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by Arcadian
Thu May 25, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: bizzare substitution in private message!
Replies: 18
Views: 274

Re: bizzare substitution in private message!

You know I'm surprised that's survived the various forum upgrades/reinstallations over the years (to be honest I'd forgot it was even there). Daniel as you've managed to locate the swear filter feel free to remove said entry!!
by Arcadian
Tue May 23, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Acorn Mints (anybody else ever seen these?)
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Acorn Mints (anybody else ever seen these?)

I have a pack of these too (I thought they might have been the only surviving pack until I saw your pic!).

Was given them by an ex-Acorn guy, I've a feeling he told me they were from the launch event for the BBC Master...
by Arcadian
Tue May 23, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: ADFS 1.30 disassembly
Replies: 56
Views: 1240

Re: ADFS 1.30 disassembly

No, that's a Cumana interface*, which uses its own proprietary DFS.

* = it's possible that the Eprom could have been switched with the SEDFS that was available from Slogger, which would in turn convert the interface into an Acorn-compatible DFS.
by Arcadian
Wed May 10, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: general
Topic: Stardot merchandise?
Replies: 53
Views: 910

Re: Stardot merchandise?

P.S. Simon, re: t-shirt suppliers, would be worth finding out if the stardot logo can be screenprinted (min order quantity likely to be required e.g. 25) or applied from cut vinyls. As a regular iron-on transfer with a rectangular/square black background may look a bit naff!
by Arcadian
Wed May 10, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: general
Topic: Stardot merchandise?
Replies: 53
Views: 910

Re: Stardot merchandise?

Cool!! Have always wanted to get some StarDot T-Shirts done!! This would be my suggested design (gotta be on a black shirt!! ;) ) StarDotTShirtMockupByArcadian.png DaveJ are you able to upload an .svg of a white Acorn nut logo? (I made it chunkier/wider than normal on the above mockup, so it appeare...
by Arcadian
Mon May 08, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 2371

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

You need to use an unlocker in conjunction with the Disc Doctor *TAPEDISC command. Better off using *XFER TAPE DISC with ADT (the later the version the better) which can cope with Locked files.
by Arcadian
Mon May 08, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH
Replies: 184
Views: 5749

Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

sbadger wrote:Something I thought of though, i'd still really like to buy a physcial copy of mountain panic. Does anyone think there a chance?

Leave it with me!
by Arcadian
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH
Replies: 184
Views: 5749

Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Well, re: text adventures, in the section celebrating modern hardware and software developments, there'll be an Electron Plus 3 running John Blythe's new text/graphic adventure - The Darkness of Raven Wood. :)
by Arcadian
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Valiant turtle control module.
Replies: 15
Views: 277

Re: Valiant turtle control module.

Thanks Phill for getting to the bottom of it - and cheers Simon for the help and website resources!

Can't wait to see it up and running at Acorn World/ABug Cambridge next month! :)
by Arcadian
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Being silly with floppy discs
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Being silly with floppy discs

Have you tried?:
*FORMAT 0 M
or
*FORMAT 0 L
?

I've a feeling *AFORM was to force the formatting util on the PRES ADT Rom to be called, but if you haven't got ADT installed inside your compact then it (obviously) wouldn't recognise the command.
by Arcadian
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: software: games
Topic: New version of Space Invaders (was: BASIC Space Invaders)
Replies: 73
Views: 3083

Re: BASIC Space Invaders

Oops it was set to private. Now fixed.
by Arcadian
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: software: games
Topic: New version of Space Invaders (was: BASIC Space Invaders)
Replies: 73
Views: 3083

Re: BASIC Space Invaders

This was very popular at Saturday's Wakefield RISC OS show - however there's a graphical glitch to report (see vid): https://www.youtube.com/v/5Z3guU4MS7M&fmt=22 Disabling the MMC rom on sydney's Model B fixed the problem. My BBC Master with internal datacentre ran the game from RAMFS no problem...
by Arcadian
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 22/4/17
Replies: 87
Views: 2315

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 22/4/17

Final set of snaps ...
by Arcadian
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 22/4/17
Replies: 87
Views: 2315

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 22/4/17

Really enjoyed Wakefield today!!

I took a few pics in the "8-bit room", mostly of all the wonderful new games on display!!
by Arcadian
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: general
Topic: thebbclives website gone.
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: thebbclives website gone.

GordonSJ wrote:P.S. good to hear that Stairway to hell is not going anywhere any time soon.

