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by davidb
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive online
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Educational Archive online

Congratulations! :D I read a comment on an article or video the other day that lamented the lack of preserved educational material for the BBC Micro. It's good to know that some of that material has been saved, though we've known for a while that you've been very busy doing just that. ;) Thanks to y...
by davidb
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Palo Alto
Replies: 13
Views: 231

Re: Hello from Palo Alto

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Matrix Brandy BASIC V for Linux with SDL: V1.21.9 released
Replies: 174
Views: 2602

Re: Matrix Brandy BASIC V for Linux with SDL: V1.21.9 released

Don't forget that RISC OS has OS_Byte 112/113 for controlling screen banking. It's not quite the same functionality as *REFRESH, but if the intention is to keep Matrix Brandy programs compatible with RISC OS BASIC (and vice-versa) then supporting those calls would be useful. Richard Russell's BASIC...
by davidb
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from a former Atom owner
Replies: 9
Views: 141

Re: Hi from a former Atom owner

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A7000+ PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: A7000+ PSU

I would be slightly concerned that there might be a difference between the original Acorn units and those from Castle. I've never looked at the PSU in my Acorn A7000+ very closely. I seem to remember that it whines a little these days, so it would be something I'd think about replacing in the future...
by davidb
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Enhanced mode 1 pictures
Replies: 108
Views: 12158

Re: Enhanced mode 1 pictures

I should first say thanks for the compliment! :D Then I should mention that these are preview images, not screenshots from real hardware or even emulators, but you can check that the images will display as shown by using the ROM and disk image in Elkulator (and probably also ElectrEm and Clock Signa...
by davidb
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 17
Views: 287

Re: Hello!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 25295

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Not the same kind of art, but perhaps artistic in nature: I've converted another set of photos to 8 colour MODE 1 and uploaded them to the Enhanced mode 1 pictures thread.

This one stood out to me, which is why I took the time to do a few more:

Image
by davidb
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Enhanced mode 1 pictures
Replies: 108
Views: 12158

Re: Enhanced mode 1 pictures

I converted a few recent photos using paulb's optimiser tool and created a new disk image (with ROM). I've attached the images here for convenience.
by davidb
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Unix for Archimedes
Replies: 21
Views: 490

Re: Notes on ARX, not a Unix

That's a good question: I think probably not, on the inside. Certainly not derived from Unix. In terms of capabilities, perhaps somewhat: multi user, multi process, pre-emptive. But I'm not sure any ARX materials survive - no wait, someone claims there are sources. It seems Acorn purged Modula-2 fr...
by davidb
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Unix for Archimedes
Replies: 21
Views: 490

Re: Unix for Archimedes

Don't forget that 4corn has a collection of resources about Acorn's UNIX.
I also started a thread about alternative 32-bit operating systems for the RISC OS machines. :)
by davidb
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: *HELLO
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: *HELLO

Welcome! :D

Don't worry about the tendency to ramble. We like rambles here. ;)
by davidb
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 102
Views: 4666

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Pressing keys tends to make the colours shift, which is an interesting effect, but perhaps running a small piece of machine code to turn interrupts off before running the loop might be useful.
by davidb
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Software/Games to demonstrate at event
Replies: 20
Views: 664

Re: Software/Games to demonstrate at event

Take a look at 4corn for more resources. For example, here's a page of brochures.
by davidb
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Software/Games to demonstrate at event
Replies: 20
Views: 664

Re: Software/Games to demonstrate at event

People have uploaded scans of various posters over the years: Level 9 adventures Ravenskull Elite , and here Wizadore and Codename: Droid You might also want to take a look at the community projects forum and its coordination of magazine scanning projects subforum. I have larger versions of the scan...
by davidb
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Lapsed Acorn user
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Lapsed Acorn user

Welcome! :D It's time to get another Electron and start again!
by davidb
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Back to BASIC
Replies: 11
Views: 249

Re: Back to BASIC

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 257
Views: 9279

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

Edit3: Playing in colour is a novelty though. Played Boxer, the last game on the game challenge, seems pretty good. Anyone remember if they is anything taxing I might have choosen on the MGC, other wise I ma going to need to load up DC or GoSDC with stuff. Depends what you have on the MGC. Firetrac...
by davidb
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Alternative 32-bit operating systems
Replies: 23
Views: 1962

Re: Alternative 32-bit operating systems

I may have encountered that one when trawling FTP sites and newsgroup archives for operating systems. I should really have linked to the ones I found. :roll: It could be interesting to see Minix ported to the later Acorn systems, at least. Depending on how far the original Minix porter got it might,...
by davidb
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi!!
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Hi!!

Welcome! :D

Time to get another Electron, I think! It won't take up too much space compared to the Master. ;)
by davidb
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Basingstoke!
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Hello from Basingstoke!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4742
Views: 320568

Re: Today I received.....

CMcDougall wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:01 pm
A brand new still sealed in box typewriter 'thing'
Looks like a nice keyboard, anyway!
by davidb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Elite BeebAsm Source
Replies: 17
Views: 730

Re: Elite BeebAsm Source

On the Electron I found that side-stepping the whole process by using the Superior re-release was the way to go! :) I'm guessing that the original protection caused problems at the time of the re-release.
by davidb
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 17
Views: 364

Re: Hello!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Atom Owner from Smalltown, Canada
Replies: 22
Views: 528

Re: Atom Owner from Smalltown, Canada

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mystery of the missing Exile mail-in cards
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Mystery of the missing Exile mail-in cards

I'd have to go back and look in my Exile manual but the "Important Message" looks familiar. I don't remember either of the blue cards so perhaps I never got them, though I would imagine that most people would only ever have needed one of them. ;) In terms of service, I'm sure Superior were second-to...
by davidb
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Galaforce 3 Teaser
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Galaforce 3 Teaser

Make the game you want to make - then add a hard mode for Wouter. :twisted:
by davidb
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Football
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Football

Coeus wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:36 pm
I probably will be watching the match...
What match? Is there a game on? :twisted: ;)
by davidb
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Just saying Hi
Replies: 15
Views: 435

Re: Just saying Hi

Welcome! :D

And another Dave, too! Are things getting confusing for non-Daves yet? ;)
by davidb
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Another Dutchie resurrects his A5000
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Another Dutchie resurrects his A5000

Welcome! :D