8-Bit Software Online Conversion

                  To: 999 (all members) From: 4TK (Henry Frost) Subject: WANTED PIPEDREAM on Rom or Disc. Z88 Disc Drive. PRINTER LEAD - Z88 to EPSON compatible printer (direct lead). A family friend uses a 3.5 720K disc drive in which (he thinks) his daughters have got their fingers - disc upside down or some such thing, and now it doesn't work. Has anybody got a spare drive mechanism for this machine, or alternatively can anyone tell me where one can be obtained. A reasonable price paid. All letters will be answered. Write - or phone anytime 10am to midnight. Being an O.A.P. I am at home most of the time now that our tropical summer has gone. My regards to all, Henry J Frost 3. Rupert Road Bedford Park LONDON W4 1LU Tel:(0181) 994 1989.  To: 999 (all members) From: 4TK (Henry Frost) Subject: BEEBUG Sale Beebug recently sent me a catalogue in which they offer the ARCHIMEDES A3010 (1mb) for £135 + VAT. Their phone number is:- 0582 487777. ...................  To :999 (All) From:D4J (Oliver Debus) Subject: For Sale via 8BS Oliver has sent me a box full of software and things. He has asked me to sell them for him and to put the credit into his 8BS account for future issues. Send requests for items and payment to 8BS. Cheques to C.J.Richardson please. In true 8BS fashion, all prices include postage. Tape Software: £1.50p each unless otherwise stated. Lunar Rescue Eagle Empire Acornsoft Question of Sport Vegas Jackpot Invasion Force, Haunted House, Parachute. (3 Games in one) High-Rise Horror Challenger Walk The Plank Spectipede Kensington Physics O/A Level Gemini Easiledger Gemini InvStat Revise GCE/CSE English. 2 Tapes £3 Painting The Computer Programme. Programs 1 The Computer Programme. Programs 2 Secondary Science. Micro Technology. Software On Disc: £3.50p each. A Question Of Sport Electric Fields. An Interactive Simulation. Books: The Good Software Guide. £3 Discover Your Electron. P.Williams. £3 BBC Soft Home Finance Instructions. £1 Z88 Soft Carry Case £5  To: 999 (all members) From: D2F (James Sargent) Subject: Farewell! Dear All, It's with a heavy heart that I must say farewell to you all. I've succumbed to the temptations of a 32-bit machine (a Risc PC 600 to be exact) and there just isn't room on my desk for both machines. :-( This means I'll be letting my trusty Master go. What I'd like to do is give it to a good home and I'd like some suggestions from yourselves as to a charity, school or project that could make a good home for it. If any of you would like to buy some of the "bits" from it then you can ask (like the mouse or 3.5" drive). It comprises: Master 128 (with new backup battery!), Microvitec Cub monitor, Cumana 40/80 DS Double Drive (5¼") 65C102 Co-processor (which works, but needs to warm up first!) Acorn Teletext Adaptor AMX Mouse & Super Art External ROM Cartridge 3½" Drive Complete Music 5/4/3/2/1000 system Advanced Basic (for co-proc) 1 or 2 games For your information, I needed a new backup battery for the Master and found a good company in Reading called Greenacre Services on (01734) 422422 . I have nothing to do with the company & have no idea what (if any) other BBC stuff they may have, but they managed to get the battery to me quickly and they were helpful and polite on the 'phone (the battery also claims to be guaranteed for 12 months!). If you have any suggestions you can call me at work on (01344) 828142 in the unlikely event that they haven't moved my desk by then or contact me (D2F) through the messaging system. I shall be lurking here a little longer yet. Best wishes to Chris & 8BS for a continued successful future! James PS: I've also got some manuals and computer-related books (like 30 Hour Basic) if anyone's interested ...  To : 999 (All) From : D2C (A.Burgess) Subject: For Sale GIVEAWAYS FROM D2C I seem to have collected a large amount of games software (plus a few others) on cassette which I do not want. I can't believe anyone else will either, but if you do, send the amount specified below to cover postage and packing and I will send it off. I have not tried any of this so it is a case of "buyer beware". The software is in original packaging with instructions unless otherwise stated. It is all for the BBC B (except two programming packs at the end) and where it is compatible with other machines I have specified them. I suggest you check with me before hand in case someone gets in first. Games: Snowball (Level 9 Computing); 50p. Adventure Quest (Level 9 Computing);50p Dungeon Adventure (Level 9 Computing); 50p. Colossal Adventure (Level 9 Computing); 60p. Star Wars, Master and Electron, cassette only; 30p. Harrier Strike Force, Electron; 40p. Barbarian the Ultimate Warrior, B+ & Master, cassette only; 30p. The Alien From Outer Space + Dragons Tooth; 30p. Apocalypse + Expansion 1, 2 boxes; 50p. The Rick Hanson Trilogy, 3 cassettes, B+ & Master; 70p. The