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by simonm
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A blitter for the beeb?
Replies: 49
Views: 2227

Re: A blitter for the beeb?

All. Kinds. Of. Awesome.
by simonm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

I've released a new version of the two NuLA gallery demos, which I tweaked at ABUG over the weekend, and can confirm they run ok on Turbo MMC now.
https://github.com/simondotm/bbc-nula/releases/tag/1.0
by simonm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Emulator support for VideoNuLA
Replies: 60
Views: 3781

Re: Emulator support for VideoNuLA

Just a thought on the latest B-Em developments - GitHub releases looks like it might be a convenient way to distribute the various compiled binaries for B-Em ... for those of us without a build environment anyway. You can create a tagged release and upload compiled binaries as attachments. https://h...
by simonm
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 7028

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

sixxdog_uk wrote:

Richard,

SimonM wanted to be in room2 with his brother so , I've moved you back into the main room where you originally were mate.

Lol that's my "bro" kieran as in coder bro!
by simonm
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA - A 'softer' palette for games
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: NuLA - A 'softer' palette for games

Great idea!
by simonm
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: kryoflux for the BBC
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Re: kryoflux for the BBC

Good to know, thanks. Had no idea that old pc 5.25" drives were so rare now, hardly any on ebay and what is on there is £100!!! :shock:
by simonm
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: kryoflux for the BBC
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Re: kryoflux for the BBC

Have just stumbled upon Kyroflux as a "thing" and it sounds excellent as a I have a ton of old 5.25" beeb floppies that need archiving and I like the comforting sound of an analogue capture direct to PC. If anyone has any tips on which drives work best with it that would be good. Also...
by simonm
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

sbadger wrote:hmmmmmmmmm. still seems to hang at the Nula screen

Gah! Working somewhat in the dark here. Ok.... :-k :-k
by simonm
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

Cheers Dave. Looks like I'll be using MMFS on my beeb from now on then as I don't want to attempt removing the video ula from my master. it's like shaving yaks getting this working, I just tried to load MMFS into swram and *unplugged my smartspi rom, it just gives me 'Card?' Hmmm... on the assumpti...
by simonm
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

Aha, outstanding sleuthing chaps, thanks. This probably means almost all of our demos wont work on this FS then, since we've been playing fast and loose with page 13, like forever! :lol: I've relocated this buffer and attached a patched SSD (this one has the old OSFILE/OSFIND code back in). Please c...
by simonm
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

For what its worth, and in case it's helpful, here is the code as it was: Use OSFIND to open a file for read. If it succeeds: close the file proceed to load it using OSFILE (mainly so that we can get the file's load + exec address into a param block). otherwise: reset filename for the numbered file ...
by simonm
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

hoglet wrote:Really???? where exactly?


My bad, thought these were the same things. I'm a n00b on this stuff. :)
by simonm
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

Blerg! What fresh hell is that then I wonder??! Works ok for me in BeebEm... :-k
Thanks for checking tho.
by simonm
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

Can someone with the problem FS please try the attached SSD and see if behaves itself? It's a hacky version so doesnt look pretty but will at least indicate if we're on the right lines here... thx

If it fixes the issue, I'll tidy up the code and release patched SSDs
by simonm
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

Now that we seem to have the theory that its OSFILE/OSFIND thats causing the issue, I'm currently putting in a workaround for this so we can see if that fixes it.
by simonm
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

sure, good idea.
I see the source code for the SmartSPI ROM is on hoglets GitHub repo - maybe we can sniff out what the implementation of osfile looks like? I'm not especially skilled at this sort of code though.
by simonm
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

Interesting findings sydney, thanks for looking into this. I'm willing to admit that my code tends to be fairly gung ho on memory usage as I'm usually writing demo code that nukes all pockets of memory for my own nefarious single purpose single platform uses, so its possible I'm trampling some works...
by simonm
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

I'm afraid I haven't had time to look at this yet, and I'm not familiar with the problem device so if anyone else can offer a fix I'm happy to accept a pull request. The source is all on the GitHub.
by simonm
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

Outstanding Rob! It looks truly awesome. :shock: =D>
by simonm
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: beebasm putbasic problem
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: beebasm putbasic problem

Im reminded that it would be great to get a BeebAsm repo going in the stardot team; it's such a useful tool and there's a number of useful patches around now.
by simonm
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Visual Studio Code Extension for BeebAsm
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Visual Studio Code Extension for BeebAsm

Cool - glad you got it going. Feedback very welcome.
by simonm
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

I'm happy to have a go at fixing it for you... but not sure where the problem would lie. I admit the disksys code is pretty hacky and assumptive, only needed it for loading data into sideways ram - basically it loads a sector at a time and copies it to a paged SWR bank. To be honest, I've often cons...
by simonm
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 and HCCS A3010 Ultimate Expansion System
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Re: A3010 and HCCS A3010 Ultimate Expansion System

Three years later, but I just wanted to say thanks - this thread solved the same problem for me - ebay bought A3010 with HCCS XPan system that lost its config in transit. Hurrah for Stardot! If there's still interest I found what appears to be the PDF manual here: http://chrisacorns.computinghistory...
by simonm
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: He-Man music demo
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

Re: He-Man music demo

Nice! Great to see and hear fresh things, and that's a neat little BASIC proggy to drive it too!
=D>
by simonm
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

Ok folks, for anyone who is interested, I've put the source code for the NuLA gallery program up on github:
https://github.com/simondotm/bbc-nula

There's a big old readme with some details of how it all works and how to make your own galleries etc.

Have fun!
by simonm
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

kieranhj wrote:Without wanting to hijack Simon's thread again :- here's a quick raster bars demo for NULA. It's like having an Amiga, except with out the 16-bit CPU, RAM and all the custom chips. :D

Tip top Mr Kieran - very cool. I need to up my game now. :lol:
by simonm
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

If anyone has any images or photos they want adding to the next volume just share here or PM me a link!
by simonm
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

I might tweak that Tute image; not happy with how the dithering came out. :D
by simonm
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

Re: NuLA demos

Yes, these are all images converted to Mode 2 format, but using the optimum 16 colour palette from the nulas 4096 colour range - goes to show what the beeb could have been capable of!
by simonm
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 130
Views: 7355

NuLA demos

Those of you with the NuLA now installed might enjoy what I've been cooking up this weekend - some nice MODE2 pix to show off your new shiny mod! :D The demos are best on a Master, but should work fine on regular beebs too. If you run them on a machine without the NuLA be prepared for a horror show ...

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