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by rmbrowngr
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Electron Elite disk image.
Replies: 14
Views: 1318

Re: Electron Elite disk image.

I’ll see if I can dissemble it to see if I can gain any insights about changing this. Not really up my street, but there’s a challenge here. Hope there’s no encryption.
by rmbrowngr
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Electron Elite disk image.
Replies: 14
Views: 1318

Re: Electron Elite disk image.

Your probably right according to this http://8bs.com/submit/subelite.htm A version for the Acorn Electron, this is the simplest form of Elite. It has the reduced ship selection, and no suns so the fuel scoop is only useful for collecting cargo. The screen is monochrome, including the console, and gr...
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Electron Elite disk image.
Replies: 14
Views: 1318

Electron Elite disk image.

Does anyone have a disk version of Elite for the Electron which allows saving and loading of commanders to and from disk?

I have versions of Elite disk images for adfs and dfs, but only load or save commanders from and to tape.
by rmbrowngr
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Royal Mail retro video games stamp collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1510

Re: Royal Mail retro video games stamp collection

vanpeebles wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:01 pm
A first class game on a second rate stamp!!
That's a crime!

At least it's the Beeb version of Elite.
by rmbrowngr
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - R1 - Ransack!
Replies: 37
Views: 2475

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - R1 - Ransack!

I'm really bad at this. :( My only excuse is that BeebEM keeps swapping in and out from full screen mode when I'm playing this.
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by rmbrowngr
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: How can I save my Elite game on a Turbo MMC card?
Replies: 16
Views: 851

Re: How can I save my Elite game on a Turbo MMC card?

A couple of items to consider here:- 1) Is the version of Elite the disk version, or the tape version transferred to disk? If it is the tape version m(unmodified) you'll not be able to save to disk. I have this problem with Elite for the Electron. Would be nice to have a version to save games to dis...
by rmbrowngr
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Electron Firetrack .ssd Disk Image
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Electron Firetrack .ssd Disk Image

Here you go:
Firetrack_dfs.zip
(28.97 KiB) Downloaded 33 times
Firetrack_adfs.zip
(35.51 KiB) Downloaded 30 times
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 64K to 128K upgrade
Replies: 49
Views: 6713

Re: 64K to 128K upgrade

A picture guide to how I have the SWRAM setup: ROMS IMG_3278.jpg RAM\ROM List Disk attached below the pictures IMG_3279.jpg Top View IMG_3280.jpg Side view 1 IMG_3281.jpg side view 2 IMG_3282.jpg Disk image (DFS) for B+ with the ROM\RAM list program saved as "RTEST". bplus.zip 64K SIDEWAYS RAM DAUGH...
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 64K to 128K upgrade
Replies: 49
Views: 6713

Re: 64K to 128K upgrade

Connect the other extra pin 20 to the spare pin of L13 (CS for either roms 0/1 or 14/15, depending on where you want BASIC)
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 64K to 128K upgrade
Replies: 49
Views: 6713

Re: 64K to 128K upgrade

I ran the 410 line memtest program and this was the output... IMG_5692.JPG Seems to me there should be some RAM locations, or not? This doesn't look right to me e.g. no RAM reported. Once you get RAM listed the next test is to load something into sideways RAM. And this might be useful to read https...
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 64K to 128K upgrade
Replies: 49
Views: 6713

Re: 64K to 128K upgrade

I've done this upgrade and have the following arrangement of ROMs and RAM:-

DFS version 2.26 (if you don't have it I wopiuld recommend you get it) IC62
BASIC and OS IC71
Sideways RAM IC57

And I always get 128k on power on and crtl+break
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Model B+ ROM placement and position of L hats
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Model B+ ROM placement and position of L hats

This article can answer some of your questions: https://martin-jones.com/2015/01/18/sideways-ram-for-bbc-micro-model-b/ If you are adding sideways RAM as described in this article http://www.firths.org/bbc/my_b+128k.html I would recommend placing it in IC57 socket as it works correctly with the util...
by rmbrowngr
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Model B+ video problem...
Replies: 17
Views: 1168

Re: BBC Model B+ video problem...

And there are some alternatives connecting your Beeb or Elk to a TV\Monitor e.g. to HDMI:- RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14430&start=660&hilit=hdmi+raspberry+pi John Kortink's BBC HDMI (BBC2DVI ) https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic...
by rmbrowngr
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Model B+ video problem...
Replies: 17
Views: 1168

Re: BBC Model B+ video problem...

The cable I have that doesn’t work, doesn’t have pin 8 wired also. Reading I’m not sure it’s actually needed. It appears to have two functions, one to switch the tv to look at the RGB signal AUX\AV, and the other, the picture aspect dependent on the voltage level. It also depends what is available o...
by rmbrowngr
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Model B+ video problem...
Replies: 17
Views: 1168

Re: BBC Model B+ video problem...

2nd Processor Elite on B+, Gotek, Raspberry PI 2nd Processor and Sony Trinitron TV. As promised earlier in this thread. Turning on my B+ 64k (upgraded to 128k) IMG_3262.jpg 2nd Processor enabled IMG_3267.jpg IMG_3268.jpg Elite disk image selected IMG_3263.jpg Selecting the version of Elite IMG_3264....
by rmbrowngr
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Model B+ video problem...
Replies: 17
Views: 1168

Re: BBC Model B+ video problem...

