Not even the message about tweaking RV1??? I heard about problems when plugging the microdisc with some orics, but 2 out of 4 is indeed worse than I expected.Symoon wrote: 1. On my 4 Atmoses, only 2 booted with the disk drive, the others didn't react
For the hardware guys working on a new controller, it would be interesting to find out what goes on here and if it could be solved somehow (I guess by cleaning&lifying bus signals at least).
You're talking about loading from tape with the microdisc plugged, if I understood correctly. Did the problem also happen if you load the atmos/oric1 rom in overlay ram?.Symoon wrote: 2. Absolutely none of my Atmoses was able to load a tape once the disk drive plugged. They loaded it fine without the disk drive, and yes I checked carefully I was using Sedoric 3 (that fixed a CLOAD bug in Sedoric).
3. It's only with an Oric-1 that I managed to load a tape with the Microdisc plugged.
And what about loading something from the disk? Does that work? (Chema thinking about asking Symoon to test 1337... )
Frustrating indeed. Anyway I guess if that was a problem with the physicall 3" disck (being damaged or hard to read correctly), the drive (problems with heads or something), or the controller (I bet this was it).Symoon wrote: Conclusion: although a fantastic tool, I'll stay away from disks on real hardware as much as I can. The daily use is really too painful and random - just like tapes some might say, but tapes work on all my Orics...
Bad news. It is very difficult and expensive to find a microdisc nowadays, but fearing it just won't work at all with my old Oric, it is not even worth trying...