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by VectorEyes
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2950
Views: 276408

Re: LOLPRICE

Well it hasn't gone for almost two million yet! I have a suspicion the price may reduce somewhat before it sells.
by VectorEyes
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: software
Topic: Unreleased games
Replies: 45
Views: 4388

Re: Unreleased games

Hello @SirBod,

Did you ever manage to get hold of the Scorpius source or a build with a playable ice level? It’s one of those games that I remember being really excited by, all those years ago.
by VectorEyes
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: software
Topic: Karma - The Flight Trainer
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: Karma - The Flight Trainer

I bought it and played it. To be brutally frank, it was a let-down. As others have said, it basically consisted of flying from one star / planet to another, over and over. Having read all the hype about how the full game would simulate an entire galaxy and have all kinds of alien races etc, playing ...
by VectorEyes
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Request for testers for quick but fascinating test case
Replies: 36
Views: 1366

Re: Request for testers for quick but fascinating test case

Are you on a mobile? I’ve found that quite often when I’m viewing a web page on a mobile phone the image resolution is reduced for large images.
by VectorEyes
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Request for testers for quick but fascinating test case
Replies: 36
Views: 1366

Re: Request for testers for quick but fascinating test case

MAIN DEV CHERRY MASTER: (Not had time to take lid off yet but if it is similar to the other one I own, it’s got a Toshiba CRTC. Will check VIAs soon and update!) VSIRQTM: 1,1 BigSync: Time Raise: 99 174 Time Lower: 97 176 TR: 249 228 TL: 247 230 TR: 22 38 TL: 20 36 SyncMid: 2 LPSYNC: Hi always 16, L...
by VectorEyes
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Please run a little test on your Electron
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: Please run a little test on your Electron

I'm afraid my one and only Electron is locked away at the moment otherwise I would run the test! I just wanted to say that when I've been trying to get stable raster effects working I've found it very useful to have some lines on the screen that are actually part of the screen memory, not just creat...
by VectorEyes
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2794
Views: 272690

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Pretty positive if you took a close look you’d be able to find some software in there that isn’t GPL and where the original creator still retains the copyright!

(Although I am in no way a lawyer or a software licensing expert!)
by VectorEyes
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Achieved STABLE RASTER on Acorn Electron
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Achieved STABLE RASTER on Acorn Electron

As someone who's just spent several hours iterating on various combinations of cycle timings in an attempt to get a prototype effect working, may I say: many congratulations. And on an electron with no nice timers to help you out, and interlaced... seriously impressive. Looking forward to seeing wha...
by VectorEyes
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 249
Views: 9937

Re: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.

Does anyone know if the CCH car park is open late, ie up to 11pm or so? I can't leave (South) London until around 8pm so I'll be getting to Cambridge rather late, but I'd really like to unload my stuff on Friday evening (and perhaps risk leaving the car in the car park as well).
by VectorEyes
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 249
Views: 9937

Re: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.

You wouldn’t happen to have any of the devices that plug onto Atom motherboards to provide video output? You had a quick look at my two Atoms a few ABUGs back and I made a mental note at the time that I needed to get hold of some! You mean connectors for the composite out (PL4), if so yeah could pr...
by VectorEyes
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greets fellow Acorn enthusiasts
Replies: 17
Views: 469

Re: Greets fellow Acorn enthusiasts

No, rescue the poor slowly-corroding Master!
by VectorEyes
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: WANTED: Hegotron Grafpad II ROM
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: WANTED: Hegotron Grafpad II ROM

I have one, next time I’m in the vicinity of my collection I’ll dig it out and see what documentation came with it. Is there a list of hardware / software that are considered important historically and haven’t been preserved? I know about the MIA games list but are there equivalent ones for hardware...
by VectorEyes
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?
Replies: 44
Views: 3035

Re: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?

Making considerable progress! I will post here with what I had to do to get things working shortly... I'm trying to work it out by looking online but does anyone know which areas of memory (workspace) I might need to preserve when using HostFS / UPURSFS? I am trying to run a demo (Wave Runner) over ...
by VectorEyes
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?
Replies: 44
Views: 3035

Re: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?

Thanks Martin. I seem to have got it working! For those who might want to try UPURSFS on MacOS in the future: - The -U option didn't work. I had to use -s. ie: perl ./TubeHost.pl -s /dev/tty.usbserial-FT93UCZ7 115200 - There seems to be a bug on MacOS whereby if you have the FTDI USB->Serial cable p...
by VectorEyes
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?
Replies: 44
Views: 3035

Re: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?

