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by CMcDougall
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Some game not displaying and not working
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Some game not displaying and not working

You are loading electron games!

Use beeb version! as will be too fast.
by CMcDougall
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Palo Alto
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: Hello from Palo Alto

welcome LD :)
by CMcDougall
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Flooring the loft
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Flooring the loft

When I put new doors on every room in my house, used the old doors to put up loft. Used a circular saw to make them fit up hatch (about 2inch off one side) Leave gaps between doors so ceilings /insulation can still 'breathe' Now can't get in loft , full of prams , toys , pools, non acorn hardware et...
by CMcDougall
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from a former Atom owner
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: Hi from a former Atom owner

welcome Tris :D
by CMcDougall
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Slogger & Prime's MRB (Master RAM Board - Turbo)
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Slogger & Prime's MRB (Master RAM Board - Turbo)

daveejhitchins wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:45 pm
1(not yet tested with DFS)
2) Is the OS any different e.g. in none Turbo mode?
1, why do people waste soooo much time on That other FS, A means Arse everything up :lol:
2, exact same
by CMcDougall
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 91
Views: 6608

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

^never use that site, as mine (with files in loading order ) is on the release page on Retro Software , & I know it works 100%
by CMcDougall
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 91
Views: 6608

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

^defo worked again after initials, hence my high scores in challenge and in the beta versions before release! https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=14411 I was using a 31/2" disc, not that that matters, should be same with 51/4" IF unprotected so it can save to file "HI" unlocked &46 le...
by CMcDougall
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 91
Views: 6608

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

Lee, try using UPURS5 to make the DFS 80T SSD disc, as thats what I did, and works 100% on all my B's with various swram / boards /mods etc (Acorn 1770 DFS2.26 & Acorn 8271 DFS1.20)
not tried on any of my M128s, as never had the time.... :cry:
by CMcDougall
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 91
Views: 6608

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

^it is the same one, *ROMS shows: ROM 9 DFS 79, *HELP shows : DFS 2.24 :wink: do people read anything on this forum, or previous posts that prove all the answers already?? :roll: we already know it NEEDS to be unprotected, and ONLY DFS on actual floppy discs, as stomps all over E00-1100 8) and forge...
by CMcDougall
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: Hello!

welcome Chris :)

East coast is better .... 8)
by CMcDougall
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Powys County Council’s first PC
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Powys County Council’s first PC

:shock:
for £18k , the twin mini tape decks must have highspeed dubbing & Dolby B ...... :lol:

good spot M 8)
by CMcDougall
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 912

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jetpac

well, think this is best from me, & seems I was wrong about it going back to level1 after level4
unless I was better at it a year+ ago....
think it may be too fast on beebEm414, might try the real deal (time permitting....)
45,745 8)
by CMcDougall
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: posting a reply, you have already posted in before....
Replies: 5
Views: 302

posting a reply, you have already posted in before....

this is weird, unless it's the new Win10 update (probably :lol: ), or Firefox Quantum 6101 :?
was going to post a new high score in the Jetpac thread (posted twice prior), but it repeats my prev post
it's like I pressed edit on my last post, rather than post reply..... :-k
by CMcDougall
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 164
Views: 12900

Re: Windows 10....

^that's well weird :-k , but I never put passwords on PCs (waste of time, switch on, cup of tea), as if I wanted in, I would get in, or copy all the files off the HardDisc anyways (done a few before, found private /home made naughty films! :lol: ) a name (and avatar) I recognise from B2VOS days :) I...
by CMcDougall
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi!!
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Hi!!

welcome MikeW 8)

yes it is me from the mad B2VOS forum days :wink:

now get that Hardcore Techno on, & play that electron =D> :D
by CMcDougall
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 164
Views: 12900

Re: Windows 10....

another : 2018-07 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems (KB4340917) :roll: gave up with it on my older laptop, so put on winXP :D now the sound card is back =D> , & found the driver for the WiFi, as did not show in Device Manager :? so it's flying with no updated..... e...
by CMcDougall
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: *HELLO
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: *HELLO

welcome bailey :)

now get playing GGarden! =D>
by CMcDougall
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Attachment types permitted
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: Attachment types permitted

may be should also allow Bitmap Image, as thats what BeebEm414 defaults to for capture screen for high scores!
had to change it in paint prog to jPeg, but lost quality of pic :(
by CMcDougall
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 912

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jetpac

level3 tonight, can't remember those 'flying darts' :?
30,570 8)
by CMcDougall
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jet-Pac
Replies: 57
Views: 912

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R1 - Jetpac

great game, not so good to get to disc BITD though....
still got my original tape!
did play this loads, and sure last year got right round back to level1 beasties :)
but, not so good now, only got to half of level3 (the bubbles)
19,155 on first go 8)
by CMcDougall
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Lapsed Acorn user
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: Lapsed Acorn user

Welcome Mark :)

echo time to get another Elk!
by CMcDougall
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Back to BASIC
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Back to BASIC

welcome CJ :)
by CMcDougall
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Acorn Atom on Ebay
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: Acorn Atom on Ebay

atom econet card, 4 bids so far £13.50 +5pp....
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Iss ... 6016.l4276
by CMcDougall
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Restoration of Three Cumana Electron Disc Interfaces
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Restoration of Three Cumana Electron Disc Interfaces

daveejhitchins wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:22 pm
A typo in the Edit #1 line :lol:
[/quote]
:shock: :lol: quality =D>

I've tried to remove the 'fosty' rusted battery solder too, I bent my solder iron! :roll:
sometimes melting new solder onto helps it about 30% :?

Nice pics Dave 8)
by CMcDougall
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: general
Topic: *TAPE baud rates
Replies: 24
Views: 481

Re: *TAPE baud rates

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13972&p=184563#p184563
^this will answer your "top speed" baud rate.
It was not consistent across my different machines, so 1500 top's.
by CMcDougall
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4742
Views: 320451

Re: Today I received.....

guessing therefore that you’ll find an RS232 connector on the back of yours (might say EIA) which is probably a 9 or 25-way D-type wired as a DTE equipment. Long story short, get a lead made and get printing....! :D spot on as always Martin :wink: I do have a EIA thing on back, now found the leads ...
by CMcDougall
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: general
Topic: *TAPE baud rates
Replies: 24
Views: 481

Re: *TAPE baud rates

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=14573#p195160
this is the only published 300baud backup on sideB , not found anymore on the mass of tapes I've archived....
by CMcDougall
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: general
Topic: *TAPE baud rates
Replies: 24
Views: 481

Re: *TAPE baud rates

To make a backup that will last 4x longer, as less error prone. Similar to a 40T disc will outlive a 80T. Some tape protection used it to fool the hacker from tape to disc, usually hidden in REM statements & a false shown CH."main" Reel to Reel recorders piss all over CDs, as a much higher frequency...
by CMcDougall
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4742
Views: 320451

Re: Today I received.....

A brand new still sealed in box typewriter 'thing' had a search on Google, & the manual has never been seen before, dated 15Nov1983. & it all works with thermal paper, that was also still in a black bag too! Really should stop saving things destin for skip... The PSU is 20v AC (actually 18.6), so go...