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by LordVaderUK
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits
Replies: 23
Views: 1119

Re: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits

Are we talking about the BBC B+? If so, it has the power cable but no other cables. As seen in the photo.
by LordVaderUK
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits
Replies: 23
Views: 1119

Re: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits

Stainy wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:13 pm
I`m interested.. but I would need it posted to the US. :/
Hi, that is doable but you would need to pay the P&P and any customs charges... 🤔
by LordVaderUK
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits
Replies: 23
Views: 1119

Re: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits

That is a nice collection of gear. Are you sure about this? I ask because I thought like you about 20 years ago and got rid of my Acorn stuff then, an action I have regretted ever since. :( :? Unless you need the money or storage space why not just box it up and forget about it for the next x numbe...
by LordVaderUK
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits
Replies: 23
Views: 1119

Re: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits

Assorted Bits

5-pin DIN to SCART cable (x2) (ONE LEFT)
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BBC User Manual (reasonable condition for age)
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BBC Advanced User Manual (reasonable condition for age)
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by LordVaderUK
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits
Replies: 23
Views: 1119

Re: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits

TurboSPI MMC drive
Complete with setup CD ROM.
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by LordVaderUK
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits
Replies: 23
Views: 1119

Re: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits

Raspberry Pi Co-Pro (NOW SOLD)
Designed to fit into the Tube socket of your BBC Micro, works great.
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by LordVaderUK
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits
Replies: 23
Views: 1119

Re: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits

GoTek drive (NOW SOLD)
Modified by me (not pretty, but it works) to add the OLED display and rotary selector. Supplied complete with ribbon cable and power cable/connector.
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by LordVaderUK
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits
Replies: 23
Views: 1119

Re: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits

Acorn Electron (NOW SOLD)
Boxed in the original packaging, complete with unused manuals, power block, aerial cable. In working order. Also included, some boxed games, mostly Acornsoft. Oh and the original sales receipt from Rumbelows! :lol:
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by LordVaderUK
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits
Replies: 23
Views: 1119

For sale: BBC B+, Electron, assorted bits

Unfortunately I've decided that I just don't have the time, or probably the skillset, for retro computing, and as a result I have decided to sell off my very small collection of stuff. I am open to reasonable offers for any or all of these, P&P at cost or collection if you prefer from the Fleet, Han...
by LordVaderUK
Fri May 17, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: RetroClinic DataCentre SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 827

Re: RetroClinic DataCentre SOLD

Great, glad it's gone to a good home and is getting lots of use!
by LordVaderUK
Mon May 13, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.03a released
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.03a released

Thank you for this excellent product. I've been using it lots to rekindle my love of BBC BASIC programming!
by LordVaderUK
Fri May 10, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: MGC MK II Menu Development using BeebEm on Mac : Run out of space
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: MGC MK II Menu Development using BeebEm on Mac : Run out of space

That's a nice idea (not numbering the REMs)... I am having a problem with a fairly simple and straightforward Blackjack game, works a treat in BBC Basic / SDLIDE but won't fit on BeebEm (and presumably a real Beeb). Unfortunately SDLIDE can either number everything, or only number 'necessary' lines,...
by LordVaderUK
Tue May 07, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2933
Views: 264305

Re: LOLPRICE

DutchAcorn wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:49 am
This sounds like a steal (from the sellers perspective, that is): https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IOMEGA-100Mb ... 3503258108

Probably a typo... :roll:
Plus £4.99 postage! :lol:
by LordVaderUK
Mon May 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: The BASIC Word-wrap Challenge! (BBC BASIC)
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: The BASIC Word-wrap Challenge! (BBC BASIC)

What this code can't cope with though is a word which is too long for the width of the screen. I might have a go at fixing that, but obviously for my purposes, an adventure program, I am in control of all the text so I won't ever have a word which is longer than the screen width. It's not set in Ll...
by LordVaderUK
Mon May 06, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: The BASIC Word-wrap Challenge! (BBC BASIC)
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: The BASIC Word-wrap Challenge! (BBC BASIC)

Thanks jgharston, that explains it! Correct code, with single line REPEATS, is below... 10 TxtScrWidth%=40 20 REPEAT 30 INPUT "Enter text",T$ 40 IF T$="" T$="The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." 50 PROCDisplayText(T$,135,0,0,0) 60 UNTIL FALSE 70 END 80 DEF PROCDisplayText(CS$,Clr,Cen,DblHei...
by LordVaderUK
Mon May 06, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Assembly language text adventure
Replies: 83
Views: 3037

