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by martinw
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Computer Shops From Back In The Day
Replies: 50
Views: 4488

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: 2450
Views: 163631

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: 121

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: 225

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: 121

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: 121

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: 121

SDK 85

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

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Martin
by martinw
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Martin's Acorn Atom (keyboard)
Replies: 25
Views: 3332

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: 242

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: 625

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: 625

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: 625

Re: Retro gaming heaven!

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

Martin
by martinw
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Retro gaming heaven!
Replies: 19
Views: 625

Re: Retro gaming heaven!

8) :D =D>

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Martin
by martinw
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours
Replies: 501
Views: 18540

Re: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours

Tweaking (not twerking :shock:) done.

Beautiful ...

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Cheers Rob =D>

Martin
by martinw
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: TFH - a Introduction
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: TFH - a Introduction

Welcome Arnaud :)

Martin
by martinw
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours
Replies: 501
Views: 18540

Re: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours

Cheers Rob, you're a gent =D>

Martin
by martinw
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours
Replies: 501
Views: 18540

Re: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours

Thanks Rob, I'll have a tweak at some point, with my other hand behind my back again of course :D

Martin
by martinw
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours
Replies: 501
Views: 18540

Re: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours

Thanks Rob, swapping the jumpers around with one hand behind my back was a doddle :lol: IMG_5368.JPG Tha darker colours don't show up so well but the brighter ones look mega. The Electron looked OK but I preferred the "digital" look so brought my other Cub out of retirement for Electron du...
by martinw
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Retro gaming heaven!
Replies: 19
Views: 625

Re: Retro gaming heaven!

Table bowing slightly :shock: :lol: 8)

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Martin
by martinw
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours
Replies: 501
Views: 18540

Re: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours

Loving my new Nula :D

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Cheers Rob =D>

Martin
by martinw
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Early 50's Zenith hearing aid (electronics)
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Early 50's Zenith hearing aid (electronics)

danielj wrote:That is awesome... Reminded me of a certain Gordon Cole:
Image


Wow, one in action:)
by martinw
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Early 50's Zenith hearing aid (electronics)
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Early 50's Zenith hearing aid (electronics)

jonb wrote:What a beautiful object.

Does it work?


It is ... not sure yet, time will tell :)
by martinw
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Early 50's Zenith hearing aid (electronics)
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Early 50's Zenith hearing aid (electronics)

Sorry, didn't catch that ... :wink:

Martin
by martinw
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Early 50's Zenith hearing aid (electronics)
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Early 50's Zenith hearing aid (electronics)

When I told the missus I was buying a vintage hearing aid she had a fit and told me to go see the doctor! It was originally because I thought there'd be some early transistors in them, turns out it has some very small valves in it, so it must be older than the transistor one :D They're tiny :shock: ...
by martinw
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Dead Keyboard
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: Dead Keyboard

My break key is exactly the same as the other keys mechanically.

Martin
by martinw
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 425
Views: 27686

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

My mistake, boots in both :D

Snapper is good fun at warp speed =D>

Martin
by martinw
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 425
Views: 27686

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Ah, I guess you have Turbo mode on there... You've piqued my interest now, I presumed it was in normal mode because I couldn't get the cartridge to boot with the switch in the other position. Does anybody know which toggle switch position is Turbo and how to tell if it is in Turbo, the switch is up...

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