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by Antiriad2097
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CEO Summer Meeting in June
Replies: 21
Views: 3118

Re: CEO Summer Meeting in June

Is this something that could be viewed in an 'observation only' capacity? I'd be interesting in hearing/watching the event, but don't feel I'd have anything of value to contribute, being more Oric fan than content creator.
by Antiriad2097
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oriclopedia: A series of videos on all things Oric
Replies: 85
Views: 23802

Re: Oriclopedia: A series of videos on all things Oric

Since there's recently been a large number of people being confused about Erebus, Cumulus, Cumana, etc... I made a video about it. Hopefully I got my facts right, but if there are incorrect things, please mentioned them and I will put some addendum in the description. Thanks! As one of the confused...
by Antiriad2097
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: My new Cumana drive ;)
Replies: 115
Views: 22213

Re: My new Cumana drive ;)

With the Cumulus and Cumana drive etc, has anyone done a feature comparison of the various bits of hardware now available to us, detailing the pros and cons of each? As an irregular forum reader, I'm a bit lost as things seem to have moved rapidly in the last few years, from theoretical hardware to ...
by Antiriad2097
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Games
Topic: The QUILL
Replies: 36
Views: 8366

Re: The QUILL

Finally, would anyone be interested if I could transfer Quilled games from other platforms (such as Spectrum, C64 and Atari) to the Oric? If there's no interest, I won't bother, but if there's interest, it might make an interesting challenge for later in the year. New ports of any kind are always w...
by Antiriad2097
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Doggy & Zorgon reviews
Replies: 3
Views: 2736

Re: Doggy & Zorgon reviews

They do a regular podcast/video on the Spectrum (Our Sinclair), which is very good. Despite being from the US, they seem to 'get' what the Spectrum is about and understand its context. I've not followed their Amigos stuff, but good to see they're covering other systems too with the same respect and ...
by Antiriad2097
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Oric Games Trade
Replies: 11
Views: 5480

Re: Oric Games Trade

I'm surprised at some of these. I have The Hobbit (with the book) and Mr Wimpy from new, I always assumed they were very common games being licences, good games, and ones that were quite popular on other systems. It never occurred to me they were in any way rare compared to things like M.A.R.C or Fi...
by Antiriad2097
Mon May 06, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric
Replies: 78
Views: 44468

Re: TapOric - android TAP player for Oric

I'm new here so not sure how do I download some of the machne code .tap files like xenon etc. ? Register and sign in at Oric.org, then go to the Software section of the site. Find the game you want (e.g. Xenon 1 here https://www.oric.org/software/xenon_1-105.html) and the 'Tape File' text is a hype...
by Antiriad2097
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How good (or bad) my English knowledge is? - NonRelated question
Replies: 11
Views: 5907

Re: How good (or bad) my English knowledge is? - NonRelated question

I'd rate your english as better than many native speakers of it. Having worked in a public facing position where forms were filled and interviews undertaken for more years than I care to remember, I'd be more than happy to find this level of english in use. So many people work with much lower levels...
by Antiriad2097
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: At last a smooth(ish) - pseudo hires horizontal scroll
Replies: 10
Views: 5845

Re: At last a smooth(ish) - pseudo hires horizontal scroll

This seems like a similar technique to that used by Joffa for Cobra on the Spectrum to get a smooth full screen scroll.

Perhaps a similar game style could be adopted?
by Antiriad2097
Sat May 02, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Birthday present
Replies: 9
Views: 10437

Re: Birthday present

A belated happy birthday to you Coolman. I must say, I know its been a couple of years, but you don't look your age.

You goingto the Play expo today/tomorrow? Its back in Blackpool again. Missing it again myself, going on holiday in a couple of weeks so need the cash.
by Antiriad2097
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6502 week on /r/retrobattlestations
Replies: 5
Views: 7142

Re: 6502 week on /r/retrobattlestations

Upvoted, hope it helps.
by Antiriad2097
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Video output without SCART/RGB
Replies: 7
Views: 11174

Re: Video output without SCART/RGB

Is there any lag in SCART to HDMI adapters?
by Antiriad2097
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: How to build a cable to plug a tape device ?
Replies: 8
Views: 10326

Re: How to build a cable to plug a tape device ?

You don't really need the remote line, since it just pauses the tape motor if you've a remote input on your tape deck. Most Oric games load in one hit without need to pause anyway.
by Antiriad2097
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Compression
Replies: 12
Views: 19465

Re: Compression

A two pass run across each column wouldn't add much overhead, since your run length compression would be storing alternate lines, so lines 1,3,5 etc would come first, followed by 2,4,6 etc. The actual stored data is potentially less, since you're more likely to have a successful run of similar bytes...
by Antiriad2097
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Compression
Replies: 12
Views: 19465

Re: Compression

Given the current penchant for alternating colours on every line, would it be worth scanning every column twice, once for even lines and once for odd lines? I'm curious of the impact this would have as an option.