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by Steve M
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric-1 Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Oric-1 Repair

I might well have a 24s10. I'll have a look. If I don't have a new one I have a lot of old boards that you might be able to pull one from.

BTW I used to carefully peel off the warranty label and restick it. You could do it 2 or 3 times before the glue failed.
by Steve M
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Twilighte's software list
Replies: 4
Views: 3001

Re: Twilighte's software list

I think he did a lot of things that didn't get finished. Once you get half way through the program becomes more difficult to work and the weight of code can slow things down. I talked to Jonathan about this problem with my own (Basic) program and he said he experienced that sort of thing. He'd write...
by Steve M
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts about WAV tapes repository
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: Thoughts about WAV tapes repository

I've used programs like Audio Cleaning Lab to boost / improve audio files, but the risk is in overdoing it and creating more problems. Sound can become distorted. There are filters that can be used to try and automatically remove unwanted peaks - like Dolby or like the ones that try and remove click...
by Steve M
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts about WAV tapes repository
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: Thoughts about WAV tapes repository

OK , that's interesting. So the mutli-part tapes will be worth doing. My thoughts were to load the files onto disk and then CSAVE them back to tape so that it gave a fresh recording - but of course this doesn't work when the disk area clashes. Is there any way of dumping a file into an unused area t...
by Steve M
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts about WAV tapes repository
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: Thoughts about WAV tapes repository

How accurate are Tap images? I mean we can combine files to a single tap file so it can include the original loaders and protection. Can the combined file be turned back into separate files? I think for preservation of some tapes a Wav would be useful but a Tap file would work for most. So far I've ...
by Steve M
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org
Replies: 25
Views: 12229

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Is this an April 1st thing ? He did tell me he wrote the Oric stuff on the BBC and ported it across. It might be interesting if we could find out more about that or if he has the software used to do it. The 'sprites' do look like Beeb graphics. I think they original used Beebs and then moved to Oric...
by Steve M
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How good (or bad) my English knowledge is? - NonRelated question
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: How good (or bad) my English knowledge is? - NonRelated question

Yes, it's very good but I think your first sentence has the words in a different order to what a native English speaker would say.

'I simply want to ask whether my English is good or bad', might be a more natural way to phrase it - but there are different ways of writing the same thing.
by Steve M
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: re microdisc floppy controller board
Replies: 10
Views: 1669

Re: re microdisc floppy controller board

Have you checked these disks boot OK in an emulator?
by Steve M
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Cumana Disk Controller PCB
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Cumana Disk Controller PCB

Cumana 2 is essentially the same as Microdisc ROM and will run Sedoric etc.
Cumana 1 was not compatible with other systems and needed the Cumana DOS

Microdisc ROM should work in a Cumana controller - as far as I recall !!!

I think the 2K ROM is that supplied with the emulators.
by Steve M
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PC to Oric 3.5" floppy
Replies: 29
Views: 9093

Re: PC to Oric 3.5" floppy

I used to get problems with the DIP switches on 3" drives. The second bank used to have an effect although people stated it shouldn't.
Be careful to power off before changing settings. I've killed a few drives swapping connections or flicking switches when I thought the power was off.
by Steve M
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: 6502 assembly coding
Topic: Help with a "Your computer" program
Replies: 11
Views: 1103

Re: Help with a "Your computer" program

Not sure if this helps but I've scanned the listing at a higher resolution.
(It has holes punched in the page.)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qbi1lu0wlxxdo ... 1.jpg?dl=0
by Steve M
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Oric High Score Challenge 2019 : Final List
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Oric High Score Challenge 2019 : Final List

How do you take a screenshot in Oricutron?
by Steve M
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: IOUG
Replies: 14
Views: 1887

Re: IOUG

Personally I would leave the names and remove the addresses. There is an OUM contact list if people wanted to try contacting someone. The issue with leaving old addresses is that personal info can be used for identity theft which wasn't really a great issue when these mags were published. Rhetoric h...
by Steve M
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: IOUG
Replies: 14
Views: 1887

Re: IOUG

I think with new data protection laws it may be a bit of a tricky issue. I guess people were OK publishing their details in a mag distributed to a small group but it's a different thing publishing online. I guess the options are to blur such information - how big a job would that be? Or it could be ...
by Steve M
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Audio tools
Topic: short and sweet Sound bank designer
Replies: 7
Views: 11106

Re: short and sweet Sound bank designer

Thanks. I'll have a look later.