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by BeebMaster
Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: connecting two bbc's
Replies: 16
Views: 1370

Re: connecting two bbc's

Just another thought - you can transfer files (or blocks of memory) between two Beebs using the cassette filing system. Connect up the two Beebs with a cassette lead (or an Econet lead) and then do LOAD"" or *LOAD on the receiving Beeb, and then SAVE"" or *SAVE on the sending Bee...
by BeebMaster
Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: connecting two bbc's
Replies: 16
Views: 1370

Re: connecting two bbc's

Obviously to start an Econet you would need quite a bit of extra hardware but the only absolute essentials are Econet interfaces in each Beeb and a Clock. You could connect two Beebs together via the Clock meaning you wouldn't need any wiring, socket boxes or terminators. You don't even need a file ...
by BeebMaster
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: connecting two bbc's
Replies: 16
Views: 1370

Re: connecting two bbc's

Sounds like you need an Econet to me, if you want to connect Beebs together!
by BeebMaster
Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A4 Screen Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: A4 Screen Problem

I haven't tried it with a proper monitor but I did find a SCART monitor lead during a rummage earlier on so I've had it connected up to a video recorder and I get a bit of a picture which confirms it's not a RAM problem. Unfortunately something else has gone wrong as the Econet interface has stopped...
by BeebMaster
Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A4 Screen Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 655

A4 Screen Problem

I've just switched on my A4 for the first time for a couple of years and I've got the screen working. I don't remember it ever working before, and when I started it was blank, but a DELETE-power on brought it to life. However, there is a problem as there is a column of blank output running part-way ...
by BeebMaster
Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: 8BS Is Back!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: 8BS Is Back!!!

Just a thought - does anybody know if the 8-bit webring code which was hosted at 8BS is working? It would be nice to get the old ring going again, the new one started a couple of years ago never really seemed to take off.
by BeebMaster
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Booting from other drives?
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Booting from other drives?

ADFS will remember your last mounted drive, so if you were using drive 1 and then did SHIFT-BREAK it would boot drive 1.

DFS doesn't remember and always goes for drive 0. The way round it is as posted above but it's a bit of a pain sometimes.
by BeebMaster
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: 8BS Is Back!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: 8BS Is Back!!!

Hooray!!!!!
by BeebMaster
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ACORN WORLD @ Retro Reunited/12-13 Sep/Hudd'field
Replies: 205
Views: 25774

Re: ACORN WORLD @ Retro Reunited/12-13 Sep/Hudd'field

Thanks for this extra info. I remember going round and having a good look at all the exhibits, but I don't remember talking that much to people about things I didn't recognise. It was probably a bit late in the day when I was taking the pics, and there was possibly a talk going on, so there might no...
by BeebMaster
Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ACORN WORLD @ Retro Reunited/12-13 Sep/Hudd'field
Replies: 205
Views: 25774

Re: ACORN WORLD @ Retro Reunited/12-13 Sep/Hudd'field

At last, two months late, my pictures are here:

http://www.BeebMaster.co.uk/AcornWorld/AcornWorld.html

I think the Acorn Communicator is probably my favourite pic, I'd never seen one before!
by BeebMaster
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Disk / Sectror Editor software.
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Disk / Sectror Editor software.

I've always used the disc sector editor built into the Advanced Disc Toolkit ROM which is accessed with *DEX <sector number> In fact I have the ADT ROM installed in all the Beebs on my main Econet as it's so handy for all the extra utils it provides. I've lost count how many times I've destroyed the...
by BeebMaster
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disk drive problems
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: Disk drive problems

Just a few obvious things, although I'm sure you will know all this already. The Opus Challenger plugs into the 1MHz bus, not the disc drive port as it contains the disc interface and RAM disc. The format command is built into the Challenger ROM and is *FORMAT rather than *FORM on Acorn DFS. This sh...
by BeebMaster
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Most storage
Replies: 9
Views: 1143

Re: Most storage

I very rarely have all 4 of the CF partitions running at once, because it reduces the cache size to a very small level and causes FS errors due to lack of space, which crash the file server and sometimes ends up creating broken directories. I think it was taking about 15 minutes to start up with all...
by BeebMaster
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Teletext Capture
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: Teletext Capture

A curious thing is that the reception for Granada has improved quite considerably since BBC-2 went off. Is this likely or is it just a coincidence?
by BeebMaster
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Beebug Master Rom
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: Beebug Master Rom

I've found the box, but it contains a sheet of polystyrene with 36 ROMs stuck into it and no manual!

