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by sydney
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm
Replies: 21
Views: 180

Re: First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm

The free version is not going to work because you cannot have a group meeting for more than 40 minutes. However, I have a lot of funds left over in the kitty from the last ABUG. So if markjw cannot accommodate us, I will sign up for a ABUG/StarDot account. syndey - please can you PM me when you hav...
by sydney
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm
Replies: 21
Views: 180

Re: First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm

Arcadian wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:04 am
...I've never used Zoom (and don't even have a webcam) but if I can use the camera on my phone(?) I could share some of the things I've been working on too?!
You can definitely use the camera on your phone. Which OS is it?
by sydney
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm
Replies: 21
Views: 180

Re: First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm

I have to own up to a bit of a mistake on my part. I've announced this ABug without first confirming with mark that he'd be around next Saturday. Hopefully he is but if not I'm sure we can muddle through with the free version. If this is a successful meet it would probably be useful to crowdfund a r...
by sydney
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm
Replies: 21
Views: 180

Re: First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm

Just thinking about this a bit. If we have a single ABUG meetings in Zoom with, say, 30 participants, it is going to get a bit crazy. markjw , is it possible to have, say, 4 or 5 meetings scheduled simultaneously, which people can dip in and out of? If so, we could break it down to say, the followi...
by sydney
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: programming
Topic: ARM2 and Native ARM source compatibility
Replies: 0
Views: 42

ARM2 and Native ARM source compatibility

Would assembly code written using BAS135 be compatible between the ARM2 and native ARM cores of the PiCoPro? I ask this as it will make development quite a bit easier as I could write my code using a nice modern code editor like Notepad++ then simply cut and paste the code into beebem to test it usi...
by sydney
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm
Replies: 21
Views: 180

First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm

Hello everyone. I am pleased to announce the first 'Virtual ABug' on Saturday the 11th of April, from 9am until 5pm - or later!. The event will take place here in this thread and via video conferencing using Zoom. A Zoom client is available for all major OS's including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android...
by sydney
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble
Replies: 32
Views: 401

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R7 - Bubble Bobble

I'm not working at the moment so I'll try to join in a bit. I've not got as much free time as I'd like as my wife is working from home so I'm teaching the kids from 9 in the morning. I think we'll be studying History and I.T. tomorrow.

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by sydney
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Virtual ABug?
Replies: 22
Views: 990

Re: Virtual ABug?

hi Mark - if people want to test, let me know and I'll schedule a meeeting on the system and PM you the details Mark So zoom seems to fit the bill. I've downloaded it but not played around with it yet so will be giving it a go in the next couple of days. A test would be something I'd be interested ...
by sydney
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Native ARM PiCoPro programming
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Native ARM PiCoPro programming

Success! SAVE 00008FAO +18 QUIT *LOAD "CODE" *GO 00008FA0 Should '*CODE' work? It didn't, nor did '*RUN CODE'. '*CODE' also failed on the ARM2, '*RUN CODE' and *GO 00008FA0' ran differently in that it looped repeatedly on the ARM2 and ran only once on the native core. Any idea why 'CALL org' worked ...
by sydney
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Native ARM PiCoPro programming
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Native ARM PiCoPro programming

The API of the Native ARM Co Pro is SWI based, and is based on that implemented on Sprow's ARM7TMDI Co Pro, as documented here: http://www.sprow.co.uk/bbc/hardware/armcopro/armtubeoscalls.pdf The Native ARM Co Pro is running an original version of Basic (BAS135) that itself uses many of the SWI cal...
by sydney
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Native ARM PiCoPro programming
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Native ARM PiCoPro programming

I'd like to get some more use out of my PiCoPro so thought it would be a good idea to program the fastest cpu available to it - the native ARM. I've had trouble setting up the gcc cross compiler and even with the help of RobC have come to a bit of a dead end there. This prompted me to consider learn...
by sydney
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble
Replies: 104
Views: 1643

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R6 - Scramble

Venger: are you using a beeb or a master? I only ask because the corruption at the top of your screen look similar to some corruption reported in frogger,also by tricky, which was caused by the VLSI 6845.

Tricky, could this be the cause or am I barking up the wrong tree?
by sydney
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Virtual ABug?
Replies: 22
Views: 990

Re: Virtual ABug?

Not a massive response but enough for me to have a go at organising this. Some questions to those interested: What day(s) would be best? I presume Saturday and/or Sunday as many people will still be working or teaching their children for a midweek day. When should it take place? Is mid to late April...
by sydney
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Virtual ABug?
Replies: 22
Views: 990

Virtual ABug?

With more and more people needing to self isolate and the possibility of a 'lockdown' I've been considering some kind of virtual ABug. I'm not sure exactly how it would work but I could arrange a date that is suitable for most interested people and open a thread where people could post a description...
by sydney
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 12
Views: 1396

Re: Hi

flibble wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:10 pm
thread necromancy.

It also appears I'm the new Managing Director of Acorn Computers Limited.
Awesome!
Any plans to restart production of the Archimedes? :lol:
by sydney
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Mastering Interpreters and Compilers - book
Replies: 20
Views: 2177

Re: Mastering Interpreters and Compilers - book

I'm pretty sure someone sent me a PDF of the book which is why I didn't scan it. I was sure I posted it to the forum but it seems I didn't. I'll go back through my emails and PM's to see if I can find it.
by sydney
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: RISC OS Wakefield Show 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: RISC OS Wakefield Show 2020

I'm 50/50 at the moment.
by sydney
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Blast Annual 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Blast Annual 2020

Sorted.
by sydney
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Replacing laptop screen
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Replacing laptop screen

Cheers lads!
I found a good video on YouTube which shows exactly how to connect and disconnect it.
by sydney
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Replacing laptop screen
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Replacing laptop screen

My daughter decided it would be a good idea to carry her laptop around by holding it with the screen between her fingers and thumb. Needless to say it's knackered. I've found the replacement part online for only £25 and a video on how to replace it. However, the connector in the video seems differen...
by sydney
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Change my username?
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Re: Change my username?

User name changed. Welcome to stardot!
by sydney
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: How can I save my Elite game on a Turbo MMC card?
Replies: 16
Views: 361

Re: How can I save my Elite game on a Turbo MMC card?

MMFS is what you need.
Either U/MAMMFS or T/MAMMFS from the mmfs zip file.

https://github.com/hoglet67/MMFS/releases
by sydney
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 6502 Assembly on BBC B, what do I need?
Replies: 21
Views: 953

Re: 6502 Assembly on BBC B, what do I need?

Using mmc cards can be cumbersome as you need to add the ssd to the mmb file. A gotek would be the simplest solution. UPURS works well too, before I switched to a gotek my 'assemble' batch file would assemble using beebasm then send it straight to the beeb via UPURS.
by sydney
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: WiFi weirdness
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: WiFi weirdness

I think I've found the problem. The wifi card is minipci and one of the antennae is missing! Since my phone was only 12 inches away from the pc it worked fine but the house wifi router is in another room. I'm going to order some from ebay and hopefully that'll solve it.
by sydney
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: WiFi weirdness
Replies: 2
Views: 276

WiFi weirdness

Today I bought a Dell Inspiron 660 with an i3 2120 on Facebook marketplace for the tidy sum of £15. I can connect to the internet over WiFi using the hotspot on my phone but it won't connect to my home internet. I can see the SSID for it but it won't connect to it at all. I'm using mint Linux. Any i...
by sydney
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebSCSI
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: BeebSCSI

I just copied the dat file and it worked.