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by Symoon
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Small game: Robot
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Small game: Robot

Hi,
I just added this small game, found in a private tape I probably got from a seller or a gift long ago:
https://www.oric.org/software/robot-2484.html

I couldn't find the author nor where it comes from (magazine?). If anyone knows, please let me know ;)
Thanks
by Symoon
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Summer Break
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Summer Break

Bonnes vacances.
Looks like we all took a slower pace these days, enjoy summer ;)
by Symoon
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2467

Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

:wink:
The game seems quite good. Keys need a bit of training.
Instructions have some interesting details (how to train with a specific level for instance)
by Symoon
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2467

Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Delta 4 Oric.org's page updated with TAP file, pictures and manual.
https://www.oric.org/software/delta_4-31.html
by Symoon
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2467

Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Other curious details are some strings inside the TAP file: Andy Green, Author of DELTA FOUR, sold his first program, MISSILE BASE to ACORNSOFT when he was sixteen. Since then he's gone on to write PROTECTOR for QUICKSILVA, DELTA FOUR (this one!)then ULTIMA ZONE and THEM for TANSOFT.. Those lines a...
by Symoon
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2467

Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

You're welcome ;)
Other strange thing: the inlay says "Nectarine", the program says "Emerald Software", and the tape label and manual say "Foulsham & Co. Ltd".
by Symoon
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2467

Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

delta4_gl1.jpg
delta4_gl2.jpg
by Symoon
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zorgons Revenge demo: anyone near Cambridge, UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Zorgons Revenge demo: anyone near Cambridge, UK?

I have friends I Cambridge who might do it .. which museum is it, and what are the contact details? Thanks a lot for your help ;) Here's the museum location details: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/pages/37731/How-To-Find-Us/ From memory they are open Wednesday to Sunday It seems they sold one c...
by Symoon
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zorgons Revenge demo: anyone near Cambridge, UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Zorgons Revenge demo: anyone near Cambridge, UK?

Hi all, Just wondered if anyone reading this forum lives in Cambridge, UK? Here's why: I've been looking for Zorgons Revenge demo tape for a while now, and it appears a museum in Cambridge has the tape. I got in touch with them: they can't lend it and don't have the time to make a WAV file of it, bu...
by Symoon
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread
Replies: 129
Views: 68758

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

By chance, just found a small article about Blake's 7 in a French magazine called Player Spirit (issue #4 from October 2018). On the "+" side: 2 screengrabs, detail of the TV show and the game story. On the "-" side: the article doesn't describe correctly Oric machines, and doesn't mention Chema nor...
by Symoon
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Translation of french games?
Replies: 20
Views: 19531

Re: Translation of french games?

I actually had a go a few months ago at " Detective Story " (...) There actually are a couple of transfer errors in the version available on Oric.org but I was able to easily fix them. Why don't you ask! I got an error free (or at least undetected by the Oric checksum) version transfered from Jean ...
by Symoon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2467

Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

It's an old photo. The tape is 130km away from me right now, so no, I can't picture anything else yet ;)
In 15 days, if I don't forget ;)
by Symoon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2467

Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Found this back, it's on the right.
IMG_1931.jpg
by Symoon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2467

Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

- DELTA-DM
- DELTA-EC
- DELTA-MI
- DELTA-TE
Those 4 programs are from Mission Delta by Ere Informatique (respectively Demo, Ecole de pilotage, Mission, and Test)

IIRC Delta 4 is in a larger package. I haven't transfered it yet but I think I got the tape.
by Symoon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Telestrat failure?
Replies: 21
Views: 1121

Re: Telestrat failure?

That is indeed bad luck, Symoon. When was the last time you tested them? Maybe they reached the end of their probable lifetime in the last, say, 5 years... That's possible. Last time I tested was around 2009 I think (spare time... :-/ ) Also, 2 or 3 of them might have been faulty before: they were ...