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by AndyF
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Take my money! BNIB BBC Master!
Replies: 14
Views: 1010

Re: Take my money! BNIB BBC Master!

I’ve not played with an Acorn membrane yet, so can’t help with specifics in that regard. Mark I *think* its multi-layered a bit like the Amstrad Speccies one, if that makes sense. :) I'm going from vague memory here, a cursory Google did not reveal anything useful although I did not look too hard g...
by AndyF
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: Advanced User Guide (Remastered)
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

I concur, excellent work. :) :) :)

Thank you!
by AndyF
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Elk Manic Miner?
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Elk Manic Miner?

Without knowing anywhere near enough of the hardware (and next to no 6502 *** ) I'd suspect it might be possible although something tells me it would likely be in mono, with a possibility of losing a cavern or two. The latter would not be too annoying if care was taken which to dispose of. The sligh...
by AndyF
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Take my money! BNIB BBC Master!
Replies: 14
Views: 1010

Re: Take my money! BNIB BBC Master!

I think the speccy ones are about a tenner aren't they? Usually to be found on sellmyretro. A membrane for a cherry master would be expensive as there's a tiny market for them, so you'd probably have to get it done as a bespoke thing :? d. Only if you wanted a rubbery keyed type one, the + one's ar...
by AndyF
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Take my money! BNIB BBC Master!
Replies: 14
Views: 1010

Re: Take my money! BNIB BBC Master!

seen this on boringBook, it's a cherry keyboard, so useless for electron keyswitches, so worth Nil / 0 :lol: I had one with that type of membrane(?) keyboard once, it had a reasonable feel to it. Twas quiet though. Reminded me slightly of the feel of the later Amstrad CPC keyboards in some ways. No...
by AndyF
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: MOS 3,20 and MOS 3.50
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: MOS 3,20 and MOS 3.50

It might of been my imagination or perhaps Econet was interfering in some way but when I had a Dual OS I did find a few more 'B games tended to work. In particular the ones that on a M128 would not have a working (or somehow scrambled) loading screen, appeared to be OK. I did tend to leave it in 3.5...
by AndyF
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Basic BASIC Question
Replies: 28
Views: 893

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: 893

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: 893

Re: Basic BASIC Question

It does indeed say (second line)

Code: Select all

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: 893

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: 893

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: 6
Views: 454

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: 54
Views: 2249

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: 505

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: 608

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: 17
Views: 786

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: 17
Views: 786

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: 12
Views: 811

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: 12
Views: 811

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: 12
Views: 811

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: 1397

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: 12
Views: 811

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: 12
Views: 811

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
(5.25 KiB) Downloaded 17 times
:)
by AndyF
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: New econet setup
Replies: 89
Views: 3963

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: 3963

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: 503

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: 503

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: 736

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: 503

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: 10
Views: 1026

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...