All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #8, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am - 11pm

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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #8, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am - 11pm

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Could you add me to the list please. I am not sure I can be there all day but I am particularly interested in the BeebEm talk and the floppy talks in the evening but will see what else I find time for.
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #8, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am - 11pm

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GordonSJ wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:47 pm
Are these events going to be recorded?
If the presenter(s) are happy to be recorded, yes.

There is an index of recordings here :wink:

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Thank you for adding me to the list, looking forward to it! I haven't yet received a Zoom invitation, so just wanted to check if this was going to be sent out ahead of tomorrow? If my email address isn't visible, drop me a private message and I can share it :)

EDIT: I've now received the invite, thank you very much! :D
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #8, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am - 11pm

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Me please for afternoon; emulation :-)
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penguin42 wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:51 pm
Me please for afternoon; emulation :-)
Hi, nice to see you on the forum! :)

FYI both the morning talk (11am - 12 noon) and early afternoon talks (1.30pm - 2.30pm) are about emulation, specifically Beebem! :)

Anyway, I've added you to the list.

I'll send out all remaining Calendar Invites containing the Zoom logins later this afternoon/early evening.

0 places left*.

* = I say that, but I notice there's been quite a lot of afternoon-only signups since the Frak demo was announced(!) so on this occassion I think it's safe to make a few more places available, so should anybody else wish to join in tomorrow: please post in the thread by midnight tonight if you'd like to reserve a spot (and if you're new to ABug events - or haven't already confirmed - please also PM me to state that you're happy to receive the Zoom info in the form of a Calendar Invite email sent from the ABug Google Account). If you think Google is the arch-enemy of mankind then I can forward the logins by PM if absolutely necessary. Thanks!
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please add me too. Thanks
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Added.

-1 places left :P

(Btw I still need to send the remaining Calendar invites out, I'll do that later tonight).
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A little late to the party but count me in if there is room for the Afternoon 👍
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Added.

All invites containing the Zoom logins have now been sent. If you haven't received them, please post in this thread.
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #8, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am - 11pm

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I don't have the zoom link for today's event.
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PM'd you the logins.
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #8, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am - 11pm

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Hi,

Here are the slides for "discbeast, and hidden treasures":
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/ ... sp=sharing


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Thanks everyone for another great day, sorry I crashed after Chris' excellent talk.
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Although my BeebEm past, present and future talk wasn't recorded, you can see the slides here:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/ ... slide=id.p
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #8, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am - 11pm

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Thanks Chris - great talk by the way.

[Edit: that goes for both Chris's...]
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Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon session I was able to attend on Saturday, thank you to everyone who hosted, presented and contributed to the discussions, it was really great =D>
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #8, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am - 11pm

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Any idea if and when recordings will be available? Thanks.
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Hi, there's a bit of a backlog as I still need to release the previous month's recordings (which have taken a long time to edit due to a Zoom glitch amongst other factors).

Once all of the September talks are online, I'll begin releasing October's. However I am hoping to get the Source Code 'Reveal' session online within the next couple of days - again, a lot of editing needed on this one to fix various tech issues, and I'm away today so can't work on it until much later tonight).
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #8, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am - 11pm

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BigEd wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:41 am
Thanks Chris - great talk by the way.

[Edit: that goes for both Chris's...]
Thanks BigEd!
Did I adequately answer the question about how to use the 1770 to write arbitrary FM streams? Not sure I was the clearest I could have been on that one.


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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #8, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am - 11pm

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Yes, you did: the switch to MFM and the nibble offset certainly made sense to me. Ingenious!
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #8, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am - 11pm

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Really interesting day, thanks to everyone involved! I didn’t have much to contribute but I find it really interesting just to listen to all the discussions :)
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #8, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am - 11pm

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I'm finally getting round to catching up with the videos for the October/November ABugs ...

Here is Nick Pelling's talk/preview about the new PC version of Frak!

Imagehttp://abug.org.uk/index.php/2020/10/03/fraks-back

Go HERE for the Frak! homepage on STEAM.
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #8, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am - 11pm

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Arcadian wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:01 pm
I'm finally getting round to catching up with the videos for the October/November ABugs ...

Here is Nick Pelling's talk/preview about the new PC version of Frak!
Excellent! :D Thanks for sharing.

I hope nickpelling likes the remixed Arcadians theme you use for the intros to these videos. ;)

Edit: I see that question was asked at about 43 minutes into the talk. :oops:
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Next up is Rhys Jones' Domesday emulation talk ...

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Here's Jasper Renow-Clarke's software preservation-oriented talk about his Floppy Disk Controller board for Raspberry Pi ...

Imagehttp://abug.org.uk/index.php/2020/10/03 ... fdc-board/

Github project page:
https://github.com/picosonic/bbc-fdc

Stardot thread to order the FDC boards from Jason Stonier:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=20088
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Apologies for the big delay with this one, here is Chris Evans' (scarybeasts) talk about Discbeast ...

Imagehttp://abug.org.uk/index.php/2020/10/03/discbeast

"Careful archiving of old BBC discs reveals that there are a surprising number of release variants for many games. This talk covers discbeast -- a tool that can be used to image discs on original hardware (for those without a Greaseweazle or similar device), as well as how discbeast identifies variants. We will also dive into a range of interesting discoveries made so far in our quest to archive original discs and identify variants."

Stardot thread for Discbeast:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19953
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Here's the update phil_pem gave about some items of software that had been recently preserved for the RISC OS platform:

Imagehttp://abug.org.uk/index.php/2020/10/03/risc-os-software-preservation/

We've just opened a new forum specifically for RISC OS Software preservation too (currently devoid of any posts!):
viewforum.php?f=84
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I know I've posted this video elsewhere on the forum, but for completeness and to round this thread off, below is the 'Source Code' reveal talk, which saw ex-Acorn computers personel pour over the source code for software they wrote some 35-40 years ago ... all of which has now been recovered, thanks to Stuart Swales and Paul Fellows (and also hoglet and flibble of this here forum! :) ).

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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #8, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am - 11pm

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Relevant Links:

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BBC Micro sources on Github (converted from SKS archives)

Acorn OS 120
http://github.com/stardot/AcornOS120

Acorn DNFS v300
http://github.com/stardot/AcornDNFSv300

Acorn 6502 Tube ROM
http://github.com/stardot/Acorn6502TubeROM

Acorn MASM v115
http://github.com/stardot/AcornMASMv115

$.BBCWini.Library [Binaries for internal Acorn tools inc. various rom hacks]
http://abug.org.uk/files/BBCWini/devtools.zip


BBC Micro sources on Github (converted from PMF BASIC sources)

Acorn Cmos Basic [BASIC 4]
http://github.com/stardot/AcornCmosBasic

Acorn Dmos Basic [Variant(?) of BASIC 41]
http://github.com/stardot/AcornDmosBasic

Acorn Basic 128
http://github.com/stardot/AcornBasic128


RISC OS & BBC Micro files on 4corn (features all SKS files)

Web page containing all file links and build instructions for RISC OS platforms
http://4corn.co.uk/articles/65hostandmos

Original file archive received from SKS (in RISC OS Zip format)
http://4corn.co.uk/articles/65hostandmo ... oodies.zip
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