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by Elminster
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH
Replies: 131
Views: 3707

Re: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH

I am not sure I can cope with an message that long and complex when back from holiday. I may have to soak my brain in rocket fuel for a few days first.
by Elminster
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Can we have useful BASIC with no IF statements?
Replies: 35
Views: 1046

Re: Can we have useful BASIC with no IF statements?

Joining in, this discussion occurs ad-infinitum in various forums but I don't think it has shown anything significant about our grammar apart from what dubious fun it can attract. Thus, no point to it in my opinion, it’s just wasting your brain. I’d say find a distraction that has worth and don’t w...
by Elminster
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: general
Topic: Retro Hardware Web Site - Looking for design ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Retro Hardware Web Site - Looking for design ideas

Is the idea to be sort of like hackaday but for Acorn related stuff?
by Elminster
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master Extra User Ports 'MEUP'
Replies: 31
Views: 1781

Re: Master Extra User Ports 'MEUP'

i thought this was DIY only, didn't realise it got that close to launch. Have to add that to my 'to get when Dave makes it' list
by Elminster
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Latest version of BeebEm
Replies: 24
Views: 1684

Re: Latest version of BeebEm

Thanks for confirming. I like the idea of bringing them all in line.
by Elminster
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Latest version of BeebEm
Replies: 24
Views: 1684

Re: Latest version of BeebEm

Does you fork only compile on windows at the moment?, you mentioned spliting out version specific files etc. But not sure if that means it will complile on more than just windows.
by Elminster
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New 65C02/W65C816 copro
Replies: 65
Views: 2204

Re: New 65C02/W65C816 copro

+1 for a '816

If it was a 65C02 I wouldn't bother to get one as have loads already.
by Elminster
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH
Replies: 131
Views: 3707

Re: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH

That is what I assumed good. Means I can just ignore Nula ROM (sorry Rob :) )

Got several hacks in the code at the moment to get the above, need to make it a bit cleaner to cope with no STEM, no NULA and STEM & NULA.
by Elminster
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH
Replies: 131
Views: 3707

Re: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH

For Comparison on the Mac standard telnet it looks like colour_telnet_mac.png And on the syncterm telnet superduper bbs client it looks like colour_telnet_syncterm.png I think we can get as good or better than mac telner client, syncterm is huge program (2.6MB) so wont get close to that. Have a furt...
by Elminster
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH
Replies: 131
Views: 3707

Re: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH

Hmm progress. Although I am not quote sure what mode I should be in. Originally would run in 131 aka Mode Shadow. Initially I was expecting to run new 101/102 modes but I assume you have hacked the normal modes with attributs stuff? So to get 8 colour ansi I stick with mode 3/131? I have managed to ...
by Elminster
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH
Replies: 131
Views: 3707

Re: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH

There were no ROMS there and made no difference if in TUBE ON or OFF. I always complains about &0 regardless of whether populated or not.

Ah yes. Forgot to try 3.2. Might try it later. There is a reason I use 3.5 over 3.2, just cant remember what it was currently.
by Elminster
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Good evening from Northamptonshire
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Good evening from Northamptonshire

Welcome. There are many more and exciting things that can be added to your shiny new machine.

Have a look at the hardware list, url for which is in signature below.
by Elminster
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH
Replies: 131
Views: 3707

Re: VT100/ANSI terminal emulation via OSWRCH

Fixed my storage issue. *VT102 NULA8COLOUR gives ROM &0 using extended vector error/warning currently Edit: But I kind of lost the plot where we were. It should now work on a Master with a tube copro? Edit2: Just to check I move ROM from 0 to 2 (no ROM 0 now), and removed the NULA ROM and get sa...
by Elminster
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New 65C02/W65C816 copro
Replies: 65
Views: 2204

Re: New 65C02/W65C816 copro

As an owner and frequent user of both JK internal master copro and the Pi on my master. I generally find that 16 is not much slow than the Pi running many times faster. I suspect memory or tube inerface is limiting factor on the software I am testing on. The JK version runs at 4,8,12 or 16Mhz from m...
by Elminster
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: ICE T65/Z80/6809
Replies: 535
Views: 21949

Re: ICE T65/Z80/6809

I see. I read it, when I kicked the thread back to life a month ago, that Jason had done the prototype, but that is as far as it got, didnt realise there were several prototypes made and kicking about.

