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For sale: Piece of Elite heritage

Post by Captain Hesperus » Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:28 pm

OldTwelveInches on the [url=http://www.hughesd.co.uk/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=77&start=1]Battle Barge forum[/url] wrote:If anyone's interested in purchasing a 2nd hand beeb w/ 32kb sideways RAM, ADFS, Disk Doctor & other gubbins (ideal for playing Elite as God intended), I gimme a shout...
Selezen promised to post it over here to see if any of you retro-'puter lovers were interested.

He hasn't, so I did.

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Post by Selezen » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:49 am

Damn you, I was just about to do that!!

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Post by Wiggy » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:34 pm

Aw, shucks, I just threw out a box of 5.25" disks that I still had, which included ELITE for the Beeb, and my old BASIC and Assembler programmes.
(Including a GUI front end for the Beeb in 6k of code!)

Oh well.... :cry:
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Post by Miangele » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:56 am

Aw, shucks, I just threw out a box of 5.25" disks that I still had, which included ELITE for the Beeb
bad >:(

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Post by Wiggy » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:48 am

It wasn't an original - it was a copy.
I remember trying to reverse engineer the original load up assembler code - it XORed itself 256 times! :o

On the Beeb DFS, there was a counter for disk writes. If that counter changed from 40 on the Elite disk, the disk wouldn't work.

We had to use a disk sector editor called BASIL to copy the disk.

Ah, those were the days.
You came in that? You're braver than I thought!

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