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by flibble
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.1
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: RPCEmu 0.9.1

RichardP wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:20 pm
Is there an easy way to get it to compile on linux... or is there an ubuntu repository I can get the binary from?
http://www.marutan.net/rpcemu/linuxcompile.html
by flibble
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.1
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: RPCEmu 0.9.1

Is it possible at all to add keyboard shortcuts to the emulator? Would be wonderful to have a key shortcut to change the floppy disk and save having to dive into the menus to do so! Unfortunately not without creating another problem :( If we have a keyboard shortcut that is taken by the emulator th...
by flibble
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: programming
Topic: GCC for RISC OS 3
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: GCC for RISC OS 3

Has anyone ever tried patching the crt and libc so that it still works with RISC OS 3? Not me Or is there even a different GCC than the ROOL one I think you might be confused, there are two compilers for RISC OS (ish), GCC and Norcroft (currently provided by ROOL). ROOL doesn't distro gcc. possibly...
by flibble
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2147

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

I can only speak for myself here, but my priorities would be related to software compatibility, modern features on older systems and generally fixing things that got in my way. In the past these are the things I've considered that I would have investigated further with the toolchain available. Compi...
by flibble
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: general
Topic: 4corn update 25/10/2018 - 19 more manuals
Replies: 0
Views: 125

4corn update 25/10/2018 - 19 more manuals

http://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/docs/ OS and Machine guides A5000-RISC OS 3 Release Note A3010 Welcome Guide Acorn StrogARM card and RISC OS 3.7 Upgrade Instructions Software manuals 1st Word Plus (Issue 1) 1st Word Plus - Release Note Desktop Publisher Acorn Desktop Publisher - Release Note (1.02) ...
by flibble
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.1
Replies: 5
Views: 185

RPCEmu 0.9.1

A new version of RPCEmu is available, 0.9.1 http://www.marutan.net/rpcemu/ Changes in this release User Interface A screenshot can be saved of the current display, by choosing 'Take Screenshot...' from the File menu. Entering full-screen mode displays a reminder of how to leave this mode. The messag...
by flibble
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted
Replies: 61
Views: 2963

Re: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted

Cue thinking out loud/flight of fantasy mode: it sounds like you'd like to be able to have different profiles for different versions of RISC OS and be able to define and switch between them from the UI, and maybe have an option to display a dialogue at start-up that lets you choose what profile to ...
by flibble
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted
Replies: 61
Views: 2963

Re: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted

One oddity is that if I attempt to restart RISC OS (i.e. Shutdown followed by Restart button in the power-off dialogue), I now get an error appearing in a Mac error box, saying "Bad PC fc001000 fc001000" – and then it quits rather than restarting. No big deal, though. https://www.marutan.net/rpcemu...
by flibble
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting
Replies: 23
Views: 1857

Re: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting

You've misunderstood, I'm using the prng in the link above, it works well and uses very little resources :)

Plus it's in C, so no hassle mixing it into the project :lol:
by flibble
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting
Replies: 23
Views: 1857

Re: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting

Things continue, I updated the editor to support including the 'random encounter' data in the level format. editor2.png When implementing the actual act of triggering a random encounter I needed a rng. This chap here seemed to have a simple rng that works well on 8 bit; https://www.electro-tech-onli...
by flibble
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Beeb Shadow RAM, load image from disc?
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Beeb Shadow RAM, load image from disc?

Thanks everyone,

The *fx108 method works well

Just for the record of anyone searching this in future this method doesn't

*LOAD filename FFFD3000
by flibble
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Beeb Shadow RAM, load image from disc?
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Beeb Shadow RAM, load image from disc?

I'm trying to create a loading screen for a program using mode 129 In mode 1, the following works fine MODE 1 *LOAD <filename> 3000 Image is happily splatted to screen But is there an equivalent for shadow ram modes? The following doesn't work, even if I use *SHADOW first MODE 129 *LOAD <filename> 3...
by flibble
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Do we need more ABug meets? If so, where should they be?
Replies: 24
Views: 743

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

Elminster wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:17 pm
I would be the national organisation coordinator of events.
Seconded! :lol:
by flibble
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: general
Topic: apdl.co.uk lost
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: apdl.co.uk lost

This was likely due to the death of Dave Holden who ran APDL. An archive site with most of the content is here

http://www.apdl.org.uk/
by flibble
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: general
Topic: 4corn update 12/09/2017 - 8 Unpublished/draft manuals
Replies: 1
Views: 153

