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by SimonSideburns
Fri May 09, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: non-ramdisc virtual drive
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

Re: non-ramdisc virtual drive

I may be a bit slow here but doesn't UPURS sound a bit like "up yours".

Was this intentional?
by SimonSideburns
Mon May 05, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New screen modes from Micro User November 1985
Replies: 17
Views: 2138

Re: New screen modes from Micro User November 1985

Do you know what issue that was in, I don't remember seeing it, it's probably an issue I missed. Wasn't sure where I'd grabbed it from until I went through some 'Ten Of The Best' discs I had imaged a while back. Here is a link to an ssd of the disc. In the menu it says the issue was May '86. http:/...
by SimonSideburns
Sun May 04, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New screen modes from Micro User November 1985
Replies: 17
Views: 2138

Re: New screen modes from Micro User November 1985

J.G. Your website is unique, but is there any way to provide the save/load and length of files when we try to download them? It's quite awkward picking up individual files, adding .inf files and then importing them into BeebEm one at a time. I've managed it for this program, probably a bit of luck g...
by SimonSideburns
Sun May 04, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New screen modes from Micro User November 1985
Replies: 17
Views: 2138

Re: New screen modes from Micro User November 1985

No, I mean the ability to halve the size of the characters to fit twice as many on the screen in any mode. I'll find the disc and post a screen grab of the file here: http://www.needanother.co.uk/uploads/squashedchrs.png Interestingly it doesn't change anything within the mode used (so you can't, fo...
by SimonSideburns
Sun May 04, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: New screen modes from Micro User November 1985
Replies: 17
Views: 2138

Re: New screen modes from Micro User November 1985

Thanks, Poink for the typing in.

We must have been typing in parallel as I also typed it in :-)

Thankfully no mistakes here either.

Thanks, J. G. (not sure of your first name).

Seen something similar to this before, can't remember where, but I've got it on a disc from back in the day.
by SimonSideburns
Fri May 02, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2794
Views: 276145

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

USB 2 was released in April 2000. How does that fit in with Acorn's time line?
by SimonSideburns
Thu May 01, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New screen modes from Micro User November 1985
Replies: 17
Views: 2138

Re: New screen modes from Micro User November 1985

CMcDougall wrote:you don't have to look far.....
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2448#p61497
Jeepers, the link to the actual files was a bit obscured. No wonder I didn't find it sooner!

Thanks for your help.
by SimonSideburns
Thu May 01, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New screen modes from Micro User November 1985
Replies: 17
Views: 2138

New screen modes from Micro User November 1985

I'm familiar with 'mode8', the unofficial 10 character wide mode that was bandied around a bit back in the day, but I've since discovered there were unofficial modes 9 and 10 also. They are mentioned on the BeebWiki, minus code/listings. The Micro User (November 1985 if I'm right) has an article all...
by SimonSideburns
Thu May 01, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: cross-platform assembler recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

Re: cross-platform assembler recommendations

I think I've found it. It appears to be on Fast Access (the successor to Disk User) on the first issue of the first volume. In the attached archive are the two disc images, the first is the program and the second is the documentation. The discs came with a series of cards which stored in the folder ...
by SimonSideburns
Thu May 01, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: cross-platform assembler recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

Re: cross-platform assembler recommendations

It's been a while but I seem to recall that one of the magazines, either Disc User or The Micro User (but maybe it was even Fast Access) had a program on it which allowed you to save the in-line assembler lines into one file, then by using a separate program supplied on the disc it would 'overlay' t...
by SimonSideburns
Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: the whistling beeb!
Replies: 7
Views: 835

Re: the whistling beeb!

Or maybe the hardware of the user has degraded over time With the human hearing range reducing as "run time" increases, loosing the ability to hear higher frequency signals :( I'm over 40 now and consider myself teetering on the slippery slope, but thankfully there's nothing wrong with my eyesight ...
by SimonSideburns
Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5525
Views: 450578

Re: Today I received.....

Today I received: Watford Electronics Eprom Programmer Mk. II: http://www.needanother.co.uk/BBC/2014-04-26-560-tn.jpg Acorn computers 80186 Second Processor (internal for Master): http://www.needanother.co.uk/BBC/2014-04-26-561-tn.jpg http://www.needanother.co.uk/BBC/2014-04-26-562-tn.jpg Mastering ...
by SimonSideburns
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Hampshire, UK
Replies: 13
Views: 1668

Re: Greetings from Hampshire, UK

Greetings Mike

Nice to hear of another BBC Micro enthusiast from Hampshire.

I'm in Purbrook, just outside of Portsmouth.
by SimonSideburns
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: M/c code downloaded
Replies: 15
Views: 1688

Re: M/c code downloaded

I get the feeling the original poster wants to load a file and relocate it down in memory to a lower address (e.g. to gain back memory used by dfs).

