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by danielj
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Datacentre LED header
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Datacentre LED header

Hello hello,

Obviously Mark knows but I'm throwing the net wide in hope of a near instantaneous reply whilst I've got my crimping gear out. Does anyone know which pin is which on the LED header on the datacentre?

d.
by danielj
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Wires? Pah.....
Replies: 806
Views: 108335

Re: Wires? Pah.....

This seemed like the most appropriate place to say: Martin, awesome stuff. Just built UPURS cable for my M128 in order to get some Torch CPN images across. Worked like a charm. Cooking on Z80 gas. Just to note though, there seems to be a missing carriage return at the end of the help message of UPUR...
by danielj
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Partially Working A4000 - Help!!
Replies: 59
Views: 5090

Re: Partially Working A4000 - Help!!

One more small step forward....When the test disk goes black, I've confirmed it is actually changing to a menu, but in a mode that my LCD monitor doesn't support. My GBS8200 doesn't lock to this properly either. Time to make a DSUB -> SCART Cable. Dave The sync on the arc doesn't come out of the pi...
by danielj
Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312815

Re: Today I recieved.....

Well, yesterday really, but anyway...
2013-07-03 16.54.41.jpg
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Got to love the M128's ability to have two co-pros on the go :)

d.
by danielj
Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Partially Working A4000 - Help!!
Replies: 59
Views: 5090

Re: Partially Working A4000 - Help!!

Firstly, switch it on holding delete. This will reset the CMOS. Have you changed the CMOS battery?

d.
by danielj
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: floppy drive power leads
Replies: 14
Views: 1230

Re: Wanted: floppy drive power leads

If you did it through Farnell: http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?sku=1654465 Then: http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?sku=1339243 x 5 You're at £7.39 for one, plus they have £20 minimum order on a card... CJE price suddenly looks rather good :) d. Thanks :) £12 to bu...
by danielj
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: floppy drive power leads
Replies: 14
Views: 1230

Re: Wanted: floppy drive power leads

Amazingly just having looked at the prices of the bits to make them, it's actually cheaper to buy them from CJE at the moment (each pin is about a quid, plus 80p for the housing) - they're charging £4.50 for the whole shebang.

d.
by danielj
Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ISMEC Monitor ROM...
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: ISMEC Monitor ROM...

Personally I don't see the point in using eproms (expept for dfs etc which you need to load the roms into ram though it would be possible to load dfs from tape I suppose) as they cost about the same as 32k of sideways ram and are MUCH less flexible. If you don't have battery backed sideways ram, wh...
by danielj
Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master 512 boots DOS from DataCentre Compact Flash
Replies: 19
Views: 2493

Re: Master 512 boots DOS from DataCentre Compact Flash

OK. Internalising the co-pro, externalising the data-centre and using a new cf-ide adapter which (for some reason I can't fathom) seems to want to be plugged in to external power, all has started behaving itself...

Go figure...

d.
by danielj
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2790
Views: 220765

Re: LOLPRICE

by danielj
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master 512 boots DOS from DataCentre Compact Flash
Replies: 19
Views: 2493

Re: Master 512 boots DOS from DataCentre Compact Flash

:( Increasingly confused. Hopefully I'll get it mounted internally this evening and can start eliminating things.

d.
by danielj
Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master 512 boots DOS from DataCentre Compact Flash
Replies: 19
Views: 2493

Re: Master 512 boots DOS from DataCentre Compact Flash

Ahah. You have a much older CF card than me. Do you have something around 2gb in size you could try it with? I wonder if it's this maximum transfer size in a single command thing that's wigging it out (http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?t=19899). If my newer card is running with different specs (m...
by danielj
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2612
Views: 215718

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Excuse quotes, posting from my phone. I've interfaced with that ic with an arduino and it was dead simple. No complicated handshakes, just select the sound and hit the "go" line :-) D. acorn electron voxbox, only £60+ :shock: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/acorn-electron-voxbox-speach-synthesizer-/171063...
by danielj
Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2612
Views: 215718

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

acorn electron voxbox, only £60+ :shock: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/acorn-electron-voxbox-speach-synthesizer-/171063725917?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item27d4314f5d Oooh, thanks Col - the image confirms that it is just one of these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Instrument_SP025...
by danielj
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master 512 boots DOS from DataCentre Compact Flash
Replies: 19
Views: 2493

Re: Master 512 boots DOS from DataCentre Compact Flash

martinw wrote:Hi Daniel,

Also if you want me to test something in my setup, as a reference, please feel free to ask :)

Martin
Thanks Martin - what version of dosplus are you using? And what variety of CF card?

d.
by danielj
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master 512 boots DOS from DataCentre Compact Flash
Replies: 19
Views: 2493

Re: Master 512 boots DOS from DataCentre Compact Flash

Well, definitely not that. That's fixed. It's clearly not getting on with the IDE-CF gubbins :(, file corruptions abound. Everything from floppy disk is fine.

