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by guesser
Wed May 28, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Cleaning the BBC
Replies: 7
Views: 1805

regarding repainting the case, rather than spraying, which will fill up the dimples and ruin the texture, sponging on a coat or two of watered down white acrylic could be the best way.
by guesser
Sat May 10, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Flair
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Not an Arc person but I wonder if you're spelling it correctly - was it perhaps Flare because there's references (only) here... http://acorn.cybervillage.co.uk/emulation/riscos2/index.htm and here... http://productsdb.riscos.com/swcat/graph.htm The references seem to confirm that you are not dreami...
by guesser
Thu May 08, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Flair
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Flair

I just thought I'd ask here, as I notice we have an archie forum now... does anyone remember flair, it was a graphics program for riscos 3, like MS paint, but better :) I know I didn't dream it, cause some people on irc can remember it too, but no-one has any idea where I could find a copy :( any id...
by guesser
Thu May 08, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Beeb still uses Beebs!
Replies: 11
Views: 2729

alchresearch wrote:Looks like the Sinclair logo in the bottom left of the monitor to me.
aye, I think you could be right yes
by guesser
Sun May 04, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Beeb still uses Beebs!
Replies: 11
Views: 2729

is that monitor an amstrad model?

just looks a bit like a blurry amstrad logo :)
by guesser
Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Theoretical question
Replies: 18
Views: 4362

oh, I forgot to point out, he likes beebs too :)

look at the latest post to the wiki, there's a beeb hiding under the speccy and breadboard :)
by guesser
Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Theoretical question
Replies: 18
Views: 4362

Wow, his Wiki is brilliant, he states anyone can have the design, code etc. Seems a great guy. Someone really should take up the challenge of this project. As Teletext is soon to disappear I think we should still keep our beebs on line with current information. I'm also thinking there's an opportun...
by guesser
Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Problem with tape recorder
Replies: 14
Views: 3170

it sounds like the problem is that the relay in the beeb has died, they are pretty rubbish relays so it's unsurprising
by guesser
Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Theoretical question
Replies: 18
Views: 4362

I must admit the idea of a dedicated interface with on board CPU to do the TCP/IP stack etc. would make it beautifully elegant. The work this person on World Of Spectrum has done should be able to be re-used for us. It would only be the interface to the beeb that would change. His TCP/IP stack code...
by guesser
Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Theoretical question
Replies: 18
Views: 4362

as you say, several other 8 bits have 'got online' the next to go will be the spectrum I'm sure, as a very clever feller over on the World of Spectrum forums is designing an ethernet interface (he's already had it working on his home built z80 computer of his own design). The problem has always been...
by guesser
Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: The BBC Microcomputer Rescue Project
Replies: 9
Views: 2712

My old primary school had already slung them all out before I thought to ask :(
don't know whether they've still got their archies, I suspect not :(
by guesser
Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: What do you have?
Replies: 15
Views: 4098

I have 3 BBC Bs, two with DFS and one without. A double 5.25" drive enclosure (a watford and a cumana), and a Brainsoft sideways ram module.
by guesser
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Connecting a BBC Master to a "modern" monitor
Replies: 36
Views: 17268

... there is a pair of pin headers (I don't know the number off the top of my head) I believe it's labelled 'S39' on a model B, & is just to the left of the large RF out 'Astec international' component. (Do double check this though, as I only know it from notes I have laying around from trying ...
by guesser
Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Connecting a BBC Master to a "modern" monitor
Replies: 36
Views: 17268

I notice you have the same problem as me, the yellow and blue striping from interference of the colour That's the method I use for display on my beeb too, with my TV card (RF is just too crap on my beeb) there is a pair of pin headers (I don't know the number off the top of my head) on the motherboa...
by guesser
Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: PSU failure
Replies: 10
Views: 3624

Hmmm, just taken the Beeb apart (BTW, the PCB is Issue 7) and had a proper look at the PSU. What appears to have blown is the rectangular cap in front of the vertically mounted metal cased transistor. The top has literally popped off this cap - the cap is gold in colour, 0.1uf, 250 Volts No apparen...
by guesser
Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Coming soon... Music Tech Synth for Electron!
Replies: 7
Views: 2579

and the demo gameboy rom is here http://www.hiddenyouthrecords.co.uk/class.xl[/url]
by guesser
Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Coming soon... Music Tech Synth for Electron!
Replies: 7
Views: 2579

