Please feel free to add your comments to the new 8BS
Previous Entries From The Old Guestbook:
I am very thank full to you. I had started computing and programming with this BBC Micro B+ 32K machine in my school during 1994. I am filling nostalgic with this website. Carry on.
DR SAYAN DAS
KOLKATA, India - Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 15:52:26 (BST)
Nice site very helpful
Stoke on trent, UK - Monday, March 06, 2017 at 19:26:17 (GMT)
Hello :) It seemed like Apple computers used some of this software. I did some work for Bethel Business Machines in South Bend, Indiana. I was actually thrilled with their old computers. There software seems old and yet works. curious about the date and time stamping for older computers and how their software operates on the computer?.
South Gate, California, USA - Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at 03:58:47 (GMT)
Thank you for such an excellent assortment of magazine scans and downloads - the downloads will complement the BEEBUG magazine collection I recently purchased. Thank you again for all your effort. Websites like yours are invaluable for myself and more importantly future generations! This website should itself be in the Internet archive (in the nicest way possible!!!).
Leicester, UK - Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 09:21:17 (GMT)
Trip down memory lane when I stumbled over this. Remembering all the trouble I caused with my buggy repton 3 screens and that competition...
London, UK - Monday, July 27, 2015 at 18:13:58 (BST)
In 1985 I used the BBC computer at school for lessons in programming and doing calculations for chemistry practicum. I used the Comal language from the BBC computer and I liked it very much.
Now, I managed to grab a copy of BeebEm and I installed it and it works like a charm. What a superb BASIC. All the other brands of home computers and even DOS computers bite the dust!
I'm very impressed and I will search for more information.
Greetings from the rainy Netherlands
Tom van der Vlugt
Velsen, Netherlands - Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 14:25:49 (GMT)
Thanks for this fantastic archive of BBC computer info. It has ben a great help in getting my machine running.
Minneapolis, USA - Monday, October 27, 2014 at 00:48:45 (GMT)
Glad to find this site. My BBC B has just blown up (after years of storage) :-(, and at least I can hear what my Music 5000 used to sound like.
Peterborough, UK - Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 17:55:43 (BST)
Wonderful website. Lots of great memories with the BBC Micro.
Keep up the good work.
Auckland, New Zealand formerly UK - Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 04:16:34 (GMT)
Wonderful Source of Retro computing
Thank you (many times)
Banbury, UK - Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 02:29:10 (GMT)
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Los Angeles, United States - Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 14:43:21 (GMT)
Hi! I am from Kiev, Ukraine.
I have still working BBC model B, B+64, B+128, Master-128
Kiev, Ukraine - Wednesday, February 05, 2014 at 22:01:26 (GMT)
I used to live in Iceland from 1980 - 1986 and until I manage to purchase an old BBC Micro, I will be living with my Beeb-Em emulator. Thanks very much for these files, I'm sure I'll have a great time going through so many of them.
Squamish, Canada - Tuesday, September 03, 2013 at 00:10:17 (BST)
Great site,finally found some music I wrote for Hybrid Music 5000 nearly 30 years ago.Never thought I'd hear it again.
Castleford, UK - Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 15:25:05 (BST)
Brilliant site sorted out my BBC problems
London, UK - Monday, August 05, 2013 at 07:19:26 (BST)
My eyes are still going Boing Boing after finding this great resource site. You are to be commended for your efforts and a tip of the hat to you. Thank you.
Hugh McDevitt (crustyasp)
Orillia, Ontario, Canada - Friday, February 22, 2013 at 18:08:50 (GMT)
im yet to find the bbc games i want to download. but thanks if i can...
lichfield, UK - Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 22:32:15 (GMT)
Many thanks for the resources here.
Cardiff, UK - Wednesday, January 02, 2013 at 13:24:42 (GMT)
Yesss BBC B/Master POWER!
A cheeky plug for the ACTUAL return of "Elite" to our computers:
I don't work for Frontier Developments, by the way...simply a huge fan of BBC B Master Elite!
Manchester, UK - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 16:23:37 (GMT)
Thank you for this excellent site!!!
Piraeus, GR - Friday, October 26, 2012 at 22:11:31 (BST)
I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone contributing to this site and its contents. The recent additions will be a great help to those of us working on improving coverage of Acorns on Wikipedia.
