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Entry 340
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)
Entry 339
Nice site very helpful
Eric Stubbs
Stoke on trent, UK - Monday, March 06, 2017 at 19:26:17 (GMT)
Entry 338
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?.
Kyle Oleynik
South Gate, California, USA - Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at 03:58:47 (GMT)
Entry 337
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!!!).
Phillip Layton
Leicester, UK - Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 09:21:17 (GMT)
Entry 336
Trip down memory lane when I stumbled over this. Remembering all the trouble I caused with my buggy repton 3 screens and that competition...
Andrew Black
London, UK - Monday, July 27, 2015 at 18:13:58 (BST)
Entry 335
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
Tom van der Vlugt
Velsen, Netherlands - Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 14:25:49 (GMT)
Entry 334
Thanks for this fantastic archive of BBC computer info. It has ben a great help in getting my machine running.
Blake
Minneapolis, USA - Monday, October 27, 2014 at 00:48:45 (GMT)
Entry 333
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.
Pete
Peterborough, UK - Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 17:55:43 (BST)
Entry 332
Wonderful website. Lots of great memories with the BBC Micro. Keep up the good work. Best regards Tony
Tony O'Gorman
Auckland, New Zealand formerly UK - Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 04:16:34 (GMT)
Entry 331
Wonderful Source of Retro computing AND software! Thank you (many times)
John Evans
Banbury, UK - Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 02:29:10 (GMT)
Entry 330
Garcinia Cambogia Truth Exposed Here, Visit http://droz-garciniacambogia.com to read complete review
Kristel Heyer
Los Angeles, United States - Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 14:43:21 (GMT)
Entry 329
Hi! I am from Kiev, Ukraine. I have still working BBC model B, B+64, B+128, Master-128
Kostya Bezgin
Kiev, Ukraine - Wednesday, February 05, 2014 at 22:01:26 (GMT)
Entry 328
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.
Ed Dorosh
Squamish, Canada - Tuesday, September 03, 2013 at 00:10:17 (BST)
Entry 327
Great site,finally found some music I wrote for Hybrid Music 5000 nearly 30 years ago.Never thought I'd hear it again.
Colin Butterfield
Castleford, UK - Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 15:25:05 (BST)
Entry 326
Brilliant site sorted out my BBC problems
Colin Parish
London, UK - Monday, August 05, 2013 at 07:19:26 (BST)
Entry 325
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)
Entry 324
im yet to find the bbc games i want to download. but thanks if i can...
steve chester
lichfield, UK - Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 22:32:15 (GMT)
Entry 323
Many thanks for the resources here.
Shaun Buckley
Cardiff, UK - Wednesday, January 02, 2013 at 13:24:42 (GMT)
Entry 322
Yesss BBC B/Master POWER! A cheeky plug for the ACTUAL return of "Elite" to our computers: http://elite.frontier.co.uk http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous I don't work for Frontier Developments, by the way...simply a huge fan of BBC B Master Elite! Twitter.com/JontyCampbell
Jonty Campbell
Manchester, UK - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 16:23:37 (GMT)
Entry 321
Thank you for this excellent site!!!
Christos Kotampitsis
Piraeus, GR - Friday, October 26, 2012 at 22:11:31 (BST)
Entry 320
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. Thanks! :-)
Trevor Johnson
Bristol, UK - Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 16:10:29 (BST)
Entry 319
I love these site..well if u use elec you sink...
brianvi
FM, USA - Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 21:43:03 (BST)
Entry 318
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.
Dave
Bradford, UK - Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 18:10:26 (BST)
Entry 317
Thanks for keeping this site going!
Marc Thomas
Kent, UK - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 21:48:02 (BST)
Entry 316
Fantastic website. Brings back lots of happy memories. The content held here is too precious to lose, well done.
Tony
Auckland, New Zealand - Friday, April 06, 2012 at 04:55:17 (BST)
Entry 315
People should not ruin and steal bycicles and things
Zocher
Wien, Austria - Monday, February 27, 2012 at 21:49:13 (GMT)
Entry 314
Hi! I am from Kiev, Ukraine. I have still working BBC B, B+, Master-128
Kostya Bezgin
Kiev, UA - Monday, January 23, 2012 at 08:24:38 (GMT)
Entry 313
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
ASAD
UK - Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 14:02:51 (GMT)
Entry 312
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/
Gordon Sweet
Hastings, UK - Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 08:09:44 (GMT)
Entry 311
What a wonderful discovery this site is! So much truly useful information. Thank you so much.
Rikki
NZ - Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 22:55:04 (GMT)
Entry 310
Nice too see the site back Chris. I thought it was well and truly gone.
Sam Jackson
Wolverhampton, UK - Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 11:10:12 (BST)
Entry 309
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
Cardigan, UK - Thursday, October 07, 2010 at 16:15:53 (BST)
Entry 308
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
Chris Silkstone
Adelaide, South Australia - Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 03:29:56 (BST)
Entry 307
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.
Colin McDonagh
Manchester, UK - Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 18:22:47 (BST)
Entry 306
Welcome back, just when i need sources for my Bbc nostalgia trip ;-)
Nige
Kyra Vrisi, Greece - Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 02:18:23 (BST)
Entry 305
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!
Dave E
Redcar, UK - Friday, July 09, 2010 at 09:47:11 (BST)
Entry 304
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!
Leo
Seattle, USA - Friday, June 04, 2010 at 08:11:28 (BST)
Entry 303
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.
Dave Lovekin
Newcastle, UK - Friday, May 28, 2010 at 22:05:15 (BST)
Entry 302
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!!
Dick Goodall
Dingwall, UK - Monday, May 03, 2010 at 22:17:08 (BST)
Entry 301
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 : nik871@yahoo.com . have i wasted my life? answers on a postcard., now .........more drugs I think, quick!.......EDDIE KID STUNT CHALLENGE???
Nick 'Smith'
Wellington, Somerset, UK - Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 07:19:38 (GMT)
Entry 300
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.
jonathon P
winchester, UK - Wednesday, December 07, 2005 at 10:18:02 (GMT)
Entry 299
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 Ian Gardiner
Ian Gardiner
Pontypool, UK - Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 17:46:50 (GMT)
Entry 298
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!
Hereward Hall
Petersfield, UK - Monday, October 10, 2005 at 22:34:10 (BST)
Entry 297
Good to see 8BS back on line again, I was worried it was gone for good which would have been a tragedy.
charltjr
Andover, UK - Sunday, October 09, 2005 at 21:57:23 (BST)
Entry 296
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. Raf
Raf Giaccio
ELIZABETH SA, AUSTRALIA - Saturday, October 08, 2005 at 16:43:25 (BST)
Entry 295
Great site, thanks for inspiration and ideas.
Evan Jones
London, United Kingdom - Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 07:34:04 (BST)
Entry 294
Grand to see you back, I missed not having the site about
Neil Clayton
Burnley , UK - Friday, July 22, 2005 at 11:59:30 (BST)
Entry 293
Great site, full of tonnes of great stuff!
Phil
Preston, UK - Sunday, June 26, 2005 at 22:26:01 (BST)
Entry 292
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.
CMcDougall
Borders, UK - Wednesday, June 01, 2005 at 15:00:54 (BST)
Entry 291
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)
Entry 290
Chris, 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!! Peter
Peter
York, UK - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 16:00:36 (BST)
Entry 289
Hi Chris - what a great site full of gold nuggets. Could/should become a national institution. Best of luck to you.
Kevin Fogarty
Ilford, UK - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 13:14:12 (BST)
Entry 288
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!
Matty
Salford, UK - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 20:11:13 (BST)
Entry 287
Go, cyclist, GO !!!
John Kortink
Netherlands - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 23:34:06 (BST)
Entry 286
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)
Entry 285
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
Ed Austin
UK - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 09:50:40 (GMT)
Entry 284
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?
Michael Powers
London, UK - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 10:49:52 (GMT)
Entry 283
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)!
Hereward Hall
Petersfield, UK - Friday, November 26, 2004 at 22:56:07 (GMT)
Entry 282
Hello there! 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! Regards, Noel Malta.
Noel Buhagiar
Birkirkara, Malta - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 22:47:16 (GMT)
Entry 281
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! Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Birmingham, UK - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 20:44:42 (GMT)
Entry 280
Fantastic! I do miss the Acorn BBC I learnt how to program on when I was at prep school... Many thanks for the site.
Chris Wallace
Edinburgh, UK - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 05:52:31 (GMT)
Entry 279
Hi Chris, 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... Cheers, Jeremy
Jeremy Grayson
Brum, UK - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 12:22:47 (GMT)
Entry 278
Dad, update the picture on your webcam....and you have a go at me for not doing my site...:o)
Caggle
Lancaster, UK - Monday, November 01, 2004 at 20:42:17 (GMT)
Entry 277
Thank You So Much For All Your 8bs Software
MR R.H.K.Grayson
Haywards Heath, UK - Saturday, October 30, 2004 at 13:00:58 (BST)
Entry 276
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
Mike Rose
London, UK - Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 10:55:29 (BST)
Entry 275
D'Oh, the URL is http://1phenomenon.topcities.com
Orlok
London, England - Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 13:09:16 (BST)
Entry 274
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.
Orlok
London, England - Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 13:08:15 (BST)
Entry 273
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
David
Cheltenham, UK - Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 11:33:05 (BST)
Entry 272
Thanks for your help and guidance on transferring files at the CGE show. I will send the photos of the BBC's Beebs soon.
Grant
London, UK - Monday, July 26, 2004 at 09:52:19 (BST)
Entry 271
Well done on a good site and hope it went well at the CGE at the weekend. Keep up the good work!!
Russ Smith
Chelmsford, UK - Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 16:45:21 (BST)
Entry 270
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 www.ovine.net It is a crime not to get it after the work that has gone into it Steve
steve botterill
Leeds, UK - Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 07:46:46 (BST)
Entry 269
Your 8Bits is great place find old Bbc B Software when one is using an Archimedes (A3010/A7000) Computer
Mr R.H.K.Grayson
Haywards Heath, UK - Thursday, July 08, 2004 at 17:40:01 (BST)
Entry 268
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.
Bill Carr
UK - Monday, June 21, 2004 at 20:39:45 (BST)
Entry 267
Hi 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)
Tony
Inverness, UK - Sunday, June 20, 2004 at 14:35:29 (BST)
Entry 266
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. Raf
Raf Giaccio
ELIZABETH, AUSTRALIA - Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 11:37:14 (BST)
Entry 265
Nice to have a look at the BBC PD discs again, thanks. Impressive and important site.
AJW
Staffs, UK - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 13:13:07 (BST)
Entry 264
Wonderfully rich site - together with stairwaytohell you've got the whole thing sewn up! Thank you.
James
UK - Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 12:08:38 (BST)
Entry 263
Great Site I have to continue looking to find what I'm after I'll be telling my mates about this site. Regards Mark.
Mark Supple
Newcastle, Australia - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 06:41:57 (BST)
Entry 262
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!) /Daniel
Daniel Pihl
Sweden - Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 12:59:41 (BST)
Entry 261
Hi! Chris, 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") Gordon(D6A)
Gordon Wileman(D6A)
Portstewart, UK - Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 20:07:16 (BST)
Entry 260
Thanks for the 3 TV to BBC cables, Chris. Best wishes Raf
Raf Giaccio
ELIZABETH, AUSTRALIA - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 at 01:52:28 (BST)
Entry 259
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.
Hereward Hall
Petersfield, UK - Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 13:21:57 (GMT)
Entry 258
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.
Orlok
Dallas, TX, United States - Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 18:43:13 (GMT)
Entry 257
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)
Entry 256
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....
Leigh Preece
Stoke on Trent., UK - Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 23:41:46 (GMT)
Entry 255
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.
Peter Norgate
Sunbury, UK - Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 09:30:22 (GMT)
Entry 254
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. Best wishes, Gordon(D6A)
Gordon Wileman
Portstewart BT55 7PE, UK - Saturday, February 07, 2004 at 22:34:23 (GMT)
Entry 253
Love the Repton section, just been on it looking about, some really good stuff
John Richardson
scarborough, UK - Friday, February 06, 2004 at 10:35:18 (GMT)
Entry 252
Fantastic to see all this stuff from my youth alive and well. Great job!
Jon Brown
Melbourne, Australia - Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 14:28:11 (GMT)
Entry 251
Would you like some BBCB chemistry software that I originally wrote for AcornSoft in 1981? If so, how and where shall I send it?
Charles Duckworth
Bedford, UK - Friday, January 16, 2004 at 16:05:56 (GMT)
Entry 250
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.
Les Parren
southend on sea, UK - Friday, January 09, 2004 at 15:57:09 (GMT)
Entry 249
Hi, 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 :) Alister (http://www.criticalhippo.co.uk/)
Alister Roberts
Harrogate, UK - Friday, December 19, 2003 at 16:13:56 (GMT)
Entry 248
Thank you, Chris. Best wishes Raf Giaccio South Australia
Raf Giaccio
ELIZABETH NORTH, AUSTRALIA - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 02:49:05 (GMT)
Entry 247
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
Dan L
Eastham, Cheshire, UK - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 22:56:04 (GMT)
Entry 246
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
Carol Richardson
Besigheim, Germany - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 09:42:40 (GMT)
Entry 245
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!!!
Phil
uk, - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 16:30:28 (GMT)
Entry 244
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!
Anthony Foulkes
Stoke on Trent, UK - Thursday, November 27, 2003 at 21:20:47 (GMT)
Entry 243
This seems like a great site for people like us running alternative education for learning starved children. Keep it up, please!
Chris
Near Mandalay, Myanmar - Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 14:10:46 (GMT)
Entry 242
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.
Ovine
UK - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 23:07:23 (GMT)
Entry 241
Hello all...Public Domain is a wonderful thing.
Chris
UK - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 05:13:12 (GMT)
Entry 240
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' :)
Malcolm Smith
Luton, UK - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 04:14:14 (GMT)
Entry 239
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 help. Thanks!
Paul Field
London, UK - Sunday, November 02, 2003 at 11:16:10 (GMT)
Entry 238
The Master 128 is a gem. Raf
Raf Giaccio
ELIZABETH, AUSTRALIA - Friday, October 10, 2003 at 06:32:47 (BST)
Entry 237
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 http://tekinfo.kajagoogoo.co.uk If you can't find what you're loking for then send me an email.
Phil B
UK - Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 15:17:11 (BST)
Entry 236
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
Andy Young
Oswaldtwistle, UK - Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 22:39:59 (BST)
Entry 235
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)

