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Acorn Arcade forums: General: Where to get started
 
  Where to get started
  sumner95 (14:49 8/5/2016)
  helpful (02:08 9/5/2016)
    sumner95 (12:30 11/5/2016)
      helpful (17:52 11/5/2016)
 
sumner95 Message #123828, posted by sumner95 at 14:49, 8/5/2016
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Hello all!
I've just signed up after discovering the forum on google.
My dad worked at Acorn between 84-95 and I've found a little stash in the attic. From what I can instantly identify (they have been packed away in the attic for god knows how many years) there is a BBC Micro, Archimedes 440 and couple of other models which I'm going to assume are a bit later from the look of them (more rounded edges etc).
I'm hoping to get them running and I'm certain there are some games somewhere, but I don't really know where to get started. I don't have any experience with them besides playing Flossy the Frog, so any pointers would be much appreciated. smile
Thanks,
Imogen
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Bryan Hogan Message #123829, posted by helpful at 02:08, 9/5/2016, in reply to message #123828
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Hello!

Probably the best place to start, particularly for BBCs and fixing up hardware, is over on the StarDot forums - http://stardot.org.uk/forums/index.php

For more RISC OS expertise then the ROOL forum is the place to be - https://www.riscosopen.org/forum/

Both of those are for more active than Iconbar these days :-(

Also you don't mention where you are based. You might find a user group meeting nearby where you can get help - http://www.riscository.com/calendar/

Bryan.
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sumner95 Message #123831, posted by sumner95 at 12:30, 11/5/2016, in reply to message #123829
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Awesome, thanks!
I'm in Cambridge. I'll keep an eye out for any meets. smile
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Bryan Hogan Message #123832, posted by helpful at 17:52, 11/5/2016, in reply to message #123831
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Well the next ROUGOL meeting on 16th May is within reach and relevant:

http://rougol.jellybaby.net/meetings/index.html

Disclaimer - I'm the organiser big smile

Other than that get along to the Centre for Computing History, they've lots of experience getting old kit working, and it's a great place to visit!

http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/
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