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by sbadger
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC Second CPU slot ARM possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 117

RiscPC Second CPU slot ARM possible?

Hi there, I've recently I've finally managed to update my 610 for a 710, just to give a bit more, (StrongARM out of budget and OS ROM version out of reach at the moment.!). I've got a 486 in the second slot at the moment, but is it possible to put my 610 in the second slot? If it's even possible is ...
by sbadger
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: software
Topic: Were any images bundled with Artisan?
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Were any images bundled with Artisan?

I recall a Rembrandt self portrait on the Pro Artisan disc
by sbadger
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Atomic AGD
Replies: 42
Views: 1725

Re: Atomic AGD

oss003 wrote:And some more progress .......... (looking familiar John .......... :wink: )
Does however need some work ....

https://youtu.be/SWbh4SkU4o0

Greetings
Kees

oh my, that's fantastic, One of deathmonks best...I was thinking about this on a beeb, but this is pretty close.
by sbadger
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New A3020 owner!
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: New A3020 owner!

Daniel's right about the cf/sd to IDE being uncertain, but I can confirm this one works in my 3020

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320942895708

if you decide to give it a go.
by sbadger
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 24
Views: 2279

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

Great - I'm in - full weekend with kit please Hi Robert, I'd finally got round to booking the hotel up to stay, just double checked with the mrs.... I've been double booked. Apprently i'll be in Corsica with a heavy heart i'm going to have to withdraw... :cry: I'm really gutted.. **Heads Up though*...
by sbadger
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 105
Views: 3136

Re: Prince of Persia

I've dusted off the Master now, and I've been suitably blown away by how impressive and beautiful it is! My two boys played it for most of the afternoon and nearly completed Level 2. I'm running it from MMFS and, as mentioned, I needed to *UNPLUG 9 otherwise it hangs to a black screen during the lo...
by sbadger
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 105
Views: 3136

Re: Prince of Persia

What version of MMFS are you using? Sure, is there a way to check from the machine? *HELP should show you. Can you also double check with *ROMS that DFS really is present. One last question (in case it makes a difference) is do you have a floppy drive attached? It's v1.36, ROM 9 is there and insert...
by sbadger
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 105
Views: 3136

Re: Prince of Persia

I've been playing with a MMFS in 8 but never bothered unplugging 9. It works fine. It may be that i've *CO.FILE 8 set This is very weird.... I've just double checked (three times) and on my Master it definitely hangs if I don't unplug DFS. I'm also using *CONFIGURE FILE 8. What version of MMFS are ...
by sbadger
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 105
Views: 3136

Re: Prince of Persia

Hi Kieran, It's also worth noting that as Prince of Persia uses OSWORD A=&7F to do direct disk accesses, it's only possible to use MMFS (in ROM 8) if DFS (ROM 9) is unplugged. Otherwise DFS tries to handle the OSWORD calls, and everything hangs (with a black screen). Dave I've been playing with...
by sbadger
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 105
Views: 3136

Re: Prince of Persia

Well done again chaps. I think next is for me to get a crt hooked up. Then it should look even better!
by sbadger
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Frogger (was: A demo of what is looking like a new Frogger for the beeb)
Replies: 178
Views: 18609

Re: New version of Frogger (was: A demo of what is looking like a new Frogger for the beeb)

I'm reprogramming the palette every 16 scan lines, but to make it work with our without NuLA, I'm programming all the colours I need up front and then using the usual palette swaps. To get the magenta logs to be brown in the top half, I set flashing magenta/X to be brown and leave magenta alone so ...
by sbadger
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Philips BM7522 amber monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Philips BM7522 amber monitor

it's not philips, but is amber for a beeb

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zenith-Data-Systems-Monochrome-Crt-Video-Monitor/292501873055

*i've no affiliation*
by sbadger
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Frogger (was: A demo of what is looking like a new Frogger for the beeb)
Replies: 178
Views: 18609

Re: New version of Frogger (was: A demo of what is looking like a new Frogger for the beeb)

I'm trying to support NuLA without the ROM, but it involves some compromises as I have only 1 byte spare when running! Yellow logs or Cyan logs or don't support NuLA without the ROM! The other option would be to make the magenta "grass" on either side of the road either yellow or cyan. ar...
by sbadger
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Capacitor size
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Capacitor size

Yes, I had the same concerns re-capping a philips monitor last year. They have got smaller
by sbadger
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Sega Mega Drive II with Mega-CD and 32x
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Sega Mega Drive II with Mega-CD and 32x

I understand the biggest weakness on the 32x are those internal ribbon cables, they can look connected when not. it might be worth running a meter either sides to check continuity. I'm sure you've already looked, but this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEXw6f6VKX0 seems similar to your problem.
by sbadger
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Frogger (was: A demo of what is looking like a new Frogger for the beeb)
Replies: 178
Views: 18609

