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by iainjh
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2474
Views: 173936

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

my unused zx81 looks rather different, no uk plug on it for sure. Or a nice modern bag. Or as allround ropey looking!

the WOW gives it away:)
by iainjh
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 67
Views: 4211

Re: BeebSCSI mini

Hello, have I missed the boat on these or are they not available yet?

Cheers!
by iainjh
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 67
Views: 4211

Re: BeebSCSI mini

I'd like 1 x board please!

cheers :)
by iainjh
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Commodore 64
Replies: 44
Views: 1795

Re: Commodore 64

just agreeing on what everyone else said really; cheapest/ simplest is a standard c64, s-video cable and sd2iec. ive got a lumafix in mine and its nicer but not essential. thefuturewas8bit.com make nice simple sd2iec boards you can fit internally later on. might be worth pinging thecorfiot on here i...
by iainjh
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Computer Shops From Back In The Day
Replies: 59
Views: 5199

Re: Computer Shops From Back In The Day

oooh yes please if there s a compshop catalogue scan possible! i have one of their ads as a jpg (i can upload if useful), I lived a few miles away and used to ride t'bike down to east barnet, the parade near the rail station, to peer at the UK101 in the window. would love to see a decent catalogue f...
by iainjh
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Re: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

Hi

I concur, pm thecorfiot on here- he added a licensed jiffydos to one of my c64's, it works perfectly and is switchable. I've got a spare 1541iec if he hasn't, hat works really well

Ps I've also got a 1541u2. The iec is very very good
by iainjh
Thu May 25, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10? (now 274MHz)
Replies: 983
Views: 71830

Re: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10? (now 274MHz)

awesome, will try out! thank you guys!
by iainjh
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4270
Views: 236286

Re: Today I received.....

yeah, tis I, I looked for 10 years+ and got lucky with an ebay seller, I bought the lot! I have 2 sets left. B**** costly sorry but thats the price i paid to get them. I'm not regretting it either! :)
by iainjh
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 595
Views: 47180

Re: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

as jason isnt expecting to make any more soon (and i hope it's ok I post this here!) - Ive a matchbox co pro spare if anyone would like it (for whatever the original price was /is)

not sure of firmware but has the decoupling caps and flash headers on ready. PM me. Cheers!
by iainjh
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Internal RPi/CoPro serial link Master
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Internal RPi/CoPro serial link Master

thats circularly brilliant! :) please, that is kjell's level shifter board isn't it? and, that max3232 board - thats just an arduino-type like this, yes? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-RS232-To-TTL-MAX3232-Converter-Adaptor-Module-Serial-Port-Board-ZD-/142182951755?hash=item211ac3ab4b:g:2mQAAOSwiDFY...
by iainjh
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mouse, for GEM - ST or amiga mouse, & user port cable?
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Mouse, for GEM - ST or amiga mouse, & user port cable?

I cant for the life of me find this but sure I read recently someone made an adaptor cable to fit a master's user port (?) so they could use their ST or amiga mouse without hacking it about. which sounds ideal! I have the pi zero based co-pro on master, with running gem and would like to use my ST's...
by iainjh
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: software
Topic: Batch unzip using sparkplug or other tool?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Batch unzip using sparkplug or other tool?

excellent, thank you
by iainjh
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Batch unzip using sparkplug or other tool?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Batch unzip using sparkplug or other tool?

Hi My A3020's "hard disk" has a folder full of zip files that I'd like to unzip, each, I think, contains an .adf file. I have sparkplug installed and had opened it and dropped one file at a time onto it to unzip. Ive now found I can double click the zip file to show the .adf inside each. T...
by iainjh
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Formatting SD/CF cards for use on RISC OS 3.1
Replies: 33
Views: 16303

Re: Formatting SD/CF cards for use on RISC OS 3.1

I'm afraid thats beyond me. plus it seems I need a working build to upgrade the rom(?)

I then thought I'd found a working pi zero build, grabbed the Pi zero out of the master but that loads but hangs.

