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by Chema
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Software Packaging
Replies: 11
Views: 149

Re: Modern Software Packaging

Looks really nice!

About the foam, so you buy a small slab, cut it and open a 'compartment' with the shape of the floppy? How do you do this? with a cutter?

And what about the internal 'compartments' that come to fit the DS cartridge? Did you cut them off?
by Chema
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: OricExos - making the impossible
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: OricExos - making the impossible

Will do!!! As I said I really find this very interesting and you are doing magic.

And if you revived old rusty non-working boards, then you are fully redeemed... And praised :D
by Chema
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Demos
Topic: OricExos - making the impossible
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: OricExos - making the impossible

The project is awesome, don't get me wrong. The thing is that there are two lines in the retro-scene: those who like to mod their machines so they get new features or are more comfortable to use, and those who'd prefer to keep those museum pieces as mint as possible. I am on the second. I hated to a...
by Chema
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: OricExos - making the impossible
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: OricExos - making the impossible

Argh... Those motherboards survived 35 years and you are drilling holes and cutting tracks on them! :cry:
by Chema
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Software Packaging
Replies: 11
Views: 149

Re: Modern Software Packaging

This is really nice. I have been looking for a solution to package my games, and ended up with a big cardboard box. There exist crystal cases for tapes and floppy disks 3.5", available to buy. I remember VHS cases for floppies and I think there were sold later in DVD format. But nowadays all the opt...
by Chema
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Demos
Topic: OricExos - making the impossible
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: OricExos - making the impossible

Oh God. As interesting and impressive as this is, please do not damage any original motherboard!
by Chema
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poly 1 Computer
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Poly 1 Computer

Indeed. Really nice Space:1999-esque design! :)
by Chema
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Gotek USB floppy emulator
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Gotek USB floppy emulator

I know people who use the Gotek with the FlashFloppy or HxC firmware with their Microdisc controllers and they work perectly. Oric's dsk format is not supported yet, so you need to convert it to HxC format, but that is all. You can get a Gotek flashed with the correct firmware and a nice Oled screen...
by Chema
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 86
Views: 22567

Re: Merging video output?

You guys are totally crazy. And I love it! :lol:
by Chema
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Messages Outbox Troubles
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Messages Outbox Troubles

They appear in the outbox until the addressee actually reads them, Didier.
by Chema
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: re cumulus
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: re cumulus

Yes, of course. And that will rock! I was just illustrating my point that there were different approaches and that there was nothing done, partially due to that.
by Chema
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: re cumulus
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: re cumulus

I am not really so interested in managing the cumulus from the Oric. It would be indeed nice, but also requires deeper changes. See? Different interests also stopped the joint efforts :wink: I proposed something very simple from the user point of view: the three right buttons to navigate up/down/sel...
by Chema
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: re cumulus
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: re cumulus

There was an attempt. Long discussions, many ideas.. Zero results. I started modifying the firmware to support old SD cards, and got a partial success, but nothing else. I really think the UI should be redesigned. I proposed something simple just to make it easier to use, but never worked on it... T...
by Chema
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: re microdisc floppy controller board
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: re microdisc floppy controller board

Hi jdavis6809! I dont use an HxC with my Oric, but other users do, so they will be more helpful. In any case, we know this setup should work. A couple of things that could be of importance, are you using an original Microdisc board? Are you confident it works ok? Are you connecting it to the Oric us...
by Chema
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: California Devices Inc and the HCS10017
Replies: 31
Views: 2211

Re: California Devices Inc and the HCS10017

To be honest I was praying for something weirder and more useful, such as a way to change the starting address of the screen data :twisted: (almost there) or some mad way of inhibiting the attribute thing altogether and get a 320x200 monochrome display (yeah, nothing even near that). Nah, I did not ...