Hello from Bristol

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Re: Hello from Bristol

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I love Bristol. A wonderful city.

I stopped commuting to Bath about 10 years ago (my commute now outside of covid times is a drive up the M5 to Bristol). That train journey gave me a couple of hours a day to quietly get on with my programming projects (this was before smartphones with decent Internet or WiFi on trains)

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I'm delighted to see such love for Bristol and to discover the role of Great Western Railways in the Oriculator!

When lockdown ends, we can all meet up in Bristol for an Oricbash + cider! 8)

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I think Bristol is a fascinating place, and the region around it is full of interesting things to see and do .. last time I was around Weston-super-Mare, they'd just started clearing the spot for Banksy's dystopia theme park, which is something I wish I'd been late enough to see.

Having taken that train a few times, I can see how it would have inspired a bit of code. Its a pretty commanding view from that train .. a lot of obnoxious British pub lads, though.

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ibisum wrote: a lot of obnoxious British pub lads, though.
I feel seen... :oops:

Actually I'm usually the one hiding behind a book at the back of the train :!:

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Kon wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:42 pm
When lockdown ends, we can all meet up in Bristol for an Oricbash + cider! 8)
Or just set up an oric corner at the south west amiga group meetings :D

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The Erebus has arrived for my Oric Atmos!

It came preloaded with a few TAP files -- including a side-scroller called Krillys, pictured here!

And I had a go at Scuba Dive. I didn't realise it was originally made for the Oric and then adapted for the Spectrum!

What are your suggestions of nice pieces of Oric software to explore? Particularly interested in anything Oric-specific that is not as well known on other platforms.

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Krillys and Scuba Dive are quite good.
I guess it depends on what sort of games you like. Defence Force, The Hellion, The Ultra, Xenon-1 and Oricium for shoot em ups.
I like Psychiatric, Doggy, Rabbit, Cock In.
There's things like Manic Miner.

I've got some (NOS) tapes if you're interested.
(Send me a PM and I'll give you a list. )

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Hope you are enjoying the Erebus. :)

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Kon wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:17 pm
What are your suggestions of nice pieces of Oric software to explore? Particularly interested in anything Oric-specific that is not as well known on other platforms.
Don't Press the Letter Q!

For which, thanks to the current slate of nutjobs, you'll get maybe a couple of relevant search results before things get decidedly, ummm, 'political'. But it's essentially a frantic mini-game compilation with a sense of humour. I guess something like WarioWare is as close as the world still gets to the same genre.

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ThomH wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:13 pm
Don't Press the Letter Q!
I second that!
Also the classic Zorgons Revenge (watch for the doc for space level keys), or Zebbie.

Also lots of adventure games, and 21th century games in TAP format (especially from Twilighte or Raxiss, many other recent releases being more floppy-drive based).

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The top 100 software list on oric.org really provides a great election of Oric eccentricity. My favourites as an original owner were The Ultra, Xenon-1, Hunchback .. but don't forget, there are 21st century games too, and if you are a newcomer to Oric, you may not yet know about SPACE:1999, and the rest of the gems: https://www.defence-force.org/index.php?page=games

(EDIT: Africa is another underrated gem: https://www.oric.org/software/africa-1037.html)
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ibisum wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:52 pm
The top 100 software list on oric.org really provides a great election of Oric eccentricity. My favourites as an original owner were The Ultra, Xenon-1, Hunchback .. but don't forget, there are 21st century games too, and if you are a newcomer to Oric, you may not yet know about SPACE:1999, and the rest of the gems: https://www.defence-force.org/index.php?page=games
I believe he only has a Erebus, he can't run disk based games

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Dbug wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:55 pm
I believe he only has a Erebus, he can't run disk based games
Ah, I skipped that point, but okay, there are a lot of .TAP games in the top 100 too ..

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