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by SimonSideburns
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: *FOUND* PULL DOWN RAM DRIVER V1.0 by R.S.ANDERSON
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: PULL DOWN RAM DRIVER V1.0 by R.S.ANDERSON

Found it. It's by Rob Anderson and is a 32K (or 64K with additional chips) Veroboard based add-on that connects to the 1MHz bus, comprising of 32K static ram and supporting chips, doubling up the ram for the 64K version. Check out page 74 onward in the July 1990 edition of The Micro User for the cir...
by SimonSideburns
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: *FOUND* PULL DOWN RAM DRIVER V1.0 by R.S.ANDERSON
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: PULL DOWN RAM DRIVER V1.0 by R.S.ANDERSON

The floppy that came with Volume 8 issue 6 of TMU includes software to test a RAM board and firmware for a RAM board.

I guess that may well be the issue I'm looking for.

I will see if there's source code for that ROM.
by SimonSideburns
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: *FOUND* PULL DOWN RAM DRIVER V1.0 by R.S.ANDERSON
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: PULL DOWN RAM DRIVER V1.0 by R.S.ANDERSON

I've looked at the ROM using the ADT *MEX command (memory examine) and here's a snippet of the commands the ROM accepts. 8AF0 PCAT -.PLOAD ].PSAVE ..PCLEA 8B0C R Y.PFREE ..PFORMAT ..PDELET 8B28 E f.PRENAME ..PBLOAD ~.PBSAV 8B44 E I.PCOMPACT ....bad format. 8B60 no room.file not found.illeg 8B7C al f...
by SimonSideburns
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 128
Views: 4605

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

Everyone has now paid. Thank you for doing so so promptly. I am now declaring the event definitively full. Unless someone drops out, there is no capacity for anyone else, even people who just want to casually drop-in. If there's still a slight possibility of me dropping in on one of the days just t...
by SimonSideburns
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: *FOUND* PULL DOWN RAM DRIVER V1.0 by R.S.ANDERSON
Replies: 3
Views: 160

*FOUND* PULL DOWN RAM DRIVER V1.0 by R.S.ANDERSON

Sorry for the capitals in the subject line, that's the identification string in a ROM image I've found on one of my floppy images. I've searched online but have found nothing at all about it, so I was wondering if anyone knew anything about it, or could provide any assistance on what the ROM is. The...
by SimonSideburns
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 128
Views: 4605

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

I've been thrown another ball to juggle, so I'm going to have to pull out of ABUG South, so there's a place free. After missing two, I'm more determined to get to the next one. Judge: Keep the deposit, add it to the kitty. Shame you can't make it either. I was told by our bricklayer that he's comin...
by SimonSideburns
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 128
Views: 4605

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

I hate to have to do this, but I'm going to have to give up my table again! I really thought our situation would resolve itself but I'd rather say something now rather than leave it until the week of the event. We've had bricklayers in at the weekends since the end of September, but with all the qui...
by SimonSideburns
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Spooling cats and Datacentres
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: Spooling cats and Datacentres

What a great idea. I'll be looking forward to seeing your progress with this.

I have some folders and a large number of disc images on my USB pen drive which I use with my DataCentre, and being able to navigate them in a more efficient way would be a real time saver.
by SimonSideburns
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Browsing Behaviour under Android
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Browsing Behaviour under Android

I get similar issues in other websites, and my only suggestion is to open the game you want to look at in a new tab.
by SimonSideburns
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 128
Views: 4605

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

I visited the Doctor on Monday morning and he said I 'should' be fine to be as normal as possible in my daily activities. He said that if I was concerned that lifting heavy items would make the hernia worse that I get some sort of belt (that's probably not the right word) which is similar to what po...
by SimonSideburns
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Imogen walkthrough videos
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Imogen walkthrough videos

While I absolutely love Imogen, I'm reminded how much flicker there was in the animation of the main sprite. It doesn't seem to be all animation though. For example, flames on torches don't seem to flicker, but the cat, monkey and wizard all seem to flicker. Any ideas why this happens, and how the a...
by SimonSideburns
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 128
Views: 4605

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

JudgeBeeb wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:12 pm
But that doesn't really help in terms of how you are going to load (and subsequently unload) at home.
That's not too bad of a problem. I'll get the wife to do it :lol: :lol: :lol:
by SimonSideburns
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 128
Views: 4605

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

I'm possibly able to bring my own fold up picnic style aluminium table (the sort you take on camping holidays), assuming I can find it in one of our sheds. However, and I will know more once I've seen the Doctor tomorrow, I noticed I had what I believe to be a hernia when I was in the shower on Wedn...
by SimonSideburns
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Imogen walkthrough videos
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Imogen walkthrough videos

Nice video series.

I've started watching through them and then I noticed you have at least two levels repeated twice in the playlist.

Thought you might want to know.

