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by rmbrowngr
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: RM Nimbus Basic revival - any interest?
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: RM Nimbus Basic revival - any interest?

I used 380z and 480z computers at high school (unfortunately not a Beeb in sight), would be great to try out its Basic again.
by rmbrowngr
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: ADFS 1.30 disassembly
Replies: 73
Views: 10287

Re: ADFS 1.30 disassembly

hoglet wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:25 pm
There is a binary in the releases section of github:
https://github.com/hoglet67/ADFS130/releases
Gave it a try this afternoon and works fine. Thanks
by rmbrowngr
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New Pegasus Disc Interface Layout
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: New Pegasus Disc Interface Layout

daveejhitchins wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:50 pm
Made more space around the bottom right-hand fixing hole.
That’s a definite plus, after taking mine apart twice and fighting to put it back in the case. :D
by rmbrowngr
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: ADFS 1.30 disassembly
Replies: 73
Views: 10287

Re: ADFS 1.30 disassembly

Thanks, I’ll try this. I wasn’t sure, that’s why I posted.
by rmbrowngr
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: ADFS 1.30 disassembly
Replies: 73
Views: 10287

Re: ADFS 1.30 disassembly

Just posting to see if there has been any further work on porting BBC ADFS 1.30 to the Electron? I'm especially interested for a version which works with BeebSCSI, and dump ADFS v1.
by rmbrowngr
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 6502 2nd processor for Electron
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: 6502 2nd processor for Electron

There is an alternative, AP5 with Raspberry Pi based 2nd processor.
by rmbrowngr
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Electron hardware
Replies: 13
Views: 469

Re: Electron hardware

Interesting, but what I’m on the lookout for is a Plus 1 for my second Elk, and a Plus 3 (at a reasonable price) just to have a complete set of Acorn Elk hardware. I’ve seen some on eBay, but with shipping to Greece being a requirement, many sellers are unwilling to do since the end of the Brexit tr...
by rmbrowngr
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 1428
Views: 139150

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

hoglet wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:48 pm
That model has a 3.5mm stereo jack labelled: HDMI/PC/DVI-D audio in, which sounds like what you need.
Thanks, I’ll give that a go.
by rmbrowngr
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 1428
Views: 139150

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

What TV/Monitor model are you using? Many have a way of connecting analog audio, even when HDMI is being used. Samsung 2033HD (TV\Monitor). BTW, with the Scart picture, even with the picture size set to 4:3, doesn't fit vertically https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=21625 , but HD...
by rmbrowngr
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 1428
Views: 139150

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

I've been considering buying the RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero for my Acorn computers, instead of buying a cheap scart to HDMI, but I'm holding back buying either as I want to add audio to the HDMI. The cheap scart to HDMI looks like it supports it, but from the documentation of RGB to HDMI using a Pi...
by rmbrowngr
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: No “fit screen” option for Scart input on Samsung TV monitor.
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: No “fit screen” option for Scart input on Samsung TV monitor.

Hotel mode was off, so that wasn’t it. Also edited the source name to PC and that doesn’t fix it. I’ll get hold of a Scart to hdmi converter to see if that’ll work.
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: No “fit screen” option for Scart input on Samsung TV monitor.
Replies: 6
Views: 316

No “fit screen” option for Scart input on Samsung TV monitor.

I picked up for free a Samsung 2033HD tv monitor, but can’t get the picture to fit on the screen with my Electron using Scart. There are options for 4:3 screen format, but not “screen fit” for Scart. The result is the top of the picture is off the screen. Any suggestions on how I might fix this? Wou...
by rmbrowngr
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: BBC Elite source, now fully documented and explained
Replies: 84
Views: 6695

Re: BBC Elite source, now fully documented and explained

Just been enjoying the video by Mark on the abug site http://abug.org.uk/index.php/2020/11/07/explaining-elite/ . Fantastic suff. =D> After seeing the video and visiting his website www.bbcelite.com , I realised the version of Elite that I had back in the 80's for the Electron had the bug which bloc...
by rmbrowngr
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron pr0n
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Acorn Electron pr0n

Nice kit by the way. Quite jealous of the Plus 3. I keep playing with the idea of getting hold of a Plus 3, just to have a full set of Acorn addons for the Electron. From time-to-time they do crop up on eBay and go for good money, and\or will not deliver to Greece ](*,) Now to expand your kit with A...
by rmbrowngr
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: B+ DFS & ADFS versions for PAGE E00
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: B+ DFS & ADFS versions for PAGE E00

I think I read that MMFS is based on DFS 2.26? So I guess that this is an easier mod, than looking at ADFS first.
by rmbrowngr
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: B+ DFS & ADFS versions for PAGE E00
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: B+ DFS & ADFS versions for PAGE E00

Coming back to this afternoon some time. I suppose you can combine rom and ram with some address decoding on a single board to get page at E00 and not load ADFS or DFS in SW RAM each time you boot? Also B+ sockets being configurable as 32k you could have both ADFS and DFS on a single plugin board I ...
by rmbrowngr
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: The 8bit Guy
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: The 8bit Guy

Been following the Commander X16 project on and off as well. Waiting to see the final result is like.

