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by Elminster
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 140
Views: 10602

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

Magic stuff, I might try glue instead spot solder, dry joints might be an issue.

I should probably write some notes so that if I build a third one in a year I don’t have to put any thought into.
by Elminster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 140
Views: 10602

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

Yes that worked, I just dump various ssd to the flash and they worked without padding.

Another random question, in your (DanielJ) you tube vid above (I flicked through it quickly again today) you used sticky pads to fit the speaker to lid.I just hot glued it to the base, why did you do it that way?
by Elminster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Soldering and Hotair station options
Replies: 38
Views: 1554

Re: Soldering and Hotair station options

On the ABug side of things, then I was the guy trying to get the Apple II's working. Ah yes, who can forget people diving head first into the apples. Would have liked to have had a look see myself but never got the time. We need two week ABUG boot camps. I also use Mark’s other tip all the time, bl...
by Elminster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Soldering and Hotair station options
Replies: 38
Views: 1554

Re: Soldering and Hotair station options

Can you guess which tip I use most (Dont tell Mark if you work it out!)
by Elminster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Soldering and Hotair station options
Replies: 38
Views: 1554

Re: Soldering and Hotair station options

Just ordered the Aoyue 2703A as a result of the recommendations in the thread, and actually seeing Phill's 2702 unit at ABug. Hampshire? Were you there on Saturday, I was using my 2703a all day, I have half a dozen tips but tend to use pointy one rather than the chisel, even though it is nearly ill...
by Elminster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Master and Electron cartridge breakout
Replies: 44
Views: 1111

Re: Acorn Master and Electron cartridge breakout

Mine has arrived - has been built and is now waiting for connectors from RS . . . Cable will have to be in two pieces, but not an issue! Do you have extra excited protons and electrons (not Acorn) that are going to jump between the two bits of cable? I think he means that he is going to use two bit...
by Elminster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312621

Re: Today I received.....

Wouldnt killing mold with distilled water be like trying to put out a fire with a sock?

Edit: I use mold killer from Lakeland on my walls, probably best not to use on floppy disks but it is good stuff. So IPA sounds good.
by Elminster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 20
Views: 424

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

Semi on topic. I have been using these plastic thingy me bobs to remove ROM chips recently, just using a screw driver to get them going if a bit tight. I started using them after breaking an IC socket a few days ago with a screw driver (should have used the chip tweezers, broken EPROM more disarable...
by Elminster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Master and Electron cartridge breakout
Replies: 44
Views: 1111

Re: Acorn Master and Electron cartridge breakout

Mine has arrived - has been built and is now waiting for connectors from RS . . . Cable will have to be in two pieces, but not an issue! Do you have extra excited protons and electrons (not Acorn) that are going to jump between the two bits of cable? Mine is also built but had not scsi cables about...
by Elminster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebSID 2.4 design files.
Replies: 25
Views: 1308

Re: BeebSID 2.4 design files.

Building my 2.4 at the moment. SwinSID on order. I already have a working 2.3 with a real SID, but it is in the loft and easier to build a new one that try and find it! I'd be interested to know if you get that going, I tried an erlier incarnation of the SwinSID, but could not get it to work proper...
by Elminster
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 40
Views: 307

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

The swirly things are a bit unpredicatble. They can be on the other side of the screen, suddenly change direction and speed and come for you. Its like they are a live. Although earlier I manage to go straight through the middle of one as I went parallel to the lines , was an accident, probably unrep...
by Elminster
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 40
Views: 307

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

Quite while I am ahead today I think

New best, but still losing ground to you all

5110
by Elminster
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebSID 2.4 design files.
Replies: 25
Views: 1308

Re: BeebSID 2.4 design files.

Building my 2.4 at the moment. SwinSID on order. I already have a working 2.3 with a real SID, but it is in the loft and easier to build a new one that try and find it!
by Elminster
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 140
Views: 10602

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

Ah ha. I hadnt tried copying them without padding! Even simpler then. That is the trouble when you are jumping between 3 or 4 gotek topics trying to work it all out :) I checked I have one with 0.9.21 and one with 0.9.22 on. Was on my todo list to take both to latest version, just because I havent t...
by Elminster
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 140
Views: 10602

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

Yes USB seemed quite easy in the end, but was very little info, just tried it and it worked.

GOTEK all works, although using Electron SSD's on MAster not so well. Has anyone Gotek'erized (i.e. fixed sized) the BBC Archive? I could do it but i dont wish to reinvent the wheel.
by Elminster
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 140
Views: 10602

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

The howto's for sorting out the hardware is very comprehensive, the sorting out the USB stick is a bit vague and barely covered on the flashfloppy wiki. I did download the hxc floppy emulator software but was at a bit of a loss what to do with it. In the end I just FAT formated a USB stick and stuck...
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 40
Views: 307

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

One final slight improvement and I shall call it a night. 'Night'

Drum roll ...... 4225 .... Doesnt change my position but feels like an improvement.
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 720

Re: Post Edits

Coeus wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:33 pm

I also want to say thanks for moderating the forum. I having much fun here and learning too so please don't take anything I have said a whinge.
Ditto
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 720

Re: Post Edits

...To mitigate though, there's an improved drafts facility (see your control panel) and get into the habit of using preview rather than post in the first instance.... I did preview the my previous post, thought I'd fixed the typos and thus submitted it, then discovered another and that is not the f...
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 40
Views: 307

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

Not happenign for me. Slight improvement 3927
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 40
Views: 307

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

I did improve my score a little earlier but I think I shall wait for Syndey’s Secrets (sounds like some sort of day time tv show) or just pay someone to play for me (didn’t see anything about that in the rules :?: )
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 22
Views: 680

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

Of course it will work. No pressure.
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 40
Views: 307

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

This is why I never join video game championships.
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 99
Views: 5150

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

Added to hardware list, that means you have no choice but to make it work now. No pressure.
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: The Master List for New Retro Hardware
Replies: 90
Views: 10498

Re: The Master List for New Retro Hardware

Added:

- FreeFi-232 v2
- RGB to HDMI Adaptor
- Cartridge Breakout Board
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 22
Views: 680

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

Added to the hardware list, looks like a first for Daniel.
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 720

Re: Post Edits

Rock and Hardplace spring to mind. I know on Drupal systems i have setup before if you have to go off (piste) the distro/popular module and addons route it gets into a world of pain. Security issues, bugs, poor compatability will later version of Drupal where developer of module has stopped developm...
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 40
Views: 307

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

barbarossa69 wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:03 am
I almost said to you if this comes out the hat choose again, because it's so similar to Frenzy.

Oh well.
That is 2 Qix port/clones, are there any others on the Beeb?
by Elminster
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 40
Views: 307

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

Even worse at Kix than I was at frenzy as it turns out.
by Elminster
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 814

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

I am busy porting it so that I can give myself a head start, I will just ignore the fact it has finished. Well done all