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by flaxcottage
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: general
Topic: riscosblog.co.uk
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: riscosblog.co.uk

Welcome, Mark. :D

Sorry I can't help with the website - I didn't even know it existed.
by flaxcottage
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2901
Views: 376320

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Hmm, I have one of those, a brand new case in wrapping. I'll have to get it out and built at that price! :wink:
by flaxcottage
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from East Sussex
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: Hello from East Sussex

Welcome, BeebAl, and well done! :D
by flaxcottage
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Anyone got a copy of "Music" by Acorn / BBC Soft?
Replies: 6
Views: 1711

Re: Anyone got a copy of "Music" by Acorn / BBC Soft?

Hay, that's MIA on my website! Any chance of a scan of the documentation and a WAV copy of the tape? [-o<
by flaxcottage
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A5000 boot faliure
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: A5000 boot faliure

Serendipity or what! I was charging the battery on my A5000 yesterday and it reported a 'no keyboard present' error. Took the plug out pushed back in and booted OK. Dirty keyboard socket contacts? Who knows. Glad you got yours working. The A5000 is a great machine and it hurts when it does not work....
by flaxcottage
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, from Eindhoven - The Netherlands
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Hello, from Eindhoven - The Netherlands

Welcome, Edzard. :D
by flaxcottage
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A5000 boot faliure
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: A5000 boot faliure

Sometimes, if the battery has been removed or has completely discharged, the A5000 will not boot. Try putting a 1.2v NiMH battery onto the board and switch on to let the battery charge for 30 mins or so. The A5000 could then boot correctly if you hold down the delete key on power on. I have had two ...
by flaxcottage
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Micro Model B Floppy Disk Drives
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: BBC Micro Model B Floppy Disk Drives

Maybe the disk cable connectors are slightly corroded/tarnished on the Nottingham BBC. Yours aren't and that is why yours work. Try fitting and removing the cable on the Beeb in Nottingham several times. It might work.
by flaxcottage
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Another member in the US
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Another member in the US

Welcome. :D

The Master is an excellent machine.
by flaxcottage
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6092
Views: 679604

Re: Today I received.....

Also you could use a meanwell PSU such as this:

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/embedded ... s/6447219/

Should fit nicely into the available space.

Claim damages from the supplier too.
by flaxcottage
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Hi from the Netherlands

Welcome, Andre. :D
by flaxcottage
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Nottingham
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Hi from Nottingham

Welcome. :D
by flaxcottage
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: backing up my games?
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: backing up my games?

Ah! :oops:
by flaxcottage
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: backing up my games?
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: backing up my games?

Don't forget www.bbcmicro.co.uk. :!:

Almost every game ever written for the BBC is available there. :D
by flaxcottage
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the North East of England!
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: Hello from the North East of England!

Welcome, Adam. :D

The website is lovely and clear. =D>
by flaxcottage
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New Beeb user here
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: New Beeb user here

Welcome Chesh. :D

Your board name would make an excellent name for a micro-brewery stout. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC BASIC detecting if it is being run on a BBC or Archimedes
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: BBC BASIC detecting if it is being run on a BBC or Archimedes

Yes, really. I have one version of RISCOS 5.xx that I saved from BITD which has the correct BBC MODEs. MODE7 is awesome, much better than a real Archimedes. MODEs 0 to 6 show the same colour palettes and character sizes but are slightly blurred. MODEs 6 and 3 do not appear to have the gap between li...
by flaxcottage
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: BeebMaster Floppy Disc Collection
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: BeebMaster Floppy Disc Collection

Nice collection. But there does appear to be still more room on those shelves for adding to your collection. :lol: :wink:
by flaxcottage
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC BASIC detecting if it is being run on a BBC or Archimedes
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: BBC BASIC detecting if it is being run on a BBC or Archimedes

Odd that you think the colour palette is different, all Arthur and RISC OS screen modes default to the same palette as the BBC series. In practice that is not true of Raspberry Pi RISCOS. With one historical exception RISCOS 5.xx on the Pi defaults to 64 colours in BBC MODES, including MODE7 for so...
by flaxcottage
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Another Econet
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Another Econet

=D> =D>
by flaxcottage
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Another Econet
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Another Econet

Check the line driver IC. These go down quite frequently and cause all sorts of problems.
by flaxcottage
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: BeebMaster Floppy Disc Collection
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: BeebMaster Floppy Disc Collection

Good luck with that pile, Ian. It will take ages as I know from experience. Arcadian brought me over 1000 discs a while back to archive. I did them over a few weeks but still haven't got round to cataloguing their contents. At the moment I am archiving a load of discs loaned to me - most of them wer...
by flaxcottage
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: A3000
Replies: 22
Views: 589

Re: Wanted: A3000

IanJeffray wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:29 pm
Another contender enters the ring:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174596386100
Retrobrittled, only RO2, standard ARM2. Gotek to make it ugly. 3rd party mouse. Bleh.
BLEH! is the word. :roll: Only a Gotek in there limits the machine so much - as a second drive maybe, as long as it is external.
by flaxcottage
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: A3000
Replies: 22
Views: 589

Re: Wanted: A3000

A metal case machine using RISCOS 3.11 - has to be an A5000. But then I am biased. :lol: If you can find the 33MHz version they fairly whizz along for the retro stuff. (If you want faster, go for a Raspberry Pi with RISCOS.) I have basic 25MHz one with 4Mb RAM, two floppy drives a silent PSU fan and...
by flaxcottage
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forced into (NET) silence . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Forced into (NET) silence . . .

How did we get on without the internet? :lol:
by flaxcottage
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: A3000
Replies: 22
Views: 589

Re: Wanted: A3000

Yes, that one will go for a bomb! Interesting to see just how much it will make as mine is almost exactly the same spec. 8)
by flaxcottage
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Bonjour Stardot Community!
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Bonjour Stardot Community!

Welcome, Craig. :D The A3000 is a great machine for games and that retro Archimedes feel. It does have a few limitations though (those are part of its charm); 1. the floppy drive is 800K, which can feel a bit small, 2. it has limited screen MODEs unless you add a hardware addition, 3. the printer in...
by flaxcottage
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome, Erik. :D

Nice Atom.

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