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by helpful
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISCOS compatability?
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: RISCOS compatability?

Bat wrote:Do I need to unzip these things in RISC as I unzipped them onto the card....?

Yes. See my full reply over on the other thread - viewtopic.php?f=16&t=14985&p=201643#p201643

Bryan.
by helpful
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A9 Home and new to RISC OS
Replies: 18
Views: 339

Re: A9 Home and new to RISC OS

The bad news is that the A9home was a rather beta test machine with a very beta test OS version, so your RISC OS experience is going to be a rough ride :-( Its USB setup does require manual fiddling as others have mentioned, and you'll probably find it will only deal with memory sticks/cards of less...
by helpful
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Bank Holiday
Replies: 25
Views: 635

Re: Bank Holiday

Spent most of the weekend at the Science Museum, either in the Power Up exhibition (sadly without Arcadian this year :-( ) showing visitors how to play the classic games, or helping children do stop motion animation with their plasticine monsters :D Also saw Ready Player One, which was fun spotting ...
by helpful
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Iomega ZIP drivers
Replies: 39
Views: 3169

Re: Archimedes Iomega ZIP drivers

RobC wrote:There's a self-extracting version of SparkFS here.

To be pedantic :-D that's a read only version of SparkPlug. For a read only version of SparkFS go here.
by helpful
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Risc OS RPI GPIO using BASIC
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Risc OS RPI GPIO using BASIC

You should come along to the ROUGOL meeting on Monday 21st May, as our guest speaker will be Andrew Conroy who is bringing along a selection of his Raspberry Pi projects, all controlled using GPIO from BBC BASIC.
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Andrew's stand at the SW Show
by helpful
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: general
Topic: ROUGOL at London Bridge 19th March 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: ROUGOL at London Bridge 19th March 2018

It was rather great meeting everyone. Good to meet you too :-) Thanks for coming and diving straight in with a presentation! =D> Bryan bought me a single whiskey that turned into a double somehow. Thanks Bryan! Those thanks belong to the nice lady behind the bar! The Blue Eyed Maid is an excellent ...
by helpful
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Game Development talk at London user group / Mon 19th March 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Game Development talk at London user group / Mon 19th March 2018

The next meeting of the RISC OS User Group Of London will be: Game Development, presented by Squaregames and AMCOG Games Monday 19th March 2018, 7.45pm The Blue Eyed Maid , upstairs in the restaurant 173 Borough High Street, SE1 1HR There has recently been a bit of an upsurge in games development on...
by helpful
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: software
Topic: POLL: Kickstarter project - Hero: The Realm
Replies: 47
Views: 4449

Re: POLL: Kickstarter project - Hero: The Realm

Square Mezzmer (aka Tim!) and Tony from AMCOG Games will be coming along to this Monday's ROUGOL meeting to talk all about games development. http://www.rougol.jellybaby.net/meetings/index.html It would be great to see any other StarDot members who can make it along to provide advice and encourageme...
by helpful
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Spark FS and RPC Emu Starting from Scratch again!
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: Spark FS and RPC Emu Starting from Scratch again!

but when I click on the (now blue) Spark FS icon to run it it just opens in !Edit. It's not thinking it's a program. That sounds like the Shift key is stuck on your keyboard! Double clicking on any file with Shift held down loads it into an editor rather than running it. I don't know how to write p...
by helpful
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: software
Topic: POLL: Kickstarter project - Hero: The Realm
Replies: 47
Views: 4449

Re: POLL: Kickstarter project - Hero: The Realm

That's great news! :D

You can email me on the ROUGOL contact address - http://rougol.jellybaby.net/contacts/index.html

Thanks,
Bryan.
by helpful
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: software
Topic: POLL: Kickstarter project - Hero: The Realm
Replies: 47
Views: 4449

Re: POLL: Kickstarter project - Hero: The Realm

Square Mezzmer wrote:ROUGOL sounds good for March 19th.

Well I don't have a speaker organised for that meeting, so if you wanted to get up and talk about your plans/ideas you would be very welcome!

I realise that would be very much in at the deep end, but we are friendly and (mostly) harmless ;-)

Bryan.
by helpful
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: software
Topic: POLL: Kickstarter project - Hero: The Realm
Replies: 47
Views: 4449

Re: POLL: Kickstarter project - Hero: The Realm

Firstly, I would also agree with several others here in saying that KickStarter probably won't work for this. Posting a development blog on here is more likely to get people involved. Some other suggestions to drum up more interest: Put something in the Announcements section on the ROOL forum - http...
by helpful
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Volunteer(s) wanted to talk Beeb stuff at London user group
Replies: 0
Views: 262

Volunteer(s) wanted to talk Beeb stuff at London user group

Hi all, (I posted a similar request last year, but under a slightly cryptic title, so let's try again!) I run the RISC OS User Group Of London, which holds monthly meetings usually with a guest speaker. Despite the name of the group, we do cover all things Acorn, as most of our members started out w...
by helpful
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi, just acquired a Risc PC 600
Replies: 20
Views: 1429

Re: Hi, just acquired an A600 Archimedes.

