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by ThomH
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 136
Views: 71362

Re: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux

This I was unaware of; I'll stick my nose in tonight. Also, for the record, I switched my desktop to German (the only other language I can read any of) and had no problem running the emulator; I'll keep digging. Other than the ongoing Qt stuff — I'm currently engaged in the Qt forums re: the audio i...
by ThomH
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 136
Views: 71362

Re: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux

Thanks for giving it a second chance! Now you mention it, I've had no audio from the emulator in a couple of my Linux virtual machines but I didn't think much of it since virtual machines often have issues like that. But I should check. No doubt there's some sort of error in there. To clarify on the...
by ThomH
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 136
Views: 71362

Re: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux

Update on this! I'm confident I've fixed the reported crash and the route to a window crammed with all the interface elements at once. It is also likely that I've fixed the failure to display a screen. So please once again refresh your snap — either via the command line or through the Ubuntu Softwar...
by ThomH
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 136
Views: 71362

Re: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux

I had installed Clock Signal with Ubuntu Software utility. Then I uninstalled it and reinstalled it though snap utility. If it helps at all, Ubuntu Software and direct snap installs are identical — the former uses the latter underneath. But the two distributions I tested with access to the Snap sto...
by ThomH
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 136
Views: 71362

Re: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux

@ jbperin : Attached are all Oric related ROM files for Clock Signal (together with a txt file which explains 'who's'who') ;). Thank you Iss .. Unfortunately, it doesn't prevent ClockSignal from crashing when I drag'n'drop the rom .. I don't know if there's a way to provide Clock Signal with these ...
by ThomH
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 136
Views: 71362

Re: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux

Quick update on this: I think I've cracked the Snapcraft code, so if you use snapd then you should now be able to install a prebuilt Qt version of the emulator. See its listing here . Or, if you're a Ubuntu user then the following may work: open 'Ubuntu Software'; search for 'Clock Signal'; hit 'ins...
by ThomH
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Source code repository discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 2066

Re: Source code repository discussion

I guess github does not support Windows targets, or is it just that you never configured it for your emulator? I haven't run Windows at home for 17 years, or as any part of my job for 12; I've used Windows 8 or 10 exactly zero times in my life. The limiting factor is me. Conversely, I had a Windows...
by ThomH
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Source code repository discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 2066

Re: Source code repository discussion

It's pretty opaque what source code this thread is talking about, but such as it may be of any help I used CVS around the turn of the century, briefly used SVN around then but allowed every trace of it to exit my mind in the interim, and have been using git for about a decade. I've never had a repos...
by ThomH
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Is BD-DOS lost to time?
Replies: 56
Views: 9888

Re: Is BD-DOS lost to time?

Minor additional comments from me: since Clock Signal already supports both HFE and edsk, you could at a stretch use it as a converter but probably the more useful contribution is that I could knock up a simple command-line tool if it'd be helpful. Only two caveats: (i) I don't support HFEv3 yet, bu...
by ThomH
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 136
Views: 71362

Re: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux

@ThomH : Congrats for the incredible work! I've just tested the new Qt OSBinding and it works like charm. I like the drop-roms feature :). All in all - simply impressive. Oh, cool! I was just coming here to mention it but I guess that you got ahead of me. I've also been trying to put together a Sna...
by ThomH
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Software houses
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: Software houses

While I've heard of software house from the UK and France I've not heard of any from rest of Europe is there any ? You mean just those that released Oric software? All I can think of offhand is AD Elektronikk, which was a Norwegian company that published four or five educational titles. EDIT: Five,...
by ThomH
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 136
Views: 71362

Re: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux

Well, my interest is that I wanted to make an Oriclopedia video presenting the various emulators, what they are good at, limitations, etc... and it would be a shame to skip over yours simply because I don't have any Apple hardware around :) If there's any footage I can supply for any purpose — a th...
by ThomH
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 136
Views: 71362

Re: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux

Sorry, yes, that was phrased in an unduly downbeat manner. What I meant was: developments are small, and incremental, and each one may therefore be fairly uninteresting. Especially as a lot of them are fairly standard emulator features that few authors would defer until almost the emulator's fifth (...
by ThomH
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 136
Views: 71362

Re: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux

It's probably not worth trickle-announcing what's going on with Clock Signal, but in case it's of interest to anyone: SDL/kiosk-mode users can now instantiate a new machine without providing a piece of media, can override any of the emulator's default hardware picks if supplying a piece of media, an...
by ThomH
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: Barbitoric and Buggy Boy demos on youtube
Replies: 9
Views: 15155

Re: Barbitoric and Buggy Boy demos on youtube

By luck, I happen to have once implemented it in GLSL for the sake of a StackOverflow answer, which means I can immediately provide the lookup-free per-pixel code : void main() { /* Each sheet is coloured individually to look like ripples on the surface of a pond after a stone has been thrown in. So...