Site Copyright statement & Credits
How to contact the archive team.
Email: postmaster at jupiter-ace.co.uk -
replacing "at" with the @ symbol
The information on this site is provided as a restoration and preservation project, and is probably the biggest source to find material about the Jupiter ACE computer. I started this site to collect all the Jupiter ACE information, software, photos, magazine articles and present it as one resource, free for all to use. The goal is to preserve and to archive all Jupiter ACE material, before this
information is lost forever.
The Jupiter ACE Archive was first created in 2004 and is maintained by Steve Parry-Thomas (AKA Steve(spt).I bought my first Jupiter ACE in May 1983 and was fascinated by the ACE's FORTH, in October of 1983 I studied FORTH at Keel University. I have collected software and FORTH related items over the years, along side other computers systems such as the Sam Coupe!
2004 was the year I had time to sort out boxes of old magazines and material when I noticed there was very little about the Jupiter ACE on the internet (WWW as it was called in those days!). In May 2005 the a small website was publish on the net, also in 2005 Edwin Blink joined the project followed by Ricardo Fernandes Lopes in 2006 together we are the Jupiter ACE Archive Team (JAAT). All volunteers when we have time!
These days most of my spare time taken up with working on material for the archive.
Where does the material come from?
Most is donated to the site by people like you! Alot we source from on-line auction sites, junk shops and bookshops for Forth Books and old computer magazines. We actively write to contacts in old software adverts. We also create new software and hardware and when we can encourage others to get involved to write new software titles and to create new hardware.
None of the material, scans, tap files, on the site are to be sold or downloaded to a DVD/USB stick and resold. A number of copyright holders have given us permission for there material be listed and archived by this project alone and must not be sold as shareware or on compilation DVD/CDs and websites.
Thank you to:-
We would also like to thank the following people (not in any particular order!) for supporting the archive with material and donations since 2005:-
Roger Liddiard (Power Pack Information, his ACE restoration Project, Equations software, and Low power RAM pack).
Klaudiusz Fatla (KL Video Board, 96KRAM AY Modula, Twister Board)
1/12/2018 - Donation from Sergio Gimenez De Asis - many thanks for your support.
Jeff Shepherd - Deep Thought DOS, Dr Stuart Leask - Deep Thought Disk system
Stephen Pelc - MicroProcessor Engineering, Colin Dooley, Keith Murphy, John Cole, Leendert A. Hartog,
Ricardo Fernandes Lopes, Bo Pettersson, Julian Skidmore
George Baker, Lee V, Andy Collins, Professor J.V. Noble, Adam Spry, Dr. John Evans, Jolyon Ralph, Martyn Smith,
Simon Owen, John King, Hans Otten , Graeme Burdis, Grant Searle, Martyn Smith, Troels Noergaard, Stephen Stuttard, Paul Robson
Edwin Blink, Geoff Wearmouth, Neal Crook, Martin Greenbank, Paul Farrow, Edward Patel, Martin North
Marcos Cruz, Lawrence Woodman, Derek Thomas, Barry J Cooper, John Heath, Will Pazda, Dutra de Lacerda , Adrian Graham, Philip Marien -
and anyone who I have missed out - Thank you!
What Software is used to create the site?
- Our computers and website server use Debian OS (Jessie) [Free open source software]
- Graphics files are edited with GIMP [Free open source software].
- CD burning Software used is k3b. [Free]
- OCR software used is gImageReader and TexStudio [Free open source software LaTeX documents editor]
- Pre OCR perpetration is done with Scan Tailor [Free open source software ]
- Sound editing software used for recording the tape files is Audacity [Free open source software]
- ACF schematics and pcbs board files are made with KiCAD [Free open source software]
- Jupiter Ace Windows emulator we use is SpudACE
- For Z80 assembler work on the PC we use TASM works fine from Dos in Windows XP SP3, Windows 7 64bit and Windows 8 and 10
- Zip archive files are created with 7 Zip [Free open source software].
Who pays the running costs of the site?
All web-content, including but not limited to text, pictures, layout and scripts are © 2004-2024 Steve(spt)/Jupiter ACE Archive unless stated otherwise.
All rights reserved. No part of this site may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior consent.
Many Jupiter Ace users and enthusiasts have given material for use in the archive only. The understanding that any material will not be reproduced on any other sites, copied or used with the permission of the Jupiter Ace archive.
Deep-linking and mirroring prohibited.
Mirrors will be banned.