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by flibble
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.2
Replies: 0
Views: 231

RPCEmu 0.9.2

A new version of RPCEmu is available, 0.9.2 http://www.marutan.net/rpcemu/ Changes in this build Networking We have added a new networking mode, Network Address Translation, that significantly reduces the effort required to setup. Far fewer configuration steps No need to run as root under Linux No n...
by flibble
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: WANTED - BNIB BBC Model B
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: WANTED - BNIB BBC Model B

"brand new"? Optimistic for a 37 year old computer.

Or are you after a boxed model, a previously unopened boxed model or something else?
by flibble
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: software
Topic: WANTED: Patch for Risc PC support of Acorn's software PC Emulator (!PCEm)
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: WANTED: Patch for Risc PC support of Acorn's software PC Emulator (!PCEm)

I had to read the manual ... down with this sort of thing.

Press the middle mouse button to leave single tasking.

Manuals here,

http://4corn.co.uk/articles/docs/#soft
by flibble
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: software
Topic: WANTED: Patch for Risc PC support of Acorn's software PC Emulator (!PCEm)
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: WANTED: Patch for Risc PC support of Acorn's software PC Emulator (!PCEm)

ISTR that no mouse driver was needed for Windows 3.0, since it was "hardcoded" to support a Microsoft bus mouse, which was emulated by PCEm. Ta for the pointer (no pun intended), the mouse was already working. I just hadn't realised that mouse didn't work unless PCEm was in non-windowed 'single tas...
by flibble
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: software
Topic: WANTED: Patch for Risc PC support of Acorn's software PC Emulator (!PCEm)
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: WANTED: Patch for Risc PC support of Acorn's software PC Emulator (!PCEm)

Interesting, what version of Windows runs under PCem? Does 3.1 run, or something even earlier? PCEmu is an old 'real-mode' 8088/8086 emulator so the latest Windows that runs is 3.0, 3.1 dropped support for it. I've read a compatability note that suggested Windows 2 and 1 also worked. I paired Windo...
by flibble
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: software
Topic: WANTED: Patch for Risc PC support of Acorn's software PC Emulator (!PCEm)
Replies: 13
Views: 535

WANTED: Patch for Risc PC support of Acorn's software PC Emulator (!PCEm)

In theory there's a patch around that makes Acorn's software PC emulator (!PCEm) work on the Risc PC rather than just the 3.10 era machines.

Does anyone have this patch?

As a backup, does anyone have a patched copy of the program?

Peter
by flibble
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4297

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

A table please, Saturday to Sunday (maybe Friday)
by flibble
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 249
Views: 10091

Re: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.

I need gpio pins on the pi zero so i can fit it to the retroclinic adapter...: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-BBC-MODEL-B-B-MASTER-128-RASPBERRY-PI-ZERO-CO-PROCESSOR-ADAPTER-PCB/254327369483?hash=item3b3717af0b:g:uv0AAOSwOUJbhsgi I have a spare Pi Zero but without the W but it has a female header...
by flibble
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: Earliest examples of each machine?
Replies: 48
Views: 7268

Re: Earliest examples of each machine?

I think the Centre for Computing History have you beat for an A4000

Image

http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... orn-A4000/
by flibble
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IBM OS/2
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: IBM OS/2

I'd be interested, just to have a play with, but I don't have anything old enough to run it on...unless it'll run on an RiscPC with a PC card. Probably not, the RiscPC PC card was a bit of a bodge and didn't implement the full PC spec. As such Windows 3.1 and 95 ran, NT didn't and you needed a very...
by flibble
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Femto Flash Floppy
Replies: 30
Views: 1415

Re: Femto Flash Floppy

flynnjs wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:18 pm
Correct. It's a very shrunk down gotek.
Does it have off board buttons or screen to change the disc images?
by flibble
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2315

Re: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019

acorn wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:51 pm
Would it be possible for someone to scan this?
Realistically no, non-destructively scanning a book of a few hundred pages isn't likely to be something that someone would be willing to commit too. Hint it'd probably take a few hours at least.
by flibble
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu real speed
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: RPCEmu real speed

zolbatar wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:40 am
So, does RPCEmu bother at all trying to be realistic in terms of performance?
Nope.
by flibble
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn "POST box" display adaptor (0086,804)
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: Acorn "POST box" display adaptor (0086,804)

There's a tiny amount mentioned in this Application note about POST https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/user/custom/Acorn/32bit/documentation/RISCOS-POST-AppNote225.pdf "Additionally there is a piece of hardware called the POST (Power On Self Test) interface test box. The POSTinterface connect to any piece ...
by flibble
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 249
Views: 10091

Re: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019

Half table for me please, all three days.

