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by rmbrowngr
Thu May 16, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Elk Expansion Options?
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: Elk Expansion Options?

Elk2019 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:47 pm
Thanx rmbrowngr for your speedy reply. So, if I get hold of a GoSDC with the cartridge adapter I can then LOAD games fast AND use a joystick? Great! Where do I get it from?
Here's the "buy" link. http://www.zeridajh.org/hardware/gosdc/buy.htm
by rmbrowngr
Thu May 16, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Elk Elite Keyboard Strip
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: Elk Elite Keyboard Strip

Thanx. I have already looked here. The manual scan is from the C64 version of ELITE. What I am looking for is a scan of the Acornsoft/Superior Software Ltd Electron ELITE Space Flight Traders Manual AND keyboard strip. Strangely, it is not available to download anywhere on the net? Hi Elk2019. I co...
by rmbrowngr
Thu May 16, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Elk Elite Keyboard Strip
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: Elk Elite Keyboard Strip

Thanx. I have already looked here. The manual scan is from the C64 version of ELITE. What I am looking for is a scan of the Acornsoft/Superior Software Ltd Electron ELITE Space Flight Traders Manual AND keyboard strip. Strangely, it is not available to download anywhere on the net? Hi Elk2019. I co...
by rmbrowngr
Wed May 15, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Elk Expansion Options?
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: Elk Expansion Options?

GoSDC with the cartridge adapter will work for you.

Alternatives would need additional hardware like the AP5 http://www.acornelectrontoday.com/pres- ... 4594060136 or Electron UPURS https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/co ... RAM-board/
by rmbrowngr
Tue May 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Elk Elite Keyboard Strip
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: Elk Elite Keyboard Strip

Try here http://www.8bs.com/othrdnld/manuals/games.shtml there are scans of many games.
by rmbrowngr
Tue May 14, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: WANTED : Electron Plus 1 : NO LONGER REQUIRED !
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: WANTED : Electron Plus 1

Ahh OK Thanks for the correction. Any idea on what i should expect to pay ? I know value is what its perceived to be but a ballpark average of a Plus 1's value would be useful. I bought my current Plus 1 through eBay for £20. I was the only bidder luckily. BTW, If you acquire a Plus 1 from Dave it’...
by rmbrowngr
Tue May 14, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Electron Elite query
Replies: 18
Views: 1770

Re: Electron Elite query

I have on disk Elite for the Electron from www.acornelectron.co.uk DVD. Unfortunately it’s the tape version transferred to disk and saving and loading commanders is to tape.
by rmbrowngr
Mon May 13, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Upgrade route explanation please ?
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Upgrade route explanation please ?

If you don’t have a Plus 1, then there is the GoSDC. http://www.zeridajh.org/hardware/gosdc/index.htm You will need the Elk2GoSDC adaptor to fit it as well. Alternatively, there is this SD card interface which works just as well and is cheaper https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fww...
by rmbrowngr
Sat May 11, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Greece!
Replies: 8
Views: 998

Re: Greetings from Greece!

καλώς ήρθατε. Welcome.
by rmbrowngr
Sat May 11, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: BBC B Elite versions
Replies: 27
Views: 3195

Re: BBC B Elite versions

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 2:17 pm
Can you add a photo of the disc / box?
It's a disk image I came across and not from physical media.

It either came on the USB stick that came with the Gotek I purchased from RetroClinic, or I downloaded from somewhere (StairWayToHell???). I really don't remember.
by rmbrowngr
Sat May 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: BBC B Elite versions
Replies: 27
Views: 3195

Re: BBC B Elite versions

I think it's actually the "BBC Master" version that someone has renamed. Not sure that's correct. I just opened the menu (BASIC) on the disk: 160 IF O%=0 PROCbbc 170 IF O%=1 PROCbbcsram 180 IF O%=2 PROCmaster 190 IF O%=3 PROCsecpro ... 1080 DEF PROCbbcsram 1090 IF secpro% THEN PROCspoff 1...
by rmbrowngr
Sat May 11, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: BBC B Elite versions
Replies: 27
Views: 3195

BBC B Elite versions

I came across a disk for the BBC with Elite and was surprised to find it had three versions of Elite e.g. Standard, Sideways RAM and second processor. I’ve heard of both standard and second processor versions, but not the version supporting sideways RAM. A quick search with Google didn’t bring any h...
by rmbrowngr
Tue May 07, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Copy BBC disk to PC using Smart SPI
Replies: 9
Views: 2624

Re: Copy BBC disk to PC using Smart SPI

I don’t have one of these devices but I would think you should create some blank disk images in the Beeb.mmb first. Mount your physical floppy disk in one drive and mount a blank disk from the smart spi in a different drive and use the standard commands of dfs\adfs to copy files from one drive to th...
by rmbrowngr
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: GoSDC on the Electron
Replies: 32
Views: 4758

Re: GoSDC on the Electron

Microsoft Visual C++ runtimes can be downloaded from https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads I see you have configured the GoSDC for DFS I would recommend using DFS Explorer to create and manage your disk collection. If you would like a huge collectio...
by rmbrowngr
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC B+ 64K upgrades and expansions
Replies: 17
Views: 1695

