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by robcook
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Mamemeister Live Stream - C&VG 1985 Game Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Mamemeister Live Stream - C&VG 1985 Game Edition

Chema wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:47 pm
When you have Decathlon, HyperSports and so on, and compare it to Zoolympics, or Exploding Fist with Karate, well...
You make a very good point :)
by robcook
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Mamemeister Live Stream - C&VG 1985 Game Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Mamemeister Live Stream - C&VG 1985 Game Edition

When I also acquired an Atari 8-bit, second-hand from a friend, it was something of a case of déjà vu. Although a small percentage of brand new titles were being released on the Atari 8-bit, for the most part it was ignored - so I was still feeling 'left out'. That said, as mentioned, some main full...
by robcook
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Mamemeister Live Stream - C&VG 1985 Game Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Mamemeister Live Stream - C&VG 1985 Game Edition

the nostalgia of scanning magazines for anything related to Oric, only to be disappointed at the sheer quantity of stuff the other machines had .. Y'know, I've thought about this quite a lot. When I was really Oric-ing and editing OUM, I was furious at software houses and magazines for neglecting t...
by robcook
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: New Spanish text adventure!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1423

Re: New Spanish text adventure!!!!

I worked with Professional Adventure Writer System on the speccy in the past, but never used The Quill... are there other alternatives on the Oric? I spoke briefly with someone at Gilsoft a little while after The Quill was released on the Oric, trying to convince them how great it was and that ther...
by robcook
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!
Replies: 49
Views: 6777

Re: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!

Believe it or not, I'm still not set up. Didn't bother to chase getting a tape recorder through the post during the main Covid disruptions to post delivery over here, which I think is still a bit iffy. I have made some progress though. I now have a monitor and a work desk for the Atmos. Until a tape...
by robcook
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Mamemeister Live Stream - C&VG 1985 Game Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Mamemeister Live Stream - C&VG 1985 Game Edition

It's a long vid at 2hr 17min but you can skip to the unexpected Oric coverage around 18 mins, 50 secs. I nearly fell out of bed (which is where I was when watching this) when the Oric popped up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCnR-8IZ0vQ I haven't yet finished watching the vid (as I mentioned, it's...
by robcook
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Games
Topic: New Spanish text adventure!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1423

Re: New Spanish text adventure!!!!

Even with my moderate español, I doubt it'd be good enough for a text adventure :(

Stiill, good to see new software being released especially with the production quality. Wonder why they used The Quill though? It's great but it has limitations.
by robcook
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Monitor or TV?
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: Monitor or TV?

Thanks, all.
by robcook
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Monitor or TV?
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Monitor or TV?

I can finally go outside and buy stuff. Hoping to get a nice monitor for my Atmos but I'm doing it via this cable which I know many of us use: https://www.ebay.es/itm/Oric-1-Atmos-High-Quality-RGB-Powered-Scart-Lead-Video-Cable-TV-Lead-/251137727260 Now, it requires SCART connection but the sales du...
by robcook
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The IT Crowd's Atmos
Replies: 10
Views: 1934

The IT Crowd's Atmos



I see Dbug has already commented :)
by robcook
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Games
Topic: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!
Replies: 34
Views: 4940

Re: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!

This is all so reminiscent of the 80's, when we Oric fankids would get upset over a poor magazine review, or a low rating for the Oric in general on the basis of the crappiness of a majority of the games.. Agreed. I suggest we stop discussing that topic, some of us think all things Oric is good wha...
by robcook
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Games
Topic: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!
Replies: 34
Views: 4940

Re: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!

Seriously, life is too short to get wound up over someone's reviews. They aren't reviews. They demonstrate a complete lack of knowledge of what he's looking at. He can't be bothered to do any research. He doesn't know what an Oric is. He just fumbles around and let's you know whether he likes the e...
by robcook
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Stephen Haigh
Replies: 1
Views: 846

Stephen Haigh

I don't know if Stephen Haigh (author of Green X Road, Attack of the Cybermen and more) has been tracked down before but he's posted today in this vid. Fear not, people - it's not a John Gage review :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl2l-mf69ow ETA: Seems Stephen still has his Oric-1 and Atmos! I'v...
by robcook
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!
Replies: 49
Views: 6777

Re: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!

Are you still wanting a cassette player? I could get hold of one and post it. (We're able to get couriers to come and collect stuff. ) I do. I've managed to get a lappy working as a replacement recorder but I'd still love to get a data recorder to add to the options. Andy/Baz is also on the hunt an...
by robcook
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Games
Topic: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!
Replies: 34
Views: 4940

Re: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!

Steve, I don't think you should watch any more of his videos if they wind you up so much. He never claims to be a great player - quite the opposite, in fact. I'll decide for myself whether to 'encourage' him to review more Oric stuff. Seriously, life is too short to get wound up over someone's revie...