8-Bit Software Online Conversion

                             To: 999 (all members) From: K3H (ALBERT SCHOFIELD.) Subject: TAPE TO DISC ON THE BBC B Last month I dealt with transferring SHADOW tape copier onto disc. On the same cassette as SHADOW is a utility called INSPECTOR which allows one to scroll through memory and alter it if needed. INSPECTOR is in three parts, INSPECTOR, Sinner? which is in 300 baud and INSPECT2. To transfer INSPECTOR to disc a short loader program is needed as follows:- 10*LOAD INSPEC2 20*TAPE 30CALL&74DA Save this to disc as INSPECT. Now load in INSPECTOR as normal from cassette. Then select T from the menu to terminate. Now save to disc using:- *SAVE INSPEC2 6ED0+CDC 74DA Chaining INSPECT will now load and run INSPECTOR. If you wish to load a program into memory using INSPECTOR you will still have to load it from tape as INSPECTOR uses a null string. It is possible to load a program into memory from disc for use with INSPECTOR. First press break which will put INSPECTOR into disc mode. Then press L from the menu and when the message 'FILE NOT FOUND' appears, load in a program from disc. Then enter CALL&74DA to reactivate INSPECTOR.  To: 999 (all members) ReplyTo: D6G (Sprow) From: K8G (Jonathan Harston) Subject: Web Access from Beebs Robert Sprowson wrote about reading Web pages with a BBC. He mentioned: > I believe that there is a TCP/IP > program that can be used with Econet > (though there'll need to be an > Archimedes as the fileserver. Why would you need an Arc as the fileserver? If you want to be fileserveing over Econet, any fileserver will do. You're confusing Econet - a transmission medium - with file serving - a distributed service. There isn't yet a TCP/IP program for the Beeb, I've been working on one. However, there is a TelNet program for the Beeb that uses Econet. This is probably what you were thinking about. Beeb Telnet is just a standard TelNet client, the same as the one for the Arc that comes with NFS or OmniClient. It sends it's packets across a network to the server it's connected to. The actual network is irrelevant. On the Beeb with standard NetFS the only network available is Econet, so Beeb TelNet sends over Econet. If the server you wish to TelNet to is also on the same Econet, then that's all there is. (This is exactly what I did in HK where the server was a RISCiX machine with an Econet card.) If your server is on another network, such as an Ethernet, or completely externally via a dial-up service, then you need a gateway machine. A gateway passes network traffic between two different network types. (In HK the RISCiX also had an Ethernet card, and so I could TelNet from any machine on the Econet to any machine on the Ethernet.) And a final note: TelNet is a remote logon system. It's basically a terminal system, such as you would use to use a bulletin board. You connect to the other system as a user on that system as though you were connected directly. Then you can give commands such as 'ls' to list the current directory or 'cd' to change directory.  To: 999 (all members) ReplyTo: E6F (John Clarkson) From: K8G (Jonathan Harston) Subject: Watford DFS 1.43 John asked: What does the 1.43 mean? The 1.43 is the version number. Just as there are Acorn DFSs 0.90, 1.20, 2.00, 2.24, etc. In the specific case of Watford DFS, the first digit is a 1. If the second digit is a '4' it is a 8271 DFS. If it is a '5' it ia a 1770 DFS and will have DDFS capabilities. If the third digit is a '3' or lower, there is no Tube support code. If it is '4' there is Tube support code. In summary: 1.43: 8271 1.53: 1770 1.44: 8271 + Tube 1.54: 1770 + Tube As far as I know there are no versions after 1.44/1.54.  To: 999 (all members) ReplyTo: E6F (John Clarkson) From: K8G (Jonathan Harston) Subject: Wants # instead of £ The easiest way to get your printer to print a hash instead of a pound is to change the font DIP switches. The switches should be somewhere underneath the print carriage, or possibly on the back of the case. There is usually a block of 8 and a block of 4. The block of 4 should all be set to ON to select font 0 - USA. This will give you the hash symbol for character 35 instead of the pound. Unfortunately, you then have the problem of getting a pound to print out. There are various ways of doing it, but basically, you can't get a pound by just sending £ to the printer. It will always come out looking like ' as printers all think that character 96 is a ' symbol. What all the solutions do is intercept you trying to print '£' and replacing it in the print queue with 'Select UK, Print #, Select US' - which gives a £. If you are printing from a word processor, then it's printer setup system will allow you to set how to get a pound printed. Eg, for View, you need a View Printer Driver Generator such as VPDG or MakeLP. In Interword it is on one of the menus. I'm not sure about WordWise - perhaps another member can help here?                    