Search found 733 matches

by flibble
Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A5000 configuration
Replies: 17
Views: 2600

Re: A5000 configuration

AndyF wrote:will be where to obtain said replacement cmos ram.
I'm not sure where, but if memory serves the CMOS ram is 240 bytes on the Philips 8583 clock chip.
by flibble
Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: past physical ABug events
Topic: RISC OS London Show / Sat 23 Oct 2010 / Feltham
Replies: 12
Views: 2405

Re: RISC OS London Show / Sat 23 Oct 2010 / Feltham

andyt31 wrote:I will be at this event with The Centre for Computing History.

Maybe see some of you there?
I'll be there, Bryan won't let me run away now. Actually I've some items to offer to the Centre, I'll PM you some details and if you want them I'll bring them along.
by flibble
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: past physical ABug events
Topic: RCM / Sun 16 May 2010 / Leicestershire
Replies: 9
Views: 2208

Re: RCM / Sun 16 May 2010 / Leicestershire

I noticed RCM is running another one on Oct 31

http://www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/

Is anyone from here going to it?
by flibble
Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Lego A7000 Laptop Version 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1576

Re: Lego A7000 Laptop Version 2

Something like this ? :)
keyboard.PNG
keyboard.PNG (65.18 KiB) Viewed 1120 times
by flibble
Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Fun with virtual plastic
Replies: 13
Views: 4911

Re: Fun with virtual plastic

retroclinic wrote:Okay, you've got me intrigued...what software you using to make those Lego images?
I use a program called Leocad. http://www.leocad.org/
There's also mlcad http://www.lm-software.com/mlcad/
Both are free and independent of the lego company.
by flibble
Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Fun with virtual plastic
Replies: 13
Views: 4911

Re: Fun with virtual plastic

Win! =D>
by flibble
Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Fun with virtual plastic
Replies: 13
Views: 4911

Fun with virtual plastic

The top one looks a lot like Dave
by flibble
Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: ARM Documentation
Replies: 6
Views: 1244

Re: ARM Documentation

Possibly my site? I was the bloke that scanned the IOC/MEMC/VIDC/ARM2 datasheets.

http://www.home.marutan.net/arcemdocs/

That site really needs updating with extra docs I've tracked down, but as always there's some (c) issues.
by flibble
Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Lego A7000 Laptop Version 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1576

Lego A7000 Laptop Version 2

An early, work in progress, picture.

http://www.home.marutan.net/~peter/subs ... aptop%202/

Image
by flibble
Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: IMPORTANT - Preserving the Future of Arcs Past!
Replies: 38
Views: 12949

Re: IMPORTANT - Preserving the Future of Arcs Past!

Coo, I don't think I've ever seen the Arthur desktop before. Is it possible to download Arthur OS or just the desktop? I've had it running under the Red Squirrel emulator. http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5463078/Complete_ROM_collection_for_RISC_OS_-_Arthur_to_NCOS_to_Select I've also had it 'runnin...
by flibble
Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3020 CD-ROM?
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: A3020 CD-ROM?

I've a 2x external parallel port cd-rom drive that I used on a A3010 and a A4. So it seems there's a couple of options out there.
by flibble
Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.8.8
Replies: 3
Views: 2503

RPCEmu 0.8.8

A new version of RPCEmu is available, 0.8.8 http://www.marutan.net/rpcemu/ * Solaris - The configure script has been updated so RPCEmu should now compile on Solaris 10 and Open Solaris without any additional changes. * Linux - The configure script has been updated so that RPCEmu should now compile o...
by flibble
Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Why did Acorn phase out the 'Archimedes' brand?
Replies: 22
Views: 3216

Re: Why did Acorn phase out the 'Archimedes' brand?

