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by Lion
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: US specification BBC Micro
Replies: 3
Views: 407

US specification BBC Micro

I have received what appears to be an un-UKified US specification BBC Micro. It was given to me as "not working", so I have not attempted to power it up. Is there anything I should test or do before plugging it in? (I am in the USA.)

Photos attached.
by Lion
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2951
Views: 277662

Re: LOLPRICE

It's a bargain now, it was £140 -https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-KEYBOARD-BBC-MICROCOMPUTER-SYSTEM-BRITISH-BROADCASTING-CORPORATION-/264140414268 :D I sent him a note to let him know it was overpriced (and that it's just a keyboard and not a computer), and he called me an idiot and told me that he...
by Lion
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2951
Views: 277662

Re: LOLPRICE

Archimedes keyboard (just the keyboard) - £130.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254124409192
by Lion
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2951
Views: 277662

Re: LOLPRICE

Two (broken!) 5¼ drives for US$150.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/232802739988

They don't seem to include cases either.
by Lion
Thu May 03, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Proposal: San Francisco Bay Area user group
Replies: 25
Views: 3498

Re: Proposal: San Francisco Bay Area user group

Depends how big the tables are, but if you're interested in the TAM, I can bring that, my BBC Master, and my Acorn A3020 as well. That would probably fill a table. If we're short on space I can drop the A3020, it's the least interesting.
by Lion
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Proposal: San Francisco Bay Area user group
Replies: 25
Views: 3498

Re: Proposal: San Francisco Bay Area user group

It has nothing to do with Acorn, but I also have a fully functional Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh. They're pretty rare.
by Lion
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Proposal: San Francisco Bay Area user group
Replies: 25
Views: 3498

Re: Proposal: San Francisco Bay Area user group

Both my BBC Master and my A3020 are fitted with Econet and I think I might even have a cable or two. I always wished someone would make an Econet-Ethernet bridge, for teleporting Econet signals over the internet via a central server. Then we could all share one single global Econet. ...might be impo...
by Lion
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 157
Views: 13376

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

crj wrote:Disclaimer: I just typed it from memory, so I hope it works!
It does work, but it looks even better in mode 0.
by Lion
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 157
Views: 13376

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Cheap and nasty starfield:

Code: Select all

10 MODE 2
20 REPEAT
30 GCOL 0,RND(7)
40 PLOT 69,RND(1280),0
50 PRINT
60 UNTIL FALSE
by Lion
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Proposal: San Francisco Bay Area user group
Replies: 25
Views: 3498

Re: Proposal: San Francisco Bay Area user group

Thanks for the offer Lion - BBC Master + PVM sounds like a good combo. Do you have any peripherals / games / demos to run on it? Yes, lots. It has a DataCenter in it loaded with every piece of beeb software I know of. Plenty of music, at least one rolling demo, probably *all* games. I also have 5.2...
by Lion
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from California, possibly Exile's biggest fan!
Replies: 25
Views: 1761

Re: Hello from California, possibly Exile's biggest fan!

Welcome! I live in Woodside, having moved from Oxford a few years ago.
by Lion
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Proposal: San Francisco Bay Area user group
Replies: 25
Views: 3498

Re: Proposal: San Francisco Bay Area user group

Hey there. I'm in Woodside CA and have a BBC Master 128 (working great), a B+ (untested but probably fine), an Acorn A3020 (should be fine), and a multi-standard Sony PVM for displaying things on.
by Lion
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A new monitor in NTSC land
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: A new monitor in NTSC land

Oh that's very useful! Does that include the Master 128 PSU?
by Lion
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A new monitor in NTSC land
Replies: 5
Views: 454

A new monitor in NTSC land

Hello all! Been a while. Since moving to the USA I don't have as much time as I would like to play with my 8-bit hardware, but I still like it to be in working condition. I brought with me from the UK a small LCD television with an RGB SCART connector, which works well enough. Although I would love ...
by Lion
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: b2 - new emulator
Replies: 114
Views: 12336

Re: b2 - new emulator

Those kinds of shaders usually emulate NTSC televisions/monitors, don't they? PAL screens look a little different.
by Lion
Fri May 19, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Master 512 disks for DataCentre?
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Master 512 disks for DataCentre?

