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by paulv
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Has my bbc already had PSU recapped?
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: Has my bbc already had PSU recapped?

A visual inspection of the caps and the solder work would suffice.

Given the amount of work to do that and the fact that they've been in storage for a while, I'd recap the psu regardless.

Paul
by paulv
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What do I need to connect riscos4.39 to a windows workgroup for file sharing?
Replies: 14
Views: 149

Re: What do I need to connect riscos4.39 to a windows workgroup for file sharing?

ummm, how long did you wait?

RISC OS is co-operative multi-tasking not pre-emptive so it can appear to hang when really busy... :-(

Not sure what to do now. If anyone else has any ideas about unbricking one of these cards, now would be a good time to jump in!


Good news after all :-)

Paul
by paulv
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What do I need to connect riscos4.39 to a windows workgroup for file sharing?
Replies: 14
Views: 149

Re: What do I need to connect riscos4.39 to a windows workgroup for file sharing?

I have the I-cubed EtherLAN600 nic atm Perfect, you'll need to update its flash ROM from ROOL. This one does work as I've done it to mine. The ROM image includes a later version of SharedCLibrary which should take precedence at boot. Download the NIC drivers from here: https://www.riscosopen.org/co...
by paulv
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What do I need to connect riscos4.39 to a windows workgroup for file sharing?
Replies: 14
Views: 149

Re: What do I need to connect riscos4.39 to a windows workgroup for file sharing?

There's a definite fix for Netsurf. What's the exact network card you have?

Paul
by paulv
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What do I need to connect riscos4.39 to a windows workgroup for file sharing?
Replies: 14
Views: 149

Re: What do I need to connect riscos4.39 to a windows workgroup for file sharing?

After a lot of faffing, we got it working. I ended up zipping up my toolbox folder and sending it over. Whilst the ROOL toolbox build is 11 years younger the version numbers are lower so I have a toolbox module 1.87 from 2007 and ROOL's latest build is 1.58 from 2018. There's other issues to sort wi...
by paulv
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: "Arcflash" A3000/A3xx/A4xx/A5xx/A5000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?
Replies: 98
Views: 3741

Re: "Arcflash" A3000/A3xx/A4xx/A5xx/A5000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?

I really need to get my ar*e into gear and get my A410/1 dev machine up and running so I can look at building a ROM compatible version of AutoVIDC so it can go into a 3.2x ROM Image at the moment it uses too much of the original codebase I inherited with self modifying code instead of allocating som...
by paulv
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Formatting CF Card on IdeA v6B in A3000
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Formatting CF Card on IdeA v6B in A3000

I think that's your best bet. This card are a bit picky. One they're running though, they're just fine.

Paul
by paulv
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What do I need to connect riscos4.39 to a windows workgroup for file sharing?
Replies: 14
Views: 149

Re: What do I need to connect riscos4.39 to a windows workgroup for file sharing?

Using *help toolbox should return the version of toolbox that you have loaded. Mine is 1.87 from 21 Feb 2007. On my system, this module is located in !Boot.Resources.!System.350.Modules.Toolbox I've attached a little tool that once loaded, you can drag any module to it and it'll give you all the inf...
by paulv
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Formatting CF Card on IdeA v6B in A3000
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Formatting CF Card on IdeA v6B in A3000

EDIT: I should have clicked on the link to the previous topic. The software I have is the software I've already posted...

Sorry

Paul
by paulv
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What do I need to connect riscos4.39 to a windows workgroup for file sharing?
Replies: 14
Views: 149

Re: What do I need to connect riscos4.39 to a windows workgroup for file sharing?

That doesn't look like it's booting from the hard drive using the !Boot folder as that unplugs the built in toolbox related modules and soft loads the later modules which you need. If you are booting from a boot folder then you'll need to do something more. When I upgraded from 4.02 (4.37) to 4.39, ...
by paulv
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Formatting CF Card on IdeA v6B in A3000
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Formatting CF Card on IdeA v6B in A3000

I had this a few years back when I did Andrews A3010 Adelaide conversion and fitted an idea IDE board. It turned out that those boards are very sensitive to how the partition table is constructed and I had to repartition the card using special tools Dave at APDL emailed me especially for the job. I'...
by paulv
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Blinged up BBCs
Replies: 17
Views: 464

Re: Blinged up BBCs

If you have a problem... if no one else can help... and if you can find them... maybe you can hire... The BBC B Team :lol: :lol: :lol:
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You could achieve the very look with a dark silver top, red detailing in the lower case lip and black base...

Paul
by paulv
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A310 mono output works - no RGB
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: A310 mono output works - no RGB

Xavier just e-mailed me... It won't work on a TV without the voltage to tell the TV to switch to aux rgb. It can be solved with a USB cable plugged into one of the USB sockets of the TV, and sent to the 2 pins on the SCART (I don't remember which ones at present) I believe he's referring to pin 8 on...
by paulv
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A310 mono output works - no RGB
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: A310 mono output works - no RGB

Definitely no VIDC Enhancer fitted, it was a good possibility though without seeing the motherboard but it looks like you have a very much factory defaults A310 on your hands there. The field changes around the video output haven't been applied either although you won't notice a difference until you...
by paulv
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A310 mono output works - no RGB
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: A310 mono output works - no RGB

I'd check to see if it's not been upgraded with a VIDC Enhancer and the sync split into H and V. If so, it's likely you'll need to swap some jumpers about to sort the sync out or plug a VGA monitor into it. Here's the docs you need regarding video specs and monitors etc. https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/...
by paulv
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: general
Topic: What would a Master 128+ look like?
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: What would a Master 128+ look like?

