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by hubersn
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Write-an-Acorn-Floppy-Disc-from-an-image USB project
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Write-an-Acorn-Floppy-Disc-from-an-image USB project

Hi, I visited a Retro meeting in Germany recently, and ran into a guy working on various Amiga stuff who happend to have created a "simple" interface based on the STM32F4Discovery and some custom software he published on GitHub: https://github.com/Slamy/SlamySTM32Floppy This software/hardw...
by hubersn
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3000 post-battery-leak-repair
Replies: 16
Views: 6765

Re: A3000 post-battery-leak-repair

The A3000 serial port is a bit weird. There's an Acorn application note on it. Firstly it's not fitted as standard -- you need to fit a serial upgrade (Retroclinic is currently selling them on ebay and I can recommend them). Special wiring is needed for the "old" serial port based on the ...
by hubersn
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Trying again with my A3010....
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Trying again with my A3010....

Yes, different setup to the A3000 PSU, you can see the +/- 12v test points on the A3010 PCB here Thanks for the info. Looks like I will finally need an A3010 in my collection - anybody has a clean one to sell? Was the -12V/+12V really used in the A3010 for anything, or was ist just a case of using ...
by hubersn
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Arculator podule API v1.0
Replies: 7
Views: 1789

Re: Arculator podule API v1.0

SarahWalker wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:28 pm
Not sure how adaptable ZIDEFS is; ideA (or at least the podule I own) has a somewhat different memory map to the modern IDE podules. As does the RISC Developments podule.
Were there multiple different ICS IDE podules? Because ZIDEFS is especially for the ICS IDE podules.

Have fun
hubersn
by hubersn
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Arculator podule API v1.0
Replies: 7
Views: 1789

Re: Arculator podule API v1.0

SarahWalker wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:52 pm
If a suitable podule with the correct address map supporting 4 drives is written, yes. That's not really a function of the API though.
Since you have already implemented the ideA IDE podule, I guess ZIDEFS should "just work"?

hubersn
by hubersn
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Possible HD problem on A7000+
Replies: 38
Views: 2323

Re: Possible HD problem on A7000+

Image FSs typically implement another disc format (e.g. !ImageDFS for DFS...) and it's implementing the foreign format decoding to fit within Filecore constraints, that tends to be tricky. But I'd imagine that with a bit of manipulation of FS entry points it might be possible to redirect the Image ...
by hubersn
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Possible HD problem on A7000+
Replies: 38
Views: 2323

Re: Possible HD problem on A7000+

So for the last main thing I'd like to solve, does anyone know how I can use my CD drive to make an image of my hard drive? Depends on the size of your HD. In the good old times of HDs with less than 1 GiB I often used FCFS in compression mode to do a sector backup of my various drives and burned t...
by hubersn
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Network setup screen greyed out
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: Network setup screen greyed out

KarateEd wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:20 pm
Edit: My machine is an A7000+ with an ANT Ethernet NIC
I *think* this happens when no DNS resolver module is available. Check rommodules if anything is unplugged - every RISC OS version shipped with the A7000+ should contain a resolver module.

HTH
hubersn
by hubersn
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Riscpc internal IDE with only Cdrom - valid config?
Replies: 13
Views: 1216

Re: Riscpc internal IDE with only Cdrom - valid config?

Is CDFSSoftATAPI involved when using the Unipod? If not, I'll look to try force loading a later version. Every IDE podule comes with its own CDFSSoft_whatever variant. The CDFSSoftATAPI I refer to is the one in RISC OS ROM (or maybe softloaded) for the internal IDE. You can download the RISC OS 3.7...
by hubersn
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Riscpc internal IDE with only Cdrom - valid config?
Replies: 13
Views: 1216

Re: Riscpc internal IDE with only Cdrom - valid config?

