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by danielj
Thu May 24, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebMaster BBC B Econet Kit
Replies: 15
Views: 514

Re: BeebMaster BBC B Econet Kit

Assuming you're using an 8bit machine as a fileserver, it needs a coprocessor, hard drive (original, ide or BeebSCSI), and can't be used for anything else. You'll also need a clock: https://www.waitingforfriday.com/?p=19 is a good & cheap option! Wealth of links from PaulV's page: https://www.re...
by danielj
Wed May 23, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4588
Views: 302626

Re: Today I received.....

Virgin is properly reliable. Having done both, you don't notice the upload speeds being a little bit lower, but you notice the fact a family of four can hammer the connection without it flinching...

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by danielj
Wed May 23, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: GOTEK and ADFS Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: GOTEK and ADFS Issue

So, given that you'll have no trouble buying a new 74LS393, I'd suggest snipping it out and making the links across the legs you've left in there? If you like, you can desolder the legs, clean up the holes, and solder in a socket?
d.
by danielj
Wed May 23, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Deciphering some BASIC (discovering CommunITel Modem commands)
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Deciphering some BASIC (discovering CommunITel Modem commands)

Yup, that's what it looks like - and if you look at the code posted above, you'll see that it doesn't ever change the tx/rx speed to the beeb. Just sets both to 1200 and leaves it at that. The aim here is simply to get the wifi modem giving the responses and responding to the commands that communite...
by danielj
Wed May 23, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Deciphering some BASIC (discovering CommunITel Modem commands)
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Deciphering some BASIC

So this is a bit more helpful! flaxcottage has helpfully scanned some documentation that confirms that the modem is speaking 1200/1200 to the beeb no matter what rate it's connected at. And I've had a rummage in more of the programs on the commmunitel disk: It looks like you have a number of strings...
by danielj
Wed May 23, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebSID
Replies: 930
Views: 84976

Re: BeebSID

I think RobC has some PCBs still?

d.
by danielj
Tue May 22, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: GOTEK and ADFS Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: GOTEK and ADFS Issue

You need
host = acorn
in your flashfloppy config for it to recognise ADF files in the right format for ADFS - otherwise it thinks they're for the amiga.

d.
by danielj
Mon May 21, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Deciphering some BASIC (discovering CommunITel Modem commands)
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Deciphering some BASIC

Sure - it's the modem test code from CommunITel - (in the Pcoder file) - CommunITel doesn't seem to speak hayes, it speaks Tandata, so I'm trying to work out how the modem is meant to respond in order to get it to work with communitel (ideally not having to hack the communitel software at all) - the...
by danielj
Mon May 21, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Deciphering some BASIC (discovering CommunITel Modem commands)
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Deciphering some BASIC

Thanks Dave - getting there then. I'm still confused as to why on earth would you be putting characters into the serial input buffer.

I think I need a copy of the dacom 2123 autoanswer modem manual - but I can't find one for toffee...

d.
by danielj
Mon May 21, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Deciphering some BASIC (discovering CommunITel Modem commands)
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Deciphering some BASIC (discovering CommunITel Modem commands)

I'm trying to divine the operation of the CommunITel modem, the key to some of its behaviours seem to be locked up here in this BASIC program - can anyone help with what some of the lines are doing? Specifically, lines 260 (seems to be setting up various things for what? the USR&FFF4 call?), lin...
by danielj
Sun May 20, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 60
Views: 1776

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

So I've had a bit of a poke with Communitel - it's expecting a smart modem, which I'm assuming is one running the hayes command set... I *think* it's also expecting to talk to it at 1200 baud (no matter what) - there seem to be some *FX7,4s in the detection code. Does anyone have any documentation f...
by danielj
Sat May 19, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Torch Z80 Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 484

Re: Torch Z80 Problems

The Torch works in a completely different fashion to the Acorn coprocessors - I don't think you can draw anything from that specifically. But we can be fairly sure that something on there is buggered. If the 6522 is socketed, swap it with the system via on your BBC Micro and see if the beeb still wo...
by danielj
Sat May 19, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 60
Views: 1776

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

Well done! - Did you manage to get commstar V2 to work with it and viewdata? I couldn't get to grips with it :?

