8-Bit Software Online Conversion

                               From: E6F (John Clarkson) Subject: Watford DFS 1.43 Not being a computer buff (in fact at the age of 65 a complete ignoramous) having shied away from these units for years, finally I have been bitten by the bug. So I now have a 22inch colour monitor with lots of sockets on the back which I do not understand, and a BBC microcomputer with Wordwise 1.20. The computer is fitted with Watford DFS 1.43. Now I have worked out that DFS is disc filing system I think, but will somebody PLEASE tell me what the 1.43 stands for? I also have two disc drives I gave five pounds for at the Elvaston rally. To add to this I was given an Epson printer. The only thing with the printer being it prints the pound sign instead of the hash sign. Now the reason for this article is this; I have a copy of the disc BBC146 and on this disc is I think a program that will solve my printer problem. Now I can get all the files to load into the computer but when I try to load the programs into the computer and run them it goes haywire. If I try it with the printer on I get yards of paper tring to take over my bungalow. When I press ESCAPE nothing happens, except the printer keeps churning out paper. You know you could have nightmares about this, I suppose it's all good fun.  To: 999 (all members) From: D6G (Sprow) Subject: Plea for help Is it possible that anyone out there has a known working Acorn Teletext adapter. The one I have here's power supply packed up,and in doing so fried some of the logic chips. Having repaired the PSU,and checked that the video demodulator is still happy I now wish to trace just which of the logic ICs is at fault. I will cover any postage costs incurred in the loan of the box,of course. Please contact me if you can help, Sprow. 6 Bollinbrook road, MACCLESFIELD Cheshire. SK10 3DJ. email: rps102@york.ac.uk 8bsmail: D6G web: www.york.ac.uk/~rps102/                    