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by sydney
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: AKF11 in Kent/Surrey - FOC for Collection.
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: AKF11 in Kent/Surrey - FOC for Collection.

Sending you a pm.
by sydney
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Replacing laptop screen
Replies: 3
Views: 129

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: 129

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: 452

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: 303

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: 806

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: 204

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: 204

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: 456

Re: BeebSCSI

I just copied the dat file and it worked.
by sydney
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: VideoNuLA boards
Replies: 119
Views: 19082

Re: VideoNuLA boards

Hi Rob Yes I am still interested but it appears I can't PM you. If you have an online store would there be any contact details under that ? I have searched nothing found in Flee Pay (And I'll sign in a little more, just been rebuilding a number of PSU on failed Beeb's and busy with life) I've just ...
by sydney
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale - A2 Posters: Elite, Zarch, Ravenskull, Codename Droid, Crazee Rider, Palace of Magic, Repton
Replies: 40
Views: 2100

Re: A2 Posters: Elite, Zarch, Ravenskull, Codename Droid, Crazee Rider, Palace of Magic, Repton

Collected mine from the delivery office today. I won't be seeing until Christmas day though as it's a gift to me from the kids so I'm practicing my 'surprised' facial expression for when I open it!
by sydney
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: 6502 assembler for Windows/Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 736

Re: 6502 assembler for Windows/Linux

Another vote for beebasm here.
by sydney
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: BBC games with joystick, download
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: BBC games with joystick, download

Have you seen www.bbcmicro.co.uk ? Pretty much every game is there, it's searchable and you can download each ssd easily.
by sydney
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Choosing games for a retro-gaming session
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Choosing games for a retro-gaming session

Games that have gone down well for me in the past at Wakefield shows are:

Thrust
Snapper
Starship command
Arcadians
Chuckie egg

I'd also recommend jbiplane over dogfight or bandits, and Galactic Firebird as it's a great game and looks awesome.
by sydney
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn BBC Master 512 Copro 4x Disks
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Acorn BBC Master 512 Copro 4x Disks

Also, I just downloaded Turbo c, from here :https://winworldpc.com/product/turbo-c/3x, and the disk images there work either as .img or .adf so it looks like I might have the wrong images.

ETA: I downloaded the first disk,512-1-1, from the 8bs archive and it doesn't work.
by sydney
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn BBC Master 512 Copro 4x Disks
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Acorn BBC Master 512 Copro 4x Disks

If you use the system disks from here: http://www.cowsarenotpurple.co.uk/bbccomputer/master512/system.html on the gotek, rename them as .adf and make sure that you have host = acorn in your ff.cfg file, they *should* work directly. d. This doesn't seem to work for me. I downloaded the "Method 1 Pac...
by sydney
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Game with Demo for Showing Off?
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: Game with Demo for Showing Off?

I'm sure some of trickys games have demos at the start and they all look great.

http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/index.php?rt_ ... rst&sort=b
by sydney
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: PM system, when is it activated for new users?
Replies: 21
Views: 1980

Re: PM system, when is it activated for new users?

I'm from another community, but I have found something of mutual interest here. And I need to reach a member of your community via pm. As I said, I can explain the details to the admins if it is required. Why not simply make a thread about the mutually interesting thing you have found, or reply in ...
by sydney
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: PM system, when is it activated for new users?
Replies: 21
Views: 1980

Re: PM system, when is it activated for new users?

To get private messages enabled you must make 25 posts or ask an admin to enable them for you. You'd usually need a reason to have them enabled before 25 posts and have made at least some posts to the forum.
I'm not a spammer, I swear.
They all say that! :lol:
by sydney
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: More books from the attic . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: More books from the attic . . .

Archimedes assembly language please Dave. Looks like I'm buying the coffees this time!
by sydney
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: More attic finds . . . Updated :o)
Replies: 37
Views: 2004

Re: More attic finds . . . Updated :o)

I'll grab those input magazines please.
by sydney
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Joysticks
Replies: 22
Views: 579

Re: Joysticks

Keys all the way for me.
by sydney
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Acorn Discord group?
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: Acorn Discord group?

I'd say just go for it. What do you have to lose.
I'd never heard of discord but I've just installed it on my phone so will probably join.
by sydney
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Game software protection list ( Kevin Edwards )
Replies: 32
Views: 1321

Re: Game software protection list ( Kevin Edwards )

Not if the code was encrypted and the loader decrypted it.
by sydney
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: printing to epson fx 880
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: printing to epson fx 880

Dip switch settings.
by sydney
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Tape - MMSD CARD/ABR reprogramming
Replies: 69
Views: 1892

Re: Tape - MMSD CARD

There are no ROMS on that tape. In the past I've managed to get a ROM onto tape from a PC but it's a bit long winded and it was 6 years ago so I don't remember actually doing it. Here's a link to the thread where I describe how to do it. https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5214&p=59173...
by sydney
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Tape - MMSD CARD/ABR reprogramming
Replies: 69
Views: 1892

Re: Tape - MMSD CARD

What commands did you try?
You say you 'did the backup thing for the ABR Utilities' but did you also backup the ABR ROM and the EMMFS ROM? What files are on the tape?