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by paulv
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A305 With AKF50 Monitor - Resolution Issues
Replies: 34
Views: 477

Re: A305 With AKF50 Monitor - Resolution Issues

SmellyGeekBoy wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:10 am
Above image is from the incredibly useful retro-kit.co.uk where I got the info about the caps:
https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/co ... 10-RISCOS2
Glad you're getting some use from the site :D

Paul
by paulv
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: general
Topic: Will it pop?
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Re: Will it pop?

Thanks all :-)
by paulv
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Will it pop?
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Re: Will it pop?

I'm good... I'll be 3 years all clear this October.

I have an awesome new selfie too :D
Pelvis-2018-sml.jpg
Paul
by paulv
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A305 With AKF50 Monitor - Resolution Issues
Replies: 34
Views: 477

Re: A305 With AKF50 Monitor - Resolution Issues

Yes, that's the one :D

Paul
by paulv
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A305 With AKF50 Monitor - Resolution Issues
Replies: 34
Views: 477

Re: A305 With AKF50 Monitor - Resolution Issues

That's great :D

This link is for the later A400/1 series machines

https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/co ... A-monitor/

For your machine, it's IC4, leg 2 as I mentioned in a previous response.

Paul
by paulv
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Which killer app made you buy a BBC?
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: Which killer app made you buy a BBC?

For me, it wasn't about a killer app, it was about the killer hardware. Although if I were forced to choose an "app", BBC BASIC was a killer app BITD...

Paul
by paulv
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Will it pop?
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Will it pop?

Hi Guys, Long time no speak. :D Today I made a start on clearing out the back room and looking to get it up and running as my hobby room again. As some of you know, when I was diagnosed with Cancer, everything went into storage but a fully set up BBC Micro and an Archimedes were left out on the desk...
by paulv
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Unix for Archimedes
Replies: 21
Views: 490

Re: Unix for Archimedes

These days you can even get RiscIX up and running with the right hardware

https://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/riscix121c/

Paul
by paulv
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A305 With AKF50 Monitor - Resolution Issues
Replies: 34
Views: 477

Re: A305 With AKF50 Monitor - Resolution Issues

Also, I'm in Leicestershire so if you want some help with it, I can spare an evening or a day at the weekend but given my disability, you'd have to bring your kit to me.

Paul
by paulv
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A305 With AKF50 Monitor - Resolution Issues
Replies: 34
Views: 477

Re: A305 With AKF50 Monitor - Resolution Issues

Reading the document Steve has linked to: Generally, multiscan monitors require the horizontal and vertical sync signals to be supplied by the computer separately, which may be achieved using *CONFIGURE SYNC 0 followed by a Ctrl-Break. I'd have to say you need to do the following. 1. Split the compo...
by paulv
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A305 With AKF50 Monitor - Resolution Issues
Replies: 34
Views: 477

Re: A305 With AKF50 Monitor - Resolution Issues

The AKF50 works fine on my A300 and 400/1 series machines as it is a full multisync and is designed to support all the modes that the Archimedes can support, however, I have made the modifications to support VIDC enhancers in all of them. There are three things here as far as I see it. 1. Do you *ne...
by paulv
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Midlands ABUG November 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1616

Re: Midlands ABUG November 2018

This too is a placeholder - for me to be there ;)

Paul
by paulv
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which BBC model is this, A or B?
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Which BBC model is this, A or B?

Looks like a model B to me... When it's on press CTRL+BREAK to get the full header. If it's not doing that on power on, then there's something a bit wrong with it. EDIT: Specifically it's Model B iss.3 motherboard with the earlier "rough" case and "BBC Microcomputer" function strip which was altered...
by paulv
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 40
Views: 2154

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

I'd like to have a 16-bit card for one of my A310's please.

Can pick up at Wakefield too.

Thanks

Paul
by paulv
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Were any images bundled with Artisan?
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: Were any images bundled with Artisan?

I remember a Mediterranean villa and an art deco era woman. Pretty sure that was Artisan on the A310 in our art department when I was at secondary school.

Paul
by paulv
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3619

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

I'll be there... Might need to sit down a lot this year. First time at Wakefield since the Cancer! A bit of a milestone as I've missed the last three.

