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by vanekp
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Problem BBC Model B and Turbo MMC
Replies: 27
Views: 444

Re: Problem BBC Model B and Turbo MMC

The way I read it in the service manual that should be correct.
Peter.
by vanekp
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: How to convert tape to UEF
Replies: 34
Views: 923

Re: How to convert tape to UEF

Okay I have never tried to convert electron tapes to UEF are they different to BBC (I did not think so) As when I run makeuef I just get 100's of errors does not matter if I use -w 0 180 or not i.e. MakeUEF V2.3. Command line: -i Camelot(SuperiorSoftware)(E)[Side1].csw Date (D/M/Y) and time: 16/01/2...
by vanekp
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4350
Views: 265062

Re: Today I received.....

Nice that is got salvaged and saved from being destroyed for ever =D> =D> =D>
Peter.
by vanekp
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Electron User Mini Office
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Electron User Mini Office

Ahh silly of me I looked under the games tapes not other software :)
Peter.
by vanekp
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Electron User Mini Office
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Electron User Mini Office

Don't see "Electron User Mini Office" [Tape version] anywhere on sth anyone interested in uef files and scans of the documentation?
Mini Office[tapeInLay].jpg

Peter.
by vanekp
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Beebem on Github
Replies: 118
Views: 6137

Re: Beebem on Github

Another BeebEm problem if you create a uef file with makeuef and it had a dummy byte in the leadin tone BeemEm sees the 1st block as "Non-standard" BeebEm.png So does not load the 1st program. BeebEmLoad.png On B-Em it works fine. B-Em.png Here is the log from makeuef for the 1st file and ...
by vanekp
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Emulating FDC Boards
Replies: 44
Views: 3546

Re: MAME: Emulating FDC Boards

You mean its an issue with mame itself and not with the BBC model B emulation under mame ? In any event it is creating non standard format .SSD's addition:- Did some more testing..... the BBC Master 128 works fine does not screw up the disk image and the BBC Micro Model B+ 64k also work fine so it s...
by vanekp
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4350
Views: 265062

Re: Today I received.....an Electron

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after a month via ebay parcel service (SLOOOOW) and after 5 min it gave up the ghost 1st hanging then random characters on the screen then nothing..... Re-seated the ULA and it seems to have come back to life again after that.
Peter.
by vanekp
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Emulating FDC Boards
Replies: 44
Views: 3546

Re: MAME: Emulating FDC Boards

I am using the BBC Model B in mame, with the standard Acorn DFS 1.20, I created a blank SSD in BeebEm opened the image in Mame and wrote a file to it. If I then try to open the image in BeebEm I cant and when comparing it with a image created in BeebEm (see hex dumps) block 2 of the disk bytes are o...
by vanekp
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Emulating FDC Boards
Replies: 44
Views: 3546

Re: MAME: Emulating FDC Boards

Yes I am using 0.193 of mame.
by vanekp
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fault finding index
Replies: 86
Views: 16907

Re: Fault finding index

O Lucky you have a device like that makes life easy to fault find the problem, and good to hear you got it back on the road :)
Peter.
by vanekp
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Emulating FDC Boards
Replies: 44
Views: 3546

Re: MAME: Emulating FDC Boards

MAME .SSD disc's don't work properly, below is the same file saved on a BeeBEm (Below) and on Mame (Above) BBCMame.png in the hex dump you can see MAME offsets the data at &100 by 1 and if you write to a existing disc image you end up destroying it. Hope this problem will be addressed and fixed ...
by vanekp
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fault finding index
Replies: 86
Views: 16907

Re: Fault finding index

Wow you have been busy there, glad you managed to get them all sorted out.
by vanekp
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Tape protection systems
Replies: 67
Views: 5678

Re: Tape protection systems

it checks the lead-in switching tones of ABBEY3 and somehow generated a check at the address &76 which is the copy protection of the software, if its not correct it then resets the bbc. These are the leadin tones that are checked before loading ABBEY3 HauntedAbbeyLeadin.png I think it's used to ...
by vanekp
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Gremlin ROM Manual
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Gremlin ROM Manual

