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by Paul
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3020 with components dropping off...
Replies: 21
Views: 1416

Re: A3020 with components dropping off...

I had to put it on hold for a little bit... annoyingly after I had got the components and tools.

But I will be going ahead with the repair and will do a parts list and possibly also a video in the next two months or so...

Cheers,

Paul.
by Paul
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!
Replies: 69
Views: 5876

Re: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!

Been absent from the forum for a little bit as I'd taken on a rather large project.

Is there anyone that could run off a 2-3 of these wizzo Roms, if I cross your palms with silver? It would be greatly appreciated! :D
by Paul
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Some RiscPC Bits for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Some RiscPC Bits for Sale

Hey. I'm interested in the ide podules and the scsi podule. Could you PM me with a price? Thanks! Paul.
by Paul
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Does anyone know LOGO?
Replies: 20
Views: 1585

Re: Does anyone know LOGO?

An, thanks for this. That would explain why my turtle wasn't being driven by logo... It needed the drivers!

Can't wait to test it! :)

Paul.
by Paul
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Hats on Cats...?
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Hats on Cats...?

Thanks for the tip, I'll dig through his titles! And sbadger, my wife loved that pic, but it's definatley not how to win the game! ;)
by Paul
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2785
Views: 220225

Re: LOLPRICE

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Microcomput ... nav=SEARCH

It doesn't even need an mmc or data centre because it has a tape player. And a deal at only £300. P&P extra of course.
by Paul
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: RISC OS (+ABug!) London Show / Sat 24th Oct 2015
Replies: 49
Views: 6847

Re: RISC OS (+ABug!) London Show / Sat 24th Oct 2015

Dave, is that one your card? Any chance of another production run, I could do with another two :D

BTW, really enjoyed this years RISCOS Show. Lots of fun, looking forward to next years one! Good work Bryan and team!

Paul.
by Paul
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2609
Views: 215204

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Could you explain ? A company bought the rights to use the Acorn brand and logo ? Who sold that ? It's been auctioned or ? See the Wikipedia page for details. A super shiny screen, indeed! :lol: Sorry for the delayed reply. That Wikipedia page seemed to have it well. They simply licensed the brand ...
by Paul
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: RISC OS (+ABug!) London Show / Sat 24th Oct 2015
Replies: 49
Views: 6847

Re: RISC OS (+ABug!) London Show / Sat 24th Oct 2015

PRISMA 3 hardware on show as used by the BBC for the National Lottery and other programmes back in the day. Sadly the demo on display didn't show off the hardware at it's best. Yes, sorry we couldn't do much better than this. We were very short on time and didn't have any other programs to look at ...
by Paul
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2609
Views: 215204

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Genuine Acorn laptop... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-W812UI1 ... fresh=true

I remember speaking to these guys when they were just starting out. They weren't sure what I meant when I asked "Does it run RISC OS?" :wink:
by Paul
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: GBS-8200 not working on A4000
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

Re: GBS-8200 not working on A4000

Very fair points Zarchos. That sentence is a bit like an 'excuse' for the price. If only they added HDMI, included the other cables, a nice glossy manual, an impressive blue LED and YouTube setup videos for each Acorn machines, then that would be better :wink: These, particularly the box, is the rea...
by Paul
Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: GBS-8200 not working on A4000
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

Re: GBS-8200 not working on A4000

I bought one of those from 4D on ebay. The trouble is (I suppose) a UK company needs to research solutions and provide support. In this case, CJE have (I assume?) tested the boxes extensively with all acorn machines and will provide support on their boxes, whereas its I seem to rarely get decent tec...
by Paul
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A410/1 with IDE on ebay...
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: A410/1 with IDE on ebay...

Subject to more testing, my brother and I appear to have gotten to the bottom of the CF issue. We swapped podule cards in the A440/1 and our broken directories, data aborts and other issues dissappeared. The CF card and CF reader were the same. I'll list the makes / models of the two podule used. Wh...
by Paul
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A410/1 with IDE on ebay...
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: A410/1 with IDE on ebay...

Won it! Oops.. ;)
by Paul
Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Hats on Cats...?
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Hats on Cats...?

Sorry! I've just noticed that I've posted this to software instead of games. Moderators, please feel free to shift it over there :D
Paul.
by Paul
Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Hats on Cats...?
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Hats on Cats...?

Hi Everyone. A long while ago, far back in the 80's, my Brother, Dad and I enjoyed playing games on the BBC Micro on a Friday when Mum went out shopping (she didn't like all the wires!). Out came the trolly, and whilst listening to my Dads music on his GL75 record player, we played gamed such as Sna...
by Paul
Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A410/1 with IDE on ebay...
Replies: 5
Views: 826

A410/1 with IDE on ebay...

