BBC microcomputer stuff

Introduction to what I'm doing with this website

In 2006 looking back: 10 years ago: 1996

The introduction above refers to my first BBC micro website, and I thought it would be interesting to put what I still have of the earliest version of those web pages, on the web again.

My first web pages about the BBC micro were put online ca. late 1995, and it was the first website for the BBC micro of the type common today, with a games archive, hints, programs to read/write disks on a PC, how to transfer tape games that have the locked bit set to disc, etc. By the way, the first game I put on my website in 1995 was... Elite!

Here are some later ones with the 'BBC archive'. The software published on my website was mirrored by Robert Schmidt whose website later became "The BBC lives!", and in these later web pages, I referred downloads of the mirrored files to Robert's website as he had plenty of web space, whereas I had just 2MB to play with. Only the newest files were hosted on these pages by ca. late 1996 on.

If you have other versions of these pages (from 1995/1996), please email them to me as I don't have them any more...

My BBC micro system, and 'collection'

In case you wonder what I have in a 'collection': not much as I mostly gathered for the purpose of analysing. So I bought a lot, and then sold most of it a long time later. This is the case for all, hardware, software, books, magazines... Here is some information:

Games! High scores and tactics and more.

High scores collected from magazines, the web, and my own list, and some analysis on which scores are likely not made with the BBC micro version of a game, on a BBC micro, and more such as playing Planetoid and tactics:

BBC micro software

Magazines and books

If you have any comments on or additions for the above lists (new titles or missing details such as publisher names/dates/ISBN) send me an email!

BBC micro versions and add-ons



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