Just wondered whether anyone is actively involved in the BBC Micro emulation in MESS?
In it's current state it doesn't recognise .dsd floppy images (double sided disc) and trying to *CAT a .ssd causes MESS to lockup.
Also, what's the criteria for adding items to the software lists?
Tape: I could possibly contribute .wav of some of the earlier games on tape if required, mainly Acornsoft and Micro Power.
Floppy: I don't have much original software on floppy, maybe still have Elite, Fortress and 3D Bomb Alley. The rest are deprotected 'backups', or transfers from tape.
Much of the BBC Micro software was tape only, as tape protection was harder to copy than floppy. I don't think there was anything I didn't manage to crack back then so I'd consider my tape to floppy transfers cleanly reverse engineered, ie. not modified in any way.
EPROM: Have good ROM dumps of much of the software that was available as a ROM, such as WordWise, Disc Doctor, etc.
What do the four Cartslots represent in MESS? I would expect them to be the four on-board ROM slots, but two of them should default to having BASIC and a DFS installed. The Model B seems to default to using the Watford 1.44 DFS, is it posible to revert to Acorn 0.9 DFS?
I also have the official Acorn Speech ROM if required for dumping?
Anyway, let me know if there's anything I can contribute with any of of this.