Entry 234
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)


Entry 233
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)

Entry 232
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 that!
Barrie Ellis, http://www.oneswitch.org.uk, Essex, UK - Friday, July 04, 2003 at 18:48:14 (BST)
Entry 231
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)

Entry 230
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)

Entry 229
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 (BST)

Entry 228
Good site! I love all the different games you've got!

Nicole Bath, UK - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 08:23:18 (BST)

Entry 227
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)

Entry 226
Ace Site, very useful... Keep up the good work!

Alex Alex Carmell UK - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 11:14:10 (BST)

Entry 225
nice site well set out with lot's of information a great help
Tony NEWPORT, UK - Monday, April 14, 2003 at 11:16:43 (BST)


Entry 224
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)
Entry 223
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)
Entry 222
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)
Entry 221
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)

Entry 220
It's good to see that I'm not the only BBC Micro nut! Brilliant site - very informative.
Hunter Adair UK - Saturday, March 01, 2003 at 20:42:12 (GMT)

Enrty 219
Well I can't claim to know much about computers, so most of this site went over my head, but looking at those photos of the BBC computers... it was like being back at school again... typing stories into 'folio' and playing on the educational BBC games... so thanks for a wee trip down memory lane. All i need now is a half-pint bottle of milk and some lumpy custard and I'll be back in the 80s. Hurrah.
John Nottingham, UK - Friday, January 03, 2003 at 00:16:31 (GMT)
Enrty 218
This is a brilliant site! Switched on my beeb the other day for the 1st time in many years, and it felt good :-)
Richard Green Bracknell, UK - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 12:05:04 (GMT)
Enrty 217
TANKS,I FOUND PROGRAM THAT I NEED IN YOUR ARCHIVE

