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by spanners
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: New RISC OS Port - The Great Escape test build (soon)
Replies: 21
Views: 4055

Re: The Great Escape test build (available now)

After a huge delay here's 0.94 (I skipped 0.93 - wasn't happy with it). It can now save games to, and load games from, a human-readable and editable text format. This lets you easily meddle with the game's internals (i.e. so you can cheat, or turn the hero into a dog for a while, and other things - ...
by spanners
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 2024
Views: 163506

Re: Acorn Art Thread

The finished version of my Acorn is logo here: http://www.davespace.co.uk/doodles/acorn.html

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by spanners
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: general
Topic: 4corn update 20/11/2020 - Drawing Office indices
Replies: 13
Views: 958

Re: 4corn update 20/11/2020 - Drawing Office indices

I guess this drop is from 1993 or 1994? We get as far as Medusa, but not much further.

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by spanners
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 2024
Views: 163506

Re: Acorn Art Thread

I been re-doing a cut-in/chamfered edge style Acorn logo, that I did in Xara some years back, in Affinity. Can't decide whether the nut should stick in or out...
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by spanners
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Acorn - A World in Pixels - new book
Replies: 53
Views: 4573

Re: Acorn - A World in Pixels - new book

woohoo! Looking forward to receiving my copy.

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by spanners
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3075
Views: 390453

Re: LOLPRICE

I see the "stunning package" is still up https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-RiscPC ... 2225599020

"Probably the best RiscPC 700 deal ever!"

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by spanners
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: general
Topic: 4corn update 20/11/2020 - Drawing Office indices
Replies: 13
Views: 958

Re: 4corn update 20/11/2020 - Drawing Office indices

Interesting. Looks like the Risc PC was planned to have light pipes for the LEDs, and removable drive bay covers...

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by spanners
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Scanned images of Risc PC motherboards
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: Scanned images of Risc PC motherboards

Added a 0197,100 (mark 2) Risc PC board, an ARM610 card and a four-way backplane.

TIFFs are at the link above ^

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by spanners
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Scanned images of Risc PC motherboards
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: Scanned images of Risc PC motherboards

Tonight's scan: a 0197,000 mark 1 board. This has an IOMD20, rather than an IOMD21.

Flipping between this and the scan of the mark 3 board, I see that the small square RAS PAL that sits inbetween the SIMM banks vanishes on the mark 3. Perhaps integrated into IOMD21?

TIFFs are at the link above ^

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by spanners
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3075
Views: 390453

Re: LOLPRICE

by spanners
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Scanned images of Risc PC motherboards
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: Scanned images of Risc PC motherboards

Well I finally got around to doing a bit of disassembling, dusting off, and scanning in. Low-quality JPEG previews are below. Huge TIFF sources are here: https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code ... 8KRLPl3u1y

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by spanners
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: I made a 3d printable replacement post to fix broken front flaps
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: I made a 3d printable replacement post to fix broken front flaps

I had a slice with a broken flap and a missing spring. When I did this fix I drilled through the case behind where the peg sits and bolted two M3 solder tags into place, one top and one bottom. This gave me a point in the same position as the original peg where I could loop the spring through. I've ...
by spanners
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: scanning of books, magazines, ads and letters
Topic: BBC Master Reference Manual [Remastered PDFs]
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: BBC Master Reference Manual [Remastered PDFs]

Ooh that's so crisp. What are you building these manuals in?

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by spanners
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: A new BBC Micro MOS Reassembly
Replies: 32
Views: 2333

Re: A new BBC Micro MOS Reassembly

Excellent work. Thanks!
by spanners
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: past weeknight 'developer' sessions
Topic: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #1, Thursday 20th August 2020, 7pm - 10pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2014

Re: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #1, Thursday 20th August 2020, 7pm - 10pm

I'll be there, but it might be late on, once I've got the kids to bed and had some exercise.

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by spanners
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6133
Views: 701273

Re: Today I received.....

charlewi wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:47 pm
Hi Dave. Nice designs. May I ask which company you used to make the mouse pads?
Of course. It was A1 Graphics of Annan, via this eBay listing: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Personalised ... 4009033936

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by spanners
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: WANTED: Viewfinder 128MB Version for Risc PC
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: WANTED: Viewfinder 128MB Version for Risc PC

There's a Rage 128 Pro 32MB version on eBay at the moment:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Viewfinder-p ... 4071148333

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by spanners
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Iyonix video card
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Iyonix video card

It needs to be an Nvidia GeForce *PCI* card (not PCI Express or AGP). The Iyonix shipped with a GeForce 2 MX. I upgraded mine to an FX 5500 which helped solve the "pyjamas" issue (booting up with the card funted, it just showing stripes). I've actually been keeping an eye out for a spare l...
by spanners
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3075
Views: 390453

Re: LOLPRICE

by spanners
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Which OS for RPC?
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: Which OS for RPC?

philpem wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:21 pm
I haven't tried 4.39 (which I think is Select?). The ROM sets I've seen on sale have gone for way more than what I'm willing to pay.
That's because they contain my highly-valued CDFSFiler v4.

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by spanners
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help identify this Risc PC modification
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: Help identify this Risc PC modification

Thanks, that does look like the (attempted) mod.

Unfortunately it turned out that the motherboard is gubbed and needs further diagnosis. I can get some sort of a video signal out of it, but it's not right at all. I'll be needing one of these new fangled POST boxes I reckon.

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by spanners
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Does anyone have a Bush IBX200?
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Does anyone have a Bush IBX200?

I was just having a look at electronics books. I started leafing through "Starting Electronics Construction" by Keith Brindley and ... :lol:
by spanners
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Does anyone have a Bush IBX200?
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Does anyone have a Bush IBX200?

I double checked. The pin pitch is 2mm. Looks most like a PH connector to me.

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by spanners
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Does anyone have a Bush IBX200?
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Does anyone have a Bush IBX200?

Sorry, I've no calipers but with a steel ruler: exterior is ~ 15.5x4.5mm, pin pitch is ~ 2mm, gap at the front is ~ 9.5mm.

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