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by Symoon
Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Athanor 2 The legend of the bird men
Replies: 18
Views: 3293

Re: Athanor 2 The legend of the bird men

\o/
Sorry I couldn't beta test. Even my current projects are half stopped now. Life!
But glad the final release is here! Congrats!
by Symoon
Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Tapes not loading
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Tapes not loading

BTW, if you ever have extensions plugged to the Oric (especially disk drive), you should try removing them.
by Symoon
Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: 6502 assembly coding
Topic: XA for beginner: multipart TAP files?
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: XA for beginner: multipart TAP files?

Thanks, so far I was lazy and using the default OSDK settings, but I think I won't escape learning a bit deeper ;)
Will try!
by Symoon
Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: 6502 assembly coding
Topic: XA for beginner: multipart TAP files?
Replies: 3
Views: 274

XA for beginner: multipart TAP files?

Hi, I'm planning to have a program loaded from tape, divided it two parts: Part 1- HIRES loading screen + some data tables (hidden inside the HIRES screen) Part 2- main program Of course this would be loaded by a small basic loader, but let's leave this one out of the problem. So my queston is: - if...
by Symoon
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Tapes not loading
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Tapes not loading

The Oric is not designed to output the loading tape signal from its speaker. But if you're in a silent environment (ie your tape player speaker is muted when the cable is plugged), if you put your ear very close to the Oric, you can hear the signal. Best way to try your cable though, would be to fin...
by Symoon
Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: DOS on the Oric 1?
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: DOS on the Oric 1?

I can't answer to that, my 48k Oric-1 is 130 km away. I think I may already have tried, at least Sedoric, and it didn't work - but it's very vague and I wouldn't swear I'm not making up some fake memories here. Maybe a test with Oricutron or Euphoric would answer that? (not sure Euphoric emulates de...
by Symoon
Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: DOS on the Oric 1?
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: DOS on the Oric 1?

I've been using Sedoric on Oric-1, so that's one.
I suppose OricDOS also works, since it's been the first... Oric DOS, and by then, Oric-1s were common I think.
by Symoon
Fri Sep 09, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Changing TEXT / HIRES display size?
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

Re: Changing TEXT / HIRES display size?

Thinking more, I can set the #1A attribute after the Oric-1 bug area (it doesn't affect an entire line).
This line will remain visible, but that's OK since Oric-1 ROM fills its first 28 chars in black once it has finished "Loading .."
I'll try not to use the bottom text lines.
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by Symoon
Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Changing TEXT / HIRES display size?
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

Re: Changing TEXT / HIRES display size?

When I do POKE#BB80,#1A:POKE#BBD0,#1F, this executes above steps 1, 2 and 3 since, by luck (?), the first line at point 3 is actually the address of the first TEXT screen line. Ok, the "Searching/Loading" display in HIRES on Oric-1 will crush the #1A attribute in #BB80. So I guess this &q...
by Symoon
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Changing TEXT / HIRES display size?
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

Re: Changing TEXT / HIRES display size?

So if I understand well, you want: 2 lines in TEXT at the top of the 240x200 area 160 lines of HIRES 3 lines of TEXT at the end of the 240x200 area plus the remaining last 3 lines of TEXT using the HIRES charsets That's it exactly. To be clearer, inside the HIRES area, my main goal is to use each T...
by Symoon
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Changing TEXT / HIRES display size?
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

Re: Changing TEXT / HIRES display size?

- To switch to HIRES you need to put the attribute in some TEXT area which is going to be read by the ULA - To switch to TEXT you need to put the attribute in some HIRES area which is going to be read by the ULA I'm back with questions ;) I'm tying to have the following, being at start in HIRES mod...
by Symoon
Mon Sep 05, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: how to setup and use greaseweazle v4
Replies: 20
Views: 3112

Re: how to setup and use greaseweazle v4

Thanks kailokyra for the relpy. Actually... Success! The problem was the following: 1- I actually had the ribbon plugged upside-down, resulting the drive was always rotating 2- by changing it, I had the BEEEEEEEP again... Its cause ? Well, the drive was set up as drive B, and my drive A was plugged ...
by Symoon
Mon Sep 05, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: how to setup and use greaseweazle v4
Replies: 20
Views: 3112

Re: how to setup and use greaseweazle v4

When I have the time / nerve to go back at it, I will try with a 3.5 floppy. Maybe it's more standard and if it works, that may indicate a drive incompatibility/misconfiguration.
by Symoon
Sun Sep 04, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: how to setup and use greaseweazle v4
Replies: 20
Views: 3112

Re: how to setup and use greaseweazle v4

Hi, I'm trying to read a 3" disk with my brand new Greaseweazle v4, and unsurprisingly as everytime I'm trying to work with disks, it doesn't work. All I ever get is "Command Failed: GetFluxStatus: No Index", and then nothing. Either I'm doing something wrong, either I'm cursed with d...