Archive News 2023

14/03/2023

Latest additions include:

  • STD Database from 8-Bit Software, a database of the new (in 1980s UK) STD codes,
  • Some Sampled Sounds from the C J Richardson archive,
  • Teletext, from the CJ Richardson archive,
  • Word Search 2.4, from the CJ Richardson archive,
  • The complete CJ Richardson archive.
   
10/03/2023

Latest additions include:

  • Personal Banking, from Addison Wesley, a simulation of the Trustee Savings Bank,
  • Turtle Graphics, from Acornsoft, a full-featured implementation of LOGO graphics,
  • From AVP a number of missing titles;
    • An Introduction to Electronic Systems,
    • Translations,
    • Chemical Formulae,
    • Periodicity of the Elements,
    • French Programs
    • A-Level Maths/Stats
    • Investigating Radioactive Sources
    • Control Simulations
   
06/03/2023

Latest additions include:

  • The Paraffin File, BP, an Economics simulation based on the international oil market. Kindly provided from an Herefordshire County Council MDFS Server being restored by StarDot member fermit.
  • Flowchart Generator, from Garland, make flowcharts from simple BASIC programs. Kindly provided by StarDot member iledoffard.
   
26/02/2023

Latest additions include:

  • Calligraphy, from Redwood Publishing Ltd, software to print text in a range of  high quality fonts and a ROM that shows a range of different on-screen fonts; thanks to StarDot members Iggypop and Billcarr2005 for the software.
  • Animal Vegetable Mineral game, from BES;thanks to StarDot member Diminished for the tape image,
   
25/02/2023

The latest additions include;

  • Function Graph Plotter, from SCDS and ITMA, a graph plotter program.

This marks a massive milestone in the Archive's activities. All physical discs and all virtual disc images hosted by the Archive have been examined for new material and the cupboard is bare! The Archive now needs to start hunting for more educational titles to preserve. There are still thousands to 'discover' but they are hard to find. HELP IS NEEDED, PLEASE. Please contact us via the Contact page to offer any materials you have.

   
18/02/2023

The latest additions include;

  • Coastal Map Reading, from Soft-Teach Educational,
  • General Map Reading, also from Soft-Teach Educational,
  • Electric Fields, from BBCSoft,
  • Ultracalc 2 Utilities added to the Oddments --> Applications section,
  • Russian Language and People, from BBCSoft,
  • Modern Language Characters, a SEMERC publication.
   
13/02/2023

The latest additions include;

  • Net Utilities from Akademias, software and information to help set up their software on L2 and L3 Econet,
  • Creative Sound on the BBC Microcomputer Model B discs to accompany the book,
  • The Micro User Magazine Disc for December 1988, in the Oddments -> Magazines section,
  • Another Music disc, Music 19, a collection of themes including Starwars,
  • The Master Emulation ROM from Dabs Press added to the ROMS section, make a BBC micro into a Master, without documentation it is unsure whether/how this works,
   
08/02/2023

Continuing to look through the hundreds of floppy discs at the Archive, the latest additions include;

  • Intermediate Model Computer 1, based on the model in Computer Science by Peter Bishop,
  • British Isles Quiz, from Computer Market, a quiz on naming places on a map,
  • Town Test, from Silverlind, a quiz on naming towns on a map,
  • LOGO Extensions and Examples, from Acornsoft,
   
04/02/2023

The latest additions to the Archive include;

  • An update to Angle Turner - thanks to Dave Edwards, webmaster of https://www.everygamegoing.com , for providing the documentation and correct publisher attribution,
  • Tracer-3 a very simple card index database from Woodsoft,
  • Data Handling Package, an amateur simple card file database,
  • Text Shape System, a text processor form Disc User magazine,
  • Deadline!, a newspaper creation package from Granada.
   
01/02/2023

The latest additions to the Archive include;

  • Junior Maths 1 and 2, from EaroSoft. A two disc collection of maths programs for children aged 7 - 11
  • Music Synths, a collection of music files, sythesisers and a Morse Code Tutor from Ashby School, added to the Oddments -> Music section,
  • Adventure Into BasicB, from John Wiley; a collection of BBC BASIC adventure games and utilities.
   
20/01/2023

The latest additions to the Archive include;

  • Wordsearcher (A218), a compilation disc of literacy and numeracy programs from Ashby School,
  • Ices (Disc T1), a compilation of numeracy programs and games from Ashby School,
  • Compute-A-Tale, a Wordwise Plus application that writes personalised and random stories, from Ashby School,
  • AQA GCSE Computer Science controlled assessment scenarios; these are solutions to the controlled assessment tests from the AQA GCSE Computer Science examinations for the years 2014 to 2017 written in BBC BASIC on a BBC Master.
   
04/01/2023

Happy New Year everyone.

A recent acquitistion, Wagon's West, from Tressell Publications is a wagon train simulation.

There are still more discs to examine for missing treasures. Watch this space!

   
 Multiplication Train
 DJL Software
 
 
ARCHIVE STATS
  3819 programs
 
  1635 packages
 
  368 publishers
 
 
GENRE STATS
 Administration 50
 Adventure 96
 Art 45
 Biology 149
 Business 56
 Chemistry 192
 Classics 1
 Computer Science 230
 Design and Technology 52
 Economics 19
 Electronics 13
 English 66
 French 31
 Gardening 2
 General Purpose 170
 Geography 127
 German 17
 History 45
 Literacy 470
 Mathematics 1198
 Modern Foreign Languages 9
 Music 42
 Navigation 1
 Office Skills 4
 Personal and Social Education 29
 Physical Education 6
 Physics 130
 Problem solving 128
 Science 55
 Sociology 1
 Special Needs 291
 Training 4
 
 
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