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by gazzaD
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: DCI-4 Econet driver
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: DCI-4 Econet driver

I also uncovered a binary copy of a DCI4 driver dated 1998 and apparently written by Acorn and DesignIT. Thanks for finding this. It would be useful if you could make this available, as I've not yet found any other versions of it. The source code to the Econet programs will also be useful to me at ...
by gazzaD
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: DCI-4 Econet driver
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: DCI-4 Econet driver

It's not in any boot sequences I've seen, probably because of the compatibility issues surrounding its use.
by gazzaD
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: DCI-4 Econet driver
Replies: 7
Views: 368

DCI-4 Econet driver

Hi all, Does anyone know where I can get hold of a DCI-4 EconetA driver module? All the references I can find to one online, point to FTP sites that are no longer active. From reading around I get the impression that some were more stable than others, so as many suggestions as possible will be welco...
by gazzaD
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi there!
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: Hi there!

If you don't mind me asking, were you involved in the electrical side? Apologies, didn't see this earlier. When I was working in Bush House for the beeb, my team had about 60 servers to look after, which made us one of the larger consumers of power on the site. So I very much had an interest in the...
by gazzaD
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Getting the FS time
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Getting the FS time

Then at 2080 the reported time wraps back around to 1980, which sort of makes sense as the 7 bit Econet year wraps at this value. No, the 7-bit date wraps round in 1981+128=2109. It does look like there's a bug in the Level 4 File Server code. It makes sense in as much as the value returned is 28 y...
by gazzaD
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Getting the FS time
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Getting the FS time

I've not run through the possible dates to confirm, but what appears to happen is the reported time remains 28 years ahead of the hardware clock on the fileserver until 2079. Then at 2080 the reported time wraps back around to 1980, which sort of makes sense as the 7 bit Econet year wraps at this va...
by gazzaD
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Getting the FS time
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Getting the FS time

What does your code actually return? What is the result of: SYS "NetFS_DoFSOp", 16, fstime%, 5, 5 PRINT ~fstime%!0, ~fstime%?4 ? Here is what gets returned across the 2000/2001 transition, where 'raw fstime' is your print statement. The FS clock has been advanced 24 hours between the two ...
by gazzaD
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Getting the FS time
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Getting the FS time

Upgrade to Level 3, it's the only way forward! A FileStore and you might be talking :) But back to the issue at hand. I've now had a chance to try a few different dates on the A3020, and it looks like Level 4 isn't fully Y2K compliant, as it returns all dates > 31st December 2000 as being 28 years ...
by gazzaD
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Getting the FS time
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Getting the FS time

Increasing the buffer to 7 bytes hasn't helped. Looking at the values returned by DoFSOp and comparing them to the PRM, the FS is returning the wrong year, rather than it being incorrectly converted. I've just fudged the code for now, but maybe when I get more time I'll give it a try with another Le...
by gazzaD
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Getting the FS time
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Getting the FS time

Until I get around to fixing the RTC in my A3000 I thought I'd have a go at syncing the clock to the Level 4 server on boot up using this code to get the network time: DIM fstime% 5, rotime% 5, format% 33, result% 26, rsize% 4 SYS "NetFS_DoFSOp", 16, fstime%, 5, 5 SYS "NetFS_ConvertDa...
by gazzaD
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 hard disc interface
Replies: 142
Views: 13619

Re: A3010 hard disc interface

If anyone is looking for an A3020 compatible CF drive, I've had success with these. I've no connection to the vendor, just a happy customer. There seem to be a lot of fake SanDisk cards on ebay, but they are easy to spot from the photos once you know what to look for. This was the shape I used to ge...
by gazzaD
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi there!
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Hi there!

Good evening from a damp East London, I was in Primary School as the BBC computer literacy project came about, and spent most of my schooling using Acorn machines until I reached university. Wind the clock forward a few years and I found myself working at the BBC, and getting the opportunity to meet...

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