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by danielj
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pegasus, New AP5 and New AP3/4 Painted Metal case
Replies: 28
Views: 2060

Re: Pegasus, New AP5 and New AP3/4 Painted Metal case

I think I've got an AP5, 2x ap3/4 and an epic against my name? Wakefield would be fine!
by danielj
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards
Replies: 103
Views: 3501

Re: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards

All good :) - don't worry - if you look at the top you'll see it says confirmed!

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by danielj
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Possible BBC B Econet Upgrade Kit
Replies: 43
Views: 1679

Re: Possible BBC B Econet Upgrade Kit

Matt, can I have the two MC68B54Ps please? Will drop PM :)

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by danielj
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards
Replies: 103
Views: 3501

Re: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards

All confirmed. Parts for batch 2 ordered. Production will start next week - the VFS boards will get done first.

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by danielj
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Trying out RISC OS
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: Trying out RISC OS

Forum-wise there's the Icon Bar, but it's fairly dead... Also the usenet newsgroups: comp.sys.acorn.* have some life to them...
Good documentation at flibble's 4corn website! https://www.4corn.co.uk/

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by danielj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 125
Views: 8247

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

Currently testing SSD/DSD support on flashfloppy:

https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/issues/16

Reading seems to be fine on 1770 and 8271 controllers (master/beeb) - write support is coming next

Join in the fun :) - download 16_1 from that thread!

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by danielj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS
Replies: 49
Views: 931

Re: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS

No, no adffs - just vanilla 3.11 boot. I am using IDEFS for the HDD?

I don't have Arculator working on anything I'm afraid (I'm mostly mac here) :(

I'll try and have a go at the &7000 thing a bit later :)

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by danielj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS
Replies: 49
Views: 931

Re: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS

I've spent an hour this morning seeing if the method ADFFS uses can be used to swap the floppy drives around, with a proof of concept Module. First the bad news...it's not possible to swap drive 0 and drive 1 due to quirk of ADFS. From testing, it appears the drive number is sometimes fed back from...
by danielj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: domesday
Replies: 20
Views: 479

Re: domesday

I think it's up to them to self identify, but I'm only aware of about 7 people with working 415s outside of the two computing museums...

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by danielj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS
Replies: 49
Views: 931

Re: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS

The chances of me keeping important data on an A5000 are approximately zero. :)
(although helpful might be to nicely suggest what they are and how to fix?)

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by danielj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS
Replies: 49
Views: 931

Re: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS

Wow - thanks Jon - I'll give it a go. That would actually solve most issues, as almost nothing assumes you're going to have two drives in the machine.

I'll be demoing the GOTEK at Wakefield this year in the A5000 and on the Master.

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by danielj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 woes
Replies: 18
Views: 596

Re: A5000 woes

I've certainly seen RPCs that have to all intents and purposes been dead to the world until the CMOS IC was replaced...

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by danielj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: New Disk Image Editor
Replies: 73
Views: 1967

Re: New Disk Image Editor

I realise that it's a "standard" that's been used for forever, but I would add my two penneth by suggesting it's a standard that I've not had to worry about since about 1998 - in fact I've actively avoided using anything that saves files like that simply as it's so messy. Why not support b...
by danielj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Video fault
Replies: 22
Views: 401

Re: Video fault

Doesn't snapper use the user via for something screen timing related? :?

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by danielj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS
Replies: 49
Views: 931

Re: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS

I make my own floppy leads (straight through) so that's not a worry :)
by danielj
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: New Disk Image Editor
Replies: 73
Views: 1967

Re: New Disk Image Editor

Fear not! :)

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by danielj
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS
Replies: 49
Views: 931

Re: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS

No, only the drive selects on the A5000 - only one motor control is used.

A5000 disc.png


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by danielj
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 woes
Replies: 18
Views: 596

Re: A5000 woes

by danielj
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: HxC Gotek on Atom FDC
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: HxC Gotek on Atom FDC

No difference at all. The major difference you're experiencing is possibly going to be down to the disk controller. The 1770 (in the electron interfaces, and th bbc master and the more modern bbc interfaces) isn't too fussy, but the 8271is very particular around index signals...
by danielj
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards
Replies: 103
Views: 3501

Re: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards

Sorry Ade :( It got nobbled already as John decided to ask for both (see first post). Depending on people responding to me, I may have another one going tomorrow, but it seems unlikely. I won't have them made by next week I'm afraid - they do take a while to do (I'm doing them all by hand in between...
by danielj
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: domesday
Replies: 20
Views: 479

Re: domesday

Hen's teeth :(
by danielj
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards
Replies: 103
Views: 3501

Re: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards

Thanks Mike!

There are two boards now unclaimed in batch 2, see first post! Register interest here.

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by danielj
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS
Replies: 49
Views: 931

Re: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS

Would this not work? You're just swapping 0 and 1 over?http://www.vegoilguy.co.uk/reverse_polarity_switching.php

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by danielj
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS
Replies: 49
Views: 931

Re: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS

:D

*orders dpdt switch*

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by danielj
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS
Replies: 49
Views: 931

Re: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS

OK, there's no need for being pissed off or anyone taking anything personally, this is just a programming conversation - there's more than one way to skin a cat, different people have different ideas, it's not the end of the world, no one died, etc, etc, etc :) :)

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by danielj
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS
Replies: 49
Views: 931

Re: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS

:shock:
by danielj
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek question around image compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Gotek question around image compatibility

HxC was one of the original floppy emulators - they produced a hardware product with bespoke firmware. It's solid, has been around for a while, but is quite expensive. The GOTEK is a "PC only" format floppy emulator by default and costs about £13, however it's based on the very open STM32 ...
by danielj
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek question around image compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Gotek question around image compatibility

ssd/dsd will be supported directly in FlashFloppy, they're next on the list. There are a lot of truncated files knocking around, but I would generally recommend padding them out to full size, it's tidier, and you know what you're dealing with - 200k single sided, 400k double sided. In the other gote...
by danielj
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS
Replies: 49
Views: 931

Re: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS

Head. Spinning.