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by BeebMaster
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Econet Bug with FCFS
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Econet Bug with FCFS

How do I get CoreFS?
by BeebMaster
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6133
Views: 701037

Re: Today I received.....

Reminds me of Benny...
by BeebMaster
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Econet
Replies: 43
Views: 1657

Re: Econet

I've made some progress with my setup. No joy with the 2nd BBC, the window comparator that drives CTS is producing erroneous pulses during a transmission. Thats whats causing the Net Error - can't find anything wrong with the board though so a bit of a mystery ? That sounds like one of the LM319s h...
by BeebMaster
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb

I only got a picture that one time, and can't get it again!
by BeebMaster
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Has My ISP Slowed Me Down?
Replies: 30
Views: 1471

Re: Has My ISP Slowed Me Down?

Had a letter in the post today with exactly the same content and date as the e-mail, so I would say it is "legit". Haven't had any further communication from them so hopefully the scans I did have fixed it.
by BeebMaster
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Electric Cars - A general discussion platform
Replies: 57
Views: 1205

Re: Electric Cars - A general discussion platform

Interesting to hail everyone who jumps on a new technology bandwagon as an "innovator" and to brand those who wait until it's proven as "laggards". I'm a lifetime laggard. Until about 3 hours ago I only had 1 HDMI cable.
by BeebMaster
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb

Ooo it just came up in Guvcview, it didn't do that before!
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by BeebMaster
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb

It doesn't tell me much, just the same banner line as when the TV input source changes. Cycling through the output modes of the box it shows the full resolution for 60Hz eg. 1920x1080@60Hz but always just 1080p@50Hz or 720p@50Hz for 50Hz. The Neoteck box seems to be only 60Hz and just toggles betwee...
by BeebMaster
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb

Yes, it's very good I think. I'm glad I got 3! Just a shame it won't work with the (unbranded) SCART to HDMI converter, I wonder why that is. It does work with my earlier one, Neoteck NTK022, which I bought by mistake as it doesn't support RGB SCART input, so it won't work the Beeb, but I can possib...
by BeebMaster
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb

The USB stick doesn't want to work with my SCART to HDMI converter, using an RGB to SCART cable as the input and HDMI as the output. Taking the HDMI out to the Beeb's usual monitor works fine, but when I take the HDMI out to the USB capture stick HDMI input, I just get the colour bars in the screen ...
by BeebMaster
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb

This was OBS Studio, there are lots of settings so I am sure it can be tweaked.

Also I do have "soft" settings on in PiRGBtoHDMI, to give a more "CRT" effect.
by BeebMaster
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb

First video. Pretty pleased with that, it's looking like I'm getting 50fps.
by BeebMaster
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb

HDMI leads arrived today, looking great!
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by BeebMaster
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Disc rot on 5 1/2” disc
Replies: 14
Views: 1254

Re: Disc rot on 5 1/2” disc

I've been doing quite well using lens cleaner applied from a spray bottle and cleaning the disc surface with a lint-free (so they say) wipe. I don't cut the discs open, but this is for the purpose of imaging discs which are unlikely to be used again.
by BeebMaster
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: ADFS multi platform/multi target + faster IDE FS
Replies: 41
Views: 880

Re: ADFS multi platform/multi target + faster IDE FS

ADFS doesn't need to know about sectors per track at all, it uses logical block addressing so it doesn't get involved in the physical location of sectors on the hard drive, that's done by the controller. However the user needs to know the sectors per track in order to calculate the disc capacity so ...
by BeebMaster
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Econet Bug with FCFS
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Econet Bug with FCFS

Interesting...unzip -l on Ubuntu 18.04 doesn't report any errors: Archive: RPCL4ZIP,ddc Length Date Time Name --------- ---------- ----- ---- 27 2021-02-21 23:28 ANFS418/!Boot 16384 2021-02-21 23:28 ANFS418/ANFS418 268 1980-05-12 02:22 ANFS418/anfssrc 27 1992-06-01 06:57 HTMLGEN/!Boot 112 2021-02-21...
by BeebMaster
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Econet Bug with FCFS
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Econet Bug with FCFS

I was using the "zip" option within Spark FS to create the archive, presumably that's readable as a normal zip file? I didn't understand why it wouldn't open it in Linux, think I will have to do some more investigation.
by BeebMaster
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb

Fair enough then, sounds promising if the right HDMI cable ever turns up. I do use an HDMI to VGA adapter with my PiRGB as the Beeb in question is connected to a monitor with only a VGA input, that works OK but is doing digital to analogue conversion I suppose. More or less pulled the house to piece...
by BeebMaster
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: RISC iX secondary ST506
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: RISC iX secondary ST506

It might be worth playing about with option 7, see if you can get it to make a bigger disc, especially if, as it's running on an emulator, the hard disc is emulated as well.

