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by regregex
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Syntax Error after *RUN
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: Syntax Error after *RUN

FWIW it may have something to do with a bug in *RUN under CFS/RFS. In BBC OS 1.20 and Electron OS 1.00 after *RUN loads the file it tries to update the OSFILE block with the length of the file, except that *RUN did not set the address (stored at &C8) of the OSFILE block. If !&C8 points into the code...
by regregex
Wed May 15, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: ANN: Xfer in C 5.2
Replies: 0
Views: 633

ANN: Xfer in C 5.2

Just letting you know that I've updated Mark de Weger et al. 's Xfer in C file transfer software to version 5.2. http://regregex.bbcmicro.net/#prog.xfer Changes: Enabled the CTS/RTS handshake mode for, you've guessed it, CTS/RTS handshaking serial cables. (Recipe enclosed.) After finally making up o...
by regregex
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate
Replies: 16
Views: 2738

Re: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

There's a match for each ROM in Wouter's collection : roms/kopie_van_disk/varia/Control_universal_ltd__Cube__6809_monitor roms/kopie_van_eprom/varia/CMS__CMSLINK_Micro_module The monitor has the same help screen but different banner. Hmm, bootleg? :-k A dump would only be of interest to 'completists...
by regregex
Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate
Replies: 16
Views: 2738

Re: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

Remember Byte Back? "Hey, there's another room!"...
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by regregex
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate
Replies: 16
Views: 2738

Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

Kent GEEK Game Expo East Kent www.geek2013.co.uk Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th February 2013 Winter Gardens, Fort Crescent, Margate, Kent CT9 1HX "So if you don’t know what to do for that half term, you do now. "GEEK2013 is built around MEET-MAKE-PLAY: MEET–Meet friends new and old, family, developers ...
by regregex
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: general
Topic: The Digital Antiquarian
Replies: 1
Views: 1330

Re: The Digital Antiquarian

Good find. The BBC Micro article shows up another small set of discrepancies with the Micro Men narrative, most obviously the date of the Proton demonstration, now placed in December 1980 rather than the following July as implied by the footage of the royal wedding -- although a year does seem a lon...
by regregex
Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: ShortList magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 712

ShortList magazine

I don't post very often these days, but I notice tomorrow's ShortList magazine has gone all retro gamey. It's its first interactive issue apparently but I wouldn't know, my 'dimphone' can only take a picture of it :) There's an article on Pong, the inevitable '20 greatest retro games' list and a num...
by regregex
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: This year's Replay / 13-14 Oct 2012 / Manchester
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

Re: This year's Replay / 13-14 Oct 2012 / Manchester

I do like to jump in late to these things... not this time though.

But, in case the video doesn't make it clear, that place is big - you could fit six Norcalympias in there. Have a great time everybody!

Greg
by regregex
Tue May 15, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from 8BS
Replies: 19
Views: 2272

Re: Hello from 8BS

Not wanting to hijack the thread, but the ARM copro takes 20 minutes to render as well, the host is the bottleneck here. The release will run without a copro as well, just with a lower quality background.
@jbnbeeb: I didn't know anyone was waiting!

Greg
by regregex
Sat May 12, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from 8BS
Replies: 19
Views: 2272

Re: Hello from 8BS

Hello again Chris. I was thinking of your twirling Beebs on the front page when I wrote this.

Thanks again for the 8BS pool which now sits nicely on a couple of GoMMC cards :)

Greg
by regregex
Thu May 10, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: OMG! Issue 2 Beeb, Serial #000732 is alive!
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Re: OMG! Issue 2 Beeb, Serial #000732 is alive!

On the disc controller side, check the 4 MHz clock (on pin 3 of the header) and the interrupt outputs (pins 8 and 11). The latter may be being held up and perpetually interrupting the startup routine. Also check the pins for tarnish or bending in as the header Opus uses is prone to these. AFAIK the ...
by regregex
Tue May 01, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: !Brand new BBC game! - NYAN SID
Replies: 20
Views: 6648

Re: !Brand new BBC game! - NYAN SID

Thanks PJ! Made my day. Chickened out at 999.8, mind you, the score wraparound is probably just as well!

