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by algenon_iii
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron + DataCentre
Replies: 30
Views: 4157

Electron + DataCentre

Got hold of my external DataCentre from RetroClinic today ( =D> for his efforts) and decided to have a bash at getting it up and running on my AP5 equipped Electron. Well, I've got some good news :D and some not so good news :cry:. First the good news! The DataCentre USB port and RamFS chip seem to ...
by algenon_iii
Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Discuss: Best and worst beeb game endings?
Replies: 69
Views: 14729

Re: Discuss: Best and worst beeb game endings?

I quite liked the ending to Sphere of Destiny, it was unexpected to say the least 8)
by algenon_iii
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Retro Gamer...
Replies: 16
Views: 3003

Re: Retro Gamer...

Articles on the 8-bit (not just BBC/Acorn) hardware scene today, like some of the stuff going on here: the homebrew IDE interface for the electron, the USB card for the BBC, MMC card interface for the BBC/electron. RG doesn't 'do' hardware, unfortunately. :( Oh, shame that. Guess the clue is in the...
by algenon_iii
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Retro Gamer...
Replies: 16
Views: 3003

Re: Retro Gamer...

Some articles on the big software houses: Tynesoft - who also did games for other platforms IIRC Superior Software - who are still around and making games Micropower - the biggy from the early days Something about the one hit wonder companies in the early days of the 8-bit scene could be interesting...
by algenon_iii
Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ACORN WORLD @ Retro Reunited/12-13 Sep/Hudd'field
Replies: 205
Views: 32215

Re: ACORN WORLD @ Retro Reunited/12-13 Sep/Hudd'field

(a ridiculous failure of a system that uses VHS videos as game cartridges and has a big red light that you stick to the TV screen!) WTF?! Madness! :shock: It's even madder than you think it is (I suspect), it's not some console that takes video cassettes instead of cartridges, oh no, you actually p...
by algenon_iii
Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL.....er.....just LOL
Replies: 15
Views: 1645

Re: LOL.....er.....just LOL

Greybeard wrote:
algenon_iii wrote:Two lines describing the item, millions detailing all the sellers T&C's, another ebayer to add to the avoid list me thinks...
Perhaps ... but I notice too that he offers a 30 days warranty! I wonder how that works, then? :)
Dunno, couldn't be bothered to read all the T&C's :mrgreen:
by algenon_iii
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL.....er.....just LOL
Replies: 15
Views: 1645

Re: LOL.....er.....just LOL

:lol:

Two lines describing the item, millions detailing all the sellers T&C's, another ebayer to add to the avoid list me thinks... :roll:
by algenon_iii
Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What new hardware would you want ?
Replies: 172
Views: 19835

Re: What new hardware would you want ?

Oh dear, just picked-up a PPC640 off ebay for 99p (it was destiny, I looked on ebay and there it was, no bids and 4mins till auction end) #-o

Looks like some horrific Frankenstein style Acorn/BBC 'laptop' may soon be created [-X
by algenon_iii
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What new hardware would you want ?
Replies: 172
Views: 19835

Re: What new hardware would you want ?

Something like this would be nice for the BBC :) The BBC might be bit of a tight squeeze as the mobo is a bit large. An Electron would happily fit into that size of case, add a GoMMC or similar and you'd be laughing. You could probably fit a Master Compact into an Amstrad PPC640 case quite well. Mi...
by algenon_iii
Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Teletext unit PSU
Replies: 27
Views: 3875

Re: Teletext unit PSU

They did do an arabic version of the BBC (Master Compact at least) have a look at (about 2/3 of the way down the page) http://acorn.chriswhy.co.uk/Computers/M ... mpact.html
by algenon_iii
Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: SLOGGER PEGASUS Electron Disk Interfaces *NEW*
Replies: 231
Views: 39499

Re: FS: SLOGGER PEGASUS Electron Disk Interfaces *NEW*

My one arrived this morning and is working just fine. :) My old 3.5" PC floppy drive works without any problems (well apart from the fact that the drive is falling to bits :roll: ). Now just have to find out why the old amiga external fdd I plan to use doesn't seem to be working (I suspect it's just...
by algenon_iii
Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: SLOGGER PEGASUS Electron Disk Interfaces *NEW*
Replies: 231
Views: 39499

Re: FS: SLOGGER PEGASUS Electron Disk Interfaces *NEW*

Oooh, that sure does look tempting =P~ and I've a BBC 5.25" drive kicking around as well.

Only trouble is I could really really do with a few extra cartridge slots :cry:
by algenon_iii
Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMC card software mods
Replies: 28
Views: 3207

Re: MMC card software mods

It is a poor machine, but it would have made more sense if they'd released it a year earlier (as was originally rumoured I think?) or at a lower price (as I think was also rumoured). With the C64 for the same money and the Speccy considerably cheaper, not many would go for the Acorn option, even wi...
by algenon_iii
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Games most deserving of a sequel
Replies: 18
Views: 2331

Re: Games most deserving of a sequel

There are some screen shots of the development version of Strykers Run III available over at Acorn gaming. http://www.acorn-gaming.org.uk/index.ph ... eviews/SR3

Can't say I think much of the character used :( , looks like he's a would be member of East 17 or something :shock:
by algenon_iii
Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Would you pay full price for a Granny's Garden disk image?
Replies: 12
Views: 3649

Nope, and I'd advise you that you're best off not selling them. I suspect a fair few software houses responsible for old 8-bit (and 16/32 bit) games turn a blind eye to hobbyist sites such as this giving away software images (or don't care as it's for free). After all the people down loading the ima...
by algenon_iii
Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: electron Plus3 adaptor?
Replies: 12
Views: 4006

I took a chance and went out and bought a 120W variable voltage laptop PSU from Maplin and it works just fine at both 20 and 22V (no 21V option).

The electron, Plus 3 and Plus 1 all seem to be working ok with this PSU even though it's a DC PSU.
by algenon_iii
Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: BBC A3000 Promotional Video
Replies: 8
Views: 2596

Re: Bad Luck Electron

The industrys nuts, There is such a short window to get the product to market with the Electron at least it seemed like bad luck they couldn't get them to market. Wasn't the main problem Ferranti delaying the ULA? Customers would just buy a Spectrum or an Amstrad instead. I seem to remember that th...
by algenon_iii
Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Loads of electron stuff, having a clearout of spare stuff!
Replies: 16
Views: 4757

Decided to google for Radio 1 and Chip Shop and found out that yes it was indeed a R1 computer show :shock: Sept 1984 Radio 1 listeners get their own computer show with the launch of Radio 1's Chip Shop during the Saturday morning Mark Page Show. The Radio 1 Chip Shop was broadcast at 7:33 am on Sat...
by algenon_iii
Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Loads of electron stuff, having a clearout of spare stuff!
Replies: 16
Views: 4757

What was Basicode 2 ? Not familiar with it. and more curiously why does it have the Radio 1 logo on it ? Not seen that logo for a while :) I guess R1 must of run a computer programming course at some point during the 80's :shock: as part of their public service remit. It kind of rings a bell but no...
by algenon_iii
Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: electron Plus3 adaptor?
Replies: 12
Views: 4006

Thanks John :D will see if the plus3 ever worked before, and if it did, then will buy adaptor. Nice find mate, cheers bud 8) CM :wink: Hi, I've just got my paws on a Acorn Plus 3 w/o the PSU and am just wondering if you ever got that PSU from High Street Micro? I've had a look at their website site...