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by Dreamland Fantasy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!
Replies: 28
Views: 5590

Re: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!

Anyone had any luck getting this to run with wine on Linux? I had a brief try yesterday but no luck unfortunately. Is it ImportTTX you are trying to use, or Image2BBC? I might be able to get a Linux version of ImportTTX done fairly quickly, but Image2BBC will take a bit more work. Kind regards, Fra...
by Dreamland Fantasy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Computer desk
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Computer desk

Thanks for the replies guys. I have been scouring places like eBay, Facebook Marketplace and a few others to see if I can get something like what I'm looking for. Anything I have seen that looks as though it would do the job is more often than not pick up only, and usually at the wrong end of the co...
by Dreamland Fantasy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Computer desk
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Computer desk

I think the secret to getting a good desk is to also make sure you get a good chair to match. I.e. fully adjustable. I totally agree! :) I do have a decent and comfortable office chair. It doesn't have all the adjustments I've seen on some premium end chairs, but it has just about everything I need...
by Dreamland Fantasy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Computer desk
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Computer desk

I'm not sure if you need a desk or a giant desk tidy/shelf arrangement. I'm currently using an adjustable height monitor riser that sits nicely over the BBC Master. On top of the riser I currently have the dual disk drives and CRT monitor with a piece of wood in between as the monitor's feet don't ...
by Dreamland Fantasy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Computer desk
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Computer desk

Hi there, I'm getting a bit fed up with my current desk situation so I'm looking for any suggestions for a computer desk to accommodate my BBC Master with double disk drive and a CRT monitor (ideally with space for a cassette datacorder and storage for disks, manuals, etc.). Any desks I've seen tend...
by Dreamland Fantasy
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Files created by OPENOUT
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Re: Files created by OPENOUT

I wrote a basic openup library years ago Thanks for that. I've written my own library sans the floating point stuff since I don't need that at present. Your code might be useful to look at if I do ever need to read/store floating point numbers in the future or even just to add for completeness. :) ...
by Dreamland Fantasy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Files created by OPENOUT
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Re: Files created by OPENOUT

dv8 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:11 pm
Assuming this is what you mean, the info is in the User Guide entry for the PRINT# keyword on page 328:
Yes, that is exactly what I am looking for. :)

Kind regards,

Francis
by Dreamland Fantasy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Files created by OPENOUT
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Files created by OPENOUT

Hi there,

Are there any technical details of the file format used by files created using the OPENOUT command?

Kind regards,

Francis
by Dreamland Fantasy
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!
Replies: 28
Views: 5590

Re: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!

See also the discussion here and the linked-to page. Thanks for the link and info. I've had a quick play with what you suggested for the 480x400 resolution: reet_480x400.png Compared with the original 480x500 version: reet_480x500.png And the PAL (768x576) version: reet_768x576.png Kind regards, Fr...
by Dreamland Fantasy
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!
Replies: 28
Views: 5590

Re: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!

I was twiddling with ImportTTX some months ago trying to get around to finishing my M7toBMP program. It would be useful to have an "adjust aspect ratio" option to have the option to squash the pixels to get the correct final almost-4x3 aspect ratio for the picture, it should be 480x400 (40*12 x 25*...
by Dreamland Fantasy
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!
Replies: 28
Views: 5590

Re: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!

I was twiddling with ImportTTX some months ago trying to get around to finishing my M7toBMP program. It would be useful to have an "adjust aspect ratio" option to have the option to squash the pixels to get the correct final almost-4x3 aspect ratio for the picture, it should be 480x400 (40*12 x 25*...
by Dreamland Fantasy
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!
Replies: 28
Views: 5590

Re: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!

It is still being developed, but I will admit that it is going quite slow due to other commitments. Custom resolutions is already on my to do list.

Kind regards,

Francis
by Dreamland Fantasy
Thu May 04, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: PCI external IDE hard drive bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: PCI external IDE hard drive bracket

The DIY route is an option, but I'd rather not go down that route if I can avoid it as I would need to be the tools to do it properly.

Kind regards,

Francis
by Dreamland Fantasy
Mon May 01, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: PCI external IDE hard drive bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: PCI external IDE hard drive bracket

I could, but it would be messy. I'm looking for a tidy solution. :)

Kind regards,

Francis
by Dreamland Fantasy
Mon May 01, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: PCI external IDE hard drive bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 909

PCI external IDE hard drive bracket

Hi there, I thought that I would post this here, just in case anyone might be able to help. I'm looking for a PCI bracket that would allow me to directly attach an IDE hard drive externally (i.e. not through a USB adapter or similar). What is shown in the attached photo would be ideal for me, but un...
by Dreamland Fantasy
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Dust cover for BBC Master
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Dust cover for BBC Master

Cheers for the tip. I found Bitstik's post that recommends a Gator GMC 2222 mixer cover. :D

Kind regards,

Francis
by Dreamland Fantasy
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Dust cover for BBC Master
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Dust cover for BBC Master

I'm looking for a dust cover for a BBC Master if anyone has one available or knows of where I can get one.

