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by CMcDougall
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R6 - Felix Meets the Evil Weevils
Replies: 30
Views: 453

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R6 - Felix Meets the Evil Weevils

great game this, played lots BITD :D
inst:
FelixWeevilsELK.jpg
elk InstB

a quick go gets me to Level 5 with 18,600 8)
fel18600 l5.jpg
18600 L5
by CMcDougall
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 5914

Re: Acorn Art Thread

not painted, but used Dreamland Fantasy proggy from many moons ago, my ginger moggy Ruskin -RIP 19 Dec 2010 :cry:
by CMcDougall
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Building a BBC
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Building a BBC

as said previously , S26 is NOT needed due to the jumper hack on back of MB & VC2023 video proc.

when got a speaker on it , press CTRL G makes a beep, & type *T. , *. ,should make tape relay click, if not then ram /6522 faulty....
by CMcDougall
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: MIA Games on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: MIA Games on eBay

£15 :lol:
The post at £1.65 is worth more the effort 8)
by CMcDougall
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Wanted - Orbit Zero
Replies: 48
Views: 4624

Re: Wanted - Orbit Zero

^ did the new links above my post from Dave work for you? Let me know & if not will upload for you :wink:
by CMcDougall
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: PlayUEF v1.0 beta released
Replies: 17
Views: 453

Re: PlayUEF v1.0 beta released

vanekp wrote:Yes I know but 8bitkick is trying to get them working via his PlayUEF.

you have completely missed my point :roll:

in plain crystal english, they differ on each beeb being issue 3/4/7, just like elk issue2/4 don't act like a Issue6!

also a factory tape machine or disc 8271 also differ :shock:
by CMcDougall
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Wanted - Orbit Zero
Replies: 48
Views: 4624

Re: Wanted - Orbit Zero

^If you read, the UEF was not possible as the protection was a swap from 1200 to 300baud to load first block of main part to &E00
The .WAVs *might* be on my desktop PC, but not got it on regularly as never have time :(
by CMcDougall
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: PlayUEF v1.0 beta released
Replies: 17
Views: 453

Re: PlayUEF v1.0 beta released

^That looks similar to Space Hi-Way by Amcom, playing that out with TapDancer App works on my beeb Issue4s but not my Issue7s :?
and the beeb Issue3s, well not tried, but can mind them doing a 'click' after ever block loaded 8)
by CMcDougall
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: HEEEELLLLPPPPP!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: HEEEELLLLPPPPP!!!!!

Whopper wrote:What do I do when I hear the computer muttering "Bloody amateur" behind my back?

:lol: =D>
warn it that if it does it again, it's going on the naughty step for a further 30 years! 8)

PS better to edit title, as not helpful for others
by CMcDougall
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master ADFS problems
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Master ADFS problems

ADFS is a problem :x :lol:

to do *Drive 0/1/2/3 it is *MOUNT 1 to get Drive1, try your disc in other drive for your Clown game, but doubt it as it loads ok....
by CMcDougall
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Just an Intro
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Just an Intro

welcome Paul :)
by CMcDougall
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: 30 Years On...
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: 30 Years On...

welcome Andy :)
by CMcDougall
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Once an acorn, now an oak...
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Once an acorn, now an oak...

welcome :)

real fish don't cheat....
by CMcDougall
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: tape-deaf Acorn Electron
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: tape-deaf Acorn Electron

Open the 7pin din end of your lead, take out (by pass) the stupid no need resistors that have failed after 30+years, sorted!

or your LS232 chip in the elk has failed, but you say it saved out, so can't be that...
by CMcDougall
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the Forest of Dean
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Hello from the Forest of Dean

welcome Dave :)
by CMcDougall
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Need an AtoMMC board
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Need an AtoMMC board

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... 89#p162891
well, if you searched the forum :roll: ,then SirMorris /Charlie is your man 8)

his email is in that linky, if you can't PM yet...
by CMcDougall
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Never had a Beeb before.
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Never had a Beeb before.

