I recently found the software that we had been supplying with the boards. Disk1 below was the original software; Disk2 was a later addition when we added things like battery backup to the ram slots; and Contrib was software that was given to us by a user, John Robinson, who was a school kid at the time.
I actually have quite a few of these boards in my shed that were never sold.
The code in Disk2 was actually genuinely useful, because it used a timer to copy the Beeb's memory and state into battery backed sideways ram, which it could restore and in most cases (unless you had files open for example) would allow you to pick up exactly where you left off. An alternative to the timer mechanism was to press ^Z which would save the entire memory also.
John's software was primarily a lookalike rom to make a standard beeb behave more like a Master.
I've decoded most files to have a .txt extension so you can browse them on the web:
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Disk1: Advert B.DisAsm.txt B.MakeRom B.Mode7_2.inf B.Read B.RomLoad.inf B.Simul8D.txt Menu ReadMe.inf RomLoad.txt Advert.inf B.DumpHex B.MakeRom.inf B.Mode7_2.txt B.Read.inf B.RomLoad.txt B.Speech Menu.inf ReadMe.txt B.DisAsm B.DumpHex.inf B.MakeRom.txt '!BOOT' B.Read.txt B.Simul8D B.Speech.inf Menu.txt RomLoad B.DisAsm.inf B.DumpHex.txt B.Mode7_2 '!BOOT.inf' B.RomLoad B.Simul8D.inf B.Speech.txt ReadMe RomLoad.inf Disk2: Auto B.Auto.inf B.Backup.inf B.CtrlZ.inf B.FNTime.inf B.Install.inf CtrlZ.inf R.Backup ReadMe2.inf '!SETUP.inf' Auto.inf B.Auto.txt B.Backup.txt B.CtrlZ.txt B.FNTime.txt B.Install.txt Install R.Backup.inf ReadMe2.txt '!SETUP.txt' B.Auto B.Backup B.CtrlZ B.FNTime B.Install CtrlZ Install.inf ReadMe2 '!SETUP' Contrib: A.Break A.BStatus.inf A.BVarLst.txt A.Comprs7 A.ExAll2.inf 'A.Move!13.txt' A.Volume2 Master.inf v.text6.inf A.Break.inf A.BStatus.txt A.CatAll2 A.Comprs7.inf A.ExAll2.txt A.SWRbuff A.Volume2.inf R.Master v.text6.txt A.Break.txt A.BVarLst A.CatAll2.inf A.Comprs7.txt 'A.Move!13' A.SWRbuff.inf A.Volume2.txt R.Master.inf A.BStatus A.BVarLst.inf A.CatAll2.txt A.ExAll2 'A.Move!13.inf' A.SWRbuff.txt Master v.text6