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by Pernod
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Superbrain #3 : The Superbrain II board
Replies: 74
Views: 1655

Re: Superbrain #3 : The Superbrain II board

The boot ROM (which has a label on it: "SB II SB4.2", a reference to the ROM version (which matches what it prints in the screen memory at start up). This is the latest ROM I have seen (4.003 being the previous most recent) and I will dump it and upload to VCF, where there is a thread that discusse...
by Pernod
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Quest Paint and Master ROM
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Quest Paint and Master ROM

Ah. Well, I assumed 64K and read the roms using that setting. I saw the data ran to the end of the 64K and did not check if it was 2 x 32K. They are in fact 32K roms. Thanks for the clarification. If you have a B+/Master/Compact then I strongly suspect the Master ROM will work in a 32K socket witho...
by Pernod
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Quest Paint and Master ROM
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Quest Paint and Master ROM

Thanks, though this does raise more questions. Are you sure they're 64K? Both Quest Paint and Master ROM are usually 32K, and both match what I already have though yours are mirrored to fill 64K. You also say that Master ROM uses the same PALPROM as The Publisher, ie. CCIBASE, but I'm sure I've seen...
by Pernod
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: The Publisher by PMS ROM
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: The Publisher by PMS ROM

I can save you the trouble of imaging the disk, unless it's different... TITLE is Publisher v2 (33) Thanks for that. Thought it was just the Font Designer but then noticed the examples for each word processor, and worked out how to use it. Enable Publisher with *PUBLISHER, then enter your favourite...
by Pernod
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Mezzanine ROMs
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Mezzanine ROMs

Does anyone have the disc that comes with AMX Design? We have the ROM but doesn't seem usable without it's disc unfortunately.
by Pernod
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: MINGW misery
Replies: 15
Views: 579

Re: MINGW misery

I've recently been fighting with a Win8 laptop, even something as simple as actually finding what applications are present seems to be an endurance test*. I dread to think how bad Win10 is. Are you on 8 or 8.1? Think the Start button came back in 8.1, otherwise you should just be able to type Paint...
by Pernod
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: The Publisher by PMS ROM
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: The Publisher by PMS ROM

I also have the Master ROM and the WE Quest ROM, both are on carrier boards. Both are of interest. Already have Quest Paint 1.04 and 1.10, yours may be another version. I have Master ROM 1.01 and 1.03 but not sure whether the images are hacked to work in consecutive banks, so a genuine 32K image wi...
by Pernod
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Ideas please for BBC Micro splash screen
Replies: 51
Views: 1268

Re: Ideas please for BBC Micro splash screen

These are genuine startup screens from the Oak Mentor, basically a Master re-housed by Oak Computers.
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by Pernod
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: The Publisher by PMS ROM
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: The Publisher by PMS ROM

Yes, I have the user guide for it and the utilities disk (which seems to be mainly for additional fonts). I'll put scanning / imaging them on my to do list... The pictures of the rom and the carrier board: Publisher ROM top.jpgPublisher ROM under.jpgPublisher carrier top.jpgPublisher carrier under....
by Pernod
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Genie/Genie Junior by PMS
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Genie/Genie Junior by PMS

I hacked away at the !BOOT on the Genie format disk, since the Genie was password protected. Got it to format, then reused some code to retrieve 4 x 8KB blocks of code which all seem unique, save for the last 256 bytes or so. Thanks for those, though not sure if I can trust the ROM yet. Which locat...
by Pernod
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MkII GENIE CLOCK
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: MkII GENIE CLOCK

Any chance of a ROM image of this? What command would I use on a Master to save a copy of the ROM? I assume I would just put it in a socket and *SRSAVE #slot no# or similar? I believe you need to *SRWRITE 8000 C000 2000 x , where x is ROM id, then *SAVE image.rom 2000 6000. When you save it I'd pre...
by Pernod
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: TechnoCAD by Technomatic
Replies: 0
Views: 132

TechnoCAD by Technomatic

I believe I have the ROM images from the TechnoCAD cartridge, it's Master only. But I don't think it's useful without a System disc that came with it.

Anyone have the TechnoCAD System disc? It's ADFS so would hope for a 640K ADL image.
by Pernod
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Genie/Genie Junior by PMS
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Genie/Genie Junior by PMS

Anyone have the original Genie? I believe it contains a 32K ROM and 2x32K RAM.

I have a ROM image of Genie Junior but it also requires a disk that is MIA, anyone have it and able to image it? I believe it is protected.
by Pernod
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MkII GENIE CLOCK
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: MkII GENIE CLOCK

Any chance of a ROM image of this?
by Pernod
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: The Publisher by PMS ROM
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: The Publisher by PMS ROM

Many thanks for this, now to see if I can decipher the banking.

Any documentation with it, and could you post a photo of the ROM and carrier board?
by Pernod
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Solidisk RTC
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Solidisk RTC

Random guess: you could have the address space determine read or write e.g. if (for example) B000->BFFF was mapped to the RTC then B000->B7FF could be read and B800->BFFF be write. Then write enable would be a simple AND of the relevant address lines. Another random guess using only reads: a read o...
by Pernod
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Solidisk RTC
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Solidisk RTC

robcfg wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:04 pm
Disassembling the RTC rom should show writes into the rom area.

