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by laurentd75
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Microdisc connectors
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Microdisc connectors

Ah, thanks iss for going into it a little deeper. I did question myself about the "size of the pipe", how it was possible to ffed many hundreds of milliamps just over one little wire, and I have to say sometimes it must not be enough as there are cases where my Oric won't boot on first try, so maybe...
by laurentd75
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Microdisc connectors
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Microdisc connectors

I think normally you can't power Oric with the ribbon cable. This is original Microdisc controller - pin 33 on the ribbon connector is not connected to +5V track. Yes, it looks like it's manually cut, but it is not.m1.jpg and here is again an original Microdisc 'last generation' - pin 33 has nothin...
by laurentd75
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Microdisc connectors
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Microdisc connectors

Hi, I don't own a Microdisc but I know the 3" drives normally require 12V (as in Amstrad CPC's), so I suppose the Microdisc power connector should have at least +5V, +12V and GND terminals. As to powering the Oric, normally this is done directly from the Microdisc through the ribbon cable to the Ori...
by laurentd75
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 - French version / Version française
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Blake's 7 - French version / Version française

Well, thanks guys, but the truth is I'm not that fast, it's just that I haven't had much sleep in 3 weeks!! :shock:
by laurentd75
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 - French version / Version française
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Blake's 7 - French version / Version française

Hello, !! Attention, French-speaking people !! The French version of Chema's Blake's 7 game is (well) underway and will be very shortly available and published on Defence-Force ! The manual will also be available in French! Stay tuned!! :-) Laurent <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><...
by laurentd75
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Cross development tools
Topic: OSDK Linux/macOS recent version?
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: OSDK Linux/macOS recent version?

Hi guys, Just saw this discussion and it reminded me of an old project by Godzil I recently discovered on GitHub: https://github.com/Godzil/osXdk Essentially it is a fork of OSDK (from 2009-2010...) that was adapted for Mac OS X, but seems to have been abandoned. However, there might be some stuff i...
by laurentd75
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: New game project
Replies: 20
Views: 937

Re: New game project

Hi Ibisum, Love the graphics, they are just AWESOME !!!! I personnally would not give any "preference", I would love to see the 4 different screens in the game! The colours and shading are really nice, and so are the sprites! KEEP IT GOING PLEASE, I would love to see the finished game !! :D As to ta...
by laurentd75
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Media player extension
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Media player extension

Nice addition... and nice video, of course! :)
by laurentd75
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: Searching for "L'Oric a nu."
Replies: 21
Views: 21750

Re: Searching for "L'Oric a nu."

Hi, I know this is a very old thread, but as it is one of the top results in a Google search for 'L'Oric à Nu PDF", I thought I'd add the link to the "Advanced Programmng books" list of the "Oric Library' pages on Defence Force, where you can find a link to a scanned PDF version of this book: http:/...
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: 38601

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: 8833

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: 8833

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: 8833

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: 6005

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: 71148

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 !