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by Jeremy Grayson
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton
Replies: 199
Views: 17004

Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Just come back from a night out round the future stepmum-in-law's (much JW Lees Harvest Ale was consumed) and now moving my Beeb stuff downstairs in readiness for the morrow. Quite excited. One small note of concern which has just come to light is that I appear to be down to my very last working lea...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton
Replies: 199
Views: 17004

Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Hello again, Attached is the consolidated and classified list of stuff I shall be bringing (on Sunday instead of Saturday now, as per my previous post - Sydney , would it be possible to change that on the OP, please?) The list is about 99% complete; I've got some more educational software to play-te...
by Jeremy Grayson
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton
Replies: 199
Views: 17004

Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Good morning, I hope this won't be a problem considering the numbers, but would anyone be terribly put out if I moved my attendance from Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th, please? A family matter has arisen. Thanks in advance, and apologies for any inconvenience caused. I'll be posting a final list in th...
by Jeremy Grayson
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Post pictures of your beeb setup
Replies: 222
Views: 24579

Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

A great period theme to the room. Not retro, which is typically exaggerated but nicely ordinary. Can we have a clearer pic, as I think it may sum up our very existences. :-D There's stuff from all sorts of eras in there. The wall-mounted shelves were actually bought by the metre when Scarborough pu...
by Jeremy Grayson
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Post pictures of your beeb setup
Replies: 222
Views: 24579

Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

JonC wrote:The last one looks like it's inside a washing machine on spin cycle! :shock: :lol:

On one of my migraine days, it actually looks like that to me... :shock:

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Post pictures of your beeb setup
Replies: 222
Views: 24579

Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

My modest offering to this thread, including one picture that inexplicably turned out like the cover of a shoegaze album:

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton
Replies: 199
Views: 17004

Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Finally for now, and not previously mentioned in my earlier posts, here's something else I've dug out of attic surplus in the past few days which I can't ever envisaging me getting round to using in anger. It appears to be a teletext adaptor by RH Electronics - completely untested but in reasonable ...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton
Replies: 199
Views: 17004

Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

- again, if anyone would like to buy it , an Epson LX-400 printer complete with three boxes of the perforated-hole paper which it uses. I used this printer regularly up until about twenty years ago, usually in conjunction with Mini Office 2 , and although it's been unused since then it appears to b...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton
Replies: 199
Views: 17004

Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

- if anyone would like to buy it , what appears to be a Music 500 system which has been stored unused and untested in my collection for the thick end of fifteen years and which, with the best will in the world, I'm never likely to find the time to use going forward. I will post some photos of it (I...
by Jeremy Grayson
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton
Replies: 199
Views: 17004

Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

'Afternoon, Thanks for formally adding me to the list of Saturday attendees. Looks like I might be going to a gig in Preston the night before, in which case I'd hope to be down in Bolton promptly on Saturday morning (temptation to indulge in a little bus-spotting beforehand notwithstanding). Anyhoo....
by Jeremy Grayson
Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: MIA Titles at the Centre for Computing History
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Hi Jeremy, Thanks for that. However, I think I have made a mistake? Mick has "Star Warp - Bug Byte" on his list? Not sure how I changed that! Do you have any reference for that game? Thanks, Lee. Ooooooohhhh, I don't think I do. For that matter, I'm not sure if I've ever come across a Bug Byte Star...
by Jeremy Grayson
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What is the average age on here??
Replies: 232
Views: 20816

Re: What is the average age on here??

I'm 41 and a bit. Just a little bit. :-)

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton
Replies: 199
Views: 17004

Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Hello there, After a long time away of not doing any of these sort of things, it looks as if I'm free to come to Bolton on Sunday, November 20th, if there's still a space available. This would be the first such event I've attended since Huddersfield in 2010 (was it?) and just the second in eleven ye...
by Jeremy Grayson
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: MIA Titles at the Centre for Computing History
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

PS Should you need the author for this, Star Warp was another Peter Johnson effort, sneaked out almost without ceremony just before Christmas 1984.

