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by hubersn
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 127
Views: 8149

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

The floppy disc picture on start-up is a strange RISC OS 3 feature and rarely seen. As I recall from previous discussion, it is not a "boot from floppy" request as such, but rather a request to insert a disc containing local MessageTrans file for the language set in the CMOS RAM, where that languag...
by hubersn
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Simultaneous internet & mass storage solutions for the A3010
Replies: 38
Views: 1931

Re: Simultaneous internet & mass storage solutions for the A3010

Andy1979 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:26 pm
For 32-bit machines they've implemented PPPD, which should allow full networking albeit limited to 19.2kbps on the A3010.
Is that an ESP32 limit? The A3010's serial port was happy to communicate at 57600 or even 115200 bps if you were lucky.

Have fun
hubersn
by hubersn
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RiscPC Clean Setup
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: RiscPC Clean Setup

https://stason.org/TULARC/pc/acorn-faq/3-1-What-is-ADFSBuffers-and-what-is-the-best-setting-for-it.html Bit more of a clue in the above to quote: "Under 3.5 the number of ADFSBuffers can be left at the OS's discretion and generally the OS chooses a number based on the amount of memory present in yo...
by hubersn
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RiscPC Clean Setup
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: RiscPC Clean Setup

I thought RISC OS 3 and 4 could only use a max 40GB partition? (ISTR that v3.5's max was 512MB) RISC OS up to and including 3.5 can use up to 512 MiB per partition. RISC OS since 3.6 can use up to 256 GiB per partition. RO since 5.24 (IIRC) can use up to 2 TiB per partition on drives with 4K sector...
by hubersn
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 173
Views: 15826

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

I notice that release v0.12 includes Direct Access Mode support. Never heard about "direct access mode" before. Very interesting. If I understand it correctly, one could implement a filing system for that mode that would basically provide a harddisc via the floppy interface. So one could provide a ...
by hubersn
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Broken A3000 PSUs
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Broken A3000 PSUs

Does anyone have an idea about the power budget for the various components inside the A3000? E.g. does a Gotek floppy simulator consume more power than a standard floppy drive? How much power does your average SCSI or IDE or Ethernet (mini) podule consume? Does it matter if memory is expanded or no...
by hubersn
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Broken A3000 PSUs
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Broken A3000 PSUs

Hi, three of the three A3000 I own suffer from a broken PSU. Two of them just don't work anymore after years of being stored away untouched, one broke when switched on after many days of working fine (with a loud bang). They are all from the original "German A3000" batch (1989), which was the metal-...
by hubersn
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Questions about doing the vinegar wash
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Questions about doing the vinegar wash

Hi, I have various machines here (A3000, A5000, RPC) where I need to remove the battery and do the "vinegar wash". I understand I need "white vinegar" which is obviously not available in a German supermarket under that name :-) I have now found something called "Essigessenz" (dit.leo.org says this t...
by hubersn
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: "Arcflash" A3000/A3xx/A4xx/A5xx/A5000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?
Replies: 80
Views: 2650

Re: A3000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?

UPDATE : Keeping track of who's interested (from replies to this thread) - hubersn - one (also interested in models for A5000 or Risc PC) Talking about numbers...I would like 1 of the A310 type (I have a carrier board), 3 of the A3000 type and 2 of the A5000 type. A3000 would be the most important ...
by hubersn
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: "Arcflash" A3000/A3xx/A4xx/A5xx/A5000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?
Replies: 80
Views: 2650

Re: A3000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?

I've finally figured out a design I'm happy with for this -- posting here to see if anyone else would be interested in one. I'm definitely interested. Might even be interesting for the A5000 to switch between custom, 3.11 and 3.19. However, I would be even more interested in a Risc PC variant! 3.7,...
by hubersn
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.1
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: RPCEmu 0.9.1

Any insights? http://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/rpcemu371win/ Also can you post the log file that is generated, rpclog.txt Added Log file. I am using the Linux version. Your RPCEmu dir is missing the poduleroms directory (on the same hierarchy than roms, podules, hostfs etc.), look in the source tree...
by hubersn
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RPI as an SCSI device ...
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: RPI as an SCSI device ...

...and linked from there is the "RPi as a PATA device" project: https://hackaday.com/2017/04/12/hackaday-prize-entry-real-hard-drives-in-the-raspberry-pi/ Now that would be a nice project - build a RPi Zero IDE drive that is compatible with plain old ADFS with all its quirks regarding IDE devices. G...
by hubersn
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes on the internet via SLIP
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Archimedes on the internet via SLIP

Thanks All.. all gold. It looks like I am on the losing wicket as almost all routes end up needing 4MB of RAM. If you want to use a "full" browser like Fresco or Browse along with the full Acorn TCPIP stack - yes (especially Browse, because it also needs the Toolbox and the Nested WIMP), 4 MB is ne...
by hubersn
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes on the internet via SLIP
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Archimedes on the internet via SLIP

Hi all, Apologies if its been asked before, I seem to have a 'too much information or none at all' regarding getting a A3020 on the Internet via serial port. I have a RaspberryPi configured as a PPP server on a serial port; that was the easy part.. What software is needed on the A3020. I find refer...
by hubersn
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3020 IDE Hard disks setup (revisited)
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: A3020 IDE Hard disks setup (revisited)

2Gb is the limit for formatting with !HForm on an A3020 and then you will only get about 500Mb. Is there any way to force !HDForm to use the maximum HEADS/TRACKS/SECTORS it can handle instead of just bailing out? Has anyone tried a recent !HForm version on RISC OS 3.1? How is the "LBA" flag handled...
by hubersn
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3020 Mini podule - what are the headers?
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: A3020 Mini podule - what are the headers?

