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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Lardo Boffin » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:50 am

They arrived yesterday but never mind...

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A nice copy of Elite for my C64, missing the poster but that is often the case. Can’t grumble for £6 including delivery.

A very nice copy of GXR! Thanks Chris!
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, matchbox co-proc, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc, Acorn 6502 coproc

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby flaxcottage » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:57 am

A haul of MIA educational titles courtesy of the Mekon. Thanks. =D>

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Included in the bundle is the final instalment of the MicroSMILE series, 11 More and Level 1 Econet versions of Introducing Map Skills. Yes, I did say Level 1 Econet! :shock: :shock:

What is more, the Map Skills discs are both unprotected. It took me ages to crack the protection on the stand alone versions which I had acquired earlier!!

Now where can I download a Level 1 fileserver? ...Hmmm.
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Multiwizard » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:50 pm

flaxcottage wrote:A haul of MIA educational titles courtesy of the Mekon. Thanks. =D>

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Included in the bundle is the final instalment of the MicroSMILE series, 11 More and Level 1 Econet versions of Introducing Map Skills. Yes, I did say Level 1 Econet! :shock: :shock:

What is more, the Map Skills discs are both unprotected. It took me ages to crack the protection on the stand alone versions which I had acquired earlier!!

Now where can I download a Level 1 fileserver? ...Hmmm.
Hi David,

could it be this one?:

download/file.php?id=32416

Or was this file meant for a File Server Level 3?


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby flaxcottage » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:06 pm

Thanks, Wim. :D

I found it here and have tested that it works. https://acorn.huininga.nl/pub/disks/originals/Acorn/
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Lardo Boffin » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:13 pm

A very interestng read!

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BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, matchbox co-proc, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc, Acorn 6502 coproc

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Commie_User » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:01 pm

flaxcottage wrote:A haul of MIA educational titles courtesy of the Mekon.


That wouldn't happen to be a young Lech Walesa on that Five Ways box? :lol:

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:23 pm

Hi,

today I received,,, too much... :shock:

Acorns, Atari's, Commodore's, Apples, a Orion, several types of MSX, Enterprise, Spectrums, and many others...

Way to much to show it all, the boxes are pretty full of consoles and other hardware software and books...

I now have my 2nd BBC Master :D , the 512 which I already had, and the other one meant for the AIV... \:D/

If I'll find the time I will try to make a pic with all the consoles/computers...


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Lardo Boffin » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:43 pm

Oohh. Is that a commodore 1541 floppy disc? If it is surplus to requirements?... :D
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, matchbox co-proc, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc, Acorn 6502 coproc

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby 1024MAK » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:46 pm

Wow Wim, that is certainly a car load :shock:

Nice haul =D>

I'm surprised there was room left for a driver :lol:

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Lardo Boffin » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:57 pm

Where do you find hauls such as this?
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, matchbox co-proc, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc, Acorn 6502 coproc

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:21 pm

1024MAK wrote:I'm surprised there was room left for a driver :lol:

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Hardly...


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:22 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:Where do you find hauls such as this?

Sorry, I can't tell... 8)


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby crj » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:26 pm

1024MAK wrote:I'm surprised there was room left for a driver

Remember he's Dutch, so left-hand drive, so it's not the driver's seat he's photographed full of stuff. (-8

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Lardo Boffin » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:51 pm

Multiwizard wrote:
Lardo Boffin wrote:Where do you find hauls such as this?

Sorry, I can't tell... 8)


Greetings, Wim... :-)


Don’t blame you. :)

Not really relevant as it only just about counts as retro (what point does that start?) but it is a superb game! Although the PAL versions are a little overpriced. Lol to be exact.

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BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, matchbox co-proc, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc, Acorn 6502 coproc

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby vanekp » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:15 pm

wow nice collection Wim, I am sure you will have lots of fun with all of that :)
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby crj » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:16 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:only just about counts as retro (what point does that start?)

Possibly, this is an interesting topic for a whole new thread.

My own answer is that a thing becomes retro/vintage when it stops being easily intercompatible with any current products. So signs something is becoming retro include:
  • There's no kind of memory card or disc which you can carry between it and a modern computer.
  • It's hard to connect it to a modern computer for any kind of networking/file transfer.
  • None of the sockets support modern keyboards, monitors, mice, hard drives, etc.
  • It doesn't accept modern expansion cards
  • Some of the generic chips are no longer manufactured
  • It works on an internal voltage and/or bus signalling standard that's obsolete.

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby 1024MAK » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:51 pm

:arrow: If members do want a debate on what is, or is not retro, please do start a new thread.

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby DutchAcorn » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:11 am

Wow, Wim, that looks like a lot of work fun! :D
Good luck sorting it all out!

About the retro discussion; we already have a (at least one?) thread started: http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=13064
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby CMcDougall » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:20 pm

Multiwizard wrote: and many others...

I spy a Epson HX20 first laptop :) hope the battery ain't rotted it Wim, like it had done to mine,
so I had to do alot of work for mine to boot, see here : viewtopic.php?f=45&t=13893#p183018
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby jbnbeeb » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:15 pm

Amazing haul! You could open a museum!
Multiwizard wrote:Hi,

today I received,,, too much... :shock:

Acorns, Atari's, Commodore's, Apples, a Orion, several types of MSX, Enterprise, Spectrums, and many others...

Way to much to show it all, the boxes are pretty full of consoles and other hardware software and books...

I now have my 2nd BBC Master :D , the 512 which I already had, and the other one meant for the AIV... \:D/

If I'll find the time I will try to make a pic with all the consoles/computers...


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby crj » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:25 pm

Gathered over the course of a few weeks, rather than all arrived today, and this seems a little less impressive after Multiwizard's haul, but...

I am scheming. These components form the main basis for the prototype of my scheme:

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The astute will notice many of those boards are bare. I have a bit of soldering to do:

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(Hmm. Looks like a BBC-FDC PCB photobombed the shot. That's not part of the scheme.)

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby hoglet » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:43 pm

It's important to post sufficiently high resolution images that we can read the component labels and guess what you are scheming!
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby vanekp » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:43 am

LOL :lol:

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Lardo Boffin » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:25 am

A good day today!

Now all I need is an original BCPL Rom to complete the set up.

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BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, matchbox co-proc, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc, Acorn 6502 coproc

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby daveejhitchins » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:57 pm

3 x prototype Metal case . . . Just a tweak here and there and we're good to go . . .
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby vanekp » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:00 pm

Now don't keep us in suspension... metal case for ?

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby daveejhitchins » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:03 pm

left to right - top to bottom:

Pegasus/New AP3/4 : EUPURS : AP5

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby danielj » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:17 pm

\:D/

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby 1024MAK » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:47 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:left to right - top to bottom:

Pegasus/New AP3/4 : EUPURS : AP5

Dave H :D

=D>

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Arcadian » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:20 pm

Exciting times!

Good on you Dave! =D>
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