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by danielj
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Greaseweazle - £2 disc archiver!
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Greaseweazle - £2 disc archiver!

I haven't had any opportunity to play with this at all yet, not even got it programmed to a bluepill board, so: According to the wiki it reads and writes supercard pro files. https://github.com/keirf/Greaseweazle/wiki/Software-Usage You should be able to convert (almost) any sector image to SCP form...
by danielj
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Greaseweazle - £2 disc archiver!
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Greaseweazle - £2 disc archiver!

I'll see if I can get it rigged up in time for ABUG and we can have a play there :)

d.
by danielj
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Greaseweazle - £2 disc archiver!
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Greaseweazle - £2 disc archiver!

I will. It's about 100 quid cheaper than a kryoflux!

d.
by danielj
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Greaseweazle - £2 disc archiver!
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Greaseweazle - £2 disc archiver!

Kier Fraser (of FlashFloppy Fame) has done it again! Greaseweazle is a flux-level copier for floppies, and it just needs a BluePill STM32 board to run on! :) https://github.com/keirf/Greaseweazle/wiki/Downloads Looks like it captures the fluxes in supercard pro format, then there are a couple of dif...
by danielj
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from a rather wet Manchester
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Hello from a rather wet Manchester

The Master is a great machine and is very versatile. It is especially good when it is fitted with lots of add-ons. However, if you like your games then there are lots which do not like running on the Master, I believe. Fortunately not true :) Most things will run on it - especially if you pop one o...
by danielj
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from a rather wet Manchester
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Hello from a rather wet Manchester

Welcome Dave (another!). There are a few of us in the Manchester neck of the woods :)
by danielj
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New Risc PC 600 restoration
Replies: 54
Views: 8199

Re: New Risc PC 600 restoration

Distilled malt vinegar (white vinegar) is just dilute acetic acid. There's nothing else in there - if you buy acetic acid from a chemical supplier it'll be the same thing, just somewhat higher purity and stronger. For these purposes it's really not too critical. It gets washed off in subsequent step...
by danielj
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Embedding bbc micro co.uk in a web page?
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Embedding bbc micro co.uk in a web page?

Link to it, don't embed.
by danielj
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC micro: Astec PSU recap
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: BBC micro: Astec PSU recap

Check the polarity of the startup capacitor c9 :D
by danielj
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Setting up dual drive from single drive and gotek (level of complexity?)
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Setting up dual drive from single drive and gotek (level of complexity?)

A gotek uses next to no power compared to a 5.25" drive. Actually uses next to no power compared to most things!

d.
by danielj
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: PM system, when is it activated for new users?
Replies: 21
Views: 1046

Re: PM system, when is it activated for new users?

We're struggling to see the opportunities for the community that are missed vs people who haven't been harassed by PM. So far this is the only complaint we've ever had. As such we'll be treating it as a a statistical outlier.
by danielj
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: PM system, when is it activated for new users?
Replies: 21
Views: 1046

Re: PM system, when is it activated for new users?

I'm from another community, but I have found something of mutual interest here. And I need to reach a member of your community via pm. As I said, I can explain the details to the admins if it is required. If it's impossble, then your community is completely isolated from the outside world. There's ...
by danielj
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: PM system, when is it activated for new users?
Replies: 21
Views: 1046

Re: PM system, when is it activated for new users?

We accept souls, visa and mastercard.

PMs are activated after 25 posts or if we can see that someone is genuinely requiring them activated for a transaction.

We are very unlikely to activate them for someone whose first post is asking for them to be activated.

d.
by danielj
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5448
Views: 430608

Re: Today I received.....

Irritated, irked, non-plussed, narked, exasperated, angry, perturbed. :)

d.
by danielj
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Plus 1 Rom Cartridges
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Plus 1 Rom Cartridges

View/Viewsheet were fairly common (electron user did a good deal on them for a while together with a plus 1). The games and languages less so.
by danielj
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A confused A7000
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: A confused A7000

The ARM7500 is basically a 710 System-on-a-chip (a-la ARM250 so has all the IOMD and VIDC built into it), so as far as the OS is concerned it's a 710 :)

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by danielj
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3020 L4 Inductor Specs
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: A3020 L4 Inductor Specs

Go for it :D - at least if it's badly behaved you can swap the whiny original back in :)

d.
by danielj
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3020 L4 Inductor Specs
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: A3020 L4 Inductor Specs

Are you sure it's the coil and not out of the speaker? If the latter, it'll possibly be some capacitors not doing their job...

d.
by danielj
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: A question on Power Supplies
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: A question on Power Supplies

Use a lower voltage, it'll have less energy to dissipate. I use 5V.
by danielj
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5448
Views: 430608

Re: Today I received.....

There's a fix with the NodeMCU that can get it running in a 50Hz mode which should solve most issues. It's on my "to try out" list:
https://github.com/ramapcsx2/gbs-control/wiki

The other fix that helps to get rid of sparklies is this one: viewtopic.php?t=13090
by danielj
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: 8-bit IDE podules (A3010/A3020/A4000/A3000)
Replies: 23
Views: 1853

Re: FS: 8-bit IDE podules (A3010/A3020/A4000/A3000)

Badwolf wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:28 pm
Can't PM you yet though, I'm afraid.
You can now :)

d.
by danielj
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek how to request
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: Gotek how to request

I got mine from Amazon for £9.99, unfortunately it’s now up to 18.99...on prime. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01 ... UTF8&psc=1 Or in a bashed box...£13.99 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01 ... UTF8&psc=1 Prices have gone up a bit. There are white ones on ebay from Hong Kong at around...
by danielj
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek how to request
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: Gotek how to request

I keep pointing people at the flashfloppy wiki as it really does have everything you need to know there - which to buy, which oleds and displays are supported, how to fit rotary encoders, as well as the specific configuration settings for acorn machines. https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki Buy...
by danielj
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from SW London
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: Hello from SW London

Welcome to the forum! You weren't in a Richmond school were you? We went the way of the Nimbus.

d.
by danielj
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 General Queries
Replies: 24
Views: 654

Re: A3010 General Queries

Have you downloaded the schematics?
by danielj
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which Gotek for a Plus 3?
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Which Gotek for a Plus 3?

You only need to go to retroclinic (or any other vendor of pre-flashed goteks) if you don't want to do it yourself. Doing it yourself isn't hard, and is substantially cheaper (under £20 instead of more than £50). The FlashFloppy wiki has all the information you need, and I (and others) on here are v...
by danielj
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Just bought a Plus 3 and problems
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Just bought a Plus 3 and problems

Are you sure your CTRL key is working? Do you get the little acorn symbol when you do a CTRL-BREAK?

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by danielj
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 General Queries
Replies: 24
Views: 654

Re: A3010 General Queries

It performs one on boot, you'd know on fairly short order if it was misbehaving I suspect :D https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/user/custom/Acorn/32bit/documentation/RISCOS-POST-AppNote225.pdf I don't think it's super-rigourous though. I did just have a quick look for details of what it does on the long te...
by danielj
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Keighley.
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Hello from Keighley.

Hello Dave :)

I might make a subforum called the Davearium where only people called Dave are allowed to post and the rest of us must look on as if through glass... :D
by danielj
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Just bought a Plus 3 and problems
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Just bought a Plus 3 and problems

Yes, if it's got a motherboard disk controller you should be able to use omniflop to write the welcome disk image (it's single sided 80 track adfs). Make sure to use double density and not high density disks :) If you've only got a USB floppy drive then I'd suggest going the £12 gotek+flashfloppy ro...