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by Antiriad2097
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Skool Daze
Replies: 167
Views: 168148

I'm having real problems loading this on my Atmos. Using the doke trick above it loads, but the background graphics are all corrupt so the characters walk over random blobs instead of a school. A WAV issue, an Atmos problem or possibly just a volume/audio issue with the playback device (I was playin...
by Antiriad2097
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Skool Daze
Replies: 167
Views: 168148

With Chema's approval, I'll be showing a Skool Daze WIP to the public at Replay ( www.replayexpo.com ) tomorrow. This is a sneak preview of the display I plan to use next to the Oric: http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a25/Antiriad2097/Oric/SD.jpg I also plan to display an 'Other games available at De...
by Antiriad2097
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: French to English conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 7138

I wonder if the translation issue could be handled at the Emulation level (not suitable on a real oric). Perhaps, within the emulator (e.g. oricutron) a switch could be set that would then output any text to a seperate pop-up window which could then be translated - perhaps automatically - by google...
by Antiriad2097
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Skool Daze
Replies: 167
Views: 168148

On another note and following Dbug's advice now by pressing 'C' during the game session it is possible to change the color combination. For now it cycles between CYAN/YELLOW, CYAN/GREEN and Monocrhome (b&w), but will test more and think about which to keep. How about leaving it to the user? Give us...
by Antiriad2097
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLACKPOOL RETRO COMPUTING SHOW NOV 5-6
Replies: 1
Views: 3687

I'll be there. If everything works out, I'm hoping to have a build of Chema's conversion of Skool Daze to show off. We had at least one Oric on show to play with last year, so I expect that will be there again, but I plan to test my own to take with me too just in case we're short. For those who don...
by Antiriad2097
Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 7
Views: 9301

There's been some discussion of the new C64 Prince of Persia release over at the Retro Gamer forum. As it stands, its paging data in from external memory so an Oric port would I assume need to be a disk only release, or make large reductions from the standard game. We should have the C64 version pla...
by Antiriad2097
Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Skool Daze
Replies: 167
Views: 168148

That would be great, thanks Chema.

I'll do a spot of testing if you want. I've played the original so I'm familiar with it (never finished it though).
by Antiriad2097
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Skool Daze
Replies: 167
Views: 168148

Do you have a planned launch date for the game? Just curious, as there's a massive retro gaming event (REPLAY) in the UK next month (several thousand visitors). It'd be nice to showcase a brand new Oric game on launch day, giving the system a little limelight. I'll be there to run it if you're not a...
by Antiriad2097
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Skool Daze
Replies: 167
Views: 168148

I'm impressed. I think the scrolling is a nice compromise, it looks like a very accurate port. Another showcase game for the Oric to prove it could have been a contender.
by Antiriad2097
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Skool Daze
Replies: 167
Views: 168148

Chema wrote:...to follow the information on this link:

http://pyskool.ca/disassemblies/skool_daze/

which is, by the way, a great source of information about the game internals I am using.
Quality interview that one. I don't know that Mark writes for RG any more.
by Antiriad2097
Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Skool Daze
Replies: 167
Views: 168148

A very interesting insight to the game and AI in general, thanks for taking the time to explain that Chema.
by Antiriad2097
Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Downloadable old magazines
Replies: 14
Views: 13365

That's an excellent find, I love this site. I like that it'll convert documents on the fly so you can have them in a variety of formats and they're not all just jpegs. Its a shame Oric Owner isn't on there (yet) but some of the multi format 8 bit mags do have Oric content - Big K magazine for exampl...
by Antiriad2097
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: CEO Mag 257 (Sept 2011) online
Replies: 10
Views: 15101

Fair comment Symoon. Any idea what the current readership figures are?

I don't think it needs a heavy translation job, just someone good enough to sort the Googlish into a slightly more readable form and patch up the technical bits so they make sense again.
by Antiriad2097
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: CEO Mag 257 (Sept 2011) online
Replies: 10
Views: 15101

Je ne parle pas français! Ain't "google translate" cool! :D Its ok to get the general tone and theme of an article, but it loses much of the detail especially when discussing complex technical things. Ideally you'd have CEO translated into at least English and Spanish to maximise its audience. I'm ...
by Antiriad2097
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: CEO Mag 257 (Sept 2011) online
Replies: 10
Views: 15101

I'd like to read CEO mag, but I can't understand it :(