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by danielj
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: [Solved] Identification of an old game, map attached
Replies: 13
Views: 187

Re: [Solved] Identification of an old game, map attached

sweh wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:06 pm
Hmm, displays OK for me on Chromium 70; it warns me "connection to this site is not fully secure", but displays the picture.
Version 70.0.3538.102 (Official Build) (64-bit) - Chrome != Chromium it would seem, in that mixed content appears to be blocked by default.

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by danielj
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: [Solved] Identification of an old game, map attached
Replies: 13
Views: 187

Re: [Solved] Identification of an old game, map attached

Ah - it's because it's on a non-ssl site. Chrome is refusing to display it. Apologies! As you were :)

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by danielj
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: [Solved] Identification of an old game, map attached
Replies: 13
Views: 187

Re: [Solved] Identification of an old game, map attached

Hi, and welcome to the forum - pretty please can you put the post back as it was originally with the embedded image? It's very confusing when things get deleted, threads no longer make sense.
by danielj
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Introduction Cassette
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Introduction Cassette

That's Kingdom which is on the BBC Micro's welcome tape. It runs in mode 7 so won't work on the electron unfortunately.

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by danielj
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fitting AP6 in an Elk Plus one.
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Fitting AP6 in an Elk Plus one.

Very well done :)
by danielj
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 and A7000 guide needed
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: A5000 and A7000 guide needed

It'll boot if you hold delete, but you'll have to reconfigure it for a hard drive every time you turn it on.

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by danielj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Need help with BBC just picked up please
Replies: 107
Views: 1635

Re: Need help with BBC just picked up please

Ah, OK - my bad - I didn't check in detail - I was expecting to see lines all the way down the screen! :)

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by danielj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Need help with BBC just picked up please
Replies: 107
Views: 1635

Re: Need help with BBC just picked up please

Those mode 0 screens look to be pointing to some memory corruption- check this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ookuXJd ... e=youtu.be

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by danielj
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New caps for an Electron
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: New caps for an Electron

I've never known the caps in the elk to need replacing.

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by danielj
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Floppy drive cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Floppy drive cleaning

The metal head cover actually adds some weight to the head so it works properly. I think you need to get it refixed with some new foam (best one to use, I'm not sure) :?

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by danielj
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Replacement mouse balls
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Replacement mouse balls

It's the first link I found - you can look on aliexpress too :)

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by danielj
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Replacement mouse balls
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Replacement mouse balls

You'd have to get a few, but $10 ain't too bad for 100!

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 19499.html#

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by danielj
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Searching File Not Found ?
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Re: Searching File Not Found ?

You're pressing shift/caps lock to turn it on and off, yes?
by danielj
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fitting AP6 in an Elk Plus one.
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Fitting AP6 in an Elk Plus one.

Assuming you don't have desoldering gear: If you have replacement ICs available, snip the legs with side-cutters close to the body of the chip, then desolder the remaining legs one at a time, whisking them out with tweezers. Finally use desoldering braid/sucker to clean out the holes. If you don't h...
by danielj
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: IDE->SD/CF Adapters (What works and what doesnt)
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: IDE->SD/CF Adapters (What works and what doesnt)

IDE-CF adaptors are passive - they're literally just changing the size of the connector to CF-size (CF is basically an IDE interface). It'll be the specific 32GB card that gets on with the unpatched ADFS and the 16GB one that doesn't. It's very very hit-and-miss, so using the advice in Jon's post: h...
by danielj
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Colour Board Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 28071

Re: Atom Colour Board Thread

Isn't prime's board at proper vga levels? Not ttl? You'd want no resistors in that case!
by danielj
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2252

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

Pleased to see that ROOL agree about the Dev tools being an issue at odds with open source development :) and that something is going to happen! I am watching with interest.
by danielj
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD
Replies: 117
Views: 3492

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

That's floppy mould right there. Couple of methods - split the jacket and wash off in soapy water, let dry, then re-insert. Alternatively q-tip and isopropanol (don't rub too hard! it's a bit more of an aggressive method!) :)

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by danielj
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Need help with BBC just picked up please
Replies: 107
Views: 1635

Re: Need help with BBC just picked up please

Press break :)

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by danielj
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD
Replies: 117
Views: 3492

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Check the disc surfaces - if there's mould, clean them, if they're "gouged" then don't use them as they will defo gunk things up.

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by danielj
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unexpected behaviour with AP5, BeebSCSI & ADFS
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Unexpected behaviour with AP5, BeebSCSI & ADFS

I tend to find that a *FX200,2 followed by control break sorts out all but the most daft of memory muckups. That should wipe the ram completely clean on break.

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by danielj
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: The best SD card reader for the Beeb?
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: The best SD card reader for the Beeb?

@Tricky - there's a firmware for testing there! :)

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by danielj
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn Archimedes / A*
Replies: 18
Views: 513

Re: Acorn Archimedes / A*

I'd say if you're happy to pay that then that's OK! If you want it now, the only other option is more expensive :)

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by danielj
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn Archimedes / A*
Replies: 18
Views: 513

Re: Acorn Archimedes / A*

It's the fastest "Archimedes" out of the box, although I think the A540/A260 etc could be run with a 33MHz ARM3? RiscPC ran the ARM610 at 33MHz, and the 710 at 40MHz, then the StrongARM was 160MHz+
by danielj
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: The best SD card reader for the Beeb?
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: The best SD card reader for the Beeb?

If you fit the rotary encoder/OLED display to the gotek, you just scroll through and select by name (much as you would on a menu on the beeb) - it depends what you want really. It has the advantage of appearing to the beeb as a proper floppy dive so there are no compatibility issues. I know that mov...
by danielj
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: The best SD card reader for the Beeb?
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: The best SD card reader for the Beeb?

+1 for the gotek + disc interface. Details here:

https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki
by danielj
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Broken Cathay cassette player - p&p only if you fancy fixing it!
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Broken Cathay cassette player - p&p only if you fancy fixing it!

Lardo, you can pm him with your email address and communicate that way if you wish! :)
by danielj
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD
Replies: 117
Views: 3492

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Hey gang, unfortunately not going to be able to make this now :( Hopefully someone else can use my space. Real world obligations need attention!

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by danielj
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 168
Views: 13759

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

tricky wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:21 pm
Have you heard anything about single density meta data access via track 254?
Did you raise it as an issue on github? Might be worth giving it a bump.
by danielj
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: This is not a language
Replies: 65
Views: 1211

Re: This is not a language

Ouch. Feasible I guess? Get that repaired and see if it improves anything. If it doesn't then I'm still thinking it's IC8.

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