And yes, I will get on and rewrite the blurb for the exhibits :D
by flibble
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL
Replies: 244
Views: 11992

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - NOW FULL

I've listed a few items for sale that you could pick up at ABUG if interested

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17396
by flibble
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Cambridge ABUG - Beeb upgrades for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Cambridge ABUG - Beeb upgrades for sale

Having a clear out,

£50 Retroclinic Datacentre
£5 Retroclinic Dual OS (for BBC Master, 3.20/3.50 switchable, works well with Datacentre)
£20 Matchbox Coprocessor

Not willing to post, pickup at Cambridge ABUG, or from London SW15
by flibble
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL
Replies: 244
Views: 11992

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - NOW FULL

Just wanted to ask whether there was anyone (anyone? please?) attending from London who might be willing to pick up Master PSU for me and take it back with them so I could collect it from them in London? Would really appreciate it! If you can pick up from SW15 next week or something I can pick it u...
by flibble
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Is there a way to get RiscOS 3.11 chips for a A3010 cheaply?
Replies: 17
Views: 831

Re: Is there a way to get RiscOS 3.11 chips for a A3010 cheaply?

Is this a repair or replacement of 3.10?

If a replacement, don't bother, the differences are so minor you won't notice, and are softloadable.
by flibble
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Failure rates of Risc PC - PC Cards?
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: Failure rates of Risc PC - PC Cards?

I've just managed to get one of the duff ones to work! It turns out that if I have my SCSI card in (Acorn AKA32) then various PC cards just don't work. As such the fastest [1] one, the AMD 133 is actually working! It seems that the cards are very sensitive to timing related things, Acorn wrote an ap...
by flibble
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Failure rates of Risc PC - PC Cards?
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Failure rates of Risc PC - PC Cards?

I was wondering if anyone has any more anecdotal evidence about the Risc PC - PC Card I have 6 purchased second hand over the years of which only 2 work. 4 486 sx 25 cards (the cheap one). 2 work, 2 failed 1 486 dx 4 100 card, failed 1 586 133 card, failed Of course, does this mean there's something...
by flibble
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL
Replies: 244
Views: 11992

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - NOW FULL

Hi, This is a long shot, but it is important, so I will ask anyway... Would anyone be able to scan a magazine whilst at ABUG? It is in storage box MAG53 and is entitles "Games Computing" September 1984 Ideally, the full magazine would need scanning. Less than ideally, but better than nothing, I wou...
by flibble
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Uses for Beebs at British Rail
Replies: 24
Views: 4462

Re: Uses for Beebs at British Rail

Cheers for the suggestion, I was able to find some more images. I've had a quick play and here are some recreations. I am not sure if they're 100% accurate, but they seem very familiar!
railscreen1.png
railscreen2.png
by flibble
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Uses for Beebs at British Rail
Replies: 24
Views: 4462

Re: Uses for Beebs at British Rail

*casts thread reanimation* I've seen the picture of the crashed beeb in this thread before, but I was wondering does anyone have a picture of one running? I'd quite like to recreate its style for a train project. A google image search suggests even railfans in the 80's wern't obsessive enough to pho...
by flibble
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscOS 5.22 on RiscPCs and A7000 series
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re:

Seems they updated hardware drivers for some older devices. I'm interested in OSs in general and getting the roms and cd to test it out could be an interesting project. From a software compatibity point of view, as others suggest, use RISC OS 3.x, 4.x or 6.x. As 90% of software from the Risc PC era...
by flibble
Wed May 15, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Making the most of the sun
Replies: 15
Views: 669

Re: Making the most of the sun

Actually I should clarify, I've not seen any reports of brittleness or structural issues with peroxiding things, however I have seen the occasional complaint of mottled patterns on the resulting plastics.
by flibble
Wed May 15, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Making the most of the sun
Replies: 15
Views: 669

Re: Making the most of the sun

You’re sure using peroxide will not adversely affect the plastics? I’d be worried it might make stuff weaker/more brittle Retrobrite = peroxide mixed with a gel to make it stick on better. The same trick of dunking plastics in a peroxide bath and turning on a UV lamp is also a good way to recover y...