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by Antiriad2097
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: 6502 assembly coding
Topic: Switching to and from HIRES mode in assembly?
Replies: 5
Views: 8170

Switching to and from HIRES mode in assembly?

I've started tinkering again, but can't find anywhere that tells me how to switch graphic modes in assembly using the OSDK. I'm guessing its just a particular memory location I need to change the value of, but not sure. Also, I'm further guessing there's possibly already a function in the OSDK that ...
by Antiriad2097
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Scuba Diver
Replies: 2
Views: 4335

Re: Scuba Diver

The Spectrum version is a looker, but despite its simplified graphics I still spent many hours with the Oric one as its just as playable.
by Antiriad2097
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: RND function always gives the same sequence of numbers...
Replies: 10
Views: 12192

Re: RND function always gives the same sequence of numbers..

So there's no difference in RND(1) or RND(3). My bad, must be mixing up my BASICs. I know one of them resets to the same point if you change the seed, maybe that was Speccy. I remember having to work round the lack of truly random function using loops until a key was pressed to work to a random poi...
by Antiriad2097
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: RND function always gives the same sequence of numbers...
Replies: 10
Views: 12192

Re: RND function always gives the same sequence of numbers..

As I suggested earlier, the real hardware does the same thing. The RND function will generate the same list of numbers, starting at the same point. iirc, you can use RND (1) for example, then RND (3), but if you go back to RND (1) it'll start again with the same list of numbers from the beginning (I...
by Antiriad2097
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: RND function always gives the same sequence of numbers...
Replies: 10
Views: 12192

Re: RND function always gives the same sequence of numbers..

The latter is true of the real hardware, it always generates the same list of 'random' numbers from a given seed.

I'm not sure why your first example is giving true random results.
by Antiriad2097
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: oric with ANDROID
Replies: 12
Views: 16495

Re: oric with ANDROID

Some of the iOS emulators have bluetooth connectivity, so you can use a bluetooth keyboard or controller. Typically a Nintendo Wiimote is used, probably because many people have them already. Whether that's the simplest option for Android I don't know, but I'd imagine power drain would be an issue f...
by Antiriad2097
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Euphoric on a mobile device?
Replies: 35
Views: 41301

Re: Euphoric on a mobile device?

I've now discovered my iPhone creates copies of the ini files, hence my config not working - I was editing the wrong one. Euphoric does now run on my 3GS, but verrryyy slloooowwwllllyyy. It takes several seconds per frame. Are there old versions of Euphoric available that may run better on this low ...
by Antiriad2097
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome to forum.defence-force.org 2.0
Replies: 29
Views: 21932

Re: Welcome to forum.defence-force.org 2.0

They've been discussing Tapatalk on the Retro Gamer forum: http://www.tapatalk.com/faq.php Its a free plugin you can enable on the forum that allows browsing on mobile devices without all the scrolling and zooming that's currently required. Having tried the new forum on my iPhone, it could be useful.
by Antiriad2097
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron 0.9
Replies: 27
Views: 25602

Re: Oricutron 0.9

Excellent update, thanks for all the hard work Xeron.
by Antiriad2097
Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Oric (and printer) for sale in the UK
Replies: 0
Views: 11408

An Oric (and printer) for sale in the UK

Someone at the Retro Gamer forum is selling a bundle of stuff that includes some Oric wares: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=33125 The thread may get pulled as the poster hasn't met the 50 post limit for sales (to try and avoid fraud as there were some issues), but as its a 'buye...
by Antiriad2097
Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: What is the oldest PC computer capable of running Euphoric?
Replies: 5
Views: 7517

Re: What is the oldest PC computer capable of running Euphor

The slowest computer that I have used Euphoric on is my old 486 (with 100Mhz CPU and 16MB RAM). It has Win95 on it and runs Euphoric for up to (maximum) 8,5Mhz of (emulated) Oric CPU! But, on 386 with just 20Mhz CPU I wonder will Euphoric manage to boot at all? Under plain DOS (no Windows on 386)? ...
by Antiriad2097
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not Oric related for People living in the UK
Replies: 1
Views: 3510

Re: Not Oric related for People living in the UK

I can do that. PM'ed.
by Antiriad2097
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Euphoric on a mobile device?
Replies: 35
Views: 41301

Re: Euphoric on a mobile device?

I've almost got Euphoric running on my iPhone 3GS via DOSPad:
http://litchie.com/apps/dospad.html

I think I've just got a minor config issue, as when I launch Euphoric it tells me:
Can't open sound dump dump.psg (Please check or modify your .ini file)
by Antiriad2097
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Cross development tools
Topic: New pictconv soon
Replies: 22
Views: 25057

Re:

Having some kind of paint program which could import graphics, edit them and simulate the oric screen (such as HIDE does, but within Windows) would be perfect for designing. Did such a tool ever get produced? I'm trying to play with some graphics to see what I can achieve, but none of the PC paint ...
by Antiriad2097
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Stormlord
Replies: 48
Views: 38031

Re: Stormlord

Game development in general across all the 8 bits wasn't quite this advanced during the Oric lifespan. Stormlord was released in 1989 for the C64, several years after the Oric had left store shelves. Its a shame that our hardware never really got to shine during its day as its proved to be quite cap...