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by vanpeebles
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today ZAP museum received....
Replies: 47
Views: 1543

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: 401
Views: 12617

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: 401
Views: 12617

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: 401
Views: 12617

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: 2413
Views: 156863

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: 228

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: 369

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: 39
Views: 859

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: 1506

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
by vanpeebles
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: software
Topic: ADFFS 2.61 released
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: ADFFS 2.61 released

Great work :)
by vanpeebles
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Superbrain #1 : The ratty one
Replies: 41
Views: 823

Re: Superbrain #1 : The ratty one

I wonder if meths would help with my soldering, it might take the edge off. :lol:
by vanpeebles
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 559
Views: 43178

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

It looks like it's been used for a saw horse :lol:
by vanpeebles
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2605
Views: 159142

Re: LOLPRICE

We all need to troll Ian now, and see what junky scrappers we can find to send him :lol:
by vanpeebles
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2605
Views: 159142

Re: LOLPRICE

I have also used MCG before, and was nothing but impressed.
by vanpeebles
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4026
Views: 202873

Re: Today I received.....

Did you know that the old speckled hen was an mgb car?
by vanpeebles
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4026
Views: 202873

Re: Today I received.....

flaxcottage wrote:
vanpeebles wrote:Are you going to play shops? :lol:


Looks like a till does it not? :D It was actually advertised as such in the eBay listing.


It does! I keep being tempted to buy the printer thing for the Psion II.
by vanpeebles
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4026
Views: 202873

Re: Today I received.....

Are you going to play shops? :lol:
by vanpeebles
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Differences between AKF50 and AKF52
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Differences between AKF50 and AKF52

I found this online on a manual:

Acorn AKF52 Medium Resolution SVGA 14" Dot pitch 0.42

Acorn AKF50 High Resolution SVGA 14" Dot pitch 0.28
by vanpeebles
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Archi noob has many questions...
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Archi noob has many questions...

I thought 512mb was the partition limit rather than max hard drive size?
by vanpeebles
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: Elite Dangerous

I'd best do some more updates! I had an Anaconda for a while but didn't like it :( Massive running costs and very sluggish. http://www.zen70509.zen.co.uk/Elite/Elite%20Dangerous%20Core%20(14).png I decided I try out the massive type 9 cargo hauler and see how I got on with that. The cockpit is ace, ...
by vanpeebles
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4026
Views: 202873

Re: Today I received.....

I love those speccy cases!! 8)
by vanpeebles
Wed May 24, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 8 bit Haiku
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: 8 bit Haiku

lurkio wrote:Old Beebs and new Popes
Have little in common but
Round caps and white smoke

[-o<

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by vanpeebles
Mon May 22, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Stupid question about SCSI and IDE podules
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Stupid question about SCSI and IDE podules

The IDE podule might have it's own configuration software rather than the RISC OS one.
by vanpeebles
Mon May 22, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 408
Views: 25001

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Any word on a Master version yet? :)
by vanpeebles
Sat May 20, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: Elite Dangerous

Player vs Player or Player vs Environment
by vanpeebles
Fri May 19, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: Elite Dangerous

I'm enjoying it, I think it's a worthy take on the original :)
by vanpeebles
Fri May 19, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: Elite Dangerous

There can be an element of grind too it. At the moment I've been doing loads of exploring plus passenger trips.
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by vanpeebles
Fri May 19, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Elite Dangerous

Do we have any Elite Dangerous players here? I've been getting into the xbox one version in a big way lately.

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There's a piccy of my well explored Asp.
by vanpeebles
Fri May 19, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Starting a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 21
Views: 1166

Re: Starting a Prince of Persia port...

Different hardware but I had the gameboy version back in the day, and it was amazing. So if that can pull it off, the Master should walk it :mrgreen:

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