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Other Computer / System Cores • Hidden Gems

MISTerFPGA about 1 month ago

The Acorn BBC Micro is not the most talked about computer on the MiSTer forums and the "official" core is fairly limited compared to the original computer. There is an unofficial core that has a lot more features here:Real teletext font supportAvailabilit …

Stopgap replacing Video ULA in BBC Micro

VCFed about 4 months ago

Hi, My video ULA recently died in the BBC B here, no clock signals whatsoever, tried it in another BBC and no startup either. I tried replacing it for testing with a GAL 16V8 generating the 4 clock signals(8/4/2/1 MHz), the CRT clock and the throughput/ …
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communications • Viewdata Gateway Service (BETA)

Stardot about 4 months ago

I've created a Viewdata Gateway that offers a simple menu to access several BBSs in the hope of making them more accessible.Many thanks to brianmartin_2001 who has been helping to test the service for some time now whilst I got to the bottom of a memory l …

programming • Using OSFIND

Stardot about 4 months ago

I just wanted to confirm that I'm understanding how to use OSFIND because I'm trying to create a log file for debuging and I'm getting bad corruption of not just the disc I have "inserted" from my MMB file but sometimes other discs as well. I could just s …

8-bit acorn hardware • BBC master composite video issue

Stardot about 4 months ago

Hello all. I purchased a BBC Master last year on ebay and have only just got around to getting it up and running. I've replaced the collapsing X2 caps on the PSU and that now seems fine - happily the machine appears to be booting. The battery pack as bee …

8-bit acorn hardware • PiTubeDirect and Raspberry Pi 5.

Stardot about 4 months ago

HiI was thinking of getting a PiTubeDirect but after the release of the Raspberry Pi 5 and the NVME HAT I was wondering is there were any plans to use the Pi 5 and find some way of making use of the NVME storage. Or is that just wishful thinking?Statistic …

8-bit acorn hardware • I do love the smell of burning caps in the morning

Stardot about 4 months ago

Replacing the X2 capacitors in BBC power supplies is a well-known requirement. I do this as a matter of course when commissioning a new machine.What is concerning is that two PSUs that I have upgraded have both gone pssst - crack. In both cases it was the …
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32-bit acorn hardware • Anyone identify these ROMs?

Stardot about 5 months ago

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8-bit acorn hardware • BBC B won't boot if it has a Basic ROM fitted

Stardot about 5 months ago

Hi all,This is a duplicated thread to a Facebook post so some folks have already assisted with getting this far.I have a BBC Issue 4 board. When I got it there was no life other than a continuous beep and no screen display. I suspect that the board has be …

Hello World

VCFed about 5 months ago

While researching some archived media at work I came across this website and thought it seemed like a community that fit my interests. I have been a computer enthusiast since I was 4 and got to play around with and learn how to use my father's Acorn A4. I …
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32-bit acorn hardware • 8MB A3000

Stardot about 5 months ago

After good success with the 'silly' 16MB upgrade, it seemed logical to create a more sensible / reasonable 8MB version. A goal here was also to experiment with simplifying the reset logic so that it's not necessary to have the single wire mod / leg-lift …

8-bit acorn software: other • Corrupt AUCI Econet 'Network Supervisor' disc

Stardot about 5 months ago

I have an Advisory Unit Computers in Education pack (Disc, manual & wallet).Archimedes Desktop Network Utilities for Level 3 & 4AU Enterprises LtdThe disc is corrupt:-(Does anyone have a copy of the software please:!NetManage!NetPass!N... …

32-bit acorn hardware • IOMega ZIP Drive (Parallel) powering my A3010?

Stardot about 5 months ago

Hi Folks,When I use my ZIP drive on my 3010 it works fine. However, If I switch off my PSU on the back of the A3010 with the ZIP drive powered up the Power LED on the A3010 remains dimly lit. Turn off the ZIP drive at the PSU, and the A3010 is back to nor …
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8-bit acorn hardware • Component I.D.

Stardot about 5 months ago

Hi Folks,Could someone tell me the rating and type of this Capacitor…… C3….It’s from the sound circuit of my Master Compact.ThanksDaveStatistics: Posted by DaveLecky — Mon Jan 08, 2024 9:40 pm — Replies 3 — Views 103 …
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8-bit acorn hardware • Cumana drive: couple of questions

Stardot about 5 months ago

Hello all,I bought this external Cumana drive, knowing the 40/80 track switch was damaged and the drive untested.I would like to see if this drive is working and, if not, if I can get it working again.Questions:1. Are there any known problems with the int …

8-bit acorn hardware • Won't boot cassette motor light on

Stardot about 5 months ago

I have a BBC model B issue 7 and when I power it on I get a continuous tone from the speaker and the cassette motor light is on. Nothing is displayed on the screen . I've tried removing and re-seating all the socketyed chips so I'm thinking something ha …

8-bit acorn software: other • Omniflop strange behaviour

Stardot about 5 months ago

I have been using Omniflop on the same PC for years without any problems, but recently I have encountered something quite odd with it.I'm creating a games compendium on a 3.5" disk for the Electron. I started by writing a menu on the Electron itself (form …

32-bit acorn hardware • RiscPC, Net100 Podule, PC Card

Stardot about 5 months ago

HiI have a RiscPC which is able to access the network using a NET100 podule which I installed. I think it may have previously had another kind of NIC installed at some point though, because there were already browsers/mail client etc installed.To get it t …

acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events • (Live now!) ABUG online, Tuesday, 7pm - 10pm (GMT)

Stardot about 5 months ago

On Tuesday - tonight - there will be an ABUG General Session, at 7, on zoom. (General Sessions run on Tuesdays, every three weeks. If you don't have the zoom coordinates, send a PM or ask in this thread. We don't publish them!)The first virtual ABUG of 2 …
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32-bit acorn hardware • A5000 boot issue

Stardot about 5 months ago

So I turned my A5000 on for the first time since before Xmas, and it isnt booting properly anymore. Not sure what the issue is, or how to repair.When you power on, there is a strange squawk from the speaker (attempted beep but strange attempt), then you …
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8-bit acorn software: games - high scores • High Score Challenge - S22 - Round 1 - Monsters

Stardot about 5 months ago

Stardot high score challengeSeason Twenty Two: Round OneMonsters chosen by Chrisn=====================... Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 8th of January and ends at 9pm on Monday the …

8-bit acorn hardware • Help imaging a floppy for use in emulator

Stardot about 5 months ago

Hi all.Is anyone able to help me with a floppy conversion so I can use it in emulation? Its just an old school/college disc I found and I dont really want to make up a hardware solution for a single disc if possible.Thanks!Statistics: Posted by retroshaun …

programming • Synchronising two player serial linked games

Stardot about 5 months ago

I thought of this in the 80s, but have only just remembered.If you are writing a game that needs fast responses, to make it fair, you should synchronise the two machines so that one player doesn't get up to 20ms more time to respond.You can do this by mes …

8-bit acorn emulators • Windows 64bit and Save States

Stardot about 5 months ago

I’m a complete noob so bear with me.I have recently changed from windows 7 to windows 11 via a new decommissioned laptop from work and loading discs seems to no longer work (crash or kick out) in Elkulator and also save states no longer work, save or re …

8-bit acorn hardware • Network for the BBC Micro - not Econet

Stardot about 5 months ago

I was browsing through a box of old documents from my late friend Emile and I found this article (Radiobulletin, April 1984) about a network for BBC computers as an alternative for Econet. It supports up to 16 clients. The main advantage is that is much c …