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by Igotafro
Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc
Replies: 16
Views: 17058

Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

I booted sedoric on my 3.5" and tried to use "backup a to b" to copy the sedoric disk to a 3" disk, but it failes with a write error. For some reason backup writes to both sides and 80 tracks, I wonder if it has something to do with the double sided 3.5" drive. The MicroDisc is single-sided, right? ...
by Igotafro
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc
Replies: 16
Views: 17058

Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

You can also connect a 3.5" drive to the microdisc, and boot from it if you have the correct switches set :) Basically you can cheat and get the 3.5" as A and the 3" as B, and format the 3" using the 3.5" as master disc. The interest in doing that is that it's generally easier to find a 3.5" on a P...
by Igotafro
Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: www.oricgames.com
Replies: 27
Views: 22404

Re: www.oricgames.com

My browser says the site contains malware when I try to go to www.oricgames.com
by Igotafro
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Space:1999 feedback and review thread
Replies: 42
Views: 88634

Re: Space:1999 feedback and review thread

I used writedsk from here:

http://oric.free.fr/TOOLS/

to create 3.5" disks. Then I replaced the 3" drive with a 3.5" drive in my microdisc. I will soon try to connect the 3" drive as a slave and copy all games to 3" disks.
by Igotafro
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Simplest MMC Interface hardware
Replies: 63
Views: 72329

Re: Simplest MMC Interface hardware

Good to hear, keep up the good work.
by Igotafro
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone in South East of France ? Check it now
Replies: 6
Views: 7781

Re: Is anyone in South East of France ? Check it now

How many here has got a working Microdisc? I thought there was a few because of all the nice games released on this forum.
I got one.
by Igotafro
Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Simplest MMC Interface hardware
Replies: 63
Views: 72329

Re: Simplest MMC Interface hardware

Ofcourse we want a mouse, for a nice OS with windows, Oric Photoshop, RTS games :)

Btw, if you're only interested to have a mouse, you could implement a PS/2 mouse (much easier than USB) and the have a passive PS/2 -> USB circuit. Then most USB-mice can be used anyway.
by Igotafro
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Simplest MMC Interface hardware
Replies: 63
Views: 72329

Re: Simplest MMC Interface hardware

highwayman wrote: the only other issue is the oric's stupid negative-regulated power system.
the stuff must all be powered from the oric - and no external links like usb etc,
Couldn't you just use a opto-coupler?
Or even with IR and make it wireless :)
by Igotafro
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Oric controller for exchange
Replies: 4
Views: 7568

Re: Oric controller for exchange

My drive belt was bad, but I replaced it last year with a new one from ebay. I will test it on my microdrive then, but I'm on vacation for another couple of weeks.
by Igotafro
Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Oric controller for exchange
Replies: 4
Views: 7568

Re: Oric controller for exchange

Hm, the drive from a Amstrad PCW8256 isn't compatible, is it?
by Igotafro
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc
Replies: 16
Views: 17058

Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Hm, what does "A prendre sur place" mean?
by Igotafro
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc
Replies: 16
Views: 17058

Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

I would buy another one if I could :)
by Igotafro
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc
Replies: 16
Views: 17058

Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

It works! Connected a PC drive to the Oric and I've got Sedoric, 1337 and Space1999 to work so far.
by Igotafro
Thu May 31, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc
Replies: 16
Views: 17058

Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Thanks Dbug, I will try this. I got two Amstrad 6128's and a pack of empty disks, so that's no problem. I have no slave microdisc drive though, only a master, but I guess I could just disconnect the drive? I prefer to have the software on 3 inch disks so I can use the microdisc as it was meant to.
by Igotafro
Thu May 31, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc
Replies: 16
Views: 17058

Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

I got a working Microdisc, but I'm missing the system disc.
So, I want to buy a system disc, original or copy.