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by vanpeebles
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Psion 3a repair
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Psion 3a repair

I've never tried the later Psions but they always look great. I always thought Psion stuff was well designed, looked great and worked well. Shame they went the journey with the rest of them :(
by vanpeebles
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: IBM PC XT meets the 21st Century!
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: IBM PC XT meets the 21st Century!

Get Street Rod II running! 8)
by vanpeebles
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 3830
Views: 181191

Re: Today I received.....

Those old reflective mouse pad laser mice were awful!
by vanpeebles
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn system questions :)
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Acorn system questions :)

I think 256 max used to be frowned against as unreliable probably down to the choices of 128 memory sticks at the time. I've always had 192mb in mine.
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: IBM PC XT
Replies: 20
Views: 510

Re: IBM PC XT

You could spin those old winchesters up on a Sunday and read/write all week :lol:
by vanpeebles
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: general
Topic: Who's got the most souped-up BBC?
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Who's got the most souped-up BBC?

I've always been very wary around CRTs. I have a lovely old black Sinclair CUB monitor but it suffers from terrible arcing, going crack! now and then. We had the back off the first time it happened, adjusting the picture. Scary stuff. It was quickly retired for a gba-8220.
by vanpeebles
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate

:lol:
by vanpeebles
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate

Oooo I'd love a special version :)
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: software
Topic: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate

Ah!!! :)
by vanpeebles
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro-ish industrial PCB card p0rn
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Retro-ish industrial PCB card p0rn

Yes! :o :shock: 8)
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro-ish industrial PCB card p0rn
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Retro-ish industrial PCB card p0rn

Awesome pics everyone, but it's lacking spinning tapes and not enough flashing lights. :lol:
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: software
Topic: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MvsOYIJRxI

That was on a real A5000 and split screen. I wish I had kept that 33mhz A5000 it was a proper beast.
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: software
Topic: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate

That sounds strange as I thought it was too fast on the A5000 compared to playing it on the A3010. I'm sure in the options it told you what ARM it was running.
by vanpeebles
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro-ish industrial PCB card p0rn
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Retro-ish industrial PCB card p0rn

Do you work for SHADO beneath Harlington-Straker Studios??
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: general
Topic: How long do the BBCs have left to last?
Replies: 27
Views: 482

Re: How long do the BBCs have left to last?

1024MAK wrote:We have 68000/68008 basedMark


QL's at work?! :shock: 8)
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Ultimate Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Ultimate Power Supply

I'll see if I can hunt it out this weekend :) I've owned it from new. My Mam and Dad got me it from a computer shop in the lakes somewhere (cost a fortune, the most we had ever spent on a computer part), I can't remember quite remember where. It had an IBM 2.5" around 200mb that's like the thic...
by vanpeebles
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Ultimate Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Ultimate Power Supply

Bigger!
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Ultimate Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Ultimate Power Supply

The PSU which came with mine was a proper big heavy standalone plastic box type one.
by vanpeebles
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: software
Topic: Saloon Cars on RISCOS 3
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: Saloon Cars on RISCOS 3

I had the extra courses disc :)
by vanpeebles
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Econet hub
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Econet hub

Is that not like crossing the streams on Ghostbusters??
by vanpeebles
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: RiscOS on RPi 3?
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: RiscOS on RPi 3?

I think its a shame that Pi3 RISC OS set up is still iffy. It's a great opportunity for RISC OS with the huge numbers of Pis out there now.
by vanpeebles
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: Acorn Plus 3 (sold)
Replies: 33
Views: 1031

Re: Offered: Acorn Plus 3

Just flog it to Elk, and stop arsing about :)
by vanpeebles
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: Acorn Plus 3 (sold)
Replies: 33
Views: 1031

Re: Offered: Acorn Plus 3

I'm interested please! [-o<
by vanpeebles
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Master 512 DOS Plus XIOS disassembly
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: Master 512 DOS Plus XIOS disassembly

If I remember right I couldn't get that later one off there to write properly. They are proper awkward to write. :lol:
by vanpeebles
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Master 512 DOS Plus XIOS disassembly
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: Master 512 DOS Plus XIOS disassembly

So with this, it's possible to have the latest version of the 512 boot disc? I managed to get a later version but I don't think its the '87 one. With the early one various programs don't run etc.
by vanpeebles
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: software
Topic: Saloon Cars on RISCOS 3
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: Saloon Cars on RISCOS 3

That is excellent! I still love and play a lot of modern racing games and Saloon Cars still had features that you don't see now. Some of the damage, overheating, pit stops etc. I remember when in a knackered Astra you had to drop down gears for hills :lol: Great game, one of the Acorn classics.
by vanpeebles
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: software
Topic: Saloon Cars on RISCOS 3
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: Saloon Cars on RISCOS 3

Another version of Stunt Racer 2000?!
by vanpeebles
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: software
Topic: Saloon Cars on RISCOS 3
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: Saloon Cars on RISCOS 3

I played the guts out of this on my A3010 with original discs. Deluxe version and also the extra courses. I wonder if anyone ever made the wheel and peddles which were in the manual.

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