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by sweh
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What to try re-engineering next.....
Replies: 34
Views: 3791

Re: What to try re-engineering next.....

Pernod wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:00 am
Thanks for checking the disk, shame it's bad, can you post a photo for reference?
It's just a plain bulk floppy disk (no manuf labels) with a small handwritten "VOL1 80T 2M128" label on it.
by sweh
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What to try re-engineering next.....
Replies: 34
Views: 3791

Re: What to try re-engineering next.....

I have a 2M128 from BITD and I like the board; 128K of RAM and 4 additional ROM slots. The 128K RAM can be used as 8 SWR banks (4->7,C->F) or as 4 SWR (4->7) and shadow RAM and a print buffer, or as a RAMDISK (with the STL DFS/ADFS ROMs) and so on. I thought the original ROM to be a little limited ...
by sweh
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: HostFS+TCPIP
Replies: 54
Views: 1311

Re: HostFS+TCPIP

Ah, I see, that does make sense now, though I'd maybe hide the "_" at the client end as it's a server detail? I thought about that, but I was being lazy. And then I thought "consistency" 'cos if I do "mkdir _foobar" on the Linux machine I can "*HCF _foobar" on the Beeb. But mostly laziness :-) I mi...
by sweh
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: HostFS+TCPIP
Replies: 54
Views: 1311

Re: HostFS+TCPIP

Why must folders start with "_"? I needed a way of distinguishing between a directory used for *DIN purposes and a directory used for folder purposes. I didn't want people to *DIN a folder, or *HCF to a disk :-) I originally was going to use something like "NAME.FOLDER" but then thought it might be...
by sweh
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: HostFS+TCPIP
Replies: 54
Views: 1311

Re: HostFS+TCPIP

I think *CHDIR should be *DCD or *DCHDIR to disambiguate with other directory changing but it is something I keep meaning to graft in. I "only" have 30 or so disks but it is still sometimes difficult to find them. I decided on *H based commands since they impact the Host, and so match *HSTATUS. You...
by sweh
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: HostFS+TCPIP
Replies: 54
Views: 1311

Re: HostFS+TCPIP

I need to think about security as well, there needs to be some sort optional of user/password mechanism if these sites are to be hosted online! So far I've only been interested in the file transfer possibilities but I need to have a think about BBS/telnet style operations too...maybe later! Once th...
by sweh
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: HostFS+TCPIP
Replies: 54
Views: 1311

Re: HostFS+TCPIP

I definitely might want to buy some of these boards when you've got everything working!

This'd be a great way of transferring files between machines; Beeb1 can write to a *DIN'd disk, Beeb2 will see the new files immediately!
by sweh
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: HostFS+TCPIP
Replies: 54
Views: 1311

Re: HostFS+TCPIP

I've sent you a pull request (at least I think I have - I hate Git) which contains my base-line 6502 code. There's not many changes but it does contain stuff for Phil's (myelin) 1MHz bus serial/sdcard which is another serial port - what I mostly use. Thanks. I made some small cleanups and updated t...
by sweh
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: HostFS+TCPIP
Replies: 54
Views: 1311

Re: HostFS+TCPIP

Of all my transfer/storage methods this is about the fastest and I've not fully optimised yet, ADFS to hard disc might be close I need to benchmark. I've never tried proper UPURSFS so I'm not sure what sort of speeds that can achieve. When Dave was doing some optimisations, I did some testing; basi...
by sweh
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: HostFS+TCPIP
Replies: 54
Views: 1311

Re: HostFS+TCPIP

That looks really cool.

What changes to my host software did you have to make? I guess the socket filehandle, but you also mentioned a 'block mode'.

I'd be interested in seeing the diffs! Maybe we can merge it into the mainstream as another alternate flag ("-T <portno>" perhaps).
by sweh
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Request for testers for quick but fascinating test case
Replies: 35
Views: 1216

Re: Request for testers for quick but fascinating test case

scarybeasts wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:24 pm
sweh wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:24 pm
FWIW on my Issue 4 Beeb, I also get 1/1
Thanks! If you happened to know what type of 6522 VIAs it has, that's also useful information!
They are both R6522-31
by sweh
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Request for testers for quick but fascinating test case
Replies: 35
Views: 1216

Re: Request for testers for quick but fascinating test case

FWIW on my Issue 4 Beeb, I also get 1/1
by sweh
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Multiple concurrent BeebEm for Unix instances?
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Multiple concurrent BeebEm for Unix instances?

It was really just for even faster development :D The more Beebs I can have running at a time, the quicker I can try new ideas :) I could also try the same program on different targets at the same time. JGH's HostFS connected to a pseudo serial port might help here. When I was building my perl Host...
by sweh
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMFS Development and Support
Replies: 923
Views: 64534

Re: MMFS Development and Support

OK, this is all a little intriguing. Was the 2M128 board sideways RAM only by any chance and the 4M256 added the shadow screen The 2m128 and 4m256 were totaly different boards. I have a 2m128 (and wrote a manager ROM to fix all the bugs in the STL version), and the 4m256 is... different. With the 2...
by sweh
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMFS Development and Support
Replies: 923
Views: 64534

Re: MMFS Development and Support

This may be the manual for the board: http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org ... nsions.pdf

Page 32 on may be relevant
by sweh
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Wires? Pah.....
Replies: 901
Views: 129238

Re: Wires? Pah.....

