The BBC Micro 30th Anniversary Disk

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The BBC Micro 30th Anniversary Disk

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In celebration of the Beeb's 30th birthday I've put together a disk that full of retro goodness from 1981.

So if you want reminisce about the time of the New Romantics, Thatcher, the Royal Wedding and riots and strikes (hey - sounds like now!) give it a go - all presented in 80's Ceefax magnificence.

- PJ
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Thinking about 1981, whatever happened to nostalgia?! :-s. thanks for the images.

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Really enjoyed that. Thanks for the nostalgia trip. There's something about the old Ceefax style that's just so easy on the eye. Wish the new Digital teletext worked so well.
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Its really cool.

Cant get it to run on a real Beeb though lol
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Runs on mine :?
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Thanks for the feedback.

I totally agree - there's something so 'clean' about the old teletext display that modern replacements seem to miss.

It's a real shame it's going to turned off any day now.

Here's one guy that turned a RSS feed into teletext:
http://pablissimo.com/?p=85

And current pages are available here:
http://www.ceefax.tv/

I found this picture of a Twitter feed (but haven't been able to find the software anywhere..)
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I've run my program on a real Master and it should also run on a BBC. The data is written directly onto the disk sectors so you have to use a sector copier to get it on a real BBC.

Like Jon Welsh's XFER program:
http://www.g7jjf.com/bbc.htm

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Great idea!

Sadly I had trouble running it on real hardware too :(

I'm using a RetroClinic BBC with internal DataCentre - I just tried to load off the USB.
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Dave Footitt wrote:I'm using a RetroClinic BBC with internal DataCentre - I just tried to load off the USB.
Try *DTRAP first.
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I copied it to a floppy disk first and it ran fine.
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Lion wrote: Try *DTRAP first.
Top tip! Worked a treat after that :)
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Horray for tech support! :lol:
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