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by lcww1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 54
Views: 5246

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

Wow! This is a fantastic bit of work Ian =D> =D> :D
by lcww1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Centronics printer to usb converter
Replies: 22
Views: 2195

Re: Centronics printer to usb converter

I’ve been keeping an eye on your retro-printer project for a while now, and I think a few other people on this forum are also aware of your project too. From your website, it looks as though you’ve been making good progress. Any idea when the retro-printer may become available?
by lcww1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Add a second floppy to Archs without support (i.e. extra Gotek)
Replies: 43
Views: 4122

Re: Add a second floppy to Archs without support (i.e. extra Gotek)

Thanks Simon! Just to add that I went with 0805 resistors, and they fit very nicely - I did get some 0603s as well, but their size was a bit intimidating :D I’m with you re open source, and I’ll just say thanks once more for your open source hardware and software. I’m thinking of fitting a Gotek to ...
by lcww1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Maze of Madness
Replies: 27
Views: 5545

Re: Maze of Madness

lurkio wrote:the person who sent it to me did mention that it made him "clinically insane".
Well, I very much hope that the author recovers his sanity after a suitable period of rest! What else might this mind be capable of producing? :shock: We need to know.
by lcww1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Add a second floppy to Archs without support (i.e. extra Gotek)
Replies: 43
Views: 4122

Re: Add a second floppy to Archs without support (i.e. extra Gotek)

So, in the end, I was unable to wait until Friday :lol: I’ve soldered up the first board and made a cable this evening - and it works! Tested on my A3010 with the internal floppy and an HxC Gotek: A2AC9AA5-8AA9-43D7-A334-22D2BF437209.jpeg I’ll test an FF Gotek soon, but I’ve now installed my only FF...
by lcww1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 5465

Re: ECONET WOES

Keep going Darren! :D You'll get it fixed......... re A5000 - these are my favourite Acorn 32bit machines - I have one working A5000 that I use as a level 4 Econet fileserver (the A5000 takes the same Econet modules as a Beeb Master - though it's best to use one of the low profile types, if you can,...
by lcww1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Level 4 File Server
Replies: 39
Views: 4611

Re: Archimedes Level 4 File Server

When you do visit, would you be able to sound them out about others visiting to scan some of their other econet manuals/books. Will do, Matt - from my dealings with CCH so far, they do seem to be very willing to help with this sort of scanning/archiving effort - why don’t you just drop them an emai...
by lcww1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Maze of Madness
Replies: 27
Views: 5545

Re: Maze of Madness

Missed this earlier - love the look of the title screen! And intrigued by what this is all about ......... :)
by lcww1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Add a second floppy to Archs without support (i.e. extra Gotek)
Replies: 43
Views: 4122

Re: Add a second floppy to Archs without support (i.e. extra Gotek)

PCBs have arrived! viewtopic.php?f=41&t=5594&p=201015#p201015

And the components arrived from RS last week, so I’m all set for testing this weekend......... 8)
by lcww1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5668
Views: 480135

Re: Today I received.....

Fresh from OSHPark:
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simoni’s Arch 2nd floppy pcbs
See this thread for details: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=14874
by lcww1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Printing to a Level 4 Econet Printer Server from a BBC Micro
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: Printing to a Level 4 Econet Printer Server from a BBC Micro

Heartening to get some responses on this thread :D I've been doing something similar with a Laserjet M1356dnf for a while. Not so much from the BBCs, but from Archimedes machines using a Postscript driver. The one annoying gotcha is that if the printer isn't ready, then the spoiler will pop up an er...
by lcww1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 5465

Re: ECONET WOES

One more thing to note - once you’ve got your Econet up and running, it would make sense to set one machine up as a fileserver - there’s a succinct summary of the options here: https://www.heyrick.co.uk/econet/intro/servers.html - and you can find more details, lists of Econet related * commands, an...
by lcww1
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 5465

Re: ECONET WOES

A couple of questions for you though..... 1. If you have a single 'working' BEEB connected to a clock and you issue *NET and *. - what should happen? - I know very little of the commands you use. 2. I'm guessing the 5 pin DIN cables are "straight through" Pin 1 to Pin 1 etc etc? Ok, a good excuse f...
by lcww1
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 5465

Re: ECONET WOES

Would the issue be solely down to line biasing if one BEEB says "Line Jammed" and the other says "Net Error"? I don’t know the answer to this question Darren, but I have a nagging suspicion that there may be more to this problem than just the line biasing. Some of my suspicion is down to me wonderi...
by lcww1
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Level 4 File Server
Replies: 39
Views: 4611

Re: Archimedes Level 4 File Server

The folks at the Cambridge CCH have now confirmed with me that they do have a copy of the RISC OS 3 Level 4 File Server Network Manager’s Guide. As BeebMaster mentioned, this document is spiral bound, so it'll need scanning page by page on a flatbed scanner. CCH are happy for someone to visit them t...
by lcww1
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Printing to a Level 4 Econet Printer Server from a BBC Micro
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Printing to a Level 4 Econet Printer Server from a BBC Micro

