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by sbadger
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: Ghidra disassembler
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Ghidra disassembler

did you firewall the app or have a port monitor open when running? 8-[
by sbadger
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Drawing a circle in BBC BASIC
Replies: 19
Views: 716

Re: Drawing a circle in BBC BASIC

I remember a thread on Minsky cirlces, in BASIC, very quick and close enough.

RTW did an example:-
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13576&hilit=Minsky+circle#p178292
by sbadger
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 134
Views: 6203

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

[*]Cursing Acorn and the Master character designer and worshiping at the church of Jonathan Harston with his defchar app, which enabled me to quickly knock together a custom font for my game [/list] newfont.png I saw this running at the weekend but didn't know who to ask about it. It looks really g...
by sbadger
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Off Topic Wanted: Vintage Sound Blaster & Roland MT32
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Off Topic Wanted: Vintage Sound Blaster & Roland MT32

Hi there,

My nostalgia for DOS is pinging... (don't worry my Acorn hasn't diminished!)
I'm looking for an ISA Creative Sound Blaster card, Something like an AWE32 or AWE64 please.

I'd also really like a Roland MT-32 midi module if anyone has one they want to move on.

many thanks
Stewart
by sbadger
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5058
Views: 369660

Re: Today I received.....

IMG_0866.JPG I'm already well past peak retro here but there's something about the C64 breadbins that I just can't resist. Particularly, if they're looking sad and unloved and the estimated delivery date happens to coincide with my partner's weekend away. This one was a little dirty, and had a slig...
by sbadger
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2893
Views: 247770

Re: LOLPRICE

flaxcottage wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:02 pm
sbadger wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:38 am
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183666032661

it just looks so......@£#&
Was @£#& encrypted on an Enigma machine? Was the plain text naff? :lol:
No, not naff, I remembered this is a family forum! :wink:
by sbadger
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2893
Views: 247770

Re: LOLPRICE

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183666032661

it just looks so......@£#&
by sbadger
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2893
Views: 247770

Re: LOLPRICE

i'm sure it is rare, possibly a bit steep?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VECTREX-3D-I ... 4059822002
by sbadger
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 134
Views: 6203

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Thanks everyone for the great weekend, very interesting chats and productive as usual. Specific thankyous to:- Thanks to Dave (hoglet) for help diagnosing an ill beeb, amazing tools he's built and the 245 chip! Thanks to Phil (Prime) for the eprom bits Thanks to Chris for the PVM PSU advice Thanks t...
by sbadger
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Does anyone remember this adventure game?
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Does anyone remember this adventure game?

I looked through all adventure games on bbcmicro.co.uk, and tried a few, the closest thing to the style and look is Kings Ransom http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1971 That looks like a Graphic Adventure Creator title. Looking at the wiki, there was anothing title made using GAC called 'Dragons Too...
by sbadger
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 134
Views: 6203

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

1024MAK wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:16 pm
I’d be interested in John Waldron Intro to Risc.

So yes, please do bring it along.

Mark
Will do. It’s yours

Stew
by sbadger
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 134
Views: 6203

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Any takers in either a copy of John Waldron Intro to Risc, promised to Mark and a DVD XFiles series 1-9 + movie (offtopic but I bet there are fellow scifi geeks on here! :wink: ), can bring to ABUG.

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No body want an xfiles freebie?
by sbadger
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 134
Views: 6203

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Sorry Robert I also need to leave lunchtime-ish on the Sunday.

