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by CMcDougall
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Grandstand 6000 - ADMAN 1978
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Grandstand 6000 - ADMAN 1978

^ yip, still not enough to retire on though :cry:
richardtoohey wrote:did replacing the capacitors get the colour back?

sure did Mr. T, as said :
good news, it back to colour

pics for proof, still can't get the 'ghosting' off though, even tried from batterys, but still same 8)
gsBW.jpg
BW prev

gsCOL.jpg
Colour again!
by CMcDougall
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R6 - Beach Head
Replies: 20
Views: 322

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R6 - Beach Head

well, no nice music like: 3D Bomb Alley by Software Invasion 1983 :(
quick blast with getting ships through to top left (like driving the Titanic :lol: )
then a shoot out got me : 20,000
by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Grandstand 6000 - ADMAN 1978
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Grandstand 6000 - ADMAN 1978

^cheers Martin, just been away for a quick google, and yes seems only goes to the RF input box to make TV signals. so the 'GI' company must of been the pioneers of the 1970s decade. also, seems they only go for £5 unboxed, and £36 tops with all the original stuff like mine minted. ..... goes to work...
by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites
Replies: 48
Views: 8172

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Draw - Micro Power 1983 electron , T J Balls 1982, v4.1P, Copy : *TJB http://www.stairwaytohell.com/games/micropower/Micropower-Draw-large-elk.jpg recorded twice sideA, blank on sideB never looked at this before, file "DEMO" contains a few nice pics! :D DEMO pic13.jpg *T. PAGE=&E00 CH....
by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Grandstand 6000 - ADMAN 1978
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Grandstand 6000 - ADMAN 1978

Got my first ever 'games' console out again, as sure it was colour BITD not black & white per yesterday :( gsF.jpg this was bought for me 5th December 1978, still have original box & the receipt for £23.90 !! newest chip is dated 1978 wk34. anyways, since I have lots of 'new' capacitors loos...
by CMcDougall
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Buying software on 'vintage' floppy diskettes
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Buying software on 'vintage' floppy diskettes

All the education discs I've done (40+) & ones that came with a few £20 beebs, DFS 40 or 80 tracks 51/4" discs, no problems at all :D ADFS s m l , 31/2" disc's, bin them :lol: not that I hate ADFS :---) it's the fact that too much is on them in same space /size, so therefore more error...
by CMcDougall
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Electron Forever E-Magazine Issue 1
Replies: 16
Views: 314

Re: Electron Forever E-Magazine Issue 1

=D> =D> =D>
by CMcDougall
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Commando -Elite Systems1985- Space Invasion??
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Commando -Elite Systems1985- Space Invasion??

May be the Germans used the Commando sheet to put on sunbeds to steal.... :lol:
by CMcDougall
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Decompiler Expert Just Joined
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: Decompiler Expert Just Joined

welcome J :)
by CMcDougall
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Disk User No. 14 cover disc
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Disk User No. 14 cover disc

Lee, do we have these?
I think the elk user tapes will be doneby DaveE on EGG..
by CMcDougall
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Commando -Elite Systems1985- Space Invasion??
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Commando -Elite Systems1985- Space Invasion??

^ ahh, so was for different countries :)

30709760_10155736049322730_6373235789383335936_n-1.jpeg

will get a better pic when /if sun comes back out 8)

"You are Super Joe the crack soldier of the eighties" :lol:
by CMcDougall
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Commando -Elite Systems1985- Space Invasion??
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Commando -Elite Systems1985- Space Invasion??

SideA & SideB are exactly the same, as just made images of them (after ALOT of fixing!)

the re-release was not Richochet #-o it was by Encore (which I also have :D )
by CMcDougall
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Commando -Elite Systems1985- Space Invasion??
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Commando -Elite Systems1985- Space Invasion??

