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by vanpeebles
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 35
Views: 3362

Re: Elite Dangerous

It would probably go phoot! and some smoke would come out (like an elderly beeb PSU) :lol:
by vanpeebles
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 35
Views: 3362

Re: Elite Dangerous

The ones I posted are just from the Xbox One version :)
by vanpeebles
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2808
Views: 224521

Re: LOLPRICE

Now that's a real bobby dazzler!
by vanpeebles
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Unusual BBC IO Board
Replies: 26
Views: 3163

Re: Acorn Electron Bundle for Sale also BBC IO Relay Board and now Raspberry Pi

Price drop on Electron bundle £75 posted!
by vanpeebles
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Unusual BBC IO Board
Replies: 26
Views: 3163

Re: Acorn Electron Bundle for Sale also BBC IO Relay Board and now Raspberry Pi

Price drop as Electron price now includes UK postage.
by vanpeebles
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Unusual BBC IO Board
Replies: 26
Views: 3163

Re: Acorn Electron Bundle for Sale also BBC IO Relay Board and now Raspberry Pi

Raspberry v2 arm7 version added.
by vanpeebles
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Spectrum Currah MicroSource
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Spectrum Currah MicroSource

I might be misunderstood but I thought it was some kind of analogue sound device?
by vanpeebles
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Unusual BBC IO Board
Replies: 26
Views: 3163

Re: Acorn Electron Bundle for Sale also BBC IO Relay Board

IO Board added, Electron still for sale!
by vanpeebles
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Model B takes up smoking
Replies: 39
Views: 1897

Re: BBC Model B takes up smoking

How long could a BBC PSU capacitor hold a charge for? When I did the ones in my Master I left it turned off for a day, flicked switch on and off etc. I'm still very wary of working on electronics.
by vanpeebles
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Unusual BBC IO Board
Replies: 26
Views: 3163

Re: Acorn Electron Bundle for Sale

I'd rather sell as a bundle, to move it on all in one go :)
by vanpeebles
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Unusual BBC IO Board
Replies: 26
Views: 3163

Re: Acorn Electron Bundle for Sale and also Voltmace 14b Joystick

Voltmace sold to Sbadger! :)
by vanpeebles
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017
Replies: 93
Views: 2668

Re: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017

Do you guys think Britain could ever lead the world in computer tech, as once we apparently did? W probably could if we grabbed a nice again but it would probably have to be just one part of the whole puzzle these days. That horse has long bolted! Grown up, died, etc etc. :D The whole forced teachi...
by vanpeebles
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Unusual BBC IO Board
Replies: 26
Views: 3163

Re: Acorn Electron Bundle for Sale and also Voltmace 14b Joystick

Oh also included with the Electron is 3D Bomb Alley and Blitzkrieg both boxed with casettes.
by vanpeebles
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Unusual BBC IO Board
Replies: 26
Views: 3163

Unusual BBC IO Board

Also for sale, this is the last rare and unusual BBC IO Relay Board I had that I was keeping for my own collection, but I'll never use it, and I'm having a big clear out :) Comes with two cables. £30 posted (also includes free USB to serial cable!) http://www.zen70509.zen.co.uk/bbc/IOboard1.jpg Any ...
by vanpeebles
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which gadgets and computers do you remember from school?
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Re: Which gadgets and computers do you remember from school?

I can't remember having computers at infant school, but they had a telly that got wheeled out for Basil Brush :lol: (When TV stations showed school programs on a morning) At juniors there was two BBC micros for the whole school, and one became a Master the year I left. Seniors had A3000s in first ye...
by vanpeebles
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Commodore 64 PSU replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Commodore 64 PSU replacement

Will do, I'll take some this weekend.
by vanpeebles
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Commodore 64 PSU replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Commodore 64 PSU replacement

I just got a C128 and sadly the coiled spring thingy (It looks like a large polo mint wrapped with copper wire) inside the PSU has busted loose. Whats the best way of fixing it? :?: :?:
by vanpeebles
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4742
Views: 320898

Re: Today I received.....

Lardo Boffin wrote: And some books to delight my son with when he is a bit older...
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I remember those books from junior school! :lol:
by vanpeebles
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 166
Views: 17195

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

A really lengthy video about all kinds of Acorn stuff by a Spanish site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zDxu7h ... e=youtu.be
by vanpeebles
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Latest version of Starfighter 3000 and RO 3.11 Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: Latest version of Starfighter 3000 and RO 3.11 Problems

Is there already done boot set ups ready to go? It's been such a long time :cry:
by vanpeebles
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fixing RiscPC
Replies: 26
Views: 2101

Re: Have I just ruined my RiscPC motherboard?

I always found those battery connectors really tough to unsolder. It's a lot easier just to clip the battery off with snips, and solder a replacement to the pins sticking out.
by vanpeebles
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: software
Topic: Latest version of Starfighter 3000 and RO 3.11 Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Latest version of Starfighter 3000 and RO 3.11 Problems

Any ideas with the following? :D When trying to run the latest version of Starfighter 3000 from the acorn arcade site, it gives a windows manager 3.8 is not present error?

Cheers!
by vanpeebles
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: software
Topic: How to get ADPL games to run on my A3010 - solved!
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: How to get ADPL games to run on my A3010 - solved!

They look like rom files for an emulator.
by vanpeebles
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?
Replies: 114
Views: 9063

Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

I have an mb02, and I'm sure that had DMA.
by vanpeebles
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today ZAP museum received....
Replies: 52
Views: 3787

Re: Today ZAP museum received....

I don't think Sir Clive ever claimed to be a businessman, he was always an inventor first and foremost. A total legend, we should have a statue built for him. That book has always had a reputation of being a tabloid style hatchet job.

I wouldn't wipe my arse with the pages from it. :lol:
by vanpeebles
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours
Replies: 575
Views: 47797

Re: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours

Here is a piccy of the ram too Image

We need to see screenshots of those games :shock:
by vanpeebles
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours
Replies: 575
Views: 47797

Re: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours

Since I have to rely on other people to do the desoldering/soldering work for me, what would be the best way to desolder the VideoULA in a B+ 128K? I've successfully removed the original ULA from five of my machines now and, in each case, I've used a desoldering pump (mine has a flexible tip that i...
by vanpeebles
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours
Replies: 575
Views: 47797

Re: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours

Very interesting to see it being used to improve the snooker game 8) I wonder how else it can be used to improve games?