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by Steve M
Thu May 18, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Emails from Dave D...
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Emails from Dave D...

The scam one I got was from live.co.uk
by Steve M
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Ah - well remembered. I'm pretty sure there was an Ian, as well. I can't find my interview with John to check what he said. I think he mentioned the team behind IJK. Maybe Ian was in the office?
by Steve M
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Wasn't it Ian ? i.e IJK = Ian John Keith. There's also the SSS logo on IJK software showing the three Sinclairs.
by Steve M
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atmoses, Microdiscs and Telestrats on ebay
Replies: 45
Views: 11996

Re: Atmoses, Microdiscs and Telestrats on ebay

It did seem to work if you check the last picture show a screenshot of the boot screen. But it didn't look like a clear image so wasn't sure if it was tuned in wrong or just not working. I was thinking of putting in a bid but it soon went a bit too high for me. If it was sold as working, it might ha...
by Steve M
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Photocopies
Replies: 23
Views: 1268

Re: Photocopies

Many thanks - good job.

So how do you get the scanned pdf size down? I just scanned 6 pages and got over 10Mb using Open Office. I tried PDF Creator and it produced a file of over 25Mb using the same pages.

I'm scanning at 300dpi - too much ???
by Steve M
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Photocopies
Replies: 23
Views: 1268

Re: Photocopies

Yeah, the OCR software worked quite well back then but more recent programs werent' so simple. I think I used it because it produced smaller files and the scans were quite large. I can't remember if I was on broadband or dial-up back then but size was a big issue. Yes OCR produces errors. There are ...
by Steve M
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Photocopies
Replies: 23
Views: 1268

Re: Photocopies

I've got a corrected version as a Word document - but I don't have Word anymore. Open Office produces the pages with borders that are too large. I can't figure out how to set the formatting on all pages - it just seems to do the page I'm on. If someone has Word or knows how to work Open Office I cou...
by Steve M
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Photocopies
Replies: 23
Views: 1268

Re: Photocopies

I think mine may be photocopied. The text on the main part is pretty clear but the later sections with parts list etc, don't fit on the page properly. It's all single sided. The use of double-line spacing is , I think, what is used on draught copies. The other pages I have are copies in a similar fo...
by Steve M
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Photocopies
Replies: 23
Views: 1268

Re: Photocopies

Interesting. Mine is the only one I've seen - never known of another copy, though they must have sent these out to numerous repair places. I guess most repair places put them in the bin. So, please don't bin yours. Pass it on to someone - raffle it at a CEO meet or something - but don't bin it. Ther...
by Steve M
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Photocopies
Replies: 23
Views: 1268

Re: Photocopies

Is it from my pages or another source? I think there is a page or two missing from the modifications listed at the back. There's 63b but now 63 or 63a IIRC. I have some similar pages that must have been sent out prior to the proper service manual. Not sure if there would be a Telestrat service manua...
by Steve M
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: system disk message
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: system disk message

When you format a disk it can be made as a system disk with the code to do all the necessary DOS operations, or it can be a data disk which doesn't have the extra information. This was done as there isn't a lot of room on a 3" disk and most Oric disks systems were 3" originally. I mostly use 3.5" wh...
by Steve M
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: English Translation of HyperBasic need
Replies: 12
Views: 2326

Re: English Translation of HyperBasic need

They might be the same. Here they are.
by Steve M
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: English Translation of HyperBasic need
Replies: 12
Views: 2326

Re: English Translation of HyperBasic need

Just been trying to look through my files - I can't get Oricutron to run as a Telestrat. (anyone else have this problem?) I looked through Euphoric and find two different Hyperbas ROMs but I can't run Euphoric to check whether either of these is in English. Can someone that uses Euphoric have a look...
by Steve M
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: English Translation of HyperBasic need
Replies: 12
Views: 2326

Re: English Translation of HyperBasic need

In that case I don't see why there would be an English version. The English market had dried up for Oric. Maybe Fabrice was refering to the English manual???
by Steve M
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: English Translation of HyperBasic need
Replies: 12
Views: 2326

Re: English Translation of HyperBasic need

The Telestrat was originally the Stratos in the UK. I'm not sure if HyperBasic came out then, but if it did it would probably be in English. The Telestrat that Jim has came from Brian Kidd and is supposed to be a Stratos. It has HyperBasic cartridge but I'm not sure whether they came with it or are ...