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by topcat96
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: "rough texture" (issue 4 and earlier(?)) BBC case top wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 2444

Re: "rough texture" (issue 4 and earlier(?)) BBC case top wanted

I have a complete spare 'smooth' BBC B case here doing nothing if you've not found anything yet. No school marks or branding and the ashtray is intact. The only damage to it is a 6mm hole drilled out for an audio mod on the rear next to the econet hole. F-key strip is present, not too marked, will p...
by topcat96
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Problems getting Turbo MMc to work
Replies: 30
Views: 3559

Re: Problems getting Turbo MMc to work

duikkie wrote:i don't know but has the turbo mmc card holder a click holder ? ( push and click to connected ?)
Card holder on the Turbo MMC does not have a connector as you have described. It is a simple push the card in as far as it will go (label facing up) one.
by topcat96
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2801
Views: 289743

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Don't know if it's been posted here before ...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232008602236

Not mine but looks to be a nice little setup for somebody to get working again and show it some love
by topcat96
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Simon
Replies: 19
Views: 2545

Re: Hi from Simon

Hi Simon and welcome.

Don't forget to get that BBC B power supply looked at since it's been in storage for a while!
by topcat96
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 603
Views: 75655

Re: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

/puts his name back on the list

Another co-pro in the collection can't hurt :wink:
by topcat96
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Updated Beeb PSU
Replies: 53
Views: 4879

Re: Updated Beeb PSU

If you still have the PSUs (?) then contact Mark at RetroClinic - He'll fix them for you. Dave H :D Sadly the PSU's are no longer around. They were thrown out by accident when I had a major clear out of stuff last year If you don't have any PSUs and are feeling adventurous, you could try the MeanWe...
by topcat96
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Updated Beeb PSU
Replies: 53
Views: 4879

Re: Updated Beeb PSU

i know this is more than a plea than wishful thinking, but is anyone here making/testing or designing replacement BBC B power supplies to hopefully go on sale to those who need them? The reason i'm asking is that I have 3 BBC's that are in dire need of replacements, but at present they are nothing m...
by topcat96
Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10? (now 274MHz)
Replies: 1174
Views: 131915

Re: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10?

Really fascinating stuff guys! :D
by topcat96
Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Updated Beeb PSU
Replies: 53
Views: 4879

Re: Updated Beeb PSU

...based on your pioneering work. Ha, not sure about pioneering :lol: ( Still, if we're on pioneering, how is RAMagic?... :wink: ) Hey ... take the credit damn you! lol RAMagic is still working great - it's plugged into my first BBC B which in turn has 2 of Sprow's 3.5" drives attached. Your little...
by topcat96
Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Updated Beeb PSU
Replies: 53
Views: 4879

Re: Updated Beeb PSU

Watching this thread closely ... [-o< for a replacement power supply Ah, watching in what way? I wasn't ever planning on taking this to a build-and-supply conclusion I'm afraid, I was just doing the usual posting for technical interest and for others to follow if it floats their boat... :wink: If y...
by topcat96
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: only one of its kind: electron SMART USB ch375b
Replies: 30
Views: 3219

Re: only one of its kind: electron SMART USB ch375b

Fantastic achievement duikkie!

Not an elk owner myself, but definite credit where credit is due =D>
by topcat96
Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Updated Beeb PSU
Replies: 53
Views: 4879

Re: Updated Beeb PSU

Watching this thread closely ...

[-o< for a replacement power supply
by topcat96
Thu May 26, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Table - Planetoid
Replies: 46
Views: 5115

Re: High Score Table - Planetoid

I think this is the benchmark we ought to aim for - I found it in an old Beebug. PlanetoidsBBHS.PNG If the print is too small for you to read it shows a score of 875185 for Planetoid - that's quite a feat. Some extremely good scores on that list :) @Sydney As requested, one set of Planetoid instruc...
by topcat96
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 603
Views: 75655

Re: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Found a cheese wedge co-pro. :D

Please remove my name from the list.
by topcat96
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Ian Mcnaught-Davis
Replies: 41
Views: 7231

Re: Ian Mcnaught-Davis

A memorial post from by David Allen, then Editor of the BBC Computer Literacy Project, 1979-1987 on The National Museum of Computing's website concerning MAC.

http://www.tnmoc.org/news/notes-museum/ ... -1929-2014

Rest in peace MAC.
by topcat96
Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: It's been 5 long years ...
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: It's been 5 long years ...

Welcome back indeed :D (Wanted to get in quick because I know how shouty you get if you're ignored.... :wink:) You behave MB or I'm telling my mum :lol: Seriously m8 ... RAMagic is still taking pride of place in my trusty beeb - best thing since getting all my old school's beeb's playing the Captai...
by topcat96
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: It's been 5 long years ...
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

It's been 5 long years ...

Hello again, fellow beeb'ers :D
by topcat96
Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: More Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 459

More Ebay

BBC Model B - Vine Micros Replay
Item number: 280271065906

BBC Model B Z80 Second Processor
Item number: 280271053949
by topcat96
Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: selling most of my collection
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: selling most of my collection

Use an off-ebay hosting site for your pictures like www.xs.to and www.photobucket.com
by topcat96
Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Re: Ebay

nice!
by topcat96
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

/me gives MartinB a cheery wave and smiles And you honestly think I'm going to advertise the fact that I can take a PC formatted 720kb 3.5" disk with either a .ssd, .dsd or an .img BBC file and convert it back to the original in about 2 minutes using RAMagic and one single * command??? And (given en...
by topcat96
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Thanks Dave :) Out of all the computers I've had cause to deal with, I still rate the BBC B as #1 on the list. It is easy to program, easy to design and to build for. Everything is there for the end user, built-in and ready to go. None of this 'to run basic, you must load this' stuff ... You're stra...
by topcat96
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Hello topcat96, nice to have you onboard!

Why thank you topcat96, it's a pleasure to be here.

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Nice to see somebody here at least has some manners :D
by topcat96
Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Hi

Just getting back into the beeb swing of things after far too much time away playing with C64's, Amiga's and PC's

Been a reader of the forum though for quite a while and learning more and more.
by topcat96
Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ! ! 3 1/2" PC Drive/s on a beeb ! !
Replies: 162
Views: 78225

Re: 3.5" drives for sale for the bbc

aferenbach wrote:This fella is selling specially adapted 3.5 drives for the beeb and is having a birthday blow-out sale right now
I have these and I'm very impressed with them. They work brilliantly alongside my RAMagic.