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by Elminster
Mon May 29, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 6809 experiments
Replies: 31
Views: 938

Re: 6809 experiments

dominicbeesley wrote:A major milestone achieved today, boot to BASIC with sound and keyboard. Now it's starting to look and feel like a real beeb!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbo8-MU-6Lo

D


Stick it all in a case to hide the wires and bits of board, and job done :)
by Elminster
Mon May 29, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi there from Melbourne
Replies: 11
Views: 82

Re: Hi there from Melbourne

Hi Matt, Welcome and enjoy the forum ...... You can find an overview of Atom addons here: http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8168&p=86259&hilit=Atomic+facts#p86259 Hope to update the sticky post of hardware, in the hardware forum, with Atom stuff soon. But will be som...
by Elminster
Mon May 29, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: New Acorn 8bit? Should there be one?
Replies: 83
Views: 2643

Re: New Acorn 8bit? Should there be one?

Quite fancy a blue case or maybe black.

Keyboard might be an idea with the gradual drying up of supplies of keypresses. Not sure what modern key presses you can get that would give that distinctive clack.
by Elminster
Mon May 29, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: New Acorn 8bit? Should there be one?
Replies: 83
Views: 2643

Re: New Acorn 8bit? Should there be one?

They pump out new cases for amigos a1200 in a number of colours. Good start for beeb
by Elminster
Sun May 28, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: 6502 Advanced BASIC V questions
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: 6502 Advanced BASIC V questions

So the !boot file loads hibasic into 4 and adv basic into rom 5. I am assuming the adv basic rom builds on top of the hibasic rom, effectively giving you a 32k basic. Says advanced basic on break but oddly if you go in and out of advanced basic editor it reports that is has dropped you back into hib...
by Elminster
Sun May 28, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: puppeh's GCC6 for 6502
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: puppeh's GCC6 for 6502

Cygwin and visual studio suggest windows, which I don't use. Was build on ubuntu 17 I think, either just to create a linux VM on Mac fusion than mess about. The build failure was todo with building with gcc6. A common issue with gcc6, Puppeh had some new code for gcc6 and that fixed the issue. Possi...
by Elminster
Sun May 28, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: 6502 Advanced BASIC V questions
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: 6502 Advanced BASIC V questions

So the BASHELP file in the zip on MDFS gives some help. Would seem that the if is improved for exmple. Multiline if in Adv Basic but no ELSIF which I think the RISC version has. e.g 2) IF <expression> THEN <statements> ELSE <statements> ENDIF Has the while and case, and lots more. Interesting. I won...
by Elminster
Sun May 28, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master fault finding
Replies: 13
Views: 150

Re: Master fault finding

I had an issue with non booting master, similar symptoms and turnout to be a broken contact in the shift key. I.e. Was stuck on. Easiest way to check is another keyboard.
by Elminster
Sun May 28, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: 6502 Advanced BASIC V questions
Replies: 2
Views: 115

6502 Advanced BASIC V questions

Was interested to see Jonathan's comments about existence of Advanced Basic aka Basic V for 6502 copro. I knew there was a version of Basic V for arm copro's but hadn't realised there was one for the 6502 as well. I see the copy of the ROM is on mdfs.net along with an advert, I had a quick search fo...
by Elminster
Sun May 28, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: AtoMMC
Replies: 39
Views: 881

Re: AtoMMC

danielj wrote:
mattd wrote:Hi again,

As above, could someone allow me to PM sirmorris? Thanks

Matt

Patience, patience! It's the bank holiday!
(just doing it now)
d.


But still do the intro bit, we are all nosy :^o
by Elminster
Sun May 28, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: A Beeb-shaped case for your Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: A Beeb-shaped case for your Pi

Had these bookmarked (think they were mention in another post as well) since they got added for use with my pitube direct, been waiting for the payday fairy. If anyone has got one I would be interested to know the quality of this 3D printed case.
by Elminster
Sun May 28, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: AtoMMC
Replies: 39
Views: 881

Re: AtoMMC

mattd wrote:Hi again,

As above, could someone allow me to PM sirmorris? Thanks

Matt


I don't have that power, but you could drop a into message into the introduce yourself forum, and add your request to the bottom. People like to here about new members.
by Elminster
Sat May 27, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH
Replies: 24
Views: 1024

Re: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH

Thanks for looking. Most useful. Currently I pass a term of 'unknown' so hopefully don't get ansi back. I can try auto detect, and if that gets nowhere I can fall back to user overriding and setting term type to vt100. That should cause programs to receive ansi and then get picked up by STEM. Comple...
by Elminster
Sat May 27, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: New Acorn 8bit? Should there be one?
Replies: 83
Views: 2643

Re: New Acorn 8bit? Should there be one?

A Beeb where you never take the case off? What a strange idea :)

I do wonder if it works better on the Spectrum as it was more of a games machine than the Beeb, which was more of an education/hobbists machine. Not sure.
by Elminster
Sat May 27, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: New Acorn 8bit? Should there be one?
Replies: 83
Views: 2643

Re: New Acorn 8bit? Should there be one?

