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by flaxcottage
Sun May 26, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: I found my childhood friends I never had!
Replies: 10
Views: 117

Re: I found my childhood friends I never had!

Welcome, Stuart, :D

Lots of Electron users lurk herein.
by flaxcottage
Sun May 26, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5192
Views: 383652

Re: Today I received.....

vanekp wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 7:15 am
nice collection, should keep you busy for a while :lol:
Just a bit. :D
by flaxcottage
Sat May 25, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMFS and DFS parallel use
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: MMFS and DFS parallel use

Welcome, Kapitány. :D Yes, there is a conflict between DFS and MMFS. Only one can be active at a time and when you switch using *DISC or *CARD they don't always set up their workspace correctly. You don't say which version of MMFS you have. There are two commands available in some versions; *IMTOD -...
by flaxcottage
Fri May 24, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5192
Views: 383652

Re: Today I received.....

A big box of educational software all of it MIA in some form or other. :D This was from a very helpful eBayer who had managed to obtain the complete software library of Newman College in Birmingham. I was allowed to visit and collect all the MIA titles, hence the box. As an aside I do believe he has...
by flaxcottage
Fri May 24, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Disassembler for RISCOS 3.x
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Disassembler for RISCOS 3.x

Thanks, guys. I'll see if I can find them. I may have them on disks somewhere and not know it. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Fri May 24, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: software
Topic: Disassembler for RISCOS 3.x
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Disassembler for RISCOS 3.x

I find I have a need for an ARM code disassembler for RISCOS 3.1 machines. Can anyone recommend a good one?
by flaxcottage
Fri May 24, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5192
Views: 383652

Re: Today I received.....

I remember this coming out and the arguments in the press. It was a bit like 'Top Trumps'. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Fri May 24, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: software
Topic: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes

!PiRAT is also on the SkyFall compilation disc H24 along with some other disc duplicators.

It had been there for quite a long time. :oops:
by flaxcottage
Thu May 23, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: software
Topic: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes

!PiRAT is now on my archive site; http://www.flaxcottage.com/RISCOS/Applications.asp It is available in two versions - an ADF image file which can be converted to a real image using OmniFlop and a zip file which can be unzipped directly onto the Archimedes. Right click the link to download. This wil...
by flaxcottage
Thu May 23, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Compukit UK101 - upgrading
Replies: 16
Views: 2107

Re: Compukit UK101 - upgrading

That sound/via board looks a beauty. Congrats. =D>
by flaxcottage
Thu May 23, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Compukit UK101 - upgrading
Replies: 16
Views: 2107

Re: Compukit UK101 - upgrading

Blimey! That is a lot of modifications. You must have had fun building that lot. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Thu May 23, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: software
Topic: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes

lcww1 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 6:46 pm
flaxcottage wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 8:33 am
I have !PiRat somewhere. I remember using that to clone an educational title.

Investigator III is on my hunting list, thanks. :D
Any chance of uploading !Rat to the forum? Sounds like a handy thing to have around....
No problem. I'll put it on my RISCOS archive and post a link.
by flaxcottage
Thu May 23, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: software
Topic: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes

I'll have a look at that, Daniel, thanks.

One is never too old to learn new tricks. :D
by flaxcottage
Thu May 23, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: software
Topic: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes

Now here's a thing... Tried !Rat (!Pirat) on my A5000 last night and it crashed out and wouldn't copy the Touch Window disk. Copied the program to my A3000 and it worked perfectly making a virgin 'Master' disk which then would register to my A3000. :D Is this because the A3000 has an 800K drive and...
by flaxcottage
Thu May 23, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2748
Views: 246798

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

An interesting DFS upgrade in the beeb.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-ACORN-MI ... Swk3lc5qCJ
by flaxcottage
Thu May 23, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: software
Topic: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes

Now here's a thing... Tried !Rat (!Pirat) on my A5000 last night and it crashed out and wouldn't copy the Touch Window disk. Copied the program to my A3000 and it worked perfectly making a virgin 'Master' disk which then would register to my A3000. :D Is this because the A3000 has an 800K drive and ...
by flaxcottage
Thu May 23, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: software
Topic: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes

The Touch Window Kryoflux data stream archive is here - www.flaxcottage.com/riscos/touchwindow.zip

I have !PiRat somewhere. I remember using that to clone an educational title.

Investigator III is on my hunting list, thanks. :D
by flaxcottage
Wed May 22, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: software
Topic: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes

Thanks, Daniel. I'll put them on my website and let you know where. It'll be tomorrow now.

Problem is with my version it gives an error message when trying to write the stream back. :?
by flaxcottage
Wed May 22, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: software
Topic: How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes
Replies: 17
Views: 293

How to clone a 'master' disc on Archimedes

Here is a problem that has me stumped. I have a new, unregistered floppy disc from Resource for the Archimedes Touch Window screen. The disc will verify with no errors. The disc will backup apparently OK but the backup copy will not register. The software keeps asking for the original 'master' disc ...
by flaxcottage
Wed May 22, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Midwich MWFS
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Midwich MWFS

I had one of these BITD. The hard drive was 20Mb, which at the time was enormous. The MWFS divided the hard drive into 200 floppy disc images, each one behaving just like a separate floppy.

Today we have MMFS then we had MWFS. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Sun May 19, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Setting up ROS3.11 with Uniboot
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Setting up ROS3.11 with Uniboot

I don't use Uniboot with RISCOS 3.x either. Much too slow and includes loads of junk I don't want. I wrote my own and add/delete from it as needed.
by flaxcottage
Thu May 16, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New user from York, England
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: New user from York, England

Welcome, Paul. :D

That is a lot of computers! Are they all different?
by flaxcottage
Thu May 16, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: programming
Topic: ColourTrans_SetGCOL on Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: ColourTrans_SetGCOL on Pi

The latest version of RISCOS on the Pi handles colour and screen modes very differently from the A5000. I tend to use the Pi to try to run retro educational software using MODE1, say. The Pi uses 64 colours in MODE1, whereas the A5000 uses just the 4. I set the colours in constants, Red%=3, for exam...
by flaxcottage
Tue May 14, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New A3000 4MB memory
Replies: 37
Views: 2653

Re: New A3000 4MB memory

andrewvideo wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:01 pm
Is anyone making memory for the A3010?

see this which its out of my price range. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Acorn-A3 ... 2610551428
Try ctorwy31 on eBay. That is the eBay shop of IFEL. I had one of these and they are great. :D
by flaxcottage
Tue May 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 Hd Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: A3000 Hd Upgrade

Looks like you have a 1MB upgrade to give you 2Mb RAM.

You will need to replace the existing upgrade with a 4MB board. CMorley on the forum does these I believe.
by flaxcottage
Sun May 12, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: INPUT Magazine Listing / Electron Error ?
Replies: 37
Views: 497

Re: INPUT Magazine Listing / Electron Error ?

Can you list lines 80 to 110?

We might be able to spot something from the listing.
by flaxcottage
Sat May 11, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Greece!
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Greetings from Greece!

Welcome, Dimitris. :D
by flaxcottage
Thu May 09, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: MIA Educational Software on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 123

MIA Educational Software on eBay

There are currently a number of educational titles on eBay. These are described as coming from the Newman College software library. Most are MIA. I am bidding on the Cateby Manor and Funfair, Inform 1 and Sentence Maker Plus, Pip's Island Adventure and Fairy Tales and Wilt and Picture Play. I know L...
by flaxcottage
Tue May 07, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2931
Views: 254624

Re: LOLPRICE

There's nothing special about these. 100Mb parallel port Zip drives can be picked up for under a tenner easily.