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by flibble
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1251

Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

I note that from today the museum has announced it's closure until a future date due to COVID-19 precautions. http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/pages/57096/coronavirus-covid-19-statement/ My advice for anyone booking hotel accommodation for this event makes sure that it's on a 'cancel-able' rate, a...
by flibble
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: BBC Micro - Raspberry Pi Zero case
Replies: 5
Views: 219

BBC Micro - Raspberry Pi Zero case

I have just been reminded to upload this by another thread :) (https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=18760) I have created a simple cardboard case that fit the Raspberry Pi Zero in the shape of the Beeb, some of you at ABUG in January may have seen a version of this that looked terrible...
by flibble
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 12
Views: 1396

Re: Hi

I ought to start with the System 1, I understood that one :lol:
by flibble
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 12
Views: 1396

Re: Hi

thread necromancy.

It also appears I'm the new Managing Director of Acorn Computers Limited.
by flibble
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS 2 Kernel Source code
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: RISC OS 2 Kernel Source code

I'm afraid the source isn't very exciting, someone who's name I've forgotten off IRC about 15-20 years ago. No more coming from that direction :(
by flibble
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS 2 Kernel Source code
Replies: 6
Views: 436

RISC OS 2 Kernel Source code

Recently rediscovered

http://www.marutan.net/riscos2/

Not managed to build it yet through, even with aasm, anyone else want to have a go? :)
by flibble
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn Atom cost?
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Acorn Atom cost?

Several hundred pounds, 200-400, depending on condition/phases of the moon. Rare enough to command a premium price.
by flibble
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 175
Views: 7869

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

Many thanks to Robert for organising again. Had a great time and managed to do the occasional useful thing in between the nice food :)

Also thanks to all who helped with testing a benchmark program on Sunday, it produced some interesting comparison results!
by flibble
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The very best Beeb tunes?
Replies: 21
Views: 1223

Re: The very best Beeb tunes?

Pretty certain the Rydeen track in Striker's Run is from Super Locomotive, because they also nicked the 'Bonus Stage' music from Super Locomotive to be the Striker's Run high score entry music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o89fWnolC4U
by flibble
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 175
Views: 7869

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

I would like a table please, Saturday and Sunday (maybe Friday)
by flibble
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting
Replies: 30
Views: 3797

Re: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting

After a very long break from this, and realising there's another ABUG coming up I've been working on this more. I've implemented a proper combat system using some of the logic from a reverse engineered copy of Final Fantasy 1 * Characters and enemies have stats based on their class and level * Chara...
by flibble
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.2
Replies: 0
Views: 472

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: 3
Views: 589

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: 789

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: 789

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: 789

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: 789

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: 179
Views: 8958

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: 12944

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: 7993

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: 1273

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: 1698

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: 75
Views: 3648

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: 788

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.