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by BeebMaster
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebMaster BBC B Econet Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 976

Re: BeebMaster BBC B Econet Kit

The last outstanding strip of resistors arrived today, so hopefully I will be able to start putting up some kits later this afternoon.
by BeebMaster
Wed May 30, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 3222

Re: ECONET WOES

It doesn't check for a valid file server structure on the disc, it just reports "PW file not found" and starts the server anyway. I wonder if that's to get round the problem of not being able to select certain combinations of drives due to the way ADFS addresses drive numbers. I need to investigate...
by BeebMaster
Wed May 30, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: FS Error 5A
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: FS Error 5A

This problem is partially fixed in Level 3 FS version 1.24/5. It ignores the duplicate drive error caused by the way ADFS interprets drive numbers and allows the file server to start, but ignoring the second disc altogether. So whereas previously *MOUNT 1 then selecting 2 drives would give FS Error ...
by BeebMaster
Wed May 30, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 3222

Re: ECONET WOES

I've started making a survey of L3 file server versions from 0.90 to 1.25. Pass 1 is complete - M128 with no dongle. Pass 2 will be M128 with dongle; 3 will be BBC B with no dongle, 4 BBC B with dongle. The unmodified 1.24 needs the Clock dongle. The patched version doesn't need the dongle, fixes th...
by BeebMaster
Wed May 30, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebMaster BBC B Econet Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 976

Re: BeebMaster BBC B Econet Kit

Oh thank you, but shurely you if anyone have the power to create one??!! And to corroborate, the L3 file server can run from ADFS formatted floppy disc is there isn't a hard drive handy. And if there isn't 1770 disc interface and ADFS available, Level 2 will work under (8271 or 1770) DFS and has pra...
by BeebMaster
Tue May 29, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebMaster BBC B Econet Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 976

Re: BeebMaster BBC B Econet Kit

It's all happening. All the parts have either arrived or are on back order till the middle of June. I'm sorting out the packaging now. I've also been testing the 68B54 and 75159, despite a reliable overseas supplier saying they were new parts, I knew they wouldn't/couldn't be, so they have been bein...
by BeebMaster
Tue May 29, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 3222

Re: ECONET WOES

Further to the above, the option in BeebEm does support this, in that you do not get the "Clock Failure" error if you enable the RTC module: beeb_em_opts.png That brings me to a slightly different point, looking at the versions I have 1.03 , 1.04 and 1.06 (no 1.05) do not ask for the date either, h...
by BeebMaster
Sun May 27, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 3222

Re: ECONET WOES

JGH has patched version 1.24 to 1.25 to include the date-fix:

http://mdfs.net/Apps/Networking/FServers/Y2KLv3FS.zip
by BeebMaster
Sun May 20, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 3222

Re: ECONET WOES

Does BeebEm also emulate the real-time clock module? I thought version 1.07 was an official Acorn version which is undoctored. Any undoctored version which needs, and doesn't find, a user port RTC module will exit with a "Clock failure". This can also happen if the module has died over the years. Ho...
by BeebMaster
Fri May 18, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebMaster BBC B Econet Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 976

Re: BeebMaster BBC B Econet Kit

Right. It sounds like it might be a goer, so I will see what I can do. I can do B+ kits, previously I've done them as a supplementary set of parts to the main kit. I never ran out of Econet Modules, but I just haven't advertised them for a while as there is a ready supply of A4000 style modules stil...
by BeebMaster
Sun May 13, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebMaster BBC B Econet Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 976

BeebMaster BBC B Econet Kit

I still get enquiries about my long-defunct BBC Model B Econet Upgrade Kit, so I thought I would see if there was any interest on here in me doing yet another "final" batch! I've looked into it a bit and it might be a goer for 20+ kits. Assuming I can get all the parts and enough of them, I would tr...
by BeebMaster
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Midlands ABUG November 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1310

Re: Midlands ABUG November 2018

Oh yes! It would be good to see it again:

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by BeebMaster
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Risc PC - starting from scratch!
Replies: 30
Views: 1017

Re: Risc PC - starting from scratch!

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by BeebMaster
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Risc PC - starting from scratch!
Replies: 30
Views: 1017

Re: Risc PC - starting from scratch!

