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by flibble
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Anyone need monitors and printers still?
Replies: 18
Views: 1666

Re: Anyone need monitors and printers still?

Oops, my mistake, someone has already asked for the Cub.
by flibble
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Anyone need monitors and printers still?
Replies: 18
Views: 1666

Re: Anyone need monitors and printers still?

Well, not too shabby 1x Master, working but flat cmos battery (as to be expected) 1x Microvitec cub working well 1x AKF18 working well 1x AKF18 working intermittently (after a while collapsing to a horizontal line, vertical splitter thing buggered) 1x Dead A5000, CMOS battery leak, curse those stupi...
by flibble
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: coordination of magazine scanning projects
Topic: Beebug
Replies: 25
Views: 6912

Re: Beebug

I'm not exactly sure of the issues, but I picked up the first 10 years of Beebug (including the specials and indexes) last night and would be happy to contribute them to any scanning projects. On another note, it also came with about 8 years of 'RISC User' magazine, which is what I think Beebug did ...
by flibble
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLRARE
Replies: 167
Views: 18654

Re: LOLRARE

A3020, one of the most popular Acorn machines that ended in in schools, probably just raided a skip on clearout day.

If prices keep up like this I'll have to post some of my own price-gouging auctions.
by flibble
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Anyone need monitors and printers still?
Replies: 18
Views: 1666

Re: Anyone need monitors and printers still?

Holy crap, he filled my car up with stuff!

Everything in original boxes :shock:
by flibble
Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Internet on a beeb
Replies: 35
Views: 2629

Re: Internet on a beeb

There's a few caveats, serial cable wiring, setting up the correct terminal type on linux, possible keymap issues. Found a useful link http://www.brahms.demon.co.uk/software/downloads/serial-cable.txt Of course this isn't really internet on a beeb, it's internet on a linux box using the beeb as the...
by flibble
Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Internet on a beeb
Replies: 35
Views: 2629

Re: Internet on a beeb

Master version of TERMINAL over serial to a linux box with a copy of lynx, links or elinks on? EXACTLY!!! This would be fine. Is there any way of doing this by directly connecting to a router? @irrelevant Perfect way; exactly what my original idea was I would like to get information about building ...
by flibble
Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Internet on a beeb
Replies: 35
Views: 2629

Re: Internet on a beeb

Master version of TERMINAL over serial to a linux box with a copy of lynx, links or elinks on?
by flibble
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: El Reg hack Andrew Orlowski's Mystery Game
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: El Reg hack Andrew Orlowski's Mystery Game

Image

Chuckie egg lvl 6 seems to match the pattern.
by flibble
Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A7000 Networking Card
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: A7000 Networking Card

There is a BNC-type connector on the back of the network podulette. Is the idea for me to plug this into my Econet cabling somehow or is a new set of wiring going to be required? That's a 10base2 Ethernet port. A cheap way to get that to 'modern' 10baseT is an old hub with both on. As for econet I'...
by flibble
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Anyone need monitors and printers still?
Replies: 18
Views: 1666

Re: Anyone need monitors and printers still?

Yes, I can wait 31st if you need too. OK, I've had two offers for the AKF18's, one person wanting one each so in order of request guddler andyt31 (sorry Andy, you were beaten by a PM) I'm not picking these up till Tuesday, but I'll test them both. TBH I'm not honestly expecting them both to work, th...
by flibble
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Anyone need monitors and printers still?
Replies: 18
Views: 1666

Re: Anyone need monitors and printers still?

Just a quick note, to say that I'm not willing to send them by courier/post/whatever, as I'm unlikely to be able to find suitable packing boxes for the items.

So pick up only.
by flibble
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Anyone need monitors and printers still?
Replies: 18
Views: 1666

Anyone need monitors and printers still?

I've just been given the opportunity to pick up a gentleman's BBC Master and A5000, with the intention of checking they work and passing onto whomever is interested (for free of course, I couldn't in good conscience charge for stuff I get for free myself). However these are complete systems with mon...
by flibble
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 display
Replies: 6
Views: 1229

Re: A3000 display

Some mention of strange frequencies being present is mentioned in an article somewhere but it was apparently addressed with the 3010 and onwards. Anyone else have problems using an a3000 with modern tfts. This might be a hardware mod to help you out, but it looks quite involved. http://www.riscos.o...
by flibble
Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 3020 video output?
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: 3020 video output?

