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Post by knatch » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:56 am

Hello everyone,

I'm a new member from Hampshire, UK. I'm here because I have some very basic questions. I want to play the text-based adventure games that I was just slightly too young to appreciate last time round. My current focus is A Mathemagical Adventure. I want to download it so that I can play offline while on holiday but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with a .ssd file. Please can anyone help?

Many thanks in advance

knatch

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Post by flaxcottage » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:10 am

Welcome Knatch. :D

SSD files load into the various BBC micro emulators and then behave exactly like real floppy discs. A good emulator is BeebEm though others will have their own preferences.

The files can also load into various addons for a real BBC micro. The Datacentre and a Gotek floppy disc emulator are probably two of the easiest addons to use in this respect.
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Post by tricky » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:48 am

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Post by knatch » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:10 am

Thank you! I thought it was some sort of bespoke zip file. I'll let you know how I get on.

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Post by lurkio » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:36 am

Welcome to Stardot!
knatch wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:10 am
Thank you! I thought it was some sort of bespoke zip file.
In the Beeb context, "SSD" or "ssd" stands for "single-sided disc" (as opposed to "DSD"/"dsd", which stands for "double-sided disc"). [cue jgharston]

BeebEm, the BBC Micro emulator for Windows, is here:

An updated version of BeebEm is here:

The .SSD disc-image file for L — A Mathemagical Adventure is here:

The documentation for L — A Mathemagical Adventure is here:
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Post by Multiwizard » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:00 am

Hi Knatch,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


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

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Post by CMcDougall » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:04 am

welcome K :)

enjoy playing your adventure at the pool!
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Post by davidb » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:43 pm

Welcome! :D

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Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:30 pm

Welcome to the Forum, knatch . . . Enjoy . . .

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Post by knatch » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:27 pm

Thank you everyone.

Slight delay because my laptop was having screen refresh problems and I didn't want to cause it even more problems by making it pretend to be a computer from years before it was born. Now I've got a brand new HP Envy and I don't have any qualms about giving it multiple personalities, so I'll start with BeebEm and see how that goes tomorrow.

Onwards and Upwards!

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Post by Kazzie » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:39 pm

knatch wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:27 pm
Now I've got a brand new HP Envy
Careful: you might give us HP Envy envy. :)

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