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by flibble
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Possibly Unscanned Acorn Circuit Diagrams - Need Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 2356

Re: Possibly Unscanned Acorn Circuit Diagrams - Need Help!

Arcadian wrote:Peter, it may be too late now, but you could borrow my nice Epson GT-15000 USB scanner? I could potentially drop it off with your bro in Leicester over the next couple of days, before I go away for the rest of July/August. LMK!
Thanks for the offer, but I finished them off today.
by flibble
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Possibly Unscanned Acorn Circuit Diagrams - Need Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 2356

Re: Possibly Unscanned Acorn Circuit Diagrams - Need Help!

Unfortunately due to a quirk of this moderator not knowing what button he was clicking I managed to overwrite 1024MAK's reply with my own ... :oops:
by flibble
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Possibly Unscanned Acorn Circuit Diagrams - Need Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 2356

Re: Possibly Unscanned Acorn Circuit Diagrams - Need Help!

An update, this week I have access to an A3 scanner, but it doesn't quite have my ideal specs, only scans to compressed jpeg. Here is a scan of the Electron Plus 1 diagram at 600dpi greyscale JPEG, at this res it is very readable and the slight badness in the scan is mainly down to the photocopiedne...
by flibble
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting
Replies: 28
Views: 2964

Re: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting

then you will just have to start crunching. With the initial 'B' version I had already started having to shorten variable names :) I'm currently editing the program on the PC and pasting into to Beebem for testing, I think I could add an extra step in my build process that at least stripped out the...
by flibble
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting
Replies: 28
Views: 2964

Re: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting

Interesting idea about the 2nd processor, running a few tests in beebem the second proc *does* give the most available memory, even more than shadow ram. master 128 LOMEM HIMEM MODE 1 3586 12288 MODE 129 3586 32768 bbc b MODE 1 7170 12288 bbc b 6502 second proc MODE 1 2050 32768 But I think I'll try...
by flibble
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting
Replies: 28
Views: 2964

Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting

gxr-game.png I started playing with this little test program at Markfield earlier in the year, I finally reached a 'milestone' of sorts, I ran out of memory on the BBC B :lol: Good - Tile based plotting - Animation of character in 4 steps between adjacent tiles. - Two sprite layers, background and ...
by flibble
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 168
Views: 19098

Re: BeebSCSI mini

1 board please :)
by flibble
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Arthur for A500 Second Processor
Replies: 17
Views: 1867

Re: Arthur for A500 Second Processor

Blimey, that's a good find. Earliest Arthur/RISC OS yet! (I think)
by flibble
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: !Paint for Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Re: !Paint for Windows

!Paint isn't trademarked from the Acorn side (no need to worry about copyright with regards to naming an independent application). So I say '!Paint for Windows' :)
by flibble
Mon May 29, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Anyone got Communicator system software? (Basic has 65816 assembler)
Replies: 75
Views: 7457

Re: Anyone got Communicator system software? (Basic has 65816 assembler)

Pernod wrote:Anyone know which RTC chip is in there?
I think Phillips PCF8573P

http://www.beebmaster.co.uk/Shows/Pics/ ... r15big.jpg

On that pic it's the bottom row leftmost IC next to the 'watch' style 32.768Hz crystal.
by flibble
Thu May 25, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Possibly Unscanned Acorn Circuit Diagrams - Need Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 2356

Possibly Unscanned Acorn Circuit Diagrams - Need Help!

Whilst at ABUG Camby, CCH gave me a folder of Acorn docs to see if there was anything of interest in it. Part of it is a collection of circuit diagram for the System, Atom, BBC and Electron series of machines. There does appear to be unscanned items in each category. The Help I need is, is there any...
by flibble
Wed May 24, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: software
Topic: MEGA NEWS ! QDBUG DOC AVAILABLE !
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: MEGA NEWS ! QDBUG DOC AVAILABLE !

Well, given the age and the original developer OKing it, I'd be happy to host it (at least as long as the first take down request if the copyright actually rests elsewhere and they care enough).

Upload it somewhere I can download it, send me a PM with the link in and I can put it on 4corn :)
by flibble
Tue May 23, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH
Replies: 190
Views: 22236

Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Was this one genuine? http://home.marutan.net/~peter/subsite/photos/20170514%20-%20ABUGCamby/content/IMG_9192_large.html If it was a real set of notes by Steve, it is fascinating! Yeah, Sarah Walker and me spent some time over the weekend extracting data off old machines and discs that Steve Furber...
by flibble
Mon May 22, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH
Replies: 190
Views: 22236

Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

A quick note to say thank you to Jason N for organising this, I had a great time.

