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by flaxcottage
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Bucks
Replies: 11
Views: 78

Re: Hello from Bucks

Welcome, Steve. :D That dead key can be repaired very easily (probably). Unsolder the key from the keyboard, unscrew the solder pins one at a time, clean with 1000 grade wet and dry paper, screw back in, check switch makes contact, replace key switch. Failing that, wait until CMcDougall comes along ...
by flaxcottage
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 218
Views: 7317

Re: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.

Enjoy the meeting, guys. I shall be with you in spirit.

At the moment I am looking after a very poorly dog for my daughter. :(
by flaxcottage
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: software
Topic: MyWorld SEMARC
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: MyWorld SEMARC

Thanks for that. I'll add it to the archive. =D>
by flaxcottage
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greets fellow Acorn enthusiasts
Replies: 17
Views: 267

Re: Greets fellow Acorn enthusiasts

Welcome. :D
by flaxcottage
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 90
Views: 4295

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

Try the banner below. :D
by flaxcottage
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Strange behaviour ADFS RISC OS 3.11
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Strange behaviour ADFS RISC OS 3.11

Does this happen:

a) on the same disc in DOS on a PC,

b)if the files are copied onto a RISCOS disc on the A4000?
by flaxcottage
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft termulator
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Acornsoft termulator

The flaxcottage.com website has the BBC micro variant plus documentation. The 4corn website has an excellent copy of the documentation as well.
by flaxcottage
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: More attic finds . . . Updated :o)
Replies: 31
Views: 992

Re: More attic finds . . .

Surely it's x 1/root(2) not x root(2), it has to be less than the peak as you're filling in the troughs by chopping off the peaks. So 10VAC = 7V DC. No it's x Root 2 because the barrery will charge to the PEAK voltage of the rectified waveform, not the Average. It is usual to have a Reservoir and s...
by flaxcottage
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: The Towering Inferno typein listing for BBC Micro
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: The Towering Inferno typein listing for BBC Micro

Most of the Games Computing magazines are on flaxcottage.com. The December 1984 and February 1984 editions are for sale on eBay at the moment. Here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Games-Computing-Magazine-December-1984/323908707796?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1431.l2649 and here https...
by flaxcottage
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5410
Views: 418411

Re: Today I received.....

Now that is something special. :mrgreen: =D>
by flaxcottage
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: More attic finds . . . Updated :o)
Replies: 31
Views: 992

Re: More attic finds . . .

1024MAK wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:53 pm
I’m still wondering what on earth I can use 30A at 10V AC for.... :lol:

Mark
Home made spot welder. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 90
Views: 4295

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

There are two issues of Games Computing on eBay at the moment. I have a bid on the December 1984 issue as that is missing from my archive. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Games-Computing-Magazine-December-1984/323908707796?hash=item4b6a76a5d4:g:rwQAAOSwdxlddQF~&autorefresh=true. If I win, once it is arch...
by flaxcottage
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: software
Topic: A3000 Dealer Test Disc
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: A3000 Dealer Test Disc

If you extract the zip file on a desktop PC other than one supporting RISCOS all the extracted files will have the wrong file types set and therefore will not work correctly on the A3000. There are two ways round this; 1. if you know the original file types then set them manually on the extracted di...
by flaxcottage
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5410
Views: 418411

Re: Today I received.....

I used this way back in the day to learn all about electronics. :D IMAG1769.jpg My father bought it to help him repair things electric around the house. I just liked it for the radio circuits; IMAG1768.jpg When my father died I had the contract to clear out his shed and I rediscovered the book lying...
by flaxcottage
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: 10 PRINT "Hello Stardot"
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: 10 PRINT "Hello Stardot"

Welcome, B. :D
by flaxcottage
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2936
Views: 267532

Re: LOLPRICE

by flaxcottage
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Maths Games / Learning Software on the beeb
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Maths Games / Learning Software on the beeb

I guess you've tried selecting Mathematics in the BBC Archive section of John/flaxcottage's website (which I can't seem to deep-link to)? You cannot easily make a direct link to maths programs since the display page makes extensive use of database queries to extract the required software and the pa...
by flaxcottage
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Moving In and Water Manager
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Moving In and Water Manager

Works OK for me using BeebEm 4.14.

Have you made sure the disc is not protected when it is loaded into BeebEm? Check in File-Disc Options.
by flaxcottage
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ROMs *SRLOADed to Master SWRAM keep disappearing
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: ROMs *SRLOADed to Master SWRAM keep disappearing

Several ROMs will self-wipe on Break or Ctrl-Break as a protection method when loaded into SWR. :( That behaviour is independent of OS. Images of these ROMs are available for download from various places on the internet. If you list the ROMs showing this behaviour forum members may well have version...
by flaxcottage
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 Econet
Replies: 19
Views: 732

Re: A3010 Econet

Very well done! =D> =D> =D>
by flaxcottage
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Moving In and Water Manager
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Moving In and Water Manager

Moving in is attached. It is one on my to-do list. :lol:

Water manager cannot be posted as CSH aggressively protect their copyright. It is missing from my collection anyway. :(
by flaxcottage
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Tape - MMSD CARD/ABR reprogramming
Replies: 69
Views: 1253

Re: Tape - MMSD CARD

The SD card attached to the printer port will behave like 4 separate disk drives 0 - 3. To use one you can type *DRIVE n, where n is 0 -3 inclusive. To load a particular image use the *DIN command, for example *DIN 15 will load the disk image from 'disk 15' into the currently selected drive. The con...
by flaxcottage
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disk confusion
Replies: 28
Views: 587

Re: Disk confusion

The discs you mention are standard 40T 5.25" floppy discs suitable for a 40T or 40/80T double or singe sided drive on a BBC micro. They can hold 100K on each side reliably.

BITD we used to format these at 80T. Some worked some did not.
by flaxcottage
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Early 70s Calculators
Replies: 52
Views: 4891

Re: Early 70s Calculators

I used one of those Sinclair calculators BITD and though it was wonderful, much better than my slide rule.

Once I got my Texas SR-56 though I stopped thinking that. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 90
Views: 4295

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

Yes, I am missing quite a few of the modern ones - all the ones without pictures. :?

Any that you can manage will be very gratefully received, thanks. The zipped files for one issue will be large so a Dropbox link would be the way to go.

I've sent you a PM.
by flaxcottage
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from San-Diego!
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Re: Hello from San-Diego!

Welcome, Vincent. :D
by flaxcottage
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Latest project ...
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Latest project ...

Cool. 8)
by flaxcottage
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5410
Views: 418411

Re: Today I received.....

Nice machine. They are my favourite Beeb. :D