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Hello folks :D
Chris Richardson. Just found this Forum. Keep up the good work, keeping the Beeb alive. =D>

You may have heard of 8-Bit Software. I try to gather as much stuff about the BBC together in one place although there are not many games on the website, there is just about everything else.

Any new contributions are always gratefully accepted.

For years I had a loft full of Beeb stuff but slowly reduced it all down to a single set up and kept it in the loft where it sadly became unserviceable due to condensation. Some time I intend to get at least one working setup going again. Especially now I will shortly have space for it. Computer area has reduced from the whole wall of a room on a massive desk to a smallish shelf in a corner.

Hobbies apart from the beeb side of things I have loads of toys which include motorcycles, petrol and nitro cars, helicopters, kites, cycles etc etc most of which I keep documented on web pages.

Added 19 04 2017: I now have a working setup a with one of John Kortink's GoSDC thingies. Thanks for all the kind comments below :D

Chris
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Welcome Chris,

Personally I was very happy to see 8BS spring back to life a while back. A great source of "non standard" Beeb related stuff. Actually the reviews of acornsoft lisp I found on your site kicked off my acorn shopping spree.
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Hello. :)
Andy

* NEW * The Jetset Willy and Manic Miner community :)

Adventure games ported across to the BBC (in progress) as soon as I can find some time!
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Hello :D

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Hello and welcome Chris,
Thanks for reviving 8bs - it's a much treasured site!
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I've been going to your brilliant site for a long time!

Way before the Stairway to Hell - when The BBC Lives! (what ever happened there? - frozen in time...) was what it was all about and DOS Beebem was the bomb (back around 1997 I think).

I've never said thanks - but all your software is great - apart from your own magazine that's where I got all the EUG disks before Acorn Electron World appeared - in fact you have so much software I've found the easiest way to find something is do a contents scan of the whole lot for key words - rather than trying to load individual disks.

-PJ
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Welcome on board.

/agree from me - great site!

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Welcome indeed :D

It's the combined magic of the all Acorn web resources like your own that keep our hobby alive =D>
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Welcome!

I'm a bit surprised you only just found this forum! Still, we keep a pretty low profile in here. :)
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Welcome from the US and great Site! :)
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welcome Chris :)

still got your Steam 'toy' Stevensons Rocket? not had mine going for ages!
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Welcome Chris, another long-term 8BS user here, great to see it back online.
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Welcome Chris! :lol:

I do like the great effort that is being put into keeping http://8bs.com/ on line =D>
A great resource that I find really useful, so a big thank you :D

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Hello again Chris. I was thinking of your twirling Beebs on the front page when I wrote this.

Thanks again for the 8BS pool which now sits nicely on a couple of GoMMC cards :)

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regregex wrote:Hello again Chris. I was thinking of your twirling Beebs on the front page when I wrote this.

Thanks again for the 8BS pool which now sits nicely on a couple of GoMMC cards :)

Greg
Glad you have finally showed off your "ARM on the Beeb" demo on this forum! Did you code it all in ARM assembler? Looks great! Wish I could've been at the Beeb@30 celebrations to see it first hand

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Did you code it all in ARM assembler?
You know you can download the SSD don't you? It'll run on any co-pro. I've run it on my ReCo6502 and where it takes about 5 minutes on the ARM co-pro it takes around 20 on the ReCo6502. Just goes to show the power of that ARM co-pro really!

http://regregex.bbcmicro.net/

Scroll down, the SSD and UEF are towards the bottom of the page...

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Not wanting to hijack the thread, but the ARM copro takes 20 minutes to render as well, the host is the bottleneck here. The release will run without a copro as well, just with a lower quality background.
@jbnbeeb: I didn't know anyone was waiting!

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Thanks for all the kind comments folks.
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CMcDougall wrote:welcome Chris :)

still got your Steam 'toy' Stevensons Rocket? not had mine going for ages!
Yup. Videos of it going on YouTube with the grandson chasing it around. It gets a run out most years
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^did notice some vids on youtube, and one falling off a large track half way round [-(
I had to sort the gas canister (common fault), old bit leaked and then fell out, so fixed it with the bits from a clipper lighter :D
Will have to oil it, and get it going again! :wink:

EDIT this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOGcJF3e9xo
noticed your one as well =D>
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