No one seems to have mentioned upgrading the audio output... I'd be wanting something a bit more SID like as a minimum and possibly something a bit more Arc or Amiga like (but with better audio filtering) if the system could stretch to it. EDIT: Sorry, missed this: The current spec has dual AY-8-891...
by paulv
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 4.39 FileCore Limits
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: RISC OS 4.39 FileCore Limits

steve3000 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:24 pm
could it be the partitioning software you're using was written pre-RO3.6?
The software I have for the podule is version 2.23 dated 11-Feb 2004. I suspect it's "young enough" to support >4GB partitions... At least I think it should...

Paul
by paulv
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 4.39 FileCore Limits
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: RISC OS 4.39 FileCore Limits

It's this card: http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org ... _SCSI.html I have one of those in my A540. When I bought it, I bought a flash rom upgrade from Gary Partis at Partis Computing . Might be worth contacting him for advice - he's helped me with support for other old podules in the past. oooh...
by paulv
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 4.39 FileCore Limits
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: RISC OS 4.39 FileCore Limits

Thanks for all the info, I thought 4GB was a little low... The situation and symptoms I see are as follows. When the 128GB card is configured with the SCSI2SD utility as a 110GB drive. The Power-tec card happily sees the device and allows me to configure partitions to any size I like. When it runs t...
by paulv
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 4.39 FileCore Limits
Replies: 8
Views: 269

RISC OS 4.39 FileCore Limits

Does RISC OS 4 Filecore have a 4GB partition limit? I've just installed a SCSI2SD card on the Power-tec SCSI card I have. The card manual says it can support 256GB drives but the largest partition I can safely make on my 128GB SD card is 4GB so I have 8 4GB partitions at the moment on "device 0". I'...
by paulv
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A potential run of BeebSCSI 7.7 (the newest)
Replies: 86
Views: 2561

Re: A potential run of BeebSCSI 7.7 (the newest)

Your efforts are much appreciated. It's no small feat building all those boards! =D> =D> =D>

Paul
by paulv
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Who's ready for... guess that game! ;D
Replies: 52
Views: 1203

Re: Who's ready for... guess that game! ;D

Codename: Droid?
by paulv
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: software
Topic: Irlam i16 !Sounddesk
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Irlam i16 !Sounddesk

£8 for a digital download £8 for a piece of free software? :? The software really needs to go up on Chris's Acorns, along with photos and info about the card. From the brief info I found out about it, it sounds like a decent piece of kit - one of the true digital capture cards. Pretty rare as well ...
by paulv
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Irlam i16 !Sounddesk
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Irlam i16 !Sounddesk

Well, it cost me £8 for a digital download from CJE but it's worth it to see the hardware and software working well together.
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Paul
by paulv
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Castle 10/100 Ethernet card hangs the RiscPC boot sequence
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Castle 10/100 Ethernet card hangs the RiscPC boot sequence

As an update to this. I flashed the 10/100 card with the latest firmware downloaded from the ROOL site which introduced several significant changes it seems. Once the firmware was updated, I figured I'd try to re-install the original Design-IT EtherLAN 600 I had and see if it worked. The upshot of t...
by paulv
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: software
Topic: Irlam i16 !Sounddesk
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Irlam i16 !Sounddesk

I've asked, so I'm waiting for a response. It doesn't seem to be a particularly widespread bit of hardware but it does appear to be a very nice piece of hardware. Hopefully they have a copy, if not, the card will have to come out as there's no sense in it consuming power when I have no software to d...
by paulv
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Irlam i16 !Sounddesk
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Irlam i16 !Sounddesk

As per the subject, I'm looking for a copy of this application for my RiscPC. Wayback machine has the download page, but not the archive of the software itself... https://web.archive.org/web/20010423021313/http://www.irlam-instruments.co.uk/ If anyone has a copy of this software they could send me, ...
by paulv
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Blitz - Originally known, by the designer, as "Arcin32" - The 32Bit IDE Interface
Replies: 34
Views: 1047

Re: Blitz - Originally known, by the designer, as "Arcin32" - The 32Bit IDE Interface

Quoting from the Read Me file in my archive of Baildon IDE stuff... There is a small problem with RO4 in that the drive icons appear at the wrong height. Until we get this fixed properly put this in the Choices.Tasks directory of your !Boot directory and it will make all the icons the right height....
by paulv
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Archimedes Guides / Wikis?
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Archimedes Guides / Wikis?

I'm on my mobile so I'll keep it short but... 1. RISC OS 3.11 is probably best atm, but look out for the thread on building an unofficial 3.20 set of ROMs on this forum. 2. Rather than a HD floppy drive upgrade, use a Gotek. More convenient and will support all disc capacities for the Arc. 3. IDE ca...