Horse Lord; 30p. The Unorthodox Engineers: The Pen and the Dark, in battered box with booklet; 60p. Twin Kingdom Valley; 30p. Danger UXB; 30p. Airwolf; 30p. Mystery of the Java Sea (Shards Software); 30p. The Way of the Exploding Fist; 30p. Pettigrew's Diary (Shard's Software); 30p. Positron; 30p. Empire (Shard's Software); 30p. Gondor; 30p. SIM, Electron; 30p. Gisburne's Castle, Electron; 30p. Galactic Patrol, Electron; 30p. Dodg'em; 30p. Bird Strike; 30p. Noc-a-Bloc; 30p. Death Star; 30p. Star Maze 2; 30p. Lode Runner; 30p. Special Operations, Electron; 30p. Galaxy Wars; 30p. Jet Power Pack; 30p. Planetoid (Acornsoft), cassette only; 30p. Bug Bomb; 30p. Combat Lynx, Electron; 50p. Thunderball; 30p. Beach-Head; 30p. Thrust (Superior Software), Electron, B+ & Master; 30p. Felix & the Fruit Monsters; 30p. Stryker's Run (Superior Software & Acornsoft), B+ & Master; 40p. W.A.R.; 40p. Ultron; 30p. Icarus, 2 cassettes, B+, Master & Electron; 40p. Questprobe (A Marvel Adventure featuring 'Human Torch' and 'The Thing'); 40p. Bored of the Rings; 30p. Fat Man Sam; 30p. Yie Ar Kung-Fu, cassette only; 30p. Tarzan; 30p. Return to Eden (Level 9 Computing); 50p. The Greedy Dwarf; 50p. Atic Atac; 40p. Rocket Raid (Acornsoft); 40p. The Dam Busters, cassette only; 50p. Starship Command (Acornsoft); 40p. Gateway to Koros (Acornsoft); 40p. Sphinx Adventure (Acornsoft); 40p. Battle of Britain; 60p. Other non-games software: BBC Welcome Cassette; 30p. BBC Welcome Cassette + book; 50p. Collins Software Acorn Electron (only) Starters Pack - Beginners, cassette and book on programming in Basic; 60p. Collins Software Acorn Electron (only) Starters Pack - Intermediate, cassette and book on programming in Basic; 60p. Instant Recall Database, cassette only, BBC B & Master; 60p. Logic 3 Learn Basic Programming on the BBC Micro Andrew and Veronica Collin, complete boxed as new with 2 cassettes + tutorial + flowchart stencil; £2-35 by 1st class letter post (this is a large box!) Island Logic Music System, 2 cassettes and manual; £1-50. Watford Electronics NLQ Designer for Taxan KP810, KP910, Canon PW1080 or PW1156 printers. ROM + Manual. Allows NLQ fonts to be designed and downloaded into the printer RAM. 50p. All Enquiries to: Andy Burgess 48 Woodside Road Downend Bristol BS16 2SL Tel: 0117 9575168  To: 999 (all members) From: K8G (Jonathan Harston) Subject: Eprom Erasers Eprom Erasers seem to be very expensive in the UK. In Hong Kong you can get them for 20 to 30 pounds. If enough people are interested in importing some goods, I'll get some more costs together. Also, 3.5" disk drives for about 30 quid, identical to the ones WattaFraud sell for about £80.  To: 999 (all members) From: D4U (Dave Gray) Subject: Items for Sale Computer Village Ram/Rom board no inst but works ok 6.oo. As new books on Bcpl,Forth,LISP,Pascal MININprolog all on BBC ) 9 books in all 2.00 each. Sirius 1 pc 2 FD monitor all books, original msdos and cpm disks with Wordstar WP 35.00 buyer collects. Tele 01792 817327 evenings (Swansea)  To: 999 (all members) From: K4W (Roy Firth) Subject: For Sale B.B.C. Master 512. Viglen Master System plynth with 2 Cumana 40/80 track disc drives. Separate key board. ROMs: Terminal, View, ADFS, Basic, Edit, Viewsheet, DFS1700, Pro-Range Printer Driver. Welcome & Gem Discs. Manuals. Joystick. 512 board fully operative for Gem Paint, Gem Write, and Gem Desktop. (DOS plus system). The outfit is in first class condition. £75 or near offer. Roy Firth, 7, Burned Grove, Shelf, Halifax, West Yorks. HX3 7PU. 01274 679178  To: 999 (all members) From: K4W (Roy Firth) Subject: For Sale. Programms on 5.25" Discs. All Boxed with instructions. Enthar 7 (2 Disc Machine Code Adventure.) Trivial Pursuit (2 Disc) Graphic Adventure Creator. Roundheads. Elite. The Quill (Adventure Writer Disc & Cassette.) Sink The Bismark. All at £4 plus p & p £1.50 Econet Module for Master £3.50 M Series ANFS Rom. £2.25 Voltmace Joystick. £5.00 5.25" Internal Disc Drive. This unit is as new. I have not used so unable to identify as 40 or 80 track. Must be a bargain at £8.50 Master Replay by Vine Micros. £7.50. (Needs overlay board to fit.) All above prices include p & p. Also send s.a.e. for large list of cassette programms and games. Roy Firth, 7, Burned Grove, Shelf, Halifax. HX3 7PU 01274 679178.  To :999 (All) From :4WL (M.Wilson) Subject:Wanted ADFS ROM for the Electron AP4 interface or ADFS ROM image if I can't get an original ROM. Preferably with some documentation. Copies of system disks for an IBM PS/60 286PC. Its an AT but I can't seem to find anyway of getting into the bios menu. Presumably it needs some sort of configuration program. Also wanted a standard ISA PC card for connecting RLL/MFM/ESDI hard drives with software or alternatively loan of card if poss. I have cables. Tel.01935 25974 Martin, 32 Grass Royal, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4JW     