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by topcat96
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: disk images: graphical images of data layout on disk
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: disk images: graphical images of data layout on disk

jms2 wrote:That said, how much capacity is there on a c64 disk?


The 170 kB disc is split into 683 sectors on 35 tracks, each of the sectors holding 256 bytes. However, one track is reserved by DOS for directory and file allocation information (the BAM, block availability map).
by topcat96
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: Image rotation

I always check which way up the picture is displayed first before uploading to the image host website ...

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by topcat96
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Microwriter MW4
Replies: 6
Views: 268

My name is Microwriter MW4 ...

The following is from http://www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk/Museum/Microwriter/index.php The Microwriter has an interesting history if only because of who invented it - a bloke called Cy Enfield who's better known for directing the 1964 classic 'Zulu' starring Michael Caine amongst others. After moving t...
by topcat96
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Grump grump grump
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: Grump grump grump

Sorry to hear of your loss.
by topcat96
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Wanted = Emperor inlay info
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Wanted = Emperor inlay info

I found a description of the game in Acorn User 17 (December 1983) but not much else. Reprinted here ... Hope it helps! EMPEROR The time of this wargame is the first four centuries AD. The player takes the part of the Emperor and he must pit his wits and forces against invading barbarians, rebelliou...
by topcat96
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score challenge rules discussion.
Replies: 23
Views: 915

Re: High score challenge rules discussion.

Maybe it would be simpler to state the individual rules for each game as we go. Or have a generic set of rules that are absolute, but certain challenges allow for extra's like autofire Key re-mapping should be allowed for games running under emulation though, as some games use Caps Lock and CTRL for...
by topcat96
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2486
Views: 189311

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

by topcat96
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2698
Views: 196545

Re: LOLPRICE

by topcat96
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: Watford Electronics 32k RAM Card - ended.
Replies: 2
Views: 286

FS: Watford Electronics 32k RAM Card - ended.

Decided to keep and transfer into another machine.
by topcat96
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4353
Views: 265623

Re: Today I received.....

A Turbografx 16 console and Everdrive SD interface. As I have no TV's in the house that uses the old UK rooftop aerial connectors, a conversion to scart was in order. A well cared for Sega Dreamcast console which now has had both the tri-LED and region free mod's done on it. Also replaced the solder...
by topcat96
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Two BBC Micros free around Mar 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1629

Re: Two BBC Micros free around Mar 2018

Awwwww can you feel the love?

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by topcat96
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Help Needed-Personal Quiz Package/Colisoft WAV>UEF
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Re: Help Needed-Personal Quiz Package/Colisoft WAV>UEF

CMcDougall wrote:looks like from the "old_computer_museum" discs /massive ZIP, mostly 99.8% stolen from STH :shock:


I blame Google and all it's bots ..!
by topcat96
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: KXP 1081 dot matrix for sale in Surrey
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: KXP 1081 dot matrix for sale in Surrey

Is it for sale at £0.00 then? :lol:

Stating your asking price would help #-o
by topcat96
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 1873

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

Getting better ...

Score 12055
Level 2

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by topcat96
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 1873

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

Jeez i suck at this game!

Score: 6500
Level 2

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Works fine in BeebEm 4.14 so I have no excuses :lol:
by topcat96
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2698
Views: 196545

Re: LOLPRICE

Has anyone been following the 'Brand New & Sealed Ultimate' games auctions? That looks more like a home cellophane wrap attempt than a professional job IMHO. EDIT: I don't recall ever having gold tape around any of my Ultimate games when purchased back in the 80's. They were all sealed in a thi...
by topcat96
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC
Replies: 13
Views: 956

Re: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

When it comes to JiffyDOS, there are so many options, you should open the case of your commie and look to see if the chips is socketed or not. Most breadbin C64's had all their chips in sockets where-as most C64c's had chips directly soldered to the board. Once that is ascertained, simply match the ...
by topcat96
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 582
Views: 52867

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Ummmm ...

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by topcat96
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 2nd SATA hard drive??
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: 2nd SATA hard drive??

The chances are that only the internal primary SATA port is actually set to auto configure as a HD in the BIOS. The CD drive you borrowed the cables and SATA port must already be configured as a CD/DVD drive in the BIOS and it needs to be changed. I would suggest checking the BIOS settings and ensur...
by topcat96
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them
Replies: 50
Views: 2123

Re: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them

Apparently mosquitoes hate lemon eucalyptus oil and won't go anywhere near it. As stated by RobGT earlier in the thread in regards to his wife using Vicks Vapour Rub to keep the little so & so's at bay, guess what it contains??? Yep, lemon eucalyptus oil So perhaps there's your solution ... grow...
by topcat96
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them
Replies: 50
Views: 2123

Re: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them

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No Deet in either ...
by topcat96
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: British Computers: Power Connector Fuses - Values?
Replies: 14
Views: 928

Re: British Computers: Power Connector Fuses - Values?

Who can list all the reasons these are fake? Genuine fuses have some form of filler material such as sand in the main fuse body to help stop a fuse exploding and causing more damage. Gaps between the metal endcap and the body are a dead giveaway too. Fuse wire should not be poking out of the endcap...
by topcat96
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4353
Views: 265623

Re: Today I received.....

Lardo Boffin wrote:A nicely boxed C64! Thanks topcat96!


You're most welcome! :wink:
by topcat96
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retr0brite problems
Replies: 10
Views: 819

Re: Retr0brite problems

Best to remove the keys and place them into a tub of retrobrite solution and weigh them down a little so they are fully immersed.
by topcat96
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 117
Views: 8860

Re: Windows 10....

Windows 7 rules here. I refuse to migrate to Windows 10 with all it's spying and information it collects and sends to Microsoft.

I know you can disable the built-in spyiware but that's not the point. It shouldn't be there in the first place.
by topcat96
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retr0brite problems
Replies: 10
Views: 819

Re: Retr0brite problems

jonb wrote:I'm coming to that conclusion...

Are the LED UV lights of any use for this, or should I stick to the fluorescent tubes?


Stick to fluorescent tubes. Tried and tested, good results - you can't go wrong with them.

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