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by richmond62
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Horizon on MacOS 10.15 "Catalina"
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Horizon on MacOS 10.15 "Catalina"

Thanks for the heads up re granting Horizon disk access. Obviously you have an odd feeling about my use of quotation marks in "heightened"; I'm not entirely sure why. Normally when I use quotation marks (in English) I use them to cast doubt on the word(s) they are wrapped round. In this case because...
by richmond62
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Horizon on MacOS 10.15 "Catalina"
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Horizon on MacOS 10.15 "Catalina"

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I suspect that Horizon cannot save because of Apple's "heightened" security.
by richmond62
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Replacement 20mm mouse balls
Replies: 33
Views: 3952

Re: Replacement 20mm mouse balls

If my balls looked like that I'd be on the train to Dignitas in Switzerland.
by richmond62
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Is Horizon a dirty word hereabouts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1754

Re: Is Horizon a dirty word hereabouts?

I see that Richard Bannister has updated Horizon to version 1.4.1 I have emailed him asking him about what the differences between 1.4 and 1.4.1 might be. Mod Edit: removed inflammatory language "Horizon cannot run without a copy of the original BBC Model B ROM. This is copyrighted software and thus...
by richmond62
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 191
Views: 14135

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

does anyone know the latest on BBC emulators that might run in Catalina? Yes, Horizon does . . . https://www.bannister.org/software/horizon.htm "I'm delighted to announce that a major update for my emulator shell is now available, adding support for macOS Catalina and significantly improving suppor...
by richmond62
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 191
Views: 14135

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

But possibly digressing now away from original topic about Beebem..........
Gosh, Yes, guilty as charged. :D
by richmond62
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 191
Views: 14135

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

you have no choice if you want to talk to other stuff That is rather specious, and most of it is propaganda pushed out by Microsoft and Apple. I stay in Bulgaria (the home of Viruses, Trojans and all sorts of other internet "evils"), and have been running a load of G5 iMacs running 10.4 and 10.5, I...
by richmond62
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 191
Views: 14135

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

Apple telling me to buy a new Well: what can I say except: 1. They don't make their products because they love you. 2. If the blatant commercial push of Microsoft and Apple get too much it is probably time to consider Linux. 3. In the light of #2 I should like to point out that this, hypocritically...
by richmond62
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Replacement 20mm mouse balls
Replies: 33
Views: 3952

Re: Replacement 20mm mouse balls

after being held up in UK customs
Obviously a huge security risk. 8)

Those are going to be well expensive balls.

And I do not think a 22 mm mouseball will fit inside a mouse that was meant to take a 20 mm one.
by richmond62
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Replacement 20mm mouse balls
Replies: 33
Views: 3952

Re: Replacement 20mm mouse balls

Joking apart: I have searched the internet for the dimensions of the ball in my Belkin Nostromo n30
with no result at all.
by richmond62
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: general
Topic: Poking around
Replies: 0
Views: 509

Poking around

by richmond62
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.
Replies: 93
Views: 4228

Re: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.

alternating hands
Really? You type with your hands?

How odd, I've always typed with my feet, as I thought everyone else did.
Mind you, I don't get out of my "computer cave" that often. :D
by richmond62
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Replacement 20mm mouse balls
Replies: 33
Views: 3952

Re: Replacement 20mm mouse balls

mouseballs.jpg
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about 20 mm. :shock:
by richmond62
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.
Replies: 93
Views: 4228

Re: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.

* - not falling for that one!
That was an extremely sceptical/skeptical skillful sidestep. :D
by richmond62
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: general
Topic: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.
Replies: 93
Views: 4228

Re: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.

LiveCode; a programming language I use all the time, is made in Scotland, but the people who make it have taken a conscious decision to use American spelling. . . so 'Color' and so on . . . I don't know whether this should be viewed as pandering, or a decision based on some theory that Americans get...
by richmond62
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Alan Turing Worth Fifty Quid...
Replies: 12
Views: 1278

Re: Alan Turing Worth Fifty Quid...

I am sure Alan Turing was not the only one to suffer in those dark times because of his sexual orientation. Of course he wasn't. But it is funny how Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears (who made no secret whatsoever about their love for each other) were let off the hook while Alan Turing wasn't. Obvio...
by richmond62
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Alan Turing Worth Fifty Quid...
Replies: 12
Views: 1278

Re: Alan Turing Worth Fifty Quid...

