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by flaxcottage
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 40

Re: Hello!

Welcome, Dan. :D

Yes, that intro sounds familiar. Been there and done that. :?
by flaxcottage
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 620
Views: 59763

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

=D> =D> =D>
by flaxcottage
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Grammont Fotos TM Thermionic Valve
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Grammont Fotos TM Thermionic Valve

That is a great collection, Martin. :mrgreen:

But watch out for the dreaded magpie bug. Your cabinet will soon be too small to house the collection.
by flaxcottage
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from internetz :)
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Hi from internetz :)

Welcome, Drygol. :D
by flaxcottage
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Cambridge Computers Z88 PSU - p&p only
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Cambridge Computers Z88 PSU - p&p only

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:11 am
It produced 4.4 volts on my multimeter. Not sure if that is enough to power a Z88?
I power mine OK from a 4.5v adapter, so 4.4v seems reasonable. :D
by flaxcottage
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?

I don't use the MMC system on my Master - I use a datacentre instead.

Tried the 8271 route cos I thought that may show a difference but the result was just the same. Even Disc Doctor struggled to read track 0 as well.
by flaxcottage
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from down under
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Hello from down under

Welcome. :D
by flaxcottage
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Northampton (starting an Acorn System 2/3 refurbishment)
Replies: 16
Views: 265

Re: Hello from Northampton (starting an Acorn System 2/3 refurbishment)

Welcome, Chris. :D

Nice machine and what a clear bench on which it sits. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?

https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15728#p215581 did you try my original v121 from this thread a few weeks ago?? I had a disc that done similar with UPURS5r :shock: in the end I just copied it to SD card with the MMFS prog DTOM :) still a weird one though :? I'll give that a go, Col,...
by flaxcottage
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 620
Views: 59763

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

=D> =D>
by flaxcottage
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 620
Views: 59763

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

I've only now looked at the programs myself, because I own a Master 128, which wouldn't run the discs. I note the protection code is much more sophisticated than the actual programs. That is often the case. :? I wrote in my hacking diary for the "Fun Phonics" title by Pavic Publications "Way OTT pr...
by flaxcottage
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?

The disk is Dragon mix. Did you run out of disks to archive, that you're checking over old titles? :o I wrote my own sector reader but that only loaded garbage. What code was your own sector reader based on? The one I supplied was ripped from FSD maker which in turn was borrowed from Enigma Disc Im...
by flaxcottage
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?

The disk is Dragon mix. Yes I did do that sector read and that shows everything as it should be. I tried several different floppy drives in case it was an alignment issue. They all ran the disk, catalogued the disk but ADI2 would not scan Track 0. I even tried different computers. I wrote my own sec...
by flaxcottage
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello and thanks!
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Hello and thanks!

Welcome. :D
by flaxcottage
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B repair help
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: BBC B repair help

For what it is worth, I had a similar problem on one of my issue 4 boards; MODEs 0 through 6 were OK but MODE 7 would not display. The fault turned out to be the video ULA. Once I changed that everything was hunkydory.
by flaxcottage
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?

Thanks, Daniel, I'll do that. I have just got a Kryothingy myself but it is being a very silly-thingy to get set up. I have tried 5 PCs and only a very odd and niche Samsung Q1 running XP managed to install the drivers and run the software without errors. Vista and Windows 7 won't touch it! :( Anywa...
by flaxcottage
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?
Replies: 17
Views: 336

What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?

This is a weird one. I have a protected disc which catalogues and runs correctly but when I try to examine the catalogue sector, Track 0 Sector 0, only garbage appears in the edit window of ADI2. If I scan the disc, Track 0 is reported as having no sectors. This is not the case as !BOOT runs perfect...
by flaxcottage
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 620
Views: 59763

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Kenelm wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:05 pm
Kidnap!

Master 128 only. Requires disc write access.

Interestingly the accents are wrong. The Master already has French accents defined so why get them wrong? Nice find though.
by flaxcottage
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: ADFS Deleted File Recovery - Assistance Required
Replies: 22
Views: 361

Re: ADFS Deleted File Recovery - Assistance Required

That's great, jgh. =D>

Now if I can only remember that technique if something like that happens to me. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Finland
Replies: 12
Views: 163

Re: Hi from Finland

Welcome, Ari. :D

That A3020 is an excellent machine. You will enjoy it.
by flaxcottage
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 620
Views: 59763

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Thanks for all the software posted. Nearly all of it was MIA. =D> =D> =D>
by flaxcottage
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 620
Views: 59763

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

[*]The Dudley Programs – Ballooning [*]The Dudley Programs – Understanding the Weather[/list] Both are by Heinemann Computers/Fiveways Software. The type of protection used is exactly the same as described on the flaxcottage.com archive site under 'Protection'. It's defeated my attempts to crack it...
by flaxcottage
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Ray Traced Spheres
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: Ray Traced Spheres

If you copy the code into BBC BASIC for Windows it takes less than 2 seconds to render. :D The supplied download does not work on a real BBC. All the files report 'Bad program' when loaded, except C.Spheres. The download is a DSD file but IMPORTS as a SSD file into a Datacentre. I tried the SPHERES ...
by flaxcottage
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 620
Views: 59763

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Thanks. =D> =D> =D>
by flaxcottage
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 620
Views: 59763

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Thanks for that. I had heard of the title but never seen the package.

The protection sounds interesting. I have met setting &81 before in a protection method.

The only Cambridge Micro Software titles I have were all unprotected.

Did the disc(s) have the date on them?
by flaxcottage
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello fom Essex, UK.
Replies: 13
Views: 231

Re: Hello fom Essex, UK.

Welcome, Gavin. :D

It won't be long before the 'Electron Massif' take you to their collective bosom. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Computer desk
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Computer desk

IKEA do some really cheap desks which will do for computers.

I also use a simple 4' by 2' table and have a real BBC micro monitor stand.
by flaxcottage
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from France
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: Hello from France

Welcome. :D
by flaxcottage
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Thermionic Valves
Replies: 75
Views: 3830

Re: Thermionic Valves

It looks like a coaxial triode and probably for RF work. I'd guess a 2v DC heater with the cathode connected to the heater. The anode voltage, say 90-100v. It is beautifully old-looking. The end caps remind me of some old resistors I once had which fitted into a holder made of tool clips. They dated...
by flaxcottage
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4858
Views: 335305

Re: Today I received.....

Now that I didn't know. It sounds like a useful idea. Create a Floppy.ssd, then copy it multiple times and Windows will atomatically number the copies for me. Great tip, thanks. =D>