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by VectorEyes
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mr. Magus Is Waiting For You
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Mr. Magus Is Waiting For You

My primary school was clearly behind the curve when it came to using computers in education. I can distinctly recall being shown the TV programme and having to write a short story describing what happened in Mr Magus is Waiting for You, but I don't think I had a single lesson in my entire primary ed...
by VectorEyes
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: How do you replace the rubber feet on a Master?
Replies: 4
Views: 173

How do you replace the rubber feet on a Master?

Not the most interesting of questions I admit, but I could still do with some advice. I have a Master whose feet have degraded to the point where they leave a strange sticky black goo over anything they touch. I've got some replacements, but I'm actually not sure how to replace them. Can anyone offe...
by VectorEyes
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5703
Views: 490894

Re: Today I received.....

Two Amiga A2232 serial cards...

Anyone want to hazard a guess what I'm going to do with them?

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by VectorEyes
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 2 Questions... 1) Whats this? 2) Power supply... fizzzzzz
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: 2 Questions... 1) Whats this? 2) Power supply... fizzzzzz

Given that it has '1770' written on it, the board looks like a floppy disc controller to me. BBC Micros needed them fitted to be able to talk to disc drives. BBC Masters had them built-in. As for the crackling and the smoke, it's an extremely well-known issue. There are some capacitors in the PSU th...
by VectorEyes
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What ports are you using (and how)?
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: What ports are you using (and how)?

All in my main development Master 128: Tube Internal: RaspPi CoPro Tube External: CMorley's Tube Serial adapter connected to Tom Seddon's BeebLink, for uber-fast filesystem access to my Mac when doing development. Tube external pass-through: For testing various CoProcessors! 1MHz bus: Connected to i...
by VectorEyes
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Where to find retro kit...?
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Where to find retro kit...?

Well, last week one of my colleagues gave me his old Master 128 and disc drive in exchange for me promising to make a donation to a charity of my choice. Asking friends and colleagues if they have old unused computers can certainly pay off. (Still haven’t found anyone with an ARM Evaluation System t...
by VectorEyes
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!
Replies: 37
Views: 12536

Re: Missing BBC Games HELP REQUIRED!

Quick question, is the MIA list up to date? I've recently taken possession of several boxes of software and I'd like to see whether I could contribute missing titles to the community instead of putting them on eBay! It would also be incredibly useful to have a list of MIA educational software (alrea...
by VectorEyes
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Darkness of Raven Wood
Replies: 113
Views: 13224

Re: The Darkness of Raven Wood

I'd buy it too. In fact I'd probably buy any new game released on the Beeb!
by VectorEyes
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: software
Topic: Modern development environment for Archimedes
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Modern development environment for Archimedes

Some gotchas / things that could be improved: [...] I could run the build commands from directly inside VSCode and/or use proper make - old habits die hard, I guess :- [...] You can do this. The tasks.json file inside the .vscode folder defines what happens when you 'Build' and/or 'Run' in VSCode. ...
by VectorEyes
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Arculator v2.0 released!
Replies: 33
Views: 5850

Re: Arculator v2.0 released!

I am far, far, far from an expert, but it looks to me as if there might be some kind of threading issue at play. Some OSs are more tolerant than others of UI API calls being made on non-UI threads, and those 'closure_invoke' calls in the call stack would seem to suggest some kind of concurrency syst...
by VectorEyes
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: An Exile writeup
Replies: 31
Views: 1543

Re: An Exile writeup

Bloody brilliant, garfield!
by VectorEyes
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 175
Views: 7869

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

BeebMaster wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:13 pm
The oven is on...there will be fruit loaf and lemon drizzle cake, so we'll all be able to get our five-a-day!
Pity the poor folks who can't turn up until late evening! :)
by VectorEyes
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: An Exile writeup
Replies: 31
Views: 1543

