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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Kazzie » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:19 pm

I forgot to mention this arrival last week:
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BBC Model B 32k issue 7, Sidewise ROM board with 16K RAM
Archimedes 420/1 upgraded to 4MB RAM, ZIDEFS with 512MB CF card
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by marcusjambler » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:42 pm

The board issue is not the factor here, the factor is which ULA version is fitted. There are three ULA versions. The first two versions did not generate the part of the video signal known as the “back porch” because monochrome (black and white) TVs did not need it. Sinclair then introduced an improved and final ULA version. This ULA does generate the “back porch”.
Thanks Mark thats made it clearer.

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by vanekp » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:42 pm

Well two thing actually arrived in the last few days, thanks to BeebMaster and Ramtop :D
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Leew » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:52 pm

Acornsoft Firebug cassette for Electron.

That's the 31st title in my Acornsoft software collection. One step closer to the full Acornsoft software catalogue for the Electron :-)

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by daveejhitchins » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:53 am

Received this yesterday . . . See here.

Many thanks to David Hampton for this - especially as there is no restriction regarding any publication/distribution - a special thanks for that.

I've briefly looked at the 51/4 disc surface and I've not seen any mould :D So today I'll clean my 51/4 drive heads and go for a verification first.

More later . . .

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Multiwizard » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:05 am

daveejhitchins wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:53 am
Received this yesterday . . . See here.

Many thanks to David Hampton for this - especially as there is no restriction regarding any publication/distribution - a special thanks for that.

I've briefly looked at the 51/4 disc surface and I've not seen any mould :D So today I'll clean my 51/4 drive heads and go for a verification first.

More later . . .


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Dave H :D
Oh, nice Dave... =D> :D =D>


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by roland » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:24 am

The new Yarrb boards.
I’ll tell more in the Yarrb topic later this weekend.....
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Arcadian » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:30 pm

100 delightful DSDD 5.25" Virgin-branded "New Old Stock" floppies, to go with the 40 or so that arrived from the States last week (see next post) ...
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Post by Arcadian » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:37 pm

Thought I'd document this little set of untouched diskettes too, before I start sticking Retro Software labels on them and sending them out to all and sundry!
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Post by JudgeBeeb » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:09 pm

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by IanS » Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:18 am

JudgeBeeb wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:09 pm
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Looks lovely. How well do the switches fit?

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Post by Leew » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:52 am

JudgeBeeb wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:09 pm
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I've been looking for an Atom board myself. Do you have the link to where you got yours?
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by IanS » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:55 am

Leew wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:52 am
JudgeBeeb wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:09 pm
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I've been looking for an Atom board myself. Do you have the link to where you got yours?
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by roland » Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:20 pm

I really wonder how they work once you get the components on the board. Very beautiful boards =D>
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Lardo Boffin » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:51 pm

A(nother) nice Amstrad CPC 6128 and some games, including Sorcery+.
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Atom, issue 5
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Arcadian » Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:42 pm

A few more floppies...

(2000 to be precise)

Edit - second piccie added!
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Post by Lardo Boffin » Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:54 pm

Blimey.
Atom, issue 5
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BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by vanpeebles » Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:04 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:51 pm
A(nother) nice Amstrad CPC 6128 and some games, including Sorcery+.

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That for your Chrismas Box? :D

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Post by daveejhitchins » Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:31 pm

Goodness . . .

A lot of The Seventh Star ??????

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Arcadian » Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:02 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:31 pm
Goodness . . .

A lot of The Seventh Star ??????
Do you think we'll have enough to cope with the demand?
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by 1024MAK » Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:56 pm

Arcadian wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:42 pm
A few more floppies...

(2000 to be precise)
Where were they hiding :shock:

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Arcadian » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:19 pm

la France!
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Post by tricky » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:59 pm

Incroyable!

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Post by 1024MAK » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:20 pm

Vive la France =D>

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by tom_seddon » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:06 pm

Does it make much of a difference in practice if they're 48 tpi rather than 96 tpi?

I've got about 100 5.25" disks, all 30+ years old, acquired at various points over the years. I throw them out on a case-by-case basis, when I find one that's obviously mouldy or has a case that's puffy or falling apart, when I get a horrid screeching noise from one that has no other obvious problems, or when I get disk faults from one that looks and sounds like it ought to be OK.

I always feel a bit weird doing this. Once upon a time, you could always buy more... but these days, it feels like I'm using up a non-renewable resource.

So it's good to see that it's still possible to find a significant stock of new ones :D

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Post by davidb » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:17 pm

Today I received a homework assignment from DaveH... :twisted: :wink:

...and he sent me a floppy disk from his attic clearout that I will try to image when I can.

Thanks, Dave! :D

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:54 am

vanpeebles wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:04 pm
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:51 pm
A(nother) nice Amstrad CPC 6128 and some games, including Sorcery+.

E3F3D938-552D-4F38-AF5B-2093CCE44226.jpeg
That for your Chrismas Box? :D
I already have one and don’t have space for a spare but it also came with these discs which will be. :D

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Atom, issue 5
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by markjw » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:40 pm

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a pair of Amstrad CPC 6128 computers plus two CTM644 colour monitors along with two spare 3" drives, around 70 Amstrad tapes, some 3" disks and an Amstrad MP3 TV tuner. Also got two fat Playstation 2 systems and around another 30 Amstrad tapes when I went to pick them up.

Condition is good, just dusty from being stored in an attic - the 6128s were sold as giving disk errors so need to look into that, might just be the belts are gone.

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Post by 1024MAK » Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:40 pm

I do hope all of you that have bought or acquired Amstrad machines are already a member of the CPCWiki forum or are planning to become members ;-)

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:48 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:40 pm
I do hope all of you that have bought or acquired Amstrad machines are already a member of the CPCWiki forum or are planning to become members ;-)

Mark
:oops:

Best sign up for that then.

Edit - just signed up and waiting to be let in. :D
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Atom, issue 5
Elk
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
USA Model B
BBC Master, Datacentre + HDD, pi co-proc, econet, NULA

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