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by BeebMaster
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SRAM PCB modification difficulties
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: SRAM PCB modification difficulties

It isn't necessary to modify the PCB, you can instead modify the chip by soldering flying wires to the pins and attaching these permanently (by soldering) or temporarily (using a spring-loaded probe clip or similar) to the points on the PCB. That way there's no permanent change to your BBC, there's ...
by BeebMaster
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Fine Ales
Replies: 18
Views: 402

Re: Fine Ales

I know this is under "off-topic", but what the Viglen is this??!!!

danielj wrote:Signature
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ZX81, Spectrum 48k, Amstrad CPC464, C64

by BeebMaster
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Domesday pre-release laserdiscs found
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Domesday pre-release laserdiscs found

Very interesting. I suppose it stands to reason that there was a test version, or at least an earlier version before the main release because in the first instance software and hardware actually got tested in those days before being dumped on the general public!!!! and they would have needed a worki...
by BeebMaster
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A4 ALA66 A4 Econet module?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: A4 ALA66 A4 Econet module?

They are pretty rare, as the number of responses may hint at! CJE sometimes have them, they may be operating a waiting list for one. Perhaps this is moment for someone to step in and adapt a standard Econet module to fit the A4? Does the A4 have the capability to take an Archimedes podule? An Econet...
by BeebMaster
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ROM for the Acorn IEEE-488 wedge...
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: ROM for the Acorn IEEE-488 wedge...

I make quite a bit of use of sideways RAM for loading ROM images, and only usually commit them to EPROM if I need a permanent solution.

On my Econet file server, I often have users created specifically for the purpose of loading a particular ROM, eg. *I AM IEEE, *I AM ANFS418, *I AM BASIC4 etc.
by BeebMaster
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Winchester Hard Drive Noises
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Winchester Hard Drive Noises

Ooh what a lovely thread!

Here's a Seagate ST225.
ST225.mp3.7z
(562.8 KiB) Downloaded 7 times

I always thought the Miniscribe 8425 had the best sounds, but I don't have one handy.
by BeebMaster
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ROM for the Acorn IEEE-488 wedge...
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: ROM for the Acorn IEEE-488 wedge...

I've used IEEEFS0.5 to work with my kit, although to very little avail as you can't do much without an IEEE488 device attached to the adapter. I seem to recall that there is a mistake in the manual which is corrected in JGH's version - possibly there is a thread on here about this. My last set of pi...
by BeebMaster
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: how is it called metal box for 3,5 or 5,25
Replies: 21
Views: 517

Re: how is it called metal box for 3,5 or 5,25

Ooh nice, I like that! Matching black bezel and ribbon cable as well!
by BeebMaster
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: L3 Server Changelog
Replies: 24
Views: 1604

Re: L3 Server Changelog

Here's another thought...the earliest version of the FileStore code, in ROM, appears to be 1.31. That's not much of a leap from 1.24 (less so than the previously latest-known version of L3, 1.07). So maybe the FileStore used the same code, tweaked for use with the slightly different hardware.
by BeebMaster
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: AFS0 Bitmaps
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: AFS0 Bitmaps

Ahh- sorry, I was on about the free space sector bitmaps at the beginning of each "cylinder". Something inside the file server code seems to take exception to learning that the bitmap is 2 sectors long, and instead of reading the bitmap stored on each cylinder, it more or less skips the wh...
by BeebMaster
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: AFS0 Bitmaps
Replies: 2
Views: 171

AFS0 Bitmaps

I've spent the last few weeks trying to get a "huge" hard drive working with my FileStore E01, with SCSI2SD. When I was working with the E01S and SCSI2SD last year I only went as far as recreating a 40MB drive as close as possible to the E40S spec, more to prove it could be done than anyth...
by BeebMaster
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Monster 6502
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Monster 6502

I want the 19 sq.ft. through-hole version they mention...
by BeebMaster
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BBC Master Turbo AIV (Advanced Interactive Videodisc)- LV-ROM 415/05
Replies: 21
Views: 931

Re: BBC Master Turbo AIV (Advanced Interactive Videodisc)- LV-ROM 415/05

You can use the arrow keys and TAB and RETURN within the Domesday System to simulate the trackerball and buttons.

