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Re: Today I received.....

Post by JudgeBeeb » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:07 pm

cmorley wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:03 pm
Is that the board needed for Mist/Mister?
I am sure I wouldn't know anything about that. As I said it is only for my own code.

I also wouldn't know the Git repository where you can download all the cores for the various different machines. Or how to download ROM images for all the different consoles. Or how to build the breakout boards you need for game controllers and the RAM expansion boards.

Definitely no fun to be found here...
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:14 pm

cmorley wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:03 pm
Is that the board needed for Mist/Mister?
Kyrie?
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Post by JudgeBeeb » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:19 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:14 pm
cmorley wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:03 pm
Is that the board needed for Mist/Mister?
Kyrie?
:lol:
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:22 pm

danielj wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:50 pm
s-video will look much better. You might also want to consider a lumafix depending on how the picture looks: https://www.breadbox64.com/blog/the-lumafix64-mod/

d.
The cable arrived and the picture is way sharper with no composite blur. But I do now have a case of the jail-bars :cry:.

I see if I can live with it.
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by danielj » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:19 pm

Lumafix will improve your life :)

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Post by kieranhj » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:23 pm

Maybe 2020 is the year of ‘next gen’...? :wink:
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Post by 0xC0DE » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:52 pm

kieranhj wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:23 pm
Maybe 2020 is the year of ‘next gen’...? :wink:
I'm pretty sure I have that book on the right but I haven't seen it in ages!!
Don't you know this will be The Year of the Elk though? :lol:


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Post by 1024MAK » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:38 am

Received on Saturday:
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And today... (well, Monday, but it’s only just gone past midnight, honest.... :roll: ).
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Yay! :D

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Post by Leew » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:18 pm

An additional joystick for The C64 :-)

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Post by Leew » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:39 pm

I also received Starship Command ROM cartridge for the Electron. The box is a bit tatty though.

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That's another step closer to owning all the original Electron Software collection. Probably not reallistically achievable though, especially when you see some titles being listed on eBay for £200.

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:24 pm

Leew wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:39 pm
I also received Starship Command ROM cartridge for the Electron. The box is a bit tatty though.
That's another step closer to owning all the original Electron Software collection. Probably not reallistically achievable though, especially when you see some titles being listed on eBay for £200.


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Post by Leew » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:33 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:24 pm

Yours for the cost of p&p if you want to add foreign language collecting madness to the mix!

Its still pretty much sealed.
I feel a new shelf of foreign Electron titles beginning :D Message me and we can work out the details. Thank you, much appreciated =D>
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Post by Lardo Boffin » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:18 pm

Leew wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:33 pm
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:24 pm

Yours for the cost of p&p if you want to add foreign language collecting madness to the mix!

Its still pretty much sealed.
I feel a new shelf of foreign Electron titles beginning :D Message me and we can work out the details. Thank you, much appreciated =D>
PM sent.
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by SteveBagley » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:40 am

SteveBagley wrote:
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:37 pm
An A3000 motherboard…

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Then just need to sort out a case for it (and fix the CMOS battery)…
Well, almost three years later, I've finally obtained a case, keyboard and PSU for the motherboard -- just need to find out how much damage the battery did (I neutralised it three years ago, but a couple of the inductors for the mouse port have snapped off) and put it all back together. I also need to obtain or make a backplate for the motherboard.

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Post by IanS » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:13 pm

SteveBagley wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:40 am
Well, almost three years later, I've finally obtained a case, keyboard and PSU for the motherboard -- just need to find out how much damage the battery did (I neutralised it three years ago, but a couple of the inductors for the mouse port have snapped off) and put it all back together. I also need to obtain or make a backplate for the motherboard.
The inductors were marked as no-fit on the circuit digram. The components fitted are just zero ohm resistors to link the tracks.

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Post by Boydie » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:06 am

SteveBagley wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:40 am

Well, almost three years later, I've finally obtained a case, keyboard and PSU for the motherboard -- just need to find out how much damage the battery did (I neutralised it three years ago, but a couple of the inductors for the mouse port have snapped off) and put it all back together. I also need to obtain or make a backplate for the motherboard.

Steve
I’ve got an A3000 motherboard that I’ve given up on trying to repair (more down to effort:reward ratio rather than impossibility). I *think* it’s still got the backplate attached. I’ll check.

Edit: Just dug it out. You’re in luck!

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Post by Boydie » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:49 pm

My first ever Atari (excluding an old Woody console) - a 520STE, upgraded to 1 Meg. Even came with a free Gotek.

Now I have yet another system to know ****-all about! :lol:

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Post by Leew » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:11 am

Boydie wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:49 pm
My first ever Atari (excluding an old Woody console) - a 520STE, upgraded to 1 Meg. Even came with a free Gotek.

Now I have yet another system to know ****-all about! :lol:
Ahh, the Atari ST. It brings back fond memories. My first 16bit machine was an Atari 520STFM, which came after my Acorn Electron. Everyone else around was getting those Commodore Amiga things but if I had it all to do over again BITD then I would still go for the ST :-D
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Post by Leew » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:33 am

(technically Monday I received :-)) Baum der Weisheit...

Another title to add to my growing collection of original Acorn Electron software, although this is the first non English title.

Thank you very much to Lardo Boffin for the donation to the collection, much appreciated :-)

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Post by chrisn » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:29 pm

An AtoMMC from sirmorris :D

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Post by mr-macrisc » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:53 pm

Well ok, not received but purchased....

Proper genuine rocking horse poo....
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Post by anightin » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:36 am

Just been to the post office and spotted this on sale over the counter:
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I recognised it from the earlier thread :)

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Post by marcusjambler » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:15 pm

I just got another master :D
With it came a pile of books, a Smart Cart, several disks and some education docs.
I'm wondering if they are of any interest to the archive?
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Post by Remklep » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:42 pm

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Some stuff I ordered a while ago for a Master 128 I'm expecting, arrived over the past couple of days:
* Retroclinic Internal Tube PiDirect PCB
* Retroclinic 4in1 MOS switcher
* Retroclinic HD68A45SP replacement chip
* Retro Hardware 2 x ARA mk. II Cartridges for 2 ROMS each.
* Pi Zero
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* Turbo SPI
* Gotek Floppy

Now all I need is the Master 128.... Marcus? :D :D :D
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Post by marcusjambler » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:45 pm

nice toys =D> =D> =D>

I'm on it remklep... not much longer :D

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Post by flaxcottage » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:40 am

marcusjambler wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:15 pm
I just got another master :D
With it came a pile of books, a Smart Cart, several disks and some education docs.
I'm wondering if they are of any interest to the archive?

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The books are needed. They are MIA. =D>
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Post by DaveBurke » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:18 pm

an Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer.
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Not done much with it yet - still figuring out how it works!

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:12 pm

I can’t seem to resist vintage languages!

Everything but the discs sadly.

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Post by klintworth » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:01 pm

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Post by Leew » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:58 am

From eBay, another Acorn Electron original title that I didn't have in my collection 'Creative Graphics' plus a few others that I already have.

I didn't realise when I bid, until I saw the return address on the parcel, that it was the Centre For Computing History that was selling these.

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The postman also just crammed a box of 5.25" floppies through the letterbox so they got a bit squashed on the way through. Look ok though. Again an eBay auction. They are used and the box has 'BBC' written in biro on it so will have to have a look see if there are any hidden treasures on them :-)

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