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by Lusciousthelock
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: User port not working?
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: User port not working?

It is a flakey 6522. i've swapped the chips over and I have partial success. I've ordered a couple of replacements.
by Lusciousthelock
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: User port not working?
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: User port not working?

Thanks, that's one thing to check off my list. Gonna try and swap the 6522 and see what happens.
by Lusciousthelock
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: User port not working?
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: User port not working?

Ah! Found a guide on here for testing the user port :)
by Lusciousthelock
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: User port not working?
Replies: 5
Views: 501

User port not working?

Hiya peeps, I think I have a problem with my user port. I own both Turbo MMC as well as SPI and I cant get either to work on my user port, although the ROMS are fitted and work perfectly. I've tried cleaning the pins and re-seating the 6522. Is there a simple test I can try or way of fault finding? ...
by Lusciousthelock
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Amstrad Gt64/65 Monitors
Replies: 13
Views: 1093

Re: Amstrad Gt64/65 Monitors

I remember reading somewhere that the colour models work fine (They do, used to run one, although the colours always seemed to bright) but the monochrome models were a no-no. There is a video I found somewhere on Youtube of somebody trying to get one to work but that luminance pin stopped the pictur...
by Lusciousthelock
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Amstrad Gt64/65 Monitors
Replies: 13
Views: 1093

Amstrad Gt64/65 Monitors

Is it possible to modify one of these cheap old GT64/65 monitor's for my BBC B? I believe there is a dangerous 5v connection somewhere in that cable that doesn't effect the colour versions. I'm just after a good quality mono display. Can a basic composite connection be made?
by Lusciousthelock
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Is this good for anything these days?
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Re: Is this good for anything these days?

Nothing amazing yet then? Oh well, back in the box it goes until something comes up! :D
by Lusciousthelock
Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Is this good for anything these days?
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Is this good for anything these days?

In a box of old computer bits, I just found my original cheese wedge Teletext adapter. Is this good for anything these days or is it just clutter?
by Lusciousthelock
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Looking for a platform game
Replies: 15
Views: 2648

Re: Looking for a platform game

I've played some of those, loved Frak but found it plays a bit slow despite looking quite impressive on the Beeb. i'll give some of those other's a look I haven't played.

Thanks peeps :D
by Lusciousthelock
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Looking for a platform game
Replies: 15
Views: 2648

Re: Looking for a platform game

Oooo, found a couple I'm going to look out for- Ghouls and magic Mushrooms. Anything else recommended?
by Lusciousthelock
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Looking for a platform game
Replies: 15
Views: 2648

Looking for a platform game

Hiya, What's the best platform game for the BBC? I'm a massive fan of Manic Miner and Bruce Lee type games. I love the Idea of seeing how far I can get in a game, completing the screen rather than the open world type like Jet Set willy. What else is a room to room type game? I came from the Spectrum...
by Lusciousthelock
Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Roms not Initialising on boot
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Roms not Initialising on boot

No extra sockets added just the on board. I'll try swapping the sockets about, maybe try and clean them.
by Lusciousthelock
Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Roms not Initialising on boot
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Roms not Initialising on boot

No nothing when typing *help. a few on and off's and then everything works and shows up. But then you reboot the machine for whatever reason and more fiddling again. It's a pain.
by Lusciousthelock
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Roms not Initialising on boot
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Roms not Initialising on boot

Hiya,

Is it normal for my beeb to take maybe up to 10 attempts to initialise Roms on boot? My Turbo MMC and Comstar Roms just don't seem to be seen until after more than a few off and on's with the power switch. I just get a basic 32k model B with nothing extra? It's quite frustrating at times.
by Lusciousthelock
Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Creating .ssd images
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: Creating .ssd images

Thank you, that appears to work perfectly :)
by Lusciousthelock
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Creating .ssd images
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Creating .ssd images

Hiya, Some files I'm looking at on the web do not come in the standard .ssd file format its just a .zip file of files. How can I convert some .zip files into .ssd? I thought BBCexplorer would do what I want but I cant seem to copy files from the .zip into the .ssd image? Maybe it's a Windows 10 thin...
by Lusciousthelock
Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another beeb start up problem.
Replies: 12
Views: 2066

Re: Another beeb start up problem.

