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by ThomH
Thu May 06, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 156
Views: 104082

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

iss wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 7:48 am
Noticed that Qt doesn't have any sound (tested Oric and Apple) but I'm not sure if it's just by me.
That definitely sounds like a bug. I'll file it and look into it.
by ThomH
Thu May 06, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 156
Views: 104082

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

Cool, thanks! So I've rejigged the way the keyboard is handled in X11 with Qt, and am attempting to push a new build now. I can easily see how I'd made an error with escape but, in any event, have eliminated a whole bunch of the sort of magic key code constants that would be likely to cause a mistak...
by ThomH
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron HFE
Replies: 10
Views: 1480

Re: Oricutron HFE

This is really nice! I think that eDSK is quite similar (albeit more powerful?) to the Oric DSK, so conversion/migration should not be that difficult. Yes, it's a very straightforward format, with the main advantage over Oric DSK being that it's overt about marking out the sectors, so you don't hav...
by ThomH
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron HFE
Replies: 10
Views: 1480

Re: Oricutron HFE

My emulator supports both CPC-style [e]DSK and HFE, from which experience probably the only helpful things I have to say are: CPC DSK encodes things like CRC errors through the status bytes an 8272 would produce if it were to read them. It's a bit of a hassle, and difficult to verify, but not too mu...
by ThomH
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 156
Views: 104082

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

I'm on Peppermint Linux. I'll need to boot it up to find the version, but it was a recent install. In that case, is it safe to assume the Qt version, with a full UI? If so then I'm not desperately surprised because Qt really makes using the keyboard in a game-like fashion difficult, and I ended up ...
by ThomH
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 156
Views: 104082

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

I was having a go with Clock Signal recently and noticed that neither the CTRL or ESC keys seemed to work. I could live without the ESC codes, but the CTRL needs to work for copying when editing lines (CTRL A). There's all the other control codes that are important. Which version are you running, a...
by ThomH
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron 1.0 (EDIT: Now 1.2)
Replies: 191
Views: 162200

Re: Oricutron 1.0 (EDIT: Now 1.2)

Actually I need some help - I noticed in recent releases that Oricutron SDL-1x doesn't start when clicking on Oricutron.app icon but if I "Show Package Content" and click on the executable - it runs fine. With Oricucutron SDL-2x is exactly the opposite - it runs OK from Oricutron.app icon but not f...
by ThomH
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from Bristol
Replies: 29
Views: 3386

Re: Hello from Bristol

What are your suggestions of nice pieces of Oric software to explore? Particularly interested in anything Oric-specific that is not as well known on other platforms. Don't Press the Letter Q! For which, thanks to the current slate of nutjobs, you'll get maybe a couple of relevant search results bef...
by ThomH
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron 1.0 (EDIT: Now 1.2)
Replies: 191
Views: 162200

Re: Oricutron 1.0 (EDIT: Now 1.2)

I don't know whether you're building things automatically or manually, but I notice that the macOS build doesn't yet have native M1 (i.e. ARM) support. I have an M1 Mac, is there any assistance I can provide? SDL is now available for the M1, indeed I've already got the framework version installed an...
by ThomH
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from Bristol
Replies: 29
Views: 3386

Re: Hello from Bristol

Hey Kon. You may be interested to know that a lot of the original work on Oricutron was done on a train from Weston-super-Mare to Bath, so basically in your neck of the woods :D It'd be interesting to know what proportion of Oricutron's functionality can be attributed to train delays... I think it ...
by ThomH
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 156
Views: 104082

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

Minor one: I may have bitten off more than I can chew with regards to my ongoing efforts to add the Apple IIgs to the emulator; it's just not that well documented, and I don't have a real machine. So that effort is obstructing progress elsewhere. With one minor caveat, which is that the SDL build of...
by ThomH
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 156
Views: 104082

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

I don't know how pro-level I feel about the internals as I spend yet another day trying to conquer a relatively simple problem to do with the way the Apple IIgs does sort-of-NTSC-to-RGB conversion. Not to mention the continued lack of some relatively simple classic emulator functionality — save stat...
by ThomH
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Clock Signal — an Oric emulator for macOS and Linux
Replies: 156
Views: 104082

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

Super minor addendum: The Mac version had some UI issues under Big Sur; these have been fixed. It's also now available as an Intel + Apple Silicon universal binary. Slightly more technical discussion starts here: Re: Big Sur, I'd unwittingly made a dodgy assumption with regard to the means by which ...
by ThomH
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Demos
Topic: 65c816 and twilighte board/orix : here we go :)
Replies: 3
Views: 3525

Re: 65c816 and twilighte board/orix : here we go :)

I'm getting quite far ahead of myself here, but I'm currently working on the 65816 in Clock Signal, which means it'd be essentially trivial to add support for at least an 65802 to the Oric. So if there is any extant code, it'd be great to know more about it. Though a full-on Twilighte board might be...
by ThomH
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Image mapping : Peer review needed
Replies: 48
Views: 11984

Re: Image mapping : Peer review needed

No, it's not perspective correct — it's an affine rendering. So exactly what you'd see on an original Playstation. As per discussion above, the problem is that texture (x, y) aren't linear in screen space; (x/z, y/z, 1/z) are but then you need at least one divide per pixel to get back to regular (x,...