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by flibble
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1242

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

Unfortunately, though I have made the last 3, I can't make this one :( I have a clash and I am off to play with robots in Cambridge.
by flibble
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: The Acorn C5?
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: The Acorn C5?

Well that's the end of that. It achieved just under 1% funding of its goal (of which they'll receive none as they didn't meet the goal), from 42 backers. To the reach its goal it would have required ~3000 backers. Of the 42 backers, 40 wanted to pay the early-bird discounted price and only two peopl...
by flibble
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Maplin Electronics in administration
Replies: 79
Views: 3102

Re: Maplin Electronics in administration

Oddly enough Maplin is (or was) profitable, they were turning over enough money to cover the expenses *except* the interest on their debt.

I think it's more that Maplin ended up not being for 'Us' [1] :)

[1] There's a lot more tech-unsavvy people needing tech than tech-savvy
by flibble
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Maplin Electronics in administration
Replies: 79
Views: 3102

Re: Maplin Electronics in administration

The 10-30% off seems to bring prices inline with other retailers, but that's not enough of discount to sway some people to buy products with no warranty (effectively). Prices will drop over time, at the moment their trying their best to recover as much money as possible and trying to build some 'hyp...
by flibble
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1844

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Need more practice, 21303

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by flibble
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: software
Topic: I found some Acorn User CD-ROMs
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: I found some Acorn User CD-ROMs

I think archive.org has all the AU cds

https://archive.org/search.php?query=acorn%20user&and[]=collection%3A%22cd-roms%22

Saves you imaging
by flibble
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Acorn ANSI C Release 2
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Acorn ANSI C Release 2

Incidentally release 3 and 5 work on risc os 3.1 too, and I've got scans of the manuals and ADFs

https://4corn.co.uk/articles/acornc3/
https://4corn.co.uk/articles/acornc5/
by flibble
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Acorn ANSI C Release 2
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Acorn ANSI C Release 2

What might I be doing wrong? I've changed the directory to ADFS::disk.$, but there's probably a lot of other stuff I don't know about that you're supposed to do as well. Is there a PDF version of the manual for this? Due to risc os not having file extensions, and the compiler kind of requiring them...
by flibble
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: software
Topic: POLL: Kickstarter project - Hero: The Realm
Replies: 47
Views: 3865

Re: POLL: Kickstarter project - Hero: The Realm

My advice for gauging the size of the current risc os games market would be to contact Antony Bartram of AMCOG games, he's released 8 commercial titles over the last couple of years. http://www.amcog-games.co.uk/ From previous discussions with him I would expect 100 sales of a single title would be ...
by flibble
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards
Replies: 103
Views: 3314

Re: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards

ust to note - people will need a ribbon cable to connect the beebscsi either to the 1MHz bus port, or the VFS board. I can do these for £2.50 if you want one. Can I add one of these cables to my order too, for between vfs board and beebscsi. What have I done... :? Never volunteer for anything, ever...
by flibble
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards
Replies: 103
Views: 3314

Re: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards

Hi Daniel, I'm also not exactly sure which this is, it's a white plastic bit on top of a blue plastic bit. Does it look familiar?

IMG_20180304_234916.jpg
by flibble
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4538
Views: 292969

Re: Today I received.....

(well yesterday) At the Recursion Computer Fair charity stand I picked up an electron of unknown workingness and slightly randomly a Casio Fx-8100 calculator, which has watch functions built into a scientific calculator. Also got home to discover a very cheap MP3 player had arrived . It can play WAV...
by flibble
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Vinegar
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: Vinegar

I just use the distelled vinegar that you mention.

https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/p ... /261781314

Mainly as I've yet to find a motherboard that's gluten intolerant.
by flibble
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: CPU International Crisis - Are We All Doomed?
Replies: 18
Views: 894

Re: CPU International Crisis - Are We All Doomed?

