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by Antiriad2097
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: StratoCumulus Project
Replies: 23
Views: 31900

Re: StratoCumulus Project

I'd certainly buy one at that price. I'd love to be able to take my Atmos to shows with an SDCard device like the other 8 bits.
by Antiriad2097
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Is this a game or a demo?
Replies: 16
Views: 18458

Re: Is this a game or a demo?

Its available for download on Oric.org: http://www.oric.org/software/starter_3d-738.html

Note that its best to register and log in to that site for full functionality. If you're not logged in it hides some features (notably screenshots of the games as you browse).
by Antiriad2097
Fri May 31, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Cross development tools
Topic: New pictconv soon
Replies: 22
Views: 27505

Re: New pictconv soon

Perhaps another editor could be tweaked to suit. I don't think it would be too hard to add an Oric mode to something like ZX Paintbrush http://www.zxmodules.de/ which is still developed.
by Antiriad2097
Wed May 29, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Twilighte
Replies: 39
Views: 30322

Re: RIP Twilighte

Jonathan, you were an inspiration to many. But for your insights and assistance I may never have learned to code for the Oric at all.
by Antiriad2097
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Fast scrolling game howto, anyone?
Replies: 229
Views: 172472

Re: Fast scrolling game howto, anyone?

With a Mario style game, you can do as many Speccy games do and have your parallax bits so they're not actually part of the action, so you can have a fast scroll of a foreground 'ground' object that only uses a couple of characters to make a basic dirt/block effect. That looks convincing running fas...
by Antiriad2097
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Fast scrolling game howto, anyone?
Replies: 229
Views: 172472

Re: Fast scrolling game howto, anyone?

No, I don't think it looks bad, not at speed, but as you said in your op when things slow down it becomes much more noticeable that its character scrolling. Perhaps using some of the psychological tricks of scrolling by having a small area (that can have a repeating pattern) smooth scroll while the ...
by Antiriad2097
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Fast scrolling game howto, anyone?
Replies: 229
Views: 172472

Re: Fast scrolling game howto, anyone?

Losing the possibility of AIC coloring is a pain. We are now used to them and a monochrome game will look outdated. I don't agree with that. Monochrome/limited colour games can still be very effective if the design is right. I'm still more than happy to play many Spectrum games that are largely mon...
by Antiriad2097
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Fast scrolling game howto, anyone?
Replies: 229
Views: 172472

Re: Fast scrolling game howto, anyone?

That's amazing work, really impressive! Can't wait to see a finished product derived from your work, even though that may be some time away. I didn't think the Oric could update that volume of data fast enough to do a decent full screen scroll.
by Antiriad2097
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Cross development tools
Topic: CBM and Cybernoid
Replies: 8
Views: 12143

Re: CBM and Cybernoid

What a great tool to release this year, when there's a little more focus the Oric.

I certainly have a use for it, I've been tinkering with 6x6 graphics and this may well make things much easier for me.
by Antiriad2097
Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 4815

Re: Happy 2013

Happy new year to you all.

Here's hoping this is a productive year on the Oric front.
by Antiriad2097
Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Newbie just got an Oric-1
Replies: 17
Views: 20884

Re: Newbie just got an Oric-1

You're missing the 3rd option beyond leave it alone or upgrade: Buy another Oric :D

A 48k Atmos would sit nicely with a 16k Oric-1 to represent the main range.
by Antiriad2097
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Newbie just got an Oric-1
Replies: 17
Views: 20884

Re: Newbie just got an Oric-1

From memory, there's no easy way to upgrade a 16k Oric unless you're handy with a soldering iron, since it requires obtaining the correct type of RAM chips and soldering them into the vacant slots on the PCB. I don't recall there ever being external RAM expansion packs like the ZX81 and Spectrum had...
by Antiriad2097
Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Oric Hires pics
Replies: 14
Views: 28907

Re: Oric Hires pics

I'm not sure the color-clash can be exploited this way on ZX Spectrum attribs, or am I totally wrong? Its not possible on Spectrum by default. The Spectrum attribute system allows 1 foreground (ink) and 1 background (paper) colour for every 8x8 pixel block of the screen. There are 7 colours in the ...
by Antiriad2097
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric related links of interest
Replies: 37
Views: 59419

Re: Oric related links of interest

Its a military term:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mi ... lang_terms

We'll say it's 'Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition', but your average soldier might replace that first word...
by Antiriad2097
Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: The Hellion
Replies: 22
Views: 23730

Re: The Hellion

My thoughts to expand/explain a few of the earlier levels: 002- NOVEMBER THE 5 TH Reference to November 5th festivities, celebrating the failure of the attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in November 5th 1605. It is also referred to as 'bonfire night', hence the enemies on this level take th...