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by acorndave
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Technodream on emulation
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Technodream on emulation

There's one on ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nevryon-and-Technodream-CD-for-Acorn-Archimedes-Risc-OS/333759504734?hash=item4db59de15e:g:vkwAAOSwp49exn3Y £30 staring bid though + £5 postage. Nearly 6 days to run, might be worth watching. ... Or too pricey ? Guess it depends how keen you are on it.
by acorndave
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: 6502Em emulating a Master Compact
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: 6502Em emulating a Master Compact

No problem they are all 16k.

I don't know if it's significant but the Master Compact OS 5.1 ROM is listed here

https://acorn.huininga.nl/pub/roms/Acorn/OS/

No idea where I originally got my files from, but they are all dated 1995 except for ADFS 2.10, which seems to be dated 2014 for some reason
by acorndave
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: 6502Em emulating a Master Compact
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: 6502Em emulating a Master Compact

Are the compact Roms etc in their own folder called compact.

This is a screenshot of my set up, if it's any help (6502em v4.03b)
by acorndave
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Will a RISC PC take a 5.25" floppy drive?
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Will a RISC PC take a 5.25" floppy drive?

I think it may be possible, but not just plug and play. You may need to do some modifications.

See here
viewtopic.php?t=2924
by acorndave
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: IMS (Innovative Media Solutions) multimedia CD reader disks
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: IMS (Innovative Media Solutions) multimedia CD reader disks

Got another one for you Musical Instruments. This works fine with the RISC OS 3.7 build of RPCEmu. Just need to make sure MediaRSRC has been 'seen' And comment out the line in the !Run file : Run <MSMusical$Dir>.FileTypes.!CD_Type Can't get it to work with VRPC, I don't have a CDFS drive available a...
by acorndave
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Sherston Badger Trails - video mode "Out of scan range" on RISC PC
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Sherston Badger Trails - video mode "Out of scan range" on RISC PC

I have these in my MDF which seem to do the trick for most old games etc on my Hanns G LCD Screen # 320 x 250 (90Hz - Modes 6,7) startmode mode_name: x_res:320 y_res:250 pixel_rate:15360 h_timings:38,44,48,320,48,14 v_timings:3,19,29,250,29,2 sync_pol:0 endmode # 320 x 256 (90Hz - Modes 1,2,5,9,10,1...
by acorndave
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Help Req - running Chuckie from ADFS
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: Help Req - running Chuckie from ADFS

Not sure how to 'convert' your DFS versions to ADFS. However third download down on this page (icon showing a 3.5 floppy): https://www.everygamegoing.com/index.php/litem/Chuckie-Egg-1-V1/272 Is a zipped adf (i.e adfs version) for the Electron which may (or may not) work on your Master 128. At the ve...
by acorndave
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Try to find soft for presentations and dictinaries
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Try to find soft for presentations and dictinaries

I don't really know as I've never used it. I've had a play and it looks like that is right. The dictionary / vocabulary archives just contain the one file. Which can be used with RISC OS or Windows. But to make it work with RISC OS you need the accompanying ES files as well. I suspect these are prob...
by acorndave
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Try to find soft for presentations and dictinaries
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Try to find soft for presentations and dictinaries

I no longer have an Iyonix to test it on.But it's quite an old app, so probaly not 32 bit safe

But I've tried it with RPC_Emu running RO 5.27 and it works with Aemulor loaded.

Do you have a copy of aemulor ?

You can get a copy for Iyonix here if not :
http://sendiri.co.uk/aemulor/
by acorndave
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Try to find soft for presentations and dictinaries
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Try to find soft for presentations and dictinaries

Didn't know about the RISC OS port of Ergane. Glad you managed to find it.

Amazingly I discovered I actually have a copy of it - told you I never throw anything away ! :)
by acorndave
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Try to find soft for presentations and dictinaries
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Try to find soft for presentations and dictinaries

There is OHP available from CJE http://www.cjemicros.co.uk/micros/individual/newprodpages/prodinfo.php?prodcode=SPA-OHP25 It is like PowerPoint in that it is presentation software and does a similar job, but I don't believe there is any direct compatability if that's what you're looking for. Ergane ...
by acorndave
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Recycle bin
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Recycle bin

BlackHole / Blackhole2 originally written by Mark Greenwod is available here : https://bracke.dk/page/desktop-enhancements I'm not sure if this works with RISC OS 5 though. However somebody 32bitted it for the Iyonix at some point. I can't find it listed anywhere. But as I never throw anything away ...
by acorndave
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Does anyone have VirtualRPC?
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Does anyone have VirtualRPC?

From the helpfile...

"Who wrote it?
The Pain Enhancer, of Sounds Riscy."
by acorndave
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Emulators on A3010-20
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Emulators on A3010-20

If you google for !Beebit, it will probably find Michael Foot's old website, which is no longer available. You want to be here: https://mjfoot.netlify.app/bbc.htm It has the advantage of being free, so no harm in trying it. !6502em is £15 from here: http://www.borcherds.co.uk/murklesoft/riscos/6502e...
by acorndave
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Beebug Disk Buffer - Manual Wtd
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Beebug Disk Buffer - Manual Wtd

Sorry can't help with the manual.

