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by pau1ie
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 203
Views: 6906

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

jbnbeeb wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:35 pm
we noticed two or three boxes full of 5.25" floppies
Not mine either.
by pau1ie
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Ample on a Master (Music 5000/500)
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Ample on a Master (Music 5000/500)

Coeus wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:40 pm
it will be worth checking if you can avoid it getting stuck with TurboMMC by not loading the M4 module
Good point. Also saves memory. I can use that, or of course the gotek if I get it working again.
by pau1ie
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 203
Views: 6906

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

I had a good time. Thanks to Jason for organizing, and the museum for being excellent hosts as always. Thanks to 1024MAK for repairing the cable for my Music 500 Thanks to chrisn for testing it on his set up, and helping me get it set up on my master Thanks to Jason F at the museum for letting me ha...
by pau1ie
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Ample on a Master (Music 5000/500)
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Ample on a Master (Music 5000/500)

OK, it works from a floppy! I had some issues because I had switched the multi os into 3.2 mode, and the *configure fdrive 2 timeout setting is ridiculously fast on 3.2, where it is has a software delay on 3.5. Anyway, managed to get the disc image imported into the disc eventually, then ran it from...
by pau1ie
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 203
Views: 6906

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

I have a couple of surplus books if anyone wants them:

21 games for the bbc micro (Mike James et al)
Exploring Music with the BBC Micro and Electron. (Kevin Jones)

On my table.
by pau1ie
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Ample on a Master (Music 5000/500)
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Ample on a Master (Music 5000/500)

Thanks Weirdly I managed to get things to load after removing the turbo mmc (Though there did seem to be a spurious character at the end of the process). Then we had to rearrange cables. Whenever I try to run it again it doesn't work. Using music 5000-4.ssd from the website linked above, I find that...
by pau1ie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: A micro-controller for the retro enthusiast
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: A micro-controller for the retro enthusiast

Elminster wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:29 am
a lot of I/o puns could be useful.
Trying to think if an I/O pun...

Sorry. Made me smile!
by pau1ie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Ample on a Master (Music 5000/500)
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Ample on a Master (Music 5000/500)

The turbo mmc - Ill try removing that tomorrow - thanks.
by pau1ie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Ample on a Master (Music 5000/500)
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Ample on a Master (Music 5000/500)

matrinb's memtst comes back clean, but does it check the sideways ram? I should have said I am using a datacentre. I tried again and saw it seemed to be loading OK, until I got to: %"INT" INSTALL Loading:0.M.INT ! # %"M2" INSTALL Loading ;0.M.M2 ! ! 4_ Where # is a completely white character, and _...
by pau1ie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Ample on a Master (Music 5000/500)
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Ample on a Master (Music 5000/500)

Thanks to Chrisn I have tested my Music 500 and checked it works. But I can't get the ample software working on my master. It says it should work on a Master - I downloaded the disc from Colin Frazer's website . The option is not set on the disc, so I do *exec !boot twice. Then it seems to load ampl...
by pau1ie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 203
Views: 6906

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

I'm going to be a bit late, probably around 11:30, but looking forward to it!
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 203
Views: 6906

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

Thanks. I will bring it along then.
by pau1ie
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 203
Views: 6906

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

I bought a Music 500 recently, but haven't been able to get it fired up.

Can anyone help me with that? I don't have an amplifier, so was going to use the telly, but that may be a silly idea.
by pau1ie
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master weirdness
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: BBC Master weirdness

roganjosh wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:07 pm
If it's the familiar healthy-sounding clunk then that's very
Yes, yhat was it, but it was doing it over and over.

Anyway it has stopped now, and I don't use real discs that often!
by pau1ie
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master weirdness
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: BBC Master weirdness

Is it the head moving to the disc then? It was the familiar clunk when you start accessing something. Anyway I thought it was weird.
by pau1ie
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Music 500 mod
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Music 500 mod

That's fine - you're just pulling/biasing/somethingerising a line. Thanks. Based on that, I went ahead. a) Are you sure the track was properly cut? Yes, it is open circuit across the cut. b) What resistance range was your multi meter on? (Or is it auto ranging) Auto ranging. 0.00 Ohms Also, where e...
by pau1ie
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Music 500 mod
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Music 500 mod

