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by DutchAcorn
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule

Well, I tried it with the 10BaseT to MAU converter. The leds on the converter unit flash encouragingly but the interface produces the same error :( The only thing I have left to try is to see if I can get it to work using RiscIX... Still if anyone has a user guide and / or drivers for this card... [...
by DutchAcorn
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: software
Topic: !Tracker music software
Replies: 22
Views: 456

Re: !Tracker music software

Excellent! Glad to hear it was what you were looking for.

I was always impressed by the tracker tunes, but I only ever heard the 10 tunes I included in the archive. If there are any others, I’d love to hear them!
by DutchAcorn
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: software
Topic: !Tracker music software
Replies: 22
Views: 456

Re: !Tracker music software

Hmm, I did not intend to make things hard. I’ll post it as an archive file later today. Hope that is easier to read...

Edit: archive file attached.
by DutchAcorn
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: software
Topic: !Tracker music software
Replies: 22
Views: 456

Re: !Tracker music software

I found !Tracker version 0.98 in my hard drive image of BITD. Attached as two adf images (zipped). Also some tunes and tools.
by DutchAcorn
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Palo Alto
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Hello from Palo Alto

Welcome to Stardot! And enjoy your beebs! :D
by DutchAcorn
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 hard drive and mouse not working :/
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: A5000 hard drive and mouse not working :/

Regrettably the battery alkali often damage more than than the CMOS circuit. Have you checked if the floppy drive still works? For repairing the IDE hard disc interface you may find it helpful to use my photo of the main board with references where to check for continuity: https://stardot.org.uk/for...
by DutchAcorn
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 988

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac

Tried playing this on a Speccy. A lot easier!

I got to the space shuttle level relatively easy on the Spectrum.

One thing that makes the BBC version hard imo is the fact that the “aliens” spawn about half an inch left of the screen, which makes it very tricky getting fuel that is dropped there.
by DutchAcorn
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New Replacement Keyboard Surrounds?
Replies: 14
Views: 1281

Re: New Replacement Keyboard Surrounds?

If it is just the ashtray that has been cut, you can also try the floppy disc / brown shoe polish technique that I once used: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11910&p=150432#p150432
by DutchAcorn
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A305 With AKF50 Monitor - Resolution Issues
Replies: 34
Views: 488

Re: A305 With AKF50 Monitor - Resolution Issues

That's great :D This link is for the later A400/1 series machines https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/content/Modifying-an-Archimedes-A4101-to-use-a-VGA-monitor/ For your machine, it's IC4, leg 2 as I mentioned in a previous response. Paul There is a warning here that once you cut the leg on IC4 y...
by DutchAcorn
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 17
Views: 299

Re: Hello!

Welcome, Chris! Good luck getting the model B’s to work. An econet network is a nice project! :D
by DutchAcorn
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A305 With AKF50 Monitor - Resolution Issues
Replies: 34
Views: 488

Re: A305 With AKF50 Monitor - Resolution Issues

The A300 series is a bit complicated when it comes to hsync and vsync. Have a read here: http://www.riscos.org/legacy/monitors.html I’m fairly sure I managed to get around this limitation bitd by connecting the csync output directly to hsync and connect csync to vsync through a capacitor filtering o...
by DutchAcorn
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 988

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jetpac

It would be a lot easier if it weren't for all the space junk...
by DutchAcorn
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule

... Anyway, I recommend you unplug everything from the podule ROM and softload Ether2, Internet and MbufManager from UniBoot !System.310. It might well be that anything inside the podule ROM is still DCI2, which will lead to strange problems. Have fun hubersn Thanks hubersn, There are no modules to...
by DutchAcorn
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule

Thanks hubersn, Erik, I could set the localhost to an IP address and ping it. So that works! I had assumed that in the command ifconfig en0 inet 192.168.1.100 "inet" was needed to set the IP address of the specified interface. I now understand that you can simply use ifconfig en0 192.168.1.100 Actua...
by DutchAcorn
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disc drive led: what drives it?
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Disc drive led: what drives it?

... For the HDD LED, there's a track which runs across the width of the pcb right at the front (as you look at it with battery on the right) - I've had to repair this in the past to get the LED working. The tracks were fine / fixed but the LEDs were not: 9CF3A510-0F22-419C-9993-B19C1F92D497.jpeg I ...
by DutchAcorn
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: new to atom: ram rom mmc joystick power
Replies: 23
Views: 553

Re: new to atom: ram rom mmc joystick power

tricky wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:27 pm
My power sockets arrived today, so I trimmed one a little and hot glued it in my ATOM to see if it is OK. ....
Too late for you I guess, but anyone needing a power connector plug that fits the original socket, just drop me a PM, I have a few spares.
by DutchAcorn
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi!!
Replies: 13
Views: 373

Re: Hi!!