Bristol, UK - Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 16:10:29 (BST)
I love these site..well if u use elec you sink...
FM, USA - Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 21:43:03 (BST)
Just been looking for a way of measuring 50 ish MS pulses Got beeb Bug 4/10 working but not got the brain power to downoad demo on a mirosoft XP computer !
Good site Keep it going.
Bradford, UK - Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 18:10:26 (BST)
Thanks for keeping this site going!
Kent, UK - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 21:48:02 (BST)
Fantastic website. Brings back lots of happy memories.
The content held here is too precious to lose, well done.
Auckland, New Zealand - Friday, April 06, 2012 at 04:55:17 (BST)
People should not ruin and steal bycicles and things
Wien, Austria - Monday, February 27, 2012 at 21:49:13 (GMT)
I am from Kiev, Ukraine.
I have still working BBC B, B+, Master-128
Kiev, UA - Monday, January 23, 2012 at 08:24:38 (GMT)
Thanks so much - just found the Beebug Mandelbrot programme I remember typing into my BBC Model B so many years ago! Just running it now on an emulator. Happy days! Pete
UK - Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 14:02:51 (GMT)
As anyone can see by visiting http://www.sigord.co.uk/BBC/BBCBASIC.htm for years I have been an ardent collector of old BBC code. Much of this I have converted using BBC Basic for Windows, if it cannot be run by emulators such as http://modelb.bbcmicro.com/
Hastings, UK - Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 08:09:44 (GMT)
What a wonderful discovery this site is! So much truly useful information. Thank you so much.
NZ - Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 22:55:04 (GMT)
Nice too see the site back Chris. I thought it was well and truly gone.
Wolverhampton, UK - Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 11:10:12 (BST)
Thanks so much - just found the Beebug Mandelbrot programme I remember typing into my BBC Model B so many years ago! Just running it now on an emulator.
Cardigan, UK - Thursday, October 07, 2010 at 16:15:53 (BST)
I did have an Apple II, the BBC Micro seems better (lowercase)
But I am still getting to know the BBC Micro.
So this site is very useful
Adelaide, South Australia - Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 03:29:56 (BST)
Repaired my old BBC B with Integra beta expansion and Opus 3 in 1 512K ram disc. Downloaded Elite from your site works great, who said nostalga's not what it used to be :-) Cheers.
Manchester, UK - Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 18:22:47 (BST)
Welcome back, just when i need sources for my Bbc nostalgia trip ;-)
Kyra Vrisi, Greece - Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 02:18:23 (BST)
Wow, Chris, welcome back! Words cannot express how happy I am to see a fully functional 8BS site back - to kick ass! And you're getting contributions again already, just goes to show what a following you'd built up over the years. Don't get sidetracked by recoding it all in PHP - it's great as it is!
Redcar, UK - Friday, July 09, 2010 at 09:47:11 (BST)
Awesome, I learned about the BBC Micro yesterday while I looked for Atari 800 XL stuff, I never heard about such system before. Pretty cool!
Seattle, USA - Friday, June 04, 2010 at 08:11:28 (BST)
Now living and working in the USA.... good to see some of the old inspirational stuff is still out there. Im showing my age I guess.
Newcastle, UK - Friday, May 28, 2010 at 22:05:15 (BST)
WOW!! Great to see 8BS is back again. Quite a while since I was a member. It will take me some time to look through it. A Big THANK YOU for getting back into the groove. You're a star!!
Dingwall, UK - Monday, May 03, 2010 at 22:17:08 (BST)
Jeeeeeeeeeezoos!!.......beyond drugs man!, how did i end up here?....far out!.......LOVED those sounds.....brought back so many memories............ROCKET RAID!...FRAK!...ELITE!....LOADING FROM TAPE!...Ive still got mine in a cupboard somewhere, busted some how..CHUCKIE EGG!!,...christ!...copying games tape to tape....then I turned 13....started smoking, getting drunk, and trying to get off with girls...and now here I am, 33 years old , on drugs looking for chuckie egg.....or any old games,....are they out there man??.........cold tea....capn pugwash. Seriously though,...any old games out there playable on my PC? (hohohohoho) please let me know, email : email@example.com .
have i wasted my life?
answers on a postcard., now .........more drugs I think, quick!.......EDDIE KID STUNT CHALLENGE???
