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by Twilighte
Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Impossible Mission feedback and review thread
Replies: 9
Views: 23999

New version uploaded to utube without sound sync issue...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTKVd6KFd2Q
by Twilighte
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Cross development tools
Topic: Crimson Editor Context files for .s source files
Replies: 4
Views: 7696

Crimson Editor Context files for .s source files

Crimson Editor is a free text editor i use for all source code editing under Windows. It uses Link, Spec and Key files for contextual highlighting of source code and stuff :p http://www.crimsoneditor.com/ Anyway i've only just returned to look at O-Type source again (having had an inspiration to sor...
by Twilighte
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Charset data
Replies: 7
Views: 10772

Not everybody needs the full 96 characters defined, so I'm not sure that imposing a 768 bytes long single format is a good idea.. I disagree, by the sounds of it Jede is referring to the standard set which is 96 characters and the original intended characters (ASCII characters) so 96 is a perfect f...
by Twilighte
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 7
Views: 6768

It is possible to do it disk-based. The Oric can load parts of data from disk quite quickly, so I guess that it should not be the problem (though I have not had a look at the sources, so I don't know which data is being paged and how often). What worries me more is the sprite drawing. I bet they ar...
by Twilighte
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Skool Daze
Replies: 167
Views: 116490

Hey chema, god, thats real bad news and u put so much work into it. Perhaps rather than listening directly to Alternative Software's opinion, you might seek other help such as from Simon Ullyatt of Chronosoft who specialises in publishing new 8 bit games. I would have thought he was the best guy to ...
by Twilighte
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: AY sound chip
Topic: Oric Tracker
Replies: 5
Views: 15232

Hi Godzil. I have no experience with Mused or Sonix, but I recall they are quite advanced and compact in memory usage, though I am not sure they can export your music to be used inside your own programs. Mused was simply a music sequencer. The music was not split into patterns, events and effects b...
by Twilighte
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: AY sound chip
Topic: AY Crudentials: Accessing the AY
Replies: 3
Views: 7646

Dbug, you have the advanced user guide, refer to page 38 and see that it controls four lines.
by Twilighte
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Twilightes sponsored Cycle ride
Replies: 2
Views: 4657

After 102 miles and a very sore back side i finally arrived on the south coast.

Checkout www.bike100.org

Thankyou for all you wonderful Oricians who made a donation or helped with the cause.
by Twilighte
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: AY sound chip
Topic: "music" in Xenon meteors noise
Replies: 22
Views: 17923

Since being diagnosed with Crappy ear syndrome my quality of hearing has gone to pot. Now what were you saying?
by Twilighte
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CEO meeting june 2011 report
Replies: 8
Views: 5779

So glad it went well Symoon. Sounds like you got a good number this year even without Fabrice.
by Twilighte
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: AY sound chip
Topic: "music" in Xenon meteors noise
Replies: 22
Views: 17923

I didn't hear bells with the first sample but there is a clear repetition of the noise algorythm which i guess you will always get with the AY. Its very interesting since this may be useful in reproducing a much more accurate white noise generator in the emulators, or perhaps this is already done? T...
by Twilighte
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Twilightes sponsored Cycle ride
Replies: 2
Views: 4657

Twilightes sponsored Cycle ride

Hi all, i know this is a very tenuous link to the Oric (only because i am organising it) but i am doing a sponsored 85 mile cross country cycle ride from my home in Dunstable to the south coast of England next month. The charity is Marie Curie Cancer Support. If you are feeling generous or charitabl...
by Twilighte
Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric main loop
Replies: 11
Views: 7934

Thanks a lot, this is so far on the edge of my knoledge but I'm reading and learning ;-) Sounds like your knowledge is where i was when i met Alistair Way way back in 1991. Back then i knew the only way forward, to take full advantage of the computer in CPU, graphics and sound was to master machine...
by Twilighte
Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric main loop
Replies: 11
Views: 7934

For what its worth the Oric on bootup at the ready prompt is running a rather heafty IRQ routine that does the following stuff.. 1) Read the keyboard (scans each individual key for its state, nothing optimised) 2) Updates three page 2 software timers (Flashing cursor delay, WAIT count, etc.) One tri...
by Twilighte
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: OType
Replies: 74
Views: 50989

This is very smart, Twilighte. So they are actually attributes which are displayed as paper color? Sort of, there are codes that are redundant under HIRES and these appear as blank (or black) screen bytes. 08 in text mode sets LORES0 (or standard) character set, 09 sets LORES1 (or Alternate) charac...