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by robcfg
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: MMBExplorer released!
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: MMBExplorer released!

Thank you all for your kind words! On to your feedback: What I really like is that I can use your tool on the commandline or in batch files. That fits my workflow. I also like command-line tools a lot, because I can just integrate them into a string of processes that are done automatically, like com...
by robcfg
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: MMBExplorer released!
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: MMBExplorer released!

Hello everyone! I've just released v1.1 of MMBExplorer, with many fixes and new features. * Fixed directory name and added lock flag. * Multiple selection of disks. * Pasting of multiple disks. * Format, locking, unlocking, removing, insertion and extraction of multiple disks. * Multiple selection o...
by robcfg
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: MMBExplorer released!
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: MMBExplorer released!

Hi Dave! I implemented the multiple selection and seems to be working fine. You can also export all selected disks at once to a folder. I'm struggling with the cursor keys though as FLTK uses them both for the table and the disk content, and there are a lot of unwanted interactions. The changes are ...
by robcfg
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: MMBExplorer released!
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: MMBExplorer released!

Ok, the issue with directories and the locked flag has been addressed, and the fix has been pushed to the repository.

I'll take on a couple of suggestions more before releasing new binaries.

Thank you fine people!
by robcfg
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: MMBExplorer released!
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: MMBExplorer released!

Working on Catalina =D> Now just waiting to get BeebEm up-and-running and I'm off again :D Many thanks, once more =D> Dave H =D> Glad you like it! It's printing high-ASCII characters because bit 7 of the directory byte is used to indicate locked files. If d is the directory byte, (d & 0x7f) is the ...
by robcfg
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: MMBExplorer released!
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: MMBExplorer released!

Hi Ken, Minor point. Running on a Windows 10 x64 system, some of the disk images are not showing the correct directories: That's interesting. Which language settings are you using on Windows? It looks to me like it's translating regular ASCII characters to a different code table. A couple of additio...
by robcfg
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: MMBExplorer released!
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: MMBExplorer released!

Thank you!

Please tell me if there's any feature you'll like to be added that will make it more useful.

Cheers,
Rob
by robcfg
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: MMBExplorer released!
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: MMBExplorer released!

Looks good =D> =D> . I'll give it a test tomorrow. Thanks! Looks brilliant . . . and on the Mac =D> What would be the chance of having pre-compiled versions for people, like myself, who just don't have the required skills? Or maybe a step-by-step-by tiny-step :oops: guide at least. [-o< Dave H :D D...
by robcfg
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: MMBExplorer released!
Replies: 21
Views: 757

MMBExplorer released!

Hello everyone! I recently acquired a ElkSD-Plus1 interface and was looking for tools to create and manipulate MMB files, but all of them seemed pretty old and mostly Windows only. So I took myself to write a tool to do that and that could be compiled on many platforms, and learn new stuff. And that...
by robcfg
Tue May 07, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: scanning of books, magazines, ads and letters
Topic: Merging scans
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: Merging scans

Maybe PhotoStitcher works for you.
by robcfg
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: bitshifters (new bbc master games)
Topic: Stunt Car Racer for BBC Master
Replies: 63
Views: 7249

Re: Stunt Car Racer for BBC Master

I don’t know what to say that hasn’t been said before...

Definitely a brilliant work!

I’m most surprised by how fast and smooth the game is.

Keep up the good work!
by robcfg
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Free to collector Archimedes swag
Replies: 26
Views: 2544

Re: Free to collector

I’d try dumping the second half just in case.

Being mask roms it’s quite unusual for them to be mislabelled.
by robcfg
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Atom Colour Board Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 40424

Re: Atom Colour Board Thread

Awesome stuff!

Does your board have a place for an external character eprom?

Could the output of the board be routed to vga or hdmi monitors?

Keep up the good work!
by robcfg
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Free to collector Archimedes swag
Replies: 26
Views: 2544

Re: Free to collector

Jon, would you mind dumping the roms?
by robcfg
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 167
Views: 11711

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

I tried the following on my Mac: I start BeebEm4 with the default config (BBC Master 128 with Native 8271 disk controller). On start I get the following on screen: Acorn MOS Acorn 1770 DFS BASIC >_ Next, I go File->Disc Options->New Disc 0 , and enter Test.ssd as file name on my user's Document fold...
by robcfg
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: Hardware pictures?
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: Hardware pictures?

Nice!

