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by cmj6502
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: IDE interfaces - hardware details
Replies: 117
Views: 7316

Re: IDE interfaces - hardware details

If you don’t need the ClassNet stuff could you *unplug it or make a new ROM for that podule instead? It a bit cheeky of it fiddling with other settings, although I can add any it does it.
by cmj6502
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Lost RISC OS Econet, AUN and NFS software
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Re: Lost RISC OS Econet, AUN and NFS software

gazzaD wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:16 pm
I thought someone had found the DCI4 Econet module for a moment there...
Funny you should mention that.

I have a copy of EconetA 4.05 (Acorn Computers / Design IT 1998) on my RiscPC.

Also "Advanced Level 4" .. I am not sure what was advanced about it compared to the normal one.
by cmj6502
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: software
Topic: Arthur Desktop Apps
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Arthur Desktop Apps

Wasn’t the first version of First Word Plus for Arthur? I had release 2 which was for RISC OS (2) but I seem to remember that release 1 was for Arthur.
by cmj6502
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Grasshopper spreadsheet - anyone heard of it?
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Grasshopper spreadsheet - anyone heard of it?

We had it (and the database grass) at school on the beebs.
by cmj6502
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SD to IDE adapter on RiscPC?
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: SD to IDE adapter on RiscPC?

Without sounding like a broken record, you need to patch ADFS . I think there's an updated ADFSUtils in the ROOL System Resources to patch it properly, going by Phlamethrowers last comment. Ah that sounds like what I need.. although is there a boot strapping issue of loading the patched version fro...
by cmj6502
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Application accelerator
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Application accelerator

Found this on my hard drive recently. Does anyone know much about it? It was with the AUN stuff, I presume to be a faster way to load applications than over NetFs.

We used AppFS back in the day which I might have somewhere too!
by cmj6502
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SD to IDE adapter on RiscPC?
Replies: 5
Views: 160

SD to IDE adapter on RiscPC?

Anyone had any success with these? I have a cheapo eBay one but it wouldn’t let me format the disc. It works on a USB to IDE thing on my Linux box but of course that’s a totally different beast!

I could just get something else of course, it only cost a few quid!
by cmj6502
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 20Mb Kalok Harddisc from A420/1 - not spinning
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: 20Mb Kalok Harddisc from A420/1 - not spinning

I once got a ST506 drive going by spinning by hand to get it going at which point the motor could keep it going. It worked long enough to copy everything off.
by cmj6502
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 Econet
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: A3010 Econet

Perhaps it would allow Econet and Ethernet to be fitted at the same time?!
Can put Econet on the network connector and Ethernet on a mini podule.
by cmj6502
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Riscpc internal IDE with only Cdrom - valid config?
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: Riscpc internal IDE with only Cdrom - valid config?

I have my RiscPC setup like that, I don’t use the CD ROM much but I think it works! Think I set it to master.

How old or new are the drives? The RIscPC IDE interface was a bit picky IIRC.
by cmj6502
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 Econet
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: A3010 Econet

Does this mean we have an econet solution for all the acorn machines except the phoebe (which no one has anyway)?
by cmj6502
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Latest project ...
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Latest project ...

Interesting. If you are looking for feature-creep, can I suggest joystick support? You could probably use most of USBJoystick for the HID-to-SWI stuff. This isn't entirely serious. I have done nothing with USBJoystick itself for a long while! But it could be a bit of polish for a rainy day... The P...
by cmj6502
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Latest project ...
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Latest project ...

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by cmj6502
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 Econet
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: A3010 Econet

What’s the alternative keyboard header do? I don’t recall the the 3010 having a socket for one but it’s a long time since I saw one. It's a header where you can connect an alternative keyboard. Too obvious? Yes :) I was wondering if you were using it to access a signal or if there was a socket you ...
by cmj6502
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 Econet
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: A3010 Econet

What’s the alternative keyboard header do? I don’t recall the the 3010 having a socket for one but it’s a long time since I saw one.
by cmj6502
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Latest project ...
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Latest project ...

