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by Steve M
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: re microdisc floppy controller board
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: re microdisc floppy controller board

Have you checked these disks boot OK in an emulator?
by Steve M
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Cumana Disk Controller PCB
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Cumana Disk Controller PCB

Cumana 2 is essentially the same as Microdisc ROM and will run Sedoric etc.
Cumana 1 was not compatible with other systems and needed the Cumana DOS

Microdisc ROM should work in a Cumana controller - as far as I recall !!!

I think the 2K ROM is that supplied with the emulators.
by Steve M
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PC to Oric 3.5" floppy
Replies: 29
Views: 8511

Re: PC to Oric 3.5" floppy

I used to get problems with the DIP switches on 3" drives. The second bank used to have an effect although people stated it shouldn't.
Be careful to power off before changing settings. I've killed a few drives swapping connections or flicking switches when I thought the power was off.
by Steve M
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: 6502 assembly coding
Topic: Help with a "Your computer" program
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: Help with a "Your computer" program

Not sure if this helps but I've scanned the listing at a higher resolution.
(It has holes punched in the page.)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qbi1lu0wlxxdo ... 1.jpg?dl=0
by Steve M
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Oric High Score Challenge 2019 : Final List
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Oric High Score Challenge 2019 : Final List

How do you take a screenshot in Oricutron?
by Steve M
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: IOUG
Replies: 14
Views: 1144

Re: IOUG

Personally I would leave the names and remove the addresses. There is an OUM contact list if people wanted to try contacting someone. The issue with leaving old addresses is that personal info can be used for identity theft which wasn't really a great issue when these mags were published. Rhetoric h...
by Steve M
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: IOUG
Replies: 14
Views: 1144

Re: IOUG

I think with new data protection laws it may be a bit of a tricky issue. I guess people were OK publishing their details in a mag distributed to a small group but it's a different thing publishing online. I guess the options are to blur such information - how big a job would that be? Or it could be ...
by Steve M
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Audio tools
Topic: short and sweet Sound bank designer
Replies: 7
Views: 10510

Re: short and sweet Sound bank designer

Thanks. I'll have a look later.
by Steve M
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: IOUG
Replies: 14
Views: 1144

Re: IOUG

No, I don't think so. I was meaning to scan some but all mine were put in a ring binder so have holes through the text. There's quite a lot of pages to scan, so it'd take a while. Also, I think I'm missing a few issues.
I've no time just now, so it'd be good if someone can get their scanner running!
by Steve M
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: SedOric-3 and INIT command
Replies: 4
Views: 2284

Re: SedOric-3 and INIT command

I don't think this happens on a real disk system. So maybe it is something to do with the Gotek?

Try setting the drives with DTRACK and then just INITB. (If I've remember the right command.)
Check the configuration with DSYS.
by Steve M
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: EAD65C and MINITEXT Manuals
Replies: 5
Views: 1822

Re: EAD65C and MINITEXT Manuals

I've already scanned Minitext and EAD65C manuals.
I'm not sure if they've been put online yet but check Oric-org and the CEO for such things.
by Steve M
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Gotek USB floppy emulator
Replies: 11
Views: 2610

Re: Gotek USB floppy emulator

Dbug wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:55 pm
No idea, but you may want to fix the post title, is it "gotel" or "gotek" ?
Sorry - my keyboard is so old it has a lot of the letters worn off. It doesn't help that my typing is crap!
by Steve M
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Gotek USB floppy emulator
Replies: 11
Views: 2610

Re: Gotek USB floppy emulator

Thanks for the info. So can you write files to the floppy emulator and then convert them back to Oric /dsk images ? This is the one I was looking at. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SFR1M44-U100-Normal-version-3-5-Inch-1-44MB-USB-SSD-FLOPPY-DRIVE-EMULATOR-GOTEK/332661992821?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&...
by Steve M
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Gotek USB floppy emulator
Replies: 11
Views: 2610

Gotek USB floppy emulator

Us anyone using one of these Gotek drives with the Oric?

I'm wondering if they are worth buying adn if they will work OK with Oric Dsk images or if the files have to be converted like I think the Hxc floppy emulator requires. (If I've got the name right.)

Any info on these?
by Steve M
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Downloadable old magazines
Replies: 14
Views: 8358

Re: Downloadable old magazines

Dbug wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:30 am
what would be cool is to get PDF versions of the 25 issues of Rhetoric (specially now that the old site seems to be gone?) as well as Oric User Monthly.
They've been scanned but still need the censor to look at them.