Acorn

ACORN ATOM

ATOM Acorn's range of 8-bit machines include the Atom (on the picture), the BBC models A, B and B+, the Electron, the BBC Master and the Master Compact.
Atom (1979) had 6502A/1 MHz CPU, 8 KB ROM (max. 16), 2 KB RAM (max. 12), 8 colors and 3 voices. A several peripherals were developped for it: e.q. 5,25" FDD or a network called EcoNet (this network allowed to link up to 250 Atoms).

EMULATORS
Atom Emulator 1.33 Acorn Atom emulator for DOS (freeware) Author's homepage

PROGRAM  RESOURCES
Games on the author's page



ACORN BBC

BBC The adventure started in 1981, when the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) wanted to host a series of programs introducing the British public to computers. Acorn Computers Ltd. scooped the contract.
The first model, BBC model A (on the picture), was limited by 16 KB of RAM and tape-based, while the BBC model B doubled the amount of RAM and added a floppy drive or a network adaptor.

EMULATORS
BeebEm for Windows 1.02 Good BBC Model B emulator for Windows (freeware) Author's homepage
Horizon 1.1 Commercial BBC model B emulator for Windows 95 (crippled demo-version) Authors' homepage
BeebEm DOS 1.2C BBC Model B emulator for DOS (freeware) The BBC lives

PROGRAM  RESOURCES
Norvegian ftp-archive of BBC software ROM images



ACORN Electron

Electron The BBC B was quite expensive, so Acorn decided to produce a smaller, more limited "little brother", called Electron. As technology improved, Acorn introduced its "big brother", the BBC Master. It also came in several models: the Master 128 and 512 with 128 and 512 KB memory respectively.

EMULATORS
ElectrEm beta 9b Acorn Electron emulator for Windows/DOS (freeware) Author's page

PROGRAM  RESOURCES
Stairway to Hell ROM images

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