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by BeebMaster
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Sprow Ethernet Master 10/100 Net LANMANFS help
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Sprow Ethernet Master 10/100 Net LANMANFS help

I had similar problems (although different error messages) when I was testing one out 10 years ago and Sprow was very helpful in getting it going. I'm sure he will help if you contact him. What happens if you use *MOUNT followed by *. without doing a *DIR command in the middle? I don't think that st...
by BeebMaster
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Remember the Econet game Cave? Want to play it RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 16
Views: 983

Re: Remember the Econet game Cave? Want to play it RIGHT NOW?

Right then. Next January at ABug, let's get the biggest ever Cave game going.

Be good if we can get the whole pub & hotel wired up to Econet and have dozens of players with Econet bridges and everything....
by BeebMaster
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: An0n0 Mortuary
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: An0n0 Mortuary

Some more good news...I retrieved the two other A3000s from storage yesterday and they both work fine, with no battery leakage visible. I'll still remove them and spray some vinegar around just in case there is any lurking corrosion. Overall, not at all bad I think, and much better than I had been e...
by BeebMaster
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elite in ROM??
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: Elite in ROM??

Elite is a fairly large game by Beeb standards, the Master 128 version is about 58K. Some years ago I made an EPROM version of sorts - by putting a "disc image" of the M128 version on 4 16K EPROMs inside 2 Master ROM cartridges with a loader which would write the image back to a DFS disc. I can't re...
by BeebMaster
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 37
Views: 1281

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Thanks again for organising another one, please put me down for Friday-Sunday with a table.
by BeebMaster
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 6502 2nd Processor
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: 6502 2nd Processor

That's very interesting for lots of reasons! I don't think I've ever seen the shorter, original "BBC Microcomputer" legend on a cheese wedge label before, or even "16O32", with 1O-Downing-Street-style zero. The 16032 soon became known as 32016, although the cheese wedge I've seen refers to neither, ...
by BeebMaster
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Info please! Acorn's in-house large-memory 6502 co-pro
Replies: 91
Views: 3788

Re: Info please! Acorn's in-house large-memory 6502 co-pro

A filestore SCSI disk plugged into a RISC OS machine or a Level3 Winchester plugged into a 1MHze bus on an IO podule on an Archimedes would have been the options of the day but I don't think there are drivers for any of that out of the box. Now, if you have source to the emulator you might map file...
by BeebMaster
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Convert a BBC Micro Screen to a RISC OS Sprite
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Convert a BBC Micro Screen to a RISC OS Sprite

Great, that's just what I needed! And saves me trying to re-invent the wheel.
by BeebMaster
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Convert a BBC Micro Screen to a RISC OS Sprite
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Convert a BBC Micro Screen to a RISC OS Sprite

That's an idea!

Not sure why loading it into host screen memory under !65Tube didn't work (or the newly-discovered 65ArthurT). I managed to get !65Host working of sorts by double-clicking on !Runimage, but it only gives me a tape only Beeb with no access to any filing system.
by BeebMaster
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Convert a BBC Micro Screen to a RISC OS Sprite
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Convert a BBC Micro Screen to a RISC OS Sprite

I'd like to have a go at writing a converter, but I can't find detail of how the screen modes are laid out in memory for RISC OS (as per Appendix F of the Advanced User Guide in the case of the Beeb) although the RISC OS PRM does tell me that only modes 0 and 1 have the same amount of memory as in t...
by BeebMaster
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Convert a BBC Micro Screen to a RISC OS Sprite
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Convert a BBC Micro Screen to a RISC OS Sprite

I'm sure this must be possible, but I'm not sure how. If I have a BBC screendump, obtained with say (in a 20K mode) *SAVE BBCSCREEN 3000+5000 how can I either display that screen on a RISC OS machine, or load it as a sprite? If I use *SCREENLOAD BBCSCREEN on the RISC PC in the same graphics mode as ...
by BeebMaster
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Info please! Acorn's in-house large-memory 6502 co-pro
Replies: 91
Views: 3788

Re: Info please! Acorn's in-house large-memory 6502 co-pro

Curses! Still can't get the L3 file server running on an Arc! I had high hopes for this, given that we now know for certain that Acorn made it on an Arc. scrn15.png scrn16.png I wonder how Acorn tested it on the Arc? Maybe they never did, perhaps they just used the emulator to build it and then test...
by BeebMaster
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Info please! Acorn's in-house large-memory 6502 co-pro
Replies: 91
Views: 3788

Re: Info please! Acorn's in-house large-memory 6502 co-pro

65ArthurT is a module. It works fine in RISC PC 700, but I can't do anything with it in PiTube's ARM Second processor or Native ARM, as I don't think they support a module handler. Sprow ARM7 I believe can work with modules, but I have an unreleased version of the Tube OS so I've never gone into get...
by BeebMaster
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Info please! Acorn's in-house large-memory 6502 co-pro
Replies: 91
Views: 3788

Re: Info please! Acorn's in-house large-memory 6502 co-pro

The only use I know of was for assembling Level3 and Filestore FS code, though the latter was probably done on the 65Turbo emulator more. I have attached a SparkFS zip file of a floppy disk containing the Level 3 1.06 source code. Wow, that's pretty amazing, I didn't know the Level 3 source code wa...
by BeebMaster
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My BBC B won't boot with a SMART SPI or DFS 0.9
Replies: 26
Views: 692

Re: My BBC B won't boot with a SMART SPI or DFS 0.9

CommanderCoder wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:55 pm
To shift the upper byte down to the lower byte you should divide by a power of 2, i.e. 256 (&100).