Question... Is this a valid hardware configuration that should work? I have 2 Sony Cdrom drives that work fine (Master/Slave) when connected to a Unipod but fail to work properly when attached to the Built in IDE (Appear to hang on read accesses). Motherboard is an 0197,0100 with 4.02 in ROM BTW tr...
by hubersn
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Trying again with my A3010....
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Trying again with my A3010....

To avoid having live mains exposed I've been feeding an external 5V power supply onto PL2 & PL4. No need for +/-12V unless you are debugging sound or serial (don't think they are used for anything else. The A3010 has +/-12V from the power supply? I always thought it was 5V only like the A3000 (...
by hubersn
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Building a monster A3000
Replies: 21
Views: 2401

Re: Building a monster A3000

Do you recall much about the inner workings of the Turbo A3000 software? Reading about what is described - the faster clock is applied to the IOC, but software reverts it back to 8MHz during floppy disc access, and upon user demand... Did the software do anything else (patch IOC timers, 100Hz, etc ...
by hubersn
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Building a monster A3000
Replies: 21
Views: 2401

Re: Building a monster A3000

You are of course missing the TurboA3000 upgrade Is this the design from Charlie's qubeserver project? (http://qubeserver.com/Qube/projects/a3000turbocharging.html) or something different? I understood Charlie's design had issues with RISC OS 3 self test? That's the one - Charlie got the TurboA3000...
by hubersn
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Building a monster A3000
Replies: 21
Views: 2401

Re: Building a monster A3000

You are of course missing the TurboA3000 upgrade and a VIDC enhancer as well as the great Gamer's Upgrade (4 port Joystick interface connected to I2C bus) and a 4 slot backplane. Two of those are easy, but the Gamer's Upgrade was only "popular" in Germany AFAIK and is quite rare. Keep goin...
by hubersn
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: I have an Atomwide Risc PC 8 Slot Backplane with a set of metal case fixings (long!)
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: I have an Atomwide Risc PC 8 Slot Backplane with a set of metal case fixings (long!)

As the title says I have an Atomwide 8 slot backplane for a Risc PC along with a set of the metal case fixing rods (do they have a name?). I don't think it's ever been used! If anyone is interested I can take some photos and post here. If not - eBay it is. Ohhhh, I am very interested if you would b...
by hubersn
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A series compatible KVM systems?
Replies: 8
Views: 949

Re: A series compatible KVM systems?

One approach could be to use another type of switch that is definitely dumb: Wasn't the original Archimedes (A3xx/A4xx) very sensitive to changing video cables while running? Which sometimes just fried the VIDC? Switching with a "dumb" type of switch would be the same as changing the cabl...
by hubersn
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: R260... Daddy is going to mess with it again..
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

Re: R260... Daddy is going to mess with it again..

I'm assuming then that the latest Version 6 with asynchronous transfer support would be "overkill" for an Arch then ? You probably mean sync mode (this is the faster one - "Fast-SCSI" 5 MB/s up to 10 MB/s instead of the 3.3 MB/s that async mode provides). There are only very few...
by hubersn
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Failure rates of Risc PC - PC Cards?
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Failure rates of Risc PC - PC Cards?

I have a bunch of PC cards at home, which I need to test anyway, but I never had a failure on those (up to now - knock on wood...). However, in my experience the PC card is one of those things that can greatly affect stability of the whole system depending on the combination of parts inside the Risc...
by hubersn
Fri May 24, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Disassembler for RISCOS 3.x
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: Disassembler for RISCOS 3.x

flaxcottage wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:32 am
I find I have a need for an ARM code disassembler for RISCOS 3.1 machines. Can anyone recommend a good one?
I remember using !Dissi by BASS. Seemed to be quite advanced back then (on my 1 MiB single floppy A3000).

