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by Antiriad2097
Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: The Return of Viking Chess (Hnefatafl)
Replies: 268
Views: 259797

Re: The Return of Viking Chess (Hnefatafl)

Well done, this obviously took a great effort and I'm glad you shared your progress with us.
by Antiriad2097
Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The IT Crowd Manual
Replies: 0
Views: 14641

The IT Crowd Manual

I'm watching The IT Crowd Manual (a documentary on the series) on Channel 4 at the moment and Graham Linehan has just highlighted the Oric Atmos on the set as a particularly notable thing. A small thing perhaps, but it pleased me. Should be on 4OD soon: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-it-crow...
by Antiriad2097
Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 8620

Re: Christmas

Merry Christmas Dave, sorry I've not been down your way again to see your collection.

And of course merry christmas to all of the Defence Force members, you're my main source of Oric news and info.
by Antiriad2097
Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Programming the 6502 - Rodnay Zaks
Replies: 20
Views: 24697

Re: Programming the 6502 - Rodnay Zaks

I bought Zaks one when I started tinkering with 6502 last year. Seems pretty solid having not done a great deal of assembly coding, really only some stuff on the 68000 in the mid 90s.

You might want to have the Oric memory map to hand, but otherwise 6502 coding is pretty generic.
by Antiriad2097
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cumulus Preorder Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 286906

Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

I do not envy you soldering that lot!

Your efforts are much appreciated.
by Antiriad2097
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cumulus Preorder Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 286906

Re: Cumulus Preorder Thread

I'm up for one of these. (EDIT: DONE)
by Antiriad2097
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: BAT file to run Euphoric on any current operating system!
Replies: 2
Views: 7051

Re: BAT file to run Euphoric on any current operating system

Interesting... I'm guessing some of those lines are looking for existing drive mappings and skipping to the next if it exists?

With the same concept, has anyone created a DOS bootable flash drive to run Euphoric in its native DOS environment from there?
by Antiriad2097
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why does defence force suck
Replies: 7
Views: 8395

Re: why does defence force suck

It makes me feel sad tbh.

To think someone has so little joy in his life that he spends his time attacking others.

Imagine how lonely he must feel.

Truly a sorry state to be in, especially on valentine's day.
by Antiriad2097
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric Hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 10036

Re: Oric Hard drive

Is there any chance of us ever seeing something like the Spectrum's Divide? Instant load from SDcard from an on screen menu on the Speccy.
by Antiriad2097
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Tape deck dying - solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 18595

Re: Tape deck dying - solution?

Ebay can be a place for getting replacements but the ones I got didn't have the tiny one used for the tape counter. You checked B&Q? They do rubber O-rings for plumbing seals in a range of small sizes for use in valves etc, the smaller ones may be around the right size, thickness and elasticity. I ...
by Antiriad2097
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric Hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 10036

Re: Oric Hard drive

The principle is the same, the problem lies in the interface. I think the two strands we currently have are for different reasons. With floppies, we're retaining some authenticity in the system and using a storage medium that was within the scope of the Oric's life. If we were to use an HD, we'd mee...
by Antiriad2097
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Fast scrolling game howto, anyone?
Replies: 229
Views: 177827

Re: Fast scrolling game howto, anyone?

Is that the reason for invisible enemies in Defence Force? I hadn't considered that it would be down to a hardware limitation.

Since we're in text mode, is inverse an option to animate squarih static flashing lights without any extra overhead in characters?
by Antiriad2097
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Defence Force
Replies: 12
Views: 14011

Re: Defence Force

Did you manage to make contact with him at all?

Its a shame if you did and he's not interested. I was looking forward to some more in depth coverage of Oric in RG.

(speaking of which, I can access here but not the RG forum from where I am this month).
by Antiriad2097
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atmos Power Supply Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 20933

Re: Atmos Power Supply Needed

Chema wrote:Beware also that the Oric PSU has the polarity reversed. One from a zx spectrum will do, simply by cutting the cable and inverting the connections.
This I didn't know. I think I'll just knock up an adapter to plug my Speccy PSU into so I can use it with either.
by Antiriad2097
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atmos Power Supply Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 20933

Re: Atmos Power Supply Needed

There's no 'special' connection on an Oric PSU, there's just a single plug. The connector on that cable will be a pass through so you connect the Oric PSU to the cable, then the 'spare' plug on the cable goes into the Oric power socket. With that in mind a generic PSU of the correct voltage and pino...