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by grobda
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: general
Topic: Elite platforms
Replies: 45
Views: 5281

Re: Elite platforms

Is it actually playable on that though? How do you change ship views, target missiles, hyperspace etc. etc. yes its very playable; https://sites.google.com/site/gbaremakes/home/games/elitetnk https://sites.google.com/site/gbaremakes/home/games/eliteagb Elite was also ported to the NES, which has a ...
by grobda
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: general
Topic: Elite platforms
Replies: 45
Views: 5281

Re: Elite platforms

this version doesnt take up much room;

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by grobda
Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master system screen position
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Master system screen position

*CO. TV 0,1

then control break, should write it to the battery backed ram.

heh you edited as i typed ;p
by grobda
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Sideways RAM Elite?
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

Re: Sideways RAM Elite?

no master enhanced elite-a is there? i could never get it to work on the master, but i have a beeb now so can play it. also got the quirky2k version for the gameboy advance which is pretty awesome.
by grobda
Tue May 28, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Starship Command difficulty level
Replies: 13
Views: 2813

Re: Starship Command difficulty level

ben wrote:Jimbob what was the lemmings cameo for starship command ?
iirc theres a level in lemmings with the awesome game graphics as the theme. think they did a shadow of the beast themed level too.
by grobda
Wed May 22, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Emulating Atom on Beeb?? Any other 6502-on-6502?
Replies: 12
Views: 1946

Re: Emulating Atom on Beeb?? Any other 6502-on-6502?

theres an asteroids emulator for the atari xl, they're both 6502 based. not sure what level of emulation it runs though.
by grobda
Wed May 22, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Those Of You Following Dragon 32 Universe...
Replies: 22
Views: 3662

Re: Those Of You Following Dragon 32 Universe...

To op; you might want to get in touch with the people at the world of dragon archive, and clear this up;

http://archive.worldofdragon.org/phpBB3 ... f=5&t=3138
by grobda
Mon May 20, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B wall display
Replies: 22
Views: 1986

Re: BBC B wall display

=D> we have a winner!

MarcT got it on the Buzzer there, sorry Beebmaster :wink:
by grobda
Mon May 20, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B wall display
Replies: 22
Views: 1986

Re: BBC B wall display

just fluff, and the pcb is the right way up....

I feel i should be offering a prize for the correct answer at this point :mrgreen:

0r a clue?
by grobda
Mon May 20, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B wall display
Replies: 22
Views: 1986

Re: BBC B wall display

hehe also well spotted, but still no
by grobda
Mon May 20, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B wall display
Replies: 22
Views: 1986

Re: BBC B wall display

ah beg pardon just used to 1770 banner meaning adfs is installed from mainly having bbc masters. yeah the mobo i put in just has vanilla 8271 DFS the b+ rom does work for disk access with the 1770-fied mobo, though i by no means tested it thoroughly. been enjoying some Elite-A, which i could never g...
by grobda
Mon May 20, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B wall display
Replies: 22
Views: 1986

Re: BBC B wall display

ps spot the deliberate mistake :lol:
by grobda
Mon May 20, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B wall display
Replies: 22
Views: 1986

Re: BBC B wall display

happy again; https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U5fMAqQTFKU/UZpJfM5LPXI/AAAAAAAAA8M/UsZfOW494sY/w634-h845-no/IMG_20130520_170235.jpg the mobo i took out has an adfs upgrade, guessing its official?; https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yudT2Wg0dfo/UZpHjVVSnJI/AAAAAAAAA7c/Jkh8vWaOX9o/w634-h845-no/IMG_20...
by grobda
Mon May 20, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B wall display
Replies: 22
Views: 1986

Re: BBC B wall display

bit grubby but cheap; https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-N-axotP16Ps/UZjbh5_RW8I/AAAAAAAAA7E/q1B5uInMEHc/w701-h548-no/IMG_20130519_150218.jpg odd thing; this one works but is black text on black background in mode 7. works ok in other modes. dont think i can be bothered investigating further at the ...
by grobda
Fri May 17, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2756
Views: 255321

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

richardtoohey wrote: Not sure what the first one is? A hacked up something?
wow, we had one of those; its an aftermarket beeb B enclosure, gives the the form factor of a desktop pc. viglen perhaps made it?
by grobda
Fri May 17, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale - Grundig colour RGB monitor/ TV
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Re: For Sale - Grundig colour RGB monitor/ TV

you might try the UK arcade forums;

www.ukvac.com
www.jammaplus.com

or amibay;

www.amibay.com

id be tempted myself but already got 3 14" monitors :lol:
by grobda
Thu May 16, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5272
Views: 398983

Re: Today I recieved.....

