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by Chema
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Telestrat failure?
Replies: 19
Views: 692

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...
by Chema
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Ian Sinclair
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: RIP Ian Sinclair

Oh, that is bad news indeed :(

RIP Ian Sinclair
by Chema
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Software Packaging
Replies: 30
Views: 3326

Re: Modern Software Packaging

Also, when you have your collection of games around, it's kind of confusing to have the actual Defence Force game sitting next to another game with the same logo despite not being related at all :D You've got a point there indeed. I understand :) I liked your designs very much. I did not find anyth...
by Chema
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Software Packaging
Replies: 30
Views: 3326

Re: Modern Software Packaging

Did not have time to have a look at the high resolution version yet, but I must say that, it being an impressive job, I miss the Defence-Force logo... :(

I had it on Skool Daze and Blake's7 at least, and it looked quite professional.
by Chema
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Oricutron macOS 10.14: Unable to open roms
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Oricutron macOS 10.14: Unable to open roms

I understand you tried to clear the extended attributes with xattr -c and other combinations and none worked.

I know very little about MacOS but, did you simply try to put your sources in another file system, such as a USB pendrive with FAT? Maybe that would work, as no extended attributes exist ;)
by Chema
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Cumana disk interface problem
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Cumana disk interface problem

+2A are recommended for Silicebit's microdisc clone, though that is intended to power the board and two FDDs, IIRC. Maybe the board and a kind of Gotek or HxC needs less. But 1A sounds too little for me, based on those recommendations. If you plan to power the oric too, better go for 3A. The Oric it...
by Chema
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Cumana disk interface problem
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Cumana disk interface problem

If you are facing the usual problems with Microdisc units (Cumana is just a clone, I think, so it may well be), you can end up with a non-booting Oric with the symptoms you describe. You should have some activity when pressing the RESET button on the Cumana interface, but maybe just a RESET to the b...
by Chema
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 600
Views: 337531

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

Yep. Sad news... Also Jacqueline Pearce (the ineffable Supreme Commander Servalan) passed away on September 2018... :(



Peter Tuddenham, the voice of Zen, and David Jackson, Olag Gan, also passed away some time ago.
by Chema
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Composite video mod?
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Composite video mod?

I'd say that all of us use RGB to SCART, but if you have a nice mod to use composite, it would be great if you shared with us :).

An additional option is always welcome!
by Chema
Thu May 30, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric ROM wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Oric ROM wanted

You'd probably hang me, but I kept my original Oric-1 ROM in a drawer for years, and only recently lost it. No idea where on Earth it is.. This being said, there is a trick to be able to use an EPROM with a disk unit. It required some hardware doing, but nothing too difficult IIRC. Search a bit arou...
by Chema
Thu May 30, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You Suffered A Catastrophic Failure, Please Surrender Your Server
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: You Suffered A Catastrophic Failure, Please Surrender Your Server

Thank you very much, Dbug, for your dedication to this community. It is amazing how everything failed... thousands of power failures and I only had once (many many years ago) a situation in which issuing an ls command dumped core :) I think I also lost the occasional unsaved changes or experimented ...
by Chema
Sun May 26, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: 65c22
Replies: 15
Views: 555

Re: 65c22

I'm sorry I completely suck at electronics, but a quick search gave this There is a major design difference between the W65C22S and all previous versions of the 6522 and 65C22. The IRQB pin on the W65C22S is a standard totem pole output. It is no longer open drain and cannot be wire OR'ed. And also ...
by Chema
Sat May 25, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: AY sound chip
Topic: AY music: PT3 player!
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: AY music: PT3 player!

I have just downloaded and tested it and I am quite impressed!!!

At least a pro-tracker for our Oric which is compatible with Vortex... is this true?

I'll give a look at the size and CPU usage (which I guess will be quite high), but it is indeed a great job. And excelent news for our community.
by Chema
Sun May 19, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Oric-1 Repair
Replies: 36
Views: 1842

Re: Oric-1 Repair

Impressive work. Congratulations!
by Chema
Fri May 17, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Up to date Oric-1/Atmos Schematic
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Up to date Oric-1/Atmos Schematic

You can do a google search and you'll find several scans. I am quite sure there was one here in DF, but I cannot find it. However, TomH linked a pretty good version here: https://regmedia.co.uk/2013/01/21/oric_4.jpg