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by Dbug
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GlobalGameJam 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 47

GlobalGameJam 2018

(I posted that on the Facebook Oric page, but does not hurt to post that here as well!) In case some of you are interested, the Global Game Jam 2018 is coming soon (January 26 - 28, 2018). These events are the perfect opportunity to try coding small games during a week-end, even if it's BASIC on a 3...
by Dbug
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Midi/Joystick interface?
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Midi/Joystick interface?

For what I saw, the components are: SN74LS09N - Quad 2-input positive-AND gates with open collector outputs 14-PDIP 0 to 70 SN74LS74AN - Dual D-type pos.-edge-triggered flip-flops with preset and clear 14-PDIP 0 to 70 T74LS00BI - Quad 2-Input NAND Gate S6551P - Async Communications Interface Adapter...
by Dbug
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Midi/Joystick interface?
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Midi/Joystick interface?

Hi, a few (many) years ago, I was sent a small piece of hardware by Twilighte, which I believe is a midi interface, but since there's only one DIN connector and I never got the software for it, ultimately I've no idea how to use it. I took a bunch of photos, hopefully one of you could tell me: - Wha...
by Dbug
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 56
Views: 4541

Re: Merging video output?

So, I was doing some computations. The HIRES memory on the Oric is 8000 bytes large, and the very fastest code you can use to copy stuff is a giant unrolled loop of these: lda source,x ; 4 cycles, 3 bytes sta destination,x ; 5 cycles, 3 bytes That's 9 cycles per byte, so for 8000 bytes it's a total ...
by Dbug
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 119
Views: 8080

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

I added the badge, as well as an extract of the review, and a note with the issue and page number.
by Dbug
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 119
Views: 8080

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Should I add the Sizzler badge on the webpage?
by Dbug
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 119
Views: 8080

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Cool! Well done :)
I wonder if I can find it in Oslo, do you know which month/issue it is?
by Dbug
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Break
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Christmas Break

I'll be back in about a week.

Have a happy time people, no matter what you believe in :)
by Dbug
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 56
Views: 4541

Re: Merging video output?

Merged audio is a given, it's just trivial to do. My idea was relatively basic, you can mix together all the audio outputs to just get more channels, but you could also easily use the additional machines to do some stereo (like for example center + left + right). Adding MIDI inputs has already been ...
by Dbug
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 56
Views: 4541

Re: Merging video output?

I thought about something much simpler, three Orics, each connected to an RGB component. Displaying b/w pics which is very easy, you can have 8 colors with no color clash at all. You mean: http://forum.defence-force.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1771&sid=40acb8330caa8058fdee9bb12ba68542&start=30#p16669 ?...
by Dbug
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 56
Views: 4541

Re: Merging video output?

I added another output, this time to test color shades: 4bit_clut_Result.png As before the top right one is the result of ORING the values, but now we also have another one under that simulates 4 bits per component. for (x = 240; x != 0; --x) { Uint32 c, c0, c1, c2, c3; Uint32 r, g, b; c0 = *(src_pi...
by Dbug
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 56
Views: 4541

Re: Merging video output?

So, I played a little bit more with Oricutron, wasted some time trying to have it use SDL 2 - it's totally broken, broken sound, broken window management... - ended up having to recompile my own version of SDL 1, ... anyway. I added a keyboard selection to ACTIVATE a specific machine, and then an ad...
by Dbug
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server hiccups/lag/not responding
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Server hiccups/lag/not responding

Could you tell me if that still happens this weekend?

Basically it has stopped for me, and that seems related to something I changed in the server configuration, but I'm not 100% certain why it happened.
by Dbug
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server hiccups/lag/not responding
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Server hiccups/lag/not responding

I guess I'm not the only one who had problems with some of the Defence-Force thing sometimes not answering, and then everything been ok for a while, and then fail, and again, etc... My question is: If you had these problems before, has it been happening again this last week, or is it actually perfec...
by Dbug
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 56
Views: 4541

Re: Merging video output?

@iss: Well, no matter what we do, it's not going to be an "out of the box" Oric, that will require additional components to connect the machines, sync them, and merge the output. Imo, we should just go for what is the simpler/more reliable solution, the one that gives the more benefits relative to ...