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by paulv
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 36
Views: 1112

Re: M3000 vs M5000

Looking carefully at the two extra wires on Paul's photos, they appear to connect: - IC32 pin 14 (1MHz Bus D4) -> IC35 pin 10 - IC32 pin 8 (1MHz Bus D7) -> IC14 pin 1 Are you sure about this? My pin counting says: - IC32 pin 7 (1MHz Bus D4) -> IC35 pin 10 - IC32 pin 13 (1MHz Bus D7) -> IC14 pin 1 P...
by paulv
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 36
Views: 1112

Re: M3000 vs M5000

I can buzz out the lines tomorrow evening. For now, the discs (some originals, some "backups" marked with *) I have are labelled as follows: Studio 5000 System Disc * Studio 5000 Issue Disc Studio 2 Issue Disc Studio 3 Issue Disc Studio 5000-4B Issue Disc AMPLE Toolbox Music 87 * Jukebox 5...
by paulv
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 36
Views: 1112

Re: M3000 vs M5000

The caps in the photo's are ceramic, marked as N22 which makes then 220nF I believe. Yes, the extra wires are connected to the address decoder circuitry so yes, it would seem that they're used to alter the address that the M3000 will respond to. Regarding the recovery, it's by no means complete, I n...
by paulv
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 36
Views: 1112

Re: M3000 vs M5000

I just found the photo's of the timing mod for the Music 5000 on the thread here http://stardot.org.uk/forums/download/file.php?id=209 . Comparing that with my Music 3000 clearly shows that the 3000 has two extra wires compared to the 5000 plus a couple of extra caps too.. I just took apart my Music...
by paulv
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Reorganising the Attic a bit...
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Reorganising the Attic a bit...

That looks awesome :D =D>

The next question has been asked of me before when I've posted pics in the past...

Where do you put your legs? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Paul
by paulv
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 1189
Views: 79385

Re: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

That looks reminiscent of my Beeb with Elite on a ReCo 6502 2nd processor http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3901&start=30#p33921 which is also talked about in this thread... http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4784 At the time, the ReCo performed flawlessl...
by paulv
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 36
Views: 1112

Re: M3000 vs M5000

The original hi-res photo's are in a zip file on my site... http://www.retro-kit.co.uk/user/custom/Acorn/3rdParty/Hybrid/Originals.zip They were all taken on my mobile so not brilliant but not bad either.... I also manage to find all my original discs. There is no specific M3000 labelled disc so I'l...
by paulv
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 36
Views: 1112

Re: M3000 vs M5000

The M3000 in it's base case

M3000-nocase.jpg


PSU.jpg


Paul
by paulv
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 36
Views: 1112

Re: M3000 vs M5000

Now the solder side...

Solder-side.jpg


Solder-side-1.jpg


Solder-side-2.jpg


Solder-side-3.jpg


Solder-side-4.jpg


Solder-side-detail-1.jpg


Solder-side-detail-2.jpg
by paulv
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 36
Views: 1112

Re: M3000 vs M5000

Well, sorry it's taken so long but it took a while for me to be able to get up into the room where all my kit is stored. Then I had the job of finding the Hybrid equipment... Today, I found my Master packed oh so tidily in a really useful box with all of the Hybrid kit. I've extracted the M3000 from...
by paulv
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: general
Topic: 4corn update 08/05/2017 - 22 more manuals
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: 4corn update 08/05/2017 - 22 more manuals

What happened to 3QD threatening legal action over hosting this stuff, using a big stick and the vague notion they possibly own the full rights to RISC OS, but not all of it etc. http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=9999 I believe for the most part any take down requests have been ...
by paulv
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mystery object, fits Econet socket
Replies: 19
Views: 348

Re: Mystery object, fits Econet socket

.. and it's not an RTFM Joystick interface which also plugs into the Econet port... http://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/content/RTFM-Joystick-interface/ http://www.retro-kit.co.uk/user/custom/Acorn/3rdParty/RTFM/RTFM-JoystickInterface-comp.jpg EDIT: Also, that component to the back left looks bigger...
by paulv
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 6502 second processor poll
Replies: 38
Views: 881

Re: 6502 second processor poll

Yes - original
Yes - 2x Matchbox
Yes - ReCo 65816
Yes - internal master ReCo6502 mini

I have a tube silencer too so there are plenty of other options for running co-pro's that I've not explored yet....

Paul
by paulv
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4225
Views: 225587

Re: Today I received.....

Paul My two year all clear :D Paul The big C? You must be chuffed! Yup, and a rare one too... I donated all the parts they took out to science and I'm now part of the 100,000 genome project you may have seen on the news a few months ago. @all Thanks. It's always a bit of a nervous time although I ge...
by paulv
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4225
Views: 225587

Re: Today I received.....

