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by martinw
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Beeb Spotting
Replies: 19
Views: 1477

Re: Beeb Spotting

BBC Micro at the Design Museum, London, on the Apprentice :D

A3B4EAB4-0BE3-46B4-9900-FFE4A8759DAA.jpeg


Martin
by martinw
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: first post / introduction
Replies: 16
Views: 191

Re: first post / introduction

Welcome Bob :)

I've just gone 50 too and grew up around that neck of the woods (ish).

Check this thread out :wink:

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... ops#p97028

Martin
by martinw
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi All.!
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: Hi All.!

Welcome S :)

Real hardware rules 8)

Martin
by martinw
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Early 70s Calculators
Replies: 34
Views: 1573

Re: Early 70s Calculators

1024MAK wrote:Browsing eBay, as you do, somehow I found myself looking at calculators (I blame this thread).


Charming :shock: :lol:
by martinw
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Acorn Atom not working
Replies: 45
Views: 636

Re: Acorn Atom not working

Welcome John :)

Might be worth a read ...

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=13531

... I was in a similar position not so long ago.

Martin
by martinw
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Early 70s Calculators
Replies: 34
Views: 1573

Re: Early 70s Calculators

Cheers John :D

Yes the display tubes on these early calculators are very cool 8)

Martin
by martinw
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Early 70s Calculators
Replies: 34
Views: 1573

Re: Early 70s Calculators

A Busicom Junior (version 1), wouldn’t want to try to lift the senior version, this is heavy enough :lol: CEFC9BD1-F70F-4C0F-90C7-49A3133D2584.jpeg CEA7CAEC-9E16-4E54-BA2E-BA318CD5D26A.jpeg E7DF7AF7-ED3D-4F8A-B715-C3D8AD39C3FA.jpeg BF5478AB-3A07-4178-91B6-103D9B39CC9F.jpeg Anybody any idea on the IC...
by martinw
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA - A 'softer' palette for games
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: NuLA - A 'softer' palette for games

dominicbeesley wrote:Thanks for sharing

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+1
by martinw
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 128
Views: 4321

Re: NuLA demos

Excited, excited :D
by martinw
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 128
Views: 4321

Re: NuLA demos

sbadger wrote:
Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote:
sbadger wrote:Yeah, without giving too much away i'm working on a native 16 colour version of Galaforce as we speak....

I think you just gave everything away! :lol:

doh! #-o

it's pretty close. will show it soon...


Can't wait =D>
by martinw
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 128
Views: 4321

Re: NuLA demos

You don't actually need to change any code in a game to get it to work. All you do is program the palette before loading the game and the colours will be changed. I was thinking more of modifying an existing game to make use of NuLA as it transitions levels, or making use of the extra palette entri...
by martinw
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 128
Views: 4321

Re: NuLA demos

Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote:
sbadger wrote:Yeah, without giving too much away i'm working on a native 16 colour version of Galaforce as we speak....

I think you just gave everything away! :lol:


:lol:
by martinw
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New member from Corby, Northants
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: New member from Corby, Northants

Welcome Simon :)

Martin
by martinw
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Retro computing tensions
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: Retro computing tensions

Welcome Mark :)

Martin
by martinw
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: My First BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 2093

Re: My First BBC

Anyway, I have told my poor wife that the collection is now complete! Ahh .. that old chestnut :wink: Most of all, I like that I am preserving a piece of history. Commendable, I have a similar feeling with my stuff, it'll probably end up in the skip when I pop my clogs though :lol: If you're intere...
by martinw
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: general
Topic: Post pictures of your beeb setup
Replies: 205
Views: 17347

Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Apologies for the poor picture quality and mess of wires which I'll have to do something about. beebsetup.jpg On the right we have a magnificient BBC master with an internal datacentre and external PI zero co-processor. On the left, and connected to the monitor, is an A3000 with RO 3.11 and 2MB (ho...
by martinw
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Computer Shops From Back In The Day
Replies: 51
Views: 4739

Re: Computer Shops From Back In The Day

I was just doing a bit of reminiscing with Rich. at Classic Acorn via e-mail and it occured to me there must be quite a few of us that crossed paths but never met each other in the old computer shops where we got our weekly 8 bit "fix". My 8 bit journey started off in Leeds where my fathe...
by martinw
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2455
Views: 167324

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

JimQ wrote:Oh well, they've lost the fees they would have got on it.


I'm not sure they would notice ... https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/19/ebay- ... s-results/ :shock:

Martin
by martinw
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: SDK 85
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: SDK 85

Nice, any chance of ROM dumps? We have this emulated in MAME but the usual system monitor is only one ROM, whereas you have two. There's also a Mastermind ROM in MAME for this board which may be of interest to you. Certainly Nigel, I'll have a look at the ROMs, especially the extra one. Mastermind ...
by martinw
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Essex UK.
Replies: 15
Views: 326

Re: Hello from Essex UK.

Welcome Brian :)

Martin
by martinw
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: SDK 85
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: SDK 85

bprosman wrote:Futurlec even still stocks most of the components.


Wow, that's interesting to know, thank you for that =D>

Martin
by martinw
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: SDK 85
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: SDK 85

Thank you, yes, working so far, I looked at a memory location and it seems to be holding the right value (according to a book I have) =D> It didn't work initially but I worked out the "b" key was stuck on. Took it apart (easily done, key cap just pops off revealing the contacts), gave it a...
by martinw
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: SDK 85
Replies: 9
Views: 196

SDK 85

Nice clean working SDK 85 now in my possession, always wanted one, earliest "computer" I own now 8)

IMG_5471.JPG


Martin
by martinw
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Martin's Acorn Atom (keyboard)
Replies: 25
Views: 3517

Re: Martin's Acorn Atom (keyboard)

:D
by martinw
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which gadgets and computers do you remember from school?
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Which gadgets and computers do you remember from school?

We had wood work when I was at school :lol:

No computers :shock:

Martin
by martinw
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: general
Topic: Retro gaming heaven!
Replies: 19
Views: 709

Re: Retro gaming heaven!

I've been at it 7 years though (since I've been a member here actually)! and probably spent a small fortune, but I have no kids so I'm not spending anyone's inheritance :wink: Pity that's not 17 years. People couldn't even give it away then. I dread to remember the full skips of yore. Still, those ...
by martinw
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: general
Topic: Retro gaming heaven!
Replies: 19
Views: 709

Re: Retro gaming heaven!

Yes, thank you @bonejour90, that's the reason I have them now, the Atom was a bit before my time, but I have this thing (there's probably a medical term for it :lol:) where I like to go further and further back in time with something (when it interests me). I saw an old IBM PC when I first started w...
by martinw
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Retro gaming heaven!
Replies: 19
Views: 709

Re: Retro gaming heaven!

Too true, they'll just need a big skip I suppose :cry:

Martin

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