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by vanpeebles
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Spectrum Currah MicroSource
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Spectrum Currah MicroSource

I might be misunderstood but I thought it was some kind of analogue sound device?
by vanpeebles
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Model B takes up smoking
Replies: 22
Views: 458

Re: BBC Model B takes up smoking

How long could a BBC PSU capacitor hold a charge for? When I did the ones in my Master I left it turned off for a day, flicked switch on and off etc. I'm still very wary of working on electronics.
by vanpeebles
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Acorn Electron Bundle for Sale also BBC IO Relay Board and now Raspberry Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Acorn Electron Bundle for Sale

I'd rather sell as a bundle, to move it on all in one go :)
by vanpeebles
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 409

Re: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017

Do you guys think Britain could ever lead the world in computer tech, as once we apparently did? W probably could if we grabbed a nice again but it would probably have to be just one part of the whole puzzle these days. That horse has long bolted! Grown up, died, etc etc. :D The whole forced teachi...
by vanpeebles
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Acorn Electron Bundle for Sale also BBC IO Relay Board and now Raspberry Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Acorn Electron Bundle for Sale and also Voltmace 14b Joystick

Oh also included with the Electron is 3D Bomb Alley and Blitzkrieg both boxed with casettes.
by vanpeebles
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Acorn Electron Bundle for Sale also BBC IO Relay Board and now Raspberry Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Acorn Electron Bundle for Sale also BBC IO Relay Board and now Raspberry Pi

For sale: Acorn Electron including Plus 1 Expansion and Retro Hard Mega Games Cartridge with manual. Includes PSU (which has previously been repaired with a block thingy) and a free gift in the form of a serial to usb cable! I'm after £80 + postage . No video cable included, as I used the RGB Scart ...
by vanpeebles
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:10 am
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?

I can't remember having computers at infant school, but they had a telly that got wheeled out for Basil Brush :lol: (When TV stations showed school programs on a morning) At juniors there was two BBC micros for the whole school, and one became a Master the year I left. Seniors had A3000s in first ye...
by vanpeebles
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Commodore 64 PSU replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Commodore 64 PSU replacement

Will do, I'll take some this weekend.
by vanpeebles
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Commodore 64 PSU replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Commodore 64 PSU replacement

I just got a C128 and sadly the coiled spring thingy (It looks like a large polo mint wrapped with copper wire) inside the PSU has busted loose. Whats the best way of fixing it? :?: :?:
by vanpeebles
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4136
Views: 215122

Re: Today I received.....

Lardo Boffin wrote:And some books to delight my son with when he is a bit older...
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I remember those books from junior school! :lol:
by vanpeebles
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 124
Views: 8761

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

A really lengthy video about all kinds of Acorn stuff by a Spanish site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zDxu7hpHH0&feature=youtu.be
by vanpeebles
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Latest version of Starfighter 3000 and RO 3.11 Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Latest version of Starfighter 3000 and RO 3.11 Problems

Is there already done boot set ups ready to go? It's been such a long time :cry:
by vanpeebles
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fixing RiscPC
Replies: 26
Views: 280

Re: Have I just ruined my RiscPC motherboard?

I always found those battery connectors really tough to unsolder. It's a lot easier just to clip the battery off with snips, and solder a replacement to the pins sticking out.
by vanpeebles
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: software
Topic: Latest version of Starfighter 3000 and RO 3.11 Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Latest version of Starfighter 3000 and RO 3.11 Problems

Any ideas with the following? :D When trying to run the latest version of Starfighter 3000 from the acorn arcade site, it gives a windows manager 3.8 is not present error?

Cheers!
by vanpeebles
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: software
Topic: How to get ADPL games to run on my A3010 - solved!
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: How to get ADPL games to run on my A3010 - solved!

They look like rom files for an emulator.
by vanpeebles
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1115

Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

I have an mb02, and I'm sure that had DMA.
by vanpeebles
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today ZAP museum received....
Replies: 47
Views: 1918

Re: Today ZAP museum received....

I don't think Sir Clive ever claimed to be a businessman, he was always an inventor first and foremost. A total legend, we should have a statue built for him. That book has always had a reputation of being a tabloid style hatchet job.

I wouldn't wipe my arse with the pages from it. :lol:
by vanpeebles
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours
Replies: 501
Views: 18561

Re: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours

Here is a piccy of the ram too Image

We need to see screenshots of those games :shock:
by vanpeebles
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours
Replies: 501
Views: 18561

Re: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours

Since I have to rely on other people to do the desoldering/soldering work for me, what would be the best way to desolder the VideoULA in a B+ 128K? I've successfully removed the original ULA from five of my machines now and, in each case, I've used a desoldering pump (mine has a flexible tip that i...
by vanpeebles
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours
Replies: 501
Views: 18561

Re: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours

Very interesting to see it being used to improve the snooker game 8) I wonder how else it can be used to improve games?
by vanpeebles
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2450
Views: 163667

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

I bet there is an old cupboard in a college or school somewhere full of those old servers.
by vanpeebles
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Having a really bad three weeks!
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Having a really bad three weeks!

Build a heavy duty steam powered one :D
by vanpeebles
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: general
Topic: Archimedes 30th birthday?
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Archimedes 30th birthday?

The first ones I used were RO2 A3000s in 1990 :D
by vanpeebles
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Old hardware and keeping it 'original'
Replies: 42
Views: 1233

Re: Old hardware and keeping it 'original'

Okay. Lets take this to the next level... Classic cars: How many have the original engine lubrication oil? How many have the original brake pads? How many have the original battery? How many have the original light bulbs? Mark You can get new car batteries that look like old ones, and also alternat...
by vanpeebles
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Alright... Hands up who's got a QL..!
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

Re: Alright... Hands up who's got a QL..!

How to make your own plugs has been discussed over on the QL Forum :)

http://qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2& ... +connector

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