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Acorn Dealer Support, Demonstration, Test and FCO discs

          The official Acorn Dealer Test Disc for A300 and A400 series
          machines from July 1989. Full details in the README1,00

          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.

          The official Acorn Dealer Test Disc for the A5000 machines in

          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

          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.

          The official Acorn Test disc for the ARM2500- powered A30x0 and
          A4000 series machines.

          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

          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.

          The next disc has rather less on it. I doubt anyone will honour the
          Warranty Repair Service Report or Product Return
          Authorisation claims now.

          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
          dearchiver, !SparkPlug.
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0280032-02.zip81 KB
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A3000Demo.zip200 KB
CSNews18.zip749 KB
Issue15.zip263 KB
TescoDemo.zip479 KB
Test-Disc.zip620 KB
a3010demo.zip246 KB
a5000demo.zip1.4 MB
ls-14-disc.zip316 KB