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by baz67
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Cumulus batch
Replies: 98
Views: 74707

Re: Next Cumulus batch

OK, Godzil.
Survey done.
All the very best with your excellent Cumulus endeavours and for keeping the Oric alive and relevant in the 21st century.
BAZ
by baz67
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Cumulus batch
Replies: 98
Views: 74707

Re: Next Cumulus batch

Cheers, fella.
Will do.
by baz67
Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Cumulus batch
Replies: 98
Views: 74707

Re: Next Cumulus batch

Hi guys, Baz here over from a new UK retro-computing forum which as well as Atari machines also caters for the Oric - http://atari.boards.net/board/40/world-oric I would DEFINITELY be interested in pre-ordering a Cumulus. Please put me down on the list and kindly update me on progress. Do I need to ...
by baz67
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable query
Replies: 17
Views: 13892

Re: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable q

Brilliant,
You've all been very helpful, Silicebit.
Appreciate all the trouble, tips, tech manuals sent... now to tinker/try some tin solder!
Cheers, fellas.
ANDY
by baz67
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable query
Replies: 17
Views: 13892

Re: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable q

Encore,
Tres interessant - merci beaucoup a vous!
ANDY
by baz67
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable query
Replies: 17
Views: 13892

Re: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable q

Thanks again, Chema.
Sound advice - I'll await George's cable, check the connector(s) and dip switches and take it from there/swap around if need be.
I've got a stack more details now to go on - thanks to you and the forum guys.
Will be in touch to update you in the near future.

CHEERS!
Andy
by baz67
Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable query
Replies: 17
Views: 13892

Re: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable q

Thanks again for the prompt reply, Chema. So, a 1.44mb FDD should be OK and you send me advice on the jumper switch settings. Sorry to be a pain, but will I need to set these on the microdisc interface and/or the internals of the Mitsumi FDD unit? I've never done this before so I'm sorry if I need l...
by baz67
Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable query
Replies: 17
Views: 13892

Re: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable q

Morning Chema/guys, Just a quick query - one of the PDF files your link took me to contained an extensive lists of 720K FDD which presumably are 'Oric' compatible in terms of disk densities, however I'm trying to use a MITSUMI D359M3 which is listeed as a 1.44mb model... http://www.amibay.com/showth...
by baz67
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable query
Replies: 17
Views: 13892

Re: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable q

Hola, Chema - many, many thanks.
Those articles look extremely useful... I'll get my school French textbooks out and try translating!
Sincerely, they look very good - informative and the diagrams/many of the technical words are universal in any language.
Que genial!
My very best wishes.
ANDY
by baz67
Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Oric's Harrier Attack leads the way
Replies: 1
Views: 6446

Re: Oric's Harrier Attack leads the way

I'm not surprised, Rob.
The Oric always did lead the way and the Speccy just beeped along somehow gaining all the glory.
Apols for delay in reply (!!)
Anyone got it running on disk?
Cheers for the memories.
ANDY.
by baz67
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable query
Replies: 17
Views: 13892

Re: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable q

Hi Peacer. I contacted CEO mag but they said they could no longer trace the author of that 3" drive/PC2Oric article namely - Romual Liné <romualdl@oric-international.org It's such a shame as he's clearly very knowledgeable but no-one knows where he is now... or where these CEO articles are... unless...
by baz67
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable query
Replies: 17
Views: 13892

Re: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable q

Many thanks, chaps. I will look into these pointers/links and I will report back in a few days. I'm also thinking of just removing the 3" master drive mechanism for now - and swapping it out with the 3.5"... to see if the disk interface 'sees' the drive directly - that's if the edge connectors are c...
by baz67
Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable query
Replies: 17
Views: 13892

Oric microdisk / 3.5" floppy disk CROSSED RIBBON cable query

Afternoon, folks, Recently, i've been receiving some great help from those Oric stalwarts Steve Marshall and George Dramcheff/Kirilov and to these chaps, I'm eternally grateful. Basically, my 3" Microdisc master drive has developed a problem whereby it won't write/init/format. I've tried countless d...
by baz67
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ORIC PSU REQUIRED!
Replies: 5
Views: 5600

Happy ending, guys. Thanks for all the tips re. required voltage and mA - as it happened we had a DAB radio with the correct PSU, connector and 9v and 720mA output... Atmos working a dream again - I cannot recommend the Ebay scart lead highly enough - TOP CLASS OUTPUT. Can anyone recommend Playgroun...
by baz67
Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ORIC PSU REQUIRED!
Replies: 5
Views: 5600

Hi guys, Thanks a lot for the responses but I'm afraid the original is kaput - major fry up inside and it's been binned/gone to the great silicon skip in the sky. I need a totally new replacement unit. I will try the post suggesting a 3rd party PSU which will hopefully supply the correct voltage/hav...