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by danielj
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Frogger strangeness
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Frogger strangeness

It can detect the NULA and make the colours more arcade-y :)

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by danielj
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ARM Evaluation co-processor on the Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: ARM Evaluation co-processor on the Pi

It's a straight dither - you can see it in beebem. Your display hasn't the fidelity to distinguish the individual pixels.

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by danielj
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 4MB Ram Build
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: A3010 4MB Ram Build

Yup, the cap's the right way around on your picture - VSS is next to where it says "Acorn A3010". Pin 1 is marked by the circle on the silkscreen for the ICs - so those should be at the end that says "front".
by danielj
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Simulant Retro Wifi and Commstar 1.4 wont work?
Replies: 34
Views: 476

Re: Simulant Retro Wifi and Commstar 1.4 wont work?

Brilliant - pleased you're all up and running! :D

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by danielj
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: VIEW Command Mode and Edit Mode
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: VIEW Command Mode and Edit Mode

Is this with a cp/n format disk in the drive?

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by danielj
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Acorn Electron fan, just joined
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: Acorn Electron fan, just joined

0xC0DE wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:19 am
I certainly will! Any definitive tutorial on recapping an Electron?
You don't need to recap an electron :)

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by danielj
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Want: BBC Master 128 motherboard
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Want: BBC Master 128 motherboard

Likewise - I think your best bet is to post up your symptoms and we'll see if we can get you fixed :) - There aren't many undead master motherboards floating around!

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by danielj
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello I am new :-)
Replies: 10
Views: 110

Re: Hello I am new :-)

Hi James, welcome to the forum!

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by danielj
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 27/4/19
Replies: 68
Views: 1827

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 27/4/19

IanS wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:00 pm
According to the website there is also someone called David Jameson exhibiting, is he related?
https://www.wakefieldshow.org.uk/exhibitors.php#181
*strokes chin*
by danielj
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Model B upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: BBC Model B upgrades

The modern ram/rom solutions are far less power hungry and more flexible than the old 16 ROM boards - especially with an issue 3 I'd go that route. No need for gotek *and* MMC, and seeing as you've already got a disk interface installed I'd just go with the former as it's much more flexible. Many pe...
by danielj
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Somewhat belated hello
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: Somewhat belated hello

Hullo Rich :)
by danielj
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Battery backup !!!
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Battery backup !!!

But I think we can safely say that zinc batteries aren't "leak proof" :D
by danielj
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from a new A3010 owner
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Hello from a new A3010 owner

Hullo Courtney, welcome to the forum!

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by danielj
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Battery backup !!!
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Battery backup !!!

:?

Zinc Carbon batteries leak worse than alkaline... The zinc gets all used up and they barf goo.
by danielj
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 3.5" drive for Slogger Pegasus
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: 3.5" drive for Slogger Pegasus

Should do, yes. Or you can use any PC floppy drive (you might have to change the jumper - sometimes a 0ohm resistor - to make it drive 0 though!)

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by danielj
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 137
Views: 5750

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

Flips this boolean to false:

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bool telnet = true;        // Is telnet control code handling enabled
which disables telnet control codes :)
- this didn't cause an issue originally, so I'm assuming something changed on the telstar end of things?

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by danielj
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Where to get a none yellowed case - retrobright?
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Where to get a none yellowed case - retrobright?

I contemplated it, but it does make the plastic more brittle... My electron's got quite a good suntan but, meh, it's just part of it being old :)

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by danielj
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another A5000
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Another A5000

Martin - I'd use a NiMH AA in a holder off board. Or a varta mempac but mounted away from the board on flying leads...
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by danielj
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another A5000
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Another A5000

Ick :( Get that snipped out quick-smart, and as Paul said - white vinegar, an old toothbrush and a good final rinse with distilled water (I don't use that, but I'm in Manchester and the water's ridiculously soft here).

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by danielj
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Creating Disc Images for BeebEm
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: Creating Disc Images for BeebEm

It'll be possible to transfer one format to the other... I'll see if I can update my java tool to do it :)

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by danielj
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Creating Disc Images for BeebEm
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: Creating Disc Images for BeebEm

Is this to get them off a real beeb and then use them back in the emulator? Or to use in the emulator from scratch? The usual way on an emulator is just to take a 200kb or 400kb file (ssd/dsd) and attach that to the emulator. I think you can even just choose "insert blank disc" in one of the menus a...
by danielj
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Putting together a GOTEK, what do I need...
Replies: 17
Views: 421

Re: Putting together a GOTEK, what do I need...

You can either desolder them completely or just one half and bend the pcb 90 degrees, hooking the encoder back in with short wires.
by danielj
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 14
Views: 195

Re: Hello!

Hi Colin!

:)
by danielj
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: System and BBC Disk Compatability ?
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: System and BBC Disk Compatability ?

That's sector not found iirc?
by danielj
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: System and BBC Disk Compatability ?
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: System and BBC Disk Compatability ?

At a guess, the directory needs to be changed to $ (which is root on a beeb) rather than . (which is root on the atom, and also I assume system?)

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by danielj
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Putting together a GOTEK, what do I need...
Replies: 17
Views: 421

Re: Putting together a GOTEK, what do I need...

Neat please :-) In that case, it's the pin headers (2.54mm pin header - e.g. https://www.toby.co.uk/board-to-board-pcb-connectors/254mm-headers/ths-valcon-254mm-single-row-pin-header/ - other suppliers are available!), and the dupont cables people have listed above. Or you can use crimps on the wir...
by danielj
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted - datacentre
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Wanted - datacentre

A beebscsi mounted internally from the 1MHz bus is fine, but mounted from the internal header with the VFS board won't do what you want it to. If you want modern hardware that mimics the original hardware, appears to software as the original hardware, and hence is properly compatible, the gotek/beeb...
by danielj
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Putting together a GOTEK, what do I need...
Replies: 17
Views: 421

Re: Putting together a GOTEK, what do I need...

OK - not on my phone anymore :) The question is how much do you want to spend? The neat way to connect the encoder to the main board is to put headers in, then crimps onto the wires to the encoder, then plug them in. The cheap (and quicker) way to do it is just to solder wires from the encoder direc...
by danielj
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Putting together a GOTEK, what do I need...
Replies: 17
Views: 421

Re: Putting together a GOTEK, what do I need...

Not really as these things change... Let me have a look a bit later for the basic stuff and point you in the right direction.

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