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by AMcS
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC Basic assembler
Replies: 26
Views: 9733

Re: BBC Basic assembler

oo33oo wrote:
DavidS wrote:There is a book on using the BBC BASIC assembler on RISC OS that specificly targets the RPi, though I can not remember the name.
Would great if anyone finds this book.
There's a good one by Bruce Smith, details on: http://www.brucesmith.info/page25.html

Hope that helps.
by AMcS
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC Basic assembler
Replies: 26
Views: 9733

Re: BBC Basic assembler

If RISCOS were more popular, I wonder if the BBC's corporate lawyers would demand that it was renamed? :lol: The syntax and features were developed in discussion with the BBC. Richard Russell's BBC BASIC for windows also uses the "BBC name" (he originally worked for the BBC and was one of the peopl...
by AMcS
Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC Basic assembler
Replies: 26
Views: 9733

Re: BBC Basic assembler

I see so it's just a BASIC interpreter, but if it has nothing to do with the original machine why is it called BBC Basic anyway?? Richard S. But it has everything to do with the earlier machine ! Acorn developed the original BBC Model B and also the ARM chip and Archimedes computer that contained i...
by AMcS
Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS; Lowering Speed on the RPi
Replies: 18
Views: 4136

Re: RISC OS; Low Speed on the RPi

I wish to add that With RISC OS 5.21 the problem is worse. If you attempt to clock the RPI lower than 400MHz it will RISC OS will completely lock up (at least on my system) and if you go below 250MHz it will not even attempt to boot. I'm reminded of an old joke. Man walks in to the doctors, lifts h...
by AMcS
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC Basic compilable?
Replies: 33
Views: 11439

Re: BBC Basic compilable?

DavidS wrote:Ok I can now say that ABC is completely RPi compatable. I have compiled a few things with it.
Thanks for confirming that David.
by AMcS
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Executable Format?
Replies: 10
Views: 3325

Re: Executable Format?

According to manual, OS_WriteS is interrupt #1 and it prints the string in r14/lr (strange, why not r0?). It's a clever mechanism, SWI "OS_WriteS" knows whatever follows it is inline text you wish to output (up to the next null character). r14/lr_svc on entry contains the return address of the SWI ...
by AMcS
Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISCOS Version?
Replies: 7
Views: 2427

Re: RISCOS Version?

AMcS, Thank you for your post. Will use RISCOS as my main operating system, but will also use other options, any suggestions here? Sorry for not getting back sooner (was very busy - as sometimes happens). The beauty of the Pi is with a swap of a card you can have any OS you want... so you can exper...
by AMcS
Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Wireless Support?
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

Re: Wireless Support?

I was just wondering if there was Wireless Support for RiscOS. Please get back soon, I need this for work. Thanks! -Ryan As Steve said there's no USB based wireless at the moment, like him I hope a USB option eventually becomes available. A further option (again using the Ethernet port on the Pi) i...
by AMcS
Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISCOS Version?
Replies: 7
Views: 2427

Re: RISCOS Version?

Think I have gone through the correct process of formatting a 4GB SD Card, once finished the SD Card has been named PiBoot and indicates 42.9MB free of 47.8 MB, is this correct, thought the SD Card was 4GB, would this be the same if I used 1 8GB or even 1 16GB card? The RISC OS install has a small ...
by AMcS
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: What are people doing with RISC OS on the Pi?
Replies: 22
Views: 9844

Re: What are people doing with RISC OS on the Pi?

Many thanks. I was wrong about ObjAsm too. I think version 400 has had the FPU instructions for a while now. No worries, sometimes it gets hard to keep up with things with all these changes going on ! From what I've read over on ROOL it looks as if significant progress was made in a number of area ...
by AMcS
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: What are people doing with RISC OS on the Pi?
Replies: 22
Views: 9844

Re: What are people doing with RISC OS on the Pi?

The only RISC OS software to date that can use the ARM 11's VFP is Charm, I think. I am a bit disappointed that BASIC does not appear to have been updated, and even more that Norcroft C and ObjAsm have not. How do I produce an AOF file that uses VFP instructions? Maybe I am not uptodate about this....
by AMcS
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Broken Directory on Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 1456

Re: Broken Directory on Pi

microbitsuk wrote:David has just released a new version for the Pi
Thanks for that, it's useful to know.

