The BBC and Master Computer Public Domain Library
 
On Line Magazine Articles and software submitted to 8BS, not included in the disc based magazine Latest First look for UPDATED too!
15/09/2010 BBC Mode 7 style font by Ollie Brerton
13/07/2010 Article about the amazing DataCentre by Mark Haysman
04/12/2005
Thanks to Jeremy Grayson for providing a recording of the BBC Election Night Special 5/5/2005. At about 0200 David Blunkett was shown losing 6% of his majority to our very own Jonathan Harston. Snippets here of the cuts to Jonathan (Second from the right, hardly recognisable in his 'scrubbed up' form, very impressive). Large Video (10 megabytes). Small Video (3 megabytes)
25/11/2005
Dave Edwards
A new game from Dave Edwards You're Alan Partridge. Due for release next year, here is a taster
19/08/2005
John Simpson
65Dis a RISC OS game disassembler with Chuckie Egg disassembly example
23/07/2005 Power connections for a disc drive lead
13/02/2005 Master 512 Recognised disc formats technical information
16/01/2005
Jon Welch
BBCTape. Transfer tapes to a disc image using your sound card. Full information within this download
14/01/2005 A Month in the life of 8BS. Written in late 1994. Placed back on the 8BS website after a bit of a rest
05/09/2004 GoMMC. An amazing new piece of hardware by John Kortink that replaces floppy and hard discs using a Multi Media Card
11/06/2004
Keith Howell

Thanks to Keith for sending this Acorn Z80 stuff:

1. Preparing the Z80
2. Co-Processor Voucher
3. Co-pro Checklist
4. Guarantee
5. Leaflet 1
6. Leaflet 2

Thanks also to Keith for this Master 128 Review

09/03/2004 Speech Synthesizer. This is a zip of 5 sheets that (I think) Peter Shaw sent to me many moons ago for an article for the 8BS magazine. I did not get around to doing anything with it. I discovered the notes hidden and forgotten amongst a load of other interesting odds and ends. Here they are, scanned. If anyone makes this up, I would appreciate it if you would let me know
27/02/2004 A list of ALL Acorn 8 bit Machines
31/01/2004
C.Duckworth
A disc of programs submitted by Charles Duckworth. Chemistry software. The disc contains many programs written for Acornsoft around 1981. Some of the programs need a bit of attention and I would appreciate it if someone could fix them and maybe put in a decent menu for the disc. There are several versions of the same program, some that were sent to Acornsoft, some that were development versions. Directory B contains software modified for Acornsoft. Directory G contains pre Acornsoft versions
19/01/2004 Star Wars demo from GLM 5. Recorded from the BBC emulator to an AVI movie. There are several moments I have left in the AVI where the screen is black as the BBC loads in the next demo
18/01/2004 Bones 1 and Bones 2 demos as AVI movies. Converted by C.J.Richardson
07/01/2004
Nick B
Acorn Application Notes in Adobe Acrobat PDF form
05/01/2004
Chris Richardson
Disk User Animations as AVI
Large File Small File (Right click on the link and 'Save As' to save to your hard disc)
03/12/2003
Chris Richardson
Mullard Colour Coding for Capacitors
10/11/2003
Chris Richardson
It has been a long time. How about a BBC gathering?
04/11/2003
Jason Watton
Omnidisk, a disc imaging utility
15/10/2003
R.Harker
This is a noughts and crosses game I found on my BBC hard drive. Sent by Richard years ago and never used
08/09/2003
Raf Giaccio
Y2K Fix with ADFS *WIPE and ADFS Utilities ROMS Well worth a look at
04/09/2003
Chris Richardson
Repairing a Master 128 AVI. A morning's work compressed into 8 minutes. 15 meg
01/09/2003
Chris Richardson
Fitting a Genlock Board into a Master 128
22/08/2003
Philip Greenland
Windows GUI BBC Character Generator. Includes uninstaller. Draw your character and then click the generate button. The VDU code appears in the box below
02/08/2003
Sebastian Mennicke
A developing BBC Basic emulator
29/05/2003
David Robinson (K5K)
Beebview. A neat utility to view BBC graphic files
21/05/2003
Benjamin Ryves
The finished Repton game for the TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator
09/05/2003 Irish Virus
28/03/2003
Benjamin Ryves

Repton gif
I'm writing the game in Zilog z80 Assembler (a modification of the Intel 8080) that could be bought as an addon to the BBC (yes, it's the same chip - also used in the Nintendo Gameboy and the ZX Spectrum z80). It is one of the first games to implement greyscale (the calculator screen is purely black and white - flickering pixels on and off produces the greyscale effect). Lots of people write odd games for their calculator (www.ticalc.org is a testimony to this). Only the other day, Wolfenstein83 was released - a 3D Shooter in under 19K on an 8-bit 6MHz machine! I upload all my stuff onto www.calc83plus.netfirms.com Ben Ryves

23/11/2002
Alastair Seggie
ROM Box Lead
20/11/2002
Mr Angry
I was sent this by someone who had a bad experience with..... Well, see for yourself
09/11/2002
Lee
Ebay Masterpiece
19/10/2002
Richard Hall
Repairing The Legs on a Board
13/10/2002
Alastair Seggie
Starturn Lathe Nightmare. HELP!
10/10/2002
Mark Bush
A New and FREE Y2K Fix For the Master
07/10/2002
UPDATED
John Ilsley
Electronics Articles from John Ilsley
06/10/2002
UPDATED
Gary McCallum

