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by robcook
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 6247

Re: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019

No matter what you will find, it will probably struggle with at least one publisher, due to the large variance in azimuth and volume. Thanks for that pointer. An advantage then I have is that I mainly want (NEED!) the recorder to record and load my own stuff, so the publisher will be me :) Loading ...
by robcook
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 6247

Re: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019

I still have no cassette/data recorder :( Any that I find online either have horrendous reviews or lousy pictures/descriptions that don't include port/socket info. I have the lead connector from Cool Novelties - https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIC-1-ORIC-ATMOS-CASSETTE-TAPE-RECORDER-CABLE-LEADS/3217750328...
by robcook
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Oric gameplay YouTube channel
Replies: 4
Views: 2348

Oric gameplay YouTube channel

Dunno if it's been posted before (apologies if so) but there are LOADS of Oric game videos on this YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/driveitnow/videos

I check it daily :)
by robcook
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: The QUILL
Replies: 36
Views: 10537

Re: The QUILL

To clarify, has Krystal Worlds (1) been transferred to .tap yet? Would love to see it again. It sure was, remember! ;) http://forum.defence-force.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1738&hilit=krystal&start=15#p16097 I would never have guessed it was already almost 3 years ago :shock: Wah! I completely forgot...
by robcook
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: The QUILL
Replies: 36
Views: 10537

Re: The QUILL

To clarify, has Krystal Worlds (1) been transferred to .tap yet? Would love to see it again.
by robcook
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Games
Topic: The QUILL
Replies: 36
Views: 10537

Re: The QUILL

I Quilled Krystal Worlds I but wrote KWII in 99%.9% BASIC / 0.01% machine code. Quite a different experience, having to create a parser n stuff. Good memories. Anyway, my point being that I still see sites listing KW2 as Quilled when it was not :(
by robcook
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Gamebase Oric V1.00
Replies: 42
Views: 40315

Re: Gamebase Oric V1.00

Just played Tetrix for the first time in ages. Scored 160. Not bad. Not great.
by robcook
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Demos
Topic: Alphaville's Big in Japan (Vortex->AY->YM) , mymplayer.s moded (vumeter)
Replies: 9
Views: 5831

Re: Alphaville's Big in Japan (Vortex->AY->YM) , mymplayer.s moded (vumeter)

I like it - a lot. Good work! I could easily see this playing in the background to a game and blowing the socks off the player. Out of interest, how much memory did it use? Would it be feasible as a game background, memory-wise?
by robcook
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Gamebase Oric V1.00
Replies: 42
Views: 40315

Re: Gamebase Oric V1.00

Andre Widhani provided zero prior knowledge of Tetrix until it landed on my desk as a new game submission for Mirage. Quite the surprise out of the total blue and a brilliant game. Still, IMO, the most enjoyable version of the game on ANY system. Just found it funny that it arrived literally out of ...
by robcook
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 6247

Re: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019

The last few posts could well have been written in Latin for all I understood :) You guys techy-knowledge blows my mind and really puts me in my place. You're on another level.
by robcook
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 6247

Re: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019

From what I see, there are a few duds in tapes, but most are fine, what's recommended though is to first try to unpool them a bit manually to see if nothing is stuck, and if everything is fine, then put it in the drive and do a full unroll and then rollback to make sure all the band is nicely loose...
by robcook
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: CEO-Mag Christmas gift: John Sinclair interview available
Replies: 12
Views: 5094

Re: CEO-Mag Christmas gift: John Sinclair interview available

Please use Symoon links Apologies if I shouln't have posted that. Dunno if I broke any rule - wasn't intentional if I have :( eta. same thing with me and learning French. No way in the near future I could do it. I'm learning Spanish so that's a killer and I'll be relearning 6502 soon whilst doing a...
by robcook
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 6247

Re: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019

I realise that cassette tapes degrade over time, apparently. I'm hoping the same wouldn't apply to 'still in original wrapping' cassettes I picked up for free recently. I hope the chemically wotnot doesn't do any damage if the 'box ain't been opened' to the elements yet.
by robcook
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: CEO-Mag Christmas gift: John Sinclair interview available
Replies: 12
Views: 5094

Re: CEO-Mag Christmas gift: John Sinclair interview available

MANY thanks for that! I was extremely delighted to spot it's not in French!

Here's another link, direct to the PDF to read/download.

https://www.oric.org/ftp/ceo/ceomag/spe ... nclair.pdf
by robcook
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: OUM magazine scans...
Replies: 82
Views: 21668

Re: OUM magazine scans...

robcook wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:33 am

Yep, Google-drive links stink in this respect ... something like a MINIMIUM of 10mb/s to be even usable
It's all good now, I've managed to work out how to download each of those issues no problem in seconds. I'm on fibre optic, tested just now at 12.2.