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by iainjh
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atomic Tetris
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: Atomic Tetris

fantastic.
by iainjh
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10? (now 274MHz)
Replies: 1160
Views: 127502

Re: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10?

Hi, I'll order one! Does it work with the zero as well a a regular pi? Thx for confirming :)
by iainjh
Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SCART TV woes
Replies: 21
Views: 2679

Re: SCART TV woes

this is likely only anecdotal, but I have 2 x sharp LC19 LCD TV's (yonks old) and both occasionally suffer a sync 'jump' or glitch, sometimes once a minute or so and other times after 5 or 10 mins. This is only when I use the BBC Model B (never my master) and i never see it on other computers. The t...
by iainjh
Thu May 19, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Old laptop recommendations ?
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Old laptop recommendations ?

if you want a really retro/ classic one I have a Sony 505 you can have for postage. windows 2000, has serial, parallel and a usb floppy. Was dead smart at the time :) PM me if that helps
by iainjh
Tue May 03, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: How To: Install an IDE to SD Card Adaptor in your Archie
Replies: 19
Views: 2841

Re: How To: Install an IDE to SD Card Adaptor in your Archie

Hi jon

My A3020 has a built-in IDE. i hope it works.. I tried a "single-chip" Sd card adaptor before, and a CF adaptor... no joy. I think it was likely I was using the wrong version of software and or cylinders/ etc settings when formatting. But I dont know for sure :)
by iainjh
Tue May 03, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: How To: Install an IDE to SD Card Adaptor in your Archie
Replies: 19
Views: 2841

Re: How To: Install an IDE to SD Card Adaptor in your Archie

interesting, and thanks for the sd adaptor link. I've ordered one.

can you suggest what version of !hform(?) will format the card though and what settings to use? ive got an a3020... hoping this is relevant..
by iainjh
Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Formatting SD/CF cards for use on RISC OS 3.1
Replies: 109
Views: 24240

Re: Formatting SD/CF cards for use on RISC OS 3.1

Hi, is the raspberry pi process above, still current /seen as the simplest way to format an SD card for an A3020? I have a A3020, have a CF card and adaptor that seems to work but hasnt yet been formatted. I also have a 2-chip sd card<> ide adaptor so could use that if this still the current best me...
by iainjh
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Atom hardware/new hardware/ fixed/ THANK YOU Phill and TheCorfiot
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: Atom hardware/new hardware/ fixed/ THANK YOU Phill and TheCorfiot

kees! no tube.

and the atom is known hereabouts as my Roland Atom :)
by iainjh
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Atom hardware/new hardware/ fixed/ THANK YOU Phill and TheCorfiot
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Atom hardware/new hardware/ fixed/ THANK YOU Phill and TheCorfiot

Got my atom back with one of Phill's lovely color cards in. Also Bas TheCorfiot replaced all of my more dodgy sockets as before he had it it wouldnt even boot. Does now! (2 monitors at once as trying it out) Color card is superb too, thanks for all the effort guys. Sorry it was such a pain for you, ...
by iainjh
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Eprom 16k boundaries
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

Re: Eprom 16k boundaries

thank you!:)
by iainjh
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Eprom 16k boundaries
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

Eprom 16k boundaries

Hi I've been playing with burning roms to 64k eproms for my B. I've so far been joining rom files (using mac terminal) cat rom1+rom2+rom3+rom4 >destinationfile.rom But a few roms i.e. ramfs101fx arent exactly 16k ( ramfs' is 15407bytes) which is a problem. do you pad this out to 16k with FF's ? is s...
by iainjh
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 1214
Views: 128499

Re: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

ta:)

i thought/ hoped that was the case, especially having had a look at the wiring under the ram, the 2 x 64k and 1 x16k eprom sockets.

can someone help me load adfs into swram please?
by iainjh
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 1214
Views: 128499

Re: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

r break doesnt work for some reason. q break does.

how many swrams do i have?
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by iainjh
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 1214
Views: 128499

Re: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Hi! OK, a very poor phone 'scan' of the flysheet is attached for my B (and at this point I want to point out I've never been less than delighted with my Retroclinic BBC's - I bought this one 5 years ago! so no complaints at all) Doc 12 Feb 2016, 23-52 (2).pdf from right to left in my rom sockets I h...
by iainjh
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 1214
Views: 128499

Re: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Hi, a few posts ago I reported continuing instability with my datacentred Model B, matchbox Co-pro and *XADFS and *YADFS (adfs's 1.32 and 1.33 both loaded into swram i think) Jason kindly sent me a CMOS 6502 that stabilised matters in basic but I couldnt still use the datacentre or access it's IDE w...
by iainjh
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Colour card delays. (and floppy card).
Replies: 45
Views: 4134

Re: Atom Colour card delays. (and floppy card).

