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by matt_nottm
Sat May 04, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Disc Knight
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Disc Knight

Drop David Ruck an email discknight@armclub.org.uk and he will be able to help you out.
by matt_nottm
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Can I use a 44 Pin DOM on a 40 pin Acorn IDE?
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Can I use a 44 Pin DOM on a 40 pin Acorn IDE?

Absolutely, I've used these before and soldered a power molex to the two through hole vias on the board.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401740902295
by matt_nottm
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: software
Topic: A4000 + Uniboot = error "Expression is a string"
Replies: 18
Views: 447

Re: A4000 + Uniboot = error "Expression is a string"

I believe that error is when system variables expand and the line being executed extends beyond 255 characters. Are there lots of files being added, do you have a long drive name, etc?
by matt_nottm
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: A440/1 3.5" Floppy Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: A440/1 3.5" Floppy Drive

This may help? You can usually find some suitable drives for modification on eBay.

http://www.apdl.org.uk/riscworld/volume ... /index.htm
by matt_nottm
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 652
Views: 67250

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

flaxcottage wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:11 am
Thanks, Matt.

Your search prowess exceeds mine. :lol: I'll give this a go.
No worries, it was only as I was having a little reminisce of the old Uni computer labs after you posted about INSTAT. :lol:
by matt_nottm
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 652
Views: 67250

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

I remember using this package at University (on Dos/Win3.1) instead of the beeb. It may be worth approaching one of the authors? http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/files/apd/apdSRS_Biography_Stern.pdf https://www.facebook.com/STurranceNandasara/photos/st-nandasara-working-on-bbc-micro-computer-at-the-univ...
by matt_nottm
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Various items for sale *SOLD*
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Various items for sale [Updated]

Sure, replies sent, and list updated.
by matt_nottm
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Various items for sale *SOLD*
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Various items for sale [Updated]

Sure, replies sent, and list updated.
by matt_nottm
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Various items for sale *SOLD*
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Various items for sale

Replies sent, and list updated.
by matt_nottm
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Various items for sale *SOLD*
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Various items for sale *SOLD*

* ALL SOLD *
by matt_nottm
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 91
Views: 3793

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

Phlamethrower wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:10 pm
myelin wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:50 pm

(As an aside, I really like this idea; I'd love to be able to build new ROMs for my A3000.)
Indeed - I think there are a few people who would like to see that happen.
Exactly what I'm looking for!
by matt_nottm
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft Pascal Disc image
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

Re: Acornsoft Pascal Disc image

No worries, I have some macros for splitting pages which makes things easier. I need to learn more about the OCR function in Adobe PDF, some quick Google searches show the same problem. Using clearscan does not do any better, if anything, the fonts are more washed out.
by matt_nottm
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft Pascal Disc image
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

Re: Acornsoft Pascal Disc image

Well spotted, it does look like the OCR engine in Adobe PDF cannot read parts of the text. I've just run the large TIFF image through the OCR, and I get the same result. The BOLD text in the headings and listings seem to work fine. There may be some pre-processing which can be done to improve the OC...
by matt_nottm
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft Pascal Disc image
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

Re: Acornsoft Pascal Disc image

Reordered, re-numbered, OCR'd, PDF/A, and attached. Re-touching would have taken too much time due to the bleed through of text, not your fault, just the cheapo thin paper! :-( Edit: Um, I get the error "Failed to move uploaded file." when adding as an attachment, I'll upload to Dropbox. https://www...
by matt_nottm
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Bounties
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: Bounties

I don't know how we would make it work, but I'd be happy to invest some newer Econet/Ethernet/RiscOS hardware.
by matt_nottm
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New hardware suggestion - Pi econet server
Replies: 51
Views: 2348

Re: New hardware suggestion - Pi econet server

Ditto, I would be happy to contribute cash.
by matt_nottm
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: IDE Podules again
Replies: 22
Views: 1118

Re: For Sale: IDE Podules again

1x 16-bit IDE V2 please.
by matt_nottm
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: Econet bits
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

Re: For Sale: Econet bits

Hi, please could I have:

1x Econet Podule
1x Econet Clock
2x Econet Socket Box
5x Econet T-Pieces

PM your preferred payment method, and I'll send cash across.
by matt_nottm
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Second floppy cable for Archimedes range *SOLD*
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Second floppy cable for Archimedes range

Thanks Andy, money received, will post this morning.

As Daniel says, the wiki is really good, that is what I used and there are many posts on the forum about flashfloppy configuration. It is fairly straight forward.

Enjoy...
by matt_nottm
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Second floppy cable for Archimedes range *SOLD*
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Second floppy cable for Archimedes range

Thanks Andy, PM sent.
by matt_nottm
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: software
Topic: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos
Replies: 28
Views: 1769

Re: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos

Is this the demo you are looking for? It is a Spark Archive (DDC) rather than a ZIP file.
by matt_nottm
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext Paint Program
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Teletext Paint Program

There was a BBC and Risc OS WIMP application called octave which was part of the Derbyshire LEA DESC-IT suite of applications which was a MODE 7 Teletext paint style package. I've not been able to find it again, or find the floppies in various lofts. :-( I'm going to try and contact a couple of Derb...
by matt_nottm
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2748
Views: 246373

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Archimedes-A310/202360094696 I don't need another A310 but I'd consider bidding quite a bit on this one to have a closer look at that Welcome Disc at the bottom of the last photo. I have a hunch it could be the Arthur 0.30 Welcome Disc (with the Podule Manager modul...
by matt_nottm
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted
Replies: 74
Views: 4719

Re: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted

<AOL> Me too please! </AOL>
by matt_nottm
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Level 4 File Server
Replies: 39
Views: 3968

Re: Archimedes Level 4 File Server

Excellent, thank you, a brilliant contribution to the econet material available here...
by matt_nottm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Atomwide A5000 8MB
Replies: 20
Views: 1472

Re: Atomwide A5000 8MB

Does this help explain? "Fitting the 4Mb upgrade is a simple task involving no soldering or expert knowledge. The 4 to 8Mb upgrade however, requires the A5000 to be sent to Atomwide for fitting. Courier collection & delivery of your machine is therefore included in the price. 4Mb RAM card - £110.00 ...
by matt_nottm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2748
Views: 246373

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Elminster wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:48 am
I bet everyone is watching these already, they will go for a lot as they are quiet rare. I won’t bid myself, just watching.

Probably something someone should reverse engineer and sell.
Certainly a good idea, also it would be nice to have the Econet tester reversed engineered and modernised too!