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by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Printer port MMFS boards
Replies: 64
Views: 1921

Re: Printer port MMFS boards

Neat. I like the little outrigger to support the SD board. Can you still get to the port clip thingies once it’s in? I also like your idea of having a universal adapter - is your vision to sub populate it depending on what people want, or would you build every one up with both headers? Presumably th...
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Printer port MMFS boards
Replies: 64
Views: 1921

Re: Printer port MMFS boards

In the interest of Community Unity and to facilitate a peaceful transition from the Cable regime, I believe that we should share the Jam Tart with the Community. Sounds like an excellent plan. Jam tarts for everyone. Have you got any photos of yours yet? Or are you still waiting for the bits to bui...
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Printer port MMFS boards
Replies: 64
Views: 1921

Re: Printer port MMFS boards

There we go... working.jpg installed.jpg top.jpg bottom.jpg I've realised I got my sizing slightly out and I can save 3mm from the depth in the revision 2. I don't think it's a problem in the version for the BBC B, but this one might be tight for a Master. My beeb motherboard is in a non-original ca...
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Printer port MMFS boards
Replies: 64
Views: 1921

Re: Printer port MMFS boards

KenLowe wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:45 pm
As arbitrator, I think you're currently ahead, Jason. Need to see it running, though, before a winner can be declared! And NO recounts! Also, the Supreme Court will NOT help either of you in this case...
I'm so far ahead. Bigly far. Everyone is surprised by how far. So far.
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Printer port MMFS boards
Replies: 64
Views: 1921

Re: Printer port MMFS boards

Wheel_nut wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:08 pm
I have my Boards so my Slow Boat beat your Slow Boat and I win the Jam Tart!
Shall we call it a draw and eat the tart together? :D
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Printer port MMFS boards
Replies: 64
Views: 1921

Re: Printer port MMFS boards

My boards literally arrived about ten minutes ago :wink:

Just doing a fit-and-foul and making sure the connections are all in the right places.
PMMFSboard.jpg
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Why Shift Lock?
Replies: 24
Views: 859

Re: Why Shift Lock?

Yeah I know, thanks - just can't seem to get out of the linux habit of hitting the up-arrow to get to the last command :wink:
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Why Shift Lock?
Replies: 24
Views: 859

Re: Why Shift Lock?

Rather than a shift lock I would have really loved a "repeat the last command" key. Coming from Linux, that's just such a fundamental part of my work flow...
by JasonStonier
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6078
Views: 674164

Re: Today I received.....

A double ended Atari 2600 cartridge! I didn’t even know these were a thing. Slight aside to the normal Acorn stuff - I've got a full suite of double-enders :wink: Last time I checked, I think I had 498 Atari cartridges, including a lot of complete sets like Spectravision (yes, including Chase The C...
by JasonStonier
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: MMFS Version 2
Replies: 498
Views: 9227

Re: SD card without the MMB file (aka MMFS2)

And Finally, do any of you remember when the wavelength of light was considered to limit line widths on Silicon to 1 Micron. I think the state of the art in current production is 7 nanoMetres! Are you planning on etching your own PROMs of MMFS2, then? You'll need a pretty powerful magnifying glass ...
by JasonStonier
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Broken post on Motherboard!
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Broken post on Motherboard!

Main issue is I bought lead free solder 0.6mm and it was a bit tricky but ended up ok. If you're a beginner at soldering, you'll get -way- better results with leaded solder. I strongly suggest you get a reel of good leaded solder of 0.8mm or less - I use RS Components. Don't buy cheap. I wouldn't t...
by JasonStonier
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: [SOLVED] Help me understand what's going on here - !BOOT
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Help me understand what's going on here - !BOOT

sweh wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:35 pm
The default directory with DFS is '$'.
Thanks Sweh - your explanation has just made it all click into place for me.

Honestly - I didn't realise there were directories on a beeb disc, signified by the .period - what a fundamental thing to not know #-o

Thanks all!
by JasonStonier
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: [SOLVED] Help me understand what's going on here - !BOOT
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Help me understand what's going on here - !BOOT

Thanks for the comprehensive reply - I appreciate it. And it makes sense. I need to put a bit of effort into understanding the memory mapping. So the...corruption is the wrong word but I don't know what else to call it...in the directory listing after the !BOOT moves page down to &E00 is because...
by JasonStonier
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: [SOLVED] Help me understand what's going on here - !BOOT
Replies: 4
Views: 465

[SOLVED] Help me understand what's going on here - !BOOT

I was trying to get an SSD from bbcmicro.co.uk working on my real beeb - I think it's Chuckie Egg Professional but not 100% Here's the *CAT: CeggPro1.jpg A shift-break results in Bad Program, after which *CAT looks like this: CeggPro2.jpg ctrl-break clears that. The !BOOT file looks like this: CeggP...
by JasonStonier
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Elementum for Electron and BBC Micro/Master
Replies: 42
Views: 2727

Re: Elementum for Electron and BBC Micro/Master

I’ve been thinking - I’d really love to see an Elementum 2 as a side scroller. Same game mechanic but with a continuous scroll so you have to stay ahead of the screen. I reckon that’d work really well. If you made and sold it, I’d buy it.
by JasonStonier
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6078
Views: 674164

Re: Today I received.....

