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by Lardo Boffin
Thu May 23, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5190
Views: 383328

Re: Today I received.....

Along with a ZX81 manual a fine piece of 80’s advertising as well as a lovely example of the rivalry of the times.

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by Lardo Boffin
Wed May 22, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Assembly language text adventure
Replies: 74
Views: 1856

Re: Assembly language text adventure

Is that the Millennium Falcon in there?

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by Lardo Boffin
Sun May 19, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Assembly language text adventure
Replies: 74
Views: 1856

Re: Assembly language text adventure

Oh and some location graphics featuring Glynis Barber. :D
by Lardo Boffin
Sun May 19, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Assembly language text adventure
Replies: 74
Views: 1856

Re: Assembly language text adventure

With each of the characters having a unique set of abilities it would make for an interesting multi-character adventure where you have to swap between them to solve puzzles.
by Lardo Boffin
Sat May 18, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Assembly language text adventure
Replies: 74
Views: 1856

Re: Assembly language text adventure

Blake’s 7 sounds cool. 8)
by Lardo Boffin
Thu May 16, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5190
Views: 383328

Re: Today I received.....

Thanks, it is in really nice condition. :D
by Lardo Boffin
Thu May 16, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5190
Views: 383328

Re: Today I received.....

And I only had to sell one kidney!

It works fine although the picture is poor even on my old CRT portable. Just not sure I can fit a ZX8-CCB to this...

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by Lardo Boffin
Wed May 15, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Econet Adapters
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Atom Econet Adapters

All I can offer is encouragement. It would be great to connect my Atom to my beeb econet! [-o<
by Lardo Boffin
Sat May 11, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: BBC B Elite versions
Replies: 15
Views: 591

Re: BBC B Elite versions

Ah. I think I got one of those with my gotek from Retroclinic.
by Lardo Boffin
Sat May 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: BBC B Elite versions
Replies: 15
Views: 591

Re: BBC B Elite versions

Can you add a photo of the disc / box?
by Lardo Boffin
Fri May 10, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ELITE Combat Dashboard
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: ELITE Combat Dashboard

I may have seen something cooler than that before but I struggle to think what it might be. =D>
by Lardo Boffin
Fri May 10, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5190
Views: 383328

Re: Today I received.....

Sadly the co-proc does stop the normal noise. :(

MMFS probably had the Tube host code in it?
by Lardo Boffin
Thu May 09, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Just bought an Atom
Replies: 67
Views: 1990

Re: Just bought an Atom

When it switches to graphics mode, can you type: P.&?#B000;?#B000=0 and see what that does? It should print the current graphics mode and return to text mode. Could be the 8255 because it switches to graphics mode sometimes and looks like the program runs ok. Greetings Kees When it went into graphi...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu May 09, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Just bought an Atom
Replies: 67
Views: 1990

Re: Just bought an Atom

When it switches to graphics mode, can you type: P.&?#B000;?#B000=0 and see what that does? It should print the current graphics mode and return to text mode. Could be the 8255 because it switches to graphics mode sometimes and looks like the program runs ok. Greetings Kees Thanks. Will try that la...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu May 09, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Just bought an Atom
Replies: 67
Views: 1990

Re: Just bought an Atom

Elminster wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 6:53 pm
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 5:38 pm

Sadly I am scope-less and nobody I know close-by has one.
I know someone who just bought a new one and has an old one to sell on :)
I wonder who that might be? :lol:

What do these things go for? I am assuming they are not cheap.
by Lardo Boffin
Thu May 09, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Just bought an Atom
Replies: 67
Views: 1990

Re: Just bought an Atom

It looks all fine to me. I once had an Atom with a similar behavior and the problem was the 6502 socket. After I replaced that by a decent socket the Atom ran stable. Is there somebody in your neighborhood with a scope so that you can check some signals? Before we start removing sockets from the bo...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu May 09, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Just bought an Atom
Replies: 67
Views: 1990

Re: Just bought an Atom

For the sake of completeness below are the newly added wires:-
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by Lardo Boffin
Thu May 09, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Just bought an Atom
Replies: 67
Views: 1990

Re: Just bought an Atom

I typed in 10 PRINT “HELLO”, 20 GOTO 10 and before I ran it the screen went like this. 6344E3D7-8FBA-44FA-9898-F72041C081D9.jpeg I typed in RUN and then got this. The top half of the screen kept scrolling until I pressed Escape. 7B6CB5DF-1A54-4B14-B477-3598FD9B7B11.jpeg If I pressed break and then o...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu May 09, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Just bought an Atom
Replies: 67
Views: 1990

Re: Just bought an Atom

Below are photos of the board and jumpers. I have reseated it in the socket to be sure.

