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Wed May 23, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Can't access root directory with RISC OS Pico?
Replies: 6
Views: 6927

Re: Can't access root directory with RISC OS Pico?

That's the full RISC OS hard disc image you've got there. I'm guessing you have previously used this card for a full install and have not blanked it afterwards. So although you have booted Pico, when it looks at the SD card it sees the native RISC OS partition first and mounts that. Other OS's don't...
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Sun May 06, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Can't access root directory with RISC OS Pico?
Replies: 6
Views: 6927

Re: Can't access root directory with RISC OS Pico?

Brief info: *CAT displays the disc catalogue, i.e. contents of the current directory *DIR changes directory The directory separator is a dot (not a / like on Linux) The root directory on RISC OS is called '$', so *DIR $ would take you to the root, and *DIR $.Examples to the examples directory To go ...
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Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RiscOS Pico BBC Basic
Replies: 9
Views: 9977

Re: RiscOS Pico BBC Basic

Pico always seems to be the last thing updated, so it's probably not compatible with the Pi 3B+ yet (looking at the date on the downloads page, it's over a year old). As Pico doesn't exactly need lots of processing power(!), you might as well use an old Pi to run it. Or you can make full blown RISC ...
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Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC BASIC Game Development Kit
Replies: 0
Views: 4217

BBC BASIC Game Development Kit

At this month's meeting of the RISC OS User Group Of London our guest speaker will be Anthony Bartram who will be demonstrating the AMCOG Game Development Kit , which makes game writing in BBC BASIC on RISC OS simpler than ever before. The kit includes: - core library to enable sprite plotting, scre...
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Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Usbourne - 80s learn programming books now free
Replies: 23
Views: 3491

Re: Usbourne - 80s learn programming books now free

TheGuyUk wrote:Interesting to know, wonder how many will be starting up the old classic computer emulators..
Or simply download RISC OS and run them naitively on your Pi!

Use RISC OS Pico for the full retro BBC Micro style experience :-)

https://www.riscosopen.org/content/down ... spberry-pi

Bryan.
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Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS London Show 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1819

Re: RISC OS London Show 2015

The RISC OS London Show 2015 is tomorrow!

Follow @burrBeep for live tweets from a Beeb+Pi at the show:

https://mobile.twitter.com/burrBeep/sta ... 7063704576

Bryan.
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Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS London Show 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1819

Re: RISC OS London Show 2015

The RISC OS London Show is next Saturday.

Get there early (and why wouldn't you?) for a free copy of Hack Circus magazine with every ticket, until we run out!

Warning - may include BBC BASIC :-)

Bryan.
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Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS London Show 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1819

RISC OS London Show 2015

This year's RISC OS London Show is on Saturday 24th October, at its usual venue of the St Giles Hotel, Feltham. http://www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk/ Although covering many platforms, there will be a strong Raspberry Pi presence such as: - Retro Games Arcade running classic Acorn games on the Pi courte...
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Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RiscOS Pico BBC Basic
Replies: 9
Views: 9977

Re: RiscOS Pico BBC Basic

BTW, I notice that you have posted a lot in the bare metal section, so I think you are going to like RISC OS and BBC BASIC with its integrated assembler and full access of the hardware :-) Also note that even if you install the full version of RISC OS you only have to press F12 to bring up the CLI a...
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Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RiscOS Pico BBC Basic
Replies: 9
Views: 9977

Re: RiscOS Pico BBC Basic

Hello! Pico supports all the old BBC Micro and Archimedes numbered screen modes, e.g. MODE 7 is teletext, or MODE 28 is 256 colour VGA. For better modes use a mode string like MODE "X1920 Y1080 C16M" The GPIO module is built into Pico, documentation and examples can be downloaded from http://www.tan...
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Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: New to RISC OS? Be patient.
Replies: 1
Views: 1776

Re: New to RISC OS? Be patient.

Using NetSurf on RISC OS to post this, seems to work ok!

