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Michael Jay Publications

Post by alchresearch » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:14 pm

Hello again all.

New place of employment, new stack of BBC software found!

This time its a suite of Geography programs by Michael Jay Publications. I've done a quick scan and can't see it in the archive. Is it a "Missing In Action" publisher?
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Post by lurkio » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:27 pm

alchresearch wrote:New place of employment, new stack of BBC software found! This time its a suite of Geography programs by Michael Jay Publications. I've done a quick scan and can't see it in the archive. Is it a "Missing In Action" publisher?
Looks like it! Are you able to upload the actual software as disc- or tape-images? If not, can you upload a photo of the boxes and/or the discs/tapes? Or at least a list of the titles?

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Post by flaxcottage » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:18 pm

alchresearch wrote:Hello again all.

New place of employment, new stack of BBC software found!

This time its a suite of Geography programs by Michael Jay Publications. I've done a quick scan and can't see it in the archive. Is it a "Missing In Action" publisher?
Definitely MIA!

These need archiving. [-o< There are many of us on the forum who can do this, myself included. If you are not able to do the archiving yourself, then we can do so and will take very great care of the originals. :D
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Why do I keep collecting Acorn gear? I'm going to need a considerably bigger man-cave. :?

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Post by alchresearch » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:24 pm

Hi John,

I think you did some discs for me last time. Are you near the Crags? :D

I tried imaging the discs with Omniflop but they didn't read in an emulator. Will dig out the Master and try them.
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Post by lurkio » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:33 pm

alchresearch wrote:I tried imaging the discs with Omniflop but they didn't read in an emulator. Will dig out the Master and try them.
Good luck! Btw, did you ever dig up those AlchNews issues?:
alchresearch wrote:I once wrote a series of articles on GAC, PAW and QUILL for my Spectrum magazine AlchNews some time ago. I'll try and locate which issues they're on and post the URLs.
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Post by alchresearch » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:55 am

Thanks for the reminder. Will start uploading now!

Issues 1-32 are TAP format for any Spectrum emulator.

33 onwards are standard PDFs

http://nwex.co.uk/downloads/alchnews/
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Post by lurkio » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:43 pm

alchresearch wrote:Thanks for the reminder. Will start uploading now! Issues 1-32 are TAP format for any Spectrum emulator. 33 onwards are standard PDFs ... http://nwex.co.uk/downloads/alchnews/
Thanks! Do you know which issue numbers have your articles on GAC, PAW and Quill?

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Re: Michael Jay Publications

Post by alchresearch » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:00 pm

Having a look at these disks again, with the aim of using OMNIDISK and OMNIFLOP to image.

Image

Several are 5.25", but the 3.5" ones appear to be in RM Nimbus format. That explains why they won't run on the Beeb or why they won't image.

Confirmed it by opening the floppy on the PC, full of .BBC files
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Post by Pernod » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:56 pm

alchresearch wrote:Several are 5.25", but the 3.5" ones appear to be in RM Nimbus format. That explains why they won't run on the Beeb or why they won't image.

Confirmed it by opening the floppy on the PC, full of .BBC files
I'm interested in the Nimbus software if you manage to image them.
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Re: Michael Jay Publications

Post by billcarr2005 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:34 pm

Before I forget... two disks I found from Michael Jay Publications,

MJP1 Drawing Graphs

and

MJP5 Crystal Structure

just standard 40 track disks, without protection.
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MJP5 - CRYSTAL STRUCTURE.zip
(8.34 KiB) Downloaded 15 times
MJP1 - DRAWING GRAPHS.zip
(13.55 KiB) Downloaded 13 times

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