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by KarateEd
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 10 Game Nominations
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: Season 10 Game Nominations

Would love to play through POP but is there a way to compare scores? how about remaining time?, you only get 60 mins. There are some platform games that are conducive to the HSC here but I believe the POP is not one of them. There is another reason why it's not conducive. Not everyone has a Master ...
by KarateEd
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Atom Owner from Smalltown, Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 209

Re: Atom Owner from Smalltown, Canada

Welcome Peter. This is the best forum you could be on but there is also a FB forum. https://www.facebook.com/groups/AcornAndBBCMicro/ I'm in Western Canada in Squamish. There are two of us in the general Vancouver area that have formed the ABUG Canada West group and we've met twice so far. I expect ...
by KarateEd
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Advice on internal Datacentre 1MHz bus cable installation?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Advice on internal Datacentre 1MHz bus cable installation?

VectorEyes wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:14 pm
Elminster wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:54 pm
I can confirm. You could drive a bus through on the Beeb, but the master is almost no gap.
I see what you did there!
That's funny. I had to get a good night's sleep to get it.....

Ed...... :-)
by KarateEd
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Advice on internal Datacentre 1MHz bus cable installation?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Advice on internal Datacentre 1MHz bus cable installation?

Ah, so he has. Funny, you don't have to do that on a Beeb. Are they that much different in the tolerances?

Ed...... :-)
by KarateEd
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Advice on internal Datacentre 1MHz bus cable installation?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Advice on internal Datacentre 1MHz bus cable installation?

If you look at various installations on eBay that Mark sells, you'll see how he does the cabling as he puts quite a bit of detail in his sales. It will become quite clear how to do it for the cable. You don't need to cut any holes to make this work. For the USB port, yes, on a Master, some small cut...
by KarateEd
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 10 Game Nominations
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: Season 10 Game Nominations

Would love to play through POP but is there a way to compare scores? We can choose new/old but the game has to make sense for the competition. POP doesn't work for the HSC platform, sorry, great game though. We did play While Light a season or 2 ago, it's new.......and a wonderful game. That's an e...
by KarateEd
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 10 Game Nominations
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: Season 10 Game Nominations

I guess I'll start:

Crazy Painter
2048
CastleOfNightmares (cheezy I know but it is 8-bit computing after all).

Ed...... :-)
by KarateEd
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

Final High Score Table updated for the Champ's Round...... This game was a bit clunky on the controls but a good concept Once again, JoolsH [/color] has just run away with it with a crazy score for this game proving he truly is the Champ. Congratulations on a job well done Jools...... =D> =D> =D> [...
by KarateEd
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 10 Game Nominations
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Season 10 Game Nominations

Hi Folks, Onto Season 10 then......Please post your 3 chosen games using the guidelines below and submit them in this thread. Please ensure the game exists online (I'll continue posting so that you can download from the Complete BBC Games Archive - http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/index.php ). If it doesn'...
by KarateEd
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs

Thanks Mark,

Much easier to read.....

Ed...... :-)
by KarateEd
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs

Hence why I reverse engineered the important primary side. I have started the secondary side. It is very similar to the version in the service manual, but also has some differences. Once I have overcome the distractions of real life and other interesting diversions, I will plonk it on here. Mark Do...
by KarateEd
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs

Thanks Dukkie,

Were you able to make a larger/clearer proper drawing of the second, professional looking drawing? It would be useful to have to be able to read it.

Thanks,

Ed...... :-)
by KarateEd
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New Master Setup
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: New Master Setup

It's certainly better. The desk it's on is designed for a printer or other hardware but it's the space i can find. I've had to raise my chair to be able to play comfortably but I intend to make a special 'overhang' piece to make it even better. Right now if I play for a couple hours then my right sh...
by KarateEd
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

High Score Table Updated......

Ed...... :-)
by KarateEd
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

Broke 60k, think I'm starting to get this game, doesn't mean I like it though.....

62,840

Ed...... :-)
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by KarateEd
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

Broke 30k......35,900

Ed...... :-)
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by KarateEd
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

So close to 30k.... didn't realize this wrapped around after only 3 levels, wow, short but difficult.....

Ed...... :-)
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by KarateEd
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

High Score Table Updated......

Ed...... :-)
by KarateEd
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New Master Setup
Replies: 3
Views: 205

New Master Setup

Hi Folks,

I've now got a new location and setup for my Master computer. I've also put my books and some of the diskettes above the location on a shelf as it just makes more sense than having it used on top of a couple of TV stands.

Anyway, here's a pic.

Ed...... :-)
Master & Books.png
by KarateEd
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

Moved up slightly again, this time on real hardware.

The FU fighters didn't do as well.

Ed...... :-)
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by KarateEd
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

Moved up slightly again.

Ed...... :-)
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by KarateEd
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

High Score Table Updated......

Ed...... :-)
by KarateEd
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer
Replies: 34
Views: 715

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - RChamp - Boxer

I had the same issues at first Elminster.

Got a slightly higher score.....

Ed...... :-)
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by KarateEd
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs

For isolation from the mains supply (which is referenced to neutral, and hence to earth / ground), use a 1:1 ratio "isolating" transformer. The transformer should have a VA rating at least 15% greater than the wattage of the Beebs PSU. Yes, the next step is to carefully remove the PSU from the Beeb...
by KarateEd
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs

Along with what MartinB says, BITD I had some of these transistors crack the soldered joints under the PCB. Reflowing the solder solved the problem then. Hi John..... I will remove the MB and reflow in whatever spots I can..... it's likely something like that..... simplest issues first I guess. Ed....
by KarateEd
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs

Assuming it’s not the fuse (you’ve checked?), when these PSU’s were re-capped, did you also change the start-up capacitor, C9? If it’s not the fuse and C9 is ok, it /might/ then be the main switching transistor, Q2 (a vertically-mounted TO3 case) but this is a little more of a job to test and then ...
by KarateEd
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs

Not just "general retro or electrical groups", but anyone who repairs or who may work on mains powered switch mode power supplies. The principles are common to all switch mode power supply systems. Anyway, the important thing, is that these work at mains voltages (110V to 120V or 220V to 240V) and ...
by KarateEd
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs

I don't wish to discourage anyone from answering. I was wondering if there were any more general retro or electrical groups near you that you could drop in on and maybe demo them some Acorn stuff in return for sharing their PSU knowledge :D I don't want to discourage anyone from answering either. I...
by KarateEd
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs

Hi Folks, Paul and I each have a PSU that's stopped working, reasons unknown. I thought maybe mine had a bad switch but I've checked continuity on both out to the switch and proved both have continuity up to the switch and the switches are working so we're that far. On Paul's PSU, it stopped working...
by KarateEd
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Canada West - July 5th 2018 Meetup
Replies: 16
Views: 284

Re: ABUG Canada West - July 5th 2018 Meetup

Thanks for the writeup guys, it sounds like you enjoyed your selves despite some frustrations. Did any of my games work on a US beeb? I would have expected them to output at 50hz, assuming that the display runs at the same dot frequency (or whatever it is called). Hi Tricky, The frustration wasn't ...