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by Prime
Sun May 28, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Prime's ROM/RAM board
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: Prime's ROM/RAM board

Hi Prime, I've recently acquired a lovely Atom - great condition and working fine. I've had it modified slightly to run off of steady 5volts. It's completely unexpanded so I'm thinking one of your boards along with the AtoMMC would be the go? Are you able to provide one for me and post to Australia...
by Prime
Fri May 26, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Length of 1MHz bus cable.
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Length of 1MHz bus cable.

Hi all, I'm about to mount my internal datacentre in one of my masters, but also want it to have the ability to have an external interface such as BeebSID or BeebOPL plugged in at the same time. So what I had thought about doing was to either : 1) Loop the lead either to a socket out the back of the...
by Prime
Fri May 26, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: CJ Micros
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: CJ Micros

danielj wrote:Concur. You will get substantially more bang for your buck if you go to retroclinic...

d.

And won't get your PSU going bang after a few minutes because Mark will have serviced it properly.

Cheers

Phill.
by Prime
Fri May 26, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH
Replies: 24
Views: 1016

Re: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH

That's execllent work, would have been useful a couple of years back when I was trying to get some of the slogger files off an Acorn CP/M disk, It's really useful to be able to write code to handle them on the source platform, and I'm probably more familliar with Turbo Pascal (In that I still use it...
by Prime
Thu May 25, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: bizzare substitution in private message!
Replies: 18
Views: 274

Re: bizzare substitution in private message!

Perhaps expand to cover all football teams. So as not to be teamist. That could be a long list without further selection...all teams in the world, europe, UK, above a certain division. Since a lot of them contain the name of the town or city they are based in it could make discussing meetup locatio...
by Prime
Thu May 25, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MaxRAM - New Open Hardware BBC RAM/ROM Board
Replies: 89
Views: 2346

Re: MaxRAM - New Open Hardware BBC RAM/ROM Board

Not used WinCUPL with those perticular chips but I have used it to compile the PALs on the Master Ram board and Plus3 ramrom boards for the Electron, and it is a bug ridden PoS :( I really wish Atmel would release the source code for it if they are not interested in fixing it so someone else could :...
by Prime
Thu May 25, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: bizzare substitution in private message!
Replies: 18
Views: 274

Re: bizzare substitution in private message!

danielj wrote:I suggest you take it up with Arcadian ;) :D

That strikes me as being just a little childish.

Cheers.

Phill.
by Prime
Thu May 25, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New TEAC floppy drives
Replies: 30
Views: 509

Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Likewise I'd take a couple, if for no other reason than I can get them now I may not be able to in the future :)

Cheers.

Phill.
by Prime
Wed May 24, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron Plus 3 RAM/ROM board problem
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: Electron Plus 3 RAM/ROM board problem

Another thought. The instructions refer to removing IC9 instead of the wiring pins 3,13 & 7. If I removed IC9 might this make damage to the tracks to IC9 irrelevant? At worst it would make accessing the tracks possible since I guess the damage is from the cutters and underneath the chip. If you...
by Prime
Wed May 24, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SRLOAD and DataCentre
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: SRLOAD and DataCentre

The simplest work-around is: *LOAD :5.ROMFILE 3000 *SAVE :0.ROMFILE 3000+4000 *SRLOAD :0.ROMFILE blah blah I guess you may be able to do : *LOAD :5.ROMFILE 3000 *SRWRITE 3000 7000 8000 x That seems to work testing in MESS from a DFS image, providing I'm in mode 7 just to make sure I'm not actually ...
by Prime
Wed May 24, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: SRLOAD and DataCentre
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: SRLOAD and DataCentre

danielj wrote:No, it's not :( you have to copy it to a ram drive or idehd first...

Humm I wonder why that is, shouldn't SRLOAD just read them from the currently selected filesystem ?

Cheers.

Phill.
by Prime
Wed May 24, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: SRLOAD and DataCentre
Replies: 8
Views: 158

SRLOAD and DataCentre

Hi All, Is it possible to SRLOAD a ROM file direct from the USB drive on a Master? Every time I try it complains that it cannot find the file : I have my rom files in a directory so : *DRIVE 5 *]CD ROM *. then lists the roms in the folder, just 2 at the mo DFS226 and RAMUTILB.ROM Attempting to load ...
by Prime
Tue May 23, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New TEAC floppy drives
Replies: 30
Views: 509

Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Yeah maybe interested too

Cheers.

Phill.
by Prime
Mon May 22, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron Plus 3 RAM/ROM board problem
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: Electron Plus 3 RAM/ROM board problem

I forgot that I bought 2 boards. #-o The other has exactly the same problem so it is very unlikely to be the board. Ray Ray, If you put the original Acorn ADFS (or DFS) rom back in does the interface still work? This should work even with the mods to IC9, as they just allow the ROM socket to be ena...
by Prime
Mon May 22, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH
Replies: 24
Views: 1016

Re: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH

Humm looks like you got Wordstar working, wonder if this will allow Turbo Pascal to also work on Acorn CP/M That would be good.