Sorry nothing in my archive for that, though I did have something, but seems not.
Hopefully someone has a scanned document of it.
Peter.
by vanekp
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Haunted Abbey protection
Replies: 11
Views: 1387

Re: Haunted Abbey protection

thanks :wink:
Peter.
by vanekp
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Tape protection systems
Replies: 67
Views: 5678

Re: Tape protection systems

Just created a waf using PlayUEF from one of the hq.uef files and was able to load it in mame without a problem so thanks, can play some more with it will next test it on my BBC when I am back home and see if it works on there as well.
Peter.
by vanekp
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Haunted Abbey protection
Replies: 11
Views: 1387

Re: Haunted Abbey protection

yes gathered that only the worldofspectrum.org site has changed due to abuse and you cant access them anymore off those link's and cant find them on the site itself anymore.
Was interested to read the article about the copy protection.
Peter.
by vanekp
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Haunted Abbey protection
Replies: 11
Views: 1387

Re: Haunted Abbey protection

what do the ftp links point to as it asks for a user name / password to access the ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/ links ?
by vanekp
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Tape protection systems
Replies: 67
Views: 5678

Re: Tape protection systems

I see the tape image .uef and .csw copied of Haunted Abbey by A&F from the old Acorn Preservation site don't work in BeebEm or B-Em it would seem it has something to do with the built in copy protection as given on the loading screen :- HauntedAbbey.png Does anyone have a good working wav copy o...
by vanekp
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Flip! - Icon
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Flip! - Icon

Odd as as I played it the other day to completion on Beebem with no problems, it was with the tape version of the game.
by vanekp
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Only the Break key works on Keyboard
Replies: 15
Views: 467

Re: Only the Break key works on Keyboard

Glad you got to the bottom 0f the problem, another BBC restored to a working condition, well done :D =D>
by vanekp
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: general
Topic: New look Repton Resource Page
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: New look Repton Resource Page

all very well but how do I get the basic program file onto a disc image as the Arc ADFS is different to BBC ADFS? ahhh worked it out if you put the file in the FS DIR you can the run it from there "This is the ArculFS directory. Place files here for them to appear in the ArculFS filesystem"...
by vanekp
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: general
Topic: New look Repton Resource Page
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: New look Repton Resource Page

Question how does one apply the patch to EGO - Repton 4?
There is a file RepPatch,ffb but not knowing much about the Archimedes have no idea how to apply this patch.
Peter.
by vanekp
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Turbo MMC - File commands
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Turbo MMC - File commands

the copy syntax is *COPY 0 1 <file> as per the normal DFS filing system.
though you do need to make sure the destination is write enabled with DUNLOCK and the din number.
Peter.
by vanekp
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: How to convert tape to UEF
Replies: 34
Views: 923

Re: How to convert tape to UEF

we all live and learn, and glad you managed to sort it out.
Peter.
by vanekp
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Turbo MMC - File commands
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Turbo MMC - File commands

you can mount more than one image on to drives 0 to 3 use the DIN command *DIN (<DRV>) <dno> I.E. *DIN 44 0 --> this will mount din disk image 44 in drive 0 *DIN 45 1 You can then copy from drive 0 to drive 1 but if you want to copy to the same drive then you will have to load and save it or *load a...
by vanekp
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Additional RAM board
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: Additional RAM board

have a look here http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12299 on some info pics of the card.
You can also find a ROM in that post for the card.
And here is the document so you can see what it all can be used for.
WE_32KRAMcard.pdf
(284.62 KiB) Downloaded 10 times

Peter.
by vanekp
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: How to convert tape to UEF
Replies: 34
Views: 923

Re: How to convert tape to UEF

Lol yes they are in hex its the 4th last block in the file (counting in decimal :wink: ) you can see/hear its shorter than the other blocks. I Used *OPT2,0 to ignore errors and loaded it in on my BBC can do the same with the uef or csw file on BeebEm. It them left the missing data at 0's and i then ...

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