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by lcww1
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: NASS french commodore amiga party
Replies: 4
Views: 1159

Re: NASS french commodore amiga party

Something else that has just come to mind, that may be of interest: Jan Vibe’s ARM BASIC graphics demos - see here: http://www.drobe.co.uk/article.php?id=2022 - there’s a download link at the bottom of the page for an archive of much of Jan Vibe’s BASIC code. You can see some videos of these demos -...
by lcww1
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: NASS french commodore amiga party
Replies: 4
Views: 1159

Re: NASS french commodore amiga party

This is really a question that would have been best answered by Zarchos :? Aside from Elite, and Zarch, I'm honestly not sure what to suggest. I suggest taking a look at Zarchos' YouTube channel for some inspiration. Also, search this forum for "Zarchos" and see what you find - e.g. https://stardot....
by lcww1
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Missing old/new Electron Expansions
Replies: 76
Views: 3926

Re: Missing old/new Electron Expansions

BigEd wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:53 am
Looks splendid!
...
There will also be plenty of people who are silently positive.
Very true! So, I'll come out as a vocally positive person in terms of Hoglet's Electron ULA replacement :D
I'm all for anything that helps secure the long term future of Acorn hardware!
by lcww1
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Cheap wire wrap/link wire
Replies: 9
Views: 937

Re: Cheap wire wrap/link wire

I've got some of this wire from *bay - it seems like pretty good stuff, and I've used it to mend corroded tracks on battery damaged PCBs
by lcww1
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 127
Views: 8656

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

ha! ha! How did you do it? Glad to hear someone else is enjoying these wonderful programs on original hardware! :D I figured out how to download by looking at the jsbeeb URL - the jsbeeb URLs from the CLPA site contain references to the SSDs - and from looking at the jsbeeb URL parameters descripti...
by lcww1
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: general
Topic: BBC releases computer history archive
Replies: 127
Views: 8656

Re: BBC releases computer history archive

Running the BBC Computer Literacy Project Software in jsbeeb is fun, but I wanted to run this software on original hardware, so here are the ssds from https://computer-literacy-project.pilot ... co.uk/beeb:

BBCCLP.zip
BBC CLP SSDs
(1.73 MiB) Downloaded 45 times
by lcww1
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Arc hangs when I try to run an application
Replies: 14
Views: 1222

Re: Arc hangs when I try to run an application

CLib versions 3.75 and 5.53 -
CLib.zip
CLib versions v3.75 and v5.53
(79.78 KiB) Downloaded 24 times

Edit: I've also got CLib 5.77 running quite happily on my A5000 with RO 3.11 - I'd be surprised if it didn't run on RO 3.10 - anyhow, give the versions in the zip above a try - I'll add 5.77 in a bit

CLib_5.77.zip
CLib version 5.77
(50.94 KiB) Downloaded 26 times
by lcww1
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Arc hangs when I try to run an application
Replies: 14
Views: 1222

Re: Arc hangs when I try to run an application

I think what I actually need is CLib v3.75. EDIT: I notice on this thread https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=4037&p=34931&hilit=clib that version 5.46 is the latest CLib that will run on Risc OS 3.10. Anyone know where to find this? CLib v3.75 is probably in here- ftp://ftp.uni-stut...
by lcww1
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Archimedes Level 4 File Server
Replies: 39
Views: 5276

Re: Archimedes Level 4 File Server

Many thanks for this much more manageable pdf conversion Tom! That’s a big improvement, and the pdf is perfectly readable - now I can easily read this on my phone whilst commuting :D
by lcww1
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Atomwide A5000 8MB
Replies: 20
Views: 2233

Re: Atomwide A5000 8MB

I think that the 8Mb RAM card in one of my A5000s is a fully populated version of the Atomwide card shown in the picture at the beginning of this thread. I’ll need to dig out the machine from under the rubble of electronics clobber on my desk and take a picture. It would be marvellous to clone this ...
by lcww1
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Commstar II
Replies: 11
Views: 1331

Re: Commstar II

No problem Andy! I hope this manual proves useful....

Also, I'll just note for reference that the Commstar II rom (various versions) may be found here - http://archive.retro-kit.co.uk/bbc.nvg. ... index.html
by lcww1
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: commstar II v2.4
Replies: 19
Views: 2364

Re: commstar II v2.4

A scan of the Commstar II manual may be found within this thread - viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15174#p206805
by lcww1
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Archimedes Level 4 File Server
Replies: 39
Views: 5276

Re: Archimedes Level 4 File Server

Here, at last, is a scan, admittedly not a very good scan, but a scan nonetheless, of the Acorn RISC OS Level 4 Fileserver Network Manager's Guide - Issue 1 - 1990. This scan was not easy to get done. Still, for all its faults, it's better than nothing. The PNG files (in case someone wishes to have ...
by lcww1
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Commstar II
Replies: 11
Views: 1331

Re: Commstar II

by lcww1
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Commstar II
Replies: 11
Views: 1331

