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by Badger
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Oric extender - a basis for DIY projects and experiments
Replies: 10
Views: 1294

Re: Oric extender - a basis for DIY projects and experiments

I only hope this doesn't supplant the Twilighte/orix efforts. I don't think it will, I see it more as a develpment tool to test new hardware etc., before coming up with a final design. Will save a lot of messing around with breadboards and wires and such. Thats how I see it anyway, and becasue a lo...
by Badger
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Oric extender - a basis for DIY projects and experiments
Replies: 10
Views: 1294

Re: Oric extender - a basis for DIY projects and experiments

This looks like a good experimenters board and one I would like to have. I'd happily pay for 1 of the pcbs. 3 questions. Does it get power from the Oric expansion port, or use an external supply? The (what looks like) an arduino, could I use something different in its place such as an ESP32. I would...
by Badger
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical - Huge Text Adventure in 48K
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Hypothetical - Huge Text Adventure in 48K

You are certainly correct chema and I didnt really think I was coming up with anything new. I didnt know however that it had been implemented in any way on the Oric, which it sounds like it was. While you mention it, Blakes 7 is a great game even if I can't get very far and I wonder if games like th...
by Badger
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical - Huge Text Adventure in 48K
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Hypothetical - Huge Text Adventure in 48K

The thread about a new text adventure coming soon set me thinking as to whether you could squeeze more out of 48k then first thought. I'll outline my what I was thinking and my possible solution . Its all hypothetical, and it may have been done before anyway, but theres nothing like re-inventing the...
by Badger
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Image mapping : Peer review needed
Replies: 19
Views: 2861

Re: Image mapping : Peer review needed

I maybe thinking about this all wrong, or someone may have said the same thing in a different way, but couldnt you use your calculations to generate a set of look-up tables to create offset to map the image onto the face of the object. I'll see if I can explain it in a logical way that makes sense t...
by Badger
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CEO Meet Autumn 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2775

Re: CEO Meet Autumn 2020

Unfortunately a reflection on the poor eduction in language of the 1980's in England, considering Fench was mandatory until age 14. I can just about ask "where is the railway station?" and "My name is". Will there be a rough agenda and timings with english / french parts listed so people can drop in...
by Badger
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Source code repository discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 3976

Re: Source code repository discussion

How about type in listings available on request vial snail mail :evil: Just like trhw good ole days. For that true (and very frustrating) retro experience :) On a serious point, for me, whatever allows me to see the source code (maybe without actually downloading it) works best. I'm kind of a "how d...
by Badger
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Omnibus.
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: Omnibus.

Now I would be interedted in 1 of these :)
by Badger
Fri May 15, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Artist Oric
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: Artist Oric

So cool and explanatory :) Thank you for your efforts :) You really did it :) Thankyou, I enjoyed the challenge. :D My attempt isnt quite correct, but does produce interesting patterns. The benefit of being able to overclock the emulator is huge as I wouldnt want to run the basic program on real ha...
by Badger
Thu May 14, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Artist Oric
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: Artist Oric

Here is the next version. Plotting 2 different frequencies of simple harmonic motion. One on x-axis, one on y-axis. The 2 acceleration variables are input on running GX and GY. Not quite what the OP was looking for but I think I got fairly close (ish). :D It's very slow so I would recomend at least ...
by Badger
Thu May 14, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Artist Oric
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: Artist Oric

I saw this and thought what an interesting challenge. I started out by making a pendulum swing on a string which is the code below. I would advise running this at at least 8X acceleration in oricutron, although with the 2 draw commands and the wait removed it is not that bad on 1Mhz. 10 HIRES 20 GR=...
by Badger
Sat May 02, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric and Intersil ICM7170 RTC ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1992

Re: Oric and Intersil ICM7170 RTC ?

Just a question, suppose I manage to connect the I2C RTC internally, wouldn't be there some issues with the printer port if I connect a printer or a joystick adapter to it ? Yes that is true unfortunately. The I2C module would be ok as that would wait for specific addressing, but not sure how other...
by Badger
Sat May 02, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric and Intersil ICM7170 RTC ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1992

Re: Oric and Intersil ICM7170 RTC ?

Yeah, so I guess the only way to fit a RTC internally is by using the DS1216E... Not quite. I have managed to connect an a I2C RTC module via the printer port to the oric. Topic is here : http://forum.defence-force.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2054 I dont think it would be hard to mount the moudule inte...
by Badger
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Zorgons Revenge - My Attempt To Play - Video
Replies: 8
Views: 1604

Re: Zorgons Revenge - My Attempt To Play - Video

I did enjoy watching the video, in fact I watched another 2 right after. That one was where you compared galaxian on the 2600 to Attack of the Timelords on an Oddessy-2 (which I have no knowledge of). If you liked attack of the timelord then I would recommend "The Ultra" by PSS software for the Oric...
by Badger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: I2C for the Oric
Replies: 47
Views: 9620

Re: I2C for the Oric

ibisum wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:54 pm
I mean, smaller HIRES regions could be used for icons, mixed with TEXT through the 50/60hz attributes, also, no?
Yes, anything that can be displayd on an oric can be transfered so theoretically possible.