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by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: miscellaneous new bbc and electron games
Topic: Maze of Madness
Replies: 29
Views: 7890

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: 585

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: 341

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: 545

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: 249

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: 249

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: 341

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: 585

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: 585

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: 585

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: 342

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!
by JasonStonier
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Panel Mount
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Panel Mount

Could you make up some intermediate connectors? Floppy Drive | 34-pin IDC Female --->>> Amphenol 50-pin D-Sub Female Panel Mount | Amphenol 50-pin D-Sub Male --->>> 34-pin IDC Male | BBC Floppy Power | Molex --->>> Phoenix 4-pin Female Panel Mount | Phoenix 4-pin Male --->>> BBC-Aux Plug | BBC I did...
by JasonStonier
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC B screen position
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: BBC B screen size

(I’d still love to understand if it’s the beeb hardware, or the TV, or what...)
by JasonStonier
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC B screen position
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: BBC B screen size

It doesn’t :D

So, this trick worked, thanks! Obviously it’s not permanent, but it’ll do nicely until I work out why it’s happening.

I guess for things I use a lot I can just add it to the !Boot.
by JasonStonier
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC B screen position
Replies: 10
Views: 545

BBC B screen position

I feel slightly stupid asking this question - but I've been trying to sort this out for days and I can't do it. My beeb is connected to a widescreen LCD TV with an RGB to SCART cable. All working nicely, except the top...probably...6 pixels is off the top of the screen. This has no operational effec...
by JasonStonier
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: general
Topic: Stardot possibly hacked?
Replies: 19
Views: 1223

Re: Stardot possibly hacked?

guesser wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:41 pm
It was just to amuse myself really :)
Get your laughs where you can, I suppose.

I found it funny...but we are all a self-selected bunch of geeks here.
by JasonStonier
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC B, Issue 7 board - cooling
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: BBC B, Issue 7 board - cooling

I asked the same question a while back, and got the same answer...but... I noticed on my beeb, after being left on for more than half an hour I was getting a blocky "sort of corruption" on the top half of the screen - nothing that would stop you using it, but noticeable, especially in Mode...
by JasonStonier
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC B, Issue 7 board - cooling
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: BBC B, Issue 7 board - cooling

MartinB wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:54 am
For less than a fiver and an hour’s work, your boot and <Break> screen can look like this......
Well...shoot. I thought I was coming to the end of my hardware hacks. Thanks a lot, Martin.
by JasonStonier
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello - BBC B Newbie
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: Hello - BBC B Newbie

I think I'm on something like 12 different working retro systems now, something like that, and a ridiculous collection of Atari carts. Also, against all the odds, still married after 20 years, so...
by JasonStonier
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 177
Views: 24270

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

I imagine this may have been posted before, but I just discovered this: https://www.bbcmicrobot.com/ Some really elegant code being displayed on there. This one particularly impresses me for some reason: 0REPEAT:UNTILTIME>3050:REPEATFORW%=40TO1STEP-1:VDU23;1,W%;0;0;0*INKEY3:NEXT:FORW%=2TO40:VDU23;1,...
by JasonStonier
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: STAG PP28 Programmer
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: STAG PP28 Programmer

Meant to say - Would something like a modded boo-bip EEPROM adaptor be of use? Yes, definitely. Once you have one you wonder how you ever managed without one. I've got all my ROM images in 27C512 EPROMs in the BooBip adapters (4 ROM images per chip). For the price - one of the best upgrades you can...
by JasonStonier
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello - BBC B Newbie
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: Hello - BBC B Newbie

Becky wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:11 am
"Maybe I should look for a second machine to keep as a spare in case something goes wrong"
Careful. That slope is slippery and long. Very, very long. So long.
by JasonStonier
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help please - resurrecting model B
Replies: 29
Views: 1224

Re: Help please - resurrecting model B

The tri-rail Meanwell RPT-60A supply is compatible with the beeb as it has +12, +5, -5v, but for what you want I'd guess a dual rail 12/5v power supply would work as I doubt the Torch needs -5v and the drives definitely don't. If you need to put the fancy beeb aux power plug on it, and can't fine on...
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Micro power on - 1 beep and caps lock
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: BBC Micro power on - 1 beep and caps lock

Check you've not got an off-by-one error on your keyboard connector.

I had something like that symptom (IIRC) when I put the connector on one pin out of line.
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: EPROM and EEPROM Compatibility
Replies: 29
Views: 841

Re: EPROM and EEPROM Compatibility

1024MAK wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Blooming spring chicken! Wait until you have another ten years on the clock... :lol:
If I keep buying stuff for the beeb at my current rate, I won't live that long. Mrs. S has assured me of this.
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: EPROM and EEPROM Compatibility
Replies: 29
Views: 841

Re: EPROM and EEPROM Compatibility

*manatees deliberately eat plants that make them fart, and since they have exquisite control of their sphincters they use that gas to control their buoyancy. In Amish Paradise, Weird Al recorded the final scene forwards while walking and singing backwards, just so that he could have a horse walking...
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: EPROM and EEPROM Compatibility
Replies: 29
Views: 841

Re: EPROM and EEPROM Compatibility

Oh, I hear you. Knowledge is beautiful and relevant in and of itself. My problem is, as I advance into my mid-40s, every new bit of knowledge pushes something else out and since my brain operates on a FIFO buffer, it's currently 1st year university stuff that is being sacrificed for esoteric facts a...
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6094
Views: 679979

Re: Today I received.....

Today I didn't receive...

Had 3 separate eBay things go missing recently, one with Yodel, two with Royal Mail. Thankfully all small and not particularly important, but it's frustrating nonetheless. Anyone else having problems with stuff being posted?
by JasonStonier
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BBC-FDC floppy controller for Raspberry Pi - New Batch In
Replies: 125
Views: 7368

Re: BBC-FDC floppy controller for Raspberry Pi

I've got a new batch of these boards in if anyone wants one.

£10 including UK postage.

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