Commando -Elite Systems1985- Space Invasion..... got the original tape, inlay & folded insert (ULTRA RARE LOLPRICE?!). not the re-release by Richochet or Superior PIASx [-( noticed it says "Space Invasion" :shock: on the folded insert also why :?: was it not allowed to be called Comman...
by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites
Replies: 48
Views: 8172

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Podd - ASK - Acornsoft the one in STH is different : http://www.stairwaytohell.com/filesearch.php?title=podd&beebdisk=1&beebtape=1&electape=1&Search=Search and says by "softech Services" :? softech Services PODD ldr.jpg I got the tape only, and says for Beeb & Elk : pod...
by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Soldering and Hotair station options
Replies: 31
Views: 1033

Re: Soldering and Hotair station options

bought this for a laugh eBay "40W Electric Soldering Sucker Iron Guns Temperatures Welding Soldering Iron TH" -'forcetuen' for £2.82 inc P&P :shock: sol.jpg cut off foreign plug, put on UK 3A plug, it heated up , soldered & fixed solar light switch for garden, then 3 pins on M128, ...
by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Different idea for highscore season
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Different idea for highscore season

If its not a Beeb, Elk or Atom I ain't interested in the slightest.
At high school I only had Outrun & Xenon2 on cabinets in the fish & chip shop, so other 'things' /machines don't have any flashbacks of the good times when did not have a care in the world 8)
by CMcDougall
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites
Replies: 48
Views: 8172

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Image
beeb version on sideA, elk on sideB:
:? will update when I re-find Elk version CSW , must of deleted in err... #-o
by CMcDougall
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New guy
Replies: 16
Views: 449

Re: New guy

welcome Felis :)

if the X2 caps have blown, you can still use it without trouble, unless you are listening to analogue radio!
so, get it fired up & check all keys work, etc

Have Fun 8)
by CMcDougall
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron modern storage solutions question
Replies: 26
Views: 1040

Re: Acorn Electron modern storage solutions question

also the easy Printer port option, & with MMFS 1.2+ you get basic programs (IDTOM & IMTOD) on disc that does from MMC<>DFS 8) http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12737#p163755 @Dave /hoglet, if reading, can you put the link in the MMFS support opening thread, as took a w...
by CMcDougall
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 603
Views: 58751

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

description: "They don't make cassette recorders any more but we found this player that will load data tapes into a BBC Microcomputer..."3 are those not the cheap rubbish ones from Lidl / Aldi , I think they where £9 brand new about a year ago :lol: if anything, use a Sony walkman with he...
by CMcDougall
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Restoring Beeb #5
Replies: 17
Views: 734

Re: Restoring Beeb #5

looks like the earlier rougher case Ed 8)

but my Iss3 with rougher case wins on the dust! :lol:
by CMcDougall
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Electron Power Supply
Replies: 49
Views: 3555

Re: Electron Power Supply

found another source for original cream 19v AC adaptors
use the scalextric car newer wallbrick >1997, as these are 18.58AC volt output :) , yellow sticker says C.912 on it.
don't use the big blue circle ones from 1976, as they are 19V DC, and the black brick C922 >1980 are 16V DC
by CMcDougall
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Stickers on PCB
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Stickers on PCB

they are also hiding under things too, found 3 under one of my beebs UHF TV modulator
and also 2 under my naughty master128 UHF TV modulator :shock:
by CMcDougall
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Soldering and Hotair station options
Replies: 31
Views: 1033

Re: Soldering and Hotair station options

Just got & had a go of the Xtreme built in desolder pump, just got 4 rams out a M128 in record time, with no broken chips either :D ok, one track ripped up, so would also recommend using braid on components side to poke against legs with still too much solder on. Negatives, the yellow button onl...
by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMC card interface
Replies: 691
Views: 78068

Re: MMC card interface

^weird, been using my AData MMC 256 since start of this thread! :mrgreen:
Proof : download/file.php?id=36845&mode=view
Also use Sandisk 2gb to 32 micro , had no problems at all, have you written to it 2,000+ times? If so bucket!! :lol:
by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk advice
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: Elk advice

As my previous post Yes!
by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 35
Views: 1060

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

^ pity does not give you invisable walls :x

another few goes got me to level 2 :D
then it all went pair shaped! #-o

wonder how my highscore was better not even leaving level1 :-k [-(
5,735 8)
by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk advice
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: Elk advice

don't do the colour mod for link4 it is utter awful, get a £11 scart lead!! plus1 rom does not very much, just controls joystick. try putting the VSheet cart in & out a few times, try in both slots, as front is 2&3 , back is 0&1 it should show with a *HELP then yes *SHEET if the eprom / ...
by CMcDougall
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 35
Views: 1060

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

had a copy of this on disc BITD 8-[ , music is good, so is the game!
don't have instructions for this one :(
what do the other items do, like the timer thing, something else, & I know what the 4arrows do :x :lol:
a quick go got me 4,610 8)