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by BeebMaster
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Monster 6502
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: Monster 6502

I want the 19 sq.ft. through-hole version they mention...
by BeebMaster
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BBC Master Turbo AIV (Advanced Interactive Videodisc)- LV-ROM 415/05
Replies: 21
Views: 1383

Re: BBC Master Turbo AIV (Advanced Interactive Videodisc)- LV-ROM 415/05

You can use the arrow keys and TAB and RETURN within the Domesday System to simulate the trackerball and buttons.

Also a Master 512 mouse works very nicely.
by BeebMaster
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Anyone got Communicator system software? (Basic has 65816 assembler)
Replies: 70
Views: 4231

Re: Anyone got Communicator system software? (Basic has 65816 assembler)

Remember that Communicator is an Econet Station as well. The one at Wakefield didn't have an Econet interface in it but the other one may have. I'm not sure what Econet kit they have down there at the museum but the simplest thing would be to plug it straight into a FileStore and save the ROM dump t...
by BeebMaster
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Getting the FS time
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: Getting the FS time

Upgrade to Level 3, it's the only way forward!
by BeebMaster
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Getting the FS time
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: Getting the FS time

Nope, that didn't make any difference, but actually it works very nicely with the Level 3 file server:

TimeConv.jpg


So maybe check your Level 4 file server clock isn't actually 28 years ahead!!
by BeebMaster
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Getting the FS time
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: Getting the FS time

I haven't had the chance to check, I'm not sure doing this trying to read a Level 3 server time would give the same results, but according to p.725 of PRM volume 2, the file server interface returns a 7-byte block to the read time call. So maybe it should be: SYS "NetFS_DoFSOp", 16, fstime...
by BeebMaster
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RH Electronics Video Digitizer
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: RH Electronics Video Digitizer

Not the manual exactly, but some visual info on how it works:

http://www.beebmaster.co.uk/CheeseWedges/VideoDig.html
by BeebMaster
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Anyone got Communicator system software? (Basic has 65816 assembler)
Replies: 70
Views: 4231

Re: Anyone got Communicator system software? (Basic has 65816 assembler)

Here's my original 5184x3456 camera image of the "Communicator15" picture in case there's any more useful detail before it was cropped, resized and compressed:

IMG_1516.JPG
by BeebMaster
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide
Replies: 26
Views: 3032

Re: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide

I hope they are some use. I remember when I first turned them up that I was a bit disappointed that they didn't tell us the secrets about how the L3 RTC dongle works. I think it has been subsequently discovered by dismantlery.
by BeebMaster
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide
Replies: 26
Views: 3032

Re: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide

I refer my Hon. Friend to the reply I gave some moments ago... I tried it last night on the other feeder scanner, thinking it would be quicker as it is already an A4 copy, but it ate it like every document I've ever fed into it, and by then it was past my bedtime so I had to give it up. About half w...
by BeebMaster
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide
Replies: 26
Views: 3032

Re: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide

It all came out a bit massive so I have put a PDF here: http://www.beebmaster.co.uk/Downloads/Econet%20Level%203%20File%20Server%20Manager%27s%20Guide.pdf and reduced size TIFFs here: http://www.beebmaster.co.uk/Downloads/Econet%20L3%20File%20Server%20Manager%27s%20Guide.7z I can upload the original...
by BeebMaster
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide
Replies: 26
Views: 3032

Re: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide

If I ever have to see the message "Adjusting lamp...please keep the document cover closed" again I shall throw a brick through the nearest time eddy!
by BeebMaster
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide
Replies: 26
Views: 3032

Re: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide

I'm doing it! I'm doing it now! I just put it down to come here to be reminded.....

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by BeebMaster
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Account spreadsheet on Master welcom disc
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Account spreadsheet on Master welcom disc

Looks all right here:

WelcomeAcc1.jpg
WelcomeAcc5.jpg
WelcomeAcc4.jpg
WelcomeAcc3.jpg
WelcomeAcc2.jpg
WelcomeAcc7.jpg
WelcomeAcc6.jpg


That's taken from an Econet copy of the Master Welcome Disc from an original disc.
by BeebMaster
Wed May 31, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 80 column teletext
Replies: 24
Views: 1937

Re: 80 column teletext

Wow, that is amazing!

