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by Symoon
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: 6502 assembly coding
Topic: ROM 1.0 / 1.1 compatible programming trick?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: ROM 1.0 / 1.1 compatible programming trick?

Thanks Chema. I recalled there was a list somewhere but couldn't locate it anymore.

I realised that, since JMP or JSR are not using indexed addressing, the trick is rather limited finally.
by Symoon
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: 6502 assembly coding
Topic: ROM 1.0 / 1.1 compatible programming trick?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: ROM 1.0 / 1.1 compatible programming trick?

Thanks. I have absolutely no idea of checksum values! Anyway, don't worry, L'Oric A Nu gives useful information: only the area $E4B6 - $E4D1 differs between the two versions of the ROM 1.1 So I'll just avoid this area to pick "double values". I'm currently working on an simple Excel file holding ROM...
by Symoon
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: 6502 assembly coding
Topic: ROM 1.0 / 1.1 compatible programming trick?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: ROM 1.0 / 1.1 compatible programming trick?

Ok, one drawback is that any ROM modification puts the program in jeopardy - but just as any program actually.
To make it more reliable, I'm looking for a dump of the 1st Oric Atmos ROM V1.1, the one that produced many "Errors Found".

Does anyone know if it's available to download somewhere?
Thanks
by Symoon
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: 6502 assembly coding
Topic: ROM 1.0 / 1.1 compatible programming trick?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

ROM 1.0 / 1.1 compatible programming trick?

By trying to make a code as compact as possible and Oric-1/Atmos compatible, I came with this idea: when I need to change a specific variable in memory that has a different address in ROM 1.0 and ROM 1.1, I can use an indexed instruction, and set an index with the right value according to the ROM. S...
by Symoon
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Psycho III
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Psycho III

I think I have about 200-300 original tapes. Stored at my Parents' :D (which one day or another will need to move).
It's actually "half a collection", because if I already have a transfered tape (scanned, pictured, with double-checked TAP transfer) I won't look for the real tape.
by Symoon
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Psycho III
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Psycho III

Nice idea but I think it's... Complicated. I tried to submit the idea when I was at the CEO finances, but got no echo at the time. I didn't push the idea much because I wanted to solve a main problem first anyway: even if the entity is the owner of the tapes, where will they be stored? Or more speci...
by Symoon
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Demos
Topic: Oric @DemoSplash party
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Oric @DemoSplash party

It is indeed ;) A few little historic mistakes, but still a good thing. And I suppose having your demo played on such a huge screen overseas must be a pleasant experience ;)
by Symoon
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Psycho III
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Psycho III

Yeah I saw it as well, was too expensive for my tastes :D Well to be honest it took me a few hours before clicking on it. But we already had missed Psycho II and III once... And most of the time, we never hear of the games again, once they are bought on Ebay. But I won't ruin myself to save and sha...
by Symoon
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Psycho III
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Psycho III

Here's a link to the review published in 'Personal Computer News' back in April 1984. What I find interesting is the other Oric review on this page for the games 'Psycho II' and 'Psycho III', neither of which have ever heard of before. Does anybody know if these games were ever released? ftp://ftp....
by Symoon
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: OricExos - making the impossible
Replies: 64
Views: 3117

Re: OricExos - making the impossible

Wow, very strange, and very nice. Really gives the feeling of a more powerful Oric.
by Symoon
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric Explorer v2.0 is up for adoption!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1898

Re: Oric Explorer v2.0 is up for adoption!!!

Thanks Laurent, and thanks to Mr Davies!
This is for me one of the most useful Oric tools.
by Symoon
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: OricExos - making the impossible
Replies: 64
Views: 3117

Re: OricExos - making the impossible

I'm really short on time these days, but could it be possible for us do design several HIRES screen, one for each master/slave, that we could send you to load and then see the result?
by Symoon
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Demos
Topic: OricExos - making the impossible
Replies: 64
Views: 3117

Re: OricExos - making the impossible

Grey and orange with an Oric... You made it ;)
by Symoon
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Free Usborne books
Replies: 4
Views: 7082

Re: Free Usborne books

Thanks for letting us know. Apparently some basic programs are Oric-compatible ;)
by Symoon
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gmail and defence-force emails
Replies: 20
Views: 1199

Re: gmail and defence-force emails

I have the same problem with my own domain name (using Gandi). Things got better when I used the Gandi mail server to send mails (rather than Free); I read that Google compares the mail server and the domain name from the email address. That being said it still happens that people get my emails in s...