Educational Archive not in STH

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Post by Kenelm » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:58 pm

Rhythm and Pitch
Chalksoft

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Post by flaxcottage » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:15 am

Nice, thanks. =D> =D>
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Post by Kenelm » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:19 am

Spot the Polluters
Scientific Eye Software / Yorkshire Television / GSN Software Limited

This involves choosing locations to measure air pollution levels with the aim of identifying polluting sites. It is then possible to explore measures to reduce these emissions.

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Post by Kenelm » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:49 pm

Introducing Geography
BBC Soft

This package consists of four programs on three discs. The programs are all simulations based around the theme of exploring the environment.
  • Summit - manage an expedition climbing the south-west face of Mount Everest
  • Nomad - control the seasonal migration of a Fulani nomad herding cattle in the Sahel
  • Flight - take the role of an aircraft navigator flying across the world
  • River - your plane has crashed in a remote mountain region, use contour lines to find a river and then follow it to the sea
All require disc write access.

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Post by flaxcottage » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:34 am

OneSwitch wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:59 pm
flaxcottage wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:12 am
OneSwitch wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:24 pm
@Flaxcottage - are you planning to upload the Brilliant Computing and other Special Needs educational stuff too?
Yes it is on my list.

I do take requests but I cannot guarantee I'll honour them in a reasonable time frame. :? :lol:
:) Good man. Fair enough.
Quite a few special needs programs have been uploaded now. :D
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Post by OneSwitch » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:45 pm

Fantastic to see, thanks for letting me know. I would say for http://www.flaxcottage.com/educational/default.asp - that Brilliant Computing were specialists in providing hardware and software for Special Needs use, or something like that. They did all sorts, and touch-screen was just one string to their bow.

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Post by flaxcottage » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:54 pm

Thanks. I have updated the note about Brilliant Computing.
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Post by lurkio » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:56 pm

Here's The Grammar Tree: Nouns & Adjectives for the BBC Micro, by Sulis Software. This came on two unprotected cassette tapes, both of which easily transferred to disc-image via a DataCentre. I added the menu program.

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Post by flaxcottage » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:21 am

Nice. =D>
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Post by lurkio » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:05 pm

Here's Music Reader II (1983) for the BBC Micro, by Geedoh Educational Software. An aid to learning musical notation.

Another easy tape-to-disc transfer via DataCentre. The only wrinkle was that the main game program had to be "downloaded" to &E00 on a Model B.

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Post by klintworth » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:01 am

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Here is Whispy Wood
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BBC B Issue 4 & 7, BBC B (USA), BBC Master, Electron, BBC Master Compact, Olivetti PC128S, Castle A7000+, A3020, Valiant Turtle (sans IR Communicator!)

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Post by klintworth » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:04 am

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Christmas Tales
Two separate disk images, one for b/w printer and one for colour
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BBC B Issue 4 & 7, BBC B (USA), BBC Master, Electron, BBC Master Compact, Olivetti PC128S, Castle A7000+, A3020, Valiant Turtle (sans IR Communicator!)

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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:06 am

Great, thanks. These were both MIA. :D =D>
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Post by lurkio » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:59 pm

klintworth wrote:
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Here is Whispy Wood
Excellent! Thanks.

=D> =D> =D>

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Post by flaxcottage » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:42 pm

This is a request for help, really. [-o< [-o<

I have spent the day archiving a comprehensive statistics package called INSTAT, produced by the Statistics Department at Reading University. The package included a ROM, a teaching guide and a double-sided 80T disk, all of which have been archived on the www.flaxcottage.com website.

From reading the documentation it appears that there was an Introductory Guide to Instat and also a Programming Guide.

Does anyone here have copies of these guides that they could scan and send me for the archive or know of where they may already be stored?

