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by trixster
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: VideoNuLA boards
Replies: 51
Views: 8613

Re: VideoNuLA boards

I’ll second Daniel - I’m using a gbs8200 with a videonula and it works well if you can forgive the 60hz output.
by trixster
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2829
Views: 228749

Re: LOLPRICE

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3470973030

Buy it now: £80 plus a tenner postage.

It’s got no cpu, it’s knackered with battery acid damage and the keyboard’s shot.

Seems like good value!
by trixster
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 281
Views: 10728

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

Swapped the pi zero W out for a normal v1.3 pi zero, still works great!
by trixster
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Will it pop?
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Will it pop?

Welcome back! Hope you are well :)
by trixster
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3020 stopped booting from IDE
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: A3020 stopped booting from IDE

Back at the machine now.

Thanks Ian!

*Configure drive 4
*configure boot

did the trick!
by trixster
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3020 stopped booting from IDE
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: A3020 stopped booting from IDE

My second mistake. I did mean all along holding delete whilst booting!

Sorry about that, posting from ‘memory’ whilst not at the machine :o :(
by trixster
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3020 stopped booting from IDE
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: A3020 stopped booting from IDE

Sorry, my mistake, I meant holding down ctrl when switching the machine on!
by trixster
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3020 stopped booting from IDE
Replies: 5
Views: 169

A3020 stopped booting from IDE

Hi all, My A3020 has stopped booting from my IDE SD card. Not sure why. It’s a uniboot setup which until now has booted fine on the ide drive without issue. The sd card verifies ok. The machine boots into Riscos and I can access the drive ok from there. I’ve dropped into the prompt, changed to drive...
by trixster
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 167
Views: 13385

Re: Windows 10....

I’ve been pretty unimpressed with W10 for a while now but since an update in June I’ve been suffering the nvlddmkm.sys BSOD. It’s an old pc with an old nvidia GeForce. It was just about coping with the stuff I use the pc for (downloading stuff for old computers, Photoshop work) but now it’s so unsta...
by trixster
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4792
Views: 327699

Re: Today I received.....

Not quite today... but this is my most recent arrival:
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by trixster
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 281
Views: 10728

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

Having 50hz is brilliant. Coming from my gbs8200 which only outputs 60hz, the smooth 50hz scrolling on my dell 2001fp is fantastic :)
by trixster
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 281
Views: 10728

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

Master with RGBtoHDMI on the left, Beeb B using a GBS8200 on the right. The picture does not do the RGBtoHDMI justice as it looks perfect. Excellent news. Can you post a photo of the Calibration Detail page after doing a Calibration in Mode 7? - press left button once - then press right button once...
by trixster
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 281
Views: 10728

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

Affirm, with the Master.
by trixster
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 281
Views: 10728

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

I’ll do some more testing tomorrow morning as out on the beers now! :) One thing I did notice is that I autocalibrated the boot screen, left the machine for about ten minutes and then when I came back I noticed there were a few twinkles around the edges of the letters meaning I had to redo the calib...
by trixster
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 281
Views: 10728

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

Works great first time!

Master with RGBtoHDMI on the left, Beeb B using a GBS8200 on the right.

The picture does not do the RGBtoHDMI justice as it looks perfect.
by trixster
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 281
Views: 10728

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

What would be required to get the RGBtoHDMI working with the VideoNULA? And with an Atom?
by trixster
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 281
Views: 10728

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

Likewise. Will try and grab tomorrow.
by trixster
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 281
Views: 10728

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

I will test with a Pi0W and old Pi0
by trixster
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 281
Views: 10728

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

The instructions look great! Looking forward to the delivery :)
by trixster
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mystery of the missing Exile mail-in cards
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Re: Mystery of the missing Exile mail-in cards

I’ve just checked my versions of Exile. My disc version which I bought in ‘88 does not have the Important Message on page 8 and I’m certain it never came with the two blue cards. My Beeb / Electron cassette version does have the Important Message on page 8 and does have the two blue cards! My second...
by trixster
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Atom Owner from Smalltown, Canada
Replies: 22
Views: 680

Re: Atom Owner from Smalltown, Canada

Welcome! Good to hear from another Atom owner!
by trixster
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 281
Views: 10728

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

Are they all gone Dave or is it possible to bag the last one for testing?! :)

PM sent. My tv is 1920x1080p, my monitor is 1600x1200 (i’d use a hdmi-dvi adapter on that).

Andy
by trixster
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 115
Views: 6128

Re: Prince of Persia

I just had a look at the CPC6128 version side by side with the Master. Initially the CPC looks impressive due to the colours and the way the character’s been drawn. But then you can see that the graphics are actually quite simplified and don’t match the original. The Beeb’s colours aren’t quite a ma...
by trixster
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New Master Setup
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: New Master Setup

That looks great!
by trixster
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BBC, electron, atom, arch(?) on retropie?
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: BBC, electron, atom, arch(?) on retropie?

I have both beebem and b-em working on my Pi, one of which (can’t remember which but I think it’s beebem) runs through emulationstation and the other through the desktop. Both work fine however the one that goes through emulationstation hangs if you try to open a disk requestor, so you can’t save yo...
by trixster
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 67
Views: 3078

Re: Having a clear out (added a copy of Exile)

Great! Just getting back from hols, I will pm you tomorrow :)
by trixster
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 67
Views: 3078

Re: Having a clear out (added a copy of Exile)

I’ll take Exile please!

I’ll pm you :)
by trixster
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Archimedes A310 with VIDC monitor recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 786

Re: Acorn Archimedes A310 with VIDC monitor recommendations

If I remember correctly on my A420/1 I had to set LK1 to north, LK2 to closed and *configure monitortype 3. My LCD monitor (a dell 2001fp) will then display the desktop in mode 27 640x480x16

This page talks about the A300 series:

http://www.riscos.org/legacy/monitors.html
by trixster
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: BeebSCUMM
Replies: 23
Views: 1127

Re: BeebSCUMM

Great project! Looks fab :)
by trixster
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?
Replies: 43
Views: 2841

Re: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?

The talk of REVS on the "Most disappointing conversions..." thread made me yearn for Stunt Car Racer . It had an original release on C64 and was recently ported to 8-bit Atari . Given that Geoff Crammond started on the BBC Micro, perhaps it's time for a conversion?! EDIT: The 6502 source code for t...