Nokia Repton 3 Ring tone Tempo: 112 388*, 2, 3, 2, 19, 0**, 38, 2, 3, 4, 59, 0**, 48#, 5, 6, 5, 4#, 5, (hold 4)99#, 0**, 788, 6, 5, 6, 5, 4, 3, 4, 3, 2, 3, 2, 1, 2, 5**, 6, 1*, 2, 3, 2, 1, 6**, 199* HEAR IT IN MP3

This by C.J.Richardson:
Motorola Repton Ringtone Tempo 1 - means on bottom row. If there is no - then it is on the middle row: a1 g-1 a1 g-1 f-2 R2 a1 g-1 a1 B1 c2 R2 C1 c1 d1 c1 C1 c1 d3 R2 c-1 d-1 f-1 g-1 a1 g-1 f-1 d-1 f-4 HEAR IT IN MP3 OK, a bit short, but I only have room for this on my model

03/10/2002
Jon Hogeslag
Xcat Catalogue Extender (TBI-174)
12/09/2002
Philip Mulrane
Ample Patch. A utility to patch the Ample ROM enabling the use of any of the Ample Software with any ROM
10/06/2002
James Watson
Rocket. New BBC Game. Info from The Admiral: A sideways scrolling game. Best on a real BBC. The scrolling is as good as rocket raid and there is no flicker with the rocket even at the top of the screen, except on BBC emulators. For every screen roll the landscape will take about 60 bytes or less depending on how much detail you want. I hope in the long term this game will develop into the same professional level as rocket raid and Nevryon. I hope to have multi-load levels so I can keep it in mode 2 and include a lot of graphics and detail.
08/05/2002
S.Flintham
Joining 2 BBCs.
06/05/2002
The Admiral
PC Arcadians ver1.1
13/04/2002
Ian Wolstenholme
Flashing LEDs Thanks to Ian for this article on how to make the BBCs LEDs flash
08/04/2002
The Admiral
PC Arcadians ver1.0 This is an ongoing project to recreate this classic bbc micro game for the PC. The game will develop into two versions, an identical BBC micro version and a jazzed up PC version. Any feed back good or bad is welcome. Email:- admiral6502@hotmail.com
01/04/2002
G.Dyer
Tape Load Reliability on an Electron UPDATED 18/05/2002 A Word Document Describing the Modifications
10/02/2002
P.Turnbull
Amp Connectors (Disc Drive PSU)
12/11/2001
C.J.Richardson
The BBC Mode 7 Font
15/10/2001
Glyn
FDC Info
26/09/2001
Steve Fewell
BASIC 4 ROM Routines
08/04/2001
Angus Duggan
Home Made Eprom Programmer. Plans and Software
20/03/2001 Questionnaire (humour)
16/03/2001
C.J.Richardson
Cheating on a BBC emulator
08/03/2001 Article from the Guardian about Acorn and the BBC Micro
01/03/2001
C.J.Richardson
Vine Master Overlay Track negative and info
26/02/2001
C.J.Richardson
Cheat for Citadel 2
02/02/2001
Nick Payne
Postage Problems
16/01/2001 Humour
21/11/2000
Various
Repton Passwords from TBI-45
4/09/2000 Radio 4 Program about the BBC B. 3 megabyte mp3
20/08/2000
C.J.Richardson
Keyboard Repair
12/03/2000
Alasdair Davis
Comal
04/03/2000
Colin Culpitt-Smith (K2B)
Master 128 Y2K Fix
13/02/2000
C.J.Richardson
BBC RGB to SCART socket wiring
20/01/2000
Martin Hodgson
BBC Emulators on the Acorn
28/12/1999
Edmund Burke 
The Demise of Acorn
24/12/1999
Edmund Burke 
Master 128 Y2K bug fix
08/12/1999
C.J.Richardson
Removing a ROM from a BBC
18/10/1999
Edmund Burke
Cyber Roast
15/10/1999 Elite. The most popular BBC game
02/10/1999 Fitting an 8271 DFS to a tape only BBC
13/09/1999
Price list from WeServe dated 14/03/1986
28/08/1999
Stuart McConnachie
Converting a PC mouse to work on a BBC
03/08/1999
C.J.Richardson
Why, when the BBC is undoubtedly the best computer ever made, did Acorn lose its grip and let it all go down the toilet? Invitation for discussion. UPDATED 12/10/1999  UPDATED 17/11/1999
Here are the replies!
19/07/1999 
Chris Hatton (Darkmoon)
A nice AVI of the BBC owl
19/07/1999 
Chris Hatton (Darkmoon)
Firetrak sounds 
12/06/1999
C.J.Richardson
User Port Ideas. 6 Zipped bitmap scans of various plans that I have made of things I have done with the User Port. Input, Output, Test bed, Robot and test beds
09/06/1999
Martin Hodgson
Using an 8BS CD on an Archimedes
05/06/1999
Mark Usher
Creating game maps Includes downloads of Castle Quest and Citadel maps. Not ordinary maps! Pasted together screen dumps
02/04/1999
C.J.Richardson
Using a CD Player on a BBC
02/04/1999
Martin Hodgson
Using Internet Resources on an Acorn Machine
02/03/1999
C.J.Richardson
I want to transfer files between my BBC and my PC UPDATED 01/07/1999 UPDATED 03/08/1999
19/02/1999
C.J.Richardson
I want to fit a DFS to my tape only BBC I want to transfer BBC to PC. UPDATED 02/10/1999
16/02/1999
C.J.Richardson
Games Solutions. UPDATED 12/06/1999
21/08/1998 Emulators
1998 ish
Mike Mallett
Internet Help

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