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by AndyF
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Entertainer and Software
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: The Entertainer and Software

I'd be surprised if it wasn't included on the one of the famous BBC PD "Music Discs" (available from 8BS or on www.everygamegoing.com). http://www.everygamegoing.com/egg/landingPublisher/index/publisher_folder/bbcpd/ It is :) http://www.everygamegoing.com/egg/landingItem/index/machine_type_group_de...
by AndyF
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Acorn Electron World Updating Very Soon...
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: Acorn Electron World Updating Very Soon...

Great news and I concur looking forward to the update too. Likely interested in the USB as well too, I did purchase the DVD from the site itself last year (or the year before, I forget which) to hopefully help "support" it in a small way, figured I'd rather give it to the site than a random Ebayer w...
by AndyF
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Entertainer and Software
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: The Entertainer and Software

You're welcome. Unfortunately not no. I can see how its done in that its read from that block of code, I did have a version I put together that displayed the appropriate "SOUND A,B,C,D" for each erm 'note' as it played too at one point. But I do not have any of the erm "composer" for it , only what ...
by AndyF
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Entertainer and Software
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: The Entertainer and Software

The only one I have to hand is this and its not quite original IIRC in that the program was played about with a bit, but it sounds OK at least:
Enter.ssd
(5.25 KiB) Downloaded 3 times
:)
by AndyF
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: New econet setup
Replies: 85
Views: 2372

Re: New econet setup

I have had a lot of practice refurbing various Sinclairs over the last few years. I learned a lot about organisation, checking and double checking which components go where doing the sound fix on Spectrum +3s. Especially when I broke one and couldn’t fix it... To be honest that's partly what I sort...
by AndyF
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New econet setup
Replies: 85
Views: 2372

Re: New econet setup

Well done. =D> Got to say I've only ever done two of these and I thought it was not that easy to do (generally speaking) although to be fair I suppose more fiddly and avoiding mixing components up rather than anything else though I guess. One was a tape only machine, the other had a 1770 in it, and ...
by AndyF
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 1770 wire links
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: 1770 wire links

I wanted to say the problem I had with one kit at least was not the quality of the links themselves, the fact they would not stay in the socket, despite the socket not appearing to be worn out (would be rare for one of these two sockets to be worn I suspect) It was almost as though as daft as it mig...
by AndyF
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 1770 wire links
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: 1770 wire links

Elminster wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:09 pm
I deny that I have used paperclips and cellotape.
I have seen a missing ROM 'leg' replaced with a regular staple previously, not soldered on, just "making contact" as such. :lol: :oops: Not my doing!
by AndyF
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Data Center Discontinued?!
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Data Center Discontinued?!

I was not aware it was discontinued either, although I've not really been keeping up on 'current news' generally I'm about a couple of years behind the newest developments. Only just really looking now at Pi Co-Pro's etc :o :D
by AndyF
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 1770 wire links
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: 1770 wire links

I found one supply of these, well one type of kit they were not brilliant and did nto want to stay in the socket, if that was the sockets fault or not I'm not sure. In the end I just gave up and soldered some nice insulated links directly, job done. :)
by AndyF
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Homebrew game for BBC and Electron: "Out of this world" - work in progress
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Homebrew game for BBC and Electron: "Out of this world" - work in progress

I concur looks very good so far. :) Well done. :) If not planning on a define keys option (please?) then perhaps consider changing to O/K for up/down and maybe Space for 'fire' , a define option would be neat though if practical. Just thinking here, real machine vs emulation = best choices = user de...
by AndyF
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: ADFS and DataCentre Page at 1900
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: ADFS and DataCentre Page at 1900

I think there was a erm "lighter" DFS on one of the DC cd-roms or something.

I do know what you're saying I have a vague memory of a lighter ADFS or suchlike but I don't think it moved Page that much.
by AndyF
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 425

Re: Composite video from the BBC

PitfallJones wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:53 pm
Yes - looks like mine is an issue #1 - thanks for showing me exacly where that is.
Most welcome. :) Just pleased you could make sense of my quick pic. :oops:
by AndyF
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 425

Re: Composite video from the BBC

Can you not see the issue number on the board itself then ? :) I think you might need to see what issue of mainboard it is, this is printed on the PCB near the bottom (as in near the edge connectors Tube/Disc etc) below the cart slots area about a couple of inches to the left of it. Pic may help ? :...
by AndyF
Fri May 31, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 425

Re: Composite video from the BBC

I think the 'best' way would be to fit a two pin header then a jumper, but myself I'd probably clear the holes out a bit with a desolderer/sucker tool and then simply use a wire link. Probably. :) You might be able to actually put a erm blob across both those pads to just link them but I'd not reall...
by AndyF
Fri May 31, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 425

Re: Composite video from the BBC

I'd also like to chip in to say that there are, at least, two different variants of BNCs. There are 75ohm and 50ohm variants, which have different sized centre pins. The 75ohm ones are used for video, and the 50ohm are used for...well, actually, I can't remember - it's been 10 years since I worked ...
by AndyF
Fri May 31, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 425

