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by daveejhitchins
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: Hello

Welcome to the Forum, Gary C . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: community projects
Topic: New Advanced User Guide (NAUG) [Remastered PDF]
Replies: 28
Views: 2179

Re: New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

Out of interest, what sort of information were you trying to find? I'm 'trying' to convert the MGC MKII !BOOT sequence from BASIC into m/c - in an attempt to reduce the start-up time. This is the biggest m/c endeavor I've undertaken and I'm very grateful for the patience of David Boddie and JGH ans...
by daveejhitchins
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 479
Views: 62647

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Will there be another batch of these mega cartridges available at some point? Or did I completely missed the boat on this? Thanks Mark You've missed the first two batches, sorry. The main issue, with making more, is obtaining the 29F032. As they've become difficult to find, the price has gone throu...
by daveejhitchins
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Issue 4 Electron - Won't power up
Replies: 44
Views: 913

Re: Issue 4 Electron - Won't power up

Edit: Hmmm. It seems that I need to install 2 x 16 ROMs to get the E00 ADFS to work. I just tried without the library ROM, but I get an error 'E00 ADFS Module load failed'. I don't have enough banks to install E00 ADFS and E00 DFS, so I'll just switch back to the standard ADFS for now. The ADFS E00...
by daveejhitchins
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Derbyshire
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Hello from Derbyshire

Welcome to the Forum, Knuckx . . . Enjoy . . . With the day job hat on, I almost exclusively program in high level languages, but I can and do write in assembler, primarily ARM and low/midrange Microchip PIC (10/12/16 series) for hobby purposes. I'm not afraid of a soldering iron, and I have repaire...
by daveejhitchins
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: New Advanced User Guide (NAUG) [Remastered PDF]
Replies: 28
Views: 2179

Re: New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

The remastered guides are intended to be an accurate digital copy of the original books, albeit with many error corrections, which limits the scope for adding new material. Any significant additions would need to be in a separate appendix to preserve the original page layout. Not to worry, just a t...
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Issue 4 Electron - Won't power up
Replies: 44
Views: 913

Re: Issue 4 Electron - Won't power up

Yes, Mark's correct. Move the RAM to the left hand socket - move the ADFS ROM to the socket vacated by the RAM and the socket you'll have left is for the DFS E00 ROM. Don't forget to remove the jumper when you fit the DFS E00 ROM!!

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Issue 4 Electron - Won't power up
Replies: 44
Views: 913

Re: Issue 4 Electron - Won't power up

I'm looking at what I need to do to upgrade the Plus 1 ROM. The existing ROM is 24 pin. I understand it's a compact 8k ROM (2364?) that has a different pinout to the standard 2764. Do I need an adaptor board to use a standard 2764 / 27128 EPROM? This thread seems to suggest otherwise. I use a 28C25...
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another Elk lives
Replies: 15
Views: 303

Re: Another Elk lives

Great info Dave, and thanks for the detailed reply - like Mark's reply above, more info than anyone could ask for! If/when I do upgrade, I'll get a better PSU to power everything. Ideally, I'd like to get hold of a Plus 1 for a reasonable price, and then look at the options from there. Dave, do you...
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Issue 4 Electron - Won't power up
Replies: 44
Views: 913

Re: Issue 4 Electron - Won't power up

Hi Dave. Thanks for the information and the manual. I think I'm starting to get a better understanding of it all. Would I be correct in understanding that I need one of your AP6 boards if I want to install multiple ROMs, and that this board fits inside the AP1? Yes you would and it does. If I also ...
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Second 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm
Replies: 30
Views: 502

Re: First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm

I'll be there :D

I can show-off my 2 Jukeboxes, workshop, progress with the MGC MKII and generally have a great day =D>

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Issue 4 Electron - Won't power up
Replies: 44
Views: 913

Re: Issue 4 Electron - Won't power up

You can start by upgrading the Plus 1 OS ROM... :wink: Think I've got quite a lot to learn about the Electron / Plus 1 :? I've read a few posts about upgrading the ROM, and found a link to here . Is this what I should be upgrading to (the 16k ROM - AP6v131t.rom)? Is this just a drop in replacement,...
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: evening from york
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: evening from york

Welcome to the Forum, phil . . . Enjoy . . .

