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Hello from Basingstoke, England

Post by bob147 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:35 pm

Hello all, thought I'd introduce myself here. I inherited a BBC micro from my grandfather in the early 90s, had great fun with the likes of Castle Quest and Frak (although never realised how good I had it until later, it came with a dual floppy drive so skipped the joys of tapes!) Recently got back into it, mostly inspired by the incredible 'modern' games that the clever folks here have been churning out.

I've recently picked up a second hand master in the hopes of being able to try out Kieran's prince of persia port on the real thing. Luck wasn't with me however, as I was greeted with silence, a lit power LED, a flashing cursor in the top left corner of the screen and not much else. Looking forward to joining in the fun (and hopefully picking up some hardware skills and resurrecting that damn master...)

Thanks, Rob

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Re: Hello from Basingstoke, England

Post by danielj » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:53 pm

Welcome :) - Flashing cursor is certainly saying "all is not lost" - check the battery's been removed, and turn it on holding down the R key :) . See what happens!

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Post by CMcDougall » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:01 pm

welcome Rob :)
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Post by 0xC0DE » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:06 pm

Welcome!
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Post by Elminster » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:18 pm

Welcome to the forum. You start with one master and then the collection just expands.....

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Re: Hello from Basingstoke, England

Post by Multiwizard » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:19 pm

Hi Rob,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


Greetings from my little Dutch Atomic Attic, Wim... :-)

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Post by daveejhitchins » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:46 pm

Welcome to the Forum, Rob . . . Enjoy . . .

Hope you get your Master sorted out.

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Re: Hello from Basingstoke, England

Post by davidb » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:44 pm

Welcome! :D

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Re: Hello from Basingstoke, England

Post by bob147 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:02 am

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I'll write up all the gory details of the poorly master in the hardware forum soon, looks like I've got 11 seasons worth of high score challenge recommendations to try in B-Em in the meantime!

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Post by flaxcottage » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:33 am

Welcome, Rob. :D
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Re: Hello from Basingstoke, England

Post by tricky » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:25 pm

Welcome, just in time for the next high score challenge season - I guess you have already visited bbcmicro.co.uk.

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Re: Hello from Basingstoke, England

Post by bob147 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:37 pm

bbcmicro.co.uk is a wonderful resource, I realise it kind of goes against the whole principle of archiving software 'as is' without modification, but I love the fact that instructions have been added to all of the games. What I'd have given for that back in the day!

Odd question to ask here, but not sure it's really worth it's own thread. I used to have an old drawing program called 'Image' that doesn't appear to be in any of the archives I've seen. There's a screenshot of it in an old thread titled something along the lines of 'mode 2 graphics programs'. Is there a digital copy of it floating around anywhere? Would love to see it again! Obviously with a name like 'image', it's a bit of a mare to search for...

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