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by Pernod
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

kieranhj wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:30 pm
Definitely come along! Vampire is a regular fixture here doing Amiga recaps. I brought along sbadger's A600 for that very reason. :D
Cheers, very tempted. I guess an overnight is recommended for the after party!
by Pernod
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Huge coincidence as I turned on to watch just as the Arch finished and bit shifters started. I must've joined around the same time, excellent demos, but no idea what I missed beforehand. Could be tempted to attend sometime, maybe next year. The website says there's someone there that recaps Amigas,...
by Pernod
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: general
Topic: Spectrum vs. BBC — news from 1982
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Spectrum vs. BBC — news from 1982

BigEd wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:41 am
What have you got in mind? The Spectrum having network capability jumped out for me.
ROM - 3K (32K+)
Printer interface - RS423 (centronics and serial)
Other interfaces - teletext (lots)
by Pernod
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What's In My Beeb?
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: What's In My Beeb?

Flight Electronics Z80 XASM UNITERM TERM GR (Graphics) VT (VT52) TT (Teletext) GD (Graphics Dumps) DUTILS TOOLKIT 1.25 TOOLKIT INFO You have a few ROMs in there that are not currently archived. I'm particularly interested in the Flight Electronics Z80 XASM, but UNITERM is probably also of interest ...
by Pernod
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Model B ROM Board
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Model B ROM Board

FourthStone wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:41 am
Thanks and look forward to sharing how the restoration goes and I've got better photos if needed.
A closeup of the board would help, the current photos are shrunk too much so that nothing is readable.
by Pernod
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+
Replies: 50
Views: 2441

Re: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+

top 8K of ROMs 15E and 13B are identical just checked this, and the 16k eprom was read at 8k, not as 16k #-o sure one of the other machine roms did that too, maybe the rom code tricks the beeb prommer to think its 8k, or my beeb just things it's a rubbish machine :shock: anyways, re upped the now f...
by Pernod
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+
Replies: 50
Views: 2441

Re: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+

CMcDougall wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:46 pm
a search on Google gives no clues at all, some kind of Modem perhaps?? :?:
baud rate going by switch settings is 1200baud...
pics :
Maybe a serial printer buffer? It contains a CPU, ROM, and 32K RAM so there's a runnable machine there. ROM dump?
by Pernod
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: EuroBEEB
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: MAME: EuroBEEB

The CU-Graph board is proving troublesome without a schematic. It works but the colours are all wrong. The current colour is written to &DF10 but doesn't correlate to a standard 3bit palette as used in the BBC. Here's the LOGO program from the manual: 0000.png The spurious black dashes are probably ...
by Pernod
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: How to ... ?
Replies: 13
Views: 745

Re: MAME: How to ... ?

bob147 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:54 pm
As you can probably tell I'm a big fan of MAME and Pernod's work over the last few years to enhance the BBC Micro emulation in that program.
Thanks :D
by Pernod
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Big Box of Stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 2178

Re: Big Box of Stuff

Here's a scan of the May 1987 Control Universal Catalogue: https://archive.org/details/ControlUniversalCatalogueMay1987 There is also a scan of the earlier 1982 Control Universal Catalogue here: http://www.vintagecomputer.net/fjkraan/comp/atom/doc/ Dave Thanks again for those. I'm now curious about...
by Pernod
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Tapes/Discs/Roms cat CM
Replies: 10
Views: 5951

Re: roms

Name Of Rom Date & Make Length Kind Disc Comal 198/ Acorn 3FFF SL 2 Forth 1.03 1983 Acornsoft 3672 SL 2 DDT 1984 R.J. Chubb 1822 SL 2 DDT Mass V1 7284 DDT Soft 2000 S 2 Basic II 1982 Acorn 4000 L 3.2 Basic 4 (Master) 1984 Acorn 4000 L 3.2 Basic Extensions 1.20 1984 R.T.F & R.J.H 2000 ## ## LISP 5.0...
by Pernod
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Big Box of Stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 2178

Re: Big Box of Stuff

Any chance of a scan of the Catalogue from 1987 too? I'm curious as to what boards were being promoted at that time, especially whether there were different CU-Graph boards for monochrome/colour.
by Pernod
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: EuroBEEB
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: MAME: EuroBEEB

Can anyone that has a CU-Graph board post some good photos of it? The only photo found is at http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/8bit_Upgrades/CU_Graph2.html I'm under the impression that the original CU-Graph board was monochrome only, and had 16K video RAM. To make it colour you added an ex...
by Pernod
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5241
Views: 390674

Re: Today I received.....

From Frank Fletcher in the FB group received:
20190612_111441.jpg
This is how ROMs should be posted, a dedicated anti-static box stuffed into a jiffy bag.
by Pernod
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Accelerator 1.06
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Accelerator 1.06

Updated the first post with the 1.06 ROMs that came with this package.
by Pernod
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Sciways - Mayhew Telonics
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Sciways - Mayhew Telonics

Thanks to Frank Fletcher in the FB group we now have Sciways.
sciways.PNG
by Pernod
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Big Box of Stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 2178

Re: Big Box of Stuff

hoglet wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:22 pm
The only thing I spotted that might be of use was the listing on page 26 (the printer dump example). It does a bit of direct hardware access.

