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by roganjosh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: WE EPROM Programmer. ROM images etc
Replies: 16
Views: 756

Re: WE EPROM Programmer. ROM images etc

I noticed that none of the version 4 images work with the Master 128. This is due to the ROM header specification combined with a subsequent osbyte 8E call. I've modified the version 4 image to correct the problem. This image should now work on both M128s and Bs: EP104M.ROM This is based on the file...
by roganjosh
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4723

Re: Games with problems

Masters of the Universe - Super Adventure: Another one with SAVE/LOAD problems under 'Play'. It appears happy with the SAVE GAME command but doesn't produce a file on disc after choosing a numerical slot. It works OK from download.

Alan
by roganjosh
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: WE EPROM Programmer. ROM images etc
Replies: 16
Views: 756

Re: WE EPROM Programmer. ROM images etc

The EPROM programmer is now working. It took longer than expected to fix as a UK supplier sent me some bad 8255 ICs. You also have to be very careful with suppliers of 2564 EPROMS. A heuristic seems to be that if the ICs don't have a raised platform around the window then they're probably not 2564s....
by roganjosh
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4723

Re: Games with problems

Lords of Time (both versions using 'Play'). These suffer from the usual kinds of SAVE/RESTORE failures owing to WP/ACCESS settings.

Alan
by roganjosh
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4723

Re: Games with problems

Something to bear in mind when testing games via the Play button on bbcmicro.co.uk is that you can switch to the experimental (and still slightly broken) installation of a more up-to-date version of JSBeeb by changing the text "jsbeeb" in the URL to "jsbeebng". Useful info thanks. Neither version c...
by roganjosh
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4723

Re: Games with problems

The version of Contraption on bbcmicro will certainly not work on a Master. Amongst other things it messes about with the system row multiplication code.

The attached version should work, though I haven't played it through. IIRC it's a version that has previously been posted to stardot.

Alan
by roganjosh
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4723

Re: Games with problems

Hi Mick,

Splendid. The ideal solution. Thanks.

Alan
by roganjosh
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4723

Re: Games with problems

Thanks Lee & Mick, Mea culpa. I had the sound off - it seemed a shame to disturb the hound while she's happily snoring away. I suppose a pedant might say that the prompt should disappear once a key is pressed but that would seem like stupidly trying to justify my error. I'll take your word about Laz...
by roganjosh
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4723

Re: Games with problems

Leapfrog (IJK): After a nice long patch of not finding any problems I find two titles in a row. This one isn't severe though. When run the program displays "PART ONE HAS NOW LOADED PRESS ANY KEY". At that point it is very unresponsive to key presses except, unusually for a commercial title, for the ...
by roganjosh
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4723

Re: Games with problems

Lazer Cycle is showing a couple of things that appear wrong. First, there seems to be no way of skipping the painfully slow-scrolling intro text (pressing Escape just starts the scrolling from the beginning). Secondly, the main game seems to be particularly unresponsive to key presses, though I coul...
by roganjosh
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: WE EPROM Programmer. ROM images etc
Replies: 16
Views: 756

Re: WE EPROM Programmer. ROM images etc

They were all LS types. The 7400 still is, the 74138s are currently HCT types. Thanks for the floating info; I did refer back to 74 series data sheets yesterday and didn't chance upon any that said what happened to voltage levels of unused gates. From what you say, following best practice may defini...
by roganjosh
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: WE EPROM Programmer. ROM images etc
Replies: 16
Views: 756

Re: WE EPROM Programmer. ROM images etc

Here's a just-completed schematic for the programmer. Please let me know if something looks wrong. WE-Eprom-Programmer.pdf It should be a help in sorting it out and vital for working out the correct FCxx addresses to use. It was not possible to extract the 8255 without damage to the socket. Having r...
by roganjosh
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: WE EPROM Programmer. ROM images etc
Replies: 16
Views: 756

Re: WE EPROM Programmer. ROM images etc

Thanks, but the design of the WE programmer is such that an internal 8255 is programmed by the ROM software to route the pins properly.

Alan
by roganjosh
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: WE EPROM Programmer. ROM images etc
Replies: 16
Views: 756

Re: WE EPROM Programmer. ROM images etc

Thanks Dave. For completeness there is this v4 posted elsewhere in this forum: 8ccf49a17e39f2d9ce22c03afbf99147 "EPROM V4 Mark David (C) MDM Software 1984" WTFEPRM.ROM The ROMS on http://archive.retro-kit.co.uk/bbc.nvg.org/rom/Watford/util/index.html are covered in your zip (as v4 and v8). The ROM i...
by roganjosh
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi, from Katikati New Zealand!
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: Hi, from Katikati New Zealand!

Please pass on our regards to The 3rd Disgusting Fusiliers.
Coincidentally some of your kit is in the post to me. Good to see you on here.

