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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:55 pm
by Brana

Who said that 3D generated landscape is impossible to have on Oric Atmos?! :)

Well, with a little help from combining various software - almost everything is possible!

Please have a look at these two demos of mine;

The first one ("3DMOON.TAP") will take you to the ride over the landscape of the Earth's moon, and the second one ("3DCITY.TAP") is a flight over the city.

They are all black-and-white (sorry for that - no color for now!) and they can be CLOADED" on Euphoric at 1Mhz CPU speed, but setting the CPU to at least 4 MHz will improve the "viewing pleasure".

So 4Mhz CPU under the Euphoric is highly recommended! :)

Both animations enclosed here have 100 frames, and will play for about 40 seconds or so.

This is created by combining the following software:

- VistaPro (Virtual Landscape generator and projector),

- PhotoShop V5.5

- PictConv.EXE (from Mr. Dbug)

- Euphoric 0.99k F.Frances

- Iskra2000 (My operating system for Oric Atmos)

I would like to hear your opinion regarding this kind of graphics under HIRES of Oric Atmos, and also I would like to know was there ever any 3D Landscape Generator software ever built for Oric Atmos (ever?)

Best regards

Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:42 am
by Chema
Where can we download them?


Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:35 pm
by Dbug
Here are the files: ...

It's quite nice. My only concern is that it can reasonably work only on an emulator, because in practice loading tapes would not really work.
Could you consider doing a microdisc version, that would load pictures from the floppy ?
You can probably even compress the pictures with Filepack, would make it possible to fit more pictures on the disk, and makes them load faster as well :)

The unpacking routine of the osdk is fast enough to unpack directly on the screen in realtime :)

Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:20 pm
by Symoon
Years ago, I did exactly the same kind of animation on a Sedoric disk, with the Simpsons.
Without compression, the speed was correct on a real Oric (I'd say about 2 pictures per second).

I don't know if the disk can still be found somewhere on the Net, if not I'll put it online.

Ok, find it ihere on my old website:

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:33 pm
by Brana
Thank You, I'm glad You like it;

I'll try to do the microdisc version during the following weekend so I'll let You know :)


Re:Insufficient disk space!

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:52 pm
by Brana
Hello, I have tried to "fit" 100 Hires frames from the TAP file on to the Microdisc DSK file but it wil not "fit" to the Microdisc!

One (single) Hires file on to the Microdisc takes about 33 (SIZE) and the amount of the free memory on the disk is 2555 (SIZE), so it gives me a bit less than 70 frames of animation in HIRES to store on to a single Microdisc DSK file.

And I wanted to put BOTH my recent animations on to a single DSK file (haha!)

Sorry, it can not "fit" on a DSK file