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by JasonStonier
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Beeb emulator on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 35
Views: 1104

Re: Beeb emulator on Raspberry Pi

I have been slowly working on a b-em derived emu for Pi By the way - if you were to get this out and working, I'd happily pay for a licence or make a donation. I use an Amiga Emulator called Amibian, and I donated to the author of that in a similar way - I believe in recognising the efforts of peop...
by JasonStonier
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Beeb emulator on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 35
Views: 1104

Re: Beeb emulator on Raspberry Pi

Ever since the Pi came out I've hoped we could have a boot-to-fullscreen-Beeb emulation for it - and that was a Pi 1! I've kind-of got that on my Cherry Pi (homebuilt equivalent to Pi 400) - I boot to a minimal Openbox environment with an Openbox startup script which starts B-Em. Courtesy of a mate...
by JasonStonier
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Beeb emulator on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 35
Views: 1104

Re: Beeb emulator on Raspberry Pi

kilog wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:03 am
I have been slowly working on a b-em derived emu for Pi...
You can't see it, but I'm currently displaying my happy face.
by JasonStonier
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Beeb emulator on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 35
Views: 1104

Re: Beeb emulator on Raspberry Pi

Hmm, a bit harsh, I think. Linux is fine, arguably the Pi is fine, but Linux on Pi is a platform which doesn't seem to offer the performance. Apparently, beebjit non-JIT mode (interpreter) runs at about 1GHz on a Pi4. I did not know that. I've got a feeling I tried to get beebjit going a while back...
by JasonStonier
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Free - Acornsoft Micro Prolog ROM
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Free - Acornsoft Micro Prolog ROM

It's yours.

PM me your address and I'll get it in the post.
by JasonStonier
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Beeb emulator on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 35
Views: 1104

Re: Beeb emulator on Raspberry Pi

If you're talking Linux on the Pi then nothing is particularly great, unfortunately. Beebem works ok-ish if you compile it yourself, but I've never got sound working properly. I've had most success with B-Em, which isn't designed to run on the Pi but does - however for reasons unknown I had to set t...
by JasonStonier
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Free - Acornsoft Micro Prolog ROM
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Free - Acornsoft Micro Prolog ROM

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This any use to anyone?

Seems a shame to blank down an original just so I can use the EPROM for something else, so if anyone wants this you're welcome to take it.
by JasonStonier
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: [solved] Anyone know with this ROM is - Acornsoft Micro P*****
Replies: 3
Views: 217

[solved] Anyone know with this ROM is - Acornsoft Micro P*****

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Came in a job-lot of EPROMS - a quick google didn't turn up anything likely - just curious what it might be.
by JasonStonier
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello - BBC B Newbie
Replies: 20
Views: 679

Re: Hello - BBC B Newbie

tricky wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:11 am
People often ask what add-ons they should get...
The answer is, obviously, all of them. See earlier comment about slippery slopes.

In particular I can recommend the Atari Joystick adapter from some random bloke on here. It's a work of perfection.
by JasonStonier
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: general
Topic: BBC Micro's 39th Anniversary - or is it?
Replies: 22
Views: 868

Re: BBC Micro's 39th Anniversary - or is it?

Bobbi wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:55 pm
Wow .... 40 years! Doesn't seem that long!!
It doesn't. And that means we're all old. Ugh.
by JasonStonier
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello - BBC B Newbie
Replies: 20
Views: 679

Re: Hello - BBC B Newbie

Nailed it! Good job. Now, how's that slippery slope going?
by JasonStonier
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Printer port MMFS boards
Replies: 64
Views: 1920

Re: Printer port MMFS boards

Remklep wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:26 pm
Can I have one please.
Shipping to Germany.

Thanks, Danny.
Sure thing - could you drop me a PM and we'll go from there. Thanks.
by JasonStonier
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: (Another) EPROM/EEPROM Programming Question.
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: (Another) EPROM/EEPROM Programming Question.

I've bought EPROMS (not EEPROMS) from eBay and always got "new old stock" and, with very few exceptions, had good chips. I also recently bought a job lot from TopBanana here which had a load of 27C128s which I've cleaned up, blanked down and which seem fine - if you just want a few I can s...
by JasonStonier
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: How to surf the www from a bbc b
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: How to surf the www from a bbc b

Damnit. Now I've got some work to do...
by JasonStonier
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?

