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by Papalapa
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: I won a BBC Master on Ebay
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: I won a BBC Master on Ebay

What the hell??? #-o
by Papalapa
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: MMBExplorer released!
Replies: 42
Views: 3231

Re: MMBExplorer released!

robcfg wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:45 am
Please update to 1.21, as I made a silly mistake that can make disk images unusable due to bad encoding of the start sector :oops:
I downloaded the 1.2.1 right now :-D
by Papalapa
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: MMBExplorer released!
Replies: 42
Views: 3231

Re: MMBExplorer released!

That's great, good job! I was wondering if it would be possible to load more than one image disk at the same time. For example, to load 100 .SSD files starting by the slot 0. This can be useful if do you only want to test several images on the Acorn Electron because actually to do this is necessary...
by Papalapa
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: RIP Sean Connery, aged 90
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: RIP Sean Connery, aged 90

Sad news. I have all their 007 films, the best and only James Bond for me. And another of my other favorites film from him is "The Rock" with Nicholas Cage.

R.I.P Sir Sean Connery.
by Papalapa
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: MMBExplorer released!
Replies: 42
Views: 3231

Re: MMBExplorer released!

That's great, good job! I was wondering if it would be possible to load more than one image disk at the same time. For example, to load 100 .SSD files starting by the slot 0. This can be useful if do you only want to test several images on the Acorn Electron because actually to do this is necessary ...
by Papalapa
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Electron SD Interface & SW Ram Expansion
Replies: 58
Views: 7337

Re: Electron SD Interface & SW Ram Expansion

Oops! :D If it's any consolation, sales on EBay are what funds development of new designs. So you've helped make sure I'll be able to keep releasing new stuff for the Electron in future. I just did the same #-o was about to cancel and order via you here until reading the above and realising it's yo...
by Papalapa
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: The complete Electron games archive
Replies: 23
Views: 1482

Re: The complete Electron games archive

davidb wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:23 pm
Image
Nice picture! Maybe ramtop will want to use that as a product photo. :D
Since I live in front of an urban park, it was easy for me to find the acorn. If Gary wants to use the photo there is no problem for it...
by Papalapa
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Now someone's pinched my capacitors!
Replies: 21
Views: 593

Re: Now someone's pinched my capacitors!

I have a similar Astec PSU in my Apple IIe and most probably these capacitors are a paper RIFA ones. In mi case as were damaged i replaced them by a new ones but until they come the PSU worked without these capacitors without problems. https://i.imgur.com/Om92NCy.jpg As they only filter the AC enter...
by Papalapa
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: The complete Electron games archive
Replies: 23
Views: 1482

Re: The complete Electron games archive

Looking at the user guide for the ElkSD64, I would think that you could load the other ROM into bank 12. The only problem with that is that you might be loading the ROM file from MMFS and that is already using bank 12. The trick would be to load the ROM file into RAM then somehow copy it into sidew...
by Papalapa
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: The complete Electron games archive
Replies: 23
Views: 1482

Re: The complete Electron games archive

Load the ROM file into a RAM bank of the ElkSD64 Hey! It works! I already received my ElkSD64 and loading the ROM file in "RAM bank 13" as explained in the user's guide works like a charm. What I don't know is how to load the programs that need two ROM files instead of only one to work. Is it possi...
by Papalapa
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: general
Topic: LET me ask a stupid quieston
Replies: 25
Views: 833

Re: LET me ask a stupid quieston

As already explained by the colleagues, the statement is the same, but is a good idea to always put the "LET" command. If do you migrate a BASIC program from one computer to another one maybe the "LET" command will be necessary for a particular BASIC version and also when do you debbug or check a wh...
by Papalapa
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: The Master Lives!
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: The Master Lives!

Glad to see these old machines coming back to the life again. Congratulations!
by Papalapa
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: The complete Electron games archive
Replies: 23
Views: 1482

Re: The complete Electron games archive

[commercial mode on :mrgreen: ] You can also have a look at the ElkWifi module ; it comes with an online menu and collection of UEF files. [commercial mode off :- ] Yeah, I have read the post and ElkWifi looks great but needs the Acorn Plus-1 expansion module to work and I don't have it. ElskSD64 o...
by Papalapa
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: The complete Electron games archive
Replies: 23
Views: 1482

Re: The complete Electron games archive

0xC0DE wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:33 pm
Load the ROM file into a RAM bank of the ElkSD64
Thank you, as soon as I receive the ElkSD 64 I'll try... :wink:
by Papalapa
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: The complete Electron games archive
Replies: 23
Views: 1482

