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by HigashiJun
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric on VGA monitors
Replies: 21
Views: 5558

Re: Oric on VGA monitors

My monitor is a NEC Multisync LCD 1990FXp. NEC Multisync LCD 1990FXp - Manual HERE on page 16: nec-1990FXp.png Sorry for the bad news but this monitor is NOT 15 kHz compatible :(. Do not worry, it is 15 kHz compatible... I know the manual does not mention it (like all other MultiSync monitors), but...
by HigashiJun
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: IJK Joystick Adaptor
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: IJK Joystick Adaptor

Nice case !
by HigashiJun
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric on VGA monitors
Replies: 21
Views: 5558

Re: Oric on VGA monitors

Finally had some time to quickly check the Sync Striker with my other retro computers. And the result is: nothing on the screen. :( I saw a guy on the net using the device without any upscaler, so it should be not needed if the monitor supports 15 kHz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8jB8rAsz_8 And...
by HigashiJun
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric on VGA monitors
Replies: 21
Views: 5558

Re: Oric on VGA monitors

@HigashiJun, @Symoon : What models are your 15 kHz compatible VGA monitors? Oric outputs the CSYNC signal as negative pulses - are the Sync Striker output HSYNC/VSYNC compatible with the monitor requirements? Else thanks to this thread, I recall that I should have some old VGA monitors buried somew...
by HigashiJun
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric on VGA monitors
Replies: 21
Views: 5558

Re: Oric on VGA monitors

Ok, so I have received the Sync Striker today and it does not seem to work with the Oric. When powered by an Oric SCART, the led on the Sync Striker does not light and there is of course nothing on the VGA monitor screen. :( When powered by an external 5V PSU, the LED does light but there is still n...
by HigashiJun
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric on VGA monitors
Replies: 21
Views: 5558

Re: Oric on VGA monitors

Just hope to receive it soon, as shipments take ages with all this COVID-19 fuss...

There are some related videos on Youtube just to have an idea what this little piece of hardware is capable of.
by HigashiJun
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Season greetings!
Replies: 39
Views: 9750

Re: Season greetings!

Merry Christmas !

クリスマスおめでとうございます!
by HigashiJun
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric on VGA monitors
Replies: 21
Views: 5558

Re: Oric on VGA monitors

Just found this:

http://arcadeforge.net/Scaler-and-Strik ... e::15.html

and ordered one.

As my monitor is 15kHz "friendly", a scaler is not needed.

I will see what the results are...

Cheers.
by HigashiJun
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric on VGA monitors
Replies: 21
Views: 5558

Re: Oric on VGA monitors

So there is definitely something to do here... :D
by HigashiJun
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric on VGA monitors
Replies: 21
Views: 5558

Re: Oric on VGA monitors

I also have a 15kHz monitor for my Atari STE and I was wondering if a simple RGB to VGA converter would do the job...
by HigashiJun
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric cleaning :)
Replies: 12
Views: 2229

Re: Oric cleaning :)

Concerning colour fading, I had good results with the product mentioned in my earlier post: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Owatrol-Polytrol-ATO-Support-Renovator/dp/B005A3NSFG/ref=pd_sbs_60_2/262-8244107-9803420?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B005A3NSFG&pd_rd_r=d5e69b58-0e1c-495a-990e-e8d528351790&pd_rd_w=lR82K&p...
by HigashiJun
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric cleaning :)
Replies: 12
Views: 2229

Re: Oric cleaning :)

My last Atmos was quite discoloured (case bottom and red keys), and this magic spray made everything back to its original glory. You can give the retrobright method a try if you want to make yellowed plastics white again, but this process is not everlasting and you'll have to repeat it after 2-3 ye...
by HigashiJun
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric Atmos mod 63(b)
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Re: Oric Atmos mod 63(b)

iss wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:51 am
HigashiJun wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:31 am
Is it worth doing this mod on ATMOS if there is no boot problem ?
In short: It's not worth it. :)
This 63(b) mod maybe will help if there are real problems with boot. With working Oric it can make things worst.
:D :D :D

I only hope this will be useful for other forum members...

Cheers.
by HigashiJun
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric Atmos mod 63(b)
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Re: Oric Atmos mod 63(b)

Ok, I made this 63(b) mod and I cannot see any improvement in the boot process... My ATMOS boots as before. The only issue is the boot screen itself: without this mod, I had a clean boot pattern and once the mod performed, I have garbage on my screen. :( I will check more but I guess I will desolder...