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by billcarr2005
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2656
Views: 218893

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Elminster wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:55 am
Only 35 years or so left to wait.
Isn't it 70 years after the death of the author? (as per "Written, dramatic, musical and artistic work")

https://www.gov.uk/copyright/how-long-copyright-lasts
by billcarr2005
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Today I hacked ...
Replies: 91
Views: 9503

Re: Today I hacked ...

yeah, but how ? if a discchip(8271or1770) reads a sector it is the hole sector 128 bytes, (like &e00)you can set you memory 51 bytes futher that you can do so the next sector comes &e52 and so on. but then you must know which sector is the start . if a track has more the same sectors id , the you h...
by billcarr2005
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Today I hacked ...
Replies: 91
Views: 9503

Re: Today I hacked ...

how do you see that happening ? if id is the same the first good id that the head finds it loads in memory ? so how is it only 51 bytes ? or is there a program that knows load sec and then if same read again ?? I didn't see it happening, because i don't have the disk. Low level code to access the d...
by billcarr2005
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 3D Tank Zone controls
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: 3D Tank Zone controls

The controls are checked using keyboard scan (OSBYTE &79) It's located at &1510 (when relocated, &3910 when ZONE is *LOADed) The value in X is EOR'd by &80 to get the internal key number Cursor key control must be stored somewhere else, possibly within the BASIC program... i didn't check this. Locat...
by billcarr2005
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Today I hacked ...
Replies: 91
Views: 9503

Re: Today I hacked ...

[snip] Then I had a eureka moment, may be track1 had sector's 1to9 hidden. BillC confirmed this looking at the *RUN !boot only. ..... This is a first for having 8x Sector0s on Track1 :| The sectors aren't hidden, just duplicated IDs, so most copying programs don't find anything past the first (uniq...
by billcarr2005
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 35
Views: 1437

Re: Moving House - Items to go

Watford Electronics Diagnostics Utility Disk & Manual. Would be nice if whomever gets this could image the disk and scan the manual. Although it's mentioned here (different disk) https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12170&p=154386#p154386 and here (cracked version) https://stardot.org....
by billcarr2005
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: PLOTMATE A4 software
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: PLOTMATE A4 software

RobC wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:47 pm

Also, does anyone have MiCAD which is supposed to support the Plotmate?
No idea if the ROM will still be required to make the software recognise the Plotmate...
by billcarr2005
Mon May 14, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Puff - running in an emulator
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Puff - running in an emulator

Would you care to try this?
It's a hastily hacked version taken from the ESM disk, so it's got their title screen.
I've had to remove some sector header reading code, otherwise it got stuck in JSBeeb, but it loads up...
by billcarr2005
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2793
Views: 222203

Re: LOLPRICE

This chap has been shifting quite a lot of stuff recently, most at reasonable to very good prices. ... So possibly a member here? He certainly frequents the forum. I have a feeling it's balladof32 (or could be completely wrong!) http://stardot.org.uk/forums/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=10806
by billcarr2005
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2793
Views: 222203

Re: LOLPRICE

It does appear to be in mint condition, but still...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132597496097

£499.99 :o

Surely not so rare either?
by billcarr2005
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Buying software on 'vintage' floppy diskettes
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Buying software on 'vintage' floppy diskettes

I echo what flaxcottage said about 5.25" usually being readable (except here http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14996 :P) I find it's usually the insides of the sleeve which have become rough and don't allow the magnetic disk to spin correctly. I've rarely had a disk fail, except when ...
by billcarr2005
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Library of Physical Chemistry Software - Help!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Library of Physical Chemistry Software - Help!!!

Have you desleeved them and tried reading them in a clean jacket?
If the disk is unreadable on a BBC, Kryoflux can't really do any magic to bring them around...
by billcarr2005
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Help with the Educational Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: Help with the Educational Archive / LTS

Here are some LTS titles that weren't on your list
by billcarr2005
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Help with the Educational Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: Help with the Educational Archive / Fernleaf

If anyone has any titles which are missing from the archive and would be willing to send me digital copies of the same (including documentation if possible) I should be very grateful to hear from you. [-o< Here are some Fernleaf titles that weren't on your list :) EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE SELECTION Vol...
by billcarr2005
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: DFS fault codes
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: DFS fault codes

From DFS Error messages http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/docs/Acorn/AN/019.pdf I've not come across 0A or 14 on a standard BBC B (since "Sector not Found" would cover a disk not being formatted in a recognised way), might be a later Acorn machine, since the document is from 1992 Error 08 (...
by billcarr2005
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: ADVANCED FOLIO
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: ADVANCED FOLIO

@billcarr2005 - My disc is Version 2 as well but is ADFS. Your DFS ones should be the same software just on a different filing system. Provided they don't do any *DISC or *DRIVE commands they could be copied onto ADFS to complete my set. Track 39,sector 9 had a deliberate CRC error. The sector was ...
by billcarr2005
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: How t pass arrays into procedures?
Replies: 14
Views: 870

Re: How t pass arrays into procedures?