Wellington, Somerset, UK - Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 07:19:38 (GMT)
Does *opt 3,0 followed by *run work on emulators like it did on electron so you could load damaged files ignoring errors.
I once got a copy of jet set willy to load after it had litraly been moth eaten.
winchester, UK - Wednesday, December 07, 2005 at 10:18:02 (GMT)
Nice to see so many people still suporting and so enthusiastic about the beeb. I still have a working Master, Think I'll go and dig it out!
Keep it up
Pontypool, UK - Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 17:46:50 (GMT)
Excellent to have 8BS up and running again. I have re-assembled my BBC Master with 80186 internal tube rom(512kb) and external tube(second processor). I missed it!
Petersfield, UK - Monday, October 10, 2005 at 22:34:10 (BST)
Good to see 8BS back on line again, I was worried it was gone for good which would have been a tragedy.
Andover, UK - Sunday, October 09, 2005 at 21:57:23 (BST)
It is so good to have 8BS back, Chris; still the best web site for the BBC and Master in my book. Keep up the good work.
ELIZABETH SA, AUSTRALIA - Saturday, October 08, 2005 at 16:43:25 (BST)
Great site, thanks for inspiration and ideas.
London, United Kingdom - Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 07:34:04 (BST)
Grand to see you back, I missed not having the site about
Burnley , UK - Friday, July 22, 2005 at 11:59:30 (BST)
Great site, full of tonnes of great stuff!
Preston, UK - Sunday, June 26, 2005 at 22:26:01 (BST)
Dear friend, very nice site, usefull utils everywhere and pics. I have a BBC B and Watford 128k Rom/Ram board at home with 200+ discs! Also have 2 electrons! Look forward to trying to get all my discs on the PC, for the emulators. Cheers Again CM.
Borders, UK - Wednesday, June 01, 2005 at 15:00:54 (BST)
Great site I collect all retro computers to my wife's discust and it's great to see a big revival found some replacement batteries for master cmos at WCN SUPPLIES.Good luck keep up the good work.
John Earnshaw (M0JFE)
Fleetwood, UK - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 16:10:51 (BST)
Nice to see you back, and am most relieved you are OK. I like to look in now and again to wallow in a bit of nostalgia for a time when I understood computers a little - but not a lot!!
York, UK - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 16:00:36 (BST)
Hi Chris - what a great site full of gold nuggets. Could/should become a national institution. Best of luck to you.
Ilford, UK - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 13:14:12 (BST)
Great site, nice to see it's back, been checking every day. My main source of beeb info, me probably being the only teenager in a 10 mile radius that is actually interested. My friends think I'm nuts, but stuff them anyway. Thanks!
Salford, UK - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 20:11:13 (BST)
Go, cyclist, GO !!!
Netherlands - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 23:34:06 (BST)
Just reserected my bbc b after 10 years or more still works on Disc Drive still have heaps of software games,educational and utilities
IAN T DUCKHAM
leeds, UK - Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 20:55:11 (GMT)
Incredible site - thanks for bringing back so many memories - those were the good 'ol days for sure - heck we had a fun time didn't we? cheers Ed
UK - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 09:50:40 (GMT)
I have retained files created in the word processing package that came with the BBC Computer (Model B). I would now like to know if there is a programme which can be run in MS Windows (XP) such that I can again access these files. Can anyone help?
London, UK - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 10:49:52 (GMT)
Having accumulated various BBC articles via eBay in the last 8 months, I have once again set up my pride and joy - a BBC Master that I converted to a Master 512, which I have connected to a 6502 second processor. This is now assembled in an area that does not conflict with other activities, e.g. piano playing and normal PC operation.
Tube Elite is fantastic and I am now Elite standard and waiting for the additional hidden secret missions.
I really believe the BBC system with disk operation is fast and was only really for the Schools and the rich in the early 1980's.
I very much like this website. Unbelievably, I have still not used the 512 functions yet, but I will over time!
I now am able to write ssd disks on my pc(laptop running WinXP) and create images from files created on the BBC to the PC(laptop running Win98SE)!
Petersfield, UK - Friday, November 26, 2004 at 22:56:07 (GMT)
Nice, excellent website!
