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by hubersn
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISCOS - Mice, 5 1/4" Drives and internal ZIP drives.
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: RISCOS - Mice, 5 1/4" Drives and internal ZIP drives.

So . . . Use Blitz interface - if it works then OK. If I decide to use the internal interface then I need the PowerATAPI - Right? Just making sure I understand everything correctly. Yes, correct (although I have no first hand experience of using PowerATAPI for ZIP operation, only for CD-ROM operati...
by hubersn
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISCOS - Mice, 5 1/4" Drives and internal ZIP drives.
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: RISCOS - Mice, 5 1/4" Drives and internal ZIP drives.

And, finally . . . Has anyone used an internal iomega Zip Drive on a RISCPC? It connects to the IDE port and meets the ATAPI specifications! This drive was purchased during the Omega development - so I was thinking it may work with the Blitz interface - I may get time to test this later on - but an...
by hubersn
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: New RISC OS Port - The Great Escape test build (soon)
Replies: 20
Views: 2364

Re: The Great Escape test build (soon)

Who's up for a bit of alpha testing? It'll likely need RISC OS 3.7+ initially but I plan to lower that requirement in the future to support Arcs. I always hated that game on the Amstrad CPC - was the Spectrum version any better? Despite knowing the movie inside out, that game never worked for me......
by hubersn
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn AKA20 We32206 Floating Point Co-Processor
Replies: 25
Views: 959

Re: Acorn AKA20 We32206 Floating Point Co-Processor

On the RIscPC I did write the software to using the x86 card as the FPU. So if you have an 586-133MHz card that is probably the fastest FP Acorn machine. Was this the one marketed by Warm Silence Software? I've looked around for it for years but it seems to be MIA. WSS' website is still (a)live, al...
by hubersn
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISCOS 4.39 ROM Backup
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: RISCOS 4.39 ROM Backup

Thanks hubers, looks like I might have trouble formatting the card on a PC using an emulator like rpcemu anyway. Anyone know of a copy of the RISCOS 4.39 CD? The only one I can find on the webs is a dead link and the 3DQ documentation assumes that you already have a live set up and doesn't cover Th...
by hubersn
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISCOS 4.39 ROM Backup
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: RISCOS 4.39 ROM Backup

I have a pair of 4.39 ROMS in my RiscPC I'd like to make a backup of in case anything happens to my RPC as I understand they're not easy to get hold of and to use in Arculator (assuming I can) to create a fresh SD build How can I extract the ROMs from the command line and is it just a case of burni...
by hubersn
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Joystick interfaces
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Joystick interfaces

sirbod wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:39 pm
The only other Analogue Joystick I'm aware of is the Voltmace, which replaced the mouse.
Voltmace! That was it what I didn't remember. Thanks a lot, I will sleep well tonight.

Have fun
hubersn
by hubersn
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Joystick interfaces
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Joystick interfaces

Hi, I am trying to remember details about the various ways to connect joysticks to RISC OS machines (pre USB). I am interested in details like digital/analogue, how many ports, which variants, was there software to emulate the keyboard, was there software to provide the A3010 Acorn Joystick SWIs, ho...
by hubersn
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Arculator v2.0 released!
Replies: 41
Views: 7731

Re: Arculator v2.0 released!

Thanks a lot for this new version - the machine config alone is really great! Still experimenting with all the new stuff. There seems to be a problem with connecting existing .hdfs with e.g. ADFS and ZIDEFS IDE, but it is too early to suggest a bug! Arculator used to have a bug where it added a poi...
by hubersn
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Arculator v2.0 released!
Replies: 41
Views: 7731

Re: Arculator v2.0 released!