I wondered how Dave built a board so fast, so your are saying he cheated and already had it.
by Elminster
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: ICE T65/Z80/6809
Replies: 535
Views: 21949

Re: ICE T65/Z80/6809

Did I miss something, where did the extra board to plug the FPGA into the 40 pin DIP on 6502 come from?
by Elminster
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: ICE T65/Z80/6809
Replies: 535
Views: 21949

Re: ICE T65/Z80/6809

I am expecting great things.
by Elminster
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: how is it called metal box for 3,5 or 5,25
Replies: 21
Views: 494

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

Maplin's is a shadow of its former self. I have gone from buy most Electronic tpe stuff from there to virtually none.

I remember the days of getting that 1-2 inch thick catelogue and wading through the pages of componetns trying to workout whatI needed.
by Elminster
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 106
Views: 3099

Re: NuLA demos

I expect it could have been done cheaper than the after market £99 but then that was 5 years later anyway, so maybe not. Say it was £100 that would have added 30% on the cost of the BBC B, When no other machine was doing that. I guess it might have made sense to do it on a master (shame they didnt) ...
by Elminster
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 106
Views: 3099

Re: NuLA demos

That would have added a fair amount to the cost though. Assuming lots of extra ICs and such like, and therefore bigger MB or daughter board etc. Any one hazard a guess how much that would have added to the costs doing it 80s style in the 80s? Edit: Fixed some typos. Although you can see them in Rob'...
by Elminster
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them
Replies: 50
Views: 850

Re: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them

Sounds environment friendly, especially the cricket bat (if made from sustainable forest).

Sounds interesting, I still think the spider suit is necessary.
by Elminster
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them
Replies: 50
Views: 850

Re: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them

mozzies with needles would be your worst nightmear then.

I use an anti spider spray which is probably not great for keeping the mozzies down, you probably want a spider attraction spray!

This might help
by Elminster
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA demos
Replies: 106
Views: 3099

Re: NuLA demos

As I tell my wife, 'not all geniuses are artists'.
by Elminster
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them
Replies: 50
Views: 850

Re: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them

Apparently mosquitoes hate lemon eucalyptus oil and won't go anywhere near it. As stated by RobGT earlier in the thread in regards to his wife using Vicks Vapour Rub to keep the little so & so's at bay, guess what it contains??? Yep, lemon eucalyptus oil So perhaps there's your solution ... gro...
by Elminster
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them
Replies: 50
Views: 850

Re: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them

BigEd wrote:
I can hear them but only when they are inches from my ear. So, I think they are quite quiet.


Like ninja's, if you hear them it is too late
by Elminster
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them
Replies: 50
Views: 850

Re: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them

Just remind me not to come round your house in the summer in case I am mistaken for a pest.
by Elminster
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them
Replies: 50
Views: 850

Re: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them

by Elminster
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: ICE T65/Z80/6809
Replies: 535
Views: 21949

Re: ICE T65/Z80/6809

Odd, we ordered on same day from same person, and I've had mine a week. The joys off eBaying things from China I guess.

My cousin just flew back from China a week ago, I should have got him to pickup all you boards.
by Elminster
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Martin's Acorn Atom (poorly)
Replies: 69
Views: 1134

Re: Martin's Acorn Atom (poorly)

Bang .... joking !!!!??? .... send bill to Mark.
by Elminster
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them
Replies: 50
Views: 850

Re: Detecting mosquitoes and kill them

You are probably onto a loser. As you say they are active when you are asleep. So hearing them doesn't help. I can still hear them, even though I am old,but that does really help as they get me when asleep. Repellants, screens and nets are the only solution know to be effective. If we come up with s...

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