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by flibble
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Roll your own RISC OS 3.1x
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Re: Roll your own RISC OS 3.1x

now with Phase 2 instructions in original post.
by flibble
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 128
Views: 10082

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Phlamethrower wrote:
  • Build a ROM as normal
I'm not planning on taking this any further, just pointing out that if you're trying to build a ROM, it probably makes sense to use "the" ROM build system :wink:
Can you also wave your magic wand and make it not cost 50 quid too? :lol:
by flibble
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 128
Views: 10082

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

For the windowmanager did you update the sprites and other resources in resourcefs? From memory 3.98 required that you had extra resources to hand that were normally loaded in before the module in the softload version. What updated resources? I'm including WindowManager 5.59 from PlingSystem.zip , ...
by flibble
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 128
Views: 10082

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

I'm afraid I'm calling it a day on this project. There's too many key Modules that require ROM builds (see OP) and I've no idea how to go about creating them; testing today has also proved that the updated WindowManager and FilterManager Modules both fail when in ROM.. For the windowmanager did you...
by flibble
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: software
Topic: Roll your own RISC OS 3.1x
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Re: Roll your own RISC OS 3.1x

Do the build tools include calculating the ROM checksums and a tool to generate 'striped' 8 bit or 16 bit ROM image files for burning? (The later is simple to write if not...) I don't believe there's checksum code in there. I think the Striped versions are made from the programs SplitPage and Split...
by flibble
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: software
Topic: Roll your own RISC OS 3.1x
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Roll your own RISC OS 3.1x

Following on the discussions in the 'RISC OS 3.20' thread I thought I'd relearn how to use some very old programs and thought people might appreciate some 'tutorial' style instructions. Roll your own RISC OS image These are some basic instructions that will hopefully allow you to roll your own custo...
by flibble
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 128
Views: 10082

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Giving it outline fonts however showed up a bug in the Filer when displaying 'Full Info', a mix of system font and outline font. In my rom I fixed this by adding a new version of the Filer module (bundled with regdev release 3.37 of the wimp), basically anything from RISC OS 3.5 filer onwards is fi...
by flibble
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 128
Views: 10082

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

The nested window manager is the most important thing, isn't it? You'll have to enlighten me...what's the nested window manager? Window Manager 3.98, included in the Universal Boot. The last officially supported wimp for 3.1x from acorn, it was needed to run !Browse etc. I think in your post you su...
by flibble
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 128
Views: 10082

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Got in touch with qUE, here is the ROMBuilder app.
ROMBUILD.zip
(5.86 KiB) Downloaded 39 times
Note, extension is zip, but is probably an arcfs file.
by flibble
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 128
Views: 10082

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Does your 'messages' file recreate the Module code? If not, I'll write some BASIC to build the Messages Module as it has conditions on which ResourceFS file it uses. I hunted around the web last night and found the structure for ResourceFS, so it shouldn't take too long, it's not too dissimilar to ...
by flibble
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 128
Views: 10082

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

I've written a BASIC program to reconstruct the ROM image with the updated Modules. With the network stack added, there's no room for any of the wish list items unless we strip out Modules in addition to the ones I've listed in the OP. Some of the Modules require updated Resources files to match, I...
by flibble
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Switchable/dynamic/expanded RISC OS
Replies: 25
Views: 1779

Re: Switchable/dynamic/expanded RISC OS

I wonder if it's worth considering what Acorn did

On this pic of the Phoebe motherboard you can see two flash chips on DIP carrier boards with 8 pin headers, presumably to allow insitu programming.

https://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/phoebe ... -iomd2.jpg
by flibble
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 128
Views: 10082

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Would anyone like me to upload the various other bits? 1) the ROM builder I am going to hold off on releasing this until I double-check with [qUE] 2) the messages module builder http://home.marutan.net/hg/messages/ http://home.marutan.net/hg/messages/file/e0b893ebb166/%21Help%2Cfff The zips provide...
by flibble
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 86
Views: 6963

Re: https certificates?