Thanks in anticipation.
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Post by matt_nottm » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:44 am

I remember using this package at University (on Dos/Win3.1) instead of the beeb.
It may be worth approaching one of the authors?
http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/files/apd/ ... _Stern.pdf
https://www.facebook.com/STurranceNanda ... 887823794/
Referenced at the end of https://www.jstor.org/stable/2347353

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Post by flaxcottage » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:11 am

Thanks, Matt.

Your search prowess exceeds mine. :lol: I'll give this a go.
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Post by matt_nottm » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:39 pm

flaxcottage wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:11 am
Thanks, Matt.

Your search prowess exceeds mine. :lol: I'll give this a go.
No worries, it was only as I was having a little reminisce of the old Uni computer labs after you posted about INSTAT. :lol:

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Post by CMcDougall » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:24 pm

Evening John,

Hide And Seek - ASK 1983
Podd - ASK 1983

here is the original box /manuals from the tape version for beeb & elk :D

20mb : https://www.mediafire.com/file/rjutm2un ... 4.zip/file

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Post by flaxcottage » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:42 pm

Thanks, Col., I'll get those uploaded tomorrow. =D>

They are both different from the ASK versions I have - more like the Acornsoft ones.
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Post by OneSwitch » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:35 am

Hi John,

Are you interested in getting hold of this sort of stuff too?

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oghsdc9gzdd1 ... dv3za?dl=0

I've a few bits and bobs like that. If you'd be up for scanning them and sharing them, I'll happily post them over to you, as you seem the best home for this stuff.

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Post by flaxcottage » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:36 pm

Yes, please, definitely. This should have a home somewhere. PM sent.
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Post by flaxcottage » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:48 pm

Thanks, Barrie. =D>

The documents arrived safely today. I'll get them scanned and post them next week after the WROCC show this weekend.
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Post by lurkio » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:18 pm

Here's Baron's Vaults by GW Burnell of Oakley CE (Controlled) Junior School, Hants:

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Post by flaxcottage » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:05 am

Nice one, Chet. =D>
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Post by cmjones01 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:37 pm

Further to my message in another thread, here's the disc image of Macdonald's Farm:
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and, as a bonus, here's the disc version of 'First Steps with Mr Men'. Flaxcottage has the cassette version. This one has a menu, and interestingly uses different keys for controlling the Mr Men (f0, f2, f4, f6, f8 instead of 1,3,5,7,9).
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Post by flaxcottage » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:13 am

Great, thanks. =D>
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Post by CMcDougall » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:23 pm

evening John,

noticed you had this, but looks like a hack from TOSOC archive of junk..
http://www.flaxcottage.com/Educational/ ... .asp?p=115
MR T IN THE MYSTERY MAZE (search under M)
The protection is unknown; the package was obtained from the internet
going by the manual you have as a PDF =D> , it was tape only :
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after putting the original tape into a new shell (sponge was gone, & tape never turned :x )
I can give you only the CSW file for sideA, but sideB fails at 14 :
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InTheMysteryMaze-Ebury1984bCSW fail cGrid14.csw
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basically, another pain in the bottom :| loader, showing only the first 3 files as normal, then lots more as unusual format.

So, now you know! :wink:
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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:35 am

Thanks, Col. I'll add this to the archive.

I have no idea of the source of the version I downloaded - you could well be right. :( It seems to work OK though I have not tested it completely.

I have a spare copy on tape I could send you if you could uef that for the archive.
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Post by sycdan » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:20 pm

billcarr2005 wrote:
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. :)
(from viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7190&p=77976#p77910 )

I just stumbled upon this forum by trying to find a way to play Zillion nearly 30 years after having played it as a kid -- I want to share it with my own spawn. Many thanks for Bill for providing these disc images! Unfortunately I am unable to actually make this work... I have tried BeebEm and B-em, and in both cases I cannot get past the main menu on the startup disc. It says "Please insert the SOLAR disc and press a key." but never appears to actually try loading the disc. It's likely I'm just being dumb and missing something BASIC about the way disc loading work in these emulators, so I'm hopeful that someone where can give me a quick shove in the right direction.

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