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by CMcDougall
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Which BBC DFS
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: Which BBC DFS

DFS1.2 won't work with a 8271FDC, so still require DFS2.26 (also 128/16k) if leaving the 1770FDC present I think you've got that the wrong way around: DFS 1.20 does work with the 8271 FDC. think you've not read this thread properly [-X ee668 said he is keeping 1770 & burning 1.20 :roll: EDIT: ahhh,...
by CMcDougall
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Which BBC DFS
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: Which BBC DFS

DFS1.2 won't work with a 8271FDC, so still require DFS2.26 (also 128/16k) if leaving the 1770FDC present
by CMcDougall
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Running AMX PageMaker Plus without Floppy Drive
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Running AMX PageMaker Plus without Floppy Drive

Swram is in 4,5,6,7 & your correct ROMS go into the cartridge slots 0,1,2,3 you could burn the ROMs & buy a cart to put them on, so Mouse could also exist if have two carts. if you can only get 6&7 swram, there is a jumper to make 4&5 too, it turns something else off, think the rom slot for a 32k ro...
by CMcDougall
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Which BBC DFS
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: Which BBC DFS

I put the original 1.20 here many moons ago :
https://www.stairwaytohell.com/roms/homepage.html
by CMcDougall
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: MMC card interface
Replies: 719
Views: 110701

Re: MMC card interface

/\ now that's a good idea 8)
by CMcDougall
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: BEST REAL ARCADE GAMES ON BBC
Replies: 21
Views: 977

Re: BEST REAL ARCADE GAMES ON BBC

drfloyd wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:06 pm
TRACK & FIELD
try Hyper Sports, International Megasports & Micro Olympics....
by CMcDougall
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: First Byte Joystick Interface
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: First Byte Joystick Interface

should just turn on, so you have problems, or needs pins / fingers cleaned!!

see here :
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13952&p=184184&hili ... ck#p184184
&
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15610&p=214459&hili ... ck#p213294
by CMcDougall
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: TurboMMC
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: TurboMMC

by CMcDougall
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 3.5” drive cable
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: 3.5” drive cable

you have read this :
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=678#p2703

PS would bin that cable you have, has a pin hole filled in :evil: , or drill / cut it out, as they are all gnd that side anyways, so all joined
by CMcDougall
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Isolating myself - for three months !!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 40
Views: 2727

Re: Isolating myself - for three months !!!!!!!!!!!

just doing what the politicians do, driving 260 miles to the nearest baby sitter :lol:

serious note, kids sending mother's crazy, neighbours have all lost their jobs, am a 'key worker' :roll: , so just washing hands more, & overtime has now been banned , so only working 2/3 of a normal day :D
by CMcDougall
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2859
Views: 321540

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

collectable ??

Woodland terror - MP

at £21 already :shock:

It's in the archive already 8)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-ACOR ... SwElNe0pQe
by CMcDougall
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Master Compact's custom PSU + double floppy drive unit
Replies: 63
Views: 1902

Re: Master Compact's custom PSU + double floppy drive unit

yes that IS my picture, taken from my original untouched PSU box, but with my PC drive connector shoved on so could copy stuff to drive 1/3 8)
by CMcDougall
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Master Compact's custom PSU + double floppy drive unit
Replies: 63
Views: 1902

Re: Master Compact's custom PSU + double floppy drive unit

always use one hole blue discs, rest are point less

some pics I had , that may or may not help....
by CMcDougall
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Master Compact's custom PSU + double floppy drive unit
Replies: 63
Views: 1902

Re: Master Compact's custom PSU + double floppy drive unit

yeah, very weird not writing discs, I had (now got MMC) two drives on mine working perfect with DFS as ADFS is pants.
by CMcDougall
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2995
Views: 323206

Re: LOLPRICE

Superior software - speech v1.03

9 bids now £17, do folk know it's from tape /disc : just burnt to a 8k rom #-o :roll:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Microcom ... Sw-2xeyVkq

now to do same as got 50+ 8k ROMs under the bed :lol:
by CMcDougall
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: HELP NEEDED - BBC Master Compact & SD2BBC Not Working
Replies: 25
Views: 1060

