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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby flaxcottage » Tue May 26, 2015 6:59 pm

Nice one, thanks. Another MIA found. =D>

I remember O-Level Biology. I used to teach it 40 years ago. :lol:
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby Elminster » Tue May 26, 2015 7:26 pm

I took the test, but no better at biology now than I was then.

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Postby lurkio » Sun May 31, 2015 11:44 pm

Voici un program pour le computer-nerd de 1983 qui wants to learnez le Francais très bien.

Er, I mean here's French Tutor by Salamander.

It came on tape, but I couldn't make a CSW of this one -- the tape wouldn't capture properly, and I still haven't tried different software and hardware combos to see if they help. So, instead, I just *TAPEDISCed it on an actual Beeb and then made a UEF from the disc files in BeebEm.

I've included the SSD disc image just for completeness, but it's the UEF tape image you want if you're actually going to run the software. Needs PAGE=&E00.
French_Tutor_-_Salamander.zip
Tape image and non-functional SSD disc image of French Tutor by Salamander
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EDIT: It just occurred to me it'll also work on an ADFS disc image in Master 128 mode in BeebEm:
FRENCHT.adl.zip
ADFS disc image of French Tutor by Salamander
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Scan of the manual:
French_Tutor_-_Salamander_manual.pdf.zip
Scan of the manual for French Tutor by Salamander
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby Elminster » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:00 am

bakoulis wrote:Maybe, you have also this one Astronomy software for imaging:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-BBC-MICRO-ASTRONOMY-BBC-SOFT-5-25-DISC-/251368019912?nma=true&si=fDCt2cIf%252BTT94sAdpWdc%252Bd4KuHI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


Did this get archived in the end? Doesnt look like it and there is another copy on ebay.

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby Arcadian » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:14 am

John, are any of these Sherston titles needed? Let me know if so and I can bring them along to the June ABug meet.
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby flaxcottage » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:19 pm

All archived apart from

Fleet street phantom,
peek-a-boo,
magic e
vowel digraph

some of these may be in that load of stuff you gave me at Brighouse but which I cannot remember and I cannot open the box at the moment. :( :oops: :?:
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby billcarr2005 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:27 pm

I have Fleet Street Phantom & Magic E and thought that I'd seen the Vowel Digraph disk somewhere.

Wasn't aware of the existence of -

Peek-A-Boo Around Our House
The Microbugs Startup Disc / Adventure Part 1 / Adventure Part 2
Three Little Pigs At Home - In The Dark
Three Little Pigs At Home - Boxes & Tiles
Concept Kids Disc 1 Concept Kate - Part 1
Concept Kids Disc 2 Cartoon and Challenge

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby flaxcottage » Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:36 pm

Three little pigs at home is here http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... 0&start=30

Microbugs is on the previous page, I think. I love that one. I thought my BBC had crashed when I first ran it. :lol:
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Postby billcarr2005 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:49 pm

flaxcottage wrote:Three little pigs at home is here http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... 0&start=30

Microbugs is on the previous page, I think. I love that one. I thought my BBC had crashed when I first ran it. :lol:


I figured out why I'd never seen them before - they're both ADFS versions! [-X

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Postby flaxcottage » Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:45 pm

Ha ha! :lol:
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Postby lurkio » Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:11 pm

flaxcottage wrote:Microbugs is on the previous page, I think. I love that one. I thought my BBC had crashed when I first ran it. :lol:

Just ran this for the first time ever. Nice intro!

But do you have the security code thing to actually start the game proper?

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby flaxcottage » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:32 pm

It is a binary code. The following BBC BASIC program will calculate it for you. Enter the denary result as a 4-bit binary number.

Code: Select all

   
   10 A%=&D7DF
   20 B%=A%DIV256
   30 C%=A%MOD256
   40 K%=B%EORC%
   50 PRINT K%


Why make things easy? :twisted: :lol:
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby Elminster » Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:30 pm

On the CSV list as being in the Flax collection but doesnt look like it has been scanned. So as I have it I thought I would knock one more off the list.

Title: First Steps with the Mr Men
Publisher: Mirrorsoft

Tape: Two UEF file in zip corresponding to two sides of the tape
Docs: Scan of Box and Cover Sheet. Scan of booklet.
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Postby CMcDougall » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:09 pm

Elminster wrote:On the CSV list as being in the Flax collection but doesnt look like it has been scanned

list must not be up to date, John [-X
already done 8th Oct'14 & .UEF, it cost me £12 with another :shock: working electron :roll:
scan = viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7190&start=240#p96747
uef = http://www.stairwaytohell.com/electron/ ... rMen_E.zip
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby Elminster » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:27 pm

CMcDougall wrote:
Elminster wrote:On the CSV list as being in the Flax collection but doesnt look like it has been scanned

list must not be up to date, John [-X
already done 8th Oct'14 & .UEF, it cost me £12 with another :shock: working electron :roll:
scan = viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7190&start=240#p96747
uef = http://www.stairwaytohell.com/electron/ ... rMen_E.zip


Hmmm. If you type 'Mr Men' in Stardot search it returns nothing at all.

