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by richardtoohey
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12677

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

Doubtful, Raspberry Pi foundation recommend connecting lots to the USB ports via powered USB hubs. That powered bit seems to be important - I bought a cheapie unpowered USB hub and the ethernet stopped working. Scratched my head for a while, then Googled and found the answer. Ditched the hub, and e...
by richardtoohey
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Games you'd have loved to have seen converted
Replies: 35
Views: 4274

Re: Games you'd have loved to have seen converted

That would probably make Gauntlet a bit difficult as well ... I loved that BITD (arcade and on Atari ST - "red warrior needs food BADLY" - "yellow elf just SHOT the food" ... cue for a punch-up!)
by richardtoohey
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Raspberry Pi RISC OS demo / Mon 18th Jun / ROUGOL
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Raspberry Pi RISC OS demo / Mon 18th Jun / ROUGOL

If there's any how-to-do-its that come out of the meeting that you could post up or point to Just replied to you in another thread before I saw this! Yes some step-by-step instructions will go in the ROOL wiki (with thanks to Leo). But don't let that put others off coming along and seeing it done l...
by richardtoohey
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12677

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

Thanks ... I had a rummage around and it might have come from here ... http://www.riscosopen.org/wiki/documentation/show/Software%20information:%20Development%20%28ROM%20image%29 That just tells you how to do it ... and the sauce was obviously cooked by someone, for which I am very grateful. [EDIT: ...
by richardtoohey
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12677

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

Just emailed you some sauce Received, thank you. Got to go get an SD card, and also find a spare hour or six, so don't wait up for me. Thanks! Secret sauce installed. This is AWESOME! :D =D> I gave away my RISCOS boxes because I just didn't have the room (nor the hardware skills to fix them) and no...
by richardtoohey
Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12677

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

Oh, the rugby, they don't follow that here much at all ... :^o
by richardtoohey
Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12677

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

TopBanana wrote:Just emailed you some sauce
Received, thank you. Got to go get an SD card, and also find a spare hour or six, so don't wait up for me. Thanks!
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12677

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

OK, I can boot into Debian, what's the secret sauce for RISC OS? Best place to start? I'll go get another SD card for it. Wife has finished with the TV =D> Kids are playing Playstation #-o So RPi cost me NZ$55 ... and going to have to go and buy a screen for 4x that ... not to mention the SD cards, ...
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 10
Views: 980

Re: Greetings

unixtown wrote:I do and have used various flavours of *nix over the years, BSDI Super Server and FreeBSD being two of my favorite dialects.
I use FreeBSD and OpenBSD; welcome to the club!
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: ROMS & Hardware Wanted
Replies: 28
Views: 3699

Re: ROMS & Hardware Wanted

Mark knows I'm on the waiting list, too. So hopefully one day!
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12677

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

My Pi has arrived (spent a day or two getting lost between courier companies.) Now trying to work out which end of an SD card goes where, what is MicroUSB and getting the right cord, how to get the .img onto the SD, and all about HDMI (not helped by SWMBO trying to watch TV!) So far got a red light ...
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: BBC Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 1008

Re: BBC Newbie

Favourite game was Mr Doo - or whatever it was called LOL! Welcome, and if you mean Mr. Ee, it was a favourite of mine, too (I think there was at least one other version of it) Mr. Ee was fantastic - great gameplay, lots of different options, great sound & music. Not that it made me any better at p...
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 10
Views: 980

Re: Greetings

Welcome! And yes, it's fun to work with the old machines again, and the challenge of squeezing as much in as you can given the constraints ... with most of this modern stuff it's all throw another gig at it (or in these days of the cloud, throw another server at it!) "unixtown" - you a Linux/BSD/som...
by richardtoohey
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Planned ports
Replies: 6
Views: 1816

Re: Planned ports

Thanks for the write-up, Andy. =D>

And I will try and get around to looking at your efforts, but only so many hours in the day (and I think my Pi has arrived ... but the courier company has lost it ... #-o ... hopefully only temporarily ...)
by richardtoohey
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Planned ports
Replies: 6
Views: 1816

