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by iss
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron 1.0 (EDIT: Now 1.2)
Replies: 154
Views: 108948

Re: Oricutron 1.0 (EDIT: Now 1.2)

Okay, I decided to take the shortcut, blantantly stealing code from the Oricutron sources, and making a quick kludge program to convert from ORT to TAP. Done! :D Congrats, it's actually a very clever solution! ;) About Oricutron: if you look the *.pch files in roms/ directory you will see which tap...
by iss
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: OUM magazine scans...
Replies: 54
Views: 1101

Re: OUM magazine scans...

Great job, guys! Thanks for all your effort. Just to avoid duplicate work here is a summary what is currently available and where: AVAILABLE TOTAL:86 DEFENCE-FORCE ORIC.ORG SUB-DIR ------------------ ------------------ ----------------------- oum_001.pdf oum_001.pdf oum_001.pdf 1987/ oum_002.pdf oum...
by iss
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron 1.0 (EDIT: Now 1.2)
Replies: 154
Views: 108948

Re: Oricutron 1.0 (EDIT: Now 1.2)

IMO once having the snapshot file it's quite easy to produce tap file from it. But first, if someone (like me :)) still doesn't know the default file extension for snapshot files it's ' *.sna '! Here are at-least two possible ways to go: 1. Load the snapshot (you will need the same version of Oricut...
by iss
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oricalchum
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

Re: Oricalchum

Accidentally I've found this:
ij-orichalcum.png
and recall about your post immediately
So, the orichalcum is already used in the game industry - Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis :)
Attached is the whole manual.

(ps: the post title is misspelled)
by iss
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: 5th11 - a quick made demo
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: 5th11 - a quick made demo

Symoon wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:22 pm
How big is the decoding loop? (you know why I'm asking :p)
The whole decoding is 198 bytes, but 4 bytes are local variables and there are some check which can be easily removed...
by iss
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: 5th11 - a quick made demo
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: 5th11 - a quick made demo

Thanks for the feedback! And @Symoon, you spotted ( again! ) the most important detail of this demo - the used compression, anything else is already seen. The demo has actually 6 "full-sized" pictures which are compressed with LZ4 and the result sizes are "dramatic" :). Attached you can find origina...
by iss
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Demos
Topic: 5th11 - a quick made demo
Replies: 7
Views: 187

5th11 - a quick made demo

Hello all!

This is a small simple demo devoted to yesterday: The Fifth of November ;).
v-2.png
TAP and DSK attached, enjoy!
by iss
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connectivity problems (again)
Replies: 43
Views: 2817

Re: Connectivity problems (again)

Hello, Dbug!
Last 3-4 days (or maybe more) I have many times troubles to connect the site.
Does anybody else observed lags and dropouts? I hope it's something temporary and not serious.
by iss
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Sea battle
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: Sea battle

After losing a game, the computer plays first. (after all, I began the 1st game, Oric can begin the 2nd) There are no promises for fair-play - who wins current game has the honor to play first - simply "The Winner Takes It All" :). Actually I've checked and didn't find strict rules of "Sea battle" ...
by iss
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 41
Views: 2655

Re: HRC in the works

Thanks for release! Nicely done, tested and it works fine for me. One question about output file: if the input file is multi-part like this: | PROG-1 | PICTURE-1 | PROG-2 | PICTURE-2 |... after HRC the result is: | PICTURE-1 | PICTURE-2 |... , right? What about to have an option which allows skipped...
by iss
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Sea battle
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: Sea battle

Congrats rax ! You did it again. Thank you for your enthusiasm and persistence to make finished projects! It's great for Oric community to have such skilled programmer with artistic imagination. ... actually I have a good feeling you are already cooking something new ... ;) ... isn't you DSK file a ...
by iss
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: OUM magazine scans...
Replies: 54
Views: 1101

Re: OUM magazine scans...

Check here: oric.org.
21 PDF-files are available. It would be great if you can scan and add more...
by iss
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: Another Twilighte's magic trick?
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Another Twilighte's magic trick?

Yea, it's fascinating. Here are the 'magic' bytes:
SPLASH2.png
Though it's so simple, to invent and use the trick one should have a special Oric-way of thinking ... or be Twi. :(
by iss
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 41
Views: 2655

Re: HRC in the works

When recently I've played with Macadam Bumper I noticed the defect in the picture and wondered to myself if this is result from K7 transfer error? Else I was thinking if we can hide somehow the compressed garbage being displayed before the real image and :idea: maybe it's theoretically doable: - sou...
by iss
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Painting tricks
Topic: HRC in the works
Replies: 41
Views: 2655

Re: HRC in the works

It works! Big thumbs up from me + pictoric by @sam + HRC by @Symoon - here is the result and the TAP:
btup.png
btup.tap
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HRC_v1.0_beta compiled under Linux/GCC without issues and it works as expected.
Well done! :)