RISC OS 2 may be mediocre compared to what followed, but it was ground-breaking at the time. Compare its contemporaries, Workbench 1.3 and Windows 3.1 (more or less in the same timeframe). A while back I put together a page, comparing RO/Win/Mac/(some unix) GUIs as they went through development. ht...
by flibble
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: Upcoming website domain name change
Replies: 184
Views: 20252

Re: Upcoming website domain name change

starFXzero.org

I think that covers everything apart from the Atom :)
by flibble
Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: !sparkplug
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Re: !sparkplug

I probably doing something really stupid but I can't seem to get this running on an a3020. I have downloaded the self-extractor from Dave Pillings site and it seems to unpack fine. I am unpacking to a folder called 'spark' one folder up from the root. After installation clicking the icon results in...
by flibble
Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help Battery Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 4506

Re: Help Battery Replacement

JonTr7 wrote:I think its value is greater than a fiver even with the packet of crisps.
Only if you're CJE and have no problems with it not selling.

Just how many A3010 owners do you think are left? :lol:
by flibble
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help Battery Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 4506

Re: Help Battery Replacement

I'm in the need of doing this too. This was the method I was tempted to do

http://www.bapfish.org.uk/acorn/cmos.html

Currently you can buy 2x 350mAH AAA batteries from poundland, so this should turn out very very cheap.
All I need is some battery holders.
by flibble
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Acorn User - The Rest Of The Archives DVDs
Replies: 22
Views: 3441

Re: Acorn User - The Rest Of The Archives DVDs

It could be worse, it could be Qercus, my favourite bi-annual short story and Meccano review magazine. I take it then you don't think much of Qercus either then ? Does it actually still exist ? issues seem to come out randomly, I don't even know if I am still a subscriber or not! This page on the Q...
by flibble
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: A7000+ or A7000+ motherboard
Replies: 2
Views: 622

A7000+ or A7000+ motherboard

Bit of a long shot, Does anyone have a spare A7000+ (not the A7000), they're willing to part with for postage and a minimal amount of beer tokens? It doesn't have to be a full machine, just the motherboard, it's for the next gen lego laptop [1] :) Oh working would be good (lost an A7000 to a battery...
by flibble
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Acorn User - The Rest Of The Archives DVDs
Replies: 22
Views: 3441

Re: Acorn User - The Rest Of The Archives DVDs

I have the complete run from issue 126-267 before it became Qercus, I have scanned in 21 issues so far !! the last 10+ issues of AU are absolutely dire, very little colour and pretty much just booklets of 40 pages of adverts for PCs and internet connections !! It could be worse, it could be Qercus,...
by flibble
Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Quaint Marbled Veneer
Replies: 7
Views: 1824

Re: Quaint Marbled Veneer

Ah, no need for that, grab the 2dTools from the 3.7 archive

http://acorn.riscos.com/riscos3/37/37Di ... Configure/

Drop them somewhere on your HD, and run from the commandline

*toolsprites 2dTools
by flibble
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Free to a (repairing) home... BBC B / Disc Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Re: Free to a (repairing) home... BBC B / Disc Drive

Avatar THEIF!!!!!!!!!

Ahem :D
by flibble
Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: [Suggestion] members hardware
Replies: 26
Views: 4319

Re: [Suggestion] members hardware

But what IS the Int*l S*cr*t? Speak when the black cock crows... (that's just such a fantastic thing to have in your collection, even if it's only a 486 with "secret" written on it... *want* :lol:) It's really very dull in reality :) that chip is a 'Southbridge' (PCI controller etc), ICH4-M. The on...
by flibble
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: [Suggestion] members hardware
Replies: 26
Views: 4319

Re: [Suggestion] members hardware

It is far too new to be relevant for this forum, but this motherboard in my collection of tat I'm really not supposed to own :)
by flibble
Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Office clear out
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Office clear out

The office where I work is finally binning a lot of their old Acorn gear, so there's likely to be a few bits to pick up from SW15 (London) is anyone is interested (the 3x SA RPCs are already spoken for [1]). To start off with, until I do more sorting. 2 copies of the RISC OS 3 Programmers reference ...
by flibble
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn A3020 rodent required
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

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 8:30 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Stryker's Run corrupt graphics
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Stryker's Run corrupt graphics

To answer my own question, the same .ssd is fine in beebem.
by flibble
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Stryker's Run corrupt graphics
Replies: 1
Views: 555

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 11:36 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: How fast can you type?
Replies: 17
Views: 2149

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.

Go to advanced search