Greg
by regregex
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: .WAV and .CSW files
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

Re: .WAV and .CSW files

I didn't use MakeUEF :)

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csw -d revs.csw  
sox revs.wav -t s16 -c 1 -r 44100 - | bitclean -o - | bitparse | writeuef '5545462046696C6521000A00' | gzip -cn > revs.uef
(using SoX and Kleen.)

Not going to post the output as it's an Acornsoft number. Sorry!

HTH

Greg
by regregex
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: .WAV and .CSW files
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

Re: .WAV and .CSW files

Got it moving after I posted, Col -- T to start while you pump the gaS!
by regregex
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: .WAV and .CSW files
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

Re: .WAV and .CSW files

I attempted a UEF conversion of Revs, although I don't know if it was successful, as in BeebEm the car won't budge (anti-piracy measure?) and B-Em quits altogether before it can load the protected file. Adding it to the copy protected software list though.

Greg
by regregex
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Replay / 5-6 Nov 2011 / Blackpool - THE BIG ONE!
Replies: 48
Views: 15523

Re: Replay / 5-6 Nov 2011 / Blackpool - THE BIG ONE!

I love doing this... I've booked a hotel for the Saturday and will make a weekend of it.

I know I haven't been reading the boards a lot lately but if @MartinB does appear I'll discuss any UEF queries he may have.

See you in 40hrstowers

Greg
by regregex
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Daley Thompson
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: Daley Thompson

Dear Daley,

How good are you at QWOP?

Greg
by regregex
Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Trivia: What will this program do?
Replies: 31
Views: 9165

Re: Trivia: What will this program do?

It's an infinite loop. After the second pass the stepping addition in a FOR loop silently overflows to -2147483648, and so the loop never exits, as there's no integer greater than 2147483647.
BASIC's got lots of bugs with the minimum value actually -- least of all integers, indeed.
--Greg
by regregex
Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Trivia: What will this program do?
Replies: 31
Views: 9165

Re: Trivia: What will this program do?

Thread resurrection!

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10 FOR I% = 2147483646 TO 2147483647
20 PRINT "Listen very carefully, I shall say this only twice"
30 NEXT
by regregex
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Stephen Fry was a keen Beeb user
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: Stephen Fry was a keen Beeb user

Naturally, someone has to produce a Twitter client in time for the next Acorn World.

--G
by regregex
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: community projects
Topic: How many sold? German tank problem:serial nums wtd
Replies: 299
Views: 62750

Re: How many Beebs sold? - German tank problem

@jms2: my Beeb is 3935 down the line from yours! The serial number sticker has fallen off and been reattached, no doubt the same has happened with your sticker. I'd be interested to see the date stamp on the motherboard if you ever lift the WE ROM board. I've got: 03ANB01 3054325. Date stamp: 11 MAY...
by regregex
Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: In Da 80s / 16-17 July 2011 / Manchester
Replies: 80
Views: 16013

Re: In Da 80s / 16-17 July 2011 / Manchester

I'd love to go but my wallet is empty right now, besides from Sunday I'm due to sit my sister's dog.
Hope you all have a lovely time.

Greg
by regregex
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Im not dead yet.
Replies: 12
Views: 1820

Re: Im not dead yet.

Glad news, good to hear from you again :)

Greg
by regregex
Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Im not very interesting
Replies: 8
Views: 1498

Re: Im not very interesting

Howdy :)

--Greg
by regregex
Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Wires? Pah.....
Replies: 896
Views: 126937

Re: Wires? Pah.....

The pic is absolute nerd porn Martin, I am in Nirvana =D>
by regregex
Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLRISCOS
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: LOLRISCOS

RISC OS software pricing is definitely straight out of 1996. Finally getting my hands on a legit copy of SparkFS last year set me back £25 :cry:

Tom, you've remarked what you make of 'RISC OS people' many times in the past. Makes me wonder why Sophie Wilson gives so few interviews :-k

Greg
by regregex
Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Can't rejuvenate CSW or UEF
Replies: 21
Views: 2081

Re: Can't rejuvenate CSW or UEF

Hi Michelle, glad you got it working in the end. I don't know anything about OGG, but most MP3 encoders won't play ball with data streams; by default, information the human brain won't miss is stripped out to save bits. It can be done, but takes some trial and error to find the right encoder and set...
by regregex
Tue May 31, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Sad news about techie_alison
Replies: 13
Views: 2729

Re: Sad news about techie_alison

Very sad, she will be missed. :( I really liked the tone of her posts.