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by KarateEd
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R9 - Uridium
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R9 - Uridium

sydney wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:46 pm
Half an hour later and:

22315


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Now you're just showing off..... :roll: #-o =P~ :D
by KarateEd
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R9 - Uridium
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R9 - Uridium

A bit better.... 9,115. Haven't got the hang of it yet.
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by KarateEd
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R9 - Uridium
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R9 - Uridium

ok, first but not a good score, just something to get us started... 5,590

How do people feel about this one on joysticks?
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by KarateEd
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R9 - Uridium
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R9 - Uridium

Thanks Sir Syd.......
by KarateEd
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 39
Views: 635

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Final High Score Tables updated for Round 8...... Tricky game this.... Today, Tricky [/color] was a really good carney and took top honours while being pressed by a couple others who were quite close....Great game Tricky and congratulations on coming out on top in the game that you wrote!!!. =D> =D...
by KarateEd
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R9 - Uridium
Replies: 8
Views: 108

High Score Challenge S10 - R9 - Uridium

Stardot high score challenge Season Ten: Round Nine Uridium by Sydney http://www.nomishooper.magix.net/Season10/09/Uridium.png ====================================================================================== RULES :arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 19th of November and ends at 9pm ...
by KarateEd
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 issues again with CMOS not holding settings
Replies: 16
Views: 235

Re: A3010 issues again with CMOS not holding settings

180k resistor No, it should be 180 Ohms, not 180000 Ohms. Yeh, I know it's 180 ohms.....0s mistake. So, what is the purpose of the 180 ohm resistor? I guess that's really my only question now. Edit: Ok, think I answered my own question. You are saying R73 may be faulty. So I'll do Mark's test and t...
by KarateEd
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 issues again with CMOS not holding settings
Replies: 16
Views: 235

Re: A3010 issues again with CMOS not holding settings

So how is the cell (battery) charging? The tests that I suggested are designed to prove it one way or another... Mark Essentially I've put a new Varta (about 2 years ago now) in. I put it in a place that if it ever leaked it would not harm the MB in any way. I used wires to connect it up just the s...
by KarateEd
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Keyboard ribbon cable issue
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Keyboard ribbon cable issue

The black stuff is carbon. It will stick to that & make a connection. WHere you've worn through to bare plastic you can roughen the surface a little to help the paint stick. It is fragile after application so you may need to re-apply if you insert/remove the flexi. I have one of these: https://uk.r...
by KarateEd
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Keyboard ribbon cable issue
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Keyboard ribbon cable issue

cmorley wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:32 am
Nickel paint, patience and great care. :)
Will it stick to that black stuff or will I have to scrape something off?

Thanks in advance,
by KarateEd
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 issues again with CMOS not holding settings
Replies: 16
Views: 235

Re: A3010 issues again with CMOS not holding settings

... Edit 4: Checked continuity between the battery ground and pin 4 of the CMOS chip. It shows infinite (well 9.xx Mohms) of resistance meaning that pin 4 isn't really grounded. Can I put a wire between the battery ground to pin 4 of the CMOS to solve the problem? Edit 5: I decided to give it a try...
by KarateEd
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Canadian A3000?
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Canadian A3000?

Doesn't ring a bell but it's spelled wrong.... it should be eh3000....
by KarateEd
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Keyboard ribbon cable issue
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Keyboard ribbon cable issue

Hi folks, Got the CMOS issue sorted but now I have a ribbon cable issue. I think with all the taking apart and putting together of the A3010, I've ended up wearing off some of the conduit of the ribbon cable for the keyboard. I've put a picture up of it and was wondering what the best way to fix thi...
by KarateEd
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 issues again with CMOS not holding settings
Replies: 16
Views: 235

Re: A3010 issues again with CMOS not holding settings

ok, when I measure across 4 and 8 I get 4.66V and that's with the machine in an on state. When I turn it off, the voltage is less than 1 volt and drops constantly until it reaches 0V. Seems a bit funny to me. The chip has the notch facing north on the MB. I am assuming pin 4 to be on the left of the...
by KarateEd
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 issues again with CMOS not holding settings
Replies: 16
Views: 235

Re: A3010 issues again with CMOS not holding settings

You can check if the battery is supplying power to the cmos chip by measuring between pins 4 (ground) and pin 8 (should be some 3V). I used a picture from retro-kit: https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/content/A3010-Battery-Maintenance/ F4503BFA-FDE3-4D16-9D8E-E369ACA0911A.jpeg Ahhhh...... perfect...
by KarateEd
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 issues again with CMOS not holding settings
Replies: 16
Views: 235

Re: A3010 issues again with CMOS not holding settings

... A few minutes off and no good, CMOS was lost. ... This is a symptom of the battery not providing power to the cmos chip. You can check by measuring the power on the cmos chip with the power off (for a couple of minutes). It may be because of a missed alkali spot when neutralising the board with...
by KarateEd
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 issues again with CMOS not holding settings
Replies: 16
Views: 235

A3010 issues again with CMOS not holding settings

Hi Folks, About 2 years ago I 'fixed' my CMOS problems with a new battery and a straight wire for R60 I believe it was. At any rate, it held the CMOS for a while and a few months later it started to fail. It wouldn't completely fail, it would fail if left off for a couple hours. A few minutes off an...
by KarateEd
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 39
Views: 635

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

High Score Tables Updated......
by KarateEd
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 39
Views: 635

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Got past the 20k level..... 22,240
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by KarateEd
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 39
Views: 635

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Another bump up..... 19,350
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by KarateEd
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 39
Views: 635

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Tried this on my Master and I like it better. The sounds are certainly crisper and I think the game play might be too.... 18,240
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by KarateEd
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 39
Views: 635

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

I'm improving, but still a way off the scores I got last time we played this (was that really four years ago??) 16,230 Yeh, I was surprised it was that long ago too. I'm nowhere close to my best score yet either......tough game. I think I remember getting one good run with all the other runs being ...
by KarateEd
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 39
Views: 635

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

High Score Tables Updated......
by KarateEd
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 39
Views: 635

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Should have probably done better with this one but it is a small improvement..... 16,270
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by KarateEd
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 39
Views: 635

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

High Score Tables Updated......
by KarateEd
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 39
Views: 635

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

And a bit of a bump up.... 15,830
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by KarateEd
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 39
Views: 635

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Well I got a little bit better, tough game though..... 14,110

Oh that thing that looks like a 'shoe' is a pistol ala carny style....
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by KarateEd
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 39
Views: 635

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Ok, just to prove it worked.....I'm now ERD, first name, second name, last name initials.... 13,660
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by KarateEd
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 39
Views: 635

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

FourthStone wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Hey Ed, press enter to cycle through each letter then press x to move to next letter, move to ok and press enter to complete.
Thanks, I had forgotten this....
by KarateEd
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival
Replies: 39
Views: 635

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R8 - Carnival

Well, it'a start - don't remember how to get my initials into the score list so for now, I'm AAA.....9,090
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