Thanks a lot for this new version - the machine config alone is really great! Still experimenting with all the new stuff. There seems to be a problem with connecting existing .hdfs with e.g. ADFS and ZIDEFS IDE, but it is too early to suggest a bug! I also wasn't immediately successful in providing ...
by hubersn
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: New version of Archimedes MIST core
Replies: 0
Views: 679

New version of Archimedes MIST core

Hi, Slingshot (Atari-Forum) aka gyurco (GitHub) has released a new version of the MIST Archimedes Core, originally by Stephen Leary. There is now reading the CMOS content from file as well as IDE emulation (Risc Developments podule) implemented. A big step forward. Remaining problems include the rat...
by hubersn
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: !FTPc triggering system hang? (+ serial TCP/IP on A3000)
Replies: 16
Views: 1545

Re: !FTPc triggering system hang? (+ serial TCP/IP on A3000)

Always use an Acorn-style serial cable and "Internal" blockdriver, never "InternalPC". That's interesting. Does the 'InternalPC' one add some additional overhead, then? Could that be what I'm seeing? No, "Internal" and "InternalPC" are basically the same, only there to cater for the differing cabli...
by hubersn
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: !FTPc triggering system hang? (+ serial TCP/IP on A3000)
Replies: 16
Views: 1545

Re: !FTPc triggering system hang? (+ serial TCP/IP on A3000)

I'm not sure why I'm seeing such terrible performance from the SLIP driver. Perhaps I've a shonky version. I'd quite like to get that working to prove it's not just PPPD papering over the cracks. I forgot to mention that during my "serial IP world" phase, I always used Freenet1 as a TCP/IP stack. I...
by hubersn
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: !FTPc triggering system hang? (+ serial TCP/IP on A3000)
Replies: 16
Views: 1545

Re: !FTPc triggering system hang? (+ serial TCP/IP on A3000)

Quick update on where this has gone since I managed to get FTP working. ... Random thoughts from past experience with the A3000 serial stuff. Always use an Acorn-style serial cable and "Internal" blockdriver, never "InternalPC". Always use the patched serial driver when using RISC OS 3.10 (I think ...
by hubersn
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Best emulator for playing Archimedes games?
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: Best emulator for playing Archimedes games?

I have access to PC, Mac, Linux, and RISC OS (on Pi), so possibly have lots(?) of options in terms of emulation. RISC OS: ADFFS and ArchiEmu. PC: Arculator. Mac, Linux: port Arculator yourself :-) I have Karma in an ISO file, so assume I either need to copy the files off (while preserving the file ...
by hubersn
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Latest version of Riscos on PC via Rpi emulator
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Latest version of Riscos on PC via Rpi emulator

I'm wondering if I can run the latest version of Riscos on a PC using a Raspberry Pi emulator - to run Riscos PI (I'm yet to find any good Raspberry Pi emulators though) Has anyone done this, is it workable? Not that I know of. However, I struggle to think of a good reason to want to do so - "RISC ...
by hubersn
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes
Replies: 48
Views: 3162

Re: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes

Windows NT is definitely not suitable to run OmniFlop, older or newer. It installs and starts but has been reporting driver issues. I tried all available versions of OmniFlop. Did you properly install the floppy disk drive driver as well as the floppy disk controller driver, or only the former? Wha...
by hubersn
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New A3000 owner - dumb questions
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: New A3000 owner - dumb questions

That page also says " The A3000 is ideally suited to this modification as it has an unused battery holder built into the case " but my case doesn't seem to have a battery holder. I think the later A3000s (e.g. all German variants) don't have a battery holder at all. Not sure if "cardboard cover PSU...
by hubersn
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: My new A3010 is up and running. A few questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: My new A3010 is up and running. A few questions...

I can read DOS disks on the Archie, but I have no modern way of creating and using them on my PC - it's too new, and Win10 makes things even harder in this respect. I've tried out a USB floppy drive but to no avail. I have successfully used an USB floppy drive on a Windows 7 PC without problems. Fl...
by hubersn
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes
Replies: 48
Views: 3162

Re: Omniflop under Windows NT @ 486 33 MHz

You could try ArcDisc, which should run on Windows 95. http://acorn.revivalteam.de/?site=DiscImaging On the same page: ADFimager for RISC OS usage. No personal experiences, I use OmniFlop on an old XP laptop for such things. I don't think any of those support copy protections of any sort. Have fun h...
by hubersn
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3000 early spring clean
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: A3000 early spring clean

