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by flibble
Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn A3020 rodent required
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

Re: Acorn A3020 rodent required

There's a couple of options. 1) Original Quadrature mice, any mouse from a A305 to a RiscPC will work on the A3020. (Only the A7000 and A7000+ had PS2 mice) http://www.apdl.co.uk/mice.htm http://www.cjemicros.co.uk/micros/prices/categories/upgrades.shtml#micetracker 2) A ps2 to Acorn mouse adapter, ...
by flibble
Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Stryker's Run corrupt graphics
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Re: Stryker's Run corrupt graphics

To answer my own question, the same .ssd is fine in beebem.
by flibble
Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Stryker's Run corrupt graphics
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Stryker's Run corrupt graphics

I've been trying to run the 'enhanced' version of Stryker's Run from the bbcmicro.com archive [1] and the graphics look rather buggered (stripy broken sprites). Has anyone else had this issue with this .ssd? or does it perhaps suggest my sideways ram is a bit shagged? [1] http://www.bbcmicro.com/?pa...
by flibble
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: How fast can you type?
Replies: 17
Views: 1880

Re: How fast can you type?

After more practice than I care to admit too, I'm under 5 seconds (4.96). I've come to the conclusion that anyone who types faster than that has 26 fingers.
by flibble
Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: How fast can you type?
Replies: 17
Views: 1880

Re: How fast can you type?

jgharston wrote: 90 REPEATa$=GET$:UNTILASC(a$)=t% OR TRUE
Try 90 REM REPEATa$=GET$:UNTILASC(a$)=t%

then it goes quite quick ;)
by flibble
Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: How fast can you type?
Replies: 17
Views: 1880

Re: How fast can you type?

After a lot of practice I went from 8seconds to 5.53, I still go slow on the VWXYZ bit though :(
by flibble
Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Basic Editor for windows? (or linux, or the bbc)
Replies: 10
Views: 2371

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

What tokenisation differences? All Acorn-format BBC BASICs use the same tokens. Unless you're entering BASIC V tokens, which BASIC IV, II, II, I will not understand. It was basic V tokens. The program started life on the BBC emulator on an RM Nimbus, got 'ported' to RISC OS and then got finished. I...
by flibble
Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Games disk Compliation using LZ compression
Replies: 7
Views: 1073

Re: Games disk Compliation using LZ compression

This sounds very interesting, I've just got my 3.5" disc drive going, so I'll give this one a try tonight. But if you don't mind me asking, what games are on it ? :)
by flibble
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Anyone need monitors and printers still?
Replies: 18
Views: 1810

Re: Anyone need monitors and printers still?

Having a read through the sticky 3.5inch post. It's probably going to be simpler to fit a 3.5 inch drive to the master than a 5.1/4 to the PC :)
by flibble
Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Anyone need monitors and printers still?
Replies: 18
Views: 1810

Re: Anyone need monitors and printers still?

Ah good, I'm on 32bit already. I have already installed omniflop, used it for imaging some Archie discs, I think I'll have a quick read up on installing 5 1/4 inch drives on PC, I have some odd memories about twisted cables and the like ...
by flibble
Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Anyone need monitors and printers still?
Replies: 18
Views: 1810

Re: Anyone need monitors and printers still?

Well I had quite a productive weekend with the Master. I swapped out the dead CMOS batteries for a battery box, and I soldered in the extra capacitor that gives you colour on the composite video signal [1]. Then the disc drives decided to taunt me. No power, check both fuses, still no power, dismant...
by flibble
Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC PC Hard Drive Formatting
Replies: 9
Views: 1458

Re: RISC PC Hard Drive Formatting

RISC OS traditionally hates Western Digital drives. Pretty much any other make would work.
by flibble
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: coordination of magazine scanning projects
Topic: Beebug
Replies: 25
Views: 7354

Re: Beebug

Yes I can hold them. They're only a couple of (heavy) shoeboxes worth. I'll also sort out the indexes (white paper things that list all the articles in a volume) and specials, take a quick photo, so you can see if you already have them.
by flibble
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Free listing: B+,Teletext Adaptor & Econet Bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Re: Free listing: B+,Teletext Adaptor & Econet Bridge

Just an idea, but maybe a search of 'within X miles of my postcode', so people can find stuff local to them.
by flibble
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Anyone need monitors and printers still?
Replies: 18
Views: 1810

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: 1810

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: 7354

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: 19373

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: 1810

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: 2949

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: 2949

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: 2949

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: 699

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: 713

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: 1810

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: 1810

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: 1810

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: 1258

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...