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by Steve M
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP! Cumana Reborn ERR31
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: HELP! Cumana Reborn ERR31

I've looked in my Cumana manual and it lists error codes up to 29.
I'm guessing it's something to do with the USB (?)
by Steve M
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bruce Everiss
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Bruce Everiss

I found some articles by Bruce Everiss that might be interesting. Only a little mention of Oric. https://www.bruceongames.com/2012/02/23/a-history-of-the-uk-video-game-industry-through-my-eyes-part-1/ https://www.bruceongames.com/2012/02/27/a-history-of-the-uk-video-game-industry-through-my-eyes-par...
by Steve M
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternative Micro Show
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Alternative Micro Show

Didn't they have more than one?
I went to a couple in Edinburgh and saw Bruce Everiss there.

I've just found his blog.
http://bruceeveriss.blogspot.com/
by Steve M
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: My last list of non-working games on Erebus
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: My last list of non-working games on Erebus

Perhaps we should list the fixed ones to show that there is a problem with the original file but that we have a fixed version?

I think there was a mention of 'Zip n Zap', on Facebook.
by Steve M
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: 6502 assembly coding
Topic: Complete list of Oric Atmos adreeses
Replies: 26
Views: 2286

Re: Complete list of Oric Atmos adreeses

No, we got no contributions from Jon or Peter Bragg so Rhetoric never benefitted from the mighty pillars that propped up OUM.
Jon had less time, I think once he became a judge.
by Steve M
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transferring games on tape
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Transferring games on tape

Azimuth is the tape head alignment. You can set it whilst playing a tape. The only problem is if the tape player doesn't have a suitable hole to allow access. You can often open the door and stick the tape in underneath and have just enough room to get at the adjusting screw. It's best done whilst p...
by Steve M
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transferring games on tape
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Transferring games on tape

Have you checked the tape head alignment? Many cassette players will need the bands changing after all these years. I've not recorded tapes in this way, but check the tape works with a Basic program loaded into the Oric and then saved back to tape. Check the volume level is good for recording. I thi...
by Steve M
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Disc based games
Replies: 3
Views: 274

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: 26
Views: 2286

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: 26
Views: 2286

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: 26
Views: 2286

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: 56
Views: 10213

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: 56
Views: 10213

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: 56
Views: 10213

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: 56
Views: 10213

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...