Is the GoMMC/GoSDC compatible?
by Lion
Fri May 19, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Master 512 disks for DataCentre?
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Master 512 disks for DataCentre?

Are there disk images of the Master 512 disks that are in a format suitable to be imported into the DataCentre?

Assuming of course that this is possible. I understand they are unusual hybrid ADFS/DOS disks.
by Lion
Tue May 16, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: b2 - new emulator
Replies: 114
Views: 12336

Re: b2 - new emulator

There's something weird about mode 7, the aspect ratio doesn't seem correct. It's too wide, or possibly not tall enough, not sure which. Other modes seem to look fine. It's great to have another emulator for the Mac. I was beginning to worry that one day BeebEm would no longer work on some macOS upd...
by Lion
Tue May 16, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: b2 - new emulator
Replies: 114
Views: 12336

Re: b2 - new emulator

...but starts up OK if I run Applications/Emulators/b2/b2.app/Contents/MacOS/b2 from a Terminal.
by Lion
Tue May 16, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: b2 - new emulator
Replies: 114
Views: 12336

Re: b2 - new emulator

Does not start on my Mac.
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macOS 10.12.5
by Lion
Sun May 14, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PiTube help
Replies: 32
Views: 2231

Re: PiTube help

I'd be happy to send you mine although I am in California so it won't arrive very quickly.
by Lion
Sun May 14, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PiTube help
Replies: 32
Views: 2231

Re: PiTube help

Update! I swapped the card into a Pi 1 B+ and this seems to work fine.

So the problem is limited to the Pi 3?

Is the Pi 1 fast enough to cope?
by Lion
Sun May 14, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PiTube help
Replies: 32
Views: 2231

Re: PiTube help

Hope it's OK to hijack this thread. I received my Sundby Master internal level shifter, plopped a Pi 3 with the PiTubeDirect package in it and... it NEARLY works. IMG_2732 (1).jpg It hangs here. If I press Break instead of Ctrl-Break, I get a star prompt, but *BASIC hangs again, so BASIC is hanging....
by Lion
Wed May 10, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: software
Topic: Lion's RISC OS archive
Replies: 39
Views: 11028

Re: Lion's RISC OS archive

News to me! I stand corrected.

I wonder how many they've sold.
by Lion
Tue May 09, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Lion's RISC OS archive
Replies: 39
Views: 11028

Re: Lion's RISC OS archive

Indeed. This is why I used 3.7. It's probably still not legal to distribute, but as far as I know, there's no way to purchase 3.7.

Later versions are still available.
by Lion
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Lion's RISC OS archive
Replies: 39
Views: 11028

Re: Lion's RISC OS archive

Lion wrote:Download link
Dropbox no longer allows direct links so there's a new download URL:
https://lion-public.s3.amazonaws.com/RO371-HD-100.zip
by Lion
Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016
Replies: 258
Views: 33193

Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

I hope everyone enjoyed ABug South today - one of the worst things about moving away from the UK was leaving the Acorn community.

Thank you to everyone posting photos. :)
by Lion
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5494
Views: 443733

Re: Today I received.....

Volumes 1 to 4 of Beebug!

Don't know how rare these are. Probably not very. But it's probably rare to find them in the US, which these were!
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by Lion
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Amiga BBC Micro Emulator
Replies: 11
Views: 2878

Re: Amiga BBC Micro Emulator

Sorry to resurrect this old thread but you can see this Emulator in use on the "Class of the 90s" VHS supplied with some Amiga 500's. You can see it on YouTube here:

https://youtu.be/N8WO6HpePkU?t=375

(Beware the dodgy 90s child-rapping.)
by Lion
Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot archive
Replies: 42
Views: 6510

Re: Stardot archive