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by BigEd
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 46
Views: 1097

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

The National Museum Of Computing (Bletchley Park) Earlier today after a few minutes typing! I typed in the programs! This is such a good result I thought it was worth a post elsewhere: here it is . (The weekly mos6502 posts are also collected here for those who don't want to follow on G+ - it's mos...
by BigEd
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 46
Views: 1097

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Nice touch with the link! There's a whole book about this program, and it's free:
https://10print.org/
by BigEd
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Viewdata Service

Splendid!

I found some Ruby code here but probably you're already ahead with your Python code.
by BigEd
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Atom 16 bit RISC
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Atom 16 bit RISC

Sounds interesting!
by BigEd
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Free, via Twitter: Beeb stuff in Canterbury
Replies: 15
Views: 594

Re: Free, via Twitter: Beeb stuff in Canterbury

Thanks ever so much, mildlydiverting, for keeping this kit in circulation, especially at such a difficult time for you.
by BigEd
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Viewdata Service

That could be worth a bit of an investigation!
https://www.viewdata.org.uk/index.php?c ... troduction

It leads us to this thread:
CommunITel Viewdata
viewtopic.php?t=9625
by BigEd
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Viewdata Service

Welcome! An interesting idea. It certainly should be possible. This blog post https://www.retrocomputers.online/2013/11/lets-take-a-look-at-viewdata/ makes a successful connection to a particular viewdata service, via a Raspberry Pi and a serial port. That service is still live but I don't know if i...
by BigEd
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Is there a list of games that use co-pros?
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: Is there a list of games that use co-pros?

And the Z80, which runs CP/M, where you can find Zorkish adventures. And Adventure on the 6809 running Flex.
by BigEd
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 46
Views: 1097

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

That's brilliant! Thanks for doing the work and spreading the word. Type-ins for everyone!
by BigEd
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Sideways RAM on the BBC Micro
Replies: 39
Views: 1061

Re: Sideways RAM on the BBC Micro

(I think the logic analyser must connect to the Tube port in the case of a Beeb and the cartridge port in the case of a Master?? Or the 6502 in either case.)

(A discussion of assemblers, disassemblers, and toolkit ROMs, is probably worth a new thread, or a reinvigoration of an existing one?)
by BigEd
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 46
Views: 1097

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Thanks - pretty good! I see the program we've been calling SPHERE is here called WOOLBAL and is (c) Acornsoft.
by BigEd
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 46
Views: 1097

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

If you ran that beastly random poke demo, it could cause trouble!
by BigEd
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 46
Views: 1097

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

I'm hoping that you can NEW, then *EXEC a file, and then RUN the program.
by BigEd
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 46
Views: 1097

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

(Thanks for the flowers too!)
by BigEd
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 46
Views: 1097

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Ambitious! I've a feeling it overplots: I*2 should perhaps be I*4? In which case other things might perhaps be usefully rescaled? I reduced the iteration count too, to see more progress. But your version as presented is on the new updated SSD. A good test for PiTubeDirect perhaps!
by BigEd
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 46
Views: 1097

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Most excellent! I've made up an ssd (and updated it) - I think I have everyone's contributions, and a couple more. Every file is a *EXEC type of thing, may need NEW and may need an appropriate MODE. (The Dragon fractal program is crudely adapted from a Rosetta code version in BBC Basic For Windows ,...
by BigEd
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 46
Views: 1097

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

I've never tried to do it, but a walking line with bouncing ends, Qix-style, should presumably not be _too_ difficult? I saw an Apple II doing that, once, so far back in the day that it might have been my first glimpse of a colour monitor. I was amazed!
by BigEd
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 46
Views: 1097

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Thanks for the screenshots! I feel a compendium SSD image might be needed, but there might be more ideas coming yet...
by BigEd
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 46
Views: 1097

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Thanks for all the contribs! (There's also a Rheolism (T*tris) for the Beeb: the section before this one.)

There are three modest-sized Lunar Landers, and much else besides, in this 1975 compendium:
dec :: Books :: 101 BASIC Computer Games Mar75
(Might need a little tweaking for BBC Basic)
by BigEd
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 46
Views: 1097

Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Now and again I find myself at a computer museum with a Basic prompt - it would be good to have a program or two to type in, to entertain or bemuse anyone wandering by afterwards. Usually I just do > PRINT PI or similar, but that really isn't impressive. If I have it to hand, I can fairly quickly ty...
by BigEd
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Beeb Spotting
Replies: 26
Views: 2649

Re: Beeb Spotting

Blink and you'll miss it, a Beeb of some sort appears at the 48s point of Philomena Cunk's "Moments of Wonder" episode 4, on computers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsvEE_v2J8g Plenty of footage from The National Museum of Computing, some from The Centre for Computing History, and a bit...
by BigEd
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 603
Views: 58035

Re: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Yes, that's flynnjs' online shop, but it seems he's unlikely to do another batch. There's a small secondhand market for the matchbox copros, and then there's the PiTubeDirect. They both offer fast 6502, Z80, 32016, x86 and 6809, but there are differences: - Matchbox is "real hardware" in F...
by BigEd
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Beeb Spotting
Replies: 26
Views: 2649

Re: Beeb Spotting

Very unsurprising, a Beeb from the Computer Literacy Project makes a showing in this video about the RiscPC, from the 1m38 mark:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI4pfjTCs3o
by BigEd
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Prestel
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Prestel

Give it time - someone will be along with something, surely.
by BigEd
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Sideways RAM on the BBC Micro
Replies: 39
Views: 1061

Re: Sideways RAM on the BBC Micro

According to Digikey, some Cypress parts, but not the Rohm or Fujitsu, go up to 5V supply.
by BigEd
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1106

Re: My Wife

That's tragic, my sincere condolences.
by BigEd
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Acorn files on other platforms
Replies: 38
Views: 1219

Re: Acorn files on other platforms

Indeed, I didn't express myself entirely clearly there. I quite like the combination of plain formats collected inside a compressed container format. Of course, from my background, I'd use a plain container format (tar) and then compress it (gzip, probably) but I can see that using zip is much more ...
by BigEd
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: (OT?) What's that simple game with converging enemies?
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: (OT?) What's that simple game with converging enemies?

Good find - thanks! It's possible the PET game, which I only saw briefly, was turn-based.
by BigEd
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Sideways RAM on the BBC Micro
Replies: 39
Views: 1061

Re: Sideways RAM on the BBC Micro

Do you already have in mind which ROMs you might need? I mightn't be typical, but I need hardly any: MMFS and UPURS. There was a previous thread seeking recommendations and anecdotes:
Best ROMs to install on EEPROMs

Which is to say, you might not need that many slots.
by BigEd
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Sideways RAM on the BBC Micro
Replies: 39
Views: 1061

Re: Sideways RAM on the BBC Micro

(See the earlier discussion: EEPROM, RAM, and battery backed RAM are all much more convenient than EPROM. That said, EPROM is very authentic. Don't forget to buy a load of EPROMs and a UV eraser!)