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by davidb
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: Subtilis: A new BASIC compiler for RiscOS
Replies: 6
Views: 48

Re: Subtilis: A new BASIC compiler for RiscOS

It's always good to see people experimenting with languages and compilers. :)

Well done on your achievements so far! :D
by davidb
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Poland
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Hello from Poland

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Picked up some unusual equipment today
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Picked up some unusual equipment today

Sounds like you did a good job there! :) I have absolutely no idea on half of this stuff, but I didn't want to see it binned. Hopefully I'll get some pictures onto this thread when I manage to get some energy to drag the items out of the back of our van. Thank goodness we've got a tail lift, and a l...
by davidb
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Skirmish + Kourtyard strange disc variant
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Skirmish + Kourtyard strange disc variant

It's in a box marked TAPE so maybe it was a hastily-produced review copy? Weren't all these boxes manufactured with places for both tapes and disks to slot inside?
by davidb
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Inferno
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Inferno

As mentioned in the Alternative 32-bit operating systems topic, the Inferno operating system apparently ran on the A7000 at some point. It would be interesting to see the sources for the port but it's possible that they no longer exist. Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to try and port it ag...
by davidb
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: What disks / software came with the A3000?
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: What disks / software came with the A3000?

See the Archiology site or its 4corn mirror for the disk images.
by davidb
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)
Replies: 43
Views: 3147

Re: AcornA7000 Motherboard alive and well need some basic help now... (if I may)

waltermixxx wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:16 pm
Well I never did sort out a case for me A7000 motherboard, but I am having fun with it. :)
There's always the Lego approach.
by davidb
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Canvey Island
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Hello from Canvey Island

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Howdy from Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Howdy from Texas

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: past all-day virtual ABugs
Topic: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #6, Saturday 1st August 2020, 9am - 11pm [NOW FULL!]
Replies: 105
Views: 3438

Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #6, Saturday 1st August 2020, 9am - 11pm [NOW FULL!]

Thanks to the organisers and speakers. I managed to drop in for John Wike's presentation and really enjoyed it. :)
by davidb
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello World
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Hello World

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the Causeway Coast
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Hello from the Causeway Coast

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Beeb to Elk ports (help needed pls)
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Beeb to Elk ports (help needed pls)

This article by Kevin Edwards also gives a taste of the process. Kevin also tweets about retro stuff and is a member of this forum.
by davidb
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Newish member ;)
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Newish member ;)

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Beeb to Elk ports (help needed pls)
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Beeb to Elk ports (help needed pls)

I am currently writing a video series about growing up with computers and currently working on the elk and beeb. I am wondering if anyone can list the kinds of tricks programmers used to over the limitations of the elk when porting beeb games over? I only need a "laymans" perpsective. For e.g I see...
by davidb
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: New Member

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BT M2105 Version
Replies: 42
Views: 5437

Re: BT M2105 Version

Given that we know the units have speech hardware, and that the ROMs implement extended SOUND command support, has anyone with a Merlin tried the programs from the Speech System User Guide ? Or just tried something like this: SOUND -1,160,0,0 If BT/Acorn made it BBC Micro compatible then it should j...
by davidb
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Amateur Workshop Clearout
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: Amateur Workshop Clearout

I'm sure you won't have a problem shifting any NOS Acorn stuff! :)

Wishing you a speedy recovery!
by davidb
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello From Margate
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Hello From Margate

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Aztecs & Time Detectives
Replies: 11
Views: 1371

Re: Aztecs & Time Detectives

ARandomDave wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:18 pm
Thanks davidb for messaging me, unfortunately I don't have PM rights just yet so have been unable to respond.
No problem. I wasn't necessarily expecting a response - just letting you know where you might find another copy. :)
by davidb
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New member here!
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: New member here!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: ARM7500 architecture version
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: ARM7500 architecture version

I fixed the part of the toolchain that generated the offending instructions, so I could get a bit further.

Now I just need to switch into 32-bit mode. I hardly ever wrote code outside user mode back in the 1990s so this is turning out to be eye-opening. :shock:
by davidb
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello fellow Beeb people
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Hello fellow Beeb people

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Everyone!
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Hello Everyone!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: S-Pascal
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: S-Pascal

You can find the memory maps for both the BBC Micro and Electron in the manual for the Electron version in 8-Bit Software's Applications And ROMs collection. I created a UEF file from Jim Nagel's copy of S-Pascal, though it's perhaps not a full preservation-level copy because I didn't preserve all t...
by davidb
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Sheffield!
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: Hello from Sheffield!

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Bedfordshire
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Hello from Bedfordshire

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: PunyInform and Ozmoo
Replies: 112
Views: 3278

Re: PunyInform

Maybe the Ozmoo interpreter could be ported to machines with sideways RAM.

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