Just a final word on this. The computer is sorted now, but it turned out to be the Cassette Motor LED causing the problems. It's solder connection was broken and it's track actually pulled from the mother board. A big blob of solder later and all is well. I may well reinforce this connection with so...
by Lusciousthelock
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another beeb start up problem.
Replies: 12
Views: 2066

Re: Another beeb start up problem.

I think your right about the keyboard connector. The pin header's look very tarnished but appear to be working fine now. I'll try some contact cleaner on it as the keyboard itself looks lovely. All good for now :D
by Lusciousthelock
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another beeb start up problem.
Replies: 12
Views: 2066

Re: Another beeb start up problem.

Okay after some keyboard connector wiggling the computer suddenly started up in what looked like mode 0 with a searching for file message? The boarder's look off. A few hard reset's and its again working normally starting in mode 7? Any ideas? I'm not not sure if the keyboard wiggling was a fluke or...
by Lusciousthelock
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another beeb start up problem.
Replies: 12
Views: 2066

Re: Another beeb start up problem.

bugger,

It's an intermittent fault. After running for 20 minutes I decided to restart the machine and- beep. Blank screen with those two pesky LEDs illuminated again and no further action. A few resets and nothing again. Something must be playing up?
by Lusciousthelock
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another beeb start up problem.
Replies: 12
Views: 2066

Re: Another beeb start up problem.

Well, here's a weird thing... I made a composite lead using a mixture of wire and gaffa tape to see what the display was showing. I had already removed all the Rom's to get a basic system working. The screen was blank and so after loading up the fault finding guide (Thank you) and deciding an aftern...
by Lusciousthelock
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another beeb start up problem.
Replies: 12
Views: 2066

Another beeb start up problem.

I decided to dig out my old bbc to see if the power supply would go pop... It did. This issue 7 beeb was in mint condition when put away ten years ago, so after repairing the blown capacitors, I thought it would fire straight up, but it won't. I know there are some standard clue's but mine doesn't a...
by Lusciousthelock
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Dumb terminal?
Replies: 7
Views: 2660

Re: Dumb terminal?

Does anybody have a diagram showing how to make the serial lead or know somewhere I could purchase one? I have a couple of old beeb modems sealed up in plastic boxes, I'll have a look and see if a suitable vt52 or vt100 terminal program is on one of the rom's failing that I'll try your ansi terminal.
by Lusciousthelock
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Dumb terminal?
Replies: 7
Views: 2660

Re: Dumb terminal?

What I'm actually after is a way of connecting my beeb to a pc via serial port and with the help of some flavour of linux using the beeb to play MUD's (or other terminal games) or use Lynx for simple web browsing? What would be the best terminal program for the job and can the beeb's serial port con...
by Lusciousthelock
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atomic Elite
Replies: 41
Views: 6252

Re: Atomic Elite

Have to agree that this is epic! Excellent work :D
by Lusciousthelock
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Dumb terminal?
Replies: 7
Views: 2660

Dumb terminal?

Is it possible to use the bbc micro as a dumb terminal? I've seen videos on youtube of machines like the trs-80 being used for this and thought it would be a fun use for a beeb?
by Lusciousthelock
Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello all...
Replies: 20
Views: 2447

Re: Hello all...

That's a lovely Atom at a great price. I paid three times that for my rather chewed up modified version version. But at the time I wanted one at any price so I made sure I won the auction lol.
by Lusciousthelock
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Memory
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Atom Memory

Hi,

What is the easiest way to upgrade the Atom memory above the standard 12k? I would love to get my Atom to 32k to be able to play Chuckie Egg on the real machine! Any modern direct swap parts or plans available for a quick and dirty non-skilled upgrade?
by Lusciousthelock
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Retro Software 3x Atom: Chuckie Egg/Galaforce/JJ
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Re: Retro Software 3x Atom: Chuckie Egg/Galaforce/JJ

Chuckie Egg is fantastic! I need this to run on a real atom though, need more memory :cry:

Nice work though =D>
by Lusciousthelock
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: BBC Micors or other computers
Replies: 57
Views: 9944

Re: BBC Micors or other computers

Mine was a second hand Sinclair SPECTRUM +2a bought second hand for £25 at the age of 12. That manual that came with it was the best ever and with the huge Sinclair catalogue made me want to program and learn how the programmers did what they did! From that point I wanted every system to do comparis...