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by flibble
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Beeb Shadow RAM, load image from disc?
Replies: 12
Views: 270

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: 270

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: 481

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: 178

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Topic: 4corn update 12/09/2017 - 8 Unpublished/draft manuals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: 110

4corn update 12/09/2017 - 8 Unpublished/draft manuals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: 86

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: 157

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: 1126

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: 19
Views: 1496

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: 19
Views: 1496

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: 203
Views: 6966

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: 203
Views: 6966

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: 593

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: 854

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: 4792
Views: 327533

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: 327

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: 757

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: 757

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...
by flibble
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 93
Views: 2564

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: 93
Views: 2564

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: 93
Views: 2564

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: 1165

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: 9342

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: 110
Views: 6104

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: 433

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: 433

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: 175
Views: 18216

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.