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by rharper
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMBeeb question and thanks
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: MMBeeb question and thanks

tricky wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:10 pm
I have seen the TurboMMC docs but don't have a copy.
I think these are the pdf's that come with the card.
Ray
by rharper
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What ports are you using (and how)?
Replies: 18
Views: 566

Re: What ports are you using (and how)?

tom_seddon wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:47 am
Is anybody using the Master's internal modem port?
--Tom
Yes, for a Turbo MMC card.
And sometimes for an Ethernet card.
Edit - NO. Wrong port, those are on the Econet port.
Ray
by rharper
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: UniMenu for Datacentre, BBC & Electron MMC Games, ADFS Hard Discs
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: UniMenu for Datacentre, BBC & Electron MMC Games, ADFS Hard Discs

This version of UniMenu (UNIMNU4) runs in MODE4 so that a few extra features can be added and is mainly targeted at ADFS hard drives but is backward compatible with existing databases. There is a new action, S=SWRAM load ROM image. The accompanying UNICSV allows the default action when saving a data...
by rharper
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron loading volume
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Electron loading volume

With different tape recorders and about 50 games over the last 8 years or so I have found they all loaded at 2/3 volume except one at about 4/10 and a couple at 1/2.
Ray
by rharper
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron Magazines SSD's for MMC card
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Electron Magazines SSD's for MMC card

There is a new menu in the BEEB.MMB for Electron Games & Magazines at http://rayharper.co.uk/stardot/Stardot.html Drive 0 has the UniMenu for the games. Drive 1 has the UniMenu for the Magazines run from MagMenu and can use - Drive 2, the UniMenu for Acorn User. The disc images for the games have th...
by rharper
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron SSDs for MMC card
Replies: 35
Views: 4532

Re: Electron SSDs for MMC card

There is a new menu in the BEEB.MMB for Electron Games & Magazines at http://rayharper.co.uk/stardot/Stardot.html Drive 0 has the UniMenu for the games. Drive 1 has the UniMenu for the Magazines run from MagMenu and can use - Drive 2, the UniMenu for Acorn User. The disc images for the games have th...
by rharper
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: UniMenu for Datacentre, BBC & Electron MMC Games, ADFS Hard Discs
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: UniMenu for Datacentre, BBC & Electron MMC Games, ADFS Hard Discs

Would you believe it - there is another bug. If the first record is for a file to be chained and the blank replaced with DBM or H then the first file of the first screen will not CHAIN. Temporary fix for UNIMENU 210IFfld$(1)=""ORINSTR("DBMH",fld$(1))>0THENCHAIN fld$(0):END Ray :( Edit: Fixed - UNIME...
by rharper
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: UniMenu for Datacentre, BBC & Electron MMC Games, ADFS Hard Discs
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: UniMenu for Datacentre, BBC & Electron MMC Games, ADFS Hard Discs

Bugs: The menu refreshes the screen when it doesn't need to. Pressing non-action keys refreshes the screen. Fixing this would use memory best used for loading data so I haven't. The search is slow but it does work, if you are searching the Acorn User database you will need to be very very patient. A...
by rharper
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: UniMenu for Datacentre, BBC & Electron MMC Games, ADFS Hard Discs
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: UniMenu for Datacentre, BBC & Electron MMC Games, ADFS Hard Discs

Databases: The menu needs to know which system it is using. This is coded in the 4th Field of the 1st record in the database. D=DataCentre, B=BBC MMC games, M=MMC, H=ADFS hard disc. Field Summary for D,B & M: Field 1 = Title or Publisher Field 2 = Title or Publisher Field 3 = Filename Field 4 = Acti...
by rharper
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: UniMenu for Datacentre, BBC & Electron MMC Games, ADFS Hard Discs
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: UniMenu for Datacentre, BBC & Electron MMC Games, ADFS Hard Discs

The INDX file contains: 1. Number of screens of data, maximum size of a data block for a screen > Used to dimension arrays. For a new ADFS hard disc database it is possible to get a 'No Room' error if the directories are deeply nested generating long Path names. However, the Acorn User database has ...
by rharper
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: UniMenu for Datacentre, BBC & Electron MMC Games, ADFS Hard Discs
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: UniMenu for Datacentre, BBC & Electron MMC Games, ADFS Hard Discs

Electron: The system is on the new BEEB.MMB from http://rayharper.co.uk/stardot/Stardot.html . Drive 0 has the UniMenu for the games. Drive 1 has the UniMenu for the Magazines run from MagMenu and can use - Drive 2, the UniMenu for Acorn User. The disc images for the games have the same titles as th...
by rharper
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: UniMenu for Datacentre, BBC & Electron MMC Games, ADFS Hard Discs
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: UniMenu for Datacentre, BBC & Electron MMC Games, ADFS Hard Discs

BBC Game Menus: These ssd files are drop in alternatives to the existing menu systems on the Datacentre and MMC systems. There is no claim that they are better, just different and consistent with the rest of the UniMenu universe! BBCGAMES.zip is for the Datacentre. It has an EXEC file !DCBEEB that c...
by rharper
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: UniMenu for Datacentre, BBC & Electron MMC Games, ADFS Hard Discs
Replies: 8
Views: 319

UniMenu for Datacentre, BBC & Electron MMC Games, ADFS Hard Discs

Preamble: This is here under 'Hardware' because the software is targeted at particular hardware systems. I installed the DataCentre DC-GAMES + Menu system made available by Kieran Mockford and found the original TAB separated values text database file. This was similar to the csv database for my Ele...
by rharper
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ADFS on Electron/Plus1/Pegasus400 not working
Replies: 27
Views: 742

