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by hubersn
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A5000 floppy "drive empty"
Replies: 7
Views: 962

A5000 floppy "drive empty"

Hi, I have an A5000 here with a small bit of battery damage, but working. IDE seems to be dead, but I can circumvent this with one of the IDE podules from my big box of Acorn spares. Now I am trying to get the floppy drive working. The original drive seems to be completely dead, so I tried one of th...
by hubersn
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?
Replies: 36
Views: 3210

Re: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?

First of i have been using RISCOS on the raspberry pi and liked it very much, could love to get some classic acorn computer to play. Have you tried ADFFS? This will allow you to run practically every game under the sun on your Raspberry Pi. Including support for USB joysticks in the latest version(...
by hubersn
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: RISC OS 3.1, ShareFS and long filenames
Replies: 0
Views: 493

RISC OS 3.1, ShareFS and long filenames

Hi, I recently prepared my A5000 for a local "Retro" meeting. I had that idea of using an RPi as an Access/ShareFS "big harddisc" to serve files to the A5000. There seems to be a problem with long filenames in RISC OS 3.1 that I have not seen before (and I am pretty sure that - b...
by hubersn
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Looking for testers for .adf/.hdf image reader in Java
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: Looking for testers for .adf/.hdf image reader in Java

If it's on GitHub I'll pull it and take a look. Probably at the weekend or something. Nothing on GitHub for now, as I am undecided about its future - I am thinking about a nice small simple restricted free version and a commercial version with all the cool features. You can download a pre-beta-test...
by hubersn
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A540 with VGA monitor (DEL) should it work? (it does :o)
Replies: 17
Views: 1635

Re: A540 with VGA monitor (DEL) should it work?

If connecting to an LCD then LK24 should be north and LK25 should be closed. If connecting to a gbs8200 then LK24 should be south and LK25 should be open. This page explains: http://www.riscos.org/legacy/monitors.html None of this may be relevant to the A540 though as I think it can software contro...
by hubersn
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: How does RISC OS detect "native" VIDC enhancer capabilities?
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: How does RISC OS detect "native" VIDC enhancer capabilities?

Thanks for the answers, I think I found all the info needed to solve the problem. Now what was the problem? I am trying to help Slingshot on improving the Archie core for MIST. The core seems to have a hardcoded 25MHz VIDC clock to make sure that it was compatible with VGA screens, but this ruined 1...
by hubersn
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: How does RISC OS detect "native" VIDC enhancer capabilities?
Replies: 7
Views: 897

How does RISC OS detect "native" VIDC enhancer capabilities?

Hi, I am wondering how RISC OS 2.01 and later detect the presence of multiple selectable VIDC clocks on A540/A5000/A3010/A3020/A4000/A4 hardware. I know that VIDC enhancers used Aux1 or IIC for software switching, but the "native" VIDC enhancer seems to work differently. Any clues? Both fo...
by hubersn
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A540 with VGA monitor (DEL) should it work? (it does :o)
Replies: 17
Views: 1635

Re: A540 with VGA monitor (DEL) should it work?

Holding down the numeric keys on the keypad should change the monitor type. http://www.riscos.com/support/developers/riscos6/startup/resettypes.html Try holding 0,1,2 or 3 during power on, (I can't remember which is VGA) Thanks Ian. I was going to try each one - lunch came along - I'll give them a ...
by hubersn
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 161
Views: 20357

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

The floppy disc picture on start-up is a strange RISC OS 3 feature and rarely seen. As I recall from previous discussion, it is not a "boot from floppy" request as such, but rather a request to insert a disc containing local MessageTrans file for the language set in the CMOS RAM, where th...
by hubersn
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Simultaneous internet & mass storage solutions for the A3010
Replies: 38
Views: 4572

Re: Simultaneous internet & mass storage solutions for the A3010

Andy1979 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:26 pm
For 32-bit machines they've implemented PPPD, which should allow full networking albeit limited to 19.2kbps on the A3010.
Is that an ESP32 limit? The A3010's serial port was happy to communicate at 57600 or even 115200 bps if you were lucky.

Have fun
hubersn
by hubersn
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: RiscPC Clean Setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1445

Re: RiscPC Clean Setup

https://stason.org/TULARC/pc/acorn-faq/3-1-What-is-ADFSBuffers-and-what-is-the-best-setting-for-it.html Bit more of a clue in the above to quote: "Under 3.5 the number of ADFSBuffers can be left at the OS's discretion and generally the OS chooses a number based on the amount of memory present ...
by hubersn
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: RiscPC Clean Setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1445

Re: RiscPC Clean Setup

I thought RISC OS 3 and 4 could only use a max 40GB partition? (ISTR that v3.5's max was 512MB) RISC OS up to and including 3.5 can use up to 512 MiB per partition. RISC OS since 3.6 can use up to 256 GiB per partition. RO since 5.24 (IIRC) can use up to 2 TiB per partition on drives with 4K sector...
by hubersn
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 180
Views: 30010

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

I notice that release v0.12 includes Direct Access Mode support. Never heard about "direct access mode" before. Very interesting. If I understand it correctly, one could implement a filing system for that mode that would basically provide a harddisc via the floppy interface. So one could ...
by hubersn
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Broken A3000 PSUs
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: Broken A3000 PSUs

Does anyone have an idea about the power budget for the various components inside the A3000? E.g. does a Gotek floppy simulator consume more power than a standard floppy drive? How much power does your average SCSI or IDE or Ethernet (mini) podule consume? Does it matter if memory is expanded or no...
by hubersn
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Broken A3000 PSUs
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Broken A3000 PSUs

Hi, three of the three A3000 I own suffer from a broken PSU. Two of them just don't work anymore after years of being stored away untouched, one broke when switched on after many days of working fine (with a loud bang). They are all from the original "German A3000" batch (1989), which was ...
by hubersn
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Questions about doing the vinegar wash
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Questions about doing the vinegar wash

Hi, I have various machines here (A3000, A5000, RPC) where I need to remove the battery and do the "vinegar wash". I understand I need "white vinegar" which is obviously not available in a German supermarket under that name :-) I have now found something called "Essigessenz&...
by hubersn
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: "Arcflash" A3000/A3xx/A4xx/A5xx/A5000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?
Replies: 169
Views: 17059

Re: A3000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?

