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The main purpose of this page is to provide the support documents for products no longer supported by the company that originally produced them either because the company has ceased to exist or has left the RISC OS market. Many of these documents will also be linked to from the appropriate page under Computers,, 32bit Upgrades, 8bit Upgrades or Software.
A NOTE ON COPYRIGHT
I acknowledge that most, if not all, of the documents on this page are subject to copyright. To minimise the copyright infringement (if such is possible), I will only place documentation for products that to the best of my knowledge are no long being active sold, developed or supported. If anyone claims ownership of the copyright of any of the documents on this page and objects to the document being made available here, please contact me and I will immediately remove it.
Companies are listed in alphabetical order with Acorn at the front. You can jump to the initial letter using the table below:
ACORN 1 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Here are some copies of the Acorn Newsletter , an internal Acorn publication.
Here are the Acorn OEM Products manuals for the ARM Evaluation System.
Here are the Acorn Scientific manuals for the 32016 Second Processor, Cambridge Co-processor and Acorn Cambridge Workstation.
Here are the Acorn Application Notes . They are also available from RISCOS Development Ltd in the Acorn FTP site (see site map).
Here are ART factsheets etc.
Here are the Acorn promotional brochures . In most cases they have been scanned, OCR'ed and saved as PDFs.
Here are The Clan newsletters and factsheets .
Here are the Acorn Customer Service News and Newsletters .
Here are the Acorn ISV/Developers Newsletters. Also includes other developer document and mailings from Acorn and ART.
Here are the Acorn Education News .
Here are the Acorn Engineering News.
Here are some Acorn guarantee, owner registration & product warranty cards .
Here are the Acorn Higher Education News .
Here are the Acorn instructions and technical documents.
Here are the Acorn Manuals , including Service Manuals and Technical Reference Manuals .
Here are the monitor manuals .
Here are some other Acorn documents .
Acorn press releases and other announcements are here.
Here are the Acorn Sales News. Also included are dealer newsletters and other material from Acorn and ART.
Here are the Acorn Special Solutions News
Here are the catalogues, programmes and showguides from a selection of Acorn computer shows.
Here is a collection of BBC micro and Archimedes Function Key Strips.
All articles are copyright A and B Computing.
|Item in Chris's Acorns||Aand B Computing Article||A and B Computing Issue|
|Master Compact||Master Compact Exposed||October 1986|
All articles are copyright Acorn Publisher ( www.acornuser.co.uk ) and are reproduced with John Cartmell and Acorn Pubisher's kind permission. The link after each article takes you to the Acorn User archive.
|Item in Chris's Acorns||Acorn User Article (pdf)||Link to Acorn User Archive|
|Acornsoft BBC BASIC conversion||BBC BASIC for the Atom||Acorn User Issue 2 Sep 1982|
|Electron||Electron Son of BBC Micro||Acorn User Issue 13 Aug 1983|
|Hobbit||Making a Habit of the Hobbit||Acorn User Issue 14 Sep 1983|
|Solidisk Sideways RAM||Exciting possibilities in a sideways RAM||Acorn User Issue 19 Feb 1984|
|Aries B20||20K RAM boost for the 'B'||Acorn User Issue 21 April 1984|
|Acorn 6502 2nd processor||New Dimension in time and space?||Acorn User Issue 22 May 1984|
|Acorn Bitstik||CAD within your grasp||Acorn User Issue 22 May 1984|
|Acorn Z80 2nd processor||Z80 Business Bundle||Acorn User Issue 23 June 1984|
|Acorn Electron Plus1||Electron Special Expansion factor||Acorn User Issue 24 July 1984|
|Solidisk 128k Sideways RAM||It's faster via the silicon drive||Acorn User Issue 24 July 1984|
|Torch Unicorn||Unicorn: cheapest route to Unix||Acorn User Issue 26 Sept 1984|
|Acorn Business Computer||New Acorn Micro||Acorn User Issue 27 Oct 1984|
|Viglen Sideways ROM Cartridge System||ROMs on the side||Acorn User Issue 27 Oct 1984|
|SCL Unicorn (BBC) Micro||India takes on Beeb assembly||Acorn User Issue 28 Nov 1984|
|Acorn ABC310||Vertical Tack of the ABC||Acorn User Issue 28 Nov 1984|
|Domesday System||Domesday Plus 900||Acorn User Issue 29 Dec 1984|
|RH Electronics Colour Lightpen||Guiding Lights||Acorn User Issue 29 Dec 1984|
|6809 Second Processors||6809 A Useful Number||Acorn User Issue 32 Mar 1985|
|Acorn Z80 & Torch ZEP100 2nd processors||Can the ZEP100 Zap the Acorn Z80||Acorn User Issue 33 Apr 1985|