shohreh MOIN MOIN_SH1@YAHOO.COM
TEHRAN, IRAN - Monday, December 02, 2002 at 06:16:07 (GMT)
Entry 216
This is the best web site for BBC Computers, any where in the world. Keep up the good work Chris, Regards From George
George Gunn Dunbeath, Scotland - Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 19:10:00 (GMT)
Entry 215
A great site and a lovely tribute, to a great computer!! Best wishes to all members and visitors.
Richard Tinkel (E2E) DERBY, UK - Friday, November 15, 2002 at 21:15:46 (GMT)
Entry 214
Groovy. Someone found a BBC at home and brought it into work. We fired it up and got all nostalgic. Then I just had to find an emu and have a play. Love the site. Lots & lots of cool disc-images to play with !!
Filo London, UK - Friday, November 08, 2002 at 17:14:02 (GMT)
Entry 213
Excellent site - glad to see that somebody else is still carrying the torch of enthusiasm for one of the landmark computers of the 80s. :)
Richard Lowe <http://www.webcogs.com>
Derby, UK - Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 20:25:03 (BST)
Entry 212
great archive, thanks.
Guy
Birmingham, UK - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 01:22:31 (BST)
Entry 211
Cool Site I love Old games
Jason>
Phoenix, US - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 04:46:14 (BST)
Entry 210
Lovely to see that 8BS has a legacy that will live on for many centuries to come.
Jon Ripley (D5B)
Sheffield, UK - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 19:24:10 (BST)
Entry 209
ONE OF THE BEST BBC SITES ON THE WEB - KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
ANDY
UK - Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 17:11:53 (BST)
Entry 208
Excellent, the BBC lives... Super...
Russell Davies
Cardiff, UK - Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 19:22:00 (BST)
Entry 207
Great site will visit often
Richard Barsby
Cheltenham, UK - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 13:33:05 (BST)
Entry 206
Great site. Reminded me how I used to count the days before the next issue of BEEBUG came out !
Tad
Preston, UK - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 23:56:45 (BST)
Entry 205
Can anyone change my games saved on BBC flooppies to PC discs? Or how can I do it? I have just started again on BBC and have all my Elite Captain files Plus some other games.
Graham Reynolds
Cambridge, UK - Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 11:12:05 (BST)
Entry 204
Hi Chris and Family plus 8bs people! Nice to see the website is thriving Chris and Jess is still being a star with the server. Owl - very good - Keep it up! (Greeting to Usher if he is reading this too). How are the spiders? Do you have any room in the house nowadays to live with all the BBC stuff and your sons collection? (What doesn't Carol get on her page?) We are a BBC free household now but I have the emulator at work which confuses people when they want to use my machine when I'm not there. (Dual boot - Windows 98 or Win98 with BBC Emulator!) Yes - I'm still crazy and at Keele. 8-) Take care. Leigh....
Leigh Preece
Stoke via Keele , UK - Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 01:38:25 (BST)
Entry 203
This site has brought life back to my little old beeb, and he now sits smiling at the side of my PC
Andy Taberner
UK - Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 23:02:13 (BST)
Entry 202
A superb site about superb computers.
Paul Ryan
Mansfield, Notts, UK - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 02:41:35 (BST)
Entry 201
You have a great site

Laurey
Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 00:02:02 (BST)
Entry 200
A fantastic site which has brought back all the memories of Electron computing, and made me dig out my damp spider covered Electron from the garage. Thanks for the help replacing the keyboard... I really want to get a Master 128 now, but I am not sure if I dare to clutter the house with more. ElectrEm and BeebEm are helping to satify the desire, but its just not the same as the real thing! Keep up the good work. Gordon.
Gordon Dyer
Liverpool, UK - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 00:21:13 (BST)
Entry 199
Thanks for bringing back the good memories. Thanks to this site, I've been playing around with beebem for a while - it's good - but my MS keyboard does not have the classic vintage feeling of my good ol' beeb... Guess I could change my window$ starting tune to the beeb startup beep :-)
Chris
Leiden, The Netherlands - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 23:18:29 (BST)
Entry 198
Must find more time for browsing. I still have an Electron so am looking mainly at Elk items items.
Alan Richardson
Auckland, New Zealand - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 12:02:53 (BST)
Entry 197
Thank you so much for bringing back all those old memories i had from my primary school
Jonathan Davis
Manchester, UK - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 15:14:45 (BST)
Entry 196
Great selection of S/W for Beeb and Arc, Thanks noah.
Adrian Dudley
Birmingham, UK - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 22:14:20 (BST)
Entry 195
I use a BBC Master Series Microcomputer, it is great! BBC Microcomputers are great! May they live long!!
Damien
Wakefield, UK - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 13:06:58 (BST)
Entry 194
I will soon be a BBC Microcomputer owner!
Damien
Wakefield, UK - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 13:39:48 (BST)
Entry 193
Excellent site, finally I can find answers to the questions that I have had for years now.
Stephen Halliday
Hinckley, LEICS, England - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 15:41:43 (BST)
Entry 192
Thanks, good to see the Beeb alive and well....had one when I lived in Iceland in 1980-1986...great machine...still think it's the best I ever owned....
Ed Dorosh
Squamish, Canada - Monday, April 01, 2002 at 21:37:27 (BST)
Entry 191
By the looks of things, all these beebs will outlive their users! Good stuff, good site, keep it up, JP.
John Pettitt
Basildon, UK - Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 22:03:19 (BST)
Entry 190
Wonderful, wonderful site, which I should have put in my Favo(u)rites a lot earlier. And, as a B+ owner myself, nice to see the machine properly acknowledged!
David Buttery
Worcs, UK - Monday, March 25, 2002 at 02:18:45 (GMT)
Entry 189
Excellent site. Very big! Should keep me coming back again and again
Harvey Jones
Cardiff, UK - Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 12:24:50 (GMT)
Entry 188
The day I knew computer was the day I saw BBC Micro in '84. It was really enjoying to learn it. I'm glad I found this page and I would strongly suggest you to Keep up a good work, thanks.
Omar Janudin
Selangor, Malaysia - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 16:21:10 (GMT)
Entry 187
I have enjoyed looking at these pages for the BBC micro and have downloaded a program file. I have been looking for a BBC emulator for some time now and have recently found one. I will return to these web pages frequently. Many Thanks from Ivan
Ivan Braithwaite
Sheffield, UK - Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 23:40:07 (GMT)
Entry 186
What I have seen looks excellent, you have done the good old BBC proud, thanks for all your trouble. MH.
Mike Holdaway
Essex, UK - Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 00:23:38 (GMT)
Entry 185
Excellent, all in one, site. Many thanks and I will be back
Don Simmonds
UK - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 08:39:08 (GMT)
Entry 184
Thankyou for being here! I found you while looking for some help with the back-up battery (or circuit) for my A5000.
Ant GW0AJA
UK - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 18:52:16 (GMT)
Entry 183
Am busy writing assembler for the master 128 I have no queries at the present time.
D Field
UK - Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 16:12:34 (GMT)
Entry 182
What a great site! Nice to see that the BBC Basic platform still obstinately fails to die!
Tom Cumming
Plymouth, UK - Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 14:08:55 (GMT)
Entry 181
I am planning to transfer my old Beeb text files to my PC, so that I can get rid of all the Beeb hardware and make space. Been hoping to do this for years.
Stephan Hind
Formby, UK - Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 11:40:22 (GMT)
Entry 180
GREAT MEMORIES WITH THESE GAMES
NIGEL BOLTON
WORCESTER, UK - Monday, November 12, 2001 at 16:21:19 (GMT)
Entry 179
I kinda like it. Thanks!
Meredith Janson
Bledsoe, PA USA - Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 06:09:51 (GMT)
Entry 178
This website is great!I especially like the cheats!
David Dodsworth
Grantham, UK - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 18:05:16 (GMT)
Entry 177
I have proudly owned an ATOM, it was the basis of all my computer hardware and software knowledge. Yesterday I was happy to find a Electron on an open market (my dream machine in the 80's, but I didn't have the money at that time). You can understand my surprise when I found the user manuals on the WEB on your site. I just finalized 1 hour of nostalgia browsing this site. All the knowledge you have here! Keep this site up and running.
Harm de Leeuw
Almelo, Netherlands - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 08:13:38 (GMT)
Entry 176
An excellent resource for the BBC Micro. Thanks a million!
Lee Davies
Barry (Nr Cardiff), UK - Thursday, November 01, 2001 at 20:45:23 (GMT)
Entry 175
I used to have a BBC B in the Eighties but totaly lost touch as I got older.I have now got another and am reliving all the old memories of a forgotten age.The web site is brilliant and very well laid out and informative.A must for any beeb owner.
Martin Mahoney
Lowestoft, UK - Sunday, October 21, 2001 at 11:38:20 (BST)
Entry 174
Come back to the beeb.
Glyn Fowler
Derby, UK - Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 21:50:18 (BST)
Entry 173
Cool Site. Wish there were more like this one on the Net.
Ron Reisebericht
- Sunday, October 07, 2001 at 09:32:48 (BST)
Entry 172
Just bought an Xploder GB. Thought since I'd invested in TWO Gameboy advance consoles and all the trimmings, I may as well explore the inner workings of how the games actually work. Problem is it will probably take me WEEKS to figure out whats going on inside the console, since "MEMORY MAPS" and "SPRITES" and so on are a foreign language to me (thought "SPRITE" was a fizzy drink, [DOH!!]). Any news of when Gameboy ADVANCE XPLODER IS RELEASED??. E-mail me if poss. Regards. MF. PS, Damn good show on the 8bs site side of things, E*X*C*E*L*L*E*N*T*!*!. Any other interesting Gameboy stuff/sites would be appreciated, esp. Techy stuff (electronic workings etc)
matthew foot
northants, UK - Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 16:56:08 (BST)
Entry 171
good site but get some dragon warrior 3 not game shark
mark
US - Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 18:44:34 (BST)
Entry 170
I have a Issue 3 Model B (Still working fine) It has an Computech Integra-B Sidways RAM board which also caters for ROMS can you send me your email so I can send some photos.
Peter Hardwick
Birmingham, UK - Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 20:57:31 (BST)
Entry 169
You built a very nice site. Since a long time I didnīt do anything with my beeb. But I never thought of doing it away -my first love!!! The reason to look on internet for BBC-things was that I longed to play the fabulous Hopper-game again (my tape-version is broken). So with Altavista I arrived at an enormous number of BBC-sites. This is one of the most elaborate I believe. It inspires methat so many people still spend time on their beloved, so: continue.
aat van selm
Almere, Netherlands - Monday, September 03, 2001 at 22:03:49 (BST)
Entry 168
The best place to get free BBCs seems to be primary schools. My old school has two B's and Master 128, which don't work. I'm still hagglimg the principal to let me have the kaput Master and the HUGE software collection, but she tends to ignore my pleas. What she doesn't know is that they all only need new battery packs...
Adam Maye
N. Ireland, UK - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 18:59:00 (BST)
Entry 167
This is a wonderful site! I made a conscious decision to bring in our Master 128 from the garage about a week ago, it was our only computer till five years ago and it was the first we ever had. I was 2 years old in 1986 and have loved these machines all my life. Good work Chris, and thanks for all your help with the battery and the disk drive, you'll be hearing from me again! By the way, do you think the average PC will last 15 years???
Marc Bramham
Plymouth, UK - Friday, August 10, 2001 at 23:38:20 (BST)
Entry 166
Just quite simply a PHENOMINAL site. So many memories....... BTW, Here's a scary thing, I was BORN on the SAME DAY as the Archie was announced!!!!! Scary, no?
Nicholas Derczynski
Exeter, UK - Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 14:36:23 (BST)
Entry 165
Is there an Electron section? I believe there used to be some electron software available.
Alan Richardson
Auckland, New Zealand - Sunday, July 08, 2001 at 09:55:24 (BST)
Entry 164
PC's are a constant pain but without them and sites like this they'd all be 6ft under! I have a BBC B, BBCB+ and a Master (without a battery!) all of which rescued from my School's skip!
James Chapman
UK - Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 21:33:30 (BST)
Entry 163
Hi all ! Love this site ! i come from the 1980 so i did grow up with these wonderfull computers (BBC Model B) any way i used to play a hacking game on the beeb but i cant remember what is was called ?? can and 1 help in naming this game and where i can get it from Many thanks ! Steven Homer
Steven Homer
Birmingham, UK - Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 19:11:29 (BST)
Entry 162
great site keep up the good work
moss
bridgwater, UK - Friday, June 15, 2001 at 22:24:46 (BST)
Entry 161
Nice review of Perplexity - cheers!
Ian Collinson
Cambridge, UK - Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 15:43:39 (BST)
Entry 160
Nice site Thanks a bunch !!!
Wayne Kline
Muncy, USA - Monday, May 14, 2001 at 23:59:32 (BST)
Entry 159
Its a good site. im sittin here havin a bud. wazzzzzuuuuuppp
I am god walker
'ull, UK - Friday, May 11, 2001 at 14:19:52 (BST)
Entry 158
Nice to see you're still in business All the best
Mick Needham (6EE)
Sheffield, UK - Tuesday, May 08, 2001 at 23:13:42 (BST)
Entry 157
Hi - nice to see so much interest in the old faithful. Whats the easiest way to transfer software from 5.25 floppy to PC, to run on an emulator? Mostly BBC Basic progs.
jeremy hewitt
bakewell, UK - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 11:12:50 (BST)
Entry 156
Very nice site, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. All the best David.
David Hughes
Derby, UK - Sunday, May 06, 2001 at 01:26:30 (BST)