Re: HELP NEEDED - BBC Master Compact & SD2BBC Not Working

looking at the diagram I linked to before, that's pin8 which is 0/gnd, so long nose pliers, pull it out to same length as rest, then should work !!
by CMcDougall
Fri May 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Issue 6 ELK - White Screen
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Issue 6 ELK - White Screen

the 32k rom can, as that's how I fixed my cousin's one BITD

not had a faulty 6502, but someone recently posted a thread, & found it was that, so can do too
by CMcDougall
Fri May 29, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Issue 6 ELK - White Screen
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Issue 6 ELK - White Screen

weird, usually always the 4x 8k ram :?
Was in mine , after checking 6502 & 32k rom :x
by CMcDougall
Fri May 29, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: HELP NEEDED - BBC Master Compact & SD2BBC Not Working
Replies: 25
Views: 1060

Re: HELP NEEDED - BBC Master Compact & SD2BBC Not Working

ehhh, where did my post go about : bad sum err3 is dumb ADFS looking for a boot disc, it's not IBMBIOS / IBMDOS.com :lol: + don't throw it out, as I don't have a spare Mcompact 8) I could try your overpriced 33p board if you wish, mine is at hand at moment as bedroom is half decorated, no carpet sho...
by CMcDougall
Sat May 23, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: turning on CGA / EGA / VGA '87 monitors?
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: turning on CGA / EGA / VGA '87 monitors?

read a bit more other week, & bought a arcade board for £3.26 in P&P , so need to wait a month for its delivery :? used the Composite out old 8088 big card machine yesterday, & this old 1982 10mb hard drive still works :shock: IMG_20200522_201951109.jpg Video of 'noise' from this 10mb model 4020 )19...
by CMcDougall
Fri May 15, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 6502 and IC's on daughter board
Replies: 17
Views: 653

Re: 6502 and IC's on daughter board

I tell a lie, :^o other board has :
by CMcDougall
Fri May 15, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 6502 and IC's on daughter board
Replies: 17
Views: 653

Re: 6502 and IC's on daughter board

Coeus wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 7:35 pm
8272 what looks like a covered window as one might expect on an EPROM? Is the 8272 actually a micocontroller
it's probably just an earlier version of same FDC chip, but made prior to 1986, as the ones on two of my bare board 286 51/4" controllers has no 'window' & has Intel P8272A on them.
by CMcDougall
Thu May 14, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Atom Software Archive
Replies: 1257
Views: 189087

Re: Atom Software Archive

hoglet wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 10:46 am
Hi all,
217 New or Updated
good work Dave / everybody!! =D>

just one thing, the Dragons Lair is now Free ((Thanks to Jim Bagley for downloads now ok, no SDs for sale) mine signed :D )
so the folder "DLAIR" can have the full game (but 82 files 167MB :shock: )
by CMcDougall
Tue May 12, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Acorn Atom taped programs restore "project"
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Re: Acorn Atom taped programs restore "project"

audacity is rubbish on a PC, but seems OK on a Mac :? 48k is total overkill , it's not a blu ray movie disc! Need to be 44k, then use CSW viewer to turn a mono .WAV into a .CSW, then use that for emulators, or into .uefHQ if the csw does not work, 80% of time csw does not work... MP3s are useless un...
by CMcDougall
Tue May 12, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: SOLVED:Issues with my bbc b
Replies: 31
Views: 1301

Re: Issues with my bbc b

/\ yip, had threads about rubbish cool novelties before #-o

Retro Computer Shack ones sorted it.

I have one, but it does not jump to correct scart channel when beeb turned on, only down side with it. A home made one does :D
by CMcDougall
Mon May 11, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: turning on CGA / EGA / VGA '87 monitors?
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: turning on CGA / EGA / VGA '87 monitors?

are these any good?? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Arcade-Game-RGB-CGA-EGA-YUV-to-VGA-HD-Video-Converter-Board-HD9800-GBS8200-R-RA/303448865028?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Db8c764e3391d4531a8121b8a1b29e7f3%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3...
by CMcDougall
Mon May 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: turning on CGA / EGA / VGA '87 monitors?
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: turning on CGA / EGA / VGA '87 monitors?

thanks Roland! good idea with light bulb :idea: don't think they have old valves, sure the 386 monitor I took to bits to turn up brightness pot never had them, but that was 1992 & can't remember #-o might put them in middle of back garden with long lead, RCD safety plug & turn on 7m away & watch for...

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