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by strawberrytau
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: How to surf the www from a bbc b
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: How to surf the www from a bbc b

Probably yes! https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... e-in-2017/

Where did you get the cable?
by strawberrytau
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: How to surf the www from a bbc b
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: How to surf the www from a bbc b

This is great! Can this also be done via a Raspberry Pi?
by strawberrytau
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: SD2BBC SD card reader
Replies: 2
Views: 228

SD2BBC SD card reader

ImageI’ve just discovered the SD2BBC SD card reader. Expensive but looks lovely! I’m tempted!

https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/sd2bbc.html

Has anyone got one?
by strawberrytau
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Happy Christmas from Blue Peter 1982
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Happy Christmas from Blue Peter 1982

https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCArchive/s ... 1064916992

Three weeks!

Does anyone have the listing?!
by strawberrytau
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello: Who remembers Action Replay
Replies: 19
Views: 1747

Re: Hello: Who remembers Action Replay

And you are right about the forum. I hadn’t realised this thread was in the Introduce Yourself section!
by strawberrytau
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello: Who remembers Action Replay
Replies: 19
Views: 1747

Re: Hello: Who remembers Action Replay

Thanks Kazzie. Superb that the Action replay works with a Gotek! So cool.
by strawberrytau
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello: Who remembers Action Replay
Replies: 19
Views: 1747

Re: Hello: Who remembers Action Replay

Just discovered this thread. The Vine ACTION REPLAY sounds extremely useful. I wonder if the cover people on this forum could develop a version which works with modern date storage systems, eg SmartSPI or Gotek.

Or maybe Vine’s ROM would “just work” with a Gotek?
by strawberrytau
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 22
Views: 1421

Raspberry Pi 4

The new RPi 4 must have enough power for butter smooth Beeb emulation. Has anyone tried this yet?
by strawberrytau
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: The sound of BBC graphics!
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: The sound of BBC graphics!

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:12 am
This was really obvious in Twin Kingdom Valley - you could hear it drawing the various objects. I always quite liked it.
I think I read somewhere about it being electrical ‘noise’ in the sound circuit and soldering a resistor somewhere curing it.
Interesting! I wouldn’t use the term “curing”!
by strawberrytau
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: The sound of BBC graphics!
Replies: 12
Views: 892

The sound of BBC graphics!

One of the most nostalgic things about getting a BBC back up and running is the noise the computer makes when it displays graphics. That classic whirr as Elite rotates a space station. As a child I’d always assumed that this noise was the CRT (electrons hitting the screen or something!). But I was w...
by strawberrytau
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Getting started with Exile...
Replies: 21
Views: 1232

Re: Getting started with Exile...

So if the ASCII code is 60 it would do 60+0 as 60 is not greater than 65 and so would evaluate to 0. If the ASCII was 70 then it would be 70 + -1 or 69 as 70 is greater than 65 and this evaluates to TRUE which on the beeb is -1. What is not happening is that C% is being set. This should probably be...
by strawberrytau
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Getting started with Exile...
Replies: 21
Views: 1232

Re: Getting started with Exile...

This is the decoder programme for the Micro User hints. It’s a simple substitution cypher - subtract 1 from each letter’s ascii value to decode. 6B73D9A3-ABB9-415F-92AE-F73609A91971.jpeg However, I’ve typed in the code and it appears not to work!! The code line which is supposed to be doing the actu...
by strawberrytau
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Getting started with Exile...
Replies: 21
Views: 1232

Re: Getting started with Exile...

One quick tip: - Don't kill creatures that aren't a definite threat. Don't even kill ones which are 'annoying but not deadly'. They may come in useful later! Where have you got to so far? I’m in the first series of tunnels. Don’t have a weapon yet and feel very vulnerable. Should I make finding a g...
by strawberrytau
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Getting started with Exile...
Replies: 21
Views: 1232

Re: Getting started with Exile...

One quick tip: - Don't kill creatures that aren't a definite threat. Don't even kill ones which are 'annoying but not deadly'. They may come in useful later! Where have you got to so far? I’m in the first series of tunnels. Don’t have a weapon yet and feel very vulnerable. Should I make finding a g...
by strawberrytau
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Getting started with Exile...
Replies: 21
Views: 1232

Re: Getting started with Exile...

sydney wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Have you read the novella yet? If not do that first.
Not yet! Good call...
by strawberrytau
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Getting started with Exile...
Replies: 21
Views: 1232

Re: Getting started with Exile...

