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by robcook
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 2321

Re: Hello from Spain

Thanks so much for posting that link. It would be awesome to attend a retro meet over here. Re. Spanish, I took a LOAD of lessons which helped. I can 'get by' and understand the basics but working from home doesn't help me mingle with the locals. Most of the expats out here don't speak a word of Spa...
by robcook
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Thomas Schiex
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: Thomas Schiex

Since it was written in assembly, I'm guessing this would be an interesting project to start disassembling .. Perhaps not surprisingly, Thomas writes: "I'm afraid I completely lost it. I remember printing it for archiving, 30 years ago. But after several houses,... I'm afraid it ended in the wrong ...
by robcook
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Thomas Schiex
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: Thomas Schiex

ibisum wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:16 pm
(Where'd he surface, btw?)
In the YouTube comments for the vid I linked to :)
by robcook
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Thomas Schiex
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Thomas Schiex

One of the two authors of Video Flipper has surfaced - Thomas Schiex - at:


Thought you might want to know :) Seems he remembers it all fondly.
by robcook
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 2321

Re: Hello from Spain

Hola, Bieno. ¡And welcome!

Vivo en Las Canarias y todavía estroy aprendiendo español pero no es fácil :(

Rob
by robcook
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Mamemeister Live Stream - C&VG 1985 Game Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 1757

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: 1757

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: 1757

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: 4185

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: 15350

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: 1757

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: 4185

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: 2494

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: 2494

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: 4163

The IT Crowd's Atmos



I see Dbug has already commented :)