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by Chema
Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: Space Force [raxiss]
Replies: 14
Views: 734

Re: Space Force [raxiss]

Scrolling is a pain on the Oric. Twilighte's swiv demo is a masterpiece and it is probably the slowest scroll at which a game would be playable... or enjoyable. If you want to go fullscreen (almost) then it's probably a no-no. I used text mode in Oricium, which gave me 50 fps of scroll for only the ...
by Chema
Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Space99 - Development Forum
Replies: 399
Views: 512039

Re: Space99 - Development Forum

Great for the disk loading part!!

I know nothing about js isometric engines, sorry. I hope you finally find a suitable one.
by Chema
Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Track reading (Sedoric / FDC)
Replies: 62
Views: 63035

Re: Track reading (Sedoric / FDC)

Indeed... that would help in writing a disc clone Oric utility. I always wondered if read_track/write_track only would do, and feared it would not. Well, at least with existing FDCs, it doesn't. I had updated the very first post of this thread, so we can have a sum-up of the situation. Yes, I under...
by Chema
Tue Nov 15, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Track reading (Sedoric / FDC)
Replies: 62
Views: 63035

Re: Track reading (Sedoric / FDC)

This makes sense - first to use whole track reading just to get the "description" of the track (i.e. number of sectors and their size) and then to read every sector individually. Very interesting! :) Indeed... that would help in writing a disc clone Oric utility. I always wondered if read...
by Chema
Mon Nov 14, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Space99 - Development Forum
Replies: 399
Views: 512039

Re: Space99 - Development Forum

This is looking fantastic!!! The graphics you mention are for animation of doors when opening and for the pyramid that represents a passcode you can get. Other objects are sprites, if I recall correctly, not as tiles. The special tiles that are invisible, but treated as obstacles, are there to preve...
by Chema
Thu Nov 10, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Space99 - Development Forum
Replies: 399
Views: 512039

Re: Space99 - Development Forum

Some more questions: 1) Where do I find info about wcmap.exe and wcgraph.exe used to compile the game? Or are these te executables of WHITE and NOISE? If not... where can I find such executables? I was only able to find sources. They are in the repository https://osdn.net/projects/oricsdk/scm/svn/t...
by Chema
Thu Nov 10, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Space99 - Development Forum
Replies: 399
Views: 512039

Re: Space99 - Development Forum

Nice you are interested in porting this... it was my first game for the oric, written so many years ago when I promised Fabrice Frances I'd learn asm :D It started as an isometric engine you could use from C (Thus the name NOSIE - Novel Oric Isometric Engine). When developing I quickly noticed I had...
by Chema
Thu Nov 10, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Athanor 2 The legend of the bird men
Replies: 31
Views: 5281

Re: Athanor 2 The legend of the bird men

Great! Thanks Dom for the nice game and thanks to Bieno, as he did most of the work :)
by Chema
Wed Nov 02, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: CEO-MAG 40th Anniversary
Replies: 12
Views: 1158

Re: CEO-MAG 40th Anniversary

Dbug wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 8:05 pm I'm sure there are some experts would would be happy to get a proper list of 40 programs, but most people would struggle - me included -
me too :)
by Chema
Wed Nov 02, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: CEO-MAG 40th Anniversary
Replies: 12
Views: 1158

Re: CEO-MAG 40th Anniversary

I'm afraid you won't ever have a good indicator simply because there are not enough votes. This kind of system works when you have big numbers so outliers can be filtered out or simply do not affect that much. But some games have 4-5 (even 1!) votes and those with more votes have, what, 20 votes? If...
by Chema
Thu Oct 20, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: Happy birthday, Oric !
Replies: 9
Views: 1105

Re: Happy birthday, Oric !

mmm... maybe the routine to sync with the vblank could be tested in this demo so the flickering disappears???

Nice one!!

Happy 40th birthday Oric!
by Chema
Thu Oct 20, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Want to use a disk, but have an EPROM? No problem
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Want to use a disk, but have an EPROM? No problem

Silicebit has just developed a nice solution that fits in the socket perfectly. Read about it here:
http://www.retrowiki.es/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=200038771

Thanks Silicebit!
by Chema
Sat Oct 15, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Athanor 2 The legend of the bird men
Replies: 31
Views: 5281

Re: Athanor 2 The legend of the bird men

I agree. The graphics are astonishing!
by Chema
Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Missing games from Oric.Org
Replies: 221
Views: 46726

Re: Missing games from Oric.Org

Nice pack of games! Thanks indeed Dave!