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by dhoggan
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: LAND - A Multi-User Dungeon (well almost)
Replies: 196
Views: 14512

Re: LAND - A Multi-User Dungeon (well almost)

Hi fuzzel

Just downloaded and got it on the Gotek. It didn't load at first but then I remembered the RPi co-pro was on so disabled that and it works a treat. Many thanks for doing this. I won't have a proper chance to make a start until Sunday, but having a bit of a look around at the moment.

Dave
by dhoggan
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: LAND - A Multi-User Dungeon (well almost)
Replies: 196
Views: 14512

Re: LAND - A Multi-User Dungeon (well almost)

Hi fuzzel,

Oh that's super - and very appreciated. I doubt I'll come close to Canalboy's score but I'm willing to give it a go!

Thanks,

Dave
by dhoggan
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: LAND - A Multi-User Dungeon (well almost)
Replies: 196
Views: 14512

Re: LAND - A Multi-User Dungeon (well almost)

Hi Lurkio,

At least I know I wasn't missing anything obvious. Hopefully it isn't too much work for fuzzel to build - playing on Beebem and it looks great, but Beemem, well it an't no Beeb :-)
by dhoggan
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: new projects and releases: text and graphic adventures
Topic: LAND - A Multi-User Dungeon (well almost)
Replies: 196
Views: 14512

Re: LAND - A Multi-User Dungeon (well almost)

This might be a daft question, but is there a way to control which SWRAM banks are used? I bought a ROM/RAM board for this (well, I wanted one anyway, but this is what pushed me to commit) - it's one of Steve Picton's and very nice too. But, it interleaves the ROM and RAM configuration, so slots 0 +...
by dhoggan
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Defender, Defender and Planetiod
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Acornsoft Defender, Defender and Planetiod

Chris, what were the issues you were having in getting it loading initially? Just wondering if they were the same as mine - tape slow down etc. Still haven't had time to look into sorting the tape deck out - a work project in a different time zone is messing my schedule up so I haven't had big block...
by dhoggan
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Microvitec Cub: Is it a 653 or 895?
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Microvitec Cub: Is it a 653 or 895?

The shimmering appears more pronounced on mode 0 than mode 7 although both have it. Once the monitor has been on a while it's almost unnoticeable on mode 7 (almost, but just very feint if you look from a close range), but still there on mode 0 although, again, less so than when just powered uo. Than...
by dhoggan
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Microvitec Cub: Is it a 653 or 895?
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Microvitec Cub: Is it a 653 or 895?

Simple solutions are always the best :-) There is not much to go on that's printed but there is a hand-written label that states either "1441 HIRES CIV" or "1441 H/RES CIV" depending on how you read it. I suspect the 1441 is the answer I was after so it does appear to be a 895 version. There is also...
by dhoggan
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Microvitec Cub: Is it a 653 or 895?
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Microvitec Cub: Is it a 653 or 895?

It maybe a daft question, but you mean the text displayed as opposed to the overall screen colour when off? If so, I don't think so. I'm trying to righ up a second Beeb so I can have both monitors on side-by-side as I wouldn't rely on my memory in the time it takes to change a cable! Also, a Google ...
by dhoggan
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Microvitec Cub: Is it a 653 or 895?
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Microvitec Cub: Is it a 653 or 895?

Hi all, I while ago I picked up a Microvitec monitor but didn't get a chance to play with it as my Cub 653 (MS4 variety) has just come back from being recapped and looked glorious (an still does)! I'm now looking at the other Cub in more detail and I'm not actually sure what it is. I though it was a...
by dhoggan
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Defender, Defender and Planetiod
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Acornsoft Defender, Defender and Planetiod

Ah thanks - had managed to find it on the Internet Archive in the meantime but reading people's thoughts around the subject in always interesting.
by dhoggan
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Defender, Defender and Planetiod
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Acornsoft Defender, Defender and Planetiod

As in 'only allowing CHAIN/*RUN and preventing people from being able to load' locked?

Do you recall the month it was published - I'll see if I can give the article up on the web.

Thanks,

Dave
by dhoggan
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Defender, Defender and Planetiod
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Acornsoft Defender, Defender and Planetiod

Chris, I wouldn't know specifically where to check, other than STH and bbcmirco.co.uk. I have the single-loader version so would be able to add it to a collection - once I figure out what is wrong with my ANF03 cassette deck. It's (for me) getting more curious as there seems to be very little info o...
by dhoggan
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Defender, Defender and Planetiod
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Acornsoft Defender, Defender and Planetiod

Just to add another difference: on the version of Defender with a single loader, once the main game loads it seems to immediately start a game; on the two loader version, you have to press enter.
by dhoggan
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Defender, Defender and Planetiod
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Acornsoft Defender, Defender and Planetiod

I haven't been able to find much out on this other than Planetoid is the renamed version of Defender after Atarisoft got the hump. But, am I right in thinking there are two versions of Defender: one with a single game loader (length 0A 0A08) and one, like Planetoid, with two loaders (length 04 0500 ...
by dhoggan
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Odd Moving Warble on Tape
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Odd Moving Warble on Tape

The replacement tape belt for the ANF03 arrived today from Dataserve Retro and has been fitted but I'm now having an issue where nothing plays! Having a look at the rollers, it seems that the belt keep slipping out of the groove on the large black roller and rides on the lip of the roller. Having a ...
by dhoggan
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Odd Moving Warble on Tape
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Odd Moving Warble on Tape

Apologies in advance if I've put this in the wrong place - it was a 50-50 between here (as it might be hardware) and one of the software sections. A wee while ago I went through all my Acornsoft tape titles and sorted out those that load. Given that fact that I've collected them from various sources...
by dhoggan
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Master 128 Startup Beeps
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Master 128 Startup Beeps

HI,

I'm not sure if they did (have a co-pro) or not - the video was more of an overview than anything.

