|Acorn Dealer Support, Demonstration, Test
and FCO discs
||0283090-01.zip - The
official Acorn Dealer Test Disc for A300 and A400 series
machines from July 1989. Full details in the README1,00
||0280032-02.zip - The
official Acorn Dealer Test Disc for the BBC A3000 from
September 1989. Full details in the README1,00
'Advertising Rolling Demo (V2.09)'. Supplied to
dealers for use on display systems. It sort of runs okay
under RISC OS 4, with only the 'Soldiers' animation
being broken. In 1989, this was quite classy. Rendered
marching soldiers were courtesy of 'RenderBender' by
Clares Micros Supplies, from memory.
||0292824-01.zip - The
official Acorn Dealer Test Disc for the A5000 machines in
||a5000demo.zip - The
official dealer rolling demo for the A5000. Seems to work
perfectly under RISC OS 4. Note that in the Easiwriter demo,
RISC OS is written Risc OS, which is very
||TescoDemo.zip - In 1992,
Acorn and Tesco started the first retail promotion whereby
parents could get stuff for their kids' school by getting
vouchers with their shopping. This demo could run unattended
in stores. In theory.
||Test-Disc.zip - The
official Acorn Test disc for the ARM2500- powered A30x0 and
A4000 series machines.
||a3010demo.zip - The
official Acorn dealer demo for the A3010. This was intended
as a 'home computer' version of the A3020 and A4000.
Same case as the former, but with RF modulator for TV
connexion, no IDE interface and lower memory to cut costs.
Lots went into schools when the retail sales didn't
||ls-14-disc.zip - The
first disc-based release of Acorn Customer Service News. A
full electronic set of Field Change Orders (FCO's) from
late 1987 through to late 1992. Plus Application Notes
(AppNotes) and the NetUtils patch.
||Issue15.zip - The next disc
has rather less on it. I doubt anyone will honour the
Warranty Repair Service Report or Product Return
Authorisation claims now.
||CSNews18.zip - What
happened to 16 & 17? From memory, they didn't have
discs. This has a full up to date (May 1993) archive of the
AppNotes, a few more FCO's and the free RISC OS