I think CJE's !ArcDFS is different to the one written by Richard Averill.

Anyway the Richard Averill app is free from here :

https://mjfoot.netlify.app/bbc.htm
by acorndave
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: WTD: BBC tape deck
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: WTD: BBC tape deck

There's one on ebay. £15 at the moment

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Acorn-Mi ... SwaKhe~HnT
by acorndave
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: IMS (Innovative Media Solutions) multimedia CD reader disks
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: IMS (Innovative Media Solutions) multimedia CD reader disks

Ok I've managed to 'stabilise' My old PC with the floppy drive and have now managed to register the disc, so I've managed to get a decent adf image of The Way It Works Reader Floppy (attached). I've been having a play out of curiosity and it does nothing except crash using the RISC OS 3.7 build for ...
by acorndave
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Acorn Level 4 Fileserver Issue 3
Replies: 45
Views: 2596

Re: Acorn Level 4 Fileserver Issue 3

Carl Elkins hangs out on Github...

https://github.com/rce1086

You never know he might be able to help
by acorndave
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron Plus 3 are they collectable
Replies: 44
Views: 1949

Re: Acorn Electron Plus 3 are they collectable

One bundled with an Elk here for £425 !!!

Personally think that's very ambitious

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-BBC-Acor ... SwBO1eHmDH
by acorndave
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Networking and Serial support
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Networking and Serial support

VA5000 (the precdecessor to Virtual RPC) runs RISC OS 3.1 and has networking ability.

It's not free, but an upto date version can be bought for £15 here

http://www.riscos.com/shop/products/106/index.htm
by acorndave
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Not enough memory in module area (VA5000)
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Not enough memory in module area (VA5000)

What app in particular is doing this ?

Or does it do it with all apps ?
by acorndave
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: IMS (Innovative Media Solutions) multimedia CD reader disks
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: IMS (Innovative Media Solutions) multimedia CD reader disks

Been having a bit of a look around this. It would appear that each reader is individually written to read a given CD. I understand also that they don't work on a Strongarm. However somebody did manage to get a couple going: http://www.riscos.org/people/jon/IMSMethod.htm. I've managed to dig up the '...
by acorndave
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: How to add a screenmode to riscos
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: How to add a screenmode to riscos

This similar thread may help https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=19342&p=270322#p270322 On the Iconbar in RISC OS there should be a picture of a screen, just to the left of the RISC OS 4 Icon. Click (Select) on it. The window that comes up should show the name of your Monitor Definiti...
by acorndave
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: How to add a screenmode to riscos
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: How to add a screenmode to riscos

You could try these for a starting point # 320 x 256 (70Hz) startmode mode_name: x_res:320 y_res:256 pixel_rate:12587 h_timings:42,14,12,320,12,0 v_timings:2,106,0,256,0,85 sync_pol:2 endmode # 320 x 250 (90Hz - Modes 6,7) startmode mode_name: x_res:320 y_res:250 pixel_rate:15360 h_timings:38,44,48,...
by acorndave
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: How to add a screenmode to riscos
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: How to add a screenmode to riscos

Yes just find one / or make one with MakeModes and add it to your Monitor Definition File
by acorndave
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Allen Boothroyd - RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Allen Boothroyd - RIP

by acorndave
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: How play joytick games on A3020 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 756

Re: How play games on A3020 ?

You can get a 'GamesPad' (single or dual) which plugs into the parallel port. Don't know how good / usable they are though. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GamesWare-Dual-GamesPad-v1-11-for-Acorn-RISC-OS-3-with-Software-and-Manual/113715372741?hash=item1a79f6e2c5:g:-NIAAOSwmThcrgqf https://www.ebay.co.uk...
by acorndave
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RiscPC - PC Card HiMem Error
Replies: 32
Views: 1496

Re: RiscPC - PC Card HiMem Error

So you could possibly try FreeDOS as you suggested earlier.

Or as you mentioned you managed to get Windows 3.11 working...
You could boot Windows 3.11 then try and upgrade to 95 /98 by running setup from within Windows 3.11
(assuming you can read the CD in Windows 3.11)
by acorndave
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RiscPC - PC Card HiMem Error
Replies: 32
Views: 1496

Re: RiscPC - PC Card HiMem Error

Ah right sorry missed that, very strange. Must be something else then
by acorndave
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RiscPC - PC Card HiMem Error
Replies: 32
Views: 1496

Re: RiscPC - PC Card HiMem Error

You don't need a CD Driver if you copy the contents of the CD using RISC OS. Then run the setup. As I said further up. Basically get rid of the DOS install so you've just got a blank DOS partition. In RISC OS display the contents of the Windows 95 or 98 CD. Obviously the contents are meaningless for...

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