A5000 - diving in at the deep end!

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alexh wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:43 pm The Wisso5 ROM binary is in that thread together with instructions to use a 27C512 EPROM. There should be an empty 5th ROM socket. Just pop it in. Well that's my thinking. Obviously but tried it yet. But I want to.
Well, I have plenty of spare 27C512's, I just haven't read the thread properly :)
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I've now figured out some of the basic stuff and the machine is built with all of the default software for this machine from riscos.com including universal !boot, and I've figured out how to save the desktop so I get the same each boot.

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Need to sort out some software to play with now.
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Saved an important piece of history there m8, nice one!
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Steve wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:40 pm Saved an important piece of history there m8, nice one!
Thank you sir :)
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Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
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Well done Jon! :cheers:

I'm glad it went to a good home and is being looked after.

Although I had to look twice at the photo...you seem to have the same monitor on top of Mega ST setup that I do. :lol:
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You'll be trying StarFighter3000 before you know it.

Or comparing games from other platforms, like Twin Worlds.
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mrbombermillzy wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:24 pm Well done Jon! :cheers:

I'm glad it went to a good home and is being looked after.

Although I had to look twice at the photo...you seem to have the same monitor on top of Mega ST setup that I do. :lol:
The monitor is an LCD, an NEC 1990Fxp, great monitor and I also have an NEC 1970NX which is equally good.

Trust me, it will be well looked after :)
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Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
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alexh wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:30 pm You'll be trying StarFighter3000 before you know it.

Or comparing games from other platforms, like Twin Worlds.
I'm sure I will!!

BTW, you suggested Wizzo for IDE and I have the files, and I'm told it can be softloaded, do you know how to do this by any chance?
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800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:46 pm The monitor is an LCD, an NEC 1990Fxp, great monitor and I also have an NEC 1970NX which is equally good.
I have two 1990Fxp's (one has what I believe to be a shot PSU where a postman decided it wasn't his job to be careful and broke it). :(

I always thought that the 1970NX had better/more adjustment options (like a v-size at least!)

EDIT: Games? If I had of got this machine working, the first game to have run would have been David Braben's original masterpiece, Elite! :)

The Archie version is meant to be among the very best.
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