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by markdryan
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5058
Views: 369972

Re: Today I received.....

Love this. Ordered one myself. Only a 60 days wait and I can play with this. Time enough to think of how to explain this purchase to my wife. :D Mine took less than 30 days to arrive, although I think I might have been a bit lucky with the timing of the placement of my order. I ordered (from RetroR...
by markdryan
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5058
Views: 369972

Re: Today I received.....

A ZX Spectrum OMNI HQ laptop. It may be the oddest thing I own, but it's quite a lot of fun.
by markdryan
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5058
Views: 369972

Re: Today I received.....

Yeah I like the look too, very nostalgic. Do be careful of that PSU, think they are prone to kill c64s........ check volts etc [-o< Actually, I never even tried the PSU. It went straight up into the attic with the dataset. I used the power supply from my other breadbin to test out the new arrival. ...
by markdryan
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5058
Views: 369972

Re: Today I received.....

IMG_0866.JPG I'm already well past peak retro here but there's something about the C64 breadbins that I just can't resist. Particularly, if they're looking sad and unloved and the estimated delivery date happens to coincide with my partner's weekend away. This one was a little dirty, and had a slig...
by markdryan
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: 16-bit IDE podules -SOLD OUT
Replies: 17
Views: 716

Re: 16-bit IDE podules

Could you put my name down for one + a 512MB DOM + adapter board?
by markdryan
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: IDE->SD/CF Adapters (What works and what doesnt)
Replies: 22
Views: 1092

Re: IDE->SD/CF Adapters (What works and what doesnt)

Thanks for the replies. The CF to IDE adapter doesn't ship to the Netherlands, so I purchased another one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CF-Compact-Flash-to-3-5-40-Pin-Male-IDE-HDD-Converter-Card-Adapter-Bootable/252770684368?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 that looked similar...
by markdryan
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5058
Views: 369972

Re: Today I received.....

Retromancave did a nice review of the X68000 a few months ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OepeiBF5Jnk Prior to watching this I hadn't heard of the X6800 either. There's also a follow up video where he visits a friend who owns rather a lot of X6800s, imported from Japan. https://www.youtube.com/...
by markdryan
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: IDE->SD/CF Adapters (What works and what doesnt)
Replies: 22
Views: 1092

Re: IDE->SD/CF Adapters (What works and what doesnt)

Apologies for posting to an oldish thread but I thought this might be the best place to ask my question. I have a RiscPC (running RO 4.02) with a failing hardisk. I do have a spare 400Mb hardisk I could use in it's place but who knows how long that disk will last for, so I thought the time had come ...
by markdryan
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn A3000 ARM 3
Replies: 23
Views: 780

Re: Acorn A3000 ARM 3

> What software takes advantage of an FPU?

I don't have an FPU to test, but wouldn't programs written in BASIC take advantage of the FPU if they were run with BASIC64 or compiled with ABC?
by markdryan
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: help, price value of Electron
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: help, price value of Electron

For reference, I bought two electrons from eBay during the summer. I paid £34 for a boxed electron with manuals, power supply and cables. The electron works fine and is in great condition. The box cover was a little torn. The second electron cost £52 and came with a Plus 1 and a power supply. This e...
by markdryan
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Dutchacorn clearing out
Replies: 29
Views: 1911

Re: Dutchacorn clearing out

I’m interested in the risc pcs and creative graphics.
by markdryan
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PiTubeDirect on an Electron
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: PiTubeDirect on an Electron

I have tried this and it does work. I used a pi zero with a level shifter from kjell. However, I moved house shortly after getting my AP5 and my electron’s been in storage ever since so I haven’t really tried out much software yet. I think all I did was switch between some of the various co-processo...
by markdryan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted
Replies: 62
Views: 4214

Re: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted

I've just tried V3 of the patch on High Sierra and it seems to be working fine. I haven't done a whole lot of testing other than booting RO 3.71, launching a few of the pre-installed apps and running one small binary copied into the emulator using HostFS, which seems to be working fine. I also tried...
by markdryan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: IDE Podules again
Replies: 22
Views: 1068

Re: For Sale: IDE Podules again

Could you put me down for a 16-bit IDE V2 + 128MB DOM please?
by markdryan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5058
Views: 369972

Re: Today I received.....

a spectrum 128k toastrack. It actually arrived about 6 weeks ago but has been packed away until recently. It's oddly beautiful in it's own way, and some of the spectrum games are great. Really enjoying R-Type, Castlevania: Spectral Interlude and Rebelstar.
by markdryan
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) DATE CONFIRMED
Replies: 20
Views: 1035

