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32-bit acorn software: other • Risc OS SZ81 emulator

Stardot about 2 months ago

Does anyone have experience with this port of SZ81 emulator for RiscOS ?https://riscosports.co.uk/... works very well, but I have a problem using tape images in .p format.When I try to load a ZX81 .p image file and type Load"", it always giving me …

32-bit acorn hardware • Is it worth trying to get RISC OS 4.39 on ROM rather than just 4.02?

Stardot about 2 months ago

My SA RPC has got RISC OS 4.02 on ROM and softloads 4.39, I've always felt a bit conflicted about that as to me BITD RISC OS was something I only ever experienced as a near-incorruptible ROM and had been pondering trying to get 4.39 on ROM too.I was wonde …

32-bit acorn software: classic games • Grievous Bodily 'ARM (APDL Sporting Games Collection) on RISC OS 3.11

Stardot about 2 months ago

Anyone had any luck getting this to run on RISC OS 3.11? According to the JASPP entry for this game, the original releases have problems with disc swapping, so I assumed that the version found on the APDL Sporting Games Collection would be the best way to …

32-bit acorn software: other • Risc OS - Questions

Stardot about 2 months ago

Hi Folks,I recently dropped a SD card based HDD solution into my A3010. Works great, but I got to thinking about loading a few applications on boot up to make life easier and ran across the requirement edit a !BOOT file.Which I cant find. Nor can I see a …

32-bit acorn software: other • CD-R for data transfer - any peculiarity?

Stardot about 2 months ago

Hi,I have a question concerning burning CD-Roms for data transfer to my RiscPC.I got a RiscPC with 4.02-ROMs from ebay some time ago and after recapping it I want to do a clean install of Risc OS 4.02. Unfortunately, the RiscPC came without any media.I ma …

32-bit acorn software: RISC iX • MEMC and RISC iX

Stardot about 2 months ago

Previously, there was some discussion of the MEMC's virtual memory management architecture, mixed into a thread about Motorola where it was only tangentially relevant. I was thinking about this again recently, considering the remarks made by reviewers abo …
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32-bit acorn software: other • Building RISC OS ROM Image Video Tutorial

Stardot about 2 months ago

By popular demand,it’s here at last! Dive into our comprehensive tutorial on building a RISC OS ROM Image from scratch.Wishing everyone a joyous Christmas!Watch now:https://www.youtube.com... Posted by DarkLord — Mon Dec 25 …

modern implementations of classic programming languages • Variant behaviour of VDU31 (PRINT TAB) in VDU5 mode

Stardot about 2 months ago

Richard Russell is holding a poll on the BBC BASIC forum concerning the behaviour of PRINT TAB when in VDU5 mode.In BBC Micro OS 0.1, and in MOS 3.20 and later (including RISC OS) PRINT TAB moves the graphics cursor to the text cell so subsequent characte …

32-bit acorn software: RISC iX • Adding additional SCSI drives

Stardot about 2 months ago

Hi,I was trying to add a third SCSI HD to the RISCiX box I've been messing aroung with under Arculator the other day, and found it wasn't quite as straightforward as I'd expected.I'm not going to get into how to create and format a new disc partition (her …

32-bit acorn software: RISC iX • Tutorial: How to transfer files RISC OS<->RISC iX

Stardot about 2 months ago

Transferring files from RISC OS to RISC iX and vice versa isn't too hard (especially from iX->ROS), but there's some interestingness for sure.From RISC iX to RISC OS:This is the easiest transfer direction. The RISCiXFS module loaded by !RISCiX can actu …
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new risc os games and conversions • Archimedes Hypercube

Stardot about 2 months ago

Hypercube, a 3D game of the Tetris genre for the Archimedes series of computers employing an isometric view. This was originally published in Archimedes World magazine May '93.Instructions attached and also within the application. I've got this running on …

general • What the heck was "*Configure Dir" for?

