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by stephen_usher
26 Jan 2022 15:47
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Could this be THE Dave Stevenson?
Replies: 9
Views: 1199

Re: Could this be THE Dave Stevenson?

Dave wrote: 26 Jan 2022 15:29 I never thought of advertising it here . . .

I couldn't get it to fit into my MTX's expansion socket :D
Hmm.. a 486 co-processor add-on for the Memotech. That would be fun.
by stephen_usher
26 Jan 2022 15:46
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Could this be THE Dave Stevenson?
Replies: 9
Views: 1199

Re: Could this be THE Dave Stevenson?

Dave wrote: 26 Jan 2022 15:27 Give it time !

That might be his next post :lol:
:lol:

Nah... I gave a good review. :-)
by stephen_usher
26 Jan 2022 14:57
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Could this be THE Dave Stevenson?
Replies: 9
Views: 1199

Could this be THE Dave Stevenson?

I just bought a 486DX2-66 "Overdrive" processor off eBay and when it arrived the From: address seemed very familiar...

Dave Stevenson and the address included a road name containing "Primrosebank". :D

Could this be one of those "it's a small World" events?
by stephen_usher
03 Jan 2022 22:49
Forum: REMEMOTECH
Topic: REMEMOTECH as a MiSTer core?
Replies: 6
Views: 1230

Re: REMEMOTECH as a MiSTer core?

Funnily enough the DE10 went out of stock soon after the MMS pre-orders went live. The first batch was 500 boards and that wiped out the global supply of the Terasic product.
by stephen_usher
17 Dec 2021 00:28
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Eye-watering ebay prices
Replies: 61
Views: 18428

Re: Eye-watering ebay prices

Oh dear. And the other kit is prices at LOLpricing too.
by stephen_usher
17 Oct 2021 19:37
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: Hello from Huddersfield, and a couple of queries…
Replies: 21
Views: 4435

Re: Hello from Huddersfield, and a couple of queries…

Welcome to the board.

Given your Acorn background I would have thought that you'd have recognised the BNC composite port from the back of the Beeb. :-)
by stephen_usher
11 Oct 2021 15:16
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Retro Computer Festival 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 564

Retro Computer Festival 2021

This weekend was the Retro Computer Festival in Cambridge and my Saturday set-up included my MTX500 + CFX, as can be seen here: IMG_2430.jpg If the table had been a little longer I would have had the MTX512 sitting open to show the insides. It was quite surprising how many visitors hadn't even heard...
by stephen_usher
19 Sep 2021 19:31
Forum: MEMOFEST 2021
Topic: MEMOFEST 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 2905

Re: MEMOFEST 2021

Oh well, no Memofest, but if anyone's going to the Retro Computer Festival at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge on the 9th/10 October I'll be taking my two machines for display on the Saturday. So, if you want to say hello that'd be nice. I'll have my CFXs there and will probably have th...
by stephen_usher
14 Aug 2021 11:07
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Have a look at this TI99/4A version of Scramble...
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Have a look at this TI99/4A version of Scramble...

https://youtu.be/BUulMLVWIIo

The TI 99/4A has essentially the same graphics chip as the MTX so we all know its limitations. I'd just like to know how the heck this person got smooth parallax sideways scrolling, multi-coloured sprites and more than 4 sprites on a scan line! Amazing.
by stephen_usher
18 Apr 2021 14:21
Forum: HARDWARE
Topic: Edge connector woes
Replies: 8
Views: 2889

Re: Edge connector woes

The technique to refresh edge connectors on other machines is to put on lots of flux and then a reasonable amount of solder on each finger and make sure that the new solder covers the whole thing, then use desoldering braid to suck off the excess solder, pulling the braid with soldering iron on top ...