Educational Archive not in STH

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by billcarr2005 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:41 pm

FSD versions of the disks Flaxcottage kindly sent me
(and Dreamtime since i had that too!
also Graph Builder V2 that is supposedly compatible with B+ and Master... it doesn't run from the !BOOT with my Watford DFS setup, but *W1S BOOT allows it to load up - but won't run with a 1770 DFS since i haven't altered disc1770.cpp)
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NATURE PARK ADVENTURE FSDs.zip
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ANIMAL RESCUE FSDs.zip
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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:56 pm

Brilliant =D> =D> =D>

I shall add these to my archives.

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Post by flaxcottage » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:09 pm

My next instalment ...

SPACE MISSION MADA

Another of Sherston's excellent graphical adventures for junior-age children.

This is ADFS only, I am afraid, as I only have the Master 128/Compact version and the Archimedes version (to follow). Included are the Teacher's booklet and the Student booklet.

The programs have been modified to run from either floppy disc (two needed) or from Hard Disk. This has been tested on a real Master 128 and on BeebEm.

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Post by flaxcottage » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:29 pm

Sherston Software - Teddy Bear's Rainy Day


Designed for very young children. A colourful set of mathematical and problem-solving activities complete with much documentation.

ADFS only, I am afraid, for Master 128 and Compact. Tested with an actual Master 128 and on BeebEm.

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Post by flaxcottage » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:05 pm

Sherston Software - Teddy Bear's Picnic

Designed for very young children. A colourful set of mathematical and problem-solving activities complete with much documentation.

ADFS only, I am afraid, for Master 128 and Compact. Tested with an actual Master 128 and on BeebEm.

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Post by flaxcottage » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:11 pm

Sherston Software - Teacher's Cupboard

Another package designed for young children. A colourful set of mathematical and problem-solving activities complete with much documentation.

ADFS only, I am afraid, for Master 128 and Compact. Tested with an actual Master 128 and on BeebEm.

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Post by flaxcottage » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:12 pm

Next title preserved is Mapventure by Sherston.

Again this is ADFS for the Master and Compact. It has been tested on a real Master and on BeebEm. I have included the documentation that was with the package but I suspect it is incomplete.

If anyone has any extra documentation I should appreciate a scan, thanks. [-o<
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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:48 pm

I've been quiet on the Sherston front. The protection mechanism changed and threw me a curve-ball. :?

The next offering is Animated Numbers.

This is for the Master and Master Compact ADFS and is complete with documentation. It has been tested on a Master and on BeebEm.
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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:51 pm

Another Sherston Title - Three Little Pigs at Home.

Again this is a Master and Master Compact ADFS version. This has been tested on a Master and on BeebEm. Lots of documentation with this one.
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Post by richardtoohey » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:56 pm

flaxcottage wrote:I've been quiet on the Sherston front. The protection mechanism changed and threw me a curve-ball. :?
Oh, go on, then, give us the juicy details (or maybe they are coming in another post?) =P~ :D :?:

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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:22 pm

Just for you Richard ...

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Post by richardtoohey » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:48 pm

Awwwwww, thank you! :oops: :D

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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:20 pm

A rest from Sherston packages for the moment. 8)

This package is from Jacaranda Software, an Australian company, and is called Clockwise.

It is an adventure in space and time aimed at Junior children. The software is well written and the problems with calculating time are challenging. There is a wealth of documentation, including some very good worksheets. One worksheet explains the calculation to work out the day of the week when you were born. :shock:

There are two versions included. The first is an ADFS version for the Master and Compact and, supposedly the A3000, though I could not get this latter to work from the BBC disc on my A3020. The second is a version to work with RISCOS 3.1.

The BBC image, Clockwise.adl, has been checked on a real Master and on BeebEm. The RISCOS 3.1 image, Clockwise.adf, has been checked on my A3020 and on the Red Squirrel emulator.

The software is in the first zip file.
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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:06 pm

Another package from Jacaranda. This one is Gold Dust Island.

A strategy game for children aged 9 - 18. A good idea but somewhat lacking in programming skill. Now if Sherston had produced this ...

Comes complete with documentation. The program is on SSD. It originally was a 320K ADFS version but I could not get the disk to work on BeebEm, although it did on a real BBC Master. The SSD version works both on BeebEm and a real BBC micro.
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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:11 pm

The next offering is from another Australian company - PROLOGIC.

Fantasy Isle is a story-writing package for 8-13 year olds.

