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by Symoon
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Parity check live
Replies: 14
Views: 1038

Re: Parity check live

Lol, I was right writing that I'm not good with Oric sound design ;)
by Symoon
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: FloppyBuilder evolution
Replies: 73
Views: 15152

Re: FloppyBuilder evolution

Now I need to test in a real Jasmin drive, but I don't have one... Anyone willing to do the test for me? If he ever has time, I think Jede is your best luck (now is that denouncing a friend? :mrgreen: ) Last time I plugged my Jasmin 2, it didn't work and ended up smoking... Since then it's shelved ...
by Symoon
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2625

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Gave the 1.1 a try, so far so good (ok, just the intro and the 1st room, I'm in the corridor :mrgreen: )

EDIT: episode 1 finished, all went fine! But of course, I played faster than the 1st time, and didn't try every action on every situation.
by Symoon
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2625

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Finally reached the end! (with a little extra explanations ;) ) As a player, it may feel a bit short, but this feeling certainly comes from the fact that there is no boring /artificially complicated /demotivating moment, which is a very good thing. As an Orician, I am amazed by the incredible work o...
by Symoon
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2625

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Episode 3 - mmmmh, got to figure out how to use this transmitter ;)
by Symoon
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2625

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Chema wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:10 pm
Thanks for the pic Symoon! See? It is not that difficult :)
I realise I may not have have been very clear: I wasn't falling asleep because of the game, I was falling asleep before I got any chance to run it ;)
Real life is taking over!
by Symoon
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2625

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Finally, found some coffee and played at finding coffee :lol: Finished Episode 1, I'm saving Episode 2 for another spare moment ! Very nice work indeed, the rooms and cut scenes really have a brilliant design. As well as the private jokes about (4K I guess) Kong and Chema's 1337... The service room ...
by Symoon
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2625

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Ok, I'm stuck too.
I found the disk, I got the emulator installed on the computer.
But each time I want to run the disk, I keep falling asleep, and having to run at work when I wake up.

Do you think I should start again from the point I was on holidays, and no travel so I can play?
:lol:
by Symoon
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2625

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Downloaded the "beast" yesterday, and hoping to have a spare moment this evening to try it!
Thanks Chema, for keeping the Oric alive :)
Will make a picture when there's some progress!
by Symoon
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 563
Views: 120859

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

Great news! No time at all for Oric these days but will try it ASAP. About Joystick - seems you guys are saying opposite things. That's the usual debate between "airplane" commands (pull = up) or "2D" commands (pull = down). Not sure how they're called actually, but hope you'll understand what I mea...
by Symoon
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:15 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

All this is just great ;) About the output signal when CLOADing, I noticed it a while ago (contant "beeeeeeeep") but I'm not sure it happened all the time? Maybe I hadn't typed CLOAD"" every time I plugged the calbes. Never thought it could be useful some day ;) The program looks full of great featu...
by Symoon
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Question regarding floppies
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Question regarding floppies

I do have double-sided 3" floppy drives, but if I ever play on my real Oric, I'll probably use 3.5" disks. I understand the (very interesting) question is about the existing hardware, but the results might have to be re-examined if you want to decide if it's worth doing a specific single-sided/doubl...
by Symoon
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: CopyPlus for Oric (WIP)
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: CopyPlus for Oric (WIP)

This looks good :)
by Symoon
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 563
Views: 120859

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

Sounds like a good idea, but actually you are reaching the point where I need to go back to books and docs ;) The only possible problem I see would be error handling: you may not be able to know if the disk is finished or if there was a reading error. That would be a pity to encounter a read error a...
by Symoon
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 563
Views: 120859

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

I'd say something that reads sectors into memory and copy them to another disk... until the disk is completely duplicated. Well I did that sort of thing for Sedoric, to backup a disk thru the tape port to PC, and build a DSK file from it. a very simple thing in Basic IIRC, using Sedoric commands. T...