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by retroric
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Bocco's adventures
Replies: 24
Views: 5010

Re: Bocco's adventures

Hi, I had some free time and did a few more levels Enjoy :) Hi there, Thank you very much for adding new levels to your game, I downloaded the new version last week and finished the 4th level, it was awesome, you really have a gift for designing challenging levels, thank you! I'm now looking forwar...
by retroric
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: merging files
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

Re: merging files

Hi guys, Well spotted Chema and Symoon, how stupide of myself, I should have remebered that /b option !! :oops: As for "file joiner", I dunno what's the problem coolman66, maybe your antivirus being a bit fussy? I use Avast myself, and it didn't flag it as malware or anything. And as far as I can te...
by retroric
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Cross development tools
Topic: OSDK 1.15
Replies: 4
Views: 1819

Re: OSDK 1.15

Well, there are two concerns here: 1) there seems to be a bug (or bugs) with optimizing the macros output by the compiler in aggressive -O3 optimization mode, with changes introduced by Fabrice as of OSDK 1.14. This is the most serious issue. 2) More generally, it seems indeed there is room for opti...
by retroric
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: merging files
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

Re: merging files

PS - to answer your question about merging files: With the Windows command line prompt, you can ONLY merge TEXT files, using the following syntax: COPY file1.txt + file2.txt + file3.txt merged.txt For merging binary files, you need a separate utility. I tried "File Joiner", which is a freeware and p...
by retroric
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: merging files
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

Re: merging files

Hi, I tried Atlandid with Oricutron by downloading the ZIP here: https://www.oric.org/index.php?page=software&fille=detail&num_log=1080 Indeed there are 3 parts, one .TAP file then 2 additional tape files with .TA1 and .TA2 extensions (you can see they are actually .TAP files by looking at them with...
by retroric
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Cross development tools
Topic: OSDK 1.15
Replies: 4
Views: 1819

Re: OSDK 1.15

Hi DBug, and thanks for this new OSDK version. I can confirm my ElectrOric test programme compiles and executes fine in -O2 mode with OSDK 1.15, however there are still runtime bugs if I compile in -O3 mode (as was the case with the 1.14-patched version of the compiler which I believe you just carri...
by retroric
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Bocco's adventures
Replies: 24
Views: 5010

Re: Bocco's adventures

Another thought on this: While searching the forum for some old topics about cc65 to gather some information, I came across this one: Questions to CC65 users There is a very important piece of info in it, examplified in the first reply by iss in which he demonstrates that cc65 cleverly optimizes cal...
by retroric
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Bocco's adventures
Replies: 24
Views: 5010

Re: Bocco's adventures

Well, If you look at the code on GitHub, you can see there are quite a lot of functions, many of them taking many parameters, even including "int" parameters for some of them... Yet, cc65 seems to generate code that is both quite compact and fast. On the latter point if would be interesting as well ...
by retroric
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Bocco's adventures
Replies: 24
Views: 5010

Re: Bocco's adventures

Ok, I've just finished level 3, I spent some time trying to figure out how to progress until I found the wicked little trick to get to the switch !! :lol:

Now I will get some graph paper and a pencil and start thinking of a new level design for you!! :)
by retroric
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Bocco's adventures
Replies: 24
Views: 5010

Re: Bocco's adventures

Hi there trrerr / Rax, Congratulations for this AWESOME game, it was indeed a complete and very welcome surprise for the end of the summer, I think we should give you the "Oric 2019 Game Award" !!! :D I am really amazed at the amount of work you put in the game and the graphics (and sounds too!), an...
by retroric
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron Software Categories
Replies: 4
Views: 1681

Re: Oricutron Software Categories

+1 for the Oric Gamebase as suggested by iss, this is the perfect answer to coolman66's needs. Just a remark though, the latest version of the Oric gamebase is v3.0 -- see the following topic: http://forum.defence-force.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1207 Not sure if the download link still works though.....
by retroric
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Games
Topic: New game project
Replies: 21
Views: 9971

Re: New game project

Hello Algarbi,

Any news about your game?? I hope development hasn't stalled, and you're still working on it, we are a bunch of people here eagerly awaiting the release of what looks like a fantastic game!!! :)
by retroric
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Translation of french games?
Replies: 20
Views: 22264

Re: Translation of french games?

Hi Symoon, Well, I didn't ask because I wasn't aware you had other versions of tapes than the ones posted on Oric.org, but please do send me your converted .TAP version (you've got my email anyway), and I'll have a look at it to see if there are any bugs / transfer errors. By the way, the page on Or...
by retroric
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Translation of french games?
Replies: 20
Views: 22264

Re: Translation of french games?

Hi guys, Well, I'm digging up an old subject, but I thought I'd let you know I may be able to help translate some French games to English, for your enjoyment :D I actually had a go a few months ago at " Detective Story ", a very enjoyable French game in BASIC where you play a detective carrying out ...
by retroric
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Ian Sinclair
Replies: 6
Views: 1923

Re: RIP Ian Sinclair

Very sad news indeed, all my thoughts go to his brother Keith, his nephew John S., and the rest of his family and friends. He will be long remembered and honoured within our community, and the upcoming interview of his nephew by Symoon will be a tribute to his contributions to the founding and devel...