This is definitely one for the classroom. :?
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Post by bakoulis » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:11 am

Maybe someone have the Sherston's ZILLION?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZILLION-5-25- ... 7675.l2557
Looks fantastic educational software for exploring the space!
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Post by flaxcottage » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:54 pm

Not one of the many I have. So I am looking for this too. :(

If anyone has it I can perhaps help in cracking it to get a digital copy (ssd or adl).
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Post by billcarr2005 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:15 pm

I have a copy of this. Will FSD ASAP. I've now written a program which can strip the FSD-isms of the disk image away, to produce an SSD, although depending on the layout of the disk, it's not always possible. I should think that Zillion will SSD nicely. Watch this space! (Unless somebody beats me to it)

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Post by bakoulis » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:01 pm

billcarr2005 wrote:I have a copy of this. Will FSD ASAP. I've now written a program which can strip the FSD-isms of the disk image away, to produce an SSD, although depending on the layout of the disk, it's not always possible. I should think that Zillion will SSD nicely. Watch this space! (Unless somebody beats me to it)
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Post by bakoulis » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:19 pm

Maybe, you have also this one Astronomy software for imaging:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-BBC-MIC ... 7675.l2557
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Post by billcarr2005 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:24 pm

bakoulis wrote:Maybe, you have also this one Astronomy software for imaging
Sorry, that one doesn't look familiar :(

Removed the data comparison check which utilizes the Data CRC error on track 27 sector 9. Everything seems to work OK. :)
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Post by bakoulis » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:15 pm

Fantastic.
=D> =D> =D>
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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:46 pm

billcarr2005 wrote:Removed the data comparison check which utilizes the Data CRC error on track 27 sector 9. Everything seems to work OK. :)
That's great, thanks.

Now I have set myself a mission ....

1. Use my Datacentre to make a real disc from the SSD
2. Hack the disc to extract the missing files and save them
3. Modify the files not to use W1S
4. Re-image for DFS and ADFS

Watch this space...

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You would not happen to have the documentation too would you and be able to scan it or return a favour and let me borrow it and I can scan it and post on the forum? [-o< [-o<
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Post by billcarr2005 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:40 am

I've also scanned the booklet, but each A4 (2 x A5 pages) scan comes out at around 2MB each - does this sound right?

Hacking Zillion should be similar to the previous Sherston titles. I imaged The Wizard's Revenge earlier which uses a weak / Data CRC sector on track 0. I've also seen some later titles which overread the sector too, but once the check is removed, or the disk is suitably FSD'd it's all good.
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Post by flaxcottage » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:08 am

Thanks for the documentation Mr billcarr2005. =D> =D>

The size of scanned pages depends on several factors. It is always a compromise between size of image and quality of image.

I use 300dpi for black and white images and 200dpi for grey-scale and colour images, sometimes going to 250dpi for colour to avoid moire effects. This gives a total file size for the package of between 8-12MB when zipped, depending on the amount of documentation. I also crop small images before saving.

I converted the SSD images to real disks and hacked about with the code. So far they seem to be working correctly. The next task will be to place all three DFS discs onto an ADFS disc so I can run it from my CF hard drive. (I know some out there hate ADFS but Compact owners, Archimedes owners, network owners and hard drive owners use it. :wink: )
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Post by bakoulis » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:42 am

Thank you too.
=D> =D> =D>

Is too much to ask you the same for Office Master & Mate?
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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:08 pm

I have been quiet in this area for a while. Pressure of having to work for a living! :?

The next offering is Albert's House from Resource. This is complete with what looks to be the teacher's documentation. I am not sure if this is complete.

If anyone knows differently please let me know.
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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:13 pm

The next item is ASK - The Best 4 - Language.

The package contains Facemaker, Hide and Seek, Podd and Words, Words, Words. I know these discs are available separately but this one is the complete package with a considerable amount of documentation.
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Post by Yrrah2 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:25 pm

John, this is really nice to see you publishing all this. =D> =D>
A while back I wanted to started to do something like this, but lack of time put a hold on it. (And also I'm not very good at cracking software)
Now I took a view games for my son and translated it to Dutch so he could play with it.

If you want I have some 'Fun School' disk images for you to add to the list, including manuals?

Also some other titles to copy for you. If you want I can sent a list to you.

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Post by flaxcottage » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:30 am

@Koen,

That's a great offer, thanks.

We already have a number of Fun School titles in the STH archive but no documentation. :(

I have attached my collection of Database Software titles for you to check against your titles. Any different ones you have and/or documentation would be welcomed. [-o< [-o<
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