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The Orb, A&B Computing

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:29 pm
by iamaran
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Re: The Orb, A&B Computing

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:04 pm
by lurkio

Re: The Orb, A&B Computing

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:35 pm
by jonybgood
Hi,

Sorry to jump on your thread...

Did you get the listing for The Orb, or did you uncover it from a text adventure compilation?

I've been looking for the original listing from the Spring Supplement where this was first published, but to no avail

Any assistance in locating this would be gratefully received...

Re: The Orb, A&B Computing

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:01 pm
by leenew
Hi jonybgood,
Can you give me any references to this Spring supplement?
According to acorn electron world there were 3 supplements, all released in Ocober/November.
Thanks

Lee.

Re: The Orb, A&B Computing

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:43 pm
by leenew
Ah! Here is the magazine: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... pring-1985

Does anyone have a copy?

Lee.

Re: The Orb, A&B Computing

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:15 am
by jonybgood
I've been after this for a while, and it is a thankless task I'm afraid... The link to Computer history museum is as close as one gets, it seems. I've enquired there and they don't have a copy, but they should - it's sadly gone missing, perhaps returned to the owner. But Harriet was most wonderfully helpful.

Sadly as a child I spent many a night keying that listing, hopefully, into an Acorn Electron, and it was Beeb only... Much to my frustration.

http://8bs.com/magaab.htm

Has another cover scan, but my search continues...

Re: The Orb, A&B Computing

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:18 am
by leenew
How frustrating!
I will keep an eye out too.
I would like to know what other games were in there.
Does anyone have this magazine in their collection??

Lee.

Re: The Orb, A&B Computing

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:10 pm
by leenew
Hey!
Thanks to a helpful Ebay seller I managed to grab a copy of this uncommon magazine.
Thanks to John "Flaxcottage" it is now online at flaxcottage.com in the books section..
:D

Lee

Re: The Orb, A&B Computing

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:01 pm
by leenew
jonybgood wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:35 pm
Hi,

Sorry to jump on your thread...

Did you get the listing for The Orb, or did you uncover it from a text adventure compilation?

I've been looking for the original listing from the Spring Supplement where this was first published, but to no avail

Any assistance in locating this would be gratefully received...
After a bit of messing about, I think I have converted the listing we had on bbcmicro.co.uk back to the original listing as printed in the magazine.
I have attached the disc from bbcmicro.co.uk and included the file ORBTEST which should be the same as the magazine listing.
I have checked the first 50 lines and all seems OK.
The rest of the line numbers all line up, but to be sure, it would need checking through a bit more carefully if anyone fancies it...
Lee.
Disc999-Orb.ssd
(200 KiB) Downloaded 35 times

Re: The Orb, A&B Computing

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:38 pm
by jonybgood
leenew!

After a period of absenteeism, I finally came back and had a look at the forums and am delighted in your discovery and work!

I never saw that on eBay, so am pleased that it found a new home, and shared amongst the community. And thanks for the SSD too.

Never give up :)

Re: The Orb, A&B Computing

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:27 pm
by leenew
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