Re: Commstar II

Scanned PACE Micro Technology Commstar II manual - it's been scanned to PNG at 300dpi - it's just a load of files zipped into a folder in my Dropbox at the moment: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uizafkyq5fs6zjw/Commstar%20II.zip?dl=0 Share & Enjoy! Edit: In my haste, I forgot to add the following: Many t...
by lcww1
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: general
Topic: Haunted Beebs on TV: The Vertical Plane / Out Of This World
Replies: 11
Views: 1738

Re: Haunted Beebs on TV: The Vertical Plane / Out Of This World

Fascinating, and rather delightful! And somewhat Alan Garner-ish, though the events above taking place in a different part of Cheshire.....
by lcww1
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 4285

Re: Post editing

@guesser: that is delightful :lol:

Edit: edited the edited edits
by lcww1
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: IDE interfaces - hardware details
Replies: 120
Views: 11341

Re: IDE interfaces - hardware details

I read DaveH’s question as a straightforward query as to whether ZIDEFS needed modification for use with your IDE hardware. ZIDEFS is described here - http://www.zeridajh.org/software/zidefs/index.htm - as a drop in replacement for the ICS IDE interface. I’m not quite clear how much difference there...
by lcww1
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cleaning Floppy Discs
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Cleaning Floppy Discs

A long time ago, I got hold of a copy of E-Type 2. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get the game to install from floppy disc; I’d always encounter an unrecoverable disc error at some stage during the install process. The disc itself appeared fine, with no obvious physical defects being visible to the ...
by lcww1
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: IDE interfaces - hardware details
Replies: 120
Views: 11341

Re: IDE interfaces - hardware details

Well, thanks to John Kortink too!
As to learning, I think that there’s always something to learn from any constructive endeavour......
by lcww1
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: IDE interfaces - hardware details
Replies: 120
Views: 11341

Re: IDE interfaces - hardware details

I’d like to add my thanks to you Ian for your work on these podules, and for sharing your designs here. =D> =D> =D>
I know that I’ll learn a lot from studying your KiCad files.
by lcww1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5902
Views: 553963

Re: Today I received.....

Time to upgrade my A3000:
0EEF991F-AE7D-4C82-95B0-8B95B29E49DE.jpeg
VIDC Enhancer pcb from OSHPark
by lcww1
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: past physical ABug events
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 125
Views: 17729

Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Maniac Mansion!
How utterly fabulous =D> =D> =D>

PS might your work on MM open the way to porting the other SCUMM based games?
by lcww1
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Commstar II
Replies: 11
Views: 1331

Re: Commstar II

So, I've finally got myself organised, and I'll be visiting the CCH later this month, on the weekend of the 23rd/24th. I've contacted the very helpful CCH people, and I'll be scanning the Commstar II manual, if it hasn't materialised by then, along with the L4FS network manager's guide. I think ther...
by lcww1
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Commstar II
Replies: 11
Views: 1331

Re: Commstar II

Found this - https://www.4corn.co.uk/archive/showpdfs/10%20Acorn%20User%20July%201887%20-%20Barbican/Pace%20Micro%20Technology%20-%20Commstar%20II.pdf - not the manual, and possibly you’ve already seen this, but it does look as though it contains some clues. I see that the CCH have Commstar II in th...
by lcww1
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RPC with faulty keyboard interface
Replies: 23
Views: 1887

Re: RPC with faulty keyboard interface

The ROM apps were removed from RO 3.5 but returned to their rightful place from RO 3.6 onwards. I’d suggest upgrading to RO 3.7 or 3.71 anyhow, in due course. In terms of which ROM modules you’ve got loaded on RO 3.5, you can check the output from *ROMMODULES against the list given on this handy web...
by lcww1
Thu May 31, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RPC with faulty keyboard interface
Replies: 23
Views: 1887

Re: RPC with faulty keyboard interface

Great progress drumm3r!

Now, regarding your missing ROM apps - are you running RISC OS 3.5 by any chance?

Also, one pitfall to be aware of is that it’s possible to run into trouble with the HD after a CMOS reset on a RiscPC with RO 3.5/3.6 - make sure you do a *configure ADFSBuffers 0
by lcww1
Thu May 31, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RPC with faulty keyboard interface
Replies: 23
Views: 1887

Re: RPC with faulty keyboard interface

From your descriptions, I think your RiscPC is getting through the POST sequence without error. Ending up at the supervisor prompt with an incomplete set of ROM modules loaded can certainly be a symptom of a failing CMOS chip. See this old thread for a discussion: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewt...
by lcww1
Thu May 31, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 6239

Re: ECONET WOES

I've started making a survey of L3 file server versions from 0.90 to 1.25. That is a noble deed, and a great service to present and future Econet users =D> The numerous versions of the L3FS with their various features, and differing requirements, are more than a little confusing, at least to me. Re...
by lcww1
Wed May 30, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 70
Views: 6239

Re: ECONET WOES

I wonder if the problem with the file server not starting might be that the file has lost its load/exec addresses? These should be &0400 for both, in all versions of the Level 3 file server. Ah ha, that has been a part of my difficulty with L3FS 1.25 - fixing the load and execution addresses gets m...

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