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Re: Stardot archive

Postby danielj » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:53 am

I'm inclined to agree with the comments above - managing a fund would end up mired in controversy. Better that efforts to acquire things are coordinated when people are philanthropically inspired to do so :D

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Re: Stardot archive

Postby daveejhitchins » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:27 pm

So, if anyone does find interesting 'stuff' and needs a contribution . . . I'm in :D

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Re: Stardot archive

Postby iamaran » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:16 am

All fair points.

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Re: Stardot archive

Postby Elminster » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:36 pm

I am tending towards collecting educational titles (if you everyone finds them zzzzzzz) so I can 'donate' funds that way. i.e. I buy stuff, turning it into an archive and upload to wherever.

In fact I came across this thread mainly because having spent 18 months in the wilderness I have either forgotten where various sites were or they have vanished.

I have a number of books that don't seem to appear in the BBC Docs archive, that now seems to be over on the 8 bit software site (might have been there before, losing the plot in my old age). Scanning books is a huge effort to then find out it has been done by someone else on a.n.other site. So I would love to start donating stuff imagines of software and books to some central place where I was sure I wasn't duplicating effort.

Not sure I have any useful skills to volunteer unless you need to host it on Enterprise class servers and databases and have a few million pounds to spend. But I may have some time if time is a resource needed.

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Re: Stardot archive

Postby Elminster » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:59 pm

I had a quick look around to see which sites were still alive regards documentation you could download and read(I generally did the none game stuff).

The ones I have used and still exist in some form are:

BBC Documentation Project
Now on 8bitSoftware
http://8bs.com/othrdnld/manuals/manuals.htm

The BBC Lives - now archived on retro-kit
http://archive.retro-kit.co.uk/bbc.nvg. ... .php3.html

Jonathan's Mdfs.net
http://mdfs.net/Docs/

John Kortink
http://web.inter.nl.net/users/J.Kortink ... /index.htm
(Probably all include on BBC Docs Project, but not check all of them)

Chris' Acorns
http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org ... ments.html

Anyone else using any others (i.e. also use various other random sites with interests bits on like Sprow's) or keeping an up to date link list?

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Re: Stardot archive

Postby Elminster » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:41 pm

They are not scans but I have started cataloging my BBC related books (but generally not software). In fact most of these are already scanned to a greater or lesser quality on various other sites.

It was more because I had started to buy doubles of books, but if at a later data stardot had a documentation archive, or if everything was in one place e.g. the 8 bit software bbc docs project archive. Then if I had anything that was missing, and time, I could scan them.

The URL is http://cloud.collectorz.com/211684/books (should be able to see it). I still have half a dozen or so books to go on, and have not look at some of the random addon hardware manuals I have about.

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Re: Stardot archive

Postby flaxcottage » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:58 am

Wow! :shock:

That is a nice lot of books. I always wanted the Retroclinic 'Advanced Disc Giling System User Guide' - looks to be a rarity. :oops:
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Re: Stardot archive

Postby Elminster » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:01 am

flaxcottage wrote:Wow! :shock:

That is a nice lot of books. I always wanted the Retroclinic 'Advanced Disc Giling System User Guide' - looks to be a rarity. :oops:


I'll sell it to you for £50 ;-)

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Re: Stardot archive

Postby CMcDougall » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:48 pm

how does one search the STH archive now :?
I always used : http://www.stairwaytohell.com/archivesearch.html
but now it says "Not Found, The requested URL /filesearch.php was not found on this server, Apache Server at http://www.stairwaytohell.com Port 80"
after I type in the game I need to check if it's MIA :(

EDIT: archive, not forum #-o
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Re: Stardot archive

Postby CMcDougall » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:13 pm

^that yes is for this forum
but really meant the STH file archive
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Re: Stardot archive

Postby Arcadian » Fri May 08, 2015 2:01 pm

CMcDougall wrote:how does one search the STH archive now :?
I always used : http://www.stairwaytohell.com/archivesearch.html
but now it says "Not Found, The requested URL /filesearch.php was not found on this server, Apache Server at http://www.stairwaytohell.com Port 80"
after I type in the game I need to check if it's MIA :(

EDIT: archive, not forum #-o

The "secret" search facility has now been restored thanks to Dan at NetNorth! :)
http://www.stairwaytohell.com/archivesearch.html
For a "Complete BBC Games Archive" visit www.bbcmicro.co.uk

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Re: Stardot archive

Postby CMcDougall » Fri May 08, 2015 9:02 pm

^nice one =D> =D> =D>

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