I'm still in possession of the BBC micro model B.
Will not let it go... never!
I still like shoot-them-up games (when I have the time) as these are usually quick and short to play.
Miss my BBC so much though it makes me remember of good days gone by.
'Snooker' was one of my favorites.
Anyway, nice site again!
Birkirkara, Malta - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 22:47:16 (GMT)
WOW! As an Acorn user for many years i simply couldn't be happier to find sucha wealth of information in one place - please note! You have been moved to the top of my bookmarks!
It's people like you, and sites like yours, that enrich all fans such as myself.
Keep up the good work!
Birmingham, UK - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 20:44:42 (GMT)
Fantastic! I do miss the Acorn BBC I learnt how to program on when I was at prep school... Many thanks for the site.
Edinburgh, UK - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 05:52:31 (GMT)
Still alive, just inundated at work just now. Did you get my mail a couple of weeks ago? Still v. keen to crack on with Expo 2005 if you are...
Brum, UK - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 12:22:47 (GMT)
Dad, update the picture on your webcam....and you have a go at me for not doing my site...:o)
Lancaster, UK - Monday, November 01, 2004 at 20:42:17 (GMT)
Thank You So Much For All Your 8bs Software
Haywards Heath, UK - Saturday, October 30, 2004 at 13:00:58 (BST)
Thank you for providing me with so many good memories and long forgotten pictures. I really loved the Joe Lavery Amx Art Stuff and all the Acorn User Graphics. I find time and time again the PC's are able to do so much but they don't have that magic quality that the old 8 bits had....there is something timeless about 80's computing.
Thank you ! xxxx
London, UK - Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 10:55:29 (BST)
D'Oh, the URL is http://1phenomenon.topcities.com
London, England - Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 13:09:16 (BST)
I'm putting together a 8-bit site called AcornSource. The site is still under development (and will continue to be for some time to come due to time sharing problems), but it's already up and running. Among the things which it includes is a history of Acorn Computers Limited - which I also notice has (independantly) been reproduced here at 8-Bit Software! Wow, like yours better though.
London, England - Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 13:08:15 (BST)
Many thanks for promply sending the monitor lead. I've recently bought a B and a Master from EBay and am now reliving my boyhood. Many thanks again. David
Cheltenham, UK - Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 11:33:05 (BST)
Thanks for your help and guidance on transferring files at the CGE show. I will send the photos of the BBC's Beebs soon.
London, UK - Monday, July 26, 2004 at 09:52:19 (BST)
Well done on a good site and hope it went well at the CGE at the weekend.
Keep up the good work!!
Chelmsford, UK - Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 16:45:21 (BST)
Great site - I found the Imogen remake as a result which I believe is one of the best games ever.
There's a full free download of the entire game at
It is a crime not to get it after the work that has gone into it
Leeds, UK - Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 07:46:46 (BST)
Your 8Bits is great place find old Bbc B
Software when one is using an Archimedes (A3010/A7000)
Haywards Heath, UK - Thursday, July 08, 2004 at 17:40:01 (BST)
Received disc version of XOR on Saturday just for sending a SAE. Been having fun with it since. Cheers! Excellent site, keep up the good work.
UK - Monday, June 21, 2004 at 20:39:45 (BST)
Thanks for a great site. I cut my teeth on an Acorn Electron which my parents bought for Christmas in 1982! Browsing your site brought back loads of good memories. I've even been inspired to dig out the old Electron (sadly no longer functional - keyboard connector missing and dodgy power connection) and a BBC Master that I had sitting in my loft.
Keep up the good work :o)
Inverness, UK - Sunday, June 20, 2004 at 14:35:29 (BST)
I received TWO WORDWISE PLUS chips today, from you, Chris; for free and with postage PAID to AUSTRALIA.
Thanks Chris. Simply more marvellous, ongoing service from you.
Wishing you all the best.
ELIZABETH, AUSTRALIA - Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 11:37:14 (BST)
Nice to have a look at the BBC PD discs again, thanks. Impressive and important site.
Staffs, UK - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 13:13:07 (BST)
Wonderfully rich site - together with stairwaytohell you've got the whole thing sewn up!
UK - Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 12:08:38 (BST)
Great Site I have to continue looking to find what I'm after I'll be telling my mates about this site.