HI all. Just wondered if anyone is bidding on this A410/1 as part of an IDE resurrection re-manufacture? http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Archimedes-A410-1-ARM3-4MB-2GB-CF-HD-Econet-/351546525539?nav=SEARCH I was bidding as I'm keen on the IDE / CF system as it's got 4 500mb partitions and I can't get ...
by Paul
Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PRISMA 3 Manual.
Replies: 22
Views: 1879

Re: PRISMA 3 Manual.

Thanks Ian,

I've just ordered John Kortink's internal ReCo6502Mini for the Master. I'll update the thread when it comes.

Cheers,

Paul.
by Paul
Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 Connection!
Replies: 22
Views: 4268

Re: A3000 Connection!

Sorry, forgot to mention lag - none noticeable (that I can see)...
by Paul
Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 Connection!
Replies: 22
Views: 4268

Re: A3000 Connection!

Ok, at long last, we've got our kit running (actually, we did it last week, so sorry for the delay!) It's a rather clever little box ( / board) and works perfectly with our Archimedes. As part of our work (playing?) with the Prisma 3 system, I'd made up a 15pin VGA to 4 BNC Connector system (R,G,B,S...
by Paul
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PRISMA 3 Manual.
Replies: 22
Views: 1879

Re: PRISMA 3 Manual.

Hi everyone following this thread! As part of our trawling through the Millipede Prisma 3, we've been directed several times to the Prisma's Graphics Processor, the Hitachi HD63484 ACRTC. So here is the datasheet for the chip. We're driving the kit from an Archimedes A440/1, RO3.10 / Arm 3. Anyone w...
by Paul
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PRISMA 3 Manual.
Replies: 22
Views: 1879

Re: PRISMA 3 Manual.

Thanks Ian, It would be excellent to have a play with the software and get a better idea of what the kit can do, if you get a chance to put a CF card image together! Re: 6502 CoPro, I'm afraid I don't know too much about that side of things - and have so far not found a 'need' to buy one of the 6502...
by Paul
Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: PRISMA 3 Manual.
Replies: 22
Views: 1879

Re: PRISMA 3 Manual.

We're running into a bit of a challenge, the Prisma 3 seems to be plotting our graphics nicely, but we can't seem to get our head around (so far): 1. The Palette - these all seem to be the same colour. We've written to the screen with a selection of colours, changed the palette and repeated - all th...
by Paul
Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: PRISMA 3 Manual.
Replies: 22
Views: 1879

Re: PRISMA 3 Manual.

Well, we've got the kit running, after a bit of fun with palettes and BNC crimping...! Does anyone here have the Archimedes manual for the Prisma 3? Ian, I've got the BBC Master, the DataCentre, even a Marconi User Port trackerball, but sadly no 6502 Co-Pro :( I can't even imagine dragging around a ...
by Paul
Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PRISMA 3 Manual.
Replies: 22
Views: 1879

Re: PRISMA 3 Manual.

Thats brilliant Ian, do you think you'd be able to share a couple of those programs? I'd love to get that running on our kit. Was it all the software you wrote on the BBC, or were there some on the Archie? We're going to try and get a BBC Globe running on ours - my brother (Michael) has written some...
by Paul
Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: PRISMA 3 Manual.
Replies: 22
Views: 1879

Re: PRISMA 3 Manual.

Ah, I should note that the ROM I have is for the Archimedes and is on a Podule, so not for the BBC i'm afraid. The BBC used these on BBC Micros and Archimedes (the rackmount case has two ribbon connectors, one for each machine).
by Paul
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: PRISMA 3 Manual.
Replies: 22
Views: 1879

Re: PRISMA 3 Manual.

I remember that music video Ian! Do you have (would be willing to share) anything interesting to run on it? We got it without any software, so are busy writing little scripts for it! Were all the graphics drawn at the same time, or was the video split into layers -e.g background layer, video overlay...
by Paul
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 Connection!
Replies: 22
Views: 4268

Re: A3000 Connection!

We got the system set up, but unfortunatley, the keyboard I brought in today has a faulty plug. I've got a replacement plug and another keyboard to reference the pins out, so lunchtime tomorrow I'll be soldering - and then hopefully I'll be able to reply! Sorry for the delay :D
by Paul
Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PRISMA 3 Manual.
Replies: 22
Views: 1879

Re: PRISMA 3 Manual.

No Problem! :D It did take a long time to run through the scanner, releasing one page at a time. And even had to do the last 29 pages 4 times as a few of the pages were a bit unreliable in the scanner (a bit tacky with age) and the software doesn't save what's been scanned when there's a jam! :evil:...
by Paul
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PRISMA 3 Manual.
Replies: 22
Views: 1879

Re: PRISMA 3 Manual.

No one seems to have objected, so here's the manual for the Prisma 3 by Millipede Electronic Graphics for those with the hardware. This version is 0.1 Published in August 1987.

Enjoy!

Paul.