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by Elminster
Fri May 26, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A Master List for New Retro Kit?
Replies: 44
Views: 646

Re: A Master List for New Retro Kit?

Retroclinic's rom switcher's called the "MultiOS" - there was a previous version called the DualOS that swapped between two OS images. d. Yep. I have one fitted about 4 inches from me as I type. I didnt bother as you cant buy it now but you can buy the 4 ROM version. Didnt seem much point...
by Elminster
Fri May 26, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A Master List for New Retro Kit?
Replies: 44
Views: 646

Re: Anything missing from 8bit (New) Hardware List?

So for now I have stuffed it on my wiki here Still has missing data, I keep coming across more, and I am playing with the format. It is in an excel spreadsheet and then converted to Markdown. Need to change the product names to hotlinks at some point. But will wait till the table is 'complete' as t...
by Elminster
Fri May 26, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH
Replies: 18
Views: 920

Re: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH

Not really an example, more of a theory. The program isnt really relevant as it doesnt known anything about ANSI. I am basically looking for what you would have in Unix. Where you set the terminal in the shell, e.g. TERM=vt100 or TERM=ansi or TERM =UNKNOWN etc, and a program will indicate to a servi...
by Elminster
Fri May 26, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 v0.17a released
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 v0.17a released

@FourthStone

Did you notice, Just in casse Richard is busy, that there is also the Forum and Facebook Page for BBC BASIC? Might be some answers to question there. I only had a brief look when I was looking for a feature matrix.

https://www.facebook.com/bbcbasic
http://bbcbasic.conforums.com/
by Elminster
Fri May 26, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH
Replies: 18
Views: 920

Re: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH

@SeveF I am still wrestling with my BASIC program that I need to get to pass through the escape code for VT100 to pickup, currently it mangles them. Does VT100 term support ANSI colour BTW, all the examples I have seen are black and white. @Prime I had forgotten what spegatti BBBC Basic turns into w...
by Elminster
Fri May 26, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: MaxRAM - New Open Hardware BBC RAM/ROM Board
Replies: 89
Views: 2297

Re: MaxRAM - New Open Hardware BBC RAM/ROM Board

It is BigEd's evil twin dopple ganger. I beleive he is into C64s!
by Elminster
Fri May 26, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 v0.17a released
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 v0.17a released

Thanks Richard. The background is FourthStone has created quite a nice BBC BASIC paint package on the 8bit hardware/emulators and is think in branching out and making a more feature rich package on BB4W. He has been playing with it before looking to buy anything. As I am on a Mac I was interested to...
by Elminster
Fri May 26, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: bizzare substitution in private message!
Replies: 18
Views: 254

Re: bizzare substitution in private message!

Next meeting at the south pole
by Elminster
Fri May 26, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: software: games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 382
Views: 22250

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Can never have enough storage/connection methods. I like to have at least one of everything.
by Elminster
Thu May 25, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: software: games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 382
Views: 22250

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

daveejhitchins wrote: You should be able to save the Utils to you GoSDC too. Takes less than a minute to program. Read the User Guide :D


Sounds easy. Too easy. Add tha to my build pitube and test UPURS list. Enough for this week.
by Elminster
Thu May 25, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: software: games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 382
Views: 22250

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

In my overenthusim I forgot I am waiting for Dave to finish developing AP5. Will have to test me new dongle on Master or Beeb until I have an AP5 to test rebuild MGC.
by Elminster
Thu May 25, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: bizzare substitution in private message!
Replies: 18
Views: 254

Re: bizzare substitution in private message!

Perhaps expand to cover all football teams. So as not to be teamist.
by Elminster
Thu May 25, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: software: games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 382
Views: 22250

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

You're way to slow. Order that exact one from them (follwoing the docs) at 16:02 :)

Edit: Even with postage and VAT it was very well priced compared to other, so was no point in saving a quid for one that might not work.
by Elminster
Thu May 25, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: software: games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 382
Views: 22250

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

I'm not that subtle - I usually just order a surprise air-strike on people who displease me... =; [-( Lucky I took a delivery of Bloodhound Surface to Air missiles from ebay last week, I just need to re-cap all the control consoles. Right time to find the post with the 'it works' USB serial adaptor...
by Elminster
Thu May 25, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 v0.17a released
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 v0.17a released

Is there a matrix that compares features between the free BB4W, full BB4W and the SDL versions?

