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by rmbrowngr
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Elk games that allow joystick use?
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: Elk games that allow joystick use?

I came across this reference to Slogger Expansion ROM (v2.02) which has a utility to map a joystick to key presses. https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/content/Acorn-Plus-1-Expansion/ . I also checked the Plus 1 ROM available on mdfs http://mdfs.net/Software/BBC/SROM/Plus1/ , but unfortunately this...
by rmbrowngr
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Beeb Arcade Joystick.
Replies: 23
Views: 1693

Re: Beeb Arcade Joystick.

I’m interested too.
by rmbrowngr
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Elk games that allow joystick use?
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: Elk games that allow joystick use?

From what I remember, there were very few games that had built in support for joysticks. I had been given a joystick for a birthday and was disappointed with the game support. I eventually got a program for Electron User magazine which allowed you to map keys to joystick controls. I don’t know if th...
by rmbrowngr
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: past all-day virtual ABugs
Topic: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #1, Saturday 11th April 2020, 9am - 5pm
Replies: 97
Views: 7429

Re: Second 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm

I’m definitely interested to attend these virtual abugs after seeing the list of sessions from the previous event. I don’t have something to present, but really interested to watch and listen. (And living in Greece it’s a bit difficult to attend a physical event). Any possibility to record these ses...
by rmbrowngr
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Beeb with “protect RAM”
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Beeb with “protect RAM”

Came across this Beeb on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/283842044946.

It has a button for “Access Protect RAM”. Is this a form of sideways RAM?

It also has two other switches for RAM and FDC controller.
by rmbrowngr
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC B+ 64k EEPROMs and SW RAM
Replies: 22
Views: 2316

Re: BBC B+ 64k EEPROMs and SW RAM

Try Dave H. I got my chips from him. He may have some more.
by rmbrowngr
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Electron composite poor quality
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Electron composite poor quality

I use RGB to Scart and the picture quality is good. If your TV doesn’t have a Scart socket you’ll need a Scart to HDMI converter. There are various available and others From stardot can suggestion which work.
by rmbrowngr
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: My Beeb inspection
Replies: 20
Views: 1194

Re: My Beeb inspection

As mentioned above the Retro Hardware list. https://elminster.github.io/hardware

The ROM\RAM expansion board I mentioned is Integra-B remake.
by rmbrowngr
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: My Beeb inspection
Replies: 20
Views: 1194

Re: My Beeb inspection

camsoft2000 wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:46 pm
Where would I get a DFS 1.2 ROM?
RetroClinic, for lots of Beeb related things.

Kenlowe has a ROM expansion board. The name escapes me now.
by rmbrowngr
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Another Elk lives
Replies: 15
Views: 945

Re: Another Elk lives

Well done, another working Elk. I had been using a 18v AC power supply from adaptorsrus which worked fine with many extensions until I got an original psu from Dave H.
by rmbrowngr
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Issue 4 Electron - Won't power up
Replies: 44
Views: 2486

Re: Issue 4 Electron - Won't power up

Nice work. Another working Elk.
by rmbrowngr
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New Electron AP5 - 2nd Batch - All Prototype Board Taken
Replies: 25
Views: 1829

Re: New Electron AP5 - 2nd Batch

daveejhitchins wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:38 am
Currently I have the 5V connector on the back. So would moving it to the front - is that what you’re after?
Yes, moving it to the front.
by rmbrowngr
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New Electron AP5 - 2nd Batch - All Prototype Board Taken
Replies: 25
Views: 1829

Re: New Electron AP5 - 2nd Batch

Jumper to disable ROM 13? To save pulling out the ROM chip.

More convient location for the power connector used for the BeebSCSI.
by rmbrowngr
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Electron Elite disk image.
Replies: 14
Views: 1498

Re: Electron Elite disk image.

There is a solution for the Plus 3 to have page at &E00, so I'll use this as an assumption. I have been looking at Elite versions I have from www.acornelectron.co.uk e.g. ADFS (Page &1D00), DFS and UEF (also available on https://www.stairwaytohell.com/ ). It looks to me that both the ADFS an...
by rmbrowngr
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Electron Elite disk image.
Replies: 14
Views: 1498

Re: Electron Elite disk image.

That's about right. It was galactic hyperspace. In the original Acornsoft release this was broken, and fixed in the Superior release. :D As a young lad I spent hours trying to hyperspace out of Galaxy one. Back then I had no idea that it was a bug! :roll: I had noticed that back then having the Aco...
by rmbrowngr
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Electron Elite disk image.
Replies: 14
Views: 1498

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: 1498

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: 1498

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: 1734

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: 2944

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.
Score.png
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: 1085

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: 501

Re: Electron Firetrack .ssd Disk Image

Here you go:
Firetrack_dfs.zip
(28.97 KiB) Downloaded 41 times
Firetrack_adfs.zip
(35.51 KiB) Downloaded 37 times
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 64K to 128K upgrade
Replies: 49
Views: 7470

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...
by rmbrowngr
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 64K to 128K upgrade
Replies: 49
Views: 7470

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: 7470

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: 7470

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: 368

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: 1353

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/foru...
by rmbrowngr
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Model B+ video problem...
Replies: 17
Views: 1353

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...

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