Had it for years but only got around to cataloging everything. Oh well. It bit like the Fun School that I uploaded here years ago, then got uploaded again recently.

Edit: Have to type in 'Mr Men First Steps' before it returns anything. Doens say with 2 or 3 words it is just going to ignore your search. Usually on search engines it says something like 'to many matches and more search owrds' or some such.

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby flaxcottage » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:16 pm

CMcDougall wrote:list must not be up to date, John [-X


During May and June that will be a given, Col. :? Too much exam work to play. :( Nearly finished though. :D

In the meantime an updated csv list of the archive.
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby Elminster » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:20 pm

flaxcottage wrote:
CMcDougall wrote:list must not be up to date, John [-X


During May and June that will be a given, Col. :? Too much exam work to play. :( Nearly finished though. :D

In the meantime an updated csv list of the archive.
Educational csv.zip


Thanks. Thankfully all my other Edu tapes I had found were done. Mr Men was a bit of an anomaly.

Have about 2 discs left to do, will be a bit more careful when I do a search box on stardot I think. Dont want to be doing any more that have already been done.

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby OneSwitch » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:23 am

Would be interested to get hold of a .SSD of

Concept Kids Disc 1 Concept Kate - Part 1
Concept Kids Disc 2 Cartoon and Challenge

I have some Concept Keyboards, but no software for them. Keen to bring them to life again.

Do we have these archived at all?

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Postby lurkio » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:52 pm

Added a scan of the manual for French Tutor (above).

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby OneSwitch » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:17 am

I've just found some 5 1/4" disks that I don't seem to have .SSD images of....

1. Spot On Games
2. Street Wise
3. Touch Games 2
4. A copy disk penned "Touch Screen Artist etc."

Some info on them here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9v5wx46y4fhsnqx/AAAS7wxKdR_JELuqYKlHMDuya?dl=0

Is there anyone on this list who would be willing to convert them to .SSD files, please? Would be great to back-up as much of the assistive technology stuff as possible. No idea if these discs have survived but I'm hoping so.

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Postby CMcDougall » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:23 pm

OneSwitch wrote:be willing to convert them to .SSD files, please.

if no one else steps up to the mark (as I think John has 50 piles to sort already :shock: :lol: ) I can do them for you. Just PM me if no one else comes forward, & I will send you my postie addy.
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Postby flaxcottage » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:39 am

CMcDougall wrote: ... I think John has 50 piles to sort already :shock: :lol:


Only 49 now, I returned some to Arcadian at Bolton. :lol: :lol:
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Postby OneSwitch » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:22 pm

CMcDougall wrote:
OneSwitch wrote:be willing to convert them to .SSD files, please.

if no one else steps up to the mark (as I think John has 50 piles to sort already :shock: :lol: ) I can do them for you. Just PM me if no one else comes forward, & I will send you my postie addy.


Many thanks for this offer, much appreciated. I'll drop you a PM.

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby OneSwitch » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:28 pm

I can't work out how to send a private message, nor reply to the one sitting in my StarDot inbox. I'm somewhat confused.

If you could drop me an e-mail (barrie.ellis [normal squiggly character] oneswitch.org.uk - it should get to me, and we can converse privately that way.

Would be great to get these backed up.

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby Arcadian » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:05 pm

OneSwitch wrote:I can't work out how to send a private message, nor reply to the one sitting in my StarDot inbox. I'm somewhat confused.

Have tweaked your account profile so you should now be able to reply to the PM.
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby OneSwitch » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:54 am

Many thanks, that's fixed it. :)

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby OneSwitch » Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:38 pm

Great news, Colin has kindly transferred the disks across for me, which I feared were lost.

Here's my repository of Assistive Technology images so far:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/matx06f9mylv6sg/AAALrnZoNo2O-HJH01pr6iTva?dl=0

Really keen to track down more, now.

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby flaxcottage » Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:40 pm

Here is a simple educational game from Learning and Training Systems Ltd. :?: No I hadn't head of them either. :?

This one is called Space Adventure. It is on SSD and appears to run on everything I've tried. It is not original; I had to decrypt the code in a major fashion to get it to work. The original only ran on a BBC model B with DFS.

Enjoy.
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Postby paulv » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:51 pm

I've just archived a load of Assistive tech. software and posted it to the Mictovitec Touchtech thread.

I've only tested TED.SSD with the Touchtech up to now but it can be used with the keyboard or a concept keyboard or specialist joysticks.

The Ted goes to the Supermarket one made more sense to me as I have *NO* instructions... I filled my basket and then went to the checkout all using the Touchtech to choose what I wanted to do.

Quite neat if you're about 3 or 4 years old but otherwise, a bit (a lot) dull...

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby cowboystyle » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:54 pm

Actually this topic might be the best place for me to ask this > viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9816

Looking for an educational game I played at School in the early 90s - taught you how to to get dressed / order to get dressed. From what I remember you had an outline mannequin and you pressed keys to put on vests, pants, socks etc, and you had to do it in the right order. I have no idea if it was part of a larger software title and can't remember anything else about it - Any idea what it could be?!


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