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by alex_farlie
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: modern implementations of classic programming languages
Topic: BBCSDL - Functional Differences from Other BBC BASIC implementations?
Replies: 49
Views: 3811

Re: BBCSDL - Functional Differences from Other BBC BASIC implementations ?

what I was trying to find was the list you posted a while ago of the differences between BB4W and BBCSDL. I still have no recollection of posting such a list, nor can I find it in a search, so I've created one from scratch! You can see it here but it's bound to be incomplete/inaccurate. Let me know...
by alex_farlie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Hard drives in B-EM
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: Hard drives in B-EM

Thanks... I am wondering if the SCSI emulation is experimental in any event... I wasn't expecting it to work out of box immeditaly on a preview release :) ~~~~ There is a bug - in hdfmt.c The hard disc image files are binary files but this program opens them with fopen(file, "w") which works on Uni...
by alex_farlie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Designer Castles..
Replies: 24
Views: 1802

Re: Designer Castles..

dp11 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:19 pm
I wonder, does it have protection to prevent in running in SWR ? there was something I had to do to get it to work. I'm pretty sure I had to load multiple swr banks. Was there a later version with a bigger rom ?
The Disc needed a serial number IIRC
by alex_farlie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: modern implementations of classic programming languages
Topic: BBCSDL - Functional Differences from Other BBC BASIC implementations?
Replies: 49
Views: 3811

Re: BBCSDL - Functional Differences from Other BBC BASIC implementations ?

they will be 64-bit addresses in the case of a 64-bit OS This is very relevant to the OP's original question. It's not only the differences between BB4W and BBCSDL that may be of interest to programmers, but the differences between 32-bit and 64-bit BBCSDL too; in fact they are likely to be more si...
by alex_farlie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: modern implementations of classic programming languages
Topic: BBCSDL - Functional Differences from Other BBC BASIC implementations?
Replies: 49
Views: 3811

Re: BBCSDL - Functional Differences from Other BBC BASIC implementations?

It also occurs to me that BASIC V implemented quite a lot of what was considered in COMAL ( For which there was orignally a BBC Micro version).

I wonder if anyone took the book COMAL on the BBC Microcomputer and attempted to adapt the listings for BASIC V?
by alex_farlie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: modern implementations of classic programming languages
Topic: BBCSDL - Functional Differences from Other BBC BASIC implementations?
Replies: 49
Views: 3811

Re: BBCSDL - Functional Differences from Other BBC BASIC implementations ?

You are also aware the Napolean Brandy variant that managed to provide native graphics on Win32? ( I prefer BB4W/BBCSDL for other reasons than Brandy original non-support of Win32 ) I'm aware of it, but not looked that closely. Then again, I not targeting Win32. Matrix Brandy is emulating the RISC ...
by alex_farlie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: modern implementations of classic programming languages
Topic: BBCSDL - Functional Differences from Other BBC BASIC implementations?
Replies: 49
Views: 3811

Re: BBCSDL - Functional Differences from Other BBC BASIC implementations ?

The differences between ARM BASIC V , Brandy and BB4W/BBCSDL are more substantial , Brandy in some respects implements it's own SYS interface in emulation of some RISC OS SWI's, It doesn't as far as I know, allow external library calls to the Host OS, like BB4W does... BB4W and BBCSDL have language...
by alex_farlie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: modern implementations of classic programming languages
Topic: BBCSDL - Functional Differences from Other BBC BASIC implementations?
Replies: 49
Views: 3811

Re: BBCSDL - Functional Differences from Other BBC BASIC implementations?

I think you are safe in the miscellaneous software for Mac,pc area this is posted in I wouldn't want to risk it, but in any case I don't have the kind of list Alex is asking for. In fact I had completely forgotten about the *VOICE difference, so had I tried to answer the question 'from memory' I wo...
by alex_farlie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: modern implementations of classic programming languages
Topic: BBCSDL - Functional Differences from Other BBC BASIC implementations?
Replies: 49
Views: 3811

Re: BBCSDL - Functional Differences from Other BBC BASIC implementations ?

