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by Antiriad2097
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: BAT file to run Euphoric on any current operating system!
Replies: 2
Views: 6326

Re: BAT file to run Euphoric on any current operating system

Interesting... I'm guessing some of those lines are looking for existing drive mappings and skipping to the next if it exists?

With the same concept, has anyone created a DOS bootable flash drive to run Euphoric in its native DOS environment from there?
by Antiriad2097
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why does defence force suck
Replies: 7
Views: 7080

Re: why does defence force suck

It makes me feel sad tbh.

To think someone has so little joy in his life that he spends his time attacking others.

Imagine how lonely he must feel.

Truly a sorry state to be in, especially on valentine's day.
by Antiriad2097
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric Hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 8718

Re: Oric Hard drive

Is there any chance of us ever seeing something like the Spectrum's Divide? Instant load from SDcard from an on screen menu on the Speccy.
by Antiriad2097
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Tape deck dying - solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 14961

Re: Tape deck dying - solution?

Ebay can be a place for getting replacements but the ones I got didn't have the tiny one used for the tape counter. You checked B&Q? They do rubber O-rings for plumbing seals in a range of small sizes for use in valves etc, the smaller ones may be around the right size, thickness and elasticity. I ...
by Antiriad2097
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric Hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 8718

Re: Oric Hard drive

The principle is the same, the problem lies in the interface. I think the two strands we currently have are for different reasons. With floppies, we're retaining some authenticity in the system and using a storage medium that was within the scope of the Oric's life. If we were to use an HD, we'd mee...
by Antiriad2097
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Fast scrolling game howto, anyone?
Replies: 229
Views: 147331

Re: Fast scrolling game howto, anyone?

Is that the reason for invisible enemies in Defence Force? I hadn't considered that it would be down to a hardware limitation.

Since we're in text mode, is inverse an option to animate squarih static flashing lights without any extra overhead in characters?
by Antiriad2097
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Defence Force
Replies: 12
Views: 12098

Re: Defence Force

Did you manage to make contact with him at all?

Its a shame if you did and he's not interested. I was looking forward to some more in depth coverage of Oric in RG.

(speaking of which, I can access here but not the RG forum from where I am this month).
by Antiriad2097
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atmos Power Supply Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 18514

Re: Atmos Power Supply Needed

Chema wrote:Beware also that the Oric PSU has the polarity reversed. One from a zx spectrum will do, simply by cutting the cable and inverting the connections.
This I didn't know. I think I'll just knock up an adapter to plug my Speccy PSU into so I can use it with either.
by Antiriad2097
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atmos Power Supply Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 18514

Re: Atmos Power Supply Needed

There's no 'special' connection on an Oric PSU, there's just a single plug. The connector on that cable will be a pass through so you connect the Oric PSU to the cable, then the 'spare' plug on the cable goes into the Oric power socket. With that in mind a generic PSU of the correct voltage and pino...
by Antiriad2097
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: StratoCumulus Project
Replies: 23
Views: 27862

Re: StratoCumulus Project

I'd certainly buy one at that price. I'd love to be able to take my Atmos to shows with an SDCard device like the other 8 bits.
by Antiriad2097
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Is this a game or a demo?
Replies: 16
Views: 16175

Re: Is this a game or a demo?

Its available for download on Oric.org: http://www.oric.org/software/starter_3d-738.html

Note that its best to register and log in to that site for full functionality. If you're not logged in it hides some features (notably screenshots of the games as you browse).
by Antiriad2097
Fri May 31, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Cross development tools
Topic: New pictconv soon
Replies: 22
Views: 25013

Re: New pictconv soon

Perhaps another editor could be tweaked to suit. I don't think it would be too hard to add an Oric mode to something like ZX Paintbrush http://www.zxmodules.de/ which is still developed.
by Antiriad2097
Wed May 29, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Twilighte
Replies: 39
Views: 26476

Re: RIP Twilighte

Jonathan, you were an inspiration to many. But for your insights and assistance I may never have learned to code for the Oric at all.
by Antiriad2097
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Fast scrolling game howto, anyone?
Replies: 229
Views: 147331

Re: Fast scrolling game howto, anyone?

With a Mario style game, you can do as many Speccy games do and have your parallax bits so they're not actually part of the action, so you can have a fast scroll of a foreground 'ground' object that only uses a couple of characters to make a basic dirt/block effect. That looks convincing running fas...
by Antiriad2097
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Fast scrolling game howto, anyone?
Replies: 229
Views: 147331

Re: Fast scrolling game howto, anyone?

No, I don't think it looks bad, not at speed, but as you said in your op when things slow down it becomes much more noticeable that its character scrolling. Perhaps using some of the psychological tricks of scrolling by having a small area (that can have a repeating pattern) smooth scroll while the ...