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Re: Next Cumulus batch

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:47 pm
by carlsson
Me too, checking back here every now and then. Hopefully I can get my Oric-1 fixed before there is a Cumulus ready to buy.

Re: Next Cumulus batch

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:29 am
by 8bit-Dude
I'm in too, completed the survey! :P

P.S: I am working on a cross platform game for all 6502 based 8 bit computers, including the Atmos.
You can read more here: 8bit-slicks.com

Re: Next Cumulus batch

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 12:17 pm
by fandenivoldsk
I am ready. Survey done.

Re: Next Cumulus batch

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:43 pm
by Godzil
Hello everyone,

Just a quick recap on the Cumulus Rev2 project. It is not dead, at all!
I've just been unable to work on it for personal problems. (a bit to private to discuss about that here, but don't worry I'm fine)

The hardware is defined for the first set of prototype, the one that will allow me to make sure the hardware is feasible and build the software for the production version.

The next step on the project is to build that prototype, and start to make the software that will run on it (I've already started part of it, as much as I can do without having the hardware and as much as I was able to work on that project during that time)

I will keep people informed as soon as there are new thing about the project, but plus be assured that this project is not dead and is not going to be dead soon. You will get your Cumulus Rev 2 sooner than later :)

I'm really sorry to make every one to wait for it, that project is not a simple project that can be finished in a couple of day, it will probably take some weeks if not month with a reasonable amount of time to work on it.
The good thing is that I've started to look again on the hardware to check that I really can make a production of prototype, I will do a small modification to prevent expensive modification in case something does not work as expected.

Unrelated but I've also had a look at Oric Mouse, and found a potential solution for it that will not make it as a full DIY kit but close to. I will also resume working on the "new" oric project, well I do have a project that is close to not sure really if I can integrate the new oric to it we will see, but that not something urgent anyway.

So the cumulus Rev2 is there, not forgotten, not dead, just running slower than a snail, but will get more strength soon :)

Re: Next Cumulus batch

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:31 pm
by Chema
Great news. Good luck!

Re: Next Cumulus batch

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:34 am
by RichKK
There are a very limited amount of Cumulus' available here.
The listing went live yesterday evening. These are made by Piotr Bugaj and were announced on the Facebook group Oric 1 & Atmos Owners/Users yesterday.

:D

Re: Next Cumulus batch

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:24 am
by Hialmar
Just bought one.
I’ll tell you if it works well.
Thanks for this message that I completely overlooked.

Re: Next Cumulus batch

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:15 pm
by dreamseal
I purchased one of these as well. I'll also give an update, hopefully this weekend, on how it performs. It appears that quantities of these are being released all the time. When they run out, a week or so later there's more available.

I did wonder why the device has to be so big though. I know that its a lot smaller than the original Microdisc, but when you compare it with a Commodore SD2IEC, it is quite chunky.

Do you think we'll some day see an Oric SD disk device about the size of a Commodore SD2IEC?

Re: Next Cumulus batch

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 7:13 am
by Hialmar
My cumulus works well on my English Atmos (complete one with RF module) but not on my French Atmos (the one I bought in 85 or 86 which hasn’t the RF modulator and outputs 5V on the SCART socket).
Not sure what is the problem with the French Atmos but I’m happy to have a cumulus setting that works well.
The French Atmos also has problems with a Cumana board from CEO, Silicebit’s microdisc controller clone and Jorodr’s SD drive. So it’s definitely a problem with my Atmos and not one of either of these solutions.