Thanks to a dedicated group of enthusiasts over on the Acorn Stardot forums, an original Domesday development machine has been imaged and the hard drive contents are now available on this website. The original machine was an Acorn A500 (a prototype type of the Acorn Archimedes) which was used by Logica (the company that originally developed the Domesday project for Continue reading Original Domesday development machine imaged!
A new images and logos section has been added to the site featuring PNG, PDF and Adobe Illustrator versions of many images and logos around Domesday and the Acorn AIV system. The majority of the images are part of the work towards improving the Domesday 1986 Concise User Guide document. You can find the new image section by clicking on Continue reading New images and an updated manual
The section covering the National disc has been expanded with a new section covering the Domesday surrogate walks (better known as virtual walks these days). This ‘street view’ like feature was one of the innovations of the Domesday system and allows you to walk around towns, forests and homes from the 1980s. The new guide includes screen-shots, plans and real-world Continue reading National disc surrogate (virtual) walks
Domesday86.com have created a new version of the BBC Domesday system documentation covering the use of both the Community and National disc software and data. This easy to use PDF based document is available for download and will be periodically updated with new information. Unlike the old documentation, the user guide features large high-resolution screenshots of the Domesday system. This Continue reading Modern version of the Domesday user guide released
The AIV National laserdisc contains a sequence of news event videos from 1980 until 1986 as a CLV (long-play) recording on the B side of the disc. The National disc article has now been updated with a complete list of the news events including the date on which the even occurred and the title of the segment from the laserdisc Continue reading Images of the 80s – Full catalogue
The Doomsday resource booklets are a series of 7 documents that are designed as guides for educators when using the Domesday system for various teaching topics. The booklets include both exercise examples for pupils and extensive notes for teachers. There are seven booklets in the series covering Projects and Topics, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Art; Craft Design and Technology, Environmental Education, Continue reading Domesday Resource Booklets added
After much scanning the Domesday Display software has been added to the site. This includes a PDF of the manual, pictures and ADFS images of the floppy discs and both of the key-strips supplied with the package. Domesday Display is a suite of programs to enable you to make up a presentation of still images from an AIV disc and Continue reading Domesday Display software added
So far the Domesday86 project has delivered two projects BeebSCSI (a complete SCSI emulation system for 8-bit Acorn computers) and SmallyMouse2 (a mouse/trackball emulation system for many 8 and 16-bit retro micros). Due to the open-source/open-hardware approach of the project all design, software, hardware and documentation has been made freely available. Several people have taken the designs and started distributing Continue reading Domesday86 development needs your help…
A new quick-start zip file has been added to the BeebSCSI documentation. This zip file can be easily unzipped onto a blank micro SD card and provides a pre-formated 512Mb LUN image including the SuperForm utility (required to make more LUN images). Please see the following link for details: Quick-start guide
Thanks to a kind donation from Chris Walton the Domesday documents page now has a high-quality scan of the Acorn Domesday Project brochure that includes some nice photographs of both the complete AIV system and the system in use. If you have any Acorn Domesday documentation that you can’t find on this site, please get in touch!