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by Dbug
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: French Oric with modulator ?
Replies: 12
Views: 920

Re: French Oric with modulator ?

I seem to remember an argument, maybe 6 years ago, I think :) More seriously, the Oric world is small enough to not lose people on pointless infighting: We have our own opinions about things that should be done and how they should be done, everybody is free to give their opinion and do their own stu...
by Dbug
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: French Oric with modulator ?
Replies: 12
Views: 920

Re: French Oric with modulator ?

Welcome :) There's no "introduce yourself" policy here, mostly because I absolute hate these forums what make you feel like you are at some Alcoholics Anonymous meeting ("Hi, my name is mickaël, and I've not touched my Oric in two days"), so it's left to the responsibility of people if they wish so ...
by Dbug
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric related links of interest
Replies: 35
Views: 35794

Re: Oric related links of interest

Good point, added CLK to the list!
by Dbug
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connectivity problems...
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Connectivity problems...

Thanks guys :)
by Dbug
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connectivity problems...
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Connectivity problems...

As it happens, this has been a cold winter... and some pipes have burst. Unfortunately, my fiber line happens to be very close from the water pipes, and when work happened, they somewhat damaged the internet lines, resulting in interruptions, high ping, loss of service, etc... I sure hope my isp is ...
by Dbug
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: New game project
Replies: 20
Views: 944

Re: New game project

For the score panel, don't forget that you have two complete character sets you can use (ALT + STD) and also the possibility to use double size characters. Regarding the memory usage, making the game disk only also has the advantage of giving you access to fast interrupts (nice if you want to play s...
by Dbug
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Games
Topic: New game project
Replies: 20
Views: 944

Re: New game project

It's also maybe possible to use an intermediate representation for the trees using some dithering:
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by Dbug
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: New game project
Replies: 20
Views: 944

Re: New game project

Cute!
by Dbug
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Atmos : it doesn't start !
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Atmos : it doesn't start !

What you can try is to open it, leave it running for a short while and then put your fingers over the ram chips, see if one or more are warmer than the other, that's a common issue.
by Dbug
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Oric DSK Manager
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: Oric DSK Manager

Hmm, I was so happy to not have any reason anymore to keep the Oracle/Sun security nightmare software.
Is there a way to run this software without installing hundreds of megabytes of insecure stuff?
by Dbug
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: OSDKDISK option in OSDK
Replies: 2
Views: 226

OSDKDISK option in OSDK

Hi,
important question: Is any of you using the OSDKDISK option of the OSDK?

As far as I can see, it's very broken, but if anyone is using it, please give me access to your project so I can see how to fix it without breaking your own project :)

Thanks!
by Dbug
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Upgrade Time: Encounter
Replies: 54
Views: 2222

Re: Encounter - Corruption, or protection?

Sorry for the crappy sound quality (and deafening PINGs), but here is the first part of a series of videos on how to improve old games.

by Dbug
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Cross development tools
Topic: OSDK 1.11
Replies: 0
Views: 183

OSDK 1.11

The version 1.11 of the OSDK is now available, with the following changes: - Upgraded FloppyBuilder to version 1.2 (fixed issues with gap2 and crc values) - Upgraded Bas2Tap to version 1.0, now correctly handles corrupted programs using out of range tokens as well as saving to a file instead of stdo...
by Dbug
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 598
Views: 197359

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

This version also fixes the CRC and 0x4E / 0x22 gap2 values.

If it works for you, I'll push a new OSDK tomorrow :)
by Dbug
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 598
Views: 197359

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

So the bottom line is: Yes interleaving does work and has a noticeable impact on the loading times :) Now the question is: Are we sure that 5 is optimal? Could you format another floppy, and then write with interleave 4 or 3 to test and see if it gets faster or slower? Also, has anyone tried the ver...