Stardot about 2 months ago

So, as I understand it, *Configure Dir was used on both 8-bit and 32-bit machines to configure the machine to auto-mount the root of the configured drive at power-on (as opposed to the first time it was accessed), and *Configure NoDir was used to prevent …
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communications • Econet: *Notify fun

Stardot about 2 months ago

I've been having some fun playing with Econet *Notify To send on a Beeb:*NOTIFY <station> <message> To receive on a Beeb:The received message is dumped in the keyboard buffer! To send on a RISC OS 2 Archimedes:The NetFiler icon has a "Notif …

8-bit acorn hardware • PiBridge 2.1-dev pushed to github

Stardot about 2 months ago

Dear allI am slowly beginning work on the next release of the PiBridge software - v2.1-dev.https://github.com... default branch remains v2.0 (stable). v2.1 will have to be specifically selected to get this version.Code: git clone -b …
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32-bit acorn hardware • Fitting an Atomwide 4-8MB RAM Upgrade to an A5000 Alpha

Stardot about 3 months ago

While fitting this upgrade I noticed that the RAM board does not fit securely to the main board RISC OS sockets:The cause of this seems to be one of the silver components (see below image) which comes into contact with the bottom of the ribbon connector o …

32-bit acorn software: other • Splitting files

Stardot about 3 months ago

I've grabbed an enormous zip file that the econet can't handle ("ecoclient put doom") because it's 27 meg. Transfers always go wrong. However I can send 1mb files, so I used 7-Zip to split it up - and that transfers fine, if laboriously. However I don't k …
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acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events • ABUG Scotland #3 - Thu 18th January 2024

Stardot about 3 months ago

(photography in this poster by Richard Keeble)This is a gathering for lovers of retro microcomputers, especially those fond of the BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Atom, and Archimedes/RISC OS machines. This event is aimed at bringing together a community of li …
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32-bit acorn emulators • Arculator 2.1 - Help needed please

Stardot about 3 months ago

I’m trying to install Arculator v2.1, having previously got v0.99 working using the pinned installation instructions.As I couldn't find any instructions for later versions, I decided to follow the v0.99 instructions again and adapt where necessary. For …
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general • What's on your Acorn retro wishlist for Christmas?

Stardot about 3 months ago

What are you eyeing up on eBay or trying to persuade/bargain with your loved ones to get you for Christmas?!I'm curious to find out what's top of mind on your Acorn retro wishlist.For me - I'm considering a PI400 kit to run RISC OS DirectStatistics: Poste …
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32-bit acorn hardware • New A3000 Restoration Upgrade Progress

Stardot about 3 months ago

Hi,I've had an A3000 from new (Christmas 1989), that has been in storage since the mid-90s and since then has been moved over here to New Mexico when I now live. I've been thinking about restoring it for a while and have decided to make a start. As you ca …

32-bit acorn software: other • Where can I find GEKonfig?

Stardot about 3 months ago

Euroblaster is complaining that it needs this. Anyone know where I can get it, and will it even run on RISC OS 3.1?Statistics: Posted by wmd — Mon Nov 27, 2023 10:35 pm — Replies 6 — Views 148 …

32-bit acorn software: RISC iX • How to run RISC iX for yourself!

Stardot about 3 months ago

To commemorate the opening of the RISC iX forum, it feels like a good topic to start with (and perhaps to make sticky?) would be a mention of the cloned RISC iX hard disc image, which allows for people to run RISC iX on other machines and emulators! (Thou …

acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events • Booking thread: ABUG North, 26th-28th January 2024. Manchester

Stardot about 3 months ago

n.b. I've unapologetically pinched JudgeBeeb's format for this post, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery!ABUG NorthWe're pleased to announce that booking is now open for the next in person ABUG North. The event will run from 2pm on Friday until …

32-bit acorn software: other • Adjust ADFFS !Boot so that it loads when first seen?

Stardot about 3 months ago

Let's say that I have ADFFS on the root of my hard drive. What I want is for !ADFFS to load as soon as the root of the drive is seen by RISC OS (e.g. I click on the drive icon). I know this needs to be done in the ADFFS !Boot file, but what would be the b …

programming • include files in basic

Stardot about 3 months ago

I've starting putting a bit of ARM code together, using functions and procedures to keep things a bit tidier, but the editing environment is still a bit of a limiting factor. !Zap is certainly better than !Edit and I've also got !WinEd to try out at some …