Welcome!

If you're writing games in BASIC then have a look at the AMCOG Development Kit - http://www.amcog-games.co.uk/kit.htm

It also includes RDSP which makes sound generation much easier - http://www.amcog-games.co.uk/rdsp.htm

Bryan.
by helpful
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Risc PC or RPC bits
Replies: 21
Views: 681

Re: Risc PC or RPC bits

If you can find an old RPi 1 that isn't wanted any more because it is underpowered for running Linux, it makes a great RISC OS machine! Plus it is slightly more compatible with old software than the Pi3.
by helpful
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New Member West London
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: New Member West London

Welcome from your local user group!

When you do go public, we'd love to have you come along and tell us all about it :-)

Bryan.
by helpful
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: general
Topic: Interesting upcoming talk about digital preservation
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Interesting upcoming talk about digital preservation

.Another one that is possibly less relevant to Acorn fans is The circuit less traveled , though the speaker refers to himself as a "former RISC OS enthusiast" so there is an Acorn angle there. ;) Hey, it's Liam Proven! He used to be a regular at ROUGOL until he moved to the Czech Republic...
by helpful
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: RISC OS SouthWest Show 2018 - Saturday 24th February, 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: RISC OS SouthWest Show 2018 - Saturday 24th February, 2018

If anyone would like to take a table or two for an ABUG presence I'm sure they'll have space, it's a big room! Might even be worth asking if the room is available on Friday evening too if there's interest in having more of a get together. It's a nice place to stay :-)

Bryan.
by helpful
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 143
Views: 8805

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

I arrived about 1.30pm but was told my room wouldn't be ready until 4pm! So I went off to the People's History Museum, which was really good. Now back with my feet up in the hotel room :-)

Are we meeting in the bar or the conference room?

Bryan.
by helpful
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 143
Views: 8805

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

Yup! I can add another to my kit Ta, you're a gent! :) FYI, I'll be arriving at the hotel around 2pm on Friday to check in, then assuming the weather isn't too awful I'll be wandering off to visit a few sites. Should be back at the hotel 5-6pm. At some point over the weekend I want to pop across th...
by helpful
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 143
Views: 8805

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

helpful wrote:Can anyone bring along a spare monitor I can use? It's for connecting to a Pi, so any LCD with HDMI or DVI input should be fine.

Anyone? Pretty please with potentiometers on :D
by helpful
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 143
Views: 8805

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

Can anyone bring along a spare monitor I can use? It's for connecting to a Pi, so any LCD with HDMI or DVI input should be fine. I'm hoping to spend time over the weekend setting up a RISC OS Pi SD card with all the JASPP games, plus those from AMCOG and any other graphical demos I can find, ready t...
by helpful
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What's the worst that could happen?
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: What's the worst that could happen?

Might be worth contacting the Centre for Computing History to see if they have any spares for sale in return for a donation to the museum. If you can go there (always a good plan!) to collect it you get a nice day out and avoid postage and ebay fees too :-)

Bryan.
by helpful
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 143
Views: 8805

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

What time do these events usually break up on the Sunday, and does anyone hang about for drinks or food? I was about to book train tickets but wasn't sure what time to get for the return!

Bryan.
by helpful
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 143
Views: 8805

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

Payment sent. I'll be there Friday-Sunday. Might even arrive Thursday to do some sightseeing as I didn't manage to do any last time I was in Manchester because Dave had me working!

I'll be bringing my laptop and probably a Pi if someone can lend me a screen.

Bryan.
by helpful
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Gauging Interest: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 2661

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

roland wrote:BTW the BOOK page on the website of the hotel seems to be broken.

It did not display until I turned off the ad blocker #-o
(Firefox 57, uBlock)
by helpful
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: London Show / Saturday 28th October 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2655

Re: London Show / Saturday 28th October 2017

The show theatre talks are up on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWJaZoHDUiE&list=PLdbtoCQ_z-HGVr6ekKuG1rzUN87IF2gSM Thanks to Leo for doing these, and for running the whole theatre setup on his own this year. Excellent job! I'll be glad of the extra hour in bed though as I'm pretty ti...
by helpful
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 freezing and random problems
Replies: 15
Views: 968

Re: A5000 freezing and random problems

steve3000 wrote:I've also started writing a comprehensive interrupt monitor programme which monitors all IOC activity

I was going to suggest running the SWIstat and VECstat programs from the ARMclub, but it looks like you might be ahead of me!
https://armclub.org.uk/free/

Bryan.
by helpful
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Gauging Interest: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 2661

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

If it is central Manchester then I might pop along. Trains from London are fairly quick.

I wouldn't be bringing kit, maybe a laptop and Pi at most, so don't take up much space :-)

Bryan.