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by Symoon
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Software Packaging
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Modern Software Packaging

BTW: I do have Meurtre a Grande Vitesse, but none of the physical clues are in it :( Are they available somewhere for download so they can be printed out? Yep, most are here in the stuff section (you got to log in): https://www.oric.org/index.php?page=software&fille=detail&num_log=129 From memory, ...
by Symoon
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Software Packaging
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Modern Software Packaging

Just for historical information, Cobra Soft used VHS boxes, and had a multi-usage plastic "adapter"inside its latest versions. It can be used for tapes or 3.5" disks, and probably (I didn't check) 3" disks. The box was manufactured by "Vimeo" in France. That being said, such huge box is really annoy...
by Symoon
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric Tshirts
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: Oric Tshirts

My sister bought me this a couple of years ago - decent quality and I wear it with pride :) https://image.spreadshirtmedia.net/image-server/v1/mp/products/T6A2MPA4PT17X14Y85D15961429S69/views/1,width=800,height=800,appearanceId=2,backgroundColor=E8E8E8,modelId=1405,crop=detail,version=1534416760/or...
by Symoon
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: VIA "networking"
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: VIA "networking"

At one point I thought about adding, during the system interrupt, a listen to the VIA to see if something happened on the tape port, and if so, then stop and wait for a short specific synchro code (like 3 of 4 bits). If matching, then a program is about to begin => CLOAD. If not, it was just noise, ...
by Symoon
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: VIA "networking"
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: VIA "networking"

I guess the master machine could load from disk stuff which is already in the right "novalight" format to send, but then I guess that would be huge and not fit in memory! Yes, and it would also require a perfect 44kHz WAV player ;) Basically we could send or receive data to the Oric directly from t...
by Symoon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: VIA "networking"
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: VIA "networking"

Do you think it's possible to transfer from the master to all three slaves at the same time (for example for doing a parallel transfer of the common data) ? This could be easily done with the tape port (one Oric "saving", the others loading), but I'm not sure this is what you're looking for - stand...
by Symoon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric Tshirts
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: Oric Tshirts

Nice t-shirt indeed. Good idea!
by Symoon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Extension Multicoloric?
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Extension Multicoloric?

Hi Peacer,
I think Jede tried to build it, but I seem to recall it had many miskates or lack of details so I'm not sure he managed to make it work.
Jede will tell you better than I do when he comes around.
by Symoon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: California Devices Inc and the HCS10017
Replies: 31
Views: 2096

Re: California Devices Inc and the HCS10017

A bit late to the party, but WOW, what an amazing document!
Far beyond my understanding and abilities, but so well detailed that it still could be a source of information for non-hardware guys like me.

Congratulations Mike, and to all those involved.
by Symoon
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connectivity problems (again)
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Connectivity problems (again)

Thanks for being on the bridge to keep the forum up Dbug!
by Symoon
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: ORIC SDCARD
Replies: 9
Views: 907

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: 1073

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: 1073

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: 1073

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...