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by Symoon
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: ORIC SDCARD
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: ORIC SDCARD

Very nice, well done! In theory, if you extended your system to also have a connector that plugs on the expansion bus, then you could enable the overlay to make a copy of the rom and patch it in ram. That certainly would be the perfection. Specific ROM is always a problem IMHO: casual users that jus...
by Symoon
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric Atmos Boot-Up Query
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: Oric Atmos Boot-Up Query

(not sure the question was for me but anyway ;) ) always got the "clean" boot screen with various PSU, even with disk drive IIRC. I'm currently digging my emails, because I now recall the Euphoric issue: with Ram patterns 0 and 1, when double-clicking on a TAP file to load it automatically, Euphoric...
by Symoon
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric Atmos Boot-Up Query
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: Oric Atmos Boot-Up Query

On my very 1st Oric-1, I always have this nice and clean boot screen:
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... And never any character after "Ready".
But on most of my other machines, I get random garbage - and the random character.
by Symoon
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric Atmos Boot-Up Query
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: Oric Atmos Boot-Up Query

on boot up the Atmos has a random character where the cursor would be and the cursor is one character to the right - so it is printing one random character. Does anyone have any idea what that could be caused by? I also have this "feature" on several Atmos. I can't remember exactly but I think it i...
by Symoon
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Pravetz 8D: loading tapes?
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: Pravetz 8D: loading tapes?

Thanks guys. Luckily the computer was 100% backed up (on another similar one), the hard drive was backed up something like 4 weeks before and I hadn't stored any recent work on it, just downloads and other. Only the camera SD card was backed up in October... I wasn't so lucky with all the work I did...
by Symoon
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Pravetz 8D: loading tapes?
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: Pravetz 8D: loading tapes?

Sorry for the long silence, I had taken pictures but got my camera stolen, along with a computer and an external hard drive (and more). Most was backed up luckily, except the photos for the last 6 months. At the moment I'm still busy sorting things out, will be back more active when they get back to...
by Symoon
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Audio tools
Topic: Twilighte's IM music
Replies: 25
Views: 13999

Re: Twilighte's IM music

Sorry for being away lately, dealing with real life problems. On tape-based experiences, IIRC some of my computers didn't like Zip and Zap for instance: it seemed to load fine but when starting a game it began crashing. I noticed that while testing Novalight, but I double-checked and it also happene...
by Symoon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Experimental very fast tape loading
Replies: 132
Views: 18138

Re: Experimental very fast tape loading

Now, going back to validation, it might be possible to add some form of validation if you have a few cycles and bytes to spare here or there. But this said, I agree that the priority should be to get this working efficiently on as many machines as possible. Once that is done, maybe there will still...
by Symoon
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Experimental very fast tape loading
Replies: 132
Views: 18138

Re: Experimental very fast tape loading

Oricutron and Novalight problem explained (I think) The problem is that apparently, when loading a WAV file, Oricutron stops reading the WAV right at the end of the last byte... But doesn't read all the last stop bits that follow this last byte . So, when it starts reading again the WAV, Oricutron ...
by Symoon
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Audio tools
Topic: Twilighte's IM music
Replies: 25
Views: 13999

Re: Twilighte's IM music

And here's the mp3 of the music I was talking about. IIRC it's a direct dump from the video, but I put it on stereo and generated a small delay between left and right channels, to try give it some larger dimension. Quite a simple trick, but I was happy with the result; hope you like it too (it may s...
by Symoon
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Games
Topic: OType
Replies: 75
Views: 53719

Re: OType

Actually, there already was a specific topic about this music ;)
Posted the DSK there: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1334

The stereo mp3 should follow, if Dbug doesn't mind (mp3 are sensitive data on certain forums).
by Symoon
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Audio tools
Topic: Twilighte's IM music
Replies: 25
Views: 13999

Re: Twilighte's IM music

Well, the exact same discussion poped-up in another topic :wink: So here is the disk I found that held the Impossible Mission music, not exactly as on the video, but the closest I found. Speed is not good, and maybe other details but I'm not quite sure anymore. This is on a disk called WAVE200.dsk F...
by Symoon
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Experimental very fast tape loading
Replies: 132
Views: 18138

Re: Experimental very fast tape loading

9 = end of program. [...] In this sequence, it should NEVER encounter the "9 samples end of program" sinusoid (by design of the WAV file). If it did, it would jump out of the sub-subroutine, going to a bad place, and only removing from the stack ONE return address. I begin to think that this works ...
by Symoon
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: OType
Replies: 75
Views: 53719

Re: OType

Ok, I found back the disk with Impossible Mission tune, not exactly the same and playing slower. Two questions: 1- where do I post it? This is an O-Type thread ;) Interestingly enough, the old Impossible Mission development thread ends with... O-Type posts http://forum.defence-force.org/viewtopic.ph...
by Symoon
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Experimental very fast tape loading
Replies: 132
Views: 18138

Re: Experimental very fast tape loading

This being set, I think I'll do a few measures with Oricutron, to see how thresolds are set with it. Then I'll probably release the final conversion tools. Sorry but I'll probably won't clean my source code much - once again (a bit fed up / lazy / and the code being modified by successive loadings, ...