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by danielj
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Display fault Bbc issue 4
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Display fault Bbc issue 4

Mark Hayesman (Retroclinic) is probably your best bet for that one? He should have what you need! :)

d.
by danielj
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Master 128k - RGB Scart Fuzzy picture on some games
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: BBC Master 128k - RGB Scart Fuzzy picture on some games

Excellent.

On a master, so long as your cmos RAM has a battery that's working, you can store the interlace config with *config. tv 0,1

d.
by danielj
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2948
Views: 386747

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

daveejhitchins wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:27 pm
Hmmmm! Not good - have you had time to test it yet? I think that may be what people are waiting for!
First one opened up appeared on Facebook... No ULA. I strongly recommend people don't buy these if they're after a working machine.
by danielj
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Master 128k - RGB Scart Fuzzy picture on some games
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: BBC Master 128k - RGB Scart Fuzzy picture on some games

At a guess it's the interlace -*TV0,1 to turn off iirc... I wonder if the menu's turning it on, and it's off by default? Someone who knows better than me about how the MMC menu system is set up should be able to confirm or deny?

d.
by danielj
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: general
Topic: Importing from China - Costs
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Importing from China - Costs

I think there's no duty on components, and as far as I know, duty would only kick in on an order valued over £135?
by danielj
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cheap SD/MMC Readers
Replies: 34
Views: 26151

Re: Cheap SD/MMC Readers

Oops, sorry Robin, I meant to stick that in a PM! - I think I was really just pondering that I don't consider a gotek to really be an MMC system (unless you decide to use it with Tricky's menu) - it's sort of like comparing apples/oranges in my mind. So some things that are perceptibly drawbacks whe...
by danielj
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cheap SD/MMC Readers
Replies: 34
Views: 26151

Re: Recent Developments MMFSv1, MMFSv2 and Adapters

This post is work in progress so please PM me if you spot any errors or omissions. Probably worth noting that there's a distinct difference between using the gotek as a floppy emulator (which is its primary function) and using it as an mmc-alike. DUTILS etc are really only relevant for the later, w...
by danielj
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Product recommendation : "Silent" 80mm fan (A7000)
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Product recommendation : "Silent" 80mm fan (A7000)

flaxcottage wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:37 am
Coolink SWiF2-800.

Really hard to hear in my A5000.
I have the same one - combined with a solid state drive you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd not turned the thing on...
by danielj
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: (Sold) (France) RiscPC600 parts with SA110 Icubed
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: (France) RiscPC600 parts with SA110 Icubed

Hello :) You really need to take the battery out and treat that motherboard with some vinegar (then wash it well) to stop the corrosion getting any worse!
by danielj
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Installing DOS/Gem on a PiTubeDirect (gecko) and IDE HD
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: Installing DOS/Gem on a PiTubeDirect (gecko) and IDE HD

Be warned, IDE-patched ADFS can misbehave with the 80186 (I'm not sure why) - I've certainly had it corrupting files when unzipping things etc :(
by danielj
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: IFEL MMC/SD & Watford 5.25 floppy drive co-existence
Replies: 23
Views: 788

Re: IFEL MMC/SD & Watford 5.25 floppy drive co-existence

Personally I'd not use acetone, it does like to munch some plastics (notably ABS).
by danielj
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Acornsoft P-System
Replies: 56
Views: 5685

Re: Acornsoft P-System

RobC wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:18 am
Does anyone know what happened to the copy kjendal was planning to sell? That might be another avenue...
He still has it as far as I know?
by danielj
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New Floppy DIsks
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: New Floppy DIsks

Same here. You must have bought from the same ebay seller as me! The ones I've got are 48TPI and I'm trying to use them on an 80 track drive, so I wonder if that's the problem? There's no difference between 48TPI and 96TPI media. It's just high density media that's different. edit: he says not havi...
by danielj
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RPC Video Problems Repair
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: RPC Video Problems Repair

Check the continuity to the buffers and the resistor packs. There are very fine traces from those vias, and they often get eaten by battery goop. Also make sure you've really well neutralised everything!

d.
by danielj
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RPC Video Problems Repair
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: Risc PC 600

If it has vram in it, have you tried without? Most sparkly rubbish with the display seems to be ram connection related :(
by danielj
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Risc PC 600
Replies: 16
Views: 319

Re: Risc PC 600

Preaching to the converted here! :D
by danielj
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Risc PC 600
Replies: 16
Views: 319

Re: Risc PC 600

I don't know where this fascination with blindly recapping everything in the world came from. Don't. It comes from the bad batch of SMT electrolytics used in the A1200 (and possibly some other amigas?), which led to a cottage industry for the amiga community which spilled over into everything else....
by danielj
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Risc PC 600
Replies: 16
Views: 319

Re: Risc PC 600

Check to see if they look like they've leaked. I've looked at my Risc PC PCBs and seen no evidence of it (I'm just looking at one now, and all the solder joints around the capacitors are bright and shiny), but that's not to say they won't. There's certainly not a plague of leaky one in the way there...
by danielj
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RGB port and scart
Replies: 44
Views: 1042

Re: RGB port and scart

1024MAK wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:15 am
Confused dot com... :-?

The combined sync is via a 74LS86 on both the Beeb and the Elk...
Ooopsy - my bad. I didn't go back and look at the circuit! I just know the levels coming out of the ULA were rather lower than out of the beeb.

As you were :)
by danielj
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Risc PC 600
Replies: 16
Views: 319

Re: Risc PC 600

Battery :( Always get a picture of the battery situation with these - they can take out the SIMM sockets, sound, CMOS and VRAM socket. And more if the leaky stuff goes further.
by danielj
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC + Master online (fork from ElkWiFi)
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: BBC + Master online (fork from ElkWiFi)

I've had an ESP8266 dangling off the RS423 as per: viewtopic.php?t=15211
I know cmorley has had the serial running rather faster than 19200..!
by danielj
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RGB port and scart
Replies: 44
Views: 1042

Re: RGB port and scart

I'm still minded to think it's more likely to be the cable than the beeb - the Elk has a slightly different output on its RGB, so if the resistors are wrong then you may well find the sync is holding with the elk, but not the beeb...

d.

Ignore me! :)
by danielj
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Python book recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Python book recommendations

by danielj
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2948
Views: 386747

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

shakesc wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:13 pm
I did contact him
He doesnt do paypal, just bank accounts
:shock:
by danielj
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2948
Views: 386747

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Caveat emptor. Personally, I wouldn't touch 'em at that price. A tenner if there's evidence of an intact board inside it might be reasonable...
by danielj
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2948
Views: 386747

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

e668ecp wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:20 am
Nothing inside 😟
There's nothing inside them?!
by danielj
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 1408
Views: 129764

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

I finally got around to finishing my video after all the testing on the NTSC Coco 3. You can see the results here https://youtu.be/pJgq_Wc5DgI. Feel free to skip the upgrade stuff if you are not interested. :) Also, check out the overscan at 43:28. Do I just need to change the resolution setting to...
by danielj
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Using a GOTEK on a System Computer
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: Using a GOTEK on a System Computer

So the system isn't saving properly? First thing - update the gotek firmware to the latest version (https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki/Downloads), and secondly, make sure your ff.cfg file just has: interface=shugart index-suppression=no host=acorn d. edit: also, that ssd is tiny? I forget whe...
by danielj
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Using a GOTEK on a System Computer
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: Using a GOTEK on a System Computer

Hi Chris,
So I assume you've mounted a disk image on the gotek, and you're running the flashfloppy firmware?

Can you upload the disk image that you've saved the PROM image to? Can you load it back in on the System machine?

d.

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