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by DutchAcorn
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Should the Elk have been a 'full' Beeb?
Replies: 206
Views: 11208

Re: Should the Elk have been a 'full' Beeb?

Floppy drives were expensive and floppies were fragile. No wonder that Econet was popular in schools. The absense of Econet on the Electron alone would have been enough of a deterrent for most schools I guess.
by DutchAcorn
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft C
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Acornsoft C

MM5XT wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:21 am
Good day

Anyone know if a copy of Acornsoft C for the BBC exists anywhere online? using Beebug C at the moment, but keen to take a peek.

Cheers!

Michael
Can’t recall if there is a BBC B version but for the Master version see this post: http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3361
by DutchAcorn
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: School Teacher - Help Me Get This Acorn Running
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: School Teacher - Help Me Get This Acorn Running

For cheap, easy and effective solid state storage I’d recommend the units that Retroclinic sells. See here for the ebay listing: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-BBC-MODEL-B-MASTER-128-MICRO-SPI-MMC-TYPE-FLOPPY-JUKEBOX-2GB-SD-CARD/254001244394 It fits very neatly in the user port of the master and m...
by DutchAcorn
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Best 2 player games?
Replies: 23
Views: 587

Re: Best 2 player games?

For 2 player games you can also have a look at these threads: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8847&p=97960#p97916 http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2842&p=22956 Double Phantom was one of my favourites bitd. I still have the original copy (and cable). See here: ht...
by DutchAcorn
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Dutchacorn clearing out
Replies: 29
Views: 1762

Re: Dutchacorn clearing out

strawberrytau wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:24 pm
Are the voltmace joysticks BBC B compatible?
Yes, they are.
by DutchAcorn
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: AtomColour sync problems, tearing my hair out with this :(
Replies: 23
Views: 502

Re: AtomColour sync problems, tearing my hair out with this :(

This looks really good! I’ll get my Atom out over the weekend and see if I can also remember how to program the video card... :D Be careful, the above posted firmware is for the 5.10 board, but if you have one of those you should be good to go. Cheers. Phill. Yes, I have the 5.10. But it was over a...
by DutchAcorn
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Repairing my Acorn A5000 - how do I continue from here?
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Repairing my Acorn A5000 - how do I continue from here?

The damage actually does not seem too bad.

Have you tried leaving it on for a minute or two? I found that, with cmos issues, it can take a long time for the computer to reach Supervisor.
by DutchAcorn
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: AtomColour sync problems, tearing my hair out with this :(
Replies: 23
Views: 502

Re: AtomColour sync problems, tearing my hair out with this :(

This looks really good! I’ll get my Atom out over the weekend and see if I can also remember how to program the video card... :D
by DutchAcorn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Repairing my Acorn A5000 - how do I continue from here?
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Repairing my Acorn A5000 - how do I continue from here?

A few thoughts.. If you say you removed the battery gunk have you treated the board with vinegar to neutralize the remaining alkali? Does it have a memory expansion? If so, you can try without (remember to change the jumpers on LK23 and LK24). Do you have a video card connected to the genlock connec...
by DutchAcorn
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: CUMANA QFS board HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: CUMANA QFS board HELP!

Do you see the DFS if you type *help?
by DutchAcorn
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 22
Views: 487

Re: Hello!

Welcome to Stardot!
SpaceFlightOrange wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:20 pm
...
I was eyeing up the SD reader that plugs into the user port, from Retro Clinic. is that any good?...
Yes, they are pretty good. :D
by DutchAcorn
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2728
Views: 239865

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

It comes with a RiscPC keyboard, which won’t work on the A5000. Seller knows this (I told him) but he decides not to mention. The seller helpfully suggests that it does not work because of a previously installed graphics podule. So he probably knows the two jumpers on the Genlock interface are miss...
by DutchAcorn
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2728
Views: 239865

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Boxed A5000 on ebay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-A5000-Computer-Faulty-but-Boxed-with-Extras-Econet-Spares-or-Repair-/143087354575 Typical case of caveat emptor. It comes with a RiscPC keyboard, which won’t work on the A5000. Seller knows this (I told him) but he decides not to mention. The sel...
by DutchAcorn
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello. New forum user. BBC master
Replies: 19
Views: 413

Re: Hello. New forum user. BBC master

Welcome! And good luck with your Master and the rest of the treasures!

If your floppies are mostly ADFS formatted it may be convenient to configure the filing system to default to ADFS instead of DFS. Use

Code: Select all

*configure file 13
To do that.
by DutchAcorn
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Beeb black plastic surround
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Re: Beeb black plastic suround

There has been a recent similar request: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16304, but without any responses.