Entry 155
Excellent Site! Owned a BBC'B years back fond memories of Elite,Never Bettered!
Wormzog
Stoke on Trent, UK - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 00:53:36 (BST)


Entry 154
WOW!!! I just found this site... It just brought tears in my eyes... no joke!!! I had two BBC'c and still own a MAster 128 + 2nd 6502 Processor + 2 dual 400k floppy disks + Diskdoctor & Graphicx FX & ADFS & HIBASIC + 2 original analogue joystics + so many original games + analogue digital tracer ... oh my God... so much memories. I am so sorry that such BBC feeling will never come back again! Those were the days... Assembly language, Fantastic Basic, etc etc.... The best computer ever made!!! Thank you for bringing back such wonderful memories and for such a site, cant wait to start downloading info/software... I am going to fix my CUB monitor and install my olf MAster 128 back!!!
James Zahra
Tarxien, Malta (Europe) - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 19:40:22 (BST)
Entry 153
good site but can have more codes thankyou
c.p.
somewhere in the u.s., us - Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 05:43:36 (BST)
Entry 152
I owned a Master Compact and used it between 1987 and 1994 as my only computer. Thank you for this nice site.
Patrick Kaell
Trier, Germany - Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 16:40:32 (BST)
Entry 151
a nice trip down memory lane. They were the good days when getting a computer to do someting was fun and a real sense of achievment
c.calver
UK - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 20:53:15 (BST)
Entry 150
Great site , great downloads etc Keep up the good work!
Martin
UK - Monday, April 02, 2001 at 22:01:14 (BST)
Entry 149
The BBC Micro is the best machine ever!!!!!! Love the site, brings back so many good memories.
David Hunt
Cambridge, UK - Friday, March 30, 2001 at 21:18:43 (BST)
Entry 148
Does anyone know of a BBC emulator that runs on a Psion?
tim
London, UK - Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 22:06:06 (GMT)
Entry 147
Hi Chris. Maater still working fine. Thanks for getting a Micro User section up. I was wondering where it was. Fab! Can't wait for the descriptions!
Lewis Bradley
Nr Southampton, UK - Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 14:45:16 (GMT)
Entry 146
old bbs user?
David Tudor-Morgan
London, UK - Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at 11:49:11 (GMT)
Entry 145
Hi. Only just found this site. Excellent! I own an SA RPC, A5000 and 2 BBC Bs. the BBCs are still in daily use. Greetings from Germany.
Andrew Middleton
Rinteln, Germany - Monday, March 19, 2001 at 08:55:55 (GMT)
Entry 144
A *great* site
Chris
UK - Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 14:35:17 (GMT)
Entry 143
just got my old beeb out the loft after a number of years - 8bs - id - E3P. Now back hooked.Brilliant site Andy
Andy Young
Oswaldtwistle, UK - Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 22:44:23 (GMT)
Entry 142
Hi Chris ... The web site is brilliant and I have spent most of the day revisiting old-times ! Keep the past alive ! Anyone know of a Music 5000 emulator for the PC ? This would be fab ! Dunc.
Duncan Webster
Stroud, UK - Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 13:12:34 (GMT)
Entry 141
Delighted to have found your web-site. My Beebs are still in packing boxes. When space allows they'll be used again. I'd be grateful to know if there's any way I can connect my Mac to them.
Susan Wharfe I replied to your query Susan but this email address did not work
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Sunday, March 04, 2001 at 22:26:23 (GMT)
Entry 140
It was great to discover there was still help (and parts!!) available for the BBC! Hope to have some programs for you in the future (as soon as I find my SHIVA BBC Assembly Language book! :-) ) A good sign of the quality of a computer is the number of people who still want one 20 years later! (or are we just all nostalgiac old fools? :) )
John
Hedon, near (but still not absorbed by) Hull! :-) , UK - Friday, March 02, 2001 at 19:23:58 (GMT)
Entry 139
Great site. Can't you put some of the public domain ex-commercial games like Elite and Revs Etc. on the site as other bbc site disk images are not the ful 400K for fdc etc. they are compressed Fab site!
Dan Imgram
Bristol, UK - Friday, March 02, 2001 at 09:59:36 (GMT)
Entry 138
cool!!!!!!!!!!
devin orseth
Seattle, Wa - Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 02:20:14 (GMT)
Entry 137
here to learn about Tenchu stelth assasinghns
Ray Adolf
norfolk, - Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 11:08:00 (GMT)
Entry 136
Trolling through your impressive collection hoping to find the ROMs necessary to get emBeeb working, I was flattered to find a DFS which I wrote many years ago. This is ADDOS which I can reveal stands for A Donald's Disk Operating System. It just shows what a comprehensive collection you have here. Andrew Donald
Andrew Donald
London, UK - Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 20:49:42 (GMT)
Entry 135
Looking for BOXFORD CNC 160 VMC disc for BBC Master as are about 100 other teachers. Boxford want an arm and a leg (or can't be bothered with the customer) for the disc and we've found it impossible to copy
Paul Vinson
Preston, UK - Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 16:52:05 (GMT)
Entry 134
I'm very impressed with this site. In fact, I'm so impressed that I come here a lot in order to 'raid' the public domain for whatever takes my fancy. I hope that everyone enjoyed the scanned manuals for UIM, Cholo, and the classic BBC Elite which I placed at "The BBC Lives!" -- more material is to follow as soon as I find it! Feel free to contact me, I'll answer if possible. Cheerio, ORLOK
O R L O K
Questions are a burden, Planet Earth - Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 16:53:27 (GMT)
Entry 133
A very impressive display. Best wishes to you.
tony hobday
ramsgate, kent, UK - Monday, February 12, 2001 at 22:14:35 (GMT)
Entry 132
Good site
Peter Smith
Petersfield, UK - Monday, February 12, 2001 at 21:42:40 (GMT)
Entry 131
What an excellent site; well maintained and very informative. Keep it up, Chris !
Berkeley Barber
UK - Monday, February 12, 2001 at 18:04:01 (GMT)
Entry 130
The greatest BBC site ever!
Matthew Pye
Evesham, UK - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 22:13:44 (GMT)
Entry 129
Cool site, BUT...I have a bbc B, and am stuck on a screen which says- "BBC Computer 32K Language?". Can anyone help? Please.
Roger
UK - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 20:19:21 (GMT)
Entry 128
I use single board 6502 systems to teach students about 8bit microprocessors. In addition I have some BBC B machines. Do you have any examples of project to interface to the BBC/6502 either for data acquisition or control. Additionally to you have an EPROM list available.
Jeremy archer
Solihull, UK - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 13:02:59 (GMT)
Entry 127
Great collection, Chris! And thanx for the DU scan. Keep up the good work,
Mark
Utrecht, NL - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 22:27:12 (GMT)
Entry 126
Thanks and greetings from Hamburg
Ulrich Hamann
GERMANY - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:22:10 (GMT)
Entry 125
Hi this is the coolest beeb site for miles keep up the good work!!
Neil Johnstone
Bristol, UK - Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 08:05:28 (GMT)
Entry 124
Congratulations on your excellent, interesting and very stimulating site.It is refreshing to know that information and resources are still available for these magic machines, which can still hold their own, even today.
Tony Boyle
Warrington, UK - Friday, January 26, 2001 at 12:52:47 (GMT)
Entry 123
I will be mentioning the pleasure & info I have gleaned from this wonderful site in my next report to Orson.
Mork
UK - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 18:21:21 (GMT)
Entry 122
Hi Chris, been a regular visitor to your site for a while. Just downloaded 512-49 needed some software to test my system. Just got new setup to replace large amount of equipment lost in house fire. Keep up the good work!
Nick
Bristol, UK - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 23:18:00 (GMT)
Entry 121
Excellent site, well maintained and constantly improved. This is one of the best sites I have seen - it is a pleasure using it. Keep up the good work Chris !
Neil Ward
UK - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 14:01:31 (GMT)
Entry 120
This is without doubt, not one of the best, but THE best site on the web for the Beeb. a very well designed page and MOUNTAINS of downloads, Keep up the good work. regards Keith Lanham

