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by daveejhitchins
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: miscellaneous new bbc and electron games
Topic: Manic Miner 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 494

Re: Manic Miner 2021

0xC0DE wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:35 am
This begs for a MODE 4 Acorn Electron conversion... :mrgreen: (which I may just attempt to do)
=D> =D>

Dave H.

p.s. You get more =D> when it complete :D

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: An Overdrive processor for the 6502
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: An Overdrive processor for the 6502

Not quite the same, however, we have this and this for the Electron.

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Good afternoon all
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Good afternoon all

Welcome to the Forum, Maggie . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Afternoon All
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Afternoon All

Welcome to the Forum, a1exh . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Looking for recommendations for a low('ish) cost gaming PC
Replies: 29
Views: 881

Re: Looking for recommendations for a low('ish) cost gaming PC

Arcadian wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:27 am
geraldholdsworth wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:31 pm
Don't forget you'll need to factor in the cost of a Windows licence.
Currently $7.45 from keysoff ;)
That's just where I went 8)

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Was Bird Strike ever fixed?
Replies: 78
Views: 3737

Re: Was Bird Strike ever fixed?

Thanks Iain, Chris, for offers of help. I'll try something this weekend. The disks are with me in Australia now, so I might be outside the reach of the Acorn Preservation Team!! No way . . . . We'll just start a collection to cover the postal costs, if need be 8) If you are going to "try' to r...
by daveejhitchins
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Looking for recommendations for a low('ish) cost gaming PC
Replies: 29
Views: 881

Re: Looking for recommendations for a low('ish) cost gaming PC

Forum member "Simon" has kindly donated a Nvidia Geforce gtx 1080 ti :shock:

Thank you so much, Simon . . .

I'll be fitting a 500W 600W PSU.

Dave H.

Edit: I've been checking specifications!
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Electron - Tape to Rom
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Electron - Tape to Rom

You could also look here - all you'll ever need :wink:

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Looking for recommendations for a low('ish) cost gaming PC
Replies: 29
Views: 881

Re: Looking for recommendations for a low('ish) cost gaming PC

I'm keeping updates here

Many thanks to everyone for donations and advice - It's really appreciated . . .

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: modern implementations of classic programming languages
Topic: BBC BASIC string slicing
Replies: 24
Views: 466

Re: BBC BASIC string slicing

What I do know is that my health will suffer if I have to continue to support and maintain my software products indefinitely. Richard - Your health is way more important than continuing support, even for something so important in your life. Just a thought! Would you consider handing over the reins ...
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 2214
Views: 175637

Re: Acorn Art Thread

"Blinded By The Light" (Manfred Mann's Earth Band - 1976) :D

Dave H. Showing his age!
by daveejhitchins
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Two UNTESTED SCSI drives - Free to a good home - Both now taken
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Two UNTESTED SCSI drives - Free to a good home

jonb wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:19 pm
Yes please Dave
All yours . . .

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: modern implementations of classic programming languages
Topic: BBC BASIC string slicing
Replies: 24
Views: 466

Re: BBC BASIC string slicing

Richard Russell wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:43 pm
suspect this would please a majority minority of members here. :cry:
Ah! . . .Richard - I see you have it wrong, again . . . I've taken the liberty of correcting your error :wink:

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Calculating Accurately between two dates
Replies: 25
Views: 460

Re: Calculating Accurately between two dates

Welcome to the Forum, beeBSee . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Two UNTESTED SCSI drives - Free to a good home - Both now taken
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Two UNTESTED SCSI drives - Free to a good home - Both now taken

I have a Quantum ProDrive LPS 105S (100MB) and a Conner CP 30100 (120MB)

UNTESTED . . . . . . . !

Let me know if they are of any interest.

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Looking for recommendations for a low('ish) cost gaming PC
Replies: 29
Views: 881

Re: Looking for recommendations for a low('ish) cost gaming PC

Thanks for that information, Tim . . . I've been looking and booked an appointment with the bank manager already 8) so at least I can cancel that . . .

I'm sure he'll be OK to wait for a while (no choice now!).

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Looking for recommendations for a low('ish) cost gaming PC
Replies: 29
Views: 881

Re: Looking for recommendations for a low('ish) cost gaming PC

Update: Case arriving tomorrow - it has lots of flashing lights :roll: Main board arrived safely - many thanks to Boydie, once more . . . Cooler and CPU arriving today - already have 750GB drive. I'll order keyboard, headphones (with mic) and power supply when I'm back from our upcoming two weeks on...
by daveejhitchins
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Good morning to all !
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Good morning to all !

Welcome to the Forum, Sean . . . Enjoy . . .

I'm sure you took the correct route =D> and good luck with the repair.

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Sayin' hello from the land down under
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Sayin' hello from the land down under

Welcome to the Forum, Bob . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Retro Hardware ARA III - Low Cost Writable ROM Cartridge - For the Electron and Master
Replies: 40
Views: 4327

Re: Retro Hardware ARA III - Low Cost Writable ROM Cartridge - For the Electron and Master

Simon wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:29 pm
Long shot but do you have any of these left Mr H?
PM sent . . .

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Was Bird Strike ever fixed?
Replies: 78
Views: 3737

Re: Was Bird Strike ever fixed?

Firstly: Welcome to the forum, Andy and hope you enjoy your time here. I still have the old BBC B, and should have the source code on a disk, but no idea if I will be able to recover it after so many years. Check your discs for "mould" before trying to read them and clean the heads in your...
by daveejhitchins
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New Pegasus Disc Interface Layout
Replies: 3
Views: 157

New Pegasus Disc Interface Layout

With an Altium export of his bygonedays (Derek) Pegasus layout, I've carried out a few changes and created a revised layout. Changes: Added more capacitors. Made more space around the bottom right-hand fixing hole. Rejigged the SRAM socket for 62256 parts. Replaced the 7416 with a ULN2003A as the 74...
by daveejhitchins
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: WD1770 Based disc interface for the Electron
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: WD1770 Based disc interface for the Electron

PM sent to Roland . . .

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Howdy!
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Howdy!

baz4096 wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:13 pm
I guess it's a bit late to mention the typo on the silkscreen? :)
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello and first question
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Hello and first question

I'm sure someone will try and answer your question . . . in the meantime welcome to the Forum, Ukwebb . . . and Enjoy . . .

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Howdy!
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Howdy!

Welcome to the forum, Chris . . . Enjoy . . . Speaking of ICS, I've only just learnt that the hardware for this mini podule was probably built very locally to me, given that I live in Baildon, West Yorkshire. It was . . . We started the business in Baildon, however, we outgrew my loft and obtained a...
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: That kid with that strange computer
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: That kid with that strange computer

Welcome to the Forum, VDU23 . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Vaccination Tales
Replies: 35
Views: 1182

Re: Vaccination Tales

Myself and Mrs H. had the Pfizer jab. Mrs. H. no issues at all - myself a slightly sore arm for 24Hrs. Follow-up jab on the 05-05-21.

Dave H.
by daveejhitchins
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Need help fixing an A3020
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Need help fixing an A3020

Be careful with that battery - did you fit the same type as you removed? For example, I put AA holders in machines, but you MUST put a rechargeable (NiMH) cell in there not an Alkaline. Why? As long as suitable protection is added e.g. series resistor/diode, then any battery can be added (within th...
by daveejhitchins
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hey! I'm newbie!
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Hey! I'm newbie!

Welcome to the Forum, Kay . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H.

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