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by sbadger
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Unused Citadel bits
Replies: 18
Views: 684

Re: Unused Citadel bits

Interesting stuff, thanks for sharing.

At this point the question on the tip of my tongue is. "Can it be converted to NULA 16 colours easily?"
by sbadger
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 PSU dead?
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: A3000 PSU dead?

As you hinted at Phil, new caps but no dice! boooo

I've eyeballed the other components, but nothing obviouisy bad.

Are there any other common parts to fail? or how to check semiconductors?

thanks
by sbadger
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: 2x non-functional RiscPC mobos - for cost of postage
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: 2x non-functional RiscPC mobos - for cost of postage

That's awesome news! :D Well done! Another RPC back to life! :) Now you just need the ADFS patch installed on an sd-ide HDD, and off you go :) d. It's actually still got a 400mb conner drive, that still works. It appears the machine used to belong to "The Romsey School", there's a bunch o...
by sbadger
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: 2x non-functional RiscPC mobos - for cost of postage
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: 2x non-functional RiscPC mobos - for cost of postage

Good luck! Pictures of how you get on! :) It doesn't need the clip to work at all. Fine without - that just slightly helps in removing the module. d. Well if you recall I soldered the new socket in at ABUG, finally had a go this lunchtime with the ram and cpu you gave me. It lives!! :-D Thanks a mi...
by sbadger
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Bonecruncher (Commodore)
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Bonecruncher (Commodore)

My memory tricked me, the maps are BBC version, though I do have the amiga sprites if you still want them?
by sbadger
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 PSU dead?
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: A3000 PSU dead?

I've ordered the caps as starting point, i'll report back.

For future reference it's a:-

Phihong PSM-054

and the electrolytics are

2x 100uf 200v
2x 2200uf 10v
2x 1uf 10v

all 105c
by sbadger
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 PSU dead?
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: A3000 PSU dead?

No it's totally silent. Just checked the obvious things, the plug fuse, fine, internal psu fuse, fine, the rocker switch actually works, check.
by sbadger
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 17
Views: 556

Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Great - I'm in - full weekend with kit please
by sbadger
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 PSU dead?
Replies: 4
Views: 189

A3000 PSU dead?

Hi there, I've an A3000 i'm restoring, battery damage negligible/none, removed anyway, cleaned up with 'Del' and boots no problem. The machine has 4mb and an IDE controller + HDD. It's been working no problem but just today did a graceful down, swapped keyboard, flick power switch and nothing... dea...
by sbadger
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 159
Views: 10393

Re: Starting a Prince of Persia port...

my tuppence the MODE5 halfhight is a non-starter. Too high a cost on sprite quality :D Too late now! I’ve put this on a compile switch for a while to test out. I might post a build to see what people reckon. The more I think about it though, the more scaleable it seems for now anyway. I can control...
by sbadger
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 159
Views: 10393

Re: Starting a Prince of Persia port...

my tuppence the MODE5 halfhight is a non-starter. Too high a cost on sprite quality
by sbadger
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Bonecruncher (Commodore)
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Bonecruncher (Commodore)

Hi,

I have sprites and maps as png for amiga if that helps?
A summer ago I started writing a c# version that you could switch between bbc/c64/amiga graphics, and play with a wider fov, i.e zoom out.

stew
by sbadger
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Galaforce for NULA (16 Colour)
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Galaforce for NULA (16 Colour)

Arcadian at ABUG spurred me on to finally add the loading screen. Original post updated to reflect.
by sbadger
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 5569

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

Had a great weekend - back to reality with a bump today #-o Thanks in no order to:- JasonF for writing an eprom for me (it works thanks!) RobC for advice and nula chats Rob Laz. again for his component advice Kieran for the car share and good company while travelling Ian and Simon for finding the ar...
by sbadger
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 5569

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

sbadger & I aiming to be with you all about 10.30am Saturday. I will be trying out POP on my Master (maybe doing some work on it), asking RobC nicely to fit my NULA and likely looking at implementing the NULA scrolling functionality into b-em. Super exicted, all kit packed and ready - Bringing ...
by sbadger
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 5569

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

JGH: could you bring any RiscOS Pico for the Raspberry Pi (Compiled for OSWORD and OSWRCH) thingymagig bits and files please so I can try and install it on my Pi I've been trying to download the Pico package from here https://www.riscosopen.org/content/sales/risc-os-pico for the last week, and keep...
by sbadger
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 159
Views: 10393

Re: Starting a Prince of Persia port...

