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by Wookie
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master 128 Internal Tube/Expansion Pinout
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: Master 128 Internal Tube/Expansion Pinout

Nice! 2) Carefully remove the black plug (noting which way it was fitted) Could you avoid this if you removed the Master PCB? Dave Yes but IMHO it's easier to remove & refit the plug than remove the pcb. Removing the plug is easy, just lift the lock tab slightly and then pull up the hold-down sligh...
by Wookie
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master 128 Internal Tube/Expansion Pinout
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: Master 128 Internal Tube/Expansion Pinout

I've mounted mine internally :D 1) Buy a 40way 20cm cable for £2.75 from CPC/Farnell 2) Carefully remove the black plug (noting which way it was fitted) 3) Feed the cable through the gap above the tube socket (it's tight fit so I held it open with a flat screwdiver blade whilst getting the cable whe...
by Wookie
Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn Electron Joystick Interface
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Re: Acorn Electron Joystick Interface

Incase you don't want to wait there is a first byte joystick interface on fleabay at the moment...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121906686748

You better be quick if you want it, it ends tomorrow.
by Wookie
Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master 128 - obscure video issue?
Replies: 44
Views: 2981

Re: Master 128 - obscure video issue?

Hi Tricky, tried latest Astroblaster on my Master - detects SWRAM and loads game - but garbled/rolling screen. <SNIP> Obviously in my case we could have another example of a game that my Master has an issue with but ok for everyone else. Well I've just tried it on my Master and it appears to play f...
by Wookie
Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2756
Views: 255286

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

daveejhitchins wrote:
DutchAcorn wrote:If you want one for under £100 you could go for
this one. Happy to act as a proxy.
Ooooo! Yes please . . . PM sent

Dave H :D
Damn it, beaten to it by DaveH, he might be retired but he sure ain't slowing down :lol:
by Wookie
Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: software
Topic: What were the Arc's most technically impressive games?
Replies: 14
Views: 2294

Re: What were the Arc's most technically impressive games?

I don't know about most technically impressive but a couple of my favourites because they looked stunning were Flashback and Zool, Zool especially looked great after it was hacked to have rasterbars in the background 8) Another good one to look out for was AXIS especially if you had an ARM3 and even...
by Wookie
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2756
Views: 255286

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

I think this will be worth keeping an eye on . . . Any guesses? Working Acorn Electron with Plus 1 and Plus 3 ......... They say it's working but no pictures to prove it, so my estimate is the absolute minimum it'll go for is £100 and much more likely to make £200 plus. I wish I could justify buyin...
by Wookie
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master 128 - obscure video issue?
Replies: 44
Views: 2981

Re: Master 128 - obscure video issue?

It's more software than hardware, but try Astro blaster. Did you say you had issues with Phoenix? Hi - the last version of Phoenix on RS thread doesn't appear to work on real h/w on Beeb B or Master - but I tried the penultimate one and that was ok on real Beeb B and Master Re Astroblaster - the la...
by Wookie
Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A working USB - Serial adapter
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Re: A working USB - Serial adapter

Interesting that you say the Arc has a 'slow' serial port though, little or no improvement on the Beeb then...? If I remember correctly you could do 19,200 on a Archimedes but 9600 was a lot more reliable. It was only when the Risc PC series came along that we finally got a decent speed serial port...
by Wookie
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Multimeter Recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 3669

Re: Multimeter Recommendations

It also uses 2xAA batteries which is a better choice than many DMM's So the million dollar question is what is the best battery choice in a DMM ? I've several cheapies one of which lives in my pickup just incase and a decent Beckman Industrial and they all take a PP3 9v battery, I've always liked t...
by Wookie
Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Electron ROMs
Replies: 8
Views: 1995

Re: Electron ROMs

daveejhitchins wrote:Any of the ACP ROMs will work on the Electron (by design) :D E.g. ADT, ACP, ARM, ADI
Told ya he'd be along shortly :lol:
by Wookie
Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Page values with DDFS rom
Replies: 21
Views: 1860

Re: Page values with DDFS rom

ADFS isn't at fault here; it's a consequence of the architecture. You need to ensure your manager ROM is in the highest priority bank for it to be able to disable things early enough. Yes finally someone understands the problem, ADFS isn't the problem (but some people just like to bash it anyway) y...
by Wookie
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Page values with DDFS rom
Replies: 21
Views: 1860

Re: Page values with DDFS rom

Ok, so, it turned out to be the ADFS rom. It obviously doesn't release all it's work space when disabled. Don't blame ADFS it's your cr*p Megarom that can't disable a ROM properly, try sticking megarom in a higher priority socket than ADFS and it might work correctly. Well I happen to like...... ar...
by Wookie
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Electron ROMs
Replies: 8
Views: 1995

Re: Electron ROMs

ADT (theres a BBC one on STH, but isn't the Elk one different?) JAFA mode 7 rom I've been using ADT on the Elk just fine, it's by ACP which became PRES so I think it's possibly written just using legal calls so it works on all the 8bit machines, DaveH will either confirm or deny this at somepoint n...
by Wookie
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn Electron Joystick Interface
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Re: Acorn Electron Joystick Interface

I have a first byte interface at my brothers house, if your not in a rush I'll collect it next time I'm up that way.... but if anyone else can help before then feel free to.
by Wookie
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Nevryon on RiscOS 3.1
Replies: 14
Views: 1437