My two year all clear :D

Paul
by paulv
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 35
Views: 1499

Re: Elite Dangerous

those pictures look amazing vanpeebles. I assume they are from your PC? My laptop has an NVidia GeForce GTX 870M 6GB edition so by today's standards its nowhere near what you'd call a fast card but I can run Elite with most things set on high or Ultra settings and still have a framerate that exceed...
by paulv
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Killer Gorilla for VideoNuLA (16 colours)
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Killer Gorilla for VideoNuLA (16 colours)

kieranhj wrote:Hey Rob - you're on fire at the moment! I'm loving the shades of brown, what luxury.


This. It's so strikingly amazing that a Beeb is doing brown. =D> =D> I'm giddy with the thought of the possibilities.

Paul
by paulv
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 35
Views: 1499

Re: Elite Dangerous

Pablos544 wrote:Those images look amazing I was just wondering what kind of a monster PC you need to run these at anywhere near fairly respectable frame rate!!! :lol: -pablo


I run it on my almost 4 year old laptop...

WP_20170408_20_18_14_Pro.jpg


Paul
by paulv
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Hunchback for VideoNuLA (16 colours)
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Hunchback for VideoNuLA (16 colours)

The first time I saw Hunchback was on my cousin's Oric-1 on a little black and white portable TV in 1983. I was hooked. A month or two later, I got my Beeb for my Christmas present that year which for a 9 year old, was the biggest and best present ever. Mind you, it'd still be one of the best Christ...
by paulv
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Hunchback for VideoNuLA (16 colours)
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Hunchback for VideoNuLA (16 colours)

That looks awesome :D such nice colour choices really give it depth. =D> =D> =D>

I still can't get past screen 3.... any chance of fixing that for me? :lol: :lol:

Paul
by paulv
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn A305 Mouse repair...
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Acorn A305 Mouse repair...

steve3000 wrote:Wow, great solution! I've not used my original A310 mouse in years because it was so bad... Never considered it might be suffering from a shrinking ball :shock:


Shrinking balls... It's an age thing! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Paul
by paulv
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA - A 'softer' palette for games
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: NuLA - A 'softer' palette for games

how about creating colour 'profiles' for different games? The supplied palette utility allows you to load and save palettes for just this reason. I've also included some example palettes within the ROM (under RFS) for the following games: Barbarian, Boffin, Commando, Crazee Rider, Firetrack, Fortre...
by paulv
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn A305 Mouse repair...
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Acorn A305 Mouse repair...

That's two things today that I've seen that qualify as being so simple and elegant that they border on genius.

Nice solution =D> =D>

Paul
by paulv
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 52
Views: 1654

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

@Alex, all paid up ;) Thanks Thanks for all the offers of help getting kit over, it's much appreciated. I've got one of these now so moving stuff around isn't too big of a problem, it's the prep work to gather all the stuff together and then the loading and unloading that makes life difficult. BMW32...
by paulv
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 52
Views: 1654

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

EDIT: I doubt I'll be bringing any kit unless it's small and fits in my bag. Getting around on crutches means I can't easily move my kit around any more :( Hey . . . That's what we're for :D - If you do need things loading, at your end just let me know - If need be I can collect and drop you off - ...
by paulv
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 52
Views: 1654

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

Hmmm, I'm pretty sure I said I'd be able to pop along on the Saturday at some point, not the whole weekend as I only live down the road...

EDIT: I doubt I'll be bringing any kit unless it's small and fits in my bag. Getting around on crutches means I can't easily move my kit around any more :(

Paul
by paulv
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn 3000 4mb Ram Expansion
Replies: 43
Views: 1009

Re: Acorn 3000 4mb Ram Expansion

ISTR there are some 4MB RAM expansions for the A3000 that require a small flying lead to connect to a pin on IC28 or 29. Most boards don't require it but some do. I've certainly got one A3000 with such a lead... You can just make out the BROWN flying lead in the bottom left of the photo on the link ...
by paulv
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Galaforce for NULA (16 Colour)
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Galaforce for NULA (16 Colour)

Love it! On B-em, the colour choices are great and the extra depth gives it a new lease of life, so much so that I now have cramp in my hand after bashing the fire key so much. =D> =D> Now all we need is a BeebSID soundtrack and we'd be in some pretty heady territory (not that we aren't already) :sh...
by paulv
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Are there versions of BBC Basic with extensions (like procedures)
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: Are there versions of BBC Basic with extensions (like procedures)

So in terms of modern languages, most are based on an OO paradigm with classes and methods. Methods are simply functions that return a result or not. BBC BASIC has both Functions DEF FNxxxxxx and Procedures DEF PROCxxxxxxxx where a PROCedure is essentially a FuNction that returns nothing/null/void. ...
by paulv
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4225
Views: 225587

Re: Today I received.....

An IFEL 4-way backplane for the A300 series that was advertised as NOS from Norway. It definitely looks like it's never been used :D

Paul

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