Congrats, your 800 XL looks really nice. How about SIO2SD? Is it that cool? I use MyIDE with my 65 XE. ive only tried the basics so far, works well as a floppy replacement - my girlfriend had one as a kid so we were playing carnival massacre and blue max last night. plus it was cheap - £31 includin...
by grobda
Wed May 15, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5272
Views: 398983

Re: Today I recieved.....

not acorn related, but cool;

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SIO2SD... a SD card floppy emulator for the atari 8-bit line, all the way from Poland.

(ive had the xl itself for a while)
by grobda
Tue May 14, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Looking for Electron Hidden Gems to Play
Replies: 6
Views: 1614

Re: Looking for Electron Hidden Gems to Play

two of my faves i spent a lot of time with are thrust and imogen; both a bit more in depth that a simple arcade games but still very playable in half hour chunks.
by grobda
Tue May 14, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Starship Command difficulty level
Replies: 13
Views: 2813

Re: Starship Command difficulty level

im an expert on firing my escape pod into an enemy ship :cry:

the game was remade (copied?) for the amiga release 'awesome'... but sadly it didnt live up to its name.
by grobda
Thu May 09, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Very odd BBC B problem.
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Very odd BBC B problem.

tried revs? that uses video ram for some of the code so would likely crash if the video ram is at fault
by grobda
Thu May 09, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Dragon 32 bits.
Replies: 21
Views: 3413

Re: Dragon 32 bits.

I really like the inter level transition. It looks really smooth. The colour scheme is different enough to have it's own Dragon flavour but it's nowhere near as fugly as the C64 version! Henhouse Harry looks just wrong in that port. Since I have your attention and at the risk of hijacking the threa...
by grobda
Thu May 09, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Very odd BBC B problem.
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Very odd BBC B problem.

sounds like video ram to me, tried it without the ram board?
by grobda
Thu May 09, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: FOUND - BBC B keyboard, case, psu
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: BBC B keyboard, case, psu

got a beeb off fleabay for £12 :D
by grobda
Thu May 09, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Beeb 6502 second processor
Replies: 66
Views: 6684

Re: Beeb 6502 second processor

would be nice if something modern and cheap was available so the hobbyists can still get the functionality without paying collector prices.

you can get repro bare pcbs made up reasonably cheap as long as theres enough interest. i'd only really want it to play tube elite :lol:
by grobda
Mon May 06, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5272
Views: 398983

Re: Today I recieved.....

Id have thought you'd only need a filter cap to ground (1 per switch) to absorb any bounce.

filter caps are usually .1uF for logic circuits id put a bigger one in for a manual switch, maybe 1uF?
by grobda
Mon May 06, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: general
Topic: Shelves of old computers...
Replies: 30
Views: 3448

Re: Shelves of old computers...

That's a Master mod I am planning to do myself. The machine I intend working on has an ugly post code melted into the case just where the drive would go - convenient! I have all the gear, just waiting for the time to do it. How do you fix the drive inside the master? I used double-sided padded tape...
by grobda
Mon May 06, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5272
Views: 398983

Re: Today I recieved.....

Ooo I do hope you don't plan to plug that into the Beeb user port, or your 7002 will not thank you. What you've labelled as +5 should be connected to the Analog port pin 11 or 14, VREF, which is held at around 2.1v by a set of diodes in series. Also, add some 100nF caps in series with the resistors...
by grobda
Sun May 05, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale - Grundig colour RGB monitor/ TV
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Re: For Sale - Grundig colour RGB monitor/ TV

you'll never get a beeb looking better than on a RGB CRT.

LCDs are horrible for low res.
by grobda
Sun May 05, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: general
Topic: Shelves of old computers...
Replies: 30
Views: 3448

Re: Shelves of old computers...

I like modding stuff, its part of the fun of owning. sometimes with more enthusiasm than skill admittedly... the hole i cut in a master 128 to fit an internal 3.5" drive (in the mode of an Atari ST/Amiga) isnt the neatest :lol: http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9422/masterfloppy.jpg That was back in ...