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by Dbug
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Experimental very fast tape loading
Replies: 94
Views: 9440

Re: Experimental very fast tape loading

(and blind when the loading hangs on real machines, no way to go back to the interpreter and save the memory). I wonder if it's possible to implement "ripping cartridges" on the Oric. On machines like the Commodore 64, Atari ST, etc... it was possible to plug cartridges on the expansion bus, and by...
by Dbug
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Well, back in the days there was already things like the "handy scanner", I even remember some magazines articles on how to turn your printer into a 1 bit scanner by adding a sensor on the printer head.

Things like that: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Dart_Sc ... P-Printers
by Dbug
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Upgrade Time: Encounter
Replies: 54
Views: 2526

Re: Upgrade Time: Encounter

With regards to future videos, I've always wished I had the time to get some understanding of the tooling on Oric, itself (i.e. no cross-compiling tools) to do Assembly apps .. like, if the Oric was all you had, how would you go about writing a new game for it, in Assembly/Basic .. maybe thats insp...
by Dbug
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Upgrade Time: Encounter
Replies: 54
Views: 2526

Re: Upgrade Time: Encounter

Awesome! :) Love these videos .. hope you will consider doing more in the future, on a variety of topics? Would be great to have one on assembly, for example .. Something like that will probably happen, but the idea was to start by something not technically ultra challenging (for me or the audience...
by Dbug
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Upgrade Time: Encounter
Replies: 54
Views: 2526

Re: Upgrade Time: Encounter

Part 6 is available, complete with the Dog sound :)


Hopefully the fact I was partying last night is not too obvious :)
by Dbug
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: JOric
Replies: 51
Views: 1702

Re: JOric

Based on the symptoms, I'd say that you are having problems with all the SEDORIC based programs (Space 1999, Buggy Boy...).
These tend to switch between the ROM and the Overlay, while more recent demos and games (Blakes, Pushing...) are never enabling the ROM at all.
by Dbug
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: JOric
Replies: 51
Views: 1702

Re: JOric

This tool was very useful in finding a couple of bugs in my VIA emulation. I'm glad this tool from 2011 is still useful so long after it was done :) (Reference to this page: http://forum.defence-force.org/viewtopic.php?t=718&start=15) Your results seems very good, the only difference I see is on th...
by Dbug
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Upgrade Time: Encounter
Replies: 54
Views: 2526

Re: Upgrade Time: Encounter

There's the W8912 command, unfortunately that one uses A and X to pass parameters, instead of the PARAMS zone.
by Dbug
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Upgrade Time: Encounter
Replies: 54
Views: 2526

Re: Upgrade Time: Encounter

Well, the volume is per channel, and you can decide on which channel(s) you decide to mix the noise on, so if you reserve one chan for the noise, you can have it at half volume for sure :)
by Dbug
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connectivity problems...
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Connectivity problems...

Let's cross fingers then :)
by Dbug
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Upgrade Time: Encounter
Replies: 54
Views: 2526

Re: Upgrade Time: Encounter

That's actually not bad at all :D
by Dbug
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connectivity problems...
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Connectivity problems...

So, we've been running with the new router for a couple of weeks now, have any of you experienced any of the timeouts / inability to access the pages recently?
by Dbug
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Upgrade Time: Encounter
Replies: 54
Views: 2526

Re: Upgrade Time: Encounter

I think it would be rather easy with Twilighte's routines to play a sample sound. But I can't recall the memory size that such a sound would require. Nah, I want to stay 100% BASIC. BTW, if the sound adds delay in the playing, it would be cool to have an option to disable it. Nothing worse than hav...
by Dbug
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Upgrade Time: Encounter
Replies: 54
Views: 2526

Re: Upgrade Time: Encounter

One thing that is still sorely lacking, is audio. I'm thinking that it could be nice to have some simple music playing when the title picture is showed, and maybe some simple "foot steps", "wind", "bird chirping" effects on the various scenes? Not sure how complicated it would be to do a dog growlin...
by Dbug
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Upgrade Time: Encounter
Replies: 54
Views: 2526

Re: Upgrade Time: Encounter

Stupid question: why did you choose to focus on Encounter, especially? It's one of these games I had back in the days, I never finished it because my English sucked, and I thought it would be easier to not get lost if that was a graphical adventure like Doctor Genius. (I even spent a bit of time du...