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by Steve M
Sat May 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Oric AtmoStrat GX
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: Oric AtmoStrat GX

Thanks. Good to hear he's OK. I was a bit worried.
by Steve M
Fri May 17, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Telestrat failure?
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Telestrat failure?

It looks similar to the Atmos/ Oric-1 boot screens that you get prior to he main screen. Typical failure to boot. Could be all sorts of things. I'm not sure what sort of RAM is in the Telestrat but the other Orics are well known for faulty RAM. Electronic equipment needs to be used to keep it workin...
by Steve M
Fri May 17, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Oric AtmoStrat GX
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: Oric AtmoStrat GX

I was sent one but it didn't seem to work so I sent it back.
It was using the odd 5V voltage so I was struggling to find a suitable power supply.

I've emailed George to ask if he's OK and not heard anything back. Anyone heard anything from him recently ?
by Steve M
Thu May 16, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: "Autoroute" by Peter Shaw
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: "Autoroute" by Peter Shaw

I think Peter Shaw wrote one of the books of BASIC listings. Ah yes, He did "Games for Your Oric", and "More Games for Your Oric". I don't see that title listed though. I think he also wrote for some of the computer magazines so it may have come from one of those. Home Computing Weekly or Your Compu...
by Steve M
Sat May 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron and illegal opcode 80
Replies: 35
Views: 600

Re: Oricutron and illegal opcode 80

The oric-1 version seemed to have a few bugs as it would crash at odd times. I was never sure if it was programming error or dodgy tape loading though. Is Oricutron being updated? I've had some odd thing happen with it - it often crashes to the editor screen - but I'm not aware of updates still bein...
by Steve M
Wed May 08, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron and illegal opcode 80
Replies: 35
Views: 600

Re: Oricutron and illegal opcode 80

This one seems to work.
by Steve M
Tue May 07, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric logo and trademark
Replies: 36
Views: 800

Re: Oric logo and trademark

I think this firm just wants to market some products legally and can't take over existing tradmarks so they've designed their own which are different to the original. I bet it's hard work finding out who, if anyone owns the rights to Oric. So it's a lot simpler doing new logos that look similar. I d...
by Steve M
Tue May 07, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric logo and trademark
Replies: 36
Views: 800

Re: Oric logo and trademark

- The "C" is not correctly closing: If you imagine you put a small black square in the "mouth" of the C, in mine the angle is larger than 90 degrees, on the actual Oric one it's less than 90 degrees There are two versions of the logo. The original version has a more closed, bigger C. The French ver...
by Steve M
Wed May 01, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric logo and trademark
Replies: 36
Views: 800

Re: Oric logo and trademark

Some further browsing has revealed these pages of intereset. https://retrotrader.com/about/ https://retrotrader.com/brand/oric/ https://www.redbubble.com/people/retrotrader/shop/top+selling+mens-clothes?accordion=department&ref=artist_shop_department_refinement and see page 15 of this pdf. https://d...
by Steve M
Wed May 01, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric logo and trademark
Replies: 36
Views: 800

Re: Oric logo and trademark

They can start claiming us to retire the games from free download or something. Or, worse, they could somewhat get the rights of the ROM and ask everyone to retire any ROM image around. Or with SEDORIC or Microdisc ROM and prevent people from having programs that use SEDORIC to boot or disk control...
by Steve M
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric logo and trademark
Replies: 36
Views: 800

Re: Oric logo and trademark

The same company had a Jupiter Ace business which they closed down. It seems a bit odd to focus on such minor interest machines after working on C64. I think we are OK using the original logo as it is not their retro-inspired one. Ours is the original. If anyone was infringing on trademark designs i...
by Steve M
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Diagnostic cartridges?
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Diagnostic cartridges?

There was someone on Facebook that made a few of these, but all the spare ones were sold, I think.
by Steve M
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric logo and trademark
Replies: 36
Views: 800

Re: Oric logo and trademark

Hmm. This firm seem to have several retro companies. Their application is for retro inspired products. I think our use is retro, not retro inspired and uses the original logo, not theirs. I guess the owners of Oric has become obscured and it is hard to trace any official owner, but I think any origi...
by Steve M
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Psycho III
Replies: 11
Views: 1669

Re: Psycho III

Just found this picture in the vaults.
by Steve M
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Psycho III
Replies: 11
Views: 1669

Re: Psycho III

I listed Psycho II and psycho III when I did the software list and I got most of the info from looking through magazines and books. I don't remember where all the info came from but I had the full set of Oric Owner, Oric Computing most of Théoric and Micr'Oric. There's was a French site that listed ...