Also a Master 512 mouse works very nicely.
by BeebMaster
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Anyone got Communicator system software? (Basic has 65816 assembler)
Replies: 70
Views: 3208

Re: Anyone got Communicator system software? (Basic has 65816 assembler)

Remember that Communicator is an Econet Station as well. The one at Wakefield didn't have an Econet interface in it but the other one may have. I'm not sure what Econet kit they have down there at the museum but the simplest thing would be to plug it straight into a FileStore and save the ROM dump t...
by BeebMaster
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Getting the FS time
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Getting the FS time

Upgrade to Level 3, it's the only way forward!
by BeebMaster
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Getting the FS time
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Getting the FS time

Nope, that didn't make any difference, but actually it works very nicely with the Level 3 file server:

TimeConv.jpg


So maybe check your Level 4 file server clock isn't actually 28 years ahead!!
by BeebMaster
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Getting the FS time
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Getting the FS time

I haven't had the chance to check, I'm not sure doing this trying to read a Level 3 server time would give the same results, but according to p.725 of PRM volume 2, the file server interface returns a 7-byte block to the read time call. So maybe it should be: SYS "NetFS_DoFSOp", 16, fstime...
by BeebMaster
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RH Electronics Video Digitizer
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: RH Electronics Video Digitizer

Not the manual exactly, but some visual info on how it works:

http://www.beebmaster.co.uk/CheeseWedges/VideoDig.html
by BeebMaster
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Anyone got Communicator system software? (Basic has 65816 assembler)
Replies: 70
Views: 3208

Re: Anyone got Communicator system software? (Basic has 65816 assembler)

Here's my original 5184x3456 camera image of the "Communicator15" picture in case there's any more useful detail before it was cropped, resized and compressed:

IMG_1516.JPG
by BeebMaster
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide
Replies: 26
Views: 2440

Re: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide

I hope they are some use. I remember when I first turned them up that I was a bit disappointed that they didn't tell us the secrets about how the L3 RTC dongle works. I think it has been subsequently discovered by dismantlery.
by BeebMaster
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide
Replies: 26
Views: 2440

Re: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide

I refer my Hon. Friend to the reply I gave some moments ago... I tried it last night on the other feeder scanner, thinking it would be quicker as it is already an A4 copy, but it ate it like every document I've ever fed into it, and by then it was past my bedtime so I had to give it up. About half w...
by BeebMaster
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide
Replies: 26
Views: 2440

Re: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide

It all came out a bit massive so I have put a PDF here: http://www.beebmaster.co.uk/Downloads/Econet%20Level%203%20File%20Server%20Manager%27s%20Guide.pdf and reduced size TIFFs here: http://www.beebmaster.co.uk/Downloads/Econet%20L3%20File%20Server%20Manager%27s%20Guide.7z I can upload the original...
by BeebMaster
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide
Replies: 26
Views: 2440

Re: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide

If I ever have to see the message "Adjusting lamp...please keep the document cover closed" again I shall throw a brick through the nearest time eddy!
by BeebMaster
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide
Replies: 26
Views: 2440

Re: Econet level 3 file server Manager's Guide

I'm doing it! I'm doing it now! I just put it down to come here to be reminded.....

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by BeebMaster
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Account spreadsheet on Master welcom disc
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Account spreadsheet on Master welcom disc

Looks all right here:

WelcomeAcc1.jpg
WelcomeAcc5.jpg
WelcomeAcc4.jpg
WelcomeAcc3.jpg
WelcomeAcc2.jpg
WelcomeAcc7.jpg
WelcomeAcc6.jpg


That's taken from an Econet copy of the Master Welcome Disc from an original disc.
by BeebMaster
Wed May 31, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 80 column teletext
Replies: 24
Views: 1241

Re: 80 column teletext

Wow, that is amazing!

I'd love to see two pages of Ceefax side by side!
by BeebMaster
Sun May 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: modes and plot codes
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: modes and plot codes

Also in BBC BASIC in a FOR...NEXT loop you can omit the variable in the NEXT statement (unless you have nested loops and need to distinguish between two or more) - so you can change line 80 to just "NEXT".
by BeebMaster
Sun May 14, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Philips VP412 Laserdisc player...
Replies: 30
Views: 1088

Re: Philips VP412 Laserdisc player...

Yes, change to FX 7,7 and FX 8,7 for 9600 baud (or alter the VP412 dip switch to 1200 baud). I had my VP415 set to 1200 baud when I did that. Also try changing the F code to something which will always cause something to happen till you know it is working. E1 to switch the video on will only work if...
by BeebMaster
Sat May 13, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: When does a device become retro?
Replies: 42
Views: 1042

Re: When does a device become retro?

When does a device become retro?

I think the official definition is "when I start using it".

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