Re: The complete Electron games archive

That would be nice. BeebEM and Elkulator emulators have "save state" functionality, having something like that on a real Electron would be a useful tool especially as many software do not have a "Save" function. I wonder if a small program could be written to read these saved states into a real Ele...
by Papalapa
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: The complete Electron games archive
Replies: 23
Views: 1482

Re: The complete Electron games archive

Thank you for the responses, now I understood that isn't an easy automatic job. I was thinking that maybe it can be done by dumping the RAM data on a .SSD file and later load this file to the Acorn in similar way that some ZX-Spectrum cartridges have done in the past. It seems that finally the solut...
by Papalapa
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: The complete Electron games archive
Replies: 23
Views: 1482

Re: The complete Electron games archive

There's a massive collection of disk images (DFS and ADFS), UEF images, books, magazines etc available at http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/c-dvd.html , at a very reasonable price. Yes, I know this one, in fact two days ago I ordered the Acorn Electron World DVD to Dave :D because SSD files cannot be ...
by Papalapa
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: The complete Electron games archive
Replies: 23
Views: 1482

Re: The complete Electron games archive

davidb wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:51 am
There are a lot of games in SSD format at Every Game Going. Here's a search for Electron games. The ones with the little disk icon next to the title are the ones you want.
Wow! Many thanks, I was not aware of this website.
by Papalapa
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: the complete BBC games archive
Topic: The complete Electron games archive
Replies: 23
Views: 1482

The complete Electron games archive

I own an Acorn Electron with the ElkSD 64 and it's difficult for me to find programs or games in disk format (SSD) while there's a lot in tape format (UEF). Is it possible to directly comvert UEF to SSD files? If not, is it possible to play the UEF files (with an TZXduino for example) and "capture" ...
by Papalapa
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: A new MENU system for MMC/Gotek
Replies: 187
Views: 17900

Re: A new MENU system for MMC/Gotek

There are two different file systems available for the Electron\Elkulator, ADFS and DFS. Tricky’s collection of disk images are for the Beeb and are DFS. The hint is the file extension e.g. .ssd -single sided disk, The Elkulator can be configured for both. You can download disk images from https://...
by Papalapa
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: A new MENU system for MMC/Gotek
Replies: 187
Views: 17900

Re: A new MENU system for MMC/Gotek

I'm newbie with Acorn Electron , I'm sorry if something that I ask is obvious. I downloaded the BEEB.MMB file from tricky's post and as Elkulator cannot load MMB files I extracted the SSD files using MMB Explorer . When I try to run any SSD file on Elkulator I always get the "Disc error 50 at :0/000...
by Papalapa
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron storing system
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Acorn Electron storing system

You just copy the BEEB.MMB to the root directory on the SD card. MMFS (built into the ElkSD64 and ElkSD Plus 1) will read that file and show you the list of available discs with *DCAT; you can put a particular virtual disc in the a virtual drive with '*DIN discnum drivenum'. There are tools availab...
by Papalapa
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection
Replies: 627
Views: 119128

Re: 30th Anniversary BBC and Electron Collection

Hi All, Just re-posted D072 in Section 5. This is just a minor amendment to the instructions for Blue Meanie that have now been expanded to include more about the behaviour of some of the features in the game. Thanks to Stephen Scott who played the game and spotted the error. regards, Mick. Great! ...
by Papalapa
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron storing system
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Acorn Electron storing system

If your UEF files are games then it should not really a problem as there's a huge pre-made collection of games in SSD format on the ElkSD support site at http://ramtop-retro.uk which contains the vast majority of Electron games. An alternative is the GoSDC card interface from John Kortink, which I ...
by Papalapa
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron storing system
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Acorn Electron storing system

I own a just repaired Acorn Electron and at the moment I was planning to use a TZXduino to load the .UEF files on it. Looking for another quick loading solution I have seen that Gotek emulator and ElkSD requires the Plus-1 Expansion cartridge to work while ElkSD64 don't. The problem is that I have ...
by Papalapa
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello From Bradford
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Hello From Bradford

Welcome ErnieBean, enjoy the forum :D
by Papalapa
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Hi there

Welcome Sindi, enjoy...
by Papalapa
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Barcelona
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Greetings from Barcelona

After repaired I have another one to add to my collection:

Image

An Acorn Electron. :D
by Papalapa
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron storing system
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Acorn Electron storing system

I own a just repaired Acorn Electron and at the moment I was planning to use a TZXduino to load the .UEF files on it. Looking for another quick loading solution I have seen that Gotek emulator and ElkSD requires the Plus-1 Expansion cartridge to work while ElkSD64 don't. The problem is that I have a...
by Papalapa
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: general
Topic: Bad news: water damage at CCH
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: Bad news: water damage at CCH

Sad news, this is really a very bad luck case...

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