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by jms2
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 2336

Re: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017

Well, in Derby quite a lot of the buttons don't seem to work properly. You have to press them several times before they light up.
by jms2
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Elite BeebAsm Source
Replies: 16
Views: 547

Re: Elite BeebAsm Source

Great - thanks Kees
by jms2
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Elite BeebAsm Source
Replies: 16
Views: 547

Re: Elite BeebAsm Source

That's great, thanks.
by jms2
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Elite BeebAsm Source
Replies: 16
Views: 547

Re: Elite BeebAsm Source

Kees, do you still have the disassembly of the Electron version that you started with? I've been trying to create my own but using your version would save me some time. I know it's not that hard to do, but my rate of progress is 100x slower than yours!
by jms2
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Arc hangs when I try to run an application
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: Arc hangs when I try to run an application

Good news: I've kind of fixed it now. :D I decided there must be something nasty lurking in !System somewhere. I was sure I'd updated something about it - apparently it wasn't CLib, but the Toolbox modules were definitely in there, which wouldn't have been the case originally. I think I put them in ...
by jms2
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Arc hangs when I try to run an application
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: Arc hangs when I try to run an application

Loaded Vprotect as part of desktop boot file, and also tried running Sparkplug from RAMFS. No change unfortunately.
by jms2
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Arc hangs when I try to run an application
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: Arc hangs when I try to run an application

frustratingly, that didn't help at all. :( I tried various versions, but they all resulted in the machine locking up. What's more, I have discovered that v3.99 is actually a ROM module in Risc OS 3.10, so it must be ok. My recollection of softloading a newer version must have been false. CLib is the...
by jms2
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Arc hangs when I try to run an application
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: Arc hangs when I try to run an application

Thanks everyone - the way that certain versions work but others don't is a bit strange!

Anyway I'll give those a try.
by jms2
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Arc hangs when I try to run an application
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: Arc hangs when I try to run an application

I understood that part Jon, I just wasn't sure what the complete explanation was for the problem. However, having revisited the machine today I think I understand what has happened, and why it is causing a problem: 1) Not too long ago, I installed a piece of software which needed a newer version of ...
by jms2
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: software
Topic: Arc hangs when I try to run an application
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: Arc hangs when I try to run an application

Another possibility, I wonder if you have one of ye olde RISC OS viruses, as these would affect disc based programmes and not ROM apps, and I recall often lead to crashes once they'd overwritten themselves a few times. Do you have VProtect module loaded at boot (assuming you have a hard disc?) Hmm,...
by jms2
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Arc hangs when I try to run an application
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: Arc hangs when I try to run an application

Thanks! I did wonder about Clib. Assuming its the cause, what would be the underlying issue - inappropriate version? I'm not sure I understand the sequence of events you are describing.
by jms2
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Arc hangs when I try to run an application
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Arc hangs when I try to run an application

Bit of a strange one this. I went to use my A3000 today for the first time in a few months. It has always worked OK before and I have not changed anything recently. Risc OS works fine and I can copy files, open directories etc. BASIC programs are fine. ROM-based apps (eg !Draw and !Edit) work fine. ...
by jms2
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: load from disc 1
Replies: 28
Views: 660

Re: load from disc 1

Glad to read you got it working! :D I don't think it is particularly fast though - in fact I think I read somewhere that it is actually slower than a real floppy, and it certainly seems that way. You're right about the buzzer being quiet. The Flashfloppy wiki does mention that you can fit a loudspea...
by jms2
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Black Angel
Replies: 31
Views: 1796

Re: Black Angel

Are pms enabled for you generally? I see you've only made 15 posts in total, so maybe not yet.

Solution: I will PM you my email address.
by jms2
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Black Angel
Replies: 31
Views: 1796

Re: Black Angel

Not as far as I am aware - I didn't know you could turn them off!?