LOL! I found the Micro User hints...
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http://8bs.com/othrdnld/tmu/scans/tmu083.zip
Page 79...
by strawberrytau
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Getting started with Exile...
Replies: 21
Views: 1232

Getting started with Exile...

Somehow, back in the 1980s I missed out entirely on playing Exile. :o I’m now playing it for the first time - and it’s hard! :D Can I ask the forum for some help to get started? What are your top spoiler-free hints? I haven’t yet “got” what I’m really supposed to be doing. I’ve heard there is a lege...
by strawberrytau
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10? (now 274MHz)
Replies: 1174
Views: 132035

Re: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10? (now 274MHz)

There's disk-based *TUBE ON|OFF|num on Tube Utilities Disk . And the BBC ROM Manager & Utilities has a ROM-based *TUBE ON|OFF|num command. Thanks Jonathan. That's very helpful! Can you please point me in the right direction to find the ROM-based *TUBE on your site? I have intalled SRAMv130, but it ...
by strawberrytau
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10? (now 274MHz)
Replies: 1174
Views: 132035

Re: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10? (now 274MHz)

Hi, i have a Model B & the pi co pro. Works great. BBC is modded to take a 64k eeprom image. I had been successfully using Beebaid's *tubeoff or tab/break to disable the co-pro before running games. Until recently i blew a new 64k eeprom (still containing beebaid), and now beebaid no longer works! ...
by strawberrytau
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: BeebAid and PiTubeDirect on Model B? - Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: BeebAid and PiTubeDirect on Model B? - Help!

Thanks Nigel! I’ll try that.
by strawberrytau
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: BeebAid and PiTubeDirect on Model B? - Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 332

BeebAid and PiTubeDirect on Model B? - Help!

I am trying to set up BeebAid on my BBC B - to enable me to toggle the PiTubeDirect CoPro easily with TAB-BREAK. I don't have an EEPROM unit yet (ordered and in the post) so am running the BeebAid rom from my Boobip Sideways RAM. It seems to work fine, except I cannot get TAB-BREAK or *TUBEON *TUBEO...
by strawberrytau
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Auto BeebAid 1.01 - Info required
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: Auto BeebAid 1.01 - Info required

I stumbled on this thread while looking for information on BEEBAID myself. Here are the outputs of the help command:
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Looks like a super useful ROM!
by strawberrytau
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Biomorphs (BBC BASIC)
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Biomorphs (BBC BASIC)

I remember this. :-)
by strawberrytau
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Power supply connections BBC B
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Power supply connections BBC B

Thanks. That explains it!
by strawberrytau
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Power supply connections BBC B
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Power supply connections BBC B

Thanks. I’ve connected it and the bbc boots happily.

Glad I spotted that. I suspect it’s been disconnected for 37 years...!
by strawberrytau
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Power supply connections BBC B
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Power supply connections BBC B

24339E80-8A35-4B64-8F8C-A66777120ACE.jpeg It’s these connectors. When I first opened up the beeb the red one was not connected. The non-connected connector is labelled VCC2. I’m resisting a strong urge to just connect the red wire to VCC2 and switch it on. Why would the wire be there if it isn’t su...
by strawberrytau
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Power supply connections BBC B
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Power supply connections BBC B

Hi all, I’m reinstalling the PSU in my been after Gavin kindly recapped it for me. :-) When I removed it, I noticed that not all 7 wires were connected in the BBC. The medium length red wire was not connected. There is an obvious plug which it looks like it should be attached to. The BBC functions p...
by strawberrytau
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Exile and GoSDC
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Exile and GoSDC

Try this thread: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13795&p=228207&hilit=exile+ssd#p228207 Haven't tried it myself, but did have problems getting Exile going under MMFS on my Master Compact, so plan to try it when I get chance. This seems like a slightly different issue to the proble...
by strawberrytau
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: A new MENU system for MMC/Gotek
Replies: 95
Views: 8192

Re: A new MENU system for MMC/Gotek

Feature request:

It would be wonderful to toggle sound on/off in the launch menu. This setting would trigger a *FX210,1 as part of the boot sequence if "sound off" was selected.

I think this would be very useful/ 8)