BeebMaster wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:30 pm
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:23 pm

I’m happy for it to be scanned (although it will destroy the pristine spine of part 1 :cry: )
Not with the famous Lego Scanning Machine!
:lol: might need some tuning to deal with the form factor of that book. Now...where's my box of lego technic gone...
by JasonStonier
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: miscellaneous new bbc and electron games
Topic: Guide to running RobC's Doom implementation on Master/PiTubeDirect with SD card interface
Replies: 18
Views: 2929

Re: Guide to running RobC's Doom implementation on Master/PiTubeDirect with SD card interface

Has anyone built a version with all the game data on the PI, so that only the beeb end bits are on a beeb disc (DFS for me)? Watching with interest. I don't -particularly- want to add a beebSCSI Pi as my system already has two Pis in it already and I don't want to end up with the beeb being a daugh...
by JasonStonier
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Elementum for Electron and BBC Micro/Master
Replies: 42
Views: 2727

Re: Elementum for Electron and BBC Micro/Master

And here's you, inspiring the younger generation. IMG_2306.jpg My 9-year-old who started off by saying "looks a bit lame", and then an hour later was still shouting at the screen on level 6. My teenager's response was "cool, that's basically Geometry Dash but from historic times...&qu...
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: general
Topic: Never use Hermes!
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Never use Hermes!

Also Yodel. Don't use Yodel. I avoid sellers that note that they use that courier - no joke, I don't think I have ever had a single Yodel parcel delivered perfectly.
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: new bbc and electron games from 'retro software'
Topic: Elementum for Electron and BBC Micro/Master
Replies: 42
Views: 2727

Re: Elementum for Electron and BBC Micro/Master

You are correct. In fact, you can't even complete level 1 without it :mrgreen: Yes you can :wink: Have to say, this is by far my favourite game on the beeb at the moment (sorry, Tricky) - superb gameplay: just the right level of difficulty and I think you pitched the "just one more try" p...
by JasonStonier
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Raspberry Pi 400
Replies: 63
Views: 2915

Re: Raspberry Pi 400

Yeah, I like B-Em - runs great, but on a Pi 4 it is barely hitting 100% speed which is...frustrating...considering the Pi is the spiritual successor to the Beeb - having said that, I do think B-Em is an exceptional emulator when running on a faster Linux system and I'm not going to complain about so...
by JasonStonier
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Raspberry Pi 400
Replies: 63
Views: 2915

Re: Raspberry Pi 400

As a habitual terminal user, I find I can't get out of the habit of hitting the Up Arrow to repeat the last command. Every time I do it on the beeb I'm like "what? I have to type the whole frikken command in AGAIN?"... In other news, my folks were staying with us last week and my mum spent...
by JasonStonier
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: general
Topic: Raspberry Pi 400
Replies: 63
Views: 2915

Re: Raspberry Pi 400

Here's my version - the CherryPi. Pi4 4gig, integrated USB hub, PS2>USB converter for the Cherry mechanical keyboard, radial cooling fan, Amiga joystick > USB converter. Boots into Amiga Workbench, but a couple of keystrokes puts me in Raspbian - and it's my daily computer. cherryPi_b.jpg cherryPi_f...
by JasonStonier
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: general
Topic: Raspberry Pi 400
Replies: 63
Views: 2915

Re: Raspberry Pi 400

I didn't read it as attitude - just a commentary on the way increasing power and memory has led to lazy coding techniques. I think of how I struggled to get a linux installation down to under 128 MB for a very early solid state drive in an embedded system...when compared to my Amiga which has a full...
by JasonStonier
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: [Resolved] Issue after recap
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: [Resolved] Issue after recap

We've all done that. Glad it's working!
by JasonStonier
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Raspberry Pi 400
Replies: 63
Views: 2915

Re: Raspberry Pi 400

jonb wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:38 pm
8GB Pi 4 with USB3 SSD is lightning fast. Check out a YouTube vid.
The specs are better than my actual gaming PC...
by JasonStonier
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 6522 VIA timing and user port sample frequency
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: 6522 VIA timing and user port sample frequency

I'm using the AMX mouse ROM (AMXMSE361) and AMX SuperArt as the go-to test software - but the symptoms are the same in the various AMX software packages I've tried.
by JasonStonier
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 6522 VIA timing and user port sample frequency
Replies: 3
Views: 231

6522 VIA timing and user port sample frequency

I've been building some SmallyMouse2 boards up ( https://github.com/simoninns/SmallyMouse2 - USB/Quadrature converter for the user port. I've built up a few which will be for people who showed interest on the forum here. During some extended testing I've run into a snag which I'm trying to understan...
by JasonStonier
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 177
Views: 23977

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

lurkio wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:50 pm
This one, from Katie Anderson, is kind of brilliant:
That is incredibly elegant.
by JasonStonier
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Raspberry Pi 400
Replies: 63
Views: 2915

Re: Raspberry Pi 400

Weellll...it's Christmas. Treat yourself.

Be interested to know how you get on with it.

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