Thanks,

Dave
by dhoggan
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Master 128 Startup Beeps
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Master 128 Startup Beeps

Hi, Thanks for answering - it really was beginning to bug me as they both seems to work. As for searching - I tend to use Google as the main search - a habit I picked up when dealing with one of our vendors who have a lousy search engine. I did try the *. search engine too, but admittedly for less t...
by dhoggan
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Master 128 Startup Beeps
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Master 128 Startup Beeps

Hi, Apologies in advance if this has been asked/answered somewhere - I've spent the better part of an hour Googling and looking around and so that might say more about my search skills than anything! On a Model B, I'm used to the dual tone beep-beep when you turn it on and anything else spells troub...
by dhoggan
Wed May 15, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help Needed with 6502 Second Processor
Replies: 18
Views: 1572

Re: Help Needed with 6502 Second Processor

Hi everyone, I'm looking at replacing the fixed IDC connector on the 6502 board with an IDC box header (the type which has the latch on one side) so I can then use a standard 40-way IDC cable. However, as I've been trying different things in between work commitments, I've manage to lose/forget the c...
by dhoggan
Sun May 05, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help Needed with 6502 Second Processor
Replies: 18
Views: 1572

Re: Help Needed with 6502 Second Processor

Mr BeebMaster,

Just saw your post after my last one.

Inside the second processor the connector is attached to the board - so either it has to be desoldered or the IDC cable extracted from the connector and a new one inserted. It's not a straight swap on this unit I'm afraid.

Thanks,

Dave
by dhoggan
Sun May 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help Needed with 6502 Second Processor
Replies: 18
Views: 1572

Re: Help Needed with 6502 Second Processor

Yes, I have had a look inside and the IDC connector is soldered to the board, so complicates replaces a little bit - I'm assuming that this is the translation connector you referred to? As for additional length, that makes sense, but even an extra 10cm would be really hand, if possible. Based upon w...
by dhoggan
Sun May 05, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help Needed with 6502 Second Processor
Replies: 18
Views: 1572

Re: Help Needed with 6502 Second Processor

Ah yes, I remember them but alas I do not have any to hand. Before I go off an buy one however, from the link you provided it seems to suggest that I would have to replace the IDC connector on the second processor board? I am I reading that wrong - can I simply use a normal 40 IDC cable with no mods...
by dhoggan
Sun May 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help Needed with 6502 Second Processor
Replies: 18
Views: 1572

Re: Help Needed with 6502 Second Processor

Hi, I've just gone to try these suggestions and have noticed that there is a small break in one of the cable making up the 40-way IDC cable - it's one of the outer tracks. Can anyone recommend a source of a new cable? I could try making one up but I'm not wonderfully adept at these things. If there ...
by dhoggan
Sun May 05, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help Needed with 6502 Second Processor
Replies: 18
Views: 1572

Help Needed with 6502 Second Processor

Hi everyone, A bit on a Bank Holiday conundrum for you! I have finally found some time to set up the 6502 second processor I recently received from eBay, but seem to be having issues. Currently I have the ROM sockets set up as follows: <OS>, <DNFS>, blank, blank, <BASIC>. I'm pretty sure the DNFS RO...
by dhoggan
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: DNFS ROM (and Maybe Hi-BASIC)
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: Wanted: DNFS ROM (and Maybe Hi-BASIC)

Oooh, thanks for the offer but I've already ordered them from Mark at Retroclinic. Just waiting for them (and and the second processor!) to arrive.

Dave
by dhoggan
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: DNFS ROM (and Maybe Hi-BASIC)
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: Wanted: DNFS ROM (and Maybe Hi-BASIC)

Thanks everyone - I'll drop Mark an email to see if he can help.

As for loading off disk, that makes sense but right now I'm looking for a single disk drive as my unit has packed up. So until I find one of those, I'll settle on the chip version.At least it'll get me up-and-running.

Thanks,

Dave
by dhoggan
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: DNFS ROM (and Maybe Hi-BASIC)
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: Wanted: DNFS ROM (and Maybe Hi-BASIC)

Hi, Yes, the prices are a bit high, but in the absence of anything else - assuming they actually have them. Whilst the idea of buying a EPROM programmer is appealing (not least 'cos I might actually get COMAL that way and complete my childhood setup!), I was hoping to keep things original if possibl...
by dhoggan
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: DNFS ROM (and Maybe Hi-BASIC)
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Wanted: DNFS ROM (and Maybe Hi-BASIC)

Hi,

I recently picked up a 6502 second processor off eBay, but it doesn't have the DNFS or Hi-Basic ROMs. I have found CJE has the Hi-BASIC one, but does anyone have a spare DNFS one that I can buy. If you do have Hi-BASIC then might be interested in that too - keeps shipping simple.

Thanks,

Dave
by dhoggan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Microcitec Cub 452 (Lack of) Display Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

Re: Microcitec Cub 452 (Lack of) Display Issue

Hi Dave,

No problem - right now I’m in the middle of building a log cabin so all my attention is on that. But I will then actually have a place to permanently setup the Beeb, so happy to wait. It’ll just be good to know whether he’s willing out not so I can add it to my options.

Thanks,

Dave

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