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RCM ANNOUNCEMENTS / We need a bigger boat
« Last post by The Twins on Yesterday at 02:14:01 PM »
We are fundraising to help with getting another Unit for RCM purely to be used for storage.

This will enable RCM HQ to open more rooms to the public, increasing the hands on experience to all those who visit.

If you think you could help please click on the link
and donate away  :)

Many thanks.
« Last post by Jonathanuk on August 10, 2017, 09:43:57 PM »
Hi all!

Just dug out child hood memory's from the attic when helping clearing it for my parents.

ZX Spectrum +2, I dug out the cables from the box and got it hooked up to an old tv and to my shock it worked and loaded the game I put in!

Really brings back my child hood sat waiting for it to load with the annoying noises. However it will probably just end up in another attic or sat in a box so does anyone know of any collectors or the best way to sell it where it will get some use and not just collect dust somewhere? Are they even worth any money?

It's got the original manual (and original insurance upsell leaflet). Two joy sticks (one Sinclair branded). 35 games, power cord, aerial cord and my mothers notes on the dizzy games of what she discovered to do! Didn't know she even played it must of been when we were at school.

List of games in no order:
Dizzy collection box
   Dizzy fast food
   Dizzy fantasy world
   Dizzy treasure island
   Dizzy magic land
Postman pat 3
Crazy cars 2
Oh mummy
Ian bothams test match
A ticket to ride
Horace goes skiing
Double dragon 2
Crazy golf
Magnificent 7 march 1992
Magnificent 7 April 1992
Magnificent 7 may 1992
Magnificent 7 June 1992
Magnificent 7 July 1992
Magnificent 7 Aug 1992
Soul of a robot
Lunar tetman
Disco Dan
Atv simulator
Trailblazer ricochet
Alien destroyer
Treasure island
Molecule man
Ski simulator
Witchfiend/odd job Eddie
Chuckle egg/tribble trubble(looks like a copy no box).
Up & add'em fisher price

I've taken a few pictures of it all:

Thanks for reading!
FOR SALE / WANTED / Free Fujitsu Lifebook B-2130
« Last post by cybrax on August 03, 2017, 07:13:46 PM »
Fujitsu Lifebook B-2130

The Good:

Case condition fair for her age, well travelled but not abused, keyboard still has a good feel. Designed for Win98 it spent some time with WinXP+Vodaphone Internet dongle and currently has Lucid Puppy Linux installed. With only a 400MHZ processor and 128MB of ram demanding applications such as video playback suck but mother has had great fun with it typing her book and discovering the internet. The only complaint she had was that the webcams hidden behind her net curtains didn't update fast enough. Other than that it all works including the touch screen.

The Bad:
Main LIPO Battery pack  not holding a charge
Internal CMOS battery not holding charge
Plastic stylus is missing
Screen has One dead pixel

The Ugly:
NO CD drive
WILL NOT boot from USB (it's a Bios thing not fault)  but does support PXE boot over LAN
It's in Carmarthen [Wales,UK] and weighs about 1.5kilo with charger/power supply pack.
HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: Triumph-Adler Alphatronic PC
« Last post by Sunshine Boy on July 24, 2017, 10:27:03 PM »
I have actually got an emulator running with this machine.  It runs under linux and gnome.  I am not sure about releasing the disks/uveprom that come with the machine, but they are available on the net.  Look at the file matmos.cfg for the configuration file to use and start with xbeaver matmos.cfg once installed.

I also have the the technical manual scanned if that is of any help to anyone.

Look at

Note this was originally an 80bus/nascom emulator but has been expanded to include the Intel MDS controllers and also the Alphatronic (Matmos) PC controllers.

Not 100% emulation, but good enough to run the basic roms, disk basic and the CPM distribution.
GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: A new conversion for the BBC Micro
« Last post by AndyRCM on July 18, 2017, 02:20:48 PM »
and great conversion mate - nice work. ;)
GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: A new conversion for the BBC Micro
« Last post by AndyRCM on July 18, 2017, 01:35:35 PM »
Works fine for me . . .
GAMING EVENTS - OPEN DAYS 2017 / Re: Digital Music Festival - 30th September 2017
« Last post by AndyRCM on July 17, 2017, 07:53:05 PM »
 1 - Andy Rea
 2 - Daniel Oskis
 3 - Daniel Oskis
 4 - Gary Coupe
 5 - Russell Howard
 6 - Jason Edmunds
 7 - Jason Edmunds
 8 - John Durnall
 9 - Lisa Durnall
10 - Sam Durnall
11 - Jack Durnall
12 - Sunny Hollis
13 - Andy Spencer
14 - Chris Abbott
15 - Jim Bagley
16 - Johnnathan Taylor
17 - Paul 'Sidman' Hesso
18 - Liam Fretwell
19 - Andrew Fisher
20 - Lee Bolton
21 - Lee Bolton
22 - Max Hall
23 - Jackie Mason
24 - Paul Mansell
25 - Graham Raddings
26 - Graham Raddings
27 - John Durnell
28 - Lisa Durnell
29 - Sam Durnell
30 - Jack Durnell
31 - Dan Tootill
32 - Darren Coles
33 - Traci Law
34 - Gemma Gould
35 - Jan Matulewicz
36 - Paul Kubiszyn
37 - Rob Brammeld
38 - David Kirkwood

Linda Spencer
Sharon Spencer
Rebecca Spencer
Kaitlin Spencer
Tabatha Spencer
Dean Payne
David Cooper

GAMING EVENTS - OPEN DAYS 2017 / Digital Music Festival - 30th September 2017
« Last post by AndyRCM on July 17, 2017, 06:01:20 PM »
The Retro Computer Museum, and Commo-Con
are proud to present
Digital Music Festival
‘Chiptunes’ with everything!
A celebration of 8-bit game music, remixes and demos
on the 30th September 2017

A musical treat for everybody at the RCM HQ in Leicester
Doors open: 10.30am and close around 10.30pm
Tickets only £10 (available now from our home page)
Food / Bar / Music / Gaming / Friends / DJ / Video
featuring exclusive Kickstarter previews by
Musicians / Coders / Graphic Artists and MUCH more!

Unit A, Troon Way Business Centre,
Humberstone Lane, Leicester LE4 9HA
Telephone: 07519 816 283
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