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by iss
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Microdisc controller + Amplibus, do you want another batch? CLOSED LIST.
Replies: 86
Views: 25243

Re: Microdisc controller + Amplibus, do you want another batch?

I'm candidate! If there is no other with more urgent needs I'll take it "as is" - controller+amplibus. My reason to want it is that I just printed 2 boxes but have only one controller. They are so beautiful (I will post pictures in related thread). :mrgreen: If you put my name on laurentd75's place ...
by iss
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 47
Views: 2422

Re: Merging video output?

4.jpg 5.jpeg ... and here is the setup. The idea was to power-on the thing, so all ULA's are well "saturated" and then using the button to enable the clock signal, hoping that all ULA's will run synchronized. It didn't work, but at least it was easy to build. :lol: This weekend I'll try to make som...
by iss
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 47
Views: 2422

Re: Merging video output?

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3 ULA's in parallel - more details below...
by iss
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Right angle IDC connector
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Right angle IDC connector

http://uk.farnell.com/3m/d3431-5302-ar/connector-header-34pos-2row-2/dp/2672493 http://uk.farnell.com/amp-te-connectivity/2-5499141-8/header-r-a-34way/dp/1298809 Previously I used to buy from their local distributor and they are fine. See at bottom of pages for alternatives (if not available on stoc...
by iss
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Yet Another (EDIT: now also for Linux)
Replies: 46
Views: 11186

Re: Yet Another

Cool! ... and it works! :) Nice RGB and composite emulation. All my DSK images are running fine, but I found that original Blake's 7 (v1.1 - English) fails to boot, there is error after each sector was read: CRC error; terminating Maybe the problem is in the image (Chema?). One wish from me: I want ...
by iss
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If time=N then .. in DosBox for Android?
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: If time=N then .. in DosBox for Android?

You have to use a temporary file to store the output string from the 'time /t' command, than load its content into a variable and then use the variable in IF expression. For more details take look HERE.
by iss
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 47
Views: 2422

Re: Merging video output?

Yep, I missed that offsets are multiple of 83.3ns. Mike Brown's solutions is cool and I hope it will work.
... but having 2 equal ULA's is good idea too ;).

EDIT: Dbug, which signals are actually on the scope? (I thought it's 12MHz, but the shape reminds the famous F2)
by iss
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Merging video output?
Replies: 47
Views: 2422

Re: Merging video output?

Very interesting project! IMO the problem with synchronization comes from the bad edges of the signal on ULA pin 7 (CLK). Modification "63b" is supposed to solve this (and maybe it really helps) but in this case there is better solution. First remove both "63b" resistors and connect the IC22's unuse...
by iss
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Parity check live
Replies: 14
Views: 1497

Re: Parity check live

@Symoon: I just realized that the noise in the 'Load Vader Intro' has special meaning... cool! :lol:
by iss
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Audio tools
Topic: Universal tracker
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: Universal tracker

Very nice indeed! I tested Windows and Linux versions.
It supports many input formats and exports them perfectly to YM.
Attached TAP/DSK versions of the same song from youtube video for Oric, using ym2mym+mym_player (of course) ;).
A-Harmless-Grenade-song.zip
(43.07 KiB) Downloaded 16 times
by iss
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 98
Views: 4764

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

... nice configuration! Which is that Micdorisc clone? And the floppy emulator... is it an HxC or a Gotek with an alternate firmware? This is my rock solid working configuration, for the beautiful one I'll take new picture :). It's Silicebit's controller + Gotek updated with HxC firmware + 3.5" flo...
by iss
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 98
Views: 4764

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Thanks for the great game, Chema! I'm advancing slow so the fun on real hardware will last longer :).
So far no bugs by me with the 1.0, I will play the update too.
I think I heard something about a sequel soon? 8)
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by iss
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 563
Views: 129687

Re: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)

Yep, you are right - that's the normal human expectation when using joystick push=up/pull=down. Maybe the logic in Oricutron is swapped - if I define: kbjoy1_up = 'KP8' kbjoy1_down = 'KP2' then by pressing key pad '8' and expect cursor to go up - it goes down. But as I said it's easy to swap the val...
by iss
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 563
Views: 129687

Re: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)

I just found that joystick's up/down directions are swapped. In Oricutron this is easy to be fixed with redefining the keys.
Unfortunately I still can't find my real joystick to test.
Else, thanks again for the game - it's pure fun to play!
by iss
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron 1.0 (EDIT: Now 1.2)
Replies: 117
Views: 52064

Re: Oricutron 1.0 (EDIT: Now 1.2)

For 240x224 pictures you can capture very short video - press F10, wait a second, press F10 again to stop capture.
Than using ffmpeg extract the first frame:

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ffmpeg -y -i video00.avi -frames:v 1 test.png
You can use png, jpg, bmp ....

Some results:
test.png
test.png (1.86 KiB) Viewed 555 times
b7.png
b7.png (3.3 KiB) Viewed 555 times