I really cannot understand what one does in one's bedroom has got to do with anyone except the people/things [sh*gging a BBC Model B, anyone?] taking part in whatever inwith the bedroom. Alan Turing should not have been pardoned: the act of pardoning presumes something criminal happened in the first...
by richmond62
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Is Horizon a dirty word hereabouts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1754

Re: Is Horizon a dirty word hereabouts?

Richard Bannister has confirmed that Horizon 1.4.0 is a 64-bit application.

https://www.bannister.org/software/horizon.htm

Earlier releases for 32-bit Macintosh are also available: http://www.mac-emu.net/~bannister/filemirror/
by richmond62
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Is Horizon a dirty word hereabouts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1754

Re: Is Horizon a dirty word hereabouts?

May I suggest Of course you may . . . but . . . . . . as I have a Model B and a Master Compact in my school, I use emulators on my Linux machines so that, once every child has "had a go" on a REAL BBC they can continue their work on the next best thing. As this phase lasts no more than 90 minutes, ...
by richmond62
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Is Horizon a dirty word hereabouts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1754

Re: Is Horizon a dirty word hereabouts?

I've just contacted Richard Bannister to see if he's going to work out a 64-bit version of Horizon.
by richmond62
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 191
Views: 14135

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

I am currently running Mac OS Mojave and keep getting the Cataline Beta "shoved up my nose", but have no intention of upgrading as about 75% of the software I use on a daily basis is 32-bit only. Mind you, I have a PPC G5 iMac running Mac OS 10.4 and 9.2.2 because I've a slew of software I still use...
by richmond62
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Replacement 20mm mouse balls
Replies: 33
Views: 3952

Re: Replacement 20mm mouse balls

I have a Belkin Nostromo n30 mouse that appears to have a smaller mouseball than the average Mac mouseball.
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by richmond62
Thu May 23, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Replacement 20mm mouse balls
Replies: 33
Views: 3952

Re: Replacement 20mm mouse balls

A quick-n-dirty Ecosia web search turned up this:

http://www.mouseballz.com/mouse_balls.html

(NO: I'm not working for "mouseballz", but I am plugging Ecosia as a search engine)

https://www.ecosia.org/

Mind you; if you're planning to order them for Britain, a single one will cost you about 7 quid.
by richmond62
Tue May 21, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Replacement 20mm mouse balls
Replies: 33
Views: 3952

Re: Replacement 20mm mouse balls

I have a box with 6 Macintosh ABD mice lurking in a place my wife would love
to clear out: but I don't know what the measurement of the balls are . . .

It would be dead easy to remove a mouse ball and pop it in the post. :D
by richmond62
Tue May 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Is Horizon a dirty word hereabouts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1754

Re: Is Horizon a dirty word hereabouts?

Nothing is going wrong with the current version of MacBeebEm thanks to the help of Jon Welch. The advantage, from my point of view at least, of Horizon, is the mapping of the keyboard layout so that it is congruent with a standard Macintosh keyboard. To be honest, as I use a BBC emulator to teach BB...
by richmond62
Sun May 12, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 191
Views: 14135

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

I can confirm that this:

https://drive.guddler.uk/d/f/443181297079165026

runs without hitch on MacOS 10.14.5 beta 5. :D
by richmond62
Thu May 09, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Is Horizon a dirty word hereabouts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1754

Is Horizon a dirty word hereabouts?

I don't know why, but I do have a feeling . . .

Anyway: just tried MacBeebEm 4.0a on a MacMini 2018
running MacOS 10.14.5 beta 5 with no joy whatsoever.

However, Horizon 1.4 works a charm. :)

https://www.bannister.org/software/horizon.htm
by richmond62
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 191
Views: 14135

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

Horizon [ https://www.bannister.org/software/horizon.htm ]
is just doing fine on my December 2018 Mac Mini running OS 10.14.5 beta 2
by richmond62
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Sound Export
Replies: 35
Views: 2344

Re: Sound Export

You're asking for help and people are being helpful Well, Yes and No. Yes, people are trying to be helpful. No, because those people are set in a mindset that presupposes everyone uses Windows (I don't use it for all sorts of reasons: the simplest being that I don't like pirating software, I can us...

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