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by davidb
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Canadian A3000?
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Canadian A3000?

:D

Well, as long as the stereotypes are being brought up by the natives then I guess it's OK. Besides, I couldn't think of a way to connect the A3000 with maple syrup or a mounted police officer. ;)
by davidb
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Chuckie Egg Disassembly
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Chuckie Egg Disassembly

I recently rummaged through the Chuckie Egg executable on the Electron to see if I could decode the levels, inspired by the recent high score competition. I realised that I should have just looked up the level format from the information in samwise's Chuckie Egg tribute site, but where's the fun in ...
by davidb
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Simple Electon MMC Interface
Replies: 65
Views: 5941

Re: Simple Electon MMC Interface

That looks very useful. I'm sure there are a few people with Electrons but no Plus 1 expansions who would be interested in getting one of those. :)

With four spare I/O pins, surely you could connect directly to the SD card, or is level shifting needed?
by davidb
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New member, old new computer..
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: New member, old new computer..

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes on the internet via SLIP
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Archimedes on the internet via SLIP

I've never put an Arc on the internet via a serial port so I can't really give you any concrete advice. Back in the day when I thought I might be able to set it up in university halls of residence it just seemed like it was designed to be confusing. :( Anyway, you might find the software in this dir...
by davidb
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron Sound Issue, Fault or Ignorance ?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Electron Sound Issue, Fault or Ignorance ?

Would connecting my Electron to the TV via the Video Din Plug and then to a SCART Socket give me any better picture or sound ? Or would i be just wasting my money on a lead ? Or is all sound on the electron via the speaker on the front ? Can this speaker be upgraded ? or the sound chip ? Or am i as...
by davidb
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Best Acorn History article or book?
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Best Acorn History article or book?

dgrubb wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:58 pm
Wasn't somebody writing a book as part of a Phd thesis a while back? Maybe I dreamt it.
Richard Hallas, I believe. I think it didn't happen in the end. If he's not around in these forums then he can be found in the RISC OS Open forums.
by davidb
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2199

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

Looks like there may be more developments on the development tools front.
by davidb
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: MEMC nibble mode ROM access / ROM emulation
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: MEMC nibble mode ROM access / ROM emulation

Anecdotal evidence: our A3000 would always hang when SYS "OS_UpdateMEMC", 64, 64 was used. I don't remember if this was under RISC OS 2 or 3.
by davidb
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Beeb Spotting
Replies: 37
Views: 3652

Re: Beeb Spotting

You need to keep watching this episode. They get to play a Norwegian geography game on the Beeb a few minutes later. :)
by davidb
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Beeb Spotting
Replies: 37
Views: 3652

Re: Beeb Spotting

Very interesting! Thanks for pointing out the program. I didn't realise you understood Norwegian, BigEd. :)
by davidb
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unexpected behaviour with AP5, BeebSCSI & ADFS
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Unexpected behaviour with AP5, BeebSCSI & ADFS

daveejhitchins wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:22 am
You can get suitable switches from local stores (Wilco etc), eBay or myself.
See also this thread for a discussion and more recommendations. :)
by davidb
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Crazee Rider 6502 source code now available
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Crazee Rider 6502 source code now available

Thanks, Kevin! :D

Now we can finally make Overdrive 2 with corners! ;)
by davidb
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 450
Views: 32683

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Beautiful! Your best picture yet! :D =D>
by davidb
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: 01001000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 00100001
Replies: 18
Views: 412

Re: 01001000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 00100001

Welcome from a fellow Electron user! :D

It's probably a good time to jump aboard the Electron bandwagon. I've noticed a few collectors proudly showing off their new Electrons on YouTube, so maybe others will get the urge to complete their 8-bit Acorn collections and push the prices way up. :roll:
by davidb
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Wanted

Welcome! (Feel free to introduce yourself in the Introduce yourself forum.) There's a fair amount of Electron stuff on eBay at the moment, if you're into the auction thing. Power bricks and cassette recorders (though not necessarily the official one) seem to be thrown in with Electrons, whether work...
by davidb
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2199

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

This message turned out to be even longer than I expected. ;) But my point was that you already had the incentive to *replace* ShareFS to fix the bugs. So in this hypothetical scenario you have the source. Because you have replaced it successfully. You said that only after the license change there w...
by davidb
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2199

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

Trying to be constructive here. Skip to the end for the constructive bit... There already were lots of incentives. Like fixing a few of the ShareFS bugs (or even providing a solid base for making ShareFS-over-TCP/IP possible and therefore much more relaible than it is nowadays). I thought ShareFS wa...
by davidb
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2199

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

I think it's worth remembering that most, if not all, of the criticism about barriers to contributing to RISC OS is well-intentioned and coming from people who are sincere about contributing, or who have been interested in the past. People who have easily proved themselves capable at developing soft...
by davidb
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2199

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

The community is already (and for a long time now) enabled to develop any of the not-yet-open-source parts of the OS. GCC is available. Heck, you can even write your replacement for Resolver or ShareFS with BBC BASIC's assembler. The only necessity for the DDE is if you want to rebuild the whole RO...
by davidb
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2199

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

Phlamethrower wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:11 pm
It was the ROOL talk (or perhaps both talks?)
Ah, thanks for the correction. Yes, I think it was only mentioned in the ROOL talk in that level of detail. I knew it wasn't in Andrew Rawnsley's talk, anyway. :)
by davidb
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2199

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

I think they were originally written by ANT. Richard Brown's talk contained some more information about it. Basically that whoever owns the copyright on them now probably doesn't know anything about them, and palms may need greasing for their lawyer to even look at them.
by davidb
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2199

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

Remember that there are still a few closed-source components (at least MbufManager, Resolver and ShareFS). They're on ROOL's list of things to sort out, but until that happens you're going to be left a bit short if you're interested in a fully open-source OS. Could the old FreeNet Resolver be used ...
by davidb
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2199

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

ROOL are looking towards corporate sponsorship as a way of getting the DDE is be freely available. At this point, they are aware it is a barrier. Why is corporate sponsorship necessary? Just make it free. If they need to fund ROOL to cover costs, state the costs and ask for donations - but don't ma...
by davidb
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What version?
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: What version?

I'll just add:

A7000+ - like an A7000 but with faster CPU and memory, making it possible to use some higher quality screen modes, a bit like a RiscPC with 1MB VRAM.
by davidb
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Leeds.
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Hello from Leeds.

Welcome! :D
by davidb
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Wor...errr...Stardot!
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Hello Wor...errr...Stardot!

Welcome from a fellow Electron user! :D

There has been a lot of activity around the Electron over the last few years, so helpful advice about expanding it shouldn't be in short supply. :)
by davidb
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn / BBC Micro themed calendar - any interest?
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: Acorn / BBC Micro themed calendar - any interest?

Maybe team up with pixelblip and do an Acorn Art calendar?
by davidb
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2199

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

I might be wrong but I see the relicensing as part of a move to a common ground by one of the parties behind RISC OS (the one with the de-facto standard version), with the aim of extending an olive branch to the party behind the other (obsolete) version.