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by ukretrogamer
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Anyone running RISC OS on an R-PI 2?
Replies: 80
Views: 16441

Re: Anyone running RISC OS on an R-PI 2?

Err, yeah, sorry about the rant... Quite understandable. Powering a Pi with fully-occupied USB ports has been an issue for me from day one. Selling a single-board computer and then teaching frustrated users how to bypass its internal protection fuses was never going to be a good idea. The Pi is [by...
by ukretrogamer
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: software
Topic: Anyone running RISC OS on an R-PI 2?
Replies: 80
Views: 16441

Re: Anyone running RISC OS on an R-PI 2?

When designing the Pi, I don't think they ever considered USB as being a good replacement, more a practical one. By offering the bare-bones system with the intention of having the buyer fill-in the blanks from drawers and cupboards around their home own (SD card/Mobile phone PSU) allowed them to kee...
by ukretrogamer
Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Anyone running RISC OS on an R-PI 2?
Replies: 80
Views: 16441

Re: Anyone running RISC OS on an R-PI 2?

Having spent £20 on a Pimoroni PiHUB , (5v, 3000mah) and finding I STILL had the power-warning rainbow in the corner of the Pi2's screen half the time, I began to wonder if there were any better (and possibly cheaper) solutions. I decided I'd gamble £5 on the official Raspberry Pi Universal Power Su...
by ukretrogamer
Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Watford EPROM Programmer Software
Replies: 16
Views: 1703

Re: Watford EPROM Programmer Software

Cheers Paul =D> I'll give that a go later tonight... Mart That's the ROM I use with my Watford programmer. The 1.08 ROM offers a "Fast" burn option. It seems to burn in blocks rather than individual cells. It's noticeably quicker at burning ROMs but isn't a patch against the new USB burners like th...
by ukretrogamer
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: software
Topic: Anyone running RISC OS on an R-PI 2?
Replies: 80
Views: 16441

Re: Anyone running RISC OS on an R-PI 2?

Power. The supply you use seems to be the biggest factor in whether you get the rainbow-box on a Pi2 or not. I went straight from a Pi Model B to Pi2. I don't own a B+. On first use of the Pi2, I noticed the rainbow box in the top right of the screen [in Raspbian] and went straight to Google to find...
by ukretrogamer
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Anyone running RISC OS on an R-PI 2?
Replies: 80
Views: 16441

Re: Anyone running RISC OS on an R-PI 2?

BeebMaster wrote:Ludicrous really!
You didn't try a resolution change, using the icon in the lower right?

I tried this once and had to re-install. It seems impossible to get back to the original screen-resolution.

Still, it's free, I suppose!
by ukretrogamer
Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Firefox on StrongARM RiscPC BIG AND S-L-O-W?
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: Firefox on StrongARM RiscPC BIG AND S-L-O-W?

I have this problem on my RISC PC as well, completely unusable. The only browser I can use with even intermittent reliability is a pre-release version of Netsurf. It [Firefox] seems completely unusable period. However, I use the latest (v3.3?) version of NetSurf on my RiscPC without issue. It's use...
by ukretrogamer
Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Anyone running RISC OS on an R-PI 2?
Replies: 80
Views: 16441

Re: Anyone running RISC OS on an R-PI 2?

I couldn't get it on the internet with the little USB wireless thing I ordered. The only option in !Configure is USB0 Ethernet over USB. It never gave me any option to connect to our wireless network. It seems to work OK with wired Ethernet though. Is the Pi2 your only Pi? To get my RiscPC600 conne...
by ukretrogamer
Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Competition Pro joystick on BBC Master
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Competition Pro joystick on BBC Master

If we're talking about this one , then it's definitely a Beeb joystick but maybe something is wonky with yours or the master's ADC circuitry as my two work fine in a Master. That's the one I have. It was sold as BBC compatible, though I didn't know they had made PC Soundcard compatible "Kempston" j...
by ukretrogamer
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:17 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)
Replies: 93
Views: 13665

Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

I'll be there Sat. (probably early afternoon) and Sun.
by ukretrogamer
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Networking ... OS 4.39
Replies: 16
Views: 1768

Re: Networking ... OS 4.39

I understand the worry. Why not try a similar approach to the way I did my recent upgrade? Rather than risk killing my 3.7 install, I just unplugged the HDD, leaving the 3.7 OS and all of its apps and modules where they were. I fitted a cheap (sub-£5) CF to IDE adaptor and a low-capacity (512MB) CF ...
by ukretrogamer
Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Networking ... OS 4.39
Replies: 16
Views: 1768

Re: Networking ... OS 4.39

I'm surprised at the instability of your connection. Are you sure the root of the problem lies with the Omega? It sounds like it could also be a dodgy cable/connection to me. Is the plastic retaining clip still working properly and holding the Ethernet connector firmly in-place in the Omega? If the ...
by ukretrogamer
Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Networking ... OS 4.39
Replies: 16
Views: 1768

Re: Networking ... OS 4.39

Was this issue resolved?
by ukretrogamer
Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Options for archiving copy-protected game-disks?
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Options for archiving copy-protected game-disks?

Thanks.

I'll look at the documentation for ADFFS. I couldn't see an option to read in a disk at a cursory glance.
by ukretrogamer
Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Options for archiving copy-protected game-disks?
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Options for archiving copy-protected game-disks?

At one of the Wakefield RiscOS shows a few years ago, I bought Simon the Sorcerer and Rick Dangerous on floppy. (Simon is on about 8 disks, IIRC) to play on my A5000. One of the Simon disks appears to be corrupt as the HD install fails halfway through. Rick Dangerous works fine but insists on having...
by ukretrogamer
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Firefox on StrongARM RiscPC BIG AND S-L-O-W?
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: Firefox on StrongARM RiscPC BIG AND S-L-O-W?

I've just run RiscOS Open on my Raspberry Pi2 properly for the first time. Mainly to test out the free, full version of Starfighter 3000, which runs quite happily at over 100 FPS on it, so I'm guessing Firefox *might* just be useable on a Pi2, too? I may try it there, just out of interest. I just co...
by ukretrogamer
Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Firefox on StrongARM RiscPC BIG AND S-L-O-W?
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Firefox on StrongARM RiscPC BIG AND S-L-O-W?

The download stated RiscPC version. Seriously? Running it for the first (and only) time on my RPC600 with 130MB took fuh-evah!!! When it finished loading, I was down over 20MB RAM and it ran like a three-legged dog, tied to a tree with a thick bungie-cord! Uninstalled. Straight back to NetSurf. I me...
by ukretrogamer
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Starfighter 3000 full release on ARM/3.1x?
Replies: 7
Views: 1363

Re: Starfighter 3000 full release on ARM/3.1x?

The original SF3000 from 1994 of course did work fine on the A5000 and on all RISC OS computers back to the first Arm2, 1mb A310. This version was never released free of charge though, so if you want the original, you will need to source this from the second hand market. I bought a version shortly ...
by ukretrogamer
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Starfighter 3000 full release on ARM/3.1x?
Replies: 7
Views: 1363

Re: Starfighter 3000 full release on ARM/3.1x?

A later version of Window Manager for early versions of RISC OS shipped in the Uniboot installation but you need 4MB of RAM and a biggish hard drive to really use it. There are links to various versions of Uniboot on my page about it here... http://www.retro-kit.co.uk/UniBoot l Thanks. I dunno how ...
by ukretrogamer
Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: software
Topic: Starfighter 3000 full release on ARM/3.1x?
Replies: 7
Views: 1363

Starfighter 3000 full release on ARM/3.1x?