welcome W :)

now to play a REAL deal comp
by CMcDougall
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron cassette speed trials
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Electron cassette speed trials

:shock: =D> =D> =D> just played all of them out my laptop, set volume to 23%, out to one of my Electron Issue4s and....Yes, even the 150 seconds 'GTI speed' also works too :) will try my Issue 2s & Issue 6 in a moment, but *should* be same 8) PS using my own made up lead, as some bought leads ha...
by CMcDougall
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Disc Drives for BBC B
Replies: 15
Views: 362

Re: Wanted: Disc Drives for BBC B

They should for LOLprice £60+pp :shock:

glad i have 20 uploft so £600... :lol:
by CMcDougall
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R5 - Cosmic Camouflage
Replies: 39
Views: 712

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R5 - Cosmic Camouflage

never had this BITD as sure it was only released on a Play It Again Sam XX :?

just a carbon better copy of Asteroids :-s

had a quick blast, got 2,205 8)

noticed to shoot little bad green things, but collect the red ones...
by CMcDougall
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Watford Electronics ROM/RAM board
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Watford Electronics ROM/RAM board

cheers Peter 8) I had the full 144k board BITD with 3.6v battery backup, still works! also have another, now with full 144k too, after clearing holes and put in sockets for them :x here's the 51/4" disc for it also & scan of cover: http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8755&a...
by CMcDougall
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Electron Game Server / UEF JavaScript
Replies: 19
Views: 748

Re: Electron Game Server / UEF JavaScript

great work 8bitKick!! :D =D> =D> =D> UPURS: I'd be interested to know what titles worked / failed for Martin and why also? Me, Stuart & others done some more digging into it here, with Martin's newer UPCFS loader, info on titles here: http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8807&...
by CMcDougall
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 153
Views: 9952

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

me wrote:Iss6 (has a R6502AP / R6502-13 / yr84wk33)

may as well while all over floor :shock:
this is the the black blob ULA, flippin thing loads/saves nothing now :roll: , so typed all in :( :
hard:
hard bare Iss6.jpg
hard

soft:
soft bare iss6.jpg
soft
by CMcDougall
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 153
Views: 9952

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

typing errors, as the ^G Beep might invalidate the results always get a 'beep' from after 0, is this the norm? as typed it in fine, even used your SSD to UEF to .WAV on the beeb as my elk iss2 LS232 must be on way out :cry: so, from bare iss4 on power up & load: power up iss4 load.jpg & sof...
by CMcDougall
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 153
Views: 9952

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

I think there is only one version of the OS ROM for the Electron: OS 1.00 correct, unless the Iss6 German ones are different :? above test program on a real Electron but _do not_ soft reset after loading the program and instead just run it just done it on one of my bare Issue 2 elk after power on, ...
by CMcDougall
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: general
Topic: acornpreservation.org down?
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: acornpreservation.org down?

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... 30#p142326

rumpy bumpy !
^ nearly a yr exactly =D>
I have all the scans, the .FDIs might be on my old P1 uploft.

The CSWs are here : (why does copy paste end at top FFS lol)
by CMcDougall
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Display issue on my spare beeb
Replies: 15
Views: 239

Re: Display issue on my spare beeb

^but the ula is at IC7, and that does not matter at all , with the 3x different types chips at IC6 , just the jumper /mod is reqd :)
by CMcDougall
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Display issue on my spare beeb
Replies: 15
Views: 239

Re: Display issue on my spare beeb

If no jumper then it will have the mod on back of board, & you will have a VC2023 at IC6, so that's normal, hence why it worked before it did not like Chuck ie Egg...
by CMcDougall
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Display issue on my spare beeb
Replies: 15
Views: 239

Re: Display issue on my spare beeb

^it won't be that , as Mode7 would be good, & other modes bad, or vice versa... I would go with the ram LSchips per Mark, I have a M128 spare in same boat, tried changing the 2 screen chips to no avail. If CTRL-G beeps & *T. , *. Clicks the tape motor, then it lives , you just can't see it :x

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