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by danielj
Wed May 24, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master ROM
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: BBC Master ROM

It's definitely a mask ROM, so not one of the modern rom-switchers.

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by danielj
Wed May 24, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: general
Topic: 8bs.com
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: 8bs.com

Lots of broken links :(

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by danielj
Wed May 24, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master ROM
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: BBC Master ROM

That's a little unusual! Bit of information on the Master's ROM: http://mdfs.net/Info/Comp/BBC/SROMs/MegaROM.htm

The standard one is certainly not on a carrier...

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by danielj
Wed May 24, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: software
Topic: MEGA NEWS ! QDBUG DOC AVAILABLE !
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: MEGA NEWS ! QDBUG DOC AVAILABLE !

Have a chat with flibble about finding it a home... :)

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by danielj
Wed May 24, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: software
Topic: MEGA NEWS ! QDBUG DOC AVAILABLE !
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: MEGA NEWS ! QDBUG DOC AVAILABLE !

Can you explain what this is? If it's archimedes related, I'd suggest talking to flibble? Stardot's a good place for popping things transiently, but it's not good as an archive site as it's just a forum.

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by danielj
Wed May 24, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron Plus 3 RAM/ROM board problem
Replies: 18
Views: 394

Re: Electron Plus 3 RAM/ROM board problem

Fear not! You don't need a track continuity mode, you just need to turn your multimeter to the lowest resistance range (usually 200ohm?) - if the tracks are broken you'll get a maxed out reading (i.e. near infinite resistance).

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by danielj
Wed May 24, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: BBC micro stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: BBC micro stuff

And me :) :D
by danielj
Wed May 24, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: SRLOAD and DataCentre
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: SRLOAD and DataCentre

No, it's not :( you have to copy it to a ram drive or idehd first...
by danielj
Tue May 23, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New TEAC floppy drives
Replies: 25
Views: 367

Re: New TEAC floppy drives

You don't need a case and can run it off the beeb!
by danielj
Tue May 23, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New TEAC floppy drives
Replies: 25
Views: 367

Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Assuming coming from the US, there shouldn't be any import duty on the drives, but there will be a big VAT kick to the cajones..

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by danielj
Tue May 23, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New TEAC floppy drives
Replies: 25
Views: 367

Re: New TEAC floppy drives

Hi Jason,
Yup - consider me interested :)

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by danielj
Mon May 22, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Stupid question about SCSI and IDE podules
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: Stupid question about SCSI and IDE podules

In fact I don't understand how many layers there are with these podules, what is software, what is hardware and or again with a software layer on the podule. I confess, I don't know how it layers up either :? - Something to do with FileCore and drivers. Someone who knows the inners of RiscOS should...
by danielj
Mon May 22, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Stupid question about SCSI and IDE podules
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: Stupid question about SCSI and IDE podules

Exactly - Some IDE podules (e.g. the castle one for the A30x0 series) use the ADFS IDE handling. Some use IDEFS and are completely independent of !Configure.

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by danielj
Mon May 22, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 3930
Views: 188553

Re: Today I received.....

Oh dear - have those taken off in the Netherlands too?
by danielj
Mon May 22, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: software: games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 368
Views: 21973

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

\:D/ Make 'em wait Dave :D Elk First! Elk First! :D :D \:D/
by danielj
Mon May 22, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: ADFS 1.30 disassembly
Replies: 56
Views: 1143

Re: ADFS 1.30 disassembly

Page 14/15:
http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org ... lus3UG.pdf

I need to check the internals of my plus 3 to see how it's set up... (all those blasted screws...) It definitely always used to do the flicker thing in those screen modes.

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by danielj
Sun May 21, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 3930
Views: 188553

Re: Today I received.....

*disclaimer* - stardot is not a substitute for courses of treatment recommended by your physician! :D

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(and glad the Paxil's had a positive effect!)
by danielj
Sun May 21, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 3930
Views: 188553

Re: Today I received.....

Basically, yes. :)

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by danielj
Sun May 21, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?
Replies: 27
Views: 390

Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

On ebay you do have buyer protection, which I've used to great effect on a number of occasions. Crowdfunding your protection is precisely zipzerozilcheroonie.
by danielj
Sun May 21, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?
Replies: 27
Views: 390

Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

The "potted history of Acorn Computers" should also serve as a cautionary tale... In fairness to the next, there's actually a physical product that's been prototyped. This one looks relatively low risk in the great scheme of things...

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by danielj
Sun May 21, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A Master List for New Retro Kit?
Replies: 41
Views: 594

Re: A Master List for New Retro Kit?

MartinB wrote:ha! No, of course not, just joking - this management team is the best ever... =D> 8)


Sycophancy will get you everywhere. Have a free broken 6522 that I've cut the legs off.

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by danielj
Sun May 21, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A Master List for New Retro Kit?
Replies: 41
Views: 594

Re: A Master List for New Retro Kit?

MartinB wrote:No, you're quite right Mark, I've done the mention myself - job done... :D

(The tricky part was not having the post deleted by The Green, Amber & Pink Management... :lol: )


I don't think I've deleted any of your posts... Yet? :D
by danielj
Sat May 20, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: CMOS Battery Replacement Questions
Replies: 33
Views: 788

Re: CMOS Battery Replacement Questions

=D> Another RiscPC lives to fight another day! Well done! :)

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by danielj
Sat May 20, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Hybrid 5000 Music Synthesiser for BBC Micro
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Hybrid 5000 Music Synthesiser for BBC Micro

PMs should work for you now.

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by danielj
Sat May 20, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?
Replies: 27
Views: 390

Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

I, for one, am a big fan of the harlequin clones - proper speccies built from off the shelf parts due to the genius of a bit of reverse engineering from the die. The next would look nice on my shelf - and the case is gorgeous, but I can't see it getting more use than my Harlequin 128 or rubberkeyed ...
by danielj
Sat May 20, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: GBS8200 fix
Replies: 31
Views: 393

Re: GBS8200 fix

Another word on this - my second GBS8200 to all intents and purposes looked fine without modification, but playing something that puts the video output of the beeb through its paces (i.e. Tricky's excellent Frogger) revealed otherwise - little coloured artifacts, sparklies and all sorts in the playf...
by danielj
Sat May 20, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?
Replies: 27
Views: 390

Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

sirmorris wrote:Quite good FPGA dev kit for £100. I'm tempted.

:lol:
by danielj
Sat May 20, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: HCCS HardCard for A3000
Replies: 27
Views: 467

Re: HCCS HardCard for A3000

I bought PowerIDE from Gary a few years ago. Excellent support even though I was probably the only person to buy it for a decade or more :D

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by danielj
Fri May 19, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: HCCS HardCard for A3000
Replies: 27
Views: 467

Re: HCCS HardCard for A3000

Great :D - you just need a bit of faith :)

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by danielj
Fri May 19, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: HCCS HardCard for A3000
Replies: 27
Views: 467

Re: HCCS HardCard for A3000

Trying it isn't going to kill anything :)

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