Let's Encrypt terrifies me. Although it's purporting to be fully trustworthy, in practice the only thing it protects against is control of a domain changing after the certificate has been issued. Certification is supposed to give a more sure proof of identity than that. I don't know whether or not ...
by flibble
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 128
Views: 10082

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Well I found it, though the C linked apps are not working. Looking at the date on this made me feel old :D I think my plan might have been to use the disc based versions of !Edit, !Paint and !Draw that shipped with RISC OS 3.50 ro311p1.png ROM311p1.zip Would anyone like me to upload the various othe...
by flibble
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 128
Views: 10082

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

I have the bits and pieces around to do this, many years ago qUE gave me a ROM builder program that you could use to attach a different set of modules to the RO 3.1 kernel header. I wrote a program to de-construct the 'messages' module, which contains the contents of the ROM filing system, add in fi...
by flibble
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Possibly Unscanned Acorn Circuit Diagrams - Need Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 2415

Re: Possibly Unscanned Acorn Circuit Diagrams - Need Help!

Data Recorder Things ANF03 Schematic Diagram ANF03 Wiring Diagram ANF03 Component Layout (Bottom view) ANF03 Component Layout (Top view) I'm interested in these if you still have them? Hi Malc, these weren't in the a3 diagrams that I'd already uploaded, but are part of a larger folder of docs that ...
by flibble
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 15703

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

A big thanks to Alex for organising this weekend. I had a great time, managed to actually do what I set out too. I got the network computer booting off a modern linux (rather than an ancient solaris), Rob C repaired my A4, then Chris M helped me set up gcc for the beeb so my silly 'game' can progres...
by flibble
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 15703

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

Last time at Markfield I managed to repair my A4 keyboard connector, which was nice. Unfortunately since then my A4 has failed in another way. [1] Would anyone be willing to assist in a little diagnostic help over the weekend? :) [1] After leaving the machine on for a few hours I now have power ligh...
by flibble
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: general
Topic: 4corn update 08/05/2017 - 22 more manuals
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: 4corn update 08/05/2017 - 22 more manuals

I have never received any takedown requests.
by flibble
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: general
Topic: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?
Replies: 63
Views: 5673

Re: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?

Some sort of JPRG, a final fantasy or Zelda. A whole genre of games that's missing :)
by flibble
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5445
Views: 430193

Re: Today I received.....

I have a bunch of those - the 2001fp. If I recall correctly you need one with a date of July 2007 and earlier. They do work with 15khz but you have to use the controls to adjust the picture back to centre each time you turn the machine on. Not ideal but not a show stopper. It does have s video as w...
by flibble
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: software
Topic: ST-506 Hard disc image creation
Replies: 17
Views: 1452

Re: ST-506 Hard disc image creation

I guess I need something like the SCSIReader in SCSITools from https://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/riscix121c/, but for ADFS. Does anyone have anything suitable already written? At the CCH earlier this year Sarah Walker and I bodged SCSIReader into ADFSReader to image an st506 drive, if memory serves ...
by flibble
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5445
Views: 430193

Re: Today I received.....

I lucked out on a local pick-up-only auction for one of the Dell LCD monitors that allegedly does 15KHz modes over the VGA connector. In theory it's the perfect monitor for archimedes and beebs ... I'll let you know :D
by flibble
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA - A 'softer' palette for games
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: NuLA - A 'softer' palette for games

An alternative is just to use composite video (with colour mod), then you get slightly muted colours by default :lol:
by flibble
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Retro Computer Festival - CCH, Cambridge - 16 & 17 September 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3244

Re: Retro Computer Festival - CCH, Cambridge - 16 & 17 September 2017

I should be about on Saturday afternoon, assuming I make it to the train on time :)
by flibble
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 3717

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

Level 4, which seems to be my limit.
whitelight.png
by flibble
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS Adjust: change registered user
Replies: 8
Views: 1341

Re: RISC OS Adjust: change registered user

From memory, this information was burnt into the flash roms that ROL provided, as such it won't be changable easily (popping the ROMS out, reverse engineering the format, burning a new image with an eeprom programmer). I think you're stuck with it :) Think I found a reference, http://www.riscos.com/...