Upon further investigation:

Tubehost.pl is hanging on the following line:

system("stty $BAUD crtscts ignbrk ignpar -icrnl -ixon -opost -isig -icanon -iexten -echo < $socket_path");


Would this suggest some kind of driver issue?
by VectorEyes
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?
Replies: 44
Views: 3035

Re: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?

perl ./TubeHost.pl -U /dev/tty.usbserial-FT93UCZ7 115200 Try using /dev/cu.usbserial.... instead. Thanks sweh! Sadly it didn't make any difference. I also realised I had an old version of UPURSFS so upgraded to the latest one (0.08) but that didn't help either. Should I see any output at all in the...
by VectorEyes
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?
Replies: 44
Views: 3035

Re: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?

Arise necro-thread! Has anyone ever used UPURSFS with MacOS? Did you get it working? I think I have everything set up correctly but I find that I can't actually execute any HostFS commands (or any *commands at all, really) ... the machine just waits forever for the command to complete, but never pri...
by VectorEyes
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 249
Views: 9937

Re: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.

With less than a week to go, anything anyone wants me to bring beyond : Normal soldering equipment & tools. Eprom / AVR / PIC / Xilinx programmers. Shuttle PC for reading floppies. Dragon + PSU (for looking at sbadger's Dragon). Normal assortment of Beeb / Atom stuff. Cheers. Phill. You wouldn’t ha...
by VectorEyes
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 249
Views: 9937

Re: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.

Actually, does anyone have any spare BBC Master PSUs they might be willing to sell at ABUG? I have two masters missing PSUs. Or rather one is totally missing, and for the other I’m missing the outer metal case but have the PSU board.

If anyone does it would be much appreciated!
by VectorEyes
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Retro Computer Festival 2019 - 7th & 8th September
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Retro Computer Festival 2019 - 7th & 8th September

Sounds fantastic but I have to save my weekends for precious ABUG meets. If anyone feels like taking pictures of interesting stuff please do so!
by VectorEyes
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Wave Runner Demo Details
Replies: 20
Views: 1270

Re: Wave Runner Demo Details

Another thread bump! Closing Thoughts section has been done (actually I wrote it a few weeks ago but didn't want to bump the thread until I'd finished a few other things.) The source code is now available on Github: https://github.com/bitshifters/wave-runner Finally, the 'incorrect scrolltext colour...
by VectorEyes
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A blitter for the beeb?
Replies: 104
Views: 10467

Re: A blitter for the beeb?

Just a quick note to say that this sounds really interesting. And I quite like 'Aeris' for the name!
by VectorEyes
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Emulation tests
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: Emulation tests

Writing a sequence of values (or just one odd value) to a nonexistent CRTC register?
by VectorEyes
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Testing all RAM in a Master 128
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Testing all RAM in a Master 128

Just in Twisted Brain, or elsewhere as well? There's a known issue in Twisted Brain where it can show some spurious lines in the 'Twister' section. It depends on what screen mode you were in when you booted the demo. It's also known to have problems with some of the more obscure 6845 CRTC chips foun...
by VectorEyes
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 249
Views: 9937

Re: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019

I rescued all the old Risc PCs from ARM ltd. just recently. Got stacks in my room. Only a couple of interesting ones which I will be sure to bring along. My God. Do you have any with uncorroded motherboards?... Yes, I have removed all the batteries...there is one that boots up to a screwed up graph...
by VectorEyes
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 249
Views: 9937

Re: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019

riscman wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:42 pm
I rescued all the old Risc PCs from ARM ltd. just recently. Got stacks in my room. Only a couple of interesting ones which I will be sure to bring along.
My God. Do you have any with uncorroded motherboards?...
by VectorEyes
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Wave Runner Demo Details
Replies: 20
Views: 1270

Re: Wave Runner Demo Details

Thread bump! I have updated the Logo Dissolve, Intro/Outro and Vertical Scrolltext write-ups. I will write up some closing thoughts shortly.
by VectorEyes
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Exile - early port
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Exile - early port

Yes, this is fascinating. Thanks!

(I'd love to play that version! A mix of the original Beeb version and the eventual C64 release.)
by VectorEyes
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 281
Views: 33190

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

It's a shame they're moving, I always thought I might take a trip up there one day for the pure nostalgia factor of walking into an 'Acorn' shop!

(I'd inevitably end up buying lots of stuff of course!)
by VectorEyes
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC clock speed
Replies: 23
Views: 867

Re: BBC clock speed

Quick note to clarify (maybe?) the previous post. Although from the CRTC's perspective it's outputting sequential numbers as the raster-beam scans along one scanline, the way the address lines and multiplexer chips work mean that the actual address fetched increases by eight each time the CRTC moves...