Educational Archive not in STH

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by lurkio » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:35 pm

Here's a scan of the parents' handbook for Mr T's Alphabet Games.
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by lurkio » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:07 pm

Here's a scan of the players' handbook for Mr T in the Mystery Maze.
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by flaxcottage » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:50 pm

Nicely, nicely Mr Lurkio. =D>
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by lurkio » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:56 pm

Thanks, John. I've also uploaded the manuals for Picture Builder and Getset.

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by flaxcottage » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:55 pm

A MIA title, Lasermaths from Logical Educational Software, a small Derbyshire company that was in existence from 1982 to 1984/5.

This title was their best-seller, totaling about 1000 copies, and their most-ripped-off title. Nearly every school in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire used it although they didn't all buy it. Software copyright was a fuzzy area back then and LEAs just copied and distributed what they wanted. [-X

Anyway, enjoy the title. To enter the setup screen press BREAK on the instructions screen. It is very challenging on the highest settings. :?
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by gazj82 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:26 pm

I keep checking back on this thread every few months hoping to find the "Smile mathematics" games I played as a child, still nothing yet tho unfortunately.

The thread below explains, flaxcottage as already been very helpful :)
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by flaxcottage » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:28 pm

Found Smile Next 17 part 2 but no Multi. I updated your original thread with the file.
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by alchresearch » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:16 am

Hi folks, long time no visit (last online Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:15 pm), but still got my Master & MMC kit.

Was having a clear out at work today and found this:

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I've not checked if its in the archive or not.

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by flaxcottage » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:55 pm

Definitely not. That title is MIA.

An SSD and scans of the documentation woulod be greatly appreciated, please. [-o<
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Post by rharper » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:42 pm

I have HAMA Software 'Stats-Easy'. Is this needed :?:
It doesn't appear to be in the STH archive but I don't know how to access a list of all the stuff added here.
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by flaxcottage » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:10 pm

Also MIA. :D

The STH educational archive is growing at a great rate of knots. I have a program that will read the archive and list all titles in a CSV file. It might be a good idea if I start a new thread and post the CSV file and monthly updates. :)
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Post by mjforbes » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:35 pm

flaxcottage wrote:. It might be a good idea if I start a new thread and post the CSV file and monthly updates. :)
That'd be great - my own archive of software (*) is due for a bit of a tidy-up when I get a spare few hours (**), and a list of all the educational stuff would be really handy. Not only that, but I'm loving the fact that there's such a great amount of edustuff that's been unearthed and archived - it's fantastic reliving my primary / early secondary school days, but my tribe of little princess-lets love playing them as well (apart from Charlotte who's now 13 and more interested in being a bloody teenager and sulking).

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by alchresearch » Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:22 pm

flaxcottage wrote:Definitely not. That title is MIA.

An SSD and scans of the documentation would be greatly appreciated, please. [-o<
Unfortunately I don't have a working 5.25" drive, my Master only has 3.5" and SSD.

If you're able to do it on my behalf I'd be more than happy to send it to you.

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by flaxcottage » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:43 pm

alchresearch wrote: Unfortunately I don't have a working 5.25" drive, my Master only has 3.5" and SSD.

If you're able to do it on my behalf I'd be more than happy to send it to you.
Yes, I love archiving discs and cracking their protection. :lol: :^o

Once it is cracked I shall be able to put it onto 3.5" or SSD.

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by billcarr2005 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:34 pm

flaxcottage wrote:
Yes, I love archiving discs and cracking their protection. :lol: :^o

Once it is cracked I shall be able to put it onto 3.5" or SSD.
If it's anything like Shell Software Series - Energy Systems, which i uncovered last week after seeing the familiar red book, it'll be (disappointingly) free of protection :roll:

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Post by flaxcottage » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:42 pm

billcarr2005 wrote:If it's anything like Shell Software Series - Energy Systems, which i uncovered last week after seeing the familiar red book, it'll be (disappointingly) free of protection :roll:
Hey, those are the ones I like. :lol:
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Post by CMcDougall » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:32 pm

me wrote:
flaxcottage wrote:If you could scan the instructions it would be great - I seem to have forgotten to do it. :oops: :oops:
:^o :lol:
will do when I next get the scanner out...
better late than never, 3 more manuals still to do, but they will take more time..
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by flaxcottage » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:52 am

Thanks, Col. =D>
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Post by CMcDougall » Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:32 pm

^no probs, now I can throw them out my back window! :lol:
AVP, manual to follow & BES little booklets to follow
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by flaxcottage » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:42 pm

Ecce Romani by Longman. This is the program only. Documentation will follow shortly.
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Special Needs Software hunt...

