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by IanS
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: HCCS IDE A3 (ROMv5)
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: HCCS IDE A3 (ROMv5)

You could try adding pull-up resistors to the 16-bit data bus on the ide side.
Made a lot of stuff work for me - viewtopic.php?p=200064#p200064
4K7 on D0-D15.
by IanS
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Custom HD4.HDF with HostFS 2
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Custom HD4.HDF with HostFS 2

Trapper wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:38 pm
1 and had to code a program to change !Boot/txt (Text file) back to !Boot (Obey).
What did the program do that you couldn't do via rpcemu or the file explorer on the host?
by IanS
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: 8-bit IDE podules (A3010/A3020/A4000/A3000) - SOLD OUT
Replies: 67
Views: 7118

Re: FS: 8-bit IDE podules (A3010/A3020/A4000/A3000) - SOLD OUT

And that clears me out, none left.

SOLD OUT.

16-bit podules still available over here - viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16877
by IanS
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Using a Mac or PC for BBC games authoring
Replies: 44
Views: 1062

Re: Using a Mac or PC for BBC games authoring

BeebMaster wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:25 pm
I think you have to have the brainpower of Stephen Fry
So not much brainpower? https://www.theregister.com/2011/01/18/stephen_frytard/
by IanS
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: 8-bit IDE podules (A3010/A3020/A4000/A3000) - SOLD OUT
Replies: 67
Views: 7118

Re: FS: 8-bit IDE podules (A3010/A3020/A4000/A3000)

nikoskon74 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:08 pm
Just registered on the forum today mainly for your IDE podule, but don't have enough posts to send you a PM.
Is it possible for you to contact me wth details as i would like one, but i'm based in Australia, hope thats not an issue.
PM sent with contact email address.
by IanS
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: SOLD Mertec Companion
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Mertec Companion

Pernod wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:03 am
IanS wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:44 pm
Interested in the Mertec Companion.
When you get this I'd be interested in knowing which ROM version is installed. The only version currently dumped is Companion 0.99 (with DFS 2.42), so if it's anything else then it'd be nice to see it archived.
It wasn't sold to me.
by IanS
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: (Found - Thanks) RetroClinic DataCentre.
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: RetroClinic DataCentre.

BBC B+ with datacentre on the Facebook for sale group at the momemnt. Buy a datacentre, get a free BBC B+? (it's not my sale)
by IanS
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: a3020 not showing disk drive icon.
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: a3020 not showing disk drive icon.

Have you done a delete power-on to reset the cmos settings?
(press delete, power-on, wait for the desktop to appear, release delete)
by IanS
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: SOLD Mertec Companion
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Mertec Companion

oide wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:41 pm
I used Mertec Companion for the BBC Master Compact £20

1 Concept Keyboard (ex-demo) £40

1 Concept Keyboard Cable (ex-demo) £10
Interested in the Mertec Companion. I'll send you a PM.
by IanS
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2877
Views: 333665

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm//203102805966

Anyone know anything about the "Bus emulator" on this listing?
by IanS
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Sparkplug (self-extracting version)
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Sparkplug (self-extracting version)

Now that I've remembered how to do all this, I can easily knock together a version suitable for RISC OS 2 (i.e. with CLib bundled) if there's any interest. That's fantastic, thanks. I presume a RO2 version would also work on RO3 (and above?), a single version that works on everything would be nice.
by IanS
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events
Topic: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #2, Thursday 10th September 2020, 7pm - 10pm
Replies: 52
Views: 1559

Re: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #2, Thursday 10th September 2020, 7pm - 10pm

Can you add me to the list, I can join later on. I'd be interested to see the update to Subtilis from Mark.
by IanS
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: ArcFS - SparkPlug can't run on A4000 & OS 3.11
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: ArcFS - SparkPlug can't run on A4000 & OS 3.11

SparkPlug has an unecessary requiremnts to have seen a !System folder. You can modify the !Run file to remove the check.

https://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/sparkplug/

Check the section "Modify !Sparkplug.!Run to not Error"
by IanS
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: How do I open an A400 PSU?
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: How do I open an A400 PSU?

There must be a way of getting it out without bending the tabs, but it looks like you aren't the first to give up and bend thr tabs.
viewtopic.php?p=221596#p221596
download/file.php?id=42143&t=1
by IanS
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Yet Another Acorn Atom Repair
Replies: 43
Views: 1392

Re: Yet Another Acorn Atom Repair

I've also got an Atom with no PSU, the cruicial information missing above is: what's the polarisation of the PSU plug? Is the tip positive, or is the tip ground? I don't want to risk popping my Atom by plugging a PSU the wrong way around. ;) Centre-positive. Check if the regulators have been bypass...
by IanS
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Transfert file from Linux to A4000 (via Serial Port?)
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Transfert file from Linux to A4000 (via Serial Port?)

