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by LordVaderUK
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Master Composite colour fix - stuck
Replies: 33
Views: 1752

Re: BBC Master Composite colour fix - stuck

Hi Richard, it came from Coolnovelties and is supposed to be a custom cable for connecting the BBC to a SCART. Could be faulty, I suppose - I will ask if they can supply a replacement. Thanks for the suggestion.
by LordVaderUK
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Master Composite colour fix - stuck
Replies: 33
Views: 1752

Re: BBC Master Composite colour fix - stuck

There are several PCB links which affect the video output (e.g. 5, 7, 10, 15, 16) so I'd check that they are all correctly set to the UK specification set out in the service manual (chapter 4): chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/docs/Acorn/Manuals/Acorn_MasterSM.pdf I wonder if it's an NTSC thing?...
by LordVaderUK
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Master Composite colour fix - stuck
Replies: 33
Views: 1752

Re: BBC Master Composite colour fix - stuck

Before going any further, which issue board is this BBC Master? And we are presuming that the monochrome picture is good, is it? Mark Hi, definitely an issue 1 board (it's printed on the board, and there is no LK11 position as per the photo - I checked...) Mono picture from Composite is good. Degra...
by LordVaderUK
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: past physical ABug events
Topic: ABug SOUTH 13 to 15 November 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 19
Views: 1979

Re: ABUG SOUTH 13 to 15 November 2020 - Save the Date - NOT A BOOKING THREAD

Thank you. It's in the diary, and I'll be there to finally meet some of you!
by LordVaderUK
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Master Composite colour fix - stuck
Replies: 33
Views: 1752

Re: BBC Master Composite colour fix - stuck

Bumping this as I’m a bit stuck for any reliable way to see colour on my Master. I’ve tried on two TVs, 1) a big old plasma and 2) a much more recent flat panel. Results... UHF - 1) output is unusable, horizontal / vertical sync is out. 2) colour visible but lots of interference. Plug doesn’t seem t...
by LordVaderUK
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Acornsoft titles
Replies: 13
Views: 1137

Re: Acornsoft titles

Don't make the mistake that I did of trying to collect all Acornsoft titles because all you remember from BITD were a few games. :roll: I got quite a few titles ... and then found some Acornsoft catalogues ... :-| Crikey, did they release THAT many titles?! :-({|= Got any duplicates you want to off...
by LordVaderUK
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Master Composite colour fix - stuck
Replies: 33
Views: 1752

Re: BBC Master Composite colour fix - stuck

... as in, "worse than what you'd expect with an RF output" (implying there's a fault in that area of the circuit, which is ported over to the composite output when you fir the capacitor), or just "RF output always looks rubbish"? It's corrupted and cannot be properly viewed. So maybe it's an issue...
by LordVaderUK
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Acornsoft titles
Replies: 13
Views: 1137

Re: Acornsoft titles

eelco108 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:31 pm
I'm just seeing your PM from March 10 - which has no (external) e-mail listed to use.
I cannot reply to that PM (or any PM) yet ...
Ah ok - have resent PM...
by LordVaderUK
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Acornsoft titles
Replies: 13
Views: 1137

Re: Acornsoft titles

eelco108 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:59 pm
I cannot sent or reply to PMs, as I've only recently joined this forum ... could you PM me an e-mail address to reply to?
Have already done so - check your PMs :-)
by LordVaderUK
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Acornsoft titles
Replies: 13
Views: 1137

Re: Acornsoft titles

There are some very nice 3d box images of Acornsoft games here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/1141-bbc-micro-3d-boxes-acornsoft-games/ However, I can only see 4 of the 45 but then I haven't downloaded the file from Launchbox (I think you need to register), perhaps they're all in there...
by LordVaderUK
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Master Composite colour fix - stuck
Replies: 33
Views: 1752

Re: BBC Master Composite colour fix - stuck

Kazzie wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:26 pm
Do you get colour output through the RF output?
Yes, but it's terrible quality...
by LordVaderUK
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Master Composite colour fix - stuck
Replies: 33
Views: 1752

BBC Master Composite colour fix - stuck

Hi all I have carefully followed the instructions here and here , soldering an appropriate (I think) capacitor between two transistors in the video circuit. Unfortunately it hasn’t worked, all I get is degraded B&W output. If I remove the capacitor, then it returns to normal. I’ve attached a photo o...
by LordVaderUK
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: All Elite versions on one SSD
Replies: 2
Views: 549

All Elite versions on one SSD

Can anyone direct me to a download for the disk image for this combined version of the various Elite versions, with the selection menu??
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by LordVaderUK
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Acornsoft titles
Replies: 13
Views: 1137

Re: Acornsoft titles

eelco108 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:50 am
I did notice last week that I have two 'View' boxes lying around, both in good shape. Don't need two, so do you care about such 'business' titles as well?

