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by roland
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: AWFS (Advanced Wifi Filing System
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: AWFS (Advanced Wifi Filing System

Thanks Jonathan, I just had a quick look at it and I think RAMFS is the best starting point.
by roland
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Elementum - new Elk/Beeb platformer
Replies: 125
Views: 4125

Re: New Elk/Beeb platformer - playable demo

Yes, I know about the shift key. I am just horrible at games. I almost never pass level 3 of Snapper. But I almost always win from the computer when I play reversi (at easiest level) :lol:
by roland
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: AWFS (Advanced Wifi Filing System
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: AWFS (Advanced Wifi Filing System

Welll, I searched for the Plus3 manual since I expect that to be the most used format for the Electron. But if there are also sources for DFS available, I can do DFS. I looked at the sources of MMFS but afaik that works with one beeb.mmb file which contains the ssd images but I want direct access to...
by roland
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Elementum - new Elk/Beeb platformer
Replies: 125
Views: 4125

Re: New Elk/Beeb platformer - playable demo

0xC0DE wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:14 pm
Btw, try this version (0.17). Some tweaks here and there (collision detection, levels 3 and 5 a little easier, bug fixes, etc).
I am still struggling at level 2 :oops:
by roland
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: AWFS (Advanced Wifi Filing System
Replies: 6
Views: 299

AWFS (Advanced Wifi Filing System

My next project for the Electron WiFi board is to read and write (!) a disc (or is it disk :mrgreen: ) filing system where the image is on a web server. This will involve a (small) PHP program to handle the file access on the server for writing. I was looking in this ADFS manual for more information...
by roland
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Elementum - new Elk/Beeb platformer
Replies: 125
Views: 4125

Re: New Elk platformer - playable demo

0xC0DE wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:59 pm
Now that I have a basic cross platform version I can focus on making it better
Waiting for an Atom version as well ..... :-
by roland
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges
Replies: 38
Views: 1979

Re: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges

You're on the list. The advantage of the LED's already soldered is that they won't get lost during transport :lol:

I have two orders at PCBWay and I expect them to arrive in the second week of October. So I expect to ship them in the second half of October.
by roland
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Elementum - new Elk/Beeb platformer
Replies: 125
Views: 4125

Re: New Elk platformer - playable demo

Marvin wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:50 pm
Yeah I was being lazy and playing on Elkulator, I'll have to use my Arc to write a floppy disc and try it on my actual Elk instead.
You can also buy an Electron WiFi card so you can simply download the game from a web server. No hassle with floppy discs any more :mrgreen:
by roland
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn Electron motherboard
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Acorn Electron motherboard

There still is one for 55 GBP on Ebay, just only 15 minutes left....
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Electr ... SwMBFfYlg3


Can't you remove and replace the socket, or even just solder the ULA directly to the board?
by roland
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges
Replies: 38
Views: 1979

Re: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges

I ordered a new batch of five boards, even before the second batch has been shipped :)
All reservations up till now are placed on the list.
by roland
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Atomic ESP8266 WiFi
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Re: Atomic ESP8266 WiFi

Now that I have done a lot of work for the Elk WiFi board and improved the software quite a lot, it's time to back-port this to the Atom. One of the problems on the Atom is that most models also lack a large block of memory. Atom2k18 has 128k paged RAM so that is no problem. But other models don't h...
by roland
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.
Replies: 160
Views: 9177

Re: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.

Ordering an ElkWiFi board is very simple. As a matter of fact you almost did :lol: There is a topic in the "For sale" section where you can place your order.

Just to prevent that somebody beats you for the last board of the second batch, I already put your name on the list :lol:
by roland
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5988
Views: 611766

Re: Today I received.....

I still have a few other German titles as well: Monsters Hopper Meteors Snapper Freier Fall Dame und Reversi Einführungskassette Lisp Forth S-Pascal All tapes have their original box and manuals, except the S-Pascal package is without manual (to be honest, I keep it myself :mrgreen: ) If you're inte...
by roland
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic adventure games
Topic: Anyone recognize this text?
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Anyone recognize this text?

