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by benanderson89
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Clean a Yellowed Case and Dead Copy Key
Replies: 9
Views: 1569

Clean a Yellowed Case and Dead Copy Key

I hope everyone had a great christmas and new years. :) I know I did! So my old Beeb is purring like a kitten after coming back from the electronics shop. Though the previous owner obviously didn't care for it much because the case can only be described as "Diseased Big Toe Yellow". What would be th...
by benanderson89
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: My Beeb wishes you all digital holiday merriment!
Replies: 1
Views: 778

My Beeb wishes you all digital holiday merriment!

I finally got my BBC Micro back from the repair shop! :D New caps in place and ready to rock! Though, I wish I asked them to look at the keyboard because the copy key is completely dead. Oh well. I'll just have to attack it with a plastic spudger one day. http://24.media.tumblr.com/1bd00acfea7e92f28...
by benanderson89
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Odd Electron Graphical Glitch [UPDATE]
Replies: 14
Views: 2475

Re: Odd Electron Graphical Glitch [UPDATE]

I thought *FX19 caused your program to pause until vertical sync... Indeed, that's exactly what it does and I guess I was just being lazy with the technical explanation. I said re-sync but I didn't mean to imply that anything hardware-wise was happening. In this context, by forcing a wait for vsync...
by benanderson89
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Odd Electron Graphical Glitch [UPDATE]
Replies: 14
Views: 2475

Re: Odd Electron Graphical Glitch [UPDATE]

Doesn't have any issues in mode 5 flashing the entire screen background as well as the lines. I don't understand what you mean by that? :? Does *FX19 not make any difference? *FX19 has done the trick. Though, on a whim, I put a delay inside the REPEAT...UNTIL block that deals with the animation. NO...
by benanderson89
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Odd Electron Graphical Glitch [UPDATE]
Replies: 14
Views: 2475

Re: Odd Electron Graphical Glitch [UPDATE]

Doesn't have any issues in mode 5 flashing the entire screen background as well as the lines. I don't understand what you mean by that? :? Does *FX19 not make any difference? No I mean I tried it in MODE 5 instead of MODE 2 and it worked perfectly fine last night. Give me a moment and I'll setup th...
by benanderson89
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Odd Electron Graphical Glitch [UPDATE]
Replies: 14
Views: 2475

Re: Odd Electron Graphical Glitch [UPDATE]

Electrons are flavour of the month round here at the mo so I've tried your program on an Elk via video to a monitor and via RGB to an LG LCD TV and both are fine. Looking at your video, I tend to agree with Daniel that you may be observing a TV sync problem. If you can't try a different TV as Danie...
by benanderson89
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Odd Electron Graphical Glitch [UPDATE]
Replies: 14
Views: 2475

Re: Odd Electron Graphical Glitch [UPDATE]

Hello hello... I *think* that's the TV having an issue with the elk's video. Can you try it on another set? Also, chuck up the listing and I'll give it a go when I get mine rigged back up (which won't be until next week now) d. This is actually the BBC Version of the Listing, I stripped out the BBC...
by benanderson89
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 1845

Re: What is this?

Thats... quite painful to look at XD
by benanderson89
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Odd Electron Graphical Glitch [UPDATE]
Replies: 14
Views: 2475

Re: Odd Electron Graphical Glitch

I'd say this is not normal! The main Electron failure mode is for the ULA's connection into its socket to become faulty - perhaps something like that is going on here? I think the usual solution is to try pressing the ULA in more firmly, but its not something I've ever needed to do myself so hopefu...
by benanderson89
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Odd Electron Graphical Glitch [UPDATE]
Replies: 14
Views: 2475

Odd Electron Graphical Glitch [UPDATE]

I was doing some BASIC Animation on my Elk last night and I've come across something that is either a bug or fault with my Elk's software or hardware or just one of the quirks I have never seen before. The Elk draws the multi-colour image fine, but the second I start swapping pallets with VDU19 for ...
by benanderson89
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Creating a !BOOT file
Replies: 13
Views: 1902

Re: Creating a !BOOT file

Using Acorn DFS in BeebEm works fine. :)
Hopefully I'll get my real been back this afternoon so I can try and use it on there. I'm not sure what DFS it has as it suffered from magic smoke before I had a chance to fully explore it.
by benanderson89
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Creating a !BOOT file
Replies: 13
Views: 1902

Creating a !BOOT file

I've run around the internet like a headless chicken for a while now and have yet to find any instructions on how to create a !BOOT file on disk. The only bit of information I've found states its a bit of machine code. Whether thats true or not is up for debate.

Anyone in the know?

Thanks!

-Ben
by benanderson89
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: BBC Micors or other computers
Replies: 57
Views: 11425

Re: BBC Micors or other computers

Why download the remake for 400mb when the original fits on two floppies? ;) The real major reason (with point and clicks) is sound and music: even compressed, you're looking at about a MB/minute so if you want voiced content and about 30-60 minutes of music then you'll need to download about 400MB...
by benanderson89
Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: BBC Micors or other computers
Replies: 57
Views: 11425

Re: BBC Micors or other computers

Somehow there were brave new frontiers to be explored back then and newer games seem to have somehow lost that wow factor of newness, for all their spangly graphics and sounds. I can't remember who originally said this but I think it's relevant. Who needs a 50mb rendered intro, when you can fit Jet...
by benanderson89
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: BBC Micors or other computers
Replies: 57
Views: 11425

Re: BBC Micors or other computers

I have to agree with you Ben. For all the power of computers now the games just don't do it like they used to. For me, the only real modern exception is Skyrim. I could play and play and play that! Oh yes, Skyrim. The only reason I bought a better graphics card for my Mac Pro. I can and will waste ...
by benanderson89
Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: BBC Micors or other computers
Replies: 57
Views: 11425

Re: BBC Micors or other computers

The first computer I ever used was a BBC Model B in school in the early 90s. But the first computer I used in my actual home was a Commodore Amiga 600. I really don't understand how adults can spend so many hours playing on the likes of Xbox these days. I gave up playing computer games along with ac...
by benanderson89
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Maplin to the rescue! HDMI Output for any console.
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Re: Maplin to the rescue! HDMI Output for any console.

aerworuld wrote:wow, that looks nice... i wonder if its too late to add it to my chrimbo list....

thank you for sharing :D
Never too late for the chrimbo list. ;)
by benanderson89
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Maplin to the rescue! HDMI Output for any console.
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Maplin to the rescue! HDMI Output for any console.

So I was looking for a way to connect my Electron/Beeb to my HD Monitor. First was one of those cheap chinese "TV Boxes" (all connections in, VGA out to monitor at 60Hz), but that broke down within a few days own owning it and it was so fiddly to work with. Secondly was one of those upscalers but th...
by benanderson89
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: A new user with love for the Beeb!
Replies: 14
Views: 2074

Re: A new user with love for the Beeb!

Thank you for all the warm welcomes! :D @paulv: Incorporating BeebSID into BeebTrack would be relatively straightforward. BeebTrack is essentially a giant 4 dimensional array at its most basic level and the playback routine (a 600 byte bit of basic) simply iterates through the array firing the value...
by benanderson89
Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: A new user with love for the Beeb!
Replies: 14
Views: 2074

A new user with love for the Beeb!

(Appologies in advance if this is both long winded and poorly spelled) Hi all! I've just joined and, really, I should've a long time ago considering how long I've used BBC Computers. Though, I will have to admit, I wasn't around in the 80s, being born in the late 80s, so I didn't get to see the Beeb...

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