I might be mistaken, but that bit of code looks wrong.
Yes, it should be DIV&100 to mask off the X register, I'll have to fix that at some point. Eventually.
by BeebMaster
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: My BBC B won't boot with a SMART SPI or DFS 0.9
Replies: 26
Views: 692

Re: My BBC B won't boot with a SMART SPI or DFS 0.9

If swapping the VIAs does not work, try this program to see what configuration the machine thinks it’s set to: First, the [ key, do you get a left arrow or a square bracket? If you get an arrow, the current screen mode is MODE 7. Switch to MODE 6 (type ‘MODE 6’). Then type in this program: 10 A%=25...
by BeebMaster
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Odd Peripheral Goings-On With RPi4
Replies: 41
Views: 1318

Re: Odd Peripheral Goings-On With RPi4

To be honest I am not entirely sure. But the behaviour I was always getting, with standard Raspbian install, was no HDMI at boot = no display (obviously) but also no mouse & keyboard, and therefore seemingly, also no keybinds to the GPIO pins. Plugging in a monitor whilst running did not restore any...
by BeebMaster
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 179
Views: 6929

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL

I had a great time, thanks especially to the Judge for organising and IanS for allowing me to travel with him. Thanks also to BigEd for diagnosing and fixing the problem with my RPi4 (see here ), Hoglet for diagnosing and fixing a bug in RPiTube which was preventing data transfers under ANFS working...
by BeebMaster
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Odd Peripheral Goings-On With RPi4
Replies: 41
Views: 1318

Re: Odd Peripheral Goings-On With RPi4

Thanks to BigEd, it's now been fixed. The problem seemed to be that without a display attached, the X server wasn't starting, which I understand also runs the keyboard & mouse, and therefore my keybinds mapped to GPIO pins as well. All it needed was hdmi_force_hotplug=1 uncommenting from config.txt ...
by BeebMaster
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 179
Views: 6929

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL

I am on a low(ish)-carb diet (you won't notice the difference)...it's codfish with spinach, tomatoes & capers.
by BeebMaster
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 179
Views: 6929

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL

danielj wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:25 am
Seriously, does anyone want an akf60? I need the space! :D
All right then! If there's room to get it home that is!
by BeebMaster
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 179
Views: 6929

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL

Busy packing...my breakfast this morning was a bit surrounded!
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by BeebMaster
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 179
Views: 6929

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL

Turn up, set up, drink beer :) And tea. Unless anyone expresses a burning desire in the next couple of hours, I'll not be bringing any of the dead kit I mentioned previously. I'll bring a handful of disc & Econet upgrade kits and that Lingenuity floppy disc which has come apart. Possibly also a Cum...
by BeebMaster
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: 8271 Disc Upgrade Kits
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: 8271 Disc Upgrade Kits

First 8 ready...
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by BeebMaster
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Disc/Econet Combo Upgrade
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Disc/Econet Combo Upgrade

If there is anyone in need of an 8271 DFS and Econet upgrade for the same Beeb, I can do a combo of the Disc Kit and Econet kit for a discount price of £60.00 inc UK P&P. The disc kit in the combo pack will be without a DNFS ROM and a 74LS123 IC, as both of these are already in the Net kit and are o...
by BeebMaster
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Last Gasp for the 8271
Replies: 26
Views: 1786

Re: Last Gasp for the 8271

The full kits are now available here. I still have 3 single 8271 chips available for dispatch if anyone still wants them, the remainder are currently reserved for the full kits.
by BeebMaster
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: 8271 Disc Upgrade Kits
Replies: 3
Views: 213

8271 Disc Upgrade Kits

At last the 8271 show! I'm now making up full 8271 disc upgrade kits, containing the 8271 FDC and the other ICs required to fit the disc interface to a BBC Model B (and also probably B+ but I don't think anyone has tried). There will be 32 kits available, the first 16 should be done by the end of th...
by BeebMaster
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, I am Ian, in Oslo
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: Hello, I am Ian, in Oslo

Hooray, more Ians! Now we can start to even up the Dave/Ian balance a bit!
by BeebMaster
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: IDEFS LFAU 2K vs. 1K
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: IDEFS LFAU 2K vs. 1K

When I replaced the hard drive in my RISC PC 700 in 2017 (RISC OS 3.7) with a "40GB" drive (actually 40,000,000,000 bytes probably), I could only format it with a LFAU of 128K, the formatter wouldn't let me go any lower. So although there are only 520MB of space used according to a file count, the a...
by BeebMaster
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 179
Views: 6929

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL

Just a week to go, so I'm starting to think about what to bring. I think there's probably only going to be table space for one full machine setup at a time so I plan to bring my workhorse Master Turbo (Station 114) with dual 5.25" floppy drives, BeebSCSI and PiTube as the main setup. I can also brin...