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by hubersn
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM
Replies: 18
Views: 1885

Re: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM

I'm having no end of difficulties trying to get software on to my A3000 (with IDE). Just a reminder that I'm new to Acorn stuff so explain stuff in simple terms please. Problem is: it is not simple... One route might be: use an emulator on a PC like RPCEmu or RedSquirrel to "mount" the .a...
by hubersn
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Java-based SpriteViewer and SpriteConverter
Replies: 0
Views: 548

Java-based SpriteViewer and SpriteConverter

As the first in my series of tools "for RISC OS, but not running on RISC OS, unless someone ports a recent version of Java to RISC OS", a very early release of my Java-based SpriteViewer and SpriteConverter is now available for download: Windows: https://www.huber-net.de/riscos/SpriteViewe...
by hubersn
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cumana SCI
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Cumana SCI

I can't immediately identify that as the 16bit variant or the 16/32bit variant...looks different than the models I remember. To connect devices internally, you need a standard 50pin ribbon cable. Externally, you need to look - some variants had 25pin Sub-D connector (looks like a printer port), othe...
by hubersn
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Atomwide A5000 8MB
Replies: 20
Views: 2743

Re: Atomwide A5000 8MB

Today, I took delivery of another friend's A5000 Alpha. I'm keeping this one, but we fitted the 8 Mb board and the machine works, but only shows 4MB. The Alpha variant of the A5000 had, IIRC, a 16 MHz system bus (and hence memory) clock. It needed "special" MEMC1a that worked at that spee...
by hubersn
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Looking for testers for .adf/.hdf image reader in Java
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

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

Hi, I am currently working on a tool (written in Java, so only for Linux, Windows and MacOS and unfortunately not for RISC OS unless someone ports a current Java version!) to read filecore-formatted image files (.adf, .hdf, D/E/F format along with + variants) and extract files and directories to the...
by hubersn
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos
Replies: 28
Views: 5155

Re: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos

Hello Hubersn, forum.acorn.de prevents from registration by saying 'reCAPTCHA V1 IS SHUTDOWN'. I notified the admins and now got the response that recaptcha has been switched off - could you try to register again? After registering, you will be manually "accepted" by one of the admins bef...
by hubersn
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos
Replies: 28
Views: 5155

Re: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos

eisdielenbiker wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:51 am
forum.acorn.de prevents from registration by saying 'reCAPTCHA V1 IS SHUTDOWN'.
I'll notify the Admins.

Have fun
hubersn
by hubersn
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos
Replies: 28
Views: 5155

Re: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos

Hi, my name is Mark I am living in Germany and I am relatively new with an A3010 w/o harddisk. If you prefer to have your RISC OSy conversation in German, join us at https://forum.acorn.de/ Therefor I focus on 3D games partly. Here is a list of the ones I cannot locate anywhere online: -Galactic Da...
by hubersn
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule
Replies: 19
Views: 2341

Re: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule

I am struggling with the modules. I can't find any modules that should be associated with the AEH50 podule. They should be listed as "Podule ..." in the list given by the "*rommodules" command, shouldn't they? Yes. However, various Ethernet cards had various variants which came ...
by hubersn
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MonitorType and RISC OS 3
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

Re: MonitorType and RISC OS 3

It looks to me like the Archie core in MIST is implementing the RTC/CMOS chip as a RAM block: https://github.com/mist-devel/mist-board/blob/master/cores/archie/rtl/i2cslave/registerInterface.v This is initialized on power up with values defined in a file called cmos.mif https://github.com/mist-deve...
by hubersn
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MonitorType and RISC OS 3
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

Re: MonitorType and RISC OS 3

So whether it'll work or not will probably depend upon whether the MIST is emulating a machine with a 9-pin video connector or one with a proper VGA connector (and whether the emulated VGA goes straight to the VGA connector or whether there's something fancy going on like the built-in scan doubler)...
by hubersn
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MonitorType and RISC OS 3
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