There have been some questions lately about printing from 8-bit Acorn computers to modern printers. I've always assumed that it should be perfectly possible to print from a Beeb to a Level 4 Econet printer server running on a RISC OS 3.1 machine, as per this thread http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewt...
by lcww1
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Connecting a printer to the Atom
Replies: 15
Views: 1325

Re: Connecting a printer to the Atom

A similar question relating to the Beeb was recently asked here - http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14876 - and this older thread is also relevant http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4344 - of the options discussed in these threads, perhaps best bet would be find an older...
by lcww1
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek question around image compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 1506

Re: Gotek question around image compatibility

Many thanks for the pointers Jeff - I've now got my HxC Gotek working with my A3010, at long last! :D I upgraded to the latest firmware (HXCFEUSB_V3_1_22_2a.UPD), then followed the usage guide here http://torlus.com/floppy/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1683&p=11486#p16457 , to change the settings on th...
by lcww1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Ezekiel
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Ezekiel

Ezekiel, he connected them dry bones! Here's an educational resource for the Archimedes that I've not seen elsewhere. It was published by the Hampshire Microtechnology Centre in June 1992, and consists of a set of RO Draw files. Ezekiel-cover.png Ezekiel-disc.png Here's a scan of the accompanying pi...
by lcww1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 5465

Re: ECONET WOES

oops! I'd somehow missed all the developments above - just ignore me :oops:

anyhow, great progress Darren........
by lcww1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Archimedes Level 4 File Server
Replies: 39
Views: 4611

Re: Archimedes Level 4 File Server

Ok, so here's my scan of the AUN Manager's Guide, issue 2 - it's saved as a searchable PDF (I've used the long-term preservation PDF/A format). AUN Manager's Guide.png The PDF file is 158.3MB, so is too large to upload here. I've put a copy of the pdf file in my Dropbox, and I'll leave it there for ...
by lcww1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 180
Views: 21591

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

After a few false starts (usb fat32 issues, grrrr) - success!
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FF Gotek on A3010
I used the USB programming method for the Gotek, which was painless.

Quite wonderful to finally get a Gotek running on an Arc! Many thanks to those responsible for the FF project :D
by lcww1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Morley Analog and User port not work
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Morley Analog and User port not work

Sorry to hear that, Fernecho - not sure what to suggest next, other than perhaps checking the pcb traces with a multimeter to see if there’s a dodgy dry joint somewhere?
by lcww1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 5465

Re: ECONET WOES

I’ve just done a quick test using my simoni clock built on the same pcb - I connected an iss4 BBC B and a Master 128 directly to the clock, and both machines picked up the clock signal straightaway. So, unless there’s some line biasing from the Econet module in the Master, this setup should be equiv...
by lcww1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5668
Views: 480135

Re: Today I received.....

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AUN Manager’s Guide Iss. 2 Sept’ 1993
Scan to follow ........ :D
by lcww1
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Soldering and Hotair station options
Replies: 38
Views: 2854

Re: Soldering and Hotair station options

After one 40 pin DIP I'd had enough and bought this: http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d00672/desoldering-station-uk-eu-plug/dp/SD01384?mckv=sZ5p7NarZ_dc|pcrid|224654335881|kword||match||plid||pid|SD01384|&CMP=KNC-GUK-CPC-SHOPPING&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoMf6j4Ct2gIVqbXtCh1GjQnlEAQYASABEgKhYfD_BwE Ooh! Tha...
by lcww1
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 5465

Re: ECONET WOES

Are there any general test programs I can use to interrogate the board / RAM / ROMS / etc etc? I can't suggest anything specific, but here are a few bits and pieces from this great forum that might help you make a start on getting to the bottom of the problem: tricky's TestROM - http://www.stardot....
by lcww1
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5668
Views: 480135

Re: Today I received.....

A bumper crop today!
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Bits and pieces
BeebSCSI (thanks flynnjs!); myelin’s Econet hub pcb (thanks myelin!); a Gotek for FlashFloppy; some random Hampshire County Council skeletal anatomy RiscOS Draw files!
by lcww1
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Morley Analog and User port not work
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Morley Analog and User port not work

I have the same podule fitted in my A3020 - the ROM is a D27C256 device and has a handwritten label on stating V2.01, which looks to be the same as your ROM. I've attached a dump of the ROM from my working mini-podule - the ROM dump file has been Zipped for uploading to the forum - I hope this helps...
by lcww1
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 162
Views: 15108

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

BigEd wrote:Ambitious! I've a feeling it overplots: I*2 should perhaps be I*4? In which case other things might perhaps be usefully rescaled?
Yes, I think I*4 looks better :) :
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With I*4