I can see that you've received my message. What kind of error message are you getting when you try to reply?
by jms2
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: software
Topic: Black Angel
Replies: 31
Views: 1796

Re: Black Angel

@Dunkinator - PM sent
by jms2
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Black Angel
Replies: 31
Views: 1796

Re: Black Angel

I have just been playing Black Angel again, and I think I might have written this game off too soon (26 years too soon, in fact). It's starting to look a lot better. I realised that there is a very small reference in the manual relating to finding the Star Gates. It is buried on what feels like page...
by jms2
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: software
Topic: Black Angel
Replies: 31
Views: 1796

Re: Black Angel

Here's the manual...
Black Angel Manual.pdf
(1.08 MiB) Downloaded 14 times
EDIT: ... and it turns out I don't need to image my discs, as working .JFD images already exist on the web.
by jms2
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 35
Views: 845

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

Sorry to hear about your problems and well done for seeking advice! I've only got one thing to add to the comments above, which is that you don't need to be stressed and nervous when inserting/removing ROMs. It's not really a high risk process, you don't need to wear an anti-static suit or be in a c...
by jms2
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: software
Topic: Black Angel
Replies: 31
Views: 1796

Re: Black Angel

ADFFS can cope with protected discs, and sirbod on this forum (and indeed this thread) is the author, so don't worry!

The biggest issue with Arc games is the terrible copyright situation affecting them.
by jms2
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Black Angel
Replies: 31
Views: 1796

Re: Black Angel

That might be tricky, as I don't know anyone with an Amiga. However, I was planning to use ADFFS to image the disks, surely that will do?
by jms2
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Black Angel
Replies: 31
Views: 1796

Re: Black Angel

So far I've found time to read the manual and try out the discs to see if they still work. The good part is that the discs do work, as far as I've been able to test. :D The less good part relates to playing the game itself, which gave me a bit of a flashback to 1992 and reminded me why I never playe...
by jms2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Black Angel
Replies: 31
Views: 1796

Re: Black Angel

Good news ... I have found that I have both the discs and the manual!

I will see if I can image the discs and will scan the manual. Might take me a while though.
by jms2
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Monitors
Replies: 48
Views: 999

Re: Monitors

The Amazon listing says this: Connectors: 1 x VGA 15-pin male on one end - 1 x S-Video mini-DIN 4-pin connector and 3 x RCA composite connector on other end. • This VGA to S-Video + 3 RCA Adapter connections your PC / Laptop to LCD projector, HDTV, or any other display devices. Note: This adapter wi...
by jms2
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 86
Views: 4542

Re: https certificates?

Hang on a minute... as of right now, it's changed to a green padlock on almost all pages! Have you changed something? This doesn't apply to every single page though. The thread Re:BeebSCSI mini shows a white circle with a !, meaning 'connection not fully secure'. This applies to pages 3-5 of that th...
by jms2
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 86
Views: 4542

Re: https certificates?

'your connection to this site is not secure'
by jms2
Thu May 31, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 86
Views: 4542

Re: https certificates?

Wiping the cache has helped. I no longer get all the warnings, just a red triangle symbol with a ! in it. =D>
by jms2
Thu May 31, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 86
Views: 4542

Re: https certificates?

I'm getting these warnings as well, on my Android tablet. I've just installed the latest version of Chrome and if anything, the warnings have become even more dire!

In Windows, and on my iPhone, everything seems OK though.
by jms2
Mon May 28, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron with sideways ram?
Replies: 27
Views: 870

Re: Electron with sideways ram?

I think they are:
LS00 - not gates
LS33 - nor gates
LS682 - 8 bit comparator

I wonder how the comparator is being used in this context?
by jms2
Sat May 26, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek Flashfloppy not recognising blank ADFS discs?
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Gotek Flashfloppy not recognising blank ADFS discs?

Not experimented with *free yet, but adding padding to my unrecognised images has fixed them. :D

I did also make a file containing 640*1024 zeros, with a .ADL extension, with a view to formatting it, but this was rejected with err 31 again.
Maybe it needs .ADF?