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by sPhilMainwaring
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Clwyd Technics Colour Palette enhancer
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Clwyd Technics Colour Palette enhancer

Rob ... Wonderful stuff :) I've modified the main palette program so it now runs on disk Here's the URL if you'd like to test it http://econet.network/bbc/discs/pallette_software.ssd Yes I've spelt palette wrong! The keys are: R, G, B to select, + and - to change and I think 1-7 to select colour bar...
by sPhilMainwaring
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Acorn Atom Econet
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: Acorn Atom Econet

Good work Jonathan - both at ABUG and here - is there a link to the "patched" stuff?

Cheers :)
by sPhilMainwaring
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Gauging Interest: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 1462

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

Ah at last a nearby ABUG :)

Yup ... whole weekend for me please :)

With kit ... Master, Atom, Laptop ... not all at't same time lak (Northerner mode enabled)

:-)
by sPhilMainwaring
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 5519

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

Is there a Domesday complaints thread?

I don't think they allowed users anywhere near long enough to browse the underwear section of the disc

Thanks :p
by sPhilMainwaring
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 5519

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

Ah ... thanks for that Rob Ian Winter was the guy who gave me the job at "The Coach House - Microprocessor Development Center" (part of Clwyd Technics) 25 a week sounds a bit more than it ended up being, however, as you may recall I had said that it was developed for Art Colleges which the...
by sPhilMainwaring
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 5519

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

hoglet wrote:FYI, Beeb FPGA already has a Master mode:
http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... 91#p124391


Thanks Dave ... two years ago too I see!

I was only saying to Ed this weekend I don't know where you find the time!

:)
by sPhilMainwaring
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 5519

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

Wonderful to see everyone as usual Unlike past meets where I've (mostly) wandered around looking at what everyone else was doing, I had 6 or 7 tasks to work on this time and, while they weren't all achieved, progress was made in all endeavours :) They were; in no particular order: * Get my Valiant T...
by sPhilMainwaring
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 5519

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

Hi Kees ... yes this is the conclusion we came to.

We got to the point of logging in, *DIR, *CAT, LOAD, SAVE, *LOAD and executing *VIEW and *REMOTE but then getting not listening errors

If only we knew someone who was good at disassembling and reprogramming 6502 code :-P
by sPhilMainwaring
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 5519

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

Hi all ... leaving shortly Mark H is bringing some recap kits and some Master key switches. He's arriving on Sunday but if anyone has any (at least 2) loose ones and are arriving before then could you give me a shout please :) Thanks and see you all there! JGH: could you bring any RiscOS Pico for th...
by sPhilMainwaring
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 5519

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

I know this is officially the booking thread but I couldn't find a "General East Mids ABUG" thread This is mainly a question for Ian Stocks and other Atom owners Ian S: Will you have any of your Atom Econet boards with you at ABUG? I've *finally* remembered to take one of my Atoms with me!...
by sPhilMainwaring
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Retro Computer Festival - CCH, Cambridge - 16 & 17 September 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1601

Re: Retro Computer Festival - CCH, Cambridge - 16 & 17 September 2017

Damn ... I need to keep my eye on stardot a bit more! I'd have gone if I'd have seen it ... would be gone 3pm though if I left now and on a journey to cambridge I like to have a few days. Have a good one everyone ... and take plenty of photo's and videos please :)
by sPhilMainwaring
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 579
Views: 49776

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

I only want a 256GB flash stick

According to the packaging I'll get 9GB more with this ... seems legit!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/256GB-SWIVEL- ... SwmfhX5Qle
by sPhilMainwaring
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Please could someone build a new beebdroid
Replies: 26
Views: 2336

Re: Please could someone build a new beebdroid

Just a thought ... would HTML5 converted to an app for jsbeeb be too slow using Eclipse, Android Studio or PhoneGap?

