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by Steve M
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 864

Re: Hello from Spain

I don't think the Oric really was very popular and in my small town I didn't know anyone who had it. We hear the story a lot. Even here in England. My friends had BBC computers, Spectrums and more. I went to a night school class to learn computing. The teacher had an Apple II. Some of the students ...
by Steve M
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: OUM magazine scans...
Replies: 66
Views: 17035

Re: OUM magazine scans...

I think we have permission but there was the issue of having people's contact details in the mag. I think phone numbers etc were sometimes printed(?)
by Steve M
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: OUM magazine scans...
Replies: 66
Views: 17035

Re: OUM magazine scans...

Great job, guys! Thanks for all your effort. Just to avoid duplicate work here is a summary what is currently available and where: AVAILABLE TOTAL:86 DEFENCE-FORCE ORIC.ORG SUB-DIR ------------------ ------------------ ----------------------- oum_001.pdf oum_001.pdf oum_001.pdf 1987/ oum_002.pdf ou...
by Steve M
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: OUM magazine scans...
Replies: 66
Views: 17035

Re: OUM magazine scans...

I suppose we should add this to the list.
by Steve M
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Games
Topic: OPEL Software for the Oric
Replies: 32
Views: 6233

Re: OPEL Software for the Oric

Not sure if you noticed but the tapes load with long titles displayed.
For example.
LOADING ... JOYSTICK CONTROLLER

I'm trying to remember what the trick was to get that shown?
by Steve M
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Philips D6260 K7 deck bulk repair
Replies: 21
Views: 1424

Re: Philips D6260 K7 deck bulk repair

There are plenty of people selling packets of assorted belts on ebay for about £3.
They can be square or flat. Make sure you get the right ones.

Usually there is a lot of bands that won't be much use but you can find something useful with different machines.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263934427392
by Steve M
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Philips D6260 K7 deck bulk repair
Replies: 21
Views: 1424

Re: Philips D6260 K7 deck bulk repair

I'll have to open mine up and check it. It seems to work OK.
Philips bought up shares in Grundig until they owned them, which will explain the different names.
by Steve M
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: An old Turkish Oric-1 ad from a Turkish magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Re: An old Turkish Oric-1 ad from a Turkish magazine

What's it called? Does it have an ISBN number?

I could add it to the list of books - currently at 105 titles.
by Steve M
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Philips D6260 K7 deck bulk repair
Replies: 21
Views: 1424

Re: Philips D6260 K7 deck bulk repair

I've seen a few D6260 players in UK. Quite a few were in poor condition. I wouldn't pay much for one like that. I got a working one for about £20. There is one that is all black. Obviously this one looks nicer as it matches the Atmos colour. How well does it load though? I've had better loading from...
by Steve M
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ORIC in Japan
Replies: 12
Views: 1466

Re: ORIC in Japan

I think OPEL tried to get Orics in different countries. There may be a news item in one of the magazines about trying to sell there, but I'm not certain.
by Steve M
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: SEDORIC extended BASIC commands syntax samples/manual?
Replies: 50
Views: 4550

Re: SEDORIC extended BASIC commands syntax samples/manual?

I also see that both seem to describe rather old SEDORIC versions. Also would like to understand the differences between SEDORIC versions 1, 2, 3 and 4. Especially in the added BASIC commands. Sedoric was originally in French for 3" disks. Jon Haworth translated it and with Allan Whitaker produced ...
by Steve M
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Hello from UK! and presenting dflat system
Replies: 35
Views: 3037

Re: Hello from UK!

Welcome to the group.
We need more programmers ;o)

There's lots of things for the Oric in the last few years. Various new bits of hardware and software. Have a read around the forum and you'll find mention of them.

There's lots of life left in the Oric yet!
by Steve M
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Printer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Printer?

by Steve M
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Printer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Printer?

I'll have to look into this. I haven't played with any Arduinos yet. There seem to be a lot of different types now and I don't know which would be good to go for. Did you get the other BD pages? There's some DOS6 pages in the Dropbox. I need to check the cables from the BD500 unit to the drive. Ther...