Space:1999 feedback and review thread

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Space:1999 feedback and review thread

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I've set this thread as "sticky" so it will stay on the top of the list, and will put the links on the reviews and other external resources of interest. You can of course give your feedback about the game here :)

Main website:
- http://space1999.defence-force.org/ You can download the game there
- Pouet.net

Source code:
- http://miniserve.defence-force.org/svn/ ... ce%201999/ Full project including source code and assets

Random announcements and threads in English:
- Retro Remakes
- Game Howto
- Retro Invaders
- rllmuk
- Eurogamer
- Nexus 23
- Oric.org
- Monroe World
- All about the games
- Space 1999.net
- Vic 20 Denial

Random announcements and threads in Spanish:
- Program: Bytes: 48k
- Bytemaniacos

Random announcements and threads in French:
- Gamopat
- Oric Games
- ArcheoGamers
- Coco's Oric

Random announcements and threads in Finish:
- samooja (Rated 71%)

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BTW the Oric will be on display at our Retro Gaming Weekend 7th/7th May Swannington, Leicestershire, showing the newest games!

As an advertisment they posted this video of Space:1999 running on a real Oric (good opportunity to see how fast it loads and how it looks/sounds on a real machine)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CimphSMB1-k

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Very nice :)

I'm actually impressed they spent the time soldering the components on the PCB and got it to work !

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I wish I could get my Microdisc board populated and soldered as fast as they did!

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Hi! I'm Brazilian and totally new to the Oric. What is a Microdisc? Can't I play Space: 1999 without it?

Thanks!
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Garrettimus wrote:Hi! I'm Brazilian and totally new to the Oric. What is a Microdisk? Can't I play Space: 1999 without it?
Thanks!
On a real oric machine you need a Microdisc (it's one particular model of floppy disk drive for the Oric computers)
If you have a PC (window, linux, ...) you can play the game using an Oric emulator such as Oricutron.

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Dbug wrote:
Garrettimus wrote:Hi! I'm Brazilian and totally new to the Oric. What is a Microdisk? Can't I play Space: 1999 without it?
Thanks!
On a real oric machine you need a Microdisc (it's one particular model of floppy disk drive for the Oric computers)
If you have a PC (window, linux, ...) you can play the game using an Oric emulator such as Oricutron.
Thank you, I'm a complete newbie in terms of Oric computers.

How hard is it to find a Microdisc unit for sale?

The game looks AWESOME!

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Very
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Many thanks, Kamelito!

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Hi again. At last, I got myself a Microdisc and also a Cumana Expansion Box. The package hasn't arrived yet, but I'd like to know in advance, please, how to copy the Space: 1999 .DSK file onto an actual 3" floppy disc. May I use OmniFlop for that?

Thanks!

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I used writedsk from here:

http://oric.free.fr/TOOLS/

to create 3.5" disks. Then I replaced the 3" drive with a 3.5" drive in my microdisc. I will soon try to connect the 3" drive as a slave and copy all games to 3" disks.

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Igotafro wrote:I used writedsk from here:

http://oric.free.fr/TOOLS/

to create 3.5" disks. Then I replaced the 3" drive with a 3.5" drive in my microdisc. I will soon try to connect the 3" drive as a slave and copy all games to 3" disks.
Thank you very much!

I forgot to say: my Microdisc unit is a slave one, so there's only the disc drive itself within it, there's no interface whatsoever. I'll have to use the Cumana interface for the floppy to be controlled. Nonetheless, it's tested and working.

I'll try WRITEDSK,thank you. :D

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hi Chema, is it possible to have a wav file of space 1999 (fr) ? :D

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maximus wrote:hi Chema, is it possible to have a wav file of space 1999 (fr) ? :D
Sorry but No. The game needs disk because it stores data in the disk which is copied into overlay RAM.

What are you trying to do,if I may ask?

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