I've also uploaded a few pictures of some of the items in the Acorn World exhibition.

http://home.marutan.net/~peter/subsite/ ... ABUGCamby/
by flibble
Mon May 15, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Anybody got a BBC Issue C board?
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: Anybody got a BBC Issue C board?

Given dp11's list of project codes it looks like a first gen USA board, possibly the one that got rejected by the FTC for EMF issues. Prompting the redesign to the more well know USA board.
by flibble
Wed May 10, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: software
Topic: 4.39 ROM for RPCEMU from CD
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Re: 4.39 ROM for RPCEMU from CD

I don't know if the 4.39 ROM is compressed at all. If it's exactly 4MB or 6MB already it's not compressed, else it'll be 21 bytes again.
by flibble
Mon May 08, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: general
Topic: 4corn update 08/05/2017 - 22 more manuals
Replies: 4
Views: 973

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

Clearing more of the backlog of scanning, 22 more manuals uploaded to

http://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/docs/

Now includes RISC OS 3 PRMs
by flibble
Sat May 06, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 119
Views: 13106

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

lurkio wrote:
flibble wrote:
???? Whispy Wood Resource cant find it!
Me either.
It's this one:
:idea:
OK, that is SW99
by flibble
Sat May 06, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 119
Views: 13106

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

Here are some of the remaing box numbers for things (using the backend DB to look them up) ???? CH36591 Bee Beater Sulis Cassette Bea Beater SW156 ???? CH39076 Butterflies / Putting Unknown EDUCATIONAL Cassette ???? CH39092 Cinderella Selective Cassette Dunno, no location listed ???? CH39091 Doom Ru...
by flibble
Sat May 06, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 119
Views: 13106

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

I'm going to bring my USB cassette recorder, that can do tapes to WAV. Converting that to .TAP is left as an exercise for the more knowledgeable :D
by flibble
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Request: Rep Inf Cover Art
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Request: Rep Inf Cover Art

I dunno if it helps, but here is your original picture with a few levels tweaked to increase contrast and the background made full white.
20170315-PRODPIC-40637.jpg
by flibble
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: general
Topic: 4corn update 03/03/2017 - 500 Acorn related company brochure/flyer scans from 1980s Acorn shows
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: 4corn update 03/03/2017 - 500 Acorn related company brochure/flyer scans from 1980s Acorn shows

A quick update, the extra 2 shows worth are now online at the original URL

http://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/showpdfs/

The new ones are the first two shows.
by flibble
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Unreleased games
Replies: 42
Views: 3499

Re: Unreleased games

Karma II (?) This probably refers to 'Karma' the complete game as opposed to the released 'flight trainer' version. Project stopped due to death of one of the programmers. Spitfire Fury (Fourth Dimension) - turned into Birds of War Nope, two separate games. Spitfire Fury is another game by Andrew H...
by flibble
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: general
Topic: 4corn update 03/03/2017 - 500 Acorn related company brochure/flyer scans from 1980s Acorn shows
Replies: 7
Views: 701

4corn update 03/03/2017 - 500 Acorn related company brochure/flyer scans from 1980s Acorn shows

Another part of the massive pile of scanning from a former Acorn dealer, via Dave M.

These are a collection of flyers and brochures from Acorn shows in the 80s. The chap seemed to have gone to each stand and picked up the leaflets from each.

http://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/showpdfs/
by flibble
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC iX Upgrades
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: RISC iX Upgrades

Are they the same items that used to be on the Acorn FTP site? See here for a mirror

http://www.4corn.co.uk/aview.php?sPath=/acornftp/riscix
by flibble
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)
Replies: 130
Views: 16109

Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Prime wrote:Phill HS :) But no probs glad to be of assistance.
Oops, it seems I need to phill in my address book.
by flibble
Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)
Replies: 130
Views: 16109

Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

I had a great time over the weekend and got a lot done! pico, md5sum, sha256sum, mini_httpd, lua, angband compiled up for Risc iX My A4 keyboard works again with assistance from Phil M I had a go at writing a program using the BBC Graphics Extension Rom sprite plotting routines, it works! Many thank...
by flibble
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu (Windows) - Graphical Problems on Some GPUs with RISC OS 4 and 6
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: RPCEmu (Windows) - Graphical Problems on Some GPUs with RISC OS 4 and 6

In theory these bugs have been fixed, which version of RPCEmu are you running? And which repository are you building it from?
by flibble
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH
Replies: 190
Views: 22236

Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Well, I'll put me name down for this again. Last time was excellent.
by flibble
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPC EMU lots of questions!
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: RPC EMU lots of questions!

I recommend you use this tutorial written by one of the maintainers of RPCEmu [1]. It matches your setup well, RISC OS 3 on Windows. http://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/rpcemu371win/ [1] Disclaimer, that would be me. Answers to your questions inline below, Hi there. I apologise in advance for lots of qu...