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by danielj
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are these called?
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Re: What are these called?

They're sort of unobtanium - the standard method is to use some turned pin headers, then stack up turned pin sockets underneath to the right height.

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by danielj
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 94
Views: 2257

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

I like that idea - ZIP is arguably most useful in the long run...

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by danielj
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: read / write to JIM
Replies: 36
Views: 966

Re: read / write to JIM

The unfortunate truth is that they don't work together. You can use the IDE interface, but that doesn't use JIM :(

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by danielj
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: https certificates?

I'm on it - it's just a question of getting some time!

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by danielj
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 94
Views: 2257

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Worth checking with David P. over SparkFS I'd have thought? Also, do we really want to take up space with the read only version? For me that's probably an "only if there's room" I think.

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by danielj
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 94
Views: 2257

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

The flipping between ROMs on the Master is handy as using the beeb OS can increase compatibility for games, 3.2 is the most compatible with Master software, and 3.5 had some bug fixes and extra utilities. With something that never ran anything other than RISCOS 3.1, I don't think there's much desire...
by danielj
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 94
Views: 2257

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

I think this is a really good idea... I was pondering this earlier but alas my knowledge of such things isn't good enough :( I had a cursory look for 27C800 type eeproms but couldn't find anything :(
by danielj
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 94
Views: 2257

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

(sorry, probably naive) Will any of the much later versions introduce incompatibilities with games that run happily under 3.11?

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by danielj
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mouse/Keyboard solutions for the Arc/RISC PC
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support

Will this not perform the same function? It might well, but will require a mini usb to usb-a conversion... I shall procure one and have a play :) The advantage of these over the ps/2 jobs is they work with all USB mice, regardless of whether it has a ps/2 mode. Getting these sorts of things out as ...
by danielj
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mouse/Keyboard solutions for the Arc/RISC PC
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support

It's the ATMEL AT90USB1287 which is about £7ish, the rest of the bits are in the pennies zone, apart from the header (60p), crystal (about 60p), USB port (60pish) and £1.50 for the 9pin minidin assembly. If you go the pi-zero route, you still need to find an SD card, which is going to be another fiv...
by danielj
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mouse/Keyboard solutions for the Arc/RISC PC
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Mouse/Keyboard solutions for the Arc/RISC PC

So mice.. :) I've just been looking at how cheaply it's possible to produce smallymice. I think you can get the PCBs to the UK for around about $1.50 each, then you're looking at around £10-12 of components for each board. Given a reasonable "1-pint per board" allowance for motivation it s...
by danielj
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 94
Views: 2257

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Once the image is done, producing them for the various formats is fairly trivial I'd have thought. Paint and Draw are clearly expendable. I'd like to keep configure in there, if only to get the initial twiddling done before the HDD is set up (it'll make life easier in support terms :D)

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by danielj
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 94
Views: 2257

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

I'd have thought this is of primary benefit to the A3020 and A4000 as you've got a 5th column option on the A5000, and if you're using the earlier machines you're likely to be introducing a podule that either has idefs or can have its podule rom manipulated?

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by danielj
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 38
Views: 912

Re: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support

=D> Really great work on this Jon :) It will also bring down the price of 8-bit IDE minipodules :D Is "re-rolling" the OS for burning onto new ROMs fairly straightforward? It looks like it needs to go onto 27c800s (I think the Amiga community use these reasonably frequently, and they seem ...
by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 38
Views: 912

Re: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support

Can we not just use ADFS from 3.19 and patch that?

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by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Ahoy there!
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Ahoy there!

Welcome Jeffery, great to have you here - always good to have more 32bit love on the forum! :)

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by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 38
Views: 912

Re: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support

OK - Patch works - no more Broken Directory!

:)

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by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 38
Views: 912

Re: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support

What's the upshot of that? The patch process won't work, or once patched it won't work without adjusting ADFSBuffers? I'm also not entirely clear on what I should be adjusting it to (I also thought there was something at some point about setting it to 0? Or was that with 3.5-3.6?) :? (sorry for conf...
by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 38
Views: 912

Re: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support

=D> This won't have any effect on "broken directory" though?

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by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which Steam Iron?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Which Steam Iron?

That suggestion would probably be met (quite rightly) with a sharp knee to the soft parts :D
by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 1188

Re: Which soldering iron?

I find myself gently blowing as I solder... Even with the extraction.

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by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which Steam Iron?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Which Steam Iron?

Whilst we're on irons... I dropped it off the ironing board this morning, it cracked and is now defunct. Any recommendations?

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by danielj
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A440/R140 Memory Error
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: A440/R140 Memory Error

=D>
by danielj
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 1188

Re: Which soldering iron?

sirmorris wrote:Haha actually it's disgusting stuff but I have a good fan ;) Colophony == Rosin.


I read that as colonoscopy :oops:
by danielj
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 1188

Re: Which soldering iron?

sirmorris wrote:
Indeed I do.


Just looking at the material data sheet for that, it's rosin free and looks unlikely to be utterly awful for you ;)

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by danielj
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 1188

Re: Which soldering iron?

I have one of these: http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d00374/ ... dp/SD01238 but they seem to have gone up in price by about £20 :?
by danielj
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 1188

Re: Which soldering iron?

I've been using this:
http://cpc.farnell.com/warton/315-0-5l- ... dp/SD00085

In one of these:
http://cpc.farnell.com/proskit-industri ... dp/SD01628

It will last forever.

Re. resistor - measure what you think is correct with a multimeter?

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by danielj
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 38
Views: 912

Re: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support

Although in that case you may as well use Wizzo and gain the extra partitions. :? Removing the reliance on obsolete media is one of the bonuses of getting this worked out (at least for me). I guess it should be perfectly possible to burn some patched ROMs...

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by danielj
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support
Replies: 38
Views: 912

Re: Disc Error 20/21/23 and SATA->IDE support

The problem with that is going to be "how do you load the patched ADFS" :( - if you get broken directory when you try and read the disk, even when fixed it's going to take a new set of ROMs to sort it out :(

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