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by Steve M
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sedoric warning "DOS is altered!"
Replies: 11
Views: 4968

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: 4968

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: 4968

Re: Sedoric warning "DOS is altered!"

Is there a version that isn't Atmos compatible ?

The one on this disk image works.
IJKBEST2.DSK
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by Steve M
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sedoric warning "DOS is altered!"
Replies: 11
Views: 4968

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: 10748

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: 2258

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: 2258

Re: Compatible transister ?

Thanks.
by Steve M
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Compatible transister ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2258

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: 9507

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...
by Steve M
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Transformer/ power supply
Replies: 23
Views: 9507

Re: Transformer/ power supply

Wasn't able to get a sensible resistance reading.

The other capacitors are 104, (as used on the Cumana interface).

Need to reassemble it before trying to get any other readings. Took some pictures for Didier though :)
by Steve M
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Any spare French books ?
Replies: 14
Views: 13422

Re: Any spare French books ?

Some are not as good as you might hope - but some books are very useful.

I have a list up above. If you want any of the books listed send my a bundle of notes and you can have some :)
by Steve M
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Transformer/ power supply
Replies: 23
Views: 9507

Re: Transformer/ power supply

I'll try and do some pics. It's basically a black metal box. Not very exciting. The original configuration was with a single 3" drive right in the middle. There's a metal blanking plate which hides where a second drive can sit to the right. So it's a black box with a slot in the middle - or a black ...
by Steve M
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Transformer/ power supply
Replies: 23
Views: 9507

Re: Transformer/ power supply

I will try to make a schematic from that power supply, but can't clearly see the track on the "bottom" side of your picture, but it looks really weird to have a tap of the transformer to feed directly the 7805, it should have a bridge rectifier before. And if the 4700uF capacitor has failed, the 78...
by Steve M
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Transformer/ power supply
Replies: 23
Views: 9507

Re: Transformer/ power supply

I measured without a load, so I think both voltages are probably down. (The 12v was 11.85v or something.) I expected it to be more without a load - not sure if that's right, but when I measured a different variable voltage power supply it was putting out more than the voltage it was set to. I've got...
by Steve M
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Transformer/ power supply
Replies: 23
Views: 9507

Re: Transformer/ power supply

So I'll change the voltage regulator. Should that sort it?