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by Steve M
Thu Oct 06, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Tapes not loading
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Tapes not loading

Clean the tape head and roller. Make sure your leads are the right way round. Swap the ear and mic pover just to check. If you have a mulitmeter you can set it to 'continuity' so if you touch the probe together it will make a noise. That is the easy way to check your cable - touch both ends and see ...
by Steve M
Thu Oct 06, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: DOS on the Oric 1?
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: DOS on the Oric 1?

I've used my Oric-1 with Sedoric on the Cumana and it also ran OricDOS. Oric-1 also had the Byte Drive 500.

The important bit seems to be if it has the EPROM version of the ROM as that won't have Romis and a disk drive won't work.
by Steve M
Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: how to setup and use greaseweazle v4
Replies: 20
Views: 3328

Re: how to setup and use greaseweazle v4

USB provides 5V power. You can run 3.5" drives from it with no extra power suply. 3" drives need the 12V and 5V so need external power supply.
by Steve M
Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: wordsworth to pc
Replies: 20
Views: 2360

Re: wordsworth to pc

(Also find them on Facebook where you can ask questions if you have any problems.)

I recommend using this software to make things a bit easier.
https://github.com/FrankieTheFluff/FluxMyFluffyFloppy
by Steve M
Fri Jul 08, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: wordsworth to pc
Replies: 20
Views: 2360

Re: wordsworth to pc

Savedisk won't work with Opelco I suppose. And if you don't want a Gotek... Then plugging your floppy drives on your PC (assuming it's old enough to have a FDC on the motherboard) and using readdsk might be your best luck. See http://romualdl.oric.org/oric2pc/oric2pc.html A Win10 machine won't have...
by Steve M
Fri Jul 08, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: wordsworth to pc
Replies: 20
Views: 2360

Re: wordsworth to pc

It didn't work initially but I believe it does now. Other option is to use a Greasweazle which allows you to connect a floppy drive (not the whole Microdisc) to PC via USB. You can read the disk and make Hfe file. Then convert that to Oric.Dsk using the above (HxC) software. (You'll need Oric emulat...
by Steve M
Tue Jul 05, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Cumana Reborn wanted
Replies: 37
Views: 6690

Re: Cumana Reborn wanted

It depends on how the program is made. i.e there can be a loader screen and then the program. The tap files with two part combined will need separating.The loader will need instructions to load the main program which will need changing from cassette loading instructions to disk loading ones. Not too...
by Steve M
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: wordsworth to pc
Replies: 20
Views: 2360

Re: wordsworth to pc

I think on Euphoric you could print something which would produce a text output. You could then copy the text into whatever word processor you wanted to use on the PC.
I don't recall what sort of printer output there is with Oricutron ? But possible something similar?
by Steve M
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Cumana Reborn wanted
Replies: 37
Views: 6690

Re: Cumana Reborn wanted

Thanks for clarifying. It's so confusing ! I've used flash floppy (I think) with the Greasweazle and found it difficult to get the resulting HFE files to work as Dsk files. (Iss converted them for me. ) I was told the HxC emulator software worked now with converting to Oric .Dsk files but I haven't ...
by Steve M
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Cumana Reborn wanted
Replies: 37
Views: 6690

Re: Cumana Reborn wanted

Isn't that for the Greaseweazle?

I thought Cumana Reborn used HxC firmware?


Tatung Einstein has the floppy controller built in so you don't need a Cumana Reborn, just the Gotek.
by Steve M
Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Cumana Reborn wanted
Replies: 37
Views: 6690

Re: Cumana Reborn wanted

Well, the disk controller in the Cumana Reborn has the Oric Atmos ROM, so it would not work on other machines without removing that. The rest of it is basically a Gotek with FlashFloppy firmware. I don't think so. It's the Erebus that has the Atmos ROM. Cumana has a Microdisc ROM. A real Cumana wor...
by Steve M
Tue May 17, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floppy duplication
Replies: 18
Views: 1279

Re: Floppy duplication

Old PC is easiest way to write MSDOS disk and you can write Oric disks with Euphoric installed.

A cheap Win98 laptop is they way to go, but people are asking high prices for anything old on Ebay etc.
by Steve M
Sat Apr 23, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Missing games from Oric.Org
Replies: 209
Views: 43538

Re: Missing games from Oric.Org

BIO1.TAP
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BIO2.TAP
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This one?
by Steve M
Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Speed Ball [raxiss]
Replies: 28
Views: 4122

Re: Speed Ball [raxiss]

Looks good.
Is that a typo? iustructions instead of instructions ?