To: 999 (all members) From: D6A (Gordon WILEMAN) Subject: ACORN CP/M DISKS My original system disks have been damaged, beyond repair. Anyone who can provide copies of them will be my friend for life. Name your price. I have an ACORN Z80 Processor just gathering dust and begging to be switched on again. Any Good Samaritans out there? To: 999 (all members) From: D6F (John Crane) Subject: HELP Until recently I had an IDE Hard Drive fitted to my A3010 and had quite a bit of Beeb stuff stored on it.This could be run via !65Host (Beeb emulator),the drive being Drive 4.The floppy drive is Drive 0.This is similar to a HD setup for a BBC.However I wanted to add a CD Rom to my A3010,so I opted for a SCSI interface.This meant removing the IDE HD,installing a new SCSI board and having an External SCSI HD and CD Rom.This is a Castle Technology setup,advertised frequently in Acorn User.Once this is all plugged in it more or less configures itself. My problem is when I use !65Host it can't access the Hard Drive.I rang Castle Technology's Technical Helpline and they couldn't help.The man on the phone said "No it probably won't work from the Beeb emulator,without some rewriting of !65Host itself, probably. If its any consolation,you're the only person who's ever asked !!" Anyhow I didn't think that was much consolation.Any experts out there ? Perhaps someone somewhere has written a utility for such a purpose ? Please reply to John Crane (D6F) 34 St Andrews Walk Harrogate,N.Yorks,HG2 7RL Or 8BSMail me. To: 999 (all members) From: D9F (GARY SCOTT) Subject: VIEWSTORE / VIEWINDEX Does any 8BS member have a copy of VIEWSTORE or VIEWINDEX that they would be willing to sell if so 8BSmail me on D9F . THANKS !!! To: 999 (all members) From: D9F (GARY SCOTT) Subject: BBC FONTS Whilst looking for an envelope the other day I noticed that our editor had sent me a letter with a fancy address label and so I was wondering how he created it. I would love a program in which I could alter font size and font name. If anyone knows of such a program then I would be grateful for any comments or information. You can either 8BSmail me on D9F or write to me at :
Gary Scott (D9F),
7 Trafford Road,
Hampshire SO50 - 7LB.
P.S. - Do not phone me !!! !!!URGENT!!! !!!URGENT!!! !!!URGENT!!! To: 999 (all members) From: 4WL (Martin Wilson) Subject: Modems and BBS's Can anyone using a BBC for connecting to BBS's write an article saying what software they use, what sort of downloading speed they're getting and what actual BBC BBS's there are. Also
how about phoning the Archimedes BBS
in Yeovil called BransYeo. Telephone 01935 434100. Its got it's own dedicated phone line. This is a local call to a lot of Somerset and parts of Dorset. So weekends if local you can
be online for an hour for only 60pplus VAT. Less if you make it a friends and family number. Also I've heard a rumour that BT may be considering offering free local calls later in the year. Does anyone have
any further details? Presumably it
will be weekend or 12am to 8am or something if they do. Perhaps you'll have to pay a single quarterly charge like ten pounds. To: 999 (all members) From: 3WU (Fred Price) Subject: HELLLP Modems As stated HELP now can anyone advise me how to get in touch with the likes of Computerserve so i can get a number of some sort that will get me into this astral world of Modems as yet no one has gave me any hope of useing my Modem so how about it let me into this secret world so i can sample and judge for myself what is in this Cyberspace of activity or is it a dark place where no one treads alone. You can get me through the mag or ring me on 0191 567 91 35 OR a note to Fred Price 8 Orchard St Pallion Sunderland City SR4 6QL To: 999 (all members) From: D6K (Mike Mallett) Subject: Laser printers I am currently using a laser printer on my Master ... mainly because it is also running off my PC via a switch box. Can anyone offer any tips ? I use a Hewlett Packard HPIIP and the main problem is that I need to push FORM FEED to get the paper out if I send a page to the printer.
I normally use VIEW on the Master but
I find it easier to port files to the
PC for editing and printing !
To: 999 (all members) From: D7X (Martin Hodgson) Subject: Solidisc RAM/ROM My BEEB has for many years contained the Solidisc TwoMeg 128K board.This comes with a Manager ROM image which enables the use of Shadow screen memory. This all works perfectly, provided you use the Solidisc DFS ROM and Manager. If you try to use the Acorn DFS (necessary if you want to run any protected disc from e.g. Superior Software), there are problems. Most protected discs require a SHIFT/BREAK boot up. This causes the computer to lock up solid.Only a CTRL/BREAK will clear it. Hence, I can use Solidisc Manager + DFS, or I can use Acorn DFS but remove the Manager and lose Shadow memory use. The problem obviously lies with the Manager ROM image. Does anybody have a solution which prevents it interfering with the DFS ? It would be simple enough to edit the Manager code and save the modified ROM image, if only one knew which bit is causing the trouble. I assume the whole thing is a deep and dark plot to force people to use Solidisc's own DFS ! Personally I like the Solidisc products, but Superior Software in particular obviously did not. To: 999 (all members) From: E2K (J.W.Smith) Subject:
I could bet that there are dozens of poeple out there who don't know the first thing about communication
or about networks ! So I have a request to anybody who does; If anyone could find the time for
it, it would be nice to see a
series of articles in 8BS on this
So go on, impart your knowlage to the rest of us, god knows some of us need it! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To: 999 (all members) From: E2K (J.W.Smith) Subject:
Can anyone help me? I have a pal who needs to know the correct DIP SWITCH settings for his
If any one can help please contact; J.W.Smith E2K 145 Charles st SELBY N/YORKS Y08 0YG