Re: BBC B+ 64K upgrades and expansions

As the B+ can take 32KB EPROMs by default, I always have a DS1230Y in mine. This gives 2 banks of non-volatile sideways RAM and so is ideal for loading with DFSE00 and ADFSE00. That way, you get ADFS and DFS with PAGE at E00 just like on a Master. I also added some standard SRAM to my B+ 64 to take...
by rmbrowngr
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3059
Views: 379161

Re: LOLPRICE

by rmbrowngr
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn - Electron Tube Interface ATI - Available
Replies: 86
Views: 16229

Re: Acorn - Electron Tube Interface ATI - Available

Wanting to try out the 2nd processor, I found some Hi-Basic versions here: http://mdfs.net/Software/BBCBasic/BBC/ Can anyone please recommend which one will work with the above setup and how best to load and run it? HiBasic 3 should be the right version. I’ve tried it by loading it into sideways RAM.
by rmbrowngr
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC B+ 64k EEPROMs and SW RAM
Replies: 22
Views: 2345

Re: BBC B+ 64k EEPROMs and SW RAM

DutchAcorn wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:48 pm
Yes, I noticed the same thing: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9483#p166487

Unsolved mystery?
Ahh, yes, I see.

I did load some ROMs successfully.
by rmbrowngr
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC B+ 64k EEPROMs and SW RAM
Replies: 22
Views: 2345

Re: BBC B+ 64k EEPROMs and SW RAM

Additional 64k RAM 43253052-562B-477B-9699-B444DDE06DC5.jpeg 8F912626-538B-428F-AE1B-7ED47083F702.jpeg Only problem now is with the test disk which reports a problem with SRAM. http://8bs.com/othrdnld/manuals/hardware/BPlus64KFittingInstructions2.zip RAM is showing correctly: F95460A0-2ED5-49F6-B955...
by rmbrowngr
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Electron Kastle
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Re: Electron Kastle

I've seen in emulators the ability to save the state of the emulator and there for giving games and other software "save" (and load) functionality which they didn't have. Very useful for practicing docking with space stations in Elite etc. Would be nice to have this via SW ROM\RAM on a rea...
by rmbrowngr
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Electron Dunjunz
Replies: 43
Views: 6689

Re: Electron Dunjunz

Mmmm. :-o This is an interesting case. A game that will run from tape, but not from disk. Anyone know if a disk version was released? From looking on acorn electron world site http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/profs/electron/cats/bugbyte.html#dunj . There doen't appear to have been a disk version, or ...
by rmbrowngr
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: One more working Electron returns to the flock
Replies: 11
Views: 1257

Re: One more working Electron returns to the flock

I now want to explore connecting the Electron to a modern monitor/TV. I figure I need a SCART to HDMI converter for this. Any recommendations? There are still quite a few modern TV's available with SCART if you want to buy new. I use an old portal colour SONY TV 1998. It works perfectly with RGB\SC...
by rmbrowngr
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Drawing a circle in BBC BASIC
Replies: 71
Views: 8815

Re: Drawing a circle in BBC BASIC

Came across this article while searching for other things for drawing circles. http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/mags/eu/ ... /s-p38.jpg
by rmbrowngr
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Electron User Mini Office
Replies: 15
Views: 3161

Re: Electron User Mini Office

And I do remember setting up View with lots of "escape codes" for the Panasonic Dot Matrix printer I had. I think there was a utility from EU to help do this and save and load it. Emm, what issue was it? :-k Found it: http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/mags/eu/ills/4_11/s-p41.jpg http://www.a...
by rmbrowngr
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Electron User Mini Office
Replies: 15
Views: 3161

Re: Electron User Mini Office

by rmbrowngr
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Electron User Mini Office
Replies: 15
Views: 3161

Re: Electron User Mini Office

If you know the issue of EU try looking here http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/eug/top_lvl.html View and Viewsheet are much better alternatives. You can find Sideways RAM\ROM (cracked) versions. Yes, you're correct, Richard, however, the 'integrated' nature of Mini-Office does appeal to some people an...
by rmbrowngr
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Electron User Mini Office
Replies: 15
Views: 3161

Re: Electron User Mini Office

If you know the issue of EU try looking here http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/eug/top_lvl.html

View and Viewsheet are much better alternatives. You can find Sideways RAM\ROM (cracked) versions.
by rmbrowngr
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Code editors for Elk and b+
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: Code editors for Elk and b+

On the b+, ADE for assembler, but I think it works best with dual floppies - I haven't tried with SD For cross assembly, any editor + beebasm, vscode has code colouring for basic and asm I'm sure I've seen basic tokenisers on mdfs.net, but beebasm can also do that. For all my stuff (mainly asm) I u...
by rmbrowngr
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Code editors for Elk and b+
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: Code editors for Elk and b+

I use VSCode+BeebAsm to develop my 6502 code on a Windows machine and test the resulting disk image in an emulator. Alternatively, Notepad++ with BeebAsm works equally well. Both VSCode and Notepad++ can do 6502 code syntax coloring, which is essential to me. That's certainly something I need to ch...
by rmbrowngr
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Code editors for Elk and b+
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: Code editors for Elk and b+

Are you interested in external editors or are you only looking for editors on the machine itself? Actually both now I think about it. I'm torn between both ways because of usability issues. If I can find editors with better UX experience on real hardware it'll be a big improvement. Example for Basi...

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