Have fun
hubersn
by hubersn
Sun May 05, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 91
Views: 8908

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

Porting the OS to other platforms would widen the audience significantly. Don't forget to develop that super-fast emulator for ARM code before (try to start with an ARM26 code emulator and put it into ArcEm and RPCEmu), or else it won't be very useful and would leave the widened audience without mu...
by hubersn
Wed May 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: IDE interfaces - hardware details
Replies: 125
Views: 15142

Re: IDE interfaces - hardware details

i have a different issue with my zidefs podule: all ok with Riscos 3.11 to 4.02, but when softloading the 5.23 Riscos, podule is listed but no zidefs (neither sidefs nor idefs) is found... i don't know if it's about my boot config.. anyone had same problem? I would guess that ZIDEFS is not 32bit cl...
by hubersn
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: ADFS Explorer - for Archimedes?
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: ADFS Explorer - for Archimedes?

Hi, just got myself an A3000, added a HxC Gotek and now I wonder if there is a program like 'ADFS Explorer' for Archimedes adf files? Thanks There is a small Java-based work-in-progress tool with simple UI to have a look inside .adf and .hdf files - some known bugs, but should work most of the time...
by hubersn
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: What's going on with the A4x0/1's serial port?
Replies: 9
Views: 1037

Re: What's going on with the A4x0/1's serial port?

I think there was a SerialUtils module that got distributed with most boot systems that more standardised the functionality of the serial port - that could be why you're not seeing any problems. I've never had any problems with serial comms between A5000 or A480 and Master, PC or Spectrum. The seri...
by hubersn
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: What's going on with the A4x0/1's serial port?
Replies: 9
Views: 1037

Re: What's going on with the A4x0/1's serial port?

After an afternoon to mull things over, I'm inclined to believe that !Connector is replacing Acorn's serial port driver with its own (hence how it can do things that Acorn's original driver for the non-82710 machines couldn't do) but that the A420/1's hardware supported the use of those pins for si...
by hubersn
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Risc PC mainboard power plug?
Replies: 0
Views: 386

Risc PC mainboard power plug?

Hi,

is the 6 pin power plug for a Risc PC mainboard available somewhere, or only by cannibalising Risc PC PSUs? The RPC TRM only says "6 way power in", and I don't recognize the plug's shape as anything "standard".

Thanks
hubersn
by hubersn
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3000 RISCOS ROMs or ROM images wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: A3000 RISCOS ROMs or ROM images wanted

So, I'm looking to replace the RISCOS 2 ROMs. If anyone has a set to sell or has the ROM images ? ROM images are here: https://www.4corn.co.uk/aview.php?sPath=/roms For the real interesting experience, use RISC OS 3.19 and enjoy an "interesting" German translation! "Task Manager"...
by hubersn
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISC OS 4.39 FileCore Limits
Replies: 11
Views: 1568

Re: RISC OS 4.39 FileCore Limits

The limit is definitely 256 GiB, I think even since RISC OS 3.6 (although you'd be insane to use such a large disc with non-plus format, because object size gets just too big). I don't think 4 GiB was ever a limit anywhere, apart from the advised maximum in PRM Vol5a for "big disc" filecor...
by hubersn
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Copying Apps from CD (ISO) to HDD
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Re: Copying Apps from CD (ISO) to HDD

Assuming there isn't, what would I need to mount the ISO - guessing Arculator cannot do it and maybe CD only came in with Risc PC systems? You already solved the problem with RPCEmu, but just for the record... Every emulator that has a host filing system could mount an Acorn ISO9660 compatible imag...
by hubersn
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Dead Risc PC board
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Dead Risc PC board

Hi, I recently got a Risc PC board to try to rescue it. A bit of battery leakage on the board, but looks not too bad. Battery was removed, board was cleaned. I put in known good parts (CPU, RAM, ROM, VRAM) and connected it to a known working RPC PSU. Result is not very promising at the moment - hold...
by hubersn
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A5000 floppy "drive empty"
Replies: 7
Views: 964

Re: A5000 floppy "drive empty"

The HxC will have fallen foul of the requirement for regular index pulses (the beeb requires these too) - that's how it detects if the drive's got something in it. Not sure if the lothartek ones do it. The gotek hxc & flashfloppy both do. I am fairly sure I had exactly this model successfully u...

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