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by MrM
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric 1 display in North America
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Oric 1 display in North America

I thought it would be a lot simpler too but alas it was not to be. I bought a powered DIN-5 RGB to SCART cable and a SCART to HDMI converter so hopefully that configuration works. In hindsight it would probably have been easier (and maybe even cheaper) to just buy a small used PAL LCD television set...
by MrM
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Latest version of Tap2Wav?
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Latest version of Tap2Wav?

Thanks Symoon I'll have a look.
by MrM
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric 1 display in North America
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Oric 1 display in North America

It has a lot of RCA inputs but they're either for composite video (the yellow, red and white set, or "AV" inputs as we call it here in Canada) or component video (aka YPbPr). None of the RCA inputs accept an RGB signal as far as I'm aware.
by MrM
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Latest version of Tap2Wav?
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Latest version of Tap2Wav?

I think I tried TapTool but it only has Tap2CD in it at the moment right? Maybe I missed something. I did try Tap2CD last night but unfortunately .tap files converted through Tap2CD didn't work for me. They would start to load but then just stop. The files converted through Tap2Wav worked very relia...
by MrM
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Which EEPROM chip should I get to burn a new ROM?
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Which EEPROM chip should I get to burn a new ROM?

I will definitely post a follow-up. I've learned a lot from the forum so it will be nice to give back!

Items have been ordered ... now for the looooong wait for everything to arrive from China :D
by MrM
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Which EEPROM chip should I get to burn a new ROM?
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Which EEPROM chip should I get to burn a new ROM?

Thanks for that information! I will be sure to concatenate the image. I have a single ROM chip. Here's some picture I took of the motherboard:

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by MrM
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Latest version of Tap2Wav?
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Latest version of Tap2Wav?

Strange, it's supposed to be a cleanly recompiled version with Visual Studio, should have been running fine. Need to double check that. Thanks Dbug, everything else I tried in the OSDK ran fine on my 64bit Windows 10 system without any compatibility issues and without any need to run them in compat...
by MrM
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Latest version of Tap2Wav?
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Latest version of Tap2Wav?

Just to confirm in case some other poor soul with a 32 or 64 bit Windows OS comes along and want to load some software into his "real" Oric ...the version of Tap2Wav here is the one you want. The version in the OSDK v1.10 and the one here won't work. I just manged to convert a .tap file to a .wav fi...
by MrM
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Latest version of Tap2Wav?
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Latest version of Tap2Wav?

Symoon wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:43 am
That's the right place ;)
Thank you. I struggled for heaven knows how long to get the one in OSDK v 1.10 working because I thought that would have the latest version. Turns out that one doesn't run on 64 bit computers. All I want is some audio to feed my Oric, argh!! :cry:
by MrM
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Latest version of Tap2Wav?
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Latest version of Tap2Wav?

I have been scouring the forum but I can't figure out where the latest version of Tap2Wav is located. I see several sites where you can download it from but the file isn't versioned, and since it appears to be a fairly old file it's hard to know which of the download locations are the most current o...
by MrM
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Which EEPROM chip should I get to burn a new ROM?
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Which EEPROM chip should I get to burn a new ROM?

I will let the smart people answer, but I remember having seen some Orics with more than one rom available, using some micro-switches to select them. Thanks, I remember seeing posts on this topic but if I remember correctly it required some motherboard mods which scares the daylights out of me :D O...
by MrM
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Which EEPROM chip should I get to burn a new ROM?
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Which EEPROM chip should I get to burn a new ROM?

Hello! I've been pouring over some of the older threads and have learned a great deal about burning my own ROM's. I have an Oric 1 with a single BASIC v1.0 ROM and would like to try out a few of the other ROM's I see floating around, especially the diagnostics ROM and the Atmos 1.1 ROM. I think I fo...
by MrM
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric 1 display in North America
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Oric 1 display in North America

That sounds like an interesting option, presumably less expensive as well. The cable + HDMI converter cost me in the region of $65 CAD so it wasn't cheap.
by MrM
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric 1 display in North America
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Oric 1 display in North America

Thank you, it sounds like I was on the right track. I ordered this cable along with this converter. Can't wait to see what it looks like :D
by MrM
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric 1 display in North America
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Oric 1 display in North America

Hello! I recently bought an Oric 1 off eBay from a fellow in the UK. What would be the easiest way for me to hook the Oric 1 to a display here. The first problem is we use NTSC so the UHF output isn;t of much use to me. That said, with a little bit of research I discovered that channel 36 in PAL equ...