Ive seen photos of one in my Atom (Bas fixing it for other reasons originally) and it looks great! thanks all, for all the hard work
by iainjh
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 1214
Views: 128499

Re: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Andy G if you'd like to PM me with your details, i'll send it on! Can someone therefore suggest a supply of cmos 6502's or, if will do the job, a cmos 65c102? as I need buy one ASAP. Ta one more question about ADFS's that are patched for IDE and have low-enough page for games (ie alternatives to the...
by iainjh
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 1214
Views: 128499

Re: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Hi! the old cpu appears to be a rockwell (Markings on it, are a few posts up) I need an ADFS loaded to load from the Cf card.. even if the co-pro isnt actually running (as I understood most games arent 6502 co-pro friendly anyway). As firthmj says, trying *YADFS, in basic it is a lot more stable! No...
by iainjh
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 1214
Views: 128499

Re: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Hi, just got it today! Arrived with the shiny new co-pro board, thanks:) tried it tonight, results: With the cmos 6502 - tried with my original and the newly arrived co -pro; shift-break'ing Elite Co-pro off 3.5" disk - I left it zipping through space at a silly speed and it was rock solid, on 16mhz...
by iainjh
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 1214
Views: 128499

Re: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

just tried it - exactly the same without the speech rom. EDIT: Jason: thanks for the offer. If you do have a good 6502 spare - yes please! I've actually just ordered another co-pro from your site; could it go in the same package, save you postage too. if I end up with a spare co-pro I have a mate li...
by iainjh
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 1214
Views: 128499

Re: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

R6502AP
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i think its a rockwell..

I have other machines here I can borrow a 6502 from. atari 800, c64(if those count), atom, pet. apple ii. None recent.

EDIT: or i can just buy one off ebay if someone can recommend a link?
by iainjh
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 1214
Views: 128499

Re: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Hi! its not got a ramrom board, the main board has been modified by retroclinic to allow, the flysheet says: 10 sideways rom slots (up from standard 4), the machine contains 3 roms. first is os 1.20, then 2 'combiroms' with 2 sw ram slots at 15 and 11. I did try an original acorn 6502 on this machin...
by iainjh
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 1214
Views: 128499

Re: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Hi I think I have both caps - I added one of them, with my rubbish soldering! - this visible in the pic. Is the level shift one in place? Ignore the tape which is just covering up the flashing header. I've unplugged the DC user port cable. It does control-break cleanly more often without the DC, but...
by iainjh
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 1214
Views: 128499

Re: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Hi! I saw (in another thread in dec) andygarton was having troubles with a datacentre-equipped model B and the co-pro (mine also a internal-datacentre equipped B, with a batch 1 co-pro with Nov 15 firmware and the extra capacitor added, no cable) I'm still having very similar problems, on *FX... ena...
by iainjh
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Colour & floppy board interest.
Replies: 46
Views: 4542

Re: Atom Colour & floppy board interest.

i'll watch out for notice when ready. ta! :) one more question, apologies if this is the wrong place, as I cant find the original thread.. inside my atom I have a custom 32k ram board and video ram board. It occurs to ask, will the colour board fit in my atom ok ? what do you think? cheers again, Ia...
by iainjh
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5599
Views: 465161

Re: Today I received.....

to get rid of smoke smell, you can get pet urine smell remover spray from petsathome, that seemed to work well for me ( ie not that I smell of cat pee, honest, but I can warrant it also gets rid of the stench of smoke and kid sick rather well)
by iainjh
Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Colour & floppy board interest.
Replies: 46
Views: 4542

Re: Atom Colour & floppy board interest.

Hi

if im not already on the list for a colour board ... please can i be added /how can i pay?

cheers! :)
by iainjh
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atomic Jet Set Willy 2
Replies: 14
Views: 1931

Re: Atomic Jet Set Willy 2

this is fantastic! :)
by iainjh
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Colour & floppy board interest.
Replies: 46
Views: 4542

Re: Atom Colour & floppy board interest.

interested in 1 x colour board please.

cheers! Iain