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by iss
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric
Replies: 15
Views: 847

Re: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric

... and after the tests - more interesting news ;). I made a great (for me) discovery which allows to control the automatic playback from TapOric without using the tape relay ! The biggest problem to interface the tape relay is that it normally requires some electronic parts which need additional po...
by iss
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric
Replies: 15
Views: 847

Re: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric

I'm very happy to present some videos from the tests of TapOric . Screenshot_20171014_192517.png On the left is real hardware attached to LCD TV and the smartphone in front captured with normal web camera. On the right is the screen of the same android phone which I control with TeamViewer. 1. Speed...
by iss
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: TrackOric - android "something" for Oric
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: TrackOric - android "something" for Oric

TrackOric is currently part of TapOric.
There is no problem to be released as standalone app too. All android code is ready and supposed to work.
Now remains the more interesting Oric part...
by iss
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 549
Views: 114418

Re: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)

About joysticks in Oriutron: I found a problem when normal keys (i.e. letters 'W','A'... etc.) are used for joystick emulation then they are no more send as normal keys. As nice workaround is to use key-pad and other 'special' keys which normally are'n send to Oric. Here is sample configuration for ...
by iss
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric
Replies: 15
Views: 847

Re: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric

OK guys, thanks for all comments. TapOric is ready for its first public release. The UI is redesigned some features will be removed just to focus on the most important - the functionality as player. Recording is not available for now. Volunteers are needed as beta testers! The requirements are Andro...
by iss
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: CopyPlus for Oric (WIP)
Replies: 2
Views: 217

CopyPlus for Oric (WIP)

Hello all, here is something that I always miss for Oric - the Apple][ has the Copy ][ Plus. It's based on heavy modified and extended FloppyBuilder. For now partially are implemented only 'BIT COPY' and 'SECTOR EDITOR'. copyplus.jpg WARNING : This is very preliminary work, no guaranties that it wor...
by iss
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 549
Views: 114418

Re: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)

Well, attached is the updated version with support of ALTAI/PASE (both are the same). I don't know if it's possible to detect its connection state. It works in Oricutron when you put: joyinterface = altai or joyinterface = pase It's nice that all joysticks IJK/ALTAI/PASE use the same bit masks. (i.e...
by iss
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 549
Views: 114418

Re: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)

about 3" - I simply forgot that there are single side drives too :oops:. about ijk joystick - your code works in Oricutron :), but some details need to be considered... EDIT: 1. Make sure that joystick is properly configured in 'oricutron.cfg' - use unquoted strings: right : joyinterface = ijk / wro...
by iss
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 549
Views: 114418

Re: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)

Nice doc, congrats!
... but beware 3” floppies cannot be used.
I'm just curious - why 3" floppies are unsupported?
by iss
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric
Replies: 15
Views: 847

Re: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric

Oh, that's pity, Symoon!
Supporting 2.x Android is bit difficult but is no real problem. TapOric is redesigned and I'm preparing the first release...
by iss
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Telestrat in Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 526

Re: Full Telestrat in Ebay

Real madness, indeed!
Let's hope the Telestrat is in good hands or in museum (the buyer is obviously a serious collector) and more people can at least look this beauty.
by iss
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Progress bar loading
Replies: 18
Views: 807

Re: Progress bar loading

Thanks for this useful info, Symoon! When time allows I'll look at 1.0 routines for my education ;).
by iss
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Progress bar loading
Replies: 18
Views: 807

Re: Progress bar loading

Nice and useful indeed!
What about to merge it with the parity checker and mark in color where check is failed... just and idea ;).
BTW, Is there any particular reason to support only ROM1.1 (except different address of the used rom routines) ?
by iss
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 549
Views: 114418

Re: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)

- Any other ideas? My project TrackOric (TrackPad for Oric) goes well and really things are looking very promising! I'll continue it after 2 weeks (because of vacation ...) and hope to show working demo at end of September. The plan is to put the code entirely in page $100 leaving enough space for ...
by iss
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Box for AmpliBus.
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Box for AmpliBus.

Fresh printed. PCB fits perfect.
There is just no enough room for my straight 9V power connector, fortunately I have lot of L-shaped connectors :).
Thanks, well done 3D model.