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by Steve M
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: English Translation of HyperBasic need
Replies: 12
Views: 1979

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: 1979

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: 1979

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: 1979

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 ...
by Steve M
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Euphoric vs Oricutron
Replies: 10
Views: 5345

Re: Euphoric vs Oricutron

I use Euphoric on the old PC system that has DOS as it reads and writes floppies - at least the tools do. I was more used to Euphoric and I seem to remember it emulating the MCP40 which was nice. If I need to transfer things I have to crank up an old PC so Euphoric works. I don't recall if I have tr...
by Steve M
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: English Translation of HyperBasic need
Replies: 12
Views: 1979

Re: English Translation of HyperBasic need

There's a translation of the manual.
http://www.defence-force.org/computing/ ... /index.htm

If there's an English version the only person I know of that might have it is Jim Groom. H
by Steve M
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Pinball Wizard
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Pinball Wizard

Seems to keep crashing for this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UucHZeQ6B8k
by Steve M
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Pinball Wizard
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Pinball Wizard

Oh - I thought Pinball Wizard would be different to Macadam Bumper, but it does look basically the same. Macadam Bumper sounds a bit more American to me.

So is Accolade the parent company of Ere ? And then it was Infogrames. Did Infogrames buy Accolade or vice versa?
by Steve M
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Pinball Wizard
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Pinball Wizard

Was there ever a game called Pinball Wizard for the Oric? It is mentioned here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accolade_(company) I wonder if it was called something else on the Oric or if it wasn't released (???) EDIT. The last bracket gets missed of the link for some reason. Add it on to get the ri...
by Steve M
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Microdisc controller + Amplibus, do you want another batch?
Replies: 41
Views: 15030

Re: Microdisc controller + Amplibus, do you want another bat

I can't remember if I put my name down for this but would be interested if there is one available.

I've solved some problems using an alternative buffer.
by Steve M
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

It's a long time since I did the interview. He seemed easy enough to talk to. He was in touch via email and I sent him the questions to reply as he wished. I have his email address still but not sure if it is still valid.
by Steve M
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric 1 and Atmos - repair help needed - EDIT: Oric 1 works
Replies: 89
Views: 4767

Re: Oric 1 and Atmos - repair help needed - EDIT: Oric 1 wor

Here's an option. http://www.mutant-caterpillar.co.uk/sho ... kut3oomn43

Only £35 to fix an Oric. Seems like a good deal. The amount of time you can spend and the amount you pay for spare chips, it seems like the best option. Bring the Oric back to life.
by Steve M
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric 1 and Atmos - repair help needed - EDIT: Oric 1 works
Replies: 89
Views: 4767

Re: Oric 1 and Atmos - repair help needed - EDIT: Oric 1 wor

My RAM chips don't feel warm. As these chips tend to want replacing and you seem to have spares it might be worth removing them and fitting sockets and putting a fresh set in. Did you go through the test procedure here? http://oric.signal11.org.uk/html/repairguide.htm If the 6502 and 6522 are OK and...
by Steve M
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric 1 and Atmos - repair help needed - EDIT: Oric 1 works
Replies: 89
Views: 4767

Re: Oric 1 and Atmos - repair help needed - EDIT: Oric 1 wor

If you mean the boot up screen that is supposed to be from the ram chips IIRC I think only the original type will produce the nice blocks of B&W. Other chips produce vertical lines or horizontal pattern. Don't read too much into the initial boot screen. I've got numerous Orics that produce numerous ...