HEADFIRST PD
Public domain games from Gareth Boden and James Treadwell
Mainly publishes: All Sorts
Best Known Game: Feed The Frog
Number of titles released by this publisher: 17
Number of titles currently available: 17
Archive Status: Complete

The HeadFirst PD discs were put together by Gareth Boden and James Treadwell, and they consisted mainly of software they had written themselves. Unlike many of the other BBC series Public Domain libraries of the time, HeadFirst PD was aimed almost exclusively at the Acorn Electron rather than the BBC.

Time was when it seemed the HeadFirst PD had been lost forever but, thanks to the internet, Alan Richardson and Gareth Boden, the catalogue has been resurrected in its entirety.

HeadFirst PD also carried several BBC PD and SP64 discs in its original catalogues. These have not been included below as the discs are identical. So, although it does appear that some discs are missing from the archive, you can download these from the appropriate catalogues elsewhere on this site.

HEADFIRST PD DISC E000/M000/B000


Comprises:
1. Feed The Frog
2. Idiot's Delight Patience
3. Invader DemoVideo Review (AEW)
4. Tower Of Hanoi Patience
5. UnoVideo Review (AEW)

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

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Demo Type(s):
Collection of Demos & Games
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC E000/M000/B000, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
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Screenshots: 11 Images
Article: HeadFirst PD Disks (EUG #7)

HEADFIRST PD DISC E001/M005/B001


Comprises:
1. ADFS To ADFS Copier
2. ADFS To DFS Copier
3. Clone
4. Config. Media Cache
5. DFS To ADFS Copier
6. DFS To DFS Copier
7. DirecTree
8. File Disassembler
9. Help ROM
10. Papos
11. Supercopy
12. Text Compressor

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Demo Type(s):
Collection of Copying & Other Utilities
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC E001/M005/B001, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
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Screenshots: 3 Images

HEADFIRST PD DISC E002/M006/B002


Comprises:
1. CNN Logo
2. Letterhead Designer
3. Vortex DemoVideo Review (AEW)

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

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Demo Type(s):
Collection of Demos & Games
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC E002/M006/B002, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 4 Images

HEADFIRST PD DISC E003


Comprises:
1. Shadow RAM Database

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Demo Type(s):
Utility; Database
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC E003, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
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Screenshots: 3 Images

HEADFIRST PD DISC E004


Comprises:
1. Guardian Cheat
2. Imogen Solution
3. Money
4. Network Cheat
5. Pandemonium Cheat
6. Pipe Mania Cheat
7. RepChar
8. Shark Cheat
9. Skirmish Cheat
10. The Stolen Lamp Solution
11. Vertigo Cheat

Information:
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Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Demo Type(s):
Collection of Cheats & Solutions
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC E004, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
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Screenshots: 3 Images

HEADFIRST PD DISC E005


Comprises:
1. Hyperball Screen Designer
2. I Spy Red
3. NoTape
4. Plague Planet

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Demo Type(s):
Utilities & Text Adventures
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC E005, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
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Screenshots: 3 Images

HEADFIRST PD DISC E006


Comprises:
1. Brickie
2. Copier
3. Pac Man
4. Repton Infinity Datafile Copier
5. Stone Wall

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Demo Type(s):
Repton Infinity Datafiles
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC E006, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
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Screenshots: 5 Images

HEADFIRST PD DISC E007


Comprises:
1. Copier
2. Kwak
3. Pac Man 2
4. Repton Infinity Datafile Copier
5. Stone Wall 2

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Demo Type(s):
Repton Infinity Datafiles
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC E007, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 5 Images

HEADFIRST PD DISC E008


Comprises:
1. Elkfax
2. KeySaver
3. Mode 7 Emulator
4. Mode 7 Screen Display
5. Screen Converter

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Demo Type(s):
Utilities; Mode 7 Emulation
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC E008, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

HEADFIRST PD DISC E009


Comprises:
1. White Magic Screens

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Demo Type(s):
White Magic Datafiles
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC E009, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

HEADFIRST PD DISC E010/M009/B005


Comprises:
1. Battleships
2. Feed The Frog
3. Guess The Letter
4. Idiot's Delight Patience
5. Magic Letter
6. Magic Number
7. Magic Squares
8. Nitemare Park
9. Noughts And Crosses
10. SquaresVideo Review (AEW)
11. Star Commander
12. Tower Of Hanoi Patience
13. UnoVideo Review (AEW)

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
BBC/Electron

Downloads:
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Demo Type(s):
Collection of Demos & Games
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC E010/M009/B005, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

HEADFIRST PD DISC E011/M017/B006


Comprises:
1. Account
2. Bible Puzzle
3. ECG Simulator
4. HeadFirst Catalogue
5. Invader DemoVideo Review (AEW)
6. Pictures
7. Reversi

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Demo Type(s):
Collection of Demos & Games
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC E011/M017/B006, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

HEADFIRST PD DISC E013


Comprises:
1. Banner Printer
2. BBC Database
3. Directory Reader
4. Parachute Game
5. SetType
6. Sideways RAM Address Book
7. Turbo Publisher
8. Viewsheet File Format
9. Wordsquare Solver (Mode 1)
10. Wordsquare Solver (Mode 4)
11. Zarch Demo

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Demo Type(s):
Collection of Utilities
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC E013, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

HEADFIRST PD DISC E015/M015/B014


Comprises:
1. Disassembler V2
2. Dynamics SWR
3. Informant ROM
4. Memory Utility ROM
5. Overlay Basic 1
6. Overlay Basic 2
7. ROM Image Mounting Utility
8. Text Compressor
9. Text Decompressor

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Downloads:
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Demo Type(s):
Collection of ROM Images
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC E015/M015/B014, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

HEADFIRST PD DISC E016/M016/B015


Comprises:
1. Einstein
2. Sideways RAM Assembly System
3. Spell

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Downloads:
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Demo Type(s):
Collection of ROM Images
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC E016/M016/B015, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

HEADFIRST PD DISC E017


Comprises:
1. Aeronautical Dogfight 2
2. Integer Beziers
3. Monthly Accounting
4. Spell
5. Statement
6. Tax

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Downloads:
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Demo Type(s):
Collection of Games & Utilities
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC E017, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

HEADFIRST PD DISC M013/B012


Comprises:
1. Big News
2. Broad Scroll
3. Full Screen Alien
4. Full Screen Picture
5. Hi Res Alien
6. Never Go With Strangers
7. Promote Demo
8. Swat Demo

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
BBC B/B+/Master 128

Downloads:
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Demo Type(s):
Collection of Demos
Demo Author(s):
Gareth Boden & James Treadwell
Release Information:
1993*: HEADFIRST PD DISC M013/B012, HeadFirst PD, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
5.25" Disc
Other Links: