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Matthew Somerville Message #106679, posted by Matthew at 00:16, 10/3/2008
Matthew

Posts: 519
I've finally got around to going through (some of) the boxes that have been lying around the place for what I now realise is years. If anyone wants and is willing to collect any of the below (I'm in the West Midlands) or be very persuaive in getting me to post it, it's theirs; or I'm just going to recycle/ give it to a charity shop/ throw it away, as I should have done ages ago.

It's been quite nostalgic reading through the old mags; here's a random quote from Acorn User, August 2000 - "Those guys at Acorn Arcade have been busy creating a new RISC OS Web site which involves the reader interactively. The Icon Bar is a smartly designed site to be a major source of information and resources, and features interactive comment on each page." grin

Or back in December 1992: "The Joint Academic NETwork (JANET), linking schools and universities, can be now accessed for exchange of email from FidoNet. Special-format address lines are typed into a normal Netmail message which is sent to a gateway destination BBS - one is in the US, which, remarkably, can sometimes deliver messages faster than the UK-based gateway. Even so, there may be a delay of several days between sending and delivery. JANET users can send replies back by using a similar address format." smile

Magazines
  • Acorn Users from June 1992 to November 1999, plus August 2000 (who knows why), excepting Christmas 1996 as I'm in it smile
  • Even older Acorn Users: February and September 1987, and March and December 1988
  • Risc User, Volume 6 Issue 2 (December 1992) - Volume 12 Issue 10 (2000 sometime)
  • Let's Compute!, entire run of 12 issues (August 1990 - July 1991)
  • Acorn Computing, June 1994
  • Micro User, October 1991, March and April 1992
  • Acorn Action, Spring 1994
  • Computing for the Family, 1 and 2
  • A&B computing, May, August, October 1987, and November 1989
  • Archimedes World, June and August 1992
  • Arc, issues 5-8 (summer 1994 - summer 1995, Acorn's magazine)
  • Archimedian, issues 9 and 10 (Computer Concepts magazine)
Magazine Floppy Discs and CDs
  • AU cover discs November 1992 - October 1998; December - Christmas 1998, March - May 1999, July - November 1999 (September sealed!)
  • Acorn Computing cover disc June 1994
  • RISC User magazine discs 6/2, 6/3, 6/4
  • Best of *INFO
  • Various Acorn User CDs, including numbers 1, 2 (which has an incorrectly formatted HTML comment on the Argonet page from one Jason Tribbeck, meaning it's displayed to the world: "Page design by Jason Tribbeck - who is getting pissed off with it" wink ), 200th issue CD, film CD, demo CD (yellow/black spiral), Kosovo CD, trailer CD, AUCD10
  • Acorn Education's Products & Services Catalogue Spring 1996 (ooooh)
Programs
  • Artworks
  • Martin's original Polygon/Intersect Tools
  • Impression Publisher
  • HelixBasic
  • Oregano
  • Rhapsody 2
  • Notate
  • Messenger Pro (online with IMAP version)
  • iSV Typography
  • CD-Burn
  • Workz (with manual) (found the disc)
  • DrawWorks Millennium
  • Panorama, David Pilling's map drawing program (upgrade to 1.16 on his site, but no sign of the program itself)
  • Acorn Advance
  • !Speech
  • PublishArt 2 and/or 3
  • TurboDrivers (for a BJC4000 originally)
  • RISC User PD library PDX2 and PDX7 (ooh, the mystery)
Games
  • Simon the Sorcerer (9 floppy disc version); Simon the Sorcerer Hint book
  • Lemmings2 (VGA monitor compatible!)
  • Lemmings
  • Ankh
  • The Crystal Maze
  • Wonderland
  • Sim City 2000
  • Battle Chess
  • Cyber Chess disc only
  • Populous
  • Pandora's Box
  • Enter the Realm
  • Heimdall
  • Ixion
Books
  • PRMs v1-4
  • RO3 User Guide/Applications Guide (two, currently part of the block my laptop sits on to be at the right height)
  • RO3 Style Guide
  • Various Learning Curve stuff, RO3.11 release notes, A5000 welcome guide, etc.
  • BBC Basic Guide
  • BASIC V (the Dabhand book by Mike Williams)
  • Computer Battlegames for ZX Spectrum, ZX81, BBC, TRS-80, Apple, VIC and PET!
  • Write your own Fantasy Games for your microcomputer
  • BBC Microcomputer System User Guide (the original spiral bound thing for the BBC B, still the best guide for teletext codes wink )
Other CDs
  • Datafile/ CD circle CDs 1,2,3,4,5
  • RISC DISC volumes 1, 2 and 3
Random stuff
  • Issues 4 and 5 of the CD-Circle catalogue
  • !IDEMgr
  • DRDOS5
  • A sealed DRDOS6
  • RISC OS 3 Apps discs 1 (twice) & 2 (twice), and both on one 1.6Mb, amazing
  • RISC OS 3 Support disc (thrice) (ah, ChangeFSI, I miss you; although Piknik in Flickr is quite nifty)
  • PCEm (both CGA single tasking and MDA/CGA/EGA multitasking!) - once on two discs, and once all on the one disc! Note that the multitasking version requires 2Mb!!
  • External CD drive (yes, really!) apps disc, SpeedyCD, PhotoCD sample
  • !DTP (3 discs, with manual!)
  • Genesis Plus (I created an awesome app with this in Year 8 or 9, an interactive map of the school, the sort of thing that would be trivial now with HTML; wonder what happened to that...)
  • 1st Word Plus (WYSIWYG is for losers)
  • Skyfall PD discs: I33 (outline fonts Headers 2), H34 (sillies 4), H35 (SuperGram), XF03 (ARM code demos), XR06 (StarWars Walker), H23 (Draw+, Display), K29/K30 (Gyrinus2), Winter 92/93 catalogue, K24 ("14 Fun Puzzles"), O27 (Scanned Sprites!), C40 (Colour Digit), XQ05 (War of Worlds/Dr Who), XQ02 (Star Wars), K20 ("15 100% Wimp Games"), H26 (Hyper Database), H31 (Sillies1), H32 (StickyBD, Desk Duck), H33 (sillies 3), K36 (AMF The KORC Trilogy - http://www.sparkynet.com/spag/k.html#korc ), K37 (Invaders) - yes, people used to pay for these things!
  • APDL catalogue disc (two)
  • BJC4000 printer drivers
  • Argonet Voyager software 1.16
  • Sherston Software StrongARM upgrade discs
  • Various demo discs - Pipedream4, Darryl the Dragon, Sherston Software, Rhapsody 2, Fervour, smArt, Topographer, Lemmings2
[Edited by Matthew at 13:38, 10/3/2008]
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Matthew Somerville Message #106680, posted by Matthew at 00:21, 10/3/2008, in reply to message #106679
Matthew