Are you typing the BASIC program in with the PAGE at &1900? If it's the final program, ie. no more will need to be loaded afterwards, tape could be enabled and the PAGE dropped to &E00. If under emulation, might be worth developing on the BBC Master initially to keep PAGE low? Although it's only a s...
by billcarr2005
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 542
Views: 55378

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

... On further investigation it appears to have been formatted at 40T on an 80T drive and the later tracks written at 80T if that makes sense. ... ADI reports tracks 19 onwards are unformatted on a 40T drive. On an 80T drive ADI reports all tracks formatted with normal data. Since this disc came fr...
by billcarr2005
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 542
Views: 55378

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Only tracks 0-19 of a 40T disc were formatted. Could this be related to the issue that affected the reporting of used tracks on the DLM titles? 20 x 2560 (or &14 x &A00) would give total data length of just 51200 (or &C800), whereas the SSD contains more than this? :? I've attached the SSD created ...
by billcarr2005
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: ADVANCED FOLIO
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: ADVANCED FOLIO

I've got both the 40T and 80T Version 2.0 DFS Signature disks with "Cannot be copied" on the label. Can take a look later, if it would be any use?
by billcarr2005
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: AVP First Steps (COM050)
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: AVP First Steps (COM050)

Unfortunately, I don't, but for reference, here's a list of the AVP titles I have got :) CYGNET Physics CYG010 Measure COM024 Formulae COM042 Statistical and Experimental Tools COM058 Periodicity of Elements COM061 Measuring Temperature, Volume and Mass COM063 Binomial COM066 Adding Waves COM068 Tim...
by billcarr2005
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Citadel Item Randomiser 0.4 (updated)
Replies: 42
Views: 3981

Re: Citadel Item Randomiser 0.4 (updated)

Breadfi5h wrote:Is there a version with infinite lives? Completed this as a boy some 30 years or so ago and want my 8-year-old to have a go.
Here's the PIAS version with the Immortality cheat implemented (CITAX, &451B=&60)
Works with the Randomiser :)
by billcarr2005
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton 2 - Cassette Version - LOCKED
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Repton 2 - Cassette Version - LOCKED

Are you attempting to *LOAD the file?
"Locked" means it's locked from anything except *RUN (or CHAIN"")
by billcarr2005
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 542
Views: 55378

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

OneSwitch wrote: Missing include

Blob Programs (Blob 1 Blob 2 Where's Blob?)
Aren't some of those here?
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=10455&p=126417
by billcarr2005
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: P.M.F. Barcode Reader
Replies: 20
Views: 1391

Re: P.M.F. Barcode Reader

flaxcottage wrote:Try this. :wink:

Code: Select all

*DIR D
CHAIN"TITLE"
by billcarr2005
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: The UNILAB interface for the BBC microcumputer
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: The UNILAB interface for the BBC microcumputer

hambo wrote: I have a unilab interface for the BBC and wondered if anyone has any of the programs written by Unilab to accompany it
I think they're here :)

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=10980&p=135743#p135743
by billcarr2005
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Funfair / Carnival type game
Replies: 26
Views: 3111

Re: Funfair / Carnival type game

CSHinUK wrote:I worked on Pip's Island Adventure
That got uploaded here

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6876&p=189520#p189520

a few months ago :)
by billcarr2005
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: FUNFAIR
Replies: 0
Views: 533

FUNFAIR

Requested here

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1004

Requires disc to be write enabled
by billcarr2005
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Funfair / Carnival type game
Replies: 26
Views: 3111

Re: Funfair / Carnival type game

CSHinUK wrote:... as well as other titles I worked on.
What other titles did you work on?
I've got "The Yellow Brick Road" also

Uploaded Funfair here
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=14831
by billcarr2005
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Funfair / Carnival type game
Replies: 26
Views: 3111

Re: Funfair / Carnival type game

Would it be this?
THE FUNFAIR.jpg
Not sure if I had it 11+ years ago... but I'll attempt to image it ASAP
(Might've found it quicker had it been in "Archive Requests" :roll: , although probably not :lol: )