Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

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Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Post by ibisum » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:39 pm

Anyone got any ideas how Andy Green put his selfie into the game of Delta 4 - maybe he used some known techniques at the time to scan a photo, or something? Was just playing this game for a bit of fun and realized thats quite an advanced technique for the time ..

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Post by Dbug » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:37 pm

Well, back in the days there was already things like the "handy scanner", I even remember some magazines articles on how to turn your printer into a 1 bit scanner by adding a sensor on the printer head.

Things like that: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Dart_Sc ... P-Printers

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Post by Symoon » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:43 pm

Another option was to use some graph paper above a real picture and color the squares accordingly.
But that would have taken a lot of time for 48.000 pixels!

Didn't someone demo, at a UK meeting in the early 90's, a video camera (or was it a simple camera?) linked to the Oric displaying pictures in Hires?

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Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Post by ibisum » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:04 pm

Oooh .. now that I would love to see - a camera attached to an Oric?! I could imagine the low-res mono camera of the Nintendo Gameboy providing enough pixels to make such a pic ..

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Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Post by coco.oric » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:02 pm

Not at all, Andy has made a repro of the time machine
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Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Post by Dbug » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:45 pm

I was wondering: What type of packaging did the game came in? There's only one photo of the inlay on oric.org, and it looks like it's never crystal case or clamshell format... I actually think I never played the game, I'm not even sure if it's one game tape or four of these :D

I have a version with 5 files laying around in a folder:
- DELTA4
- DELTA-DM
- DELTA-EC
- DELTA-MI
- DELTA-TE

were these all on the same tape, different tapes, different sides maybe?

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Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Post by Symoon » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:19 pm

- DELTA-DM
- DELTA-EC
- DELTA-MI
- DELTA-TE
Those 4 programs are from Mission Delta by Ere Informatique (respectively Demo, Ecole de pilotage, Mission, and Test)

IIRC Delta 4 is in a larger package. I haven't transfered it yet but I think I got the tape.

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Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Post by Symoon » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:42 pm

Found this back, it's on the right.
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Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Post by Dbug » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:48 pm

Rhooo... Lost in Space!

Regarding Delta 4, that looks like a double size clam shell?
Can you take a photo of the content? Is there only one tape, or more than one?

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Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Post by Symoon » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:02 pm

It's an old photo. The tape is 130km away from me right now, so no, I can't picture anything else yet ;)
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