So it probably depends on what part of the code you're looking to re-use. If it's just the "Low Level I/O routines" stuff then... Dave's code is primarily in "txgo". You can see his changes in github hoglet-core branch ( https://github.com/sweharris/ROM_Sources/compare/hoglet-core ). The UPURS code ...
by sweh
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Assembly lang programming - Exmon ROM
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Assembly lang programming - Exmon ROM

I used Exmon BITD. When I got hold of Exmon II I didn't like it as much. It may be more powerful, but I'd just got used to the original :-) exmon.jpg exmon_more.jpg The BASIC ROM can go into any of the 4 slots. The further to the right it is, the higher the priority. So, typically, you might want it...
by sweh
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: E00 DFS for 8271 / 1770 controllers
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: E00 DFS for 8271 / 1770 controllers

Thank you for the replies. I'll try out the various DFSs at the weekend, when I get a bit more time. I assume the Solidisk and ACP versions are similar to the MRM version, and are using RAM that is directly mapped into a section of its own SWR bank? Solidisk one, definitely. It's an 8K ROM so I stu...
by sweh
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: projects
Topic: A new MENU system for MMC/Gotek
Replies: 86
Views: 6026

Re: A new MENU system for MMC/Gotek

Sorry if I missed this; the thread is growing...

Did you ever release the source and build processes for this? I don't _see_ it!

Also, I'm not sure the build process for the BEEB.MMB file is clean; some disks have "odd" names (eg 276, 277 have DELs; 456 has 0xff; 449 is just weird...)
by sweh
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?
Replies: 44
Views: 2777

Re: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?

Looking at my TubeHost code, I changed that line to: system("stty -f $socket_path $BAUD crtscts ignbrk ignpar -icrnl -ixon -opost -isig -icanon -iexten -echo"); I think this made it work on macOS; I don't seem to have any other interesting modifications. Did you use the tty or cu device? ("-f" isn'...
by sweh
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?
Replies: 44
Views: 2777

Re: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?

Upon further investigation: Tubehost.pl is hanging on the following line: system("stty $BAUD crtscts ignbrk ignpar -icrnl -ixon -opost -isig -icanon -iexten -echo < $socket_path"); Would this suggest some kind of driver issue? Typically commands like that hang on serial ports if there's not the rig...
by sweh
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?
Replies: 44
Views: 2777

Re: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?

VectorEyes wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:06 am
perl ./TubeHost.pl -U /dev/tty.usbserial-FT93UCZ7 115200
Try using /dev/cu.usbserial.... instead.
by sweh
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Matrix Brandy BASIC VI for Linux with SDL: V1.22.1 released
Replies: 786
Views: 40355

Re: Matrix Brandy BASIC VI for Linux with SDL: V1.22.0 released

And if I compile 32bit then it loads but I get an "Address exception at line 110", the "Brandy_GetVideoDriver" SYS call. This should now be fixed! Sorry about that. Seems to work for both 32bit and 64bit builds :-) (I don't actually use this program; it's one of those "if I have time I should do so...
by sweh
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Setting up bbcmicro.co.uk on your PC

Now I have added in a script to copy the disc images and the screenshots into the correct places. I also made it download the latest jsbeeb into the correct place. There might be a few minor issues, but I am pretty happy with it. I will wait for comments. Are these new tmp files regularly re-create...
by sweh
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Matrix Brandy BASIC VI for Linux with SDL: V1.22.1 released
Replies: 786
Views: 40355

Re: Matrix Brandy BASIC VI for Linux with SDL: V1.22.0 released

And if I compile 32bit then it loads but I get an "Address exception at line 110", the "Brandy_GetVideoDriver" SYS call.
by sweh
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Matrix Brandy BASIC VI for Linux with SDL: V1.22.1 released
Replies: 786
Views: 40355

Re: Matrix Brandy BASIC VI for Linux with SDL: V1.22.0 released

Hmm, on a fully patched Debian 10 64bit machine % git pull Already up to date. % make clean % make ... % ./brandy So far so good. Now inside >load "examples/Mode7/telstar" Arithmetic stack overflow > -DBRANDY_GITCOMMIT=\""ed7bcf9"\" -DBRANDY_GITBRANCH=\""master"\" -DBRANDY_GITDATE=\""Sun Sep 8 09:20...
by sweh
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMFS Development and Support
Replies: 923
Views: 64534

Re: MMFS Development and Support

Yes, that's what I thought. The precompiled version of beebasm was 32-bit. I've just added both 32 and 64 bit versions of beebasm into github: tools/beebasm/beebasm32 tools/beebasm/beebasm64 And also some checks in build.sh to select the appropriate version. Hopefully no-one else will now trip over...
by sweh
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Having difficulty with TurboSPI
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: Having difficulty with TurboSPI

Btw, does that mean I can physically remove the TurboSPI ROM from my system once I have MAMMFS set up in the RAM/ROM cartridge? Probably, yes. IIRC the ROM Steve provides may be a 32K ROM with SPI and BASIC (at least one generation of his TurboMMC did that) but since BASIC is built into the Master ...
by sweh
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Having difficulty with TurboSPI
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: Having difficulty with TurboSPI

Last time this came up, Steve Picton told me the TurboSPI hardware is compatible with the TurboMMC and so the same MMFS ROM should(!) work.
by sweh
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: IFEL Acorn Master Switcher (Master switchable OS)
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: IFEL Acorn Master Switcher (Master switchable OS)

If it's like the one I've got, then it came with "install.pdf" that describes the three jumpers.