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Re: Today I received.....

Post by philpem » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:00 pm

Continuing my software hoarding archiving antics... PCSound Pro and two boxes of disks from a school clear-out:
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And shortly after putting one of the disks in the drive...
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I wonder what happened to QEGS Wakefield's R.A. Smith aka Smigg?
That blasted virus spread like the flu...

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by flaxcottage » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:37 pm

Ah ha! You were the one who beat me on that auction. Well done, dude. =D>

When you check the disks can you see if there is a Notts C C disc of software for the Archimedes in there?
- John

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:25 pm

Another copy of Elite for my ‘will-never-be-complete-because-my-wife-will-divorce-me-if-I-spend-£500-on-Tube-Elite’ collection:

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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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Re: Today I received.....

Post by richardtoohey » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:27 am

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:25 pm
‘will-never-be-complete-because-my-wife-will-divorce-me-if-I-spend-£500-on-Tube-Elite’
I've been thinking about this all day. What a choice!

Wife or Tube-Elite?

How do you decide? :shock: :wink:

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:36 am

richardtoohey wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:27 am
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:25 pm
‘will-never-be-complete-because-my-wife-will-divorce-me-if-I-spend-£500-on-Tube-Elite’
I've been thinking about this all day. What a choice!

Wife or Tube-Elite?

How do you decide? :shock: :wink:
Read ‘The Dice Man’ by Luke Rhinehart. :shock:
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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Post by philpem » Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:28 pm

flaxcottage wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:37 pm
Ah ha! You were the one who beat me on that auction. Well done, dude. =D>

When you check the disks can you see if there is a Notts C C disc of software for the Archimedes in there?
"That auction"... well, both of them!

The majority of the disks are fonts, clipart and MyWorld screens. I haven't seen anything with Notts CC referenced on the labels, but they're all handwritten anyway.

Here are some of the disk labels, in no particular order --

Picture It
Talking Pendown, Pendown and Pendown Plus
Desktop Stories
Talking Stories
Talking Pendown
1st Paint
Front End
Front Page Extra
MyWorld 2 - World War 2 (discs 1, 2, 3 and 5)
MakWorld
MyWorld 1.00 (!)
Conform
Tracer
Flare + Fades
First Word Plus
Buxton Sprites
Split an Image
Romans

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Post by flaxcottage » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:42 pm

Thanks, Phil. They all appear to be to 'modern'. Ha ha!
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Post by spanners » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:30 pm

Yesterday I received... a pair of Archimedes branded mouse mats, printed with the design I recreated here: http://www.davespace.co.uk/doodles/archimedes.html
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Archimedes branded mouse mats.
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Post by Lardo Boffin » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:58 pm

As the kids are currently obsessed with Hama beads I ordered some dark brown and light brown beads. :D

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Now I just need an Acorn mug to put on it!
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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Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:13 pm

A retroclinic 1770 disc interface. Now I just need to find the 1772 Replay I have in a cupboard somewhere and see if it works! More wires...
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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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Re: Today I received.....

Post by gslug » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:32 pm

BeebMaster Econet goodies:
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Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:46 pm

A noise killer for my Atom. Thanks Hoglet.
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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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Re: Today I received.....

Post by gslug » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:22 pm

A ROM cartridge for the Master.
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Post by Matt.price » Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:38 pm

gslug wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:32 pm
BeebMaster Econet goodies:
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Interesting. The thought did occur today, given the number of beebs I seem to be acquiring, "maybe I should set up an econet" As opposed to "maybe I should sell one" which is what I probably should do.

Interested to know your planned setup please?

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:05 pm

Matt.price wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:38 pm
gslug wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:32 pm
BeebMaster Econet goodies:
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Interesting. The thought did occur today, given the number of beebs I seem to be acquiring, "maybe I should set up an econet" As opposed to "maybe I should sell one" which is what I probably should do.

Interested to know your planned setup please?
I went the BeebMaster econet route: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15705&hilit=Econet

There were some trials along the way. :D
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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Post by Matt.price » Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:06 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:05 pm
Matt.price wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:38 pm
gslug wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:32 pm
BeebMaster Econet goodies:
IMG_20200609_161045.jpg
Interesting. The thought did occur today, given the number of beebs I seem to be acquiring, "maybe I should set up an econet" As opposed to "maybe I should sell one" which is what I probably should do.