Scrub that, it seems you've fixed it since I started watching them last night.
by SimonSideburns
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 128
Views: 4605

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Does anyone have any info on the possibility of bringing a puppy? I looked on their website but found no info, so I will call and enquire if nobody already knows. This if from the webpage here: https://www.greenekinginns.co.uk/hotels/ely/ This is a pet friendly hotel. There is limited availability ...
by SimonSideburns
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 128
Views: 4605

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Does anyone have any info on the possibility of bringing a puppy? I looked on their website but found no info, so I will call and enquire if nobody already knows.
by SimonSideburns
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A difficult decision
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: A difficult decision

I've got two Model Bs and one Master. I've never played with Econet (wouldn't know where to start) but one day I'd like to have a small Econet set up with the three machines connected. Only snag is that both Model Bs do not have the Econet chips and support components installed, nor do I have any cl...
by SimonSideburns
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 249
Views: 10160

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

I know it is last minute, and I am very sorry for that, but unfortunately I have to cancel too. I was so looking forward to the weekend and meeting people (again). Especially after having had so much fun being there last time, but being self-employed, my work situation (recent revised Payment Servi...
by SimonSideburns
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 249
Views: 10160

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

Hi Simon I was not being critical. I just wanted to post the weather forecast so other people could see how unseasonably warm it is going to be... Mark I didn't think that you were. It was just good for me to clarify in my mind that I'm making the right decision. I think I secretly still want to co...
by SimonSideburns
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 249
Views: 10160

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

I'm thinking I'm going to have to cancel my table. This time we were hoping the temperatures would be more sensible but it looks to be another scorcher. The current forecast: 6DC0E247-6B9B-424E-94FE-E16DFFFB1993.jpeg Mark It's not that those temperatures in themselves are too hot, but leaving the w...
by SimonSideburns
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 249
Views: 10160

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

I'm thinking I'm going to have to cancel my table. My wife and I were planning on coming along, along with our puppy Phoebe, and much like last time in June, they (my wife and the pup) were going to be in the van most of the weekend, and we were hoping to stay in the car park. Last time in June, the...
by SimonSideburns
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from another fellow stuck in the 80's
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: Greetings from another fellow stuck in the 80's

Greetings from sunny Hampshire. While Elite wasn't my cup of tea (I preferred puzzle games such as Repton, Boulder Dash, Xor, Imogen, and System Wadgebury to name a few), I admire those of you who did play Elite and made it pretty far, if not to elite status. Good luck and I look forward to hearing ...
by SimonSideburns
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wtd: Viglen Sideways Rom cartridges +
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Wtd: Viglen Sideways Rom cartridges +

Unfortunately (for you) I gave mine away at the last ABUG weekend as they were of no use to me.
by SimonSideburns
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Games on EEPROM
Replies: 43
Views: 6104

Re: Games on EEPROM

Back in the day there was a utility, most likely from The Micro User or similar that I had. It allowed you to transfer disk based software to load from ROM. Can't remember what it was called, however. If I find it I will let you know. this : https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8246&p=...
by SimonSideburns
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Games on EEPROM
Replies: 43
Views: 6104

Re: Games on EEPROM

Back in the day there was a utility, most likely from The Micro User or similar that I had. It allowed you to transfer disk based software to load from ROM. It even allowed you to insert a *HELP banner and you ran the program by using *<fsp> commands rather than CH."<fsp>". I used it to create a ROM...
by SimonSideburns
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Why does my Issue 4 BBC B have an Issue 2/3 modification in it?
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Why does my Issue 4 BBC B have an Issue 2/3 modification in it?

On a related note but on a different part of the board, I had to desolder the red wire from the audio out socket before I could remove the motherboard. I’d like to replace this with some king of detachable connection so I can remove the board again without needing to use a soldering iron - are ther...
by SimonSideburns
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Woof woof
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Woof woof

In case anyone else wishes to know, I've dug around online and the main Phoebe text is in a typeface called Pepita (MT or Std) and the Pantone colour is 110 C. Now I've got to find somewhere that can make a name tag based on this new information. I've found a few places that could print (including p...
by SimonSideburns
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Woof woof
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Woof woof

Does anyone have any idea what the font is that was used for the Phoebe logo or the exact shade of yellow was used on the front cover of the machine's case? I will be looking for a name tag to be created for her collar and it has to be exactly right doesn't it? Poor phoebe ended up at the local PDSA...
by SimonSideburns
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Prototype MIDI (input) Interface for Music 5000
Replies: 14
Views: 1274

Re: Prototype MIDI (input) Interface for Music 5000

I have (somewhere) a collection of MIDI files. No idea which external drive/backup CD they're on, but shouldn't be too difficult to locate if you're interested in them. No idea what format they are in as they're from mixed sources. These recordings you've made are very good. Would your device work w...
by SimonSideburns
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: BBC AGD Games
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: BBC AGD Games

Oh wow, I'm blown away. I thought I'd never see the day the game would run on the Beeb.

Now if only we had more memory for a higher colour mode. something to think about for nULA I guess.

As for calling the game magnificent, what can I say except thanks.