John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

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Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Post by Symoon » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:40 am

No news after the message I left on Oric.org sadly.
But please do send me your questions, just incase. I had written a few ones too, I'd have to find them back, where can they be?

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Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Post by Symoon » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:58 am

I found my questions back ;)
Laurent, please send yours, in case I ever get in touch with him! (don't hold your breath though)

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Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Post by Steve M » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:03 pm

I tried sending John an email as someone else had a question for him, but it bounced. :(

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Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Post by Symoon » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:48 pm

Too bad :(
Thanks for having tried Steve!

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Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Post by coco.oric » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:55 pm

Thanks for trying.
It could have been a fun experience
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Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Post by Symoon » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:59 pm

Gentlemen, please send your questions, Mr. Sinclair just left his email address on oric.org :lol:

I'm really sad though, the questions I had written down for years about Xenon and Zorgon, were stolen in my bag last year. Can't recall much of them. :cry:

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Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Post by Symoon » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:37 pm

Wake up guys, if you have any questions, I'm now in touch with John S. Sinclair!
I'll wait a few more days before sending the interview.

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Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Post by Yicker » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:47 am

Don't have any particular questions but would be interesting to hear about the evolution of the Xenon series of games from Xenon 1, Zorgons' Revenge thru to Xenon III from both a general perspective as well as a technical one.

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Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Post by Chema » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:04 pm

Same here :)

Zorgons was my first game in the Oric, and I found it amazing (though time has proven there was room for improvement in gameplay).

I am curious about how he faced a development such as this one, why the Oric, why not other platforms also, and what he did after these games.

And I'd love to give him a big THANKS for his games. Many many hours of fun I had with Zorgons. I finished it several times!

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Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Post by Steve M » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:19 pm

Is this an April 1st thing ?

He did tell me he wrote the Oric stuff on the BBC and ported it across. It might be interesting if we could find out more about that or if he has the software used to do it. The 'sprites' do look like Beeb graphics.

I think they original used Beebs and then moved to Oric because it had similar 6502 base.

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Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Post by Symoon » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:52 pm

Interview sent ;)

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