Archive News

04/12/2018

Added titles by publishers LCL and Mentor Educational Services.

   
02/12/2018

Added several Golem Software titles, Suburban Fox by Ginn, a title by GTM Software called High Flyer, CESIL by Hexsoft, Find by HUMMEC, Lenses from Hutchinson, demonstrations of metallic crystal lattices from the Institute of Metals and the Kosmos suite of MFL software.

The April 1983 edition of Computing Today was added. This includes a version of Frogger for the BBC Micro, updates to the Valley adventure and a lower case addition for the UK101.

   
28/11/2018

Scanned and uploaded the April 1982 Computing Today magazine, the one containing the code for The Valley.

   
27/11/2018

Completed adding Chalksoft and Golem Software titles today. Also updated some original prices for their software.

Discovered an ESM release of Podd as a single title. Added this to the archive.

   
24/11/2018

Chalksoft's Puncman series added to the archive. Puncman 1 & 2 are included as tape versions. The SSD files are simply copies of the tape files on disc.

Puncman 5, 6 & 7 was also released by Chalksoft. This is missing from the archive.

   
21/11/2018

A big expansion to the website was introduced today.

As well as updating the educational archive, sections for RISCOS software, UK101 information and software and the Computing Today magazine were added.

These sections will be developed as time and inclination permit.

   
03/11/2018

Virtually all packages with documentation have been added to the archive.

I am now ploughing through the vast number of image only archives I have, testing which are working and checking that they have been correctly attributed to the right publisher.

   
19/10/2018

Today was a huge milestone with the addition of Cranky from ASK/Acornsoft. 1000 programs catalogued, tested and uploaded!

   
13/10/2018

Added a number of Cambridge Micro Software titles and updated their catalogue.

Thanks to Kenelm from STH forums for providing the images.

   
23/09/2018

Several titles for Heineman Educational Books Ltd. were added today. Thanks are extended to Stardot Forum members Lardoboffin for the Primary Mathematics Programs documentation and billcarr2005 for cracking the protection on those discs and providing the disc images.

   
21/09/2018

Note Invaders from Chalksoft is the 700th program tested and uploaded to the archive.

   
16/09/2018

Completed uploading all the working software for Longman. There are quite a number of titles in the archive for this publisher now.

There are still a couple to check out and prepare for uploading.

Thanks to the stardot members who sent me a lot of the missing titles.

   
13/09/2018

A big update today. A set of programs by Xavier Educational Software was added. These are specialist programs aimed at children with dyslexia.

Thanks are due to Xavier Educational Software for permission to host these titles and to the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge for the loan of the software discs.

   
09/09/2018

Visited the ABUG meeting at the Centre for Computing History over the weekend and had the opportuity to archive loads of packages and to receive from ABUG members a mass of titles missing from the archive.

The titles will be uploaded over the coming week or so.

A big vote of thanks to ABUG for organising the meeting and to the museum staff for hosting us.

Added Termulator for the BBC model B and B+ complete with all documentation and a number of Longman titles complete with extensive documentation.

   
06/09/2018

Several more packages have been added to the Archive.

The News page now shows the latest package added and gives various statistics about the Archive.

A new browse all publishers facility has been added to the Archive page.

   
02/09/2018

With the latest update there are now over 500 programs listed in the archive and available for download.

   
31/08/2018

Another large update including a number of Fun School programs from Database Publications and ASK the Best Four Maths,

   
27/08/2018

Another big update today.

Titles include the DLM Arcademic Maths series, Cheshire Cat Maths, Ebury Mr T and more

   
23/08/2018

Made some more additions today;

  • The Anita Straker collection,
  • Some MAPE titles,
  • Began a section for Shell Publications.
   
21/08/2018

Some AVP titles were added;

  • First Steps - a primary maths package
  • Hydrostatics and Statistics - a Geography package dealing with river basins
  • Puzzle Palace - A mathematical adventure game.

Several minor upgrades to web pages.

Updated publisher catalogues.

   
11/08/2018

Added titles by Arnold and DESC (Derbyshire Educational Software Centre).

Made updates to the catalogue, some dates of issue and some prices.

   
08/08/2018

Extended the Sherston Software collection to include all titles held by the archive.

Updated the archive browser to include a browse by publisher facility.

   
04/08/2018

Several more packages added today;

  • Best Four Language by ASK.
  • Context by BBCsoft.
  • Introducing Map Skills 1 by Cambridge Micro Software.
  • Introducing Map Skills 2 by Cambridge Micro Software.
  • Music Master by AB European Marketing
  • Tree of Knowledge by Acornsoft
   
03/08/2018

The web site goes live!

The initial prototype containing about 20 educational packages was uploaded today.

   
 Maths 1
 Mentor Educational Services
 
 
ARCHIVE STATS
  1200 programs
 
  485 packages
 
  119 publishers
 
 
GENRE STATS
 Administration 1
 Adventure 53
 Art 16
 Biology 60
 Business 8
 Chemistry 74
 Classics 1
 Computer Science 40
 Design and Technology 2
 Economics 3
 English 34
 Gardening 1
 General Purpose 21
 Geography 38
 German 6
 History 21
 Literacy 133
 Mathematics 441
 Modern Foreign Languages 11
 Music 9
 Office Skills 2
 Personal and Social Education 1
 Physical Education 1
 Physics 21
 Problem solving 86
 Special Needs 107
 
 

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