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by sirbod
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Joystick interfaces
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Joystick interfaces

Although not directly what you're after, I went through the game code of just about every game to compile a list of Joystick interfaces in use. In total 9 different interfaces are officially supported, but with the advent of the Joystick SWI, anyone could knock up a physical Joystick so there's lots...
by sirbod
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Best emulator for playing Archimedes games?
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Best emulator for playing Archimedes games?

For Karma, use Arculator set to an 8Mhz ARM2. As alluded to above, you will need to compile it yourself if you want to run it in Linux. The available Windows 0.99 binary is fine to run Karma, or compile the latest. There is no one perfect emulator for running games, they all have slight issues emula...
by sirbod
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: software
Topic: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes
Replies: 48
Views: 1781

Re: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes

I've been able to install data from all disks, however launching the software in RPCEmu complains the "key disk" is not present (it is). I don't believe RPCEmu supports any formats that will retain disc protection, so you've lost the "key disk" bit. were I to upload the stream file for the key disk...
by sirbod
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: software
Topic: !FTPc triggering system hang? (+ serial TCP/IP on A3000)
Replies: 16
Views: 716

Re: !FTPc triggering system hang?

I know NetTime was causing issues at one point, I don't know if that was resolved.

Can you pin it down to one specific Module?
by sirbod
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: software
Topic: Unreleased games
Replies: 45
Views: 4390

Re: Unreleased games

VectorEyes wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:27 am
Did you ever manage to get hold of the Scorpius source or a build with a playable ice level? It’s one of those games that I remember being really excited by, all those years ago.
No, I've not received any source or build beyond what was publicly released.
by sirbod
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: A310 floppy drive
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Wanted: A310 floppy drive

I think DutchAcorn is after the correct drive to fit the original A305/A310/A440 fascia. Later Arcs have standard sized cut-outs so any drive can be slotted in. I'm sure the two A-series I have here use normal floppies with the front fascia removed. The eject button may be a specific size, I don't ...
by sirbod
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Karma - The Flight Trainer
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: Karma - The Flight Trainer

Pretty sure Ian's referring to me at 29:30, in which case he misunderstood my request. I've just dropped him a message to hopefully clear up any misunderstanding, I'd hate to think the trainer wasn't freely available because Ian thought I was asking for rights to be handed over...I certainly have no...
by sirbod
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: A310 floppy drive
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Wanted: A310 floppy drive

I don't recall there being anything special about the drives, I believe they're just DD Citizen's and shouldn't cost more than £10 second hand.

Only thing to be aware of is you might need to pull the READY line high when a floppy is inserted, otherwise it won't be recognised.
by sirbod
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: software
Topic: Robico games for the Archimedes
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: Robico games for the Archimedes

I don't believe Village of Lost Soul was released for RISC OS.

As far as I know they've never been freely released. If someone wants to put me in touch with someone from Robico, I'll see if their games can be released through JASPP.
by sirbod
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: software
Topic: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes
Replies: 48
Views: 1781

Re: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes

Would it be useful if I added the ability to write ADF images to floppy in ADFFS?
by sirbod
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: software
Topic: Karma - The Flight Trainer
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: Karma - The Flight Trainer

Interesting. I've been chatting with Ian over the past year about obtaining the source and re-releasing it through JASPP. I believe he's still trying to find his machine to see what he has and has yet to grants rights to release the original. That said, I own my original copy and played it to the en...
by sirbod
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A confused A7000
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: A confused A7000

The A7000 comes with the ARM7500 which is an ARM700c series core, either it's CPUID isn't unique (I don't have one to check), or the OS doesn't have an explicit entry for the ARM7500. Either way, the ARM7500 and ARM710 (ID 41007100) have a similar CPU core as the ARM710 has an ARM700a core. The A700...
by sirbod
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 restoration - Floppy error 23 Fixed :)
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: A5000 restoration - Floppy error 23

The battery is located right next to the drive connectors, so check all the traces for damage.
by sirbod
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Pandora's Box
Replies: 36
Views: 3380

Re: Pandora's Box

Does anyone have a copy of the version that runs off the hard drive? You require the StrongARM version to install to HD. Love this game but the ADF copy I made is having trouble under the various emulators! It has disc protection, you can create JFD's with the protection intact using ADFFS. What ar...
by sirbod
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Acorn Archimedes LISP
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: Acorn Archimedes LISP

Arcadian wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:36 am
Ok thanks for the reply Matt, I'll sound a few other people out to see if they'd be interested in joining, then I'll probably make a new thread so as not to clog up this one!
I also need to arrange some archiving with Jason, if you need numbers.
by sirbod
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Formatting SD/CF cards for use on RISC OS 3.1
Replies: 109
Views: 23603