Re: Assembly language text adventure

Very annoyingly my basic program no longer runs as there's "no room". The program itself excludes all text (locations, messages, objects etc) and runs at P%=&1100 to &1FFF so I've been running it at &2000 so far without a hitch. Is there any way I can get it to run without splitting the basic progr...
by LordVaderUK
Mon May 06, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: programming
Topic: The BASIC Word-wrap Challenge! (BBC BASIC)
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: The BASIC Word-wrap Challenge! (BBC BASIC)

How embarrassing :oops: It worked fine on the BBC BASIC emulator but crashes out on BeebEm (and I assume other less forgiving emulators!) It was down to my clumsy efforts to put the strip code onto a single line with an IF statement in the middle. By breaking them into separate lines it works now......
by LordVaderUK
Sun May 05, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: The BASIC Word-wrap Challenge! (BBC BASIC)
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: The BASIC Word-wrap Challenge! (BBC BASIC)

I am currently writing a text adventure and had to address this very issue. The routine I've come up works in any mode but is ideal for mode 7. It will also handle centering text, printing in double height, and can display in 'teletype' mode, i.e. a character at a time (beware, runs very slowly on a...
by LordVaderUK
Sun May 05, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: RetroClinic DataCentre SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 827

Re: RetroClinic DataCentre

Sold! Thanks for the interest.
by LordVaderUK
Sun May 05, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: RetroClinic DataCentre SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 827

RetroClinic DataCentre SOLD

For sale, RetroClinic DataCentre, suitable for The BBC B, B+ and Master 128. I bought this direct from Mark in February, but have found that I don't really have the time or space for retro computing so rather than it gathering dust, I'm putting it back up for sale here. It has been briefly installed...
by LordVaderUK
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Toggling binary bits
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Toggling binary bits

Thanks everyone. Very grateful for the expert input. As you can see, I have a lot to learn (or possibly, re-learn - would you believe I used to program in Z80 assembler for my first full time job?!)
by LordVaderUK
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Toggling binary bits
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Toggling binary bits

I am developing a text adventure and I want to hold various attributes for items in a single byte in order to save memory. I cannot work out how to toggle a single bit in a byte on and off, so for example if in binary it's &00010000 and I want to toggle that second bit on, resulting in &01010000, ho...
by LordVaderUK
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: MICROVITEC CUB 452 RGB Monitor (Faulty?) SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 219

MICROVITEC CUB 452 RGB Monitor (Faulty?) SOLD

I'm selling this Cub monitor, which I bought fairly recently in working order. Unfortunately it no longer displays a picture when attached to my BBC Micro. There was no bang or fizz or magic smoke, one day it simply stayed black. I have tried all the controls on the back to no avail. This could be a...
by LordVaderUK
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL
Replies: 244
Views: 9922

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD

Hi, presumably if you just want to attend for a look around and a chat, no need to book, even as a "no kitter"??
by LordVaderUK
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B+ thinks it's a BBC A?
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: BBC B+ thinks it's a BBC A?

So I am wondering then whether this issue (bad MODE) is in fact because the BBC is running low on memory, making certain modes unavailable. The program I have written runs to about 900 lines of BASIC but I have no idea how much memory it is occupying once loaded. I am assuming that it's some combina...
by LordVaderUK
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B+ thinks it's a BBC A?
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: BBC B+ thinks it's a BBC A?

Just to be a real pain, it seems to be intermittent. Right now, I can select all MODEs without any problem... 🤔 Clearly I need to do a bit more research and try and work out under what conditions this is occurring...
by LordVaderUK
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B+ thinks it's a BBC A?
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: BBC B+ thinks it's a BBC A?

Ok here goes

PRINT ~LOMEM gives 1902
PRINT ~PAGE gives 1900

VDU 22,0 does indeed change screen mode - 80 columns so I'm guessing Mode 3?
by LordVaderUK
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B+ thinks it's a BBC A?
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: BBC B+ thinks it's a BBC A?

ROMs - all I have is DFS 2.10 and OS 2.00 installed.
by LordVaderUK
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B+ thinks it's a BBC A?
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: BBC B+ thinks it's a BBC A?

MODE 128 - changes mode. In fact any mode above 128 does something, changes screen mode.

PRINT HIMEM returns 31744 after a Ctrl-Break, and 32768 after entering MODE 128.
by LordVaderUK
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B+ thinks it's a BBC A?
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: BBC B+ thinks it's a BBC A?

danielj wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:27 am
And what happens if you try modes 0-3?
It says “Bad mode”...