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by John_Newcombe
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

coxs wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:25 pm
Just got Telstar working on my Beeb. Absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much for making this service.
No problem, glad you like it.

Full directory of pages can be found here https://glasstty.com/wiki/index.php/TELSTAR_Directory
by John_Newcombe
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

Hi John, Has anything changed on your glasstty.com:6502 viewdata service recently that might cause the following problem: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jzcipg5g98z538v/IMG_0728.MOV?dl=0 It’s almost as if the beeb is stuck in a continual refresh loop. My FreeFi232 board seems to work normally on both my...
by John_Newcombe
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

At some point I will open source the code, I will post here when I get around to it.
by John_Newcombe
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 137
Views: 6185

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

Flips this boolean to false: bool telnet = true; // Is telnet control code handling enabled which disables telnet control codes :) - this didn't cause an issue originally, so I'm assuming something changed on the telstar end of things? d. Hmmm... I will check the Telnet Parser in Telstar, it doesn'...
by John_Newcombe
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 137
Views: 6185

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

shifters74 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:00 pm
Hi John,

ATNET0 and connected and it all worked fine - many thanks for the pointer!!

cheers

Shifters
What does ATNET0 do exactly?
by John_Newcombe
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 137
Views: 6185

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

John_Newcombe wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Let me check the logs for the 17th/18th.
The only issue I can see is that someone has accessed a gateway via a gateway and again and again, leaving things in a slightly loopy state (pun intended).
by John_Newcombe
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 137
Views: 6185

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

Is your modem sending Telnet Negotiation? If it is, and this can be turned off, could you try it without?

Kind Regards
John
by John_Newcombe
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 137
Views: 6185

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

Let me check the logs for the 17th/18th.
by John_Newcombe
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

Small buglet in your new pre-emption code (where you can start typing before the screen is drawn)... ... (And a typo, on page 97a you're missing a : after https) The typo is fixed and will get deployed today. The '#' routing issue will take longer. The same problem exists when reading news that has...
by John_Newcombe
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

Hi, Small buglet in your new pre-emption code (where you can start typing before the screen is drawn)... On the weather map page, the landing page for *290#, if you press # before the page is completely drawn, you're returned to the main menu instead of the location entry screen. (And a typo, on pa...
by John_Newcombe
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bootstrapping a CP/M installation
Replies: 28
Views: 1335

Re: Bootstrapping a CP/M installation

Thanks for looking at this, really appreciated. I will try the workaround. This is an awesome utility.

J
by John_Newcombe
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bootstrapping a CP/M installation
Replies: 28
Views: 1335

Re: Bootstrapping a CP/M installation

So, I present a pair of tiny CP/M commands: BBC2CPM copies files from the BBC Micro current filing system to CP/M CPM2BBC copies from CP/M to the BBC Micro current filing system Usage: BBC2CPM <bbc-file> <cpm-file> CPM2BBC <cpm-file> <bbc-file> I think I am misunderstanding something? I have a DFS ...
by John_Newcombe
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: CP/M text Editor Required
Replies: 11
Views: 1090

Re: CP/M text Editor Required

I've used, I think it was, WordStar. You need to run a config program to set the VDU control characters, eg UP=CHR$11, cursor=CHR$31,X+0,Y+0, etc. For those who are interested in using WordStar with the Acorn Second Processor, the basic patches are detailed in the article https://glasstty.com/wiki/...
by John_Newcombe
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bootstrapping a CP/M installation
Replies: 28
Views: 1335

Re: Bootstrapping a CP/M installation

Indeed BITD I used to think PIP was decidedly quirky. It was strangely named and had the arguments "the wrong way round" compared to what I was used to but the ability to do this kind of thing is definitely useful. I know what you mean, however, if you think of it in terms of assigning a variable e...
by John_Newcombe
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bootstrapping a CP/M installation
Replies: 28
Views: 1335

Re: Bootstrapping a CP/M installation

If it helps anyone, I have just posted an article about populating Acorn CP/M disks. The second example transfers Kermit (KERM411) much in the way that has been described by others.