Interested to know your planned setup please?
I went the BeebMaster econet route: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15705&hilit=Econet

There were some trials along the way. :D
Ah, thats done the trick, you just completely put me off! Spent quite enough money lately. Thanks for that :D

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Post by gslug » Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:31 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:05 pm
I went the BeebMaster econet route: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15705&hilit=Econet

There were some trials along the way. :D
I've fallen at the first hurdle with my Master. CTRL+N doesn't load ANFS. The ROM shows up with *ROMS, but not with *HELP. Confused. :cry:
Matt.price wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:06 pm
Ah, thats done the trick, you just completely put me off! Spent quite enough money lately. Thanks for that :D
You know it makes sense.... I'm permanently trying (failing) not to buy more synthesisers,

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Post by Leew » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:08 pm

Brian Aldiss (one of my favourite classic SF writers) Science Fiction Quiz.

Both cassettes load great on my Electron, although I haven't played all 20 quizzes yet.

Looks to be written in BASIC so might stick it on a floppy disk for ease of playing :-)

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Post by Ramtop » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:08 pm

My mission to buy up the world's remaining supply of Electrons continues... :D

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Post by mr-macrisc » Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:41 pm

Ramtop wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:08 pm
My mission to buy up the world's remaining supply of Electrons continues... :D


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How many ya got?

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Post by Ramtop » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:35 pm

Four now, although one has a bad ULA and is mostly a parts donor.
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Post by mr-macrisc » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:44 am

Sounds about the right number...

2 here so far 1 master ram and other already has the ULA socket doctored for future upgrade, 2x plus 1, plus 3 rom/ram and 2nd drive adapter, AP6, MGC, SD cartridge, SD expansion port, elk data recorder

AP5 to be added on next run and hopefully an ultimate upgrade or Ultra ULA as I like to call it when they are avail.

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Post by Boydie » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:20 pm

Amiga 500. Boxed, with mouse and load of manuals/discs. Plus 3 month warranty. It's a bit much when Cash Converters is cheaper than Ebay!

It's a bit yellow and dirty, so it's in the process of being stripped down for a thorough clean, which also revealed an unadvertised 512Mb memory expansion.

That's the Amiga itch scratched. :D

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Post by Leew » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:17 pm

mr-macrisc wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:41 pm
Ramtop wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:08 pm
My mission to buy up the world's remaining supply of Electrons continues... :D


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How many ya got?
Ha Ha, I have 8 here working and Dave Hitchins has had a couple of mine too for a while that have bad ULAs, but hopefully they may come back with Ultimate Electron Upgrades (by Christmas??? [-o< [-o< [-o< Praying that Phil gets the time to perfect the UEU)
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Post by Leew » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:30 pm

An Atari 520STE with 1mb of RAM and an external floppy drive Lots of joysticks and a bunch of dead Atari mice and a box full of floppy disks, a fair few of them are originals and there are a few ST Format cover disks thrown in for good measure.

There is also a Fast BASIC ROM cartridge. I had an Atari ST back in the day and to this day had never had any cartridges until now.

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Ramtop » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:57 pm

Boydie wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:20 pm
That's the Amiga itch scratched. :D
I know that feeling! :D This just arrived half an hour ago:
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and posing for a family portrait :
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Post by LordVaderUK » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:13 pm

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Mr Birnbaum and I are settling down with a cup of tea to see what he can teach me!
Loving my BBC Master 128

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Post by DutchAcorn » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:16 pm

A MiSTer FPGA unit, nicely expanded with memory and I/O board.
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It runs lots of cores of many (early) eighties arcades, retro computers and early consoles. Including a BBC model B and and Arc. What triggered me to get one was my frustration when I found that some of my favourite emulators no longer run on W10. I realised that it is not unlikely that in a another decade enthusiasm may well have faded to a point that emulators will no longer get updated. Amiga and C64 will probably be the last to go...

That said I also believe that this nice MiSTer hardware will die before the original hardware dies; modern electronics are simply too fragile and sensitive to decay. Nothing can kill an Atom...

Anyway, I had a blast playing Atari ST games, just had to beat my 10 year old son at Super Sprint 8) .
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Post by roland » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:27 pm

DutchAcorn wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:16 pm
Nothing can kill an Atom...
Not sure about that: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QuBu4jSLdJU :mrgreen:
FPGAtom: 512 KB RAM, Real Time Clock and 64 colours
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Post by gslug » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:58 pm

Level shifters for Tube and 1MHz bus.
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