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Re: Today I received.....

Post by danielj » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:47 pm

This month's retrogamer, containing an interview with Kieran! :) Much kudos!

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Post by geraldholdsworth » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:16 am

JonC wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:30 pm
IDE goodies from IanS.
Got mine too. Thank you very much. Very happy chappy here.
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:36 am

Finally got a gotek!

Thanks Mark. Another lovely retroclinic delivery.

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BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
USA Model B
BBC Master, Datacentre + HDD, pi co-proc, econet

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by flaxcottage » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:20 am

Yes they are really good.

I mounted mine in a spare, self-powered floppy drive case. It looks the part now.

The only down side to the whole system is that a new, blank SSD or ADL file cannot be created easily on the drive. I use BeebEm or a Datacentre to create mine and drop them on the USB stick.

It does mean though that now I can carry my whole educational archive (except tapes) and play any title through the Gotek drive. :D :D
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Post by cmorley » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:47 am

flaxcottage wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:20 am
The only down side to the whole system is that a new, blank SSD or ADL file cannot be created easily on the drive. I use BeebEm or a Datacentre to create mine and drop them on the USB stick.
You can create an empty file (e.g. new txt file & rename to ssd or dsd) with a PC and format it on the Acorn machine.

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Post by flaxcottage » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:13 pm

Now that I didn't know. It sounds like a useful idea. Create a Floppy.ssd, then copy it multiple times and Windows will atomatically number the copies for me. Great tip, thanks. =D>
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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:30 pm

It said similar in Mark’s instructions. :D
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
USA Model B
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Post by Cutter » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:00 am

Another one with his IanS IDE podules. Nothing like the smell of fresh circuit boards! :D

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:38 am

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:30 pm
It said similar in Mark’s instructions. :D
In fact, in amongst a million other files the USB stick that came with the gotek has a number of blank files for DFS and ADFS etc.

Nice one Mark!
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
USA Model B
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Multiwizard » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:41 pm

Actually yesterday... :mrgreen:

I did run into this... (see pic)

At the mo I've already cleaned the TI & keyboards... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by DutchAcorn » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:54 pm

Nice find! Didn't you have an A5000 without a keyboard?
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Post by Multiwizard » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:58 pm

DutchAcorn wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:54 pm
Nice find! Didn't you have an A5000 without a keyboard?
Hi

yes I did, I had two (different types) A5000's but only one keyboard, but luckily not any-more... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:15 am

User guides for my USA beeb! Thanks to Retroclinic for pointing out the auction.

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Sadly no particular mention of hardware. :( I was hoping for some information about the ROMs but there is nothing beyond ‘your dealer must fit ROMs’. Hey ho.
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by adrm » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:09 am

The OSSC Line Doubler

I've only tried it for a minute using an Amiga, but it looks brilliant. So far.

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Post by guddler » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:02 am

A Master Dual MOS off eBay. The kind that uses a standard (large) eprom.

I've had a Retroclinic one ever since I've had the machine but have always wanted to customise it and frankly it just seemed easier (maybe not cheaper) to replace the dual MOS for a more conventional model than it was to buy a PLCC ZIP to DIP adapter and mess about with PLCC chip pullers, which I always seem to struggle with.

No time to play tonight sadly. Someone is demoing their 3D printer at one of the local clubs that I'm a member of :D

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Re: USA Beeb

Post by klintworth » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:19 pm

Re. USA Beeb
I have a USA Beeb as well. Have the User Guides ever been digitised? Any other source for USA Beeb info?
Thanks, Paul
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:15 am
User guides for my USA beeb! Thanks to Retroclinic for pointing out the auction.


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Sadly no particular mention of hardware. :( I was hoping for some information about the ROMs but there is nothing beyond ‘your dealer must fit ROMs’. Hey ho.
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Re: USA Beeb

Post by Lardo Boffin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:56 pm

klintworth wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:19 pm
Re. USA Beeb
I have a USA Beeb as well. Have the User Guides ever been digitised? Any other source for USA Beeb info?
Thanks, Paul
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:15 am
User guides for my USA beeb! Thanks to Retroclinic for pointing out the auction.


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Sadly no particular mention of hardware. :( I was hoping for some information about the ROMs but there is nothing beyond ‘your dealer must fit ROMs’. Hey ho.
Not that I am aware of. I didn’t find any when I looked a while back.
I suspect scanning these will be a mammoth task. :shock:
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Elminster » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:06 pm

As good as it is lugging the Aoyue 2703A solder station down the stairs to the soldering bench (dining table) to fix a single cold joint, then lugging it back up stairs again was getting to be a pain.

