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by Steve M
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron disks and tapes
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Oricutron disks and tapes

Great idea - I hadn't thought of this!
by Steve M
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: cataloguing tapes
Replies: 15
Views: 224

Re: cataloguing tapes

There was a program in the PD list that sent a catalogue to the printer. Tapecat.

There's one called Casscat. A Basic program, so you can list it.

I think there are others.
There's a copy of Lcat7 from Théoric on Rhetoric disk 5, which has Casscat too.
by Steve M
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: Introducing myself

iss wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:42 pm
Guys, be more practical - why not to use small metal ballpoint-pen refill as tube. :)
Because it's full of ink!?
I wouldn't have thought it was strong enough.
by Steve M
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron disks and tapes
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Oricutron disks and tapes

Thanks! :)
by Steve M
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: Introducing myself

Brass tube is probably no good -- you need something that is stiffer than the thing you are trying to bend, hence stainless steel tube for brass-copper pins, and it needs to be a good fit, otherwise you can't really get it to straighten the pin. Maybe if you can find a fat enough diameter of *blunt...
by Steve M
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron disks and tapes
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Oricutron disks and tapes

Thanks for the fix! Tested and it works fine for me. (Developer builds and OricExos emulator updated: 2019-09-05 ) :) Cool. If I download the files do I just need to copy the oricutron.exe across? I've got Win7 64bit. I'm not certain if my Oricutron is the Win32 or Win64 version. How can I tell ?
by Steve M
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: Introducing myself

I have a load of spare boards that you could use to get a speaker or some of these other parts from.
PM me if you're interested.
by Steve M
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron disks and tapes
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Oricutron disks and tapes

I've also noticed a problem with tapes, for example adventure games, where you can save your progress. The saving doesn't work. On a real Oric you would usually insert a blank tape to save game data. I don't know if there is a way of switching tapes like this under emulation? (I think it worked on E...
by Steve M
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron disks and tapes
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Oricutron disks and tapes

Excellent !! :)
by Steve M
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: Introducing myself

I think that's basically a pin vice with a tube in its jaws. You can get the pin vice a lot cheaper elsewhere. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Swivel-Pin-Vice-for-Hand-Drill-Bit-Chuck-Jewelry-Watch-Repair-Tools-0-1-0-3mm-G/223609508268?hash=item34102a51ac:g:S0UAAOSwpONZVwvy Then you just need to find a m...
by Steve M
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: macadam bumper
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: macadam bumper

Doesn't work though.
I've tried both versions I have and you get a sound when you press P but no credits, so you can't start.
by Steve M
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron disks and tapes
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Oricutron disks and tapes

Is there any chance of this being fixed?
I've tried to contact Peter G before but not had any response.
by Steve M
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron disks and tapes
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Oricutron disks and tapes

When you load a disk in Oricutron, is it then possible to CSAVE a file ? It seems to fail but I seem to recall CSAVEing previously ? It seems for me that if I convert a real tape to Oric disk, then convert the disk to a disk image, I should be able to CSAVE a file back to create a tape image - but i...
by Steve M
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: Introducing myself

Welcome aboard!!! Yes, open it up and have a check of the keyboard. It may need a clean. It's odd for the Oric-1 keys to repeat like that. I wonder if the motherboard and keyboard boards are touching. (There should be a strip of insulation between them.) The expansion port looks a bit messed with. I...
by Steve M
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Bocco's adventures
Replies: 21
Views: 1691

Re: Bocco's adventures

Just seen this game - looks good. :D
Well done with the work so far.