Thanks.

Kind regards,

Francis
by Dreamland Fantasy
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Adjusting/calibrating a Microvitec CUB monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 1593

Re: Adjusting/calibrating a Microvitec CUB monitor

Nail varnish was the preferred option in the trade, particularly with field service engineers such a my dad (Health & Safety back then was not what it is now). There is probably some "approved" lacquer available these days, but nail varnish did come with a convenient applicator :lol: . Usually appl...
by Dreamland Fantasy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Ceefax Engineering Test Page - BeebEm 4.13 & B-em
Replies: 67
Views: 11286

Re: Ceefax Engineering Test Page - BeebEm 4.13 & B-em

I'm currently playing with some Mode7 teletext content. Having read this thread its clear theres a couple of differences between the teletext chip in the Beeb and how it renders raw teletext byte stream. For instance if I load the TESTPAGE from jgharstons Samples.zip directly to &7C00 I note that t...
by Dreamland Fantasy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Adjusting/calibrating a Microvitec CUB monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 1593

Re: Adjusting/calibrating a Microvitec CUB monitor

A bit of a strange one here. One of my girls came into my room and asked me what the "ringing" was (she could hear this from another room). I couldn't hear anything, but my other girl confirmed that there was indeed a "ringing" coming from my room. When I asked them to describe what they were hearin...
by Dreamland Fantasy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Two Beebs, One CUB
Replies: 15
Views: 1212

Re: Two Beebs, One CUB

You could try contacting somewhere like https://www.retrogamingcables.co.uk and explain what you are looking for. Maybe they can make up the cables for you.

Kind regards,

Francis
by Dreamland Fantasy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Two Beebs, One CUB
Replies: 15
Views: 1212

Re: Two Beebs, One CUB

Hi there,

As a suggestion you could use something like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Port-Way-VGA-M ... B000J249JC

All you would need to do is make up suitable cables that go from the BBCs to the VGA connectors, then a VGA connector to the CUB.

Kind regards,

Francis
by Dreamland Fantasy
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Adjusting/calibrating a Microvitec CUB monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 1593

Re: Adjusting/calibrating a Microvitec CUB monitor

Francis, you might find the attachment in this post useful as it also contains scans of the circuit diagram for the CUB. This may, of course, not be the same model! Thanks, this is definitely helpful. :D I could have actually have done with this last week when I was trying to diagnose a fault with ...
by Dreamland Fantasy
Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Adjusting/calibrating a Microvitec CUB monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 1593

Re: Adjusting/calibrating a Microvitec CUB monitor

I don't know if it's an artefact of the angle the picture's taken from, but the vertical linearity looks like it could use a tweak: the top half of the image looks a bit smaller than the bottom half. The top half of the image might look smaller as there is one less square to the white boxes at the ...
by Dreamland Fantasy
Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Adjusting/calibrating a Microvitec CUB monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 1593

Re: Adjusting/calibrating a Microvitec CUB monitor

george.h wrote:Which service manual (I assume you're using a service manual) are you using for the adjustments?
I'm using the service manual which can be found online (Microvitec Service Manual Series - 3 Colour Display Monitors [GP0019AA2]).

Kind regards,

Francis
by Dreamland Fantasy
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Adjusting/calibrating a Microvitec CUB monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 1593

Adjusting/calibrating a Microvitec CUB monitor

Hi there, Just a query about adjusting/calibrating a Microvitec CUB monitor. Using the test pattern as shown below, I can calibrate the 4 outer circles to be perfectly round (i.e. same width and height), but the small centre circle is very slightly taller and noticeably thinner widthwise. The large ...
by Dreamland Fantasy
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Test cards for adjusting/calibrating monitors?
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: Test cards for adjusting/calibrating monitors?

rharper wrote:I think this might be the disk you are after.
Thanks a lot! Exactly what I am looking for! :D

Kind regards,

Francis
by Dreamland Fantasy
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: BBC B plinth / monitor stand
Replies: 9
Views: 1525

Re: BBC B plinth / monitor stand

I just got myself one of these monitor risers: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1

Fits a BBC Master and Microvitec CUB monitor quite nicely. :)

Kind regards,

Francis
by Dreamland Fantasy
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Test cards for adjusting/calibrating monitors?
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: Test cards for adjusting/calibrating monitors?

Can't seem to find it (I can only seem to find the WE RAM/ROM board test program). I did find some info saying that it is for the Model B only. I'm using a Master, but I do have the MultiOS switch so I can put it back to OS 1.20 which might work.

Kind regards,

Francis
by Dreamland Fantasy
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Test cards for adjusting/calibrating monitors?
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: Test cards for adjusting/calibrating monitors?

Thanks, I'll have a look.

Kind regards,

Francis