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It seems that I cannot have an Archimedes.

VCFed about 1 day ago

Hello, I have been looking for an Archimedes at a decent price for years and then I found it. The issue is that I cannot get a clear image (and probably other issues) as it can be seen in the attached picture, using the mono connector that I suppose is a …
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32-bit acorn hardware • Anyone identify these ROMs?

Stardot about 2 months ago

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32-bit acorn hardware • 8MB A3000

Stardot about 2 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 2 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 2 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 …

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

Stardot about 2 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 …
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32-bit acorn hardware • A5000 boot issue

Stardot about 2 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 …

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 • Single stepping the !Boot sequence

Stardot about 2 months ago

Hi,is there a way to single step the boot sequence to find an error, I tried the boot logging but that just told me the same as the error on the screen which is a ‘No such variable’ it comes up after the banner but that is all I can determine so far. …

32-bit acorn hardware • ADFFS on a 5th Column ROM?

Stardot about 2 months ago

As per title. Would this be possible? Reason would be simply to improve loading times. If possible, how difficult would it be to burn such a ROM? ADFFS gets updated regularly, so new ROMs would need to be burned as and when required. I was thinking you co …

introduce yourself • Hello from Italy

Stardot about 2 months ago

Hi everyone!I'm Gabriele, from Bologna, Italy. Growing up here, had no chance to get my hands on an Acorn machine while they were current - but being a sucker for vintage computers, in the last 20 years or so had my chance to catch up, somewhat Currently …

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 …
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32-bit acorn hardware • IFEL MABE 1 A3000 RAM Expansion

Stardot about 2 months ago

Hello,Does anyone know where the fly lead on an IFEL MABE 1 A3000 RAM Expansion should be connected to please?Thanks HStatistics: Posted by HHH — Mon Jan 01, 2024 3:11 pm — Replies 2 — Views 123 …

32-bit acorn emulators • Arculator v2.2 for Raspberry Pi 5 ‘menu’ not working

Stardot about 2 months ago

Hello all,I've built the linux version of Arculator (v.2.2) for the Raspberry Pi 5 and all appears to be okay, except for the menu. Whenever I right-click I get the following error in the terminal window and no menu pop-up:(arculator:179053): Gtk-WARNING …

32-bit acorn hardware • A3000 to PC file transfer options

Stardot about 2 months ago

Hi, and season's greetings!Now that my A3000 is working great thanks to many helpful people here I'm on a quest to find ways to transfer files between it and my PC. My current process is CFCARD -> Amiga 1200 -> 720K DOS disk -> A3000 . I bought …

32-bit acorn hardware • A3020 battery corosion and repair

Stardot about 2 months ago

Hi all,I've just fished out an A3020 alongside some other Acorn goodies from my parents shed, went to check the battery, and yep, it's spilled its guts.There are some traces that I'll have to repair and caps to replace, but my primary concern right now is …
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32-bit acorn hardware • RPC 600 video issue, vertical lines all wavy, and its not the psu, any ideas?

Stardot about 2 months ago

One of my RISC PC 600's develops this video issues after its been left on for a while, it gets gradually worse and worse, the kid said 'and then it crashed', I whipped out the PSU and and had a pile of electrolytic on my bench before you could say "they …

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 …

introduce yourself • Hello from Belgium!

Stardot about 2 months ago

Hi,I already made a few topics about my recent purchase, an Acorn A3010.It's now time to introduce myself. My name is Frank and I live in the East-Northern part of Belgium, close to the German/Holland border.My first computer was a ZX Spectrum 16k (later …

general • Pronouncing the system call names

Stardot about 2 months ago

I came a little late to the BBC Micro party - my primary schools up to that point had been Research Machines sites and none of my friends had a Beeb. As far as IT teaching went my secondary school had already moved on to the Archimedes when I enrolled, a …

32-bit acorn hardware • Floppy Disk Transfers DOS - A3010

Stardot about 2 months ago

Hi Folks,Since the A3010 has a high density floppy drive I though Id transfer some small utilities over to it. With a 1.44MB floppy in hand I formatted the floppy in the 3010 as a DOS 1.44mb floppy. To test, I opened up the floppy on the Arch and created …

32-bit acorn software: other • The palette converter for the Archimedes

Stardot about 2 months ago

Colors for the 256-color palette are not arbitrary - there are limitations. Is there a converter that can convert an arbitrary palette to one that matches the Arcimedes hardware?Statistics: Posted by litwr — Tue Dec 26, 2023 6:51 am — Replies 3 — V …