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by laurentd75
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Microdisc controller + Amplibus, do you want another batch? CLOSED LIST.
Replies: 86
Views: 28508

Re: Microdisc controller + Amplibus, do you want another batch?

Thanks Chema, stupid of me, I shoudl have checked the start of this thread. The price point seems to be really friendly, that's really very nice of Silicebit, because I reckon it really barely covers the cost of the components: "The price of controller is 50 euro, and Amplibus 5 euro. Shipping cost...
by laurentd75
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: How to install a 3" floppy drive on a modern pc?
Replies: 15
Views: 6690

Re: How to install a 3" floppy drive on a modern pc?

Many thanks for the feedback iss ! On my part, I haven't had any issues with OricDSK (yet ?), but I've only used it to transfer game disk images to floppies (Space 1999, Detective Story, 1337, to name a few) and that's all. I just realized that SAMDisk was by Simon Owen, the author of the fdrawcmd.s...
by laurentd75
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: How to install a 3" floppy drive on a modern pc?
Replies: 15
Views: 6690

Re: How to install a 3" floppy drive on a modern pc?

Hi CHema, Well, I'm more than glad to help, I didn't kow you were enduring the hassle of Win95 to write Oric disks !! :-) In fact, I was only slightly aware of issues/constraints with writedsk, because I've only had a floppy drive for my Oric for less than a month, and OricDSK was featured in the CE...
by laurentd75
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: How to install a 3" floppy drive on a modern pc?
Replies: 15
Views: 6690

Re: How to install a 3" floppy drive on a modern pc?

Hi Godzil, Thanks for your answer and for your good advice! I intend to buy an HxC / Gotek device sometime in the future, but for the moment I just have a Microdisc controller card (the newer type... version "3.1" from 2016, beautifully designed and assembled by Frédéric P. aka "fred72" on oric.org....
by laurentd75
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Games
Topic: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org
Replies: 19
Views: 3703

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Symoon, if you do get in touch with Sir Clive, please let us know, if you are thinking of an interview I'd be interested in contributing a few questions ! :-)
by laurentd75
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the CEO ?
Replies: 103
Views: 60695

Re: And the CEO ?

Hi Steve,

These are German magazines dedicated to Oric machines. Michael (from Frankfurt) brought some of them to the CEO meeting last June, he scanned some of them, if you are interested I'm sure we can ask Michael to send you pne or two issues if you'd like to sample them !
by laurentd75
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the CEO ?
Replies: 103
Views: 60695

Re: And the CEO ?

Hi Simon,

Yes indeed, sensible means "making sense, reasonable", whereas sensitive can either mean "delicate" or "affected by sensation" (for a person), or "delicate / subject to being affected by external influence" (for an object) :-)
by laurentd75
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: How to install a 3" floppy drive on a modern pc?
Replies: 15
Views: 6690

Re: How to install a 3" floppy drive on a modern pc?

Hi, I'm digging this old topic up as I'm facing the same predicament as DBug: the motherboard of my "new" PC (from 2012) doesn't have any FDC, and you cannot use "writedsk" or any low-level floppy access software with USB floppy drives. At the moment I'm using a very old Pentium 4 tower PC to write ...
by laurentd75
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 563
Views: 146253

Re: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)

Hi Chema, After watching all the vids you published on YouTube with great expectation I fnally had yje opportunity to play with the Blake 7 alpha at the CEO's June meeting and I absolutely loved it ! I'm really looking forward to the finished game, I have no doubt it will be a masterpiece !! Two qui...
by laurentd75
Wed May 24, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Microdisc controller + Amplibus, do you want another batch? CLOSED LIST.
Replies: 86
Views: 28508

Re: Microdisc controller + Amplibus, do you want another batch?

Thanks Chema, stupid of me, I shoudl have checked the start of this thread. The price point seems to be really friendly, that's really very nice of Silicebit, because I reckon it really barely covers the cost of the components: "The price of controller is 50 euro, and Amplibus 5 euro. Shipping cost ...
by laurentd75
Sat May 20, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Microdisc controller + Amplibus, do you want another batch? CLOSED LIST.
Replies: 86
Views: 28508

Re: Microdisc controller + Amplibus, do you want another batch?

Hi SIlicebit, It is a very fortunate coincidence as I was just about to send you a private message because some months ago, at the semi-annual French Oric meetup, I expressed interest in acquiring a Microdisc controller, and someone mentioned your name... So, I would be very interested to know the d...
by laurentd75
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Cumulus batch
Replies: 95
Views: 55574

Re: Next Cumulus batch

... And another order from me Godzil, I filled the survey 2 days ago! Looking forward to it.. In the meantime though I have a question: what type of SD cards will be compatible (SD, SDHC, ??), and what maximum size can the SD card be??? Not that I plan on using an UHS-1 64 GB card, but these days it...
by laurentd75
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Mistakes in books: l'Oric à Nu
Replies: 13
Views: 16331

Re: Mistakes in books: l'Oric à Nu

Hello, A couple of other mistakes I noted regarding tape I/O : (these comments ONLY apply to ROM 1.1, I've never used routines from ROM 1.0 / Oric 1): * p.59: oversight for flags at $25A and 25B (missing values): - $25A (tape merge flag): I don't know the values, sorry... - $25B (tape load/verify fl...
by laurentd75
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:53 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: New tape fileformat (.ort)
Replies: 29
Views: 16857

Re: New tape fileformat (.ort)

I have created a new format for Oric tape files. (...) ORT (Oric Raw Tape) files can contain raw square wave data for the tape input, as well as decoded bytes, and it can interleave the two. (...) I will also make a converter that can read .tap/.wav/.ort and save out .tap/.wav/.ort (any combination...
by laurentd75
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Major Defence-force structural update
Replies: 24
Views: 25546

Re: Major Defence-force structural update

Huge thanks to you Dbug! Without the Defence Force, I doubt I would have rekindled my interest in these machines - but having you guys around really made all the difference to me as an Oric/Atmos fan. I raise my virtual glass to you, sir! Same here DBug! Without defence-force.org and oric.org, I wo...