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by rmbrowngr
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Gotek Problems on My Electron
Replies: 22
Views: 1210

Re: Gotek Problems on My Electron

I don’t know how familiar you are with using a Gotek drive, but you have to select\load the disc image on the Gotek before you use the Electron disc commands. You’ll need to press the load\eject button. BTW, please check which file system you are using either DFS or ADFS. You’ll need the right disc ...
by rmbrowngr
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: ADFS PRES with SCSI code - BeebSCSI
Replies: 6
Views: 914

ADFS PRES with SCSI code - BeebSCSI

I saw this information today about ADFS for the Electron:

Code: Select all

ADFS 1.0x is for the Electron
ADFS 1.1x is PRES ADFS for the Electron with SCSI hard drive
http://mdfs.net/System/ROMs/Filing/Disk/Acorn/ADFS.txt

Does PRES ADFS 1.1x work with BeebSCSI and are there any advantages over Acorn ADFS 1.0?
by rmbrowngr
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Plus 1, Plus 3 with Gotek
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Acorn Plus 1, Plus 3 with Gotek

The P.R.E.S./ACP ROM does NOT keep page at E00 and the SCSI code HAS been removed - Boo, Hiss :lol: . You'll need the specific E00 version that loads from disc and it will require 2 banks of RAM. As an aside, JGH has looked at the code for this and thinks it could be modified to work within 1 bank ...
by rmbrowngr
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Plus 1, Plus 3 with Gotek
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Acorn Plus 1, Plus 3 with Gotek

danielj wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:17 pm
Slightly off-topic, but @Dave - does 1.15 still have the SCSI code?

d.
I believe not, but I think it has page at E00.
by rmbrowngr
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.
Replies: 93
Views: 5023

Re: Disc or Disk. Silly-Season debate.

Difficult one. Much prefer disc instead of disk. Everyone, but everyone in Greece uses the “American” spelling for IT\computer terminology unfortunately. If I’m proof reading English documents I do get pleasure changing the spelling to British English. I justify it that we are in Europe. On another ...
by rmbrowngr
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 557
Views: 56010

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

Very impressive, very exciting.

Very well done. =D>
by rmbrowngr
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Who on here has the earliest Acorn Electron?
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: Who on here has the earliest Acorn Electron?

I got my Elk for my birthday at the end of October 83. My father drove all the way from Lowestoft to Bury St Edmunds to get it. Unfortunately I sold it when bought my first PC around 90\91.
by rmbrowngr
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: general
Topic: Acorn Electron World Updating Very Soon...
Replies: 22
Views: 2661

Re: Acorn Electron World Updating Very Soon...

Looking forward to it. :D
by rmbrowngr
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Blakes 7
Replies: 18
Views: 1488

Re: Blakes 7

One of my favourite Sci-fi childhood tv series. Watched every episode. Always very disappointed with the ending, but it did leave an opening for another series sometime in the future. B7, Baker Dr Who, sapphire and steel, the tomorrow people etc... What a great period.
by rmbrowngr
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC micro RGB to scart problems (help/ suggestions)
Replies: 19
Views: 1957

Re: BBC micro RGB to scart problems (help/ suggestions)

Looked at the manual and I didn't see something for RGB selection per source. Might be worth trying some of the things suggest in this page https://www.retrogamingcables.co.uk/tro ... art-cables.
by rmbrowngr
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Acorn Electron Games that don't work with a plus 1 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1281

Re: Acorn Electron Games that don't work with a plus 1 ?

vanekp wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:57 pm
the silly program sets page to &D00 and loads a basic program there, not very cleaver [-X
Yep, just saw that in the second file\program of the UEF "Nightworld". If you remove this it loads happily with Plus 1. Why did they do this?

And how to change the UEF?
by rmbrowngr
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Elkulator Debugger
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Elkulator Debugger

Or (after looking at documentation of BeebEm), type "?" and get the list of commands. #-o E33C : BNE E365 >? Debugger commands : bclear n - clear breakpoint n or breakpoint at n bclearr n - clear read breakpoint n or read breakpoint at n bclearw n - clear write breakpoint n or write breakpoint at n ...
by rmbrowngr
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC micro RGB to scart problems (help/ suggestions)
Replies: 19
Views: 1957

Re: BBC micro RGB to scart problems (help/ suggestions)

Maybe if you tell us the make\model of tv we can check the manual (if available online) how to enable RGB on the Scart socket. I think on Samsung TV there is a RGB selection item on the settings menu. It's good pointer for me to check now as I want to buy a new TV\monitor for my Acorn machines and d...
by rmbrowngr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Elkulator Debugger
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Elkulator Debugger

I'm looking for a guide\documentation to the debugger of the Elkulator. Can someone point me in the right direction?
by rmbrowngr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Acorn Electron Games that don't work with a plus 1 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1281

Re: Acorn Electron Games that don't work with a plus 1 ?