Paul
by paulv
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Beeb Spotting
Replies: 27
Views: 3150

Re: Beeb Spotting

Beeb and "Hybrid Music System" spotting... Don't watch, just listen! https://youtu.be/XySyFOpQs5g?t=8m Composer Patrick Gowers used the Hybrid Music System in creating the music for Granada Tv's series 'The Return of Sherlock Holmes', and wrote a special AMPLE part for a demanding atmospheric piece ...
by paulv
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1644

Re: My Wife

So sorry to hear this news. Best wishes.

Paul
by paulv
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: general
Topic: The Beeb and Stroke victims - a 1987 paper
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: The Beeb and Stroke victims - a 1987 paper

MartinB wrote:Hi Paul :)

Does that mean I should edit my original post to be a link rather than the pdf itself? The site where I found it does allow download of the file.
Probably?! Not sure really but to be safe that may be best.

Paul
by paulv
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: general
Topic: The Beeb and Stroke victims - a 1987 paper
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: The Beeb and Stroke victims - a 1987 paper

There are loads of papers about using the Beeb as part of rehab and I've gathered together quite a few that reference the Microvitec Touchtech 501 touchscreen for the CUB monitors and I've put them on my Touchtech page.... https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/content/Microvitec-Touchtech-501/ The pa...
by paulv
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards
Replies: 106
Views: 5072

Re: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards

To be honest, I'm not sure which connector is in my Master and it's currently buried at the back of the room seeing as Tracie has cleared out the other bedroom and put all her art materials in boxes on top of all my boxes. From memory, I think it's the locking ribbon type so we'll go with whatever i...
by paulv
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards
Replies: 106
Views: 5072

Re: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards

I'd be interested in the VFS adaptor alone as I've already got a BeebSCSI...

Paul
by paulv
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Large project box
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Large project box

Does anyone know of a project box that's large enough to house a BBC Micro keyboard? I've been looking for an hour or two now and can't find anything suitable. Before anyone asks, the keyboard I have is from a very, very dead BBC Micro that someone had on Stardot many years ago and I got the keyboar...
by paulv
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master screen interference PiTube direct
Replies: 57
Views: 2418

Re: BBC Master screen interference PiTube direct

Replacing the original PSU with a Meanwell supply may give you the extra power and stability you need...

http://www.waitingforfriday.com/?p=794

Paul
by paulv
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 168
Views: 15471

Re: BeebSCSI mini

Mine too... header was a bit squished but it appears to be physically fine otherwise.. Wont be able to test it until the new year now though :-(

Paul
by paulv
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 17
Views: 1623

Re: Image rotation

I realise the forum software hasn't been updated for a bit, but one of the reasons it wasn't updated for ages (and we got hacked) was because it's hard to do with lots of custom code bodged in. The main aim here is keeping things as vanilla as possible to ease updating (and also because in truth no...
by paulv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 17
Views: 1623

Re: Image rotation

What's odd is that when phpBB serves the image directly, the browser auto-rotates the image to the correct orientation (latest Chrome on Windows 10) so the browser is capable of orienting the image correctly... However, the browsers don't yet honour the CSS required to make this work.... https://dev...
by paulv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 44
Views: 2702

Re: M3000 vs M5000

Well, it's Birthday and Christmas season now so all my machines barring my work laptop are put away for the next 3-4 weeks so I won't be doing anything for a while :-( Oh! . . . This is when I usually get mine out to play with . . . Mmmm! Actually, they never go away :- Dave H :-$ I know. This is m...
by paulv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 17
Views: 1623

Re: Image rotation

Thanks. It's not an Apple product, it's a Samsung Galaxy S8. I did take the photo in what I thought appeared to be the correct phone orientation but it seems that's the forum thinks that's not the case :-(

Paul
by paulv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 44
Views: 2702

Re: M3000 vs M5000

Paul, I was shocked to hear of your cancer experience and it's great to hear you have recovered enough to have made it to ABUG. Thanks. It took two years to get to this point but it was really great to see everyone again. Regarding B-Em crashing, later on the thread Music 5000 in B-Em which you hav...