For a few years now, I've been playing the demo version of SF3000 on ARM micros (3000, 3020 & A5000) and it runs well. After upgrading my RiscPC at weekend, I wanted to know how it would run on a StrongARM. (Quite well, as it turns out.) Only since weekend have I discovered the full-version of SF300...
by ukretrogamer
Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: RiscPC Single-slice twist-clamps
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

RiscPC Single-slice twist-clamps

My 2-slice RISCPC600 is completely unpopulated in the second slice. To save space, I'd like to remove the second layer and store it, along with the 4 twist-clamps (I don't know what these things are actually called) for future use. What I'm looking for then, are the plastic rods from each corner of ...
by ukretrogamer
Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISCPC Software essentials?
Replies: 33
Views: 3195

Re: RISCPC Software essentials?

Luckily, I read the readme file before I used the 4.39 !System Merge tool. (That's NOT like me - I usually just pull the trigger and hope for the best!) It says to run the included !SysMerge file, which is exactly what I did. It threw an error relating to missing 3.1 files (Toolbox.text IIRC), so I ...
by ukretrogamer
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISCPC Software essentials?
Replies: 33
Views: 3195

Re: RISCPC Software essentials?

Wow! Thanks for doing the research and your in-depth response. After extracting FPEmulator from the !System.400.Modules directory from the download you linked to and double-clicking it, the original v4.10 (ROM-based) module is now listed as "dormant". Typing *help fpemulator now lists the inserted v...
by ukretrogamer
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISCPC Software essentials?
Replies: 33
Views: 3195

Re: RISCPC Software essentials?

Regarding soft-loading: Am I correct in thinking v4.93 was the last ROM release and versions 5 and 6 are soft-loaded in RAM to upgrade to the relevant version? Yes and it's version 4.39 NOT 4.93 Thanks for pointing this out. Good job I'm not an accountant, huh? If you now goto the command line and ...
by ukretrogamer
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISCPC Software essentials?
Replies: 33
Views: 3195

Re: RISCPC Software essentials?

Unplug computer for a couple of hours and settings will be lost with no battery. (for confirmation of this, check the real time clock :) ) That's what I find surprising. During the upgrade/configuration last night, I had to reset the display resolution and bit-depth after each reboot. This morning ...
by ukretrogamer
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISCPC Software essentials?
Replies: 33
Views: 3195

Re: RISCPC Software essentials?

That FPEmulator issue sounds odd. Is it settype to 'Module'? I'll see if I can reproduce the error and report back. I set its filetype as FFA, which then makes it show up as a module. Beyond this, I'm unsure. Edit: Do I need to *UNPLUG (or something similar) the module in ROM before loading the fil...
by ukretrogamer
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISCPC Software essentials?
Replies: 33
Views: 3195

Re: RISCPC Software essentials?

What I'm finding interesting, is even though I removed the CMOS battery, everything seems to be remembered between reboots. I've configured the time to be set via NNTP at boot. The screen-resolution/colour palette is remembered on boot-up too. Is there another reason why I would actually need to rep...
by ukretrogamer
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISCPC Software essentials?
Replies: 33
Views: 3195

Re: RISCPC Software essentials?

paulv wrote: Give me a couple of days to sort a machine out.
Thanks Paul. No rush. I have plenty to play with and learn from until you're ready.
by ukretrogamer
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISCPC Software essentials?
Replies: 33
Views: 3195

Re: RISCPC Software essentials?

I bet you your FPE 4.10 is ROM based \:D/ It would appear so. As I mentioned, I'm new to RISCOS, having only upgraded the RiscPC this weekend, I'm learning a lot. Quickly. Regarding soft-loading: Am I correct in thinking v4.93 was the last ROM release and versions 5 and 6 are soft-loaded in RAM to ...
by ukretrogamer
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISCPC Software essentials?
Replies: 33
Views: 3195

Re: RISCPC Software essentials?

Um, no. double-clicking on the module results in an "Application may have gone wrong" error, which I cannot quit from.