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by danielj
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Floppy / Stiffy Drive setup
Replies: 12
Views: 159

Re: Floppy / Stiffy Drive setup

2) Yes. Or use D-BREAK and A-BREAK on a Master That doesn't switch between DFS and ADFS. That resets the computer with the side effect of selecting a filing system. Completely useless for a program trying to access different filing systems. LOAD f$+" "+STR$~mem%:PRINT "I now want to access ADFS, pl...
by danielj
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Commstar II
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: Commstar II

Great work :D - seems it's not possible to use the viewdata terminal with anything other than 7E1 - who ever thought that was a good idea?!

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by danielj
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A7000 motherboard on it's way to me....
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: A7000 motherboard on it's way to me....

Hey Walter :) You can get away with a standard PC floppy drive (you'll need to set it to be drive 0, they're set as drive 1 by default) - but you could put a gotek with flashflopppy in it instead and remove all hassles of getting things onto 3.5" media? The RiscPCs weren't so compatible with the ear...
by danielj
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hey!
Replies: 12
Views: 129

Re: Hey!

Hullo there Chris :)
by danielj
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 21501

Re: Acorn Art Thread

:D
by danielj
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: NOVA 18 demoparty: 22nd - 24th June, Budleigh Salterton, Devon
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: NOVA 18 demoparty: 22nd - 24th June, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

That was outstanding - not just the CRTC, but honestly, no one ever managed to coax such wonders out of the 78469 back in the day. Lurkio's right - you are the magic people :D

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(Just ran it on my master - substantially better than it looks on an emulator! :D)
by danielj
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Convert master psu to bench psu
Replies: 16
Views: 191

Re: Convert master psu to bench psu

I wouldn't lash something up to give 3.3V - it won't be particularly accurate. There are plenty of devices that will do the job for you though, regulators as you say, and these little wonders too: https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/switchin ... s/9068478/
by danielj
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2790
Views: 220913

Re: LOLPRICE

Someone actually paid the asking on this one... :shock:
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by danielj
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 36
Views: 858

Re: Post Edits

OK - the majority of people who opined went for option 1, so things will stay as they are - those who don't want to see the edit messages (it doesn't mean anything's substantively changed, it's probably just fixing of typos or the like!) - as above, in your control panel there's a "style" you can se...
by danielj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: BeebSCUMM
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: BeebSCUMM

I, for one, am impressed :)
by danielj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master 6522 VIA
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: BBC Master 6522 VIA

Soldered. If you ever remove a chip, and there's space, always stick in a socket - it makes life easier in the future if it goes pop again :)

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by danielj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Newbie PSU recap questions
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Newbie PSU recap questions

Ahah! If you get under it with a stanley knife it should just peel up :) (go from the edge of the board, not the middle of the screw).
by danielj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 36
Views: 858

Re: Post Edits

Just under 5 hours left to opine in this poll!

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by danielj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Newbie PSU recap questions
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Newbie PSU recap questions

Pictures of what you're talking about will really help - can you upload a couple?

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by danielj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Prince of Persia BBC MASTER
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Prince of Persia BBC MASTER

There's no such thing :D - it's only available as a download, as it was only ported to the Master in the last year :D
by danielj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 86
Views: 4285

Re: https certificates?

That's an official extension - I'm happy to add it if people want it?

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by danielj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Acorn Atom newbie / Playing UEFs
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Acorn Atom newbie / Playing UEFs

The only reason to change any caps in the atom is if the video is looking a bit shonky. Or it's broken and a capacitor is the root of the problem :D I will dispel this myth that all old computers must be recapped... :D I think it's put about by people who want to make a quick buck much like roofers ...
by danielj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 140
Views: 10698

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

I had sticky pads and the lid seemed a better place for it to be louder? I bloody hate hot glue. Sticky pads are a bit less permanent. It was simply an arbitrary decision. Don't read anything into it.
by danielj
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Need help connecting BBC Master to Internet
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Need help connecting BBC Master to Internet

Actually, further
(See how I get away without edits by making two posts in a row? :D)

Probably worth having a look at this thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15076

I run through commstar, and using the NodeMCU - the basic principles are exactly the same though :)

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by danielj
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Need help connecting BBC Master to Internet
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Need help connecting BBC Master to Internet

MartinB wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:26 pm
Edited at least 6 times because that’s how I’ve always tuned posts for the last 10+ years on here... :lol:
Big hugs Martin - every time you're posting at the moment all I can see is rocking Stewie! :D
by danielj
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Soldering and Hotair station options
Replies: 38
Views: 1588

Re: Soldering and Hotair station options

For drag soldering I use one that's the BC shape from hakko - I'm sure there's equivalent for your iron: https://www.hakko.com/english/tip_selec ... _bc_c.html
by danielj
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4659
Views: 312993

Re: Today I received.....

Trichloroethane :)

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by danielj
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: RISC PC mouse
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Wanted: RISC PC mouse

I'm pretty sure TheCorfiot has some SmallyMouse 2's still?

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by danielj
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Scramble for the beeb (going well)
Replies: 48
Views: 2746

Re: New version of Scramble for the beeb (going well)

It looks thoroughly beautiful :D you're a bit of a wizard (but I've said that before, I'm quite sure)!
by danielj
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4659
Views: 312993

Re: Today I received.....

Check the voltages coming out of the PSU. And the fuse in the plug. :) don't fret the mains stuff, just don't touch it whilst it's on, and use a screwdriver with a nice rubber handle to discharge the mains caps after you turn it off...
by danielj
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Monitors
Replies: 48
Views: 815

Re: Monitors

Weeelll - I don't think it's going to work for you. You definitely need something to convert the signal.


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by danielj
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Monitors
Replies: 48
Views: 815

Re: Monitors

How exactly are those cables wired? I don't know of any VGA monitors that will accept a composite signal on their inputs, especially not one with a horizontal frequency of 15KHz like the beeb puts out? You need something to actually electrically convert the signal from composite to VGA, e.g.: https:...
by danielj
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 140
Views: 10698

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

I have done the sth one before converting to hfe, but I *think* the latest firmware should auto-pad trunkated SSDs/DSDs? I'm assuming you've spotted: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13718&start=30#p190521 d. Edit: - Yes, since 0.9.20a https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/releases
by danielj
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 140
Views: 10698

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

Yeah, they're a bit quiet- you can up the volume in the ff.cfg. In so far as the USB configuration, there's very little to know - just drop ssd/dsd/adf files onto the usb stick, and ensure the line host = acorn is in the ff.cfg file :) You can arrange by directory or however you like, and use a FAT ...
by danielj
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 86
Views: 4285

Re: https certificates?

The https flash YouTube links work on my phone in chrome, none of the others do.