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by -B-
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing
Replies: 75
Views: 9675

Re: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing

When you get gobbled gook it is often a corrupt image. I had that several times. Did you use the dsd or ssd version of the package? Not sure on beebscsi but on the gosdc you have to manual tell it the dsd file you are putting on is interleaved or you get garbage. Doing a directory seems to work but...
by -B-
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing
Replies: 75
Views: 9675

Re: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing

I've now also got a vanilla Elk, Plus 3 and Plus 1 with the AP5, BeebSCSI and SmallyMouse2 installed. The PC I use to make disks from images doesn't want to boot today - typical, as I've just paid for a ADFS explorer key for it. *MOUSE ON <Return> ok *POINTER ON <Return> ok *E.ART <Return> I briefly...
by -B-
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing
Replies: 75
Views: 9675

Re: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing

I’ve removed AP3/4 and put MRB into normal mode with no difference.
I am trying to load from BeebSCSI, has anyone else tried it this way?

Unplug SmallyMouse2, switch on Elk.

*MOUSE ON
CTRL-BREAK
*DIR UTILITIES
CH.”RUN-ART” or *EXEC !BOOT

Hangs
by -B-
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing
Replies: 75
Views: 9675

Re: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing

What error do you get when you try to start it? My config was the same except I ran it from gosdc and a data centre (and no ap3/4). Beebscsi not built yet, but think others used them okay. It doesn’t work with pitubedirect but you don’t mention having one of them connected. No errors, it just hangs...
by -B-
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing
Replies: 75
Views: 9675

Re: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing

Hi All, Another one here having problems. I downloaded Stuart's .dsd image, extracted the ROM file and made an EPROM. This appears to work as I can turn the AMX mouse on and off. I have installed it in ROM slot 3 (AP5), in case that makes a difference. I then copied the files from the .dsd image to ...
by -B-
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Dutch Atomic Techsat on Saturday June 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 3553

Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on Saturday June 2nd

What a day! I was very impressed with what can be done with an Atom and now, I need one in my life. The few photos I took are just like the ones already posted and show the machines brought to the venue (to remind me of what I need to buy). So, if anyone can help me, I am now looking for an Atom (Wi...
by -B-
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Dutch Atomic Techsat on Saturday June 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 3553

Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on Saturday June 2nd

One more sleep.
by -B-
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Dutch Atomic Techsat on Saturday June 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 3553

Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on Saturday June 2nd

Just found out that I’m free that weekend so add me to the list.

Do I bring something?

Neil.
by -B-
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design - all sold, new batch on the way
Replies: 294
Views: 38764

Re: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design

Hi Dave, I was just saying to someone the other day that I was sure I asked you about a New AP5 and I should get on StarDot more often. Well here I am and I see my name is on the list at the beginning of this thread (#18). I am still very interested in buying one, either built or kit, its up to you,...
by -B-
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: IBM PC XT
Replies: 20
Views: 3642

Re: IBM PC XT

Hello, I made a CGA to RGB SCART converter for use with my XT clones (Sinclair PC200 and Olivetti PC1) based on the first of the circuits on this site.... http://www.geeksden.info/Sinclair/PC200/CGA2SCART.html I then have a SCART to HDMI and VGA converter so I can use the many spare VGA monitors I h...
by -B-
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June
Replies: 21
Views: 4236

Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Hi All,
I don't have an Atom (yet) but would like to join you and learn more about them.
I live in the Netherlands but work in an English speaking environment so my Dutch is not good.
So, can I tentatively say I will join you but won't know for sure until nearer the time.

Mvg,
Neil.
by -B-
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: WANTED: Big Box titles from UPTG for BBC B
Replies: 0
Views: 801

WANTED: Big Box titles from UPTG for BBC B

Hi All,
I'm looking for the bix box versions of the following Ultimate Play The Game titles (as opposed to the normal cassette sized box on Ricochet label)...

Cosmic Battlezones (compilation)
Atic Atac
Alien 8
Nightshade

Thanks,

Neil
by -B-
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Just secured a Model B
Replies: 15
Views: 2393

Just secured a Model B

Just got a model B but can't pick it up for 2 weeks :(
Oh well it will give me time to get things ready for its arrival, caps for PSU, RGB lead, etc.
A big brother for my Electrons :D
by -B-
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: External 3,5" floppy drive case
Replies: 8
Views: 2382

Re: External 3,5" floppy drive case

Hi guys,
DaveH brought this thread to my attention and thought you might be interested in the double 3.5" drives I have bought from bytedelight.com for £52

http://www.bytedelight.com/?product=dua ... ydrive-set

Working well on both DFS and ADFS.

