How do I save/load my files in Oricutron?

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How do I save/load my files in Oricutron?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:56 pm

I'm trying to prototype something in Oric basic.

I had some interesting (well, to me) things worked out, but couldn't figure out how to save that for a reload.

Csave just generated a junk .txt file.

I can't see any mention of a snapshot option in the menus or readme.

How's it done?

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Post by Xeron » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:02 pm

Currently, the only way to save your work is onto a disk image. This needs urgent improvement, really, but my priority until now was to get existing software working well.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:36 am

Would someone care to explain that process as I've no experience of Oric disc use?

How do I create a new 'blank' disc for Oricutron?

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Post by Dbug » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:29 pm

As a side note, you may also want to consider creating your BASIC program on your pc, using a nice comfortable text editor, and then use BASTOTAP to generate an Oric tape file that you can then load on the virtual Oric.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:32 pm

Thanks for that tip. Just tried out Bas2Tap and its very simple to use, much better than previous tape conversion tools I've used for other systems.

With that in mind, its probably the best option for Basic editing as it offers more functionality than the standard Oric editor.

I've got Notepad++ installed for general tinkering with text files, need to see if there are any add ons for it (like Basic renumbering ).

If I can get things worked out in Basic, I might have a stab at reworking it into assembly.

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Post by Dbug » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:23 pm

There are versions of Bas2Tap with added features like "colored comments" and (more useful) "labels" instead of line numbers.

Think that last one was written by Wascol :)

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