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by elaverick
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: IDE Success !
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: IDE Success !

Cool stuff.

With regard to the 1MHz bus being redirected through the cart sockets does that mean we could create a 1MHz breakout connector up there? Might be handy, especially as it took me 3 attempts to get my DataCentre installed neatly :D
by elaverick
Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: Goodbye Stairway, Hello ..................
Replies: 33
Views: 6296

Re: Goodbye Stairway, Hello BBCmicro.com

What's the plan for this forum. Will it remain active on STH or get moved across to BBCMicro.com?
by elaverick
Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Ceefax Creator
Replies: 12
Views: 2963

Re: Ceefax Creator

I haven't got my Manual to hand but isn't the key auto repeat rate a *CONFIGUREable variable?
by elaverick
Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Ceefax Creator
Replies: 12
Views: 2963

Re: Ceefax Creator

Pics! We need pics! Must enjoy your new toy vicariously :D
by elaverick
Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Would this be feasible?
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

Re: Would this be feasible?

Yeah it's legacy but I figured it would be a hell of a lot cheaper to provide an interface to a PS/2 mouse than a) a USB mouse (regardless of how sexy the DataCentre is :D ) or b) the stupid prices that the AMX mice are fetching these days. Also while they are legacy, they're also still plentiful, w...
by elaverick
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Would this be feasible?
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

Re: Would this be feasible?

Hi Mark,
Yeah I've had a play around with the USB mouse program from the datacentre, would it be possible to have that or something similar written in to a ROM and have the mouse positions readable through Osbyte/Adval, that way we could instantly have compatibility for legacy mouse programs...
by elaverick
Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Would this be feasible?
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

Would this be feasible?

I know there are a lot of very ambitious hardware projects out there but I was wondering about something a bit more low key.

How difficult would it be to create a PS/2 to BBC Userport Mouse adapter?

I'm assuming the BBC mice don't do anything massively unusual... thoughts, comments and/or abuse?
by elaverick
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Question: Compact WIMP on a master?
Replies: 14
Views: 2544

Re: Question: Compact WIMP on a master?

Hmm ok, I'll have a play around with that now that I've figured out how to split an ADFS image into individual files. One other thing to have a quick look at is Beebug's ADFS Desktop - http://bbcmicro.net/old-8bs/pool/bug/bug10-05.zip (Enhanced) http://bbcmicro.net/old-8bs/pool/bug/bug8-10.zip (Orig...
by elaverick
Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Question: Compact WIMP on a master?
Replies: 14
Views: 2544

Re: Question: Compact WIMP on a master?

Any chance of letting us know what you did to get the GUI working on a bog standard Master?

I'd have a play around with it myself, but I can't find any good way of manipulating double sided ADFS images.
by elaverick
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Question: Compact WIMP on a master?
Replies: 14
Views: 2544

Re: Question: Compact WIMP on a master?

I can't help you with regards to MOS support for the GUI however I'm wondering if it would be possible to alter the GUI to use the RetroClinic DataCentre USB mouse support... now that's a toy I'd like to have a play with :)
by elaverick
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Deal or No Deal....?
Replies: 37
Views: 4406

Re: Deal or No Deal....?

lol, ok now you're just rubbing it in. I was voting on that one and got sniped :D
by elaverick
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Programming the ARM7
Replies: 12
Views: 2994

Re: Programming the ARM7

Does uClibc have support for the Linux ADFS driver? Or is it so massively foreign that it's not worth thinking about? I was thinking about some very minimal Linux port for the ARM7 board I think that would be something that would be aided massively by having a self-hosted C Compiler first off...
by elaverick
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Programming the ARM7
Replies: 12
Views: 2994

Re: Programming the ARM7

Yes, the transfer issue is a real problem. Are you running a GoMMC or RetroClinic DataCentre (I can heartly recommend the second option) to assist in the mean time? Also have you had a look at uClibc? There's definately an ARM port of that and since uClinux supports the ARM7TDMI I should imagine tha...
by elaverick
Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Programming the ARM7
Replies: 12
Views: 2994

Re: Programming the ARM7

Have you had a look at TinyCC? There is an ARM port available which might be a bit more manageable. I had a quick look at this but was a bit worried that GCC might be a bit heavy memory wise.
by elaverick
Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2858
Views: 319058

