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by rmbrowngr
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Plus 1, Plus 3 with Gotek
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Acorn Plus 1, Plus 3 with Gotek

The P.R.E.S./ACP ROM does NOT keep page at E00 and the SCSI code HAS been removed - Boo, Hiss :lol: . You'll need the specific E00 version that loads from disc and it will require 2 banks of RAM. As an aside, JGH has looked at the code for this and thinks it could be modified to work within 1 bank ...
by rmbrowngr
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Plus 1, Plus 3 with Gotek
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Acorn Plus 1, Plus 3 with Gotek

danielj wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:17 pm
Slightly off-topic, but @Dave - does 1.15 still have the SCSI code?

d.
I believe not, but I think it has page at E00.
by rmbrowngr
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.
Replies: 84
Views: 949

Re: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.

Difficult one. Much prefer disc instead of disk. Everyone, but everyone in Greece uses the “American” spelling for IT\computer terminology unfortunately. If I’m proof reading English documents I do get pleasure changing the spelling to British English. I justify it that we are in Europe. On another ...
by rmbrowngr
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 447
Views: 29188

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

Very impressive, very exciting.

Very well done. =D>
by rmbrowngr
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Who on here has the earliest Acorn Electron?
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Who on here has the earliest Acorn Electron?

I got my Elk for my birthday at the end of October 83. My father drove all the way from Lowestoft to Bury St Edmunds to get it. Unfortunately I sold it when bought my first PC around 90\91.
by rmbrowngr
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Acorn Electron World Updating Very Soon...
Replies: 22
Views: 1262

Re: Acorn Electron World Updating Very Soon...

Looking forward to it. :D
by rmbrowngr
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Blakes 7
Replies: 18
Views: 682

Re: Blakes 7

One of my favourite Sci-fi childhood tv series. Watched every episode. Always very disappointed with the ending, but it did leave an opening for another series sometime in the future. B7, Baker Dr Who, sapphire and steel, the tomorrow people etc... What a great period.
by rmbrowngr
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC micro RGB to scart problems (help/ suggestions)
Replies: 19
Views: 705

Re: BBC micro RGB to scart problems (help/ suggestions)

Looked at the manual and I didn't see something for RGB selection per source. Might be worth trying some of the things suggest in this page https://www.retrogamingcables.co.uk/tro ... art-cables.
by rmbrowngr
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Acorn Electron Games that don't work with a plus 1 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: Acorn Electron Games that don't work with a plus 1 ?

vanekp wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:57 pm
the silly program sets page to &D00 and loads a basic program there, not very cleaver [-X
Yep, just saw that in the second file\program of the UEF "Nightworld". If you remove this it loads happily with Plus 1. Why did they do this?

And how to change the UEF?
by rmbrowngr
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Elkulator Debugger
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Elkulator Debugger

Or (after looking at documentation of BeebEm), type "?" and get the list of commands. #-o E33C : BNE E365 >? Debugger commands : bclear n - clear breakpoint n or breakpoint at n bclearr n - clear read breakpoint n or read breakpoint at n bclearw n - clear write breakpoint n or write breakpoint at n ...
by rmbrowngr
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC micro RGB to scart problems (help/ suggestions)
Replies: 19
Views: 705

Re: BBC micro RGB to scart problems (help/ suggestions)

Maybe if you tell us the make\model of tv we can check the manual (if available online) how to enable RGB on the Scart socket. I think on Samsung TV there is a RGB selection item on the settings menu. It's good pointer for me to check now as I want to buy a new TV\monitor for my Acorn machines and d...
by rmbrowngr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Elkulator Debugger
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Elkulator Debugger

I'm looking for a guide\documentation to the debugger of the Elkulator. Can someone point me in the right direction?
by rmbrowngr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Acorn Electron Games that don't work with a plus 1 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: Acorn Electron Games that don't work with a plus 1 ?