Re: Formatting SD/CF cards for use on RISC OS 3.1

There have been a few posts in the past about modern SD->IDE adapters not working with Acorn's IDE interface in the A5000/A30x0/A4000/A4 I'm pretty sure we fixed most of the compatibility issues with the ADFS patch, but if anyone has an adapter that doesn't work and is willing to donate it for scie...
by sirbod
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: software
Topic: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes
Replies: 48
Views: 1781

Re: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes

Perhaps you'd like to post copies of all those copiers. I don't think I've heard of any of them before.
by sirbod
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Strange behaviour ADFS RISC OS 3.11
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Strange behaviour ADFS RISC OS 3.11

Thought I'd try this under Arculator, to see if it was software related. That threw up a bug in ADFFS 2.72 (you can't write to DOS format floppies) and Arculator can't seem to read DOS ADF's, with ADFS reporting the disk isn't understood. Mount the ADF with ADFFS under Arculator and it reads fine - ...
by sirbod
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: software
Topic: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes
Replies: 48
Views: 1781

Re: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes

Investigator 1.00 (1989) (The Serial Port)
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by sirbod
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: software
Topic: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes
Replies: 48
Views: 1781

Re: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes

I found a disk cloning tool on floppy recently, I'll make an image of it and upload here, I don't recall what it was called. Regards the 1772 vs 82C710/711 point. The difference is in the Read Track command, the 1772 can read a raw track which includes all the sector headers, it can't however read a...
by sirbod
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Strange behaviour ADFS RISC OS 3.11
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Strange behaviour ADFS RISC OS 3.11

steve3000 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:29 am
Any thoughts?
Possibly an issue with the sector or track markers?

What's the size of file 4?

Does the disk stop spinning if you try to read one of the other files after the 4th, or does it timeout or does it read it and turn the motor off?
by sirbod
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SD to IDE adapter on RiscPC?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: SD to IDE adapter on RiscPC?

I have a working one made from an IDE-to-CF adapter with a track scratched out and replaced with a diode Unless I'm mistaken, a diode will fix the Ready line not being pulled low, but doesn't fix the DRQ timing. Both the ADFS patch and diode are required for a proper fix and you can get away withou...
by sirbod
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SD to IDE adapter on RiscPC?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: SD to IDE adapter on RiscPC?

Without sounding like a broken record, you need to patch ADFS.

I think there's an updated ADFSUtils in the ROOL System Resources to patch it properly, going by Phlamethrowers last comment.
by sirbod
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Using an IDE to SATA convertor
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Using an IDE to SATA convertor

I did found that Compact Flash doesn't work ( most of the time ) which also can be read on this forum. Compact Flash will work, provided you're using the patched ADFS 2.68 From the testing I did, no software changes are required for SATA, but you might need a hardware fix to -IOCS16 to force the tr...
by sirbod
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Armadillo A448 Sampler/MIDI podule
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Armadillo A448 Sampler/MIDI podule

There were many versions of the A448 both with and without MIDI, Armadillo gave me one of the very early revisions before MIDI was added: image.jpg I don't have the MIDI version, which is odd because I have most MIDI cards from when I was coding drivers for them back in 1988. That leads me to believ...
by sirbod
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 2 8mb compatibility
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: RISC OS 2 8mb compatibility

tried to soft load from Supervisor prompt on 8mb RISC OS 2.00, but it pops up an "Illegal header field in module" error! And, after investigating, it's quite right. There are a couple of undocumented features with bit 31 set in the Start, Initialise and Finalise Modules header fields: Bit 31 in Ini...
by sirbod
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: software
Topic: getting adffs to work
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: getting adffs to work

How i can update the system zlib is a different one ?. I don't think 4.02 included ZLib in the ROM so it will be under !Boot, just search that folder for it via Find. To my knowledge ADFFS includes the latest ZLib, if not, the latest build of it should be included in the System resources download o...
by sirbod
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: software
Topic: How do I reset an A3000 - not using the button
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: How do I reset an A3000 - not using the button

I literally copied the contents of both floppies to the IDE podule device into directory named Pandora. Then double-clicked the main Pandora icon. Nothing happens except the drives disappear. You need the StrongARM version, which came on a single floppy if you want to run it from HD, the original "...
by sirbod
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: software
Topic: getting adffs to work
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: getting adffs to work

Looks like it's causing the OS to crash going by the Abort address, I'll have to reproduce the issue and do some debugging to find out why. As its occurring the second you load it, that limits it down a bit. To confirm which Module is triggering the crash can you see how far you get before it crashe...
by sirbod
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: software
Topic: Directory Referencing in BASIC
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Directory Referencing in BASIC

What I'm trying to get this BASIC to do is read and write files into the same directory that the BASIC is stored. Create an Obey file in the same folder as the BASIC, which you'll run instead of the BASIC file: Set MyBASIC$dir <Obey$Dir> BASIC <MyBASIC$dir>.MyBASICfile And in your BASIC file, read ...