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Oh wow, Cheese wedge bonanza at the moment http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Acorn-Cambridge-Co-processor_W0QQitemZ330408019538QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_VintageComputing_RL?hash=item4cedda4652#ht_500wt_1182 Just FYI if anyone from here actually wins that thing, PLEASE post some shots of it in action. I can't find a...
by elaverick
Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2858
Views: 319058

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

I can imagine a lot of people being reasonably interested in this but I challenge anyone who buys it to actually be able to use the damn thing - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BBC-MICRO-ACORN-IEEE488-IEEE-488-INTERFACE_W0QQitemZ250587284471QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_VintageComputing_RL?hash=item3a582a83f7&ssPageN...
by elaverick
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2858
Views: 319058

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

I've been looking at this for about 10 mins, but I can't justify it at the moment as I'm having to save for a ridiculously expensive exam at the moment... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BBC-B-Micro-Computer_W0QQitemZ140384451465QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_VintageComputing_RL?hash=item20af90bb89&ssPageName=RSS:B:SH...
by elaverick
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2858
Views: 319058

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Nice looking Master Turbo just appeared on eBay. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260554556783&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_1331wt_1165 Looking at the ribbon on the keyboard, the hard mounted MOS chip and the plastic covered SCSI port I think this is probably an Issue 1 mobo also....
by elaverick
Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BeebSID
Replies: 996
Views: 127085

Re: BeebSID

/me bows Ay thenkew! I'll happily get to thinking as soon as there's a clammer for more. C *Clammer* Just out of interest is there any equivalent to something like SourceForge but for hobbyist electronics? A nice central repository, possibly with the option to be able to fork off variants of the pr...
by elaverick
Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BeebSID
Replies: 996
Views: 127085

Re: BeebSID

Apologies if this has already been posted (don't think it has tho) but I've just spotted this site selling SIDs - http://bits.rewind-gaming.co.uk/commodore-64-sid-chip-mos-6581.html?___store=default £16.99, not sure how that compares price wise but it's certainly cheaper than slaughtering a C64 from...
by elaverick
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Deal or No Deal....?
Replies: 37
Views: 4406

Re: Deal or No Deal....?

lol, Ok you win. That's actually a really good haul there. Glad it turned out so well for you, if I'd know there was a chance of an Master Turbo I might even have considered it myself. Nice too see a risk pay off so well. :)
by elaverick
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2858
Views: 319058

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

irrelevant wrote:..Sold for £125 within an hour of your post ....!
lol, what do I know then. Personally I'd say that £125 is a bit much for a machine with the potential of having an extra 8086 processor inside, but then that's just me.
by elaverick
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2858
Views: 319058

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Can't decide if this is LOLPRICE or worth taking a look at - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BBC-Master-Series-Acorn-computer-boxed-with-rarities_W0QQitemZ200427707945QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_VintageComputing_RL?hash=item2eaa6c1e29&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101 Listed as a M128 but if you look carefully you'll se...
by elaverick
Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Sprow's ethernet board
Replies: 5
Views: 1227

Re: Sprow's ethernet board

I did have a quick word with him about it at Acorn world. The version he was shipping at that point didn't have programatic access, but he was working on an update for it that would do it. Don't know about his progress tho.

Very impressive bit of kit that tho :)
by elaverick
Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2858
Views: 319058

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

I think the real problem is that there are so many people working on the same idea from different angles. I just hope the disks go to someone who'll use them properly and not just stick them on a shelf as a collectors piece. ... just for the record, this is one of the few things I could stand to see...
by elaverick
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2858
Views: 319058

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Always nice to see these appearing...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BBC-Domesday-Proj ... 27ae622fae
by elaverick
Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy new year :)
by elaverick
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2995
Views: 321075

Re: LOLPRICE

Yeah it's not analogue I've got that exact model... it's a nice enough stick but it's not worth £46.
by elaverick
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2995
Views: 321075

Re: LOLPRICE

Not a proper LOLPRICE as it went on bids rather than a BIN, but even still the seller has to be delighted with this result - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT
by elaverick
Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2858
Views: 319058

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Looks as though this is a mislisted Master 512 -
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BBC-Master-Comput ... HOP:GB:101

Big clues... AMX mouse and the 2 512 manuals included

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