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by flibble
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 22
Views: 671

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

Found this bit in the docs. "Risc PCs and A5000s use an 82710 or 82711 peripheral controller, which provides the driver hardware for the serial port; as this IC is used in many IBM PC compatibles, it is possible to software-configure the computer to use the serial port in exactly the same way as an ...
by flibble
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 22
Views: 671

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

So what's the deal with the bizarre wiring diagrams in here? :? Not sure, but a difference between earlier 'Archimedes' and later ones is RS423 vs RS232. But I can't find any diagrams that explain the difference between those two. RI on the computer should be linked to RI on the modem, but instead ...
by flibble
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 22
Views: 671

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

By the time of the A5000/A3010/A3020/A4000/A4/A7000/RPC the serial port was normal enough to work with regular modems.
by flibble
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Monitors
Replies: 48
Views: 756

Re: Monitors

How does a composite + 2 audio (going on the colours of the connectors) possibly work going into a VGA connector? At best these three phono plugs could be for R, G and B with sync on green?
by flibble
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 125
Views: 6165

Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Thanks to Robert for arranging this one, it was great. And also thanks in no particular order too, - cmorley for helping me update my BeebSCSI so it could see the second partition - hoglet for pitube direct support and a brilliant 'pre done' beebscsi hard disc with DOS on - DaveH, and his 'no Electr...
by flibble
Tue May 29, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Maplin Electronics in administration
Replies: 100
Views: 5212

Re: Maplin Electronics in administration

I've been popping in to quite a few picking up bits and pieces. But it seems it might be the end of the line, all my local ones are closed now, anyone noticed any still open?
by flibble
Mon May 28, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Internal Acorn Documents
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Internal Acorn Documents

There's also draw and Impression templates for all sorts of office related docs like the following.
acorn_absence.png
expenses.png
by flibble
Mon May 28, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Internal Acorn Documents
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Internal Acorn Documents

Possibly you've seen this thread on the ROOL forums asking about evidence of US sales - maybe there are some other documents on the CD which would be able to help with that? https://www.riscosopen.org/forum/forums/5/topics/10863 I am afraid not, I've not found any reference to US sales. There's som...
by flibble
Thu May 24, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 157
Views: 16113

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vskNak4TeRs

Computerphile (a regular series on comp sci topics), just posted a video on software preservation. The example used was a bit of beeb educational software going via an A3000 to BeebEm on Mac.
by flibble
Tue May 22, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 178
Views: 14420

Re: BeebSCSI mini

Does anyone know of a source of 34way M to F ribbon cables? I want to fit mine inside my master.
by flibble
Wed May 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Internal Acorn Documents
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Internal Acorn Documents

From a kind donation from someone who has asked to remain anonymous, here are some internal docs which I thought I'd share. This was from a CD containing a whole load of Apps, games, educational software (acorn and 3rd party) that I'm sorting through to see if there's things I can release. There's a...
by flibble
Tue May 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Acornsoft Termulator Manual
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

Re: Acornsoft Termulator Manual

Thought I'd bump this to see if anyone has this manual, scan or physical, happy to scan it if someone has one.
by flibble
Sat May 05, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.0
Replies: 2
Views: 365

RPCEmu 0.9.0

A new version of RPCEmu is available, 0.9.0 http://www.marutan.net/rpcemu/ The two major changes in version 0.9.0 compared to previous versions. Changed to the Qt5 library for the GUI. Previously we used the Allegro 4 library and additional win32 code. The GUI is shared by all platforms, reducing ma...
by flibble
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Impression Publisher Fonts "Out of Memory"
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Impression Publisher Fonts "Out of Memory"

Probably cost the same as a car :)
by flibble
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: software
Topic: Impression Publisher Fonts "Out of Memory"
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Impression Publisher Fonts "Out of Memory"

flaxcottage wrote:Is your font folder full?

On RISCOS 3.1 there is a limit of 77 files per directory. How many in 3.7?
Still 77
by flibble
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Impression Publisher Fonts "Out of Memory"
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Impression Publisher Fonts "Out of Memory"

Have you tried dragging the 'Font cache' slider higher in the task manager? (left click on the Acorn Icon).
by flibble
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: PCBS and Kicad......
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: PCBS and Kicad......

I've just realised I completely misunderstood question 1), so on that matter, pass :)
by flibble
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: PCBS and Kicad......
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: PCBS and Kicad......

1) The one time I needed to make a board I used this site https://pcbshopper.com/ , you enter your details and it gives you a choice of outlets and prices. The one I picked for my needs was smart-prototyping. 2) I followed a youtube video, which may be a bit basic given your experience, https://www....
by flibble
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 125
Views: 6165

Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Can I book a table for Saturday and Sunday, I should be able to make this one
by flibble
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC Second CPU slot ARM possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: RiscPC Second CPU slot ARM possible?

The 'first ever' risc pc second processor was an ARM. Used internally inside Acorn to test the bus mastering, one of them is now at the CCH in Cambridge, via the Chris's Acorns collection. http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/32bit_UpgradesA2G/Acorn_ARM6102ndProc.html This of course was not a ...
by flibble
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3266

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

Have fun today, and post some pics :)
by flibble
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3266

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

Unfortunately, though I have made the last 3, I can't make this one :( I have a clash and I am off to play with robots in Cambridge.
by flibble
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: The Acorn C5?
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: The Acorn C5?

Well that's the end of that. It achieved just under 1% funding of its goal (of which they'll receive none as they didn't meet the goal), from 42 backers. To the reach its goal it would have required ~3000 backers. Of the 42 backers, 40 wanted to pay the early-bird discounted price and only two peopl...
by flibble
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Maplin Electronics in administration
Replies: 100
Views: 5212

Re: Maplin Electronics in administration

Oddly enough Maplin is (or was) profitable, they were turning over enough money to cover the expenses *except* the interest on their debt.

I think it's more that Maplin ended up not being for 'Us' [1] :)

[1] There's a lot more tech-unsavvy people needing tech than tech-savvy
by flibble
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Maplin Electronics in administration
Replies: 100
Views: 5212

Re: Maplin Electronics in administration

The 10-30% off seems to bring prices inline with other retailers, but that's not enough of discount to sway some people to buy products with no warranty (effectively). Prices will drop over time, at the moment their trying their best to recover as much money as possible and trying to build some 'hyp...
by flibble
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 2468

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Need more practice, 21303
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by flibble
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: software
Topic: I found some Acorn User CD-ROMs
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: I found some Acorn User CD-ROMs

I think archive.org has all the AU cds

https://archive.org/search.php?query=ac ... cd-roms%22

Saves you imaging
by flibble
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Acorn ANSI C Release 2
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: Acorn ANSI C Release 2

Incidentally release 3 and 5 work on risc os 3.1 too, and I've got scans of the manuals and ADFs

https://4corn.co.uk/articles/acornc3/
https://4corn.co.uk/articles/acornc5/
by flibble
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Acorn ANSI C Release 2
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: Acorn ANSI C Release 2

What might I be doing wrong? I've changed the directory to ADFS::disk.$, but there's probably a lot of other stuff I don't know about that you're supposed to do as well. Is there a PDF version of the manual for this? Due to risc os not having file extensions, and the compiler kind of requiring them...