Hmmm. Yes I am not sure about an FPGA either. Half the reason I went back to Acorn was the hardware aspect. So I am not sure what I would do with a remake as would be anything to add, solder, invent. I guess I am the wrong audience to buy one.
by Elminster
Sat May 27, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: New Acorn 8bit? Should there be one?
Replies: 83
Views: 2643

Re: New Acorn 8bit? Should there be one?

Think it would be hard to come up with a spec everyone agreed with. I can't even agree with myself.

You would have to be careful going to modern or you would end up reinventing the raspberry pi.
by Elminster
Sat May 27, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: puppeh's GCC6 for 6502
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: puppeh's GCC6 for 6502

Oh and can you write up and dump your notes. Rather than me reinvent the wheel. When I say I am writing a BASIC program I actually ended up writting both C and Pythn test program on Mac to test it with. But AngryC is next on my list. Edit: forgot to say I got as far as writing hello world, cross com...
by Elminster
Sat May 27, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: puppeh's GCC6 for 6502
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: puppeh's GCC6 for 6502

I had a play with it before. You can probably see my bug I hit in gihub compiling and had to use the latest gcc6 version. Did you hit that issue as well? But that was as far as I got as distraced with hardware lists and a basic program I am wrestling with writing. But I will be back to C. I have thi...
by Elminster
Sat May 27, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: New Acorn 8bit? Should there be one?
Replies: 83
Views: 2643

Re: New Acorn 8bit? Should there be one?

I vote to double BASIC ROM so extra/modern features can be added, I.e. Grab 16k of nice features from Richard's current bbc basic.

Edit: Make that quadruple, and then port BASIC V from Archie.
by Elminster
Sat May 27, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: CJ Micros
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: CJ Micros

I should probably add retroclinc as a reseller to 'the list' so more obvious you can get complete machines from retro clinic. (Adds to todo list)
by Elminster
Sat May 27, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Modern day "add-ons" for Acorn computers
Replies: 26
Views: 1688

Re: Modern day "add-ons" for Acorn computers

Fwapp wrote:Is there a list of currently available peripherals for Acorns?


There is now. Pity I only spotted the topic after I had done most of it :-({|= :-({|= . Need to go through this one now and see what I missed!

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... =3&t=13057
by Elminster
Sat May 27, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A Master List for New Retro Kit
Replies: 54
Views: 873

Re: A Master List for New Retro Kit

Arg. Thought I was nearly done on the list and after spotting the AtoMMC post I realised I have no Atom hardware on there, and there appears to be quthe a bit. Not being an Atom fan/owner this section entirely passed me by. Oops :oops: Also if/when the list is finished I think might have to do somet...
by Elminster
Sat May 27, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted - Micro Power BASIC Extensions
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Wanted - Micro Power BASIC Extensions

Has anyone seen the manual for this? ROM is widely available but seen no manuals.
by Elminster
Sat May 27, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Length of 1MHz bus cable.
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Length of 1MHz bus cable.

Pictures? I was wondering how to do similar. Slight issue is I can't remember where I put the Beebsid.
by Elminster
Fri May 26, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Model B paged ROM breakout boards
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Model B paged ROM breakout boards

I may take one off your hands in a couple of weeks if you ahve any left, when money might a bit ore flowy. Will PM you nearer the time. But realised I have missed this off the hardware list. Only have your ep/roms bits on there. Bare board? Copy that - I'll reserve one for you. Thanks for putting m...
by Elminster
Fri May 26, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Model B paged ROM breakout boards
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Model B paged ROM breakout boards

I may take one off your hands in a couple of weeks if you ahve any left, when money might a bit ore flowy. Will PM you nearer the time.

But realised I have missed this off the hardware list. Only have your ep/roms bits on there.
by Elminster
Fri May 26, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A Master List for New Retro Kit
Replies: 54
Views: 873

Re: A Master List for New Retro Kit

I do know I have some stuff from Mark @ retroclinic and Steve Picton missing. They cycle through stuff on ebay and I know I have a couple of bits missing still. Will capture them when i can.
by Elminster
Fri May 26, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A Master List for New Retro Kit
Replies: 54
Views: 873

Re: A Master List for New Retro Kit?

Maybe use a slightly different approach, something like; Connects to: (1Mhz Bus,User Port,Internal\External Tube Port,Elk Expansion Bus, Plus1/Rombox/Master Cartridge Slot) Interfaces provided: (None/USB/IDE/Serial) Form Factor: (Rom/Cartridge/Bespoke) Should prevent confusion without (hopefully) a...
by Elminster
Fri May 26, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A Master List for New Retro Kit
Replies: 54
Views: 873

Re: Anything missing from 8bit (New) Hardware List?

- New DIY section covering Sweh, Myelin, paulb and joystick ports on amibay. Thanks for including my projects! One more: Product: Elk PiTubeDirect Yep will stuff that one on the list as well. I did see that one but I think I thought it was an Electorn with a tube interface running a PI that way. Wi...
by Elminster
Fri May 26, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A Master List for New Retro Kit
Replies: 54
Views: 873

Re: A Master List for New Retro Kit

I know this list is intended for "new" "kit". But if something (that was produced after the hey days, but not anymore) comes up on say a well known auction site, or a trading forum, or even on this forum, it would be handy for less experienced owners to be able to find said item...

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