How big is RISCiX if it won't fit in 64MB?
by BeebMaster
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Cheap HDMI Capture from the Beeb

Mine arrived yesterday, I followed the same link Hoglet posted but I notice that the little user guide with it mentions 30Hz, so I've no idea what quality I will get. I can't test it yet as I only have one HDMI cable to my name, and I'm using it to be able to see to type this! I tried with an HDMI t...
by BeebMaster
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: RISC iX secondary ST506
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: RISC iX secondary ST506

Where does the 64MB drive size limitation come in? Real ST506 drives can be bigger than 64MB, Fujitsu and Maxtor and others did larger ones. The Adaptec ACB4000 controllers used in Beeb hard discs support 16 heads and 1024 cylinders; at 32 spt with 256 bytes per sector, that's 256MB and Maxtor did o...
by BeebMaster
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Econet Bug with FCFS
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Econet Bug with FCFS

I'm not aware of CoreFS yet, that might have to be mad idea 8 on the list of 6. (7 is try individual ADFFS images for specific directories). What I'm doing is using the RISC PC as a sort of bridge between Beebs and my main PC Linux NFS server. So the data drive is exported at the PC using NFS server...
by BeebMaster
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Econet Bug with FCFS
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Econet Bug with FCFS

I tried all the options in Spark FS including use no compression. Arc file isn't recognised on Ubuntu, Zip file won't load as it gives "an error occurred when loading the archive" error, Spark Dir is no good as that mucks up the file info, as does Tar, and PK archive doesn't allow anything...
by BeebMaster
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Econet Bug with FCFS
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Econet Bug with FCFS

Hmmm !Killer is involved somehow as well. Trying to *. to a different file server breaks !Killer with an Instruction abort error when there's a FileCore disc image mounted, but then FCFS seems to be OK after that until trying to access the RISC PC via Econet again. If I kill !Killer, then any networ...
by BeebMaster
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Econet Bug with FCFS
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Econet Bug with FCFS

Yes, it's weird, isn't it? It seems that network traffic passing by completely kills the machine when FCFS has an image mounted. I haven't tried a transmission not involving the file server station, I will do that in a few minutes when it's finished doing something important!
by BeebMaster
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Econet Bug with FCFS
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Econet Bug with FCFS

I'm not intending to start a whole heap of threads beginning with "L4FS bug with..." but this is a new one on me that's equally inexplicable. I had a bright idea to get round the problem where BBC micro file load/exec addresses get ruined when the files are stored on a Sunfish share export...
by BeebMaster
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: Eprom programmers
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Eprom programmers

I still use my Morley V2 EPROM Programmer to read and write EPROMs. It will do up to 27256. I also have an SC84 programmer, which I use occasionally to duplicate ROMs. It has a serial interface so that it can be controlled by a computer, but I've always used it as a standalone unit. That will do up ...
by BeebMaster
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: ADFS multi platform/multi target + faster IDE FS
Replies: 41
Views: 880

Re: ADFS multi platform/multi target + faster IDE FS

No, you don't really need to know what controller it is, but you do need to know whether it's MFM or RLL as this will affect the amount of space available to ADFS. All Superform does is work out the ADFS size for the purposes of the free space map by using a default sectors per track figure of 33 fo...
by BeebMaster
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: L4FS Bug with Sunfish
Replies: 0
Views: 106

L4FS Bug with Sunfish

Let's face it, there are lots of bugs in the Level 4 file server, especially when it comes to using it with 8-bit user stations, but this is one I can't understand or solve. One of the exports for my L4 file server is a Sunfish mount. There are a few problems with that in itself, but I'm confining t...
by BeebMaster
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: ADFS multi platform/multi target + faster IDE FS
Replies: 41
Views: 880

Re: ADFS multi platform/multi target + faster IDE FS

Yes, gladly. Be interesting to see if it still does the job for others, as it's only really been tested with my own kit. I've tried to make it compatible with some of the newer SCSI-based or SCSI-emulated 1MHz bus hard disc options, like SCSI2SD and BeebSCSI/Pi1MHz SCSI. It's still only for Adaptec ...

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