
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Datel Modem 1979 to 1982, anyone used it?
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: Datel Modem 1979 to 1982, anyone used it?

If all the phones go off in a street in Scotland, we will know why :lol:
by vanpeebles
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 125
Views: 3411

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

jonb wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:16 pm
Nah, I was the spotty kid with the faded tee shirt hacking hand assembled code on a ZX81 while my best friend (who I was very envious of) turned out wonderful, flicker free, colourful, musical and fast programs on his Model B.

He had several very nice jumpers.
Lesson to be learned there!! :lol:
by vanpeebles
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 125
Views: 3411

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

I hope you all wear smart jumpers while using your beebs! :lol:
by vanpeebles
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: general
Topic: Haunted Beebs on TV: The Vertical Plane / Out Of This World
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: Haunted Beebs on TV: The Vertical Plane / Out Of This World

I bought the book after it got mentioned on the speccy forum. The book got reprinted just this year, well worth a read actually. It's weird in that it's very entertaining, breezy, lightly written book, with weird stuff as part of it. It's not like a ZOMG super natural book, with serious over tones. ...
by vanpeebles
Fri May 25, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 58
Views: 1079

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

Someone could do an internets boat like the old radio stations :lol:
by vanpeebles
Fri May 25, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 58
Views: 1079

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

Hopefully, it won't make running hobbyist sites into more trouble than it's worth, and then end up driving more people on horrible places like facecrook.
by vanpeebles
Fri May 25, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 58
Views: 1079

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

Quite, a lot of what I have read, talks in terms of employees and numbers of employees etc, but very little if actually done as a hobby for free.
by vanpeebles
Wed May 23, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4795
Views: 327954

Re: Today I received.....

Does it have a hatch for coal?
by vanpeebles
Mon May 21, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc rot on 5 1/2” disc
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Disc rot on 5 1/2” disc

Maybe he meant smoking jacket? :lol:
by vanpeebles
Mon May 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc rot on 5 1/2” disc
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Disc rot on 5 1/2” disc

You can clean it with a cotton bud and distilled water. I have a load to clean I keep putting off :lol:
by vanpeebles
Wed May 16, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Scanning manuals.
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Scanning manuals.

In the past I just scan them, and save them as PNGs, at the default size (usually huge, a bigger resolution that the page), and keep those as your base scans. Then you can just tinker about with a copied set for PDFs, OCR etc.
by vanpeebles
Thu May 10, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Pimping My Desoldering Station
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Pimping My Desoldering Station

I think they are cutting mats?
by vanpeebles
Tue May 01, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Messing about with 6507 CPUs...
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Messing about with 6507 CPUs...

The book Racing the Beam is well worth a read

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racing_the_Beam

Just the right amount of technical, entertainment and story.
by vanpeebles
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: How do you read the values on SMD Capacitors?
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: How do you read the values on SMD Capacitors?

*wave hot soldering iron about arl ower* Made a big list of caps, took loads of photos and started de-soldering. Sadly some of the caps had leaked badly, and damaged some of the solder pads. Two caps dropped off when touched, and the pads had been eaten away. I might have to run wires or something. ...
by vanpeebles
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: How do you read the values on SMD Capacitors?
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: How do you read the values on SMD Capacitors?

Cheers, I was hoping to do just by visual inspection. I'll start off by listing all the caps with pcb number on the board, then go from there. I have lots of caps left over from when I did the x68000, so I'm hoping they will be suitable :)