Hello from Bristol

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Kon
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Hello from Bristol

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Hello everyone :D

I'm Kon and I just picked up an Oric Atmos.

I grew up in the 80s as a Sinclair Spectrum kid, but I was always curious about other systems. I've finally got my hands on an Oric after all these years!

I'm enjoying reading the posts in the forum and think that I will learn a lot from you all

Here's my setup:


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That loks like a period correct game :)

YOU ARE IN A ROOM
> NORTH
YOU FELL IN A TRAP, YOU ARE DEAD.
WANT TO PLAY AGAIN?`

:D

And welcome :)

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Welcome! Happy hours with your Oric Atmos and lot of fun.

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Welcome! You should get a disk system and start enjoying your Oric at another level!

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Welcome ;)
Chema wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:29 pm
You should get a disk system and start enjoying your Oric at another level!
All I aaaaam saaaay-iiiiing, is giiiive taaaapes a channnnce ;)

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Re: Hello from Bristol

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WELCOME

Ready

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Re: Hello from Bristol

Post by Kon »

Hello

Thank you all for your greetings!

I have ordered an Erebus -- hopefully should have it next week!

I am keen to try tapes! I have a cassette recorder, but no software on cassette... yet...

Tonight I tried saving a simple BASIC programme to cassette. I have a 7 pin connector to MIC, EAR, REM cables, but wasn't able to save or re-load.

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Re: Hello from Bristol

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Symoon wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:09 pm
Welcome ;)
Chema wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:29 pm
You should get a disk system and start enjoying your Oric at another level!
All I aaaaam saaaay-iiiiing, is giiiive taaaapes a channnnce ;)
Hehehe Ok, you are right in this :)

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Re: Hello from Bristol

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@Chema

Are you the guy who did the beautiful Skool Daze port for the Oric?

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Indeed @Kon, welcome - and yes, you will find a lot of the greatest Oric developers here on defence-force .. its great to see so many people taking a new interest in Oric again - wouldn't be the same scene if it weren't for the efforts of folks like Chema and Dbug and co., though ..

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# Everybody's talking 'bout
Cumulus and Erebus,
Cumana DOS and BD-DOS...
USB and cards (SD)
it's all too much technology ...
Symoon wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:09 pm
All I aaaaam saaaay-iiiiing, is giiiive taaaapes a channnnce ;)

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Brilliant :D
mikeb wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:33 pm
# Everybody's talking 'bout
Cumulus and Erebus,
Cumana DOS and BD-DOS...
USB and cards (SD)
it's all too much technology ...
Symoon wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:09 pm
All I aaaaam saaaay-iiiiing, is giiiive taaaapes a channnnce ;)
Ev'rybody's talking about
Emulators, regulators
Egoist, floppy disk,
Controllers, printers,
Joysticks, hard disks

All I aaaaam saaaay-iiiiing, is giiiive taaaapes a channnnce

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Re: Hello from Bristol

Post by Xeron »

Hey Kon. You may be interested to know that a lot of the original work on Oricutron was done on a train from Weston-super-Mare to Bath, so basically in your neck of the woods :D

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Re: Hello from Bristol

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Xeron wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:40 pm
Hey Kon. You may be interested to know that a lot of the original work on Oricutron was done on a train from Weston-super-Mare to Bath, so basically in your neck of the woods :D
It'd be interesting to know what proportion of Oricutron's functionality can be attributed to train delays...

I think it was two or three years ago now, but I took my non-British wife to Bristol during a tour of my homeland. We just did the obvious things — the suspension bridge, lunch at the harbour, etc — but I think she liked it. It was where a surprisingly high proportion of my sixth form friends ended up, between Bristol University and the University of WOE, so luckily I already knew where all the good pubs are, albeit that everybody looked younger than I remembered.

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Kon wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:57 am
@Chema

Are you the guy who did the beautiful Skool Daze port for the Oric?
Yes :) glad you like it.

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