The BENQ monitor shown can probably display the A3000 modes natively without any conversion. I have one on my A5000. MODE 12 displays correctly and does not give the letterbox display that one gets with the LCDGamesModes module. The inputs are limited, however. There is only a single VGA/SVGA conne...
by hubersn
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: WANTED: Patch for Risc PC support of Acorn's software PC Emulator (!PCEm)
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: WANTED: Patch for Risc PC support of Acorn's software PC Emulator (!PCEm)

But I've yet to figure out the mouse driver ... this makes using Windows a bit of an arse. ISTR that no mouse driver was needed for Windows 3.0, since it was "hardcoded" to support a Microsoft bus mouse, which was emulated by PCEm. For DOS of course, you needed the Microsoft mouse driver, which was...
by hubersn
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A confused A7000
Replies: 12
Views: 832

Re: A confused A7000

The A7000+ was released after ART was closed iirc, so the relevant RISC OS (3.71?) doesn't have an ART banner. This machine looks to have been upgraded to 3.7, though I had thought that version could detect the ARM7500. The original A7000 was shipped with RISC OS 3.6 IIRC, so I would guess that 3.7...
by hubersn
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Ethernet Adventures for a RISC OS Newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: Ethernet Adventures for a RISC OS Newbie

displaced wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:03 am
Next trick is to figure out why the DHCP option is greyed-out!
You won't have much luck here - DHCP only started to be supported with RISC OS 4 + Select 1, or RISC OS 5.

Have fun
hubersn
by hubersn
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A4 Laptop - replacement electrolytic capacitors and CMOS battery
Replies: 21
Views: 1453

Re: A4 Laptop - replacement electrolytic capacitors and CMOS battery

Ottly wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:47 pm
I did this for a friend of mines A4. Recapped the board after one exploded. And replaced the cmos battery.

I can post more details if you’d like them?
I would like all details you can possibly provide, since my A4 also needs a battery replacement.

Thanks
hubersn
by hubersn
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3000 post-battery-leak-repair
Replies: 16
Views: 4735

Re: A3000 post-battery-leak-repair

But whenever I try and send anything to the A3000 I get a permanent "negotiating" message on the receive window of !Connector. It sounds a lot like the typical handshaking problem when using a "standard" cable. See here for info, answers 2.7 and 2.8 for general info and nullmodem wiring: http://www...
by hubersn
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Write-an-Acorn-Floppy-Disc-from-an-image USB project
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Write-an-Acorn-Floppy-Disc-from-an-image USB project

I think our very own cowlark has tackled DFS and ADFS: http://cowlark.com/fluxengine/ But only reading them - the point of the project I mentioned is being able to write to real discs. I had a use case this weekend: an A3010 with 2 MiB RAM in need of some games to play - so ADFFS could not be used....
by hubersn
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Write-an-Acorn-Floppy-Disc-from-an-image USB project
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Write-an-Acorn-Floppy-Disc-from-an-image USB project

Hi, I visited a Retro meeting in Germany recently, and ran into a guy working on various Amiga stuff who happend to have created a "simple" interface based on the STM32F4Discovery and some custom software he published on GitHub: https://github.com/Slamy/SlamySTM32Floppy This software/hardware combin...
by hubersn
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3000 post-battery-leak-repair
Replies: 16
Views: 4735

Re: A3000 post-battery-leak-repair

The A3000 serial port is a bit weird. There's an Acorn application note on it. Firstly it's not fitted as standard -- you need to fit a serial upgrade (Retroclinic is currently selling them on ebay and I can recommend them). Special wiring is needed for the "old" serial port based on the 6551. I'm ...
by hubersn
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Trying again with my A3010....
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Trying again with my A3010....

Yes, different setup to the A3000 PSU, you can see the +/- 12v test points on the A3010 PCB here Thanks for the info. Looks like I will finally need an A3010 in my collection - anybody has a clean one to sell? Was the -12V/+12V really used in the A3010 for anything, or was ist just a case of using ...

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