|Cheetah Sweet Talker||Cheetah Sweet Talker||Acorn User Issue 34 May 1985|
|Concept Keyboard||A New Breed of Keyboards||Acorn User Issue 34 May 1985|
|BBC B+||BBC B+ revealed||Acorn User Issue 35 Jun 1985|
|BBC B+||B+ Grading||Acorn User Issue 36 Jul 1985|
|Disc Filing Systems (Opus DDOS)||DFS Command Performance||Acorn User Issue 36 Jul 1985|
|Acorn Cambridge Workstation||Workstation puts power on desks||Acorn User Issue 37 Aug 1985|
|W2000 modem||Miraculous||Acorn User Issue 37 Aug 1985´|
|Marconi RB2 Tracker Ball||On the Ball||Acorn User Issue 38 Sep 1985|
|Domesday System||Countdown to Domesday||Acorn User Issue 38 Sep 1985|
|ROM Expansion Boards||Expanding in the right direction||Acorn User Issue 38 Sep 1985|
|Solidisk DDFS & DFDC||On the Double||Acorn User Issue 38 Sep 1985|
|BBC B+128K||Enter the 128k Beeb||Acorn User Issue 40 Nov 1985|
|Cumana 68008 2nd processor||Cumana launch 16 bit processor||Acorn User Issue 40 Nov 1985|
|Communicator||Communicator's wide appeal||Acorn User Issue 41 Dec 1985|
|Sideways RAM (Solidisk, HCR,|
RAMAMP & Acorn User)
|Working on the side||Acorn User Issue 41 Dec 1985|
|BBC Master||Master Work||Acorn User Issue 44 Mar 1986|
|Acorn Communicator||The Future of the Communicator||Acorn User Issue 47 Jun 1986|
|Acorn 32016 2nd processor||Acorn's Supercomputer||Acorn User Issue 50 Sep 1986|
|Technomatic Multiform Z80 2nd processor||Improve Your Memory||Acorn User Issue 51 Oct 1986|
|PMS B2P 65022nd Processor||Second Half||Acorn User Issue 56 Mar 1987|
|Slogger Master RAM board||Slogging It Out||Acorn User Issue 57 Apr 1987|
|Domesday System||The Domesday Device||Acorn User Issue 60 Jul 1987|
|Hybrid Music 4000||Music at the touch of a key||Acorn User Issue 63 Oct 1987|
|GIS Advanced Teletext Receiver||Acorn User Offer||Acorn User Issue 70 May 1988|
|GIS Advanced Teletext Receiver||A Closer Look||Acorn User Issue 70 May 1988|
The Archimedean was Computer Concepts newsletter which was sent to users of Computer Concepts' Archimedes products. These PDF files are large, they contain the scanned page images and have not been OCR'ed because background colours and images makes it very difficult to get a reasonably accurate representation of the pages.
Document markes (*) were converted to PDFs from scans on Chris Richardson's 8bs.com site.
All articles are copyright Personal Computer World ( www.pcw.co.uk ) and are reproduced with PCW's kind permission. Articles from 1996 onwards are available from the PCW website.
|Item in Chris's Acorns||PCW Article (pdf)||PCW issue|
|Torch C series computer||The Torch||Vol. 6 No. 1 January 1983|
|Busicomputer Prophet 2||Prophet II||Vol. 6 No. 3 March 1983|
|Acorn Electron||Electron||Vol. 6 No. 10 October 1983|
|Acorn ABC 310||Acorn ABC310||Vol. 8 No. 4 April 1985|
|Torch Graduate||Torch Graduate||Vol. 8 No. 6 June 1985|
|BBC Master 128||BBC Master 128||Vol. 9 No. 3 March 1986|
|Acorn Archimedes A300||AcornArchimedes||Vol. 10 No. 8 August 1987|
|Acorn Springboard PC card||Acorn Springboard||Vol.11 No. 1 January 1988|
|PC Emulator||PC Emulator||Vol.11 No. 1 January 1988|
|RISC OS 2||Acorn RISC OS 2||Vol. 12 No. 1 January 1989|
|Acorn R140||Acorn R140||Vol. 12 No. 3 March 1989|
|Acorn A3000||Acorn A3000||Vol. 12 No. 7 July 1989|
|Acorn R260||Acorn R260||Vol. 13 No. 8 August 1990|
|Acorn A5000||Acorn A5000||Vol. 15 No. 2 February 1992|
|Acorn A4||Acorn A4||Vol. 15 No. 9 September 1992|
|Acorn A3010, A3020 & A4000||A3010, A3020 & A4000||Vol. 15 No. 10 October 1992|
|Aleph1 PC Expansion Card||Aleph1 PC Expansion card||Vol. 15 No 12 December 1992|
|Herman Hauser interview||Missing the big time||Vol. 16 No. 5 May 1993|
|RiscPC600||Acorn RISC PC 600||Vol. 17 No. 6 June 1994|
|Acorn 486DX PCcard||Acorn RISC PC 486 co-processor||Vol. 18 No. 6 June 1995|
|Archimedes A310||Acorn Archimedes A310||Vol. 18 No. 7 July 1995|
All articles are copyright Practical Computing.
|Item in Chris's Acorns||PC Article (pdf)||PC Issue|
|BBC Micro||BBC Micro||Vol. 5 Issue 1 January 1982|
|Acorn Computers||Chris Curry of Acorn||Vol. 5 Issue 10 October 1982|
|Acorn Electron||Electron||Vol. 6 Issue 10 October 1983|
|BBC Second Processors||To the BBC by bus and Tube||Vol. 7 Issue 12 December 1984|
|BBC B+64K||Acorn BBC B+||Vol. 8 Issue 7 July 1985|
|Acorn 32016 2nd Processor||Cambridge 32016 Co-Processor||Vol. 8 Issue 10 October 1985|
|BBC B+128||BBC Plug-ins||Vol. 8 Issue 12 December 1985|
|Acorn Communicator||Acorn Communicator||Vol. 9 Issue 1 January 1986|
|ARM Evaluation System||Keep it simple (RISC)||Vol. 9 Issue 10 October 1986|
|Master 512 & Master Compact||BBC Master 512 & Compact||Vol.10 Issue 1 January 1987|
These manuals have been kindly supplied in PDF form by Sprow.