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by guddler
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A7000+ battery
Replies: 15
Views: 826

Re: A7000+ battery

Just going to tag this on the end here rather than create a new thread!

I assume that I can fit a CR2032 with 4.7k resistor and 1N4148 diode in an A5000 ?

It's been on the bench in bits for far too long now and I need to get it back to it's owner :)
by guddler
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 83
Views: 5425

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

Well it’s not like we haven’t known about this for a long, long time now! Pretty sure this is my only 32bit app left although I do need to check the JDK I use for work. I’ll bow out now as I can’t be of any further help. I only really stepped in to build the current signed version and never got roun...
by guddler
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Data Center Discontinued?!
Replies: 13
Views: 843

Re: Data Center Discontinued?!

Oh that's a shame since a Gotek really isn't a replacement - no IDE / HDD / ADFS etc. But, obviously understandable if parts had become a problem.
by guddler
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Data Center Discontinued?!
Replies: 13
Views: 843

Data Center Discontinued?!

Just noticed that Mark appears to have discontinued the Data Centre. Sorry if this is old news! I don't actually need one, fortunately I already have one but I'm quite surprised to see this. I guess parts eventually run dry or some such. The website says to email for news on other USB storage option...
by guddler
Sun May 12, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 83
Views: 5425

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

That’s good to hear!

Incidentally, I forgot that link was there. It’s the same as the release on the official site now so no need to use my link.
by guddler
Thu May 02, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 83
Views: 5425

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

If you want any info regarding where I got to then feel free to PM me.
by guddler
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 83
Views: 5425

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

OK, everything that was on my private git repository, including reported issues is now on the StarDot Github: https://github.com/stardot/beebem-mac I'm not sure if I need to do anything more in respect of permissions or not, if so, please let me know. Obviously all the issues are showing as reported...
by guddler
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 83
Views: 5425

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

I've created a public repository for it in the Stardot organisation but I'm not at the right computer at the moment to upload from my private machine. I'll create a reminder to do it tomorrow. It's only a couple of git commands so it's easier if I just leave it until tomorrow rather than creating ne...
by guddler
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 83
Views: 5425

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

No problem. I'm out this evening (for any potential bunglers reading, my Mrs isn't!) but I'll make a note to look at it over the long weekend.
by guddler
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 83
Views: 5425

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

I have always included the source code as part of the distribution so have no problems putting the latest code on GitHub. I just don't have the time or skills anymore to upgrade BeebEm to 64 bits. Let's hope someone else will take on the task of keeping BeebEm alive in the future. Thank you! I know...
by guddler
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 83
Views: 5425

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

Will we still be able to use the xattr workaround? Not ideal, but better than nothing. If a new version isn't created then it won't be a problem as the existing version is already signed. The signature should be timestamped so it won't matter if my ID is renewed or not. If I don't renew it then I j...
by guddler
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 83
Views: 5425

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

Well, I have to say guys, from my point of view this is going nowhere. I've not heard anything from the original author since my initial contact and sorting out of the signed release last year. I've had a tonne of stuff to deal with in my personal life and my plans to get more into the Apple side of...
by guddler
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5526
Views: 453454

Re: Today I received.....

Not quiet "today I received..." but. Yesterday I flicked through this thread and spotted the "Game Engine Black Book: Doom". According to Mr Amazon I shall receive that tomorrow and it will be given to me as a birthday present in a few weeks. Well done to whoever posted that. I very, very rarely rea...
by guddler
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Those Spectrum nerds, eh?
Replies: 26
Views: 1105

Re: Those Spectrum nerds, eh?

I distinctly remember when I was in middle school (we run a 3-school system here and seem to be in the minority in that respect) that I used to attend after-school "classes" where three of us would work with the physics teacher to build a voice synthesiser addon on for the ZX81. I have no clue whose...
by guddler
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 - worth having?
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: A5000 - worth having?

OK, so the machine is with me now and the PCB is on the bench. i've cleaned it up (with isopropyl alcohol only for now), removed the battery and also removed the PLCC FPA socket since some of the pins were obviously green. Also looks like pin discolouration on the CPU and some stuff around the cmos ...
by guddler
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 - worth having?
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: A5000 - worth having?

Cool, thanks for the info. Apparently the machine was in regular use up until 2016 and it has never been in a loft or anything like that so although the battery has for sure started to go I'm quietly hopeful that it's not too bad and can be saved. Not sure yet when it will come to me for repair but ...
by guddler
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 - worth having?
Replies: 6
Views: 706

A5000 - worth having?