I obtained a music 500, but I only have a Master, so decided to try doing the mod to make it work. I looked at the photo at the end of thedark's useful post , and decided to go for it, looks pretty simple. I cut the track, soldered on the resistor, but when I measured across it, it was a 0 ohms. I t...
by pau1ie
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master weirdness
Replies: 6
Views: 528

BBC Master weirdness

I thought I had messed up the disc controller on my BBC Master somehow. I was using the 5 1/4" floppy and it worked to start with, but suddenly on access it made the click noise it makes when you start accessing it, but continuously. Is that where it shoves the head into the end to make sure it is a...
by pau1ie
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Mountain Panic and other recent uploads to bbcmicro.co.uk
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: Mountain Panic and other recent uploads to bbcmicro.co.uk

text adventure game Adventure from the BBC Master version of Welcome. I notice the text adventure links back to the welcome disc in the "other versions" section. It probably shouldn't as it is not on that version of the welcome disc? As you note it is on the BBC master version. I think the Master v...
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Missing old/new Electron Expansions
Replies: 76
Views: 1360

Re: Missing old/new Electron Expansions

My take is that this is my hobby. So the test is, do I enjoy it? Nothing more or less. Others may disapprove of changes I make to my equipment, but if they think it is important to keep something as it was, then presumably they will do this with theirs so some will be preserved in that way.
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek display dead
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: Gotek display dead

It doesn't work from an Arduino either, so the display is duff. Maybe it was the impact adhesive, maybe it was a dodgy one. I will order another. I connected it to 3.3v, I think it can take 3.3 or 5v. It is partially working because the i2c scanner told me the correct address. Looks like they are £2...
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek display dead
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: Gotek display dead

OK, you are right (ish) I was able to flash it from Linux. However, the behaviour is still the same from the BBC. I have a straight through cable, so I do *DISC *DRIVE 1 *. This hangs with the green LED lit. OK, I am an idiot (Well, blind as the display doesn't work!) I plugged the rotary encoder ba...
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek display dead
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: Gotek display dead

I have Linux, though not the ttl adapter thing, I will have to buy one. The device was flashed correctly, as it worked. I used the USB A-A cable as per the same link. I tried just now and that was no good - Windows didn't detect anything was connected. That is why I assumed I had damaged the micro c...
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Software that should go on the website?
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Software that should go on the website?

I was just checking the disc interface on my Master worked after killing my Gotek (It does!). I popped in a random disc and noticed that it had some software on that Sidney and I archived last year but still isn't on the website. Golem Games of Logic (Auction, Flip, Reverse, Telepathy, Hexa15) . I b...
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek display dead
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: Gotek display dead

I am pretty sure I killed it because it won't read floppies [Edit - I mean images off the USB stick of course] any more. The motor light comes on, but no data comes back. Also the USB stick LED is constantly lit rather than flashing as it did before. I bought it to play with the Master 512 software ...
by pau1ie
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek display dead
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: Gotek display dead

OK, I have broken it now - plugged in the power to the old display upside down, and the chip on the display board got very hot. I think I have killed the gotek now, as it is not working any more. Oops. Still, they aren't that expensive.
by pau1ie
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek display dead
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Gotek display dead

I modded my gotek with an OLED display as per the instructions in the flashfloppy readme . It worked, for a while but now the display is stubbornly blank, though the rest of the system seems to work OK. Any ideas as to how it broke, or is there anything I can do to troubleshoot it - is there a way t...
by pau1ie
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Modern mice
Replies: 20
Views: 766

Re: Modern mice

Coeus wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:08 pm
Have they been into the mouse settings and swapped the buttons?
Nope!

OK, ordered buttons from Farnell, replaced the buttons and it works! Hooray!
by pau1ie
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Modern mice
Replies: 20
Views: 766

Re: Modern mice

I'm sure you could get cheap "omlon" switches or something from the usual suspects, but I'll just splash out and buy a handful of the proper ones off farnell. The choice seems to be this http://uk.farnell.com/omron-electronic- ... mron%20D2F Thanks. I ordered some of those, and some of the D2F 01 o...
by pau1ie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Modern mice
Replies: 20
Views: 766

Re: Modern mice

Looking at the mouse I see it could do with retrobrighte-ing, so maybe it isn't as modern as I suggested. Still it is USB, so doesn't count as retro yet! I took the mouse apart and inspected the switches. Measuring resistance with a multimeter shows the LMB switch is going. Also it feels different t...