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by Symoon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: SEDORIC extended BASIC commands syntax samples/manual?
Replies: 18
Views: 918

Re: SEDORIC extended BASIC commands syntax samples/manual?

Thinking now I might 'cheat' a bit and align all pop-ups to the complete right of the screen. At least in that case I do not need to worry about the attributes being incorrect to the right of the pop-up, sparing me the space needed to set charset, ink and paper back. Otherwise it quickly becomes co...
by Symoon
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Testing custom tape routines on Emu?
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Testing custom tape routines on Emu?

In my Novalight tests, IIRC both had their advantages but Oricutron was better on the speed - Euphoric used to slow down a bit. About your 4800Hz file, beware that files under 11kHz are not perfectly re-read by most players and create loading errors - it's a well-known problem by people that have be...
by Symoon
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Cumana Reborn DSK support
Replies: 43
Views: 1636

Re: Cumana Reborn DSK support

And yes i remember now, many MFM DSK files images are more or less broken (...) What was the purpose of this file format ? From the design/specifications it should support some copy protections but since many images appears to be broken i am not sure anymore. It appeard to allow the disk transfer o...
by Symoon
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Testing custom tape routines on Emu?
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Testing custom tape routines on Emu?

There's also the hardware tape on Euphoric - but the emulator is plain DOS and may be a bit painful to install these days.

I recall testing Novalight WAV files with both Euphoric and Oricutron.
by Symoon
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Cumana Reborn DSK support
Replies: 43
Views: 1636

Re: Cumana Reborn DSK support

See Space1999.zip containing original DSK, converted HFE image that does work via the Cumana Reborn on my Oric Atmos and finally the image converted back from HFE to DSK using the export to Oric DSK. Which does not work in Oricutron. I spotted a small "bug" in the header: the geometry is missing. I...
by Symoon
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Cumana Reborn DSK support
Replies: 43
Views: 1636

Re: Cumana Reborn DSK support

That's where I'm lost.
I think HXC with usb supports Oric DSK, but not HXC with SD cards - at least this was unclear a while ago, be careful.
by Symoon
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Wolfenstein / DOOM for Oric : has this been done?
Replies: 28
Views: 11579

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

Same as Ibisum, this is way beyond what's left of my mathematics level.
But there are two things that this gives me hope for:
1- drinking Champagne
2- seeing Mercenary on Oric some day ;)
by Symoon
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: 60Hz ROM
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: 60Hz ROM

I don't know for the 1.22 ROM... But if this can help, on ROM 1.1b, I found this back: replace, in #F934, #1E by #1C; and in #F9CA, #1A by #18
(this was from an email with Fabrice F. and Nightbird, and I tried it myself successfully at the time)
by Symoon
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Oric tape loading
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Oric tape loading

Well to be honest I don't see any problem with the loading routines code on Oric, except as Chema noticed the mess with error detection in ROM 1.1, leading to "errors found", or lack of "errors found" according to different 1.1 versions. But this is just the control. The loading routine itself is ra...
by Symoon
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Oric tape loading
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Oric tape loading

Remember Progress? ;) https://forum.defence-force.org/viewtopic.php?p=16736#p16736 - Progress bar - Live loading parity error detection Only on Atmos though... Funnily, see the very last post of the thread: Dom asked for this to be in the Rom, too ;) The other problem I see with re-writing ROM routi...
by Symoon
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Oric tape loading
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Oric tape loading

It all depends on what you mean by "not great" ;)
If you mean improvements like block loading with checksum or things alike, true the loading code is rather "basic".

But about loading reliability, as far as I've understood it's rather a hardware or tape recording quality problem!
by Symoon
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical - Huge Text Adventure in 48K
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Hypothetical - Huge Text Adventure in 48K

What was done on Mercenary III for Atari ST and Amiga was storing the text on 6 bits. Hence 3 letters on 2 bytes, allowing 64 differents signs (26 letters, 10 numbers, and space and "!*,? etc.) Along with a dictionnary of 5 or 6 words, which I guess used some of the unused values among the 64 possib...
by Symoon
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Need help with my oric 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1659

Re: Need help with my oric 1

Stupid question on your 1st attepmpts: do you 1st plug the power supply to you wall plug, and then plug it to the Oric ?
By doing it the other way (plug Oric 1st, then power supply) my Orics remain in this garbage boot screen.
by Symoon
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CEO Summer Meeting in June
Replies: 21
Views: 3058

Re: CEO Summer Meeting in June

Thanks for sharing!
Will take a look some time ;)
by Symoon
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: IJK-egopad the joypad for Oric by [raxiss]
Replies: 18
Views: 1706

Re: IJK-egopad the joypad for Oric by [raxiss]

A few more, from memory: - Harrier Attarck alos requires a second button (fire on planes or drop bombs). With the PASE interface and the Joystick Adapter program, it required a second joystick, just to fire ;) - Xenon-1 could also bee considered requiring a 2nd button to call the refuel level. I can...