PPS I expect I'll be putting this item up for sale via a certain auction site sometime later this evening :-)

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: MIA Titles at the Centre for Computing History
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

leenew wrote:That would be fantastic Jeremy. Thanks.
Lee.
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One set of Star Warp instructions, as requested :-)

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: MIA Titles at the Centre for Computing History
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Also... We could do with taking photos of the instructions from the following titles: Megarok - Bug-Byte [Neanderthal Man - Alligata Orpheus - A&F Pantry Antics - BBC Soft Intruders - Interceptor Spitfire - Alligata Star Warp - Superior Yoyo - Peter Scott Trilogy and... Arcade Action - Acornsoft (f...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Help required for the new BBC games archive
Replies: 324
Views: 32564

Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Remember me asking about games with brackets in the title Simon? This is one of them. Listed as Mission Unlikely (Plan B2) The brackets will have been ignored. It needs renaming (even better still re naming on Mick's DSD so the alphabetical sorting still matches up. The MARC cataloguer in me would ...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Help required for the new BBC games archive
Replies: 324
Views: 32564

Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Just tried to search for 'Maze Man' It returns the Go Software game by this name together with the Electron User game, but not the (type-in?) Virgin game. Reason is because the Virgin game features a hyphen in the title ("Maze-Man"). Is is possible we can loosen the search mechanism, so that you do...
by Jeremy Grayson
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Looking for a platform game
Replies: 15
Views: 2208

Re: Looking for a platform game

Long since had a soft spot for Chichen-Itza by Alligata, despite the brevity of each game. Just looks a bit different to most platformers, black and white graphics and all.

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Jack the Nipper on the BBC!
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: Jack the Nipper on the BBC!

Many thanks, I loved Wizzy's Mansion, it was one of my favourite BBC and Electron games, the music, the (i asumme) Young Ones references and the style of game was brilliant, but could never complete it and I am sure it was bugged and could not be finished. Be interesting to hear about it from the a...
by Jeremy Grayson
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Favourite/best games list
Replies: 86
Views: 14037

Re: Favourite/best games list

9. Estra This is a weird, unique game that I've always loved playing and no-one else has even heard of it. It's the closest the BBC Micro got to a Jeff Minter shoot-em-up. It's not like anything else, is it! Can't think of a game which manages to be trippy, serene and sinister at the same time, and...
by Jeremy Grayson
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Record of known releases missing from archive
Replies: 141
Views: 29968

Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Aaaah well in that case. .. dust your tape deck off and get it loaded up Jeremy! My money is on it being the same but you never know. ....... Lee. Will do, ta! Beeb not currently set up in the person-cave, but that's soon sorted out (I think I'm in there this evening). If it's not the same game and...
by Jeremy Grayson
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Record of known releases missing from archive
Replies: 141
Views: 29968

Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Ah, could well be Wheeler under the sticker rather than Wealer! Wheeler Dealer would certainly make more sense, being (a) the actual spelling of the term in common parlance, (b) not - unlike Wealer Dealer - the name of a racehorse I was writing about the other day. Ah me... :roll: Either way, not a ...
by Jeremy Grayson
Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Record of known releases missing from archive
Replies: 141
Views: 29968

Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

As promised, and now I've been in the person-cave again, here's a glance at list item number 190, Dodgy Dealer by OI Consultants. An interesting thing to note, and probably not discernible from my picture, is that the original intention might have been for Dodgy Dealer to be called Wealer Dealer - t...
by Jeremy Grayson
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: whats this all about then?
Replies: 8
Views: 2177

Re: whats this all about then?

Although it was editorially a dry old stick a lot of the time, the Acorn User also indulged in the odd April Fool ruse or two - anyone else remember the April 1988 edition enthusiastically previewing the BBC conversion of Zarch?

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Record of known releases missing from archive
Replies: 141
Views: 29968

Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

18. Akross (Akom) 19. Sun Computer Crosswords Vol 1-10 (Akom) 20. Times Computer Crosswords Vol 1-10 (Akom) Akom still exists as a computer compiler of crosswords to this very day. A quick sift through its website reveals Electron reviews of Times Vol 1-2, plus a hitherto unmentioned Jubilee Puzzle...
by Jeremy Grayson
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Record of known releases missing from archive
Replies: 141
Views: 29968

Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

176. 3D Breakout (Norwich Computer Services) 177. Asteroids (Norwich Computer Services) 178. Bowls (Norwich Computer Services) 179. Descent Into Xear (Norwich Computer Services) 180. Rollerball (Norwich Computer Services) 181. Rubik's Clock (Norwich Computer Services) 182. Sliding Block (Norwich Co...
by Jeremy Grayson
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Record of known releases missing from archive
Replies: 141
Views: 29968

Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

leenew wrote:
191. Dodgy Dealer (OIC)
I'd be surprised if this wasn't Dodgy Dealer by O I Consultants. I have the original tape somewhere in the person-cave at home. Somewhere...

gc
by Jeremy Grayson
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Record of known releases missing from archive
Replies: 141
Views: 29968

Re: Record of known releases missing from archive

Do you agree with / disagree with or have any opinion at all (or have a copy of) about any other games mentioned on this page? :D I've got the odd bit more info. Statasoft was effectively one-man Surrey-based operation Ken Bailey, and he dropped TBGA a line in the late-2000s to confirm that all of ...