Re: Planned ports

Hi, there. I do want to have a dekko at your stuff one day, but the list of things I want to look at is longer than my free time. :cry: So, for now - just curious how you are doing this. Literally disassembling Z80 code? Or are all these ones produced with a game engine - something like GAC (which I...
by richardtoohey
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem on the Raspberry pi (It is too slow)
Replies: 30
Views: 11526

Re: Beebem on the Raspberry pi (It is too slow)

And meant to say, from my readings on the web, that the Pi's CPU is NOT that powerful - I think I read it is like a ~400 Mhz Pentium (but was it a Pentium I or II?) The GPU is powerful, but not the main CPU. (But, hey, we're talking about $35.) Also, I don't think the OS releases are fully optimised...
by richardtoohey
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem on the Raspberry pi (It is too slow)
Replies: 30
Views: 11526

Re: Beebem on the Raspberry pi (It is too slow)

You can try my changes here ...

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... 609#p47487

Suspect it will still be too slow, but should give a bit of a boost.

My credit card has been debited, so hopefully my Pi is a day or two away!
by richardtoohey
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Just downloaded Arculator, what next?
Replies: 14
Views: 4182

Re: Just downloaded Arculator, what next?

The official STH forums line is here ...

http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=3918

... which links you to that http://sales.riscos.com/ anyway.
by richardtoohey
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 6502 TRICKS AND TRAPS - Joe Holt - Byte June 1985
Replies: 13
Views: 2922

Re: 6502 TRICKS AND TRAPS - Joe Holt - Byte June 1985

Old Coder Re-types? :lol:

I'll keep chugging away, won't take long!

I've emailed the guy at 6502.org to see if he wants it as well.

Shout out if you notice any howlers and I'll fix up.

Probably not that useful to veteran 6502 coders but a nice piece of 6502 history.
by richardtoohey
Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 6502 TRICKS AND TRAPS - Joe Holt - Byte June 1985
Replies: 13
Views: 2922

Re: 6502 TRICKS AND TRAPS - Joe Holt - Byte June 1985

Done the first page and a bit, and a bit of the last page. I've flesh it out over the weekend. I'm NOT formatting on purpose - get the content done first and then it can be tarted up for whatever output (HTML for starters.) Any mistakes will be mine (or the "intelligent" :shock: corrections done by ...
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12677

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

Oh, that looks nice. Roll on next week for my (first?) one to arrive!

Thanks for the screenshots & keep the information coming ... you get to bleed on the cutting edge and then it's nice & easy by the time I get my kit :twisted: :lol:
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Raspberry Pi RISC OS demo / Mon 18th Jun / ROUGOL
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Raspberry Pi RISC OS demo / Mon 18th Jun / ROUGOL

helpful wrote:Yes some step-by-step instructions will go in the ROOL wiki (with thanks to Leo).
Sounds good, thanks to you all!
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 6502 TRICKS AND TRAPS - Joe Holt - Byte June 1985
Replies: 13
Views: 2922

Re: 6502 TRICKS AND TRAPS - Joe Holt - Byte June 1985

1024MAK wrote:Any plans to OCR these?
Dunno about OCR but wouldn't take long to type up if any interest (and that makes the content a lot more search-engine friendly.)

I'll add it to my TODO list ... one evening when I'm too tired to do coding I will type away.
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 6502 TRICKS AND TRAPS - Joe Holt - Byte June 1985
Replies: 13
Views: 2922

6502 TRICKS AND TRAPS - Joe Holt - Byte June 1985

Tidying up one of my paper mountains and found this photocopied article from BITD. Might be of interest to someone. Had a brief search and I can't find it on the net.

The are six pages.
by richardtoohey
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Raspberry Pi RISC OS demo / Mon 18th Jun / ROUGOL
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Raspberry Pi RISC OS demo / Mon 18th Jun / ROUGOL

Sounds great, but I might not be able to make it! :lol: If there's any how-to-do-its that come out of the meeting that you could post up or point to - that would be much appreciated - I'd love to try it out (I gave my RISC OS machines away to go to a better home, but a dinky box like the Pi wouldn't...