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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: 1100

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: Unusual BBC IO Board
Replies: 26
Views: 2967

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: Unusual BBC IO Board
Replies: 26
Views: 2967

Unusual BBC IO Board

Also for sale, this is the last rare and unusual BBC IO Relay Board I had that I was keeping for my own collection, but I'll never use it, and I'm having a big clear out :) Comes with two cables. £30 posted (also includes free USB to serial cable!) http://www.zen70509.zen.co.uk/bbc/IOboard1.jpg Any ...
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: 646

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: 852

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: 852

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: 4574
Views: 302310

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: 146
Views: 15159

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: 692

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: 1999

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: 692

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: 799

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: 106
Views: 7534

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: 52
Views: 3597

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: 561
Views: 44583

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: 561
Views: 44583

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: 561
Views: 44583

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: 2596
Views: 211593

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: 529

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: 1142

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: 2777

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: 2007

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: 726

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: 2845

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: 603
Views: 60062

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: 2776
Views: 217297

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: 2776
Views: 217297

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: 4574
Views: 302310

Re: Today I received.....

Did you know that the old speckled hen was an mgb car?