Is there a list of the Functional Differences You refer in the subject line to "other BBC BASIC implementations"; given that this is Stardot they are primarily Sophie's 6502 version in the BBC Micro / BBC Master / Acorn Electron and her ARM version in the Acorn Archimedes / RISC PC. Possibly Brandy...
by alex_farlie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Designer Castles..
Replies: 24
Views: 1802

Re: Designer Castles..

... In using the Printware ROM on a Master128 I don't recall it's image appearing in more than one ROM slot, so I am sure it's a 16K ROM ... It is indeed a 16K ROM :) So no problems in imaging, the issue is tracking down the ownership so it can be archived properly (or the user data format looked i...
by alex_farlie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: modern implementations of classic programming languages
Topic: BBCSDL - Functional Differences from Other BBC BASIC implementations?
Replies: 49
Views: 3811

BBCSDL - Functional Differences from Other BBC BASIC implementations?

Is there a list of the Functional Differences? It would be nice to know when writing code, so that it's reasonably cross platform... I think there was a posting way-back about the differences, but it would be nice to have a link or a fuller explanation. (Title amended in response to comments in thre...
by alex_farlie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Hard drives in B-EM
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: Hard drives in B-EM

Okay so how do you intialise a Hard Disc for ADFS, (pre format even). ? The files produced by hdfmt on the host should already have an empty ADFS filesystem on them. Let me experiment and see. Thanks... I am wondering if the SCSI emulation is experimental in any event... I wasn't expecting it to wo...
by alex_farlie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Hard drives in B-EM
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: Hard drives in B-EM

I am not going to have time to do another release package but in the mean time here is the compiled hdfmt program and some seed hard discs, i.e. files that can be copied into position as scsi0.dat etc. That didn't produce a result.. I get "Bad FS map" when trying to access the relavant images. Plea...
by alex_farlie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Designer Castles..
Replies: 24
Views: 1802

Re: Designer Castles..

dp11 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:43 pm
A master can have a rom which takes two banks 16K banks.

It was a long time ago so I may have bits wrong.
You still have the image, or at the very least the patch code you wrote?
by alex_farlie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Hard drives in B-EM
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: Hard drives in B-EM

I am not going to have time to do another release package but in the mean time here is the compiled hdfmt program and some seed hard discs, i.e. files that can be copied into position as scsi0.dat etc. That didn't produce a result.. I get "Bad FS map" when trying to access the relavant images. Plea...
by alex_farlie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Printer Emulation..(ie ESC P printer emulation)
Replies: 37
Views: 4151

Re: Printer Emulation..(ie ESC P printer emulation)

Also, on Linux, there's "escp2topbm" as part of netpbm-progs It turns out this only works if the printer has been switched into graphics mode and a bitmap sent. For text interspersed with escape sequences to control highlighting it complains "no image". I don't know how useful it is to be able to g...
by alex_farlie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Hard drives in B-EM
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Hard drives in B-EM

How in very detailed steps are they set up for use with MOS 3.2?

The preview B-EM claims to have SCSI emulation, but no tools are provided to initalise them. The supplied HDinit.SSD image from 2.2 is not recognised by the current preview release (something I've mentioned on the Github for it).
by alex_farlie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: B-em..Current Build?
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: B-em..Current Build?

Coeus wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:53 pm
alex_farlie wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:42 pm
There is and those lines are NOT present, which is odd given it's the config file in the Distro..
Checked and it seems an old version of the cfg got mixed up... Copied across the lines, and it all worked...

So I can close something on Github as well
by alex_farlie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: B-em..Current Build?
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: B-em..Current Build?

It would of course help is the current Preview build actually started at all - It doesn't for me at the moment, moans about no models being defined. So the models are defined in the b-em.cfg file. In it there should be lines like this: [model_00] name=BBC A w/OS 0.1 fdc=none 65c02=false b+=false ma...
by alex_farlie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: B-em..Current Build?
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: B-em..Current Build?