That’s my two cents :mrgreen:
That's what I would expect, but how when the ROM socket is read-only and there is no flying lead to pick up the write line.
by Pernod
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Solidisk RTC
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Solidisk RTC

The Solidisk RTC consists of a board consisting of the Clock and Desk ROM along with a MC146818 RTC, and other logic. Pictures at http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/8bit_Upgrades/Solidisk_RTC.html This all plugs into a normal ROM socket, with no flying leads apart from the battery cable. How...
by Pernod
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: The Publisher by PMS
Replies: 2
Views: 185

The Publisher by PMS

Whilst I'm on a roll with emulating ROMs on carrier boards I came across an advert for The Publisher by PMS, it's a 64K ROM.

Anyone have it and can provide a ROM Image? Here's an advert from Micro User Jun.88:
PMSThePublisher.jpg
by Pernod
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)
Replies: 72
Views: 3412

Re: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)

Today we have TED! Switching zones were fortunately similar to Wapping Editor, but took some heavy logging of ROM access to discover them. /* switching zones for TED */ if (offset >= 0x1f80 && offset < 0x1fa0) m_bank = 0; if (offset >= 0x1fa0 && offset < 0x1fc0) m_bank = 1; if (offset >= 0x1fc0 && o...
by Pernod
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)
Replies: 72
Views: 3412

Re: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)

SpellMaster and Mega3 both use the same carrier board, switching zones are: /* switching zones for SpellMaster */ if (offset == 0x3f00 && m_bank == 0) m_bank = 7; if (offset == 0x3f20 && m_bank == 0) m_bank = 6; if (offset == 0x3f40 && m_bank == 0) m_bank = 5; if (offset == 0x3f60 && m_bank == 0) m_...
by Pernod
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: WE Wapping Editor Discs
Replies: 20
Views: 1812

Re: WE Wapping Editor Discs

billcarr2005 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Pernod wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:49 am
Do you also have the ROM that goes with the 1.21 utilities? Only the 1.30 ROM is currently dumped.
Unfortunately not, only the disks in the boxes :(
Thanks for checking, at least it tells us there are other ROM versions out there to look for.
by Pernod
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)
Replies: 72
Views: 3412

Re: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)

Regarding Mini Office: Plugged it into my AP6: Apart from the Mode 7 menu structure (with no cursor) it all seems to work, including the spreadsheet. A13 IS connected to the 74LS175 (pin 12). I've re-dumped the ROMs and compared with what I sent you - All identical. Dave H :D Could you save the ROM...
by Pernod
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)
Replies: 72
Views: 3412

Re: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)

The 64K Inter-Base ROM is now supported: 0080.png Switching zones are: /* switching zones for Inter-Base */ if (offset == 0x3f80) m_bank = 0; if (offset == 0x3fa0) m_bank = 1; if (offset == 0x3fc0) m_bank = 2; if (offset == 0x3fe0) m_bank = 3; Switching zones for all others supported so far: /* swit...
by Pernod
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: WE Wapping Editor Discs
Replies: 20
Views: 1812

Re: WE Wapping Editor Discs

billcarr2005 wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:03 pm
Found two original disks with versions 1.20 and 1.30 of the utilities. Thought i'd found some other copies, so was going to check if they were any different, but i seem to have mislaid them :roll:
Do you also have the ROM that goes with the 1.21 utilities? Only the 1.30 ROM is currently dumped.
by Pernod
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)
Replies: 72
Views: 3412

Re: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)

All 3 three versions are in fact identical functionally, a diff reveals only the name change (why?) and ABE having it's banks swapped. Nigel: Where are the Name changes? In the ROMs, Packaging, advertising or a mixture? I really don't remember any name changes! Dave H :D In the ROM header. Looking ...
by Pernod
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)
Replies: 72
Views: 3412

Re: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)

Dave, do you know what the differences are between these 3 ROMs, they all seem to do the same thing apart from different names. I believe there where were only two versions: (1) On a ROM carrier for the AP6 and Beeb (2) in a cartridge for the Electron and Master. I don't remember the details, howev...
by Pernod
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: 6522 VIA emulation: PB7 toggling vs. PB7 mode
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: 6522 VIA emulation: PB7 toggling vs. PB7 mode

scarybeasts wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:56 pm
Thanks! Victory to MAME.
Apparently there are some known issues with the MAME implementation, there's an ongoing re-write in some branch somewhere.
by Pernod
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)
Replies: 72
Views: 3412

Re: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)

There are a couple of other versions of ABE, namely The BASIC Editor Plus and BASIC Editor & Toolkit. These are also 32K ROM images but don't work with the ABE banking. Anyone know anything about them, maybe intended for 32K sockets in Master? So all 3 of these switch banks with reads at &BFF8 and ...
by Pernod
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)
Replies: 72
Views: 3412

Re: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)

Here's a set: Mini Office II.zip Dave H :D That's the same set that you posted previously that I linked to. If you still have the board I'm curious whether A13 is connected in the header that plugs into the ROM socket. So does it present itself as 8K mirrored or 16K, suspect 8K only as that is what...