Is it uploaded somewhere?
by robcfg
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: Hardware pictures?
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: Hardware pictures?

I totally understand that, thus my point of having better pictures now that bandwidth is not an issue.

We could even send a broken Electron’s ULA to Sean Riddle for decapping.

Like we did with a PCW gate array: http://www.habisoft.com/pcwwiki/doku.ph ... gate_array
by robcfg
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: Hardware pictures?
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: Hardware pictures?

Yes, that would be something along the lines, but the general quality of the pictures is dreadful, and to my taste, they are lacking different revisions of the boards (in case there are, but it is usually the case). I usually scan the boards at 300dpi resolution and do both sides. That allows for cr...
by robcfg
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: Hardware pictures?
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Hardware pictures?

I was wondering if there's any place where to find detailed pictures of BBC hardware. I've been quite busy on the Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW and Dragon side of things, and I found that having high quality pictures of the different hardware pieces help cataloguing them, diagnosing problems and inspire ...
by robcfg
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: general
Topic: Bit of fun Part Two - CPU Swap
Replies: 28
Views: 1515

Re: Bit of fun Part Two - CPU Swap

Or a 6309, which is a 6809 on steroids!

From our benchmark on the Dragon Archive (see http://archive.worldofdragon.org/phpBB3 ... 309#p17017 ), the 6309 is roughly 3 to 4 times faster computing Pi digits.
by robcfg
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5869
Views: 534004

Re: Today I received.....

And the colour monitor rocks! Yes its extremely good - any way I can connect my beeb to it? :D I don’t know if the BBC Micro has RGB output (easy way) or not (not so easy way). The easy way would just require a cable and/or small adapter, while the not so easy one some kind of composite to RGB conv...
by robcfg
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5869
Views: 534004

Re: Today I received.....

I had (and still have) a CPC464 bitd and all in all it was quite a balanced machine. And the colour monitor rocks! Regarding Locomotive Basic, I think it’s one if the best dialects I’ve used. Before my CPC, I had an Atari 800XL which I loved (and still do), but Atari Basic was too... well... basic. ...
by robcfg
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What is the average age on here??
Replies: 284
Views: 35936

Re: What is the average age on here??

44 here :mrgreen:
by robcfg
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Lunar Jetman protection
Replies: 39
Views: 3463

Re: Lunar Jetman protection

Would it be possible to get a recording of the original tape?
by robcfg
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Master 2.5" hard drive
Replies: 40
Views: 2423

Re: BBC Master 2.5" hard drive

WinImage on windows is very good too.

The free version will last forever for your purpose.
by robcfg
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 5.25” disc drive is eating discs
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: 5.25” disc drive is eating discs

Are you using HD or DD disks?

I never managed to format a HD one on my elk.
by robcfg
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Newbie questions: Programming tools and graphics
Replies: 16
Views: 1669

Re: Newbie questions: Programming tools and graphics

Yes, I tried it. Works fine on MacOS under wine but it uses only fixed resolutions for every screen mode, so couldn’t convert a 256x192 image to mode 2 because it scales or pads it to 320x256, which kind of defeats the point. Also, I found quite interesting to do the conversion myself. Being a comma...
by robcfg
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Newbie questions: Programming tools and graphics
Replies: 16
Views: 1669

Re: Newbie questions: Programming tools and graphics

That was the problem, thank you very much!

I'm not used to BBC Basic, but doesn't it feel a bit weird that you have to specify a hex number without the & in front of it?
by robcfg
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Newbie questions: Programming tools and graphics
Replies: 16
Views: 1669

Re: Newbie questions: Programming tools and graphics

Stardate 190127-2055. I managed to set the right parameters and create a small command line program that converts a raw image to the Beeb's screen format. Now, I'm facing a singular problem... If I poke values to the computed screen start address, everything works as expected but if I load images I ...
by robcfg
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Newbie questions: Programming tools and graphics
Replies: 16
Views: 1669

Re: Newbie questions: Programming tools and graphics

Progress! I did a small Basic program that sets mode 1 and then changes the crtc registers. I find Basic quite convenient for trying new stuff 10 MODE 1 20 REM HORIZONTAL (256 PIXELS) 30 ?&FE00=1 40 ?&FE01=64 50 ?&FE00=2 60 ?&FE01=90 70 REM VERTICAL (192 PIXELS) 80 ?&FE00=6 90 ?&FE01=24 100 ?&FE00=4...

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