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by danielj
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 10base-2 crossover?
Replies: 26
Views: 225

Re: 10base-2 crossover?

No one's done it on an adelaide, but all the necessary signals appear to be there.
by danielj
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Unidentified speech cartridge: Amstrad SSA-1 for CPC
Replies: 9
Views: 97

Re: Unidentified speech cartridge

That looks a bit Amstraddy to me :)

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by danielj
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Yet another RPC600 fault
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Yet another RPC600 fault

The vidc is responsible for producing sound, so that's where it starts. Go to town checking the continuity around those resistor packs, there are loads of fine links there that easily get knackered.. :?
by danielj
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft P-System
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Acornsoft P-System

Definitely. I'll pop a query out on the bbc mailing list, some of the old-crowd on there might have a copy...

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by danielj
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft P-System
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Acornsoft P-System

p-code running through the p-code system with ISO-Pascal is actually pretty fast?

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by danielj
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft P-System
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Acornsoft P-System

No, but do you have a copy of it?! It sounds very similar to what you could do with the 32016 in Panos (you can tie Fortran and Pascal together with those compilers).

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by danielj
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 10base-2 crossover?
Replies: 26
Views: 225

Re: 10base-2 crossover?

Mine happily chats to the global internet, but it does reside behind my router which doesn't let anything talk back to it. I'd love to see a telnet server take down an Arc ;) :D

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by danielj
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 10base-2 crossover?
Replies: 26
Views: 225

Re: 10base-2 crossover?

Okay, that's a start. How are the modules configured without having to use the standard boot sequence? I haven't been able to find anything online... e.g. setting nameservers, gateway, IP address etc, etc?

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by danielj
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 10base-2 crossover?
Replies: 26
Views: 225

Re: 10base-2 crossover?

Although the podule-modules just get copied into RAM anyway if I recall, as the podule ROMs tend to be 8bit. I did try TCP/IP with 2mb on my A3020 and it wasn't very nice. 4mb makes everything usable.

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by danielj
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 10base-2 crossover?
Replies: 26
Views: 225

Re: 10base-2 crossover?

Off you trot :lol: ;) . The RiscOS boot sequence is such a deep mystery to me that I'd take my chances with the soldering iron before attempting anything like that. You're right though, it should be possible to fit it on a 1.6mb floppy :) . Masochism is the word that springs to mind....
by danielj
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Model B takes up smoking
Replies: 39
Views: 905

Re: BBC Model B takes up smoking

Given that Mark works on big industrial electrical systems for a living, if he says its OK to poke it with a screwdriver, I'm happy to poke it with a screwdriver :)

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by danielj
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 10base-2 crossover?
Replies: 26
Views: 225

Re: 10base-2 crossover?

That would turn it into a non-standard A3010 - but yes, that's the route to getting both going on an A3010 :D However, that mod's not for the faint hearted.

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by danielj
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 10base-2 crossover?
Replies: 26
Views: 225

Re: 10base-2 crossover?

I just realised, you're using an A3010. You can't get tcp/ip set up on that easily (as far as I know) without having a hard disk to install Uniboot on which will give you the tcp/ip configuration options. And obviously on a standard A3010 it's either a network card or an ide card, you can't have bot...
by danielj
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 10base-2 crossover?
Replies: 26
Views: 225

Re: 10base-2 crossover?

10 Base 2 is just coaxial cable, there's nothing to cross over. It needs a terminating resistor at each end. Is the hub set up properly? Tcp/ip works perfectly over 2.

You won't be able to use the T and 2 ports on the RiscPC at the same time, it's one or the other.
by danielj
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: first post / introduction
Replies: 20
Views: 266

Re: first post / introduction

Hullo Bob :)
Welcome! If that beeb hasn't had a disc interface in it before, there are a few more things that need doing before it will talk to a disk drive - see page 28 here:

http://wiki.itmuseum.in.ua/images/8/8b/ ... 5_Sec1.pdf
by danielj
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mystery object, fits Econet socket
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: Mystery object, fits Econet socket

Given some of the obscure gannet like behaviour I've witnessed around useless hardware, I'm inclined to say if someone wants to pay £50 for it then more power to CJE's elbow...

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by danielj
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mystery object, fits Econet socket
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: Mystery object, fits Econet socket

I did consider that, but there isn't a big chunky MC6854 in there that I can see... (and it didn't cause the net icon to appear on an arc!)

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by danielj
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mystery object, fits Econet socket
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: Mystery object, fits Econet socket

Aye... The thing is, I'm not aware of anything that required a dongle on the Master, and for the arc I think it was mostly impression etc, and they used the printer port...

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by danielj
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mystery object, fits Econet socket
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: Mystery object, fits Econet socket

it's a bit dongley, isn't it :?

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by danielj
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mystery object, fits Econet socket
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: Mystery object, fits Econet socket

If you try plugging it into one of the Arcs which doesn't have networking installed, if it is econet it should result in the network icon appearing in RiscOS 3?

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by danielj
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: How do I enable joysticks on Electron Ghouls?
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: How do I enable joysticks on Electron Ghouls?

Then I'm guessing you can't use it with joysticks on the beeb without hacking it.

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by danielj
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: How do I enable joysticks on Electron Ghouls?
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: How do I enable joysticks on Electron Ghouls?

Don't use the electron version and use the BBC version? (this is a little like asking how to get a betamax tape to work in a VHS recorder...)

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by danielj
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Z80 on a BBC B
Replies: 30
Views: 272

Re: Z80 on a BBC B

Hi Keith - you don't need the Torch disk pack to run the communicator - it's just a double disk drive. You can use whatever's convenient! But you will obviously need a disc solution of some description :)

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by danielj
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Z80 on a BBC B
Replies: 30
Views: 272

Re: Z80 on a BBC B

Not in the slightest! The whole point of this forum is to share knowledge :)

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by danielj
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Z80 on a BBC B
Replies: 30
Views: 272

Re: Z80 on a BBC B

Welcome! Matchbox copros aren't available anymore, so unless you can find someone willing to part with one, that door is unfortunately closed :( Instead you have a few options: Cheesewedge Z80 (expensive) Torch Communicator (£40-50ish, come up on ebay from time to time). Pi-Zero copro (needs a level...
by danielj
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!
Replies: 58
Views: 2623

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

Wizzo works perfectly with my CF-SD adaptor, which I believe is the same as the modern SD-IDE adaptors...

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by danielj
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!
Replies: 58
Views: 2623

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

Fantastic... I shall give this a go with the 3010/3020. The nice thing about Wizzo on the A5000 is, however, that it lets you have 4 partitions on one drive.

All my CF/SD/IDE kit is currently compatible with everything so I shall seek out something incompatible :)

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by danielj
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!
Replies: 58
Views: 2623

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

Excellent. And would it also explain the inability to format?

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by danielj
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!
Replies: 58
Views: 2623

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

John, this is really good news! The potential problem is, unfortunately, the chicken-and-egg of loading the patch when it can't talk to the drive - or is the entire thing an issue with writing to the drive?

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