I can confirm that Alligata - Electron NightWorld UEF does not work with the Plus 1 enabled. I checked this using ElectrEM and Elkulator. The loader crashes at line 32: 32 NEXT:COLOUR2:CLS:*LO."World 2" Good news is a DFS version of the game works from www.acronelectron.co.uk UEF Nightworld.zip DFS ...
by rmbrowngr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: Advanced User Guide (Remastered)
Replies: 17
Views: 848

Re: Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

Great stuff. Any thoughts on the Electron User Guide? :-k The only copies I have are of a poor scan in pdf and a tatty copy bought from eBay.
Acorn_ElectronUG.zip
(4.73 MiB) Downloaded 7 times
by rmbrowngr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: BBC Micro User Guide (Remastered)
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

Re: BBC Micro User Guide (Remastered)

Thanks! Nice job :D
by rmbrowngr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: DataCentre PCB - revisions
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: DataCentre PCB - revisions

Why not go with a more liberal license like LGPL or even MIT or Apache?
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMFS Query
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: MMFS Query

this is pointless as all games are on SSD anyways :roll: there is only about 4 games that need a E00 dfs, If think it’s more than four games. When I compare the number of dfs disks with ADFS disks from acornelectron.co.uk there’s quite a difference. If you have a GoSDC configured only for DFS i.e. ...
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMFS Query
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: MMFS Query

The only problem with UPURS is the need for a pc from which to send the files. An ideal solution would be a raspberry pi with some additional commands to list the files on the pi and initiate the transfer. Nice idea that. Could make that into some sort of datacentre for the Electron supporting both...
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMFS Query
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: MMFS Query

I’m guessing you are an Electron owner. If you are worried about finding software on disk I would recommend you visit http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/ and consider buying the DVD. It has a huge collection of software in UEF (tapes), SSD\DSD (DFS file system) and ADF (ADFS file system).
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: general
Topic: Videos comparing BBC Vs electron versions of games
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Videos comparing BBC Vs electron versions of games

So many games to choose from. Some first thoughts:- Elite - There are some major differences between the Beeb and Elk tape versions. Football Manager - No mode 7 on the Elk so major difference for matches. I was some what disappointed with the Elk version after having seen the Beeb version. Planetoi...
by rmbrowngr
Tue May 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap SD/MMC Readers
Replies: 23
Views: 11053

Re: Cheap SD/MMC Readers

If you have a disk interface fitted already, you'll find the gotek to be the most "compatible" solution as so far as the beeb's concerned it's a normal floppy disk drive. I agree. More money (as a prebuild kit) but pretty much heading to be the defacto standard as a cross-retro-platform type device...
by rmbrowngr
Tue May 28, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: BBC B Elite versions
Replies: 26
Views: 1100

Re: BBC B Elite versions

KenLowe wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 12:28 pm
On another note, I've solved my hanging issue too. Press f0 to start; not space or enter!!! #-o
Not a bad idea to get the function key strip. You can download it from here http://www.8bs.com/othrdnld/manuals/functionkeys.shtml
by rmbrowngr
Tue May 28, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap SD/MMC Readers
Replies: 23
Views: 11053

Re: Cheap SD/MMC Readers

I've always wondered what the differences are between these two devices to try to determine what are the pros and cons.
by rmbrowngr
Sun May 26, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Moon Patrol for the beeb (New port, just starting)
Replies: 27
Views: 2132

Re: Moon Patrol for the beeb (New port, just starting)

Very impressive. Very well done. =D>
by rmbrowngr
Sun May 26, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: I found my childhood friends I never had!
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: I found my childhood friends I never had!

Welcome fellow Electron User.
by rmbrowngr
Sat May 25, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk disc controllers
Replies: 35
Views: 1403

Re: Elk disc controllers

One thing I did notice with superform on the Elk that creating new LUNs results in a slightly different LUN size on the SD card from the quick start LUN. E.g. Quick Start LUN: 524,140 KB, while creating LUNs with superform results in 524,172 KB. Why go to all the trouble of creating LUNs - I just c...
by rmbrowngr
Sat May 25, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: BBC B Elite versions
Replies: 26
Views: 1100

Re: BBC B Elite versions

by rmbrowngr
Sat May 25, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk disc controllers
Replies: 35
Views: 1403

Re: Elk disc controllers

I'm not sure if the BUG affects the BeebSCSI (anyone know?) I've not seen it - but there again I've not been looking for it!! Not seen it myself as well. Likewise I've not been looking for it. One thing I did notice with superform on the Elk that creating new LUNs results in a slightly different LU...
by rmbrowngr
Sat May 25, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk disc controllers
Replies: 35
Views: 1403

Re: Elk disc controllers

I like to use sub-dirctories on disks, I thought that ADFS would make thisd possible. But reading the forum with regards to ADFS, there are some that do not like it. There are directories in DFS in a limited way. Directories The directory is a single character used to divide the catalogue into inde...