Will anyone be bringing an EPROM eraser and programmer by chance?
by sbadger
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D Printing
Replies: 11
Views: 738

Re: 3D Printing

Well, I'm glad I didn't go for the first offer I saw. Instead of paying £60, i can now get it for £25: https://www.greatflux.com/collections/frontpage/products/3dprinter Seriously????? I think it really does show this up as a complete scam. Annoyingly, these are continually appearing as ads on Face...
by sbadger
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Superior Software Posters
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Superior Software Posters

Ravenskull
ravenskull-poster.jpg
by sbadger
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Bouncing Babes
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Bouncing Babes

I remember Fire!, just had ago of it again, suprisingly punishing from right off.
My friend had a Nintendo Game and Watch version of the same plot.

thanks for the memories
by sbadger
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Vintage Collections
Replies: 50
Views: 1808

Re: Vintage Collections

ok, here we go * about 5 bbc b's, various issues, including my original childhood Oak cased one * 5 Masters inc one with a 512, a NULA, PiCopro and SD card * A3020 2mb * x3 A3000s 4mb, all econet +1 IDE, one with leakage problems * Electron * RiscPC 600 (with 710CPU card) * Atom off topic * x2 Spect...
by sbadger
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 134
Views: 6203

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

:!: :!: :!: :!:

I just found a promocode for this hotel. Takes it down to £64 for the two nights

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stew
by sbadger
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 134
Views: 6203

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

ooh yes please, full kit full weekend please.

thanks
by sbadger
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Strange issue with an AKF11 CRT
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Strange issue with an AKF11 CRT

The insulator ooze looks normal, it's a usually a factory glue to keep winds and convergence magnets in place. as for the picture, yeah agree, for the focus to go like that sounds like the LOPT. I think the AKF11 is essentially a Philips CM8833 (mk 1), and new lopts are available. (ebay , donberg et...
by sbadger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Sony PVM CRT repair
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Sony PVM CRT repair

Hi Mark, I don't know the diodes are bad but if they are, the parts list describe D605,613,615,618 as "EGP20G" but on the block diagram as RGP15J for 605,613,618 and RGP15G. D615 = EGP20G or RGP15G D605 = EGP20G or RGB15J D613 = EGP20G or RGP15J D618 = EGP20G or RGP15J the G seems to be 400v and the...
by sbadger
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Sony PVM CRT repair
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Sony PVM CRT repair

I just did a reading of the PH601

1 : 0.005v
2: 102.4v
4: -108.8v
5: -86v


assuming i got the right ground... :roll:

stew
by sbadger
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Sony PVM CRT repair
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Sony PVM CRT repair

That's a great steer thank you Mark & Kazzie, When I checked the output from the G board (when connected to A and running) the +15v is stable at 14.98v the +115v is stable at 114.7v and as we know the -15v is -20v and climbs to -18 It'll probably be the weekend before I can check PH601 and the D615,...
by sbadger
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Sony PVM CRT repair
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Sony PVM CRT repair

With regard to the -23V output on the -15V rail, is that on the power supply board (board G)? And is that with the other boards connected or disconnected? If it's that far off when disconnected, I'd be worried about the T603 transformer, as the only things between it and the -15V output is a rectif...
by sbadger
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Sony PVM CRT repair
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Sony PVM CRT repair

A very overbright picture may mean that the current flowing through the electron guns is too high. Most CRT sets have a protection system, such that over a certain level, it will shut down all or part of the set. Some protection designs latch and some don’t (so the set may then cycle on and off). I...
by sbadger
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What's that sound effect?
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: What's that sound effect?

I just had a listen and the sound is so familiar :D . I think it must have been used on pretty much every single kids show back in the 80s.
Anything sciencey , lab, castle, dungeon.
It made me think of Danger Mouse....
by sbadger
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Sony PVM CRT repair
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Sony PVM CRT repair

I've done a bit more work on this. I've recapped the power board but problem remains.
The board is outputting -23v on the -15 rail so am looking to replace the regulators next.

stew
by sbadger
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Some Photos from BITD
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: Some Photos from BITD

Thanks for that. It's a good idea for a thread.
by sbadger
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5058
Views: 369660

Re: Today I received.....

Out grown my cheapo multimeter, so an early christmas pressie to myself

This...
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ooooooooooooooohhhh baby!! :P

oh my god it's soooooo quick!!!! :D :D