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by rmbrowngr
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Modified Plus 1 - eBay item
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Modified Plus 1 - eBay item

This Acorn Electron and Plus 1 item on eBay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F303327993923 has a modified Plus 1. There’s a switch to the right of the cartridge slots and an additional port above the printer port. I’m guessing the additional port is a u...
by rmbrowngr
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Please run a little test on your Electron
Replies: 16
Views: 1350

Re: Please run a little test on your Electron

With AP5, AP6, Plus 1, BeebSCSI, Pegasus 400 it works just fine. If I add the Raspberry PI 2nd Processor with the standard 6502 it doesn't work. For MMFS MicroSD Mk1 from Ramtop, I'll need to find a Micro SD card small enough (no bigger than 8gb). I had one I was using, but I've put it somewhere saf...
by rmbrowngr
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Please run a little test on your Electron
Replies: 16
Views: 1350

Re: Please run a little test on your Electron

Any other testers with an Electron and a minute to spare? Especially looking for test results on an issue 2 Electron, or any Electron with some hardware add-ons. Can additonally test with hardware extensions: AP5, AP6, Plus 1, BeebSCSI, Pegasus 400 and Raspberry PI 2nd Processor all plugged in toge...
by rmbrowngr
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Which Gotek for a Plus 3?
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Which Gotek for a Plus 3?

I’d visit Mark at RetroClinic. He can provide you with a ready Gotek. Either email him or visit his eBay shop.

If you want to add the Gotek as a second drive you’ll need an adaptor which you can pickup from Dave H. He also has some other upgrades for the Plus 3 like ADFS with PAGE at E00.
by rmbrowngr
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 557
Views: 61674

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

Just to add my support as well, I’m massively interested. I’ll buy a another Electron just to fit it into.
by rmbrowngr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Just bought a Plus 3 and problems
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Just bought a Plus 3 and problems

Thanks guys. Just dug out my ropey 20 year old laptop. Have successfully copied the welcome disk to a floppy and it runs on the electron. One question though, if I press the break key the screen clears and I get Acorn Electron but the ADFS part is missing. Then I cant use the disk drive unless I ki...
by rmbrowngr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: scanning of books, magazines, ads and letters
Topic: BBC Micro User Guide [Remastered PDF]
Replies: 16
Views: 4863

Re: BBC Micro User Guide (Remastered)

Just download them. Fantastic piece of work. =D>
by rmbrowngr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Just bought a Plus 3 and problems
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Just bought a Plus 3 and problems

Gotek is the best way to go. Dave H on this forum has an adaptor to add a Gotek as a second drive and has a version of ADFS with PAGE at E00 (useful for games that need more memory) which plugs into the Plus 3.
by rmbrowngr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Request for testers for quick but fascinating test case
Replies: 36
Views: 3670

Re: Request for testers for quick but fascinating test case

BBC B+ 64k

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by rmbrowngr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Please run a little test on your Electron
Replies: 16
Views: 1350

Re: Please run a little test on your Electron

Tested it on my Issue 6 with MRB, plus1, AP6 and Pegasus 400+Gotek. In normal mode, momentarily data on the screen at the bottom and then red grid lines. Turbo mode, momentarily data on the screen at the bottom and then red grid lines with flickering and corruption. Shadow+Turbo mode blank screen on...
by rmbrowngr
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Specific ELECTRON Scans Wanted.
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: Specific ELECTRON Scans Wanted.

I would take a look at www.acornelectron.co.uk. There’s a ton of stuff available on USB stick if you purchase it.
by rmbrowngr
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Gotek Problems on My Electron
Replies: 22
Views: 1452

Re: Gotek Problems on My Electron

Fantastic! :P
by rmbrowngr
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Gotek Problems on My Electron
Replies: 22
Views: 1452

Re: Gotek Problems on My Electron

To get hold of ADFS disc images for the Electron you can either go to Stairwaytohell https://www.stairwaytohell.com/electron/adfs/homepage.html . Or Acorn Electron World http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/c-dvd.html and either order the DVD, or better, the USB massive collection of software and document...
by rmbrowngr
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Gotek Problems on My Electron
Replies: 22
Views: 1452

Re: Gotek Problems on My Electron

I'm using Slogger Pegasus 400 Disc Interface, but this should help. Setup for ADFS filing system. Jumper selection IMG_3193[1].JPG View disc images IMG_3189.JPG Selected\Loaded Disc image IMG_3191.JPG Accessing the disc image IMG_3192.JPG You don't need to change drive "*DIR :4". I only do...
by rmbrowngr
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: ADFS PRES with SCSI code - BeebSCSI
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: ADFS PRES with SCSI code - BeebSCSI

daveejhitchins wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:53 pm
I’m 99% certain that it doesn’t work with SCSI - But I’ll double check tomorrow for you.

The advantages, for disc drive operation is the ‘bug’ fix and some on-board utilities.

Dave H :D
Thanks, that’ll be great. :D
by rmbrowngr
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Gotek Problems on My Electron
Replies: 22
Views: 1452

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: 1023

ADFS PRES with SCSI code - BeebSCSI

I saw this information today about ADFS for the Electron:

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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: 940

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: 940

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: 6012

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: 61674

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: 943

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: 2904

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: 1690

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: 2288

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: 1442

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: 635

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 breakp...
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: 2288

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...

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