I can dig around for other Acornsoft boxes - I know I have a handful of these somewhere still.
Yes please! Will PM you.
by LordVaderUK
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 1239
Views: 98714

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

Looks like excellent progress, Ian - any idea when you might have completed units ready for sale?
by LordVaderUK
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Acornsoft titles
Replies: 13
Views: 1137

Wanted: Acornsoft titles

Has anyone got any boxed Acornsoft titles they are looking to sell? I’m building my collection for display in my man cave 🤣 I’ve acquired two of the less interesting titles - Creative Graphics and Graphs and Charts but would be interested in any of the others. I’m actually really only interested in ...
by LordVaderUK
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: What ports are you using (and how)?
Replies: 18
Views: 1167

Re: What ports are you using (and how)?

Not too much hung off my Master just yet...

Disc Drive = Gotek floppy emulator
Internal Tube = PiTubeDirect
by LordVaderUK
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5988
Views: 611090

Re: Today I received.....

A package from Norway... 🤩 🇳🇴
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With my internal Pi Tube for the Master 👍
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by LordVaderUK
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Things I haven’t received yet...
Replies: 13
Views: 1016

Re: Things I haven’t received yet...

My PiCoPro setup arrived today from Norway... any sign of your stuff yet Mark?!
by LordVaderUK
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Gotek help - Error 34
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: Gotek help - Error 34

You know, I really should wait a bit longer before posting these sorts of questions, because I've managed to work it out. The answer is the FF.CFG file. There were certain settings which were meaning it would only see files in the format "DSKA*". Once I edited the FF.CFG file then it can now see oth...
by LordVaderUK
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Gotek help - Error 34
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Gotek help - Error 34

Hi all Having a strange problem with my Gotek drive. I have been using Tricky's excellent Gotek menu system as a starting point and this works a treat. It will see all of the SSD images, load the menu, etc. so I know the Gotek and USB stick are both working fine. The problem begins when I try to use...
by LordVaderUK
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Where to find retro kit...?
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Where to find retro kit...?

There’s a fairly big car boot sale near to where I live, so I went along this morning hoping to find some retro kit for sale in amongst all the other junk, er, quality repurposed items 😇. However, there was nothing. Most old tech on offer was from this century - Windows laptops and PCs, old iPods, X...
by LordVaderUK
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Things I haven’t received yet...
Replies: 13
Views: 1016

Re: Things I haven’t received yet...

Interestingly, I ordered some stuff from him too, and it’s way overdue. Hadn’t started chasing it yet but maybe like yours it’s stuck in customs 🤔 Could this be the Brexit dividend we’ve been promised? 😕
by LordVaderUK
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Does anyone have a spare 470pf capacitor?!
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Does anyone have a spare 470pf capacitor?!

Hi Mark, I’m in Hampshire. However, I have managed now to find one (well, 10 actually!) on eBay so have ordered that. I kind of assumed you could only get them through component suppliers in job lots, but I’m learning all the time...! Thanks anyway.
by LordVaderUK
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Hampshire
Replies: 24
Views: 1264

Re: Hello from Hampshire

Welcome to the forum! I’m in Hants too (but it’s a big county). Recently acquired a Master and getting back into that 80s groove. There are masses of very clever, technical people on here who will be delighted to help if you have any questions. Enjoy!
by LordVaderUK
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Does anyone have a spare 470pf capacitor?!
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Does anyone have a spare 470pf capacitor?!

I am soooo close now to getting my Master to display cleanly on my ridiculously large plasma TV... I now have a BNC to composite cable which is delivering a decent picture but in B&W only... Apparently, to change it to colour, the solution is simple: A 470 picofarad capacitor should be connected bet...
by LordVaderUK
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Sync issue with Master + Panasonic Viera TV
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Sync issue with Master + Panasonic Viera TV

If you want to use phono connectors, you don't want to start from the RGB connector. Those three leads are composite video, left audio, and right audio. So all you really need is a cable to go from the composite connector to the yellow input on your TV. Any BNC to RCA video cable will do the job ni...
by LordVaderUK
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Sync issue with Master + Panasonic Viera TV
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Sync issue with Master + Panasonic Viera TV

Does anyone know of a cable which goes from a 6 pin DIN to three phono connectors (see photo of an Atari compatible cable) for connecting to the rgb input of a TV? Have searched but can’t find one, which says to me that it can’t be done...?
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by LordVaderUK
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Sync issue with Master + Panasonic Viera TV
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Sync issue with Master + Panasonic Viera TV

I’ve tried it on two other LCD tellys, neither of which see the BBC at all - I suspect their SCART socket doesn’t support RGB?

I haven’t tried composite as I don’t have the right cables to connect... maybe I need to buy some...
by LordVaderUK
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Sync issue with Master + Panasonic Viera TV
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Sync issue with Master + Panasonic Viera TV

marcusjambler wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:05 pm
Are you able to test the SCART input on the tv with something else?
A speccy +2 or amstrad say...
Unfortunately my Master is my only bit of retro kit...

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