Where was a current build /distribution for Windows 7? The current home of B-Em development is the GitHub repository at https://github.com/stardot/b-em There have not been any official releases since 2.2 but there are pre-releases of the new version on the GitHub releases page https://github.com/st...
by alex_farlie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Designer Castles..
Replies: 24
Views: 1802

Re: Designer Castles..

I don't recall any extra logic . I was using a Master at the time and Masters can take 32K ROMs. How does that work? I thought ROMS were 16K because of the upper 16K of ROM being the OS? You mean 32K Roms that appear in the Memory map as 2 16K slots? In using the Printware ROM on a Master128 I don'...
by alex_farlie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: B-em..Current Build?
Replies: 6
Views: 735

B-em..Current Build?

Where was a current build /distribution for Windows 7?

I was wanting to experience the improved version with the Music 500/5000 stuff in it., which isn't present in the 2.2 build on it's nominal website.

Anyone got a current Windows build of this?

Thanks
Alex Farlie.
by alex_farlie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Designer Castles..
Replies: 24
Views: 1802

Re: Designer Castles..

dp11 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:52 pm
IIRC there is something funny about the ROM ( e.g. 32K ). I have memories of moding it to run from SWR.
BAnked?

I seem to recall some other BBC roms like Quest Paint had additional logic on their chips, Not sure if this is something current emulators can handle.
by alex_farlie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Designer Castles..
Replies: 24
Views: 1802

Re: Designer Castles..

My last efforts to track down the authors (in 2007) led me to a web design firm called Wonkey Monkey in Huddersfield, where one of the authors had responded, expressing they still had an IPR interest in Designer Castles, which is partly why I am reluctant to just upload an image on a public forum li...
by alex_farlie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Printer Emulation..(ie ESC P printer emulation)
Replies: 37
Views: 4151

Re: Printer Emulation..(ie ESC P printer emulation)

In B-Em it is possible to redirect the parallel port to the clipboard: pp.png You can then paste that into another application. I have only tried this with text, though. The motivation was to be able, for example, to list a BASIC program and then paste it into a message here. When the parallel port...
by alex_farlie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Designer Castles..
Replies: 24
Views: 1802

Re: Designer Castles..

Does anyone recall this? No, I've never heard of it -- but it sounds intriguing ! And a long shot, does anyone have any notes on the save file format of the Castle/Village / Environment data ? It's possible that the only way the file format will be analysed is if you can upload the disc-image and t...
by alex_farlie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Designer Castles..
Replies: 24
Views: 1802

Re: Designer Castles..

The original package was a Disc+ROM The ROM had the WIMP/ and Support functions , whereas the DISC had the Software and resources ( such as the model sections. and Icon sets.) Are you able to image the ROM yourself, alex? :?: Not currently, No monitor I know have can go down to the scan rates used ...
by alex_farlie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Designer Castles..
Replies: 24
Views: 1802

Re: Designer Castles..

I *think* i recently acquired this. I'll image and upload it later, unless somebody beats me to it, or it turns out I don't have it :lol: The original package was a Disc+ROM The ROM had the WIMP/ and Support functions , whereas the DISC had the Software and resources ( such as the model sections. a...
by alex_farlie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Printer Emulation..(ie ESC P printer emulation)
Replies: 37
Views: 4151

Re: Printer Emulation..(ie ESC P printer emulation)

On RISC OS I could use - FX80Emul http://www.sinenomine.co.uk/software/

It's a shame there isn't an equivalent for the BBC Micro emulators...
by alex_farlie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Printer Emulation..(ie ESC P printer emulation)
Replies: 37
Views: 4151

Printer Emulation..(ie ESC P printer emulation)

Do any of the current BBC Micro emulators support "printer" Emulation? Most software of the BBC micro era was written to allow for the use of Epson style control sequences, via VDU2.. Is a 'virtual' printer for the BBC micro emulators feasible so I can use old packages so that I can print from old s...

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