I don’t imagine it is your board at fault but either my fitting (missing IC44 can’t help) or Atom.

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by Lardo Boffin
Thu May 09, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Just bought an Atom
Replies: 67
Views: 1990

Re: Just bought an Atom

The board is in place and mostly working but I have some strange stuff going on. First comment is that I have no idea how stable the Atom is as it was barely used before fitting this. Secondly I slightly stuffed up the install - I took out IC 44 to bend up pin 10 and left it out while soldering to p...
by Lardo Boffin
Tue May 07, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5190
Views: 383328

Re: Today I received.....

shawty wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 2:20 pm
YARRB?

Yet another something .... I'm guessing :-)
Yet another RAM / ROM board. :D

Or the pirate board as I like to think it.
by Lardo Boffin
Tue May 07, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5190
Views: 383328

Re: Today I received.....

A YARRB! And some other goodies thanks to Roland. :D

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by Lardo Boffin
Sun May 05, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Just bought an Atom
Replies: 67
Views: 1990

Re: Just bought an Atom

I have a YARRB on the way and have just ordered an SD card reader (thanks to all concerned!). Just a quick question about the SD card reader - where does it plug in on the motherboard and will I need to buy a connector or any sort?

Many thanks!

Lardo
by Lardo Boffin
Sat May 04, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: New adventure game and BASIC (and now C) framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)
Replies: 45
Views: 2853

Re: New adventure game and BASIC framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)

Thus far all of the code is written using C that is in the Beebug C manual and therefore should compile onto a normal beeb and run (assuming it has 16K of sideways RAM for the C ROM) although I have not tried it yet. Does the Beebug C ROM have to be present while the game is running? Or only during...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri May 03, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5190
Views: 383328

Re: Today I received.....

No! :lol: I got mine for about 20 quid, make sure it has all the switch overlays for 4 and 6 switches, and the top hints card, and manual. Good call about the overlays. I had already ordered this one before you mentioned Space Shuttle. Unopened, until it got to me. :D 7FCDAA19-91CA-4A6F-9002-C9CFC8...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu May 02, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: New adventure game and BASIC (and now C) framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)
Replies: 45
Views: 2853

Re: New adventure game and BASIC framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)

... as I move forward with this program I am getting spoilt by having 4MB of RAM... It is kind of tempting to load everything into RAM and avoid all wait times where previously it was loading from disc ... I suspect there are not too many games for the beeb written in C running on the ARM FWIW, my ...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu May 02, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: New adventure game and BASIC (and now C) framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)
Replies: 45
Views: 2853

Re: New adventure game and BASIC framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)

In an effort to learn C I have rewritten the BASIC framework in C, because, well, why not? :D Why not? A few reasons that I can think of (albeit that I am somewhat prejudiced): Ease of porting to other platforms. If it was coded in 'portable' BBC BASIC it could run without modification on a BBC Mic...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu May 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5190
Views: 383328

Re: Today I received.....

Space Shuttle next!! 8) Like this one? :shock: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Atari-2600-Space-Shuttle-VGA-Rated-NIB/183722850275?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D56831%26meid%3D4bc4209d4b2e4a25b86f178b2d40dcbc%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D183722850275%26itm%3D1837...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu May 02, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: projects
Topic: New adventure game and BASIC (and now C) framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)
Replies: 45
Views: 2853

Re: New adventure game and BASIC (and now C) framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)

I have done a bit on the parser and you can now use IT and AND. So for example you could type TAKE LAMP(return) LIGHT IT(return) Or type TAKE LAMP AND LIGHT IT(return) Both will work. Using AND effectively chops a sentence into separate actions and is only limited by the size of the input buffer (25...
by Lardo Boffin
Wed May 01, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5190
Views: 383328

Re: Today I received.....

Following on from recent mentions of the Atari 2600 and games that showed what it could do I got this. Slightly dog eared but the game is really impressive! 5A9C2E21-2F2F-45E6-BD1A-69128016F924.jpeg Space Shuttle next!! 8) Like this one? :shock: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Atari-2600-Space-Shuttle-V...