Re: An Exile writeup

That is a real shame, the annotations really added to those videos and provided so much context. Looks like Youtube removed them permanently a year ago. I seem to recall I used a third-party application to download a few Youtube videos a few years ago and the captions didn't end up in the video file...
by VectorEyes
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cub Monitor Question
Replies: 29
Views: 958

Re: Cub Monitor Question

Out of curiousity, what would happen if you fed the monitor with the wrong signal, ie analogue when it was expecting digital or vice versa?
by VectorEyes
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Free to collector Archimedes swag
Replies: 26
Views: 2128

Re: Free to collector Archimedes swag

If I sent you an appropriately prepaid stamped addressed padded envelope could I have the Archimedes Assembly Language book?
by VectorEyes
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Emulating (or obtaining!) an ARM Evaluation System
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: Emulating (or obtaining!) an ARM Evaluation System

Thanks everyone for your replies. And B-Em does too. Again I am not sure how accurate the emulation is. I am also not sure what the benefit of making the emulation cycle accurate is. Is this just a technical challenge, something you want to do? Or is there some piece of software you want to run that...
by VectorEyes
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Emulating (or obtaining!) an ARM Evaluation System
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Emulating (or obtaining!) an ARM Evaluation System

Hello all, At some point starting in the Summer I’m contemplating a project that would target the first ever ‘released’ ARM, specifically the one inside the ARM Evaluation System. However, this would entail either being able to accurately emulate one (and it would need to be cycle-accurate both with...
by VectorEyes
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: An Exile writeup
Replies: 31
Views: 1543

Re: An Exile writeup

- The pink chest is a piano! (An amazingly tough piano, admittedly.) Fascinating! How do you know? (Not doubting you for a second, but I've never heard this assertion before!) The piano is mentioned in the Novella, it belongs to one of the crew members. One of the other walkthroughs I read mentione...
by VectorEyes
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: An Exile writeup
Replies: 31
Views: 1543

Re: An Exile writeup

Fantastic write-up Bilip, and some other very interesting observations here. I got as far as the bottom of the windy shaft on real hardware back in the day, and completed it once or twice under emulation a few years ago. I have still to do a complete run using the 'proper' solution (no physics engin...
by VectorEyes
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Bouncing Basketball tech demo on the Acorn Electron
Replies: 40
Views: 1473

Re: Bouncing Basketball tech demo on the Acorn Electron

Until you realize that the Electron has an always-on interlaced PAL frame with two differently timed fields. And you have to find a way to determine which field is active. And you need 100% cycle counting in your timing critical code. ... sounds horrible but not *that* bad so far... And you realize...
by VectorEyes
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Publishing multi-part projects on github.
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Publishing multi-part projects on github.

You could look into git submodules for this. They’re often used to make repositories that ‘contain’ or ‘link to’ other repositories. They’re not without their problems but when configured and used appropriately it can be the right solution to this kind of problem. I’d echo what was written above tho...
by VectorEyes
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 175
Views: 7869

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Full table for me please, Friday to Sunday. Very much looking forward to it!
by VectorEyes
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Info please! Acorn's in-house large-memory 6502 co-pro
Replies: 99
Views: 5700

Re: Info please! Acorn's in-house large-memory 6502 co-pro

I’d like to bid on this for my CoPro collection. If I win I’m very happy to bring it to ABUGs, help with imaging the ROM, etc.
by VectorEyes
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Info please! Acorn's in-house large-memory 6502 co-pro
Replies: 99
Views: 5700

Re: Info please! Acorn's in-house large-memory 6502 co-pro

The board needs photographing and the ROM imaging :/ has anyone been in touch with the seller to ask if, whoever buys it, can be put in touch with us to help do that? I have contacted the seller on eBay and asked whether they’d be willing to tell the winner about the interest from the StarDot folks...
by VectorEyes
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2963
Views: 294054

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: 5134

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: 23
Views: 1527

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: 2015

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: 2015

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...