When fixing the ashtray I found that the surround is actually a very dark brown, not black. You can see if you put a floppy disk next to it in daylight.
by DutchAcorn
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Creating a Acorn Atom WorkBench...
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Creating a Acorn Atom WorkBench...

Wow, nice construction, Wim! Funcional as well as aestetically pleasing. =D>



Of course if I would have this I would run the real risk of not only losing the case screws, but the whole Atom case...
by DutchAcorn
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Quest Paint and Master ROM
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Quest Paint and Master ROM

Thanks, though this does raise more questions. Are you sure they're 64K? Both Quest Paint and Master ROM are usually 32K, and both match what I already have though yours are mirrored to fill 64K. You also say that Master ROM uses the same PALPROM as The Publisher, ie. CCIBASE, but I'm sure I've see...
by DutchAcorn
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: The Publisher by PMS ROM
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: The Publisher by PMS ROM

I also have the Master ROM and the WE Quest ROM, both are on carrier boards. Both are of interest. Already have Quest Paint 1.04 and 1.10, yours may be another version. I have Master ROM 1.01 and 1.03 but not sure whether the images are hacked to work in consecutive banks, so a genuine 32K image wi...
by DutchAcorn
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Quest Paint and Master ROM
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Quest Paint and Master ROM

Attached are the images for Quest Paint (1.10) and the Master ROM (1.01). As requested in this post . Both 64K 32K. The Master ROM uses the CCIWORD carrier board. The carrier for the Quest rom is different: quest carrier top.jpg quest carrier bottom.jpg Edit: corrections as pointed out by Pernod.
by DutchAcorn
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: The Publisher by PMS ROM
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: The Publisher by PMS ROM

I also have the Master ROM and the WE Quest ROM, both are on carrier boards.
by DutchAcorn
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: The Publisher by PMS ROM
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: The Publisher by PMS ROM

Yes, I have the user guide for it and the utilities disk (which seems to be mainly for additional fonts). I'll put scanning / imaging them on my to do list... The pictures of the rom and the carrier board: Publisher ROM top.jpg Publisher ROM under.jpg Publisher carrier top.jpg Publisher carrier unde...
by DutchAcorn
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: The Publisher by PMS
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: The Publisher by PMS

Posted the ROM image here: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=16295
by DutchAcorn
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: The Publisher by PMS ROM
Replies: 8
Views: 258

The Publisher by PMS ROM

As requested in this post: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=16286

This is a 64K ROM image. The ROM needs a carrier board to work in a BBC.
by DutchAcorn
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Dutchacorn clearing out
Replies: 29
Views: 1762

Re: Dutchacorn clearing out

z0m8ied0g wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:04 pm
Thanks the Acorn ACOM arrived safely before Xmas.
Will image the disks and the ROM.

Cheers

Stephen
No need to image these, I have posted the images here: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=16164
by DutchAcorn
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: The Publisher by PMS
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: The Publisher by PMS

I believe I have that somewhere. I’ll see if I can dig it up.
by DutchAcorn
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Moving to a bigger place...
Replies: 96
Views: 10492

Re: Moving to a bigger place...

Nice! :D And a merry Christmas to you too!
by DutchAcorn
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Elite - 6502 2nd processor Executive Edition
Replies: 15
Views: 3178

Re: Elite - 6502 2nd processor Executive Edition

It also says Acornsoft and not Pizzasoft Sorry for raising the thread, but, just to clarify, was there ever a version of the Executive Edition of Elite that didn't say "Pizzasoft" in the "opening credits"? :?: the Executive version is not in the STH archive :-k , so upped below as that has the 'Sta...
by DutchAcorn
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Z80 manuals
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Acorn Z80 manuals

Lardo Boffin shared the file with me, it is now (temporarily) accessible on this DropBox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wozecqv17u9qd ... s.zip?dl=0
by DutchAcorn
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Model B Issue 7 video problems
Replies: 16
Views: 485

Re: BBC Model B Issue 7 video problems

... UPDATE Have sourced some memory chips and holders on ebay .... now for a new soldering iron ....... Do you also have a good vacuum plunger and solder wick? Desoldering a memory chip without a specialised desoldering tool takes some patience. If you have the opportunity to go to the meetup it co...
by DutchAcorn
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Model B Issue 7 video problems
Replies: 16
Views: 485

Re: BBC Model B Issue 7 video problems

At first glance memory bit 2 has issues; I’d guess IC55. What does it do with link S25 removed? And set south?

Edit: S25 is the blue jumper just south of the RGB port.