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by Steve M
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Question regarding floppies
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Question regarding floppies

I've got two 5.25 but hardly ever used them. I can't recall if they are double sided.

I'm not sure if the original Oric Microdisc was single or double sided, but I think later ones were double.
by Steve M
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Question regarding floppies
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Question regarding floppies

I think I have double sided 3" but I prefer to use 3.5".

3" disks are hard to find now or are a bit expensive.

If you have single sided drives isn't it possible to put the main program on A and then any further levels etc on side B ?
by Steve M
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Telestrat in Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: Full Telestrat in Ebay

CEO French guy has mighty big pockets !!!
by Steve M
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Sedoric 4.0
Replies: 31
Views: 18917

Re: Sedoric 4.0

That's what I was thinking. It makes it a bit less useful with all the different keyboard layout files hidden away in different directories so you can't load any of them up with INIST.

I guess I'll need to learn how to use it.
by Steve M
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Telestrat in Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: Full Telestrat in Ebay

It does make me wonder how much a boxed Microdisc PSU would be worth. I've not seen them for sale and I don't see a boxed PSU in that collection either. Sadly I don't have a boxed Microdisc to go with it.
by Steve M
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Telestrat in Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: Full Telestrat in Ebay

I bet the condition of the box will attract other computer collectors - not just Oric users. This one may end up on a shelf somewhere, which is a shame.


I did think about bidding but I can't even get the Telestrat to work on. Oricutron.
by Steve M
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Sedoric 4.0
Replies: 31
Views: 18917

Re: Sedoric 4.0

What I'm struggling with is how to load something from a folder/directory from the main one. Is that possible? You might want to load at bootup, or have a HIRES screen loader that loads from files stored in the subdirectory. Can that be done.
by Steve M
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Sedoric 4.0
Replies: 31
Views: 18917

Re: Sedoric 4.0

Thanks. The language thing seems to be working now. It keeps booting to the English version I'm finding the structure difficult to get to grips with. I like to setup the old function key layout so put that in the INIST command but it doesn't work because the file is hidden away in a subfolder. I sha...
by Steve M
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Sedoric 4.0
Replies: 31
Views: 18917

Re: Sedoric 4.0

I've been playing around with Sed4 - very interesting. It'll take some getting used to these folders. I can go 'forwards' into folders - not sure how to go back out ? The boot screen looks like you can change language as it boots. But it seems not.(?) It's nice having these folders but may make thin...
by Steve M
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Progress bar loading
Replies: 18
Views: 795

Re: Progress bar loading

Feedback appreciated. For instance, do we really need the start/end boundaries? Their management takes about 12% of the code - nothing wrong with this version, but it could be saved for further ones. Great stuff - downloading now. I think you need an end boundary so you can see how much progress ha...
by Steve M
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Progress bar loading
Replies: 18
Views: 795

Re: Progress bar loading

Yeah. I like the loading used by the Electron which loaded in blocks and it said on screen which block was loading. If one part failed you could go back and try loading that again without having to redo the whole lot. It would be handy to know how much is left to load - i.e a countdown rather than a...
by Steve M
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Progress bar loading
Replies: 18
Views: 795

Re: Progress bar loading

Oh. Come to think of it, I'm not sure if/when I've loaded a tape from the HIRES screen. :roll:

I guess it would be more useful on the text screen(?) as you can see the progress of the HIRES picture being loaded.
by Steve M
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Progress bar loading
Replies: 18
Views: 795

Re: Progress bar loading

Interesting idea. It doesn't say Searching or Loading on the status bar so why not put the display up there out of the way of the main screen ?
by Steve M
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org
Replies: 19
Views: 2102

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

I tried sending John an email as someone else had a question for him, but it bounced. :(
by Steve M
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: FDC connector
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: FDC connector

That's the one. Never heard them called berg before.