But yes, most RISC OS discussion takes place over on the ROOL forums rather than here: https://www.riscosopen.org/forum/

Bryan.
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Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Beginners Guide to GPIO Interfacing in BBC BASIC, London
Replies: 0
Views: 1043

Beginners Guide to GPIO Interfacing in BBC BASIC, London

At this month's RISC OS User Group Of London meeting on Monday 21st July we will be having a beginners guide to interfacing on the Raspberry Pi using BBC BASIC. http://www.rougol.jellybaby.net/ Neil Fazakerley is aiming to persuade more people to have a go at connecting with real-world objects - 'ph...
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Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISCOS 5.21 not booting when installed from NOOBS 1.3.8
Replies: 17
Views: 4670

Re: RISCOS 5.21 not booting when installed from NOOBS 1.3.8

what is the issue with RISCOS and bad SD cards? It didn't say bad SD card, but bad SD card *slot*! RISC OS actually bothers to check the card detect switch, so if that is a bit dodgy then it thinks there is no card present and won't boot. This is because it treats the SD card like a floppy disc and...
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Thu May 15, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Scratch with Tim Rowledge at ROUGOL
Replies: 1
Views: 1472

Scratch with Tim Rowledge at ROUGOL

At the RISC OS User Group Of London meeting on Monday 19th May 2014 we will be looking at the Scratch beginners programming language and the Squeak/Smalltalk environment on which it is based. We are very pleased that long time Squeak developer Tim Rowledge will be joining us via video call from his ...
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Thu May 15, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Scratch with Tim Rowledge at ROUGOL
Replies: 8
Views: 3778

Scratch with Tim Rowledge at ROUGOL

At the RISC OS User Group Of London meeting on Monday 19th May 2014 we will be looking at the Scratch beginners programming language and the Squeak/Smalltalk environment on which it is based. We are very pleased that long time Squeak developer Tim Rowledge will be joining us via video call from his ...
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Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS London Show
Replies: 5
Views: 2364

Re: RISC OS London Show

I know of one report that is in progress. There are some photos around on Twitter (try @rougol) and I'll be putting the theatre videos up on the show website Real Soon Now.

Bryan.
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Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS London Show
Replies: 5
Views: 2364

Re: RISC OS London Show

Reminder that the RISC OS London Show is this Saturday :-)
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Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: RISC OS London Show, UK
Replies: 1
Views: 1389

Re: RISC OS London Show, UK

Reminder that the RISC OS London Show is this Saturday!

As well as lots of Pi stuff, you can see where the ARM chip designers started out as we have kit all the way back to the Acorn System 1, and of course BBC Micros, on display.

Bryan.
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Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS London Show
Replies: 5
Views: 2364

RISC OS London Show

The RISC OS London Show - come and see the original ARM operating system in action! Although not exclusively Raspberry Pi related, there will be a lot of Pi at the show: - Pi with the latest development version of RISC OS - Pi running BBC BASIC with GPIO addons - Pi controlled robots - Pi controlled...
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Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: RISC OS London Show, UK
Replies: 1
Views: 1389

RISC OS London Show, UK

The RISC OS London Show - come and see the original ARM operating system in action! Although not exclusively Raspberry Pi related, there will be a lot of Pi at the show: - Pi with the latest development version of RISC OS - Pi running BBC BASIC with GPIO addons - Pi controlled robots - Pi controlled...
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: London Raspberry Pint
Replies: 0
Views: 659

London Raspberry Pint

Meet up over a pint with other makers, technologists, educators and people-in-sheds engaged in using or simply interested in the new wave of affordable and accessible technology lead by the Raspberry Pi. http://www.meetup.com/Raspberry-Pint-London/events/135722572/ Meetings are on the last Tuesday o...
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Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: NOOBS, Hot-Swapping
Replies: 16
Views: 4049

Re: NOOBS, Hot-Swapping

Byron wrote:then perhaps swap to RISCOS to do a bit of old school (A3020-style) tinkering
Well I know the opposite is possible, click on a BootLinux icon from within RISC OS to swap to Linux, but I don't think it is available (yet). You could ask over on the ROOL forum: https://www.riscosopen.org/forum/
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Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Anything in Cambridge/UK between Jul 25 and Jul 28?
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: Anything in Cambridge/UK between Jul 25 and Jul 28?

Probably a bit late, and only very tenuously Pi related, but the Centre for Computing History opens this weekend.

http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/

Well worth a visit to support what they are trying to do.
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Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Portsmouth Jam 27th July?
Replies: 37
Views: 11362

Re: Portsmouth Jam 27th July?

nuttynorbert wrote:My two kids are interested in coming to the jam, we would be coming down from London.
New London Raspberry Jam just announced on Saturday 3rd August :-)

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7221314145
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Fri May 03, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS Wakefield 2013 Show
Replies: 21
Views: 5366

Re: RISC OS Wakefield 2013 Show

I would feel like a dwarf gatecrashing a giants party (they all seem to know so much and I so little!) Don't worry, they don't bite :-) While a lot of the site is aimed at developers of the OS, the Community Support and Wishlists sections were created for us dwarfs to put in questions and suggestio...

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