Post by OneSwitch » Sun May 24, 2015 10:12 pm

Just found this thread. What a great project!!

I've long been hunting for early special needs software, especially the Brilliant Computing titles Spot on Games, Arcade Adventures, Arcade Challenge, Breaktime Games. Also anything from the "Blue File" which was a government backed repository of Special Needs information and software, linked to SEMERCS.

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Lots of these titles required the use of a switch interface box, touch screen and even a microphone with the MicroMike software (would love to find that too).

Would be brilliant to preserve some of this.

I've attached "Look Game for Visually Handicapped" from the University of Birmingham (3rd Jan 1984). That's the earliest special needs software I've found that is possible to run. Would love to find earlier.

Hope this turns up some more. I have some other titles I can share too.

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Re: Special Needs Software hunt...

Post by flaxcottage » Sun May 24, 2015 10:18 pm

OneSwitch wrote: I've attached "Look Game for Visually Handicapped" from the University of Birmingham (3rd Jan 1984).
:?: :?: :?: :?: :?:

Can't see it. :?

We have a few titles from Brum Uni but not that - it is MIA.
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by OneSwitch » Sun May 24, 2015 10:36 pm

I can't zip the file at the 'mo so here's a Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hpl7gzybcyuvm ... d.ssd?dl=0.

Saw the other Birmingham disks. Very interesting. Will try with my touch screen.

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Post by richardtoohey » Sun May 24, 2015 10:39 pm

Here's a zip.
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Re: Special Needs Software hunt...

Post by Arcadian » Sun May 24, 2015 10:45 pm

OneSwitch wrote:I've long been hunting for early special needs software, especially the Brilliant Computing titles Spot on Games, Arcade Adventures, Arcade Challenge, Breaktime Games.
Hi Barrie. There are plenty of Brilliant Computing titles in the boxes I've been passing over to John (flaxcottage).

However I'm afraid there's some potentially bad news about Arcade Adventures and Arcade Challenge - I did have these (complete with the yellow booklets) but these two packages got destroyed when one of my rooms flooded a few years back (ironically - it was merely two or three days before you first requested them on the forum back in 2011 - and I don't think I had the heart to tell you at the time! It's incredibly unfortunate - as these were the only two discs out of my collection that got damaged).

I suppose there's still a small chance that there might be some duplicate/non-original copies of the discs in amongst the stuff I passed to John (John: can you keep your eyes peeled for these two?).
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Re: Special Needs Software hunt...

Post by flaxcottage » Mon May 25, 2015 8:16 am

Arcadian wrote:(John: can you keep your eyes peeled for these two?).
No problem. I shall have to be quick and return these disks. I am now sitting in my man-cave surrounded by Arcadian magnetic media. :lol:

I think I need an extension ...
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Post by flaxcottage » Mon May 25, 2015 8:17 am

richardtoohey wrote:Here's a zip.
Thanks, Richard. =D>
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Re: Special Needs Software hunt...

Post by OneSwitch » Mon May 25, 2015 8:31 am

Thanks for that, Richard. :) - I've just uploaded a batch of Special Needs software mostly from Thurrock Care Day Centre where I used to work. Zip wouldn't work for some reason, so it's in .RAR format. Includes...

First Steps, Joystick Games 1 & 2, Touch Games 1, Touch Funfair, Switch on Travel, Counting, Get Fit Set, Pad Switch Games, Thurrock Care Switch Programmes. Not quite related, but Microvitec Touchtec 501 user disk too.
Arcadian wrote:Hi Barrie. There are plenty of Brilliant Computing titles in the boxes I've been passing over to John (flaxcottage).

However I'm afraid there's some potentially bad news about Arcade Adventures and Arcade Challenge....
Ah, that's just the way sometimes. Close! Sounds hopeful there might be some extra Special Needs stuff out there still just hanging on before the bit-rot sets in.

Hoping to find more, especially those early adapted games. Be amazing to track down some Apple II and MAVIS stuff too predating these but I realise I'm in the wrong place for that. Fingers are crossed.
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Post by flaxcottage » Mon May 25, 2015 12:00 pm

Nicely, nicely, OneSwitch. =D> :D
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by Elminster » Tue May 26, 2015 5:27 pm

Title: Biology 'O'Level
Publisher Calisto

Search (made easy): OLevel O Level

Comes with Limited instructions, included in the Zip
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