Also, I've just this second renewed the stairwaytohell.com domain for a further nine years, so hopefully that gives you some more assurance too! :)
by Arcadian
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours
Replies: 240
Views: 7352

Re: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours

Thanks to Rob for letting me film him give an overview of Video NewLA at today's Wakefield show... apols for the poor sound, poor lighting, shakey camera, awful screen glare etc etc!

https://youtu.be/Qw3oIMXNK-c
by Arcadian
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 22/4/17
Replies: 87
Views: 2315

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 22/4/17

Setting off shortly , should be there for 8.

Annoyingly this is at least the third time, possibly even the fourth that I've booked (and paid for) a room at the Cedar Court on the Friday night and not made it.. :cry:

Anyway, really looking forward to catching up with you all...!
by Arcadian
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 22/4/17
Replies: 87
Views: 2315

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 22/4/17

Right, have got the car all loaded, I'm bringing: - a Beeb showing off a brand new version of Sarah Walker's White Light, compiled especially for the show - another Beeb demoing Castle Defender by Chris Bradburne - an Electron Plus 3, running Darkness of Raven Wood by John Blythe. I'll also bring Tr...
by Arcadian
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Power Software Joystick Interface ROM (Electron)
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Power Software Joystick Interface ROM (Electron)

Rom image here: http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=12924 In order to dump the ROM I had to connect the joystick interface to a Rombox (with the Advanced Rom manager eprom installed) connected to an L-shaped Plus 3 connected to an Elk ... the joystick ROM ended up in socket 15. Tri...
by Arcadian
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: ROM Image: Power Software Joystick Interface (Electron)
Replies: 2
Views: 91

ROM Image: Power Software Joystick Interface (Electron)

8k ROM image, contained within the joystick interface itself
*JOY or *JOYSTICK to call

Coding: Ian Smart
Hardware design: Vaughn Byrne
Concept: Walters computer systems Ltd

More photos etc here
by Arcadian
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: general
Topic: thebbclives website gone.
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: thebbclives website gone.

That's good to hear Chris! :)

P.S. It's the Wakefield show on Saturday - are you thinking of swinging by?
by Arcadian
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Darkness of Raven Wood
Replies: 59
Views: 2273

Re: The Darkness of Raven Wood

FYI I heard back from Mark, he wasn't able to shed any light on the quirks but suggested I ask resident ADFS guru, JGH ... who is now on the case! Fingers crossed Jonathan can get to the bottom of it!
by Arcadian
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Darkness of Raven Wood
Replies: 59
Views: 2273

Re: The Darkness of Raven Wood

Ok, I've done a little more testing, it seems I may have got the results of the 1.32/1.33 ADFS (on the BBC B) the wrong way around on the previous post (oops) but I /have/ double-checked the results below. In each case I've tried loading the game with both *EXEC !BOOT and CHAIN "LOAD". BBC...
by Arcadian
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Darkness of Raven Wood
Replies: 59
Views: 2273

Re: The Darkness of Raven Wood

Ok, I did some further testing relating to CF-Flash IDE HDD operation on my Datacentre-equipped BBC B & BBC Master, below are the results (both were supplied fairly recently by Mark so should contain latest firmware). ADFS 1.33 (PAGE at &1F00) called by *YADFS Runs from Floppy Drive (Drive ...
by Arcadian
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Darkness of Raven Wood
Replies: 59
Views: 2273

Re: The Darkness of Raven Wood

Ok, I did some further testing relating to CF-Flash IDE HDD operation on my Datacentre-equipped BBC B & BBC Master, below are the results (both were supplied fairly recently by Mark so should contain latest firmware). BBC Micro Model B with Datacentre ADFS 1.32 (PAGE at &E00) called by *XADF...
by Arcadian
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Darkness of Raven Wood
Replies: 59
Views: 2273

Re: The Darkness of Raven Wood

It's working ok here now as well! :D

The only thing I did differently originally was use *EXEC !BOOT as opposed to CHAIN "LOAD" but *EXECing the boot file is also now working for me as well ... hmm! :-k
by Arcadian
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Darkness of Raven Wood
Replies: 59
Views: 2273

Re: The Darkness of Raven Wood

Wow, thanks Carlo - really appreciate you taking the time to update the images. I've quickly checked the ADL image under BeebEm in B+ mode with ADFS and also Elkulator in Plus 3 ADFS mode and in both cases the game indeed loads up fine (though I didn't test the game beyond a couple of locations henc...
by Arcadian
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 3934
Views: 189413

Re: Today I received.....

paulv wrote:The official news that I'm 18 months cancer free :D

I know this isn't Facebook, but ...
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You stole the thread with that post I think! :)
by Arcadian
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: general
Topic: thebbclives website gone.
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: thebbclives website gone.

GordonSJ wrote:(And Stairway to hell going dormant, will this come to an end also to?)

No. :)

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