Hi guys, I know precious little about 32bit Acorns. My cousins son has inherited his grandfather’s A5000. I don’t know what if anything he’s likely to do with it. It’s unlikely to come my way though. Where do they fit in the grand scheme of things? All I’ve ever had before was a 3020 and I have to s...
by guddler
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 83
Views: 5425

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

Incidentally, the repository is back online. Sorry, I had problems with my router a couple weeks back and in order to establish what the problem is / was I reset the config and didn't put the rule back in to allow traffic through to my server. I do still have the online gaming problems so it might g...
by guddler
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 83
Views: 5425

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

This should work just fine - I just tested it. Make sure you are running a floppy filing system: *DISC File / Disc Options / New Disc 0 (or CMD D) - as Lurkio says, ensure you specify an extension such as .SSD Drive 0 should automatically get write protection removed, but check with File / Disc Opti...
by guddler
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 83
Views: 5425

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

May as well respond since I'm online :) I'll register it in the issue tracker I've got, thanks for the report. I'll be honest, I'm not sure where this is going right now. Personally, I've been distracted. First I got distracted by work (not much I can do about that). Then I got distracted playing Gu...
by guddler
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Dragon 32 or Amstrad CPC 464
Replies: 37
Views: 2029

Re: Dragon 32 or Amstrad CPC 464

1982 and 1983, when the Dragon 32 would have made most of its sales, it was up against the Speccy, Beeb and VIC-20. It was cheaper than the Beeb, had a better keyboard than the Spectrum and was more advanced than the VIC. I think this may have been a lot of my logic too. I know the "real" keyboard ...
by guddler
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD
Replies: 117
Views: 8158

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

@Tricky - is the corruption at the bottom of scramble on the agenda for the weekend? Would be great to get that sorted :D
by guddler
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Dragon 32 or Amstrad CPC 464
Replies: 37
Views: 2029

Re: Dragon 32 or Amstrad CPC 464

Just seen this thread so catching up. I actually have a soft spot for both of these machines since they were ones that I owned back when they were out. My progression was ZX81 -> Dragon32 -> CPC464. I couldn't afford the Dragon 64 (or struggled to beg my parents for the 32 so the 64 was out of the q...
by guddler
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New Microvitec CUB Monitor Tripler
Replies: 37
Views: 5758

Re: New Microvitec CUB Monitor Tripler

It never hurts to be wary of these things. My father was a TV engineer so I learnt at the age of about 6 what the "funny looking sucker thing" can feel like when you stick your fingers in it :lol: That said, unless you have a dodgy heart or some other medical condition then really the only things to...
by guddler
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Wires? Pah.....
Replies: 901
Views: 132471

Re: Wires? Pah.....

Well, go on then, I guess I may as well

Honestly, it doesn't desperately bother me but if that's all I need to do then I shall do it later 8)
by guddler
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Wires? Pah.....
Replies: 901
Views: 132471

Re: Wires? Pah.....

Hi Martin - thanks for the updated tools. For the most part all checks out fine here, in particular the SSD that wasn't working before is now working. Hate to be the bearer of bad news but the new-line on the end of the help is still not OK on a Master however. If I just do *HELP there is no newline...
by guddler
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Where do you get your retrocomputing fix?
Replies: 36
Views: 1949

Re: Where do you get your retrocomputing fix?

For real-world retro fixes I'm alone in that I don't know anyone locally who's into the old stuff (sure, there probably ARE people, but I don't know them) so sadly, it's limited to me, myself and I, up in my shed :D

Back around 2009 / 2010 I used to go to events but nothing really since then.
by guddler
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Wires? Pah.....
Replies: 901
Views: 132471

Re: Wires? Pah.....

Then it’s just a case of opening the channel, selecting the file and clicking send :wink: Like I say, that sounds like a lot of faffing about, especially if perhaps I wanted to do it as part of a build script. If I've only got one USB serial cable connected and I know what file I want to send then ...
by guddler
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Wires? Pah.....
Replies: 901
Views: 132471

Re: Wires? Pah.....

I actually had in mind something as simple as "upput <fname>" from the command line. But yeah, maybe a finder integrated service entry, maybe a "drop a file onto an icon in the dock" or whatever. Anything more complicated then "upget <fname>" starts to get into the realms of UI's and stuff I guess. ...
by guddler
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Wires? Pah.....
Replies: 901
Views: 132471

Re: Wires? Pah.....

:lol: No problem! Honestly, I'm just glad I'm not losing the plot because there are days where I chase my tail in my day job and that can easily follow over into the evenings! It might have helped if I had read your mail from last night more thoroughly but I just glanced at my phone while watching a...