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by AndyF
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Basic BASIC Question
Replies: 28
Views: 608

Re: Basic BASIC Question

The reason I try to include something with a NEXT is (aside from sanity) if its just a single loop on its own its OK without but when there are nested loops and in particular if you are going to complicate things with perhaps a PROC or GOSUB elsewhere (with a potential view to changing one of the FO...
by AndyF
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Basic BASIC Question
Replies: 28
Views: 608

Re: Basic BASIC Question

Slightly Off Topic, but remember, you don't need to use LET in BBC BASIC - and it's nicer not to :) d. I try not to, but I'm afraid its a force of habit. :oops: The same way I use the appropriate variable letter in an NEXT too, although if they are nested NEXT's that's probably not a bad idea to us...
by AndyF
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Basic BASIC Question
Replies: 28
Views: 608

Re: Basic BASIC Question

It does indeed say (second line)

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n=RND(-i)   return -i and reset the random number sequence
I'm used to it working slightly differently, having 'started' on a different platform as I say. :)
by AndyF
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Basic BASIC Question
Replies: 28
Views: 608

Re: Basic BASIC Question

Likely 100% correct (its a little beyond me to be honest!) but obviously I did not write the text in the screenshot. :) Its BeeBug's: help_rom_roms.png Having said that, it is very handy for quick reference colours and/or VDU codes and the like, at least for me. Have to bear in mind my 'computing li...
by AndyF
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Basic BASIC Question
Replies: 28
Views: 608

Re: Basic BASIC Question

Where did you get the 224 from ? :)

Help ROM (I find it invaluable sometimes for quick reference!) produces this but tbh its not far off what is in the manual if I remember correctly:
rnd_help.png
EDIT... Slightly more readable screenshot, not brilliant still. :oops:
by AndyF
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master very poor video output
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Master very poor video output

First thought was it the same lead but you confirm this to be good.

Any sign of corrosion in the actual output socket ? This is unlikely but not unknown. Look around the PCB for it too. Unfortunately not a lot is socketed on the Master which makes it a bit more tricky.
by AndyF
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: LAND - A Multi-User Dungeon (well almost)
Replies: 25
Views: 691

Re: LAND - A Multi-User Dungeon (well almost)

That's looking good. :) When I tried to convert Colossal Cave, I ran out of memory via Quill despite much truncating of texts I was not able to fit it in, in any sensible way although I ran out of time rather than patience (this was about 4 years ago mind you!) The idea of loading in a 16K chunk fro...
by AndyF
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Using the bbc master extra rom sockets
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Using the bbc master extra rom sockets

Advanced Disc Toolkit is not a bad initial choice. I have this. m128.png Can see about 95% of its *H. ADT output in the second screen. First one is just the list. There might be better ones about to pick from though I guess. Others will be much more in-tune with what is really worth having or not.
by AndyF
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The Gold Collection
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: The Gold Collection

Without wanting to take this off topic so please ignore this post if you wish, was this ever 'officially' released on a 3.5 floppy as well ? I have seen (back then) the 5.25 and I think a tape version of it, the latter might be my memory playing tricks though. EDIT... I do know I REM'ed out all the ...
by AndyF
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Is there a way to get RiscOS 3.11 chips for a A3010 cheaply?
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Is there a way to get RiscOS 3.11 chips for a A3010 cheaply?

Kazzie wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:22 pm
Nah, that only works on Apple machines. :)
"*sigh* , Use the mouse"

"Hello Computer"

:D

Or it was something similar to that anyway.
by AndyF
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Is there a way to get RiscOS 3.11 chips for a A3010 cheaply?
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Is there a way to get RiscOS 3.11 chips for a A3010 cheaply?

Ebay or the like perhaps ? They do occasionally come up on there. I did sell a set about 5/6 years ago on here to a member for a *lot* less than that, as in about £15 iirc or so.
by AndyF
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Entertainer and Software
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: The Entertainer and Software

You're very welcome Roger. :) I'm afraid that is all I could see "composer-wise" as such. Having said that it is quite possible one of the PD discs *does* have a composer of some description on it, tis a question of looking through them I suppose. In reality it would probably not take too long. I th...
by AndyF
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Entertainer and Software
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: The Entertainer and Software

It is there, well I think it is the one you wanted. It is on one of the linked discs ;) Here le me assist a bit more > http://www.everygamegoing.com/egg/landingItem/index/machine_type_group_default_folder/bbc_b/publisher_folder/bbcpd/format_folder/5_25_discs/item_title/Music-Demos-006/ Download that...
by AndyF
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Entertainer and Software
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: The Entertainer and Software

I'd be surprised if it wasn't included on the one of the famous BBC PD "Music Discs" (available from 8BS or on www.everygamegoing.com). http://www.everygamegoing.com/egg/landingPublisher/index/publisher_folder/bbcpd/ It is :) http://www.everygamegoing.com/egg/landingItem/index/machine_type_group_de...
by AndyF
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Acorn Electron World Updating Very Soon...
Replies: 22
Views: 1111

Re: Acorn Electron World Updating Very Soon...