Ok, wish I hadnt passed on my pi 2 now!
by iainjh
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Formatting SD/CF cards for use on RISC OS 3.1
Replies: 33
Views: 16303

Re: Formatting SD/CF cards for use on RISC OS 3.1

a short update from me and my A3020.. and a request for further help :( 1. using steve3000's wonderful guide above, I easily and quickly formatted an Sd card and for some time it has worked perfectly! thank you! 2. however I no longer have a pi2 and want to bulk load some games... I now only have a ...
by iainjh
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 4 Mbytes and overclocking for A3020/A4000
Replies: 26
Views: 1334

Re: 4 Mbytes and overclocking for A3020/A4000

hi! thank you for taking the time to confirm.

i guess the question is which is more useful, a faster 2mb machine or a standard speed 4mb machine!

hmm. Food for thought. I only use it for occasional games, but thought it would be nice to have.

hmm!

thanks again
by iainjh
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 4 Mbytes and overclocking for A3020/A4000
Replies: 26
Views: 1334

Re: 4 Mbytes and overclocking for A3020/A4000

Hello chaps I'm toying with the thought of doing this to my A3020. or asking thecorfiot to do it for me as he has all the skills:) reading this thread and vectorlights helpful website : http://www.vectorlight.net/retro/computers-and-modifications/acorn-archimedes-a3020-arm250-overclock a couple ques...
by iainjh
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Not so common (these days) 8 bits
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: Not so common (these days) 8 bits

hard to beat the BBC :) MSX2 is worth having, but check first if you can find an IDE interface. It's easy to spend far too much on other MSX2 add-ons for limited gain.. a plain MSX2 with 128k (and an IDE though floppies will do) will run an early msdos, play loads games and its quite a nice machine ...
by iainjh
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi for Kodi media centre
Replies: 14
Views: 1255

Re: Raspberry Pi for Kodi media centre

Hi Iain, Are you using this yourself? Are the catch-up services all available without any subscription? Dave Hi, I am yes, and yes - within the tv license rules of course. BBC iPlayer and Channel 4 etc are just android (android TV?) apps from the amazon firetv app store, which all apps are supposed...
by iainjh
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi for Kodi media centre
Replies: 14
Views: 1255

Re: Raspberry Pi for Kodi media centre

an Amazon fire tv stick is great value and has a very nice remote. It has iplayer, itv player, channel 4 as well and there's plenty of guides to google to add Kodi etc to it.

A far more friendly solution imho!
by iainjh
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro
Replies: 95
Views: 6424

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

thanks, sending funds now (no sd card for me ta, just 1 x board for a bbc b and pi zero). same address if you still have it else pls pm :) cheers!
by iainjh
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro
Replies: 95
Views: 6424

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Hi Kjell,

can i buy 1 x converter to add a pi zero to a model B? I'm in Uk. My master one works beautifully, this is for a mates BBC B, to fit under the keyboard.

(duplicate request of earlier pm, apologies)


cheers! iain
by iainjh
Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: A3020 CF (or SD) HDD Solution
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: A3020 CF (or SD) HDD Solution

I'm also using one of those DOM's and can report it works perfectly. SD was hit and miss, i tried a few and none worked well.

I also found the easiest way to format it and transfer software was vis the raspberry pi/ risc method - theres a helpful thread about it on here somewhere!
by iainjh
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10? (now 274MHz)
Replies: 983
Views: 71830

Re: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10?

thanks for confirming the latest official release. And yes, 225mhz is enough :) I was just wondering which was the actual latest so i can start playing with getting DOS and others also set up on my CF card image. thanks! Hi Iain, Hi, is this the latest version?: http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopi...
by iainjh
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10? (now 274MHz)
Replies: 983
Views: 71830

Re: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10?

Hi, is this the latest version?: http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11325&start=300#p152451 if not, is there a pre-built version of the fast 6502 branch https://github.com/hoglet67/PiTubeDirect/commits/fast_6502 that I can try out? and does that contain z80 /other cores too? th...
by iainjh
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10? (now 274MHz)
Replies: 983
Views: 71830

Re: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10?

just set my master, pi zero and Kjell's master level shifter board up, its working wonderfully . Cheers everyone, you are amazing! :):)
by iainjh
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro
Replies: 95
Views: 6424

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Mine arrived yesterday, up and running in less than 10 mins inc writing jessie to the micro sd card, adding the kernal.img and fitting! Its all fantastic, thanks v much!! :):):)
by iainjh
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Advice on Apple laptop
Replies: 19
Views: 1244

Re: Advice on Apple laptop

Hi Just chipping in/ echoing if it helps, I have a 2013 macbook air 13" 2.0ghz with 8gb ram. Though it came with a 512gb SSD (someone else paid ;) !) I ran out of space and after weeping at the price of even larger SSD's got one of those jetdrives. It fits flush and just mounts in the finder as...
by iainjh
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Atomic Tetris
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Atomic Tetris

fantastic.

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