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by steve3000
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 OS EPROMs
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: A3000 OS EPROMs

It's for an A3000. Sorry, I mentioned the machine in the title but not the body of the post. In that case, will need to check the circuit diagram. The problem with EPROM compared to ROMs of same physical size is that EPROMs require one of the pins for programming, and so have a slightly different p...
by steve3000
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 OS EPROMs
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: A3000 OS EPROMs

I want to burn my own set of OS 3.11 ROMs. What EPROMs can I use? Ian's post above is assuming you have an older Archimedes A310/A440 with a 4 ROM carrier board. Other Archimedes such as A3000 (which don't use a carrier board for RISC OS 3) may need different modifications to support large enough E...
by steve3000
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 3796
Views: 179779

Re: Today I received.....

paulv wrote:The official news that I'm 18 months cancer free :D

Paul

=D> Awesome news!
by steve3000
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Screen dump as a sprite (Archie)
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Screen dump as a sprite (Archie)

*ScreenSave might be what you need?

:D
by steve3000
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Resurrecting an early A3010
Replies: 18
Views: 478

Re: Resurrecting an early A3010

Great to see the success you've had here! Acorn's HForm was pretty complex to use and always seemed poor compared to third party formatting and initialisation software - which would often run on the desktop and usually read the drive parameters itself. I suspect this is what your powertec software i...
by steve3000
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Computech Integra-B upgrade board
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: Computech Integra-B upgrade board

Wow! =D> That is great to see, thanks for taking the time to get this working Ken. The disc which Rob and I have tried does not get this far, it fails with the error about the mouse, before drawing any windows and at that point *Configure mouse doesn't work. So I suspect there is a mouse driver rom ...
by steve3000
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Computech Integra-B upgrade board
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: Computech Integra-B upgrade board

Hi Ken, I'm sure I've had the Integra Windows software running on IBOS 1.20 in the past. That's interesting. When I tried my original disk in BeebEm (running the IntegraB board), it seemed that IBOS 1.20 didn't have the necessary mouse driver. The windowing software said that I needed to do *CONFIGU...
by steve3000
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Computech Integra-B upgrade board
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: Computech Integra-B upgrade board

I know Steve3000 has one, but hasn't seen my post asking for help in the "Today I received..." thread http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=5594&hilit=integra+b&start=3720#p165538 Indeed I didn't spot this. I've been away from home for a few days with only phone fo...
by steve3000
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: VirtualA5000 and OS_Byte 19
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: VirtualA5000 and OS_Byte 19

Hi David, What is wrong with the current OS_Byte 19 emulation, when you say it's not as expected? Have you tried RedSquirrel's A5000 emulation? I still use this occasionally when other emulators don't cope correctly, but I can't comment on its Vsync emulation (only that its VIDC emulation is definit...
by steve3000
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Formatting real harddiscs >512MB on RO3.1
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Formatting real harddiscs >512MB on RO3.1

On my A3000, which has a Castle IDE interface !HForm formatted the real hard disc with no problem. That's interesting... Searching previous posts on here and elsewhere suggests that it doesn't work with third party interfaces, but maybe some are more compatible than others. Castle IDE interface is ...
by steve3000
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Unreleased games
Replies: 13
Views: 445

Re: Unreleased games

On the subject of "Unreleased games", were Stunt Racer 2000 Extra Tracks Series 3 or the Stunt Racer 2000 Track Designer ever released? I have both, which could probably be released if someone is prepared to test them to confirm they work. I don't know if the track designer was ever offic...
by steve3000
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem save state and load state
Replies: 44
Views: 1006

Re: Beebem save state and load state

So this would appear to be quite a significant bug in BeebEm then..? I definitely think there is some type of caching bug in the 8271 emulation. So it was nice to be able to confirm this. I had previously noticed that when changing between discs on BeebEm (using the menu entry to Load disc 0), the ...
by steve3000
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem save state and load state
Replies: 44
Views: 1006

Re: Beebem save state and load state

Just reading this with interest, as I've seen the same issue in BeebEm. And it just happens that I'm sat next to my BBC B with Acorn DFS 0.9 (8271) interface and a blank disc in the drive... So... You can see this if you start up BeebEm, insert a disc image (or create a blank one), make sure write-p...
by steve3000
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC-PC Not Working
Replies: 27
Views: 1235

Re: RISC-PC Not Working

I think I'm in a battery charging situation (although I don't really know why). I've got it to a state now where it will remember the time and date across any form of reset, as long as it's been switched on for a bit, and it will keep the clock updated accurately whilst switched off. But there come...
by steve3000
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Battery Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Battery Issues

Many members mount them in a suitable location far from the PCB, then run wires to the PCB. You only need two wires. Write the date on the battery using a marker pen, and stick a label on the underside/back/side of the machine so you know when the battery was fitted. As they should be renewed every...
by steve3000
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: software
Topic: JPEG Images
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: JPEG Images

