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by retroric
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: oric advanced user guide is still available
Replies: 20
Views: 16224

Re: oric advanced user guide is still available

Thanks Steve for your input! I was myself surprised the Library would allow sending full prints but I thought maybe because the book is old it is permitted... But you're probably right, there must be a limit to how much of the book you're allowed to copy... Anyway, good news for everyone.... I actua...
by retroric
Thu May 31, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: oric advanced user guide is still available
Replies: 20
Views: 16224

Re: oric advanced user guide is still available

Thanks DBug for the enquiry! The book is indeed listed in the British Library's main catalogue: Explore the British Library - oric advanced user guide It appears to be possible to order a digital or print copy: - click on the "I want this" tab below the book details - then click on the "Go" button t...
by retroric
Thu May 31, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microdisc in ebay
Replies: 24
Views: 4921

Re: Microdisc in ebay

... Skyrocketed to €182 + €12 shipping, gosh!!! This really is a mad world !! :o
by retroric
Wed May 30, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 - French version / Version française
Replies: 10
Views: 2919

Re: Blake's 7 - French version / Version française

Glad to hear that... Maybe I underestimate the difficulty of the first episode ? I thought it was quite easy... and most testers thought the same too. Well, contrary to testers, I remember having a really tough time with Episode 1 as well !! And more generally speaking I did not find it to be an "e...
by retroric
Tue May 29, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: oric advanced user guide is still available
Replies: 20
Views: 16224

Re: oric advanced user guide is still available

That'd be great, cause I'd really love to have a copy of this book as well !!!
by retroric
Sun May 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 - French version / Version française
Replies: 10
Views: 2919

Re: Blake's 7 - French version / Version française

Bonjour à tous, Après un travail de finition bien plus long que prévu initialement, la version française de Blake's 7 est désormais finalisée et disponible, et la documentation est également entièrement traduite: Blake's 7 - Version française Merci à l'auteur Chema pour la confiance qu'il m'a témoig...
by retroric
Thu May 10, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Upgrade Time: Encounter
Replies: 112
Views: 23785

Re: Upgrade Time: Encounter

The problem I have with videos is they take a long time to watch and you generally don't get the associated "materials" to take away (code, documentation, etc.). But that's only my personal opinion of course, some people prefer watching stuff other like me prefer reading stuff. Well, everything is ...
by retroric
Wed May 09, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new with oric atmos
Replies: 16
Views: 4770

Re: new with oric atmos

Hi Miguel, Are you trying to load WAV files you found on some site, or WAV file you sampled yourself from cassettes (tapes) ? Some Orics (like mine) can be quite picky/sensitive to the signal... I myselfhad many problems when trying to load files sampled at 11 kHz, and I had much better results with...
by retroric
Tue May 08, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric Explorer v2.0 is up for adoption!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4365

Re: Oric Explorer v2.0 is up for adoption!!!

Thanks for the input, it's good news then if it can build on macOS and Linux! I was unaware that Mono allowed compatibility for GUI applications I thought it only catered for Console apps, like .Net core ! So thanks for clarifying this, as I said I know little about .Net especially about the latest ...
by retroric
Tue May 08, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Upgrade Time: Encounter
Replies: 112
Views: 23785

Re: Upgrade Time: Encounter

HI DBug, I watched the first two episodes of this "Pimp My Game" Youtube series of yours, and found them really interesting though I personally would just prefer articles as I'm more the "reading type" than the "watching type" for this kind of thing. The problem I have with videos is they take a lon...
by retroric
Tue May 08, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric Explorer v2.0 is up for adoption!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4365

Re: Oric Explorer v2.0 is up for adoption!!!

Hi NekoNoNiaow and thanks for your interest! The project compiles and builds OK, and the produced executable works fine. I just need to have a look at the installation script (it uses the Nullsoft installer) to see if I can produce an installation package (.msi or .exe) though this is purely cosmeti...
by retroric
Tue May 08, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric Explorer v2.0 is up for adoption!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4365

Re: Oric Explorer v2.0 is up for adoption!!!

Here is a quick list of the welcome changes/additions I noted so far in Oric Explorer (compared to the interim 2.0 released circa 2014/2015): - it is now possible to tell oric Explorer to search tapes/disks in subfolders of the chosen directory (we were really missing this!) - new dark theme (love i...
by retroric
Mon May 07, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric Explorer v2.0 is up for adoption!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4365

Oric Explorer v2.0 is up for adoption!!!

Hello guys, I have good news and bad news for you concerning Oric Explorer by Scott Davies... I'll start with the bad news... About a week ago, I sent a email to Scott about the current state of development of Oric Explorer, because it had been more than 2 years since he removed the tool from the do...
by retroric
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Microdisc connectors
Replies: 20
Views: 4253

Re: Microdisc connectors

Ah, thanks iss for going into it a little deeper. I did question myself about the "size of the pipe", how it was possible to ffed many hundreds of milliamps just over one little wire, and I have to say sometimes it must not be enough as there are cases where my Oric won't boot on first try, so maybe...
by retroric
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Microdisc connectors
Replies: 20
Views: 4253

Re: Microdisc connectors

I think normally you can't power Oric with the ribbon cable. This is original Microdisc controller - pin 33 on the ribbon connector is not connected to +5V track. Yes, it looks like it's manually cut, but it is not.m1.jpg and here is again an original Microdisc 'last generation' - pin 33 has nothin...