Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Confirm comment report request

No one seriously needs rounded buttons but one could become very used to it... ;-) The dynamic area problem does not have to be one in the future IF Castle would change the memory handling. I donīt mean they shall give up their "classic" module area approach but change the dynamic area code so it can handle bigger memory blocks at higher workspace addresses, which is IIRC the main problem with the dynamic areas. ROL could be "humbly of service" if they give knowledge or even manpower to Castle to manage this task. But I think I should wake up now and forget my sweet dreams... :wink:

:AndrewDuffell: Andrew - Your sound problems can have both software and hardware reasons... If you have a Mk I Risc PC main pcb you either played along with 8bit sound for the last several years (which I donīt expect) or youīve a small circuit board, about 3" wide, on your mainboard in the upper right section just beneath the lowest podule. There might be even two cards if you have a seperate mixer card. These cards can have loose connections as the small 3- or 4-connector is not that stable... Simply pull it off the board connector and reconnect as it could have loosened up some time ago, maybe as you last time changed the ROMs. But even more it could be a software problem due to a misconfiguration. Have you checked your configuration, if it is set to 8bit or 16bit oversampled? I canīt recommend 16bit (not oversampled) as I happened to experience a total loss of sound on my machine when it was configured at 16bit. My Risc PC uses a Mozart16bit sound upgrade. If nothing helpes rage, you should consider to contact your (more or less) local RISC OS dealer as your machine could have a somehow crippled VIDC or IOMD or even a defect main pcb... That you never experienced this problem before does not mean it is new! Some lines of code in Select3i4/Adjust1i2 could be a bit more dependend on a correct timing of the hardware or only expect other tolerances. I donīt think this is the problem but one canīt exclude it as a possible reason.

 is a RISC OS UserArcNinja on 26/6/04 3:58AM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Click on the button below to confirm you wish to flag up this comment to the website's administrators. Abuse of this service will be frowned upon and it should only be used to notify us of comments that are extremely distasteful, indecent or otherwise unlawful. If you disagree with an opinion expressed or fact stated in a comment, please take part in the debate rather than expect it to be removed.

Return to the drobe.co.uk front page


Reporting user / IP: /
Comment GID: 11316
Timestamp: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 05:36:39 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Archive booklets review part one
    MessengerPro, VirtualRPC, simple networking and programming guides
     20 comments, latest by jlavallin on 19/12/05 3:28PM. Published: 12 Dec 2005

  • Random article

  • United at long last
    No hard feelings, ok?
     41 comments, latest by druck on 19/07/04 2:59PM. Published: 15 Jul 2004

  • Useful links

    News and media:

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster


    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign

    ÂĐ 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "I must put drobe.co.uk on the blacklist of UN USER FRIENDLY ACORN WEBSITES"
    Page generated in 0.067 seconds.