I did have a poke around on the website and forums but couldnt spot one.
by Elminster
Thu May 25, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 277
Views: 6279

Re: How do you save a screen

BTW have you tried the free Windows SDL version of BBC Basic? Wont have compile either but might allow you to a more complete program.

Win32: http://www.rtr.myzen.co.uk/bbcsdl20.zip
by Elminster
Thu May 25, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New TEAC floppy drives
Replies: 30
Views: 483

Re: New TEAC floppy drives

I guess the more people you get the lower the price and then ever more people and ever less price and more people .....

Has anyone dropped Mark @ Retroclinic a mail? I should think if anyone want to buy quite a few drives it would be him, and that would bring the price down for all of us as well.
by Elminster
Thu May 25, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 277
Views: 6279

Re: How do you save a screen

Have you got the full version Elminster? Just wondering if I do go ahead and develop something then you could compile it on a Mac... No fraid not, I already had it downloaded but not made extensive use of it so never had need to buy it. I cant actually see how you buy it, the website only has cost ...
by Elminster
Thu May 25, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: software: games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 382
Views: 22250

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Soooo.. Dave if Understand correct from when you 'burnt' my MGC at Cambridge a couple of weeks ago.... THE ABE on the cart is the Acornsoft version and not the PRES one, because still have issues with the PRES one, as originally documented on here ? (Getting on quite well with the Acorn version of A...
by Elminster
Thu May 25, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 277
Views: 6279

Re: How do you save a screen

That was quick.

Good news is it also works with no changes into BBC Basic 4 Mac.
by Elminster
Wed May 24, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Who has the EV1 Snap?
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Who has the EV1 Snap?

Think I have one of these in a box of stuff. I certainly have a beeb camera and I think it was that model. Tested once, don't think I had great results. On my todo list to look into it more.
by Elminster
Wed May 24, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Hello

Welcome. Just need to get you hooked on the 8bit Acorns now.
by Elminster
Wed May 24, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master ROM
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: BBC Master ROM

Beat me to it.

I was going to say looks a bit like Kjell board http://www.sundby.com/index.php/diy-bbc ... om-switch/
which uses the Roms from mdfs.net
by Elminster
Wed May 24, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: Basic programming tools
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Basic programming tools

Thanks. Think I have narrowed it down to using, futher investigation or try to get working ABE Your BasUtils Sleuth Toolkit Plus BB Help (if I have no internet and cant google it!) MP Extensions Although there are a load of useful programs in other magazines I came across as well, but I am in danger...
by Elminster
Wed May 24, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Beebug magazines
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Beebug magazines

Is it me or have all the Beebug scans vanished from 8bs?

EDIT: Ah assume it is related to this thread viewtopic.php?f=41&t=12910&p=170306&hilit=8bs#p170306
by Elminster
Wed May 24, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: Basic programming tools
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Basic programming tools

Hmmm BB Master ROM doesnt look that applicable but interesting for other stuff. MP Basic Extensions looks to do for Basic what GXP is to Graphics. (mixed review in Beebug 4.1p20) Beebug basic booster also looks possible, although I suspect what it offer is available in other ROMS CMS Multi Basic and...
by Elminster
Wed May 24, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: Basic programming tools
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Basic programming tools

My final list contains a few suspects, of course I dont seem to be able to see the manuals for them. Potentials are, hopefully someone knows what they do or if any good: Micro Power BASIC EXTENSIONS - http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/38210/Basic-Extensions/ Beebug Basic Booster Beebug Maser RO...
by Elminster
Wed May 24, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Beebug Master Rom
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: Beebug Master Rom

Did a copy of this Manual ever turn up? Had a look around on the usual places and havent seen one.

Edit: Forgot to say I found the View version of the manual on 8bs but wondered if there wasa searchable pdf kicking about.
by Elminster
Wed May 24, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: Basic programming tools
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Basic programming tools

I have seen crunched/packed BASIC programs and planned to have a look at that. so that gives me a quick pointer. Reason I am after these are I currently writing the code on Mac, unix2dos, copy to Master, test, editting bugs etc. in ABE (as mentioned in other post today). Main reason I have to do thi...
by Elminster
Wed May 24, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: BASIC editor ROM
Replies: 52
Views: 6078

Re: BASIC editor ROM

I have the manuals I just couldnt spot how to do it when I was looking, it was 2am though, I am sure I tried that. :oops: I will have another go later. And see if you are :^o or I was just suffering from lack of sleep ZZZZzzzz Ta. EDIT: Okay that works, as you were. I am sure I had tried that ..... ...

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