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by vanpeebles
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: general
Topic: Who's got the most souped-up BBC?
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: Who's got the most souped-up BBC?

I've always been very wary around CRTs. I have a lovely old black Sinclair CUB monitor but it suffers from terrible arcing, going crack! now and then. We had the back off the first time it happened, adjusting the picture. Scary stuff. It was quickly retired for a gba-8220.
by vanpeebles
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate

:lol:
by vanpeebles
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate

Oooo I'd love a special version :)
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: software
Topic: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate

Ah!!! :)
by vanpeebles
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro-ish industrial PCB card p0rn
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Retro-ish industrial PCB card p0rn

Yes! :o :shock: 8)
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro-ish industrial PCB card p0rn
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Retro-ish industrial PCB card p0rn

Awesome pics everyone, but it's lacking spinning tapes and not enough flashing lights. :lol:
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: software
Topic: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MvsOYIJRxI

That was on a real A5000 and split screen. I wish I had kept that 33mhz A5000 it was a proper beast.
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: software
Topic: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: Stunt Racer 2000 frame rate

That sounds strange as I thought it was too fast on the A5000 compared to playing it on the A3010. I'm sure in the options it told you what ARM it was running.
by vanpeebles
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro-ish industrial PCB card p0rn
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Retro-ish industrial PCB card p0rn

Do you work for SHADO beneath Harlington-Straker Studios??
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: general
Topic: How long do the BBCs have left to last?
Replies: 27
Views: 402

Re: How long do the BBCs have left to last?

1024MAK wrote:We have 68000/68008 basedMark


QL's at work?! :shock: 8)
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Ultimate Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Ultimate Power Supply

I'll see if I can hunt it out this weekend :) I've owned it from new. My Mam and Dad got me it from a computer shop in the lakes somewhere (cost a fortune, the most we had ever spent on a computer part), I can't remember quite remember where. It had an IBM 2.5" around 200mb that's like the thic...
by vanpeebles
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Ultimate Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Ultimate Power Supply

Bigger!
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Ultimate Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Ultimate Power Supply

The PSU which came with mine was a proper big heavy standalone plastic box type one.
by vanpeebles
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: software
Topic: Saloon Cars on RISCOS 3
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: Saloon Cars on RISCOS 3

I had the extra courses disc :)
by vanpeebles
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Econet hub
Replies: 11
Views: 173

Re: Econet hub

Is that not like crossing the streams on Ghostbusters??
by vanpeebles
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: RiscOS on RPi 3?
Replies: 13
Views: 1547

Re: RiscOS on RPi 3?

I think its a shame that Pi3 RISC OS set up is still iffy. It's a great opportunity for RISC OS with the huge numbers of Pis out there now.
by vanpeebles
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: Acorn Plus 3 (sold)
Replies: 33
Views: 957

Re: Offered: Acorn Plus 3

Just flog it to Elk, and stop arsing about :)
by vanpeebles
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: Acorn Plus 3 (sold)
Replies: 33
Views: 957

Re: Offered: Acorn Plus 3

I'm interested please! [-o<
by vanpeebles
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Master 512 DOS Plus XIOS disassembly
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: Master 512 DOS Plus XIOS disassembly

If I remember right I couldn't get that later one off there to write properly. They are proper awkward to write. :lol:
by vanpeebles
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Master 512 DOS Plus XIOS disassembly
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: Master 512 DOS Plus XIOS disassembly

So with this, it's possible to have the latest version of the 512 boot disc? I managed to get a later version but I don't think its the '87 one. With the early one various programs don't run etc.
by vanpeebles
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: software
Topic: Saloon Cars on RISCOS 3
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: Saloon Cars on RISCOS 3

That is excellent! I still love and play a lot of modern racing games and Saloon Cars still had features that you don't see now. Some of the damage, overheating, pit stops etc. I remember when in a knackered Astra you had to drop down gears for hills :lol: Great game, one of the Acorn classics.
by vanpeebles
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: software
Topic: Saloon Cars on RISCOS 3
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: Saloon Cars on RISCOS 3

Another version of Stunt Racer 2000?!
by vanpeebles
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: software
Topic: Saloon Cars on RISCOS 3
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: Saloon Cars on RISCOS 3

I played the guts out of this on my A3010 with original discs. Deluxe version and also the extra courses. I wonder if anyone ever made the wheel and peddles which were in the manual.
by vanpeebles
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: New Acorn 8bit? Should there be one?
Replies: 51
Views: 1438

Re: New Acorn 8bit? Should there be one?

How about a new board that could fit into an original case and use the keyboard connector etc. This would be a good way of getting BBCs with faulty boards etc back to life.
by vanpeebles
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Lego Pandaboard
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Lego Pandaboard

Just got a freebie pandaboard in the post today for RISC OS use, and I thought I'd put it in a lego case which I build around it, to save spending on extras. http://www.zen70509.zen.co.uk/legopanda/legovent.jpg http://www.zen70509.zen.co.uk/legopanda/legorear.jpg Any tips for pandaboards would be mo...
by vanpeebles
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Sony PlayStation1 laser replace?
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Sony PlayStation1 laser replace?

I remember that fixing a mates one back in the day. We all started to panic we were going to miss out on our nightly battles on Point Blank. :lol: It was ran upside for a week or so and seemed to fix itself.
by vanpeebles
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Sony PlayStation1 laser replace?
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Sony PlayStation1 laser replace?

Did you try running it upside? (Turned off before rotating!)
by vanpeebles
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: The BBC Micro bit
Replies: 42
Views: 2421

Re: The BBC Micro bit

PitfallJones wrote:Hi,

I've noticed recently that when typing "BBC Micro" into Google this thing has co-opted my results!
Very annoying...

PJ


This x1000! Stupid idea for the BBC to call it micro. When you search on ebay for BBC Micro now you get all kinds of crap :evil:
by vanpeebles
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: BBC MASTER 128 - cannot run this code
Replies: 30
Views: 854

Re: BBC MASTER 128 - cannot run this code

Less likely to be the RAM, that would give more generalised errors. then you could try cooling the SRAM IC or if the computer hangs, the System VIA with some butane from a cigarette lighter refill. If operation improves then that might be the bad IC. Don't put enough on to cause frost though. What ...

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