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by robcook
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Games
Topic: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!
Replies: 34
Views: 7923

Re: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!

This is all so reminiscent of the 80's, when we Oric fankids would get upset over a poor magazine review, or a low rating for the Oric in general on the basis of the crappiness of a majority of the games.. Agreed. I suggest we stop discussing that topic, some of us think all things Oric is good wha...
by robcook
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Games
Topic: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!
Replies: 34
Views: 7923

Re: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!

Seriously, life is too short to get wound up over someone's reviews. They aren't reviews. They demonstrate a complete lack of knowledge of what he's looking at. He can't be bothered to do any research. He doesn't know what an Oric is. He just fumbles around and let's you know whether he likes the e...
by robcook
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Stephen Haigh
Replies: 1
Views: 1161

Stephen Haigh

I don't know if Stephen Haigh (author of Green X Road, Attack of the Cybermen and more) has been tracked down before but he's posted today in this vid. Fear not, people - it's not a John Gage review :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl2l-mf69ow ETA: Seems Stephen still has his Oric-1 and Atmos! I'v...
by robcook
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!
Replies: 49
Views: 11122

Re: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!

Are you still wanting a cassette player? I could get hold of one and post it. (We're able to get couriers to come and collect stuff. ) I do. I've managed to get a lappy working as a replacement recorder but I'd still love to get a data recorder to add to the options. Andy/Baz is also on the hunt an...
by robcook
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Games
Topic: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!
Replies: 34
Views: 7923

Re: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!

Steve, I don't think you should watch any more of his videos if they wind you up so much. He never claims to be a great player - quite the opposite, in fact. I'll decide for myself whether to 'encourage' him to review more Oric stuff. Seriously, life is too short to get wound up over someone's revie...
by robcook
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!
Replies: 34
Views: 7923

Re: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!

He was crap at the game but he must have enjoyed the music :)

by robcook
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Games
Topic: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!
Replies: 34
Views: 7923

Re: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!

The Oric coverage is coming thick and fast. Not down to me this time but we have a 20+ minute review of Blake's 7.

by robcook
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!
Replies: 34
Views: 7923

Re: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!

I haven't watched this yet. It's a 12 minute video so looks like he spent a bit of time on it.

by robcook
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!
Replies: 49
Views: 11122

Re: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!

BTW, had issues with Oricutron. It seemed to load fine but then crashed on the intro screen. Not sure why. Have loaded up Zorgon's Revenue which works perfectly and had lots of fun watching the wife playing it for ages, getting frustrated and addicted :)
by robcook
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!
Replies: 49
Views: 11122

Re: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!

Dbug wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:55 pm
Congrats :)

I suggest you write down somewhere the solution that worked, so next time you remember
Way ahead of ya :) It's in a notepad file!
by robcook
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!
Replies: 49
Views: 11122

Re: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!

Bloody hell. That took some working out. For some reason, the MS DOS RUN prompt (on my XP machine) couldn't locate anything in folders with a space in the name so I had to move it all to the C: drive and nowhere else. As I type, I've got the Oricium WAV file nicely loading up on my Atmos, ready for ...
by robcook
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!
Replies: 49
Views: 11122

Re: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!

Okay, I think I've got this working.... had trouble getting my laptop to locate the files. Still testing...
by robcook
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!
Replies: 49
Views: 11122

Re: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!

Grrr. Always a problem somewhere. I'm still finding it impossible to convert .tap files to .wav - either on my XP or W10 machine. I've downloaded the tap2wav.exe file from https://sourceforge.net/projects/euphorictools/files/Tape%20tools/WAV%20format/ but clicking/running it pops up something that t...
by robcook
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!
Replies: 49
Views: 11122

Re: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!

Thanks, Symoon, but I think you guys did most of the work :) I'd like to convert some of my .tap files to WAV so I can load them into my Atmos for testing (and play!). Do you recommend any specific software for this conversion? I don't believe it's an option in Audacity, which seems crazy for audio ...
by robcook
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!
Replies: 49
Views: 11122

Re: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!

Another update and more progress achieved. I can now exclude my W10 laptop from the routine of saving and loading as I have successfully managed to re-load files to the Atmos from my XP machine using VLC media player. The only strange thing is that it only works if I unplug the microphone lead from ...