I'd love to see two pages of Ceefax side by side!
by BeebMaster
Sun May 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: modes and plot codes
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: modes and plot codes

Also in BBC BASIC in a FOR...NEXT loop you can omit the variable in the NEXT statement (unless you have nested loops and need to distinguish between two or more) - so you can change line 80 to just "NEXT".
by BeebMaster
Sun May 14, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Philips VP412 Laserdisc player...
Replies: 30
Views: 1389

Re: Philips VP412 Laserdisc player...

Yes, change to FX 7,7 and FX 8,7 for 9600 baud (or alter the VP412 dip switch to 1200 baud). I had my VP415 set to 1200 baud when I did that. Also try changing the F code to something which will always cause something to happen till you know it is working. E1 to switch the video on will only work if...
by BeebMaster
Sat May 13, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: When does a device become retro?
Replies: 42
Views: 1307

Re: When does a device become retro?

When does a device become retro?

I think the official definition is "when I start using it".
by BeebMaster
Tue May 09, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Philips VP412 Laserdisc player...
Replies: 30
Views: 1389

Re: Philips VP412 Laserdisc player...

Nice find! The remote control will almost certainly be the same as the picture posted, it is generic for all the Philips VP400 series. It also works for the VP380, although that has its own model as well (wired only). The best way to control it will be via the RS232. You can make up a lead for use w...
by BeebMaster
Sun May 07, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: [Solved] IntegraB stopped working
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: [Solved] IntegraB stopped working

Glad it's working again. I tried to buy one of these in 1991 but didn't actually see one till the Wakefield Show last month.
by BeebMaster
Sun May 07, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH
Replies: 190
Views: 12321

Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Hope everything goes well next weekend, if there is a 2018 repeat-run I will try to make it.
by BeebMaster
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 22/4/17
Replies: 87
Views: 4569

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 22/4/17

Rumours of my defection to North Korea, or even transmogrification into another species, having been much exaggerated, it was good to be at Wakefield again and see a lot of familiar faces. After a splendid fish & chip lunch at the Kingfisher with IanS, I enjoyed getting to the know the Acorn Com...
by BeebMaster
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC-PC Not Working
Replies: 61
Views: 2829

Re: RISC-PC Not Working

Possibly the bodge I have in my boot sequence to fool !Killer into loading may have been confusing the date sometimes, so I've just made sure the temporary date variables were unset at the end of the boot process. That seems to have helped a bit but I'll give it a few more days as up to this point i...
by BeebMaster
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Poorly Master 128
Replies: 16
Views: 1075

Re: Poorly Master 128

Fixed! I think this is probably my best ever work whilst let loose with a soldering iron! I got out the old 6818 in one piece, then I even got out the MOS IC socket in one piece, apart from breaking the central support as it was coming out, put new sockets in each, new 6818, MOS ROM back in, new bat...
by BeebMaster
Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Poorly Master 128
Replies: 16
Views: 1075

Re: Poorly Master 128

Possibly a bit of progress...I think the CMOS chip is dead. I piggy-backed another one on top and I could set configuration settings. *TIME also reports, although when I set it, it jumped ahead a couple of days and stuck - the clock doesn't go round at all. It could be confusion between the two chip...
by BeebMaster
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC-PC Not Working
Replies: 61
Views: 2829

Re: RISC-PC Not Working

Let's see how it goes, hopefully another bit of surgery can be avoided. I didn't say earlier, but I had it on for a few hours yesterday as well, probably about 3 hours as I was verifying the new hard drive I fitted in January, so that may have helped revitalise things a bit. Today is definitely very...
by BeebMaster
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC-PC Not Working
Replies: 61
Views: 2829

Re: RISC-PC Not Working

I think I'm in a battery charging situation (although I don't really know why). I've got it to a state now where it will remember the time and date across any form of reset, as long as it's been switched on for a bit, and it will keep the clock updated accurately whilst switched off. But there comes...
by BeebMaster
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Icon virus?
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: Icon virus?

If anyone is a member of the BBC/Acorn Facebook group I've uploaded the full version of !Killer from August 1997. Works fine when you set the date back! I have bodge in my boot sequence to deal with this: Obey File called DoVKill in !Boot.Choices.Boot.Tasks | Boot-Loader for !Killer | Changes date ...
by BeebMaster
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Icon virus?
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: Icon virus?

Clever lad, Alan Glover . . . He worked for Pineapple and then did some work for us - went on to do the Virus killer (can't remember its name) and then went to work for Acorn. Went to his wedding but lost contact with him after that. Dave H :D He even wrote to me a few times: http://www.beebmaster....

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