Have you tried any of these?
by sPhilMainwaring
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Please could someone build a new beebdroid
Replies: 26
Views: 2336

Re: Please could someone build a new beebdroid

Belated Birthday Greets Tricky :)

Are we nearly there yet? :p
by sPhilMainwaring
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Compressed RFS ROMs!
Replies: 35
Views: 8536

Re: Compressed RFS ROMs!

Hi there :)

What's the latest on this ... is everything, i.e. all the tools, etc., available on Github or similar?

Cheers

Phil M
by sPhilMainwaring
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton
Replies: 199
Views: 12324

Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Thanks Ian

I can bring my Atom along to the next meet or I can PayPal you some spons :)

Cheers

I might have to invest in a colour board and AtomMMC now :D

Can they live in harmony or are they incompatible?
by sPhilMainwaring
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton
Replies: 199
Views: 12324

Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Hi Ian

The Acorn Econet board looks awesome ... brings back memories :)

Did you have to make the ROM yourself?

What * commands does the Atom ROM support and does it get other * commands it doesn't recognise from a fileserver?

Cheers

Phil M
by sPhilMainwaring
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Please could someone build a new beebdroid
Replies: 26
Views: 2336

Re: Please could someone build a new beebdroid

I'd like a copy of this too please :D

There must be someone wiv da skillz :p
by sPhilMainwaring
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Help! Video camera for the BBC Micro
Replies: 19
Views: 1999

Re: Help! Video camera for the BBC Micro

Terry and Peter I don't check stardot as often as I should lately so I've only just seen these posts Thanks very much for the detailed replies and links :) I'll post a long, detailed reply of applications, ideas and spin-offs of this product that myself and the company I worked for produced but ther...
by sPhilMainwaring
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: Bitshifters - Ode to Mode 7 Competition
Replies: 43
Views: 2700

Re: Bitshifters - Ode to Mode 7 Competition

Thanks Simon ... I saw the movie running at CFCH, Cambridge but a) Couldn't remember sectors/track and tracks/side - think it was about 240KB both sides b) Wasn't sure if you/kieran used 23/24/25 line teletext standard x 40 = 920, 960 and 1000 bytes per side re the movie I don't think they're compre...
by sPhilMainwaring
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: Bitshifters - Ode to Mode 7 Competition
Replies: 43
Views: 2700

Re: Bitshifters - Ode to Mode 7 Competition

p.s. (Question for bit-shifters) I've done lots of art that's compatible with MODE 7. How many full MODE 7 images can you save on the non-modified BBC Micro double sided disk using that double sided sector read - I could work it out but you probably know off the top of your head and allow for boot a...
by sPhilMainwaring
Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: Bitshifters - Ode to Mode 7 Competition
Replies: 43
Views: 2700

Re: Bitshifters - Ode to Mode 7 Competition

I've had a version called 6847Invaders on the go (for Atom's Clear 0) for a few years now but never got round to really getting my teeth into it ... 64x48 "pixel" resized teletext http://phils-place.co.uk/transfers/atom_invaders_teletext.png Acorn Atom "CLEAR 0" 64x48 semigraphic...
by sPhilMainwaring
Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016
Replies: 258
Views: 19819

Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

DaveH ... this one's for my family really but I don't mind sharing it to give a flavour :) Lovely weather to be sat indoors pulling the blinds to get rid of annoying screen glare :p Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKYxUU0n_BE Thank Phil, brilliant, thought I was there, for a moment . . . New...
by sPhilMainwaring
Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016
Replies: 258
Views: 19819

Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

jbnbeeb wrote:
Paul wrote:Really looking forward to coming tomorrow. What time is the centre open from?

Cheers,

Paul.

See top post


10am officially Paul ... maybe open at 9:30ish :)
by sPhilMainwaring
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016
Replies: 258
Views: 19819

Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

DaveH ... this one's for my family really but I don't mind sharing it to give a flavour :)

Lovely weather to be sat indoors pulling the blinds to get rid of annoying screen glare :p

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKYxUU0n_BE
by sPhilMainwaring
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016
Replies: 258
Views: 19819

Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

10 am usually Paul though I dare say it may be unofficially open earlier tomorrow and sunday given the comings and goings :)

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