Dave
It was the colour bit definition on page 7 that I thought most useful, specifically the background/foreground bit.
by Pernod
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Big Box of Stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 2178

Re: Big Box of Stuff

hoglet wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:55 pm
If anything is not legible, then let me know and I'll try again.

Dave
Thanks for those, all looks legible =D> I was hoping for a little more technical info in the CU-Graph manual, but it does explain how colours are selected so still very useful.
by Pernod
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Genie/Genie Junior by PMS
Replies: 42
Views: 1027

Re: Genie/Genie Junior by PMS

I modified my copy of BeebEm to automatically format the battery-backed RAM on first use... I really don't know why I didn't add the code to Genie in the first place. void GenieFormat() { unsigned char initVals1[] = { 0x37, 0x1B, 0x36, 0x1E, 0x1E, 0x35, 0x12, 0x10, 0x36, 0x34, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0x0...
by Pernod
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Big Box of Stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 2178

Re: Big Box of Stuff

I can try to scan them on my slow scanner, but it's going to take a few days to be able to do that. Is there any specific info you are desperate for in the mean time? Dave I think I have the Teletext board correctly emulated, so the manual would be to verify any assumptions I made. The CU-GRAPH boa...
by Pernod
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Big Box of Stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 2178

Re: Big Box of Stuff

Today I collected a big box of Beeb related books/manuals/documentation from an ex BBC Bristol chap who was downsizing. I know this was a few years ago but did all the Control Universal manuals ever get scanned? At the moment I'm specifically interested in the Teletext and CU-GRAPH manuals, but wou...
by Pernod
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Genie/Genie Junior by PMS
Replies: 42
Views: 1027

Re: Genie/Genie Junior by PMS - clean ROM dumps

With the help of Colin Cameron (son of the one of the founders of PMS). We got a clean dump from the original ROMs for BBC Genie. I've tested it (under emulation) on BBC B and BBC B+ and it works fine, however so far no luck on Master 128. I'll see if we can find a different version for that one. E...
by Pernod
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+
Replies: 50
Views: 2441

Re: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+

I tried with 'FF & SkiWriter' on just the motherboard (rom4 /11E socket) without the expansion connected, but it did not show ... BUT can try again as completly forgot about the setting Date/Time thing first #-o so it *may* work. I suspect only sockets 13E and 15E are valid options. need to have th...
by Pernod
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+
Replies: 50
Views: 2441

Re: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+

original 4x16k eproms below for archive : Thanks for those. Since there's 64K of ROM I suspect the expansion unit introduces some banking. The top 8K of ROMs 15E and 13B are identical, suggesting 13E/15E are somehow switched with 14B/13B. The HX20 and expansion unit both have their own 32K RAM too,...
by Pernod
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Disc Doctor interference
Replies: 59
Views: 1202

Re: Disc Doctor interference

billcarr2005 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:02 pm

Code: Select all

CORRUPTED TITLE
Disc Doctor 1.10
DISC DOCTOR R
I don't believe these are official releases and are probably best ignored.
by Pernod
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Cambridge Computers Ltd. Z88 with P.C. Link and 128K RAM Pack: Gone
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Cambridge Computers Ltd. Z88 with P.C. Link and 128K RAM Pack: Gone

Boydie wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:47 am
It identifies as PC Link 2.
Thanks for checking, no further action required.
by Pernod
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: general
Topic: Pile of bits I went through today
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Pile of bits I went through today

There are quite a few items that I'd consider of interest to be archived: Score Writer (C) 1988/90 EMR (Electro Music Research) LTD. Plastic ring binder, 2 ROMs (MUSIC B v2.1 and M SERV B v2.1 for BBC B), No Manual, 4 floppy discs with printed labels (MIDITRACK PERFORMER v2.0 (C)1988, SCOREWRITER UT...
by Pernod
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: EuroBEEB
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: MAME: EuroBEEB

I've just copied the EPROM on my EuroBeeb and it's attached. The EPROM has a sticky label with 'MosB.1 is 6 Cugraph E6CB' written on it. The only other ROM is an an Acorn HM613128PB05 and there are also a couple of static RAM chips on the board. No idea what's on the EPROM since I've not yet tried ...
by Pernod
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+
Replies: 50
Views: 2441

Re: Epson HX20 - first laptop !EVER! 1981+

Nigel / 'Pernod' will get these different roms imaged once I get a beeb setup to do it :wink: board very different, with no 4xRAM chips, now a single RAM on a carrier board and wires going to pads /chip legs on MB :? Thanks, will take a look at the ROMs when available. The other one had 8x2K RAM wh...