Keith Lanham
Birmingham, UK - Sunday, January 14, 2001 at 07:35:29 (GMT)
Entry 119
Wow!! Excellent site! One thing I remember about the beeb is the little beep and the cut design. Long live the BBC. Danny Jones 14yrs old BBC Fan for 10yrs!

Danny Jones
Altrincham, UK - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 21:33:26 (GMT)
Entry 118
What an amazing site best BBC site I have seen. Keep up the good work

Alan Hunneyball
Cambridge, UK - Tuesday, January 09, 2001 at 16:07:37 (GMT)
Entry 117
I recently recieved a free BBC B from my old school ( primary ) and have always liked these computers. One thing I've always liked since the infants is how they beep and the screen flashes when you switch them on.

Michael Graham
Thirsk, UK - Sunday, January 07, 2001 at 06:41:40 (GMT)
Entry 116
Hello Chris, Great site, thanks for all the help you've given me. Nice to see my Atom in the pictures section, will send more as the restoration continues. Keep up the good work.

Chris Frettsome
Mansfield, UK - Saturday, January 06, 2001 at 19:35:53 (GMT)
Entry 115
very good. Trying to get my range of Acorns running again and this looks like the place to help. Keep it up.. Chris

Mr Chris England
Aberystwyth, UK - Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 17:15:39 (GMT)
Entry 114
Very good site. I still use the bbc b and master and have quite a lot of hardware and software.

peter redpath
UK - Sunday, December 10, 2000 at 20:18:23 (GMT)
Entry 113
Hi Chris! Nice site!

Jess Rowbottom
London, UK - Monday, December 04, 2000 at 08:56:55 (GMT)
Entry 112
like the "Tape to Disc transfer" from Albert Schofield - but then I am the author of SNAPSHOT! (And a whole bunch other Telesoftware which you now have c/o Alan Blundel) Keep up the good work, I promise to come back soon.

Allan Kelly
Mountain View, USA - Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 06:11:19 (GMT)
Entry 111
Brilliant! Just what i've been looking for. Like yourself I hated the PC when I first got it, but now accept it for what it is, just a tool. The BBC and Master are still my favourites, especially when it comes to interfacing, after all it's what it was made for. Keep up the good work.

Roger Brealey
Nottingham, UK - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 12:07:56 (GMT)
Entry 110
Lovely site :) Still miss my beeb, but it's heartening that sites like yours are around. Those were the days...

Liz Burrow
Crediton, UK - Saturday, November 18, 2000 at 17:23:35 (GMT) 
Entry 109
An absolutely storming website, It's so good to see that the BBC still lives in so many people despite the invention of the PC. Carry on !

James Rooke
Llandudno, UK - Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 12:20:37 (GMT) 
Entry 108
Just thought I'd leave a note to say how good this web site has been in the two years+ I've been visiting and how good the service I've received when ordering bits and pieces. Keep up the good work.

Gary McCallum
Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, UK - Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 00:21:06 (BST) 
Entry 107
Top site mate...been a while since i got rid of my Beeb, but brings the memories flooding back. I still got my old BBC mags dating back to 1983..might even do my own site with all the articles from those...maybe, just maybe lol

Ady
Gloucester, UK - Sunday, September 24, 2000 at 11:01:25 (BST) 
Entry 106
I like the website it is very good! I have a Scanner for the BBC and a BBC Still Working i have about 2 i think !

Steven Watson
Nr London, UK - Friday, September 22, 2000 at 22:46:07 (BST) 
Entry 105
What a great site, one of the best that I have had the pleasure to browse.Well designed, easy to navigate and easy on my old eye's. I look forward to many visits. brilliant........ vinnie.

Vincent Andrews
Nottinghamshire, UK - Friday, September 22, 2000 at 00:43:13 (BST) 
Entry 104
Great site Chris, thanks for everything :)

Aaron Littlefield
UK - Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 13:01:41 (BST) 
Entry 103
Great site, loads of interesting stuff. Certainly brings back fond memories.

Lawrence Edwards
Edinburgh, UK - Sunday, September 03, 2000 at 20:16:52 (BST) 
Entry 102
Great site. I visit regularly just to hear the beeb's start-up sound.

Francois Joubert
London, UK - Friday, August 11, 2000 at 14:10:57 (BST) 
Entry 101
Brilliant website - finally got hold of a BBC to play with, 20 years after first drooling over them as a poor Speccy owner. Nice to see I'm not alone in my madness :-)

Alan Pearson
Bath, UK - Monday, July 31, 2000 at 14:06:14 (BST) 
Entry 100
A very useful site with good transfer software: Thanks

David Herbert
London, UK - Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 17:55:41 (BST) 
Entry 99
Excellent Site

Tony Suckling
Hamilton, - Monday, July 24, 2000 at 21:37:54 (BST) 
Entry 98
Very good site as I have a number of BBC B and masters plus some addons.

Peter Redpath
Hants, UK - Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 22:25:16 (BST) 
Entry 97
Cool!

Daniel Jones
manchester, UK - Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 19:01:06 (BST) 
Entry 96
Great site. What a blast from the blast. I was unable to get the links to download software to work.