If I'm wrong I apologise.
by SimonSideburns
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2794
Views: 276145

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

A huge amount of pre-production fixes as indicated by the pink flying leads.

I imagine that was kind of the norm, but that many?
by SimonSideburns
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Wasn't expecting that!
Replies: 37
Views: 4404

Re: Wasn't expecting that!

SimonSideburns wrote:Would have been more painful with Acorn.
I really did expect some sort of reaction seeing how I integrated something directly related to the forum in my gag.

Tsk, tsk.

Maybe my life long dream of trying out for a stand up comedy routine is now out of the window.

Ah well, never mind...
by SimonSideburns
Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Wasn't expecting that!
Replies: 37
Views: 4404

Re: Wasn't expecting that!

Would have been more painful with Acorn.
by SimonSideburns
Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Replacing the circuitry with modern equivalents?
Replies: 25
Views: 3718

Re: Replacing the circuitry with modern equivalents?

It's such a shame. I had a subscription to The Micro User for a year or two around the late 80's and early 90's, which is where I saw the Chameleon board. Some time between then and now, my (small) collection of those magazines has vanished. At that time I didn't do soldering so I bought a board rea...
by SimonSideburns
Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Replacing the circuitry with modern equivalents?
Replies: 25
Views: 3718

Re: Replacing the circuitry with modern equivalents?

Combining the usual output with the chameleon circult to increase the number of colours from 8 to 16 sounds like a great way to get extra colours from the system.

Nice idea.

Wonder how easy it is to achieve?
by SimonSideburns
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Replacing the circuitry with modern equivalents?
Replies: 25
Views: 3718

Re: Replacing the circuitry with modern equivalents?

My BBC Micro has been upgraded with a Chameleon Colour Board. It allows the user to change 7 out of the 8 primary colours to any out of a palette of 4096. It allows 16 shades of red, green and blue. I seem to recall the program that was supplied with the board allowed you to change the colour of pal...
by SimonSideburns
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Replacing the circuitry with modern equivalents?
Replies: 25
Views: 3718

Replacing the circuitry with modern equivalents?

Hi After reading a post on here where someone has been trying to diagnose a fault on their machine and a reply was to get replacement ram chips to see if one is faulty, it got me thinking: As the technology used in the era of the BBC Micro gets more and more obsolete, and replacement parts become ha...
by SimonSideburns
Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: general
Topic: Cold Tea Anybody?
Replies: 12
Views: 2173

Re: Cold Tea Anybody?

So, what exactly is that doing. Tried it in BeebEm and it really does make the machine go loopy.
by SimonSideburns
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Your BBC "essentials"?
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: Your BBC "essentials"?

I used to like playing Acornsoft Snooker and Snapper, so I found some software that could write the files into a ROM and created one with each program on it, then by typing: *SNAPPER or * SNOOKER I could then run the appropriate game, directly from the ROM. I also had and used ADT (Advanced Disc Too...
by SimonSideburns
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5525
Views: 450578

Re: Today I recieved.....

Well.....thanks for the info Richard. The ROM works but I guess until I get the C ROM, I won't be doing much in the way of compiling. If anyone happens to see one of those around, kindly let me know.....my ROM needs his brother..... Thanks folks, Ed......:-) I've got one, totally original, in a box...
by SimonSideburns
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm/C++ - Adding an exit emulator key press
Replies: 1
Views: 807

Re: BeebEm/C++ - Adding an exit emulator key press

If you're going to have to press one key to get out of the program, why not use Alt-F4 which (assuming you're on Windows) closes the current program and is only one key more? Also, many laptop keyboards have the Pause/Break key as a function on another key that you have to press the FN button at the...
by SimonSideburns
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Photo I took yesterday from my living room window
Replies: 15
Views: 3272

Re: Photo I took yesterday from my living room window

You've just reminded me of one I took on 18th June this year outside our home.
2013-06-18-543.jpg
18th June this year.
Looks like the sky's on fire.
by SimonSideburns
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: So why that Avatar?
Replies: 49
Views: 3329

Re: So why that Avatar?

Glad I can cause confusion. It's a genuine gif file. Don't know how it looks as if it is going one way one minute and another way the next, but I find that if she is rotating clockwise, if I then look to the bottom right of the image, I then catch her outstretched foot and when I then look back at t...
by SimonSideburns
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: So why that Avatar?
Replies: 49
Views: 3329

Re: So why that Avatar?

I've just updated my avatar to give everyone something to think about.
by SimonSideburns
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: So, here's a thing...
Replies: 26
Views: 6190

Re: So, here's a thing...

danielj wrote:(resistors are 47k)
So, they're the most expensive part at 47 grand each :-)
by SimonSideburns
Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Users world-wide
Replies: 28
Views: 3115

Re: Acorn Users world-wide

Just outside of Portsmouth, Hampshire.

By just outside, I mean north of, otherwise I'd have wet feet :-)