Hi I found !ChangeFSI on the 7000 in utilities and fired it up and then dragged the files over the icon and it converted them. It converted jpeg, bmp nad gif. I then saved to disk. The application wasn't on the 5000. The images though showed up on the 5000 albeit in a very limited palette. I dragge...
by steve3000
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb
Replies: 47
Views: 1566

Re: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb

Kieran et al seem to have posted an updated version of the Bad Apple demo on bitshifters.github.io. With the complete video. On a single DSD. With chiptune. And extra art. https://bitshifters.github.io/posts/prods/bs-badapple.html Mindbogglingly great. :shock: :shock: :shock: =D> =D> =D> Absolutely...
by steve3000
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: software
Topic: JPEG Images
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: JPEG Images

My first post. I am totally new to the Acorn scene so please excuse my ignorance. Welcome! You've come to the right place :) I am trying to view a jpeg image on my A5000. I have read a PC disk on my A7000 but it shows no program suitable to view. I dragged it into Draw with no luck. I reduced the J...
by steve3000
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb
Replies: 47
Views: 1566

Re: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb

There is a program for the Acorn Atom to read and write cassettes at a speed of 3000 or 6000 baud without additional hardware. This was done by rewriting the cassette routines. I don't know if this is possible on the BBC? That sounds really interesting. Is there a description of how this works some...
by steve3000
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb
Replies: 47
Views: 1566

Re: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb

It looks great and it is a lt easier to start than the beeb version, the Atom isn't so bad :mrgreen: ...because the Atom version isn't compressed, it is 10Mb of video and so needs 10Mb of SD card space to run. A beeb version like this would also look good and be easy to run. ;) Remember, the beeb v...
by steve3000
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb
Replies: 47
Views: 1566

Re: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb

I got it to run on the MiST that uses Super MMC :) That's great news! (i did not get to the end as I was asked to get the baby up! Will try again later!) I have that problem too... :lol: On the ZX Uno with Smart SPI i got an error suggesting 2 Roms like you mentioned. I now realised I pressed Shift...
by steve3000
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb
Replies: 47
Views: 1566

Re: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb

It'd actually be more interesting as a tape, I think — assuming you picked a data format that allowed a user to rewind and fast-forward the tape at will. Then you've invented a new format of video tape. A single 10-bit blob of high tone to mark frames should be enough? I generated a few different t...
by steve3000
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which SD card interface ?
Replies: 30
Views: 938

Re: Which SD card interface ?

i think you did not burn the eprom right :?: , if super mmc rom works , so will smart-spi i hope that you did take out the super mmc rom ? , if smart-spi is good programmed then put it in bank 15 ( most right) if it can't find a card it will write card? on the screen. if you don't see smart-spi on ...
by steve3000
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which SD card interface ?
Replies: 30
Views: 938

Re: Which SD card interface ?

I think this is the latest: http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9208&p=129221#p129221 You can use dfsimager or beebem I think to get the file of the disc image. Thanks! Just downloaded this and burnt to EPROM :) However the Smart SPI ROM doesn't work in my Beeb :( It doesn't ap...
by steve3000
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb
Replies: 47
Views: 1566

Re: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb

It uses Smart SPI so the images are contained in a .MMB I am a noob in this so I am not sure how to link the next disc to load once the first has finished. I don't know if any other disc images on the .MMB doing the rounds on the internet are spread over 2 discs Ok, I've uploaded a zip of BadApple ...
by steve3000
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which SD card interface ?
Replies: 30
Views: 938

Re: Which SD card interface ?

Is there a web page, thread or link to download the latest Smart SPI rom, or find out what version is the latest and where to get it? I've been searching forum for a while and found lots of discussion and mentions of it, but not the actual download... I'm probably searching the wrong thing but shoul...
by steve3000
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb
Replies: 47
Views: 1566

Re: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb

It uses Smart SPI so the images are contained in a .MMB I am a noob in this so I am not sure how to link the next disc to load once the first has finished. I don't know if any other disc images on the .MMB doing the rounds on the internet are spread over 2 discs Good question! I think you'll need t...
by steve3000
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb
Replies: 47
Views: 1566

Re: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb

For an extreme conversion, I wonder what it would be possible to do with sufficient compression and buffering, loading from tape on the beeb...? At 1200 baud / 150 bytes/sec, that'd be about 1 compressed 78x60 MODE7 frame per sec, using my compression above. But with a reduced frame size, some addit...
by steve3000
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb
Replies: 47
Views: 1566

Re: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb

Higgy wrote:Impressive work guys.

steve3000 - 0.7 works fine on the ZX-UNO FPGA computer :D

:D great to hear that!

Does it support dual disc drives? v0.9 has the whole video now, but needs two drives... (at least until I work out whether I can squash it into fewer bytes :))
by steve3000
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb
Replies: 47
Views: 1566

Re: Bad Apple - 25fps video on the Beeb

oss003 wrote: just wanted to show my first result of playing the Bad Apple video at 128x96 at about 18 frames/sec.

:shock: that's excellent! And at higher resolution than mode 7 too!

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