I picked up a Scart cable on eBay and it had the wrong resistor for sync 220 instead of 270. Lovely scrolling effect. Didn’t bother to return as I had another working cable. When I next pass an Electrical component store I’ll pickup a replacement resistor. For the correct wiring check out this page....
by rmbrowngr
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Electron with Plus1 and Plus3
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Electron with Plus1 and Plus3

Key issues are not so uncommon. They can usually be fixed by pressing the key repeatedly, or by unsoldering the key, removing the legs of the key and cleaning the legs. I’ve done this several times. For the interference on the screen, I’d check the rf output to see if that has interference as well. ...
by rmbrowngr
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Pegasus 400 Disc Interface Electron
Replies: 16
Views: 1114

Re: Pegasus 400 Disc Interface Electron

I have ADFS Electron version 1 working just fine with the Pegasus 400, but I have ADFS in my AP5 socket 12. Just reading, this page https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/content/Slogger-Pegasus-400/ and the manual does state that you can fit a suitable ADFS ROM in the spare socket. The Slogger Pegasu...
by rmbrowngr
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Model B+ video problem...
Replies: 17
Views: 1168

Re: BBC Model B+ video problem...

I have a similar setup and the enhanced Elite works just fine. When I get some time I’ll post some pictures of the setup and running the enhanced Elite.
by rmbrowngr
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. Advanced BASIC Editor ABE - ROM and Cartridge
Replies: 71
Views: 10474

Re: P.R.E.S. Advanced BASIC Editor ABE - ROM and Cartridge

Got it working this morning :D Using sockets 4 and 5. Unfortunately socket 4 is RAM and socket 5 is EEPROM. I had been using sockets 5 & 6 which EEPROM (Single chip), which is doesn't like. Now I can get back to learning all the commands of the ABE and reducing the size of the Basic program I'm work...
by rmbrowngr
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. Advanced BASIC Editor ABE - ROM and Cartridge
Replies: 71
Views: 10474

Re: P.R.E.S. Advanced BASIC Editor ABE - ROM and Cartridge

Still not working. :(

Procedure: *BE, Load program, type UTILS or Escape and it hangs

Tried with AP5 with BeebSCSI and with Pegasus with Gotek. I also tried swapping Elks. At the weekend I’ll try a Basic Electron with just GoSDC to see if there is an issue with the Plus 1 and AP6 combination.
by rmbrowngr
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. Advanced BASIC Editor ABE - ROM and Cartridge
Replies: 71
Views: 10474

Re: P.R.E.S. Advanced BASIC Editor ABE - ROM and Cartridge

To run the ABEs Utilities - Start BE with *BE - Load your BASIC program and then type UTILS Dave H :D I’ve tried that but no success. I’ll try again this evening to see if I missed something. BTW, once ABE is enabled I’m not able to change directory. I can load a program if I enter the full path.
by rmbrowngr
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. Advanced BASIC Editor ABE - ROM and Cartridge
Replies: 71
Views: 10474

Re: P.R.E.S. Advanced BASIC Editor ABE - ROM and Cartridge

Had another go at using the ABE on a real Electron. Configuration: Issue 6 with MRB in normal mode, Plus 1, AP6, AP5 and BeebSCSI. Loaded ROMs in EEPROM slots 5 & 6 IMG_3233v.jpg ABE enabled IMG_3234v.jpg Luanch UTILS and it hangs :( IMG_3235v.jpg Try new configuration e.g. remove AP5 and BeebSCSI a...
by rmbrowngr
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. Advanced BASIC Editor ABE - ROM and Cartridge
Replies: 71
Views: 10474

Re: P.R.E.S. Advanced BASIC Editor ABE - ROM and Cartridge

If anyone is interested the ABE works just fine in Elkulator loading the ROMS into the two cartridge slots.

BeebEM, I'm struggling to get it to work with SCSI harddisk enabled.
by rmbrowngr
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Reducing Basic Program Size
Replies: 34
Views: 2712

Re: Reducing Basic Program Size

I've just added the User Guide to the end of the above linked thread. Thanks, Dave. Here's the bit from the manual that describes what the Pack routine does: 3.4.1 P – Pack Program The object of Pack is to try to reduce the amount of memory occupied by the program... I'll have a go at using the pac...
by rmbrowngr
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Reducing Basic Program Size
Replies: 34
Views: 2712

Re: Reducing Basic Program Size

Static variable definitions also can be farmed out into a *EXEC file as immediate-mode statements; just be sure to start the program using GOTO as opposed to RUN which will wipe them out again. Neat idea. 10 CLS 20 PRINT'"Program begins"' 30 *EXEC INIT 40 END 50 PRINT'"Program continues"' 60 PRINT ...
by rmbrowngr
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Gotek case
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: Gotek case

There's someone selling 3D printed cases on ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GOTEK-extern ... SwJxRcxYya
by rmbrowngr
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New Batch IntegraB ROM / RAM Expansion Board for BBC B
Replies: 19
Views: 2900

Re: New Batch ROM / RAM Expansion Board for BBC B

Unfortunately not. The B+ already has most of the features that the IntegraB offers; that being the 20k of shadow RAM, 12k of private RAM and the 4 x 16k SWRAM banks (assuming you have the 128k model). I remember asking the same question a while ago. It led me into thinking what would be a nice and...

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