Newcastle, Australia - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 06:41:57 (BST)
Brilliant site! There were so many really good programs in the magazines back then. I cannot understand why I haven't seen this site before. (Perhaps the reason is that '8bs' isn't quite as catchy a name as "Stairway to hell" and "The BBC lives!") I don't wish to sound as a commercial but the way I found this site was through it being mentioned in Retrogamer magazine in their recent Acorn feature. (And I think the BBC Micro is also in the Retro section of GamesTM this month - about time too!)
Sweden - Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 12:59:41 (BST)
I didn't have to advertise the "free" Beeb. Andy Birkett spotted it in the Guestbook and now has it. It is working perfectly! Can you "blow" a 32k EPROM for PASCAL? I have two 16k EPROMS with PASCAL but only 1*ZIF Sideways ROM socket(the "ashtray")
Portstewart, UK - Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 20:07:16 (BST)
Thanks for the 3 TV to BBC cables, Chris. Best wishes
ELIZABETH, AUSTRALIA - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 at 01:52:28 (BST)
I have recently decided to take the plunge and buy a BBC Master. I used to use our family BBC B many years back in the 1980's running games such as Elite. Up until recently, I have been running the emulator Beebem and using a special solidisk rom that I downloaded somewhere to play the enhanced version of BBC disk Elite, namely Elite A. This is an amazing game and last week I finally reached Elite standard.
I have only just received the Master(actually have 2!) and am awaiting a data transfer cable by RS423 to write games and applications onto 5.25 inch diskettes using the software XFer. I hope this is a relatively straightforward procress. All I can stress to anyone who wants to buy a BBC kit is to buy some disk software initially. This wait for this lead is unbearable! One can not easily locate such a lead. 5-10 years ago, finding such an item was that much easier. Anyway, I am waiting to play Master Elite and continue with Elite A on the real article.
About this website, I think it is superb. There is a real growing retro climate out there. Let's face it, the BBC system with disk drive is comparitively fast compared to the booting up reqired by the 32 bit and 64 bit machines of today.
Petersfield, UK - Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 13:21:57 (GMT)
I'm currently creating a new site called AcornSource dedicated towards the now-defunct Acorn / BBC machines series and the software which could be run on them. If anyone is interested in taking a look at the site as it stands at the moment, please give it a shot. We already have in place rather extensive graphic representations of the Acorn series and a nice illustration of the Model 'B' in our history section.
It's going to take a while to finish the site, but when its complete, I hope to have it accepted as part of the Acorn Webring.
Best Wishes - Orlok.
Dallas, TX, United States - Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 18:43:13 (GMT)
For heavens sake remove that picture of me - I don't have hair now and not so slim either - that was taken over 4 years ago! Hee Hee! Send me an email....Leigh....
Leigh Preece (again)
Stoke on Trent, UK - Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 23:44:18 (GMT)
Hi Chris - wow - how things have come on since you stored your entire software library on my Keele server! Hope you and everyone are well at 8bs HQ. No longer at Keele University - we parted June 2003. Best regards. Leigh....
Stoke on Trent., UK - Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 23:41:46 (GMT)
A very valuable resource has been diminished now Chris has stopped trading.
It was a pleasure being able to source spares for the Beeb and recently for
free. Chris you perfomed a great service to all Beeb users and good luck for
any future venture.
Sunbury, UK - Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 09:30:22 (GMT)
It's quite a while since I contacted you, Chris. Happy New Year! Your Website has changed considerably.
I have a complete BBC B system, which was given to me, by a neighbour, who has now left the Province. I would like it to go to a good home and it's free to anyone who is prepared to pay the postage. I will never part with my original Beeb issue 3. I hope to hear from you.
Portstewart BT55 7PE, UK - Saturday, February 07, 2004 at 22:34:23 (GMT)
Love the Repton section, just been on it looking about, some really good
scarborough, UK - Friday, February 06, 2004 at 10:35:18 (GMT)
Fantastic to see all this stuff from my youth alive and well. Great job!
Melbourne, Australia - Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 14:28:11 (GMT)
Would you like some BBCB chemistry software that I originally wrote for AcornSoft in 1981? If so, how and where shall I send it?
Bedford, UK - Friday, January 16, 2004 at 16:05:56 (GMT)
I am amazed at the generosity of Chris in giving away such precious BBC equipment in such good condition.
