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by Symoon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron 1.0 (EDIT: Now 1.2)
Replies: 148
Views: 103200

Re: Oricutron 1.0 (EDIT: Now 1.2)

Ah, mystery solved for the non-working Macadam Bumper with Oricutron - well done ;)
by Symoon
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: merging files
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: merging files

There it is, resulting from Googling: /A : ASCII text file (default) /B : Binary file copy - will copy extended characters. include the /B switch, as the following example shows: copy /b *.exe combin.exe This prevents MS-DOS from treating CTRL+Z as an end-of-file character. CTRL Z is the value 26 ($...
by Symoon
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: merging files
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: merging files

Yes, /B is important with COPY, or you may have problems if certain sequences of bytes are in the files (we found out exactly what was going on there on Oric.org forum I think, but I can't recall and don't have time to search back right now). Here's a transfer without errors detected, of both Oric-1...
by Symoon
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric
Replies: 72
Views: 22137

Re: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric

iss wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:22 am
I'm preparing the new version which will have the promised faster protocols and check-for-update feature.
Cool!
I was beta-testing Novalight v1.3 but struggled with an unexpected behaviour, when I switched back to tapes transfers.
So you still have time until next version :p
by Symoon
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: STORE and RECALL
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: STORE and RECALL

What is the source type of the program being converted to TAP? It's a WAV file Steve sent me, from a real tape. The program is converted OK now, but I just realised (thanks to LadyWasky's PDF description) that the bytes used to indicate the end of a "normal" file, are used with STORE to indicate th...
by Symoon
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: STORE and RECALL
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: STORE and RECALL

I think Novalight wouldn't work with STORED files, too.
Luckily it hasn't been used much.
by Symoon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: STORE and RECALL
Replies: 3
Views: 150

STORE and RECALL

I'm converting into TAP a program that uses STORE and RECALL commands. Well, it appears that very few transfer tools seem to handle it! TAP2WAV, Load Vader and Oric Explorer fail at dealing with them. WAV2TAP is OK (since it doesn't work with the help of files data, but only with the tape signal). I...
by Symoon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: macadam bumper
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: macadam bumper

Ok then, it sounds like an emulator problem.
I have no problem with Euphoric, but can't start a game with Oricutron.
by Symoon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: macadam bumper
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: macadam bumper

Did you first insert coin(s), then pressed the start button as many times as players want to play?
(respectively P and D keys)
by Symoon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Adventure Games and Solutions, Help needed !
Replies: 15
Views: 12946

Re: Adventure Games and Solutions, Help needed !

dave3622 wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:25 am
Excellent! I bid nearly £40 for this game on eBay years ago but still didn't win it!
Yep, a bunch of games went for crazy prices on Ebay, and we never hear of them anymore afterwards :(
Anyway, little by little...
by Symoon
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Adventure Games and Solutions, Help needed !
Replies: 15
Views: 12946

Re: Adventure Games and Solutions, Help needed !

Grandad is now on Oric.org!
Thanks to Steve for the recording of the tape. Wasn't easy, but done! ;)
by Symoon
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: New conversion algorithm
Replies: 22
Views: 698

Re: New conversion algorithm

As you said, some pictures are very good, others could be better ;)
BUT the result on colors is really amazing!

Please keep up the good work, this is the trickiest part on Orics!
by Symoon
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 30
Views: 841

Re: Introducing myself

The CEO (Club Europe Oric) don't advertise much but I think they still got a few controller cards for sale.
Maybe it's worth contacting them to see the conditions (not sure they'd require you to be a member).
by Symoon
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Bocco's adventures
Replies: 21
Views: 2052

Re: Bocco's adventures

Gave it a quick try, impressive! Funny as it doesn't look as anything we've seen before - maybe has a Stormlord look? Nice little animations everywhere. The main problem I get is that I still can't figure out much what I'm supposed to "use" (space), or what I'm supposed to "bomb". I've tried to use ...
by Symoon
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Small game: Robot
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Re: Small game: Robot

Well, thanks for trying Steve.
If I had to bet, I'd go for it to be from one of those all-computers French magazines.