Re: Coming soon... Music Tech Synth for Electron!

retro_junkie wrote: He also programmed 'Music Tech Synth' for Game Boy, C64 and Spectrum
Just had a poke around on his site and the spectrum version that he 'might release to the public' (oops, I think you just did mate 8) ) is here http://www.hiddenyouthrecords.co.uk/P8MTZX.zip
by guesser
Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!
Replies: 35
Views: 8998

take your time, when you release a version supporting it, I'll have to get round to building a colour/b&w composite switch system on my beeb :-)
by guesser
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!
Replies: 35
Views: 8998

very cool. I have a suggestion for another new feature, which is a mode to give greyscale weightings for the colours. e.g. when viewed in b&w the colours all appear as different shades of grey, some pictures would look very good in greyscale. obviously when viewed in colour they'd be hideous :lo...
by guesser
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Mmmm... something doesn't seem right
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

it's also had a lot of bodging too by the looks of it,
non beeb PSU, and what looks like the speaker from a pair of headphones

I've done both these things too (those original PSUs were bust in all 3 of my beebs) but it should at least be mentioned really :roll:
by guesser
Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello to users
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

I have the same problem on my beeb, the smearing, it's obviously something in the modulator circuitry as composite works fine. I just use the composite out now. It gives a very good picture IMO
by guesser
Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: What set of default keys do you use to play keyboard games?
Replies: 12
Views: 4276

Re: What set of default keys do you use to play keyboard gam

samwise wrote:
;,Q,Z,-, Enter

Exercise left for the reader to determine why this isn't as mad a combination as it sounds!
Easy peasy!

Dvorak Keyboard! 8)
by guesser
Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Name the game - building a castle
Replies: 2
Views: 1508

Name the game - building a castle

Can anyone help identify a game for my physics teacher? :-)

fairly text based - with graphics at the end of each day

assign people to do various tasks (similar to yellow river kingdom I guess) to build the defences of a motte and bailey castle before you are invaded
by guesser
Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: It's probably the cable but...
Replies: 23
Views: 6829

I've made those corrections and it seems to be behaving now :-)
FYI the zip file on your site still seems to contain the uncorrected version, or possibly I couldn't find the right updated file.
by guesser
Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: It's probably the cable but...
Replies: 23
Views: 6829

hmm, I thought I'd saved the corrected XFER.BAS, oh well, I'll give it another try next time my beeb is powered up

@ Beardo, yes it was indeed Brian Swatton, I've got his BBC Downloader, BBC File manager, Datalogger, and BBC Chat downloaded if anyone wants them to mirror somewhere
by guesser
Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: It's probably the cable but...
Replies: 23
Views: 6829

I have built the serial cable, and used it to transfer files, but could never get disc image transfers to work (sorry, a bit OT) there were some programs online to test the serial connections etc, and do file transfers but they seem to have gone :-( I think the site is linked off this site somewhere...
by guesser
Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Making a PC power supply turn on for use with BBC drives.
Replies: 8
Views: 2646

I don't mean to be cheeky, but I've never seen a 2/3/486 PSU with anything other than the two 6-pin connectors for motherboard :?: . If you can get one of these they are fine for this sort of use, I have a 100W PSU out of a 486, and it works perfectly. :-)
by guesser
Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: broken beebs, and beeb hardware accessories
Replies: 12
Views: 4482

The ULA is presumably worth pulling too. Weren't they made specifically for the Beeb? and the mode 7 character generator is socketed too (although these are less rare, 'cause they were used in TVs)
by guesser
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: boop but no beep
Replies: 5
Views: 2113

just to say I had that (similar) problem on a beeb it's keyboard ribbon was dodgy, but when I fixed that it was still intermittent powering on doing the boop but no beep. The power supply *seemed* to be the problem, as it would work once it had all 'warmed up' and would then work until it was powere...
by guesser
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: boop but no beep
Replies: 5
Views: 2113

funny, I've not had a problem with any PC power supply not powering up because it wasn't connected. Although I believe some have a 'power supply good' pin or something. This supposedly can be connected back to the relevant voltage on the PSU though. also I thought the 20 pin connectors were a new th...

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