I can confirm that Alligata - Electron NightWorld UEF does not work with the Plus 1 enabled. I checked this using ElectrEM and Elkulator. The loader crashes at line 32: 32 NEXT:COLOUR2:CLS:*LO."World 2" Good news is a DFS version of the game works from www.acronelectron.co.uk UEF Nightworld.zip DFS ...
by rmbrowngr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: scanning of books, magazines, ads and letters
Topic: Advanced User Guide (AUG) [Remastered PDF]
Replies: 26
Views: 4534

Re: Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

Great stuff. Any thoughts on the Electron User Guide? :-k The only copies I have are of a poor scan in pdf and a tatty copy bought from eBay.
Acorn_ElectronUG.zip
(4.73 MiB) Downloaded 43 times
by rmbrowngr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: DataCentre PCB - revisions
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: DataCentre PCB - revisions

Why not go with a more liberal license like LGPL or even MIT or Apache?
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: MMFS Query
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: MMFS Query

this is pointless as all games are on SSD anyways :roll: there is only about 4 games that need a E00 dfs, If think it’s more than four games. When I compare the number of dfs disks with ADFS disks from acornelectron.co.uk there’s quite a difference. If you have a GoSDC configured only for DFS i.e. ...
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: MMFS Query
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: MMFS Query

The only problem with UPURS is the need for a pc from which to send the files. An ideal solution would be a raspberry pi with some additional commands to list the files on the pi and initiate the transfer. Nice idea that. Could make that into some sort of datacentre for the Electron supporting both...
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: MMFS Query
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: MMFS Query

I’m guessing you are an Electron owner. If you are worried about finding software on disk I would recommend you visit http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/ and consider buying the DVD. It has a huge collection of software in UEF (tapes), SSD\DSD (DFS file system) and ADF (ADFS file system).
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: general
Topic: Videos comparing BBC Vs electron versions of games
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Videos comparing BBC Vs electron versions of games

So many games to choose from. Some first thoughts:- Elite - There are some major differences between the Beeb and Elk tape versions. Football Manager - No mode 7 on the Elk so major difference for matches. I was some what disappointed with the Elk version after having seen the Beeb version. Planetoi...
by rmbrowngr
Tue May 28, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cheap SD/MMC Readers
Replies: 24
Views: 22312

Re: Cheap SD/MMC Readers

If you have a disk interface fitted already, you'll find the gotek to be the most "compatible" solution as so far as the beeb's concerned it's a normal floppy disk drive. I agree. More money (as a prebuild kit) but pretty much heading to be the defacto standard as a cross-retro-platform type device...
by rmbrowngr
Tue May 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: BBC B Elite versions
Replies: 27
Views: 2750

Re: BBC B Elite versions

KenLowe wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 1:28 pm
On another note, I've solved my hanging issue too. Press f0 to start; not space or enter!!! #-o
Not a bad idea to get the function key strip. You can download it from here http://www.8bs.com/othrdnld/manuals/functionkeys.shtml
by rmbrowngr
Tue May 28, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cheap SD/MMC Readers
Replies: 24
Views: 22312

Re: Cheap SD/MMC Readers

I've always wondered what the differences are between these two devices to try to determine what are the pros and cons.
by rmbrowngr
Sun May 26, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: I found my childhood friends I never had!
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: I found my childhood friends I never had!

Welcome fellow Electron User.
by rmbrowngr
Sat May 25, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Elk disc controllers
Replies: 35
Views: 2691

Re: Elk disc controllers

One thing I did notice with superform on the Elk that creating new LUNs results in a slightly different LUN size on the SD card from the quick start LUN. E.g. Quick Start LUN: 524,140 KB, while creating LUNs with superform results in 524,172 KB. Why go to all the trouble of creating LUNs - I just c...

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