I thought I'd made a picture set about this, I had a lot of trouble getting my RISC PC onto the Internet originally. Anyway, I can't find anything so I've made these tonight. Once I'd got all the exact configuration settings right, it was all OK: EthConfig1.png EthConfig2.png EthConfig3.png EthConfi...
by BeebMaster
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: domesday
Replies: 21
Views: 1030

Re: domesday

Yes indeed, and one of mine is a cobbling together of a working VP410 and dead VP415. And in the 15 years since I got hold of my first Domesday LV-ROM discs, they have degraded significantly to the extent that it is affecting video playback now. Probably in another 5 years' time they will be unreada...
by BeebMaster
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: domesday
Replies: 21
Views: 1030

Re: domesday

Yes, and it's staying that way.
by BeebMaster
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: domesday
Replies: 21
Views: 1030

Re: domesday

I think all the VP4xx series can share the same remote, the one supplied with the Domesday System works with them all. It can take a wired link for players without an infra red sensor on the front.
by BeebMaster
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards
Replies: 106
Views: 5007

Re: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards

Yes, that would be good. It looks like BeebSCSI isn't going to be the solution I may have hoped to the backing-up-old-Winnie-to-flash problem. There's nothing in the documentation that seems to suggest it can be daisy chained to a real Winchester drive, although I haven't tried owt yet as I am out o...
by BeebMaster
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards
Replies: 106
Views: 5007

Re: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards

What is the current availability of these VFS adaptor boards please? And do they work with the "mini" board? And all types of Acorn SCSI interface connector on the Master motherboard?
by BeebMaster
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 168
Views: 15212

Re: BeebSCSI mini

Mine arrive too, thanks to Jason. Just figuring out how to work it now...
by BeebMaster
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Level 4 File Server
Replies: 37
Views: 3011

Re: Archimedes Level 4 File Server

According to my records I have these: Level 4 File Server Network Manager’s Guide (RISC-OS 2 Version) Level 4 File Server Network Manager’s Guide (RISC-OS 3 Version) AUN Manager’s Guide Issue 1 AUN Manager’s Guide Issue 2 TCP/IP Installation Guide TCP/IP User Guide They were in storage until 2012 an...
by BeebMaster
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Possible BBC B Econet Upgrade Kit
Replies: 44
Views: 2295

Re: Possible BBC B Econet Upgrade Kit

Yes, it does push PAGE up, but just compare *DUMP of a file under NFS and ANFS and it's worth it. On the other hand the higher value of OSHWM might not be suitable for some games. If you have sideways RAM (which can easily be added using a 62256 chip and about 4 inches of wire) you can load ANFS as ...
by BeebMaster
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: I've wondered this for thirty years...
Replies: 19
Views: 1029

Re: I've wondered this for thirty years...

And the Master Compact was known as the "Baby B", which is stamped on the ticket underneath the PSU in the drive box (also in FileStores).
by BeebMaster
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: IEEE488 Interface
Replies: 23
Views: 2316

Re: IEEE488 Interface

Oh right, that's another non-cheese-wedge-cheese-wedge I should be documenting then! Mind you, looks similar, 3 lights on front, power switch, connects to mains... Seems I imaged the IEEE 1.98 ROM at the time, now attached. It's a 16K file so the image is duplicated in the second half. ***N.B.**** I...
by BeebMaster
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Possible BBC B Econet Upgrade Kit
Replies: 44
Views: 2295

Re: Possible BBC B Econet Upgrade Kit

Great find, these kits! Looking forward to hearing about lots more Econets in homes throughout the land! I think the only point that isn't covered in my instructions is what to do when the 1770 disc interface has already been fitted and you need to remove the wire link from the socket of IC87. I don...
by BeebMaster
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Wanted: ENFS
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: Wanted: ENFS

I would strongly recommend using ANFS 4.18 on a BBC Model B, which has almost all of the extensions found in Master 128 ANFS including solving the dog-slow OSBGET and OSBPUT. As an alternative SJ Research supplied PUTGET as a library utility which does effectively the same thing.
by BeebMaster
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Required Modules - A5000/OS 3.11
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Required Modules - A5000/OS 3.11

I use Sunfish on my RISC PC 700 and I have it set up to load it on every boot. It has 130MB RAM so I've never noticed particularly if it is all taking up a few MB. However the only thing I have to consciously load to get it to work is !Unicode. Everything else is either already in ROM (RISC OS 3.7) ...
by BeebMaster
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET AEH60 schematics & ROM image
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: AEH60 schematics & ROM image

And to answer the original follow-up question, the Econet-module-on-podule works well. RISC PC needs a modification to the Econet software module. Info about it all is in this thread here: http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=8155 The good thing about this solution is that it allows you...
by BeebMaster
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET AEH60 schematics & ROM image
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: AEH60 schematics & ROM image

I wonder if that ROM has been imaged. I can't do it as I don't have anything which can take a 32-pin chip.

Unless I can *SAVE the whole podule ROM contents somehow like you can *SAVE individual modules (or more) in the RISC OS ROM?
by BeebMaster
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 5.25" Drive Cleaning Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 1174

Re: 5.25" Drive Cleaning Kit

I definitely have a 5.25" head cleaning disc but I haven't seen it for years so I don't know where I put it. Perhaps I should find it and loan it out for £9.99 a fortnight. However, I do have my own head cleaning disc which I made quite a few years ago, and which I used for the first time in ages on...