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by Steve M
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Disc based games
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Disc based games

There's things like Magnetix, Pulsoids and Zip n Zap. All from Twilighte. I had a lot of other programs on disk like Sonix. I had Lorigraph and Easytext on there too. I don't suppose there is much call for word processors these days, but with a disk-based system you could really use the Oric for all...
by Steve M
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: 6502 assembly coding
Topic: Complete list of Oric Atmos adreeses
Replies: 23
Views: 710

Re: Complete list of Oric Atmos adreeses

I didn't realise Oric a Nu had the Oric-1 ROM as well. Maybe Jon just translated it then? I haven't thought of looking to compare as I thought Oric a Nu was just V1.1 Mike, if you've scanned the two books any chance of a copy? It'd save me a job! I could concentrate on scanning the remaining article...
by Steve M
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: 6502 assembly coding
Topic: Complete list of Oric Atmos adreeses
Replies: 23
Views: 710

Re: Complete list of Oric Atmos adreeses

Yes, the Oric-1 Companion. That's the only book I know that has the V1.0 details. Rambling in the ROM combined both ROMs but was never finished. He got very close and I'd hoped he'd contribute to Rhetoric to finish the project, but I think his new work took over. Two books of the Rambling.... articl...
by Steve M
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: 6502 assembly coding
Topic: Complete list of Oric Atmos adreeses
Replies: 23
Views: 710

Re: Complete list of Oric Atmos adreeses

Didn't you get the Bob Maunder book from me? That has Oric-1 ROM disassembly amongst other details.
by Steve M
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Is BD-DOS lost to time?
Replies: 55
Views: 7658

Re: Is BD-DOS lost to time?

I think in this case the best will be PC with attached floppy (3" or 3.5" depending on the BD-DOS disks) and OmniFlop which work just fine for analyzing and reading strange floppy formats. Thanks for this. I don't think I've come across Omniflop before. That looks interesting. I've downloaded the d...
by Steve M
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Is BD-DOS lost to time?
Replies: 55
Views: 7658

Re: Is BD-DOS lost to time?

You can check your configuration using DSYS. Drives are usually 42 track or 82 track - single or double sided. It can be set with DTRACK. Drives will work to some extent but if you want o format a disk it helps to have the system set up right. I've found my way over to the Greasweazle Facebook page....
by Steve M
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Is BD-DOS lost to time?
Replies: 55
Views: 7658

Re: Is BD-DOS lost to time?

I've not got a Cumana Reborn yet as I've got Cumana boards. I was hoping Piotr (is that the right name?) would want to build them, but he wanted to make them smaller and came up with the Reborn design. I've got 2 or 3 that I've half-made. More projects to do !!! I know the Cumana interface will acce...
by Steve M
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Is BD-DOS lost to time?
Replies: 55
Views: 7658

Re: Is BD-DOS lost to time?

And the answer to your question is no. The Cumulus emulates the Microdisc controller and the 4 floppy drives. There is no way to connect a real one. That's a shame. I thought the jumper on the board was to switch between drives? Anyway, it's a missed opportunity. I guess that leaves the Cumana rebo...
by Steve M
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Is BD-DOS lost to time?
Replies: 55
Views: 7658

Re: Is BD-DOS lost to time?

I've got BD drives and Microdisc drives. I've got Cumana with 3.5" drives. I don't have a Gotek yet. I've been holding off from getting a Gotek as there is the issue with files being converted to it's format. I'm not aware of anything that can get the files back to Oric .dsk files (?) My Opel interf...
by Steve M
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Is BD-DOS lost to time?
Replies: 55
Views: 7658

Re: Is BD-DOS lost to time?

Some additional info about the released BD-DOS versions and their full naming: BD DOS 2.2 with BASIC ROM 1.0 - this is what we have so far. BD DOS 3.1b with BASIC ROM ?.? BD DOS 3.2 with BASIC ROM ?.? BD DOS 4.0 with BASIC ROM 2.0 Looking at my disks I can expand this a little There is also BD DOS ...
by Steve M
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Is BD-DOS lost to time?
Replies: 55
Views: 7658

Re: Is BD-DOS lost to time?

OK, Mike.

Yes, my old PC with the floppy controller is not booting, so I can't convert things.
I've got some more memory but I think the BIOS settings arent' right. I need to have another look at it.
by Steve M
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Is BD-DOS lost to time?
Replies: 55
Views: 7658

Re: Is BD-DOS lost to time?

Thanks Mike. I think those pages are in the collection Iss posted earlier. The picture shows a 'naked' hybrid as the real ones have a 'blister' over the ICs. (I'm not sure if that is just protective or has some other use?) Normally the plastic case is sealed shut. It's really an interface that is as...
by Steve M
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Oric Database
Replies: 22
Views: 618

Re: Oric Database

Yes, indeed, it's a problem with other sites taking the software and offering as ROMs. They tend to rename the files as well so it results in misinformation as well as a lack of information. Is it TOSEC the ROM sites use? They sometimes have something similar but lack information and the extra lengt...
by Steve M
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Oric Database
Replies: 22
Views: 618

Re: Oric Database

Yes, I agree with that. I think there's a problem with software not having an identifier so you can see whether it is Oric-1 or Atmos, (or other) by looking at it. The software on Oric.org gets copied and spread around with other archives renaming things. Filenames have got bigger with things like d...