Hi All, Being a 32bit system, I was expecting a 16 bit bus and as many address lines to shake a stick at. My aim is to either make a simple Wifi network adapter or go fancy and make a BeagleBone Black emulated Peripheral controller. (Use linux as a host for network, joystick, STUFF directly on the ...
by hubersn
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2758

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

Trying to be constructive here. Skip to the end for the constructive bit... There already were lots of incentives. Like fixing a few of the ShareFS bugs (or even providing a solid base for making ShareFS-over-TCP/IP possible and therefore much more relaible than it is nowadays). I thought ShareFS w...
by hubersn
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2758

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

The only necessity for the DDE is if you want to rebuild the whole ROM. If you really want to develop one of the OS modules, most of them are compilable for softloading, and this is (at least theoretically) possible with GCC. Theoretically? OK. I've previously developed a soft loadable module for R...
by hubersn
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2758

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

The community is already (and for a long time now) enabled to develop any of the not-yet-open-source parts of the OS. GCC is available. Heck, you can even write your replacement for Resolver or ShareFS with BBC BASIC's assembler. The only necessity for the DDE is if you want to rebuild the whole RO...
by hubersn
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2758

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

This discussion about the "non-free development tools" really confuses me. It seems to be based on a lot of misunderstandings. Like that one: I understand that navigating the legalities for the parts of the system that are still closed source does present a problem at the moment but if the dev commu...
by hubersn
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What version?
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: What version?

As someone looking to expand their retro collection, what model/variation of Archimedes should I be looking out for? You'd want an A310 because it is the classic model, a real "Archimedes", and 4 podule slots if backplane exists. You'd want an A4xx/1 because it does not have those strange red keybo...
by hubersn
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2758

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

Nothing to stop ROOL taking it and relicensing it under GPL This is exactly what happened to StarOffice (proprietary) / OpenOffice.org (Sun, Oracle, SISSL , Apache) / LibreOffice (Collabora/TDF, GPL). LibreOffice is not licensed under GPL, but dual-licensed under MPL and LGPL. There are certain ext...
by hubersn
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM
Replies: 18
Views: 450

Re: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM

I'm having no end of difficulties trying to get software on to my A3000 (with IDE). Just a reminder that I'm new to Acorn stuff so explain stuff in simple terms please. Problem is: it is not simple... One route might be: use an emulator on a PC like RPCEmu or RedSquirrel to "mount" the .adf pack al...
by hubersn
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Java-based SpriteViewer and SpriteConverter
Replies: 0
Views: 216

Java-based SpriteViewer and SpriteConverter

As the first in my series of tools "for RISC OS, but not running on RISC OS, unless someone ports a recent version of Java to RISC OS", a very early release of my Java-based SpriteViewer and SpriteConverter is now available for download: Windows: https://www.huber-net.de/riscos/SpriteViewer_0.1.0_Wi...
by hubersn
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cumana SCI
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Cumana SCI

I can't immediately identify that as the 16bit variant or the 16/32bit variant...looks different than the models I remember. To connect devices internally, you need a standard 50pin ribbon cable. Externally, you need to look - some variants had 25pin Sub-D connector (looks like a printer port), othe...
by hubersn
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Atomwide A5000 8MB
Replies: 20
Views: 1387

Re: Atomwide A5000 8MB

Today, I took delivery of another friend's A5000 Alpha. I'm keeping this one, but we fitted the 8 Mb board and the machine works, but only shows 4MB. The Alpha variant of the A5000 had, IIRC, a 16 MHz system bus (and hence memory) clock. It needed "special" MEMC1a that worked at that speed, and I t...
by hubersn
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Looking for testers for .adf/.hdf image reader in Java
Replies: 0
Views: 373

Looking for testers for .adf/.hdf image reader in Java

Hi, I am currently working on a tool (written in Java, so only for Linux, Windows and MacOS and unfortunately not for RISC OS unless someone ports a current Java version!) to read filecore-formatted image files (.adf, .hdf, D/E/F format along with + variants) and extract files and directories to the...
by hubersn
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos
Replies: 28
Views: 1463

Re: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos

Hello Hubersn, forum.acorn.de prevents from registration by saying 'reCAPTCHA V1 IS SHUTDOWN'. I notified the admins and now got the response that recaptcha has been switched off - could you try to register again? After registering, you will be manually "accepted" by one of the admins before you ca...
by hubersn
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos
Replies: 28
Views: 1463

Re: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos

eisdielenbiker wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:51 am
forum.acorn.de prevents from registration by saying 'reCAPTCHA V1 IS SHUTDOWN'.
I'll notify the Admins.

Have fun
hubersn
by hubersn
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: software
Topic: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos
Replies: 28
Views: 1463

Re: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos

Hi, my name is Mark I am living in Germany and I am relatively new with an A3010 w/o harddisk. If you prefer to have your RISC OSy conversation in German, join us at https://forum.acorn.de/ Therefor I focus on 3D games partly. Here is a list of the ones I cannot locate anywhere online: -Galactic Da...