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by vela025
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Hosting BBS on Beeb
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Hosting BBS on Beeb

Ahhh thanks, that would explain a few things. I tried the options to ring on connection and various other settings (I probably should have made a note of all the different configurations I tried, but I was getting a bit frazzelled by the end! :lol: ). Seems like its just a pipe dream for now...maybe...
by vela025
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Trying to track down Educational Software
Replies: 36
Views: 10432

Re: Trying to track down Educational Software

A bit off-topic but I can post you these if they're something you don't already have? Your post jogged my memory. Plane Designer Published by Dudley Education Authority.
by vela025
Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Hosting BBS on Beeb
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Hosting BBS on Beeb

Hi, I'm trying to host an instance of EBBS (from the files on this forum) on my Beeb, that people can connect to using TcpSer (either on a real Beeb or using BeebEm). I'm hoping to call it BeeBS. On the host am currently using the follow settings in TcpSer (the l is just for logging): tcpser -d /dev...
by vela025
Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: !VHost BBS Software available?
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: !VHost BBS Software available?

=D> =D> That's great, thank you so much for finding it. All the references I've found about it have it listed as public domain, but I'd had no luck finding it in any of the places it was once uploaded.
by vela025
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Using OBBS with TcpSer
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Using OBBS with TcpSer

Hi all, I was hoping someone may be able to help me with a problem I'm having connecting my BBC to an instance of OBBS (from here: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?p=283004#p283004 ) I'm running on BeebEm using TcpSer (using the advice from here: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.ph...
by vela025
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: VHost BBS software
Replies: 1
Views: 247

VHost BBS software

Hey, I was wondering if anyone had a copy of the VHost software for the beeb. It was also ported to arc so I've posted it here too: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=23089 (hope that's ok). I'm note sure if it's in the public domain, but I can't seem to find it online. Any help ...
by vela025
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: !VHost BBS Software available?
Replies: 5
Views: 579

!VHost BBS Software available?

Hey everyone, Does anyone know if !VHost is in the public domain? There's a bit of information about it here ( http://www.bbsdocumentary.com/software/expanded.html ). It can be used to host a BBS and supports Videotex/Videotext/Viewdata (...I think). It was used to host ccl4....(again, I think?!). T...
by vela025
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2
Replies: 24
Views: 1866

Re: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2

hoglet wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:04 pm
Are you using SCSI (e.g. BeebSCSI) or IDE (e.g. DataCentre)?
Hey Hoglet,

Sorry for delay, I packed the beeb away a while ago whilst sorting the office. I am using an external datacentre. Does that mean that PCCE won't work for me at all?

Thanks for the update! :D
by vela025
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2
Replies: 24
Views: 1866

Re: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2

It also works fine in b-em: Oooh that's cool, I'll play with it that way, I struggled to get beebem to open the floppy image when I tried before, with the copro on and DosPlus loaded up dir would just produce a string of 0s. Do I need to do anything special with the floppy image beforehand? Thanks ...
by vela025
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2
Replies: 24
Views: 1866

Re: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2

Ah thanks Dave you're a legend =D> =D> =D> . So it appears it is my floppy drive just not wanting to work :cry: . Do you know if there is some trickery by which I can point it to boot from the c:\msdos\ folder instead of the floppy drive? Interesting the the C drive is not readable though, that's no...
by vela025
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2
Replies: 24
Views: 1866

Re: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2

Sorry if I'm being a bit slow this morning. But I want to make sure I'm chasing the right issue! No worries at all Dave, I'm super appreciative of any help I can get. :) I'm trying to run MS-DOS from within DosPlus 1.2 as described here (about half way down the page and then the start of the follow...
by vela025
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2
Replies: 24
Views: 1866

Re: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2

I don't think this is the cause of your issues, but not sure what you mean? Hi, no worries I resolved this error by bypassing the floppy drive and just writing the file to the hard drive instead (as I believe my floppy drive was corrupting the data as it was writing to the floppy). The issue was af...
by vela025
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2
Replies: 24
Views: 1866

Re: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2

hoglet wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:23 pm
Is there anyone with a real Master 80186 Co Pro that could test this disk image and confirm that it works as expected?
Hi to test if it will boot in to MS Dos from Dos Plus you'll need a copy of the Tandon OEM MSDos 3.2 which I've attached.

