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by VincentVega
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted

Thanks for all the kind offers of help! I'm still on holiday (it's so nice not to think about work!), but I managed to find some time yesterday and today to start working on putting together a proper patch. It's going pretty well (C/C++/Objective C are very different to .NET, and making them work to...
by VincentVega
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Football
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Football

Apparently, there have been lots of trains cancelled tonight due to "illness". How strange! I'll be glad when all this is over - it's tiresome. All people talk about at work is football, football, football. England must have had the easiest World Cup in history - they've played one decent team, and ...
by VincentVega
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 317

RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted

Not so long ago, a new version of RPCEmu (0.9.0) was released, featuring a new (and much improved) QT front end. As with most RPCEmu releases, I eagerly compiled it on my Mac, only to find that the keyboard doesn't work! It seems that when you get keyboard events from QT on the Mac, you don't get a ...
by VincentVega
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Archimedes A3000 to AKF30, possible ?
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Archimedes A3000 to AKF30, possible ?

CJE sell a 9-pin to 9-pin cable, though it is £15:

http://www.cjemicros.co.uk/micros/indiv ... CAB-AKF309
by VincentVega
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Modern mice
Replies: 20
Views: 675

Re: Modern mice

I use a Logitech gaming mouse - G402 - as my main mouse, despite not being much of a gamer. Unfortunately it has a blue LED, but other than that, I like it a lot. It's proved very reliable thus far. I use it with Steermouse on my iMac, as I've always found Apple's "normal" mouse tracking a bit weird...
by VincentVega
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted - Banana branded 5.25” floppy discs
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: Wanted - Banana branded 5.25” floppy discs

My dad had a bunch (!) of these; he wouldn't let me anywhere near them. I had to make do with Parrot and the like (I've still got my old Parrot floppy drive box, though I have no idea how the discs inside are doing, nearly thirty years later).
by VincentVega
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 606
Views: 61076

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

A "rare" (in capital letters, naturally) Electron User magazine:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electron-Use ... Sw9vlaid9s

So rare, you can't see it!
by VincentVega
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Burning EPROMs
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Burning EPROMs

Just to complete the story, I managed to find some time this afternoon and had a successful session burning EPROMs for my B+ and Master. There was a brief head-scratching moment when the Master wouldn't detect anything plugged into one of its sockets, but after a web search, I found a post on here t...
by VincentVega
Thu May 31, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Burning EPROMs
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Burning EPROMs

Yes, it does help (very much!). Thank you everybody for your assistance.

I'll see if I can find time this weekend to try it out; Wordwise Plus will be my test ROM.
by VincentVega
Wed May 30, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Burning EPROMs
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Burning EPROMs

(I did see that there's another recent thread relating to EPROMs, but that's more of a buying recommendations one.) I've bought myself a Batronix EPROM programmer, together with some 27C256s so I can burn my own ROMs. I've hooked up the programmer to my Mac (in Windows), and inserted a chip, and the...
by VincentVega
Wed May 30, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4686
Views: 316528

Re: Today I received.....

Inspired by a thread elsewhere on here, a Batronix EPROM programmer, together with some EPROMs. They're the OTP type, which is probably fine for my use. (I didn't want to risk getting fakes on eBay). They came in what has to be the longest anti-static bag I've ever seen. http://maemagel.com/f/sd/201...
by VincentVega
Mon May 28, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 58
Views: 898

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

Me too.
by VincentVega
Mon May 28, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2792
Views: 221929

Re: LOLPRICE

I see that "bzsp1" is at it again: CPC mouse - £150 - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/P-CPC-Mouse-for-Acorn-Archimedes-A440-A310-A410-RISC-OS-RiscPC-quadrature/273241350906?hash=item3f9e7422fa:g:Ir8AAOSwHPdalyAS Acorn mouse - £180 - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/P-Mouse-for-Acorn-Archimedes-A440-A310-A410-R...
by VincentVega
Wed May 23, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4686
Views: 316528

Re: Today I received.....

Lardo Boffin: how noisy is your VM box? I have one of those in my bedroom and it's distractingly loud, even when I'm watching the TV (it's turned off the rest of the time). I can hear a constant droning noise from a fan or the hard drive.
by VincentVega
Mon May 21, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Advice on internal Datacentre 1MHz bus cable installation?
Replies: 22
Views: 710

Re: Advice on internal Datacentre 1MHz bus cable installation?

