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by Steve M
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Small game: Robot
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Small game: Robot

Looks like a type-in.
There was one called Meccano Man which they called Metal Man, presumably to avoid copyright issues. (Meccano being the popular metal engineer building toy.)
There are others like Android Attack that are similar.

I'm not aware of one called Robot.
by Steve M
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sources for MODEM programs
Replies: 9
Views: 102

Re: Sources for MODEM programs

The only thing I have is the Oricomms software. There's also Oricall. I'm not sure what there is out there to connect a modem to ??? Are there any BBS or things like that? Oricall needed a host PC housing the software that could be downloaded with the modem, but I don't think anyone but Jon Haworth ...
by Steve M
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zorgons Revenge demo: anyone near Cambridge, UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Zorgons Revenge demo: anyone near Cambridge, UK?

Jon Haworth was there. Not heard from him for a few years.
by Steve M
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Atmos keyboard with 15 pin connector?
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Atmos keyboard with 15 pin connector?

I've seen both of these connectors.
If you look at the Oric circuit diagram there is
PLS
0V
5V
0-7 columns
Rows AD 0-2

So that's 14. The connections are numbered 1- 14 with no 15 so I think it is a spare or one that was left free for a ground or screen, which isn't needed.
by Steve M
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2459

Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

I think it is a double. I used to keep a Design Aid tape in there. I think there was a mention of the digitised screen in OUM or somewhere - but I don't recall if there was any details about how it was done. I don't think there has ever been an Atmos version of this ? I enjoyed a couple of the games...
by Steve M
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Ian Sinclair
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: RIP Ian Sinclair

Sad news. Condolences to the Sinclair family. IJK was well-liked as one of the supporters of Oric in the early days. Everyone seemed to have a copy of Xenon 1, so it's a huge part of my early Oric life. It's kind of nice that the keyboard has the IJK keys close together. I often glance down when I'm...
by Steve M
Thu May 30, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Games like Frelon
Replies: 6
Views: 1906

Re: Games like Frelon

Psychiatric is quite good. There is some clashing but it often isn't so obvious. The screens are fairly basic which is part of the trick. Frelon has a lot of space between objects. Psychiatric has a nice use of foreground and background colour to have the ladders in the forground and the character g...
by Steve M
Thu May 30, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: 65c22
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Re: 65c22

I sold a couple of Oric boards to a guy that reckoned the 65c22 wasn't compatible with the Oric. He said 65c02 was fine but not the 65c22. I'm not sure what the difference is that make it a problem, but I've tried to stick to 6522 as long as I can.
by Steve M
Thu May 30, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: "Autoroute" by Peter Shaw
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: "Autoroute" by Peter Shaw

You're at the wrong end ! Up north it's much better. ;o) Actually the M6 was entirely closed 2 or 3 times recently. I remember seeing a film of the M6 shortly after it opened with hardly any vehicles on it. Those were the days ! I did go down in 1998 when the eclipse was going to be visible (in theo...
by Steve M
Thu May 30, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You Suffered A Catastrophic Failure, Please Surrender Your Server
Replies: 14
Views: 776

Re: You Suffered A Catastrophic Failure, Please Surrender Your Server

What a hassle.
Well done getting it working. I'll keep an eye out for any glitches.
As others said - many thanks for your efforts.
by Steve M
Sat May 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Oric AtmoStrat GX
Replies: 7
Views: 1682

Re: Oric AtmoStrat GX

Thanks. Good to hear he's OK. I was a bit worried.
by Steve M
Fri May 17, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Telestrat failure?
Replies: 21
Views: 1115

Re: Telestrat failure?

It looks similar to the Atmos/ Oric-1 boot screens that you get prior to he main screen. Typical failure to boot. Could be all sorts of things. I'm not sure what sort of RAM is in the Telestrat but the other Orics are well known for faulty RAM. Electronic equipment needs to be used to keep it workin...
by Steve M
Fri May 17, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Oric AtmoStrat GX
Replies: 7
Views: 1682

Re: Oric AtmoStrat GX

I was sent one but it didn't seem to work so I sent it back.
It was using the odd 5V voltage so I was struggling to find a suitable power supply.

I've emailed George to ask if he's OK and not heard anything back. Anyone heard anything from him recently ?
by Steve M
Thu May 16, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: "Autoroute" by Peter Shaw
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: "Autoroute" by Peter Shaw

I think Peter Shaw wrote one of the books of BASIC listings. Ah yes, He did "Games for Your Oric", and "More Games for Your Oric". I don't see that title listed though. I think he also wrote for some of the computer magazines so it may have come from one of those. Home Computing Weekly or Your Compu...
by Steve M
Sat May 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron and illegal opcode 80
Replies: 35
Views: 1596

Re: Oricutron and illegal opcode 80

The oric-1 version seemed to have a few bugs as it would crash at odd times. I was never sure if it was programming error or dodgy tape loading though. Is Oricutron being updated? I've had some odd thing happen with it - it often crashes to the editor screen - but I'm not aware of updates still bein...