It isn't on the list of books which have gone into storage so I don't know where it's gone, if I ever had it.
by BeebMaster
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Most storage
Replies: 9
Views: 1143

Re: Most storage

That's very impressive, but cheating slightly; anyone can connect a Sprow-enabled Beeb to a PC with a gigantic hard drive! This is my own effort, a lot smaller but all directly accessible by the Beeb: http://www.beebmaster.co.uk/downloads/2GBNet2.jpg And it's the world's biggest ever Econet file ser...
by BeebMaster
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Beeping Beeb Weirdness
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

Re: Beeping Beeb Weirdness

Try replacing IC32 (74LS259). This resurrected a Beeb I had with similar symptoms in 2003.
by BeebMaster
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Teletext Capture
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: Teletext Capture

BBC-2 analogue signal was switched off today in the Granada region. I say "today", it was actually at 26 minutes past midnight, which was five and a half hours earlier than it said online! It was just by luck that I captured the moment as I had my Super VHS video recording from 11pm last n...
by BeebMaster
Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Archimedes Screenshot Capture
Replies: 21
Views: 1860

Re: Archimedes Screenshot Capture

Yes and no! I'm sure that would be fine for a static picture, and I'll give it a go shortly. As long as I can get the !Paint picture into a BMP or JPG which I can use on my website it will be fine. I had the idea that I might have to do this and then load the picture onto the A3000 and record that u...
by BeebMaster
Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Master 512 on mmc
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: Master 512 on mmc

I made a 30MB DOS Plus partition on a flash memory card using Retroclinic's CF Hard Drive. It seemed to initialise the drive OK and work correctly during the brief time I tested it. It was about 6 months ago and I haven't tried it since.
by BeebMaster
Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Beebug Master Rom
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: Beebug Master Rom

I'm sure I've got this somewhere, because the Master ROM is lurking about inside Station 201:

http://www.beebmaster.co.uk/Station201-2007-5.html

I'll have a root round and let you know.
by BeebMaster
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Archimedes Screenshot Capture
Replies: 21
Views: 1860

Archimedes Screenshot Capture

I'm trying to figure out how I can capture screenshots from an Archimedes for use on my website. I've got it down to a fine art with a Beeb, all I do is add that little capacitor near the back to turn the Comp Video to colour and connect a lead from the BBC Comp Video output into the input on my DVD...
by BeebMaster
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Teletext Capture
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Teletext Capture

Just in case anyone was wondering if I'd gone to ground for the last couple of months... I've been busy grabbing and saving as many Teletext pages as I can before the signal is turned off round here next month. With a little bit of help from my A5000 I have counted how many pages I have stored, whic...
by BeebMaster
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ACORN WORLD @ Retro Reunited/12-13 Sep/Hudd'field
Replies: 205
Views: 25774

Re: ACORN WORLD @ Retro Reunited/12-13 Sep/Hudd'field

I was really glad I could make it to Acorn World, albeit only for the Sunday afternoon. There are some really good write-ups and pictures here, and eventually I will get round to putting up a page with my own. I didn't take very many pictures though, and they were all of the Acorn World room, so I d...
by BeebMaster
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ACORN WORLD @ Retro Reunited/12-13 Sep/Hudd'field
Replies: 205
Views: 25774

Re: ACORN WORLD @ Retro Reunited/12-13 Sep/Hudd'field

I'm setting off in about an hour...but not arriving till Sunday! I am going to Manchester then taking the train to London, going to the Proms, getting about 42 mins' sleep on Saturday night and then getting the train to York then Huddersfield then arriving at Acorn World c. 12.30pm! Gallon of Tea wi...
by BeebMaster
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: CUB Blur
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: CUB Blur

I must admit I'm scared of the metal cube Cub monitors! Don't get me wrong, they have given faithful service for 25 years or more and are rightly known and loved as the monitor to attach to a Beeb. But I do feel that they could explode at any time, they just seem to be poised to go bang! I've never ...
by BeebMaster
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: All is not what it appears to 'B'
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: All is not what it appears to 'B'

I think that's really good work, you could totally bamboozle people with that one if you didn't take off the lid.

It would be a great exhibit at one of these computer shows, although possibly not quite as good as the Elk-in-a-drawer!
by BeebMaster
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2681
Views: 187093

Re: LOLPRICE

Here we go again.... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220470807845 ...also LOLRIPOFF at the postage...jeez do some of these people thing Parcelforce is the only company that sends stuff from A to B? That lot would be £8.20 for next day UPS via Interparcel :roll: And I bet it...
by BeebMaster
Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Micro in the USA
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: BBC Micro in the USA

The first Beeb I ever owned was an American one. I bought it from a school teacher following a newspaper ad in about 1990 but I didn't realise for ages that it was the US variety. I kept wondering why it said "Acorn OS 32K" when it started up instead of "BBC Computer 32K". It had...
by BeebMaster
Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Telex Machine
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Re: Telex Machine

We might be getting warm with the second picture. The first one looks like it is all a single unit. The one I remember definitely had separate screen, keyboard and printer. It was on a computer workstation type stand, with the printer on a shelf underneath, but I don't remember it having a "com...

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