No idea where to start with that... I guess getting the co-pro internalised is the first step.

d.
by danielj
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master 512 boots DOS from DataCentre Compact Flash
Replies: 19
Views: 2493

Re: Master 512 boots DOS from DataCentre Compact Flash

Just found a rather "loose" as in mostly un-attached wire from the 1mb upgrade... I wonder if that's causing silly-buggers to occur... (suddenly it started booting with 512k instead of 896k). Irons at the ready this evening.

d.
by danielj
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master 512 boots DOS from DataCentre Compact Flash
Replies: 19
Views: 2493

Re: Master 512 boots DOS from DataCentre Compact Flash

Sandisk 2gb plugged directly into adapter directly into the datacentre's IDE. 512MB partition set up with HDisk... :? Just tried again with a 505MB partition instead. Wondering if it wasn't getting along with it at maximum size, I have something in my head about maxed out partitions causing issues.....
by danielj
Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 1557

Re: Hello Everyone

Hullo :)

d.
by danielj
Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Acorn Stuff Up For Grabs
Replies: 24
Views: 3288

Re: Acorn Stuff Up For Grabs

Flip.me. £227.

:shock:
by danielj
Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master 512 boots DOS from DataCentre Compact Flash
Replies: 19
Views: 2493

Re: Master 512 boots DOS from DataCentre Compact Flash

Hello hello :), I've just been trying this and the HD repeatedly gets corrupted as I start copying files across. 80186 is currently external as no room to run it internally until I excise/box my datacentre and I'm running MOS3.5... Only two things I can think of at the moment are the ADFS in MOS3.5 ...
by danielj
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2612
Views: 215718

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

This here optical mouse:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130842797273

Has a controller (data sheet here: http://www.datasheetarchive.com/PAN101B-datasheet.html) which can be bodged to give quadrature output:

http://www.ian-nic.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/mouse/

And it's only £2.70.

d.
by danielj
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312815

Re: Today I recieved.....

A 1mb 80186 copro + discs + manual + ergonomic Acorn mouse :) - Thanks Jon! More there than I thought!

Also a £2.60 (inc postage!) optical mouse that has quadrature output from the decoder IC - I'll pop a link to these in the worth taking a look at thread.

d.
by danielj
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010
Replies: 28
Views: 3531

Re: A3010

Very nice Daniel, now if it was wireless ....... 8) I can't remember the last time I saw a coax Ethernet setup (queue the hate posts now :lol:) Martin That's got a 10baseT socket on it too! - (I found bits of my old coax setup in a bag in the loft the other day, including terminating resistors...)....
by danielj
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010
Replies: 28
Views: 3531

Re: A3010

I'm so glad that just on the point of buying a boxed A3010 from Mark that I asked the question (he'd told me already he had a nice A3000 too) which one would you have? He said the A3000 because it's the original Archimedes and you can fit more stuff in it. My A3000 now has a CF hard drive, and Econ...
by danielj
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score competition or table
Replies: 31
Views: 5268

Re: High score competition or table

There is, just tried the STH ones - there are two different versions. Menus from the elk version don't seem display properly on beebem, but the beeb disc image is fine. The elk game seems to actually play identically to the beeb version on beebem.

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by danielj
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2612
Views: 215718

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

leenew wrote:Scoff away :D
Right... I am off to polish my stamp collection :lol:
http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_6892745_resto ... tamps.html

:D
by danielj
Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2612
Views: 215718

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

I think you need to visit retroholics anonymous.

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by danielj
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High score competition or table
Replies: 31
Views: 5268

Re: High score competition or table

Can we have a "running on real hardware" category?

d.
by danielj
Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010
Replies: 28
Views: 3531

Re: A3010

1. Not really, but there will be 2. Not really, the HxC floppy emulator may be a good option. 3. Not an official one, but it is being worked on. There are non-official sites with several games on but beware of viruses embedded in the disc images. 4. RISC OS 3 manuals come up on ebay quite regularly...