Much prefer to see “BBC C” like computer built around a 6502 combining modern tech. Or BBC next (spectrum next) like computer.
by rmbrowngr
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: The 8bit Guy
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: The 8bit Guy

Adrian's Digital Basement, is very good. I enjoy it a lot. The 8 bit guy is not bad either, but his content is not so much to my taste. I’ve just started following another couple of youtubers Jan beta and Noel’s retro lab. Better than the 8 bit guy in my opinion. Occasionally RMC - The Cave, has som...
by rmbrowngr
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: new ideas wishlist & general chat
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 379
Views: 40673

Re: what should i write next?

Yep, that's a good idea I found these sites http://www.ankman.de/mame/sor.php and http://mamepedia.com/. Working my way through them.
by rmbrowngr
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: new ideas wishlist & general chat
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 379
Views: 40673

Re: what should i write next?

Talking about old Arcade games, back around 78-79-80 (I guess), Lowestoft swimming pool (now called Waterlane Liesure Centre), had two Arcade games in the entrance hall. One was space invaders and the other ...., I can't for the life remember what it was. If I could find some list of Arcade games wi...
by rmbrowngr
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: new ideas wishlist & general chat
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 379
Views: 40673

Re: what should i write next?

Maybe it was a C64, but for sure I wouldn’t have recognised back then. There were lots of spectrums, a few zx81’s, even less BBC’s (price) etc.
by rmbrowngr
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: new ideas wishlist & general chat
Topic: what should i write next?
Replies: 379
Views: 40673

Re: what should i write next?

I was watching by chance Ghostbusters on tv remembered seeing the computer game being played at a computer club I attended back in the 80’s. I can’t remember which computer was running it, but Dragon keeps coming to mind (there was only one person using a Dragon). I don’t think it’s available on eit...
by rmbrowngr
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: variable volume for the BBC
Replies: 21
Views: 3948

Re: variable volume for the BBC

I was researching what parts to to buy to add an audio out to my B+ and came across this article http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/boppi ... e-bbc/3383. I haven't checked yet to see if PL16 is the same on the B+ as it means I have to take off the case again.
by rmbrowngr
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: The great “Merry Christmas 2020” topic
Replies: 28
Views: 919

Re: The great “Merry Christmas 2020” topic

Happy Christmas everyone.

My daily highlight! Thank you all!
by rmbrowngr
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: miscellaneous new bbc and electron games
Topic: Second Processor Elite for the Electron
Replies: 39
Views: 1945

Re: Second Processor Elite for the Electron

I don't if it can be easily changed, but in the 2nd processor version you start with a complete ship with loads of money. It would be nice, like the non-2nd processor version, to have the option to start with a basic ship and a 100 credits.
by rmbrowngr
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Electron modern storage options
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Electron modern storage options

I also do have a TZXDuino with the latest Maxduino firmware - I understand they are supposed to be able to load uncompressed .UEF files? I've tried a few of those and I can't seem to get the TZXDuino to recognise them. The procedure I have been using is to unzip the downloaded .zip, which gives me ...
by rmbrowngr
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Electron modern storage options
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Electron modern storage options

ElkSD is great solution, not only do you get to use DFS (filing system) disk images e.g. SSD extension, you also get sideways RAM and do not need any addons to the Electron. If you want to use a Gotek, you'll need additional hardware either a Plus 3 (and an adaptor), or Plus 1 with a disk controller...
by rmbrowngr
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: miscellaneous new bbc and electron games
Topic: Second Processor Elite for the Electron
Replies: 39
Views: 1945

Re: Second Processor Elite for the Electron

Pernod wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:00 am
jms2 wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:06 pm
As far as I know, there is no emulator which is suitable for this.
It works in MAME! This is configured with Electron, AP6, Pegasus 400, AP5, Acorn 6502 2nd Processor.
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Is there detailed instructions for setting Mame up from the Elk? I struggled the last time I tried this.

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