Diminished wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:43 pm
I did crudely search the 1,600 or so SSDs I downloaded from STH for fragments of the above, but I couldn't find any sign of it. It's possible that this was never released.
I did the same on the Electron UEF archive, no success either :(
by roland
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: How does BBC Micro generate text in modes 0 - 6?
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: How does BBC Micro generate text in modes 0 - 6?

AFAIK scrolling is still quite efficient because the memory is not copied but the start address of the top row is changed. So you have some kind of hardware scrolling. This is explained in the New Advanced User Guide. Two big advantages of the soft font are: 1. You can (re)define characters (on the ...
by roland
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5988
Views: 611766

Re: Today I received.....

Thanks for this kind feedback :)

One of the other packages arrived with only four LEDs because the bag was not closed well enough. It's a pleasure to make such as board and manual. Just a pity that the manual is already outdated :mrgreen:
by roland
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Yet Another Acorn Atom Repair
Replies: 46
Views: 1780

Re: Yet Another Acorn Atom Repair

Good spot :lol:
Nice to have a "new" working Atom.
by roland
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.
Replies: 160
Views: 9177

Re: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.

Last weekend I posted a few kits with a printed manual. Unfortunately that manual is already out-dated :lol: Here is an updated version. The additions are a few new commands: *MENU *PING *PRINTER *SETSERIAL Two new driver functions: function 27: CIPMODE function 28: PING And a complete chapter about...
by roland
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.
Replies: 160
Views: 9177

Re: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.

Good to read that you solved it. So the problem really was a connection problem.
by roland
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.
Replies: 160
Views: 9177

Re: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.

You can always point people to this topic for more information. I use Apache for the ElkWiFi development. Assemble the file with beebasm and then download it with *WGET. However, the Python server should also work. I'll try it for myself later.
by roland
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.
Replies: 160
Views: 9177

Re: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.

A connect error sounds more like it can't connect at all. Are you connecting to the right port of your Python server?
by roland
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.
Replies: 160
Views: 9177

Re: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.

It's not perfect yet because the printer gives a time-out error and the AT commands are also printed which it should not do. I haven't mastered the ESP8266 pass-through mode completely. print2.jpg I have found a way to prevent the AT codes. To stop the pass-through mode the ESP8266 expects the stri...
by roland
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Atom freezing on OS error
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Atom freezing on OS error

Does it also freeze if you remove the EPROM with the floating point ROM (IC21)?

I assume that it is just a coincidence that it is on the bottom of the screen here and that it isn't in page mode, just waiting for a key press ....
by roland
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.
Replies: 160
Views: 9177

Re: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.

Just playing a bit :lol:
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by roland
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Wireless Printing
Replies: 16
Views: 627

Re: Wireless Printing

I asked him if CTRL+L did start the print job just because of what you said :lol:

However, yesterday I noticed that my OKI laser printer also starts to print after the data communication (over the network) has timed out. But I don't think we can compare that with a dot matrix line printer.
by roland
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Wireless Printing
Replies: 16
Views: 627

Re: Wireless Printing

On the Electron it's also starting, for more information look here.
by roland
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges
Replies: 38
Views: 1979

Re: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges

Just to inform you, I have posted all the paid orders to the UK. And I have ordered a new batch of ten boards.
by roland
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Elementum - new Elk/Beeb platformer
Replies: 125
Views: 4125

Re: New Elk platformer - playable demo

I can confirm it's compatible with WiCFS :lol: and like I said, playing it is a real challenge. However, it is a real fast game. Impressive work!
by roland
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.
Replies: 160
Views: 9177

Re: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.

A new step: the first printed page from the Electron over WiFi: print1.jpg print2.jpg It's not perfect yet because the printer gives a time-out error and the AT commands are also printed which it should not do. I haven't mastered the ESP8266 pass-through mode completely. But there is hope :lol:

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