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by CMcDougall
Thu May 24, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC/Master Power Supply Adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: BBC/Master Power Supply Adjustment

^ over time caps change their values, usually 10 years depending on the bad (Alba LOL) or good (Dubilier / Rubycon) make of them.

just turn the pot to 5.09v! 8)
by CMcDougall
Thu May 24, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4591
Views: 303214

Re: Today I received.....

^ put it in the dishwasher Dave 8) suspect it varies greatly depending on what area you are in for FTTC it does not matter about exchange, thats just how far your dial tone travels (& ADSL 8/0.448), can be 10,000+m my usual fix anyways! #-o then if <400m from the FC (VDSL), spitting out 40/10 , 55/1...
by CMcDougall
Sun May 20, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Hi

welcome Charlie :)
by CMcDougall
Sat May 19, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: Hello from Australia

Gidday James :)
by CMcDougall
Sun May 13, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello :)
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Hello :)

welcome Andrew :)
by CMcDougall
Sun May 13, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave
Replies: 64
Views: 1316

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave

Got past Scene3 on real beeb no problem with loadsa air left!
But, not far on 4 :x

23,490 8)
by CMcDougall
Sat May 12, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Possible BBC B Econet Upgrade Kit
Replies: 44
Views: 2154

Re: Possible BBC B Econet Upgrade Kit

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Mi ... 6016.l4276
old one stuck to a iss4 board if someone still needs?? £28 so far...
by CMcDougall
Sat May 12, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap SD/MMC Readers
Replies: 9
Views: 2673

Re: Cheap SD/MMC Readers

tried searching the forum and google without success, the download link which I'm sure I used in the past on this thread appears to be dead it's not dead :roll: if you look after the first few edits, then my text, then a further 4 edits below this, the first one is from member 'duikkie' which still...
by CMcDougall
Wed May 09, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites
Replies: 52
Views: 9050

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Thrust - Superior - 1986 electron (at mo) & beeb....
Image
this was a first, the elk version worked straight away, but beeb side failed! :shock:
might have another go with a CSW laters...
by CMcDougall
Tue May 08, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave
Replies: 64
Views: 1316

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R7 - Creepy Cave

^some of the £1.99 games where a suprise, this being one!
never had this BITD, but did play a while back on the electron.
so, after a few goes, got to Scene3, thought had completed it, but ran out of air :(
score : 21,305 8)
by CMcDougall
Sun May 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2597
Views: 211938

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Mi ... 6016.l4276
looks like a Model A, but only has the extra 16k added.... £30+ PP4

he also thinks the Iss3 is more RARE LOLPRICE also selling £40 :lol:

retro_charged [-(
by CMcDougall
Fri May 04, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 157
Views: 11889

Re: Windows 10....

well, that was the best part of 6 hours :cry:

again, all music files, photos & vids are now told to use M$ progs, not my good progs, so has to change all that back so load in 1 second not 15 :lol:

&, AND, the sound has gone again, so now to find yet another driver FFS [-(
by CMcDougall
Fri May 04, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 157
Views: 11889

Re: Windows 10....

FFS, not another, wondered why my laptop is taking forever :x
"Feature update to Windows 10, version 1803" , 0% for last 20mins :(
by CMcDougall
Fri May 04, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites
Replies: 52
Views: 9050

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Commando - Elite - Electron https://www.stairwaytohell.com/games/e/Elite-Commando-elk.jpg here is the original (not re-release Encore version) also known as "Space Invasion" :shock: (see insert : http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14972#p202095 ) sideB was better to make the files,...
by CMcDougall
Tue May 01, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R6 - Beach Head
Replies: 51
Views: 1674

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R6 - Beach Head

not much better on the real deal :(
24,800 8)
by CMcDougall
Tue May 01, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites
Replies: 52
Views: 9050

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Jet Power Jack - Micro Power 1984 : electron
Image
again per MP recorded twice on SideA, blank sideB

*T.
CH.""
by CMcDougall
Tue May 01, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Greetings!

welcome Simon :)

when up loft, find the elk, bet it works & RISC PC rusted
by CMcDougall
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Commando -Elite Systems1985- Space Invasion??
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: Commando -Elite Systems1985- Space Invasion??

scanner out, & if you zoom in, the people under the tunnel have no faces :shock:
the truck on top of bridge is now a 'Hovercraft'
the guy on moped is now a 'Jetski'
and the soldiers on left are now 'Spacemen' with face shields....
by CMcDougall
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Trying to get a rom into an SSD
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Trying to get a rom into an SSD

if you mean this program by Steve O'Leary :wink: :
http://www.stairwaytohell.com/fsmanager/
then it will do it :D

other progs need .inf files with the file so it works, this does not
just change the LOAD & EXEC to 8000 & D9CD
job done
by CMcDougall
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Greetings

welcome Thomas :)

the first 'PC' i touched was a Vic20, City Bomber was my fav 8)
by CMcDougall
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek on Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: Gotek on Electron

don't think it matters, as the gotek has no moving part's ie no motor to turn a disc or movement motor 0to 79Track. I use mobile phone chargers fine for normal motor drives with no problem, some are actually 4.9v to 5.1v and say on them 1AMP. I need the tablet chargers to run my mCompact with 33p MM...
by CMcDougall
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 157
Views: 11889

Re: Windows 10....

^ :lol: =D> I fixed the cd drive after a day, something in REGEDIT.exe >local machine >(###s)>delete Upper & Lower , then delete whole (###s) folder. utter pain in the ass, also found iTunes which also tries to hog DVD driver, and I certainly never use iTunes , as get everything a few month before i...
by CMcDougall
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites
Replies: 52
Views: 9050

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Galactic Commander - Micro Power 1983 electron http://www.everygamegoing.com/inlal_front/electron/micropower/tapes/Galactic-Commander-000.jpg all work, but not on emulators, being ElkulatorV1 :? when loading the CSW it has to be at tape speed slow. It also 'crashes' after screen splash :shock: due t...
by CMcDougall
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 157
Views: 11889

Re: Windows 10....

well, about 2GB update a few weeks ago, just noticed one laptop now has no sound device drivers, so no sound :roll: (fixed it myself, can't mind how..) then on another laptop today, went to rip a CD, and the cd/dvd writer now also has no drivers for it FFS M$ , what the utter @*&£ are you playing at...
by CMcDougall
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Grandstand 6000 - ADMAN 1978
Replies: 6
Views: 280

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: 51
Views: 1674

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: 6
Views: 280

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: 52
Views: 9050

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Draw - Micro Power 1983 electron , T J Balls 1982, v4.1P, Copy : *TJB
Image
recorded twice sideA, blank on sideB

never looked at this before, file "DEMO" contains a few nice pics! :D
DEMO pic13.jpg
I , DEMO , R , 13
*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: 6
Views: 280

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 loose in a b...
by CMcDougall
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Buying software on 'vintage' floppy diskettes
Replies: 12
Views: 621

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 prone. Just a...