Welcome to Stardot Mike! :D
by DutchAcorn
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule

If you have the full universal boot installed, Open up !Boot (shift double click), and run !Boot.Resources.Configure.!InetSetup, there's a full GUI setup tool there that will save the config to the right place to be run on subsequent boot ups. Thanks flibble, I tried that too. It all seems to work ...
by DutchAcorn
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule

Ok, I have an older version of “universal” boot now and that recognises the card. IfConfig now lists the en0 interface but if I try to set the IP address ifconfig en0 inet 192.168.1.100 It throws an error: IfConfig: ioctl (SIOCAIFADDR): En module error #-o Showstat warns that Interface type 0 is not...
by DutchAcorn
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Atom Owner from Smalltown, Canada
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Atom Owner from Smalltown, Canada

Welcome to Stardot, Peter! This is the the place to be if you want to relive some of those memories, there is still a lot of fun to be had with an Atom! :D
by DutchAcorn
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 17
Views: 372

Re: Hello!

Welcome to Stardot, Zuffle! Any nice Archie tracker tunes you can share? :D
by DutchAcorn
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule

sirbod wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:23 pm
41200 is Sockets, so you need to the Sockets Module.
Thank you Jon! The universal boot I got from a RO4 CD does not seem complete for RO3.1. I’ll fix that first.
by DutchAcorn
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule
Replies: 13
Views: 525

AEH50 Ethernet II Podule

Inspired by what Erik did with his Ethernet podule on an A5000 I've been trying to get network activity out of my Acorn AEH50 podule. So far without success. It is listed under *podules, but if I try to access it through ifconfig I get IfConfig: infconfig: socket: SWI &41200 not known Showstat runs,...
by DutchAcorn
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Networking: how to setup TCP/IP for an Oak Solutions ClassNet podule?
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: Networking: how to setup TCP/IP for an Oak Solutions ClassNet podule?

I've been trying to replicate this. I do not have an Oak Solutions podule, but I do have an Acorn AEH50 Ethernet II podule. Most of the comments and advice about RISCOS networking is applicable to riscos 3.7 or later, but this is an A5000, so riscos 3.11. I have not been able to find a user guide fo...
by DutchAcorn
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: software
Topic: Booting from ADFS harddrive into Wizzo IDEFS
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Booting from ADFS harddrive into Wizzo IDEFS

Everything works OK as far as I can tell (not a single FileCore in use yet), bar a few hard-coded 'ADFS:' references, most notably in !Menon. The only real disadvantage is losing access to the floppy by default - I amended my boot sequence to check for the control key to skip the IDEFS loading/ADFS...
by DutchAcorn
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Just saying Hi
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: Just saying Hi

1024MAK wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:58 am
davidb wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:46 am
Welcome! :D

And another Dave, too! Are things getting confusing for non-Daves yet? ;)
Note to self: must remember to turn off the Dave cloning machine :mrgreen:

Mark
I have always wondered what happened with the other 1023 Marks.
by DutchAcorn
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Just saying Hi
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: Just saying Hi

Welcome Dave! If you need any help, just ask for Dave! :D
by DutchAcorn
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 114
Views: 2718

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

Anyway, the featured circuit board has the CPU in the centre, an SAA5050, the modulator in the right place, the RAM in the right place but the ROM area looks different with a missing connection and the ROMs in odd positions. [snip] So the last one is where things look odd. Ian is standing on a ROM ...
by DutchAcorn
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Another Dutchie resurrects his A5000
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Another Dutchie resurrects his A5000

Welcome Erik! Good to hear you managed to get your A5000 working again! :D

I don’t quite understand what you mean with the Wizzo IDEFS but if you want to share it, please open a new thread for it. I’m happy to burn and send you a Wizzo DFS eprom if you need one.
by DutchAcorn
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Formatting SD/CF cards for use on RISC OS 3.1
Replies: 71
Views: 18684

Re: Formatting SD/CF cards for use on RISC OS 3.1

Failing ICs can give all kinds of behaviour, hard to predict. I’ve had a failing buffer chip that would read the drive, but with errors. From what you described imo the buffer chips are the most likely cause of the HD issues. If you do decide to replace them, see if you can cut the pins first so tha...