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by mjforbes
Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem Query
Replies: 3
Views: 1814

Beebem Query

Y'ello all. Quick query about Beebem. Everytime I "break" out of a program, it doesn't always behave as it should - I often get a "bad channel" error, and the "machine" freezes. A CTRL+Break rectifies the problem, so it's no real issue, but I was just interested to know a) If anyone else has had the...
by mjforbes
Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Don't understand how to run files
Replies: 2
Views: 2905

Dead simple.

Go to the "File" menu, select "Run Disk". Browse to your folder where the 'Elite.ssd" file is located, double-click it, and you should be away.

If you want any more info, ask away here, or drop me a mail (mjforbes <at> gmail <dot> com)

Ta

Matt
by mjforbes
Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Article about '80s computer tv shows
Replies: 3
Views: 1861

Re: Article about '80s computer tv shows

sentinel wrote:anyone remember these shows?
http://www.offthetelly.co.uk/factual/computers.htm
Most of them, actually. God, I'm getting old .... ;)
by mjforbes
Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: general
Topic: "The I.T. Crowd" (TV comedy)
Replies: 44
Views: 15537

And, to continue the theme ... Just caught a bit of "The Tube" on Sky Something-or-other; in the Victoria Tube Station Manager's office, there's the usual collection of PCs and other stuff, but just visible on one of the racks behind him was none other than a CUB monitor. There was some blurb on the...
by mjforbes
Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: 20 years?!
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

I wouldn't have a clue what to do with a soldering iron - I think I'd probably be safer with a ready made lead. If anyone could sell one to me I'd be very grateful. I bought all the bits to make one of these a few years ago, and it worked perfectly. If I can find it anywhere (moved house twice sinc...
by mjforbes
Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem v3.1 Crashing
Replies: 28
Views: 8586

I believe Jon managed to extract some raw teletext data from his PC-TV card and write it out to a file. The teletext emulation currently reads from these files. To be useful BeebEm will need talk direct to PC-TV cards to get its data. Mike Ah. That explains things! However, too much development on ...
by mjforbes
Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: DFS Manager, any interest ?
Replies: 40
Views: 14337

Going offtopic .....

Plus my PC3 doesnt like HD >20gb for some reason (wont boot off), but likes the 40gb one as a Slave, weird :roll: Certain BIOSes won't allow combinations of certain hard drives in certain combinations of master/slave. For something that's supposed to be 'standard', this is one of those things that'...
by mjforbes
Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Teletext Emulation
Replies: 1
Views: 2032

Interesting - I remember downloading Telesoft at school way, way back, which spurred on my query about the possibility of combining an emulator and a PCTV card (see thread "Beebem Crashing" in the 'Emulators' section). I found a load of Telesoftware disk images a month or so back, and having trawled...
by mjforbes
Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem v3.1 Crashing
Replies: 28
Views: 8586

Funny you should mention that. Check this out: http://www.mikebuk.dsl.pipex.com/beebem/ttx.zip Jon Welch has been working on teletext adapter emulation. Linking it in to PC-TV cards is the tricky bit though! Mike Looks interesting - however, short of using some additional hardware (such as a PC-TV ...
by mjforbes
Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem v3.1 Crashing
Replies: 28
Views: 8586

£3000 on a PC? Uh?! :lol: LOL , its a joke m8, ie Laugh Out Loud ! :lol: - :wink: PS have u tried the Laptop TV out then? :?: Hi matey, Yeah - I've used laptop TV-out a few times (got a 32" widescreen telly at home), so it's quite good for gaming, but mine also acts as a video input, which is great...
by mjforbes
Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem v3.1 Crashing
Replies: 28
Views: 8586

CMcDougall wrote:yeah, will try v3.11 tonight. What do u mean OLD version, thats what i still have on my £3,000 PC Window v3.11, cant beat it ! :lol: :lol: :lol:
£3000 on a PC? Uh?!
by mjforbes
Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem v3.1 Crashing
Replies: 28
Views: 8586

my screen wont come back to the same position? ie i move the 'boundarys' to fit screen great, save settings, cum out, go back in, and have to move the whole scr again :cry: Is this got to do with the thing u fixed 4 me last time, in Regedit?? :?: Had the same problem a while or so ago, but one of t...
by mjforbes
Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem v3.1 Crashing
Replies: 28
Views: 8586

Seems to have done the trick ....

Hi Mike (and all) I think that "disable speech" trick has worked. Had about 45 minutes playing various games last night on my way home, and Beebem didn't crash once. I must admit that I wasn't even aware of the speech synthesis facility (or if I was, I'd forgotten over the years!), so what I never h...
by mjforbes
Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem v3.1 Crashing
Replies: 28
Views: 8586

I have seen BeebEm crash a couple of times when playing with the speech functionality. Try disabling speech on the sound menu to see if it helps. Mike Thanks Mike, I've disabled speech as you suggest, and will have a play around with Beebem again on the train home tonight and see if that makes any ...
by mjforbes
Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem v3.1 Crashing
Replies: 28
Views: 8586

System specs..... HP Pavilion dv1066ea - Centrino 1.60Ghz 768Mb RAM DirectX 9.0c 4-09-0000-4904 Nothing (unneccesary) running in background ...so a pretty bog-standard system. The problem I'm having seems to occur in *any* Beebem mode, irrespective of whether I'm playing around with 'new' features s...
by mjforbes
Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem v3.1 Crashing
Replies: 28
Views: 8586

Beebem v3.1 Crashing

Hi all, Since upgrading to the latest non-Beta of Beebem, I've found that it's been crashing for seemingly no reason. I've often had the "DirectX" errors that others have reported although Beebem itself would continue to run quite happily (this was often after resuming the system from standby or hib...
by mjforbes
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Your Alan Partridge
Replies: 11
Views: 3191

Re: Your Alan Partridge

I've had a quick look at 'Your Alan Partridge' and can't see anything resembling the screengrabs (however, there is a little music player so I can listen to the entertainer, or flight of the bumblebee, etc.) Can anyone tell me where I'm going wrong? I had that at first as well, however a 'reset' in...