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by Godzil
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric logo and trademark
Replies: 37
Views: 4520

Re: Oric logo and trademark

they also have registered logo for Jet Set Radio and Manic Miner which still clearly owned by its author and editor. You mean "Jet Set Willy" I guess. If it's Jet Set Radio, that would be cool, because then we could unleash the wrath of Sega on them :) :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: Yes ...
by Godzil
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric logo and trademark
Replies: 37
Views: 4520

Re: Oric logo and trademark

The last link is u fortunately related. Same people behind. Lots of logos trademarked, sorry but that’s concerning. I have no confidence in Paul Andrews being “better” than his friends of the ZX Vega and the C64 mini scams. Oh and they just registered these logo (end of 2018) so they are not about t...
by Godzil
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric logo and trademark
Replies: 37
Views: 4520

Oric logo and trademark

Does anyone in the Oric community is aware of that: https://trademarks.ipo.gov.uk/ipo-tmcase/page/Results/1/UK00003306145 Registered by Paul Andrews under one of his company (Andrews UK Limited) but probably for his other company Retrogames LTD: https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/09745704 Co...
by Godzil
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric-1 Repair
Replies: 44
Views: 6067

Re: Oric-1 Repair

1) Powered it with a totally inappropriate adapter (AC output, wrong polarity, 12V or even higher etc). The only thing that may die here is the 7905 and yet; they are quite robust. Never manage to kill one even with reverse polarity. The second point is more likely (the power jack in the ext connec...
by Godzil
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: OricExos - making the impossible
Replies: 145
Views: 27500

Re: OricExos - making the impossible

If it is linked with the system warming, I would look for capacitors which could start to fail, or simply it is one of the RAM chip which is starting to fail.

You should test these ORICes independently with a long memory test to check if there is no chip that is on the verge of failing
by Godzil
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: oric advanced user guide is still available
Replies: 20
Views: 18507

Re: oric advanced user guide is still available

I do have the book, but not the hardware to scan it properly :/ But I do know how to make a proper tool to do that, but miss a proper hackspace nearby :/ All is needed is some acrylic sheets, laser cutter, some hot air, a good DSLR and the proper software (and things to attach the DSLR) The actylic ...
by Godzil
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: 6502 assembly coding
Topic: Identifying Oric-1
Replies: 4
Views: 4908

Re: Identifying Oric-1

Honestly I do think it is better to look at the ROM itself as this value is in RAM and can easily be changed
by Godzil
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Cumulus incompability solved, i think.
Replies: 4
Views: 3923

Re: Cumulus incompability solved, i think.

It may hide the problem for some people, or create new for other. Try and see but I can't promise that it will really fix for everyone. The real problem is in the CPLD, the code do a lot of things wrong, and we can't update the existing one in the field (nor I would recommend to be honest). [hr] Aft...
by Godzil
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric 1 display in North America
Replies: 11
Views: 8491

Re: Oric 1 display in North America

It is really time to have a proper Oric to VGA hardware, but my project todolist is already that big so don't expect it (from me) soon :/
by Godzil
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Clock problems
Replies: 3
Views: 3929

Re: Clock problems

Phi2 have to be buffered, this is neither a TTL or a CMOS signal, but an unbuffered signal inside the 6502. By the way the original 6502 is using NMOS logic, which is neither CMOS not TTL and is in fact not completely compatible. I mean it compatible is or the Oric would not work at all, but the out...
by Godzil
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: Line Feed - Oric MCP40 demo at Solskogen
Replies: 15
Views: 21853

Re: Line Feed - Oric MCP40 demo at Solskogen

Dbug wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:25 pm
I got the small replacement plastic gears and the pens from http://www.best-electronics-ca.com
Great!
by Godzil
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Cumulus Firware Compilation
Replies: 136
Views: 94574

Re: Cumulus Firware Compilation

Which would be useless as it would only work on theses cumuluses.
by Godzil
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Cumulus Firware Compilation
Replies: 136
Views: 94574

Re: Cumulus Firware Compilation

Of course, I'm not saying it would be hard :D
by Godzil
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: How to install a 3" floppy drive on a modern pc?
Replies: 15
Views: 15570

Re: How to install a 3" floppy drive on a modern pc?

Well that would be an interesting project to make a proper USB-FDC that can handle any type of floppy and no fancy expensive thing like the KryoFlux. You will be able to make copy of a floppy dumped using it but I highly doubt from a DSK. Why not using an Oric with a microdisc and an HxC ? You load ...
by Godzil
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Cumulus Firware Compilation
Replies: 136
Views: 94574

Re: Cumulus Firware Compilation

The EEPROM contain only the microdisk ROM and nothing else. (which is on a legal point a view quite problematic to be honest)