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Old 12 May 2007, 22:34   #1
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My Modded A3000!



He-he! Not quite what you were expecting - eh?

If you're not too shocked and appalled the 'build' can be found on this thread:

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Old 12 May 2007, 23:29   #2
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Are keys still readable?
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Old 12 May 2007, 23:31   #3
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impressive at least

never saw this A3000 before, is it too common so u butchered it? like an A500 ??? what where the original specs?
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Old 13 May 2007, 00:36   #5
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Yes, the keys are still readable, though the blue were not quite as intended.

Acorn A3000:Old-Computers.com
A very popular range of computers in the UK in it's day...
Not too uncommon - I've had this one since new.

Teddy belongs to my daughter.
( took even longer to do )

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Old 13 May 2007, 00:36   #6
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Pink F-keys? Unforgivable!!!!
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Old 13 May 2007, 00:44   #7
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@Retro-Nerd:
I thought Acorns were quite popular in Germany. Not familliar to you?
The f-key colour was something of a trade-mark, not my idea.
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I thought Acorns were quite popular in Germany. Not familliar to you?
The f-key colour was something of a trade-mark, not my idea.
Maybe they were popular here, but i don't know any friend who owned one back in time. Strange color design, but always a matter of taste.
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Old 13 May 2007, 04:45   #9
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A fantastic MOD!!! absolutely...

I have read the thread at aegidian.org, simply awsome! showing how REAL mods are done...
  • an idea
  • a battle plan
  • a premis to get a full battle plan
  • buying stuff
  • buying more stuff
  • re-working battle plan directives
  • buying more stuff
  • modifying new stuff

but most importantly.
  • keeping the faith

a fantastic mod for sure to be proud of!
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well said zetr0 !!!
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Old 13 May 2007, 12:48   #11
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Thanks for the kind comments.

Given Acorn really p*ssed the Amiga community off when they released this computer... can't copyright a number you see and Acorn thought it would improve sales... I was wondering if old issues would surface.

But I forget this is the EAB

For any who are interested I'm doing a custom install of XP ( to look like RiscOS ) then I'll throw a bunch of emulators + Oolite @ it.
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cool - well impressed, dont know if i'd have the bottle for that - I mean taking letting the wife know I'd been playing arround on the marital bed. -brave man indeed.
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NICE!

Looks like my old BBC Micro... awww brings back memories.

I like it
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Old 14 May 2007, 16:09   #14
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What the FRAG ???????????????????? @ that pic.
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i wouldnt mind getting one of they strongarm riscpc acorn system, they look snazzy. anyone tried the pc emu card in an acorn?
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It runs at about 1/2 the speed of a decent 486. With the fastest strong ARM processor module it is faster to run a software emulation I think.
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Old 15 June 2007, 19:55   #18
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It runs at about 1/2 the speed of a decent 486. With the fastest strong ARM processor module it is faster to run a software emulation I think.
Yep - that's about the size of it...

In their day RiscPC's were d*mn good computers & RiscOS a great OS - it does have it's frailties but you could/can do some very things with it, and have been able to for years...

Clones are still made, the OS(s) is/are still being developed, software is still being devoloped - at a glacial rate. ( All tends to be a bit expensive )

If you're interested you do see 'fully loaded' SA-RiscPC's on fleaBay + lots of pre-installed software for buttons.

There is a very good commercial emulator: VirtualRPC, or (much slower) free one: RedSquirrel ( among others ) if space is an issue.
Just don't mention me on the V_RPC forum - it's been a long time but my name may still be mud...

Don't expect much of a RiscOS 'scene'. Games etc do exist - some great originals, though mostly Amiga conversions. The majority still use their machines as general workhorses because of the very comfortable enviroment & 'ageless hardware/software' rather than retro/hobby.

Ooo-errr - I'm rambling again.
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Thanks for moving this thread.
Great idea for a sub-forum.

Is anyone sufficiently interested in this mod for me to redo as a tidied/finished version for EAB rather than the current 'off-site' link?

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