Some items were brand new in their original wrappings. The goods I asked for arrived extremely well packaged and showed that a lot of time and thought had been given to the packing. Chris's knowledge is to be marvelled at and is in my opinion the number one Internet site for anything to do with the BBC computer range. The Web site is well organised and the photographic images and descriptions are a world source for research. The whole site is easy to use and well constructed. I can not think of anything good enough to describe my joy at finding this site. Well done and keep it up and running.
southend on sea, UK - Friday, January 09, 2004 at 15:57:09 (GMT)
Great to see a repository of software like this still around. I actually came here because someone mentioned my name was on here (in my mis-spent youth I re-typed some old Disk Users and compiled music lists. Nowadays you'd call ChildLine or something). Anyway, long may your website continue :)
Harrogate, UK - Friday, December 19, 2003 at 16:13:56 (GMT)
Thank you, Chris. Best wishes Raf Giaccio South Australia
ELIZABETH NORTH, AUSTRALIA - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 02:49:05 (GMT)
Wow, looks like you guys are still going! I remember becoming a member
of 8BS and getting a regular subscription of neat new software on disk. Pictures
pages are just amazing, didn't know there were so many different devices available
back then! The MDFS fileserver is very impressive with scsi hard drives! Website
is totally great! Dan L 8bs member K4X
Eastham, Cheshire, UK - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 22:56:04 (GMT)
Hi Dad, Thought it was about time your own daughter signed you guest book for computer nutters. Lovely looking tree this year, canīt wait to get home from the land of Kraut to view it in person!!! Carol
Besigheim, Germany - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 09:42:40 (GMT)
I just saw a picture of your camper you used to have. I think I owed her last year. do you know if yours ever had Northern Irland plates put on? I have never seen another camper in that shade of green!!!
uk, - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 16:30:28 (GMT)
Chris, Thanks to you and your excellent site my Beeb is being kept busy
again after spending a decade in the loft. I would recommend to anyone the
serial link cable available on this site. It's a real joy to download some
of the old software, transfer it from the PC and see it brought back to life
on the original hardware. Keep up the good work!
Stoke on Trent, UK - Thursday, November 27, 2003 at 21:20:47 (GMT)
This seems like a great site for people like us running alternative education for learning starved children. Keep it up, please!
Near Mandalay, Myanmar - Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 14:10:46 (GMT)
Great site! Found you via the Imogen page. We're remaking Imogen for winodws, 99.9% complete http://ovine.net/
There is an old one level demo there, although it is a bit out of date. The full version will be out soon, with Michaels blessing (the original author) :)
Oh, we've also got a screen saver of Imogen there too.
UK - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 23:07:23 (GMT)
Hello all...Public Domain is a wonderful thing.
UK - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 05:13:12 (GMT)
Awesome website, a fine tribute to the best computers ever.
Now that I'm resurrecting my Beeb this is an invaluable resource for 'total immersion' :)
Luton, UK - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 04:14:14 (GMT)
Hi Chris. After suffering a blown power supply, I thought my BBC would
never boot up again. You were able to help me amazingly quickly. Your advice
about cleaning disk heads was invaluable too! I wouldn't have been able to
recover all my old programs (now safely archived on my PC) without all your
London, UK - Sunday, November 02, 2003 at 11:16:10 (GMT)
The Master 128 is a gem. Raf
ELIZABETH, AUSTRALIA - Friday, October 10, 2003 at 06:32:47 (BST)
This site is Amazing!
What more can I say?
I used to repair Beebs in the days of old and even owned a repair shop in the town centre.
I miss the old days ... 'sob' !!
If anyone needs any repair tips feel free to check out my web site and go to the home computer section
If you can't find what you're loking for then send me an email.
UK - Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 15:17:11 (BST)
It's been over 2 years since I last viewed this site - moved house, Beebs up in loft etc etc. Now dug out again. Formely member number E3P - if this still means anything. Still have a few Masters and Beebs working. Nice to see the site is prospering. Andy Young
Oswaldtwistle, UK - Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 22:39:59 (BST)
I couldn't believe that my old Olivetti PC128S (bought 1987) would live
again! I didn't know that it was an Italian clone of the Acorn BBC Master.