Chris Dewey
UK - Friday, July 21, 2000 at 07:24:44 (BST) 
Entry 95
Chris - you're a star. knowledgeable and VERY helpful about all things beeb !! Thanks for everything - I will sing your praises until they tell me to stop singing (I have a VERY bad singing voice so I'm told, me - I think they're all tone deaf !!!!)

kevin etheridge
UK - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 22:11:19 (BST) 
Entry 94
Cool site Chris. Keep up the great work mate.

Reece Young
Hull, UK - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 20:55:57 (BST) 
Entry 93
Brilliant site! Everything you need for the Beeb and more Thanks Chris Bri

Brian Thackeray
Hull, UK - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 20:55:41 (BST) 

Entry 92
Chris, I am very impressed with your web site, as you've probably guessed, I now have a PC!! but I still follow the cause of the mighty BBC. I am going to send another keen BBCer some of the info from your site, he will be equally impressed. Best of luck in the future Steve
Steve Allsopp
Slough, 2000-Jul-09 11:18:33


Entry 91
Good stuff and great site. Thank you.

Yap Chin Huat
2000-Jun-28 04:14:46


Entry 90
Chris, Thanks for putting the advert on I have had a couple of enquires so far. Can you keep it on for a second week, I will let you know what has been sold, so you can remove them. About the demise of Acorn etc. Schools evening in the DES statistic report of 1992 said that ratio of pupils to micro was still far to low. Acorn's marketing policy was useless. The school where I used to work (Idependent) bought 15 Beebs to network, and 3 for the Science Dept. We had a head of computer Science. While Apple were introduced for CAD, and later Archimedes, and extra Teaching staff. I have just found out that they have gone to PC. Besides teaching staff, They have a Computer Manager, and 2 technician/trainers just to keep everything working, they have a lot more PC. I do not know how state schools could find that sort of money, so If the new marketing from dealers etc can get the market together could ther be a future for Beebs All the best Lorna

Lorna Jenne
2000-Jun-10 11:41:52


Entry 89
Cool site dude. Really great to see so much info and parts for sale on the net for such a great machine as the BBC is. I have 4 BBC model B's myself with drives and monitors and I love playing around on the old games and adventures. It is people like you that let us keep fresh in our minds all the great times we used to have in the early eighties, playing on the BBC. Keep up the great work, if this web site goes down, then we have all lost something special. Best wishes. Reece Young.

Reece Young
Hull. 2000-Jun-02 22:04:04


Entry 88
14 years ago I bought BBCBASIC(86) and did some programming for use in the factory I work with. Then Bill Gates took over. Now I started again to program some things in BBCBASIC and learned that I've forgotten a lot of things. Just curious I typed in BBCBASIC in a search engine on the web and was surprised how many people are still working with BBCBASIC and that BBCBASIC(86) is still available. I downloaded some programs and will look in the listings to find out some programming tips & tricks of the old days. Maybe you can give me some addresses with programming tips & tricks this would be welcome. Keep up the good work. p.s. My home page has nothing to do with BBCBASIC its simply another hobby of mine, Royal Enfield motorcycles. Hans Taverne

Hans Taverne
the Netherlands, 2000-May-30 07:17:20


Entry 87
hello there, very interesting home page not so keen on the creepy crawlies, bye

kirstie price
lincolnshire, 2000-May-05 15:19:04


Entry 86
Excellent site! Wish'd more PD titles would be available, e.g. the missing ones from TBI.

Hubert Nooijen
The Netherlands, 2000-May-01 16:48:59


Entry 85
Thanks for a VERY interesting site. Glad to see that BBC 8-bit stuff is still supported. PLEASE keep up the good work. From Tony Boyle

Tony Boyle
Warrington, 2000-Apr-09 00:07:23


Entry 84
It might have been some other search engine, I tried several and am not sure which one was successful

Lorna Jenne
London, 2000-Apr-06 19:53:41


Entry 83
Downloaded all the PC<>bbc stuff. Must dust off my beeb and master when I'm back in the UK. Cheers for doing sterling work to keep the beeb alive. Great little machine. Jumpers for goalposts... RAB

Rab
Scotland (Australia just now...), 2000-Mar-28 03:57:53


Entry 82
Greetings to you and your family. I'm still surviving with this PC, the new one I got last July, and it is a lot better than the Packard Bell. It is nice to see the BBC still lives. Best wishes, Peter

Peter (Diesel) Waters
York UK, 2000-Mar-25 14:44:48


Entry 81
Just getting into the BBC emulation thing. Have heard that it's possible to transfer Beeb 5.25 floppies on a PC. Is this true? I have almost every game available (deprotected) sitting in a box under the stairs. Any help would be appreciated.

Nigel
London, 2000-Mar-23 03:12:00


Entry 80
I spent many endless hours playing and programming my trusty old BBC, and it's nice to know there are still lots out there with fond memories of it too! Incidentally, if anyone knows where to get The Ferryman Awaits, Quest For The Holy Grail, or The Quill please let me know.

Graham Bull
London, England, 2000-Mar-21 14:30:23


Entry 79
Great to find these web sites, I rely on my Masters, I need a bit of help in return for disks / hardware if anyone can help me get my printer working and a few other probs. Thanks

Clive Buxton
Derby, 2000-Feb-24 00:43:08


Entry 78
Chris has just updated some educational software - EDU-7 in the download section, so that it should now work fine on most emulators. A range of switch accessed programmes designed for people with severe physical and/or communication disabilities. Yes/No; Dice; Talk-Type; Number Generator; Biorhythms; Musical Keyboard......Have a look! Keep going Chris! It's a great web-site...

Barrie Ellis
Grays, Essex, 2000-Feb-23 19:53:46


Entry 77
Had a shufty around the pages and it sed u wos online, so tried the chatroom and all I got was offers of a VERY dubious nature from willing ladies. How the chuffin heck do I get thru to you? I tried to phone you and it rang, so obviously u were NOT online! I no yoos damn clever, but u can't be in 2 places at once. Hear from u soon. Cluke

Cluke
Hoonose? 2000-Feb-22 18:31:30


Entry 76
Hello,Chris, Long time no hear. You may remember supplying me with a keyboard for my BBC Master. I was damned lucky to get it, since the old one had a duff key. Anyway, the BBC Master in question was sent to me by my brother as a present last summer. He'd "decommissioned" it some years ago in his business. I'm anxious to find out what type it is, but have only the serial number to go on, which reads: 01-AMB15-0090511 Is there any chance you could identify the machine from this number? I'd be very grateful if you could. By the way, I'm writing a Tutor for BBC BASIC for the PC, and Richard Russell is posting it on his website.It's called "Practical BBC BASIC for the PC" and I'd be grateful for any comments/criticisms. Regards, Edmund

Edmund Burke
2000-Feb-20 20:25:40


Entry 75
Hi Chris, I've downloaded some really cool stuff, thanks. The welcome disks are very useful and the 8bs disks are excellent. Thanks for keeping the BBC alive! Speak to you soon

Robbie Harrison
5 streets from your house, 2000-Feb-18 20:31:02


Entry 74
Comment eh? What a great site - an updated BBC site in 2000...

Nick Duddy
Portrush, Northern Ireland, 2000-Feb-14 16:01:49


Entry 73
downloaded some games to try...... THANK - YOU !!!

luke sutton
York, 2000-Feb-12 10:26:39


Entry 72
Superb! a sudden attack of BBC nostalgia struck me the other day as the theme tune to frak! suddenly entered my head!! I just had to play the old classics again, and am much happier for having done so :) Time to get up into the attic and dust off the beige box. keep up the good work on this site, cheers!

Seimon Williams
Wales, 2000-Feb-11 22:35:29


Entry 71
I know I have already signed the guest book but now that I have a BBC it really is a great place to get software or hardware that I need. Thanks to this website I have fallen in love with the BBC, I used to love a PC!!! Well done and keep up the good work.

Alasdair Davis
Scotland, 2000-Feb-06 20:13:32


Entry 70
I own four A3000's and a Master Compact and one of the A3000's is for sale if anybody wants it Any way I think it is a brilliant website.Keep it up Chris

Richard Butler
Ireland, 2000-Feb-04 20:18:50


Entry 69
Great Beeb page, keep it up!

Dan Pope
Bristol, 2000-Jan-31 19:26:59


Entry 68
Great to see you still operating. I am a former member who still uses B and Master for accounts, labelling and quick word processing. Big bit of nostalgia, too. Keep going Chris.

