BBC micro software
I read these in from tape or disk or from ROM/EPROM, except Advanced basic that someone sent me.
- ROM archive
Latest ROM archive in standard zip format: roms 2009.01.28 (zip) (15 MB)
(older version: bbc_roms_2006-2-2.7z (file list) 8 MB. 7zip format saves a lot of space, zip size was 15MB; You can get 7zip from http://www.7-zip.org/)
This contains almost all the ROM images I've ever found anywhere (I've yet to merge in images from a few of my old disks) and also ROM images I made from original ROMs and copied EPROMs that I encountered. This includes all the ROMs from 'the bbc lives'. Updated from the 2004-12-23, 2004-12-27, 2005-01-09 and 2005-5-23 zips. Most dupes have been removed and images from copied/original ROMs included. Some files still need to be moved to the right directories and there are a couple of dupes. If you have original ROMs, send me images to insert please and if you try any ROMs, let me know if they work or not so a reliable archive of known working ROMs can be built.
N.B. If there's no help with this I can't update this archive any further...
- Opus Challenger ROMs:
Challenger ROMs: versions 1.00, 1.01, 1.03 (zip). Who can provide me with ROM version 1.02? And the ADFS ROM for the 512K challenger?
- BCPL add-on disks:
BCPL standalone generator + calculations package (zip).
- USA BBC Basic 3 + US MOS + US DNFS ROM dumps:
These are now included in the main ROM archive above.
Here's a picture of the (EP)ROMs in the machine
- Solidisk vol 1-10 + extra disk (disk images from original disks):
Solidisk 1-10 (zip)
- Solinet disk images:
I have no idea what's on them, I got them long ago, never got round to examining them. Might be interesting, might be rubbish :)
solinet_pd (zip) (1.9 MB)
solinet_1 (zip) (3.7 MB)
solinet_NL (zip) (120K)
- MacMillan press: Advanced graphics on the BBC microcomputer model B
The software from the 2 tapes that accompanied the books (one of the best books for the BBC micro btw.): advanced graphics (zip) (loose files, any interest in disk images?)
- Advanced Basic
Tubelink advanced_basic (zip) After asking about advanced basic on the BBC mailing list, someone mailed me the software, which is quite interesting and includes hibasic87. It was distributed in 1987 by Tubelink. I scanned and OCR'ed the text of the November 1987 Tubelink ad from 'Acorn user' and included it in the zip.
Last modified: Thu Nov 1 23:25:10 CET 2012