You too can create a simple “HELLO WORLD” loop on the BBC Micro by visiting the Virtualbeeb website.
You can also play a selection of games! I used to play Elite on the C64 and that’s where I got my demoscene handle from but I had never played it on the BBC.
On the C64 it’s a single load. The whole game fits into 64KB of memory. No loading from tape or disk once it loads, but I was shocked to hear the virtual disk drive start up when I launched out of the space station! Once into space the reassuring sight of the local planet loomed in front of me. S and X, < and > changes my direction of flight while A fires.
I can’t remember how to slow down so my attempts to fly back to the station and dock again didn’t work out so well!
If you’re nostalgic for the BBC Micro you’ll love the Virtualbeeb!