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by Twilighte
Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: What are the tools you're using to develop Oric Games
Replies: 9
Views: 11448

Assembler : XA (Same as Chema) Sprite editor including animated sprite : Depends, in Wurlde i used SPRITED but nowadays i use a combination of PSP(Windows) and HIDE then capture to Printer in xa compliant tables. Tile map editor : Depends again, for a few games like Times of Lore i used TILESTUDIO b...
by Twilighte
Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Telestrat and ROMDIS
Replies: 4
Views: 6168

Fabrice would ofcourse be the best person to ask.
Since i never owned a Telestrat i'm not the best person to ask
Thierry Bestel will know but i don't have his email address.
You might ask Symoon (he should have Thierry's email) and if he doesn't know he should point u to someone who does.
by Twilighte
Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Z80 16Mhz + FPGA
Replies: 7
Views: 9288

Thats just the point isn't it?
If you set about designing a new Oric or new exotic version of any machine, where do you draw the line on features or capability?

I mean with todays FPG's and VLI's surely one could easily design an 8 Bit machine quite capable of far more than any 16 bit machine. :P
by Twilighte
Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Space99 - Music and Sound Effect Forum
Replies: 99
Views: 91149

Correction, it is possible to integrate a "Soft" setting either by limiting the EG waveform to Triangle rather than Sawtooth or by replacing the EG with the chip tone it is linked to and changing the volume on that. Its what i've done in my most recent project shown at CEO last saturday :P
by Twilighte
Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Isometric Graphics using 3:1 Aspect ratio
Replies: 21
Views: 46735

Thankyou Ibisum for your kind comments. They are much appreciated. I consider myself far better at graphics than writing code. I also much more enjoy doing graphics than anything else on the Oric. Thats some of the reason you see so much eye candy from me and so many unfinished projects. So if anyon...
by Twilighte
Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Impossible Mission
Replies: 147
Views: 190620

It (as with Times of Lore and my other projects) has been put on hold whilst i finish another game. There are two ways of completing games. Either by switching between them and gradually getting them all done but then having to wait a few years before seeing some fruit :P Or by concentrating on one ...
by Twilighte
Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the CEO ?
Replies: 106
Views: 121952

There is always a detailed report in the CEO mag the following month.
by Twilighte
Fri May 28, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the CEO ?
Replies: 106
Views: 121952

Putan! Thats the exact same day as the Great British Computer festival in Bletchley, UK. Oh bugger.. however if memory serves me right the show continues on sunday so not all lost i guess. Best book my journey. ok, booked my ticket, arriving Gare de Nord 9:47 and returning 21:13. If anyone wants to ...
by Twilighte
Sat May 15, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: O-Thrust
Replies: 42
Views: 40410

Damn you Nox, you've been busy! I wonder if you'd consider changing the scoreboard to the one i did many moons ago and that is more close to the C64 classic? http://www.defence-force.org/ftp/forum/twilighte/pictures/thrust_ingame.png I also include the title i also did a few years back. http://www.d...
by Twilighte
Sat May 15, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: PC to Oric connection
Replies: 10
Views: 19278

- Make sure your Oric is plugged on the same power plug as your computer. Some people have experienced electric shorts due to differential between separate electric circuits, but when both machines share the same power-plug things seem fine. Plugging both Oric and Computer into the same plug may bl...
by Twilighte
Sun May 09, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Isometric Graphics using 3:1 Aspect ratio
Replies: 21
Views: 46735

Joint projects are the way to go to deliver the best in quality, playability and what people really want. What you expect or want is something i cannot provide alone. Its the way to go to develop great games. We have done it with Space1999 and almost now with 1337 and gallons of Demos. Ok, played a ...
by Twilighte
Sun May 09, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Isometric Graphics using 3:1 Aspect ratio
Replies: 21
Views: 46735

Well to start with i used the same technique as used in Otype, Impossible Mission and Stormlord which has not yet been shown here. http://forum.defence-force.org/viewtopic.php?t=345 http://forum.defence-force.org/viewtopic.php?t=499 The technique is very simple. The attributes Cyan ink and Yellow In...
by Twilighte
Sat May 08, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Isometric Graphics using 3:1 Aspect ratio
Replies: 21
Views: 46735

I spent this evening experimenting with further dreams combining the new colour scheme idea and 3:1 aspect Isometric..

Image

That pic took most of the evening to do (hand drawn in HIDE).
Just dreaming for now :P
by Twilighte
Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Doing 3D games on the Oric ?
Replies: 434
Views: 326715

What emulator are u using Chema?

:P
by Twilighte
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Doing 3D games on the Oric ?
Replies: 434
Views: 326715

Ok, managed to get online again today. Chema it could be lots of things.. but i doubt 6522 initialisation because you mention it getting a good distance into the game before it crashes. I wonder if it is related to the switchoing out of ROM. I seem to remember some code does the switch then reads th...