This isn't a complete solution, but should hopefully nudge you in the right direction. You can set the RISC OS machine to read the keyboard input from the serial port (similar to a bbc) - http://danceswithferrets.org/geekblog/?p=469 You will then need to send across a real serial comms program. I'd ...
by IanS
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: !ARCbbs v1.63
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Wanted: !ARCbbs v1.63

Shame hfiennes hasn't been back on Stardot. I assume it's Hugo Fiennes, the original author of ARCbbs.

Hugo, if it's you, please come back. Do you have any other software to share or stories to tell from the Acorn days?
by IanS
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: Econet Podule - all gone
Replies: 29
Views: 952

Re: FS: Econet Podule - all gone

:!: A small pcb for programming the ATTiny is also required, unless it can be programmed after it's fitted into the podule. I believe that the Arduino IDE would work for this. J5 is the programming header on the podule. There is a jumper to isolate the power (J7) so the programmer won't try and pow...
by IanS
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3000 - IDE podule
Replies: 18
Views: 2578

Re: A3000 - IDE podule

I found an IDE interface in an A310 that is labelled "SF & PS IDE". The copyright mentions Peter Szymanski. It seems similar to the ICS interface, but not quite the same. Yes, Peter had a partner - I came across his name yesterday, whilst looking for something else - If I find it again I'll add it ...
by IanS
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: A5000 with Risc Developments Dual MEMC2
Replies: 32
Views: 997

Re: A5000 with Risc Developments Dual MEMC2

SarahWalker wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:14 pm
Here you go.
Thanks, there must be som electrical connection between the boards, can you get a side view to show it?
by IanS
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: A5000 with Risc Developments Dual MEMC2
Replies: 32
Views: 997

Re: A5000 with Risc Developments Dual MEMC2

SarahWalker wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:24 pm
Jumper at LK2 was missing, which blocked the Kout signal to the keyboard. Fit that and DELETE power-on goes to the desktop.
Simple fix, excelent. Allways good to check the simple stuff first.

Have you got any pictures of the memory/memc cards you took out. Thanks.
by IanS
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: 8-bit IDE podules (A3010/A3020/A4000/A3000) - SOLD OUT
Replies: 67
Views: 7118

Re: FS: 8-bit IDE podules (A3010/A3020/A4000/A3000)

Down to my last 5 PCB's. Not sure when the next batch will be available.
by IanS
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: How To Use !SparkPlug in RPCEmu 0.9.3
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: How To Use !SparkPlug in RPCEmu 0.9.3

If I select Disc - Floppy -Load Drive: 0 and then choose an. adf file from within the HostFS Directory (800kb in size) nothing seems to happen. Clearly I am missing something. Which adf file, where did you get it from? After loading the file into drive 0, what happens when you click on the drive :0...
by IanS
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: How To Use !SparkPlug in RPCEmu 0.9.3
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: How To Use !SparkPlug in RPCEmu 0.9.3

What have you tried, what does or doen't work?

Have you got the Sparkplug app expanded - https://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/sparkplug/

Have you read the rest of the RPCemu guide? https://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/rpcemu371win/
by IanS
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Econet podule for RISCPC & A7000
Replies: 110
Views: 19673

Re: Econet podule for RISCPC & A7000

You can fit either an am26ls30 (U5) or 75LBC176 (U1) for the data output from the adlc if populating the whole module circuit. If using am26ls30, you then have a spare transmitter, which you can use for the clock output. The 4th switch enables or disables this clock output. JP5 allows you to pick th...
by IanS
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: !MailMan Setup
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: !MailMan Setup

There is a bit in the standard Arc user guide.
https://www.4corn.co.uk/archive/docs/A3 ... de-opt.pdf
Page 165

Bit short on detail. I thought I'd read more in one of the AUN/TCPIP user/manager guides, but can't find it
by IanS
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: The Hidden Fifth Column: Integrating Wizzo with RISC OS 3.11
Replies: 22
Views: 1262

Re: The Hidden Fifth Column: Integrating Wizzo with RISC OS 3.11

Using one of these https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?p=267437#p267437 the resrom tool https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?p=278763#p278763 I built a wizzo podule for my A4000, and included the IDE format tool. So I don't have to load the wizzo modules from disk. Unfortunately it us...
by IanS
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cub monitor issue
Replies: 19
Views: 313

Re: Cub monitor issue

1024MAK wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:24 am
In analogue RGB mode an acceptable picture may be possible by adjusting both the brightness and the contrast controls.
Manual shows the Contrast control doesn't do anything in Analogue mode.

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