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by Steve M
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: Line Feed - Oric MCP40 demo at Solskogen
Replies: 15
Views: 16223

Re: Line Feed - Oric MCP40 demo at Solskogen

Interesting articles Thierry.

I've found with some pens you can use surgical spirit to get the ink flowing again. (I can't remember whether I've tried this with MCP40 pens - but I have used it on other types of pen.)

The MCP40 pens are so small you would need a tiny amount. Might be worth a try(?)
by Steve M
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: Line Feed - Oric MCP40 demo at Solskogen
Replies: 15
Views: 16223

Re: Line Feed - Oric MCP40 demo at Solskogen

Thanks.

I have a few Atmos MCP40s in need or a bit of repair. Never had time to check out what they need exactly.
by Steve M
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: Looking for the Show Off "demo"
Replies: 2
Views: 4949

Re: Looking for the Show Off "demo"

Jim's website has gone now. :( Here's the tape converted from a Wav file I recorded into the PC. There is a spurious line that I can't get rid of in the 60000- area. Oddly it was written for the Oric-1 but I can't get it to work on there in Oricutron. There are some Oric-1 ROM calls which I've put R...
by Steve M
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: Line Feed - Oric MCP40 demo at Solskogen
Replies: 15
Views: 16223

Re: Line Feed - Oric MCP40 demo at Solskogen

If you use the sideways writing you can have an 80 column printer rather than a 40 column one :)

(One of the first Oric fan user group neswletters was one like that. )
by Steve M
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: Line Feed - Oric MCP40 demo at Solskogen
Replies: 15
Views: 16223

Re: Line Feed - Oric MCP40 demo at Solskogen

Where did you find the pens etc Dbug ?

I have a load of spares but I think many will be dried up now.
by Steve M
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: Orix playing a video on real hardware
Replies: 13
Views: 7374

Re: Orix playing a video on real hardware

Nice work , Jede.
by Steve M
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sedoric warning "DOS is altered!"
Replies: 11
Views: 6201

Re: Sedoric warning "DOS is altered!"

As far as I know it wasn't released on the Beeb. I did an interview with John S Sinclair who got in touch with me via my website. Unfortunately I can't find the interview at the moment - but that's one thing I remember from it. I always thought the graphics in the first screen look like a Beeb game....
by Steve M
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sedoric warning "DOS is altered!"
Replies: 11
Views: 6201

Re: Sedoric warning "DOS is altered!"

Chema wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:12 pm
No idea, Steve. It is just that I thought that if the game called the get the key presses, it is ROM dependent?

But I might well be wrong!
I would guess it isn't ROM dependent because it was written on the BBC computer and ported across to Oric.
by Steve M
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sedoric warning "DOS is altered!"
Replies: 11
Views: 6201

Re: Sedoric warning "DOS is altered!"

Is there a version that isn't Atmos compatible ?

The one on this disk image works.
IJKBEST2.DSK
(569 KiB) Downloaded 104 times
by Steve M
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sedoric warning "DOS is altered!"
Replies: 11
Views: 6201

Re: Sedoric warning "DOS is altered!"

Put a master disk in the A drive and your slave disk in the B drive. You should be able to view it then.

I think it throws this message up if you insert an OricDOS disk after booting with Sedoric.
by Steve M
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: 6502 assembly coding
Topic: Mysterious program
Replies: 14
Views: 11603

Re: Mysterious program

Just noticed this thread - a bit late to reply , but have a look here.
http://www.48katmos.freeuk.com/pase.htm
by Steve M
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Compatible transister ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2712

Re: Compatible transister ?

I think there's three. There's a couple around the tape output, one by the keyboard connection.
by Steve M
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Compatible transister ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2712

Re: Compatible transister ?

Thanks.
by Steve M
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Compatible transister ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2712

Compatible transister ?

Is the BC 547 compatible with the BC184 used on the Oric ?

This chap has them on his Oric but the spec says BC184.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnQKjJMuwQ0
by Steve M
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Transformer/ power supply
Replies: 23
Views: 12084

Re: Transformer/ power supply

I got the big capacitors and swapped those and got over 5V so tested the system. Drive lights went on but it wouldn't boot. So I guess the interface is faulty too. I tried swapping drives just to see if the drive was duff but now the drives won't light up either. So maybe the power supply has gone a...