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by robcook
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!
Replies: 49
Views: 10947

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

.wav files not an option at this stage because I want to do the programming, saving, etc. on a real Atmos. I want to ensure anything I write works 100% on a real Atmos. I've been using a PC as tape player for my real machines (loading/saving) for 25 years now, and it works fine. Now that IS interes...
by robcook
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!
Replies: 49
Views: 10947

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

Many thanks for your time/help with the research, Dbug - much appreciated, and those recorders look interesting and probably compatible for what I need. I will take a closer look later today when I've woken up more. Now my only concern is how I'd actually get the thing. Our lockdown here is very str...
by robcook
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!
Replies: 49
Views: 10947

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

If you search on Spanish sites, search for "grabador", and you could find things like that: - 34 euros - https://www.todocoleccion.net/radios-fonografos-grabadoras/antigua-grabadora-vintage-caja-e-instrucciones~x183174693 Thanks for that suggestions. Looks interesting. The recorder pictured however...
by robcook
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!
Replies: 49
Views: 10947

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

.wav files not an option at this stage because I want to do the programming, saving, etc. on a real Atmos. I want to ensure anything I write works 100% on a real Atmos. I really don't mind covering the cost of using the services of a courier to get a recorder to me. I've looked all over eBay for a w...
by robcook
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!
Replies: 49
Views: 10947

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

The problem is mostly that there's no guarantee that any tape recorder sent to you would be able to load the tapes you have properly. Not a problem. I have some original tapes but I'm not too concerned if they don't load. I need the data recorder to save and load my own work, so it should re-load a...
by robcook
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!
Replies: 49
Views: 10947

Sell me a data recorder! Price no object!

I am still on the hunt for a tape/data recorder to use with my Atmos via this lead - https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/LQAAAOSwstxU~C-d/s-l1600.jpg Price no object. Will need posting to Tenerife, Canary Islands, which I will more than cover the cost of. Not sure how easy/allowed it is to visit the Post...
by robcook
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Oric stuff on YouTube
Replies: 13
Views: 3381

Re: More Oric stuff on YouTube

The problem with asking to review bad games, is that this unfortunately propagate the idea that the Oric was a terrible machine. Have to agree with you there, hence Damsel In Distress being worth a review 'cos it wasn't 'bad' exactly, just damn difficult! If I wanted to send a lousy game, I'd fire ...
by robcook
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Oric stuff on YouTube
Replies: 13
Views: 3381

Re: More Oric stuff on YouTube

Well, the way I see it, the more Oric is mentioned, the better, and we can still comment on videos to point out errors or provide additional information when people ask questions :) Totally agree :) I am most definitely going to be sending more games for John to review. Even the bad games are hilar...
by robcook
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Oric stuff on YouTube
Replies: 13
Views: 3381

Re: More Oric stuff on YouTube

Guilty as charged :) To be fair to John, he does exactly what he admits to - a quick test and then dives straight into the game.

Not my fault this time but we've got Pulsoids!

by robcook
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Oric stuff on YouTube
Replies: 13
Views: 3381

More Oric stuff on YouTube

Seems our Oric is getting more and more attention these days. Both the Oric 1 and Atmos (and Tangerine) covered in this YouTube vid:

by robcook
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!
Replies: 34
Views: 7851

Re: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!

As requested, John Gage has now reviewed Oricium :) Will watch the vid shortly but his comments appear much more favourable than Damsel's!

by robcook
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Games
Topic: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!
Replies: 34
Views: 7851

Re: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!

I just spotted this OTHER video about Damsel In Distress, along with Lone Raider, posted on another YouTube channel less than 24 hours ago. It's a long watch at almost an hour - haven't watched it yet but fully intend to today. Enjoy!

by robcook
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!
Replies: 34
Views: 7851

Re: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!

I think every level was equally ridiculous from my hazy memory of using the level-jump cheat. It didn't make the experience any more fun for me :)

I have dispatched the next game to John for review - Oricium. Should get a less annoyed result.
by robcook
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!
Replies: 34
Views: 7851

John Gage reviews Damsel In Distress!

So a week or so ago I sent a load of Oric .tap files to John Gage to review. He replied that he gets lots of review requests so asked for just one, I chose Damsel 'cos I know how angry he gets at hard games and they don't come more difficult than Damsel! I haven't watched it yet but be warned, there...
by robcook
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: missing titles
Replies: 8
Views: 3539

Re: missing titles

Pretty sure Cricket was Alistair's first release under Mirage. If memory serves, it was graphically basic but my brother was quite addicted to the game.