Progress - I've added the second PIC so it can now talk to TWO devices :) The LEDs change colour depending on what's plugged in - purple for keyboard and green for mouse :) On the downside - the podule talks to the PICs over I2C, which means it's spending a lot of time in IIC_Control which runs with...
by cmj6502
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A420/1 Character repeat issue
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: A420/1 Character repeat issue

Thank-you - absolutely correct! I dismantled the keyboard and unclipped the black back plastic cover to reveal the membrane circuit. No obvious spills or dirt other than some fluff. I blew away the fluff and gave it a wipe down with IPA on kitchen roll. Reassembled and all working fine. Many thanks...
by cmj6502
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: software
Topic: ArmBoot (for fileservers)
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: ArmBoot (for fileservers)

When I mount the fileserver and log in, the RISC OS machine goes hunting for a file called !ArmBoot. I get the impression it's a variant of the normal boot structure. It's a varient of a normal network !Boot, not a system boot structure, controlled by the normal *OPT4. If you don't want !Boot/!ArmB...
by cmj6502
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Allocations
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Allocations

Aha thanks.
by cmj6502
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Burn RISCOS roms
Replies: 27
Views: 1083

Re: Burn RISCOS roms

I made a programmer with an Teensy++ board a bit of logic and a ROM socket. The details are somewhere on the web.

I used strip-board so it’s a a rats nest of wiring but it works :)
by cmj6502
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Latest project ...
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Latest project ...

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Now seen by *podules
by cmj6502
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Allocations
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Allocations

I am not sure everyone did but you were meant to register names with pineapple I think it was at the time, to get things like SWI base numbers and the like. Is there still some central place for doing so, or do we just make them up and hope they don’t clash? It’s actually a pointer number I need (se...
by cmj6502
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A420/1 Character repeat issue
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: A420/1 Character repeat issue

It sounds like a keyboard fault. IIRC the A-series keyboards are a membrane type thing which connects to the keyboard controller. Could there be something shorting out to make it think the key is always pressed? I am not sure if disconnecting the keyboard membrane would help isolate the problem. i t...
by cmj6502
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Latest project ...
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Latest project ...

The boards are from JLCPCB. I’m pleased with the result.

I’m hoping it will work on anything with a podule connector but have been developing it on a risc pc.

Still a work in progress - more software to do, and at least one PCB error to fix (mine).
by cmj6502
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 2 8mb compatibility
Replies: 13
Views: 495

Re: RISC OS 2 8mb compatibility

The A540 could have 16MB, and that came with RO2. I have a feeling it was maybe 2.01 to support the extra memory, but not 100% sure.
by cmj6502
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Latest project ...
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Latest project ...

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Not a USB podule but a way to connect a USB mouse (or keyboard if I can finish the software).
by cmj6502
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PC Card card and 4.39
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: PC Card card and 4.39

Tried the ARM card in the other slot - that worked. Put the ARM card back where it was, that worked. Put the PC card back in ... and that worked too!

I am going to put it down to "one of those things" :)
by cmj6502
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: PC Card card and 4.39
Replies: 3
Views: 383

PC Card card and 4.39

Does anyone know if the 486 card is meant to work with RISC OS 4.39? If I plug it in (it's a 486-DX100 one) I get an 'Abort on data transfer' error when I power up. If put the PC card in another machine it seems to work, or at least doesn't crash and I can get the !PC icon on the iconbar (I don't ha...
by cmj6502
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: RISC OS 4.39 ROMs
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: RISC OS 4.39 ROMs

Ah good, glad you found some. The biggest advantage over softload to me was the quicker booting :)

I guess they need to order a certain number of actual ROMs in one go. It's a worthwhile upgrade for RiscPC / A7000 machines though, IMO.
by cmj6502
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: RISC OS 4.39 ROMs
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: RISC OS 4.39 ROMs

I am not sure how that sits legally, but assuming you 'bought' the softload version could you burn it onto a couple of EPROMs?