So for those situations I got one of these
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I didnt get the TS80 as it in an extra £10 + you need a high power USB battery thingy which I would have had to buy as well (only have the 10w versions). Although the jack type solder tips of the ts80 are easier to remove and store than the ones on the ts100 which require a hex key. Seemed to work really well on the cold joint I had in mind.
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Post by tricky » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:46 pm

A cheapo HDMI to USB capture device.
Two strange things:
1.it seems to convert HDMI to analogue and then capture that.
2.on the customs sticker (from sender) they value it at 61.xx GBP (can't remember pence) even though the actual cost was £6.25!

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Post by kieranhj » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:56 pm

tricky wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:46 pm
A cheapo HDMI to USB capture device.
Two strange things:
1.it seems to convert HDMI to analogue and then capture that.
2.on the customs sticker (from sender) they value it at 61.xx GBP (can't remember pence) even though the actual cost was £6.25!
The HDMI recorder I brought to ABUG was a bit more expensive than that one!

http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/products ... ocket.html

Although to be fair I did borrow it from work.
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by tricky » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:21 pm

But at least yours worked :)

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Post by Commie_User » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:57 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:15 am
I was hoping for some information about the ROMs but there is nothing beyond ‘your dealer must fit ROMs’. Hey ho.
Well that's America. The popular culture was always driven by caring less for technical specifics so long as all they wanted worked straight from the box.

There was some interest in programming and tinkering with healthy user groups. But I don't think there was the bedroom coder scene we had.

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by trixster » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:33 pm

adrm wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:09 am
The OSSC Line Doubler

I've only tried it for a minute using an Amiga, but it looks brilliant. So far.


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These really are fantastic, I’ve had one for about a year. With scart switches I’m running the following into it: SNES, megadrive, PS1, PS2, Saturn, Jaguar, NeoGeo AES. They all look absolutely terrific withthe scanlines, and most importantly there’s zero lag :)
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by guddler » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:51 pm

trixster wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:33 pm
These really are fantastic, I’ve had one for about a year. With scart switches I’m running the following into it: SNES, megadrive, PS1, PS2, Saturn, Jaguar, NeoGeo AES. They all look absolutely terrific withthe scanlines, and most importantly there’s zero lag :)
I see these talked about quite a lot - are they of any use for BBC's ? All the YouTube stuff seems to be console related. I've got BBC's and Amigas all hooked up to CRTs that while they took me a while to rescue from various places, they won't last forever and they take up a lot of space.

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Post by adrm » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:46 am

guddler wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:51 pm
trixster wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:33 pm
These really are fantastic, I’ve had one for about a year. With scart switches I’m running the following into it: SNES, megadrive, PS1, PS2, Saturn, Jaguar, NeoGeo AES. They all look absolutely terrific withthe scanlines, and most importantly there’s zero lag :)
I see these talked about quite a lot - are they of any use for BBC's ? All the YouTube stuff seems to be console related. I've got BBC's and Amigas all hooked up to CRTs that while they took me a while to rescue from various places, they won't last forever and they take up a lot of space.
I bought mine for use with my Beebs, Amiga, Atari ST, Apple IIGS, Atari XEGS.
So far I'm happier with this purchase compared to my pro level JVC CRT. Although I do like the JVC, I feel the OSSC was a better investment.

Most likely I'll buy a RetroTINK 2X to use with the OSSC as well, but I believe this will see less use.
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Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:24 pm

A boxed (serial numbers matching the unit and box), working, virtually perfect (the colour of the outside of the case is more or less the same as the inside) and I think fairly complete 6502 co-proc. :D Its a shame the cables have eaten into the polys as they are otherwise bright white and lovely.

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It has DNFS and Hi-BASIC ROMs (not yet tested) and the manual. Not sure what the significance of A2 is...

Here it is next to my non-yellowed USA beeb.

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Sadly I bought it to sell on :cry: . Having seen it I am not sure I want to but hey ho.
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BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
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Post by Multiwizard » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:14 pm

Hi,

today I received this, see pics below...

I've searched for this specific tape-recorder for over 30 years.

This is the one which I always used in the early 80´s to load all my Atom software... :D

This recorder is in absolute unused brand new mint condition, so today I had the honour to put in the first battery´s and tape ever... :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2AR0ltNunY


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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Post by jonb » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:06 pm

Today I got a tiny bulb in the post, for the power switch of my MDS-230.

Nothing out of the ordinary you might think, until you see the size of the box it came in...

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Bulb is circled. Box measures 35 x 25 x 5 cm, bulb measures 1.5 x .5 cm...

The bulb is about 1.5cm long. Look at that box! No wonder shipping it cost £6 from Germany. Worth it, though.. the power button looks proper:

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:D
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Commie_User » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:08 pm

Must be a special offer on at the post office.

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by KarateEd » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:41 pm

These actually came yesterday, some econet parts so I can start working on a net setup and some software for RISC O/S.
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Ed...... :-)

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