d.
by danielj
Sat May 19, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 60
Views: 1776

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

Small update to the firmware - firstly sorting out the method used for ensuring background processes take place, secondly ensuring that when HW flow control is enabled, that it gets re-instigated post baud rate change. Tested CCl4 at 9600bps with hardware flow control enabled (max that you can do th...
by danielj
Sat May 19, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 60
Views: 1776

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

Yes, that'd potentially do it as the beeb won't think it can send.

d.
by danielj
Sat May 19, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 60
Views: 1776

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

No, you're probably nearly there. Which version of the firmware are you using? With or without the flow control? Depending on when you downloaded it, it may have had the flow control in by default, the current version has it disabled? d. Edit: More: Check you've set both send and receive to 2400bps ...
by danielj
Sat May 19, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 60
Views: 1776

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

OK - confirm that hardware flow control is working with the NodeMCU on the beeb :)
by danielj
Fri May 18, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cartridge slots
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: Cartridge slots

If you had a plus 1 plugged in, there wasn't a "through" expansion connector. That and it was also neater than extending further and further backwards I guess?

http://lionels.orpheusweb.co.uk/CompNyb ... ctron.html (just missing a plus 3 there :D)

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by danielj
Thu May 17, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Mac Arculator
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: Mac Arculator

Allegro 4 won't compile on the mac at all anymore. If someone's managed it I'd love to know?

d.
by danielj
Thu May 17, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4588
Views: 302626

Re: Today I received.....

Great work Tricky :) - I've been really happy with JLC! The price is outrageously good.

d.
by danielj
Thu May 17, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 60
Views: 1776

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

I've added schematics/PCB layout to the github repository now, so standalone direct-plug-in units can be built. Note, the PCB is as yet completely untested! It should, however, work with the firmware on the stardot repo.

d.
by danielj
Thu May 17, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Torch Z80 Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 484

Re: Torch Z80 Problems

It'll be something on the torch board - there's no magic around the Tube - it's really just data/address lines straight from the processor.

d.
by danielj
Thu May 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 60
Views: 1776

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

Perfect. Yup, 7 and 8 on the nodemcu. It'll be tomorrow when I manage to check what it's doing properly, but I suspect it's actually working! I'll tweak the hardware I've been putting together to have a jumper to select hardware flow, and also make sure 13/15 are used for the control lines to the rs...
by danielj
Wed May 16, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 60
Views: 1776

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

It's most important for the beeb to stop it sending - I don't think the ESP is going to have too much trouble dealing with the data hurtling out of an 8bit machine through an ACIA :D - What I will do is try and see if it's just my FTDI dongle that's being grumpy or whether it's really not pushing ou...
by danielj
Wed May 16, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 60
Views: 1776

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

Yes - so it sees the computer's RTS and sends the initial text, but it never asserts RTS itself, or at least not so far as the FTDI's concerned, so with hardware flow turned on the PC will never send anything to the ESP as it never thinks it's ready - if I turn off hardware flow it's fine so long as...
by danielj
Wed May 16, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 60
Views: 1776

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

Nearly there - I think that's the wrong pinmode for GPIO15 though, it's never giving the FTDI a signal that it's clear to send. Definitely responding to RTS. Is there a list of these anywhere?
by danielj
Wed May 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 60
Views: 1776

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

So, that HW-flow register twiddling doesn't seem to work - at least with my FTDI-USB - I need to have a prod at it with the scope to see if those pins are actually doing anything, but it's behaving as if there's no HW-Flow control.

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by danielj
Wed May 16, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 60
Views: 1776

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

They seem to be out of stock at CPC, but do have the 'locking' version. Any idea if that will fit, or does the locking mechanism get in the way? http://cpc.farnell.com/deltron-enclosures/590-0520/5-pin-domino-locking-din-plug/dp/CN00046 Couldn't guarantee it, but it looks like the locking bit is op...
by danielj
Wed May 16, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Torch Z80 Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 484

Re: BBC + Torch Z80 Help

Confusion rules. :) By the sounds of things you have the right ROM in your machine, the ABL one is for the 8271. Back to checking if the Torch works... You don't need system discs to run CCPN - if it's all good, you'll get the CPN prompt (basically CP/M in ROM).

:)

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