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by Twilighte
Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Stormlord
Replies: 48
Views: 45736

Really Awesome!! But the game can't work on real ORIC1. EEEK! err.. um.. hmm, i see exactly what the problem is. Damn kill me for not checking this before :( Stormlord does NOT use ROM routines at all, however it does intercept the IRQ vector in Page 2 in order run its IRQ routine to read the keybo...
by Twilighte
Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Phantom keypresses on Oric keyboards
Replies: 3
Views: 5906

Of course, I meant when you want to detect multiple keypresses (for example jump+left+fire, you don't want the game to detect also the pause or abort key...). True however cannot some logic take place here? For example Pause and Abort should actually have the lowest priority and therefore should si...
by Twilighte
Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Phantom keypresses on Oric keyboards
Replies: 3
Views: 5906

Furure programs should select carefuly the keys to use. I would amend that slightly and say "Furure programs(such as a ZXSpectrum emulator) that require multiple keypresses should select carefuly the keys to use." because in general practice its never an issue 8) Note the ZXSpectrum rubber keys mod...
by Twilighte
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Why is tape so unreliable on the Oric?
Replies: 0
Views: 5285

Why is tape so unreliable on the Oric?

For example the Spectrum manages relatively reliable fast loaders. Ages past the bad loading on the Oric was blamed on the ROM routines, then Peter Halford(who wrote some of the routines) was cleared of all blame when it was realised it was a bad resistor value in the tape curcuitry. But i thought t...
by Twilighte
Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Times of Lore?
Replies: 15
Views: 19682

I am very much looking forward to putting forward the poll again after O-Type. I just hope people will push TOL more, it really is a game that deserves finishing (and not just to keep Jede happy) :roll:
by Twilighte
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Impossible Mission
Replies: 147
Views: 190681

Right, i take it all back, This game will be tape only initially :p The big problem with tape based is the lack of a save facility so after encouragement from Symoon, Dbug and Chema i have optimised the code, added additional menus and rom tape calls and now am able to save and load the game from Ta...
by Twilighte
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new Oric site
Replies: 27
Views: 26428

jorodr, you mentioned a guy called Ivan wrote the Emulator?
Does he speak english at all? Could i enquire direct to him what the emulator supports?
by Twilighte
Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new Oric site
Replies: 27
Views: 26428

jorodr, what format are the Disks and Tapes. Can we use tape and disk files direct from Euphoric or Oricutron and use them in Emul8D? I tried Emul8D and the screen was very flickery on one of my monitors but on the other was stable. However White was more like gray. How much of the 6522 is emulated?...
by Twilighte
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new Oric site
Replies: 27
Views: 26428

About the speech: There's no difference between the emulator and the computer, the emulation is very good. Man gonna have to try this Emul8d. You need a little more fantazy to recognize the words, but don't forget about what hardware platform you use. That is what i was afraid of. However the synth...
by Twilighte
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Impossible Mission
Replies: 147
Views: 190681

Currently converting the whole game to Disk to provide a nice menu interface at start with some groovy music and an Intro similar to Chemas Space:1999 and forthcoming 1337. Trouble is converting the game to disk does give it much more eye candy to goggle at but on the other hand is a hell of alot mo...
by Twilighte
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Doing 3D games on the Oric ?
Replies: 434
Views: 326871

Its a great shame i never got that fantasmagoric Disk boot system working 100% otherwise we'd have a solution for all exotic Orics. Reports came in saying it didn't work on Jasmin and i know the save code doesn't work. The other advantage of Fantasmagoric is that it was implemented into my Windows O...
by Twilighte
Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Doing 3D games on the Oric ?
Replies: 434
Views: 326871

Symoon wrote:Sounds very exciting!
2010 is amazing, with O-Thrust, StormLord and probably 1337, 3 new games (hoping I don't forget any other ;))
I think you meant Impossible Mission Symoon, doubt O-Thrust this year but who knows!
by Twilighte
Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Games
Topic: After Impossible Mission
Replies: 50
Views: 44721

I strongly suggest the subject of solving the storage problem be continued/started in a different thread.

I have no intention to stop all further game development to start some hardware project :P
by Twilighte
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: After Impossible Mission
Replies: 50
Views: 44721

We really need to resolve the disk situation. Maybe we should stop all this fancy software development and work together on a new disk peripheral that we can all use .. I do hope this suggestion was a jest rather than a serious proposition? We all have different interests in the Oric and i doubt yo...
by Twilighte
Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Microdisc Power Supply Pinout
Replies: 20
Views: 23751

Freaktmp, check private message i sent you. I thought the Microdisc only took one 5 volt connection. Only the D/D may need more. The original Opelco D/D interface had a separate transformer and rectifier supplying 5v DC to microdisc and another transformer for single/dual 3" D/D's. Beyond that i don...