Rarely had to use it on the Iyonix - but was happy/reassured to know it was there if I needed it :D
by AMcS
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Aemulor - 26bit emulator for Raspberry Pi 'PreOrders
Replies: 37
Views: 7957

Re: Aemulor - 26bit emulator for Raspberry Pi 'PreOrders

I've tried Aemulor (demo), but I was unable to get any of the 26bit games to work (I tested the free ones on Acorn Bar). I heard Aemulor is great for other software (non games). If you want to play Elite or many of the other fantastic games then you should use ArcEM. Similar experience here - none ...
by AMcS
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Accessing GPIO pins from RISC OS BBC BASIC
Replies: 9
Views: 13279

Re: Accessing GPIO bins from RISC OS BBC BASIC

Let me know if you find a wiki. I would love to have a place for RISC OS information but purely for the raspberry pi distribution(up to date PRMs, tutorials etc) but I don't think such a project exists yet :-( To a large extent that's true, there are "snippets" of information here and there. The PR...
by AMcS
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS Software
Replies: 11
Views: 5363

Re: RISC OS Software

To understand the possibilities of SWIs you really need the Programmer's Reference Manuals. Ultimately, it is possible for users to extend RISC OS with their own modules. Agreed, in fact RISC OS' predecessor (Arthur) didn't multitask - this feature was added as part of the WindowManager module that...
by AMcS
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS Software
Replies: 11
Views: 5363

Re: RISC OS Software

Would probably add the MW site ( http://www.mw-software.com ), which is a source for several useful free utilities (printing) and is also home to commercial packages like EasyWriter/TechWriter word processing packages and of course Artworks, the vector graphics package that spawned Corel XSara. Ther...
by AMcS
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS Software
Replies: 11
Views: 5363

Re: RISC OS Software

I think newcomers to RISC OS should be aware that the software provided with the distribution and obtainable using !PackMan or !Store is only a tiny fraction of what is available. To give a very rough statistic, I counted applications on the hard-disk of my Iyonix. I omitted games, and individual r...
by AMcS
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Aemulor - 26bit emulator for Raspberry Pi 'PreOrders
Replies: 37
Views: 7957

Re: Aemulor - 26bit emulator for Raspberry Pi 'PreOrders

ArcEM is shitty as it doesn't respect double-buffering and vsync. Games are full of tearing: Risc OS games weren't like that. Indeed, but ArcEm is an *emulator*. Regarding double buffering (AFAIK) earlier versions of RISC OS 5.19 (I am thinking RC6) doesn't do double buffering either (something to ...
by AMcS
Thu May 16, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: No access to internet via wireless
Replies: 18
Views: 5918

Re: No access to internet via wireless

Right this arrived today and had it up and working with RISCOS on the Pi in about 10mins. Here's the link on Amazon for the one that I bought (£14 ish); http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0050AI804/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Note that I power it from the Pi using the USB connection t...
by AMcS
Thu May 16, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Using a wireless mouse and keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 51812

Re: Using a wireless mouse and keyboard

After having no problems with a wireless mouse and also a combined keyboard/track-pad I bought a Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse combo with single nano receiver. However when I move the mouse it works for about half a second then the entire RISCOS OS/Pi locks up. If using Raspbian the mouse w...
by AMcS
Wed May 15, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: ARM Assembly Language Books
Replies: 3
Views: 4281

Re: ARM Assembly Language Books

Many thanks for the reply. No problem ! I have indeed been digging through the PRMs, which are very good for the deeper stuff. I'll also take a look at Rick Murray's wiki too. Finally, I'll pick up a copy of Bruce Smith's book as it looks to be reasonably priced. I expect it will take me a few week...
by AMcS
Wed May 15, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Using a wireless mouse and keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 51812

Re: Using a wireless mouse and keyboard

Just to add to this discussion. I have a Logitech k750 wireless keyboard and Logitech Anywhere MX mouse, they both connect to my PC laptop using a single logitech nano receiver. To work on the Pi I just unplug this and swap over, I don't need to reboot - it picks it up automatically. I've noticed n...
by AMcS
Tue May 14, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Using a wireless mouse and keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 51812

Re: Using a wireless mouse and keyboard

MrMoke wrote:AMcS

Really appreciate you experimenting on my behalf.
No problem, glad to help a fellow RPi / RISC OS user !
by AMcS
Tue May 14, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: ARM Assembly Language Books
Replies: 3
Views: 4281

Re: ARM Assembly Language Books

Good evening, And a good evening to you too ! I'm one of those very-nearly-40 people who owned a BBC Micro (the Master 128 in my case) and would describe myself as someone who got pretty deep with it...my 65C12 (I'm sure it was better than the 6502 in the Model B!) was pretty good and I knew most o...
by AMcS
Mon May 13, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programming
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: Programming

Hi, I just want know if I need to programming to install somo OS ? And I can install windows 8/7 on raspberry? As others have said no programming required. You just need to be able to create an "image" (on SD card) of whatever operating system you want (easiest are those on the "Download" page, and...

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