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by Dbug
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server hiccups/lag/not responding
Replies: 2
Views: 29

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: 2
Views: 29

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: 47
Views: 2232

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 ...
by Dbug
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 47
Views: 2232

Re: Merging video output?

Well, I only need to look a the picture with a 6x8 grid to tell you it's not Oric compatible :) From what I see, you are using two colors per block of 6 pixels (which is correct) but you do not leave any room in between for the color changes. You can't have a block with two different colors, followe...
by Dbug
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 47
Views: 2232

Re: Merging video output?

So, I did some testing, playing with one idea at a time. This time the idea was: Just use three Orics, each one is in charge of one component (so one only display red, one only display green, one only display blue) and just use these as inputs. Obviously it's largely limited compared to what could b...
by Dbug
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 47
Views: 2232

Re: Merging video output?

I guess its not too hard now to wire them up once the hardware design is somewhat settled? The thing is, there are many different ways to do the hardware mixing, some are simpler than other, some provide more benefits than other. My idea is to implement a few mixing alternative in software, and see...
by Dbug
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 47
Views: 2232

Re: Merging video output?

This is what one hour of hacking around managed to do: MultiCutron.png I've to give Kudos to Xeron for having designed something which is not full of global variables all over the place :) I had to do some ugly things to the rendering and initialization code, but it kind of mostly work. Muhahahahaha...
by Dbug
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 47
Views: 2232

Re: Merging video output?

Interesting!

At least this showed one thing: Even when not perfectly in sync, the resulting video signal is still valid, and we can generate valid video data in the normally blanked area of the screen... you did some left and right hardware overscan :D
by Dbug
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 98
Views: 4565

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

The main reason for the interleave to not be regular, is that when you have reached the end of the track, you need to loop back to start, and of course you can't reuse the sectors that have already been set, so you may have to jump over some. So basically the ideal interleave pattern is also pretty ...
by Dbug
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 47
Views: 2232

Re: Merging video output?

@NightBird As you probably figured out, I'm not able to answer these actual hardware questions, hopefull ISS or Mike Brown can help on that :) @Chema I think it's a case of "Go big or go bust" :) @ibisum That may or may not be difficult, probably depends of how Oricutron is implemented: If it's pos...
by Dbug
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 98
Views: 4565

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Could you check with this version, it should have the CRC correctly fixed.
FloppyBuilder.zip
Floppy builder 1.2
(104.41 KiB) Downloaded 4 times
Regarding the interleave, if you could give me more details about the problems :D
by Dbug
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Barbitoric has incorrect CRCs?
Replies: 16
Views: 3818

Re: Barbitoric has incorrect CRCs?

Ok, I did a correction pass on the Defence-Force download for the following files: - Barbitoric - Born In 1983 - LCP2004 / BuggyBoy - OricTech - PushingTheEnveloppe - VIP3 - VIP4 / Quintessential - Zero fx Some were duplicated :p Hopefully it did work fine, but I've not tried any, so if somebody fee...
by Dbug
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 47
Views: 2232

Re: Merging video output?

Mike reacted to these latest developments, and he sent me the following email: Well, it looks like you idea does work, ISS managed to reproduce the suggested system, but he had to use one extra ULA for that to work: http://forum.defence-force.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&p=16637#p16634 If dropping clock pu...
by Dbug
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 98
Views: 4565

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Hi. Not sure if we missed this reference (for the first post: http://mag.mo5.com/actu/127023/blakes-7-un-point-click-dapres-une-serie-tv-sur-oric/) We did not have it, just added it. Dbug, any chance of a new FloppyBuilder which corrects the CRC thingy? Oh, and I think Fabrice Frances noticed the g...
by Dbug
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Speech Synthesizer for Oric?
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Speech Synthesizer for Oric?

There was two native Oric speech synthesizers, a british one based on a the standard SPO-256, and a French one from CMPI which spoke more "french", which I did record some time ago: http://www.defence-force.org/download/clair_de_la_lune.mp3 The main problem was that it used the same address range as...