Re: Nevryon on RiscOS 3.1

I'm sure I used to play this on my A310 back when it only had 4Mb of memory, I'll have to try and dig out the disc, wether it'll still be readable is another question, I've lost a few to bit rot.
by Wookie
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Eprom 16k boundaries
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: Eprom 16k boundaries

MartinB wrote:
Wookie wrote:Now everybody can pick holes in my code :lol:
Line 20 should be file=OPENUP(filename$)

:wink:

Ha! You edited it...... :lol:
I knew I'd make a mistake somewhere, I really should proof read before hitting submit :roll:
If that's the only mistake and it works I'll be happy.
by Wookie
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Eprom 16k boundaries
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: Eprom 16k boundaries

do you pad this out to 16k with FF's ? is so how? If you want do this on your Beeb try the following ( make a backup first I have NOT tested this !!!! ) 10 INPUT "Enter name of file you wish to extend";filename$ 20 file=OPENUP filename$ 30 length=EXT#file 40 extra=16384-length 50 PTR#file=length 60...
by Wookie
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Electron RX for sale
Replies: 30
Views: 3031

Re: Electron RX for sale

Advance wrote:More stuff for sale shortly. Watch this space.
I'm watching, I'm watching :shock: :shock: :shock:

Potentially interested in Electron UPURS, books, Arc games on 3.5 (have you got Flashback ? 1 of my discs is corrupted) and your bits and pieces, always interested in bits and pieces :lol:
by Wookie
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master 128 - obscure video issue?
Replies: 44
Views: 2981

Re: Master 128 - obscure video issue?

Well I've just copied Frogger from floppy to MMFS on my Master and then run it from MMFS and it works perfectly, sorry but atleast on my Master MMFS does not cause a problem, so I think we can rule out MMFS as being a factor, surely it must be some hardware/timing fault with jnbeeb's Master.
by Wookie
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master 128 - obscure video issue?
Replies: 44
Views: 2981

Re: Master 128 - obscure video issue?

Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote: I would try actually physically pulling out the hardware, rather than *UNPLUGing the ROM.
I read what jnbeeb wrote to mean he had phyically pulled the EPROM from his machine rather than just unplugging it, I maybe wrong. Until jnbeeb pipes up we won't know for sure...
by Wookie
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master 128 - obscure video issue?
Replies: 44
Views: 2981

Re: Master 128 - obscure video issue?

MMFS isn't the issue here, as he says he still gets the corruption when running from floppy with no MMFS fitted.
jbnbeeb wrote:The problem shows without MMFS eprom chip in place when loaded from floppy / DFS 1770 too.
Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote:unless all Masters are suffering this problem.
Nope, mine plays it just fine :roll:
by Wookie
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: EEPROM - the Holy Grail of Sideways Rom?
Replies: 397
Views: 40440

Re: EEPROM - the Holy Grail of Sideways Rom?

You'll could use a20k mode and set a text window to a small area near the bottom of the screen (can't remember the VDU sequence, but I do use it in the carnival loading screen). VDU 28,left x,bottom y,right x,top y Just remember text origin 0,0 is top left, not bottom left as is the graphics origin...
by Wookie
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: EEPROM - the Holy Grail of Sideways Rom?
Replies: 397
Views: 40440

Re: EEPROM - the Holy Grail of Sideways Rom?

I've rebuilt all the eeprom configuration and programming utilities now to make them compatible with any DFS and the worst-case ADFS where PAGE=$1D00 (ffs :roll:) and I've also embodied a few minor tidying tweaks here and there. The only significant difference is that the EELOAD '@' switch now prog...
by Wookie
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2756
Views: 255286

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

jamesclephanecameron wrote:Huh, never seen one of these before.
I've saw one years ago but never actually used one, I'd forgotten just how ugly it is Image
by Wookie
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Thrust Disassembly
Replies: 42
Views: 7167

Re: Thrust Disassembly

gravity value for each level is in the level_gravity_FRAC_table - I never realised before that gravity gets heavier with each level! - the demo mode fakes keypresses on a timer to play the game automatically - you can change these in demo_keypress_bit_mask_table Very interesting, I always thought t...
by Wookie
Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: How to get ROM files to floppy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1567

Re: How to get ROM files to floppy?

duikkie wrote:nobody use the *dget option :cry:
Sorry mate my Master has MMFS in it Image
by Wookie
Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: How to get ROM files to floppy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1567

Re: How to get ROM files to floppy?

if it is only one rom tell us :) , we can make a ssd for it :) It doesn't matter how many ROM images you want on a disc I can make a .ssd for it 8) Only I'm struggling to find out how I copy a ROM file I downloaded off stairway to heaven to a real disk. XFER works with images, but I don't have them...
by Wookie
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: software
Topic: Frame by frame 'analysis' of a Youtube video
Replies: 12
Views: 1249

Re: Frame by frame 'analysis' of a Youtube video

I assume you guys have heard of youtube-dl ?

It's a python script that allows you to downloads videos from youtube, but the best bit is you can choose both the video format & audio quality you want to save.
by Wookie
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: An old Competition puzzle, can you solve it?
Replies: 11
Views: 2009

Re: An old Competition puzzle, can you solve it?

duikkie wrote:err at line 30.
The sad thing is I didn't even notice that until you pointed it out, I just automatically typed a zero rather than the letter O :roll: