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by Xeron
Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from Bristol
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

Re: Hello from Bristol

Kon wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:42 pm
When lockdown ends, we can all meet up in Bristol for an Oricbash + cider! 8)
Or just set up an oric corner at the south west amiga group meetings :D
by Xeron
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from Bristol
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

Re: Hello from Bristol

I love Bristol. A wonderful city. I stopped commuting to Bath about 10 years ago (my commute now outside of covid times is a drive up the M5 to Bristol). That train journey gave me a couple of hours a day to quietly get on with my programming projects (this was before smartphones with decent Interne...
by Xeron
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from Bristol
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

Re: Hello from Bristol

Hey Kon. You may be interested to know that a lot of the original work on Oricutron was done on a train from Weston-super-Mare to Bath, so basically in your neck of the woods :D
by Xeron
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Games
Topic: OPEL Software for the Oric
Replies: 32
Views: 9850

Re: OPEL Software for the Oric

Does flipflop work? Surely you're calling it at 100hz (1 and -1 both should evaluate to true).

Would expect something like FlipFlop ^= 1 (initialised to 0 or 1).
by Xeron
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: OPEL Software for the Oric
Replies: 32
Views: 9850

Re: OPEL Software for the Oric

Nice! Good work.
by Xeron
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Source code repository discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 9343

Re: Source code repository discussion

I have to say I used to have the exact same opinions as dbug on svn vs. Git but when my work went all in on git and i had to learn it properly, i did an full 180 and now I love git and find going back to svn a pain in the arse.

I also have experience with CVS and ClearCase as well as svn and git.
by Xeron
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: A possible software alternative to Vsync?
Replies: 47
Views: 44124

Re: A possible software alternative to Vsync?

Simple. Real PAL television sends a 312 line field followed by a 313 line field (interlacing). The oric (and other old computers) send a progressive scan image (continuous 312 line frames) which isn't really to PAL spec but TVs would generally sync OK anyway.
by Xeron
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: A possible software alternative to Vsync?
Replies: 47
Views: 44124

Re: A possible software alternative to Vsync?

1 frame isn't 20000 cycles.

Its 64 cycles per scanline x 312 lines = 19968 cycles.
by Xeron
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Port Crazee Rider?
Replies: 23
Views: 13119

Re: Port Crazee Rider?

If you upload oricutron videos direct to YouTube, they often turn into an overcompressed mess, although it seems to depend slightly on the device you use to play it back. There is a thread on here describing how to pass the video through ffmpeg first for better results.
by Xeron
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Port Crazee Rider?
Replies: 23
Views: 13119

Re: Port Crazee Rider?

Looks really nice 👍. I wish you had put the vid through ffmpeg before uploading, though.
by Xeron
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Re-encoding Oricutron captures for Youtube
Replies: 4
Views: 5610

Re: Re-encoding Oricutron captures for Youtube

Just a quick additional note, if you change the "scale=720:672:flags=neighbor" parameter to "scale=960:672:flags=neighbor", you'll also give the video a bit of a horizontal stretch and make it look closer to the aspect ratio of a real Oric:

by Xeron
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Re-encoding Oricutron captures for Youtube
Replies: 4
Views: 5610

Re-encoding Oricutron captures for Youtube

Several people have found that if you upload Oricutron video captures direct to youtube, it re-encodes them into a crappy mess, even though the original video was losslessly encoded (and thus pixel perfect). The issue is that the videos are low resolution (240x224), so youtube encodes them with low ...
by Xeron
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Wolfenstein / DOOM for Oric : has this been done?
Replies: 76
Views: 24161

Re: Wolfenstein / DOOM for Oric : has this been done?

Our, to avoid fisheye, you just add a constant to all your distances, iirc. Simples.
by Xeron
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Orix update thread
Replies: 21
Views: 25030

Re: Orix update thread

This is really cool :-D Good work!
by Xeron
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: AY sound chip
Topic: "music" in Xenon meteors noise
Replies: 22
Views: 33676

Re: "music" in Xenon meteors noise

Oricutron also has accurate AY noise (or should ;-) )