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by davidb
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 113
Views: 2674

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Come on! You need to make Mr Betts work for the glory! :D
by davidb
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 113
Views: 2674

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

sirbod wrote:Does anyone fancy taking on the task of coding a command history Module? That would be a very useful addition.

Can't you use LineEditor by Olly Betts?
by davidb
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

OK, I've booked flights now. I'm not bringing any major kit - only cartridges and peripherals at most.

I'll send you a PM, Dave. :)

Edit: I'm really only considering being around on the Saturday but I'm keeping my options open. :)
by davidb
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Unused Citadel bits
Replies: 16
Views: 590

Re: Unused Citadel bits

It would also be interesting to know why the splashes occur. :)
by davidb
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from a lurker...
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Greetings from a lurker...

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: IRQ
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: IRQ

Diminished wrote:So, davidb suggested I introduce myself, although he might come to regret that.

I hope not! :) It's always good to get some idea of where people come from, though there's no obligation for anyone to share deep secrets or anything. :)

In any case, welcome to the forum! :D
by davidb
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Unused Citadel bits
Replies: 16
Views: 590

Re: Unused Citadel bits

Very interesting! I was looking to explore Citadel's graphics and screen data at some point but never got round to it. It's good to see someone making progress with it. The second item certainly looks like a gold bar. :)

Are you going to introduce yourself to us? :)
by davidb
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: online study?
Replies: 18
Views: 449

Re: online study?

I wonder if there's a site somewhere with reviews of online courses. It would certainly be good to get people's impressions and experience before putting down thousands of pounds and committing a lot of time to study. Otherwise it's a case of hearing about these things via word of mouth. I've heard ...
by davidb
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: Greetings!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 42
Views: 1355

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

I saw the disk image land on the Retro Software site yesterday but held off playing it until this thread appeared. :) I'm very impressed by the game. I love the way it takes recognisable elements from Firetrack and adds new features to make a worthy sequel. It's quite an achievement! It's a real cha...
by davidb
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Hello

Welcome! :D

One way to get a listing would be to LOAD the game (instead of CHAINing it) then spool the listing to a file or redirect the output to a printer. Feel free to ask in one of the subforums for hints on how exactly to do that. :)
by davidb
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Would like to borrow: Hydra controller card
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Re: Would like to borrow: Hydra controller card

RISC OS was the operating system running on the Acorn computers ARM used to perform the demonstrations. This fact proves RISC OS was and is perfectly capable of multi-core operation. I'd be very surprised if that was ever the case. :roll: Maybe someone should tell ROOL, then, if it's that easy: Bou...
by davidb
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: Introducing myself

Welcome from a fellow Electron user! :D

You'll find information about a lot of Electron games at Stairway To Hell, Acorn Electron World and Every Game Going. Some of us even write new games for the machine and release them at Retro Software. :)
by davidb
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Peterborough, CAMBS
Replies: 14
Views: 303

Re: Hi from Peterborough, CAMBS

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Ahoy there!
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Ahoy there!

Welcome and sorry for breaking your cover. :D There's more and more 32-bit stuff on here these days, as it all starts to become (even more) retro. If RISC OS had sunk without trace post-Acorn then I expect we'd be trying to salvage bits of it like we do with RISC iX and other more obscure operating ...
by davidb
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 38
Views: 932

Re: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support

Nice to see you posting on here, Jeffrey. Feel free to introduce yourself on the relevant forum unless you want to fly under the radar. No pressure. ;)
by davidb
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My new project - A Documentary!
Replies: 34
Views: 3060

Re: My new project - A Documentary!

Congratulations on completing your documentary! The auto-translated English subtitles give at least a sense of what is said.

Sorry to hear about your father-in-law. :(
by davidb
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Fixing a UEF
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Fixing a UEF

vanekp wrote:Pity that UEFtrans.py does not support Chunk &0104 - defined tape format data block, and probably some others.

Patches for those features will be gratefully received. ;)
by davidb
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Grump grump grump
Replies: 15
Views: 526

Re: Grump grump grump

Truly sorry to hear that. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. :(
by davidb
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 38
Views: 932

Re: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support

I've managed to reproduce Disc Error 23 on an A5000 with a CF. The error occurs when transferring more than 1024 bytes at a time, so is almost certainly a bug in ADFS. By capping transfers to 1024 bytes, I've successfully managed to format the CF without issue. Unless anyone has seen this error on ...
by davidb
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Gauging Interest: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 1462

Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

I could be interested in attending, though I can't commit to anything just yet.
by davidb
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: loading UEF images into the Elk with UPCFS on EUP
Replies: 48
Views: 3312

Re: loading UEF images into the Elk with UPCFS on EUP

MartinB wrote:Incidentally, are all the MGC-converted images available anywhere?

There are recipes available for converting the UEFs, but not the images themselves. I'm happy for someone to host them if they want to.
by davidb
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: loading UEF images into the Elk with UPCFS on EUP
Replies: 48
Views: 3312

Re: loading UEF images into the Elk with UPCFS on EUP

That’s a good point David, I think I must have missed your previous post where you already alluded to this. I did, as you say, use your Jungle Journey game roms when testing e-squared on the Elk and very good it was too! A great game and perfect for the integration testing... =D> 8) Thanks. 8) Anyw...
by davidb
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: loading UEF images into the Elk with UPCFS on EUP
Replies: 48
Views: 3312

Re: loading UEF images into the Elk with UPCFS on EUP

I was thinking you could probably use the ROM images that the MGC uses if the EUP board has enough sideways RAM, but I don't know the specs of the EUP to say if this would be practical. If I remember correctly, you tested the Jungle Journey ROMs with your EEPROM solution and it should be fairly eas...
by davidb
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 128K banked flash ROM cartridge
Replies: 10
Views: 455

Re: 128K banked flash ROM cartridge

The design I ordered (tagged with r1 in the repository) can be ordered from Aisler . To add to this, I should say that one of the three boards didn't function correctly. I think the edge connector isn't connected properly to the tracks. I thought I would mention that because it's not clear whether ...
by davidb
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Electron Forever (the fanzine)
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Electron Forever (the fanzine)

Looks like a good initiative! It would be great to find time to contribute at some point. :)
by davidb
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Grump grump grump
Replies: 15
Views: 526

Re: Grump grump grump

Sorry to hear that. :( I hope his health improves and it all turns out well, even if Christmas has to be delayed this year. :)
by davidb
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: The Micro User "Christmas Crackers".
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: The Micro User "Christmas Crackers".

T2UEF should do the job - or just send them my way. :)
by davidb
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Work experience BITD - claims to fame, and infamy
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: Work experience BITD - claims to fame, and infamy

Good to read about that - glad you wrote it up. These stories need to be told, the good and the bad. Thanks. :) It was an interesting experience, though I probably worked a lot harder than I remember. I felt at the time that I only landed the position because it wasn't "cool" to write edu...
by davidb
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Work experience BITD - claims to fame, and infamy
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: Work experience BITD - claims to fame, and infamy

ARM, the company, in the 1990s mainly seemed to concentrate on bringing some of the sub-par aspects up to mediocrity rather than innovating. The ARM x00 MMU, fast multiply, debug capabilities, fine. I was a lot less happy with how the 26-bit to 32-bit migration, and the halfword/signed LOAD/STORE w...

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