Alan Eccles
Isle of Dogs, (once of Bridport), 2000-Jan-26 01:24:39


Entry 67
Pleased to see you can still get stuff for the BEEB. Thanks, Martin

Martin Topping
Newcastle, 2000-Jan-25 17:16:18


Entry 66
Hi Chris Can you send me the PRF details Regards Robin

Robin Drury, 2000-Jan-24 23:06:21


Entry 65
Thanks... I'm looking into redoing Repton Infinity on as an open source type thing, so that it can be compiled on different platforms. I've already nearly completed my version of a Repton 3 screen player (which uses no code from the original, and hence is copyright free). All the best.

Matthew Wilson
Oldham, Lancs, UK, 2000-Jan-24 12:12:52


Entry 64
Wonderful! Amazing! Keep up the good work!

Alasdair
Scotland, 2000-Jan-11 22:04:32


Entry 63
Marvellous - didn't expect to find all this . . .

Q
Oxfordshire, England, 2000-Jan-03 22:40:11


Entry 62
Excelent site Chris for an excellent computer, My Acorn Winchester is great, thanks for still keeping the beeb alive!! See you soon, Robbie :)

Robbie Harrison
Hedon, 1999-Dec-30 20:04:49


Entry 61
Hello Chris It's been a long time since I've been in touch, but now that I'm on the net I thought that I'd just say hello. Also, could you E-mail me your E-mail address, 'cause the one I used from an old letter from you didn't work. Lastly I'd like to wish you and yours a Happy, Healthy and prosperous New Year Regards Chris

Chris Robbins
St. Albans, Herts, 1999-Dec-29 20:20:23


Entry 60
Hi! I am from Kiev, Ukraine. I have still working BBC-B but don't have enough soft. I get many disk images from Your site but dont know how to trnsfer disk imegs to BBC DFS or ADFS disk. If any infirmation avalable, Plase, send me message to E-Mail or to ICQ address 11884009

Kostya Bezgin
Ukraine, 1999-Dec-22 20:50:56


Entry 59
Just got here!!

Mike Trinder
New Zealand, 1999-Dec-22 20:42:35


Entry 58
Boy oh boy! What a site! And in the UK! Finally a top notch site that just so happens to be about a top notch computer. I will be coming here again (and many times more) I liked the spitfire. The telescope projection of the eclipse was the method I should have used, instead of the one where you burn an image into your eye for good.

Simon J.M Davison
WestYorkshire, 1999-Dec-22 02:56:42


Entry 57
I am planning to get back into BBC computing, so I will be dropping in on a regular basis. This is a well written, well constructed site

Peter Nelson
London, 1999-Dec-18 23:29:50
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Entry 56
I LIKE THE VARIETY OF THINGS TO CHOOSE FROM.

TRINA VIEAU
1999-Dec-18 03:58:47


Entry 55
Brilliant site!! Rekindled my interest in the machine in the corner of my attic. And it fired up instantly with no noisy fan. Having used Beebs in school and owning a master with Viglin lid I thought I knew a lot but this site has opened my eyes. There are still schools in Northumberland using BBCs. I'm keen to try preserving some of the software on PC for posterity but worried about infringing copyright. This is a sensitive issue for this county after a music infringement. Advice sought on this.

Alan Rolleston
1999-Dec-07 23:07:34


Entry 54
Best 8 bit site I've ever seen! Love the rotating images

Andrew C. Poole
Cheshire, 1999-Dec-01 15:49:19


Entry 53
BBCs' Rule! :-) Great site for a great little machine. The innocent days of computing. No conme^H^H^H^H^Hmonopolistic companies trying to dictate terms for everyone, simple machines, simple operating systems. Long Live the Beeb!

Bill Keesing
Auckland, New Zealand, 1999-Dec-01 05:47:39


Entry 52
hey i love the spiders but the ever changing visitor counter is beginning to do my head in i just thought i would make yu aware of this fact bye

jennie
hedon, 1999-Nov-23 18:57:21


Entry 51
Hi, it's really wonderful to see that there are still people dedicated to the Beeb and actively supporting it. I've had a BBC Model B since 1984 (one of the few in Belgium) and I've used (mainly programming and "exploring", I am a software engineer by profession) it until about five years ago. Since then it's been in the cellar of my successive homes, although I've always continued searching for / buying hardware, software and documentation for it. I plan to unpack it in a few months' time, when I'll (hopefully) have finished refurbishing the house. I hope to become more actively involved in the BBC "scene" then. Yours sincerely SdW

Siegfried de Wolf
Mechelen, Belgium, 1999-Nov-22 19:17:33


Entry 50
I liked the look of your site very much and was very pleased to find a source of spares for BBC machines especially as the power supply has just gone down on my Master!

Ken Walker
Montrose, UK, 1999-Nov-17 23:18:42


Entry 49
Aaah, nice to see someone appreciates what a fine piece of work the BBC range was (is). I've actually still got mine, though it's been relegated to the loft because the damn thing started giving me electric shocks. Plus the lithium battery ran out after all these years, which means configuring it every time I want to use it! Anyway, it's still useful for playing my favourites, such as Citadel and Stryker's Run among others, which beat a lot of today's games hands down in my opinion. Keep up the good work, and keep the BBC alive!

Rob
UK, 1999-Nov-15 23:02:30


Entry 48
I now have a Tiny PC as well as a BBC and 512 Master. I am busily transferring 5.25 Master 512 discs onto PC 3.5 discs with some success. This is my first attempt at sending an E-Mail message. Best wishes to you Chris.

Tony Hobday
8-Bit Club Member K3J, 1999-Nov-11 20:35:37


Entry 47
What a nice resource. I shall be back as I am trying to revive the bbc b that's sitting in the spare room. I am hoping that my grandchildren may find some fun with it. Aside from the bbc I nurse an old mac along but for work have to use the pc, having transfered from the arc. I design the web site where I work; one day I'll get my own pages up. Keith

Keith Bolton
1999-Nov-10 14:43:32


Entry 46
Good to see that the BBC lives on - I can see what a lot of effort has been put into the 8bs site & resources - well done! As a former B user I feel it is all worthwhile, and will attempt to get a B emulator running on my PC. Keep up the good work - it's part of our history. Philip

Philip March
Sussex, 1999-Nov-04 14:13:23


Entry 45
took your advice changed from freeserve the bills were getting a bit dear at£175 tried this before but it didnt work opperator error no doubt see you in dyke bottom (if you know what i mean)

kevin, 1999-Nov-02 23:17:49


Entry 44
Good site. I have very little software for an old BBC I have acquired so this is a very useful collection. Cheers.

Chris Bridge
Cardiff, Wales, 1999-Oct-29 12:55:08


Entry 43
Hiya, I've just had a little browse through you site, Great stuff! I am also a BBC user, and I'm trying to collect together just about anything useful to me, as well as some rarities (eg Laserdisc player). I am keen on the idea of using Beeb's with modern pieces of equipment ie. modems, cd roms, large hard drives, and also to connect with bulletin boards (If any exist!) with a BBC. I currently have a growing collection of kit, such as BBC B, 2 masters (1 with 512 186 board fitted), an EPROM programmer, An Electron, A double 5 1/4" disk drive whish sits over the top of the master and looks lovely, loads of ROMS, a ROM expansion board, tons of manuals,and a drawerful of original games on cassettes which I could never hope to play all of them as I would be on for weeks loading them in! Is 8BS for members only? How do I join? Is there a printed magazine? Or software on disc? Feel free to E-mail me anytime on Shaun@Toppop.freeserve.co.uk Looking forward hearing from you! Shaun Marsh

Shaun Marsh
Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, 1999-Oct-27 22:19:48


Entry 42
brilliant site how much are dfs roms for bbcb

michael, 1999-Oct-09 16:25:23


Entry 41
Long live the BBC! Only we will survive Y2K

Darren Lloyds
cardiff, 1999-Oct-04 17:06:20


Entry 40
the best bbc site a new enthusiast could hope for

luke middlewick
poole ,england, 1999-Oct-02 21:01:42


Entry 39
good to see some support out there. Still trying to find a way to get my Opus disks onto a Beeb with an Acorn interface.. lol

John
Kent , UK, 1999-Sep-25 23:50:44


Entry 38
Is there a BBC Micro oriented user group/mailing list?