Re: MonitorType and RISC OS 3

In any case, the default CMOS settings are dictated by the kernel. On RISC OS 3.5+ it defaults to Auto monitor type. I'm fairly certain older OS versions will default to that as well - otherwise the problem with EDID-supporting monitors confusing the auto-detection in Archimedes machines wouldn't h...
by hubersn
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MonitorType and RISC OS 3
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

Re: MonitorType and RISC OS 3

somehow change the RISC OS ROM image to provide a different monitortype on startup (how does RISC OS decide?) If you use *Configure MonitorType Auto then the OS will probe the 'ID lines' to try and determine what monitor type to use (see the PRMs, or the ROOL wiki ). So if the startup CMOS could be...
by hubersn
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MonitorType and RISC OS 3
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

Re: MonitorType and RISC OS 3

OK, thanks a lot guys, when THE two experts on that topic agree, I am inclined to take it as fact :D

I will hopefully get this to work with the MIST, too!

hubersn
by hubersn
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MonitorType and RISC OS 3
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

Re: MonitorType and RISC OS 3

How can you change the MonitorType without rebooting? *Configure MonitorType changes both the CMOS setting and the live value that's used by the OS. The next mode change will use the mode definitions for the new monitor type. Oops - are you absolutely sure? I tried that (using both *configure and !...
by hubersn
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MonitorType and RISC OS 3
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

MonitorType and RISC OS 3

Imagine the following: you have a virtual Archimedes system with RISC OS 3.10 or 3.11. CMOS writing is not supported. It starts automatically with MonitorType 4 and works fine with a VGA screen. Now you want to connect a real 15kHz screen or a true multiscan that can handle both VGA and 15 kHz to ge...
by hubersn
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule
Replies: 19
Views: 2341

Re: AEH50 Ethernet II Podule

Ok, I have an older version of “universal” boot now and that recognises the card. IfConfig now lists the en0 interface but if I try to set the IP address ifconfig en0 inet 192.168.1.100 It throws an error: IfConfig: ioctl (SIOCAIFADDR): En module error "inet"? What does this do? Try to us...
by hubersn
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Networking: how to setup TCP/IP for an Oak Solutions ClassNet podule?
Replies: 21
Views: 3264

Re: Networking: how to setup TCP/IP for an Oak Solutions ClassNet podule?

This will result in three obey files with all the necessary commands in !Boot.Choices.Internet. After a bit of faking in Arculator...basically, what results from !InetSetup are the following commands (values: your IP=192.168.1.2, your nameserver=1.1.1.1, your default gateway=192.168.1.1, your netma...
by hubersn
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Networking: how to setup TCP/IP for an Oak Solutions ClassNet podule?
Replies: 21
Views: 3264

Re: Networking: how to setup TCP/IP for an Oak Solutions ClassNet podule?

I tried UniBoot and !InetSetup, but unfortunately it doesn't see my interface. Try to create an AutoSense file. Locate !InetSetup.AutoSense and put an obey file e.g. called "EtherO" into it. It should contain the following line: Set InetSetup$Driver$NIC Oak EtherO:eo0:EtherO:4.03:EtherO T...
by hubersn
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Networking: how to setup TCP/IP for an Oak Solutions ClassNet podule?
Replies: 21
Views: 3264

Re: Networking: how to setup TCP/IP for an Oak Solutions ClassNet podule?

I tried UniBoot and !InetSetup, but unfortunately it doesn't see my interface. There is a step-by-step guide on riscos.org I tried to follow, but fails in step 8/9 since my card isn't found. Still stuck I'm afraid. I'm still hoping someone else did the legwork already and knows what (modules) to lo...
by hubersn
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Networking: how to setup TCP/IP for an Oak Solutions ClassNet podule?
Replies: 21
Views: 3264

Re: Networking: how to setup TCP/IP for an Oak Solutions ClassNet podule?