UPDATE : Keeping track of who's interested (from replies to this thread) - hubersn - one (also interested in models for A5000 or Risc PC) Talking about numbers...I would like 1 of the A310 type (I have a carrier board), 3 of the A3000 type and 2 of the A5000 type. A3000 would be the most important ...
by hubersn
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: "Arcflash" A3000/A3xx/A4xx/A5xx/A5000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?
Replies: 169
Views: 17059

Re: A3000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?

I've finally figured out a design I'm happy with for this -- posting here to see if anyone else would be interested in one. I'm definitely interested. Might even be interesting for the A5000 to switch between custom, 3.11 and 3.19. However, I would be even more interested in a Risc PC variant! 3.7,...
by hubersn
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.1
Replies: 11
Views: 2737

Re: RPCEmu 0.9.1

Any insights? http://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/rpcemu371win/ Also can you post the log file that is generated, rpclog.txt Added Log file. I am using the Linux version. Your RPCEmu dir is missing the poduleroms directory (on the same hierarchy than roms, podules, hostfs etc.), look in the source tree...
by hubersn
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RPI as an SCSI device ...
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Re: RPI as an SCSI device ...

...and linked from there is the "RPi as a PATA device" project: https://hackaday.com/2017/04/12/hackaday-prize-entry-real-hard-drives-in-the-raspberry-pi/ Now that would be a nice project - build a RPi Zero IDE drive that is compatible with plain old ADFS with all its quirks regarding IDE ...
by hubersn
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Archimedes on the internet via SLIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Archimedes on the internet via SLIP

Thanks All.. all gold. It looks like I am on the losing wicket as almost all routes end up needing 4MB of RAM. If you want to use a "full" browser like Fresco or Browse along with the full Acorn TCPIP stack - yes (especially Browse, because it also needs the Toolbox and the Nested WIMP), ...
by hubersn
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Archimedes on the internet via SLIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Archimedes on the internet via SLIP

Hi all, Apologies if its been asked before, I seem to have a 'too much information or none at all' regarding getting a A3020 on the Internet via serial port. I have a RaspberryPi configured as a PPP server on a serial port; that was the easy part.. What software is needed on the A3020. I find refer...
by hubersn
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3020 IDE Hard disks setup (revisited)
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: A3020 IDE Hard disks setup (revisited)

2Gb is the limit for formatting with !HForm on an A3020 and then you will only get about 500Mb. Is there any way to force !HDForm to use the maximum HEADS/TRACKS/SECTORS it can handle instead of just bailing out? Has anyone tried a recent !HForm version on RISC OS 3.1? How is the "LBA" fl...
by hubersn
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3020 Mini podule - what are the headers?
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: A3020 Mini podule - what are the headers?

Hi All, Being a 32bit system, I was expecting a 16 bit bus and as many address lines to shake a stick at. My aim is to either make a simple Wifi network adapter or go fancy and make a BeagleBone Black emulated Peripheral controller. (Use linux as a host for network, joystick, STUFF directly on the ...
by hubersn
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 91
Views: 8896

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

Trying to be constructive here. Skip to the end for the constructive bit... There already were lots of incentives. Like fixing a few of the ShareFS bugs (or even providing a solid base for making ShareFS-over-TCP/IP possible and therefore much more relaible than it is nowadays). I thought ShareFS w...
by hubersn
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 91
Views: 8896

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

The only necessity for the DDE is if you want to rebuild the whole ROM. If you really want to develop one of the OS modules, most of them are compilable for softloading, and this is (at least theoretically) possible with GCC. Theoretically? OK. I've previously developed a soft loadable module for R...
by hubersn
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 91
Views: 8896

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

The community is already (and for a long time now) enabled to develop any of the not-yet-open-source parts of the OS. GCC is available. Heck, you can even write your replacement for Resolver or ShareFS with BBC BASIC's assembler. The only necessity for the DDE is if you want to rebuild the whole RO...
by hubersn
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 91
Views: 8896

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

This discussion about the "non-free development tools" really confuses me. It seems to be based on a lot of misunderstandings. Like that one: I understand that navigating the legalities for the parts of the system that are still closed source does present a problem at the moment but if the...
by hubersn
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: What version?
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: What version?

As someone looking to expand their retro collection, what model/variation of Archimedes should I be looking out for? You'd want an A310 because it is the classic model, a real "Archimedes", and 4 podule slots if backplane exists. You'd want an A4xx/1 because it does not have those strange...
by hubersn
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 91
Views: 8896

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

Nothing to stop ROOL taking it and relicensing it under GPL This is exactly what happened to StarOffice (proprietary) / OpenOffice.org (Sun, Oracle, SISSL , Apache) / LibreOffice (Collabora/TDF, GPL). LibreOffice is not licensed under GPL, but dual-licensed under MPL and LGPL. There are certain ext...

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