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) DISCUSSION THREAD

These dates are good for me as well. Incidentally, I'll be flying into LHR from Schipol and will be pre-booking a taxi to take me to and from the venue. Anyone else from the Netherlands interested in coming would then have transport to and from the venue, providing they book the same flights as me.
by markdryan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD
Replies: 117
Views: 5028

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Is there space left for one more in Room 2? If so, could you put my name down? I won't be bringing much kit, just a laptop and possibly a raspberry PI. I'd arrive Friday afternoon and leave early Sunday morning.
by markdryan
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC PC Card
Replies: 4
Views: 465

RiscPC PC Card

I've just acquired a PC card and am amazed at how well it works and how nicely it integrates with the RiscPC. I realise the computer was designed with PC support in mind, but nonetheless, I'm really impressed. So much so, that I thought I start a PC Card thread. There doesn't already seem to be one ...
by markdryan
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5058
Views: 369972

Re: Today I received.....

Wednesday I received, a PC card for my RiscPC, PC DOS 7 and two DOS games, UFO and Syndicate.
PCCARD.JPG
by markdryan
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron key colours
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Electron key colours

When the wobbly electron arrived from eBay it was missing one of its feet. I bought a replacement from eBay ( not from Retroclinic ) and everything seemed fine. It wasn’t until I inserted the ap5 that I noticed the wobble. The feet on the electron and the ap1 are all worn to a different extent. I’m ...
by markdryan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron key colours
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Electron key colours

I brought my just-in-case electron down from the attic today and put it beside my main electron to compare the feet of the two machines. My main electron wobbles a little when the AP5 is inserted so I wanted to see if the just-in-case electron wobbled as well, which it didn't. The two electrons have...
by markdryan
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Running Wonderland from a hard disk
Replies: 15
Views: 1014

Re: Running Wonderland from a hard disk

Here's the script I'm working on, which scans for all available filing systems. I did try to apply the patch locally to my win binary but I couldn't get it to work. When starting Wonderland I now see an error "No System Resources". I guess I've just updated the file incorrectly or perhaps I've misi...
by markdryan
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Running Wonderland from a hard disk
Replies: 15
Views: 1014

Re: Running Wonderland from a hard disk

I made the modifications to the win file and the game now starts up fine and is playable. But I'm unable to get the save dialog to open, even though I also made the modifications to 28CB0. Actually, I wasn't really sure what to change this to. I tried setting the entire 32bit word to 0. Then I tried...
by markdryan
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Running Wonderland from a hard disk
Replies: 15
Views: 1014

Re: Running Wonderland from a hard disk

And the RAM disk trick works fine. The game plays really well under ADFFS. I just need to remember to copy the saved file from the RAM disk before turning off the computer. Thanks again.

Mark
by markdryan
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Running Wonderland from a hard disk
Replies: 15
Views: 1014

Re: Running Wonderland from a hard disk

Thanks so much for all the info. I’ll try the RAM disk trick this evening. Needless to say, I’d be more than happy to help test a patch.
by markdryan
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Running Wonderland from a hard disk
Replies: 15
Views: 1014

Re: Running Wonderland from a hard disk

Wow, not something that can be fixed with a quick search and replace then. I did manage to image my disks and get the game working on the A3000 using ADFFS. The only problem is I haven't figured out how to save my position. It will only let me select the floppy drive when saving, which is I guess is...
by markdryan
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: software
Topic: Running Wonderland from a hard disk
Replies: 15
Views: 1014

Re: Running Wonderland from a hard disk

Thanks for your reply. I tried naively replacing the harcoded SCSIFS::4 and ADFS::4 strings in the win1 binary with IDEFS::4, taking care not to modify the size of the file. The game still crashes in the same way. I guess it's crashing before it reads these strings, perhaps due to the first issue yo...
by markdryan
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Running Wonderland from a hard disk
Replies: 15
Views: 1014

Running Wonderland from a hard disk

Hi All, I'm trying to get Magnetic Scroll's Wonderland to run from harddisk (IDEFS CF card) on my 4MB ARM2 RISCOS 3.11 A3000. The game runs fine from the floppies but the disk swapping is really tedious. The game comes with an installation program which seems to correctly copy all the files from the...
by markdryan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: C64 fault
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: C64 fault

Have you checked out the pictorial c64 fault guide?

http://derbian.webs.com/c64diag/index.htm

Perhaps something there corresponds to the issues you’re seeing.
by markdryan
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Kevin Edwards assembler series in Micro User
Replies: 13
Views: 2538

Re: Kevin Edwards assembler series in Micro User

Thanks for the advice, links and references. I managed to track down the follow up series by Roland Waddilove, well the first article at least. For reference, it appeared in the Jan 87 edition of the Micro User, available via the link provided in the original post.