Thanks hubersn, - Huge snip - OK, now that looks promising! Basically, you need at least MbufManager, Internet, EtherO and probably additionally the "Resolver" module. I would recommend to start with Universal Boot anyway and throwing away the stuff you don't need, there is a RO 3.1 versi...
by hubersn
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Networking: how to setup TCP/IP for an Oak Solutions ClassNet podule?
Replies: 21
Views: 3264

Re: Networking: how to setup TCP/IP for an Oak Solutions ClassNet podule?

-Huge Snip- I am fairly sure that ClassNet does not do "standard Ethernet" TCP/IP, but is instead proprietary stuff over Ethernet cabling. You need a "standard" Ethernet podule which normally comes with all necessary things in its podule (EP)ROM like the Internet module as well ...
by hubersn
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Archimedes A310 with VIDC monitor recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 2735

Re: Acorn Archimedes A310 with VIDC monitor recommendations

It just feels like a sync issue. I just wondered if there were any specific modes I should put my A310 into to see the display. Remember to configure your machine for seperate sync - not sure how that is done on A310, but the A3000 needed that to be compatible with later monitors (even the NEC Mult...
by hubersn
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Archimedes A310 with VIDC monitor recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 2735

Re: Acorn Archimedes A310 with VIDC monitor recommendations

The monitor I previously used on my Acorn Archimedes A310 recently died and I am now looking for a suitable alternative. At present I have it working on a 15" flat screen via the monochrome video output (definitely not desirable). I am not the most clued up person in the world when it comes to...
by hubersn
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RiscPC PC Card
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: RiscPC PC Card

There was various cool stuff possible with the PC card - like the early Linux port by Mark Brinicombe, or ARMASPI by Andreas Walter which allowed access to every SCSI device directly from DOS and Windows software. And Windows 95 with Netscape for sensible Internet access via the "I am two netwo...
by hubersn
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3000 - IDE podule
Replies: 18
Views: 2999

Re: A3000 - IDE podule

I found an IDE interface in an A310 that is labelled "SF & PS IDE". The copyright mentions Peter Szymanski. It seems similar to the ICS interface, but not quite the same. I think "SF" refers to Stefan Fröhling who sold the first IDE podule I am aware of. There were podule an...
by hubersn
Fri May 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A9 Home and new to RISC OS
Replies: 25
Views: 2745

Re: A9 Home and new to RISC OS

A9home is USB1.1 only. Use small sticks, at most 2 GiB and FAT12/FAT16 if you want to use them with the bare system (because RISC OS integrated DOSFS had not been extended to handle FAT32 and long filenames back then). You have to configure MassFS to explicitly include the USB stick to be "supp...
by hubersn
Thu May 17, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Trying out RISC OS
Replies: 14
Views: 2287

Re: Trying out RISC OS

A bit of beeb emulation. I've noticed Apple II, SNES and CPC emulators - were they useable? Regarding CPC emulators: on RPCEmu, you can use Andreas Stroiczek's (known as "Face Hugger" in CPC world) !CPCEmu version 1.10 from here http://www.huggers-world.de/mops.html It does not emulate th...
by hubersn
Thu May 17, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Magnetic Image Joystick interface
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: Magnetic Image Joystick interface

Never heard of the Magnetic Image interface (how was it connected to the Arc?), but I remember playing Spheres of Chaos with a Joystick interface called "Gamer's Upgrade" which was created by IOC in Germany, software was done by Matthias Seifert (author of Rockfall). It was connected to I2...
by hubersn
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Archimedes
Replies: 3
Views: 2109

Re: Archimedes

Hi all, Opinions on the best (free) Archimedes emulator? ArchiEmu of course. On Windows, Arculator. On Linux, ArcEm. Also, is there a repository of applications (like the Amiga and Atari TOSEC archives) There is also a TOSEC archive for the Archimedes, but it is rather incomplete. Good source for o...

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