Is a Domino DIN to D9 plug something that can be purchased as an all in one, or do you buy the two plugs and then do the cabling yourself? I imagine someone on here might make and sell one - but if you're happy to pick up a soldering iron then it's easy enough to do yourself. I bought a Domino DIN ...
by JasonStonier
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Printer port MMFS boards
Replies: 64
Views: 1920

Re: Printer port MMFS boards

Finally got the JST connectors I needed on the slow boat - I'd also ordered grabber clips in coordinated colours but when they arrived the internals were steel (not copper) so I couldn't solder to them - hence the slightly unsatisfying mix of colours due to the clips that I had in: IMG-7121.jpg Here...
by JasonStonier
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Clearing EPROMS/EEPROMS
Replies: 57
Views: 2132

Re: Clearing EPROMS/EEPROMS

When using 32K EPROMs in a Beeb which requires modification to make the chip appear as two separate 16K ROM banks, I would always say modify the chip, not the Beeb. You can bodge the motherboard... Or just buy some of cmorley's BooBip EPROM adapters: no modification required, and they allow you to ...
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: miscellaneous new bbc and electron games
Topic: Maze of Madness
Replies: 29
Views: 7834

Re: Maze of Madness

Very old thread, I know, but I've only just come to MoM.

Lurkio: you're evil. The palimpsest clue is utter genius.
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?

There's now a dtoverlay for shutting down the Pi - I think it was added in Raspbian Stretch. Add this to your /boot/config.txt dtoverlay=gpio-shutdown,gpio_pin=17 - I think I used Pin 17 but can't remember off the top of my head - you can use any active high GPIO pin for this. Grounding pin 17 on th...
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: BASIC Demo
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: BASIC Demo

I had one BITD which was Air On A G-String, and was the music used in the UK in adverts for Hamlet Cigars. I recall the screen slowly filled up with cigar smoke as it played. I haven't found that disc yet but it must be somewhere.
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: general
Topic: BBC B screen position
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: BBC B screen position

I would try searching for an engineering menu option for your TV. Yeah, been there, done that. I even cracked and got the manual out (that's how bad it got). It seems there are advanced options for every input apart from SCART. To be fair, this is all your fault. I'd never have noticed if it wasn't...
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Getting a image on to BBC Micro with BBC Image Converter
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Getting a image on to BBC Micro with BBC Image Converter

There you go, I knew someone intelligent would be along soon.
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Getting a image on to BBC Micro with BBC Image Converter
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Getting a image on to BBC Micro with BBC Image Converter

The Gotek can only read disc images ("image" in the sense of a virtual copy of a disc), so you need to get your picture onto a virtual disc which you can then load from the Gotek. Now, how you get your picture onto a disc image - that's something I'd like to learn myself. I've had a brief ...
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: BASIC Demo
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: BASIC Demo

https://bbc.godbolt.org/

JSBeeb.

Download the disc, go to the link above, select "discs" and open your local copy of the DSD.

shift-F12 to boot it (shift-break on a beeb).

(cool collection, lurkio)
by JasonStonier
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?

The shopping list is here https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=20751&p=291476#p291476 It’s actually not that hard - if you’ve got some basic skills with the Pi you could do this fairly easily. Mine was complicated by adding an automatic safe shutdown of the Pi, but if you’re wil...
by JasonStonier
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?

A bit box is an enormous box of junk that my wife keeps asking me to throw away, but I keep in case I ever need something random from it: over the years I’ve added approximately ten thousand bits of junk to it, and used exactly three bits of junk from it...so I think you’ll agree it’s a useful thing...
by JasonStonier
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Internet access via Kjell PiTube Direct?

I put my beeb online using a Pi Zero inside the case - works well. I think the PiTubeDirect uses a bare-metal code base so there's not an operating system you can even add to. My box has two Pi Zeros inside - one for the tube, one for the WiFi. I suspect that's your only way of doing it, to be hones...
by JasonStonier
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Panel Mount
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Panel Mount

Yeah, they'll be perfect. Those round MIL connectors, we use a lot for industrial applications at work, and they do work very well.

I've never heard of a "lugged connector" before - looks like it'll be a good solution for you. Let us know how it goes!

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