Alan
by roganjosh
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: WE EPROM Programmer. ROM images etc
Replies: 16
Views: 756

WE EPROM Programmer. ROM images etc

I recently acquired a Watford Electronics Eprom programmer from eBay. It's not an Adder and doesn't say 'Mk II' on the case (though it does look like one). I assume it may be a 'Mk I'. It was in a bit of a state. Ultra-thin mains cable, blown chassis fuse, shorted bridge rectifier, the leads of some...
by roganjosh
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: EPROM?
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: EPROM?

I'm assuming you mean the "TL866 II plus", in which case the command line tool 'minipro' appears to work under Fedora Linux after doing a "dnf install minipro" dmesg then shows: [ 6406.745914] usb 1-13: new full-speed USB device number 11 using xhci_hcd [ 6406.874020] usb 1-13: New USB device found,...
by roganjosh
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4723

Re: Games with problems

"Johnny" is showing some minor consequences of tape to disc conversion. First, the instruction screen disappears too quickly. Secondly the 'SAVE' command gives the option of "Tape or Memory" whereas disc is the permanent storage medium used. Thirdly, the save to disc bombs out owing to write protect...
by roganjosh
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4723

Re: Games with problems

International Megasports is the next misbehaving title. Under, at least, the following circumstances it crashes with an "at line" error. a) Press space bar to get through to "World Records" b) Press '1' to start c) Press 's' thrice to get past the player name screen (with name "AAA") d) Press 'N' at...
by roganjosh
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master underside port clips
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Master underside port clips

It's worth contacting Mark at RetroClinic, suppling the photo. He's provided me with a latch in the past.
by roganjosh
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: DataCentre RCOPY
Replies: 0
Views: 330

DataCentre RCOPY

The original RCOPY utility (v1.00) supplied with the DataCentre doesn't work on, at least, a Master 128 as it needs to operate from an initialised DFS whereas it always contrives to start up from a RAMFS environment. This caused "Bad string" errors at track 00. Having disassembled the program I've c...
by roganjosh
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master to VGA or DVI monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Master to VGA or DVI monitor

Another common configuration is an RGB to SCART cable plus an Elephas SCART to HDMI converter plus an HDMI to DVI cable.
by roganjosh
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4723

Re: Games with problems

The uploaded file was a completely untouched original, so it must not have worked correctly out of the box?! :roll: I guess that must be true then. The handling of shadow screen RAM is incorrect. An obvious consequence is that the bottom of the screen gets corrupted as the title page displays fee, ...
by roganjosh
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4723

Re: Games with problems

leenew wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:10 am
I have uploaded the disc provided by BillC above...
Cheers!

Lee.
Ta. The loader file still needs a few adjustments to work properly on a Master but the newly uploaded file is a great improvement.

Alan
by roganjosh
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4723

Re: Games with problems

Thanks for that.
by roganjosh
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4723

Re: Games with problems

The latest interesting case I've come across is Giant Killer. Though the program works on a Model B, and of course that may fulfil all your criteria, the code was written with Master compatibility in mind. If it detects a Model B it chains a file called "GIANT" whereas if it detects a Master then a ...
by roganjosh
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5661
Views: 476976

Re: Today I received.....

sc126.JPG A rather nice out-of-the-blue gift. A Z180 kit with the CPU clocked at 18MHz. 512K ROM WBW, 512K ROM Monitor, 512K of RAM and a sprinkling of useful interface ports (serial, SD, USB etc). The homepage is here: https://www.tindie.com/products/tindiescx/sc126-z180-sbc-motherboard-kit/ All I...
by roganjosh
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4723

Re: Games with problems

Thanks Bill for sorting the Y and N For that misattribution let me suggest another title. Flint's Gold. I wouldn't mention it, given that the program works for tape. However, you did alter Vampire Island so it'd load/save to disc. I got Flint's Gold working with discs on the Master by shifting it u...
by roganjosh
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games with problems
Replies: 73
Views: 4723

Re: Games with problems

but the game has that W and T key thing when you quit. I have tried looking through the code to change it to Y and N but no luck. Can anyone else find it? Mick. The game looks to use: .loop lda $ec bpl loop cmp #$a1 beq xxx cmp #$a3 bne loop The A1 and A3 are where W & T are coming from. They presu...
by roganjosh
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fixed: Mode 7 intermittent lines
Replies: 45
Views: 1731

Re: Fixed: Mode 7 intermittent lines

I am mystified by R102 and C42 on the input of IC40, one input of the two input NAND gets the 16MHz clock and the other input is connected to the 16MHz clock and this little RC circuit. Anyone know why this is fitted? Is it a Furber finger of god mod? The intent of the circuit appears to be to impr...