Neil
by -B-
Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Pijnacker, NL
Replies: 18
Views: 2923

Re: Hi from Pijnacker, NL

Welcom uit Naaldwijk :D

Sorry my Dutch isn't that good.
by -B-
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: 3.5' Shugart DS/DD 720K double drive set.
Replies: 5
Views: 1605

Re: 3.5' Shugart DS/DD 720K double drive set.

I have had a few things from Ben too. Always top quality and quick delivery.

The dual drive he makes works well with the PRES AP3/4
IMG_0534.jpg
And many thanks to Dave H for upgrading my AP3 to an AP3/4.
by -B-
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: scanning of books, magazines, ads and letters
Topic: How many sold? German tank problem:serial nums wtd
Replies: 311
Views: 111239

Re: How many sold? German tank problem:serial nums wtd

Electron: 07-GLA01-1008453
Plus 1: 12-ALA11-1019706
Plus3: 04-ALA13-0106086
by -B-
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: scanning of books, magazines, ads and letters
Topic: How many sold? German tank problem:serial nums wtd
Replies: 311
Views: 111239

Re: How many sold? German tank problem:serial nums wtd

I bought these from eBay, in a way I hope they have already been registered here as it would indicate that they once belonged to an enthusiast...

Electron: 21-ALA01-0003620
Plus 1: 12-ALA11-1029391

I have another Elk, Plus1 and Plus3 coming tomorrow.
Will post serial numbers in due course.
by -B-
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Found: Disk Drive for Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 3366

Re: Wanted: Disk Drive for Electron

UPDATE: seller has honoured my bid that he accepted and I pick it up tomorrow night :)
by -B-
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Found: Disk Drive for Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 3366

Re: Wanted: Disk Drive for Electron

Wait - ive been gazumped. That's the problem with Marktplaats.nl if the seller gets a better offer, he can change his mind.
by -B-
Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Found: Disk Drive for Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 3366

Re: Wanted: Disk Drive for Electron

OK guys, how do I close a Wanted thread? I picked up a PRES AP3 off eBay on Christmas Day and I have just today had my offer accepted for an Elk, Acorn Plus 1, Acorn Plus 3, amber monitor, tape deck, tapes, cartridges and books for €40!!! It looks a bit discoloured but I have a full set of what I wa...
by -B-
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Found: Disk Drive for Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 3366

Re: Wanted: Disk Drive for Electron

It is the one that is also on eBay, which I have already enquired about. They are selling a collection of stuff on someone's behalf due to what I can only assume is a death. They have limited access to the place where all the items are stored. I asked them to check if the PSU was there next time the...
by -B-
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Found: Disk Drive for Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 3366

Re: Wanted: Disk Drive for Electron

Thanks guys, I've asked the seller if it is still available. I'll keep you posted.
by -B-
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2896
Views: 373904

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Electron with Plus 1 and Plus 3, untested and local pickup only. Theres no way I could get there otherwise I may have taken a chance for the Plus 3. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Electron-vintage-computer-Plus-1-and-Plus-3-modules-Manuals-and-Programs-/321610815322?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&h...
by -B-
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2896
Views: 373904

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Electron with Plus 1 and Plus 3, untested and local pickup only. Theres no way I could get there otherwise I may have taken a chance for the Plus 3. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Electron-vintage-computer-Plus-1-and-Plus-3-modules-Manuals-and-Programs-/321610815322?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&ha...
by -B-
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from The Netherlands
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Hello from The Netherlands

Thanks for the warm welcome from everybody, Dave M said it would be so.

I'm leaving work now for the first of my Christmas socials, will check in again before bed.

Cheers.
by -B-
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from The Netherlands
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Hello from The Netherlands

Thanks Stuart,
I had to pass the real person test before the admin would activate my account.
Thanks for the advice the other day.
by -B-
Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from The Netherlands
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Hello from The Netherlands

Hmmm, I am intrigued.
Soldering is no problem for me, I just need to widen my search for a disk system to include the Plus 3.
Anyone got a nice example of a Plus 3 for sale?

Right, I need to change my want-ad.

How much are these RAM/ROM boards?
by -B-
Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from The Netherlands
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Hello from The Netherlands

Hi Paul, I am avoiding the Plus 3 as it is ADFS rather than DFS, but maybe I should get one for the collection anyway. My first aim is to get back up to the level of competency I was at 30 years ago then progress from there. I am checking Marktplaats daily but don't want to buy things I already have...
by -B-
Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Found: Disk Drive for Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 3366

Found: Disk Drive for Electron

Hi All,
I'm looking for either a PRES AP4 or a Slogger Pegasus or equivalent.
Doesn't have to come with a drive as I can source those locally.

Cheers,

Neil.

EDIT: OK so after reading about Prime's RAM/ROM board I will also be looking for a nice example of a Plus 3

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