Could anyone who's done this before tell me what tools they used? I used a normal Stanley knife. It's rather a crude tool for such a job, but it was good enough. I cut vertically first at either end of the connector. with the bottom of the case in its normal position. Then I went horizontally betwe...
by VincentVega
Fri May 18, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Mac Arculator
Replies: 31
Views: 1844

Re: Mac Arculator

I see RPCEmu ripped out Allegro entirely and replaced it with Qt5... that looks worth investigating too, because it would give us a cross-platform UI too. The last time I tried compiling one of the beta versions of RPCEmu against QT5, the keyboard didn't work, as there's apparently no way to get na...
by VincentVega
Mon May 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebMaster BBC B Econet Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 974

Re: BeebMaster BBC B Econet Kit

I'd be interested in a starter kit for three machines - Model B, B+ (if possible) and a Master, please.
by VincentVega
Tue May 08, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Case screws available anywhere?
Replies: 15
Views: 2168

Re: Case screws available anywhere?

I bought some of these (no. 8, 3/4"):

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Pozi-F ... 2749.l2649

They aren't *exactly* the same, but they're not far off.
by VincentVega
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Sideways RAM on the BBC Micro
Replies: 44
Views: 2000

Re: Sideways RAM on the BBC Micro

Is there something like the BooBip boards that is suitable for the B+? The BooBip board I've got in my normal 32K Beeb is fantastic - easy to set up, convenient and nice and quick. Someone mentioned piggy-backing chips in a previous post, which sounds like a recipe for disaster with me and my clumsy...
by VincentVega
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 606
Views: 61076

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Presumably this is the computing equivalent of that Simpsons episode when Homer put "speed holes" in his car. I give you cooling holes, Beeb-style:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Mi ... SwfZta3KYD

Oh dear.
by VincentVega
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Do your family and friends 'get it'?
Replies: 25
Views: 1031

Re: Do your family and friends 'get it'?

Brother and mum are interested insofar as it lets them (very occasionally) play games we all used to play in the late 1980s, in particular Mr Ee, Crazy Painter and Chuckie Egg. I think my dad is possibly intrigued but he's happy with all the modern stuff like Android and his Linux laptop. As for fri...
by VincentVega
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4686
Views: 316528

Re: Today I received.....

On Thursday, I received a BBC B+ (the 64K variant). Unfortunately I can't take any photos as the case and key tops are in the bath waiting to be cleaned and the rest of it is strewn around the upstairs of the house. It's rather dirty, unfortunately and the keystrip is is cracked. This Beeb proved qu...
by VincentVega
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: BBC B+ 64K keystrip
Replies: 0
Views: 405

BBC B+ 64K keystrip

Does anyone have a keystrip from a B+ 64K going spare? The one I've got says "British Broadcasting Corporation | 64K | Microcomputer System" (where "|" is a line break), but unfortunately it's got some damage in the speaker area. If not, I'd be happy with a normal Beeb one, but I'd rather not pay £2...
by VincentVega
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Philips BM7522 amber monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Philips BM7522 amber monitor

It's already been snapped up, sadly. I really do want a Philips one, as that's what I had when I was a child, until it got broken. The one I had survived a trip to Newcastle upon Tyne and back (around 8 hours in total) when I was at university, but unfortunately it didn't like being in the attic ver...
by VincentVega
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2792
Views: 221929

Re: LOLPRICE

32-bit Elite, a snip at a mere £199.99:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Elite-Gold-E ... SwLnBarp85
by VincentVega
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2653
Views: 218360

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Not Acorn/Beeb, but I'm quite tempted by this rather nice looking IBM PS/2, despite having no need for it, nowhere to put it and it being on the other side of the country (400 mile round trip): https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IBM-PS-2-Model-30-computer-system-Model-M-Keyboard-8513002-Monitor/183115742796...
by VincentVega
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Philips BM7522 amber monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Philips BM7522 amber monitor

Does anyone have one of these available? I'm only interested in the amber one, not the more common green variant (BM7502).
by VincentVega
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 5.25" Drive Cleaning Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 1172

Re: 5.25" Drive Cleaning Kit

I bought a 3.5" and a 5.25" kit from here: http://www.floppydisk.com/floppy-drive-cleaner I didn't bother with the IPA. I paid a total of $25 for both, including shipping - they didn't take too long to arrive from the US. I just tried that and it came up with a 30 dollar shipping charge with no opt...