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by robcook
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Games
Topic: The QUILL
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: The QUILL

I Quilled Krystal Worlds I but wrote KWII in 99%.9% BASIC / 0.01% machine code. Quite a different experience, having to create a parser n stuff. Good memories. Anyway, my point being that I still see sites listing KW2 as Quilled when it was not :(
by robcook
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Gamebase Oric V1.00
Replies: 36
Views: 29354

Re: Gamebase Oric V1.00

Just played Tetrix for the first time in ages. Scored 160. Not bad. Not great.
by robcook
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Demos
Topic: Alphaville's Big in Japan (Vortex->AY->YM) , mymplayer.s moded (vumeter)
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Alphaville's Big in Japan (Vortex->AY->YM) , mymplayer.s moded (vumeter)

I like it - a lot. Good work! I could easily see this playing in the background to a game and blowing the socks off the player. Out of interest, how much memory did it use? Would it be feasible as a game background, memory-wise?
by robcook
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Gamebase Oric V1.00
Replies: 36
Views: 29354

Re: Gamebase Oric V1.00

Andre Widhani provided zero prior knowledge of Tetrix until it landed on my desk as a new game submission for Mirage. Quite the surprise out of the total blue and a brilliant game. Still, IMO, the most enjoyable version of the game on ANY system. Just found it funny that it arrived literally out of ...
by robcook
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019

The last few posts could well have been written in Latin for all I understood :) You guys techy-knowledge blows my mind and really puts me in my place. You're on another level.
by robcook
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019

From what I see, there are a few duds in tapes, but most are fine, what's recommended though is to first try to unpool them a bit manually to see if nothing is stuck, and if everything is fine, then put it in the drive and do a full unroll and then rollback to make sure all the band is nicely loose...
by robcook
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: CEO-Mag Christmas gift: John Sinclair interview available
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: CEO-Mag Christmas gift: John Sinclair interview available

Please use Symoon links Apologies if I shouln't have posted that. Dunno if I broke any rule - wasn't intentional if I have :( eta. same thing with me and learning French. No way in the near future I could do it. I'm learning Spanish so that's a killer and I'll be relearning 6502 soon whilst doing a...
by robcook
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019

I realise that cassette tapes degrade over time, apparently. I'm hoping the same wouldn't apply to 'still in original wrapping' cassettes I picked up for free recently. I hope the chemically wotnot doesn't do any damage if the 'box ain't been opened' to the elements yet.
by robcook
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: CEO-Mag Christmas gift: John Sinclair interview available
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: CEO-Mag Christmas gift: John Sinclair interview available

MANY thanks for that! I was extremely delighted to spot it's not in French!

Here's another link, direct to the PDF to read/download.

https://www.oric.org/ftp/ceo/ceomag/spe ... nclair.pdf
by robcook
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: OUM magazine scans...
Replies: 60
Views: 1964

Re: OUM magazine scans...

robcook wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:33 am

Yep, Google-drive links stink in this respect ... something like a MINIMIUM of 10mb/s to be even usable
It's all good now, I've managed to work out how to download each of those issues no problem in seconds. I'm on fibre optic, tested just now at 12.2.
by robcook
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019

Hmmm, dunno why the link is invisible - I see the image fine - remove the gaps from the following for the direct URL: https:// www.amazon.co.uk/ GPO-Portable-Cassette-Microphone-Dictation/dp/B01DO8MCKK Thanks for the cassette connection lead suggestion.I got the same advice from Andy/Baz and I order...
by robcook
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019

So I've got my Oric and everything but a tape/disk drive. I will get a disk drive in the future but for now, I want to do everything as 'old school' and authentic as I can. So I want to use tape. Am I correct in remembering it's a 3 pin DIN back in the day? Not sure if 'modern' tape recorders still ...
by robcook
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: OUM magazine scans...
Replies: 60
Views: 1964

Re: OUM magazine scans...

Here's OUM 116 :) Thanks for that. I've not been able to get the other issues to load so your direct links are perfect. Good to see that Dave was still including plenty of digs at me, this time accusing me of running from the CSA 'just cos I was moving house every other month! Noticed he also menti...
by robcook
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: OUM magazine scans...
Replies: 60
Views: 1964

Re: OUM magazine scans...

Stupid, lazy question, probably but any chance of some direct links to these pdfs?
by robcook
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Mags and books
Topic: OUM magazine scans...
Replies: 60
Views: 1964

Re: OUM magazine scans...

Stupid question but I can't recall if we have Dave Dick's blessing for having all this up online? (don't misunderstand: I'm quite happy to read all this!) I saw Dave not long a few years back when he visited the Canaries and didn't seem to have any issues with Oric-lovers spreading the word in any ...