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by Symoon
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Dbug wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:33 pm
1337 feedback and review thread
There's a bug, here ;)
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: 733

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: 7
Views: 194

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: 194

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: 549
Views: 114047

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: 549
Views: 114047

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...
by Symoon
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 549
Views: 114047

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

Oh, and another question more :) Is there a tool that could be used to duplicate a non-DOS disk from within the Oric? Something that copies sector by sector? Just to add it as a recommendation to backup the game disk. Not that I know of - but I know very little about disk tools as I never used disk...
by Symoon
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Telestrat in Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: Full Telestrat in Ebay

coco.oric wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:11 pm
i'm sure that this wonderful computer won't be on a shelf
Ah, that would be good news!
by Symoon
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Telestrat in Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: Full Telestrat in Ebay

Auction ended at 2373€...
Crazy.
by Symoon
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric
Replies: 15
Views: 733

Re: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric

iss wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:08 am
- I'll try to lower the Android version to 2.3
Well, in case that was a special one for me... My Android 2.3 smartphone just died without warning!
( :cry: )
by Symoon
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Sedoric 4.0
Replies: 31
Views: 18900

Re: Sedoric 4.0

I can't recall, but if you can use CHDIR in INIST, then you could reach the file you need and load it (but it makes things more complicated, sure).
by Symoon
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Sedoric 4.0
Replies: 31
Views: 18900

Re: Sedoric 4.0

I don't think you can Steve. To load your file, you must have them all in the same directory, or actually change directory to the one holding the file you want to load, before loading it. That may be a bit disappointing, but there wasn't enough room left in the kernel (by far!) to change all the com...
by Symoon
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Telestrat in Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: Full Telestrat in Ebay

I'm going to make new software for Telestrat and sell it 500€ per disk ;)

Let's start with a worm eating apples... :mrgreen:
by Symoon
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 549
Views: 114047

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

A small idea, in case you really want to waste remaining bytes: if the player has been inactive for a while, as soon as the pointer moves again, the character can say something like "ah, you're back!".
by Symoon
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Sedoric 4.0
Replies: 31
Views: 18900

Re: Sedoric 4.0

Steve: CHDIR.. gets you back to the upper level CHDIR. gets you to the disk root just like "CD" command in MS-DOS ;) About language: maybe on boot the Oric thinks a key has been pressed. Go back to the main menu, then you can select English. About other tools: I first planned adapting several existi...