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Hi all,

Does anyone have a copy of Model B Computing 8?
It is missing from the STH archieve and I was just wondering what was on it.

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Just wondering if anyone has ever seen volume 8?
seems to be MIA

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No.
Right, that's out of the way.... :D
Mick, I knew I sent you all the Model B computing games that I could find, but I don't actually know anything about this publication. Moist sources say "tape magazine". Does that mean just a tape without a magazine? :?

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I have a copy of the tape (no inlay, no magazine, no documentation of any kind).

I'm currently away from where it and my Beebs are, but I can probably have it posted to anyone who's prepared to archive it.

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lurkio wrote:I have a copy of the tape (no inlay, no magazine, no documentation of any kind).
Nice find, hope someone volunteers to uef it.

They didn't come with any inlay or magazine. Were simply attached to an A4 piece of card that looked like the front cover of a magazine to sit on the newsagents shelf. The card would have minimal details of what was on the tape with loading instructions.
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It states on 8bs.com that the archive of 10 is complete apart from issue 8, but issue 11 is on sale here: http://www.retrogamingworld.co.uk/compu ... ng-no.-11/. So at least one more is missing.
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Cheers for that Aran.
I have bought no.11 so I will report back when it arrives.

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WOW - looks like we may find some new games.

Also looking at that tape - the name APS is printed.
The only games with APS I have noticed are Wendy/Wally goes walkies by Peter Scott.

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Thanks to Lee for transferring the files for Model B Computing No. 8 from tape to .SSD via DataCentre:
  • MBC8hak.SSD.zip
    .SSD DFS disc-image of Model B Computing No. 8
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The files on side 1 of the original tape:
  • A, B, MEMORY, C, CONTENT, HILO1, HILO2, GUITAR3, WENDY, WALKIES, GAME, BOOKREV
The files on side 2 of the original tape:
  • CODEINT, CODE, BREAKER, REVFRAK, DIS—INS, DIS—DET, GNOME, GNOME1, GNOME2, GNOME3
Most of the programs run okay in Master 128 mode in BeebEm or JSBeeb:
(Intro screen by the Oliver twins!)

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Just as I suspected! Wendy Goes Walkies is on this issue. This explains the APS in the loader and now we know where it comes from.

Also on the disc is Hilo. This is on one of my discs and again, now we know where it comes from.

Code Breaker by W R Maynard-Smith is a new find though!

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Well, I ordered Model B computing no. 11 on September the 11th from RetroGamingWorld. http://www.retrogamingworld.co.uk/compu ... ng-no.-11/
It never arrived and I have had no response to my email.
That's the first and last time I use them.

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leenew wrote:Well, I ordered Model B computing no. 11 on September the 11th from RetroGamingWorld. http://www.retrogamingworld.co.uk/compu ... ng-no.-11/ It never arrived and I have had no response to my email. That's the first and last time I use them.
Appalling! Might be worth shooting off an email though..?

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Yep, sent a second email.
I do realise anything can get lost in the post, but I am more upset about the non-responsiveness...

Lee.

p.s. why is it always MIA stuff that goes missing in the post?
Maybe my postie is a beeb software collector :-k
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leenew wrote:Well, I ordered Model B computing no. 11 on September the 11th from RetroGamingWorld. http://www.retrogamingworld.co.uk/compu ... ng-no.-11/
It never arrived and I have had no response to my email.
That's the first and last time I use them.

Lee.
I ordered something from them, also on 11 September
Sent an email asking where it had got to and was told they'd look into it and give me an answer the following day.
After leaving it a few days, I asked if they'd got to the bottom of it only to be told it had been dispatched and must have got lost in the post!
I've since got a refund too, but am annoyed that I didn't receive my disk!
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send them to me, never go missing.
even MIA things that are a day late, I just bury post man pat in back field... 8-[
special delivery, pfft :lol:
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Got this back in 2011, but I can't remember where I got it from. Can't seem to find it again on the web either. It's only side 1 (a text file says that side B was unreadable), but it's better than nothing. The editorial confirms that this is the last issue of MBC.

The ZIP file contains a MB11SIDE which, I think, is the same content but in a single file, but I can't figure out what format it's in. Does anyone know?

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