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by Chema
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: A possible software alternative to Vsync?
Replies: 36
Views: 21117

Re: A possible software alternative to Vsync?

Ah, okay. Thanks indeed Xeron. There you are. Everything is explained :)
by Chema
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: A possible software alternative to Vsync?
Replies: 36
Views: 21117

Re: A possible software alternative to Vsync?

Then that explains it all, 19968-2=19966.

Now, I wonder why it is not exactly 20k cycles, that is 50Hz for PAL.

Sorry if it is a stupid question, my knowledge about this is null :)
by Chema
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: A possible software alternative to Vsync?
Replies: 36
Views: 21117

Re: A possible software alternative to Vsync?

I tested the routine in my real Oric. A very limited test, however. The cursor in Blake's 7 flickered when being moved so I put the routine in my code trying to get a sync with the vertical retrace and avoid it. It worked, but only partially. [...] Now, I don't know why 19966. There are 33 cycles m...
by Chema
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sources for MODEM programs
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: Sources for MODEM programs

There are actually some bbs working and accesible through telnet. Of course you need a serial add-on for your Oric and some equipment to implement a gateway, but that is the easy part. There are some progs for Linux (and Windows, I think) which would do it, for instance https://packages.debian.org/j...
by Chema
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sources for MODEM programs
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: Sources for MODEM programs

Just checked OTRM and it runs quite well indeed! Well done!

60 column mode is much better than just 40. I only miss the colors.

BTW, what is the blue bar at the bottom for? The only option I am aware of is CTRL+arrow to pan the screen...
by Chema
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: A possible software alternative to Vsync?
Replies: 36
Views: 21117

Re: A possible software alternative to Vsync?

I tested the routine in my real Oric. A very limited test, however. The cursor in Blake's 7 flickered when being moved so I put the routine in my code trying to get a sync with the vertical retrace and avoid it. It worked, but only partially. I did not modify the routine itself, but I think I had to...
by Chema
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sources for MODEM programs
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: Sources for MODEM programs

Well I was thinking about setting up a 60 column mode and maybe tweak the colour mode somehow... you've made most of the work :)

I will check your program indeed, but I am still interested in the sources...

Thanks!
by Chema
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sources for MODEM programs
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: Sources for MODEM programs

Not sure if you are, like me, asking for the sources, or the actual program. The latter is available here http://oric.free.fr/DISKS/modem.zip

But no sources... anyone?
by Chema
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sources for MODEM programs
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Sources for MODEM programs

Hi all. I have been playing a bit with Vagelis Balthras' MODEM program (MODEM.DSK) and I'd like to know if somebody has the sources somewhere. Just curious about how a few things in the terminal program are done. The program is in Fabrice's old Oric site, but only in binary (executable inside a disk...
by Chema
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Cross development tools
Topic: CC65 to DSK
Replies: 85
Views: 7011

Re: CC65 to DSK

I am really eager to test this game. It looks terrific. About the joystick thing, the same happened to me. Blake's 7 supports IJK joystick in theory, but no tests with real hardware. In fact I might attempt to make the interface just for testing purposes. One cannot rely only on emulation. I also su...
by Chema
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zorgons Revenge demo: anyone near Cambridge, UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Zorgons Revenge demo: anyone near Cambridge, UK?

It would be great. I had never heard about a demo of Zorgons...
by Chema
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alchimie 13 demoparty, Nov. 1-3, Tain l'Hermitage (France)
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Alchimie 13 demoparty, Nov. 1-3, Tain l'Hermitage (France)

Nice! Well done. It is great to see the humble Oric in these events :D
by Chema
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Summer Break
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Summer Break

Same here Dbug. :D I just came from a visit to New York, that is why it took me a few days to answer.
by Chema
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 129
Views: 69229

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Nice! even if they don't mention us... Anyway, as you said, better this than nothing :)

Thanks for the info Symoon!
by Chema
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Telestrat failure?
Replies: 21
Views: 1192

Re: Telestrat failure?

That is indeed bad luck, Symoon. When was the last time you tested them? Maybe they reached the end of their probable lifetime in the last, say, 5 years...