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by Chema
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Question regarding floppies
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Question regarding floppies

Hi Steve. My question, as Dbug clarified, is about how many 3" FDDs were double sided. I thought nearly no one, but I was obviously wrong! So I might release the game in an image with a geometry of 40 tracks, so you can use both kind of disks... And now that I mention it, would that work for 5.25 fl...
by Chema
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric
Replies: 15
Views: 854

Re: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric

This looks wonderful! I'm eager to see a working version!
by Chema
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SVN server problems
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: SVN server problems

No. I guess that is because I never created a repository for this project....

Does it make sense?
by Chema
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SVN server problems
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: SVN server problems

I cannot make it work... I am a disaster :)

I right click on my sources folder, select TortoiseSVN->Import... Select the path to the correct folder in the dialog and I get this error:
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by Chema
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Question regarding floppies
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Question regarding floppies

I will burn in Hell for not being able to ask a simple question without setting a context in which you could mistakenly answer the opposite of what you meant. I am asking if your drive was/is double sided, so a Yes means it was and you didn't have to flip the disk to access side B. Well, after all I...
by Chema
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Question regarding floppies
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Question regarding floppies

In order to decide if my new game Blake's 7 will support 3" disks, I need to know if most of the Oric 3" disk drives were single sided (you had to manually flip the disc to get to the other side, such as with Amstrad computers) or not (they had two heads). Please answer the poll and/or leave any com...
by Chema
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 549
Views: 114471

Re: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)

Already fixed 25 bugs from the beta testing process... and it is not finished yet!

Problem is every time I fix one, I put two more inside the game!

Almost there... almost there...
by Chema
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 549
Views: 114471

Re: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)

I was thinking of come thing along that line, Symoon. You give the parameters and run a tool which reads/writes. In fact, if you don't know the format and being quite ignorant about these thing, isn't it possible to simply do something such as : - start with track 0 and read sectors until,the operat...
by Chema
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 549
Views: 114471

Re: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)

Thanks iss, I will have a look asap. I think the problem was I was not setting up the VIA properly. That bit should be included in the wiki... Or maybe I just missed it :) And yeah, Symoon, I remember. So there is no way to make a copy of a protected disk or disks with unusual structures.... That is...
by Chema
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 549
Views: 114471

Re: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)

I am testing this routine to detect IJK joysticks which is from the DF Wiki: LDA #%11000000 STA via_ddra STA via_porta LDA via_porta AND #%00100000 BNE ijkPresent And I get a positive test whether I have Oricutron configured to emulate an IJK joystick or none, so am I doing something wrong or is the...
by Chema
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 549
Views: 114471

Re: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)

Nice doc, congrats ! ... but beware 3” floppies cannot be used. I'm just curious - why 3" floppies are unsupported? Because I don't know how to :) The game would use both sides and I am not sure how or when to ask the user to flip the disk. Too much hassle with the savepoint (which would be on side...
by Chema
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 549
Views: 114471

Re: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)

Yes... Here is a copy of the preliminary version:
b7-doc.zip
(491.49 KiB) Downloaded 15 times
by Chema
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 549
Views: 114471

Re: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)

Uff... I am tired today. - I added a small tune to play in some tense moments (Blake's Federation March). - I finished testing (again) the game to make sure it is finishable without issues. I found a small bug and solved it. I hope I did not break anything in the process. - I also finished translati...
by Chema
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Telestrat in Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 527

Re: Full Telestrat in Ebay

This is happening in all the retro scene with rare computers. This prices make it impossible for most users who would, in fact, use the system, acquire one.

Oh, and btw I am quite sure that the Telestrat emulation is broken in Oricutron.
by Chema
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Telestrat in Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 527

Re: Full Telestrat in Ebay

And it went up to +1700!!! We are all going crazy!