https://glasstty.com/wiki/index.php/Tra ... Kermit_411
by John_Newcombe
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bootstrapping a CP/M installation
Replies: 28
Views: 1335

Re: Bootstrapping a CP/M installation

Once that's done, write a quick 20-liner in BASIC to concatenate the files back into one, use MLOAD to convert it and tada, a working Kermit binary!
Or
A:> PIP CPSKER.HEX=CPSKER1.HEX,CPSKER2.HEX,CPSKER3.HEX
by John_Newcombe
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

Soruk wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:25 pm
Just for a bit of fun, I've added an Authentic mode to the Matrix Brandy client, which slows down the display rendering to approximately that of a 1200 baud modem. It's up on git, and the standalone Windows client has been updated on the website.
Nice.
by John_Newcombe
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

Just successfully accessed TELSTAR using RiscOS software written by David Pilling called Hearsay II (https://www.davidpilling.com/hearsay.html). This package has been updated to include direct TCP connections, thereby allowing the software to connect directly to TELSTAR by simply entering glasstty.c...
by John_Newcombe
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

Nice. I assume this is an alternative to using the ESP_modem solutions in the other threads. Or a few of the other wireless serial solutions kicking about. Is there any advantage to using wire?, or was it more of a 'I did it because I can' type project? Or perhaps going for that more retro box like...
by John_Newcombe
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

Just added an article on creating a Telstar internet modem using an Arduino Uno, Ethernet shield and a MAX232 breakout board. No soldering required! Full details here... https://glasstty.com/wiki/index.php/Building_an_Arduino_Based_TELSTAR_Modem https://glasstty.com/wiki/images/5/5c/2018-01-20_18.10...
by John_Newcombe
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

...goodness knows why because the version I supply with BB4W and BBCSDL doesn't).
Anything you would like to see up on Telstar, just let me know.

J
by John_Newcombe
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

Soruk wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:02 am
The latest build (which I'm pretty sure wasn't there yesterday) is rendering completely empty pages for practically all the content.

Tested using both my Brandy-based client and Richard's BBCSDL client on Android.
Fixed!
by John_Newcombe
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

Soruk wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:02 am
The latest build (which I'm pretty sure wasn't there yesterday) is rendering completely empty pages for practically all the content.

Tested using both my Brandy-based client and Richard's BBCSDL client on Android.
Oops, will sort this asap.
by John_Newcombe
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

I will put 4INAROW back also. Please accept my apologies. Both SNAP and 4INAROW restored (pages 8001131 and 8001132 respectively. If there any more programs you would like to see please let me know. I could have a separate software section for BBC BASIC for Windows/SDL 2.0 rather than lumping it wi...
by John_Newcombe
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

I will put 4INAROW back also.

Please accept my apologies.
by John_Newcombe
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

Sorry, I simply tidied a few things up. The BBC Welcome pack programs are up there. I removed Snap as you said it had an issue, perhaps i misunderstood. I am happy to pop it back.
by John_Newcombe
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

Thanks for this. I did once write an IOS train tracking app using the Network Rail Darwin api, and did think about implementing something. The links you have highlighted may be a simpler way. Time for me to take another look I think. I am currently working on a new server that can detect incoming da...
by John_Newcombe
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pace Nightingale Auto Answer Board
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Pace Nightingale Auto Answer Board

Does anyone know where I can find a manual for the Pace Nightingale Auto Dial/Answer board that is controlled via the user port. I have a modem with one of these boards and I would like to understand more about it. I could also do with the software that came with it to allow Comstar to make use of t...
by John_Newcombe
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: BBC - Torch Communications Software
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: BBC - Torch Communications Software

I'm just gettiing back into Torch but only have a couple of z80 cards. What hardware do you have?

I like the fact that I can make the disks easily with a Data centre.
by John_Newcombe
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 10226

Re: Viewdata Service

More pages updated, more content, system information and some success at accessing the system using Torch Uniview software running under CPN.

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