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Oh yes, and I have a RiscStation gathering dust in the corner; need to copy old emails and so on off it (assuming it still works...), but then that'll presumably be available for collection too.
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Jason Togneri Message #106682, posted by filecore at 05:18, 10/3/2008, in reply to message #106680

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Gosh, there seems to be quite a trend recently with people selling their old Acorn stuff in the General forum. Is everybody ditching their kit now?

[Edited by filecore at 05:19, 10/3/2008]
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Matthew Somerville Message #106684, posted by Matthew at 09:11, 10/3/2008, in reply to message #106682
Matthew

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Is everybody ditching their kit now?
Well, I ditched mine in summer 2002, pretty much untouched since; it's quite depressing that it's taken me this long to get rid of it!
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Message #106686, posted by vanpeebles at 10:05, 10/3/2008, in reply to message #106684
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I'd be interested in buying the games smile
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Mike Message #106691, posted by MikeCarter at 12:45, 10/3/2008, in reply to message #106686
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I'd be interested in collecting the programs and some of the books. Where in the West Midlands are you?
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Matthew Somerville Message #106701, posted by Matthew at 13:41, 10/3/2008, in reply to message #106691
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Send me an email and I'll let you know. smile

[Edited by Matthew at 13:42, 10/3/2008]
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Matthew Somerville Message #106702, posted by Matthew at 13:44, 10/3/2008, in reply to message #106686
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I'd be interested in buying the games smile
Well, if you're willing and able to collect, they're yours. If not, then as I said, I can't really be bothered with the hassle of parcelling up and posting, but every man has a price wink
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Message #106703, posted by vanpeebles at 14:06, 10/3/2008, in reply to message #106702
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£30 + £5 for postage? Would help my project out a lot smile
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Matthew Somerville Message #106717, posted by Matthew at 22:57, 10/3/2008, in reply to message #106703
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Sure, okay then. smile Email me off-forum and we'll sort it out.

To anyone else - my contact form could apparently be broken (not my fault, it seems) so messages through that might not have got through. :-/ If I haven't replied, I haven't (yet) got it, and you might want to try email. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Chris Message #106873, posted by Toffa at 15:38, 25/3/2008, in reply to message #106679
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What's in the Sherston software StrongArm upgrade discs? I've got a few old Sherston educational games I could do with the upgrade for.
You are too far away for me to collect. Any chance I could bribe you into sending them?
What is your price?
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