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by paulv
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4958
Views: 356759

Re: Today I received.....

A charity shop contacted me the other day asking if I'd be interested in taking a rather battered Hybrid 6000 sensor unit off their hands... I've not had a chance to test it yet but when I took it to pieces it seems someone had put bubble wrap inside the head unit to stop the sensor and the PCB comi...
by paulv
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Disc errors with adffs?
Replies: 20
Views: 660

Re: Disc errors with adffs?

sirbod wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:32 pm
A RISC OS 2 era version by any chance? RISC OS 3 added a legal method to detect the floppy disc controller.
TBH, I'm not sure. It's a copy of Acorn Desktop C - Release 4 which I thought was the first RO3 era version but now you ask, I don't actually know.

Paul
by paulv
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: software
Topic: Disc errors with adffs?
Replies: 20
Views: 660

Re: Disc errors with adffs?

Quote danielj I guess it depends on the version, the installer with the version I have definitely requires the 177x disc controller to detect the disc change because it hits the hardware directly. On the later machines it just locks up because the hardware isn't there. God only knows why they did t...
by paulv
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Disc errors with adffs?
Replies: 20
Views: 660

Re: Disc errors with adffs?

Certainly my version of the Acorn C development environment which is release 4 will not install on an Arc without a 177x FDC but once you get it over onto one of the later machines it works just fine. It's just the installer that doesn't work... If you'd like a copy of my fresh install in a zipped f...
by paulv
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: software
Topic: Disc errors with adffs?
Replies: 20
Views: 660

Re: Disc errors with adffs?

IIRC some of the C/C++ installers look for the 177x disc controller, hitting the hardware directly to do so so if you're trying to install from those discs on any RO3 machine that doesn't have that hardware the installer dies. To get around that, I installed it on one of my older Arc's then cos the ...
by paulv
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: general
Topic: Morecambe & Wise restored using BBC BASIC!
Replies: 58
Views: 1471

Re: Morecambe & Wise restored using BBC BASIC!

This is just so clever. =D> =D> The difference in colour recovery and colourisation is quite clear when you see the product of both techniques within a short space of time. I recently got round to watching the new WW1 film "They shall not grow old" which is impressive but ultimately, distracting bec...
by paulv
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: general
Topic: What was your most shining BBC moment at school?
Replies: 17
Views: 464

Re: What was your most shining BBC moment at school?

Making Pod explode :lol: Podd explodes? I never tried that! :lol: :lol: :lol: Paul Wasn’t he called Pob??! Apparently not!! We definitely called him Pob at school Never mix Pob anbd Podd... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dqxZo_myyA <= Pob https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LYPsdBNTi8 <= Podd
by paulv
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: general
Topic: That moment when...
Replies: 0
Views: 139

That moment when...

You drop your hot soldering iron onto a solid concrete tiled floor and it lands tip first...
20181208_220417.jpg
:( :oops: #-o [-X

Got another iron on order now

Paul
by paulv
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: general
Topic: What was your most shining BBC moment at school?
Replies: 17
Views: 464

Re: What was your most shining BBC moment at school?

vanpeebles wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Making Pod explode :lol:
Podd explodes? I never tried that! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Paul
by paulv
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: general
Topic: What was your most shining BBC moment at school?
Replies: 17
Views: 464

Re: What was your most shining BBC moment at school?

That photo is mine.... I hooked up a VELA to a pH meter and a Beeb to track the progress of a titration, running a strong acid into a strong alkali. https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/user/custom/Acorn/Education/TitrationGraph.gif As my Chemistry teacher at the time said in a rather amazed tone... You've p...
by paulv
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: VL2304PS-QC - ANNA
Replies: 24
Views: 811

Re: VL2304PS-QC - ANNA

daveejhitchins wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:09 pm
Thanks to PaulV (thank's Paul) I now have the PLD for the original Anna MEMC - and it wasn't locked :D

Here the .jed file. If someone has the time to convert this to a .pld file??
MEMC ANNA PLD.jed.zip

Dave H :D
Cool :)
by paulv
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4958
Views: 356759

Re: Today I received.....

Chris . . . If you want to lose a pack or two (?) I use them! I could collect at ABUG. Let me know if, and what price. Dave H :D I'm always in need of right angled headers so if you really do have some spare I could use a pack or two too... I can't pick up but I'm happy to pay for them and postage ...
by paulv
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: VL2304PS-QC - ANNA
Replies: 24
Views: 811

Re: VL2304PS-QC - ANNA

I actually have that PAL in a reasonably easy to find spot. I spotted it when I was preparing for ABUG so I've seen it in the last month.

If someone wants to read it, I can dig it out and send it.