Good luck with your A3000.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another Elk lives
Replies: 15
Views: 303

Re: Another Elk lives

Dave, that leads me to a question - I'm running my Elk/s with a 12V DC 1A power brick. If I were to get a Plus 1, can I still use this power brick or will I need to get an 18VAC one? It's all down to efficiency! Which I've not tested, as yet - Groan - another project :lol: Efficiency is calculated ...
by daveejhitchins
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another Elk lives
Replies: 15
Views: 303

Re: Another Elk lives

stuslayer wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:30 pm
Now I need to figure out what I'm going to do with two Electrons...
Just have lots of fun - once expanded they even become useful :mrgreen:

Dave H =D>
by daveejhitchins
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: community projects
Topic: New Advanced User Guide (NAUG) [Remastered PDF]
Replies: 28
Views: 2179

Re: New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

Absolutely brilliant =D> There's nothing better than being able to navigate through a book than clicking on contents entries =D>

It's been said that there are things missing (?). How about a new thread (or this one) so people can suggest what might be added?

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the Chew Valley
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Hello from the Chew Valley

Welcome to the Forum, Angus . . . Enjoy . . .

We all love stories from BITD - So any more will be most welcome =D> Hope you managed to get your capacitors changed?

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: software
Topic: Cross-32 : A Universal Cross Assembler for the Acorn Archimedes
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Cross-32 : A Universal Cross Assembler for the Acorn Archimedes

Updated the first post with the latest edition 1V3. Spent a lot more time going through and picking out all the missing/extra full stops and commas.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Original Page 1D00 ADFS rom (and others) on disk for Elk
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Original Page 1D00 ADFS rom (and others) on disk for Elk

Here you go . . .

ADFS1V15.ssd
(16.5 KiB) Downloaded 3 times

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Greater Manchester
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Hello from Greater Manchester

Welcome to the Forum, Dave . . . Enjoy . . .

Good luck with your RiscPC 700

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: Request membership of the Stardot organisation on GitHub here
Replies: 69
Views: 14871

Re: Request membership of the Stardot organisation on GitHub here

davidb wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:29 am
It looks like we've reached our limit of "seats" in the organisation, at least until someone pays to upgrade to a paid account. So, either we retire inactive members or a discussion needs to be had about upgrading.
Do we know what the price is for this upgrade?

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Dorset
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: Hi from Dorset

Welcome to the Forum, Tim . . . Enjoy . . .

Hope your daughter enjoys the games - there's also lots of educational program here that she may enjoy.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from South Wales
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Hi from South Wales

Welcome to the Forum, Ron . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Brighton
Replies: 19
Views: 330

Re: Hello from Brighton

camsoft2000 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:25 pm
I'm going to have a go though, I like a challenge and I like to learn new things.
\:D/ =D>

Might be worth starting a new thread - you'll find lots of people will give you support and answer any questions you may have.

Brilliant - Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Brighton
Replies: 19
Views: 330

Re: Hello from Brighton

No pressure then :lol: Actually, non whatever . . . It's currently dormant - a few folk have 'looked' at the issue and know what to do, however, I believe it's the integration with Apple that's the main issue (the signing?). So anything you can do will firstly be appreciated and secondly be VERY ap...
by daveejhitchins
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 power on test check error
Replies: 47
Views: 1604

Re: A3000 power on test check error

Kazzie wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:54 pm
Right, now all I have to do is find my spares!

I'll have a dig through my various boxes of parts, and get in touch.
You may just have the time for that search, now!

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Brighton
Replies: 19
Views: 330

Re: Hello from Brighton

So on very basic inspection of BeebEm Mac it's built against the Carbon SDK which was removed from macOS Catalina 10.15. So it needs the GUI porting to AppKit which should doable. Might be worth wrapping the C code into SPM module and then writing the GUI application using Swift so that it will kee...
by daveejhitchins
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Brighton
Replies: 19
Views: 330

Re: Hello from Brighton

Welcome to the Forum, Cameron . . . Enjoy . . . I've been working for the last 10 years as an iOS software engineer and am a bit of an Apple fan too. That's interesting! Any chance you're interested in Emulators :mrgreen: here and here . With the introduction of Catalina BeebEm for Mac doesn't work ...
by daveejhitchins
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: How do you replace the rubber feet on a Master?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: How do you replace the rubber feet on a Master?

Not the most interesting of questions I admit, but I could still do with some advice. I have a Master whose feet have degraded to the point where they leave a strange sticky black goo over anything they touch. I've got some replacements, but I'm actually not sure how to replace them. Can anyone off...
by daveejhitchins
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1115
Views: 82866

Re: Acorn Art Thread

pixelblip wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:39 pm
Well I don't like to disappoint the fans.
So for better or worse here is the colour cycled 'cut down' version with compromises. It can be seen on a beeb and it has got Jaws in it Dave!
That's just made everything worthwhile - thank you - biggest smile for a long time =D>

Dave H =D> :D