Re: ADFS on Electron/Plus1/Pegasus400 not working

I have put my ElkSD-Plus1 in my Electron and loaded the PresADFS and the Acorn ADFS-P3 into the SWRAM on the cartridge and it all loads & works fine with the Pegasus. I *UNPLUGed the Pegasus DFS before loading the ADFS to minimize the possibility of conflicts, but it still worked fine after *INSERTi...
by rharper
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ADFS on Electron/Plus1/Pegasus400 not working
Replies: 27
Views: 742

Re: ADFS on Electron/Plus1/Pegasus400 not working

As I understand it ADFS1.03 is the modified version for IDE CF-card hard discs and so boots to the CF-card DIR :0, the Pegasus is Drive 4, *DIR :4 once the CF-card has been accessed. Below are my ADFS1.03 (from the Corfiot for his IDE interface, HELP says 1.03.003). PresADFS 1.10, Acorn ADFS 1.0 fro...
by rharper
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ADFS 'Dir Full' error when it's not full problem
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: ADFS 'Dir Full' error when it's not full problem

If you already have a disc image of the original CF card then it should be possible to rename it scsi0.dat and put it in a directory called BeebSCSI0 on a micro SD card and it will work with the BeebSCSI board, see what that makes of it. Thanks for that suggestion. I will try it with an image of th...
by rharper
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New Raspberry Pi to 1MHz bus interface
Replies: 110
Views: 4222

Re: New Raspberry Pi to 1MHz bus interface

I'm interested in one as well.
Ray
by rharper
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ADFS 'Dir Full' error when it's not full problem
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: ADFS 'Dir Full' error when it's not full problem

If you already have a disc image of the original CF card then it should be possible to rename it scsi0.dat and put it in a directory called BeebSCSI0 on a micro SD card and it will work with the BeebSCSI board, see what that makes of it. Thanks for that suggestion. I will try it with an image of th...
by rharper
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ADFS 'Dir Full' error when it's not full problem
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: ADFS 'Dir Full' error when it's not full problem

Panic over I think. I opened 2 instances of ADFS Explorer. Opened the backup image in one and created a new 512Mb image in the other then individually copied the 19 files & directories across to the new image, drag & drop, and checked I could create a new top level directory in the new image. Closed...
by rharper
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ADFS 'Dir Full' error when it's not full problem
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: ADFS 'Dir Full' error when it's not full problem

Here are the other sectors.
Reading more instructions these are the 'bottom halves', if the top halves are needed let me know.
Where there was only zero's I have only attached a small image.
Ray
by rharper
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ADFS 'Dir Full' error when it's not full problem
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: ADFS 'Dir Full' error when it's not full problem

I tried Restoring the CF card backup under ADFS Explorer to a new CF card but it still gave 'Dir Full' error.
Here is the ADFS Editor screen.
I guess that first 47 could be the problem.
Ray
by rharper
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ADFS 'Dir Full' error when it's not full problem
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: ADFS 'Dir Full' error when it's not full problem

The file-server is a Level4FS on an A4000.
JGH:
In the morning I will see if I can find a disk editor and show the sector information.
Gerald:
I have downloaded discimage and may investigate that tomorrow.
Thanks,
Ray
by rharper
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ADFS 'Dir Full' error when it's not full problem
Replies: 15
Views: 545

ADFS 'Dir Full' error when it's not full problem

I have a CF card IDE hard disc on a BBC Master with files I want to copy to another Master and a BeebSCSI on a Model B. So I copied the files across my Econet to the server with TreeCopy. I have copied most of them back to the other Master but now that will not make any more directories in the root,...
by rharper
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Wrecked Master Compact ADD04 base unit
Replies: 20
Views: 836

Re: Wrecked Master Compact ADD04 base unit

I have a Master Compact with a free standing floppy, no base unit, so I could make use of this base unit if no one else needs it.
Ray
by rharper
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron with Plus1 and Plus3
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Electron with Plus1 and Plus3

EdVoncken wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:59 pm
Hi all,
The floppy drive has a yellow door on a black faceplate - wondering if this is original.
My Plus 3's have yellow doors so that is original.
Ray
by rharper
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Re retroclinic SPI interface and the AP5 interface
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Re retroclinic SPI interface and the AP5 interface

jdavis6809 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:21 pm
also is there beeb.mmb file the relates to the electron ?

regards

john
Information about Electron BEEB.MMB here viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17283&p=239328#p239328
Ray
by rharper
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Magic smoke escapee
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: Magic smoke escapee

Ah yes, excellent monitor.
I had one BITD, long gone to another home.
Ray
by rharper
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Sprow Ethernet Master 10/100 Net LANMANFS help
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Sprow Ethernet Master 10/100 Net LANMANFS help

BeebMaster wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:29 pm
I had similar problems (although different error messages) when I was testing one out 10 years ago and Sprow was very helpful in getting it going. I'm sure he will help if you contact him.
Yes, with everyone's help I have now got as far as I can and it's time to ask Robert for some help.
Ray.
by rharper
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Sprow Ethernet Master 10/100 Net LANMANFS help
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Sprow Ethernet Master 10/100 Net LANMANFS help

jgharston wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:32 pm
*. surely?
I have now MOUNTed to \\192. etc \Users
And *. shows the Public folder.
I guess the settings for the BBC-M128 folder don't give full access even though I can MOUNT it.
I'm a Ubuntu user so this Windows 7 stuff is awful.
Ray
by rharper
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Sprow Ethernet Master 10/100 Net LANMANFS help
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Sprow Ethernet Master 10/100 Net LANMANFS help

I have no knowledge of this specific system, but the usual command for Acorn devices would be *CAT (catalog). Have you tried that? Yes. You could call me an experienced user so I am familiar with DFS & ADFS commands. I normally use XFER under ADT200 for transfer between filing systems and have used...