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by flaxcottage
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: A resurfaced Beeb user :-)
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: A resurfaced Beeb user :-)

Welcome, Grant. :D

I've already used your UK101 pages to help me upgrade my UK101 to 32K and add a 16K EPROM with updated BASICs. Thanks, a great site. =D>
by flaxcottage
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi to my fellow acorn-philes
Replies: 16
Views: 167

Re: Hi to my fellow acorn-philes

Welcome, Paul. :D
by flaxcottage
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2918
Views: 251613

Re: LOLPRICE

by flaxcottage
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 13
Views: 159

Re: Hi

Welcome. :D

The Master is a great machine.
by flaxcottage
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi, thanks for having me.
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Hi, thanks for having me.

Welcome, Marra. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Logotron PrintBox ROM anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: Logotron PrintBox ROM anyone?

Yes. Looking at the original discs, they are 'flippy discs' and are write-enabled which seems a bit silly. It would have been far better not to have had any possibility of writing to the disc. I think writes were allowed so that the user can customise loading fonts and clip art by writing to the con...
by flaxcottage
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Logotron PrintBox ROM anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: Logotron PrintBox ROM anyone?

True. However, the classic way of protecting tracks is to include a dummy file in the catalogue which covers the protected area. If the characters in the file name have their top bit set or are below ASCII code 32 or are a series of "." then the file cannot be copied either though *BACKUP would enab...
by flaxcottage
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Logotron Logo - Welsh version
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: Logotron Logo - Welsh version

Mae hynny'n wych, diolch. =D> :D
by flaxcottage
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Logotron PrintBox ROM anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: Logotron PrintBox ROM anyone?

Nice one, thanks. That is another item off my to-do list. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Generating mazes (BBC BASIC)
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Generating mazes (BBC BASIC)

At the risk of annoying 'BBC purists' I actually like the lower case keyword facility. This comes from using BBCB4W on IBM-PC-compatibles in an educational environment where most of the languages we used had a lower case syntax - Python (Yuk!), VB, C, Java, Pascal, etc. The ability to switch to uppe...
by flaxcottage
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Logotron PrintBox ROM anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: Logotron PrintBox ROM anyone?

CMcDougall wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:31 pm
*SRSAVE never works, you need to do:
*SRWRITE 8000 C000 2000 X (X being rombank)
*SAVE rom 2000 6000
Thanks for the tip. I never knew that. More investigating to do. :wink:
by flaxcottage
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Logotron PrintBox ROM anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: Logotron PrintBox ROM anyone?

So the ROM is loaded in 2048 byte chunks from Track 27, Sector 1 through 8 down to Track 20 Sector 1 through 8, firstly into &3800 then moved to &8000 in the file INSTALL Yes, that's right. There is something fishy about that ROM image, though. The ROM loads and is initialised and works OK. It even...
by flaxcottage
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Logo ROM playing up. Needs replacing?
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Logo ROM playing up. Needs replacing?

Ha ha! If only my memory were better. :?
by flaxcottage
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Logo ROM playing up. Needs replacing?
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Logo ROM playing up. Needs replacing?

If I remember correctly it was the Logotron version.

I think I have seen a disc with the ROM image on it somewhere but please don't ask where - I have thousands, literally! I know I have used the program. It was fun working out the commands.
by flaxcottage
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Logotron PrintBox ROM anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: Logotron PrintBox ROM anyone?

True but I don't have one. However, I have managed to reconstruct the protected disk using BeebEm. Felt rather weird that, I usually remove protection not set it. Attached is the protected image for your delectation and amusement. The ROM image you provided works perfectly, thanks. I believe I can n...
by flaxcottage
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Logotron PrintBox ROM anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: Logotron PrintBox ROM anyone?

Brilliant, thanks. =D> I can build a BBC Model B disc now to put into the archive on my website. I cannot image the fully protected disc because of the protection method used but I can send an image of the deprotected disc and instructions of how to protect it again. I'll get on to it today. Watch t...
by flaxcottage
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 49
Views: 1099

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD

Also, who's the resident floppy archiver (flaxcottage?). At the moment I think I only have a couple of requests relating to Atom and System, so don't expect to take too much of anyone's time. I only handle BBC disks in DFS and ADFS flavours. If they are protected then that might be a 'no' in the ti...
by flaxcottage
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Logotron PrintBox ROM anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Logotron PrintBox ROM anyone?

I am in the middle of archiving a copy of the Logotron PrintBox package. The version I have is for the BBC Master though the documentation suggests the software will also work on a Master Compact and on a BBC Model B or B+. PrintBox uses a 16K ROM to control its functions. This ROM is available as a...
by flaxcottage
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 651
Views: 66705

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Yes, please, definitely. This should have a home somewhere. PM sent.
by flaxcottage
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Hi

Welcome, Wayne. :D

Take care Acorn computing is addictive. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 49
Views: 1099

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD

Book me down for the Saturday only, please. Ideally I should like a full table somewhere so that I may archive some of the museum's software. [-o< I shall be bringing a laptop and scanner for archiving the documentation and a Master with Datacentre, tape deck and dual floppies for rescuing the softw...
by flaxcottage
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Long time Acorn user
Replies: 14
Views: 223

Re: Long time Acorn user

Welcome. :D
by flaxcottage
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi Guys
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Hi Guys

Welcome, Andrew. :D
by flaxcottage
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My New BBC Master
Replies: 17
Views: 404

Re: My New BBC Master

SpaceFlightOrange wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:44 am
Also, I'm thinking of getting a RetroClinic MultiOS. does this contain everything that's on the MegaRom (View, ViewSheet, Edit, etc)?

Thanks
Yes, as far as I can tell. I don't use the View ROMs or Edit - always have them unplugged. :roll:
by flaxcottage
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5109
Views: 376301

Re: Today I received.....

Nice. The Master is a great machine. :D
by flaxcottage
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Megastor 8" drive unit
Replies: 66
Views: 1445

Re: Megastor 8" drive unit

Brilliant. well done. =D> :D
by flaxcottage
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Acorn Newbie
Replies: 23
Views: 346

Re: Acorn Newbie

Welcome. :D

Good luck with fixing that Electron.
by flaxcottage
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 5.25" Floppy drive problems
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: 5.25" Floppy drive problems

=D> =D> =D>