Wouter's computer stuff: wanted
As I have more space and time now in 2017, I'm looking for a few things to use and to play with, so if you have anything from this list to sell (or perhaps swap, I have sold most of my BCB micro stuff long ago, but I have a few things that I don't need, see below), send me an email!
I'd like to find:
- BBC micro service manual, july 1984
- I've long tried to find Lincoln systems Aid (debugger), actually not long since I published my BBC micro site in 1995, I put a wanted notice for this. The ROM image is in the archive, but no manual. At the time that it was advertised in the magazines (1983-1984), I wrote my own debugger and made its screen output similar to what I saw of Aid in the ads! Surely it must have been sold? Why have I never encountered it? Was it so poor that everyone threw it away? I'd be interested in scans of the manual, but if anyone has an original for sale, then I'm interested.
- I'd also be interested to find Skywave software's: Multiforth 83 package (& utilities disk etc) which is quite elusive too...
- Software, on disk:
-- 6502 2nd processor elite (the standalone version, SNG 45, not the 2p/master version), to analyse...
- Software on tape:
-- Philosopher's quest (with hints envelope)
-- Countdown to doom (with hints envelope)
-- Castle of riddles (with hints envelope)
-- Sphinx adventure (with hints envelope)
-- Kingdom of Hamil (with hints envelope)
-- JCB digger
- HiByte: Planetoid conversion
- German versions of BBC micro Acornsoft software (not Electron versions), esp. "Wuerfel Meister" (Cube master), and also the educational titles "Baum der Weisheit" (Tree of wisdom) and "Peeko computer" which I lost in 1992.
- BBC B with type 2 keyboard. Yellowing is no problem, but general mechanical condition of case/keyboard should be good.
- Early BBC B with rough casing, issue 4 PCB, earlier PCB is no problem but then I guess I will need another BBC for a board transplant :) Yellowing is no problem, but general mechanical condition of case/keyboard should be good.
- Elite badges to make pictures of a full line up: Competent, Dangerous, Deadly...
- Magazines that aren't on the web: "Which micro? and software review", esp. 1983.
- General: A really funny book from ca. 1983 that I still have not been able to trace, alas I don't remember the author, but the book was green with I think black cross pattern on it like is done for notebooks in school for making graphs. In this book the author made jokes about computers and the people using them, with a budget computer for example being the 'peanut computer', which uses peanuts for '1' :) Also a healthy baseball playing kid turning into a nerd with glasses and much more. It is an American book, and it was not "The official computer hater's book" (Arneson), though there are some similarities in jokes with that book... I read Arneson's book a few years ago and it wasn't bad but it didn't appeal to me so much and it is not what I wanted to re-read...
Update: It looks like this is Charles Platt's "The whole-truth home computer handbook", and there is a UK adaptation called "Micromania: The whole truth about home computers", with some editing by Langford.
Update 2017-7-25: Yes, that is it. It was as I remembered. Finally got my hands on it again, cool. I bought the UK version too out of interest but I like the US version more... I will put up some pictures here and may put it on a separate page as this book is quite undervalued. Scanning the entire book would be a good idea but only if I can find another copy to disect...
Superfluous to my needs, perhaps for a swap with something from my list above?
- Game: Zalaga, black inlay, excellent condition.
- Double 80 track diskdrive, 1 drive is not working properly. The other is excellent, housing nice, will make a picture.
- Perhaps I will no longer need: Eprom programmer: Morley V2 (for 2764/27128,27256 12V and 21V), with 2.03 software in EPROM, and Sinclair Z88 EPROM eraser that I made a little tray for so you can erase single EPROMs. Both are small and light, and the Morley is fast compared to other BBC micro EPROM programmers.
Last modified: Wed Feb 19 11:31:33 CET 2014