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by iss
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Another Twilighte's magic trick?
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Another Twilighte's magic trick?

Yea, it's fascinating. Here are the 'magic' bytes:
SPLASH2.png
Though it's so simple, to invent and use the trick one should have a special Oric-way of thinking ... or be Twi. :(
by iss
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 876

Re: HRC in the works

When recently I've played with Macadam Bumper I noticed the defect in the picture and wondered to myself if this is result from K7 transfer error? Else I was thinking if we can hide somehow the compressed garbage being displayed before the real image and :idea: maybe it's theoretically doable: - sou...
by iss
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 876

Re: HRC in the works

It works! Big thumbs up from me + pictoric by @sam + HRC by @Symoon - here is the result and the TAP:
btup.png
btup.tap
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HRC_v1.0_beta compiled under Linux/GCC without issues and it works as expected.
Well done! :)
by iss
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 876

Re: HRC in the works

Extremely cool explanation, thanks @mikeb! :D
by iss
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 876

Re: HRC in the works

https://youtu.be/XUskSz0GVxw The program pokes 28 (60 Hz HIRES display) in every cell in range #BF40-#BF67 and waits 500ms after each to allow ULA to "interpret" the attribute - the result is vertical frequency remains at 50Hz. At end POKE#BF68,28 is executed and mode is set to 60Hz. ... the fact t...
by iss
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 876

Re: HRC in the works

Congrats, Symoon! It's cool and works fine by me.

Else I've checked and there is no problem with addresses in both ranges: #BFE0-BFFF and #BF40-#BF67 - if once HIRES is set they can hold any value and no impact on ULA's work.
by iss
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: USB to IDC 20 / Centronics?
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Re: USB to IDC 20 / Centronics?

Maybe it's inside like this one HERE.
Can you take a picture from backside of Oric and MCP-40 how they are connected with the ribbon cable.
Important is to see where goes the first line (i.e. the red wire).
by iss
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: USB to IDC 20 / Centronics?
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Re: USB to IDC 20 / Centronics?

About the USB to MCP-40 converter: I just realized that maybe there is even better solution.
If the back connector of your MCP-40 is like this ORIC-1 model:
mcp-40.jpg
Then you can use this appropriate converter:
USB2PRN.png
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by iss
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Status of OricExos?
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Status of OricExos?

ibisum wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:06 am
*iss*: Have their been many hardware tweaks since you sent me my boards?
It wasn't me :). There should be something wrong ... What you mean OricExos or Orix ?
by iss
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: USB to IDC 20 / Centronics?
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Re: USB to IDC 20 / Centronics?

The short answer is yes, ... almost :). The problems are: 1. I think there is no "ready-to-use" USB to IDC-20 cable. The best choice is to use USB to DB25 female with an additional converter DB25 male to IDC-20 <- NOTE: DON'T BUY THIS ONE ! It's NOT for printers, the link is for visual reference onl...
by iss
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Oric Atmos manual wanted
Replies: 19
Views: 1043

Re: Oric Atmos manual wanted

This ONE ? IMHO the price is high but with (more) beer one can gulp it ;).
But anyway, retro-fun is priceless! Congrats and happy Oric-ing!
by iss
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Poverty Game
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Poverty Game

Interesting and educational! :)
Just one small note: the game is for Oric-1. It works in Atmos mode too, but because of the two first protected columns, the table formatting looks broken.
Thanks for sharing.
by iss
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron and window size/scale
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Oricutron and window size/scale

Indeed, with all these new high-resolution monitors this is an issue - and it's already addressed by TotoShampoin a zoom feature #135 ... so, waiting to see when it will happen ;).
by iss
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Le diamant de l'île maudite tap not working
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Re: Le diamant de l'île maudite tap not working

Well, in my opinion the TAP file is OK and it should work "as is". All "BASIC errors" on your pictures are actually because TapOric is being fooled by the BASIC-ID-BYTE in TAP-headers and when you use the internal viewer the result is simply crap :D. The real BASIC part must have start address $0501...
by iss
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Pictoric (was: New conversion algorithm)
Replies: 51
Views: 2683

Re: New conversion algorithm

This link should work for direct download: http://miniserve.defence-force.org/svn/ ... lope/data/