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by iss
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Parity check live
Replies: 14
Views: 1041

Re: Parity check live

@Symoon: I just realized that the noise in the 'Load Vader Intro' has special meaning... cool! :lol:
by iss
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Audio tools
Topic: Universal tracker
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Universal tracker

Very nice indeed! I tested Windows and Linux versions.
It supports many input formats and exports them perfectly to YM.
Attached TAP/DSK versions of the same song from youtube video for Oric, using ym2mym+mym_player (of course) ;).
A-Harmless-Grenade-song.zip
(43.07 KiB) Downloaded 8 times
by iss
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2629

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

... nice configuration! Which is that Micdorisc clone? And the floppy emulator... is it an HxC or a Gotek with an alternate firmware? This is my rock solid working configuration, for the beautiful one I'll take new picture :). It's Silicebit's controller + Gotek updated with HxC firmware + 3.5" flo...
by iss
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2629

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Thanks for the great game, Chema! I'm advancing slow so the fun on real hardware will last longer :).
So far no bugs by me with the 1.0, I will play the update too.
I think I heard something about a sequel soon? 8)
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by iss
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 563
Views: 120876

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

Yep, you are right - that's the normal human expectation when using joystick push=up/pull=down. Maybe the logic in Oricutron is swapped - if I define: kbjoy1_up = 'KP8' kbjoy1_down = 'KP2' then by pressing key pad '8' and expect cursor to go up - it goes down. But as I said it's easy to swap the val...
by iss
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 563
Views: 120876

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

I just found that joystick's up/down directions are swapped. In Oricutron this is easy to be fixed with redefining the keys.
Unfortunately I still can't find my real joystick to test.
Else, thanks again for the game - it's pure fun to play!
by iss
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron 1.0 (EDIT: Now 1.2)
Replies: 117
Views: 49867

Re: Oricutron 1.0 (EDIT: Now 1.2)

For 240x224 pictures you can capture very short video - press F10, wait a second, press F10 again to stop capture.
Than using ffmpeg extract the first frame:

Code: Select all

ffmpeg -y -i video00.avi -frames:v 1 test.png
You can use png, jpg, bmp ....

Some results:
test.png
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b7.png
b7.png (3.3 KiB) Viewed 290 times
by iss
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 563
Views: 120876

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

Thank you very much for your hard work and for the surprise! ... just on time for the weekend! :D
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: 1231

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: 1231

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: 532

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: 563
Views: 120876

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: 1231

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: 321

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: 563
Views: 120876

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...