Paul
by paulv
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Midi to Ample Converter
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Midi to Ample Converter

I've not come across one and what's most irritating is that whilst the Music 2000 has a MIDI IN, it doesn't do much and you can't use it to control the Music 5000 from a MIDI keyboard or record the MIDI playback using the Beeb :-(.

Paul
by paulv
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: It's been a while : a re-introduction
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: It's been a while : a re-introduction

Life has a way of throwing curve-balls like that, I know only too well. the good thing is you're still here and still have a love for it all.

Welcome back :D

Paul
by paulv
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Big Box Archimedes Battery holders
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Re: Big Box Archimedes Battery holders

I bought a cheap gun that came with a selection of rivets and picked the rivet that most closely matched the originals. My rivet gun looks like the one in the video linked above.

It's really, really easy to do and this was my first attempt at using a rivet gun too.

Paul
by paulv
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: "Arcflash" A3000/A3xx/A4xx/A5xx/A5000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?
Replies: 69
Views: 2004

Re: A3000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?

I'd definitely be interested in this. Bring able to switch between the various OSes more easily is definitely something I'd like to be able to do.

Paul
by paulv
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Strange issue with an AKF11 CRT
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Strange issue with an AKF11 CRT

Beer goggles and reduced size makes me think the tripler/lopt are failing.

Paul
by paulv
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD
Replies: 117
Views: 4288

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

I should add that it was both a privilege and an inspiration to finally meet paulv. Huge admiration at want you have managed to achieve over the last few years. =D> Thank you :) To be completely honest, I still get a bit uncomfortable with praise like this, it's not that it's unwelcome, in fact I a...
by paulv
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD
Replies: 117
Views: 4288

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

I'll be there Saturday mid morning for the day and Sunday the same.

I'm bringing my soldering gear and parts to stick together.

Paul
by paulv
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn teletext adapter
Replies: 24
Views: 871

Re: Acorn teletext adapter

guesser wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:44 pm
I've re-done the keystrip as a vector file: https://zxnet.co.uk/teletext/documents/ ... ystrip.pdf
Would you mind if I host this on the retro-kit site too with proper attribution to you?

Paul
by paulv
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Heatsink for video ULA, or advice on modern replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Wanted: Heatsink for video ULA, or advice on modern replacement

I have some of those that Mark has linked to. They work fine :)

Paul
by paulv
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 127
Views: 4450

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

At least on of the links appears to be incorrect. BOOT - Runs the Lancashire Polytechnic's Halley's Comet program Instead of disc1=CLP0195.ssd in the URL it should be disc1=CLP195.ssd https://computer-literacy-project.pilots.bbcconnectedstudio.co.uk/jsbeeb/index.html?disc1=CLP195.ssd&loadBasic=%2Fbe...
by paulv
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Checklist for A3020 first power-on after 25years
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Checklist for A3020 first power-on after 25years

It was quite funny.. on my first test I was playing some music samples left on the hard disk.. One of my kids looked up and asked "Who's phone ringtone is that?" Welcome to the forum! I do hope you gave them a potted history of the SoC ARM chips and told them they were actually looking at the forer...
by paulv
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: New Microvitec CUB Monitor Tripler
Replies: 37
Views: 4507

Re: New Microvitec CUB Monitor Tripler

DON'T plug it in. It may be an anticlimax seeing as it's been off for over a month... Get a long flat bladed screwdriver with a metal shaft, but fully insulated handle. Attach a wire from the shaft of the screwdriver to the metal chassis of the CRT tube. Put one hand in your rear pocket, don't lean...
by paulv
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: programming
Topic: The Dreaded goto
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: The Dreaded goto

The if evaluation took me a couple of reads as you have equality and assignation in the statement so on first read, it looks like you've missed a couple of = symbols out accidentally but they're actually correct as they are. For clarity, it may be worth doing the assignation before the if rather tha...
by paulv
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Wires? Pah.....
Replies: 866
Views: 115372

Re: Wires? Pah.....

Ahh, thanks Paul - you're a star.... =D> 8) I was going to contact you via email because I didn't want to just assume you had the personal bandwidth to deal with the update. Anyway, you have and that's great! I'll update my post above later to add the standard UPURS Retro-Kit link. Ta No problems. ...
by paulv
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2600

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

For someone to sponsor a bounty of that size would mean that you'd have to have some sort of viable business model to give you a sizeable ROI that was critical for that bounty to be completed AND be something only RISC OS could do. I can't think of any situation that would make that a long term via...
by paulv
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Wires? Pah.....
Replies: 866
Views: 115372

Re: Wires? Pah.....

Cool, I've updated my UPURS page to reflect the updates too :)

Paul