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by Steve M
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Oric Atmos Manual Wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: Oric Atmos Manual Wanted

I should be able to find one for you.
by Steve M
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Audio tools
Topic: Twilighte's IM music
Replies: 25
Views: 13885

Re: Twilighte's IM music

It's a curious problem. I would guess 6522 issue (?) Does it work with other samples - Soundtracker or Rhetoric disks, for example? Is it working from disk? Sometimes you get odd problems like tape not loading when disk drive is in. I wasn't sure at first what IM Music was so never got round to tryi...
by Steve M
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: oric advanced user guide is still available
Replies: 20
Views: 12263

Re: oric advanced user guide is still available

That's pretty cool - I like the colours. He doesn't seem to credit Lecester Wheywell, but I may have missed something. It makes the scanning of the rest a lot more feasible. Not sure if what I wrote 20 or so years ago still holds. Back then most people using the Oric had a disk system up and running...
by Steve M
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Microdisc connectors
Replies: 10
Views: 1560

Re: Microdisc connectors

I was wondering what amps the 9v Microdisc supply puts out? I'm guessing the Oric needs a bit more with the drives connected (?) (I don't think it says on the label.) My plan is to produce cables for a power supply I have that powers two floppies. Then have this and the Atmos power supply on an exte...
by Steve M
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: oric advanced user guide is still available
Replies: 20
Views: 12263

Re: oric advanced user guide is still available

The last time I enquired about scanning books they had a special method to avoid damaging the book. They would only scan up to 10% for copyright reasons, so I'm not sure if they would do the whole lot. I got some Oric books from the Scottish library in Edinburgh. Not sure if their policy has changed...
by Steve M
Thu May 31, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: oric advanced user guide is still available
Replies: 20
Views: 12263

Re: oric advanced user guide is still available

I believe the British Library is a non-pending library(?) so not sure about that one.
They still appear on Ebay from time to time.

Amazon seem to have bought up various firms that had stores of unsold books so I'd guess if they don't have them it's unlikely there are some hidden stocks.
by Steve M
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Atmos : it doesn't start !
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: Atmos : it doesn't start !

That looks like it's booting. Do you get key clicks? If you type PING [return] can you hear the sound ?

I suspect a problem with ULA or ROM. Check pins are all connected in any socketed chips.
by Steve M
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Microdisc connectors
Replies: 10
Views: 1560

Microdisc connectors

One of my friends is in need of a power supply for his Microdisc. The main problem seems to be the round connectors. Is there something that could be bought to make these leads? I have a power supply that would work on the drives. Normally the Oric is powered from the Microdisc power supply. How muc...
by Steve M
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: French Oric with modulator ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1928

Re: French Oric with modulator ?

Bah, I missed it. I was going to put a bid in - but I don't think I would have paid that much. Yes, these prices are getting a bit alarming. My friend sold an Oric-1 for over £200 recently. It did have the box, but not in great condition. I was agonising about whether to bid on some French books tha...
by Steve M
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: French Oric with modulator ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1928

Re: French Oric with modulator ?

Thanks. I think it was André M that told me they didn't have the extra pin (!) I was sure I'd seen it mentioned at least. I'm wondering if there is any problem with putting a modulator back on? I guess the French Atmos wouldn't be in it's original condition any more. Is it better to keep these as th...
by Steve M
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: French Oric with modulator ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1928

Re: French Oric with modulator ?

Didn't they make use of the RGB socket? The one on Ebay appears to have the extra pin in the centre (for 5v) which I think was added to ensure the SCART sockets were turned on - (if that's the right way of putting it?) I think I was told French Oric's didn't have the extra connection, but that one s...
by Steve M
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: French Oric with modulator ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1928

French Oric with modulator ?

Did Oric France make the Atmos without modulator ?
This Ebay seller seems to think his Atmos is as it left the factory and has some sort of plate where the RF socket should be - which he says is "factory fitted".
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253453757914 ... 3453757914
by Steve M
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Right angle IDC connector
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Re: Right angle IDC connector

Thanks.

i don't have an electronics shop near here.
by Steve M
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Right angle IDC connector
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Re: Right angle IDC connector

Silmilar. The Cumana ones have the locking pieces at the sides.
by Steve M
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Right angle IDC connector
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Right angle IDC connector

Can anyone point me to a place I can order some 34 way right angle IDC male connectors - as used on the Cumana interface ?

I found somewhere with them available in right angle or straight but no means to select which type I wanted.