Marcus Ambler
Bradford, 1999-Sep-24 11:56:21


Entry 37
Nice sites. Used to love the beeb - looks interesting. Come back Repton!!!! Rod Walker

Rod Walker
Watford, Herts, UK, 1999-Sep-02 22:24:02


Entry 36
Hello there, I'm trying to source a copy of Thrust for my flatmate who is into alternative landscapes. The irony is that those were the days when I paid for all my software but my loft is a challenge that has beaten my so far. Any advice or solution would be more than appreciated, James

James
London, 1999-Sep-01 11:58:57


Entry 35
Its wonderful to find that there are others out there that still have an interest in BBCs. I still have my Atom, BBC B, Archimedes and associated hardware, let alone the 200+ disks of software, Rom images, utilities etc. I now work with PCs all day and seriously miss the good old BBC. Keep up the good work. All the best, Steve

Steve Perry
Egham, Surrey, 1999-Aug-23 16:07:42


Entry 34
You took a bit of finding again. You have worked fast with getting the items on the site. I managed to fix Doom. Somehow it had all by itself altered its screen resolution in advanced settings. You see, these bloody thing ARE alive. It was nice to see you again. Keep up the good work for the dear old BBC.

Peter Waters
The beautiful and ancient city of York (the original one!), 1999-Aug-03 18:48:45


Entry 33
After being a fan of the BBC B throughout the 80`s, I was extreamly impressed to find that followers of the 8 bits still exist. Although I no longer have my BBC, I remember it fondly and spent many an hour messing about with it. Your superb web site has brought back many fond memories and as a result I am know seriously considering buying another to `hobby` about with. An altogher great web page. Keep up the good work as there must still be many of us `oldies` left out there that will always remember the 8 bits as the best there ever was!

Mark Dale, 1999-Aug-01 15:08:40


Entry 32
Hi there buddy, had a good look round your site. BRILLIANT!! Could'nt leave without saying anything...Long Live The Beeb. Bri

Brian Thackeray (Gramps)
Keyingham Nr Hull, 1999-Jul-26 00:01:05


Entry 31
Nice site. Especially like the marketplace/buying and selling bits. I have just got hold of a mint condition (original packaging, etc.) Electron, but need a power supply for it. How can I get one? Are there any good alternatives to the official one? In fact, are there any sources for Electron-ica anywhere? All I can really find is footnotes about it on BBC pages and I would like more.

John Wills
Reading, Uk, 1999-Jul-24 11:39:44


Entry 30
Sorting out some old, unused hardware at school and found the BBC, very sentimental about this, we both go back a long way! searched the internet for help on connecting a monitor to it and found this website. Fantastic, I can now get the BBC up and running to show the children control and a bit of history !

chris mehta
London, 1999-Jul-21 11:18:02


Entry 29
Well, I don't know. It all started a few weeks ago, playing around with MAME and the emulators of the old Arcades. Now, I've got round to hunting down BBC Basic and odd associated bits 'n' pieces and I find this amazing active group of people driving on with all those things that started the home computing revolution. It's most welcome and I'm having great fun trying to get my old BBS running (The Animation Station) with pcBBC. Regards, Dug.

Dugald Holmes
Sydney, Australia, 1999-Jul-20 11:35:36


Entry 28
The Beeb Rules! :-)

Bill Keesing
New Zealand, 1999-Jul-19 07:43:14


Entry 27
This is a top web site. Lots of retro stuff. Great scans Chris.

Chris Kelly
Huntingdon,UK, 1999-Jul-17 13:19:28


Entry 26
Great Site! There's so much nostelgia here it makes we wish I'd never sold my BBC all those years ago. Hopefully I'll be able to get my BBC Emulator (BeebIt for RISC OS) as close as possible to the real thing. The information on these pages have helped a lot. Thanks.

Michael Foot
New Zealand, 1999-Jul-14 02:46:20


Entry 25
Great site! I'm inspired to dig around in my basement & find that old Atom and Model B. Hope my joystick (specially modified for Elite) is still where I left it 15 yrs ago. Cheers, Derek.

Derek Kennedy
Glasgow, Scotland, 1999-Jul-04 22:12:15


Entry 24
Thanks Chris for putting the discs on the web, just downloaded everything, a couple of months worth of stuff to look at.

Mark Scholes
Nottingham, 1999-Jul-02 17:55:29


Entry 23
Thanks for a nostalgic 20 mins

Donald Alexander
Dudley, W.Mids., 1999-Jul-02 10:46:12


Entry 22
Excellent site Chris. Keep up the good work

Clive M. Stephenson (E5B), 1999-Jun-28 22:47:00


Entry 21
get the e-mail?

mike elias
men are from mars, women from venus 1999-Jun-26 22:25:38


Entry 20
Dear Chris, I was so sorry that you stopped the magazine, but fully understand why. After that I realised that I had to get into the PC world, but I still have my Master set up, just in case! These things are very unfriendly. I have a lot of Wordwise texts on 5.25 disks, how can I read them on this machine? Perhaps I could pop over for a chat, making sure that I have a full tank of petrol, first!! Best wishes to you and your family. Peter

Peter D Waters (D3W)
York, 1999-Jun-26 15:36:06


Entry 19
Dear Chris, Quite a few things have changed on your web site since i last looked at it! Sam:-)

Sam Jackson (K7K), 1999-Jun-15 13:53:56


Entry 18
A very good idea! I hope this will be the site with the most (PD)-BBC-software. kind regards, Peter Janssen (a BBC-addict)

Peter Janssen
Netherlands, 1999-Jun-10 22:10:25


Entry 17
Having just found an old BBC B which was given to me many moons ago, I fancy firing it up. Need to get DFS and a drive, and then some s/w (ELITE - I WANT IT NOW :) )

Paul Barker
Darlington, Co Durham 1999-Jun-08 11:45:44


Entry 16
Fantastic website, very informative...long live the BBC!!

Peter
Australia, 1999-Jun-01 13:25:46


Entry 15
Interesting

Clive
Durham, 1999-May-23 07:58:29


Entry 14
Hiya, Chris! :) I've been meaning to sign your guestbook for ages! Well done! This site just gets better and better!

Carl Stock
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, UK 1999-May-14 19:11:08


Entry 13
Just thought I'd say hi to Chris, tell him my orders are gonna be on their way.

Faraz Choudhry (E6R)
Mansfield, Notts. 1999-May-14 14:23:15


Entry 12
I am on the internet with Carol's PC and wish it was allas easy as the BEEB. Hope you are ok. I am going to have to sell my master etc as we don't have the room for 3 computers. Will give you a ring some time LOVE Lorna

lorna jenne
london, 1999-May-11 08:01:50


Entry 11
I will keep in touch Regards Gordon

Gordon Sweet
Hastings, 1999-Mar-06 08:20:54


Entry 10
Hi, yeah library looks cool. I was wondering, I`m after "1" file :) if poss, the Flying Wizards game from TAU-88-1 Acorn User Jan 88 1D 24.. If Poss could you e-mail it to me ?? I remeber playing it on me old Electron a few hundred years ago :), now using pcBBC reg`d to re-live my youth :)... Keep up the good work....

Alan
London, 1999-Feb-11 22:57:31


Entry 9
Animation is great now I can get it to work

Edward Clayson
Southampton, 1999-Feb-01 19:35:57


Entry 8
Still keep Beebs for Computer Assisted Learning, LOGO, word processing and control work with our youngsters. Wish our P.Cs were as reliable and easy to use. 8BS great website. Keep up the good work! P. Duncan Head teacher

Peter Duncan
Brampton, Cumbria, U.K., 1999-Jan-25 20:56:36


Entry 7
my bbc b computer(bought in 1984) has long been idle because of the PSU unit failure (capacitor punctured!!)and also the ULA got hit may be static discharged. it's nice to find a column as this. Thanks a lot and maybe I could turn on the ignition of the good old bbc computer again.

radzif
malaysia, 1999-Jan-25 07:10:51


Entry 6
Many moons have been quested upon, to find such content as what is displayed here.....Marvellous The BBC....The best machine I ever owned (W E L L) So much info and fun

Darren
Porstmouth - England, 1999-Jan-23 21:35:58


Entry 5
Keep up the good work on this site Chris. My own site should be up and running about the end of February 1999. See you soon!

Stephan Richardson
Stafford, 1999-Jan-22 10:53:18


Entry 4
This great site rekindled my love for the Beeb. Nice one Chris!
Ian Lane

Derby, 1999-Jan-20 11:23:45


Entry 3
Nice site, long live the Acorn Electron. I need to play Citadel again
dave norman
Bracknell, Berkshire, England, 1999-Jan-20 00:28:59


Entry 2
What a great web site. Congratulations Mr Richardson. A fantastic effort - and all on a BBC I presume :-) If only the Internet ran on an Econet subsystem.
Mark Usher
Austria, 1999-Jan-18 16:22:42


Entry 1
By hook or by crook I'll be first in this book
Chris Richardson
Hedon, 1999-Jan-18 14:13:49