Very good work!!
Franco Torino, ITALIA - Saturday, August 09, 2003 at 11:06:05 (BST)
Hi! I would like to introduce myself. My friends call me Raf. I own 2
master 128 micros with ageing 5.25 inch double sided disc drives (1x twin,
and now 1x single only on my other machine). Both machines have MOS+ and
I have one set of ADT and WORWISE+ ROMS. One of my micros is setup with
a hard drive and it has connected an external 6502 co-processor and an internal
DOS+ 512K board as well. The other has a 65C102 internal co-processor. It
is well nigh impossible to get hardware in Australia. I would like to buy
two sets of twin 5.25 inch double sided disc drive units , ready to connect
to the master 128 micros plus some blank diskettes; would also consider
setting up twin 3.5 inch drives. Hope to hear from someone. Regards Raf
Raffaele Giaccio ELIZABETH Sth. Aust., AUSTRALIA - Tuesday, July 15, 2003
at 00:45:24 (BST)
Proud Owner of a Master 128 Tis nice to experience the wonderful features
it offers. I wonder if my Dragon 64 still works... :) (Mad beta Collector)
Paul Shuttleworth Manchester, UK - Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 01:30:45 (BST)
Still a great site Chris. - I've put the instructions up for the Lottery,
Yes/No, Dice and talking switch EPROM BBC Micro you helped me create for people
with disabilities - in the Library of www.oneswitch.org.uk - Many thanks for
Barrie Ellis, http://www.oneswitch.org.uk, Essex, UK - Friday, July 04, 2003
at 18:48:14 (BST)
Nice to see someone still appreciates DOS for it's use - hope these and more
'software' will still be around for some time to come.
R.Nolan Manchester, UK - Monday, June 16, 2003 at 09:09:43 (BST)
I can't believe how many goodies are on this web site, its a pleasure to read.
Thanks for a great site.
Andy Taberner UK - Sunday, June 08, 2003 at 22:52:53 (BST)
Hi Chris Have finally come back to check your site, and download an emulator
and some mags to read through. The site gets better! Have some BBC Mags you
might be interested in, Micro User all issues (I think), A & B Computing a
lot of early issues, Acorn User etc. just rotting in my shed, will try to
make a list and let you have it, or just come and help yourself!
Mick (6EE) Mick Needham Sheffield, UK - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 22:28:11
Good site! I love all the different games you've got!
Nicole Bath, UK - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 08:23:18 (BST)
Thanks for the Microvitec Cub service info Chris - I fixed my monitor!
Nick B. Nottingham, UK - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 22:05:28 (BST)
Ace Site, very useful... Keep up the good work!
Alex Alex Carmell UK - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 11:14:10 (BST)
nice site well set out with lot's of information a great
Tony NEWPORT, UK - Monday, April 14, 2003 at 11:16:43 (BST)
Thanks for maintaining such a great site for fans of the Beeb.
An amazing trip down 'Memory Lane' for me - I was a great fan of the BBC B
when I was growing up in the UK (Until I moved to AUS in 1986). I still have
two of them and drag them out for a play every now and then!
John Young Sydney, Australia - Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 10:54:32 (GMT)
thank you for the opertunity to visit your web page. i are just
a high funtioning down syndrom person. i am also secerely phisicaly handicapped
and this seems to be a very plesent diversion from my humbel existance.
ralph levey oak ridge, u.s.a. - Friday, March 21, 2003 at 02:32:17 (GMT)
Well done on the new menus, Chris, it looks a lot better. Somehow
red on yellow didn't look right down the left hand side of the screen.
Christopher <-> UK - Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at 15:17:35 (GMT)
Me again after a year or so, just found my old entry to the guestbook lol
so I thought I would sign it again!! I'm gettin my Master up and running and
hopefully going to be demonstrating pen computing, I will have a light pen
set up to show folks an early form of computing using a pen!!! this will be
to the people of Trowbridge down in the Shires shopping center in June sometime
with Trowbrige colleges annual display, so come down and have a go!!!
James James Chapman Somerset, UK - Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 01:08:43 (GMT)
It's good to see that I'm not the only BBC Micro nut! Brilliant site -
Hunter Adair UK - Saturday, March 01, 2003 at 20:42:12 (GMT)