Cheers.

Phill.
by Prime
Sat May 20, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron Plus 3 RAM/ROM board problem
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: Electron Plus 3 RAM/ROM board problem

Hi Ray, Couple of things I notice.... 1) you have stripped the wires back a fair way before soldering them, this shouldn't be a problem as long as they don't touch and short anything else. Typically you only need a couple of mm of exposed wire, and yeah I know that often the insulation will 'peel ba...
by Prime
Fri May 19, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron Plus 3 RAM/ROM board problem
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: Electron Plus 3 RAM/ROM board problem

May also be worth checking the ROM socket in your plus 3, I've just had to replace mine with a turned pin socket as I was having problems with my Plus 3 :)

Could you post some pictures of the inside of your plus 3 to see if we can spot anything.

Cheers.

Phill.
by Prime
Tue May 16, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master RAM board new version.
Replies: 99
Views: 6101

Re: Master RAM board new version.

Here's the ROM files and the build batch file I use to make the MRB rom, I think it's pretty simple to understand.... MRB_ROMS.zip Basic is the basic rom. OS is the normal Electron MOS MasterRAM is the Slogger patched MOS file. The batch file as supplied puts the same 64K image in both halves of the...
by Prime
Mon May 15, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Starting a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 20
Views: 695

Re: Starting a Prince of Persia port...

oss003 wrote:Wow ...... this is a real challenge ..... :)

Does that mean we'll see an Atom version at some point....... :) :) :)

Cheers.

Phill.
by Prime
Mon May 15, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Domesday86 Project
Replies: 52
Views: 1600

Re: Domesday86 Project

Hi all, I had a look at Jason's BeebSCSI module at the meetup at the weekend and one thing we discussed is why the AVR used was an AT90USB1287? As this chip is nearly £10 a pop. Especially considdering that the interface doesn't use the USB part of the AVR. So I downloaded the schmatics / code etc f...
by Prime
Mon May 15, 2017 9:13 am
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

Thanks to all that made this a successful event enjoyed this one and actually got a load of stuff done. Glad the turtles worked out shame about the length of bettery life, someone (not me) needs to design a fast charging circuit for the batteries, so that we don't need to charge them for 18 hours :(...
by Prime
Sun May 14, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BBC Emulator as .DEB package
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: BBC Emulator as .DEB package

You may be able to configure and compile on one machine and just tar up and copy to the others, if you compile it to install all of it's files under somewhere like /usr/local/b-em (for example) you should be able to do the tar and copy method. Depending on how close the versions of Ubuntu are in ter...
by Prime
Fri May 12, 2017 2:45 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

Prime wrote:Just having a burger before getting on the M6 and heading to cambridge. See you all in a couple of hours.

Well I'm here now.

Cheers.

Phill.
by Prime
Fri May 12, 2017 11:21 am
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

Just having a burger before getting on the M6 and heading to cambridge. See you all in a couple of hours.

Cheers.

Phill.
by Prime
Fri May 12, 2017 12:18 am
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

flynnjs wrote:I'll be bringing the usual assortment of repair gizmos for any other jobs too.

Jason I remember speaking to you at the Leicester meetup, and asking about your led ring for your microscope, you said you may have a spare that I could have.......

Cheers.

Phill.
by Prime
Thu May 11, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Simple question...
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Simple question...

No, Break won't make it beep (soft break). Ctrl-Break will (hard break). SET PEDANTIC=TRUE :) I suppose technically they are both hard resets as the break key is connected to the reset line of the cpu (though possibly indirectly). I guess : CTRL-Break = cold reset (just like at poweron). Break = wa...
by Prime
Tue May 09, 2017 12:59 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

Right planning on bringing : Valiant turtle belonging to Arcadian allong with Beeb containing logo roms, DFS and floppy drives. *** Beeb Master with Co-pros, Datacentre BeebSID, BeebOPL etc Atoms as normal. Soldering / desoldering gear to do repairs etc. Arduino mega + breadboard + cable. Eprom / fl...
by Prime
Tue May 09, 2017 12:46 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

The other thing I'll be doing is trying to work out the equations for the IdeAIN interface PLDs - manually! That should keep me quiet for a while You of course have a schematic of the bit of the circuit that it's from? That would at least tell you what pins are inputs and outputs and if there are a...
by Prime
Sun May 07, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Beeb / Master Screws....
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Beeb / Master Screws....

Hi all, As at least one of the machines I'm taking to Cambridge will probably end up being used by members of the public, it would be good if it had a case that was screwed together.....alas I have lost it's screws :( So does anyone know of a suitable replacement, that I could get from B&Q or so...
by Prime
Sat May 06, 2017 5:28 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

So where are people stayng, Looks like Travelodge & Premier inn are the two closest.

Cheers.

Phill.

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