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by Steve M
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Telestrat failure?
Replies: 24
Views: 2192

Re: Telestrat failure?

mikeb wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:03 pm
For the first time ever, I discovered a brand of a/s foam that turned to mush with age. I don't know if it's still conductive, but it is black, sticky and an absolute mess to remove from the chip, fingers, everything it touches :(
Try lighter fluid. It cleans a lot of stuff like this.
by Steve M
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How good (or bad) my English knowledge is? - NonRelated question
Replies: 11
Views: 1368

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

I'm curious now to see what the question were.
You can PM them to me if you like.

'Once in a blue moon' - The blue moon is a rare occurence, so the expression means hardly ever, or not very often, or almost never.
by Steve M
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Oriclopedia: Tansoft
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Oriclopedia: Tansoft

Do you have the Oric-1 version of the Forth manual?

I've got 1043 commercial titles listed.
by Steve M
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: cataloguing tapes
Replies: 16
Views: 240

Re: cataloguing tapes

Sausages !
I wonder if that's the text adventure program we've been trying to get working?
Please have a look at that and see what it is!
by Steve M
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Oric Games Trade
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: Oric Games Trade

Yeah, I'm willing to pay.
What's the Lost in Space situation? Did you get one from Baz?
I have one to swap if needed but can't find the other title.
by Steve M
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 30
Views: 787

Re: Introducing myself

Excellent - well done!
by Steve M
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron disks and tapes
Replies: 14
Views: 351

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: 16
Views: 240

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: 30
Views: 787

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: 351

Re: Oricutron disks and tapes

Thanks! :)
by Steve M
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 30
Views: 787

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: 351

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: 30
Views: 787

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: 351

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: 351

Re: Oricutron disks and tapes

Excellent !! :)