Try turning on the machine with 'shift' pressed (invert the boot state). In case something in the !Boot of the machine is doing something weird.
by flibble
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: software
Topic: Where to start - A3010
Replies: 11
Views: 2428

Re: Where to start - A3010

How about manuals? All I've been able to find so far is a PDF of the Welcome Guide and of the Technical Reference. A big deal seems to be made of the applications guide. Is that online somewhere?. I am sure i've got a spare copy of the RISC OS applications guide , or whatever it's called, it covers...
by flibble
Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master Compact -> PS/2
Replies: 37
Views: 4264

Re: Master Compact -> PS/2

mojo wrote: Image
:idea: Hmm, I guess I'm the only guy who looks at a Master compact and thinks "I could do a Lego laptop of one of them". :idea:
by flibble
Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Basic Editor for windows? (or linux, or the bbc)
Replies: 10
Views: 2290

Re: Basic Editor for windows? (or linux, or the bbc)

irrelevant wrote:Have the program loaded up into memory, and type:
EDIT
Thanks :D
by flibble
Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Basic Editor for windows? (or linux, or the bbc)
Replies: 10
Views: 2290

Basic Editor for windows? (or linux, or the bbc)

I'm having some trouble editing a piece of BASIC I wrote many years ago, and I'm finding the line editing back on the BBC a bit archaic. Has anyone done a tokenised BASIC editor for windows before? I've already tried BBC Basic for Windows, which can load my basic but wants to save it in a different ...
by flibble
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Where to start - A3010
Replies: 11
Views: 2428

Re: Where to start - A3010

So, after a bit of head scratching and a HUGE amount of disk swapping I managed to get a copy of Elite running. Which so far seems to be totally unplayable due to the keys being so sensitive. Need to investigate that one. It's one of the more popular versions so it must be playable, it must just be...
by flibble
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A 420/1 needs fixing
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: A 420/1 needs fixing

But the real problem is getting the cmos config working again. I am hoping I can get it visable to the bbc master via econet at least. Remote in to get around the current lack of Arch keyboard, mouse, monitor. I think you might struggle without a keyboard and mouse, the CMOS values can get a bit ra...
by flibble
Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I MET SOPHIE WILSON!!!1!
Replies: 16
Views: 1314

Re: I MET SOPHIE WILSON!!!1!

Hmm, if I'd written something 20 years ago, then spent 20 years making it better. I think I'd be a little dismissive of people working with, what to me seems, such primitive work. SW is a person that helped designed 3 generations of 6502 machines, 3 of ARM machines and helped designed two different ...
by flibble
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I MET SOPHIE WILSON!!!1!
Replies: 16
Views: 1314

Re: I MET SOPHIE WILSON!!!1!

Hugo was very down to earth, I liked the reason he liked the Atom so much, "it was the last bit of hardware where I understood how it all worked".
by flibble
Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Vintage Computer Fest, 19-20 Jun 2010, Bletchley
Replies: 153
Views: 16099

Re: Vintage Computer Fest, 19-20 Jun 2010, Bletchley

Many thanks for inviting ROUGOL to the show. I'm now quite quite knackered :D

Photos to follow, but not today :)
by flibble
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Free Bush IBX200 at the VCF
Replies: 12
Views: 1665

Re: Free Bush IBX200 at the VCF

No problems, it's yours :)
by flibble
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Free Bush IBX200 at the VCF
Replies: 12
Views: 1665

Free Bush IBX200 at the VCF

I'm having a clear out at home, and never think I'll get around to using this box, so if someone else wants to hack on it let me know. You can pick it up at the VCF at Bletchley this weekend if you're interested. http://acorn.chriswhy.co.uk/AfterAcorn/BushInternet.html#IBX200 STB and Keyboard only, ...
by flibble
Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: Hi

"We couldn't possibly do that. Who'd clean up the mess? "
by flibble
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Hi

I'm Peter, I've been on here a little bit in the past but realised I haven't introduced myself. I've been using Acorn gear on and off since primary school in the 80's. My parents bought a BBC Master and then an A3010. I bought an A4 to use at university, and now have a couple of A7000s and RiscPCs. ...
by flibble
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 2-Button Mouse
Replies: 12
Views: 1143

Re: 2-Button Mouse

As for controlling the mouse with the keyboard, the A4 portable module doesn't work with later machines if I remember right.

A friend wrote a module that does very similar though called mousekey.

http://www.brighteyes.u-net.com/html/download.html
by flibble
Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Vintage Computer Fest, 19-20 Jun 2010, Bletchley
Replies: 153
Views: 16099

Re: Vintage Computer Fest, 19-20 Jun 2010, Bletchley

I'm more excited than an excited thing that's just found out something very exciting.