Great news and I concur looking forward to the update too. Likely interested in the USB as well too, I did purchase the DVD from the site itself last year (or the year before, I forget which) to hopefully help "support" it in a small way, figured I'd rather give it to the site than a random Ebayer w...
by AndyF
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Entertainer and Software
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: The Entertainer and Software

You're welcome. Unfortunately not no. I can see how its done in that its read from that block of code, I did have a version I put together that displayed the appropriate "SOUND A,B,C,D" for each erm 'note' as it played too at one point. But I do not have any of the erm "composer" for it , only what ...
by AndyF
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Entertainer and Software
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: The Entertainer and Software

The only one I have to hand is this and its not quite original IIRC in that the program was played about with a bit, but it sounds OK at least:
Enter.ssd
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:)
by AndyF
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: New econet setup
Replies: 89
Views: 3345

Re: New econet setup

I have had a lot of practice refurbing various Sinclairs over the last few years. I learned a lot about organisation, checking and double checking which components go where doing the sound fix on Spectrum +3s. Especially when I broke one and couldn’t fix it... To be honest that's partly what I sort...
by AndyF
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New econet setup
Replies: 89
Views: 3345

Re: New econet setup

Well done. =D> Got to say I've only ever done two of these and I thought it was not that easy to do (generally speaking) although to be fair I suppose more fiddly and avoiding mixing components up rather than anything else though I guess. One was a tape only machine, the other had a 1770 in it, and ...
by AndyF
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 1770 wire links
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: 1770 wire links

I wanted to say the problem I had with one kit at least was not the quality of the links themselves, the fact they would not stay in the socket, despite the socket not appearing to be worn out (would be rare for one of these two sockets to be worn I suspect) It was almost as though as daft as it mig...
by AndyF
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 1770 wire links
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: 1770 wire links

Elminster wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:09 pm
I deny that I have used paperclips and cellotape.
I have seen a missing ROM 'leg' replaced with a regular staple previously, not soldered on, just "making contact" as such. :lol: :oops: Not my doing!
by AndyF
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Data Center Discontinued?!
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Data Center Discontinued?!

I was not aware it was discontinued either, although I've not really been keeping up on 'current news' generally I'm about a couple of years behind the newest developments. Only just really looking now at Pi Co-Pro's etc :o :D
by AndyF
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 1770 wire links
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: 1770 wire links

I found one supply of these, well one type of kit they were not brilliant and did nto want to stay in the socket, if that was the sockets fault or not I'm not sure. In the end I just gave up and soldered some nice insulated links directly, job done. :)
by AndyF
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Homebrew game for BBC and Electron: "Out of this world" - work in progress
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Homebrew game for BBC and Electron: "Out of this world" - work in progress

I concur looks very good so far. :) Well done. :) If not planning on a define keys option (please?) then perhaps consider changing to O/K for up/down and maybe Space for 'fire' , a define option would be neat though if practical. Just thinking here, real machine vs emulation = best choices = user de...
by AndyF
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: ADFS and DataCentre Page at 1900
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: ADFS and DataCentre Page at 1900

I think there was a erm "lighter" DFS on one of the DC cd-roms or something.

I do know what you're saying I have a vague memory of a lighter ADFS or suchlike but I don't think it moved Page that much.
by AndyF
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 645

Re: Composite video from the BBC

PitfallJones wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:53 pm
Yes - looks like mine is an issue #1 - thanks for showing me exacly where that is.
Most welcome. :) Just pleased you could make sense of my quick pic. :oops:
by AndyF
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 645

Re: Composite video from the BBC

Can you not see the issue number on the board itself then ? :) I think you might need to see what issue of mainboard it is, this is printed on the PCB near the bottom (as in near the edge connectors Tube/Disc etc) below the cart slots area about a couple of inches to the left of it. Pic may help ? :...
by AndyF
Fri May 31, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 645

Re: Composite video from the BBC

I think the 'best' way would be to fit a two pin header then a jumper, but myself I'd probably clear the holes out a bit with a desolderer/sucker tool and then simply use a wire link. Probably. :) You might be able to actually put a erm blob across both those pads to just link them but I'd not reall...
by AndyF
Fri May 31, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 645

Re: Composite video from the BBC

I'd also like to chip in to say that there are, at least, two different variants of BNCs. There are 75ohm and 50ohm variants, which have different sized centre pins. The 75ohm ones are used for video, and the 50ohm are used for...well, actually, I can't remember - it's been 10 years since I worked ...
by AndyF
Fri May 31, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Composite video from the BBC
Replies: 23
Views: 645

Re: Composite video from the BBC

Actually this is a bit better, covers most of them and Iss2 just needs a link apparently:
App Note Composite Video.pdf
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