4corn update 12/09/2017 - 8 Unpublished/draft manuals

https://4corn.co.uk/articles/docs/#unpub A selection of manuals that were not published in these early forms. RISC OS Style Guide - A RISC OS 2 era style guide, never released. (RISC OS Style guide first published for RISC OS 3) RISC OS Programmer's Reference Manual - RISC OS 3.00 era, 6 volume set....
by flibble
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: general
Topic: 4corn update 11/09/2017 - 22 more leaflets/brochures
Replies: 0
Views: 125

4corn update 11/09/2017 - 22 more leaflets/brochures

http://www.4corn.co.uk/ http://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/brochures/ Including 10 that have not previously been scanned to Chris's Acorns (marked in bold) AMP002 - BBC Microcomputer System Order Form (1984) AMP003 - The BBC Microcomputer Disc Storage System AMP004 - The BBC Microcomputer Teletext Syst...
by flibble
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: general
Topic: 4corn update 11/09/2017 - 9 more manuals
Replies: 1
Views: 201

4corn update 11/09/2017 - 9 more manuals

http://www.4corn.co.uk/ http://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/docs/ Acorn Information - Volume 1 - Enormous folder containing technical information and circuit diagrams on Acorn System, Atom, BBC and Electron machine Acorn R140 RISC iX System Administrator's Guide TCP-IP Protocol Suite - User Guide RISC O...
by flibble
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Acornsoft Termulator Manual
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: Acornsoft Termulator Manual

Thanks to CfCH for the archives and Mister the Flaxcottage for the scanning.

https://4corn.co.uk/archive//misc/Termu ... al-opt.pdf
by flibble
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting
Replies: 23
Views: 1857

Re: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting

This looks impressive. What C setup are you using? I'm using the gcc6 setup that cmorley helped me setup. I'm thinking that I really ought to document where to get it and how to set it up, because at the moment I'm not sure I've got it backed up anywhere! Are you keeping an eye on compatibility wit...
by flibble
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting
Replies: 23
Views: 1857

Re: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting

Well, progress is glacially slow, but there have been some updates. A incredibly simple battle system is in, featuring an action menu (with only two actions) and the ability to target specific enemies. battle1.png battle2.png I also realised that the main sticking point was ease of creating datafile...
by flibble
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 207
Views: 8352

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

Boydie wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:48 am
IIRC they’ve got a working A680 there with appropriate flavour of riscix. Could do with cloning that onto my 680.
I had a quick word with Jason F at the museum, he's happy to let us backup and clone the A680 (he has 2). I'll bring along the bits I used to clone the R260 image previously.
by flibble
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 207
Views: 8352

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

Will there be facilities for archiving floppies? I’ve got Taos on 3.5” for the RiscPC and Dos+ with Econet on 5.25” for the Master 512 that I’ve not got round to archiving yet... I can do the Achimedes discs (provided they're not copy protected), I'm sure someone else will have a 5.25 drive for the...
by flibble
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Bomb Alert
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: Bomb Alert

lurkio wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:29 pm
Yes. What should it say?
"No boom today, boom tomorrow. There is always a boom tomorrow"
by flibble
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule
Replies: 19
Views: 938

Re: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule

If you have the full universal boot installed, Open up !Boot (shift double click), and run !Boot.Resources.Configure.!InetSetup, there's a full GUI setup tool there that will save the config to the right place to be run on subsequent boot ups.
by flibble
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4896
Views: 342215

Re: Today I received.....

Slightly off topic, but a new thing to turn into a raspberry pi case.
s-l1600.jpg
(Having a look at the boards inside, I found an intel 8085, 8155 (0.25KB RAM) and 8277 ROM)
by flibble
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC PC Card
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: RiscPC PC Card

So far, the only DOS application I've really tried is UFO, which works perfectly, albeit without any sound. Which leads me to my first question. Does my RiscPC need to have 16bit sound to get sound working on the PC card? I'm afraid I can't remember, I set up my PC card a couple of years ago but I ...
by flibble
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Econet for Arculator (and other emulators)
Replies: 13
Views: 835

Re: Econet for Arculator (and other emulators)

You mentioned it here : https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3864 . You can see quite how little interest there was. It's probably worth noting that despite RPCemu having had podule support for more than 10 years now, the only publicly released podules were the ones I threw together to...
by flibble
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Econet for Arculator (and other emulators)
Replies: 13
Views: 835

Re: Econet for Arculator (and other emulators)

Just in case anyone is interested (or also working on this), I've started on an Econet implementation for Arculator. It's a high-level model of the MC68B54 chip as found in MAME and BeebEm, and I'm intending on supporting AUN, so it should be able to talk to aund and beebem's AUN code (and maybe RP...