Re: New version of Frogger (was: A demo of what is looking like a new Frogger for the beeb)

I've just started looking at VideoNULA (yes I know, I haven't even installed mine yet! and it was one of the early ones). This is an update to my Frogger game, which hopefully is still compatible with everything (same .ssd NuLA or not), including burning $.frogger as a ROM. I haven't tested it on h...
by sbadger
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Akalabeth - World of Doom (Ultima 0)
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Akalabeth - World of Doom (Ultima 0)

It's been a while but blew the dust of this port. it's come along. There are a few bugs to tackle but it's nearly there

ala3.jpg

ala4.jpg
by sbadger
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Sega Mega Drive II with Mega-CD and 32x
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Sega Mega Drive II with Mega-CD and 32x

You've got the AV pass through cables all set correctly?
by sbadger
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280

Um. What are you porting from? If it's not using the Acorn 1280x1024 co-ordinate system, presumably it's also not using the Acorn MOVE/DRAW/PLOT commands, so you're going to have to do a certain amount of translation anyway. Is performance absolutely critical? If not, you could just define procedur...
by sbadger
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280
Replies: 3
Views: 299

BBC Changing Coordinate system from 0-1024,0-1280

Just a quickie, i'm porting a basic program and as you know the beeb has a system o 1280x1024. My question is can it be changed and still interpretted correctly?, Yes I could add scale factors, but there are LOTS to change, just changing the coords would be much easier. I thought VDU 29 might help, ...
by sbadger
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Electron outer box sleeve (or a good scan of!)
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Electron outer box sleeve (or a good scan of!)

Hi,

Just trying to finish my electron collection, picked up a nice condition in polys but don't have the cardboard picture sleeve.

Does anyone have a spare? or would be able to scan one for me (I know its a strange shape but i'd be happy to stitch images back together)

thanks
stewart
by sbadger
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: No more leaded solder
Replies: 47
Views: 1362

Re: No more leaded solder

Thanks for the heads up, half a kilo arrived this morning, based on how much I use should keep me going indefinitely. I pretty much only repair old stuff that will already be lead-based. I thought I best get some before the respectable retailers get their acts together. Though I suspect china will k...
by sbadger
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Sega Mega Drive II with Mega-CD and 32x
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Sega Mega Drive II with Mega-CD and 32x

just to iterate the other guys, i've had this message from carts due to dirty contacts, on the machine and the cart.
by sbadger
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Help Wanted For New Book!
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Help Wanted For New Book!

Your best bet is something like everygamegoing.com (which i think belongs to a stardot member, dave ?) for example:- monkey nuts has a good tape scan http://www.everygamegoing.com/egg/landingItem/index/machine_type_group_default_folder/electron/publisher_folder/bugbyte/format_folder/tapes/item_title...
by sbadger
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Vprotect
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Vprotect

matt_nottm wrote:The Wayback Machine has archives of the last and many previous versions.



Direct Link
https://web.archive.org/web/20060907224715/http://www.pineaple.demon.co.uk:80/instv.zip
by sbadger
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Computer Shops From Back In The Day
Replies: 78
Views: 7050

Re: Computer Shops From Back In The Day

A reworded memory of Aldershot has returned though: wasn't there also a shop that specialised in secondhand hardware somewhere on what a map tells me is the A323, shortly after the roundabout? I remember fantasy browsing in there. Definitely also did software, but I think less obviously? Was it one...
by sbadger
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Most disappointing conversions from other systems
Replies: 58
Views: 3019

Re: Most disappointing conversions from other systems

Monsters was a fine clone of Space Panic, Planetoid was an ok Defender, etc. There were lots of good conversions. But there's a very obvious reason they don't get mentioned in a "most disappointing conversions" thread. (-8 I can still remember the exciting panic and terror of being five a...
by sbadger
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 222
Views: 18078

Re: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...

Lovely Stuff Kieran, or should I say, Prince of Paddington!



:-D
by sbadger
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 2 Faulty Beebs
Replies: 89
Views: 2014

Re: 2 Faulty Beebs

Eventually, I took all the major chips and plugged them into a working beeb. These all tested faulty: :shock: - 1 x 6502 - completely dead - 1 x 6502 - actually boots but then hangs with garbage on the screen - 3 x 6522 VIAs dead (only 1 of the 4 is working) - 1 x CRT Controller - 1 x Video ULA - 1...
by sbadger
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Does it exists a version of "Death race" for the beeb?
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Does it exists a version of "Death race" for the beeb?

I seem to think there may have been a Micro User type in for this?

Is this it? http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/mags/mu/cats/mu016.html