You and stardot got a mention on "The Retro Hour" podcast, they seemed very impressed that PoP could be done on a beeb and said that they should do more episodes on the beeb as it was such a big part of the UK retro computer history. Not come across this before.. sounds good. What episode...
by sbadger
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: 2x non-functional RiscPC mobos - for cost of postage
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: 2x non-functional RiscPC mobos - for cost of postage

right ordered a couple of the 72pin simm ones, hopefully will come in time for me to bring to abug to fit.
Re. the vram, looking at it, it seems it's only lost the clip on one side, I think it's probably usable.
by sbadger
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: 2x non-functional RiscPC mobos - for cost of postage
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: 2x non-functional RiscPC mobos - for cost of postage

danielj wrote: (Straight up would probably work)

d.


ok, thats what i meant by right angle, right angle to the board, sorry I don't know the conventions on this stuff :oops: .
It's not immediate obvious which ones one RS will fit, tape measure time!
by sbadger
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: 2x non-functional RiscPC mobos - for cost of postage
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: 2x non-functional RiscPC mobos - for cost of postage

Simm sockets: http://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/connectors/ic-sockets/simm-sockets/ VRAM will have a check. Depending on how salvageable these are I may start breaking things up... nice thank you for that. Do you know why the riscpc boards have the angle simm board, assuming the pins align the board an...
by sbadger
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: 2x non-functional RiscPC mobos - for cost of postage
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: 2x non-functional RiscPC mobos - for cost of postage

darn.. :wink:

i've a board with vram and dram socket damage (snapped and knack'd)

is there a known source so i can fit new ones? googling 72pin dram socket really doesn't work!)

stew
by sbadger
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Beeb Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Beeb Repair

tricky wrote:My (I think) Watford ZIF in my issue 3 has the ZIF above the plastic with the PCB below, so requires desoldering to install/remove it.


thanks Richard, interesting way round it, might just work, I'll prob. bring it to ABUG and have a go.

stew
by sbadger
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Beeb Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Beeb Repair

Thanks, I had a look, and even that is too small. image1.JPG I could probably get the glass paper out and shave the case edge and the ZIF, but its going to end up looking really crappy so might just leave it without It's an issue 3 case, so guess the earlier ones really were just for speech cartridge.
by sbadger
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 5569

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

crj wrote:
Arcadian wrote:I'm sure DaveH would contest that there's no such thing as an Elk mobo that can't be repaired!!

See also: the Ship of Theseus :-p


Trigger's broom :wink:
by sbadger
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Beeb Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Beeb Repair

Mark sorted me out, thanks. And the good news i've got her running now. Some of the logic chips looked manky and I ordered a bunch from china. In the meantime I recapped the PSU and reseated all the socketed chips... bingo, long beep fixed. chips not needed. Though i've got a new question, in it's l...
by sbadger
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Exile
Replies: 49
Views: 3328

Re: Exile

Kevin unearths his pre-release version albeit by a week or so for copy protection purposes it looks like: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2204586455/permalink/10154874866966456/ . Hopefully he can spill more beans on here perchance?! [-o< Kevin's screen shot seems to be D100.44 15/10/88 the review ...
by sbadger
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: "Unfixable bug" in BBC B Elite
Replies: 54
Views: 3570

Re: "Unfixable bug" in BBC B Elite

I stumbled across this video by David B, a postmortem of Elite. http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1014628/Classic-Game-Postmortem It's worth a watch, he describes some of the optimisation they did but also very much on topic regarding the scanner, he describes how it came about. He says it was a very lat...
by sbadger
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Exile
Replies: 49
Views: 3328

Re: Exile

Yeah, that's from here . From James Herriott, February 2002: In The Micro User, they had a screenshot of the game with a dog in it. Anyone know how this was supposed to fit in? I presumed it would be at the end of the game, but it wasn't. Anyone ever trawled through the Micro User scans from 1988 t...
by sbadger
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Beeb Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Beeb Repair

I managed to score a cheap beeb from ebay as a fixer upper. Turned out to be a fairly good condition Issue 3 It's got a long beep so am investigating etc. my problem was in removing the psu cables the purple spade snapped clear off. Now i've removed it no problem but can't seem to find a suitable ma...
by sbadger
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Exile
Replies: 49
Views: 3328

Re: Exile

Kevin Edwards wrote:I may even have some of the 'beta' versions of Exile knocking about!


That would be facinating to see.

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