Re: Composite video from the BBC

Actually this is a bit better, covers most of them and Iss2 just needs a link apparently:
App Note Composite Video.pdf
(7.73 KiB) Downloaded 13 times
=D>
by AndyF
Fri May 31, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 425

Re: Composite video from the BBC

To clarify you have a Master not a Master Compact yes ? The Compact has a separate 'keyboard' (its actually most of the computer) and a large box with a drive or two in and a power supply, whereas the Master is a single box. I think you might need to see what issue of mainboard it is, this is printe...
by AndyF
Wed May 29, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: MIA Educational Software on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: MIA Educational Software on eBay

Great stuff, thank you for your continued efforts. My search for 'Newsnet' still continues, it will eventually appear. Question really that I ponder is that is one that I can remember/know about whereas there must be a shedload more of Econet based ones that I do not know about. Our version never wo...
by AndyF
Sat May 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Choice of emulator for the high score challenges
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Choice of emulator for the high score challenges

I tend to use BeebEm too most of the time. I do occasionally fire up B-Em too, as that offers a ModelA mode easily. More accurately I suppose I mean when I want to use it as a 16K machine!
by AndyF
Thu May 23, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fault Fix Model B Showing 16K
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Fault Fix Model B Showing 16K

Nearest (ish) equivalent I can really think of is a 48K 6502 based (instead of Z80) Speccy, but with a keyboard instead of a membrane rubber mat. Its half decent to type on. Brief info here There are some slightly odd things with it (generally I think not just mine) but decent-ish selection of softw...
by AndyF
Thu May 23, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fault Fix Model B Showing 16K
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Fault Fix Model B Showing 16K

Good to read there's been some progress. :) :) I'm sure it will all be 'as expected' soon. So true regarding the purchase, same as most things I suppose you could find anything! :D I found a most bizarre transistor/cap arrangement "floating about" on an Oric-Atmos around the modulator input area tha...
by AndyF
Thu May 23, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fault Fix Model B Showing 16K
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Fault Fix Model B Showing 16K

You're welcome, sorry tis not much help though! :oops: A test disc would be a good thing maybe as I say, Watford one I think has some memory test on it. Composite: I ended up once putting a couple of single pins on the board, a bit like the IDC type header pins so I could simply plug/unplug the comp...
by AndyF
Thu May 23, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fault Fix Model B Showing 16K
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Fault Fix Model B Showing 16K

Would one of the test discs that included a memory test be worthwhile running perhaps ? Possibly a reasonable 'quick and easy' step although I half suspect it might only "try" to test the 16K rather than look further but for the sake of a minute if you can grab a disc its worth doing. Actually what ...
by AndyF
Wed May 22, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Crescent Disc Filing System
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Crescent Disc Filing System

I'm not sure how it escaped being photographed before going into storage. The whole idea was to photograph everything being put away, which is why it took about 5 years to get everything into storage instead of the estimated couple of weeks! But I'll bring it back and have a look at it when I can. ...
by AndyF
Mon May 20, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Replacement Keyboard LEDs
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Replacement Keyboard LEDs

Welcome! :) I can't personally say I'd noted much difference in them when on the very odd occasion I'd change one or two. Perhaps the 'new' one is correct and 'age' has effected the others ? I don't think they age as such but I am thinking the 'yellowing effect' on the plastic casing of them, simila...
by AndyF
Tue May 14, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Electron Elite query
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: Electron Elite query

Fractionally off topic here but what happens if you try the MasterCompact (ADFS Based by default) version of Elite on the Elk ? I'm only picking this one up as ( a ) The M128C version is ADFS and ( b ) If I remember correctly (not seen one for years) the plus expansion for the ELK only really initia...
by AndyF
Wed May 08, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Useful Electron ROMs?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Useful Electron ROMs?

all machines need Advanced Disc Toolkit ROM, great for comparing files /check memory locations / moving stuff down to &E00 8) I was going to mention that but I was slightly confused by the versioning of it, I can't remember off hand (can't check now) if its a v1.x for the Electron and 'B and v2.x f...
by AndyF
Sun May 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Can't access disc drive
Replies: 18
Views: 328

Re: Can't access disc drive

Unlikely but one problem I had with a certain type of kit was the 'links' provided would not seat or stay/place nice in the IC sockets. In the end I got that annoyed I soldered links over the IC pins instead (component side so it was visible to the unwary!) As I say I don't think that's your issue h...
by AndyF
Sun May 05, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Tapestry graphics demo (BBC BASIC)
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Tapestry graphics demo (BBC BASIC)

lurkio wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 5:31 pm
Thanks for the screenshots!

:)
Most welcome. Just a few more then that's it. :)

Firstly set at 25 seeds:
tap25.png
tap25.png (11.82 KiB) Viewed 183 times
Secondly and more interestingly, a three part multi-pic of three seeds 'growing' as such:
tap_three_growing.png