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Win a copy of the Castle C/C++ tools
John Myers, the winner of the Iyonix in Castle's recent competition, has
donated a copy of Castle's C/C++ development tools to Drobe, to give away
in a new competition.
All you have to do to enter is write an article about RISC OS, on any
topic of your choice, for publication on the popular RISC OS portal,
The closing date is 5th January 2003. For more details and the rules see:
Wireless Networking from Stuart Tyrrell Developments
Stuart Tyrrell Developments are pleased to announce a range of wireless
networking devices for RISC OS and other PCs.
Wireless USB adaptor
The wireless USB adaptor enables users who own the Simtec USB card to
connect their machine to a new or existing wireless network in ad-hoc
or infrastructure mode. The device simply plugs into the USB card like
other USB devices, and comes complete with a RISC OS configuration
program. Adaptor inc RISC OS drivers: GBP79.95 inc VAT and carriage.
Simtec USB card: GBP99.95 inc VAT and carriage.
Wireless Access point / Bridge / Media Converter
This versatile device, primarily an access point and interface between
wired and wireless networks may also be configured as a bridging
access point (enabling a number of wired networks to be linked
wirelessly), and as a media converter (enabling a single machine
fitted with a network card to communicate with a wireless network).
It is ideal for users with machines which are currently fitted with
Simtec NET100 network cards who want to convert their network to a
wireless variant. Converter: GBP99.95 inc VAT and carriage. NET100
100BaseT card: GBP89.00 inc VAT and carriage.
All wireless products operate at up to 11Mbps and support 128-bit WEP.
Contact: Stuart Tyrrell Developments, PO Box 183, Oldham, OL2 8FB.
Phone: 0845 458 8803 / 01706 848 600, fax: 0870 164 1604.
Rhapsody 4: under new management
APDL and ProAction Software have recently taken over Clares Micro Supplies
FULL range of current RISC OS products; including Schema, Composition, and
Rhapsody 4 is the latest of the Rhapsody series of music notation
applications for playing, recording and printing music. Music can be input
manually by dragging notes onto staves or with the addition of a MIDI card
and MIDI keyboard you can play a tune and Rhapsody will capture it to then
place the notes on the staves automatically.
The launch price from APDL and ProAction is GBP29.90 inc VAT and postage
within the UK, on CD-ROM unless otherwise requested. If you buy the Music
Maestro pack you will save GBP5 - both for GBP44.80.
The new Rhapsody 4 launches on 3rd January 2003. Details for other
Clares software will be announced in the future.
Contact APDL on 020 8778 2659, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or write to APDL,
39 Knighton Park Road, Sydenham, London SE26 5RN for further details.
Printer drivers, HP Deskjets 3820, 3822, 5550 etc, Epson 900, 980 USB
RISC OS drivers are now available for the HP Deskjet 995, 3820, 3822 and
5550 printers. Updated USB drivers for the Epson Stylus Colour 900 and 980
printers are also available.
For more information and pricing details please contact Jonathan Briggs
New software summary
Updated software summary
An ARM code analyser that understands RISC OS executable, module, object
and library formats. Various bug fixes.
A freeware BBC Micro computer emulator for RISC OS versions 3.00 and
above. It emulates the Acorn BBC Model B, BBC Model B+ and BBC Master
128 computers. The following improvements have been done since 0.45:
fixed incorrect screen display when 25 FPS and interlaced was selected;
fixed lockup in Master 128 mode when paged scrolling is waiting for
shift key; crashes are handled better; fixed an initialisation problem
with ZeriBeep and improved responsiveness; added 1770 disc write
A WAV to audio MPEG converter. Bug fix.
Latest stable version of the general purpose desktop tool.
Disc checker and fixer. 32 bit compatible. Bug fix for corruption during
the very infrequent action of undoing a failed repair.
Takes the textmanual of DrWimp and converts it to an HTML manual
complete with internal links. This version allows for some slight
changes in the textmanual of DrWimp 3.70.
Shows you the amount of free memory currently available in your machine
and can also give you the time. This latest version is 32bit compatible
and allows you to configure the amount of memory below which the display
Google Toolbar v1.62
A version of the Google search engine toolbar for RISC OS computers.
This new version contains a few updates to the previous release version,
such as the option to search in the .co.uk domain rather than the .com
domain, to hide the iconbar icon, and to start small.
MPEG movie player. New: 32 bit compatibility, ability to play more than
1 file when multitasking, audio mute control, small bug fixes.
A 'background' tool providing a number of enhancements for the RISC OS
desktop, which can be accessed with the mouse. This version is 32 bit
compatible and uses WimpSWIVe instead of bending the SWI vector
manually, which caused several problems.
A public domain PDF (Adobe Acrobat) file viewer for RISC OS. Changes:
document outlines added - see help; better display of type1c and
truetype fonts; rectangular screen mode sprites added.
Meta-search engine. Fixed Altavista decoder.
Audio MPEG ('MP3') encoder. New: 32 bit compatibility, no test code.
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