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Space:1999 feedback and review thread

Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:26 pm
by Dbug
I've set this thread as "sticky" so it will stay on the top of the list, and will put the links on the reviews and other external resources of interest. You can of course give your feedback about the game here :)

Main website:
- http://space1999.defence-force.org/ You can download the game there
- Pouet.net

Source code:
- http://miniserve.defence-force.org/svn/ ... ce%201999/ Full project including source code and assets

Random announcements and threads in English:
- Retro Remakes
- Game Howto
- Retro Invaders
- rllmuk
- Eurogamer
- Nexus 23
- Oric.org
- Monroe World
- All about the games
- Space 1999.net
- Vic 20 Denial

Random announcements and threads in Spanish:
- Program: Bytes: 48k

Random announcements and threads in French:
- Gamopat
- Oric Games
- ArcheoGamers
- Coco's Oric

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:28 pm
by Chema
BTW the Oric will be on display at our Retro Gaming Weekend 7th/7th May Swannington, Leicestershire, showing the newest games!

As an advertisment they posted this video of Space:1999 running on a real Oric (good opportunity to see how fast it loads and how it looks/sounds on a real machine)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CimphSMB1-k

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:23 pm
by Dbug
Very nice :)

I'm actually impressed they spent the time soldering the components on the PCB and got it to work !

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:00 pm
by ibisum
I wish I could get my Microdisc board populated and soldered as fast as they did!

Re: Space:1999 feedback and review thread

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:35 pm
by Garrettimus
Hi! I'm Brazilian and totally new to the Oric. What is a Microdisc? Can't I play Space: 1999 without it?

Thanks!

Re: Space:1999 feedback and review thread

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:13 pm
by Dbug
Garrettimus wrote:Hi! I'm Brazilian and totally new to the Oric. What is a Microdisk? Can't I play Space: 1999 without it?
Thanks!
On a real oric machine you need a Microdisc (it's one particular model of floppy disk drive for the Oric computers)
If you have a PC (window, linux, ...) you can play the game using an Oric emulator such as Oricutron.

Re: Space:1999 feedback and review thread

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:46 pm
by Garrettimus
Dbug wrote:
Garrettimus wrote:Hi! I'm Brazilian and totally new to the Oric. What is a Microdisk? Can't I play Space: 1999 without it?
Thanks!
On a real oric machine you need a Microdisc (it's one particular model of floppy disk drive for the Oric computers)
If you have a PC (window, linux, ...) you can play the game using an Oric emulator such as Oricutron.
Thank you, I'm a complete newbie in terms of Oric computers.

How hard is it to find a Microdisc unit for sale?

The game looks AWESOME!

Re: Space:1999 feedback and review thread

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:07 pm
by kamelito
Very

Re: Space:1999 feedback and review thread

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:37 pm
by kamelito

Re: Space:1999 feedback and review thread

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:05 pm
by Garrettimus
Many thanks, Kamelito!

Re: Space:1999 feedback and review thread

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:33 pm
by Garrettimus
Hi again. At last, I got myself a Microdisc and also a Cumana Expansion Box. The package hasn't arrived yet, but I'd like to know in advance, please, how to copy the Space: 1999 .DSK file onto an actual 3" floppy disc. May I use OmniFlop for that?

Thanks!

Re: Space:1999 feedback and review thread

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:33 pm
by Igotafro
I used writedsk from here:

http://oric.free.fr/TOOLS/

to create 3.5" disks. Then I replaced the 3" drive with a 3.5" drive in my microdisc. I will soon try to connect the 3" drive as a slave and copy all games to 3" disks.

Re: Space:1999 feedback and review thread

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:14 pm
by Garrettimus
Igotafro wrote:I used writedsk from here:

http://oric.free.fr/TOOLS/

to create 3.5" disks. Then I replaced the 3" drive with a 3.5" drive in my microdisc. I will soon try to connect the 3" drive as a slave and copy all games to 3" disks.
Thank you very much!

I forgot to say: my Microdisc unit is a slave one, so there's only the disc drive itself within it, there's no interface whatsoever. I'll have to use the Cumana interface for the floppy to be controlled. Nonetheless, it's tested and working.

I'll try WRITEDSK,thank you. :D

Re: Space:1999 feedback and review thread

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:50 am
by maximus
hi Chema, is it possible to have a wav file of space 1999 (fr) ? :D

Re: Space:1999 feedback and review thread

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:28 pm
by Chema
maximus wrote:hi Chema, is it possible to have a wav file of space 1999 (fr) ? :D
Sorry but No. The game needs disk because it stores data in the disk which is copied into overlay RAM.

What are you trying to do,if I may ask?