Cheers,
Ed
by vela025
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2
Replies: 24
Views: 1866

Re: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2

Hi Dave, Here's the Drive_C image, EdBin seems to have worked this time, but still hangs / Invalid Opcode Errors. I'm pretty sure that this is just down to my disk drives not working well enough for it to be able to read the files on the disk it needs to boot MS DOS. https://drive.google.com/file/d/...
by vela025
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2
Replies: 24
Views: 1866

Re: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2

Could you possibly upload a small ADFS hard disk image that shows the issue? Hi Dave, Yes no problem that would be great if you have the time, which issue is it that you think might be an emulation problem? The problems are on different images, both of which are 30mb, is that small enough? I could ...
by vela025
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2
Replies: 24
Views: 1866

Re: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2

hoglet wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:34 am
Are you are using an original Acorn Internal 80186 Co Processor?
Haha, no I'm afraid not; the prices they go for seem insanely expensive :shock: . I'm using your PiTubeDirect on a pi zero, which I'm so grateful for!! :D
by vela025
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2
Replies: 24
Views: 1866

Re: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2

Hey again, Thanks so much for the detailed responses and sharing what you've found! I think with reguard to the partition I may just have to go for the change the file name method (but I will try to make the larger partition file in Linux). I've been experimenting with Gem 3 the past few evenings. S...
by vela025
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2
Replies: 24
Views: 1866

Master w/co-pro running MSDOS 3.2

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has had any luck following this guide from Beebug Forum http://www.cowsarenotpurple.co.uk/bbccomputer/master512/beebugm512forum/09-01.html this and part of the following issue describe the process of getting MS Dos 3.2 (specifically the Tandon OEM version) to run on top...
by vela025
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Need help remembering old BBC Games website
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Need help remembering old BBC Games website

davidb wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:37 pm
Could it be The BBC Games Archive?
Haha yes!! I had originally discounted that website in my search as it looked so different to how it used to (obviously not appreciating people aren't stuck in a timewarp!). But yes looking closer that is definitely it!! Thanks so much!
by vela025
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Need help remembering old BBC Games website
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Need help remembering old BBC Games website

Hi, Apologies if this is in the wrong place, however I'm trying to remember the name of a BBC games website that I used to spend hours looking at in the mid to late 90s...possibly even in to the 00s but I'm not certain of that. It was a website that contained lots of BBC games arranged by developer ...
by vela025
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Calling all the bodybuilders...
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Calling all the bodybuilders...

Oooh I see that's pretty cool! I'm constantly amazed how individuals manage to create such technological things!!
by vela025
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Calling all the bodybuilders...
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Calling all the bodybuilders...

I made a variation of the "extra user ports" (Aug 1984) board - documented here: https://sweh.spuddy.org/Beeb/2nd_User_Port/ Oooh that's cool and undoubtedly very useful, is it something that you still user today? I didn't build any of the bodybuilding items, but I did buy a Chameleon Col...
by vela025
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Calling all the bodybuilders...
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Calling all the bodybuilders...

I was wondering if anyone on here had made any of the peripherals described the the "Bodybuilding" articles in editions of The Micro User (back in the day, or recently) and wanted to share their experiences. If so which did you find the most useful? I've been looking to see if the articles...
by vela025
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 1868
Views: 199952

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

Ahhhh thank you!!
by vela025
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: RGBtoHDMI boards (NOT BEING OFFERED AT PRESENT)
Replies: 217
Views: 27885

Re: For sale: RGBtoHDMI boards

Hi Ian,

When you're able to, could you put me down for a RGB to HDMI built plus cable please?

Cheers,
Ed
by vela025
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 1868
Views: 199952

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

Apologies if this has already been asked (I did spot checks at random intervals on the 43 pages of comments but couldn't see anything lol), are there any plans to sell these pre-assembled? [-o<
by vela025
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?
Replies: 14
Views: 1123

Re: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?

Is a Domino DIN to D9 plug something that can be purchased as an all in one, or do you buy the two plugs and then do the cabling yourself? I imagine someone on here might make and sell one - but if you're happy to pick up a soldering iron then it's easy enough to do yourself. If someone on here wou...
by vela025
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?
Replies: 14
Views: 1123

Re: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?

fordp wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:47 pm
A better option would be a Raspberry PI4 on the 1MHz bus using https://github.com/rsta2/circle and wired ethernet.
Hi fordp thanks for the information I'd not heard of this project before however my external datacentre is connected via the 1mhz bus.
by vela025
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?
Replies: 14
Views: 1123

Re: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?

JasonStonier wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:45 pm

domino DIN to D9 plug.
Hi,

Is a Domino DIN to D9 plug something that can be purchased as an all in one, or do you buy the two plugs and then do the cabling yourself? I can find the Domino DIN and the D9 separately, but not wired up together.

Sorry for the rookie questions!!
by vela025
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?
Replies: 14
Views: 1123

Re: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?

A bit box is an enormous box of junk that my wife keeps asking me to throw away I think that a box is very well restrained...after all it could have been much worse and escalated to a bit room/shed/hired storage facility...unless of course the bit box is the gateway drug. :shock: Thanks for posting...

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