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by danielj
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: kryoflux for the BBC
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: kryoflux for the BBC

The UI does give you a few options for output formats, essentially just sector images which are either interleaved or not. In theory it should be able to magically divine the right format, but it doesn't always seem to work, so you do have to tell it what to expect. I've found it pretty good - espec...
by danielj
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Fixed: Enhanced Exile + TurboMMC compatibility? (patched Exile)
Replies: 39
Views: 949

Re: Enhanced Exile + TurboMMC compatibility?

I should add, if you really want to step up beyond the sd reader jobby, you can use something like a retroclinic data centre, which let's you just stick disk images directly on a USB stick, or GoSDC which I'm less familiar with.


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by danielj
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Fixed: Enhanced Exile + TurboMMC compatibility? (patched Exile)
Replies: 39
Views: 949

Re: Enhanced Exile + TurboMMC compatibility?

You can use the SmartSPI or MMFS ROMs with the same hardware boards and get better performance and sd card compatibility. If you don't own one at all, it's possible to wire one of the super cheap Chinese sd card readers to the user port resulting in a total cost of under a quid + price of an eprom. ...
by danielj
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Fixed: Enhanced Exile + TurboMMC compatibility? (patched Exile)
Replies: 39
Views: 949

Re: Enhanced Exile + TurboMMC compatibility?

Colin, play nice. Not everyone knows about the cheapy version. [-X
by danielj
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Memory Upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: A5000 Memory Upgrade

Didn't the originals pick things up from the MEMC socket?

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by danielj
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Memory Upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: A5000 Memory Upgrade

*shakes fist at sky* -
Assuming a source of MEMC1As, would a 4-8MB be particularly hard to work out?

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by danielj
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Memory Upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: A5000 Memory Upgrade

Would this be a 4-8MB one?

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by danielj
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn 3000 4mb Ram Expansion
Replies: 43
Views: 1009

Re: Acorn 3000 4mb Ram Expansion

Good work, Sir - now.... If you can source some high speed RAM, you can crank the speed of your A3010 up to ludicrous!

Have a look in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=11214&start=150

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by danielj
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn 3000 4mb Ram Expansion
Replies: 43
Views: 1009

Re: Acorn 3000 4mb Ram Expansion

Hey there - this won't work on an A3010, just an A3000... :( You need something like this for an A3010:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182610551428
by danielj
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master 128 PSU schematic
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Master 128 PSU schematic

by danielj
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Watford Electronics 13 ROM board
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Watford Electronics 13 ROM board

Ooh, hang on, that's not quite the same as mine (I lazily didn't click on the pictures) - mine's 12 ROM board that has two connections, one via the ADC too: http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org ... boardA.jpg

Still ridiculous, still amazingly works.

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by danielj
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Watford Electronics 13 ROM board
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Watford Electronics 13 ROM board

I've got one of those fully populated, and it does indeed work reliably!

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by danielj
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: My First BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 2167

Re: My First BBC

It's certainly fine for running most things, but does miss a few commands that are in BASIC 2 - OSCLI etc. You might find the odd incompatibility. You can either drop Mark Hayesman a line (Retroclinic) to see if he has any original mask ROMs for BASIC2 (most likely he does), or else burn one if you'...
by danielj
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Opening up my A3000
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Opening up my A3000

That looks like a 4MB expansion in there!

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by danielj
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master Compact
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: BBC Master Compact

Hi, welcome to the forum!

The best guide is the eBay sold prices, but it really depends on the day an how much someone wants one. They are rarer than other BBC machines. The ROM images in it won't make any real difference to the value, but having the PSU/disk drive unit will.

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by danielj
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Notification problem
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Notification problem

Yup, was working for me. Good to see you've deglitched :)

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by danielj
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Notification problem
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Notification problem

Not noticed it. I'll subscribe to this one. Post some rubbish.

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by danielj
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B / Datacentre Fault
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: BBC B / Datacentre Fault

I really recommend dropping Mark hayesman a note on Facebook or by email. He's very happy to help diagnose and fix problems with hardware he's created!

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by danielj
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 5.25" Floppy drive write-protect fault
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: 5.25" Floppy drive write-protect fault

Great work Brian :) gotta get your hands dirty under the bonnet to keep these things going :D

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by danielj
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: kryoflux for the BBC
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: kryoflux for the BBC

Best drive is a 1.2MB PC one, that will deal with pretty much anything you throw at it. Mine's in use I'm afraid :(

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by danielj
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New member from Corby, Northants
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: New member from Corby, Northants

Hullo Simon!
:)

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by danielj
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4225
Views: 225587

Re: Today I received.....

Yesterday I received Trixter's GBS8200.

It no longer does sparklies:
DSC_2925.JPG

DSC_2926.JPG


Weeeee!

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by danielj
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: My First BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 2167

Re: My First BBC

Welcome! Type *FX 0 and it'll tell you the OS version. You're rather likely to have 1.2 - most people upgraded to it. It's possible you have basic version 1 though. If you type REPORT it'll report a year - 1981 is BASIC 1, I think 82 is BASIC 2.

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by danielj
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: ELECTRON User Port & ROM/RAM Board with UPURS - NOW AVAILABLE
Replies: 109
Views: 4395

Re: ELECTRON User Port & ROM/RAM Board with UPURS - NOW AVAILABLE

Reminiscent of such. Unfortunately benozyl peroxide or antibiotics don't seem to help.

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by danielj
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: ELECTRON User Port & ROM/RAM Board with UPURS - NOW AVAILABLE
Replies: 109
Views: 4395

Re: ELECTRON User Port & ROM/RAM Board with UPURS - NOW AVAILABLE

He is on the facebook group. I did mention this to him earlier. He said he has some left - best thing is to nab him over there I suspect.

"Acorn and BBC Micro Enthusiasts".

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by danielj
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Resurrecting A5000
Replies: 41
Views: 1238

Re: Resurrecting A5000

Age is the real enemy in the end, but flat batteries are more likely to leak, everything else being equal. A 30ish year old nicad is basically a time bomb whatever though :?

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by danielj
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Resurrecting A5000
Replies: 41
Views: 1238

Re: Resurrecting A5000

:D

Apologies for mis-pluralisation. ;) They can leak whilst still holding charge. Certainly in my MDFS it had done a fair amount of damage :( And in beebmaster's :(

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by danielj
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Resurrecting A5000
Replies: 41
Views: 1238

Re: Resurrecting A5000

Jonathan - have you taken the batteries out of your MDFS? (before anything else gets zapped!)

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by danielj
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2457
Views: 168310

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Time will tell. Over a grand if it's working :)

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by danielj
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Supreme Team - Touchline Computers 1987 3.5"ADFS80M
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Supreme Team - Touchline Computers 1987 3.5"ADFS80M

Best clean the drive heads, Col - that will have gunked them something chronic...

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