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by iss
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Demos
Topic: OricExos - making the impossible
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: OricExos - making the impossible

Chema, I totally agree with you about the need to preserve Oric in their original shape and look! I like Oric as is and definitely will never drill a hole in the case ... I swear! :) Firstly when I bought these 4 Oric from eBay they were "not working for spare parts" full with dust, hairs and grease...
by iss
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: OricExos - making the impossible
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: OricExos - making the impossible

Chema wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:58 am
...please do not damage any original motherboard!
Well, I think only one broken track is not so bad ;).
Here is the Master Oric - ready for action:
Master.jpg
More info at github
by iss
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Oric Kong converted in C, need beta test (and graphist !)
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Oric Kong converted in C, need beta test (and graphist !)

Cool!
Please, check line #98 in main.c

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char iy=0,cb=0,y_poutre=0, x_poutre,an_poutre, xr,what_below=0;what_above=0;
There is semicolon before what_above - no problem for the compiler but I think it's not what you want to be...
by iss
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: OricExos - making the impossible
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: OricExos - making the impossible

The four Oric's are prepared!
UHF and 7905 removed, VSync hack mounted and some holes drilled ...
The_Four_Orics.jpg
by iss
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: OricExos - making the impossible
Replies: 11
Views: 189

OricExos - making the impossible

I have the great honor to announce officially with this post the birth of OricExos . The beginning was set exactly before one year with Dbug's idea to somehow "merge" two Oric's RGB video outputs. The first attempts for synchronization were not good although optimistic. Then ULA was reverse engineer...
by iss
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Gotek USB floppy emulator
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Gotek USB floppy emulator

The Gotek from your eBay link is OK to be updated with FlashFloppy or HxC firmware. Mine is exactly the same and I will follow step-by-step this nice FlashFloppy HowTo . So can you write files to the floppy emulator and then convert them back to Oric /dsk images ? With this question you hit the only...
by iss
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Gotek USB floppy emulator
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Gotek USB floppy emulator

I'm using Gotek emulator since long time and it works perfect. I've tested it with Microdisc controllers (the original one, Silicebit's and jorodr's) and Cumana - no problems at all. The native firmware is very limited - it's should support MsDos IMG and Amiga ADF file formats but to make it work is...
by iss
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 86
Views: 22602

Re: Merging video output?

Thanks, mikeb, your math is correct :).
I only mean the simplest case - without any additional resistors, simply short connected R, G and B outputs on SK2.
BTW, can you do the R-values math for 4 Oric's? :roll:
by iss
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 86
Views: 22602

Re: Merging video output?

There is one small detail related to the direct video mixing - RGB outputs are not TTL levels but the signal goes through resistors 200 Ohms. The result is absolutely similar to the internal audio channel mixing discussed in Oric's 8912 volume scale.
But this actually will lead to nice effects :).
by iss
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: VIA "networking"
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: VIA "networking"

The only important thing about that, is that we want the hardware VSYNC to work Good point! Count it as DONE! Else, possible patches are: - set the NMI vector to CLOAD routine - we will have manual control too for every Slave. - change JMP to 'CLOAD' instead of print 'Ready' ... some many things to...
by iss
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: VIA "networking"
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: VIA "networking"

This is one possible solution which I can do in "no-time" :). D0,D1,D2 are lines from Master printer port and together with STB (not shown on sketch) will route Master's Tape-Out to particular Slave's Tape-In. Bonus is that we can send data to one, two or to all three Slaves :). Additionally tape co...
by iss
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: VIA "networking"
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: VIA "networking"

I have exactly the same in my mind! I planed to connect the 4 Orics printer ports with simple ribbon cable, of course STB and ACK wires should be crossed. Interesting is how the master will talk to any particular slave #1,#2 or #3. IMO this can be done fully in software using kind of packet protocol...
by iss
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Cross development tools
Topic: Taptap v2018 : bug fixes, improvements
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: Taptap v2018 : bug fixes, improvements

Well done! :) Compiled from sources without problems and it works! $ ./taptap cat $HOME/tapes/Aigle.tap Catalog of "Aigle.tap" Index.... : 0 Name............ : AIGLEDOR.1 File kind....... : BASIC Auto............ : Yes byte 9.......... : #00 Starting Address : #0501 Ending Address : #3F37 Size of da...
by iss
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 86
Views: 22602

Re: Merging video output?

I don't want to interrupt discussion but just to share that after I created real button de-bouncer now synchronization is simple and works fine! Let's make some final decisions related to the design of the future needed hardware: 1. How many Orics we need ? In my opinion 4 is OK! I'm asking because ...
by iss
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: California Devices Inc and the HCS10017
Replies: 31
Views: 2223

Re: California Devices Inc and the HCS10017

I am so annoyed at myself for not seeing that. Now me too :) - actually you answered to my Q2 too - excluding ULA from the suspects, taking the words "inherent design feature" from the book literally and looking at the PCB the anser is obvious: there is no decoupling capacitor for IC18 :D That's it...