Risc PCs are old enough to be definitely safe. Even the StrongARM relied on fast logic and a deep pipeline rather than speculative execution and branch prediction for its speed. Only if you're running Linux on your Risc PC, RISC OS is so fundamentally insecure that you don't need any of these cleve...
by flibble
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting
Replies: 10
Views: 1053

Re: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting

Well, 6 months on and an update. I did experiment a bit more with this, but the big thing that got me to keep trying was cmorley helping me setup a working C compiler. As such I rewrote the program in C (with a coresponding decrease in size and increase in performance) and setup to use shadow RAM, g...
by flibble
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Ethernet 3 podule EPROM and RISCiX
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Acorn Ethernet 3 podule EPROM and RISCiX

I don't believe RISCiX worked (at least, not without some tweaks by Brian Brunswick that I'm not sure ever saw the light of day) with any Ethernet podules other than EtherH and EtherB. And those didn't need a ROM in for RISCiX to recognise them and work with them. I think you mean Ether1 and Ether2...
by flibble
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 120
Views: 5323

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

I've stripped out all the Apps and their associated Resources and replaced them with updated disc based versions that are now merged into Messages. The only one I'm missing is !Configure. Did you sort out Filer_action? If I remember correctly that is the module that allows multitasking filer operat...
by flibble
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 120
Views: 5323

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

danielj wrote:The only advantage is them not being copied across and hogging module space?


At the expense of ROM space, which is tighter still than the RAM :)
by flibble
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 120
Views: 5323

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Given this is still a 26bit OS, provided the DCI4 versions of the drivers are in the podule rom would you need to put them in the core OS itself at all?
by flibble
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4538
Views: 292969

Re: Today I received.....

My BeebSCSI mini arrived today :)
by flibble
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Roll your own RISC OS 3.1x
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Roll your own RISC OS 3.1x

now with Phase 2 instructions in original post.
by flibble
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 120
Views: 5323

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Phlamethrower wrote:
  • Build a ROM as normal

I'm not planning on taking this any further, just pointing out that if you're trying to build a ROM, it probably makes sense to use "the" ROM build system :wink:


Can you also wave your magic wand and make it not cost 50 quid too? :lol:
by flibble
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 120
Views: 5323

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

For the windowmanager did you update the sprites and other resources in resourcefs? From memory 3.98 required that you had extra resources to hand that were normally loaded in before the module in the softload version. What updated resources? I'm including WindowManager 5.59 from PlingSystem.zip , ...
by flibble
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 120
Views: 5323

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

I'm afraid I'm calling it a day on this project. There's too many key Modules that require ROM builds (see OP) and I've no idea how to go about creating them; testing today has also proved that the updated WindowManager and FilterManager Modules both fail when in ROM.. For the windowmanager did you...
by flibble
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: software
Topic: Roll your own RISC OS 3.1x
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Roll your own RISC OS 3.1x

Do the build tools include calculating the ROM checksums and a tool to generate 'striped' 8 bit or 16 bit ROM image files for burning? (The later is simple to write if not...) I don't believe there's checksum code in there. I think the Striped versions are made from the programs SplitPage and Split...
by flibble
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: software
Topic: Roll your own RISC OS 3.1x
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Roll your own RISC OS 3.1x

Following on the discussions in the 'RISC OS 3.20' thread I thought I'd relearn how to use some very old programs and thought people might appreciate some 'tutorial' style instructions. Roll your own RISC OS image These are some basic instructions that will hopefully allow you to roll your own custo...
by flibble
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 120
Views: 5323

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Giving it outline fonts however showed up a bug in the Filer when displaying 'Full Info', a mix of system font and outline font. In my rom I fixed this by adding a new version of the Filer module (bundled with regdev release 3.37 of the wimp), basically anything from RISC OS 3.5 filer onwards is fi...
by flibble
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 120
Views: 5323

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

The nested window manager is the most important thing, isn't it? You'll have to enlighten me...what's the nested window manager? Window Manager 3.98, included in the Universal Boot. The last officially supported wimp for 3.1x from acorn, it was needed to run !Browse etc. I think in your post you su...
by flibble
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 120
Views: 5323

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Got in touch with qUE, here is the ROMBuilder app.

ROMBUILD.zip
(5.86 KiB) Downloaded 19 times


Note, extension is zip, but is probably an arcfs file.